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Lady Gaga Crowned The Queen Of YouTube

Lady Gaga just got promoted. Momma Monster has been crowned the “Queen of the YouTube Generation” by becoming the first person whose channel has broken one billion views. May her reign over keyboard playing cats, adorable finger-biting children and assorted student films be a long and happy one.

“We reached 1 Billion views on youtube little monsters!” the new Queen Gaga tweeted this morning. “If we can stick together we can do anything. I dub you all kings and queens of youtube! Unite!”

The singer’s video for “Bad Romance” was YouTube’s highest viewed video with over 250 million earlier this year. However this July she was knocked off the top spot by Justin Bieber and his video for “Baby”, which is still holding steady at number one with more than 344 million views. The Biebs is currently is the Prince of YouTube with a total of nearly 966 million views. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bieber could steal Gaga’s crown again as early as November 1st. To which we say: lame. Long live the Queen!

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Jersey Shore Season 4: Disney World?

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Hey Pauly D, you GTLed every day this month! What are you gonna do now to celebrate? Go to Disney World, of course! Just days after the second season finale of Jersey Shore, Pauly made his way down to Florida to hit up the Happiest Place On Earth That Isn’t New Jersey™.

But it wasn’t all just goofin’ with Goofy and creepin’ on the Little Mermaid. Mr. D made the trip to announce his role as the feature DJ at Disney Grad Nite 2011, an annual after-hours celebration exclusively for high school seniors this spring. Err, may we recommend not creepin’ on those girls? Because that takes creepin’ to another level.

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Katy And Russell’s Wedding: Just How Crazy Was It?

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Well, it finally happened. Katy Perry and Russell Brand were officially wed this Saturday at a North Indian wild tiger sanctuary. Can you feel it in the air? We live in a different world now. Our lives will forever be divided into “Before Katy And Russell Got Married” and “After Katy And Russell Got Married.”

So what went down at the wedding of the century (or at least, the month)? Security was extremely tight and the press were not allowed access, but the newlyweds released a statement saying that a minister friend of Katy’s family performed “a very private and spiritual ceremony attended by the couples’ closest family and friends.” Despite rumors that Rihanna would act as the maid of honor, we hear she was unable to attend.

Both bride and groom reportedly wore traditional Indian attire, and Katy’s hands were decorated with customary henna art. Representatives at the site said that the venue was brightly decorated with colorful lanterns hung from trees, floral garlands and luxurious tents. The Press Trust of India news agency is reporting that the wedding processional included 21 camels, horses and elephants, as well as a crew of Indian musicians and dancers.  Oh, and wait - Reuters says Rihanna WAS there! And apparently the ceremony involved a Hindu priest chanting over a sacred fire. Pics, please?

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Dress or Body Paint? You Decide

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Kanye West pretty much had the best night ever. First he pregamed by sailing around the Hudson River on a yacht for Kim Kardashian’s intimate 30th birthday bash. Now, that would easily be enough to make our top ten dream evenings, even with the lack of a million-dollar cake. But this is Kanye we’re taking about and he’s just getting warm.

The rapper then wheeled downtown for the premiere of his directorial debut Runaway, which stars Selita Ebanks, the glorious Victoria’s Secret angel he is supposedly boning. Oh yeah, and she was wearing a dress that was clearly painted on her body. Congrats Kanye, you’ve just won at life.

But maybe it’s not so simple. Rumors have been swirling that Kim and Kanye have been making “Kimye” in their spare moments (even we don’t know what that means). Plus he and Selita seemed distant at the premiere, where they came and went separately and were rarely seen together. Trouble in paradise?  Was this amazing dress a giant “F.U.” to Kanye? We don’t care, as long as we get to see pictures of it.

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Lindsay Lohan Avoids Jail, Gets More Rehab

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Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced back to rehab until January 3rd 2011 at the earliest. Judge Elden Fox has also ordered her to receive drug testings between her release from rehab and her next court date set for February 25th. We’d say got off pretty easy, considering the D.A. was aiming to put Lindsay behind bars for 180 days. She also gets her SCRAM anklet removed this afternoon

This latest appearance is court comes as a result of her violating probation by failing two drug tests in September. Despite Michael Lohan’s assault last night, he was on hand to witness the sentencing, as was ex-wife Dina. Lindsay was understandably emotional as she read aloud a handwritten letter to the court, and by the end of the hearing she could only offer a tearful “thank you” to Judge Fox.

Although the choice between jail and rehab can’t be that difficult, we’re hoping that Lindsay’s desire to return to the Betty Ford Clinic shows that she really wants to change. We’re glad she’s going to a place where she can get the treatment she needs to heal.

