Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Palvin: I Did Not Hook Up With Justin Bieber (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

Don’t call Barbara Palvin the other woman.

Some two months after making headlines with Justin Bieber, thanks to a backstage photo taken around the same time the singer first called it quits with Selena Gomez, the Victoria’s Secret model is speaking out for the first time about those romance rumors.

Palvin, 19, tells Celebuzz exclusively that she and the Canadian pop star were never romantically involved, despite reports to the contrary.

“You know how the drama started — Selena retweeted the picture,” Palvin said on Saturday.

“I’m okay to talk about it because I know there’s nothing. It’s ridiculous how this got to the news.”

Palvin, who spent part of her weekend at the InStyle Beauty Lounge in Beverly Hills, Calif., representing L’Oreal, says she was just “hanging out” with Bieber, 18, during the fashion show last fall.

“That was it . . . that’s why it was so weird. They thought I caused a big drama, their break-up.”

“They,” — devoted “Jelena” fans — erupted in response to the Twitter photo, causing Palvin to clear the air.

“hey everyone. please calm down. he is all yours!!” she wrote.

Gomez, 20, also took to Twitter at the time, posting a photo of her beau, a friend and Palvin together with just an ellipses: “…”

The Hungarian stunner explained on Saturday that her run-in with Bieber was an innocent fan moment.

“I wanted to meet him real bad,” she said. “I watched his movie [Justin Bieber: Never Say Never] and I was like, ‘He’s such a cool kid, I want to meet him.’ And then when I did at the [Victoria’s Secret] show we met and of course we had a conversation and then I took the picture with him.”

Just days later the two fueled the romance fire when they were spotted catching The Lion King on Broadway. According to Palvin, it was anything but a date.

“It was my sister’s first time in New York and we so wanted to go to Broadway, but there were no more tickets,” she explained. “I just came up and was telling him, ‘My sister is here, but she’s sad because we can’t go to Broadway, no more tickets.’ And he was like, ‘Well, I can get you one.’ And his friends came . . . like six people and then me, my sister and agent. So friends.”

And as the curtain call came, so did their night on the town.

“So we were just like okay, nice to meet you, that was fun, and then bye,” she said.

But the headlines didn’t stop there.

One month later, Palvin made the news again, after tweeting a photo of herself in front of a tour bus in Florida — reportedly belonging to the Biebs. But the model says that was not only not his tour bus — they never met up in the Sunshine State.

“We didn’t hang out, that’s the funny part,” she said, laughing.

“It was so funny when I read we were hanging out in Miami and I was also wearing his t-shirt. Dude, that’s my t-shirt!” Palvin added.

“And you see the mobile homes in the back [of my Twitter photo] — when you’re shooting on location you have mobile homes to do the hair and makeup and dress. And they put everything together like that’s Bieber’s tour bus, that’s Bieber’s shirt. I was like, ‘No!’”

Palvin admits the speculation made her angry because she already has a boyfriend in her hometown.

“They [the media] gave me a real hard time with this with my boyfriend. They also put him in the press and he’s not a celebrity or anything,” she said. “Him being back home [in Hungary] with a normal life and everybody is like, ‘You’re girlfriend is dating Justin.’ It’s very hard for him.

“It made me pissed, but there’s always a dark side of this business.”

If there’s any contact with camp Bieber at all, Palvin says, it’s between her and the “Boyfriend” singer’s manager Scooter Braun.

“We don’t stay in touch. I more talk with his manager Scooter. His father is Hungarian so there is this Hungarian connection and I talk with him.”

Palvin even reached out when news broke about the photographer who was killed while following Bieber’s Ferarri on New Year’s Day.

“When I heard that the paparazzi died in L.A. I called him [Scooter] and I told him to also tell Justin that maybe this is not a good start of the year, but the rest is going to be better.

“So I’m more in contact with Scooter than with Bieber.”

With the young crooner single again after reportedly making-up — and breaking-up — for a second time with Gomez, we’ll have to wait and see who his next lucky lady will be.

What do you think — would Barbara and Justin make a good couple? Tell us below.

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Britney Spears Makes ‘The X Factor’ Exit Official

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Britney Spears has officially taken her final bow as a judge on The X Factor.

In light of rampant reports this week that the songstress is leaving the popular singing competition show, the 31-year-old has confirmed today she won’t be back for a second season, Celebuzz has confirmed.

