Lea Michele's Bikini Beach Getaway, Uncle Jack's Strip Steak Recipe, and Much, Much More

Here's what all the hubbub's about:

"Glee" actress Lea Michele reportedly celebrated New Year's in Mexico with boyfriend Matthew Paetz. And judging by her Instagram activity, she brought along nothing but Paetz, several changes of swimsuits, and her own be-thonged butt:

Switching gears for a moment, let's talk dinner. How does a restaurant-quality NY strip steak sound? Pretty good, right? Watch the video above to see how Food Network's Willie Degel — also the founder and CEO of Uncle Jack's Steakhouses — prepares his restaurant's

On New Year's Day, Hilaria Baldwin announced (via Instagram) that she's expecting her second child with Alec Baldwin. So now she'll have two excuses to post selfies in the downward-facing dog position under the guise of "picking up the kids' toys again!" or something like that.

In an interview with Marie Claire, Gwyneth Paltrow says she's happy with her "conscious uncoupling," adding that she and Chris Martin have "the relationship we were meant to have" — i.e., spending family time with the kids on holidays. In other words, Gwyneth thinks she was fated to have a crappy marriage that resulted in many awkward Thanksgivings for years to come.

Earlier this month, singer/rapper Ray J called the police with concerns that his girlfriend might commit suicide, telling them that he left her at home, alone, with a gun, because he had to "shoot a television show." Call us crazy, but it sounds like Ray J won't be devastated if this particular relationship falls apart.

On New Year's Eve, Kendall Jenner flaunted her supermodel body in a bikini selfie she posted to Instagram (below). The photo was reportedly taken at a hotel room in Dubai, where Jenner was traveling with fellow model Gigi Hadid, pal Selena Gomez, and probably a personal trainer or five because holy heck look at those abs.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, of "500 Days (of Summer)" and "3rd Rock From the Sun" fame, reportedly got married in secret on December 20. It's entirely possible, however, that he wasn't trying to be sneaky, but simply got married a few weeks ago and nobody noticed, or cared.

As part of something fans have dubbed "Swiftmas," Taylor Swift has been gifting unsuspecting fans with huge boxes of presents like some kind of sveldt lady-Santa. She just released a video of her antics on Wednesday (below), but be warned: It features lots of ugly-crying from surprised fans. (But don't act like you wouldn't react the same way.)

On a recent episode of the Nerdist podcast, director Sam Raimi admitted that he "messed up" on his third "Spider-Man" film, adding that the movie "just didn't work very well." And to think, he came to this conclusion only many, many years after everyone else already came to that exact realization.

Tara Reid shared a number of revealing Instagram snapshots on New Year's Day, the raciest of which sees the actress nude in a hammock (below), presumably because that's one of the few places where Reid is safe from the imminent threat of another sharknado attack … for now.

Bono of the Irish rock band U2 recently said he doesn't know if he "will ever play guitar again" following a biking accident that injured his hand. It's devastating news, for sure, until you remember that The Edge has played every U2 guitar riff you've ever loved. We wish nothing but a speedy recovery for Bono, though!

On New Year's Day, James Franco apparently hung out with the crew of the original "Godfather" film, including James Caan, Robert Duvall and Francis Ford Coppola. We can only guess that he's working on some kind of new, Franco-esque film project, whereby he will digitally insert himself into the first two installments. Coming summer 2016!

And finally, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney are reportedly embarking on a "prolific musical collaboration." Their first effort, a soft ballad called "Only One," features West singing lead and McCartney on keyboard. Personally, though, we can't wait until their second release, wherein McCartney raps and West sulks quietly in the background.