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Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez have ended their summer fling

Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez are no longer dating -- if what they were doing in Italy and Spain in recent months was actually "dating."

The "That Awkward Moment" actor, 26, and the "Fast & Furious" actress, 36, called it quits after two months of playing together in "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" locales, Us Weekly reported Wednesday.

They reportedly ended it after having a blowout fight in Ibiza, Spain, sources told the magazine.

"Michelle is going to do her own thing. Zac knew this about her when he got with her," one source said, adding that he was still into her while she was done with him. 

The unexpected couple -- she was hooking up with 22-year-old model Cara Delevingne before she and Efron were linked -- had been photographed kissing on a boat off the coast of Italy in early July, making out on the dance floor at an Ibiza nightclub a few weeks later and dining with friends in early August.

Efron, who's now back in town filming "We Are Your Friends," has dabbled in much...

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Gym, tan, split: 'Jersey Shore's' Ronnie Magro, Sammi Giancola break up

They'll always have Seaside: "Jersey Shore" alum Ronnie Magro and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola have officially called it quits.

Seriously, shouldn't the statute of limitations on their romance have expired already? The pair met on the MTV reality series in 2009 and when it ended in 2012, they seemed to be back on.

But a lot could change in two years. Now the on-again, off-again couple, whose tumultuous relationship played out during six seasons, seem to be done for good, according to Magro.

The show's resident juicehead, 28, broke the news to the media Tuesday during the premiere of former costar Jenni "JWoww" Farley's new film, "Jersey Shore Massacre."

"We were drifting apart and not really spending any time together," the fist-pumping reality star told People. They reportedly ended things about two months ago.

"We just grew our separate ways," he told Us Weekly. And while that's not the most eloquent way to describe their relationship's conclusion, the man had nice things to say about...

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Duggar-family daughter Jill Dillard is pregnant after 2 months married

Jill Duggar -- now Jill Dillard -- is pregnant, expecting a baby with Derick Dillard, her husband of two months.

"We are so excited," the mom-to-be told People in a story published Wednesday. 

The Duggars, of course, are known for their ultra-large family, which stars in TLC's reality series "19 Kids and Counting." Jill, 23, is the fourth-eldest child of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar; she was born after Josh, the eldest at 26, and 24-year-old twins Jana and John-David.

The newlyweds, who waited to kiss until they were wed, shared the news with the rest of the Duggar clan after only a month of marriage, papa Jim Bob Duggar told the magazine. 

"Everyone was clapping and cheering, and we were in shock too," he said. 

Jill Dillard was a little shocked too when she found out: After multiple pregnancy tests had come up negative at home, she took another test while visiting her mom's place and that one came up positive, People said.

Derick Dillard called the moment "surreal." Perhaps influenced...

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Ray J pleads not guilty to sexual battery, vandalism charges

R&B singer Ray J pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a slew of charges stemming from an alleged sexual-battery incident in May.

The "Sexy Can I" crooner, 33, whose real name is Willie Ray Norwood Jr., has been charged with four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, vandalism, battery on a police officer and resisting/delaying a peace officer, according to the Los Angeles district attorney's office.

The singer and reality-TV personality did not appear in court, instead entering his plea through his attorney.

Ray J, who costarred in Kim Kardashian's infamous sex tape and has milked that fame for years, was arrested on May 30 after he allegedly groped a woman at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel bar. Prosecutors said the singer refused to leave the establishment and, when he was finally in custody, broke a patrol car window and spat on an officer.

TMZ previously reported that the singer was at the hotel's Sidebar when he got into a fight, was ousted from the bar, and the cops were called. The...

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Jackie Chan 'ashamed,' 'heartbroken' by son Jaycee Chan's drug arrest

Jackie Chan is "ashamed" and "heartbroken" about his son Jaycee Chan's arrest in China last Thursday on suspicion of marijuana possession, the action-movie star, singer and martial artist said Wednesday on social media.

Part of the embarrassment: The elder Chan was named an anti-drug ambassador by China in 2009.

"Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I'm very ashamed. As a father, I'm heartbroken," the star of "The Tuxedo" wrote on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter equivalent. (translation via the Associated Press.)

"I have failed to educate my son. I must also take responsibility, and in my son's name take a deep bow and apologize to the public," he added (translation via Channel NewsAsia).

Actor-singer-playboy Jaycee Chan, 31, was among at least nine celebrities arrested last week as part of a Chinese crackdown on drug use that has seen about 3,400 people taken into custody in recent months, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday...

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Zoe Saldana admits pregnancy as Ice Bucket Challenge travels 'Galaxy'

Zoe Saldana has finally acknowledged that she's pregnant -- and all it took to get her to 'fess up was a looming bucket of ice-cold water.

She was, of course, called out to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, which has finally made it up the participant ranks in recent days to include Hollywood's A-listers.

"Obviously, I can't do it myself," she said, turning sideways and giving her baby bump a few exaggerated caresses, "so I nominate my husband to take on the challenge and get rinsed with a nice bucket of ice water."

To this point, though Saldana had joked around a bit in a photo with "Guardians of the Galaxy" costar Chris Pratt, she hadn't been so blunt about the bun in the oven.

Saldana called out her "Avatar" director James Cameron, actress Salma Hayek, philanthropist and heiress Aileen Getty and businessman Ron Burkle before her husband, Marco Perego, took one for the team. He added French businessman Francois Pinault at the...

