Did John Mayer throw shade at his ex, Taylor Swift, on her birthday? Mayer tweeted, “Tuesday, December 13 may be the lamest day of the year, conceptually.” The singer deleted the tweet shortly after and followed up by saying, “NOPE. No. Nuh-uh. People I am 39. I am deleting those tweets. Come right at me for doing so. Absolutely no shade.” On Wednesday, he tweeted, “Looks like I shouldn’t have deleted this tweet…”
Did Jay Z really discover Rihanna? According to Good Morning Britain, musician Andrew Lloyd Webber says that he discovered Rih before she was signed to Def Jam. He explained, “I saw [Rihanna] singing karaoke in Sandy Lane hotel in Barbados 12 years ago. I turned to my friend and said, ‘She’s very good.’ I wondered if we brought her back, it might be like a picture you buy on holiday and then you get home and think, why did I buy that?”
Ashlee Simpson has revealed that she is releasing new music next year. During an interview with Us Weekly, the singer said that she and her husband, Evan Ross, will be working together on some new tunes. She said, “We’re working on an album together. So in the new year, that will be happening! It’s been really fun to work together.” She also said, “This way we can tour together! I’m definitely excited. I love working with my husband.”
E! has announced that Rob & Chyna, the hit reality series starring Rob Kardashian and his fiance Blac Chyna, has been renewed for a second season on the network. “Rob and Chyna’s romance struck such a chord with our viewers, who were engaged in their story even before we started filming the first season. We are excited to share the next chapter of their story,” E! said in a statement.
We’ll have what he’s having! Matthew McConaughey committed to his role in the upcoming film Gold, packing on pounds to get into character. Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday, he said that his diet consisted of “cheeseburgers and beer for eight months whenever I wanted them.” The indulgent diet pleased his wife Camila Alves and their three kids Levi, 8, Vida, 6, and Livingston, 3, who nicknamed him Captain Fun during his months-long feeding frenzy. Gold hits theaters January 27th.
Ryan Lochte is going to be a dad. Two months after announcing their engagement, Lochte and Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid announced Wednesday that they’re going to be parents. Perhaps pining for his pool days, the disgraced Olympic swimmer made the baby announcement with a romantic underwater shot. “My Christmas gift came early this year, can’t wait for next year! Best news I’ve ever received,” he captioned the image.
As one of the biggest names in late-night television, Jimmy Kimmel will only earn what he might consider pocket change as he hosts the Oscars this February. He sat down for a radio interview where he revealed he’ll be paid $15,000 to host the Oscars ceremony. Though the numbers may seem a bit low, compared to what he normally makes, Kimmel joked about the sum, saying, “I think it’s illegal to pay nothing.”