Liam Payne Puts on His Suit and Tie, Courtney Stodden Rides Solo on Halloween

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Liam Payne Opts For Suit and Tie
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PHOTO: One Direction member Liam Payne tweeted a photo of himself in a suit and tie with the following caption: "as long as I got my suit and tie! #StoryOfMyLife" on Nov. 2, 2013.
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One Direction heartthrob Liam Payne set the Twitterverse on fire when he posted a picture of himself in his suit and tie on the set of the band's "Story of My Life" music video shoot.

Watch your back, Justin Timberlake.

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Courtney Stodden Rocks Devil-May-Care Attitude, Costume
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PHOTO: Courtney Stodden celebrates Halloween with family and friends in her Hollywood Hills home, Oct. 31, 2013.
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Courtney Stodden decided that she wasn't going to let her rumored split from husband Doug Hutchison keep her from celebrating Halloween in style.

So the 19-year-old put on her red bra, lace thong and devil horns, and threw a party at the couple's rented Hollywood Hills home Thursday night, E! News reported.

Stodden posed for pictures with friends and even took a glamour shot with an oversized pizza to get in the Halloween spirit.

Oh, and Hutchison, 53, was conspicuously absent, according to E! News.

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Alyssa Miller and Jake Gyllenhaal Get Domestic
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PHOTO: Jake Gyllenhaal and his girlfriend Alyssa Miller hold hands in New York, Sept. 21, 2013.
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Alyssa Miller and Jake Gyllenhaal have taken the time to remind us that relationships are about taking the time to learn new things from the person you care so deeply about.

The 24-year-old "Sports Illustrated" model revealed that the "Prisoners" actor and her boyfriend, 32, has been teaching her a thing or two in the kitchen.

"I have people over all the time and we cook," she told Us Weekly. "I love having people over socially and cooking dinner parties."

If you can't stand the heat…

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No Game Time for Justin Blackmon
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PHOTO: Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon speaks to the media during a press conference at the Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa in Bagshot, England, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
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Justin Blackmon is off the gridiron for the remainder of the season after he was suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to USA Today.

The Jacksonville Jaguars wide received apologized to his coach, teammates and fans for "not utilizing the resources that I was provided to overcome my challenges," according to a statement he issued through his agents.

"I am determined to overcome the issues that have resulted in this situation, and I truly appreciate the support that the Jaguars and my agent have shown me," Blackmon said. "I will address these matters with the type of intensity I usually direct toward my on-field play so that I can be a productive member of the team and the community next season."

This isn't Blackmon's first brush up against the NFL's policies. Blackmon pleaded guilty in April to a drunken driving charge and landed himself in the league's substance abuse program, USA Today reported. He was suspended from four games at the start of the season.

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Turn Around, Partial Eclipse of the Sun
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PHOTO: Near totality is seen during the solar eclipse at Palm Cove on Nov. 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia.
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Turn your sights towards the heavens Sunday morning -- a partial solar eclipse is set to occur at sunrise, according to SPACE.com.

The most unusual type of eclipse takes place after the sun and moon appear to coincide, which will make the sun look like a ring of fire.

It will be more prominent to stargazers on the East Coast, USA Today reported, and will coincide with daylight savings time (read: extra hour of sleep!), so no excuses for not waking up to see it.

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