Instead, she wants to get back to the music that made her the Princess of Pop.

“I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season,” Spears said in a statement obtained by Celebuzz. “I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it’s time for me to get back in the studio.

“Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much!” she added. “I can’t wait to get back out there and do what I love most.”

Celebuzz was the first to report that planning meetings for Season 3 of The X Factor have been underway and the “Toxic” singer’s participation going forward wasn’t on the agenda.

So what will the singing sensation tackle next?

The rumor mill is already buzzing that the blonde beauty will hit the Las Vegas stage to perform in her very own Celine Dion-style show, with a source telling Celebuzz that die-hard Brit fans could see her take over the main stage mic sooner than we think.

“She is very interested in a Vegas residency,” a source close to the singer told Celebuzz, “and is in serious talks with one of the major casino groups.”

Would you watch Britney Spears in her own Las Vegas show? Tell us in the comments below.

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Britney Spears Mourns Loss of Beloved Grandfather (EXCLUSIVE)

Britney Spears rang in the New Year on a sad note — her beloved grandfather passed away just days before the holidays, the pop star’s uncle has confirmed to Celebuzz.

“She was here for the funeral with Jason and both the little boys,” Allen Stewart said of Spears’ fiance  Jason Trawick and her sons Sean Preston, 7, and Jayden James, 6.

“Paw-Paw” June Spears Sr., 82, died on December 16 after a long battle with cancer, and Stewart says Britney’s sadness was evident at the Louisiana services.

“Everyone was upset and crying,” said Stewart, who’s married to the “Piece of Me” singer’s aunt Jeanine Spears Stewart. “We all hugged each other. She was very upset about her Paw-Paw and spent Christmas at her mom’s nearby. We will all miss him, but he’s in a better place.”

Despite Britney’s enormous popularity — most recently, she made headlines by walking away from her job as a judge on The X Factor — Stewart says the family doesn’t pay much attention to her life in the Hollywood spotlight.

“We love Britney,” he said. “We don’t care about how much money she makes or if she’s on TV. She’s a beautiful person, and having her around with the kids is good enough, especially when the kids can meet their cousins and nephews. It’s about having family in your life. It’s about getting together and seeing one another.

“She and Jason were here a couple years ago for Thanksgiving. It’s country living, and they played on our tractor. It was great. It’s God’s country.”

Stewart even said he wouldn’t trade places with his multimillionaire niece: “To me, if I had her popularity, fame, wealth, I’d be trying to get out of the fast lane and out of city life. She’s just under so much pressure.”

No doubt helping Britney navigate the choppy waters of Tinseltown: Trawick, who has already gotten a thumbs-up from Stewart.

“I like Jason. He’s very down-to-earth,” he said. And Brit’s uncle adds Trawick is a far cry from Kevin Federline, who was married to Britney from 2004 to 2007.

“Kevin was very different to me,” Stewart said. “He was into music and dancing. Jason is business-related, but he wouldn’t put his business before anything.”

Stewart isn’t the only one who gave a stamp of approval to Trawick.

“[Grandpa] June liked him [Jason] a lot too. She [Britney] had his blessing,” he added. “I think he’s really good for Britney. I read everything about what happened and don’t believe everything I read, but the track she was on four or five years ago, she’s gotten so much better since being with him.

“We hope she found the right guy.”

Do you think Britney has finally found her happily-ever after-with Jason? Tell us why — or why not — in the comments section below.

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Britney Spears Mourns Loss of Beloved Grandfather (EXCLUSIVE)

Britney Spears rang in the New Year on a sad note — her beloved grandfather passed away just days before the holidays, the pop star’s uncle has confirmed to Celebuzz.

“She was here for the funeral with Jason and both the little boys,” Allen Stewart said of Spears’ fiance  Jason Trawick and her sons Sean Preston, 7, and Jayden James, 6.

“Paw-Paw” June Spears Sr., 82, died on December 16 after a long battle with cancer, and Stewart says Britney’s sadness was evident at the Louisiana services.

“Everyone was upset and crying,” said Stewart, who’s married to the “Piece of Me” singer’s aunt Jeanine Spears Stewart. “We all hugged each other. She was very upset about her Paw-Paw and spent Christmas at her mom’s nearby. We will all miss him, but he’s in a better place.”

