Taylor Swift has been named the most charitable celebrity for the second year in a row.
The "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker topped DoSomething.org's annual list thanks to good deeds including a $100,000 donation to the Nashville Symphony and headlining the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's fundraising event for homeless charity Centrepoint.
In second place were One Direction, whose Comic Relief single 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)' raised over $1.6 million to help those living in poverty, and bringing in $784,345 in donations for cancer research.
Headlining the Chime for Change concert in London saw Beyonce awarded third place on the list, while fourth place went to late actor Paul Walker, thanks to his Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) charity, a network of professionals with first responder skills - doctors, nurses, firefighters, paramedics, and other disaster-survival specialists - who help out when natural disasters strike, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took fifth place thanks to award-winning track "Same Love," which "challenged the hip-hop community to adopt a culture of acceptance."
Ryan Seacrest has jetted off on holiday with his new girlfriend.
The American Idol host, who was linked to Sports Illustrated model Dominique Piek earlier this year, was spotted enjoying a romantic lunch with model and personal trainer Shayna Terese Taylor, 38, at La Huella restaurant in the beach town of Jose Ignacio in Uruguay on Sunday.
"They were obviously together, and the girl was clearly into Ryan. She was all over him, holding his back and his hand while he talked to the others. And he seemed to be loving the PDA," an insider said.
A source said that Ryan wanted the lunch to be so perfect that he asked staff to move them to a better table on the front porch of the eatery. The couple, who were first spotted partying together in Los Angeles in June, later left in a chauffeured car, while their friends left in a van.
Kanye West will attend Kim Kardashian's baby shower on Sunday.
Although the "Power" rapper was initially reluctant to attend the female only bash, he now plans to make an appearance with Lamar Odom, who is married to Kim's sister Khloe and Scott Disick, the partner of her other sibling Kourtney.
"It's girls only but Kanye will come at the end. But then I think Scott [Disick] and Lamar [Odom] might bring Kanye. That might happen at the end. That's what we were all deciding. Because Kanye says he feels a little weird for him to be the only guy at it. I think if all the guys come at the end, it's good," Khloe told Ryan Seacrest.
It was previously claimed Kim, 32, had begged 35-year-old Kanye to attend, but he was uncomfortable with the idea.
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have split up.
The American Idol host and the Safe Haven actress reportedly called time on two-year-relationship recently because their "busy work schedules proved to be a great challenge for them both," according to People. Yet, Ryan, 38 and 24-year-old Julianne are still in contact and remain friends.
Julianne previously admitted juggling work and a relationship was tough: "It's a hard thing to do, especially when you're so caught up in your work and bettering yourself. I think at the end of the day you have to find a balance with what's really important."
However, just last month, Julianne hinted the couple had been discussing marriage and admitted seeing Ryan on TV at the Grammy Awards made her heart skip a beat. "I flew in from Nashville - I was at my sister's baby shower - and I walked in right as he was on and he looked so hot. He looked so cute! I got all giddy because it was super exciting to see my man on TV. I was so proud of him. I always thought of who I'm going to be with the rest of my life and what my life is going to be like with that person. I was one of those girls when I was a kid that never really planned a wedding or thought of the big wedding day. A wedding to me is whatever, I mean, it's a cool party but I'm not a big wedding kind of person."
Kanye West could propose to Kim Kardashian this weekend, according to Ryan Seacrest.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians producer has hinted Kim might be getting more than she bargained for when Kanye whisked her off to Rome on a romantic break with the intent of celebrating her 32nd birthday tomorrow. Discussing whether there is any truth to the rumours that Kim is "demanding an engagement ring" on his KIIS radio show, Ryan told his co-host Ellen K, "I think we could definitely see an update on this story on Monday."
Twice-engaged Kim - who is still in the process of divorcing Kris Humphries - has made no secret of wanting to settle down and start a family, and recently confessed she had finally found her match in Kanye. The 35-year-old rapper is said to have been searching for the perfect ring to bestow on his "princess" and make their commitment official.
Julianne Hough was "reluctant" to date Ryan Seacrest.
The 24-year-old beauty - who met the American Idol host in 2007 - admits she was so nervous about their first date she barraged him with questions rather than simply enjoying her time with him. "I was reluctant because he is such an influential guy and what if it didn't work out? Our first date, I was so nervous that I just sat there and interviewed him with questions like, 'Are you loyal?' and, 'Are you close to your family?'" she said.
However, Julianne - whose brother is Dancing with the Stars professional Derek Hough - is now so comfortable with him that she has put on weight, and can no longer drink cheap wine due to the cultural influence he has had on her: "I'm 20lbs heavier than I was when we started dating, and 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 Hough was afraid of dating Ryan Seacrest.
The 23-year-old dancer-and-actress insists she was never worried about the American Idol presenter being 14 years older than her but resisted a relationship because he is so "powerful and influential."
"I've never dated anyone my age but Ryan is definitely the oldest man I've dated. Age is irrelevant I think. Mutual friends would be like, 'You guys would match perfectly.' And then eventually when I was single, he emailed me. I was very cold. I was nervous about dating him because he is a very scary person. He's powerful and influential. I was like, 'No, no, no' but it just ended up happening."
Ryan is renowned for being a workaholic, and the Rock of Ages star admits they can find it hard to see one another: "Our inside joke is that we have to schedule scheduling hanging out. But it somehow works."
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough are considering getting married.
The American Idol host and the Rock of Ages beauty have been dating for two years and now the 37-year-old presenter has admitted the couple have been discussing taking their relationship to the next level: "It's something we talk about," he said.
When asked if he would consider it in the near future, he added, "We talk about that, too!"
Ryan admitted the pair enjoyed celebrating their recent two-year anniversary as they took the time to reminisce over the period: "[On our anniversary] night we talked about the things that we'd done that year. I think I did everything right!"
Though he produces fly-on-the-wall reality shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spin-offs - including the wedding of Kim Kardashian to Kris Humphries last year - Ryan insists he wouldn't want to televise his own nuptials.
Selena Gomez's Kiss Cam smooch with Justin Bieber was "the most humiliating thing that's ever happened" to her.
The actress and her boyfriend were watching the Los Angeles Lakers play basketball on last Monday night when they appeared on the court's Kiss Cam - which zooms in on couples to make them lock lips - and although they complied, Selena was enormously embarrassed. "It's the most humiliating thing that's ever happened to me, probably. They were showing these little elderly couples, and it was so cute. Then all of a sudden we're both looking up and we come on the screen and it's like... It was so awkward. It was so weird. I mean you have to kiss, right?" she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show.
Dick Clark, the well-known television producer and host, has died. Clark suffered a massive heart attack after undergoing an outpatient procedure, and attempts at resuscitation failed.
Dick Clark's health has been on a steady decline since he suffered a stroke back in 2004, which led to him being forced to retire from his post as host of New Year's Rockin' Eve (which Ryan Seacrest took over two years later.)
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