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Ben Affleck was Jennifer Lopez’s first real heartbreak

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Jennifer Lopez was married twice before she got engaged to Ben Affleck back in the early 2000s, but she still counts him as her first real heartbreak. They broke up in 2004 and JLo moved on quickly, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t completely destroyed by the end of their relationship.

From US Weekly:

In a new interview with Maria Shriver, set to air on the Today show on Nov. 3 and 4, the “Booty” singer shared just how devastated she was to part ways with the Gone Girl actor.

The revelation came during a discussion about Lopez’s new memoir, True Love, when Shriver noted how quick the star was to move on with another man after her broken engagement to Affleck. (Bennifer broke up in January 2004; by June of that year, the American Idol host was married to third husband Marc Anthony, with whom she later had twins Max and Emme, 6.)

“Right, you’re absolutely right,” Lopez, 45, told Shriver. “It was probably my first big heartbreak, and to have one of my best friends who I’d known for years, who I actually love and did have chemistry with, come into my life and say, ‘I’m here’…What you need to know is, nobody can save you or heal you,” she continued. “Only you can do that for you.”

The “First Love” singer has gotten better about that over time, but old habits die hard. “It’s still a work in progress for me. It’s how you feel as a child, you know, being a middle child and kind of being invisible sometimes, or, you know, trying to get the attention,” she explained.

“So what did I do? I overachieved,” she continued. “I was the one who ran track and I won medals every weekend. Or I was the one who would go on the show and steal the show. And that would give me confidence. But there was a part of me that just wanted love, that felt like she wasn’t worthy of the love.”

I love when celebs get all emo and self-reflective. That’s something most people work out on their own, in a journal or with a therapist, but celebs need the public validation of their emotions (meta in this instance, I know), so it’s extra ironic. I do like Jennifer Lopez, though, and I’m glad she got away from Marc Anthony. He always really creeped me out.

I wonder why she’s getting crazy over Ben Affleck again, though. Could it be that scene in Gone Girl that’s making her nostalgic? Heh.

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Amanda Bynes isn’t getting her money just yet

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Amanda Bynes somehow managed to convince an officer at the mental health facility where she was on her 5150 hold to let her go free early, but that doesn’t mean she’s completely off the hook. Her parents still have a conservatorship over her money and while Amanda has tried to fight that, a judge isn’t having it and won’t give her full access to her funds.

From People:

On Friday, the actress sent a lawyer, Art Santiago, to appear in court on her behalf to contest a temporary conservatorship placed by a judge earlier this month that gives her mother control over her medical and financial decisions until at least February next year.

With both of Bynes’ parents, Rick and Lynn, present in the courtroom, the judge ruled that Santiago could not legally represent the star because he is not her court-appointed attorney, thus striking out her bid for legal and financial freedom.

Saying he’s been in contact with Bynes for the past two weeks, Santiago told the judge he “convinced her to voluntarily take her medication” and has been “following her progress.”

“I’ve been dealing with her for the past two weeks and believe I’m the only one she can trust,” Santiago added.

Frankly, I don’t know how the girl has any money left given her proclivities for drugs and buying strangers jewelry that costs thousands of dollars (and God knows what else). Oh, well. This is one smart decision that’s been made in this sad case.

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Taylor Swift is still messed up from her relationship with Harry Styles

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We’re all pretty much on the same page that most of the songs on 1989 are about Harry Styles, right? Taylor Swift has admitted that her relationship with him – which ended back in January 2013 – was the last relationship she actually had, and ever since then she’s actually sworn off dating and plans to spend the rest of her life alone. Given that it’s nearly 2 years after the fact and she’s still feeling this way, there’s only one conclusion: he really fucked her up good and proper.

From Cosmopolitan UK:

Singing about the ‘daydream James Dean look’ in his eyes and how they will ‘never go out of style’, it couldn’t be more obviously (or sweetly) about One Direction’s Harry Styles. Not that she’ll be going back there… “I’ve learnt that just because someone is cute and wants to date you, that’s not a reason to sacrifice your independence and allow everyone to say whatever they want about you. I’m not doing that anymore.”

In fact she’s done with dating full stop for now, declaring: “It’d take someone really special for me to undergo the circumstances I have to go through to experience a date. I don’t know how I would ever have another person in my world trying to have a relationship with me, or a family. The best answer I can come up with now is ‘go at it alone. Life can be romantic without having a romance. I’m very attracted to how happy I am now.”

Well, obviously Taylor is still really young and it’s way too soon to say something so definite. However, I do think it’s incredibly difficult to have a successful relationship when you’re in the industry like she is. How could she? She’s constantly touring, being interviewed, having to meet fans, traveling around the world… it’s not really conducive to a loving and fulfilling relationship. Eventually, she’ll probably have to choose.

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Gwyneth Paltrow knew Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin wouldn’t last

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin recently called off their short-lived romance for unknown reason, and many people were surprised since things seemed to be going well. The one person who wasn’t surprised, however, was Gwyneth Paltrow, who knew it would never last between them, apparently.

From Radar Online :

News of the Lawrence – Martin split broke on Monday, but according to a source, “Gwyneth wasn’t surprised by it. She never thought the relationship was going to last because of their age difference. Jen is 24 and Chris is 37. Plus, Jen complained to Chris that she felt like the third wheel in their relationship because of all the time he spent with his kids.”

Meanwhile, “Gwyneth always pressured Chris to spend more time with Apple and Moses,” the source revealed. “The kids would constantly call Chris when he was with Jennifer, and whatever they were doing would have to come to a standstill. There was always the expectation from Gwyneth that Chris should spend even more time with the kids.”

