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Major Hollywood star with long list of famous ex-girlfriends is HIV positive
Juice factor: No words
Although his identity is still unknown, a major Hollywood star is at the centre of a still breaking story, which alleges the star and apparent lady’s man has been diagnosed HIV positive. Rumours are circulating that some of the star’s past sexual partners may have not been in the know of the star’s diagnosis and were thus put at risk. “The actor’s list of exes includes an award-winning actress, a religious movie star, a top Hollywood personality with a controversial past, a TV star, a media personality and a glamour model,” reports The Sun. Radar Online ran a similar story last week suggesting that some of the women from the star’s past are taking legal action.
Blind Item: The fashion designer who leaves it to the interns
Juice factor: 10/10
There’s an almost unspoken rule in the Canadian fashion scene among media not to tear down Canadian designers, which some insiders think is exactly what prohibits the scene from making any kind of a splash outside of the border. It’s hard to compete Internationally when the designers are always given an obligatory gold star and aren’t challenged by critics to push their creative limits. That said, a few still do, and one of those rare shining gems of originality–who usually wins over critics on paper and off–has insiders wondering if they should be mum about the designer’s recent decision to give his underlings a little too much creative freedom when he found himself overextended with design deadlines and shows to put on. He is usually an industry-treasured control freak, but even the most fashionable of us get fatigued by biting off more than is chewable–metaphorically, of course. This is fashion, not the Food Network.
Kris and Caitlin unite for Kendall and a photo opp
Juice factor: 8/10
Well, even after banning her paparazzi-followed sisters from the show, Kendall Jenner still had her parents in the audience for her Victoria’s Secret Show runway debut, which is a pretty big addition to her accomplishments as a model. Hey, it’s not everyday an Angel gets her wings, so clearly it was time for the feuding former husband and wife to bury the hatchet for their daughter and put on a friendly united front for the cameras. 60-year-old Kris and 65-year-old Caitlin both wore dresses that showed off their great legs while seeming comfortable side-by-side as they posed together for a picture backstage. That said, they weren’t seated together for the actual show. Kris sat next to her new boyfriend Corey Gamble, who was actually celebrating his 35th birthday at the epic annual fashion event. Well, 35 might not be a major milestone, but it was definitely a birthday he’ll never forget with his 25 years his senior girlfriend and her fam.
Gwen Stefani puts the divorce and dating rumours to bed
Juice factor: 7/10
Instead of making us wonder if she’s coupling up with fellow Voice co-host Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani just got real and down to raw facts while doing an interview with KIIS FM’s JoJo Wright on Monday. She and her former hubby Gavin Rossdale may have announced their split in August, but Gwen confirms it was over much earlier than that–though she insists the split totally caught her off-guard and wasn’t exactly a long-time coming. “Everybody knows that my life blew up last February,” she confessed. “I’d just been dealing with that. Unexpected. I was going along thinking that was going to be the rest of my life and it’s not. I don’t know what happened.” She was still a lady about the details of the split, but wasn’t shy to mention that when she was hit with the emotional distress of the split last spring she “didn’t want to get out of bed.” She opened up even more about her broken heart at the time: “You know when you’re so down that you just don’t want to do anything?” That’s why it makes us giddy to know that Gwen is now being more open but still quiet about her new romance with Blake who seems to be spending lots of quality time with his new gal on and off set… all the while, we haven’t heard much from Gavin. Gwen might not be a hollaback girl, but we’re happy to give the former Bush frontman back to 1995 where he belongs.
After Remembrance Day comes V-Day…
Juice factor: 8/10
We’d be shocked if almost any other star bared it all for V Magazine, but Miley Cyrus’s private parts seem to be as over-exposed as Nickelback on Canadian radio. The 22-year-old singer and social media shock junkie posed naked for V backstage while hosting the MTV Video Awards a while back, and the issue will finally hit newsstands tomorrow. This isn’t exactly going to a Google image search-induced International power outage tomorrow a la Kim Kardashian’s #BreakTheInternet bod of late last year in Paper Magazine. But then again, Kim’s media spectacle seemed to blow more air than it did fuses. Maybe clothes are FINALLY the only way to shock the mainstream. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for a 2016 trend.
Blind Item: Celebrity journalist flies too close to sun, aka talks smack about a star…
Juice factor: 9/10
This celebrity journo was recently in LA doing her thang when she ran into a star she thought she had a good rapport with. We guess they weren’t the buds or even acquaintances she thought they were because she’s had rather scathing things to say about how rude the star was when she approached the household name outside of a set interview for a little light chat. Although it sounds like the rudeness she felt was more her ego crying out in pain than it was an actual slight from the ice-cold famous shoulder, but hey, she can tell it however she wants. Trouble is, the social media isn’t kind to journalists who talk and tweet their minds–at least when they’re minds are slinging mud–and then expect to still be given exclusive stories in Hollywood. It has a way of getting back to a star’s camp, and this almost A-list celeb might not seem like the out-for-blood type, but she has a take-no-prisoners manager. And by that we mean she hires help to deal with her naysayers, and this particular manager has made a name for herself telling journalists how to do their job the proper way. In fact, she’s been known to call journalists’ editors and threaten to ruin their careers–even small potato Canadian journalists. She’s that hardcore. We’re just going to make popcorn and sit back and watch.
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