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Stargazing: Ain't it tweet?

October 15, 2013



Golfer Rory McIlroy has reportedly ended his two-year relationship with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki over a "mean" Twitter pic she posted of him sleeping with his mouth wide open.

She posted the embarrassing picture with this message: "Jetlag? Lol!!"

Caroline, however, says the break-up rumors are untrue.

The Irish Independent first reported that McIlroy was "very upset" when Wozniacki posted the picture last month, calling it the final straw in their rocky relationship.

"Even Serena Williams pointed out _ albeit in a joking way _ it was pretty mean thing to do," the paper reported.

The couple reportedly broke up days after the picture was posted to millions on Twitter.

The British Sunday Independent quoted a source saying: "Yes, they are over. It's a difficult time for them both but it is for the best in the long run."

But hold the pity party. Maybe reports that the 23-year-old Danish tennis player is "absolutely devastated" aren't true after all.

On Oct. 14, Caroline told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet that the rumors were untrue.

"I'm so tired of the rumors. They occur every time Rory and I are apart a few days or do not write on Twitter. There is nothing in it, and from now on I just think that I will keep my private life private," she said. "It is so annoying that the media and the so-called sources constantly spread the rumors . . . I just want to be allowed to live my life off the court without all the speculation."

From Rory's new management camp?




Wow, these guys aren't kidding, are they? When Alamo Drafthouse says don't talk, text or call during a movie, they mean it. Madonna found out the hard way over the weekend.

She was attending the New York Film Festival premiere of "12 Years a Slave" when either a theater attendant or fellow audience member _ reports are conflicting _ asked her to stop texting and put her BlackBerry away.

She refused _ duh, she's Madonna _ and reportedly told the person: "It's for business . . . enslaver!"

The incident led Alamo CEO Tim League to take to Twitter and ban Madonna from his theaters.

"Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies," he tweeted.

League told Entertainment Weekly that he meant the tweet as an off-hand joke, but the ban sticks.

"Yeah, I'm serious, but I don't think it really affects her life that much," he said.

He's right.



He's still got it, but he almost lost his pants proving it. Tom Hanks recreated the famous "Chopsticks" scene from "Big" on Sunday night with help from a friend in high heels _ actress Sandra Bullock.

The two were guests on "The Jonathan Ross Show" when Ross surprised Hanks, 57, with a giant piano keyboard like the one he danced on in the 1988 movie.

Robert Loggia performed with him in the movie, but on Sunday Hanks got an assist from Bullock.

"Now we can do 'Chopsticks,' but maybe not in your heels," Hanks told her.

"Oh, I can do 'Chopsticks' in my heels," she replied.

And she did.



Here's a short list of people who have stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Elizabeth Taylor. Grace Kelly. Sophia Lauren. Katharine Hepburn.

Big Bird. Lassie. Homer Simpson.

And here's one who doesn't: Kim Kardashian.

That really ticks off Kim's boyfriend, Kanye West, who told Jimmy Kimmel's viewers last week that the mother of his child deserves a place on that famous sidewalk.

"By the way, I want to shout-out the Walk of Fame. They said something like they're not gonna put my girl on the Walk of Fame because she's a reality star," he told Kimmel.

"People are so so dated and not modern. There's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't have a star on the Walk of Fame. It's ridiculous old concepts. I'm just gonna give y'all the truth."

And here's what Ana Martinez, spokeswoman for the Walk and the sponsoring Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said in response: "I know he loves her, and it's all very sweet. But she doesn't qualify."

The shiny sidewalk stars honor celebrities who have long track records in one of five categories: radio, theater, motion pictures, music and TV.

To qualify, a celebrity has to win some other award, too. You know, like an Oscar or Grammy. They also have to have a history of charitable giving.

"We don't have reality stars on the Walk of Fame," Martinez told OMG! "We don't have a category for it. We're happy to consider reality stars once they get nominated for, or win, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar.

"We'll consider them when they're legitimate actors or singers."

Celebrities have to be nominated, too, before they're considered for a star. The chamber receives about 300 nominations every year _ most from publicists on behalf of their clients _ and only 24 are chosen.

Martinez told OMG! that the chamber has never had a reality star nominated.

Something tells us they will now.

Bonnie Fuller at Hollywood Life argues that Kim is "just as beautiful and glamorous as her own heroine, Elizabeth Taylor. Plus, she's equally, if not more, influential as a beauty role model to millions of women as Liz was.

"Reality TV is here to stay and has just as much cultural influence as traditional TV, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is a tourist attraction, needs to wake up _ it's 2013!

"If the Hollywood Walk of Fame is indeed about FAME, then Kim more than fits the requirement."


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