Fantasia Judges In Attempt Not To Be Judged?

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American Idol‘ alum Fantasia has gotten herself into an online kerfluffle. She posted a picture of herself on Instagram with the following caption:

“I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! I’m not doing Nothing for you… My Life!!!!”

The post appears to have been taken down from Fantasia’s instagram, but you can see a screen shot of it. Are you KIDDING me? Why would you post something so judgmental as an argument that you should NOT be judged?! Fantasia (and her reps) are now chalking the whole thing up to being taken out of context. The singer followed up with this:

“It has been brought to my attention that something I said was taken out of context. I, Fantasia Monique Barrino, don’t judge anyone because I don’t want to be judged. The gay community is one of my largest supporters. I support the gay community as they support me. Bloggers please stop misrepresenting the facts.”

Fantasia’s rep also released the following statement:

“Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context. Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it’s through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.”

I’m not sure how Fantasia’s Instagram post was taken out of context, but I’m glad she’s now clarifying her stance on important civil rights issues like gay marriage.




Michael Phelps Is Swimming Solo After Splitting From His Girlfriend

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Michael Phelps is a single man again as 2013 kicks off. TMZ reports the most decorated Olympian of all time broke things off with girlfriend Megan Rossee. Why?

According to our sources, Phelps felt the relationship wasn’t going anywhere, so he decided to end it so he could pursue other options.

Something tells me Michael has plenty of “options”- LOL. On December 30, Michael posted this cryptic tweet:

Things happen for a reason… #notme

Hmmm… The next day Megan tweeted an interesting picture, which read “A woman’s loyalty is tested when her man has nothing. A man’s loyalty is tested when he has everything.” Megan added: “Yup” #truth.

Romantic drama played out 21st century-style, on twitter!




Are Rihanna & Chris Brown Playing Coy, Cuddling Under The Covers For New Year’s?

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Pictures really can speak a thousand words. Rihanna and Chris Brown still seem to be on. Rihanna posted the above picture of herself huddling under a polka-dot comforter on Instagram. She had the following caption with it:

Good morning! Still haven’t slept lol #hello2013

So what makes the picture noteworthy? Because Chris posted a picture on his Instragram of his foot with the single word “Mornings” (which is below). The interesting part: his foot is lying next to a polka-dot comforter. And the comforter seems to be covering someone. I think it’s safe to say, We Get It at this point- LOL.

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Jennie Garth Wants To Help You Get A Fresh Start For 2013

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Everybody noticed Jennie Garth’s physical transformation after her split from husband Peter Facinelli. She started sporting a very svelte figure last summer. Now Jennie is sharing her slim-down tips with Health magazine for the MANY people who have made “weight loss” their New Year’s resolution for 2013. Jennie also opened up about her struggles from 2012. Here are some highlights:

On overcoming heartbreak… “When I’m in excruciating pain, like with what I’ve been through with my breakup and that grief and loss that’s just immobilizing, it helps to remember that it only lasts for 13 to 15 minutes, max. And then it’s over. Your mind is ready to go to something else. You might come back to it, but it helps to just know that that pain is not going to last forever.”

On dating… “I’m learning to date again. Looks aren’t important to me anymore…I like positive energy.”

On steering clear of fad diets… “My biggest regret is putting my body through fad diets: Atkins, cleanses, the hCG diet. I lost like 18 pounds, but it came right back. The worst was fasting with colonics for three or four days. It was the most horrifying experience ever!”

On feeling in control… “Every day, I just renew my healthy choices. I feel really good about myself now, and I don’t want to do anything to change that.”

On the importance of saying “I love you…” “They’re my favorite words, and I don’t say them enough to other people, let alone to myself. When you say them, it makes you want to be gentle and kind. Even if you’re mad, there’s that love.”

On staying positive… “There’s no room for negative self talk. None. Just ban it from your vocabulary.”

For Jennie’s 12 rules, you’ll have to read the entire interview, either at or in the January issue of Health. It’s on newsstands now!

Kim Kardashian Says Pregnancy Isn’t Easy

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Now that Kanye West has announced the big news, Kim Kardashian is opening up about her pregnancy. Kim reportedly is about 12 weeks along. She told Us Weekly:

“I have felt good. I haven’t had any morning sickness, but it still isn’t the easiest. People always say it’s easy and fun. It’s definitely an adjustment learning about your body and stuff like that. I’ve been feeling really good so that’s good.”

Be grateful for no morning sickness, Kim! A lot of women feel very tired during the first trimester, but most would take the extra sleeping any day over the nausea- LOL.




Kris Allen Starts Off 2013 With A High & A Low

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Kris Allen’s 2013 is getting off to a mixed start. First, I’ll start with the not-so-great news. The ‘American Idol‘ winner was in a bad car accident: a head-on collision. He broke his wrist. OUCH! His wife, Katy Allen, reportedly suffered some injuries as well. But while announcing this not-so-great news yesterday, Kris framed it in the most positive way possible on twitter. He tweeted:

“Thank you @ford for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family @katyallen @ZorroPup and the little one we have on the way safe.”

So Kris and Katy are having a baby! The couple may have had to spend New Year’s Day in the ER,  but it will surely look up for them. Hopefully when they’re next in the hospital, it’ll be for something wonderful: the arrival of their new baby. Congratulations!


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Sofia Vergara & Nick Loeb Kick Off 2013 With A Brawl

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Engaged couple Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb kicked off 2013 in dramatic fashion. They ended up getting thrown out of Miami club Story after Nick reportedly got into a brawl with others there. Goodness! Sofia, Nick, and her son, Manolo, were guests of Sofia’s ex-boyfriend, Chris Paciello, for New Year’s Eve. A “spy” told Page Six:

“Nick seemed tense around Chris, who was hosting them in the VIP section, even though he and Sofia are just friends. In the early hours, Nick and Sofia were arguing before he got into a dispute with somebody at a neighboring table. Some pushing and shoving started.

“Sofia stepped in to try to calm the situation, but somehow she ended up getting pushed and shoved also. Her strapless dress was torn or pulled down in the melee, exposing her cleavage in front of other people and her son Manolo who was so offended he left the club. It was crazy.”

OMG! I can see where seeing his mother topless would NOT have been a high point for Manolo. The source continued:

“Nick was pulled away from Sofia and those at the next table by security guards, who dragged him out of the VIP section and threw him out of the club. Sofia followed him.”

Another source adds, “Things got pretty heated, but she was never hit. Nick was pretty bruised from struggling with security. None of the drama was Sofia’s fault, but despite the big scene [Loeb] created, they made up outside the club, and she took him back to their hotel.”

Talk about high drama! At least it sounds like Sofia and Nick weren’t angry with each other for the NYE countdown. A rep for Sofia declined to comment, while Nick’s rep did not return Page Six’s request for a comment. Thank goodness no one was seriously hurt!