By SHARMILA NAIR
CELEBRITIES really know how to keep busy and stay in the limelight. This week is no different.
Out of control
Justin Bieber is acting out, or so say the people around him. There have been several rumours that the big wigs at Bieber’s record label, Def Jam Records, are fed up with the 18-year-old
singer’s “bratty antics” and may even cut ties with the successful artist.
Sources claim that Bieber’s team has tried to keep the singer under a short leash but apparently, “Justin doesn’t seem to care and does whatever he wants. He doesn’t listen to anyone. He’s surrounded by hangers-on who say ‘yes’ to anything he wants. There’s no supervision.”
According to Forbes, Bieber made US$55mil (RM168mil) last year, and his supervisors are worried that his bratty act “could really damage his reputation if they don’t get it under control … Just look at Britney Spears.”
Sharm says: Let’s give him six months before he shaves his head and attacks the paparazzi with an umbrella.
Taking it public
Remember how Rihanna dissed her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown on Twitter last week? Well, you may remember it but we have photographic evidence that she has let bygones be bygones. The singer who cut short her vacation in Barbados after a stalker scare (he’s been arrested since), was last seen in Brown’s arm at a basketball game earlier this week.
They arrived at the L.A Lakers and New York Knicks game at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles together, and even sat court-side next to each other.
This is the couple’s first public appearance together since the infamous assault in 2009 and news has it that Brown even dumped his former girlfriend Karrueche Tran to be with the Bajan beauty. The R&B singer admitted that he was “in love with two women” in a short film he made few months ago and Rihanna had also confessed her love for Brown during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Sharm says: Once bitten, twice shy, RiRi. Remember that.
She’s not preggers
For once and for all people, Jennifer Aniston is not pregnant. The singer who was rumoured to have a bun in the oven showed off her tight body in a pink bikini during a vacation in Mexico and there was no baby bump to be seen.
The actress has always been scrutinised for signs of pregnancy and just last week, rumours were swirling that 43-year-old Aniston and her fiance Justin Theroux were ready to receive a bundle of joy next year.
Sharm says: Maybe she’ll just surprise everyone and adopt a baby … like Angie did … three times.
No to gun violence
Some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities and musicians took part in a new public service announcement to fight against gun violence. Beyonce, Reese Witherspoon, Jamie Foxx, Selena Gomez and Gwyneth Paltrow were just some of the stars who banded together for Demand A Plan – an initiative that demands US President Barack Obama to come up with a plan to end gun violence.
In the video, the stars ask: “How many more colleges? How many more classrooms? How many more movie theatres? How many more houses of faith?”
Sharm says: Violence is never the solution to any problem, people.
So it is true. Jessica Simpson is about to put on more weight after successfully losing almost 23kg with her Weight Watchers campaign. The singer announced her pregnancy on Twitter, posting a cute photo of her eight month old daughter Maxwell with the words “Big Sis” written in the sand.
She also captioned the photo with: “Merry Christmas from my family to yours!”
There were rumours that the people behind Weight Watchers were furious with the singer for getting pregnant again before reaching the target weight as signed in their contract, but the message they left for Simpson on their Twitter page sounded otherwise. They wrote: “Your WW family is so thrilled for you. What an amazing year you’ve had!”
Sharm says: How much weight is she going to gain this time around, and more importantly, how long will it take for her to lose them?