WHAT would our lives be without some weekly dosage of crazy celebrity news? Absolutely, pretty boring. Well, it’s a good thing then that the Hollywood folks have been busy and the celebrities have given us plenty of things to talk about this time around. Here’s a roundup on what’s been going down in Tinseltown recently.

A new territory
Taylor Swift is trying to prove that she’s not just a guitar-slinging young gal singing about boys and heartbreaks. The 22-year-old singer is all set to prove her acting chops and has signed on to play legendary folk singer Joni Mitchell in Girls Like Us. She did make her acting debut in Valentine’s Day, though it was nothing to shout about.

Although rumours were already swirling back in April that Swift was seriously eyeing the job, the movie’s producers didn’t officially hand her the part until recently.

The movie will revolve around the life and career of singer Mitchell, as well as her fellow performers Carly Simon and Carole King.

Sharm says: Taylor as an actress? Sorry, but I don’t buy this new gig at all. Don’t hold your breath for an Oscar nomination, I say.

Back in trouble
Will Lindsay Lohan’s personal drama ever end? Guess not. The actress was rushed to a hospital in New York City last weekend and one of her reps told gossip blog X17online that the emergency was due to an asthma attack.

The rep also added that, “Lindsay was treated and released, and is doing fine.” There are several reports claiming that the 26-year-old actress is trying to get out of shooting Scary Movie 5 by feigning illness. Lohan was overheard complaining about suffering from a case of walking pneumonia, and this recent trip to the hospital only supports her claims that she was too ill to work.

Sharm says: Want to get well, LiLo? Quit your partying ways and get some sleep.

A heavy issue

Lady Gaga was recently criticised for her weight gain – she reportedly gained 25 pounds (11.3kg) – but instead of shying away from the limelight or hiding her bigger frame under baggy clothes, she did the total opposite.

Mother Monster posted some photos on her website and showed off her “new” body and tattoos in just her underwear.

The 26-year-old singer captioned the photos as: “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15. But today I join the body revolution. To inspire bravery. And breed some compassion.”

Sharm says: OMG, I wonder what people have to say about the extra 30kg I’ve been carrying around all my life?

New couple alert
As much as it is difficult for people to imagine that Simon Cowell actually has a love life, he does. And it is rumoured that he is now seeing Carmen Electra, yes, the former Baywatch beauty.

The unlikely couple (how did they even hook up?) were snapped in each others arms after leaving a restaurant in Hollywood. A couple of days ago, the were seen on another day and a source for In Touch Weekly said that: “They were really into each other. At one point, they were talking real close, and he leaned in and kissed her. They started making out!”

Electra had appeared as a guest judge with Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent and a few months later, dumped her fiance Rob Patterson. When asked at the time why Electra was chosen as the guest judge, Cowell, who’s the show’s producer said, “She has the best set of … teeth I have ever seen.”

Sharm says: Think they will last? I’ll give them three more weeks.

Back together?
Twilight fans, breathe. It is rumoured that Robert Pattinson is willing to forgive Kristen Stewart and give their relationship a second chance. Although, it was reported that Pattinson has a long list of rules for Stewart to follow if she wants to get back with him.

It’s said that rule number one is that Stewart will never see or speak with her Snow White and The Hunstman director Rupert Sanders (whom she had an affair with). Secondly, she must be accompanied by someone when she’s meeting people without Pattinson and thirdly, they must have regular date nights and calls when apart.

Sharm says: Okay, what kind of crazy mental prison has Rob designed for Kristen? I hope this list is not true.


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