Lea Michele: "I've lost two people."

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith.

1. Lea Michele speaks about losing Cory Monteith.

Glee star Lea Michele has spoken about the experience of losing both her on- and off-screen lover, Cory Monteith. The 27-year-old actress told TV Week Australia:

“For me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn. We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic.”

Michele then went on to explain how having the experience of farewelling Cory with her cast mate “family” had been therapeutic:

“Everyone is asking: ‘Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?’, but the truth is it’s no harder at work than it is in life, so we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together.”

31-year-old Cory Monteith died of a champagne and heroin overdose in July.

2. How much would you pay to have lunch with Julia Roberts, how about a role in the final season of True Blood, or tickets to Elton John’s Oscars party? Click here for details on the ultimate Hollywood auction (and how you can make a bid.)

A GOOP puffer vest.

3. Gwyneth’s Paltrow will now provide you with this.

You know those times when you put on your puffer vest and your puffer backpack (at the same time, obviously, because: style) and you think: “Gosh, if only these were more environmentally sustainable.”

Yeah, we don’t either.

But, if you were after a range of puffer apparel and accessories that are good for the environment, Gwyneth Paltrow has the answer. The actress/singer/domestic goddess/Coldplay WAG/all-round life winner has teamed up with Spanish brand, Ecoalf, to bring you a range of puffer things made entirely from discarded fishing nets and recycled plastic bottles.

4. Ever wondered what Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Christian Slater and Shia LaBeouf’s orgasm faces look like? Click here to see the out-there posters for their new movie Nymphomania.

5. Orlando Bloom on work/life balance, fatherhood and how much time he spends away from Flynn.

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom.

They’re Hollywood’s perfect celebrity couple, but with a two-year-old boy at home, how to Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom split their parenting duties?

In an interview for the November edition of InStyle, Orlando spoke about how he can’t bear to be away from son Flynn for more than two or three weeks. He says: “I just start to twitch and feel weird.” As for super mum Miranda, she refuses to leave her son for more than week at a time.

The couple are currently living in New York while Orlando prepares for his role in the Broadway adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

6. This is the last celebrity we ever expected to see without make-up. Click here for the shock shot.

7. Kanye West appears on Jimmy Kimmel after their Twitter feud. And it is as awkward as we all envisaged.

Last month, Kanye West and US TV host Jimmy Kimmel had a bit of a spat on Twitter. It all started when Kanye tweeted a series of caps-locked insults at Kimmel, after Kimmel had aired a spoof on a – particularly self-indulgent – interview that Kanye had given on the BBC earlier in the year. What ensued was an exchange of anger (courtesy of Kanye) and sarcasm (courtesy of Kimmel.)

Want to know how awkward it was? Well, it starts with Kimmel’s grovelling apology, after which Kanye only gives one word answers to all of his questions. (Including: “Ralph.” Which we are apparently all supposed to know means that Mr West is wearing Ralph Lauren.)


By the end, Kanye seems to be back to his old self. Talking about his artistry, and being a “creative genius.”

Take a look:


8. P.Diddy has a VERY strange sleeping arrangement with his on-again, off-again girlfriend. Could you handle it? Click here for the details.

9. Katy Perry is in elephant-sized trouble.

PETA has condemned Katy Perry for her use of elephants, most recently in her Roar film clip.

An open letter to the star was penned by Chris Palmer, director of the Centre for Environmental Filmmaking, says that elephants don’t like “loud noises, bright lights or hectic sets,” i.e. everything a Katy Perry music video is made of. They letter also raised questions about methods used to capture Suzy (the elephant in the clip).

“How did Suzy, a member of a threatened species from Africa, find herself next to Katy Perry on a deafening California set? She was violently captured from her free-roaming herd in Zimbabwe when she was two years old and shipped to the US, where she was most likely bound and beaten in order to make her perform without complaint.”

Perry has responded saying that no animals were harmed in the making of the Roar film clip.

Word on the jungle vine on the street is that PETA will be protesting outside this weeks taping of Saturday Night Live, where Perry will be performing.

10. The Scarlett Johannson falling meme is excellent.

So, one day in December last year, Scarlett Johannson fell over. It looked like this:

But it is only just recently that the internet has realised this image’s potential. Here are some of the best:

11. Jesinta Campbell and Buddy Franklin are a couple.

The Herald Sun have called it, Jesinta Campbell and Buddy Franklin are dating.

Campbell, 22, uploaded a photo of the pair cuddling on the couch, which quickly received 900 likes before it was deleted.

Franklin, 26, is a former Hawthorn AFL player who just signed a nine-year, $10 million contract with the Sydney Swans.