Katy Perry Beats Out Taylor Swift As Forbes' Highest-Paid Female Celeb

Posted on Tue Jun 30th, 2015 7:39am PDT       By X17 Staff

Katy Perry covers the new issue of Forbes magazine, and though she holds the number three spot on the publication's Highest-Paid Celebrities Of 2015 list, she's the top-earning female. Congrats!

"Don't think that I didn't celebrate this moment by going straight to Taco Bell and getting my crunch wrap supreme," Katy wrote on Instagram after learning the news. But on a more serious note, she added:
    "Before accepting the offer to be on the cover of Forbes, I was told that a lot of women have previously shied away from doing it. I wondered if it was because they thought socially it would look like they were flaunting or bragging or it wasn't a humble decision. Ladies, there is a difference between being humble and working hard to see the fruits of your labor blossom, and your dreams realized. Hopefully this cover can be an inspiration to women out there that it's okay to be proud of hard earned success and that there is no shame in being a boss."

Perry earned a whopping $135 million in the last 12 months, and she beat out rival Taylor Swift, along with other superstars like Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Taylor snagged the number nine spot with $80 million, but Bey and Gaga didn't even make the top ten list!

So who topped Katy? It was boxers Floyd Mayweather ($300 million in earnings in the last 12 months) and Manny Pacquiao ($160 million in earnings)! After Katy, the boys of One Direction nabbed the number four spot with $130 million over the last twelve months, followed by Howard Stern ($95 million), Garth Brooks ($90 million), author James Patterson ($89 million), Robert Downey Jr. ($80 million) and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo ($79.5 million).


Britney Spears Takes A Major Swipe At Iggy Azalea After "Pretty Girls" Diss

Posted on Tue Jun 30th, 2015 6:59am PDT       By X17 Staff

Pretty girls? More like mean girls!

After Iggy Azalea backhandedly slammed her "Pretty Girls" track with Britney Spears, the pop princess took to her Twitter to let Iggy know who's boss.

A fan recently tweeted at Iggy and asked why the duet wasn't doing as well as everyone predicted, to which Iggy replied, "its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately I'm just featured.... would have enjoyed performing it alot, i think it got off to a powerful start. but you need content to compete in 2015."

After a number of commenters blew up Iggy's feed, she continued:
    "my comment is factual, it applies to any song. I dont have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do i? bye girls. Genuine friends have genuine opinions. Its possible & healthy to have a differing thought without it being bitchy or shade. i really love the song, and actually never said anything negative, only that i think there was room to do more with it. its really not something you should feel mad or aggressive about. i love the song and i think Britney is great. why be angry?"

Well, it seems like Britney was a bit angry! The pop superstar tweeted, "Can't wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to ... #YouWantAPieceOfMe." "Piece of Me" IS a famous Britney tune, but let's keep in mind that Iggy's Great Escape tour was cancelled earlier this year, so this is clearly a big jab at the Aussie starlet.

It's Britney, b*tch!


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NeNe Leakes Leaving The Real Housewives Of Atlanta

Posted on Tue Jun 30th, 2015 6:39am PDT       By X17 Staff

Say it ain't so!

NeNe Leakes has confirmed that she is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta to pursue other projects in the entertainment industry.

Nene said in a statement:
    "After seven seasons of being part of Real Housewives of Atlanta, I can confirm that I am not going to be returning to the show for Season 8. I am grateful to Bravo, Andy Cohen and True Entertainment for giving me the opportunity to show the world NeNe Leakes and sometimes to show them NayNay. Being part of RHOA has been a big part of my life but I’m excited for new the beginnings I am pursuing and embarking upon. Thank you so much to everyone who has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform. With lots of thought and prayer I’ve decided to step out on faith and not fear."

Leakes has been with the show since its first season, and her co-star Claudia Jordan will be leaving as well. So what's next for the star? After appearing on NBC's The New Normal, Leakes seems to want to book more acting gigs. She'll also be working with Kim Kardashian on an upcoming project.


Caitlyn Jenner Bonds With Fellow Trans Women At Post-Pride NYC Dinner

Posted on Mon Jun 29th, 2015 2:10pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Life seems so much more fun now that she's a woman and not married to Kris Jenner!

Caitlyn Jenner was the star of NYC Pride this past weekend, and the reality star celebrated with a bunch of her transgender pals! The I Am Cait star shared an Instagram snapshot of her group dinner in Big Apple, and we still can't get over how elegant and gorgeous she is! The Olympian looks like she's becoming fast friends with trans stunner Candice Cayne, pictured to her left.

"Such a fun dinner in NYC w/ this powerful group of trans women. They are all so beautiful. @GeenaRocero @candiscayne," she captioned the photo.

The 65-year-old is gearing up for the premiere of her new E! docuseries, and we have no doubt that she's going to crush Keeping Up with the Kardashians in ratings! We can't wait to get a deeper look into her fascinating personal life!


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Selena Gomez Just Can't Kiss Junk Food Goodbye!

