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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are doing so much together these days. Dates. Church. Vacations. Each other.
Selena’s mom head a breakdown and was hospitalized in reaction to Jelena rearing its ugly head.
And apparently Selena’s rekindled relationship with the Biebs is causing even more problems.
A few months ago, when Justin Bieber called Mandy Teefey and asked to be reconnected with Selena Gomez, if Mandy had known where it would lead, we imagine that she would have hung up.
(You can’t really slam down a phone to hang it up like you could in the olden days, but she’d sure have pushed that end button with a lot of vigor)
See, Justin Bieber’s mom loves Selena Gomez (because of course she does!).
But Selena’s mom is not so crazy about the singer she must remember as a poorly behaved boy with alleged substance abuse issues, anger problems, who has spent he last few years covering his once-beautiful body in some truly ugly tattoos.
Reportedly, it was only when Mandy learned that Selena and Justin were getting couples counseling to resolve the issues that had tripped them up in the past that it hit her:
Jelena 2.0 is for real.
We don’t know if she thought of it in those words (probably not), but to say that she was upset is an understatement.
So, Mandy Teefey had a breakdown and went to the hospital over it.
Note that she was there of her own free will — this was not an involuntary psych hold. We’re glad that she had the self-awareness to know that she needed some medical attention.
And yes, we know that “mom freaked out so much about daughter’s boyfriend she had a breakdown” sounds like the fakest story ever, but it comes from TMZ and they are very diligent about making sure that they can confirm whatever they report.
That her daughter was going to therapy with her ex meant that it was serious, that Selena’s revisiting past mistakes and that Mandy’s nightmare has returned.
And apparently Selena and her mom have had it out over their disagreement — both have reportedly unfollowed the other on Instagram, for the time being.
As unhappy as Mandy is, Selena isn’t exactly thrilled, either.
HollywoodLife reports that their source close to Selena says that Selena herself isn’t loving the conflict.
“Selena is heartbroken that her relationship with Justin is creating problems with her mother and the rest of her family.”
Remember, it’s not just Selena’s mom — Selena’s whole family hates Justin. They remember him as her crappy, less talented boyfriend who wasted years of her life.
“Selena feels like she is being forced to choose sides between pleasing her mother and following her heart.”
“Selena has loved Justin for years, despite everything, good and bad. They have been through so much together and she still loves him.”
Justin’s like a bad habit that Selena just can’t shake, and she’s off the wagon.
“Selena is struggling to get her mother to understand how much Justin has grown, matured and changed, but Mandy refuses to keep an open mind about Selena’s future with Justin.”
We’d argue that Mandy doesn’t need to keep an open mind — just to keep her thoughts to herself. We’ll explain in a moment.
“Selena feels like she is being forced to choose between being in love with Justin and making her family happy.”
Her family’s more concerned about Selena’s health and future and happiness than their own right now. But, wrapped up in the idea of Justin (but not the reality), perhaps Selena can’t see that.
“Selena knows that her mom is doing her best to protect her, but it still doesn’t feel good that Selena’s relationship with Justin is creating so much anxiety for her family.”
We’re not saying that, in general, people should let their parents dictate their romantic choices.
In this case, though, Selena’s mom might have it right. At least, Justin Bieber, “changed” or not, is bad news. Just because he has a nice butt doesn’t mean that Selena needs to repeat past emotional labors to turn him into the perfect boyfriend. He’ll never be that.
That said, we think that Mandy is clearly going about this wrong.
Unless your child’s dating an absolute monster, the best thing to do (and this works if your friend is dating or even your mother) is to gently state your reservations at the beginning, and then grin and bear it until they realize their mistake.
Selena is brilliant and beautiful but right now, she’s riding an emotional high. Anybody with an ex, especially an ex they had during a formative time in their lives, can tell you that rekindling things with them brings out a rush.
If Selena’s mom winding up in the hospital isn’t enough to break up Jelena, then, for the time being, nothing will.
But in a few weeks or months or years, Mandy can give Selena a shoulder to cry on. And perhaps a very gentle “I told you so.”
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Had old Jelena flames rekindled?
Apparently it was The Weeknd who ended things, as hard as that may be to believe. What drove him to do it?
Remember this photo?
