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The Dredge: How Harry Styles broke the internet

By twerking. The very best of the day’s celebrity filth…

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#STYLIN’: Harry Styles twerked at the Teen Choice Awards, and more or less broke the internet.

How it happened: host Darren Criss off Glee stood next to Styles and pestered him until he got up and, um, twerked.

Ed Sheeran, sitting next to him, could only look away:


Within minutes of the Styles twerkquake, #HarryDroppedThatThunThunThun was trending worldwide on Twitter. Several hours later, it still is.

So far, Harry’s four-second dance has been reported by more than 300 media outlets around the world.

And this tweet has been retweeted more than 150,000 times:

This is why the internet can’t have nice things. Here’s the video if you’d like some context.

#SPICEWORLD: Victoria Beckham arrived at her 14-year-old son’s parent-teacher night in a helicopter. Imagine how mortified he was. It was bad enough when our mother turned up in a 1986 Volvo.

Ironically, she revealed this during an interview in which she insisted that her family was completely normal. Posh Spice told Vogue Australia:

Once the children are in bed I’d rather work or shove on a face pack and pluck my eyebrows. By the time Brooklyn’s finally gone to bed, it’s all I’m fit for. Really, we’re much more normal than people think.

Totally normal, but with helicopters. (news.com.au)

Victoria Beckham, wondering whether to give the kids chicken nuggets or fish fingers for dinner. (Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment)

#FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are in an internet smooch war.

Justin started it when his support act Ariana Grande tweeted this photo of the Biebz giving her a bit of a lip massage:


Not to be outdone, Bieber’s former squeeze Selena Gomez fired back this photo of her own shortly afterwards. That’s her with Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie. BURN, BIEBER.


The non-spat has inspired this ludicrous open letter to Selena on showbiz news site HollywoodLife.com, giving Gomez some VERY IMPORTANT advice:

You have to remember two things:

#1. You and Justin are not a committed couple right now, and you are keeping him intentionally at arm’s length.
#2. He is a 19-year-old boy. All 19-year-old young men are filled with uncontrollable raging hormones.

Hope that makes you feel better, Selena. Read the rest of the advice here.

And the rest of the day’s dirt…

  • Courteney Cox fell over and broke her wrist on holiday. (TMZ)
  • Madonna went paintballing. (ONTD)
  • Jennifer Lawrence always knew she’d be famous. (NYTimes)
  • Lady Gaga wants to make peace with Katy Perry. (Twitter)
  • The state of Miley Cyrus’ outfit. (ONTD)

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Michael Freeman

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