Despite Britney’s enormous popularity — most recently, she made headlines by walking away from her job as a judge on The X Factor — Stewart says the family doesn’t pay much attention to her life in the Hollywood spotlight.

“We love Britney,” he said. “We don’t care about how much money she makes or if she’s on TV. She’s a beautiful person, and having her around with the kids is good enough, especially when the kids can meet their cousins and nephews. It’s about having family in your life. It’s about getting together and seeing one another.

“She and Jason were here a couple years ago for Thanksgiving. It’s country living, and they played on our tractor. It was great. It’s God’s country.”

Stewart even said he wouldn’t trade places with his multimillionaire niece: “To me, if I had her popularity, fame, wealth, I’d be trying to get out of the fast lane and out of city life. She’s just under so much pressure.”

No doubt helping Britney navigate the choppy waters of Tinseltown: Trawick, who has already gotten a thumbs-up from Stewart.

“I like Jason. He’s very down-to-earth,” he said. And Brit’s uncle adds Trawick is a far cry from Kevin Federline, who was married to Britney from 2004 to 2007.

“Kevin was very different to me,” Stewart said. “He was into music and dancing. Jason is business-related, but he wouldn’t put his business before anything.”

Stewart isn’t the only one who gave a stamp of approval to Trawick.

“[Grandpa] June liked him [Jason] a lot too. She [Britney] had his blessing,” he added. “I think he’s really good for Britney. I read everything about what happened and don’t believe everything I read, but the track she was on four or five years ago, she’s gotten so much better since being with him.

“We hope she found the right guy.”

Do you think Britney has finally found her happily-ever after-with Jason? Tell us why — or why not — in the comments section below.

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Ex-Bodyguard Sues Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber sued by bodyguard

From one controversy, to another. This time, it’s a courtroom.

Fresh from being photographed smoking what looked to be marijuana, 18-year-old pop star Justin Bieber is facing a lawsuit for allegedly assaulting a former bodyguard.

Moshe Benabou, an ex-Israeli soldier, filed court papers in Los Angeles on Thursday, claiming Bieber berated him and struck him a number of times in the chest during an argument over a member of the singer’s entourage.

Benabou — the same bodyguard who was involved in an altercation with the paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport — was fired as Bieber’s chief lieutenant on Oct. 10, last year.

“For nearly two years Mr. Benabou devoted himself completely to ensuring Mr. Bieber’s personal safety,” Benabou’s attorney, Ilan Heimanson, told Celebuzzin a statement.

“Mr. Benabou deserved, as does any employee, to be treated with respect, dignity and in accordance with the law. Unfortunately, he was not.”

Benabou is also suing Bieber for failing to $400,000 in back wages.

According to his complaint, Benabou said he worked seven days a week and up to 18 hours a day, but was told by his employers he wasn’t entitled to overtime as a salaried employee.

He is now seeking — all up — $421,261 that includes overtime pay, vacation time and damages.

But it’s the alleged physical incident that is the most sensational in the bodyguard’s suit.

In the documents, Benabou said the 18-year-old superstar was “egged on” by his entourage to launch an “abusive tirade” against him because the “Baby” singer had thought the guard had attempted to keep a member of his group away from him.

In retaliation, Benabou claims the teenage star “repeatedly punched” him in the chest.

As he walked away from the alleged incident, it’s claimed Bieber screamed, “You are fired!”

“Employers, be they Justin Beiber or Acme Corporation, hold an inherent position of power over their employees,” Heimanson added. “Regrettably, the nature of that relationship invites abuse.

“Labor laws were written for the express purpose of protecting employees from such abuses,” he added.

“Through this lawsuit, Mr. Benabou simply seeks to hold his prior employer to the prevailing legal standards — full, fair and timely payment of wages and an abuse free workplace.”

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Harry Styles Gets Free Italian Feast After Taylor Swift Split: ‘He Wasn’t Down on His Luck,’ Says Restaurant Owner (EXCLUSIVE DETAILS)

Harry Styles at Don Peppe in NYC

Harry Styles isn’t letting his rumored split with Taylor Swift get in the way of his appetite.

In fact, the boy bander feasted on Italian fare at Don Peppe sans the cute country crooner last Sunday in Queens, NY where he looked very much in an atypical post-split good spirits following the reported end of their 37-day whirlwind romance.

“He wasn’t down on his luck,” owner John De Luca told Celebuzz. “With all the girls he can get, forget about it, Taylor Swift.”