Back in September, Selena Gomez shared this rare pic with The Weeknd.
We now know, of course, that one of the reasons for the rarity of these photos is that Selena had spent basically her entire summer receiving and then recovering from a kidney transplant.
If you look at the dynamic of that snapshot, though, Selena Gomez looks engaged — she’s posting for the photo, after all.
The Weeknd looks like he’s a little checked out at the moment.
(Or, more likely, paying attention to someone or something out)
This photo turns out to be weirdly telling.
As apparently The Weeknd is the one who pulled the plug on their relationship … and, if you look at that photo again, that looks like the face of a man who’s not sure that he wants to be there.
TMZ reports that, per multiple sources, The Weeknd initiated the breakup.
And, honestly … we have very complicated feelings about this.
It seems that not only did The Weeknd end things, but it had nothing to do with the Biebs.
Apparently, the relationship between Selena and The Weeknd has been “fizzling out” since this summer.
They also apparently hadn’t seen each other very much (not enough, anyway) because The Weeknd had his busy touring schedule and Selena has had her busy shooting schedule.
So many celebrity breakups happen because, well, a lot of celebrity jobs require extensive travel and time apart.
Reportedly, another factor in The Weeknd’s decision was that he’d enjoyed being single …
(Of course he did. Some would question the point of being a young celebrity, regardless of gender, if you can’t enjoy the, um, perks)
… And felt “unfairly” tied down so Selena.
Oh? As for how that breakup went down?
The Weeknd apparently called Selena a few weeks ago and told her that it wasn’t working out and that, you know, they were over.
Here’s why we have complicated feelings about this.
First of all: who the hell breaks up a serious relationship over the phone?
That is barely better than a text message breakup.
But you know, we don’t have all of the information, and it might have been best that way. So, sure, let’s let that slide.
Instead, we’ll take a nice hard look at the timing of all of this.
When did their relationship start to lose its passion?
Over the summer.
So … right around the time when Selena Gomez got her kidney transplant.
Remember, Selena suffered kidney failure back in May and was rushed to the hospital as a result. It was all very hush-hush at the time.
And then, in June, Selena underwent her kidney transplant, courtesy of her friend, Francia Raisa.
Summer began in June, so … this seems to be saying that The Weeknd just lost interest because Selena was on bedrest after, you know, getting organs removed and implanted so that she wouldn’t die.
So that’s uncomfortable. We’re not saying that you’re not allowed to break up with someone who’s sick, but the timing of his disinterest really rubs us the wrong way.
We get that The Weeknd wanted to enjoy the single life and all of its perks, but Selena Gomez isn’t just one of the greatest singers in human history …
(Though she is definitely that)
… She’s also one of the most gorgeous women in the planet. So, you know, let’s play him a sad song on the world’s smallest violin.
But, hey — it’s his loss.
We wonder what this means for Jelena, though.
Some fans say good riddance to Justin Bieber, who’s neither as attractive as he once was nor as likable.
He may claim to have left his bad behavior and alleged life-threatening substance abuse problems behind him, but suffice it to say that it’ll take a little more convincing before Justin wins most people over.
And Selena already gave him a few of her best years. Few of her fans want to see her fall back into old habits.
That said, attraction towards exes doesn’t always go away. Justin Bieber offering his friendship to support Selena could develop into something else.
We’ll keep you posted.
It appears as if no one will be particularly happy on Keeping Up with the Kardashians this Sunday night.
In clips previously posted on The Hollywood Gossip, Kim Kardashian freaked out after seeing that a paparazzo has snapped some unflattering photos of her and shared them online:
We also shared a sneak peek of Kim breaking down in a puddle of tears because she feared for her safety while on vacation in Mexico.
Here. Look at how that attack in Paris is still having an effect on the star in the following video:
So this brings us to Kourtney Kardashian.
Below, having just returned from this same trip down south with her sister, Kourtney stops by her mom's office and asks how ex-lover Scott Disick has been in her absence.
"I think that he was jealous because you were having fun spending time with other people," Kris replies, which really sets her daughter off.
"Well that's really not fair," Kourtney says. "It's just like I can't even live my life. I can't even go anywhere. He needs to get a f–king life and leave me alone.
