By Mackenzie Cutruzzula
If you’re like me, you’re probably still crying from Adele’s latest blockbuster album “25.” In tearing fans’ hearts apart, Adele has shattered records by selling 3.38 million copies of the album in its first week. Saying “hello” from the other side of success, Adele has celebrities and fans alike entranced by her words. Even Britney Spears posted a video to Instagram on Sunday, Nov. 29, of her twirling around to Adele’s latest single.
“I could dance to this song a Million times,” Spears captioned the video.
Adele’s songs aren’t the only things her fans are obsessed with this week, as they got a good look at her new bodyguard. Peter Van der Veen, who formerly protected Lady Gaga, has stepped out with Adele as she continues to promote her new album. Has he stolen the limelight from the ballad queen? Not quite, but the shaved-headed, stylish bodybuilder is creating an Internet fan base of his own without even realizing it. Although Adele is happily in love with her boyfriend, Simon Konecki, fans are calling for a remake of “The Bodyguard” starring Adele and Van der Veen
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Chelsea Peretti certainly won’t be needing Adele’s somber words this week as her boyfriend of two years, Jordan Peele, proposed on Saturday, Nov. 28. The “Key & Peele” star proposed to Peretti during what she described as her family talent show, according to her Twitter. Peele kept his announcement short by simply tweeting Peretti’s Twitter handle, along with a diamond ring emoji.
Selena Gomez recently opened up about her own dating struggles in InStyle UK. The star revealed that she would love to date older men, but feels her young face is a turn off. Despite that, she wants to move on completely from long-time on-again, off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber. Gomez was recently spotted on Friday, Nov. 20, with Bieber in a hotel bar where he serenaded her to a rendition of “My Girl.” However, according to Gomez, she no longer wants to talk about that part of her life. Rather, she is focused on moving on.
Gomez went on to shut down dating rumors with former One Directioner, Zayn Malik. She added that she has begun to find the idea of dating in Hollywood weird.
“I hate it. It’s hard,” Gomez said to InStyle UK. “I’m weirded out by the idea that a guy has Googled me before we meet, and that has happened.”
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen continued to show why they truly exemplify “relationship goals” on Saturday, Nov. 28, when Legend threw Teigen a 30th birthday party. There was no drink in Teigen’s hand, unlike at most celebrity birthday bashes, as her baby bump was on full display. Dave Chapelle provided entertainment for the night, treating guests to his stand-up comedy.
Another actress sporting a baby bump is none other than Oscar winner (and my inspiration) Anne Hathaway. She is expecting her first child with husband Adam Shulman. The star sparked baby rumors during the red carpet premiere for her movie “The Intern” in September. Needless to say, the “future princess of Genovia” is in good hands.
As stars gear up to bring babies into their nests, Kobe Bryant announced that he is ready to leave his “baby” — basketball. Bryant released a statement through The Players Tribune that after 20 seasons of professional basketball, this season will be his last.
Signing off with a poetic goodbye to basketball, I resonate with Bryant’s struggle to find what he will do next after what is thankfully the end of a tough semester. As you gear up for finals, remember you have all of winter break to try to become Internet famous, so maybe I’ll be writing about you soon.