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Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Top MTV VMA Nominations

7/21/2015 11:07pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Miley Cyrus may be hosting this year's MTV Video Music Awards, but it's Taylor Swift who could be cleaning up -- the singer has landed a whopping nine VMA nominations.

Swift is up for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for "Blank Space"; while the video for her single "Bad Blood," which features Kendrick Lamar and stars dozens of her model and actress friends -- including Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Zendaya, Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid and Hailee Steinfeld, among others -- is nominated in seven different categories, including V...

The Pilot Warned Him, But He Did It Anyway...

7/21/2015 10:16pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne was kicked off a private jet on Monday after the pilot of the plane told him he couldn't smoke a joint on board and he lit up anyway.

The rapper chartered a plane out of Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida and was told there was no smoking during the flight, but shortly after takeoff he lit up a marijuana cigarette.

The pilot turned the plane around just 17 minutes into the flight and went right back to the airport they took off from, where he kicked Wayne and his entourage off the jet. reports that the 32-year-old also had a styrofoam cup consistent with the codeine cou...

'Xena' In Early Stages Of Development For A Return To TV

7/21/2015 4:36pm EDT
Xena Warrior Princess
NBC is reportedly developing a reboot of Xena: Warrior Princess nearly two decades after the show originally debuted.

Filmed in New Zealand and released in syndication on September 4, 1995, the show starred Lucy Lawless and was a spinoff of hit series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, also filmed Down Under.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is expected sometime in 2016, but a writer is still being sought and the show is still "in the extremely early development stages."

Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi, who co-executive produced the original series, are reportedly on board, and Lawl...

It's Another Boy For Jaime King!

7/21/2015 11:12am EDT
Jaime King and Kyle Newman
Jaime King has given birth to her second child with director husband Kyle Newman.

The actress shared the news on Instagram on Monday, posting an image of her family in her hospital room while breastfeeding her newborn.

"We are SO happy to welcome to the world our new baby boy! Born Thursday, July 16th! Xx," she wrote.

King and Newman also have a two-year-old son, James-Knight, and he also shared the news with an image of King and her first-born on Instagram, saying that the new baby's name has yet to be determined.

"HE'S ARRIVED! ???? So happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world,...

Was Miranda Cheating?

7/21/2015 10:51am EDT
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
New details have emerged since Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced their divorce, and word is Blake filed for divorce over Miranda's cheatin' heart.

The two country stars released a statement through their rep on Monday, saying, "This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter."

According to, Shelton believed his second wife had cheated on him twice, and h...

One 'Star Wars' Star Loves Amy Schumer's GQ Photo Shoot

7/20/2015 5:21pm EDT
Amy Schumer
Lucasfilm and parent company Disney weren't too happy last week when GQ Magazine released its new cover, featuring comedienne Amy Schumer sucking on Star Wars droid C-3PO's finger, but one of the saga's stars thought it was great.

The film studios distanced themselves from the shoot -- which include the above shot of Schumer in the iconic Princess Leia bikini and sucking provocatively on the end of a lightsaber -- in a statement on Twitter, replying to some fans on Twitter who had a problem with the image.

"Lucasfilm & Disney did not approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate us...

Demi Releases Statement After Man Found Dead In Her Pool

7/20/2015 3:16pm EDT
Demi Moore
Demi Moore has commented on the weekend drowning of a man in her pool, saying she's in "absolute shock."

The body of a 21-year-old man was found in the star's pool early Sunday morning after Moore's assistant had thrown a party at the house. According to the Associated Press, Edenilson Steven Valle went missing for "10 or 15 minutes," and when his friends found him he was floating face down in the deep end of the pool.

"I am in absolute shock. I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news," Moore said through her publici...

Australian Surfer Mick Fanning Fights Off Great White Shark In Harrowing Video!

7/20/2015 12:44pm EDT
Mick Fanning
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Pro surfer Mick Fanning is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a great white shark measuring an estimated 12-16 feet long during an event in South Africa on Sunday.

The Australian was preparing for his turn in the J-Bay Samsung Galaxy Open Open in Jeffrey's Bay when he says he "felt something grab, get stuck in my leg rope and instantly jump away."

"And it just kept coming at my board," he added, according to the Associated Press.

The entire thing happened on live TV, as the event was being aired by Fox Sports Australia, and the surf pro co...

Silly Media! Minka Kelly's Not Dating Sean Penn

7/15/2015 9:45pm EDT
Actress Minka Kelly Denies Dating Sean Penn, Hopes Rumors Go Awa
Minka Kelly has denied reports that she's dating Sean Penn after the actor spent her birthday with her last month.

Rumors flew after the two were spotted late last month on the night before Minka's 35th birthday, when the two had dinner with some friends to celebrate. Penn even paid the bill at the not-so-cheap Napa Valley hot spot French Laundry.

Kelly took to her Twitter page on Wednesday to dismiss all the gossip, something she rarely does.

"Not my nature to address gossip but hoping this last one goes away already," she wrote. "Not dating a friend I had a group dinner with. #Sillymed...

'Lawrence Of Arabia' Star Dies At 83

7/10/2015 12:57pm EDT
Omar Sharif
Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has died.

The Oscar-nominee, who became famous thanks to roles in classic films like Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence Of Arabia, passed away at the age of 83 in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt following a heart attack. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease earlier this year.

Born Michel Demetri Chalhoub, Sharif began his acting career in the 1950 before landing his first English-speaking role in "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1962, which earned him a best supporting actor Golden Globe and an Oscar nod.

Sharif has played historical figures including Che Guevar...