Celebrity roundup

Is Selena Gomez dating Austin Mahone?

 
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Don’t think for a second that Selena Gomez is concerned about her wayward ex Justin Bieber’s new fling. She’s got a certain someone herself: fellow pop star Austin Mahone, who is — like Gomez — originally from Texas. He now lives part time in Key West. The two songbirds were spotted leaving in the same car from the Beats Music concert in L.A. last week (Beats Music is a new streaming service). Us Weekly reports that Gomez’ pal Taylor Swift set them up.

One possible issue: She’s 21, and the singer who just released Mmm Yeah with Pitbull, is 17. Mahone will play The Fillmore Feb. 24, but the concert is sold out. It’ll be interesting to see if Gomez is in attendance.

Stepping out

Madonna’s not done with her recent string of public appearances — she also has signed on to introduce members of Pussy Riot at Amnesty International’s human rights concert in New York, she announced on social media. The Feb. 5 Bringing Human Rights Home concert is at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

In other music news, even though Motley Crue announced they were retiring, you can say goodbye to the guys in the flesh when they hit the road for their final tour. Tickets for the Oct. 17 Hard Rock Live concert will be available on Ticketmaster.com Friday. So why call it a day? Nikki Sixx said the band wanted to go out on top: “We want to leave a legacy and have dignity.”

Dollar signs

And just like that, it’s settled. TMZ is reporting that the 18-year-old man who allegedly hurled racial epithets at Kim Kardashian outside a doctor’s office in L.A. earlier this month has made out nicely in civil settlement negotiations with Kanye West — upward of $250,000. The D.A. has not decided whether to charge the rapper with battery in the alleged altercation between the rapper and the man.

Baby makes 3

Hugh Grant may want to think about a vasectomy at this point. The Sun is reporting the famed Brit bachelor, 53, is a father yet again due to a dalliance with 30-something Swedish TV producer Anna Elisabet Eberstein, who put the actor’s name on the birth certificate of the baby named Hugh John Mungo Grant. The boy was said to have been born in September 2012, three months before the birth of his second child with Chinese actress Tinglan Hong, son Felix. Hong gave birth to their daughter Tabitha in September 2011, so it’s going to be tough to keep track of all those birthdays. Can we say handful?

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