This morning it was announced that Britney Spears would be touring North America this summer to support her Femme Fatale album, and she would be joined on the road by Enrique Iglesias. Britney has already performed a couple of free shows to create some buzz, but she probably didn’t anticipate even more buzz just hours later, when Iglesias dropped out of the tour. Seems weird that Iglesias bailed so abruptly, it’s not like these decisions are made overnight. We only hope Britney doesn’t hold it against him (heyoo).
Iglesias was slated to be a co-headliner on the tour, not just an opening act, and he has not yet provided a comment as to why he bailed. So now that Iglesias is out, who should replace him? Perhaps a solo Jonas? Someone new who also shuns pants, like Jessie J? Leave your suggestions in the comments!
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Christina Aguilera‘s life this year is like the Paula Abdul song “Opposites Attract.” She might take two steps forward, but then somewhere along the line, she takes two steps back. Here we thought that with her new job as a judge on The Voice she was moving forward, but it was just revealed that some raunchy photos that were taken of Aguilera are being shopped around after someone found them on a memory card in a French hotel room. Two steps back for not double-checking your room before departing, Xtina.
The card contains “hundreds of highly intimate photographs” of Aguilera, reports Radar Online. Some were taken at pal Nicole Richie‘s bachelorette party last September, some taken with boyfriend Matthew Rutler, and others are shots of Aguilera’s son Max. The man who reportedly found the card containing the photos is now trying to sell them, as any classy person would, but gave Radar a taste of what they photos were of. Allegedly, some of the photos show Aguilera dancing on tables, simulating oral sex, and hanging out with two strippers at Richie’s party (sounds pretty normal for a bachelorette party, actually), and in others, Aguilera is in bed with Rutler. No one (yet) has bought the photos, but it’s just one more setback for the pop star, (and the second set of leaked, NSFW photos of her in three months). Don’t make us buy you a fanny pack for your next vacation, girl, you can’t be losing any more pictures like these.
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Lady Gaga turned 25 yesterday, and in true Gaga fashion she celebrated her first quarter-century on stage, in front of thousands of people, covered in fake blood. Gaga’s backup dancers surprised her with a birthday cake (which also looked like it was covered in fake blood) at the end of her show last night. Gaga followed the performance, which was at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with a night of drinking and tacos at La Cita restaurant where she partied with Adam Lambert, Kate Hudson, and her boyfriend, Luc Carl.
For a few more pics of her on-stage birthday serenade, check out our Lady GaGallery below.
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Two wizards. One good, one evil. One with a nose, one without. Who will be the first to blink?
That’s our take away from the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 poster. Our anticipation for the film keeps growing ever since we were blown away by Part 1. July feels so far away, and yet we don’t want the series to end. Maybe we can borrow Hermione’s time turner so we can prolong the magic a little.
Oh, Canada. We love you so much. We love you for all the HGTV shows you’ve exported to us, and for your delicious poutine, and for Alex Trebek. We also love that your Royal Mounted Police officers show up to award shows like this weekend’s Juno Awards to pose with all the biggest names in Canadian music. Seriously, every Canadian musician you’ve ever heard of was there, and they were too nice not to pose with the Mounties. Drake? Yup. Neil Young? You bet. Shania Twain and Sarah MacLachlan? Dur.
Check out the entire list of musicians who posed on the Canadian Carpet with the Mounties, we dare you to name one musician from the Great White North who wasn’t there. (God, now we need to go to Epcot just to watch the Canada movie in Circle-Vision 360 to get this out of our system.)
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You may recall that back in 2009, Bret Michaels and the rest of Poison played a Rock of Ages tribute at the Tony Awards that ended badly when a set piece fell on Michaels’ head. He was sent to the hospital for stitches and treatment for a broken nose as a result of the mishap. Well, nearly two years later, Michaels is suing CBS and the Tonys. His lawyer, Alex Weingarten explains “The Tony Awards dropped a piece of the stage on Bret’s head, and then instead of doing the right thing, joked about it and played it off for ratings … Bret never wanted to file a lawsuit, but the Tony Awards have left us with no choice. They must be held accountable for almost killing Bret, and that is what we are going to do.”
Sure, a few stitches doesn’t sound serious or like Bret was “almost killed,” but the suit alleges that the head trauma he suffered could very possibly be a cause for the brain hemorrhage he suffered in 2010. Bret claims he asked for direction on how to exit the stage after his performance and “was just told to walk off the rear of the stage — in what was ultimately the danger zone” where the piece of scenery slammed into him.
Back in 2009, Michaels wrote, “I am trying to remain very positive and somewhat humorous about the whole situation. …Over the last few days a lot of speculation as to what happened and who is to blame have surfaced. I need to make clear at no point since the incident occurred do I feel like the accident was malicious in any way and I feel this will all work itself out. However I must state I found it a little strange that the only statement released by the Tony organization was that I missed my mark and that I was completely fine.” Unfortunately, it seems like the humor of the situation has been lost and it’s time to take action. He is seeking unspecified damages.
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Britney Spears performed two shows this weekend to promote her new album Femme Fatale. The first show, held at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Friday night, was technically a “secret” show which Spears tweeted about at the last minute on Friday, telling her fans “You’re all invited. Be there or be square bitch!” She also performed in San Francisco on Sunday. The Sunday show was sponsored by Good Morning America and part of it (the one with the least amount of crotch shots, we assume) will be broadcast on the morning show on Tuesday. Check out our gallery below for photos of her San Francisco show, and her live performance of “Hold It Against Me” after the jump.
Just days after her 35th birthday, Reese Witherspoon got married to boyfriend Jim Toth, a Hollywood agent. Witherspoon and Toth wed in a small ceremony on Saturday, March 26th in Ojai, California at Witherspoon’s ranch. About 100 guests attended, including celebrity friends like Renee Zellweger, Tobey Maguire, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, (ScarPenn, staying strong!) and Alyssa Milano. (It’s always fascinating to see what celebs are friends in real life, isn’t it?)
Witherspoon wore Monique Lhullier and walked down the aisle to “Here Comes The Bride,” sounds like there were no curve balls thrown at this super traditional service. Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Toth!
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We don’t know Tammy Brook, the woman who up until yesterday was Chris Brown‘s publicist, but we applaud her for doing her job for as long as she did. It can’t be easy putting a positive spin on all the violent outbursts that Chris was prone to. Brook couldn’t take it anymore though and quit sometime after his Good Morning America freakout, likely because there’s no positive spin one can put on a chair being hurled at a glass window. Brook runs FYI Public Relations, which also represents Mike Tyson, Ice-T and Coco (!) and Bret Michaels.
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The Lohan women—Dina, Lindsay, and Ali—appear to be distancing themselves from issue-plagued daddy Michael by all changing their names. Dina explains that Lindsay, first of all, will just be doing the one-name thing from now on. She says “Lindsay is dropping the Lohan and just going by Lindsay.” We wonder if that would have made any difference in Lindsay’s E-Trade lawsuit? That was the whole basis for it, after all. Her lawyer said at the time “Many celebrities are known by one name only.” Usually those celebs have a really unusual name like Madonna or Cher, but whatever, Lindsay is joining them, normal first name be damned!
As for Dina and Ali, Mama Lohan says, “Me and Ali will be officially changing our last names back to my maiden name, Sullivan.” No word on whether this has to do with Michael’s latest arrest for domestic violence, we’re sure it’s just a culmination of many years of his hard work tarnishing the name. Of course, name changes don’t often stick, just ask just Prince and the Triboro Bridge. We’re certain that no one will ever refer to them as anything besides Lohan, but we can’t fault them for trying.
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