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It's good to be Gisele Bundchen, Forbes' top-paid models list confirms

Gisele Bundchen has gotten pretty cozy at the top of Forbes' list of highest-paid models.

The Brazilian supermodel, 34, has topped the financial magazine's annual list for the eighth year in a row by earning an estimated $47 million. That's a $5-million increase from last year's calculation.

The sought-after mother of two, who out-earned her husband Tom Brady as well as all other models, has cash rolling in from contracts with H&M, Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Pantene hair products and Oral-B in Brazil, the mag said. She also dabbles in design, getting a nice sum from her work for cobbler Grendene and her designs for Hope lingerie, which launched Gisele Bundchen Intimates.

Brace yourself for a surprising pay gap, though: This year's second-place models earned only 17% of what Bundchen did.

Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima and Dutch damsel Doutzen Kroes, who are both still full-time Victoria's Secret Angels, tied for second place. While their $8-million figures are nothing to scoff it, it's...

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Christian Bale, Sibi Blazic welcome their second child, a boy

Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic have welcomed a new child, their second. It's a boy, but beyond that the details are about as public as Batman's real identity is to the residents of Gotham City.

The baby arrived recently, the "Dark Knight" star's rep confirmed Monday to People. Name, weight, length and the exact birth date, however, are under wraps.

Makes sense, given Bale's very private nature.

Blazic's pregnancy went public in March when she and her husband appeared on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards, where he was nominated for best actor for his work in "American Hustle." (The trophy went to Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club."

Blazic, 44, and Bale, 40, who've been married since 2000, are already parents to 9-year-old Emmeline.

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Comedian Kevin Hart proposes to Eniko Parrish on her 30th birthday

Kevin Hart is actually going to be a real, real husband of Hollywood -- he's getting married again.

The "Think Like a Man Too" actor, who also stars in the parody show "Real Husbands of Hollywood," proposed to his girlfriend Eniko Parrish during her 30th birthday celebrations on Monday and took to social media to make the announcement.

"She said YEEEEESSSSS...... #Happy #MyRib ...LoveHer," the 35-year-old comedian wrote, posting a picture of himself and his fiancee showing off her new bling.

Hart's rep confirmed the engagement to The Times and said that no wedding date has been announced.

Earlier in the evening, the "Ride Along" star gushed about his wife-to-be: "Happy Birthday to the most amazing woman in the world. Today is your day babe and we are going to party like it's 1999....I love you so much. I'm a better man because of you ... #Dirty30 #HappyBday #ThrowBackPic"

Parrish also shared a video of the proposal, which took place at a restaurant during the birthday cake portion of...

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Jon Hamm throws first pitch in St. Louis, covets Jon Hamm bobbleheads

Before Jon Hamm threw out the first pitch at the Cardinals' game against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, he seemed to have a concern larger than whether his throw would make it to home plate: getting his hands on enough Jon Hamm bobblehead dolls to satisfy the fans among his own friends and family.

"It's amazing how many people I've had ask me to get them one," Hamm said at a news conference before Jon Hamm Night commenced, according to the Associated Press.

"That was the weird thing -- aunts and uncles and friends of all stripes, so I'll probably need about 40 of them."

Forty, huh? Hope the hometown boy has some pull with the Cardinals' promotions people.

Jack McBrayer of "30 Rock" fame was on hand before the game too, clearly delighted by the commemorative bobblehead he'd procured. And really, what's not to love -- in pictures, Bobblehead Jon is adorable, with just the right amount of 5 o'clock shadow.

McBrayer and Hamm got to be friends in 2009 after the latter did a few guest...

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Will Smith reunites with Jazzy Jeff for 'Summertime' performance

Now, this is a story all about how Will Smith took over a pool party in Las Vegas.

The former rapper, who went by the stage name "The Fresh Prince" before turning that brand into a 1990s sitcom, joined his onetime collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff and his son Trey Smith at a Palms pool party on Friday in Las Vegas where he and Jeff performed their 1991 single "Summertime," as seen in footage obtained by TMZ.

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star performed the signature routine to "Jump on It," which was repeatedly performed on the show, E! News reported.

"I just wanted to come out and say 'what's up' to everybody. They know how to party down here. Y'all know how to party down here. My stuff need to be out Jeff, I think my stuff need to be out," Smith said before lifting up his shirt to expose his abs.

"It's been a minute. ... We haven't been on stage in forever," he continued before giving in to some fan requests. "It looks like we might have a fan or two in the house. Let me give them a little...

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Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran cozy up in apparent back-together moment

It's pretty hard to keep track of whether Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran are on-again or off-again, but the couple that keeps breaking up and making up seemed to be cuddly again in pictures taken Sunday at a charity flag-football game.

In July, they supposedly broke up after he posted a shot of her bare behind on his Instagram page -- with Instagram purges and social-media unfollowing on both sides following the rift. Then voila, a little more than a week later, they were back together.

Until, shock of all shocks, they were apart again in early August, allegedly because Brown was still obsessed with Rihanna, or perhaps because she was texting and sending pics to other guys, or maybe because they just needed a break.

No matter the reason for the breakup, TMZ says the reason for the makeup was that Tran now believes Brown didn't do the nasty with anyone in St. Tropez shortly after he and Tran split.

Too. Much. Drama.

Remember, the two have been an item going as far back as 2011, a...

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