"All he does is try to make everybody else feel bad for him and try to make me look like the bad guy in this situation when clearly I'm not from 10 years of this going on."
"Wouldn't you be sad if he truly left you alone?" Kris asks in response. "You always want what you can't have. And when somebody's right there giving you their heart on a platter."
"He's not! He's not though!" Kourtney says, getting angry and adding:
"That's what he makes it seem! To you, to Kim, to Khloe, to the world, to everybody! He sits there and grovels and feels bad for himself. So if that was his truth, why can't he get it together?"
That's a valid question.
Disick continues to get drunk all the time, party a lot and hook up left and right.
"I have to handle it when he's out photographed with a different hooker every day," Kourtney says emphatically in this sneak peek.
It's hard to disagree with that assessment, even if there's no proof Disick has paid any of these women money for their services.
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We think it’s fair to say that Big Brother 19 has featured some of most epic arguments in the history of Big Brother, and it’s making for a house divided.
When the episode got underway, Josh made his way to Jessica to let her know that she is not his target. Jessica was not about to bow down to him, so she mocked him once again.
Over the course of the summer, the pair has been at odds every step of the way, so it made sense that Jess would think Josh was trying to stir the pot.
Josh then lets her know that it’s only Cody he does not like, and Cody was in the room, so it was a rather ballsy move when you consider that Cody has immunity.
Jessica is not one to allow anyone to talk badly about her man of so many weeks, so she exits the conversation and brands it a big fat waste of time.
When it came to veto plans, Paul recalled that Christmas had the Ring of Replacement, and decided to use it to his advantage. He wanted her to use it in the event Cody’s name is called.
However, Paul revealed in the Diary Room that he wants Christmas to use it so that he can flush it out of the game so that she does not use it against him later.
Not one to listen to the leader, Christmas turned to Josh, and he told her not to use it so they can have it at their disposal later.
They tell Paul that they don’t want to use the power this week, but Paul turns the tables and reiterates that they absolutely need to send Jessica home or there will be hell to pay.
Christmas then says the best course of action is if Josh blinks at Christmas during the players being picked. That way she will know to use it.
When Cody’s name is picked, Josh blinks, and Christmas shuts him right out of the competition. This sends Jessica and Cody into a fit of despair as they realize the odds are stacked against them.
It’s the OTEV competition, and Elena is first out. Jessica is out second and starts crying again because she knows that means she is going home.
Mark ultimately wins the competition, meaning Josh needs to name a replacement nominee.
In the end, Josh puts up Raven, meaning she joins Elena and Jessica on the block.
It’s obvious that Jessica is going home, so there’s really no question about it.
Who do you want to go home?
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Was Kim Kardashian serious about carrying another baby?
Or was this yet another ploy to save the show from plummeting ratings – or maybe a little of both, because what’s a health crisis without exploitation?
Last night’s Keeping Up addressed that and much more.
Picking up where last week left off, Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 13 Episode 4 found Kim getting right down to business.
Of trying to save KUWTK from tanking ratings, that is.
“Kanye and I’ve always talked about having more kids, but after what I went through in Paris, the urgency is even greater,” Kardashian said.
Seamless pivot from crisis to potential storyline there.
“Being a stay at home mom has been so refreshing,” she added, without irony, “and I’d love nothing more than to expand my family.”
Stay at home mom? Is she serious right now?
For all the special things Kim has done and continues to do as a parent, the idea that it’s a full-time job for her is absolutely hilarious.
If you watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians online, you know Kim has been told that her body might not be able to take a pregnancy.
Well, her body in its current condition, anyway.
“I have to go and repair my uterus because I decided I’m going to try to have one more baby. Isn’t that exciting?” Kim told the family.
The family was more worried than happy.
“I have to have a surgery on my uterus to kind of repair this hole, so they need to, like, clean it out and then there’s scar tissue,” Kim said.
“It will still be a really high-risk pregnancy,” she added, to which Khloe asked the obvious question on everyone’s minds in this situation:
“So, why do you want to do it again?”
Because Khloe, sometimes, the ratings are just that low that you’ll feign interest in a lot of things if it means quality promos and stories.
Sorry, here’s her actual answer:
“I’ve gone through so much with really bad deliveries that the doctors don’t feel like it’s safe for me to conceive again myself.”
