Mariah Carey Got Close To Hunky Backup Dancer Before Splitting From Fiance James Packer

Posted on Fri Oct 28th, 2016 6:30am PDT       By X17 Staff

Oh reaaaally? This makes a bit more sense now!

We weren't totally shocked that Mariah Carey had split from her mega-rich fiance James Packer, but we never thought Mimi would be shacking up with a sexy backup dancer! Apparently Packer was dealing with some personal issues, and a source tells E! News, "James was not in the right mind for months. Mariah was in essence an abandoned woman. While in Vegas, she turned to and developed a close relationship with Bryan Tanaka."

"James is not in a mentally healthy place right now and he has not been present for her," the insider added. "Unfortunately, his absence and behavior was not a good situation for her, so she had to leave him." A rep for Packer denies this, but several months ago the couple, who got engaged in January, put the brakes on wedding plans. Seems like there's been trouble in paradise long before Mariah allegedly got a piece of beefcake in Vegas!

People reports that the final straw came during a vacation in Greece last month, in which Packer was not “present for Mariah or her family," but a source close to the billionaire businessman countered that it's “typical Mariah to just twist things that don’t sound good to her." So what was the real reason? "They split because she has issues," the insider dished. "James is definitely an oddball, but a brilliant great guy. To put her issues on James is ridiculous."

We wonder what really happened with the pop superstar and the shirtless wonder? After all, they've been partying together:

And earlier this year, they posed for Complex Mag, and there are plenty of other photos of the two on Instagram. Seems like Bryan is pretty proud of his relationship with the starlet!

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Drake Rocks A Women's Sweatsuit For Lunch With His Crew

Posted on Fri Oct 28th, 2016 6:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Orange you glad Drake likes to take fashion risks?

Drake lunched at Toscanova in Calabasas with some pals on Thursday, and the rapper rocked a bright orange Esprit sweatsuit. Funny thing is, we found this getup online -- in the women's clothing section! Drake is about 6' tall, so perhaps he ordered an XL? Those pants are a bit snug...

On Sunday Drake celebrated his birthday at Nobu in West Hollywood, and not only was Taylor Swift there, but so was her ex, John Mayer, and John's ex, Katy Perry. Awkward! On top of that, Drake's mom, Sandi Graham was spotted chatting with the superstar's famous friends, including Taylor. But before you jump to conclusions about those rumors that Drake is dating Taylor, get this: Drake's mom doesn't usually party with him (duh!) so he wanted to introduce her to all of his pals. Aww, how considerate! Plus, do you REALLY think T. Swizzle would go for Drizzy?


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Rob Kardashian Under Criminal Investigation For Making Threats Against Blac Chyna's Rumored Lover

Posted on Thu Oct 27th, 2016 2:00pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Uh oh! Rob Kardashian is under criminal investigation for allegedly threatening singer Pilot Jones, who has been getting pretty chummy with Blac Chyna.

Rob allegedly physically threatened Pilot because the wannabe singer's been hanging with Rob's lady, according to law enforcement sources in a new TMZ report.

The threats come right after photos surfaced of Chyna and Pilot making out -- although it's unclear if the photos are from before she started dating Rob or during a break ... or if she's cheating.

It's believed the pregnant former stripper dated Pilot before she hooked up with Rob and rekindled a romance with Jones during one of her breaks from the overweight Kardashian. Back in March, Chyna partied with Pilot at a club in Atlanta -- and they looked mighty friendly. There have even been rumors that Pilot is the true father of Chyna's unborn. Talk about DRAMA RAMA!

The outlet is also reporting that Pilot is scared because of the string of texts Rob him sent, like, "Leave my wife alone. I'm not playing with you."

That doesn't sound like a threat to us -- but apparently there are also texts in which Rob generally threatens Pilot with physical harm if he doesn't steer clear from his baby mama, but a source say that the threat is "a little murky and general."

Sounds like Pilot is kind of acting like a baby! Don't mess with a dude's baby mama and this kind of stuff won't happen!

