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Rihanna Celebrates Her Birthday by Getting Flirty With Leonardo DiCaprio

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Rihanna rang in her 27th birthday on Friday with a slew of A-list pals – including rumored new love interest Leonardo DiCaprio.

The singer celebrated her big day at businessman Jim Goldstein’s famed home in LA. The guest list included DiCaprio, Mick Jagger, Jim Carrey, Bill Murray, Naomi Campbell and Paris Hilton.

Rumors have been circulating that the “Stay” singer and the Wolf of Wall Street star have been casually dating. A source tells PEOPLE that although Rihanna and DiCaprio, 40, didn’t act like a couple, they did share a few flirtatious moments.

“They weren’t couple-y but they would flirt and dance so definitely a little magic there,” says the onlooker. “They were definitely flirty and dancing, but not over the top.”

In true RiRi fashion, the festivities lasted until the early morning (5 a.m. to be exact).

Rihanna also shared an emotional birthday message on Instagram.

“27 years ago, my mother gave birth to her very first child at the tender age of 27,” she wrote “Life is never a piece of birthday cake, but I feel special that I was chosen by my Father in Heaven to make it here! And each year that goes by I am more grateful! Every day we wake up, means we get another chance at life … to live what we’ve learned and to discover even more, to be good to other people and to know that you are a part of their smile! I cherish these days, and I pray that God will spare my life to see many more! #Feb20″

The Barbadian singer has been busy in recent weeks, promoting and performing her newest single, “FourFiveSeconds.”

The acoustic song is a departure from her usual brand of sexy pop, and features appearances by Paul McCartney and Kanye West. The trio performed the song live for the first time at the 2015 Grammy Awards earlier this month.

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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Cumberbump Alert: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Baby Is Coming Soon

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Jason Merritt—Getty Images Benedict Cumberbatch, right, and Sophie Hunter attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif.

The actor appeared on the red carpet with his pregnant wife

Cumberbitches may still be bummed that their darling Benedict Cumberbatch is off the market, but at least this cloud has a silver lining: soon enough, a tiny Cumberbatch will be coming into the world.

The Imitation Game star appeared on the red carpet in advance of the Oscars Sunday with his new bride, Sophie Hunter, who was visibly pregnant in her gown. Whether or not he lucks out in his bid for Best Actor, these red carpet photos should definitely go in the baby book.

Hunter is, of course, more than just a baby mama for the British heartthrob; she’s had her own notable career as an actress and director.

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This Is What Dakota Johnson Took Home From the Fifty Shades of Grey Set

From the red room to the red carpet

Fifty Shades of Grey‘s leading lady Dakota Johnson isn’t nominated for an Oscar, but she’s already generating buzz on the red carpet. The actress, who’s a presenter at the 87th Academy Awards, arrived with her date for the night: mother Melanie Griffith, who’s already said she won’t be seeing her 25-year-old daughter’s steamy role on the big screen — as it would probably make both mother and daughter uncomfortable.

So it was good Griffith wasn’t within earshot of Johnson’s interview with Ryan Seacrest when the E! host asked her what she took home from the set of the film. “A flogger,” she said, then quickly followed it up with. “Can I say that on television?” Too late.

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Emma Watson Shoots Down Those Prince Harry Rumors

'Remember that little talk we had about not believing everything written in the media?!'

It looks like Emma Watson is squashing rumors that she has been secretly dating Prince Harry.

“Remember that little talk we had about not believing everything written in the media?!” Watson wrote on Twitter Sunday morning.

Watson was apparently referring to rumors about her and Harry, which were first reported by Australian magazine Woman’s Day. The magazine provided a number of details about how Prince Harry approached the 24-year-old Harry Potter actress.

Representatives for the royal family haven’t addressed the rumors, according to PEOPLE magazine.

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Michael Phelps Just Got Engaged to Former Miss California USA

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Rafael Neddermeyer—Getty Images Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps attends a Subway press conference to promote healthy living and lifestyle among childrenon December 04, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Olympic champion is taking the plunge

Olympic champion Michael Phelps is engaged to girlfriend Nicole Johnson, the swimmer announced on Instagram Sunday.

The 22-time Olympic medalist posted a photo of the couple lying in the snow with the caption, “She said yes.” Johnson posted a similar photo to her Instagram with with the caption “I’m gonna be a Mrs.”

The couple began dating in 2009 but broke up in 2012 before getting back together, according to Page Six. Johnson was Miss California USA 2010.

She said yes😁😁😁 @nicole.m.johnson. (Photo credit to @arschmitty )

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I'm gonna be a Mrs. 🙊🙈 @m_phelps00 💍❤️ 📷: @arschmitty

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Madonna’s Most Memorable Social Media Moments

Madonna arrives at the The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2015.
Steve Granitz—Getty Images Madonna arrives at the The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2015.

She's wasted no time making her mark

It’s only been two years since Madonna joined Instagram, but what a ride it’s been. Despite Madge’s late entry to the social media party, she’s wasted no time making her mark.

From her indelible Instagram debut to several controversies to her recent forays into apps like Snapchat and Grindr, here’s Madonna’s most memorable social media moments.


Welcome to Instagram

Peering over a dirty martini, Madonna announced her arrival on Instagram bluntly: “Cheers motherf—-ers! I’m on Instagram.”