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Christina Aguilera’s Split Lip Not A Result Of Domestic Violence

Well that’s certainly a relief. Despite reports implying that Christina Aguilera was abused by husband Jordan Bratman, it now appears that the split lip has nothing to do split up. It looks like the singer really did just take a tumble.

Days before their separation was announced, Christina was treated at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a bloody lip. Bratman told the staff that she had simply fallen down, yet rumors began to fly speculating that she received her injuries in a final blowout that ended their marriage. But according to TMZ, friends of the couple insist that she sustained her cuts and bruses as the result of “a simple fall. It’s as innocent as that.”

Obviously divorce is never a nice thing, particularly when there are children involved. But at least all of this nasty stuff proved to be false.

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Michael Lohan Attacked Outside Home

Just a day after swearing off statements to the media in a statement to the media, Michael Lohan is back in the spotlight again. Although this time we guess it’s not really his fault. TMZ is reporting that Lohan was attacked outside of his Santa Monica home last night as he was getting into his car.

Michael made a 911 call around 10:00 PM and police found him bloody and shirtless in his yard. He claims that someone came up from behind him, put him in a choke hold and slashed his neck with a sharp object. He described the attacker as a man in his 50s or 60s dressed in a black running suit. The two wrestled before the suspect fled on foot. He has yet to be caught by the police.

Even scarier, Michael claims to have received a threatening phone call just an hour before the attack. Although to be fair, we imagine he gets angry phone calls on a fairly regular basis. Coming so close to daughter Lindsay’s court date, he speculates the crime was committed by someone who didn’t want him to attend.

Wait a second. Whoever did this must have really not wanted him there. Who could possibly….Oh my god. LINDSAY!?!?

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Mel Gibson Gets The Axe From Hangover 2

Not literally, of course. Giving him a sharp instrument at this point would probably be a mistake. But it looks like Mel Gibson’s cameo in The Hangover 2 has been cut. In related news, the list of people Mel would like to put in his rose garden has probably just gotten longer.

“I thought Mel would have been great in the movie,” said director Todd Phillips in a statement, “But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and the decision ultimately did not have the full support of the entire cast and crew.” Is this is the same cast and crew who were fine working with convicted felon Mike Tyson in the original? Maybe Mel is in worse shape than we thought.

We can’t be sure, but we’re fairly certain that Mel’s inclusion in the blockbuster’s sequel was what had star Zach Galifianakis so furious. Our advice to the cast and crew? Change your phone numbers. What do you think of the controversial casting move?

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Billy Ray Cyrus Is Cool With The Glee Pics

Suddenly GQ’s Glee spread just got kind of creepy again. It turns out that Billy Ray Cyrus is actually a member of the Parents Television Council, the organization that got its suspenders all bunched up over the non-nude photos of some twenty-somethings that appeared in a men’s magazine. And it breaks his achey breaky heart to hear the pics dissed as offensive. Somehow we don’t think the Billy Ray Seal of Approval will help GQ’s argument, but let’s hear him out.

According to TMZ, Cyrus disagrees with the PTC’s accusations that the photos of Lea Michele and Diana Agron are bordering on pedophilia. And we trust him. If anyone knows the fine line between art and pedophilia, it’s this guy. Mr. Miley has grown “disappointed”  and “fed up” with the council’s actions as of late, saying that it “has recently been spending all its time attacking people rather than promoting family television.” “Like Hannah Montana,” he added in his mind.

This isn’t the only rift between him and the PTC. Just recently they criticized his daughter Miley (who actually is underage) for her new “Who Owns My Heart” video. But apparently it wasn’t serious enough to force him to, you know, actually leave the council. Oh well. All we have left to say is: damn you Glee for making us side with Billy Ray Cyrus on something. Savor this moment Billy, because it’s probably the only time your name and “GQ” will ever appear together in print.

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Did Jordan Bratman Assault Christina Aguilera?

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This just keeps getting weirder and weirder. We were all shocked to hear that Christina Aguilera was divorcing Jordan Bratman after five years and one child together. She cited “irreconcilable differences”, but the reasons for the split might be far more sinister if you believe one report. According to RadarOnline, nurses at LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medial Center treated Christina for a bloody lip late one night just days before the couple announced they were through.

“Christina was bleeding from her mouth and had a bit of a busted lip,” says a source present at the scene. “Jordan told the nurses she had fallen down.” The witness went on to add that she also had “bumps and red bruises” on her body. The singer’s private surgeon arrived a few minutes later to put some discrete stitches on the cut. Traces of the wound were visible in photos taken later that week, the day their separation was made public.

Aguilera’s reps are keeping quiet on the matter, but that doesn’t stop the speculation on how she sustained her injuries. Was this an innocent accident or was Jordan getting violent with Christina? We’d like to believe it’s the former. File this one under “Rumors We Hate”.

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