While the threats may not be that serious, LAPD's Threat Management Unit is investigating the situation. Eek! That sounds serious to us!

Meanwhile when Rob isn't threatening his fiancee's possible lover, he's prepping for his daughter, who is due next month. It appears as if Rob and Chyna have actually been preparing two separate nurseries for baby girl Kardashian -- one at his house and one at hers. That doesn't look good for the twosome's future as a couple if you ask us!

An insider told People, “They have separate nurseries because they both wanted to prepare for the baby, but they agreed it wasn’t a good idea to live together while Chyna is pregnant because they were fighting too much." Ain't that the truth?!

According to the source, the couple has yet to pick with house they will live in together after the baby is born but “their daughter will obviously stay with Chyna.”

Newflash: that drama-filled duo ain't ever living together as a couple!

UPDATE: Chyna said that the photo in question was taken over two years ago. She vehemently says she's never slept with Pilot and all of this is a plea for attention to get press for his new track. The reality star went off on Instagram with an expletive-filled rant, in which she posted several conversations with Pilot (whose real name appears to be Justin) saying that Pilot is gay and trying to extort money from her, writing, "Ok let's state facts !!! I been quiet for too long!!! So JC Pilot Jones whatever the f--k his name is has already tried to put out a story saying that he's the potential father of my child really ?!?!?!"

The passionate lady added, "I never had sex with him ! NEVER EVER! Nothing ever happened past these pics."

That's messed-up stuff! We gotta say -- we are definitely believing Chyna on this one!


Kylie Jenner Warns Fans About Buying Fake LipKits, Claims They're Made With "Really Dangerous" Ingredients

Posted on Thu Oct 27th, 2016 12:55pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Don't buy the knock-offs, guys!

Kylie Jenner learned yesterday that fake versions of her LipKits are being sold on imposter websites, and she took to Snapchat to warn her fans about the dangers of these products.

"Hey guys, so I've come across this website called It looks exactly like mine, but it's not. I want to be really really clear and let you guys know that the only place to get my products is, and anywhere else is fake. Make sure you guys check the URL because these other websites are selling fake product. It might look exactly like mine, but it's not mine. The ingredients that they're using are in these fake products also really, really dangerous, which is my biggest concern," she said on camera.

Duped customers proceeded to flood her inbox with photos and horror stories about the fake cosmetics, with some noting that their glosses contained things like glue and gasoline!

"Check my Twitter, I just re-posted a video of this girl who got a fake Kylie lip kit and her lips are literally stuck together like glue. This is getting so out of hand, people, please please please don't trust any other website,' she added.

Thanks for the heads up, Ky!


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Paris Hilton Goes On A Shopping Spree With Her Pocket Pooch

Posted on Thu Oct 27th, 2016 12:05pm PDT       By X17 Staff

We can't get over how cute this puppy is!

Paris Hilton dropped by Barneys yesterday in Beverly Hills to get her shop on, and she brought her tiny $8000 chihuahua with her! We didn't think fancy department stores allowed dogs, but we guess when you're a super famous socialite the rules don't apply to you. Either that, or she figured they literally wouldn't see the tiny pooch chilling in her arms.

We wonder what Princess P is going to be for Halloween? She never disappoints with her sexy costumes, so we can't wait to see what tricks she has up her sleeve. We think she should be a hot animal trainer, so she can bring all her fuzzy friends with her wherever she decides to celebrate!


Katy Perry Throws Some Shade At Taylor Swift During Kanye Concert

Posted on Thu Oct 27th, 2016 11:30am PDT       By X17 Staff

It looks like Katy Perry's not letting her feud with Taylor Swift die!

The singer may have allowed herself to be in the same room with her enemy at Drake's 30th bday bash on Sunday -- but that doesn't mean that the "Roar" singer isn't still taking every opportunity she can to throw some shade at her ex friend.

