Taylor Swift ready for next guy
She's like a hot knife though butter!
That'd be Taylor Swift, 23, who has dumped One Direction singer Harry Styles, 18, after nearly two months, Life & Style Weekly says. Swift began dating the boy after she threw off another 18-year-older, Conor Kennedy, whom she dated for a heartbeat after going, um, like a hot knife through a series of guys, including (in reverse order) Eddie Redmayne, Zac Efron, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cory Monteith, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner, Lucas Till, and Joe Jonas.
Love lives of the rich 'n' famous
Matt Dallas, 30, who played an alien genius teen with no bellybutton in the overlooked ABC Family sci-fi drama Kyle XX, says he's engaged to his bf of three years, musician Blue Hamilton.
They can't make it as husband and wife, but Courteney Cox and David Arquette will never be totally apart, Cox tells Ellen DeGeneres. "He's my best friend in the world. I love him," says Cox. "I think we both appreciate each other more. . . . I hope he does. I do."
Will Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy end up pals? For now, they're enemies. Frankel, who last month announced they are separating, filed divorce papers last week, TMZ says.
Octomom back on welfare
Nadya "Octomom" Suleman, 37, who checked into rehab in November for treatment of addiction to Xanax, is so overwhelmed by bills - including those from rehab - she has had to sign up for welfare again, TMZ says. The former reality-TV star and mother of 14 recently was trying to make ends meet with a series of activities a snob might call déclassé, including a starring turn in a porn film, gigs at strip clubs, celeb pillow fights, and celeb boxing. She'll collect $1,800 a month for food.
EntBiz odds 'n' ends
A special DVD/Blu-ray edition of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Extended Edition, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, will feature eight minutes ( 480 seconds!) of never-before-seen footage. "I wanted to make sure that for all the Twihards out there, there was a chance to see some of these cut scenes," director Bill Condon said Monday. It's due March 2.
Internationally acclaimed novelist Thomas Pynchon, 75, whose works include Gravity's Rainbow, V., and The Crying of Lot 49, this year will publish his first novel in four years, The Bleeding Edge, Penguin Press says.
Steve Martin, a most hearty banjo aficionado, has teamed up with singer Edie Brickell ( Volcano, Stranger Things) to record the bluegrass CD Love Has Come for You. It's due April 23.
Show to benefit Newtown
Broadway producer Van Dean and composer Brett Boles, who hail from the Newton, Conn., area, said Monday that they are organizing a benefit concert for families affected by the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook massacre. The Jan. 28 show at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Conn., will feature Linda Eder, Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, six-time Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz, Mickey Dolenz, Nikki Blonsky, and Seth Rudetsky.
Movie violence: The Govinator speaks
Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger tells reporters at a junket for his new drug-cartel thriller The Last Stand that there's no link between movies and the violence that engulfed Newtown, Conn., last month.
The film is "entertainment and the other thing is a tragedy beyond belief. It's really serious and it's the real deal," the ex-Govinator, 65, says. "We have to analyze how we deal with mental illness, how we deal with gun laws, how we deal with parenting."
Work out 'Les Miz'-style in Phila.
Members of the cast of the Les Misérables production now playing at the Academy of Music will teach their exercise routines at noon Tuesday at 12th Street Gym, 204 S. 12th St. in Center City. Gym info: 215-985-4092 or www.12streetgym.com.
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