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Report: Lana Del Rey Splits From Fiance Barrie-James O'Neill

Jun 24, 2014 08:40 AM


Talk about summertime sadness!

Lana Del Rey and fiance Barrie-James O'Neill have called off their engagement, the singer revealed in an interview with Swiss paper 20 Minuten.

"We are currently not together," she replied when asked about her engagement. "He is a wonderful person. But there are some things he has to deal with."

"I will not explain in detail. This was hard on our relationship. I no longer felt free. We'll see how it goes," she added.

These quotes follow on the heels of her now-infamous "I wish I was dead already" revelation, so maybe she was simply suffering from the breakup blues when she ran her mouth?

Lana Del Rey Comes Across As Ungrateful And Depressed In Strange New Interview

Jun 14, 2014 09:55 AM


Summertime sadness, much?

Lana Del Rey recently chatted with The Guardian UK, and rather than expressing gratitude towards her fans and discussing her new album, she went to the dark side when talking about the late Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, both of whom died when they were Lana's age.

"I wish I was dead already. I don't know. Ummm, yeah," the 27-year-old singer told writer Tim Jonze. Jonze told her not to say that, but she countered, "But I do. I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am. That's just how I feel. If it wasn't that way, then I wouldn't say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but…" And she says it's about "everything," not just her music. Umm, should we be preparing an obit for her? Or arranging for someone to smack some sense into her?

Lana grew up in Lake Placid, New York as Elizabeth Grant, and though her father is a millionaire and it sounds like she had a pretty privileged upbringing, she doesn't seem grateful for that either. Lana said that when her family comes on the road with her, they're in awe of her lifestyle, but she's clearly not. "[They say], 'Wow, your life is just like a movie! And I'm like, 'Yeah, a really f*cked-up movie.'"

When asked about her rise to fame, she added, "I never felt any of the enjoyment. It was all bad, all of it." So what does she think about other pop stars getting slammed by the media? "Well maybe those people are true provocateurs," she says of Miley Cyrus, Lily Allen and Lady Gaga. "But I'm really not and never have been. I don't think there's any shock value in my stuff – well, maybe the odd disconcerting lyric – but I think other people probably deserve the criticism, because they're eliciting it."

Ummm ... we love her music, but this interview makes us want to boycott her entirely...

Lana Del Rey Performed For Free At Kim And Kanye's Pre-Wedding Party

May 28, 2014 12:50 PM

Lana Del Rey landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, and not only was the singer kind enough to pose for photos with fans, but she chatted with X17 photographers about performing at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's pre-wedding party at Versailles on Friday night!

When a videographer asked how much she'd charge to sing at his wedding, the lovely Miss Lana replied:

    "I'll do it for free, just like I did this one ... I would never let a friend pay me to sing at a wedding."

Interesting! We figured she would have been paid several hundred thousand dollars, but apparently not! Lana added that the wedding was "beautiful," and then she took a smoke break, smooched her fans and posed for more photos.

Jaime King And Lana Del Rey Take BFF Stroll

Dec 2, 2013 11:30 AM

Jaime King baby stroller Lana Del Rey

We love this friendship! On Sunday, Jaime King took a stroll with BFF Lana Del Rey and the singer's parents in Los Angeles. The Hart of Dixie star is a huge fan of the singer's and even mentioning that she loves to play Lana's music for her two-month-old son James Knight.

Just a few weeks ago, Jaime posted a video on Instagram of her singing one of Lana's songs and wrote, "Singing with @Lanadelrey James Knight’s favorite girl – Burning Desire always calms him."

This twosome is thick as thieves. The 34-year-old actress appeared in the video for Lana's hit song "Summertime Sadness," which was also directed by Jaime's husband Kyle Newman. Jaime and Lana became friends over two years ago when the new mom's husband first saw one of her famed music video on YouTube and wanted to reach out to the "Video Games" singer. From there, a strong friendship quickly bloomed.

Jaime said of her relationship with Lana, "We just have a very blessed relationship because there’s nothing that I need from her, and there’s nothing that she needs from me, and I think in Hollywood and often in the music industry, it’s really nice to know that you can have a friend that you can depend on where there’s no rivalry. So it’s really just about loving and supporting each other."

Aww we love hearing that!

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Retro Glam Lana Del Rey Puffs Away On A Cigarette

Aug 23, 2013 11:50 AM

sunglasses Lana Del Rey car shots texting driving smoking jean skirt singer print blouse

On Thursday Lana Del Rey visited a friend's house while her boyfriend waited in the car, and the 27-year-old singer rocked a decidedly retro getup for the occasion.

Earlier this year Lana revealed that she wanted to put music on pause and focus on her writing career, and she recently told Radio, “I don’t think [fame has] been conducive to writing, being on the road and all that. I don’t really feel inspired to write at all, but beforehand, when I was in Brooklyn for nine years…I was kind of a night owl and just walked around and met weird people. I really feel like I need six months to live again, time to be like, normal or abnormal. I don’t have anyone writing anything for me. It’s such an internal well and if it’s not full, it’s just not full."

For someone who has all the time and money in the world, it seems like she's been procrastinating a bit! We're curious to see what she can come up with though!

And smoking isn't Lana's only bad habit ... we busted the singer texting and driving:

sunglasses Lana Del Rey car shots texting driving

Justin Timberlake Performs New Song "Mirrors" At The Brit Awards

Feb 20, 2013 03:29 PM

The 2013 Brit Awards were held in London this evening, and while The Black Keys, Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey were the big winners of the evening, it was Justin Timberlake's performance of his new song "Mirrors" that everyone's buzzing about -- check it out above!

One Direction performed "One Way or Another" before accepting the Brits Global Success Award, and while Harry Styles' ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift didn't win anything, she gave quite the performance of "I Knew You Were Trouble."

Click thru for the complete winners list!

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Lana Del Rey Was Born To Turn Heads

Feb 11, 2013 12:15 PM

ray021113.jpg Simply gorgeous Miss Del Rey!

Lana Del Rey always makes a statement with her fashion, and over the weekend it was no different as she attended a party at Vignette Bar wearing a beautiful red vintage gown. The "Born to Die" singer kept warm with a cream cardigan, but what really caught our eye was the gigantic sparkler on her ring finger!

Just the other week the New York native stepped out sporting the bauble, but she has yet to confirm or deny reports she is engaged to boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill.

One thing she has confirmed - sort of! - is the rumor that she's recording some new music to be used in a major feature film.

"I've been helping composers right scores for movies. So, like, there's a movie coming out in the summer that's set in the 1920's and it's been fun for me to write love songs for the woman who is the star," she hinted in a recent interview.

Sounds like lovely Lana is lending her voice to the Great Gatsby soundtrack if we had to guess!

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Lana Del Rey Dresses Like Your Average Girl For A Studio Session

Jan 28, 2013 09:35 AM

Lana Del Rey recording studio singer hat remix

We aren't used to seeing her so dressed down!

Lana Del Rey hit the recording studio in L.A. over the weekend, and while the "Born To Die" singer is usually dressed to the nines in some sort of vintage ensemble, this time she looked more like your average girl in jeans, a frumpy top, and a baseball hat. She wasn't even wearing her signature long fake eyelashes!

The New York native is hard at work on her hotly anticipated third studio album, and if it's anything like the last one, we can't wait for it to be released!

What's that gigantic diamond on the brunette beauty's wedding finger? Does she have a mystery man who popped the question? We doubt the pop sensation is engaged, but you never know in Hollywood!

Tell us Lana, where did the bauble come from?!

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