During Kanye West's concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, KP filmed herself dancing to Yeezy's "Famous," which infamously has headline-making lyrics about T-Swizz. Looks like "Fireworks" singer wanted to celebrate her 32nd birthday with some serious lady shade!

In the video, Katy pulls some faces, opens her eyes wide and then gets close to the camera -- just as Kanye raps, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, why? I made that bitch famous!"

Eeek! Maybe you should let sleeping dogs lie?!


Report: Mariah Carey Dumped By Fiance James Packer

Posted on Thu Oct 27th, 2016 11:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

We bet he's not bumpin' "Honey" on his yacht anymore!

Mariah Carey and James Packer have split, and rumor has it poor Mimi was the one who got dumped! Women's Day Australia was the first to report the news, and it was allegedly the singer's upcoming reality show and extravagant spending habits that tore them apart.

"They are not together right now. They split a couple of weeks ago. It’s possible they will get back together. They are still talking, but James needed a break," a source dished to People. "James is all about business and making money. Some of Mariah’s eccentric ways, especially her spending habits, caused drama. James is the most generous person ever, but he definitely doesn’t agree with senseless spending," the source added.

The Aussie mogul and the legendary diva, who met at the Hercules movie premiere in Aspen, first stepped out as a couple last September and got engaged in January.

The Grammy winner's upcoming E! show Mariah's World didn't help their relationship, either. "James is very private, and doesn’t need the media to be successful. He doesn’t want to be a part of Mariah’s reality show," the insider revealed. What did he think was going to happen when he started dating her?!

We guess being Mariah's man isn't the sweet sweet fantasy he thought it would be!

UPDATE: Mariah's rep just released the below statement to ET regarding the reported breakup.
    “Mariah and James had a fight in Greece, and have not seen each other since. The fight was not because of any cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah. James is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. They are trying to work it out. Right now, they’re not sure if they will stay together. They are discussing it, and plan to release an official statement together about their future.”

TMZ is now reporting that sources close to superstar say that James "is not in his right mind," and that "she had to leave him. The sources also say he hadn't been "present for her" for a couple of months and that Australian is "mentally unstable." Eeek!

But unfortunately that's not all, the sources say the the split happened after the businessman actually got "violent" on the yacht in Greece. Allegedly, James was terrible to Mimi's assistant -- which caused her to finally leave.

James' camp tells the outlet that the allegations are "simply untrue."


Miley Cyrus Finally Talks About Engagement Ring, Says It "Isn't Really My Aesthetic"

Posted on Thu Oct 27th, 2016 10:15am PDT       By X17 Staff

Miley Cyrus has kept mum for months, but the singer is finally spilling about her engagement ring!

The songstress stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show -- wearing nothing but a bra and overalls -- on Thursday and dished on her diamond from fiancé Liam Hemsworth.

Cyrus and Hemsworth were previously engaged but called things off in September 2013. However, the duo got back together this past January and ever since the songstress been wearing a Neil Lane diamond on her ring finger. She's kept quiet on the bling -- up until now!

DeGeneres asked the wild one about her sparkler and Cyrus explained, "This is really weird because this is like real jewelry and most of my jewelry is made out of gummy bears and cotton candy and they don’t look that good together because they kind of mix up."

The "We Can't Stop" singer then admitted, "So sometimes I replace it with an actual unicorn or a Looney Tune [character]." The former Hannah Montana star certainly has her own way of doing things!

Cyrus then said when she switches up the ring, her hunky man tends to notice. "He’s kind of like, 'What’s going on?'" she said. "[And] I am like, 'This isn’t really my aesthetic, but I’ll wear it because you love me.'"

Cyrus and Hemsworth's wedding plans are currently on hold. They were going to get married on the beach then honeymoon in Bora Bora, but they cancelled that. Reports have swirled that the couple may tie the knot later this fall -- but in the interview the devil-may-care crooner says she doesn't even want to get married! Huh?!

That's okay, Miley, we'll marry Liam if you won't!


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