The 1D star paid a surprise visit to the famous eatery the evening of Jan. 6 after seeing the restaurant on a popular HBO show.

“I sat with him for about 15 minutes,” said De Luca, adding that the 18-year-old heartthrob dined with a male friend for two hours before his flight. “He was on his way back to L.A. and had a layover in New York so he came into the restaurant.

“He said he had seen the restaurant on Entourage so wanted to look us up while he was in town.”

So what’s the perfect break-up culinary cure?

“He had soda, veal parmesan, shrimp luciano over linguini, baked clams, orange sherbet and coffee,” he said.

And Deluca added that he didn’t charge the millionaire musician for the $100 meal.

“He was really enjoying himself,” added De Luca. “Some young kids recognized him, but everyone really left him alone. He loved it and he said he’d be back.”

What lucky lady do you think Styles will be with next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Told Family About Pregnancy at Christmas, Reveals Cousin (EXCLUSIVE DETAILS)

If you were shocked, imagine how the families felt.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West gave their families the perfect Christmas gift, Celebuzz has learned. It was over the holidays that the soon-to-be parents revealed the amazing secret they’d been keeping.

“The family found out over Christmas,” Kanye’s cousin Tony Williams told Celebuzz, adding that the “Good Life” singer told his relatives in person.

“They told the two families at Christmas,” added Tony, who’s also been featured on a number of his cousin’s record-breaking albums. “It’s certainly happy news.”

In a blog post this week, Kim hinted at possible morning sickness, writing that she picked up an illness on Christmas Day and was forced to leave a Los Angeles Clippers game.

Always one to wow an audience, Kanye’s cousin was in the audience when the superstar made the exciting declaration during his concert at Revel in Atlantic City on Dec. 30.

He told the crowd to “stop the music and make noise for my baby mama.”

“I was seated directly behind Kim in the audience,” Williams said. “We were just all caught off guard he was going to announce it.

“Kim didn’t know he was going to tell everyone. No one had any idea he was going to announce it in that way. All his family and friends didn’t know what he was going to do.

“It was emotional from that moment on.”

The cousin also predicted the world-famous entertainer, who’s taken on the titles of Grammy Award-winner, film director and fashion designer, is ripe for his next role — as a dad.

“He seems to be ready to take this on like any other challenge,” Tony said. “He hasn’t ever been afraid of anything.

“After all, he’s 35 years old. You’ve got to do it at some time,” he added, with a laugh.

 

Watch the video, below, where Kanye spills the beans on one of the biggest secrets of 2012.

Justin Timberlake and Hugh Jackman ‘Crack Jokes’ Over Dinner in Colorado (EXCLUSIVE DETAILS)

Big screen hunks Justin Timberlake and Hugh Jackman hit a high note together over a post-Christmas dinner… literally.

The actors, who’ve been known to sell out a crowd when they’ve taken over the microphone, were spotted having dinner at the ultra-exclusive Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Ski Resort and Spa in Avon, Colo. Dec. 27, an eyewitness told Celebuzz exclusively.

“They were out for dinner at the 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill,” said the eyewitness.

“They were joking with a musician in the lobby. They were requesting songs and cracking jokes and seemed really friendly.”

Timberlake, 31, who’s long been a fan of Beaver Creek Ski Resort and whose wife Jessica Biel has signed on to star opposite Jackman as Viper in The Wolverine, joined the Aussie heartthrob, who just so happens to be staying at the swankiest hotel in the area for the holidays. And the stars went relatively unnoticed on their time off before award season kicks into high gear in the New Year.

“People stayed away for the most part,” added the eyewitness. “It’s a fancy but quiet restaurant.”

The 44-year-old star of stage and screen has a lot to sing about in 2012 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Les Miserables set to be handed out Jan. 13.

Do you think Justin Timberlake and Hugh Jackman would make a good on-screen duo? Tell us your thoughts below.

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Channing Tatum Kisses Pregnant Wife Jenna Dewan in St. Barts (PHOTOS)

Jenna Dewan-Tatum is debuting her growing baby bump and her hubby Channing Tatum is a doting dad-to-be.

While vacationing in exotic St. Barts for the holidays, Channing showed that he is so in love with his wife that he just couldn’t hide his affection on their trip for two.

