You guys can keep ogling those pics we posted yesterday of Gabrielle Union taking in the Miami heat, or admire Kate Upton’s design skill as she posed for her very own line of bikinis. We’ll be over here awwwing over the pics Jamie Lynn Spears Instagram’d of her and 3-year-old daughter Maddie Briann Aldridge on Sunday with the simple captions “#poolday” and “#littlegirls #littlemoments.”
After years away from the spotlight following her scandalous pregnancy at age 16, Jamie Lynn has been getting back in the music biz lately. She performed a bunch of original songs in Nashville (where she now lives) last November and said she’d be releasing a country album this year. She split from Maddie’s father, Casey Aldridge, in 2009, and has since been raising her daughter with the help of her family.
Weeks after making a rare public appearance onstage at the Billboard Music Awards to accept an award on mother Whitney Houston’s behalf, Bobbi Kristina Brown is apparently not doing so hot. Radar reports that the 19-year-old walked off the set of Tyler Perry’s TBS sitcom For Better or Worse, on which she was making her acting debut in a recurring role, and broke down in tears. She’s taped a few episodes, a source said, but has decided not to do any more.
“Bobbi Kristina had a private breakdown and barely anyone saw it,” the source told Radar. “She was crying and said she needed a minute, she needed a break to get herself together. But then she decided she couldn’t handle doing the show right now. She’s still mourning her mom.”
We’ll wait and see if any of this story gets official confirmation from the show, which is scheduled to return for its second season in July. Perry and company will probably have to do some last-minute scrambling to rewrite the show — but maybe they should have had a plan B prepared, considering the state we’ve heard Bobbi Kristina’s been in since her mother’s death in February.
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Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and the random paparazzo who may or may not be healing from a Bieber Beatdown, we apologize on behalf of all media for the relentless coverage of Sunday’s scuffle. It’s just, well, too many celebrities were behaving nicely, or behind closed doors, or just fully clothed, this weekend. We have no choice. And also, we can’t get over the idea of the uber-careful Mr. Swaggy Adult inflicting injury on someone. So, here’s just a little update of the news so far:
- Yes, there isvideo evidence of Justin Bieber’s considerable boxing skills, as he hits the bag and receives encouragement from Mike Tyson, we assume when Bieber was in Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards on May 20. He must have felt bad about wimping out on that GQ reporter who really wanted to hit him.
- “Nice hanging out with @justinbieber & @alfredoflores,” Tyson wrote on his Intagram this Sunday (about last week’s visit). Biebs’ handlers must have been thrilled with this timing.
- According to TMZ, the criminal battery case will be referred to the Los Angeles DA, as most high-profile cases are. If convicted, he’d face up to six months in jail.
- That kind of sentencing not very likely, though, “not in a zillion years,” legal expert Dana Cole told ABC News this morning. We highly suggest watching the ABC video, btw, as it includes hilarious imagery of actual film canisters and a briefcase full of money.
- Bieber tweeted that he’s focusing on “important stuff,” rather than, you know, trouble with the law. He jetted off to Oslo yesterday for a series of “secret” shows as he drops his newest single, “Die in Your Arms.”
- Randomly, the Los Angeles Times decided to remind us that this girl with cancer would probably not approve of Justin hitting people.
- Also, we were right about Bieber and Selena still being together.
Many people have wanted to free Jamie Foxx from his pants before. This is nothing new. But today, we are starting this campaign for more altruistic reasons. Really. Because after seeing (on EmpireOnline.com) the second batch of photos from the Oscar-winning actor’s upcoming Quentin Tarantino movie, Django Unchained, we worry about both his health and the possibility that he can add more little Foxxes to the world (in addition to his two daughters). Perhaps we should have a word with Tarantino and his costume designer — they may be able to assure us that these camel-colored, crotch-embracing pants were padded to ensure the safety of their wearer. Or maybe there was a crotch double employed? Either way, we are really excited to see how their ill-fitting nature plays into the plot of this movie.
And in case you’ve been so distracted by the pants, and the ridiculous nature of Foxx’s and Leonardo DiCaprio’s facial hair, here’s a brief summary of the plot of the movie, due out this December 25: Django (Foxx) is a slave-turned bounty hunter who is trying to rescue his wife from a deranged plantation owner (DiCaprio). He’s also on a revenge mission with a German bounty hunter played by Christoph Waltz. Head over to EmpireOnline.com for more pics of those beards and pants.
[Photos: EW.com, EmpireOnline.com]
“Don’t be late for the movie, because then you’ll miss me!” Nicole Scherzinger told VH1 News of her part in Men in Black III. That’s not to say she wasn’t thrilled for her first movie role to be in none other than a major blockbuster franchise, especially since she doesn’t feel like she was just a stunt casting. “I auditioned for the role fair and square.”
