It’s been drams.com between Glee creator Ryan Murphy and the band Kings of Leon all day, and the feud seems unlikely to stop now. Murphy first put the band on blast for refusing to let the Gleeks belt out their songs, and what viewer doesn’t want to hear “Sex On Fire” in 12-part harmony? Kings‘ drummer Nathan Followill tweeted a response to Murphy’s rantÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and it is offensive to gay men and bra-wearers everywhere. Snarked Followill, “Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7yr olds how to say f–k.” The offending tweet was then deleted and replaced with an apology of Nathan’s own: “I’m sorry 4 anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or misogynistic. I’m so not that kind of person. I really do apologize.” Followill then wrote a Post-It reminding himself that Twitter is not the same as thinking something silently in your head.
Almost immediately, Murphy called Followhill a homophobe to Perez Hilton. “Just read Nathan Followill’s TweetÃ¢â‚¬Â¦in which he implied I should ‘get a manicure and buy a bra.’ Wow. That’s a homophobe badly in need of some education. I’m all for manicures, don’t wear a bra. Would guess most gay dudes don’t. But it’s telling that Nathan can reduce a group of people to a mean-spirited clichÃƒÂ©, in a time where young gay men are killing themselves all over the country because of hatred like this,” Murphy fired off. “That said, I would love to sit down with Nathan or any member of Kings and Leon, and tell them how on Glee we actually love their music, and support their artistryÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but cannot condone or even laugh at their clear disdain of gay people.” At this point, we highly doubt that sit-down is going to happen. Though if they get Jane Lynch to mediate, we still believe anything can happen.
Unfortunately for us, not all celebrity gossip can be as happy-making as Betty White nudes or fictional vampire brides. In her new memoir, Dancing With The Stars‘ Cheryl Burke reveals that she was molested as a child. In the upcoming book Dancing Lessons, Burke recounts how her family’s handyman and sometimes child care provider began molesting her at five, abuse that only stopped once he was arrested for assaulting Burke’s half-sister and her friend. Cheryl recounts the terrifying ordeal of testifying against the man at age six, calling it, “the hardest thing I’ve ever done … I saw his face and lawyers were asking me these questions and I was like, ‘What am I doing? Did he even do anything wrong?’” Is your face frozen on the “Complete Horror” setting? Yeah, us too.
Ever since Burke’s abuser was released from prison after being sentenced to over 20 years in jail, Cheryl can’t help but look over her shoulder. “My worst nightmare is to run into him. Not until he dies will I be able not to worry,” Burke says. The dancer hopes discussing her traumatic experience will help others who are going through the same thing. “If I can help just one person for me that’s all that matters,” Cheryl says. A million hugs for the dancer and good luck in the upcoming season of DWTS that begins in March. Our understanding of karma says she’s earned it.
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We hope that one day we will be so famous and beloved that when our nude photos get leaked, people will think, “Oh, well isn’t that adorable?” rather than, “How do I delete that from my brain?” In addition to the cute pic of the Hot In Cleveland star dressed inappropriately for a snowball fight that’s been floating around the internet, new nude photos of Betty White show her, a whole lot of her, working it out during her early modeling days.
Rumors emerged last summer that photos of the beloved Golden Girl and late husband Allen Ludden might be making their debut, but so far there are only Betty’s boudoir photos to be found. At this rate Ms. White could release a sex tape and everyone in America would give her a standing ovation. See, Kim Kardashian? It’s all about timing.
For everyone feeling chilly this evening, here’s a little something to keep you warm. As she preps for her video’s premiere, Rihanna released photos from her S&M shoot. RiRi is still rocking the pink and red like a pro, and what compliments a carrot top like an obese clown reporter, heart-shaped eye patch and gold rabbit ears? That’s right: nothing.
The singer’s already had a hot couple days due to allegations Rihanna had a lesbian affair with a woman hoping to sell her scandalous tell-all. The video was shot by Melina Matsoukas, director of Rihanna’s Rudeboy and Hard, “Recovering from a colourful wknd of S&M with a hot red headed chick and I get to call that work… I love this job,” Matsoukas tweeted after the shoot. We’d love your job, too.
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Given how sweet she seems in real life, Anna Faris is the last actress we’d imagine would piss off an entire nation. However, the New Zealand Tourism Board apologized to Faris today for her unpleasant experience with the men down underÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and, um, for making fun of her in the press. Apparently Faris spoke to Lopez Tonight about two carloads of Kiwi men who screamed “F–k you, a–hole!” and “Show me your t–s you stupid b—h!” at the Yogi Bear actress. “Ms. Faris spoke about disrespectful behavior she experienced during her stay in New Zealand and as a consequence her impression of New Zealand men is, to say the least, poor,” a rep admits. Yeah, doesn’t exactly make us want to pack our bags for a nineteen-hour flight either.
While the tourism board didn’t exactly send the car full of jerks after Anna, they did bad-mouth Faris to the New Zealand Herald, insinuating the actress might be lying.Ã‚Â “She accepts an award for being a pothead stoner of the year… I don’t think she has any credibility,” their spokesman scoffed at the time. Apologizes the rep today, “The inference that Tourism NZ did not take Ms. Faris’ comments seriously is very much regretted and was certainly not intended.” Now if Anna will only apologize for Yogi Bear, we’ll be that much closer to world peace.