As the happy couple — who announced just before Christmas that Jenna was expecting their first child — laid out in the sun, the 32-year-old Playboy Club actress showed off her growing belly in a colorful bikini and equally-stylish sarong, while Channing got her a cold beverage and a magazine.

Channing, 32, even channeled his adventurous side by taking to the sea for a bit of snorkeling — and came out with a special surprise for his wife. As Jenna watched from the beach, her heartthrob husband emerged with a conch shell that they shared with one of the kids playing in the sand. But not before the Magic Mike star sweetly kissed his wife on their first trip as parents-to-be.

“They are both ecstatic — it is the perfect Christmas gift and it will make this year’s holidays very special,” an insider previously told Celebuzz.

And whether the husband and wife will be buying blue or pink onesies still remains to be seen.

“Jenna and Tatum don’t know if it is a boy or a girl yet and they’re still getting used to her being pregnant,” added the source. “But they are totally excited and they do not care about the sex of the baby just as long as he or she is fit and healthy.”

The happy couple originally met in 2006 on the set of Step Up before Channing popped the question in September 2008 while on vacation in Hawaii. They sealed their love by getting married on the grounds of Church Estates Vineyards in California in July 2009.

What do you think about Channing’s sweet gestures to his wife Jenna? Tell us in the comments below.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Parties With Pals Jonah Hill, Kevin Connolly and Lucas Haas on a Yacht in Australia (PHOTOS)

Ships ahoy!

Leonardo DiCaprio is ringing in 2013 Down Under — and he’s decided to kick off the New Year’s festivities early with his BFFs Kevin Connolly, Lucas Haas, and Jonah Hill.

The hot Hollywood actors were surrounded by a bevy of beauties aboard a private yacht Dec. 29 while on a cruise around Sydney Harbor for some fun in the Australian summer sun. And even though DiCaprio is back in the land of Oz to re-shoot scenes for Baz Luhrmann’s epic The Great Gatsby, it looks like he and his boys definitely don’t have work on their minds.

While Hill, Haas and Connolly got in some much-needed guy time, 38-year-old DiCaprio — donning his signature baseball cap and shades — mingled with the VIP crowd — and was every bit the perfect host. The superstar capped off the end of the year by letting loose — taking goofy photos with friends, smoking cigars, sipping fruity cocktails, laughing, and we can’t forget — flirting with a very pretty mystery blonde.

The Django Unchained star is a single man once again after breaking up with Victoria’s Secret supermodel Erin Heatherton, 23, in November after dating nearly a year.

DiCaprio has been spending a lot of time over the last year in Australia where he set the gossip world all abuzz after being linked to not one, but two, Aussie beauties — Alyce Crawford, 21, a former contestant on the Australian version of America’s Next Top Model, and model Kendal Schuler, 20.

The Oscar-nominated actor does have a thing for catwalk pros. He dated Gisele Bundchen from 2001 to 2005 and Bar Refaeli from 2006 to early 2011.

What do you think of Leo’s new gal pal? Tell us below.

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Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston Share a Pre-New Year’s Kiss in Mexico (PHOTOS)

Talk about a New Year’s kiss!

And what a year it was for Hollywood’s ‘It’ couple. After Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston met on the set of Wanderlust, traveled the world on romantic getaways, and got engaged in August, the future Mrs. Aniston decided to seal their incredible year with a kiss.

Theroux, 41, took a break from tanning his impeccable abs to steal a smooch with his leading lady — and wife-to-be — while the twosome lounged on their private terrace at an exclusive resort in Los Cabos, Mexico Dec. 28.

The lovebirds of over a year were joined in their tanning session by famous friends Emily Blunt, hubby John Krasinski, funnyman Jimmy Kimmel and his fiancée Molly McNearney for a week-long fun in the sun vacation south of the border.

Aniston, 43, has been showing off her tan – and her sexy beach style — all week long alongside her just as toned, tattooed main man. This time she flaunts her taut tummy in a coral-colored bandeau top and black bikini bottoms, while Blunt, 29, shows off her sleek shoulders in a red halter top bikini.

The happy couples have enjoyed every minute of their trip by soaking up the sun, snacking on Mexican cuisine and cocktails and catching up during these rare off-hours.

The former Friends star jet-sets to Mexico nearly every year during the holidays. Past party pals have included Chelsea Handler, Courteney Cox and even former beaus John Mayer and Gerard Butler.

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