Posted on Mon Jun 29th, 2015 1:00pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Some starlets don't like being photographed eating -- but Selena Gomez has no problem posting pictures of herself chowing down!

Yesterday the 21-year-old starlet took a selfie while munching on a bag of Cheetos, and today she posted a shot of herself going to town on an ice cream cone. We love a sweet treat every now and then, but hopefully Justin Bieber's former flame is eating veggies and protein too! After all, when Selena was hospitalized a few years ago, she partly blamed the incident on her unhealthy diet!

Back in June of 2011, she told Texas DJ Kidd Kraddick that malnutrition was one of the reasons for her collapse after her appearance on The Tonight Show. "I do eat. The problem is I don't eat right," she said. "I love everything that's possibly not good for me." Selena added that her mom tries to keep her on the right track. "She's definitely shoving vitamins down my mouth and following me around," she said. "But at the same time, I was a stubborn kid, so I got to eat whatever I wanted. I have to have creamed spinach or cheese on my broccoli. I have to have something that makes it not healthy ... I love M&Ms, Kit Kats, Snickers and Goobers at the movies."

But hey, when you look this good and hike in the heat of summer, it's OK to have a cheat day every now and then, right? Check out the gallery below to see photos of the starlet flashing her abs during a workout over the weekend!


Donald Trump Fired By NBC After Racist Remarks

Posted on Mon Jun 29th, 2015 12:40pm PDT       By X17 Staff

NBCUniversal has cut all ties with Donald Trump after the star made a number of racist remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement earlier this month.

The network said in a statement:
    "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump. To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC. In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in The Apprentice on NBC. Celebrity Apprentice is licensed from Mark Burnett's United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue."

During his speech, Trump said, "The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you… They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

So is he backing down? Nope! "There is nothing to apologize for," Trump told Us Weekly. "Everything that I said is correct. People are flowing through the borders and we have no idea who they are, where they're coming from. They're not only coming from Mexico, they're coming from all over South America and the world."

Univision has cancelled its telecast of the Miss USA pageant, and last week the network, which is the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in America, said it was ending their relationship with Trump as well. The network added, "At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12 or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization."

Trump is now saying that he wasn't fired; rather, he was the one who ended the relationship with NBC! The real estate mogul/Republican presidential candidate said in a statement:
    “They did not want me to run. They wanted me to do The Apprentice. And now with my statements on immigration which happen to be correct, they are going to take a different stance and that’s OK. Whatever they want to do is OK with me. As far as ending the relationship, I have to do that because my view on immigration is much different than the people at NBC.”


Scott Disick Can Run But He Can't Hide From Addiction And Cheating Rumors

Posted on Mon Jun 29th, 2015 12:10pm PDT       By X17 Staff

The Lord can't escape his bad behavior!

Scott Disick arrived to catch a flight out of LAX on Sunday, and the reality star was peppered with questions about his sobriety, alcohol addiction, and alleged cheating on partner Kourtney Kardashian. LD took it all in stride, though, and didn't snap when they followed him when they continued to quiz him.

The father-of-three has endured a well publicized battle with booze for years now, but the infidelity allegations are somewhat recent! "Scott was taking cocaine and doing Xanax while he was in NYC. He was out of control. He had sex with this hot 21 year old he met in the club. They holed up in his hotel room for days," a source dished to Star.

He's skating on thin ice, because the insider claims the brunette beauty is prepared to kick him to the curb and take on being a single mom!

"Kourtney is prepared to raise the kids alone. She basically feels like she has been anyways. Living with Scott is like having a fourth child – she actually thinks that it will be easier without him," the source added.

It's time to stop jet setting and spend some time winning back your family's trust!


Kylie Jenner's Boobs Are Back In Town

Posted on Mon Jun 29th, 2015 11:40am PDT       By X17 Staff

After a whirlwind trip to France and Switzerland, Kylie Jenner and her boobs are back home in Los Angeles -- right where they belong!

On Sunday, the 17-year-old showed off her midriff leaving as she left a friends place in Beverly Hills. After hanging with her friend, the reality star drove off in her Range Rover.

The teen's been back a few days but we hadn't seen her show off those tatas she loves to showcase until yesterday. Over the weekend, the teen celebrated big sister Khloe's 31st birthday at Pinz Bowling in Studio City on Saturday night.

Last week, Kylie and her older boyfriend caused some major drama on their European vacation. In case you missed it, Tyga performed at club Envogue Geneve in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday night, and after practically bailing on his set (he was supposed to perform for an hour and only rapped for about ten minutes), the owner ran out of the club and started yelling for Tyga. Kylie and Tyga were both in their car ready to leave, but Tyga jumped out of the vehicle, only to sneak back inside after someone in the owner's posse flashed a gun.

Tyga tweeted, "Sum Club owners just think they own u just Kuz they pay u to come to they lil club for a hr." The rapper wrote, "I ain't nobody slave. Don't harrass me and my people when we tryna chill n sh*t. Every since I came in the game in 2008 people tried to tarnish my brand. mislead who I am."

What a great guy!


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