en Julianne Hough was 10 years old, she lived in London, away from her parents in Utah, studying dance.That's when the abuse began, she says. "I was abused, mentally, physically, everything," she says in Cosmopolitan's February issue, on newsstands Jan. 8.While attending the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Arts, she says the adults around her took advantage of her being without parental supervision: "I was 10 years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer." "I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy façade because that was my job and my life," she adds. "But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love."The actress, now 24, says the abuse became worse "when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl." Her classmates included future Dancing with the Stars pros Mark Ballas and Julianne's brother Derek Hough, both also children at the time. They had formed their own pop music group when Julianne was 12 performing in the U.S. and the U.K.
The last person to speak with the photog who was killed Tuesday following Justin Bieber's car tells TMZ ... Chris Guerra was quite sure Justin had been smoking pot while driving earlier in the day.The person who spoke with Chris at 5:16 PM -- less than an hour before he was killed -- did not want us to use his name. He's also a photog who took Chris under his wing, and says Chris was one of his closest friends.He also says he believes Justin is partly to blame for Chris' death because of the singer's reckless driving history and alleged pot smoking which made it a big story to follow.As for Miley Cyrus' comments, he says, "Good Christians that I know ... don't throw stones at people who get killed."
Justin Bieber was stalked and harassed by the photographer who was killed while taking pictures of the singer's car on New Year's Day, and he lied about J.B. smoking pot ... sources connected with Bieber tell TMZ.Our well-connected Bieber sources tell TMZ ... photog Chris Guerra made Justin's life hell ... following and chasing him at every opportunity. The sources claim Chris flat-out lied when he called a friend shortly before he was killed, claiming he saw Justin smoking pot in a pipe while driving his Ferrari earlier that day. The sources say multiple witnesses will say the only time Justin left the Four Seasons on New Year's Day was to go to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Hollywood for lunch, and there was never a pipe in sight.They also say the photog was lying when he told the friend he saw a car belonging to SelenaGomez on the Four Seasons property.
Two major weight loss companies won't touch Kim Kardashian's "big fat ass" with a 10-foot pole ... TMZ has learned they have zero interest in signing the pregnant celeb to a Jessica Simpson type deal.Reps for Jenny Craig and Medifast tell TMZ they won't be be helping Kim K shed her post-baby weight -- and their reason, ironically enough, is the reality TV star isn't real enough. Medifast said its not looking for any celeb endorsements -- but Jenny Craig was more specific, telling us they're ... focusing on "real results for real women" this year.Interestingly, JC's rep added, "We will continue our working relationship with Mariah Carey."
Leonardo DiCaprio is clearly enjoying his single status and partied it up on a yacht with a bunch of hot bikini babes in Australia over the holiday weekend.Along with all the sexy chicks -- some of whom were topless -- the 38-year-old "Django Unchained" star also hung out with his wingmen Jonah Hill and Lukas Haas. Up until around two months ago, DiCaprio was dating Victoria's Secret supermodel Erin Heatherton.
Kathy Griffin was obscene and unhinged with Anderson Cooper on CNN's New Year's Eve Live ... so claims an angry Parents Television Council.The Prez of the PTC tells TMZ ... Griffin "has shown increasing contempt for the audience ..." referring to her multiple attempts to offer Anderson a BJ just after the ball dropped in Times Square.Tim Winter goes on ... "The onus is now on CNN. Either the network has a policy that allows its on-air talent to fondle a co-anchor's genitals, or it has a policy that forbids such conduct." Winter also says he's not buyin' the whole, "The-kids-in-bed" argument, because New Year's Eve is the night kids stay up.
Page Six reports that Sophia Vergara from Modern Family was with her fiancé at a Miami club when he raged out because she was taking a photo with someone he didn't know. "Pushing and shoving" ensued. One witness told us, “Nick appeared to get really angry after Sofia took a picture with a stranger, and started screaming at her. Nick had to be pulled off Sofia by security. Her dress got torn in the melee. This happened right in front of everyone in the VIP section.
