The Salahi’s are obviously unfamiliar with the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The Real Housewives of DC stars have made names for themselves through absurd publicity stunts, mostly famously crashing a party at the White House in 2009. So now that Tareq Salahi is claiming that his wife Michaele has been kidnapped, forgive us for being a little skeptical. He tells TMZ that he last saw Michaele yesterday morning as she was leaving to get her hair done. Apparently she never made the appointment, and has yet to return.
But the story gets even weirder, as Tareq says he got a call from his wife last night saying that she was visiting her mother’s nearby Virginia home. Yet she allegedly made the call from a strange Oregon number, and her mother-in-law denied that she had spoken to Michaele. Tareq is certain that his wife has been abducted, saying that they have been the target of death threats in the past! The worried husband put in a call to the Warren County Sheriff’s office, who told him that Michaele had already checked in with them and claims to be safe and merely dealing with “family issues.”
But Tareq is far from satisfied. In fact he’s furious with the sheriff’s lack of action, and is convinced that his wife’s captors are forcing her to make calls saying that she is safe. He has since issued a press release saying, “We are asking the public to please be on the look out for her, and if found please contact the authorities.” What do you think of this weird tale? Is it simple family drama, PR mischief, or is Michaele in real danger?
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It would appear that Scarlett Johansson is one of the sexiest phone hacking victims we’ve seen in a while. Pictures that the star apparently took of herself in the buff are making the rounds on the web this morning. It could very well be the work of the notorious hacking ring who claim to have jacked “delicate” pix of over fifty different Hollywood actresses back in March. In addition to Scar-Jo, the motley crew of nudie thieves say that have shots of Miley Cyrus, Ali Larter, and Vanessa Hudgens (deja vu!). Although they look pretty real, we’re not totally sold on these naughty pix being authentic. What do you think?
UPDATE (11:20 a.m.): TMZ is reporting that ScarJo is planning on contacting the FBI about this incident. Make of that what you will.
In honor of what should have been Amy Winehouse’s twenty-eighth birthday, the singer’s final recording is being released today, leading to a sudden shortage of Kleenex around the globe. The track responsible for the mass crying sesh is ‘Body And Soul’, the much anticipated duet with legendary crooner Tony Bennett for his upcoming Duets II album. “Recording with Amy was just so beautiful,” he told told MTV News. “I knew after singing with her what a true artistic genius she was because she performed with total and complete honesty. That is a very rare quality.”
The behind-the-scenes clip of the recording session, taken a few short months before her death, show a side of the soulstress that we’re not used to seeing. This isn’t the achingly thin, strung out, destructive and incoherent Amy of tabloid lore. Instead she looks healthy, happy, and giddy to be recording with a star like Bennett, whom she slyly asks if she can call “Tone.” The fact that she looks (and sounds!) better than ever makes the clip all the more heartbreaking. But it also reminds us that though her body gave our far too soon, the girl had enough soul to last a dozen lifetimes. Proceeds from the song will go towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation, established by the late singer’s family. According to a press release, the organization seeks “to support charities and organizations undertaking charitable activities in both the United Kingdom and abroad who help, support, or care for young people.”
Ooof. Well this is awkward. Lindsay Lohan caused quite a stir when she arrived at Cythia Rowley’s New York fashion show on Friday night. But unlike Nicki Minaj, it wasn’t because of what she was wearing. Hell, it wasn’t even because she was Lindsay Lohan. Apparently it’s because people thought she was 55-year old fashionita and plastic surgery
victim enthusiast Donatella Versace. Oooh, that’s gotta sting. According the New York Magazine, Lindsay staged her big entrance right as the lights went low and the show was about to begin. And with her newly platinum locks, suspiciously plump lips, orange-hued skin, inappropriately tiny shorts and equally inappropriately huge sunglasses, the 25-year old starlet was a dead ringer for the elder Versace.
“Then, the entire room full of journalists sat ramrod straight and let out excited, disbelieving, four-letter expletives as we all realized this was actually Lindsay Freaking Lohan,” reports The Fug Girls. “The take-home here for Lindsay should be that we all initially mistook her for somebody much crispier who is thirty years her senior.” The photo you see above was taken back in 2009, so we shudder to think how the two look side by side right now. Between this and reports that little sister Ali has undergone plastic surgery, it has not been a good week to be a Lohan face! Is it in the genes to age weirdly? Or is it in the genes to make bad decisions?
Check out pix from that fateful night in the gallery below!
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Emporio Armani unveiled its new print ads today, staring a scantily clad Rihanna lounging in the back of a classic car. And they manage to turn “dammmnnnn” into a nineteen syllable word. Seriously, this looks like the start of the best car wash of our lives. The steamy black and white images were photographed by Steve Klein, famous for directing Lady Gaga’s equally sexy music video for “Alejandro”. The Barbadian beauty showed off a new blonde Tinkerbell ‘do for the shoot, which we’re feelin’ is most likely a wig. RiRi was announced as the face, or should we say “body” of Emporio Armani underwear back in July, following in the footsteps of Megan Fox and Victoria Beckham. Whatever she’s selling, we’ll take it. Two, in fact.
