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It pays to be Cowell’s ex

When Simon Cowell breaks up with a girlfriend, he doesn’t like them to leave empty-handed. Cowell claims that he pays his exes after they split so they can maintain the standard of living he’s introduced them to, according to Hollyscoop. “You can’t have somebody in your life who’s become accustomed to a certain thing and, just because you don’t want to be in a relationship any more, say to them, ‘No, every-thing is cut off,’” says Cowell, who is currently engaged to makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy. He didn’t elaborate as to what sort of payments he’s made to his exes, though.

Dunst battles depression

Kirsten Dunst, whose new movie, “Melancholia,” is being called “beautifully depressing,” is opening up about depression herself. “I think that most human beings go through some sort of depression in their life. And if they don’t, I think that’s weird,” she tells Flare magazine. “People are embarrassed to talk about it — I would never put anyone down that was in that kind of space.” One area that isn’t causing Dunst any sort of depression is her love life, and she says the secret is to not date a fellow actor. “I’ve dated someone for a pretty long time now who’s not an actor, and it works better,” says Dunst, who is currently dating Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell.

Teen death spurs Gaga

Outraged over the recent suicide of 14-year-old fan Jamey Rodemeyer, Lady Gaga took her anti-bullying crusade straight to President Barack Obama, according to ABC News. The pop star attended a $35,800 per person fundraiser in Silicon Valley, Calif., to press the president on legislation that would make bullying a hate crime. Gaga reportedly used her chance to plead with “everyone in the room, including the president, to do what they can,” a source says.


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