Rihanna vacations in Barbados while she & Chris Brown are “cooling down”

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Here are some new photos of Rihanna enjoying a vacation at the Cove Springs Villa in Barbados yesterday. She’s alone in these photos, but I don’t know if she’s vacationingby herself. Rihanna usually vacations with her entourage, so I suspect she got somefriends staying with her at the villa. But not Chris Brown – sources keep saying that Chris Brown is back with Karrueche Tran for real now, and that Chris and Rihanna are “on a break” after all of the crap that went down in Paris. A few days ago, Hollywood Life claimed:

Chris Brown and Rihanna aren’t necessarily on the outs, but what’s clear is that Karrueche Tran is getting all of Chris’ attention, as the pair have been in close contact while he’s finishing up his “Carpe Diem” tour in South Africa, HollywoodLife.com is EXCLUSIVELY reporting.

“He talks to Karrueche everyday by text and Kae is holding it down for him,” a well-connected source tattles to HollywoodLife.com. “Karrueche can’t wait for him to finish his tour. She be telling him to hurry up home and s**t like that so that’s what time it is.”

Meanwhile, Chris and Rihanna are feuding and are communicating very little these days.

“He ain’t talked to Rihanna in two or three days. They given each other some space but they cool. They good.”

[From Hollywood Life]

Well… okay. Even though I hate this entire situation so much it makes me want to cry, my takeaway is that Chris made a series of choices last week in Paris, and he chose Karrueche over Rihanna. Meaning that CHRIS was the one to walk out on Rihanna, and as soon as he wants her back, she’ll go running back to him. Which sucks.

Meanwhile, Rihanna just bought herself a $12 million home in LA – you can see photos of the crazy spread here. That house is AMAZING.

PS… Rihanna’s body looks great! I’m in awe of her booty.

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Angelina Jolie hates Jennifer Lawrence? Maybe she just hates the name ‘Jennifer’

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I remember when Angelina Jolie was rumored to be in the running for the lead role inSilver Linings Playbook. Back then (2011), Mark Wahlberg was supposed to take the male lead role, and Angelina was approached about taking the role of the “unstable widow”. Some time passed and stuff happened and now the film stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, and both are considered to be big contenders for Oscar nominations for their roles. I really don’t know what happened with Angelina’s involvement – I don’t know if she simply withdrew from the film, or if director David O. Russell wanted J-Law more, or whatever. But The Enquirer is trying to make it into something:

ANGELINA JOLIE loathes rising star JENNIFER LAWRENCE, sources say, because she believes “The Hunger Games” star poached a plum role from her!

“Angelina desperately wanted the female lead in the movie ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’” said a source close to the 37-year-old Oscar winner. “It was a prime role with great dialogue, and Angelina campaigned hard for it. But once the director saw Jennifer’s audition, it was no contest. Jennifer blew her out of the water, and Angie was enraged!”

“Silver Linings Playbook” features a man with bipolar disorder, played by “The Hangover” hunk Bradley Cooper, who meets an emotionally unstable young widow named Tiffany.

Director David O. Russell says he initially believed 22-year-old Jennifer – who shot to stardom as plucky “Hunger Games” heroine Katniss Everdeen – wasn’t mature enough to play Tiffany, and had Angelina pegged for the role.

“We had a lot of major actresses in town interested in the role, from Angelina Jolie to some other big stars,” he said recently. “Jennifer, we frankly thought, was too young.”

But Jennifer scored the part after auditioning over the Internet phone service Skype – throwing Angelina into a fury! “Angie was beside herself,” said the source. “She screeched, ‘What’s she got that I don’t have?’ The simple answer is youth. Angie’s getting older and the big parts are going to rising young stars like Jennifer.”

Adding insult to injury, Jennifer earned both a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild award as Best Actress for the role.

“Angie’s seething,” said the source. “It’s a juicy, award-winning part, and she thinks it should have been hers.”

[From The National Enquirer]

You know how I know this is sexist? Because the story isn’t about Mark Wahlberg “seething” with petty jealousy and angst over Bradley Cooper “stealing” his role and no anonymous source is bitching about Mark Wahlberg being too old. That being said, Angelina should be working in front of the camera more, and I don’t understand why more studios and directors aren’t bringing her ready-to-film projects. Like, we only really hear about Angelina being approached for roles that still need to be adapted and need like a year of preproduction or whatever.

As for the actual girlfight – I’m sure all of the Jennifer Lawrence fan-girls will find the exact quote, but I’m pretty sure that Lawrence has said nice things about Angelina in the past. J-Law is a fan. And I’d be willing to bet that Angelina is a fan of Lawrence too. Or maybe Angelina just hates the name “Jennifer” always and forever.

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Kat von D is engaged to Deadmau5 after his Twitter proposal: dumb or romantic?

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It was a mere month ago when Kat Von D and her latest creepy dude, Deadmau5 (a celebrity DJ), broke up in a well-documented Twitter fight during which he may have admitted that he cheated on her. Of course, Kat is no stranger to cheating dudes; she was previously engaged to rat b*stard Jesse James, and of course he fooled around on her like he does in every other relationship. Kat has also recently been linked to Bam Margera and Nikki Sixx, and I think it’s safe to say that not only does Kat have a love for the paparazzi but she is also drawn to very questionable men. She just has reallybad taste, right? Well, now she and Deadmau5 are not only back together, but they’ve become engaged after he proposed (how else?) on Twitter. How romantic: katdeadmau

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Kat Von D tweeted yes!

