Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Have Broken Up
JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ have broken up. A source says, quote, "Because of their crazy schedules, it was getting harder and harder to maintain a relationship."
--But it might not be that simple. Other sources say it was Selena who did the dumping around Halloween . . . and it was because of Justin's new "friendship" with a Victoria's Secret model named Barbara Palvin.
--On Thursday night, they went to see "The Lion King" on Broadway with a group of people. But afterward, Barbara Tweeted, quote, "hey everyone. please calm down. he is all yours!! :) please :)."
--And she later followed up with this Tweet, quote, "There is nothing going on with him. I met him and did a pic with him. Wouldn't you do the same? #friendship"
--The night before, Justin performed at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
--And after the show, Barbara Tweeted, quote, "okay sooo because u guys were askin for it! with @justinbieber ! you were great tonight!" She added this photo of herself with Justin.
--A source says Justin was playing the field throughout the fashion show . . . quote, "He was asking for phone numbers from the girls . . . He was hitting on [them] all day.”
--In an interview on Saturday, Justin seemed a little confused about how things are going to work out.
--When asked about the breakup, he said, quote, "I don't know what to say. I don't know what's going on in my life. To even assess that, it doesn't make sense 'cause I have not made any comment."
--A source has told TMZ that Justin doesn't want the breakup . . . and he's confident he and Selena will get back together.
Taylor Swift Still Keeps in Touch with Conor Kennedy . . . And She'll be performing on Thursday's "X Factor"
TAYLOR SWIFT does NOT trash every guy she's ever dated. She claims to be "incredibly close" with TAYLOR LAUTNER . . . and now we're hearing she's still on speaking terms with CONOR KENNEDY.
--According to the "New York Post", Taylor and Conor still talk on the phone . . . and there's a solid chance they'll see each when she attends the RFK Gala on December 3rd.
--Apparently, the only reason they broke up was because Taylor knew she'd be out of her mind busy promoting "Red" . . . plus there's that little issue of Conor still being in high school.
--Speaking of Taylor Swift . . . she'll be performing her song "State of Grace" on Thursday's "X Factor". (--It's from her album "Red".) It'll be the first time she's performing that song on TV.
Lindsay Lohan's New P.R. Team Canceled Her Barbara Walters Interview
LINDSAY LOHAN will no longer sit down for a "20/20" interview with BARBARA WALTERS.
--Her new P.R. people pulled the plug, because they didn't want Barbara asking personal questions about things like drug use, her dad's recent attempt at an "intervention", and the fact that she might be charged with lying to police.
--The interview was set up mainly so Lindsay could talk about her upcoming Lifetime movie "Liz & Dick" . . . but there's no doubt Barbara would have delved a little deeper than that.
--Sources say Lindsay feels bad because she considers Barbara a friend. ABC issued a statement saying, quote, "We are disappointed that Lindsay cancelled the interview and wish her well."
--The interview was supposed to take place this week, and air on Friday night.
--Instead of Barbara, Lindsay will apparently sit down with the ultimate softball-thrower, JAY LENO. Sources say she's doing the"Tonight Show" a week from tomorrow.
--As you probably recall, Lindsay has a new P.R. team because her old rep QUIT late last month. Her new rep also works for Kal Penn, Kevin Sorbo and Zachary Levi . . . and used to rep Andy Dick.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Handed Out Supplies in Queens Saturday
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL handed out supplies to storm victims in Rockaway, Queens on Saturday.
--Meanwhile, RIHANNA added $100,000 in cash to her previous pledge to donate 1,000 sleeping bags.
--And RACHAEL RAY is donating $500,000 and FOUR TONS of dog food to the ASPCA.
Is President Obama Getting One Direction to Play the White House as a Thank You to His Daughters?
The not-always-reliable British tabloids say PRESIDENT OBAMA is trying to get ONE DIRECTION to play at the White House as a "thank you" to his daughters Sasha and Malia for all they did to help during his campaign.
--A source says, quote, "It's an open invitation for a date to be arranged that fits with everyone's busy schedules. It's not every parent who can invite the hottest band in the world to their home. They will be the envy of girls across the world."
--Since it's an "open invitation", the band hasn't actually agreed to do it yet.
"Skyfall" Had the Biggest Bond Opening Ever with $87.8 Million
After four years out of theaters, James Bond is back in a big way. "Skyfall" made a massive $87.8 million in its first three days of release. (--That increases to $90 million when you add the $2.2 million made at Thursday night screenings.)
--That makes it the best Bond debut in the series' 23-film history . . . by a big margin. The previous record was set by "Quantum of Solace" when it opened with $67.5 million back in 2008.
--Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1.) (NEW) "Skyfall", $87.8 million. Up to $90 million since Thursday.
2.) "Wreck-It Ralph", $33.1 million. Up to $93.7 million in its 2nd week.
3.) "Flight", $15.1 million. Up to $47.8 million in its 2nd week.
4.) "Argo", $6.7 million. Up to $85.7 million in its 5th week.
5.) "Taken 2", $4 million. Up to $131 million in its 6th week.