Talk about a slap in the face -- after earning $8 MILLION from her infamous Pepsi deal back in 2001, Britney Spears went turncoat by investing in Coca-Cola! We've obtained new docs in Britney's conservatorship case, which detail her investment portfolio, including her overall gains and losses for the year 2012 -- the most intriguing part is what she dumped into Pepsi's arch enemy. Britney sold 574 shares of Coke for a modest profit of $3,238.55. She held on to 208 shares. As for Pepsi ... it's nowhere to be found in her portfolio. Brit sold a few other random stocks for a profit -- including AT&T and Deere & Co. -- but it wasn't all gravy: she lost $640.13 on McDonald's and $1,277.38 on Chipotle. She eats at both places enough that you'd think the stock would be worth more. Overall, Brit netted $97,883 last year in stock earnings ... not bad, but for her it's chump change (she'll earn more than triple that PER SHOW in Vegas).
As for her other holdings: Chevron, Microsoft, Phillip Morris, Heinz, Nestle, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Lululemon, and Visa. Nothing too risky. In all, Brit has just shy of $13 mil of her conservatorship money in the market.
As for blowing off Pepsi, we don't dispense investment advice -- BUT PepsiCo has shown pretty consistent growth since the 80s ... so we gotta ask ...
Katy Perry is adorable, guys, just in case you didn't know. She might not make the most brilliant music in all of music in the entire world, but most of it's catchy, and while she's not out there penning ballads like "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" or mixing sounds like a modern day Ludwig van Beethoven or something, she does what she does well, and the only thing that adds more to her likability is her humor and her down-to-earth attitude.
Take her most recent interview for example -- she talks about her health regimen and how it tastes like ... well, here -- let Katy herself tell you:
"[My preferred brand of Vitamin C tastes like] a load and is disgusting ... I can’t believe I just said that! Strike the ‘load’ part!”
Hilarity, right? All the LOLs, Katy, jeez.
Here's what she says about astrology and meditation and being enlightened and all that:
“I’m 28, and… when you’re at the end of your 20s, it’s a very important growing time. It’s called the Saturn return, if you like astrology — I know it’s important for me. I think that it’s a very important time, when you kind of let go of childish things and accept the wisdom that comes with age. That’s exactly where I am now. ... I’ve always been a sponge; I’ve always had a desire to learn. I didn’t grow up with a real education, but now I am kind of educated by life. ... I learned this thing called Transcendental Meditation, which I do as much as I possibly can. It’s 20 minutes and you’re supposed to do it twice a day, but I only do it once every other day."
On the good luck charm that travels with her -- a little piece of home:
“I bring my teddy bear with me everywhere. It’s such a cuddly little thing when you’re alone in your bed at night. I wish I could bring my cat, but she doesn’t like to travel very much.”
And finally, on her rih-lationship with Rihanna:
"I think that Rihanna always looks so fresh and I’m like, ‘How do you do that? We all know how much pot you smoke! And you don’t sleep because you’re on Instagram at four o’clock in the morning!’”
Ah, guys -- what a gem, right?
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With two separate statements about it being "off," Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus' reps both confirmed that the couple is no longer engaged, dating, seeing each other or probably even living together. ... And we all heaved a collective sigh of relief that Miley won't be doing any half-naked writhing with any foam fingers or any "little" people whilst engaged to one of the most handsome young men in Hollywood, and Liam won't be forced to put up with Miley's tongue wagging to and fro all the time.
While it's not hard to speculate why -- because generally speaking, they're apparently going in very, very different directions in both their personal and professional lives -- it's amazing that they waited as long as they did to announce an official statement. It's like, nobody's surprised, friends.
Moving onward and upward, right guys? You've got to many more stages upon which to grind, Miles, and Liam? "Hunger Games." Classy ladies in ballrooms or something. That's all.
Here she is, friends, the loveliest girl in the world: it's Anna Kendrick! She's over in London right now, and here's a little ensemble she wore to the Vivienne Westwood show at Fashion Week. It's a little "futuristic schoolmarm," isn't it? If you put this outfit on basically any other lady in the world, it would look mildly ridiculous -- imagine this on Kim Kardashian or Gwyneth Paltrow, for instance, and thank me later for the LOL -- but Anna pulls it off. How? By simply being awesome.
Verdict: Love it, as long is it never touches any other body. The results would be too terrible to fathom.
Kanye West is getting prosecuted for screwing with a photographer's equipment at LAX, but Lamar Odom basically did the same thing and he's not facing criminal charges ... and we know why.