The 30-year-old tattoo singer was proposed to on Twitter Saturday, Dec. 15 by on-again-off-again boyfriend Deadmau5 (real name: Joel Zimmerman).

“I can’t wait for Christmas so…. Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?” the deejay, 31, tweeted. He also attached a photo of the engagement ring, and explained in writing on the image, “Changing the diamond to a black diamond FYI. Sorry for the jpg . . . they’ll finish the actual ring soon I hope. I love u.” The ring features two tiny skulls on either side of the diamond.

The L.A. Ink star accepted Deadmau5′s proposal, tweeting, “Mi corazon! Thank you all for the lovely congratulations! Please excuse me while I go squeeze the hell out of my fiance!”

Her fiancee, replied, “Holy f–king s–t. I’m engaged and stuff! Thanks for the well wishes and support from the horde and everyone else! Brb while i spend the rest of my evening with my future wife.”

Kat Von D began dating the Canadian deejay in mid-September. In November, she announced on Twitter they had broken up. “Man, I sure was wrong. But at least he made it a no-brainer to break that off. Lesson Learned,” she wrote. “Clarification: Deadmau5 and I are no longer together.” But the two managed to work things out and reconciled shortly after.

The tattoo artist was previously engaged to Sandra Bullock’s ex-husband Jesse James. The two split in July 2011, and Kat Von D is now in getting a tattoo of him removed.

[From Us Weekly]

Yuck. The dude couldn’t even wait for the ring to be finished — he just had to propose on Twitter? I always wonder about extremely public proposals. Are they designed so that the chick basically can’t say “no” because she doesn’t want to be that woman who publicly humiliates her boyfriend? Anyway, proposing via social media is probably not exactly the hallmark of a lasting marriage, but I doubt these two will ever make it to the altar because they’ll probably break up in a few weeks after she gets her ring. And of course, Kat will keep the ring just like she did when she and Jesse James broke up. Yep, that’s Kat Von D … collector of engagement rings from very bad men.

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‘Homeland’ season 2 finale: suspend your disbelief & discuss (major spoilers)

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THIS IS A POST FULL OF SPOILERS

BEWARE SPOILERS

SPOILERS FOR LAST NIGHT’S HOMELAND FINALE

I might go through Homeland withdrawal now. I waited for Season 2 to start for a year, and when it finally did, it was like a series of gut-punches. Monday mornings, I was always out of it because I couldn’t get to sleep after watching Homeland. For the record, I think the first season probably had stronger writing overall, and it felt like there was so much more in Season 2 which we all had to suspend our disbelief. Like, I’m no expert on security and the Secret Service and all of that, but even I know that Brody wouldn’t have had access to all of the stuff he had access to, and there were too many “O RLY?” leaps that the audience had to make to stay engaged in the story.

But let’s really talk about what went down. 200-plus dead at the CIA. Carrie helping a suspected terrorist (Brody) get across the border (on foot?). Brody was played by Nazir. We all were. The cell which was caught several episodes ago was sacrificed for a larger purpose, to manipulate Brody and Carrie into killing the vice president. What we found out in the finale was that the vice president’s death was merely the instigator for a larger attack, the bombing of Langley. Some various points/thoughts/questions:

*So, Walden’s memorial service was being held at Langley? He was a sitting vice president and the presumptive presidential nominee – his memorial would have been held at Washington National Cathedral. The end. I don’t care if he was the former DCI (Director of Central Intelligence). It still would have been held at Washington National Cathedral.

*I loved everything about the scenes with Brody and Carrie at the cabin the woods. Damian Lewis and Claire Danes have an extraordinary amount of chemistry, and whenever they are together, it just feels natural, no matter what.

*Brody praying in daylight… with Quinn standing behind him with the gun. I’m sorry, but I loved everything about the Quinn character’s arc. I loved that Quinn made a choice for himself as to what kind of man he is. I love that Quinn went to Estes’ house and threatened him. I loved everything about Quinn’s speech to Estes about killing bad men.

*CB and I have debated in the past whether Estes was one of Nazir’s moles. I guess we can say definitely that he wasn’t, right? I don’t believe Estes would have sacrificed himself like that for Nazir’s greater cause. That being said, there HAS to be a significant mole in the CIA. Setting up Brody as Nazir’s patsy, moving the car and bringing that much C4 into Langley (a hella secure area) would have taken an insider. But did that insider sacrifice himself (or herself)? Or does the mole still walk among them?

*How much did Brody know about THIS plot? We really don’t know. I think he knew more than he was saying, but he might not have known all of the moving pieces.

*I love that Carrie always had an exit strategy. All of this time, she always had a way out in case she was burned.

*SAUL!!!!!!! I love everything about Saul. I love Saul and Carrie’s conversation about whether she would be made a station chief. I love Saul’s call to Carrie, the message he left for her. I love his face when she appeared at the staging hanger (God, how awful was that?). I love that Saul is the presumptive CIA director now.

*Seriously, where the f—k is the president?! The president didn’t even come to thememorial service of his vice president?

*I really hope Rupert Friend gets invited back for the third season, because he is a gem.

*You could really tell that Claire Danes is pregnant in these last few episodes. Her face looked so much fuller, and she just glowed.

*SARITA CHOUDHURY!!!! I’m so glad she came back and did a cameo. I missed her.

*I love the respectful way they handled Nazir’s burial at sea. It matters.

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