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Breaking celebrity news.

Hollywood househunting, Beyoncé unveils her sexy GQ cover and Lance Armstrong heads to Oprah – all this and more in this week’s Celebrity News.

Mi casa e su casa for Cruise?
Tom Cruise (“Rock of Ages,” “Mission Impossible”) will receive the welcome of all welcomes this week when he becomes an honorary citizen of Busan, South Korea. The recently divorced actor is currently on a promotional tour in the city for his police action thriller Jack Reacher. Busan is also home to the largest annual film festival in Asia. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Busan officials want to recognize Cruise’s contribution to the film industry, noting that a visit from an actor of his caliber shines a beacon on promoting Busan’s growing status within Asian cinema. Cruise’s Jack Reacher co-star, Rosamund Pike (“Wrath of the Titans”) and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”) are also set to receive honorary citizenships.

Hot on the heels of Cruise’s honorary citizenship is a supposed tell-all book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by author Lawrence Wright which claims to blow the lid off Scientology and includes an excerpt about the depth of the organization’s involvement with the actor with shocking allegations that the church lured Cruise in and was not only instrumental in his breakup with second wife Nicole Kidman (“The Paperboy”), but also auditioned prospective mates for Cruise, like actress Nazanin Boniadi (ex-Leyla, “General Hospital”). According to a 2012 article in The Huffington Post, Cruise’s lawyer, Bert Fields, reportedly maintains that the actor “has no official role, title or position in the Church of Scientology. He is simply a parishioner.”

Haylor call it quits after the fight of all fights?
Breaking up is hard to do – even harder when you’re a celebrity. But it would seem that the latest breakup news between Taylor Swift and Harry Styles isn’t putting the brakes on either celebrity’s day to day – or is it? After their much publicized smooch to ring in the New Year in New York’s Times Square, the pair reportedly flew to the British Virgin Islands for a romantic getaway. But what started as some quality time together, reportedly and abruptly ended in a huge fight (over what, is still in question) with Swift, alone, back on a plane to Los Angeles and Styles partying it up on business mogul, Richard Branson’s private abode, Necker Island, reportedly with new media journalist and reality TV personality Hermione Way. Despite reports that Swift’s concert ticket sales have dropped dramatically post-breakup, a sultry-looking Swift arrived at the “People’s Choice Awards” sporting a dramatic smoke-eye and wearing a revealing, figure hugging white Ralph Lauren gown with plunging neckline. The singer picked up an award for Favorite Country Artist.

The fight of all fights part 2 – Justin and Selena.
Wow, could things get any more complicated for Justin Bieber? Following the report of the death of a paparazzo who tragically died, certain that Bieber was smoking pot behind the wheel (he was not), to breaking up with on-again/off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez (“Spring Breakers,” “The Wizards of Waverly Place”), to actually being photographed holding onto a suspicious-looking cigarette-could-be-reefer… January 2013 is turning out to be a pretty lousy month for Justin Bieber and his handlers. The pop star and Gomez were recently spotted kissing and cuddling while waiting for their flight after a private pre-holiday romantic ski trip in Salt Lake City, Utah. However, the bliss, which was supposed to continue through their New Year’s trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, last week didn’t last for long as Bieber’s reported mean words and alleged cheating with Victoria’s secret model Barbara Palvin, proved to be the last straw for Gomez who left him after a huge fight and headed home solo. In need of some serious comedic interruption, Bieber will reportedly host for the first time and, perform on “Saturday Night Live.” The program will air on February 9 and sources say that Bieber has given his blessing that nothing, not even the cigarette-could-be-reefer scandal should be off limits for the show to parody. According to EW, Bieber is presumably hosting to promote his upcoming Believe: Acoustic release, out January 29.

Josh Brolin booked for boozing.
The clock had yet to strike midnight to signal in 2013, when Josh Brolin (“No Country for Old Men”) was arrested for public intoxication by the Santa Monica Police Department. But what has the actor talking on “Good Morning America” isn’t any embarrassment he feels over the incident, but rather his “serious-faced” mug shot, instead of the smiling profile, he reportedly felt should have been released. Brolin, who is married to actress Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) was on the morning program to promote his new movie Gangster Squad – in which he funnily enough, plays a police officer – when he spoke about his “innocent” drunken gaffe and how “sweet” the police were to him during his arrest.

Kim and Kanye’s keys to the kastle?
Only the most luxurious for Kimye and their little plus one on the way! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who are currently on holiday in Paris, France – according to Us magazine, have reportedly dropped $11 million big ones on a Mediterranean-style Bel-Air mansion. The purchase comes just a week after the couple confirmed that they are expecting their first baby together. The 10,000 square foot property, which currently features an infinity pool, will apparently be gutted and increased by another 4,000 square feet according to TMZ. A source for the network reportedly has revealed that the mansion will be transformed into an “Italian-style villa, complete with a gym, movie theater, full hair and make-up salon, bowling alley, basketball court, indoor and outdoor pool.” Wonder if there’s room for a swing set in the backyard?