Hillary Clinton has been laying low while she recovers from a potentially dangerous blood clot near her brain, but on Wednesday, Jan. 2, she emerged from New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital, smiling, with daughter Chelsea by her side and husband Bill close behind. The trio grinned as they exited the building, Chelsea hand-in-hand with her mother, but returned just 15 minutes later, according to the Daily News. The appearance, though brief, marked the first time the Secretary of State, 65, had been seen in public since Dec. 7, when she spoke at a news conference in Belfast. Shortly after that event, she fell ill with a stomach virus that led to her fainting of dehydration and suffering a concussion
It's so hard to say goodbye -- especially when millions of dollars hang in the balance.As Bethenny Frankel and soon-to-be ex-husband Jason Hoppy cope with the emotional fallout of their imminent divorce, they're also dealing with the financial issue of who gets what when they go their separate ways.The former Real Housewives standout, 42, has a lot to lose, thanks to her four New York Times bestselling books, daytime talk show and ever-growing Skinnygirl empire, whose margarita line she sold in 2011 for an estimated $100 million. In fact, Forbes gauges that Frankel netted some $55 million from mid-2010 to mid-2011 alone. Fortunately, as the Jan. 7 issue of Us Weekly reveals, the mogul and her pharmaceutical sales exec ex have a prenup in place that will determine how their marital assets are divvied up in the divorce
One Jonas Brothers concertgoer apparently found herself pushin' lots of people away.The fraternal trio's corporate entity, Jonas Brothers Enterprises, has been targeted in lawsuit filed Monday by a woman who says she ended up traumatized after being caught up in a crush of fans at a free JoBros concert at the Grove in L.A. close to three years ago.Ashleigh Johnson sued the band and the owner of the venue for negligence, claiming that both parties knew a large number of people—including many minors—would show up, and that proper security measures were not in place at the packed outdoor shopping mall.Married to Jonas' second season will follow the JoBros on tourJohnson claims she suffered "severe injury to her body and shock to her nervous system" after being pinned against a fence, as well as "great mental...and nervous pain."She is asking for unspecified damage from the JoBros and Caruso Management Co.
Al Jazeera is making a big purchase: Current TV, the low-rated news channel co-founded by Al Gore.The New York Times reports that the Qatar-based cable news company is buying Current TV."We are proud and pleased that Al Jazeera, the award-winning international news organization, has bought Current TV," said Al Gore in a statement with co-founder Joel Hyatt.
Fantasia Barrino has freed herself, all right.The American Idol champ has stirred controversy after posting what appeared to be an anti-gay-marriage rant on her Instagram account."I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House... Everybody Trying!!!!!!!" writes the 28-year-old singer on Instagram (via goodasyou.org). "Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! I'm not doing Nothing for you... My Life!!!!" Netizens unhappy with her stance flooded her feed with angry comments, prompting Barrino's reps to release a statement clarifying what she meant."Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context," read the statement. "Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it's through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans."Fantasia herself reportedly issued a follow-up post denying any ill will toward the LGBT community.Fantasia talks suicide attempt"It has been brought to my attention that something I said was taken out of context," the Grammy winner noted. "I, Fantasia Monique Barrino, don't judge anyone because I don't want to be judged. The gay community is one of my largest supporters. I support the gay community as they support me. Bloggers please stop misrepresenting the facts."Barrino, as fans know, attempted suicide in August 2010 by overdosing on pain medication after she was accused of breaking up her babby daddy Antwaun Cook's marriage.
Gwyneth Paltrow surprised fans at Chris Martin and Jay-Z's concert at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn on New Year's Eve when she went out on the stage! Gwyn danced on stage during the number "Run This Town." Also making an appearance on the stage was Gwyneth and Chris' daughter Apple.
former firefighter with a crush on Madonna has been sentenced to three years' probation for resisting arrest outside the singer's New York City apartment building.Robert Linhart was convicted in November after being twice arrested in September 2010.Police say the then-59-year-old Linhart was nabbed after he parked his SUV outside the Material Girl's former Manhattan apartment and spray-painted love notes on poster boards. He returned a few days later and was arrested again.His attorney had argued that it was no crime to adore Madonna, the singer of pop hits including "Like a Virgin" who performed at last year's Super Bowl halftime game.The judge on Wednesday also ordered Linhart to attend anger management sessions.Attorney Lawrence LaBrew tells the Daily News that Linhart is appealing the conviction.
Patti Page, one of the most successful pop stars of the '50s – famed for hits such as "Tennessee Waltz" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" – died on Tuesday in Encinitas, Calif., the New York Times reports. She was 85. Page's songs sold millions – "Tennessee Waltz" spent months atop the pop, country and R&B charts and sold a total of 10 million copies – but her singing style and sentimental hits, though favored by the public, did not always receive critical praise
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