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BRADLEY COOPER & ZOE SALDANA
Just last month, things between Bradley Cooper and Zoë Saldana appeared blissful as the couple posed for photos together and celebrated the release of his movie Silver Linings Playbook at a candlelit dinner party at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. Now, according to a source, the two have called it quits on their yearlong on-off relationship. The former Sexiest Man Alive and the Avatar star, who began dating last January after filming The Words together, spent the holidays apart: Cooper was spotted with his mother, Gloria, inside Paris’s Grand Palais on Dec. 28, while Saldana rang in the new year at the James Royal Palm hotel in Miami alongside actress Gabrielle Union and her boyfriend, NBA star Dwyane Wade. Saldana, 34, showed no signs of heartache. “Zoë had a phenomenal time. She was with her sisters and other family members, and they all danced together,” says an onlooker. “She was in a great mood.” Cooper doesn’t seem to be nursing any wounds either. The actor was all smiles as he spent his 38th birthday on Jan. 5 in California at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, where he received a Desert Palm Achievement Award (and a “Happy Birthday” serenade from the crowd). “He acted quite humble and seemed really glad to be there,” says a guest. Still, given that the pair split last spring and then reconciled in September, there’s a chance they could pull off another rebound in 2013. Says a source: “They seemed happy together.”
HELLO TATTOOS, GOODBYE TAYLOR
“MIGHT AS WELL …”
The One Direction singer is up 25 tats but down a girl: Sources confirm Styles and Taylor Swift, 23, have split (see below). Just days before, he showed off his ink during the pair’s British Virgin Islands vacation. Since turning 18 last February, Styles has gotten more than two dozen tattoos, including his newest additions, birds on his pecs and a ship on his biceps. Says the heartthrob: “I just like getting them for my friends and stuff.”
Less than a year after buying it for $6.5 million, the TV star, 57, is saying adios to the 6,000-sq.-ft. 1926 Spanish Colonial home in Beverly Hills he shared with wife Kayte, 31, and their 6-month-old daughter, Faith. The actor, who’s looking to make a tidy profit, has moved with his family to another house nearby.
ALSO ON THE MARKET
on the market
Beverly Hills, Calif.
Grammer’s property features six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, a butler’s pantry with wine storage, a guest house and detached three-car garage. And it’s kid-friendly with a playroom and pool.
THE NEW IDOL JUDGES
IF THEY WERE CONTESTANTS
THE TRIO MAKE THEIR DEBUT JAN. 16 ON FOX. WOULD THEIR YOUNGER SELVES HAVE MADE IT THROUGH THE AUDITION PROCESS?
BACKSTORY: The daughter of an opera singer, Carey (left, in 1987) has said, “They had to tear me away from the radio every night. I just loved [singing].” The alto boasts a five-octave range and a “whisper register.”
ENDEARING STRUGGLE: She waited tables and slept on the floor of an N.Y.C. apartment.
MASS APPEAL: She’s of Irish, black and Venezuelan descent, but she told PEOPLE in 1991 she’d “only make a point of it if I choose to.”
IDOL MATH: Jennifer Hudson + Kelly Clarkson.
The Confident Diva
BACKSTORY: Urban (left, in the ’80s) grew up milking cows in an Australian farm town. “I wasn’t very good at it,” he told PEOPLE in 2004.
ENDEARING STRUGGLE: He’s said he was told “to get out of country music” by the judge of a local singing competition he entered when he was 9.
UNFORGETTABLE STYLE: A triple-pierced ear and gold-painted toenails. Friends called him a hippie who appreciates fashion.
IDOL MATH: Scotty McCreery + James Durbin.
The Country Charmer
BACKSTORY: The Trinidad native (born Onika Maraj) has said she “knew the whole Diana Ross collection before I was 8.”
STAR TRAINING: Minaj attended a performing arts high school in N.Y.C. and aspired to be “the black Hannah Montana.”
HER LOOK: Though her style in 2009 (above) was relatively tame, she told PEOPLE in 2010, “If I look weird, I’ve achieved my goal.”
IDOL MATH: Fantasia + Adam Lambert.
The Wild Child
WAIT, DIDN’T THEY SPLIT?
THEIR ROMANCES DIDN’T LAST, BUT THESE EXES PROVE THERE CAN BE FRIENDSHIP-AND EVEN LOVE-AFTER A BREAKUP
SIMON COWELL & MEZHGAN
Cowell, 53, who confirmed last month he’s “dating” Carmen Electra, 40, was seen vacationing on St. Bart’s with ex-fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy (left), 40, with whom he split last year.
Courteney Cox & DAVID ARQUETTE
They separated in ’10, but Cox, 48, told Ellen Degeneres, “He’s my best friend…. I appreciate [David, 41] more now than I ever did.”
NENE & GREGG LEAKES
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 46, and her ex split in ’11 after 13 years-and just got engaged on New Year’s Eve.
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