Today in celebrity gossip: Everybody's favorite on-again, off-again romance is back on, plus Jennifer Lawrence is dating Chris Martin, and Lindsay Lohan denies James Franco's claims about her character.
It's still not clear if love is a real thing that exists, but I think we can all agree there's some kind of dark pathology that keeps bringing people together. Does the human heart have an actual counterpart? Or is it more the case that a select few live under the tyranny of primordial gypsy curse of some kind? Unclear. That being said, if there were ever definitive proof that true love does exist, there is no more definitive example than the glorious, ongoing romantic saga currently unfolding between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Their seemingly neverending on-again-off-again relationship has suddenly flipped back to the "ON" position as TMZ reports the two spent this past weekend together. See, their stony mutual silence had ended last week when the two up and went to church together, and then went on to do other "wholesome things like hiking and hanging out at home." TMZ also adds that the pair have "already started calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend again." You're probably already asking yourself, "Is this the time it finally clicks? Will Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez be together forever from now on?" At the risk of being too presumptuous, yes. Yes, this is it. Expect no more breakups or drama, only flawless, flawless proof that love is real. Thank you, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. May we all continue to live vicariously through you. [TMZ]
Speaking of Mary J. Blige-style real love, Jennifer Lawrence has moved on from her amicable breakup with Nicholas Hoult suspiciously quickly. As we discussed last week, the young couple split apparently due to scheduling conflicts, but now only days later Jennifer Lawrence is rumored to be dating Chris Martin? That's what Page Six and E! Online are reporting, anyway. The two have allegedly "known each other for a while, but started seeing each other in recent weeks," and according to "sources," this dalliance is likely directly responsible for Lawrence's breakup with Hoult: "Chris could be the reason why." It's not clear if Martin is still cohabitating with estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow, or whether Lawrence and Paltrow have had awkward living room run-ins yet, but it's a guaranteed certainty that it'll happen soon, so stay tuned. [Page Six, E! Online]
Lindsay Lohan's list of sex conquests. I know you remember it, because that story was the best story, and I am NOT prepared to stop talking about it. So last we checked, Lohan revealed that her list of famous sex partners was actually a workbook exercise from her 12 Step program and that somebody had snapped a photo of it while she was moving apartments. Though a majority of the men she listed remained mum about the list's veracity, named name James Franco very emphatically denied that he'd ever slept with Lohan, and went so far as to write a 12th-grade creative writing assignment for Vice magazine in which his fictional counterpart denies Lohan sex at the Chateau Marmont. Now, in a particularly juicy example of Lohan's lack of self-awareness, she's told an interviewer that what Franco did was low:
When people say things about other people, I don’t think it’s necessary, I’ve never talked about anyone else and I never will.
Just because Rihanna is a world-famous superstar doesn't mean she won't wait in line for drinks at the bar. In some of Page Six's finest reporting to date, a source revealed that at a recent music industry party at the Bowery Hotel in New York, "the goddess herself had to wait 'like a normal person at the bar' as others were served before her." I realize this scenario is difficult to fathom as our brains are not quite developed enough to handle such a sophisticated concept, but yes, Rihanna waited in line for a drink at a bar. What did she order? Did she have to pay? Hopefully those questions will be answered in an upcoming Page Six long-read. [Page Six]
You should probably stop everything you're doing and read this Vice article about ’90s heartthrob Andrew Keegan starting a cult in Venice Beach after getting mugged by gang members as a tsunami struck Japan and then a street light exploded. The main tenet of Keegan's The Full Circle cult is "Whatever, the past, some other time" and like all cult leaders, Keegan insists that he's not a cult leader and his movement is not actually a cult.
I very much speak what comes through [while] in the collective. . . We create a resonance of balance and equality of the crew. When you feel those chakras aligned, there’s guided messing [sic] coming in. If there is something of spiritual ego within that, it must not exist.
After you are done reading this article, please feel free to move to Venice Beach and join this cult because it sounds PERFECT. [Page Six]
All celebrities are now doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which is probably fine considering it's raising tons of money for an under-recognized cause. So why fight it? Anyway, here's Justin Bieber's entry (the second of two!):
Meanwhile, former Tomorrow People star Robbie Amell did it and in doing so challenged his cousin, Arrow star Stephen Amell.
Okay, fine, even non-hunks are doing it. Here's Taylor Swift and Jaime King getting real wet and cold:
Meanwhile Madonna and Kate Moss palled around at Madonna's birthday party:
Miley Cyrus has been craftin' again! Here is her very normal-looking 5-ft bong.
And finally, here's a video of Katy Perry getting her nose pierced. Enjoy!