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Mario Lopez lost his virginity when he was 12

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I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that kids are having sex earlier and earlier. However, this isn’t a new trend, apparently. It turns out Mario Lopez, who was born in 1973, ended up losing his virginity at the age of 12. He thinks it has to do with the fact that he grew up in the hood, and he wrote about the experience in detail in his new memoir, Just Between Us.

From The Huffington Post:

In a conversation with HuffPost Live on Monday, the former “Saved By The Bell” star opened up further about the experience, remarking that he “can’t believe” he was “that stupid.”

“I didn’t know what I was doing,” he said. “It shouldn’t even count. But I [ultimately] figured it out and I didn’t even enjoy it because I didn’t know what I was doing … I can’t believe I was that foolish.”

Lopez, who currently works as a correspondent for “Extra,” credits losing his virginity so young to having grown up in an “inner city.”

“Everybody grows up quick in the hood,” he explained. “Everybody starts things a lot younger than they probably need to,”

And while he’s nervous for his kids to ultimately read about his past sex life, he doesn’t fear that they’ll start as young as he did.

“They don’t have the same environment [as I did],” he said. “[They're] very blessed.”

Apparently sex used to be AC Slater’s drug of choice and he was almost a teen dad, but the girl got an abortion, so he was spared (not my words – his!).

Anyhow, there you have it. Mario Lopez was a total stud even in his pre-teen years.

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Elizabeth Olsen calls off her engagement to Boyd Holbrook

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It’s been a long time since we’ve reported on Elizabeth Olsen – so long, in fact, that we didn’t even report when she got engaged to boyfriend Boyd Holbrook. How we missed out on that, I don’t know – Boyd is an amazing name. Anyhow, that ship has sailed, apparently, and the couple have called off their engagement. Uh oh!

Over and out. Elizabeth Olsen and her fiancé Boyd Holbrook have split after three years together, a source confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.

Their broken engagement news comes after Olsen was photographed this past weekend at a farmer’s market in Studio City, Calif., without her engagement ring.

Well, that’s that. Elizabeth is super young, though (and objectively the best Olsen), so she’ll have no problem finding another gent whose name is hopefully something more normal… and not Boyd. :(

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Russell Brand wants you to stop bullying Bruce Jenner

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In case you forgot, Russell Brand has his own daily YouTube show called The Trews, where he gives his views on what’s happening in, well, the news. A lot of his commentary in this series tends to be about what’s big in pop culture, and one of his recent shows is about the whole Bruce Jenner transgender debacle. His views? Everyone needs to shut the hell up and treat the man like a human being.

“Transphobia seems to be the most recent and encouraged form of prejudice, now that racism and homophobia are not tolerated. It’s such a celebration of the worst aspects of human values. What this does is it sanctions people being judgmental and cruel toward transgender folks.”

Can’t argue with that. Say what you want about Russell Brand, but he’s whip smart and really eloquent and generally gets shit like this spot on. Here’s the full episode, if you’re interested in watching:

Yeah, so how about we stop worrying about what makes the most ludicrous headline to the point that we’re literally Photoshopping makeup on a man and trying to sell it as real/humiliate him for it and actually start treating people with a modicum of respect? Sounds like a grand idea…

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Shakira and Gerard Pique are throwing a World Baby Shower

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Shakira will soon be giving birth to her second child – another son! – with boyfriend Gerard Pique, and they’re using their expanding family for good. She’s once again joining up with UNICEF, this time to launch the World Baby Shower that will benefit underprivileged children around the world.

Here’s the official press release:

Fans can visit the special website and buy one of the ten ‘Inspired Gifts’ that directly contribute to UNICEF. Some of the gifts are midwifery kits with medical equipment, vaccines, blankets, baby scales, soccer balls and storybooks.

The Pique Mebarak family’s first baby shower resulted in the application of over 80,000 vaccines against polio, 4 tons of therapeutic food donated, around 1,000 anti-malaria bed nets purchased and 200,000 oral rehydration salts sachets distributed.

Shakira wrote a post about it on her Facebook, saying that “now that we are about to be parents for the second time, we want to take it one step further: by making baby showers with a philanthropic bent accessible to everyone. Thanks to social media, celebrities are not the only ones who are able to make a real change. Now you can contribute so that baby showers that give to other children become a new global trend.”

Well, that’s pretty great – not only have we not heard much from Shakira since her pregnancy announcement, meaning she’s actually living her life and not trying to suck up as much press as possible. Also, she’s actually doing something useful, that benefits people who need it. Can’t argue with that. Plus, look how cute her little family is!

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Justin Bieber is getting his own Comedy Central roast

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Justin Bieber has already been roasted repeatedly by Saturday Night Live and pretty much the entire internet, but it’s time to make it official, eh? Comedy Central is actually giving Bieber his own roast, to be filmed in March. He’ll be present for the roast and is apparently thrilled it’s happening since he’s been begging for it for years (lol).

