Emily Maynard In Us Weekly

The cover story of the new issue of Us Weekly is a revealing piece on how Bachelorette Emily Maynard worked a deal with her No. 1 guy to fake their engagement.

Reality star vets Maynard and Jef Holm know how to give a convincing performance. In the weeks since Us broke the news that Holm, 28, and his fiancée, 26, had an explosive fight August 19 after he found explicit text messages to another man on her phone, the Bachelorette star and her husband-to-be have put on a united front. Step one: Deny, deny, deny. Step two: Take advantage of every photo op, even if that means making out in a supermarket aisle. Step three: Post saccharine tweets about life together, as Holm did September 22 when he coached a soccer game for Maynard’s 7-yearold daughter. “Last minute of the game, Ricki scored the only goal!!!!”

In an exclusive bombshell interview, his former flame Kaylee Shepherd, 21, reveals that Holm — who was dating her when he left for the ABC show — invited her to a Utah hotel September 16. There, after kissing the Utah Valley University senior, he bragged that he and Maynard had hatched a scheme to cover up the sexting scandal: Holm would keep quiet and preserve Maynard’s good-girl image . . . in exchange for half of her Bachelorette salary. (A source estimates it at $150,000.) “Jef said their relationship isn’t what it seems. It’s all basically for TV,” Shepherd tells Us. “He said, ‘If I was happily engaged, I never would have texted you.’ ” For details on Shepherd and Holm’s relationship and how the reunion went down, be sure to check out the issue.

Kristen Stewart

Also in the new Us is a Hot Stuff item on Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart being ready to move back in together. They haven’t exactly returned to the way they were before July, when Us broke the news that KStew had cheated with her Snow White & the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. The couple have decided to share a new home in the LA area, as Pattinson, plans to sell their old abode in LA’s Los Feliz section. “It has too many memories,” says an insider. “It stings.” Read more HERE


Mila Kunis


Could Mila Kunis, 29, soon be sporting a little red bracelet? The actress accompanied beau of six months Ashton Kutcher to Rosh Hashanah holiday services at the Kabbalah Center in NYC September 18. “The men and women are separated, but Ashton always smiled at her,” a witness tells Hot Stuff. Afterward, Kutcher, 34 – who joined the sect with Demi Moore, 49, in 2003 – “ran to embrace her. They were clapping and praying. She was taking it all in.”

Taylor Swift


Guess she’s not bitter about the 27-second breakup call! Taylor Swift was excited to catch up with ex Joe Jonas at the iHeartRadio concert in Las Vegas September 22. A source says that after Swfit, 22, “hugged and kissed” her ex, 23, he asked about her family. His other singer ex, Demi Lovato, 20, wasn’t as psyched to see him the next day. A witness says, “They took the same flight to LA – and ignored each other!”

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