Oh, dear. That sounds like hateration of the highest degree, no matter how true it is (like, the fact that they were never going to last).  OF COURSE Goop is going to think that Chris Martin will never find anyone as great as she is and as refined and classy and wonderful. Of course she’s going to think JLaw – who burps and eats and talks about shitting herself in interviews – is going to be looked down upon. Whatever, man.

Then again, maybe she never said any of this at all… but I feel like there’s a root of truth here.

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The Daily Links

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Who’s ready for a little Benedict Cumberbatch erotica? [Lainey Gossip]

Harry Styles and Liam Payne did a “secret” book signing [Socialite Life]

Breaking news! Kristen Stewart buys TWO packs of cigarettes [Moe Jackson]

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace had a little underwear malfunction [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Jessica Alba dressed as a sexy Slash for Halloween [Popoholic]

Chelsea Handler‘s boobs keep getting deleted from Twitter [Celebslam]

Uh oh – there’s a new Pee-Wee Herman movie in the works! [The Blemish]

Alessandra Ambrosio is still looking amazing topless [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

No one wants to watch Tori Spelling‘s reality show [I'm Not Obsessed]

Combining celebrity features is freakish as hell [theBERRY]

Lena Dunham released a Planned Parenthood t-shirt and people love it [The Frisky]

Some celebrity romances just aren’t meant to be [Romance Beat]

Renee Zellweger is having a really hard time getting older [Celebitchy]

Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave reunite for one night only [PopBytes]

Taylor Swift can’t imagine life without her famous friends [ICYDK]

I think the best Halloween costume award goes to Liv Tyler [TooFab]

Let’s all enjoy Khloe Kardashian‘s ass on Instagram [Celebuzz]

Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo have been honoured together [Lainey Gossip]

Michelle Rodriguez knows how to clean up well [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Chris Hemsworth has a funny idea of red carpet wear [Socialite Life]

Miley Cyrus got her nipples out at a charity event [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Looks like Kim Kardashian never got the memo about white after Labor Day [Moe Jackson]

Emma Watson looks all kinds of stunning lately [Popoholic]

Jenny McCarthy‘s boob almost fell out – thank god it didn’t [Celebslam]

Jake Gyllenhaal goes soaked in a water war with Jimmy Fallon [TooFab]

Kanye West and Madonna take the ultimate self-obsessed selfie [Celebuzz]

Nicola McLean showed off her nipples in a see-through sweater [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Check out the trailer for Alex Garland‘s ‘Ex Machina’ [The Blemish]

Lindsay Lohan is always happy to be her own paparazzi [theBERRY]

Joan Rivers‘ family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit [The Frisky]

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are retiring from Golden Globes co-hosting [PopBytes]

These are the worst engagement photos you will ever see [Romance Beat]

Kate Hudson hosted a ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Halloween party [Celebitchy]

Who the hell are the 14 million people following Kim Kardashian on Instagram? [I'm Not Obsessed]

Lindsay Lohan is being sued for $60 million for stealing an app idea

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I don’t think there’s a week that goes by when Lindsay Lohan isn’t in a spot of bother. This time around, she and her brother, Michael Lohan Jr., are being sued to the tune of $60 million for stealing an idea for a virtual closet app from a former business partner. Oh, dear.

From Page Six:

In court papers filed Thursday, Manhattan resident Fima Potik claims Michael Lohan Jr. — a summa cum laude grad of Ithaca College — and his famous sister stole his trade secrets and big-name advisors like Arianna Huffington from his online shopping company Spotted Friend to start a competing business.

After meeting Potik in 2013 the Lohan siblings, along with Michael’s roommate Christopher Roth, became equity members of Spotted Friend.

The Lohans and Roth signed a confidentiality agreement with Potik and he handed over a beta version of Spotted’s mobile app, the software, potential revenue streams and a list of advisors.

The “Mean Girls” actress agreed to be Spotted’s spokeswoman, and signed a contract giving Potik access to her physical closet, according to the suit. The app allows users to view celebrities’ and friends’ virtual closets—then purchase wardrobe items.

Things seem pretty normal so far, right? Except… not. Because a few months later, the Lohans launched a commerce website called Vigme that’s apparently a “virtual clone” of Spotted. Oh, dear.

“Vigme’s mobile application, as displayed on Vigme’s website, Facebook page and Twitter page, is nearly identical in design and layout to Spotted Friend’s mobile application,” the suit says.

“Specifically, Vigme’s mobile application implements social community features, including what appears to be a user’s personal ‘feed’ and a ‘trending’ function, all of which originated from and are present in Spotted Friend’s mobile application,” the suit says.

Potik, a Boston University grad, says “published reports indicate” that both Huffington and Deutsch are advising Vigme.

Unfortunately, shitty, shady stuff like this happens all the time. Especially considering this is the Lohan family we’re talking about, I 100% believe they are guilty of this. Michael seems like just as much of an asshole as his sister (and his father, for that matter), so…

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Rihanna is hot AND charitable

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Rihanna has been keeping a low profile lately (WHERE IS THE NEW ALBUM?), but she did step out to the amFAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles this week to honour Tom Ford by presenting him with the Inspiration Award and also wearing one of his Spring 2015 looks on the red carpet. The dress leaves little to the imagination in the boob department, but I think we’re all pretty used to seeing Rihanna’s chest region at this point, so it’s all good. She looked hot as hell!

There was also a high profile auction, the proceeds of which benefit AIDS research. Rihanna spent a whopping $135,000 on a pair of Harry Winston earrings and a picture of Elizabeth Taylor (lol). Weird, but great cause.

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