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Alex Sturrock, Photographer, Could Be The Ex-Boyfriend Who Inspired Adele’s “21″

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Alex Sturrock, a 31-year-old celebrity photographer, has been revealed by a UK magazine as the ex-boyfriend who allegedly inspired Adele’s latest album, 21. In fact, Alex Sturrock’s website features a whole gallery of photos of a young Adele, posing with props like a bulldog or a rose. A source told Heat:

“It was an intense period for them. They met through mutual friends and hit it off straight away. He shot her a few times and that was just it They spent all their time together – and when they weren’t together they would ring each other constantly.”

Previously everyone thought a chap named Slinky Sunbeam had inspired such hearbroken songs like “Someone Like You.” Put perhaps Adele was just trying to throw us off the scent? (Well, good, anyway, because that name is ridic.) Let’s find out some more about this Alex Sturrock character, shall we? Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Rihanna’s Managers “Banned” Her From Seeing Chris Brown

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  • Rihanna’s managers have “banned” her from seeing abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, but sources tell Page Six she’s “rebelling” and “she said she’ll do whatever the hell she wants to.” [Page Six]
  • Jennifer Lawrence has apparently heard that some critics of “The Hunger Games” have suggested she’s too fat, telling a source, “This is hilarious. First, people say how so many actresses in Hollywood look anorexic, and now they are criticizing me for looking normal.” True! [PopBytes]
  • A Gordon Ramsay sex tape? The celeb chef’s alleged mistress Sarah Symonds has revealed there could be a sex tape of the two of them. [Starpulse]
  • Ashley Olsen and Jared Leto were spotted canoodling in a restaurant. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Why Do We Care So Much About Fat Betty?

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  • Why do people care so much about that Betty Draper Francis has gotten fat in order to conceal actress January Jones’ pregnancy on “Mad Men”? I know it’s a shocking look for Betty, but people on the interwebs are really freaking out about it. [Personally, I just enjoy a fat suit. -- Editor] [Huffington Post]
  • Darren Criss and Matt Bomer singing Goyte’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” on “Glee” has me crying at my desk. [Nerve]
  • “30 Rock”‘s Alec Baldwin pitched a fit on Twitter after a newspaper reporter showed up at his new fianceé’s yoga class, presumably to get a peek at the ring. [Gothamist]
  • Frisky pal Julianne Smolinski presents the thinking woman’s guide to the bestselling e-book, Fifty Shades Of Grey. [NYMag.com]
  • Dancing made this chick finally love and appreciate her belly. [Gurl.com]
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Today’s Lady News: Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Clinic Bombing Suspect Arrested

  • Wisconsin police have arrested a suspect in Sunday night’s bombing of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute. The man’s identity and charges against him are as-of-yet unclear. A handmade explosive device was placed on a windowsill at the clinic and caused a small fire. The Grand Chute clinic closed on Monday but reopened today. Don’t you just love it when people show how “pro-life” they are by resorting to violence? [Post Crescent]
  • An 80-year-old woman with no flying experience landed a Cessna airplane by herself after her 81-year-old husband became unconscious midflight. You go, granny! [Reuters]
  • The National Magazine Awards nominated zero — yes, that’s zero — women for awards in Reporting, Features, Profiles, Columns or Essays. Are you kidding me, people?! [Think Progress] Keep reading »

“Women Don’t Care About Contraception,” SC Governor Nikki Haley Claims

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If you thought it was just dude politicians who were tone deaf on women, think again: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley visited “The View” today and declared, “Women don’t care about contraception.”

Oh jeez Louise. Keep reading »

Lauren Conrad Poses Topless For “Glamour”

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We never pegged Lauren Conrad as a side-boob exhibitionist, but here she is posing topless on the May 2012 cover of Glamour for the “Swimsuit Issue.” Wait, the swimsuit issue? Fifty percent of her swimsuit is missing! Gah, no one will be complaining .  [Us Weekly]

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