Cheers motherfuckers! I'm on instagram

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Son Scandal, Round 1

Early in 2014, Madonna posted a pic of her then-13-year-old son Rocco holding a bottle of booze with the caption, “The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014!” Plenty of haters (and some fans) took umbrage with a photo that implied underage drinking, to which she assured them, “No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor!”

Son Scandal, Round 2

Not long after that, Madonna posted a picture of Rocco boxing with the caption: “No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #Disn–ga.” Obviously, people took umbrage with her using the n-word to describe someone, much less her white 13-year-old son. Madonna later deleted this one.

Visiting Malawi

Madonna posted photos and footage of a trip to Malawi, where she visited with some of the children who have benefitted from her Raising Malawi charity. Here’s Madge getting down with some kids to James Brown’s “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud.”

Holding it down with Buck in Malawi! #superbad

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Locking Down the Leak

When numerous tracks from Madonna’s forthcoming album Rebel Heart leaked back in December, the pop queen vented her frustration on Instagram and thanked fans for “not listening” to the leaks. “They are unfinished demos stolen long ago and not ready to be presented to the world,” she wrote.


MLK, Nelson Mandela Controversy

While public sympathy was on her side after the massive demo leak, some were outraged when Madonna incorporated doctored images of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela into her Rebel Heart promotional campaign. While Madonna clarified she hadn’t meant to compare herself to either activist and apologized, she nevertheless kept the images up.

This ❤️#rebelheart had a dream!

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Snapchat Music Video Premiere

Madonna’s “Living for Love” became the first-ever music video to premeire on Snapchat, an app primarily used by teens for sending provocative self-deleting pics to each other. If Snapchat has a future in music, Madonna was in on the ground floor.


In a nod to new forms of social media and her extensive gay following, Madonna recently teamed with the gay dating app Grindr. Anyone who changes their profile pic to a recreation of her album cover (but starring yourself instead of Madonna) has the chance to be one of five fans who will get to chat with Madonna over Grindr on Valentine’s Day. Details here!

This article originally appeared on Billboard.

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Kanye West Says Beyoncé Is Inspired By Kim Kardashian

attends the adidas Originals x Kanye West YEEZY SEASON 1 fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 12, 2015 in New York City.
Kevin Mazur—Getty Images Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and daughter North attend the adidas Originals x Kanye West YEEZY SEASON 1 fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 12, 2015 in New York City.

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When Beyoncé is working on a new album, she keeps pictures of Kim Kardashian on the wall to inspire her — that’s according to Kardashian’s husband Kanye West.

In a characteristically candid interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Kanye said that Beyoncé takes inspiration from images of his wife because “Kim represents powerful women.”

He added that the two women love and respect each other, and have a relationship with a “LeBron James-Kobe [Bryant] element to it.”

That wasn’t all he opened up about. On the subject of Kim’s notorious Paper magazine cover, Kanye said representation of her body type is an important precedent to set for younger generations: “My daughter has a chance of being shaped like my wife, so … between this age and the age when she’s like that, I’m gonna be fighting for that shape to be considered the highest of class … or at least equal to what someone looks at a skinny model for.”

Kanye said he was surprised to enjoy the Beck album, which he recently criticized when it beat out Beyoncé for Album of the Year at the Grammys; he heard it playing during his dinner with Taylor Swift, he said. Meanwhile, he mentioned that he’s been meaning to call Beck about the incident, but just keeps forgetting.

He also noted that his next album is “80% done” and will get a surprise release, adding that the music will address police brutality — a subject he says he’s avoided based on advice from his father.

[Power 105.1]

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Watch Kelly Ripa Describe How She Freaked Out Madonna at an Oscars Party

Madge wasn't happy after Kelly smelled her

Television host and Madonna super fan Kelly Ripa appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night and revealed how she once creeped out her idol.

Ripa said that she’d been invited to an Oscars party hosted by Madonna a few years ago and, upon meeting the legendary singer, hugged her and smelled her. According to Ripa, Madonna was not impressed with the “weirdo” behavior.

Despite the frosty reaction, Ripa still seems to think fondly of the encounter. Beaming, she excitedly told Kimmel, “She smells like gardenias!”

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Here’s What Jon Stewart Wants From the Next Host of The Daily Show

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Desiree Navarro—WireImage/Getty Images Director/writer/producer Jon Stewart attends "Rosewater" New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 12, 2014 in New York City.

He still didn't say who he thinks that host should be, though

After hosting The Daily Show for a decade and a half until recently announcing that he will step down at the end of the current season, comedian Jon Stewart wants his successor — whoever that may be — to take the show’s concept to the next level.

Stewart, speaking at Catie Lazarus’s show “Employee of the Month” at a New York pub, wouldn’t name a desired successor but explained what he would like to see from the show after he leaves, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

“What I want to see there is the next iteration of this idea,” Stewart said, adding that he used every possible permutation of the show’s concept. “I feel like the tributaries of my brain combined with the rigidity of the format.”

He used The Daily Show alum and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver (who will definitely not be succeeding Stewart) as an example of the possibilities. “John Oliver was able to apply our process to a more considered thing, and it’s exciting to watch it evolve and see it mutate and change and fill different gaps and different ideas,” he said. “That’s the part that I’m looking forward to seeing.”

As for his own plans, Stewart reiterated that he has a lot of “ideas” of his own, and that spending more time with his family is a big part of his decision to step down.

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