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Nicki Minaj looked like she stepped off the Candy Land game board when she showed up at the Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 fashion show in New York City this morning. With Fashion Week is in full swing, we knew Miss Minaj had to up her usual bizarro steez. But she definitely outdid herself in her Amazing Technicolor Gumball Coat, aka “The Coat Of Many Flavors”. OK, it’s not actually made of candy, but it’s still pretty awesome/insane. And she even had the guts to wear it next to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour! Damn, that takes some serious gumballs. Luckily the prickly fashionista didn’t chew out Nicki’s gummy ensemble, but seemed to hit it off with the rapper. Check out the gallery below for more!
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OK, listen up RyanÃ‚Â Gosling. We speak for the dudes of the world when we say, stop making us look bad! It’s bad enough that our girlfriends are constantly disappointed that we don’t kiss like that stupid scene in The Notebook (and we’ve hurt our back trying). But lately you’ve been running around stopping fights and earthquakes, and taking your hot costars on wholesome dates to Disneyland. It’s all too much! And now you’ve brought your mom as your date to the Ides Of March premiere at the Ã‚Â Toronto Film Festival!? How the hell are we gonna compete with that!? It’s gonna make that cardigan we got our moms for Christmas look like a worthless piece of felt. Congrats, Donna Gosling. You have the best son in the world. There, we said it. You happy, Gosling!? Check out more adorability in the gallery below.
And now a lil’ somethin’ for all the ladies…particularly those in middle school. Are you dreaming of settling down someday with your one and only true love, Justin Bieber? Well get a move on, because you’ve only got eight years to lock that dude down! The Biebs has just told Women’s Wear Daily that he hopes to be married by the age of twenty-five. So start saving up for that engagement ring!
When asked what he saw for himself in five years, the seventeen year old singer gave a surprisingly mature answer. “Well, by twenty-five or twenty-six,Ã‚Â I want to see myself, like, married or start looking for a family,” he told the magazine. “I want to be a young dad.Ã‚Â I want to be able to have done what I wanted to do; to be successful, to do a movie or whatever. But if the time is right, Ã‚Â I definitely want to be married by twenty-five.”Ã‚Â Before Biebs gets buried under an avalanche marriage proposals, we should say that this is probably not the best time to bring up the subject. “I’m not looking to get married right now,” he clarified. So there’s no need to lay the smack down on his current girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
But there might be a downside to being the future Mrs. Bieber: you may have to worry about him stealing your clothes! At Dolce & Gabbana’s Fashion Night Out, Bieber told Life & Style magazine about how he gets into women’s pants (no, not like that). “I’ve worn women’s jeans before because they fit me,” he says. “It’s not a trend; it’s just, whatever works, works.” He cites his buddy Kanye West as his style inspiration, and when the rapper recently wore a woman’s sweater, Justin took note. “It wasn’t [so he'd] look like a woman in a sweater; it was just a regular sweater that happened to be a woman’s.”Ã‚Â We’re diggin the confidence, Biebs! Just get ready to be buried under a mountain of jeans from female fans.
It’s official: the future is now. Fans of the classic film franchise Back To The Future have always coveted Michael J. Fox’s space age kicks from the second installment. Fox’s character MartyMcFly has to travel to the year 2015 to get his power-lacing Nike Mags, but luckly for us we don’t have to wait that long. Nike has produced a limited edition run of 1,500 pairs of the sneaker! The shoes sadly lack the power lacing (what have we been doing with our resources, America!?) but they still look pretty damn cool, featuring LED lights and an electroluminescent Nike logo. Heavy!
How do you snag a pair for yourself? Well the shoes aren’t sold in stores, but are up for auction on eBay. Nike says that the proceeds are going towards the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson Research, which the temptation for us to buy ‘em all the more overwhelming. And apparently we’re not the only one who’s having a hard time holding back. British rapper Tinie Tempah bought himself the first pair last night at an LA auction for a whopping $37,500! Great Scott!! A source close to Tinie says that the dude’s a serious shoe collector. Ya think!? At least it’s for a good cause. And we’d probably do the exact same thing if we had the cash. We haven’t had light-up shoes since our LA Gears back in ’95, and we miss them terribly.
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We’ve already told you about Jim Carrey‘s continued decent into weirdness today, and when these hot pix of of his ex Jenny McCarthy hit the streets, we’re starting to figure out the reason why. Letting Jenny’s babe-tastic bikni bod slip through our (metaphorical) figures would be something we’re not sure we’d ever recover from. The former Playboy Playmate and current mega-hottie got playful with her new BF Paul Krepelka on the sands of Malibu. Although turning thirty-nine this November, the lovely Jenny proves that age ain’t nothin’ but a number that seriously bums out everyone that doesn’t look like Jenny McCarthy. Poor Jim! Check out more of the hotness in the gallery below.
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