Julianne Hough Has Gained 20 Pounds Since She Started Dating Ryan Seacrest
When your job depends on you staying fit and thin, it's probably not a good idea to get into a happy relationship. Because way too often, Happy equals CHUBBY.
--Just ask JULIANNE HOUGH. She says she's put on 20 POUNDS since she started dating RYAN SEACREST. And her body isn't the only thing he's ruined.
--She says, quote, "Now we always have great wine, and I can tell the difference. So I told him, 'You ruined my life because I can't go to a friend's house and drink cheap wine anymore.'"
--Julianne says she was originally worried about dating Ryan . . . because it could mess up her career if they broke up . . . quote, "I was reluctant because he is such an influential guy, and what if it didn't work out?"
Chris Brown Did Not Get Rihanna's Face Tattooed on His Neck
CHRIS BROWN has a new tattoo of a woman's face on his neck, and a lot of people think it looks like RIHANNA. Others have speculated that it's a BATTERED WOMAN . . . because there are marks on the face.
--Turns out it's neither. Brown's rep says it was inspired by a half-skull design he happened to see . . . which was released by the MAC Cosmetics company in honor of Mexico's Day of the Dead festival.
Tara Reid's Drunk Ass Knocked Over a Motorcycle and Fell On Top of It
Sadly, TARA REID seems to be losing her battle with addiction.
--In St. Tropez over the weekend, Tara was stumbling around the streets when she bumped into a parked motorcycle, knocked it over and fell on top of it.
--Nobody captured the fall on video, but there's footage of the aftermath . . . in which you get to see Tara and a drunken friend struggle to their feet, then board a nearby yacht. Probably to drink more.
Simon Cowell Says He Chose Britney Spears Over Mariah Carey Because Mariah "Isn't Someone Who Wants to Say 'No' to People"
When MARIAH CAREY signed on to "American Idol", it sounded like SIMON COWELL might have been trumped . . . because it seemed like he'd been trying to land Mariah for "X Factor".
--But now, Simon claims he intentionally chose BRITNEY SPEARS over Mariah . . . and he also disses both Mariah and "Idol".
--He tells "In Touch Weekly", quote, "Mariah called me about 'X Factor', and I met with her, but my main concern was that she might have found it harder on 'X Factor' than on 'American Idol' . . .
--"Mainly because 'Idol' is a more GENTLE show and Mariah is not someone who wants to say 'no' to people. I think she'll have an easier time on 'American Idol' than this show, definitely."
--By the way, TMZ reports that Simon has decided that he wants KHLOE KARDASHIAN to host "X Factor" this season.
--Supposedly, he believes she'll be a, quote, "big draw" in attracting a younger audience to the show. Fox has yet to sign off on Khloe, but they'll probably be fine with it.
Ice-T Claims Snoop Lion Will Go Back to Being Snoop Dogg as Soon as the "Weed Wears Off"
SNOOP DOGG has re-named himself SNOOP LION, but ICE-T doesn't see that lasting very much longer.
--He says, quote, "Snoop Lion? . . . I know Snoop. [He'll] only be 'Snoop Lion' for another month once the weed wears off."
The Premiere of Katie Couric's Talk Show Kicked Butt in the Ratings
The premiere of KATIE COURIC'S new talk show was a ratings success on Monday.
--The number of estimated viewers hasn't been released yet, but Nielsen says its preliminary data shows that it was the highest-rated talk show debut since "Dr. Phil" premiered 10 years ago.
--"Katie" blew all the other new talk shows . . . hosted by STEVE HARVEY, RICKI LAKE and JEFF PROBST . . . out of the water. And she had twice as many viewers as ANDERSON COOPER did for the second season premiere of his show.