“This surgery is the one last thing I can try. I want my kids to have siblings. I want to know I did everything I could to make this happen.”
Later, she went through with it.
“I definitely am in pain, but if the end result is that I get to carry my baby, it’s all worth it,” Kim told the cameras. “Hopefully this is successful.”
Then she took a fertility test, though, and learned that despite the surgery, the results said “for sure now, you should not carry [a] baby.”
The devastation began to sink in, and quickly.
“Not only has this been really painful, but now hearing that I shouldn’t carry any more kids, it couldn’t be worse,” Kim lamented.
“I had a full breakdown. I just, like, give up.”
She said she and Kanye would look into having a surrogate carry their third kid next, and “whatever is meant to be will be,” she noted.
Meanwhile, the Kards were going hard at Rob over his health, with Khloe going so far as to ask if he wants to “be around” for Dream.
“When my mom and my sisters gang up on me, it doesn’t really motivate me. It pushes me away,” Rob said, and he does have a point.
“I can’t f–king talk about this right now.”
Tough love is great … but only to a point.
Unlike her brother, Khloe has no problem motivating herself to get in shape, but she still revealed to Kourtney what keeps her up at night.
Her fashion line. She needed to move 150,000 pairs of jeans in three months to please investors and her business partner, a lofty goal.
“I have so much anxiety,” Khloe said, noting that such a sales figure has “never happened in denim history.” Plus, there’s personal anxiety.
“Kylie [Jenner] sells hundreds of thousands of units in like, what? Three minutes?” Khloe said. “I know we’re not necessarily competing.”
“Still,” she admits, “I have always been known as the fat sister and now that I’m over that, I don’t want to be known as the failing sister.”
That’s certainly not happening.
Khloe’s sales were off the charts right out of the gate, proving that she is not the fat sister, or the failing sister, in any sense of the word.
Just the anxious sister.
Perhaps the insecurity and fear of failure is what drives her, like a lot of people in business, because Khloe’s hustle is killin’ it of late.
So hey, remember the little issue of that father-daughter dance that Chelsea Houska’s daughter, Aubree, had last season on Teen Mom 2?
Of course you do — it was one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the history of the show.
Last winter, right about this time, Aubree’s school held a special little dance. The girls could bring their fathers, they’d dance together, and it would be so precious.
Aubree got permission to bring both Adam Lind and Cole DeBoer — her real father and, at the time, her soon-to-be stepfather.
As Chelsea was helping Aubree get ready, she asked her why she wanted Cole to come at all, and Aubree adorably answered with “‘Cause he’s my other daddy.”
It was a good thing she felt that way, because when it was time for the dance, Adam didn’t show. He didn’t even call or text, so Cole took Aubree to the dance by himself.
In a later episode, Aubree went to watch Adam do some competitive weight lifting, and she asked him why he didn’t come to the dance.
And instead of apologizing for missing an event that was important to her, instead of acting even a little sorry that he stood her up, he told her that he missed the dance “‘Cause I had to do this.”
Yes, Adam didn’t take Aubree to the dance because he was practicing for his weight lifting competition.
It was a ridiculously sad moment, and unfortunately, it looks like it’s happened again.
Last night, Chelsea posted this photo on Instagram:
And her caption? “Off to the dance.”
So it looks like, once again, Cole stepped up when Adam couldn’t manage to spend one evening being a good father.
And Chelsea’s fans were quick to notice.
“You sure struck gold!” one of them told her. “And Aubree too. She won’t forget Cole’s love for her when her own ‘dad’ couldn’t step up!”
“How sweet,” another wrote. “He’s a good daddy to her. He might as well be her dad. Cause Adam don’t care. Cole is amazing.”
One person pointed out that “Dad isn’t spelled DNA,” and another asked “What kinda guy can sit back and let another man raise his child? Cole is a dream guy, so lucky.”
And they’re right — Cole is obviously a father figure to Aubree, and a great one at that. Chelsea is very, very lucky that she found such an upstanding, attractive guy to step into her little family.
It’s unbelievably sad that Adam can’t pull his head out of his ass long enough to be a good father, but let’s not think about that.
Let’s just look at that sweet picture, go “awww,” and thank goodness that Cole DeBoer exists.