Star Scoop: Pippa Middleton Engaged, Demi Dips Out, Twitter Takes TV

By  December 18, 2013

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There’s another royal wedding on the horizon! Kate Middleton‘s baby sister Pippa reportedly got engaged to her banker beau Nico Jackson during a stay in India. Us Magazine first broke the story, saying the proposal was “very romantic and grand” with the Taj Mahal as the backdrop. [The Daily Beast]

X Factor could be in for yet another judging panel mixup. Demi Lovato is reportedly joining a long list of alum—Britney SpearsL.A. ReidPaula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and Cheryl Cole—who have left the show in order to focus on her own music career. [Entertainment Weekly]

Is Justin Bieber over? In an interview with Power 106′s Big Boy, the Biebs revealed that he’s “actually retiring” after four years in the music biz. The byte is either a Belieber’s worst news ever, or a promo tactic for his upcoming iTunes exclusive Journals. We’re banking on the latter. [Huffington Post]

After becoming one of the most dominate platforms in social media, Twitter is looking to take over television, too. Lionsgate is developing a series about the birth of the network based on Nick Bilton’s bestselling book, Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, which was just published early last month. [The Wrap]

Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street is just a week away, prompting us to look into the life of financier-turned-felon Jordan Belfort, who inspired the film. In his own words, the now author/motivational speaker describes his heyday as an “adult Disneyland for dysfunctional people” with thousand-dollar suits, gold watches, and cocaine. [CNN]

It’s an early box office win for Anchorman 2, which debuted last night and brought in $2.3 million from 8:00 p.m. and midnight shows. Must be the Kanye cameo. [Variety]

R. Kelly took a backseat to Christina Aguilera during last night’s season finale of The Voice. The platinum blonde joined Lady Gaga on stage for a rendition of the latter’s “Do What U Want,” putting rumors of a long-simmering feud to bed. [Rolling Stone]