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From Jack Dawson to Romeo Montague, Leonardo DiCaprio was everyone’s favorite actor in the 90s. How could you not love that hair and those eyes?! Don’t get me started!!! However, every average girl was heartbroken when he began dating a string of Victoria Secret’s models, first Gisele Bundchen and then Bar Refeali, and next to top it all off, Gossip Girl star Blake Lively. Let’s face it, although the 90s are long and gone, all girls still dream about marrying the hunk.

The day has come, and all single girls can rejoice – DiCaprio and his VS angel, Erin Heatherton have ended their relationship after one year of dating. Things even got pretty serious when the couple vacationed in Mexico last January, with Leo’s mother accompanying them! Say what!

Just like most Hollywood breakups, conflicting schedules was the reason for their split. There was not an iceberg or a bottle full of poison in sight!  Long distance relationships are hard to manage and this one was no exception. DiCaprio spent a large portion of the year in Australia filming The Great Gatsby and then went straight to New Orleans to shoot Django Unchained, while Heatherton was busy being with Victoria Secret’s appearances.

It is evident that Leo is going to be alone for the holidays. I know what I want for Christmas!

-Tess Kornfeld

While some celebrities were busy getting sick on stage (The Biebs and Gaga,) another was reassuring his fans that they have impeccable taste.

What more can I say about Jay-Z? He is a world famous rapper, the father of Blue Ivy, AND the husband of Beyonce. He’s obviously doing something right.

This past Saurday night, he closed his eight show tour at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center and allowed a very special guest to take the stage with him: his stunning wife, BEYONCE! *Angels singing*

The final night of his concert streamed live on Jay-Z’s website for fans to see the special act.  Beyonce walked (or should I say strutted?) on stage to surprise fans with performances of “Diva”. Her hubby joined her on stage to perform “Crazy in Love” and “Forever Young,” complete with her very own backup dancers.

Jay brought on the laughs when he was perhaps a little too crazy in love with Beyonce;  he got distracted and missed his cue to start rapping again. UGH- they are the hippest couple ever!

-Tess Kornfeld

I can hear Penelope now…”Amanda, Please!!!”

Giving Mean Girls star, Lindsay Lohan, a break (and starting feuds with her via twitter) from the lime light, another troubled former child star has caused a stir and this time it is Amanda Bynes. In case you have been MIA since Bynes’ last movie came out, here is a hint: these days, she is totally NOT the man.

Taking a note from Cher Horowitz of Clueless, funny girl Bynes has proved to the world that she definitely cannot drive. After a countless number of hit and runs, one not so cool DUI, and a scandalous photograph of her lighting up a bong behind the wheel, her license has finally been suspended by the Burbank County police. However, after All That (get it?), she STILL continues to drive, and was seen riding dirty around LA in her black BMW 5-series. Yikes!!!

Not only does Bynes have issues with depth perception, she is also getting physical with paparazzi. In addition to her recent run-in with the paparazzi being disturbingly incoherent, it was conveniently caught on tape. Watch the chilling confrontation here. Is anyone else having flashbacks of Britney Spears circa 2007?!

Bring in the dancing lobsters: this starlet is going down!!!

– Tess Kornfeld

Tess Kornfeld here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of the pop culture elite.

This just in: The second most attractive couple in Hollywood (following the Jolie-Pitt duo, of course) has shockingly said “I Do”.

After meeting on the set of The Green Lantern and dating for over a year, Serena Van der Woodsen,  I mean Blake Lively,  and her “Sexiest Man Alive”, Ryan Reynolds had an intimate, secret wedding reception last week. Although Lively is at heart a California girl and Reynolds is all about Canada, the pair chose to have their special day in Charleston, South Carolina, the town where the Notebook was filmed. Let me repeat that for you: THE NOTEBOOK!  They shared their vows in a Martha Stewart (!) decorated plantation that just happened to be the site of Allie Calhoun’s summer home in the tear-jerker romantic comedy. In order to keep things hush-hush from the public eye, the Green Lantern pair chose to keep the guest list intimate with 60 guests. However, that did not stop the duo from inviting various celeb friends which included a performance from none other than Lively’s English red-headed rocker bff, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine. Correct me if I am wrong but this sounds like the most absolutely perfect start to their marriage – let’s hope this one withstands the wrath of Hollywood.

You know you love me,



Last Thursday night you were either embracing your inner nerd while watching the DNC or you were doing the complete opposite and watching MTV. For those smarties who picked the former and decided to watch the DNC, you must be having major FOMO! Stop crying, grab a tissue, and be thankful you have me in your life, for I am about to give you the low down on the good and the bad shenanigans that occurred during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Between the famous attendance, awkward moments, bizarre fashion, boy bands, and bad jokes, the VMAS are always unforgettable. Here is a list of what you’re going to want to remember from Thursday night.

Best speech: Forget Romney and Obama, MTV is temporarily endorsing Hart for President. Surrounded by his entourage of little people secret service agents, the high-larious host Kevin Hart kicked off the show with a traditional star-bashing monologue. He wasted no time on stage and “went there” by immediately targeting Drake, Chris Brown, and K-stew. Oddly enough, the key element within his act was forgiveness stating, “if you’ve made a mistake, so what?” That’s what I like to hear, Kevin! If you want to see how the stars reacted, see Hart’s monologue here.

Best Hair: From Chris Brown’s newly bleached mop, to both Miley and Pink’s platinum sky-high pompadours (awkward), the night seemed to be less about music videos and more about hair. In addition to Brown and Miles, Nicki Minaj made a splash with her yellow locks, and Rihanna even sported a new pixie-cut do.

Best performance: Like past VMA’s, the show is always full of star-studded, boundary shattering performances. This year Taylor Swift, One Direction (swoon), Lil Wayne & Two Chainz, Pink, and Green Day (Seriously, how old are they?!) all graced viewers with their good looks and angelic voices. However, the performance that left me speechless came from up and coming R&B artist, Frank Ocean. He goes to show that there is actually more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking. Without any distracting dancers and props, Ocean serenaded the audience with his ballad “Thinking Bout You” and he left me wanting to download the rest of his album (I did and you should, too).

Biggest Surprise: These days, Rihanna is all over the place with her men. Regarding her relationships, she is constantly leaving her fans on their toes. One day she is seen with her ex-flame Chris Brown, then the next day she is spotted on a date with her “Take Care” buddy Drake. And recently, rumors have been flying around that she’s dating the one and only, Robert Kardashian. On Thursday, however, Rihanna left little to our imaginations after she gave Brown a congratulatory kiss following his VMA win for Best Male Video. Was it just a friendly kiss? Was it more? WTF?!

Are you done crying? Have you turned your frown upside down? You’re welcome.

– Tess Kornfeld

Sup, Jerks! I’m Tess Kornfeld  and I’ll be bringing you the latest on the happenings of pop culture across the land! I am SO pumped to get started, but first let me tell you about myself. 

Major and Year: I am a sophomore and currently undecided (womp) but trying to get into Newhouse to study Magazine Journalism.
Hometown: I come from Scranton, Pennsylvania (yupp, like “The Office”).
Most Embarrassing Moment:  Minutes after getting my wisdom teeth out, I told my twin sister to grow a pair of balls….in front of my mom…. SMOOTH.
Movie I Could Watch Over and Over Again: I am a huge romantic comedy buff so I could watch “When Harry Met Sally” over and over again and STILL laugh at the cheesy jokes.
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