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This past Sunday were the Grammys. While the crowd was filled with many famous faces including Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Taylor Swift, it was missing one of Hollywood's biggest power couples. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West decided to skip the Grammy's this year and spend some alone time vacationing in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The couple were spotted sightseeing, posing for pictures and laughing while they visited Corcovado Mountain. It's good to see these two in good spirits. The duo also met up with friend Will Smith while on vacation, taking a walking tour. Will and Kanye have recently been seen in the studio together. Could this mean a possible collaboration is on the way?
Meanwhile, back in the states, the drama between Kim and Kris Humphries is still going strong. The two are still legally married and currently in a messy divorce. The reality TV starlet recently asked the judge to declare her marriage to the NBA star over, immediately. Kim is trying her hardest to avoid still being married when she gives birth to Kanye’s baby in July.
In her declaration to the court, Kim explained: “I do not want to be married to (Humphries) when I have my baby. I am requesting the status of my marriage be determined for now for not only my health and welfare but also for the health and well-being of my unborn child.”
Do you think Kris will give Kim the divorce before the baby arives?
Britney Spears is having a rocky 2013. Britney decided to "leave" the X-Factor and has now called of her enganment with Jason Trawick. Britney's romance with Jason began over four years ago, when he was her agent at William Morris Endeavor. In 2010 Jason left his position at William Morris Endeavor to focus on his new love and by December 2011 the couple was engaged. On Friday the Britney and Jason each released statments announcing their split.
“Jason and I have decide decided to call off our engagement.” “I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends," said Britney in a statment.
“As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever," Jason said in a statment.
“Jason didn’t want to make the announcement until he was taken off the conservatorship. Interestingly, lawyers for the conservatorship are in court right now, along with Britney’s dad, Jamie Spears, so it’s possible Jason will be removed today.”
Sources say it was a “friendly breakup” because the two simply “grew apart.” As of today Jason has been removed as Britney's co-conservator. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz accepted the resignation on Friday, meaning that Spears’ father Jamie will now be “the sole conservator of her person.” I hope the best for these two. I really hope things begin to look up from Britney! She has come so far from
Britney Spears is the queen of Pop. She has sold millions of albums worldwide and has made her place in music history. So what's next for Britney? She plans on taking the music industry by storm in 2013 and we can't wait to her what's next! Her 8th album will fulfill her contract with her current label RCA Records. Britney took to twitter to confirm the news of a new album. She Tweeted: "Really focused on my music right now…"
For Britney's latest album is rumored to feature Pharrell Williams might replace Dr. Luke as co-executive producer of Britney's newest album. Elijah Blake, Grammy nominated writer, tells ThatGrapeJuice.net that Britney’s team enlisted him to begin working on cuts for her next release.
“I think her fans will be surprised by it,” said Blake. “I would say its definitely the ‘unexpected’ Britney in so many ways, in that she’s playing with new textures and stomping on new grounds and genres”. Recently, Ina Wrolsden confirmed she’s on board as well.
The “Backyard Sessions” are a series of videos that feature Miley Cyrus singing in a field with her full band! The videos were recorded earlier this summer! With the launch of the new MileyCyrus.com, came the first Backyard Session in which Miley performs “Lilac Wine” was written by James Shelton. Miley's voice is truely unique. Yesterday Miley released "Jolene" the newest backyard session! It's amazing to see her singing again! I hope we get to hear some of her new original songs soon!
The video features: Miley Cyrus (vocals), Stacy Jones(Drums), Mike Schmid(Piano), Jamie Arentzen(Guitar), Jaco Curaco(Guitar), Vashon Johnson(Bass) Paul Hager (Sound Engineer), Filmed and edited by: Kevin & Rebecca Joelson
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Our Amazing Buzzmaker Bebe Rexha just released a new mash for "Diamonds" by Rihanna and M83's "Midnight City"! Check out the amazing new track and make sure to download it and share it with your friends! Bebe is one of the most talented artists we've met, we can't want to hear what's next from this lady ... what we do know is her fans have a lot in store in the next few months!
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What you do think of Bebe's new track?
Lindsay Lohan has been spending what seem like a lot of time with boy band The Wanted. A day after partying in NYC with Max George at The Wanted's Jingle Ball after party, Lindsay posted a very suggestive picture on Twitter.
“Missing something? @MaxTheWanted,” Lohan wrote Saturday Night, along with the photo is a grey hoodie that appears to be George’s. George is yet to comment on the tweet- on Twitter that is.