This isn’t the former Pussycat Doll’s first foray into acting, mind you. “I actually grew up doing theater and my major in college was thea-TRE,” she said, with dramatic flare. “But I have a whole new respect, because I’m used to being onstage — doing film is a lot different.”
Nicole, if these faces you made for us are any indication, you should be onscreen a whole lot more:
From what we can tell, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis is not the side-splitting comedy of the summer. And yet, the photos coming out of the photocall and premiere of the film at Cannes make it seem like the fest’s funniest event yet. Maybe that’s due to star Robert Pattinson’s relentless red-carpet face-making. Or due to the fact that it was pouring at the premiere, and the celebrities in attendance, like Julianna Margulies, could do nothing but laugh at how drenched their gorgeous gowns were getting.
Other random celebs mugging for the cameras at the premiere included Cuba Gooding Jr., Bonnie Wright and Kelly Rutherford. Model Natasha Poly showed the most daring amount of skin at the event, but she had a surprising rival in the side-boob game: none other than Kristen Stewart, in a plunging red Reem Acra stunner. She arrived ahead of her boyfriend and was instead on the arm of pal (and her On the Road co-star) Tom Sturridge.
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Sorry, Bravo, that we haven’t been tuning in for Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding. It’s just, well, the name instantly puts Kim Zolciak’s godawful “song” in our heads. Which, we know, is exactly the point. Anyway, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s wedding planning spin-off certainly caught our attention this week, when the 34-year-old decided on a clever gift for her fiance, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann: getting his football jersey painted on her naked torso for a sexy photo shoot. This is actually way sweeter and more personalized than mere lingerie, don’t you think? Also, weirder.
Anyway, the photos got us thinking about all the other lovely ladies who’ve been using their bodies as canvases of late — though actually, for not as sweet reasons. Rihanna did it for her recent “Where Have You Been” video. Heidi Klum did it for an Astor ad. Ashley Greene did it for Sobe. (None of them went for the same wrinkly shirt illusion as Kim, either, by the way.) Which is your favorite look?
We already knew that pen pals Beyonce and Michelle Obama admire each other. Bey penned that open letter to the first lady, praising how “No matter the pressure and stress of being under the microscope – she’s humble, loving and sincere. She builds and nurtures her family, while also looking out for so many millions in so many ways.” And Obama responded via Twitter, “Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to. –mo.” But the mutual admiration society for these two icons was far from over. In the latest issue of People, Mrs. O takes it one step further.
Asked if she could be anyone else but herself, Michelle responded: “Gosh, if I had some gift, I’d be Beyonce. I’d be some great singer,” she said. “The power of music, being able to play an instrument. … It looks like musicians just have the most fun.”
There you have it, Michelle Obama is just like us. Not that we think being either fabulous lady is a walk in the park. Just look at the videos Beyonce posted on her site of herself preparing for this weekend’s performances in Atlantic City. It also reinforces our theory that Bey was not, in fact, snubbing Kim Kardashian by not attending parties in London and Cannes this week. The woman has work to do!
Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight movies take their titles very literally, don’t they? We had to adjust our monitors just to see the new TV spots from The Dark Knight Rises. But there was a bit of light in both of them: Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne has a bit of banter with Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) and Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) and almost smiles a couple of times. You can’t blame the guy for frowning most of the time; he feels like the fate of Gotham weighs on his shoulders.
That reminds us of another time the fate of a city weighed on Bale’s shoulders … that time he formed a union of scrappy newsboys to fight Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. Then, at least, Jack Kelly knew how to smile while fighting evil. But here are five signs we think Batman might still remember everything he learned as the Cowboy.
1. When the going gets rough, everyone appreciates a cheesy joke: “How’d you sleep, Jack?” “On me back.” (Did any of us ever realize how homoerotic this entire opening “Carrying the Banner” scene of the movie is?) When Lucius Fox asks Bruce Wayne, “Do you remember where you parked?” he actually raises his eyebrows in good humor.
2. Don’t underestimate the advice of a friend. “Pulitzer and Hearst have to respect the rights of the working boys of New York!” Also, don’t ever use that terrible fake New York accent again.
We interrupt today’s regularly scheduled Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart canoodling enjoyment and On the Road/Cosmopolis Cannes promotion to bring you this special bulletin: Twilight still exists. Just in case you forgot. Summit Entertainment was possibly worried about that, again, and picked today, as soon as we’d awoken from those comas caused by said canoodling footage, to reveal three new character posters for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, via a fansite scavenger hunt.
They are pretty. We love the dark mood, and the way Edward, Bella and Jacob all look poised for battle with their uber-intense glares. But, like those first image released last month, this is just a huge tease that’s not showing us anything new. Remind us of this complaint when we start to whine later this year that we’re getting too many Breaking Dawn photos. Just kidding. We’d never complain about such a thing. Just keep ‘em coming, Summit.
Oh, and if you want to download your own high-res versions of these posters, head here.
[Photos: Summit Entertainment]