OK, now we’re lost. Yesterday a ring-wearing Russell Brand was seen walking around London, sparking rumors that he and Katy Perry had already secretly wed. And today we see him at an airport halfway across the world in Mumbai, India, strolling with what appears to be a walking pashmina creature. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!?
We guess the wedding is still in the future for the two teenage dreams, who’ve spread all sorts of tall tales about their trip to the altar. Katy admits to making up stories for the press, from getting married in latex suits to having BFF Rihanna strip at her bachelorette party. “I love this chaotic circus of wrong information,” she told Britain’s Star Magazine, “because it is not really anyone else’s business beside the people that we have invited. And us, of course.”
And if you have been invited, take note: no wedding presents for Katy and Russell. In fact, they’ve promised to donate anything to they receive to charity. So what can you give the happy couple? Katy Tweeted that “the greatest gift u can give us is respect & love during this private X [time].” What size do you want that in?
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That’s right: Beyonce’s having baby (allegedly, natch)! Well, that is if you believe Us Magazine’s sources, who claim that the 29-year-old songstress was apparently “shocked” to learn that she and husband Jay-Z are going to be parents. But we assume they were more than a little thrilled, too. A friend of the couple told Us that they considered the child “a gift from God.”
“She loves kids, but she wasn’t ready to be a mother just yet,” another source told Us. “She really wanted to get her album done and tour the world again.” But it looks like the world is going to have to wait, because Beyonce’s destiny is with child. And she has the full confidence of her sister Solange, who is already a mother herself. “She’s got the most beautiful heart,” she says of her big sis. “She’ll be a great mom.”
Looks like Jay-Z will be getting some extra high-fives from the Knicks and the Nets tonight!
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Well, rehab must be doing its thing, because this is the most sense we’ve heard come out of Lindsay Lohan for a while. The actress’ latest probation hearing is coming up with Judge Elden Fox, and for the first time it looks like she’s not going to deny everything, drag her heals, kick and scream and do the legal equivalent of putting her fingers in her ears and humming, “La la la la, I CAN’T HEAR YOU!” We are so proud.
Lindsay failed a drug test last month, which could easily result in another stint in the slammer. But according to TMZ, Lilo and her teamÃ‚Â are hoping the judge will let her continue treatment at the Betty Ford Clinic, which has been her home since September 27th. Contrary to some reports that claim she has attempted to bust out of rehab, representatives at Betty Ford say that Lohan is taking rehab and her healing process “very seriously,” and showing much compassion and kindness to other patients.
We hope she gets the chance to continue her treatment, but the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is prepping for the worst. Apparently they plan to leave a police van running in case she gets sent back to the Lynwood Correctional Facility. Where’s the faith, guys?
The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills had more stars than a Scientology recruitment meeting last night as Elle Magazine held its 17th annual Women In Hollywood tribute dinner. The gala provided a chance to honor the tinsel-town mega-celebs whose work largely goes unrecognized (not). Among the honorees were Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Hilary Swank, Diane Keaton, Jodie Foster, Sofia Coppola, Kerry Washington and Diane Kruger; only six of whom have won Oscars.
Paltrow was arguably the one showered with the most praise, as friend and Proof costar Jake Gyllenhaal presented her award. “She is not a mere mortal like the rest of us,” he gushed, “She is an internet-savvy, award-winning, lifestyle guru, making all of us look lazy.” For real, this is what he said. We expected Jake to then unveil a three-hundred foot portrait of the actress and order the crowd to convert to Paltrow-ism. But he didn’t. This time.
Action legend Harrison Ford was overwhelmed with the star-power in attendance. “This event came to be back in the days when they said, ‘There were no good parts for women’ and ‘Women aren’t highly regarded,’” he told the Associated Press. “Now women run Hollywood. Absolutely run Hollywood. And I’m glad.”
Check out the glitz, glam, and Hollywood goddesses and gurus in the gallery below!
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Ok, what the hell is this? Seriously, this the second worst news we’ve heard all week (you will be missed, Mrs. Cleaver). Christina Hendricks, the full-figured bombshell, loved and admired by pretty much everyone for her style, talent and confidence…is now trying to lose a whopping 30 pounds. This comes after years of telling the press how much she adores her body and that she “feels beautiful”. Just last month she told UK’s Red Magazine that she is proud to make curvy women feel proud and good about themselves. What the hell happened?!
“Christina has got sick of all the talk of her being the curviest woman in Hollywood. For her it basically meant she was being called fat,” a friend told the Daily Mail. “Now she’s gone against everything she believed in before by going on the first diet of her life. Christina’s cut out carbs, and alcohol, although she’s not a big drinker. She’s eating fish oil to break down fat and pak choi and edamame nearly every meal. She hopes the first stone will fall off in the next month or so.”
