Justin Bieber had until Friday, May 17th to produce documents to German custom officials in order to retain ownership of Mally, a capuchin monkey. The pop singer has six weeks to contest the decision, which officially makes the monkey German property. The ownership will be transferred on today, May 21st.
Beiber received Mally from producer Jamal "Mally Mall" Rashid as a birthday present. German custom officials seized Mally on March 28th in Munich when the Beibs failed to produce the proper vaccination and import documentation for the monkey. Mally was taken into quarantine, and has been under the care of Munich's animal shelter since. The shelter has publicly criticized Beiber's decision to take the monkey on tour because a capuchin monkey should remain with his mother until he's a year old. Capuchins are also social animals, and fare better in groups, so Mally would have suffered from being alone.
Another celebrity romance bites the dust! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have reportedly called it quits after dating on-and-off for around four years. The couple have been romantically linked since starring together in the film adapations of the bestselling Twilight series. They didn't officially admit their relationship until July 2012, after Kristen's affair with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders prompted her to publicly apologize to her boyfriend. Robert accepted her apology and the two continued their relationship, but now it seems that their romance is over.
News broke this afternoon that the power couple that is Bey & Jay are expecting their second child. The rumor mill started up at the Met Gala when Beyonce wore a custom-made Givenchy gown with a cinched bodice that concealed her stomach along with an intricate pattern. Then just this week, Beyonce canceled a concert in Belgium due to “dehydration and exhaustion.” Needless speculation skyrocketed. If we know anything about celebs, that’s code for something happened, usually rehab, but in this case Sasha Fierce probably was feeling the plights of early pregnancy.
Sean "Diddy" Combs announced on his Twitter that he's been cast as a series regular on the British hit-drama Downton Abbey, writing "MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i'll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!"
The show has been mixing up the cast lately, adding Gary Carr as the show's first black character earlier this year, but Diddy being added to the cast would be unusual, as the majority of the cast are British actors, including Carr. So far there's been no news on who Diddy will play, or any news from creator, Julian Fellowes, on the casting. So far the show's offical Twitter has almost been silent.
Some people will do anything to meet their favorite celeb! A Taylor Swift fan reportedly swam two miles to try and meet the singer at her beach-front estate. The 22-year old man was arrested by local law enforcement near Swift's Rhode Island mansion around 2am.
According to reports, Westerly cops spotted the Chicagoan around a mile from the house, and intercepted him on White House Road, a private road about five minutes from Swift's residence. He admitted that he'd swam out to the house in an attempt to meet her, but changed his mind when he saw her security team. The police booked him for trespassing, and will be summoned to appear in court on May 24th; he is currently still in custody.
Johnny Depp reportedly popped the question to actress Amber Heard! The two met while filming The Rum Diaries in 2011, and despite the 22-year age gap and Heard's relationship with photographer Taysa Van Ree, connected. Heard ended her relationship with Van Ree, and began quietly dating Depp. Depp had also just split from his long-time partner and mother of his children, Vanessa Paradis. The couple have been on-and-off ever since, but now it seems that Depp wants to make the relationship more permanent!
Tuesday night Star Trek Into Darkness finally premiered nationally! The film has been in international theaters since its world premiere in London on May 2nd. American fans of the series, which stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana, have been eagerly awaiting the release.
It seems everyone in Hollywood wants to be in a musical right now! Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly in talks to star in Disney's adaptation of the Broadway musicial Into the Woods. The project has already tapped Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp to star, as well. Both Streep and Depp have previous silver screen musicial experience: Streep in Mamma Mia! and Depp in Sweeney Todd.
Justin Bieber's tour woes continue! Thieves reportedly broke into the safe room at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. While Bieber was performing on stage Sunday the thieves chiseled a tunnel and lowered themselves into the room, stealing $330,000 in cash earnings from the concert.
Management didn't learn of the break-in until the next day, but now the stadium is on lockdown while the local police investigate the crime; no suspects have been identified thus far, but it's rumored to be an inside job.
In spite of huge ratings and positive viewer response to new judges Shakira and Usher, NBC plans to bring back Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green for Season 5 of The Voice. The two original judges both took a season off to focus on other projects. There was also speculation that the judging panel would retain Shakira and Usher in the future, especially since they have amazing chemistry with veteran judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The Season 4 premiere ratings went up by 11 percent with the introduction of Shakira and Usher.
Aguilera will reportedly be paid $12 million for returning to the show, $2 million more than her paycheck for Season 3. Although Green has yet to sign on for Season 5, he's reportedly in negotiations with the network to come back with Aguilera.
On last night's How I Met Your Mother, viewers finally got a glimpse of the MOTHER! The reveal has been eight seasons in the making, but in the last few minutes of the finale, the camera panned up to reveal her face.
The actress playing the Mother is Cristin Milioti, best known for her role as "Girl" in the Tony award-winning musicial, Once. Her final performance was on March 24, 2013, opening her up to play the Mother in Season Nine of HIMYM. Season Nine will be the show's final season, which makes the Mother's reveal even more exciting. Viewers still don't know if the final season of the hit CBS show will be about Ted falling in love with his future wife or if another surprise twist is in store.