The world-famous pop star, 20, will be roasted by the network in a March 7 taping, the insider tells Us. (Ryan Seacrest was first to reveal the news on Tuesday, Jan. 19.)

The source tells Usthat Bieber will be present for the roast. In fact, the “Baby” singer has been wanting to take part in one for ages. “Justin has been asking us for years to roast him,” Comedy Central told Seacrest, “so we kept telling him to create some more material and we’re thrilled he listened.”

First of all, there’s no way in hell he’s been wanting to do this for ages. He’ll cry his eyes out once the cameras stop rolling – he has no idea what he’s in for. But kudos for the attempt to seem like you’re ~totally chill~ and can laugh at yourself. It’s completely unbelievable, but hey, A+ for effort.

That being said, I wouldn’t miss out on an opportunity to see Justin Bieber ripped a new asshole, so I’ll check this out. Well played, Comedy Central.

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Scott Disick is too busy getting Kourtney Kardashian pregnant to marry her

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Kourtney Kardashian just gave birth to her third child with little-boy-trapped-in-adult-body boyfriend Scott Disick just last month. Some would think that by now, they’d be ready to walk down the aisle and at one point, it seems like that’s what Scott really wanted. Not anymore, though – he’s too busy knocking her up to marry her, apparently.

“If it’s not broke don’t fix it – we’re happy the way it is,” Disick told PEOPLE Saturday in Las Vegas. “I don’t even think we’ll have time to get married at the rate that we’re popping out kids,” he joked.

Scott also thinks he’s a super suave father and has it all figured out when it comes to raising kids. You know, despite the fact that he seems to be too busy drinking and partying to actually do much “raising”.

“There’s always so much in the beginning when they’re that little. Every day is such a big milestone, but this is my third time so it’s just kind of a charm,” he said.

“You know it by now; the first one was scary, the second one was less scary, and the third one you’re like, I get it, I got a whole team over here.”

Well, that’s special. Surely Kourtney has to be done having kids now, though? I suppose only time will tell. I can’t imagine what would make someone want to have kids with this manchild, but I suppose to each her own.

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James Franco thinks Lana Del Rey isn’t meant for this world

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James Franco and Lana Del Rey have somehow, despite being on their own planets, managed to form a sort of bizarre friendship. I suppose it’s because they’re both so ~artistic~ and really understand one another. They actually spent a lot of time together over recent months in Los Angeles, and Franco gave like, an entire soliloquy on his feelings about Lana to V Magazine. Here is some of it:

She’s weird. But she never wanted to be a live performer anyway. If she could have, she would have made her music, and her videos, in her room forever.

This is a poem about Lana Del Rey.

This is an essay about Lana Del Rey.

Lana has become my friend. She is a musician who is a poet and a video artist.

She grew up on the East Coast but she is an artist of the West Coast.

When I watch her stuff, when I listen to her stuff, I am reminded of everything I love about Los Angeles. I am sucked into a long gallery of Los Angeles cult figurines, and cult people, up all night like vampires and bikers.

The only difference between Lana and me is her haunting voice. That carries everything. The voice is the central axle around which the spokes of everything else extend.

My axle, like her voice is for her, is my acting. Out of it, I do everything else.

I don’t like vampires and bikers in my life, but I like them in my art.

Lana lives in her art, and when she comes down to earth for interviews, it gets messy, because she isn’t made for this earth. She is made to live in the world she creates. She is one who has been so disappointed by life, she had to create her own world. Just let her live in it.

I am a performer and she is a performer.

The thing about singers, especially the ones who write their own lyrics, is that everyone reads the person into the songs. An actor is sometimes aligned with this roles, but a singer is about her lyrics as if they were direct statements of her true thoughts and feelings. Sometimes Lana doesn’t know what to say in interviews, so she plays into the idea that her songs are her, and not her creations.

Lana spends a lot of time alone because everyone wants in.

She has this idea for a film. I want to do it because it’s a little like Sunset Boulevard. A woman is alone in a big house in L.A. She doesn’t want to go out. She starts to go crazy, and becomes paranoid because she feels like people are watching her. Even in her own house. It’s like an awesome B-movie that lives in Lana’s head. It’s about her, and it’s not about her. Just like her music.

I wanted to interview Lana for a book and she said, “Just write around me, it’s better if it’s not my own words. It’s almost better if you don’t get me exactly, but try.”

I don’t know what’s going on here, but I’m vaguely uncomfortable. Frankly, there’s nothing artsy fartsy about either of them – it’s all contrived and a bit over-the-top. Lana Del Rey isn’t some moody misanthrope, she’s an upper class white girl who changed her pop image to be this indie darling when she realised that was more lucrative. James Franco is just a hot mess.

Anyway, do you guys think they dated/are dating still? Do you think they’ll ever do an album/art show together?

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