If a bonified sex icon, literally voted the sexiest woman in America, still feels insecure about their body, then there’s a serious problem here. We get it, Christina. You’re tired of the big fuss that everyone is making over your curves. That must get super annoying and kind of embarrassing. And the fact that no designer in town will lend you a dress can’t feel great. But don’t change just to be like everybody else! Because then you’re just like…everybody else. And that sucks. Take a cue from Gaga. She’s never been like anybody else, and she’s done OK.
Hey Mad Men peeps: Remember that time Keri Russell cut her hair on Felicity? Yeah, multiply that by a hundred. Do something. As for us, we might just go on a hunger strike.
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Kanye West’s new album cover, which looks like a vaguely erotic finger painting, has been banned by a chain that sells firearms. West has stated on his Twitter that Wal-Mart is refusing to carry his upcoming “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” record because the artwork features a small image of a nude male being straddled an armless winged figure. “They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!” he tweeted, summing up the assault on his first amendment rights.
“So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they cover but I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings?” he continued. “I know that cover just blew yall minds Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I wish yall could see how hard IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m smiling right now!!!Ã‚Â In all honesty Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I really donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be thinking about Wal-MartÃ‚Â when I make my music or album covers #Kanyeshrug!” You know when he Kanyeshrugs he’s just getting started. “I wanna sell albums but not at the expense of my true creativity.”
Wal-Mart is the worlds largest CD retailer, representing a massive ten percent of the domestic music sales. Understandably, Kanye is a little pissed about having his “true creativity” messed with.Ã‚Â Let it be known: Wal-Mart doesn’t care about armless phoenixes.
As the old saying goes, there are three things that will survive the apocalypse: cockroaches, Twinkies and Mel Gibson. No matter how many times a battered Mel stumbles around Hollywood like Sylvester Stallone at the end of Rocky, you cannot count this guy out. Just a few months after ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva released explosive voice-mails that threatened to end his career, Page Six reports that Mel is coming back to the big screen with a cameo in The Hangover 2.
“It’s a done deal,” says an insider, “Mel will make a cameo as a tattoo artist. Filming is taking place on the Warner Brothers lot, where a Bangkok set has been built. Mel is expected to film his role in two weeks. Then the production moves to Thailand at the end of October.” It’s probably for the best that he’s not going overseas with the crew, because that’s an international incident just waiting to happen.
We’re not sure if this really counts as a “comeback” yet, but The Hangover magic did work for Mike Tyson in the original. Is Mel in worse shape than a dude who bit a guy’s ear off? We’d venture to say yeah. Will Hollywood give him back his career, or is this the final curtain call on The Passion of the Mel?
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Some fathers know best, and other fathers know hookers. Some fathers play golf, and others play the field. Some dads mow the lawn, and others mow down mailboxes with their Mercedes while drinking and driving. Some fathers make plans to take their wives out for dinner, while others make plans to “take their wives out.” And then there are some dads who pretend they’re not dads at all! Think we’re kidding? We wish.
It’s safe to say that not all fathers know best. Join us while we count down the ten worst pops of all, ranked by the standard unit of bad dads: the Woody-Allen. If your face is in the gallery below, you’re probably not getting a tie for Father’s Day this year.
10. Joe Simpson
9. Matthew Knowles
8. Eddie Murphy
7. Mel Gibson
6. Tiger Woods
5. Jon Gosselin
4. Joe Jackson
3. Michael Lohan
2. O.J. Simpson
1. John Phillips
Honorable Mention: Billy Ray Cyrus
It’s a tale as old as time: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy throws coffee at a photographer. We’ve heard reports that Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf are over, leaving incredibly boring couples all over the world without a role model. Although last spotted at the premiere of Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps last month, the New York Post says that two have hardly spent any time together since.
The Beef has been in Washington D.C. filming Transformers 3 with not-Megan-Fox bombshell Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, while Carey’s been spending time in London doing press for Never Let Me Go. But did she let Shia go? Are they just busy? Does anybody care? Guys?
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Hey, guess what? The cast of Mad Men are still the most attractive grouping of people ever assembled outside the pages of a Victoria’s Secret catalogue. Seriously, they could wear tablecloths and curtains like in The Sound of Music and they’d still turn the red carpet red hot.
Last night Jon Hamm looked his Don Draper-y best in a dark suit as he attended the Season 4 finale screening in New York. Elisabeth Moss rocked a loose-fitting flapper inspired dress that transformed her into a 1920s film starlet. Cara Buono went more gypsy-chic in a flowing green cocktail tail dress and tasseled necklace, while Christina Hendricks proved that a rose by any other name would still look amazing.
We hope this show goes for another ten years, because we can’t wait to see how these folks rock the platform shoes and leisure suits.
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