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Taylor Swift is feeling 22 and she's feeling like a winner. A big winner!

The country cutie was the big winner of Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, taking home eight awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for "Red," People reports. She even managed to poke a little fun at her oft-mentioned love life during an acceptance speech.

"You are the longest and best relationship I've ever had," she told her fans.

Throughout the show, Swift could be seen dancing along with Selena Gomez while singing along to several acts. That is, of course, when she wasn't taking the stage to sing her big song "22" or to accept her cache of awards.

"I feel so lucky that I have such a personal relationship with my fans," she told reporters following the wins. "I feel so lucky that they want to follow me on Twitter, even though I kinda just tweet about my cat or 'Law & Order.' It's been an amazing friendship and bond we've had over the last couple of years. I can't even really define it. I'm just lucky to have it."

In related news, a woman is apparently fine after R&B singer Miguel accidentally landed on her during his performance at the awards show, People reports.

The crooner was trying to jump over a pit of fans during his performance of "Adorn" when he allegedly miscalculated the jump, landing on top of one woman's head while appearing to kick another in the arm.

He still managed to finish the song, improvising and singing a portion while lying on the stage.

The singer met one of the victims immediately following his performance and tweeted that he "got caught up in the moment, thank goodness Khyati is okay."

He later tweeted a video of the woman smiling as she clutched an ice pack and, visibly embarrassed, told Billboard magazine: "I think it's kind of clear what happened. But I'm very happy to bring my new friend, Khyati, we just met. Unfortunately we did not meet under the best circumstances, but I think we're okay."


Not everyone appeared to be a "Belieber" on Sunday night, People reports.

In what was uncharted territory for the pop superstar - at industry award shows if not his concerts - Justin Bieber heard a chorus of boos as accepted the fan-voted milestone award at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

"I'm 19 years old," he told the crowd in accepting the final award of the night. "I think I'm doing a pretty good job."

Those in the crowd said the negative response to Bieber was even louder in the arena than it sounded on television.

"This is not a gimmick," he went on to say, in what sounded like an agitated tone. "I'm an artist, and I should be taken seriously. This other bull should not be spoken of."

After the show, LMFAO's SkyBlu came to his defense, asking reporters, "Does a day go by you don't hear Justin Bieber's name? You've got to give him respect for that."

The night wasn't all bad for Bieber, though, as he also took home the top male artist award as well.

He also performed twice, singing "Take You" from his 2012 album, "Believe," and later taking stage with Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am for their collaboration "#thatPOWER."


"Twilight" fans may want to sit down for this one.

As rumors of relationship trouble continue to swirl, People reports that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have called it quits after more than three years of dating. Reps for the two could not be reached.

But the source says it would not be surprising if the on-again-off-again pair got back together again.

The news follows online reports that Pattinson ditched out on his 27th birthday plans arranged by Stewart.

Prior to his birthday, the pair appeared to be on and going strong: They were seen in New York together after the Met Gala - and then flew back to Los Angeles together on May 8. They also recently celebrated Stewart's 23rd birthday together and held hands at Coachella - despite the actress's cheating scandal with her married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders last July.

Following the ordeal - which included a public apology from Stewart to Pattinson - the duo reunited less than two months later and appeared to be back to normal.

With the exception of some paparazzi kissing shots and Stewart's admission of her fling, after which she openly professed her love for Pattinson, the two never publicly addressed their romance.

Stewart was known for playing coy about her relationship in interviews, most recently telling Savannah Guthrie on "Today" that she likes to "keep 'em guessing" about her love life.


One Nashville country singer. One Las Vegas magician. Two hours. One crazy finale.

There was just one last piece of the puzzle left to add as the fifth season of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" wrapped up on Sunday night, People reports.

Who would emerge victorious - Trace Adkins or Penn Jillette? To find out who wasn't fired during the final showdown, keep reading ...

In the end, Adkins outdueled Jillette, raising $1,554,072 for the American Red Cross, while Jillette raised $598,655 for Opportunity Village. As the winner, Adkins earned an extra $250,000 prize for his designated charity.

The finale was a circus-like affair, with appearances by many of the previously fired contestants, as well as cameos by Wayne Newton, Gilbert Gottfried, Taylor Hicks, Tony Stewart, Tim Tebow and Penn's magic partner Teller.

"Sometimes in life, we begin a task wondering if it's the right thing to do," Adkins said. "Tonight, I can proudly say that competing on the show a second time ended up being a very good thing. I was honored to play for the American Red Cross - they came to my family's aid when we needed them, and I am a man who repays my debts."

"Trace is a star all the way and now joins Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, Bret Michaels, John Rich and Arsenio Hall as winners of the toughest reality show on television today," said showrunner Donald Trump. "I'd also like to salute Penn, who was also a very impressive player."

Trump also awarded Lil Jon $100,000 for his charity, the American Diabetes Association, for being the fan favorite.


A leading Israeli university says it will present singer Barbra Streisand with an honorary doctorate when she visits Israel next month, The Associated Press reports.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem said Monday it was granting the singer the degree because of her concern for human rights and dedication to Israel and the Jewish people.

Streisand, 71, is expected to perform at a June conference in honor of the 90th birthday of Israeli President Shimon Peres. She will also appear in two public concerts. It will be the first time the Jewish singer performs in Israel.

The university's school of Jewish studies, established in 1984, is named after Streisand's father, Emanuel. Streisand also holds an honorary doctorate in arts and humanities from Brandeis University in the U.S.


It's blue times two for Chely Wright.

The country singer and her wife, music executive Lauren Blitzer Wright, welcomed identical twin sons on Saturday in New York City, her rep tells People.

Although they weren't due until this summer, George Samuel and Everett Joseph - who are named for their great-grandfathers - are thriving, the rep says.

"We are grateful for all the amazing medical care and the love and support of family and friends," Wright, 42, said.

The couple, who announced the pregnancy in January, revealed the sex of the twins in March.

"We're having two little boys," the pregnant Wright said at the time. "They're healthy babies. ... Everything looks good."

Wright and Blitzer Wright were married in August 2011 after the country singer came out publicly in 2010.

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