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After 7 years and a litter of kids, Brad and Angelina are finally engaged. Yawn.

Last year John Galliano was fired from Dior for making antisemitic remarks. Dior has finally found a replacement in Raf Simons who was the head designer for Jill Sander.

For fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sheree got the axe. Reports say she was fired after a recent Bravo taping of Watch What Happens Live.

Simon Cowell announced that Britney Spears will be the new judge on the X Factor. There was been a public guessing game trying to figure out which pop diva would replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson were some of the rumored possibilities. Janet would’ve been as boring as beige paint because she has absolutely no personality. On a side note: It’s funny how as the year go by all the Jackson ’s look more and more alike. Not due to genetics but from an overdose of the same plastic surgery. Anyhow, let’s get back to Britney. Her team negotiated her a $15 million pay day in addition to a producer credit for her boyfriend. Sorry JLo, you’re no longer the top dog on reality TV. The big question that remains is Will she be any good? I’ve never watched the X Factor but it takes a specific kind of personality to be a good reality show judge. Brit needs to either give insightful advice based on knowledge and skill OR give us bat shit crazy. Let’s be honest, her only hope is bat shit crazy. I picture her giving critiques with Dr. Phil style colloquialisms, “You sound sweeter then a junebug on the veranda of my Grammy’s house.”

Facebook put in a bid to buy Instagram for $1 Billion. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Instagram is a favorite photo sharing app that was named the Number 1 App of 2011 by Apple. The news of the buy out came just as Instagram was being released to the Droid network. Critics speculate that Facebook was worried about competition. Instagram is only available on smartphones and has thrived on it’s mobile platfrom. Mobility continues to be a problem for Facebook as they try to streamline their app while somehow adding in advertising. Personally I think the sudden bid makes FB look a little desperate especially when they paid double what the company was said to be worth. (Instagram had previously been valued at $500 Million while still only having 13 employees) The LA Times did a short but good article on the subject.  

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