Jamie Dornan, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West & more: Weekly US round-up

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by Jack White |
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Jamie Dornan visited a sex dungeon to prepare for 50 Shades of Grey


Jamie Dornan has confessed to visiting a sex dungeon as research for his starring role in 50 Shades of Grey.

The 32-year-old insisted he only watched, but soon became uncomfortable with his surroundings.

He told Elle: “I went there, he offered me a beer, and they did… whatever they were into. I saw a dominant with two sub missives, and he became our kind advisor on the film.

“Going back to my wife and newborn baby afterwards… I had a long shower before touching either of them.”

50 Shades of Grey will be released to cinemas on February 14. Watch the trailer below.

VIDEO: Watch Justin Timberlake choke up after receiving gift from 10-year-old fan

Usually it’s the fan who cries when they meet their idol.

But Justin Timberlake got choked while on stage recently when a 10-year-old fan gave him a present.

After appearing momentarily speechless at the gift of a bow tie, Justin said: “Hey man, greatest gift ever, because a gentleman can never have too many bow ties. I might have to wear that on Christmas day.”

Justin had to turn away to collect himself, before adding: “I love you kiddo. You’re the coolest dude here.”

Watch the adorable moment below.

Rihanna named creative director of Puma

Rihanna has been announced as the new women’s creative director for sports brand Puma.

The 26-year-old singer will work on new designs and help to develop current styles.

She said: “I’m excited for you to see what Puma and I come up with.”

CEO of Puma Bjorn Gulden said: “With a strong portfolio in football, running and motorsport, finding an inspiring partner for women’s training was very important. Rihanna was a natural choice for us.”

This is not Rihanna’s first venture in fashion: she previously released multiple collections for British brand River Island.

Kanye West spends $47k on North West’s Christmas presents

North West was never going to get normal Christmas presents, was she?

But dad Kanye, 37, has reportedly splashed out $74k on gifts for his little princess.

One of the pricey items was a diamond encrusted tiara – which Kanye reportedly wants North to treasure throughout her childhood.

So now North definitely is a princess!

He is also said to have got her a miniature of his blacked-out SUV. Something tells us North is going to be the most stylish little baby whizzing around the playground in that!

Monica goes back to school to study science

She was ultimately one of the most successful singers of the 90s, but Monica Brown is going back to school!

The 34-year-old shared a snap of her wearing a set of scrubs, and revealed that, when her children are sleeping, she’s still working.

Monica said: “I have other dreams and aspirations so I pursue them when my babies are asleep & my musics done!! Moral of the story #WeCanIfWeBelieve never give up on your dreams #YOUCAN #BeenAtWorkSince7Yesterday [sic]”

While Monica’s fans were quick to assume she was studying to be a nurse, she corrected them, saying: “My post was never intended to be misleading. It was meant to just be encouraging because some days it’s just not that easy but it’s all possible if you stay encouraged and believe.”

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