Rumors have been circling since the due were spotted at a New York City hotspot named Avenue nightclub in late November, the same night Lindsay made headlines for allegedly punching a women in the face. Since then Lindsay seems to be on tour with the boys of The Wanted making stops at their Jingle Ball shows in Philadelphia, Boston and New York
So what does George have to say about spending so much time with Lindsay? “I love that she can party nearly as hard as we can,” George said recently. “I suppose we’re all good mates already, so I hope that lasts. She’s cool.”
Do you think Lindsay Lohan and Max George would make a hot couple?
Rumors that Taylor Swift and Harry Styles have secretly been dating have been circulating for weeks now. The rumors all started when Mario Lopez said he saw Taylor and Harry holding hands during rehearsal at the X-Factor, the night Taylor performed. And now we finally have proof that the due are in fact a couple! Taylor and Harry were spotted December 2nd in NYC taking a stroll in Central Park. The couple looked super cute together in warm coats sporting huge smiles... they even posed for pictures with fans!
The duo were joined by Harry's stylist Lou Teasdale, her fiancé Tom and their baby Lux. Here's what a source had to say about the cute couples outing in NYC: "Harry and Taylor were walking next to each other. They seemed happy to be together, talking and smiling. Taylor seemed to be in a great mood. Lou and Tom were walking next to them and pushing their baby Lux in a stroller."
One Direction takes the stage today at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Rumors started circulating that Taylor not only will attend the One Direction show tonight but that Harry also wants to introduce his new lady love to his parents! I don’t know about you but every time Taylor finds a new love I wonder what kind of song she will write about him… Imagine a song about Harry… now that would be interesting! I can’t wait to hear the inspiration Taylor comes up with! I wonder what Taylor will do with her new house in Hyannis Port, Mass? Might be kind of awkward taking Harry to her new home accross the street from now ex Conor Kennedy.
Do you think Taylor and Harry make a cute couple?!
Katy Perry and John Mayer are heating up and getting serious! Has Katy Perry really taken John Mayer home to meet her parents? The due decided to pack up and take a ride along the coast of California, to ultimately spend some quality, romantic time together. Looks like these rumors are TRUE! The cute couple were spotted in Santa Barbara, CA, Katy's hometown! Katy and John hit the town on romantic dinners, taking in romantic scenery and even taking a tour of The Old Mission. Here's what a witness had to say:
"When they got to the mission, they were holding hands and laughing and when they visited the balcony of the building, they kissed and few times. It was really romantic."
This on-again-off-again couple seems to be stronger than ever! What do you think of Katy and John? Do you think this couple will last or do you think Katy will end up with great inspiration for a new song? Cross your fingers Katy doesn't get her heart broken!
For vegan Thanksgiving dinners, large family meals, or weeknight suppers, these roasted garlic mashed potatoes are a deliciously comforting side dish. And, of course, they're healthier than those mashed potato recipes that call for cream and butter, so you can feel good about sharing these flavorful spuds with those you love.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Yield: 10-12 servings
- 1 large bulb of garlic
- 1-2 T. olive oil, for drizzling
- 3 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup plain dairy-free soy milk
- 8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese, such as Tofutti
- 3/4 t. salt, plus more to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Drizzle the head of garlic with oil, then wrap in aluminum foil and roast until fragrant and soft, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Set aside to cool slightly before using in step 3.
2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the russet potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes at a rolling boil, or until potatoes are very tender when pierced with a fork. (They should almost fall apart when pierced.)
3. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Roughly mash the potatoes with the soy milk and soy cream cheese. Cut the roasted garlic head in half. Using your fingers, squeeze the roasted garlic cloves into the potatoes, discarding the skins. Add the salt and pepper and, using an electric hand mixer, whip the garlic potatoes until creamy. Add additional salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot. (If potatoes have cooled, simply reheat them in the pot over medium heat until hot.)
What you need:
1 1/2 pounds pasta, preferably macaroni "Cheese" Sauce:
1 1/2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk
1 1/2 cups nutritional yeast
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 cup water
1/3 cup tamari or soy sauce
1/4 (12 ounce) block firm (not silken) tofu
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon vegesal or in lack of fancy product, just use salt
1 dollop mustard, optional
What you do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Boil water in a big pot and cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Add all of the "cheese" sauce ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Once pasta is cooked, drain and put it in the baking pan (about the size of a brownie pan). Pour the "cheese" sauce over the pasta.
3. Bake until the top of the pasta looks slightly browned and crispy, about 15 minutes.
This is very simple and tastes amazing! If you are cooking for yourself, it will last about 5 days if you eat it for all three meals of the day.