Law enforcement sources tells us ... honchos in the L.A. City Attorney's Office cut Lamar a break because this is the first time he ever went on the attack against a paparazzo. You'll recall Lamar went into a photog's car and chucked his camera equipment into the street, damaging it. Lamar has been ordered to attend an informal hearing but will NOT face criminal charges.
Our sources say the reason they're going after Kanye is his history of attacking photographers. Specifically, the City Attorney has zeroed in on another incident at LAX back in 2008, when he grabbed a photog's camera and threw it to the ground. The case was filed, but later dismissed after Kanye paid for the repair.
Britney Spears got off to a shaky start for her Las Vegas debut -- she got sick on the chopper ride for her big announcement.
Britney didn't say if "sick" meant hurled ... but it's a reasonable conclusion. She wore gigantic sunglasses in the dark night as "GMA's" Sam Champion tried to get her animated.
So here's the lowdown ... Brit opens Dec 27 at Planet Hollywood. she'll be pulling in nearly $15 mil for 48 concerts a year and it's a 2-year deal.
Ticket prices are pretty reasonable -- $59 - $179.
Now this is interesting ... Champion asked her about possibly living in Vegas and Brit was sketchy. Our sources (and obviously they're good) tell us ... Brit will "absolutely not" be living in Vegas. She has no plans to get a house there. "It's strictly in and out," said one source involved in the concert ... partly because she doesn't want to disrupt the kids during their school year.
We're told Planet Hollywood will make a gigantic suite available on the 52 floor. There are several of these mega-suites available on the 51 and 52 floors ... People at the hotel call it the 5152, which is interesting. Brit knows something about that ... minus 2.
BTW ... Brit left in an Escalade. We're assuming the ride was barf-free.
Justin Timberlake's got some serious family drama back home in Tennessee -- where his aunt is currently locked up after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from his parents in a check forging scheme.
According to law enforcement, Jane Harless -- whose brother Paul married Justin's mother when the singer was 5 -- was arrested in Shelby County, TN on Friday after cops say they found evidence she forged more than 100 bad checks.
Officials believe ... 53-year-old Jane was writing checks out to her herself and forging her brother's signature -- stealing more than $64,000 from JT's mom and step-dad (pictured above) from 2011 to 2013.
Jane reportedly worked for her brother before 2011 but it's unclear what she did ... or why they parted ways.
FYI -- Paul is a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies ... and a partner in Justin's Mirimichi golf course.
We reached out to JT's people for comment -- so far, no word back.
Hours after "officially" announcing his split from Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth hit the town with ANOTHER woman last night -- his mother.
Liam, along with breeder of blue-eyed, Australian demigods Leonie Hemsworth, was spotted leaving the famous Chateau Marmont on the Sunset Strip together.
Earlier in the day, reps for Miley and Liam announced their engagement is off ... but offered few details as to what caused the split.
Liam didn't seem too crushed over the breakup this weekend, when he was spittin' game to Mexican singer/actress/dimepiece Eiza González in a Vegas nightclub.
As for Liam's mom -- think she's upset about the split from Miley? Or relieved?
Here it is ... hard proof Justin Bieber is a revolting, germ-spreading spitter.
The photos were snapped Thursday in Toronto, where Bieber was perched atop his hotel balcony. We can't tell what, or who, was directly under him as he dropped his saliva-bomb.
It is worth noting ... hordes of fans were gathered outside the window of his hotel room all day -- he even posted a Bieberview pic on Instagram.
Also relevant ... multiple people have accused Bieber of using spit as a weapon -- including some woman at a gym, his neighbor, and most recently ... a nightclub DJ.
At least he's not pissing into a mop bucket ... far as we know.
Rihanna just learned a hard lesson ... acting like an irresponsible Lindsay Lohan can cost you a LOT of money -- in this case $47,050.
Rihanna's ex-accountants have been trying to get the singer to sit for a deposition in a lawsuit she filed against them. Rihanna claims they mismanaged her money and owed her millions, but the accountants claim Rihanna's the one who's at fault.
According to the accountants -- Berdon LLP -- Rihanna's been blowing off deposition after deposition (Lindsay-style) costing them boatloads in attorneys' fees, so Berdon asked the judge to punish the singer.
And this month, the judge agreed, fining Rihanna $47,050 for Berdon's legal bills.
On top of the fine, the judge also ordered Rihanna to sit for a deposition once and for all on August 28 ... and if she doesn't show up, he might dismiss her case entirely.
There's still hope.