We have the same facial expression as Kevin McHale does standing between these two: say what? Sources claim that Glee’s Chord Overstreet and Naya Rivera hooked up in Las Vegas at Rivera’s birthday party. Several of the cast members including McHale and Cory Monteith were partying at the Bellagio for Naya’s 24 when the Gleeks started sucking face. “They were all over each other inside,” an eyewitness claims. Says another, “Yeah, they hooked up. Who knows where it will go?” We guess that explains why in the party photos Chord looks like he was rode hard and put away wet and Naya did her hair with an egg beater. At least, we hope it does.
If the reports are true, Overstreet had better hope their smooch fest works out the way Naya wants, given Rivera’s revenge against ex Mark Salling. “She knew what she was doing, trying to make [Mark] jealous. Funny thing is, he really couldn’t care less,” another insider claims. Jealousy doesn’t work, three dozen eggs smashed against his windshield doesn’t work. Jeez, is Mark Salling made out of stone?!?
Ke$ha might have weathered spooge-filled photos and a constant case of glitter rash (we assume), but Ke$ha being sued by her former managers for $14 million might be the only scandal she can’t weasel her way out of with a wink and a festive Native American headdress. Sniped the singer’s ex reps DAS Communications, the spastic singer “is a very young and inexperienced artist whose ‘star’ may not continue to rise,” and then how would they get their millions? Hey! Don’t talk about our girl that way. We feel like Ke$ha is our mom in this case; only we’re allowed to talk trash about her.
Given that girl is on the way to number one hit in the UK with “We R Who We R,” we think her former managers are selling Ke$ha a little short. “Although she has made an incredible amount of money in a very short period of time, in large part due to DAS’ efforts on her behalf, she could just as easily lose money if not properly guided,” the suit warns. Meanwhile the singer has countersued DAS for being “illegal talent agent.” We almost wish Ke$ha would bottom out and lose all her dough, just so these jokers can’t take her millions. Then again, that attitude is probably why we’ll never be internationally famous pop superstars.
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Most guys wouldn’t actively deny hanging out with a smoking blond porn star. Then again, most guys didn’t just break up with earth angel Mila Kunis. Those photos of the two chilling at Barcelona-based sex club Bagdad have ended up online, Macaulay Culkin denies any relationship with porn star Irene Lopez. “As I do with many fans, I briefly met and took a photo with Irene Lopez at her request. I have had no contact with this woman in any capacity, social or otherwise before or since that picture was taken. Any reports to the contrary are false,” Culkin told E! Do you think Irene just hallucinated their relationship ala Black Swan? Maybe Lopez isn’t a porn star at all, just under a lot of stress to be perfect.
After dating Kunis for seven years straight, we guess catching Macaulay in the embrace of an adult actress would be a little out-of-character. “The reports that Macaulay Culkin is dating Irene Lopez are completely false. We are disappointed that Ms. Lopez has told E! Entertainment fictitious stories regarding Mr. Culkin,” Macaulay’s rep confirms. Moral of the story: if you’re a celebrity hanging out at a sex club, don’t be taking photos with just any old pornographer!
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We haven’t been in a war with any European countries in the last two centuries or so; isn’t it time we let Snooki start another one? Rumor has it that Jersey Shore will shoot in Italy next season, if the Italian government doesn’t classify them all as an infectious disease and prevent them from coming through customs. Allegedly executives started applications for cast and crew visas two months ago. We were wondering how producers would handle another season now that the reality stars are more famous than most Oscar nominees; unleashing them on a new unsuspecting population is the perfect way to keep things fresh.
Sources say that the show’s reps are currently scouting locations on the peninsula, and have contacted Vinny’s relatives to host the gang for a traditional meal. Sunday dinners mean the same thing in every language! While we hope this doesn’t interfere with Snooki and JWoww‘s spin-off show or Pauly D’s new gig, we bet they could just film their cab rides to the airport and get enough material for a six episode run. Those producers know most international flights give out free wine, right? Genius.
While some of us moviegoers were suffering through No Strings Attached this weekend, others got the chance to hear Chaz Bono open up about his sex change in his new documentary at Sundance. Becoming Chaz premiered at the film festival last night in Park City, Utah. “I’ve hated my body since puberty,” Bono explained in the film about his gender transition, breast removal and relationship with girlfriend Jennifer Ella. When asked how his journey as a transgender individual stacks up against having Cher for a mother, Chaz says “Definitely being born as a woman was a lot harder than being famous. You can figure out how to work that one, but if you’re a guy in a woman’s body you’re just screwed pretty much.” Hmm, we bet it’s still closer to a toss-up than we might think.
Additionally, Oprah will be airing Becoming Chaz on her OWN network later on this year. With stardom looming, Chaz already has his fantasy body double all picked out: The Wire’s Michael Chiklis. “I’m never going to be a little guy,” Bono says, though after a long, hard journey, we bet she’s glad to finally be in her male body, not matter what size.
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