He’s back! After controversially hosting the MTV Video Music Awards last year, Russell Brand is back to host the awards again on September 13th in New York City. Russell ruffled feathers at last year’s ceremony when he joked that the Jonas Brothers should take advantage of their celeb status to get lucky and poked fun at their purity rings.
“We are thrilled that despite numerous death threats from Jonas Brothers fans, Russell Brand has accepted our offer to put his life on the line and host the VMAs again this year,” MTV’s general manager, Stephen Friedman, said.
Taylor Swift will also appear on the live broadcast, performing a never-before heard version of her hit, “You Belong With Me.” [Source: Us Weekly; Photo: Getty Images]
This morning, before making my way upstairs to caress the hair of my favorite neglected blog while it sobbed in my bosom, I took a few minutes out of my schedule to make an appearance on It’s On with Alexa Chung (re-airing again today at 6 PM ET), MTV’s latest and greatest talk show featuring English personality Alexa Chung and a variety of guests. Today, I found myself getting my hair and makeup done — aka “The Tyra Carwash” — next to the legendary Kelly Osbourne. Kelly looked absolutely angelic, perfect skin, the whole deal, and was very friendly with the crew on board.
So there we were, getting shpritzed and glazed, when the topic turned to CNN. One of the makeup artists announced she was obsessed with CNN, saying things like “I would happily have Wolf Blitzer’s baby.” While most of us spend the next few minutes wondering what a baby like this would be like in human time, Kelly popped this question:
“What about the woman with the chokers? Who always says “PTL”?”
“I have no idea who that is…” I mumbled while getting navy brown foundation airbrushed to my cheekbones.
Kelly was frustrated. “You know, she starts every segment with “PTL! PTL!” She’s always going on about kidnapped kids…”
“NANCY GRACE” the entire room responded in unison.
“Yes, that’s her!” Mystery solved. Well… almost.
“What exactly does PTL mean?” I asked, curious about a new abbreviation that I could possibly use in every other sentence. It was then Kelly informed the room that “PTL” stands for “Praise the Lord.” Needless to say, I freaked.
When we go out shopping, we usually pull on some yoga pants or maybe our cleanest pair of jeans and an old T-shirt. Not very eye-catching, to be sure. Luckily, we have found the yin to our yang in old reliable Bai Ling.
Ling stepped out in all her bizarre, potentially crotch-revealing glory while shopping in L.A. recently and to the innocent bystander, it was just like looking at one of those magic eye posters – eventually you have to squint and your eyes cross a little for staring too long. [Photo: Splash News Online
For more of Bai’s beauty – and baffling fashion sense – check out our gallery below.
Did we miss the memo where muppets were declared en vogue? While we’re unable to identify which muppet Lady Gaga specifically beheaded for her skirt, we know one thing for sure — it’s hideous. She rocked the Jim Henson look from head to toe at a charity concert in Manchester, UK, paying homage to Miss Piggy with her blonde ringlets and light pink lipstick. While lost in Muppetland, Gaga let her nipple loose, to the paparazzi’s delight. See pic below.
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It seemed like a hot underwear ad made in heaven: David Beckham and Angelina Jolie posing in next to nothing for Emporio Armani. The rumor, however, is not true.
“I don’t think that’s true. I definitely don’t think that’s true. I think it’s something put out in the press,” David said.
Even if it were true, David says he simply couldn’t do it because his heart beats only for Posh Spice. “You know she wouldn’t do it and I wouldn’t do it. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t do it because I’m married.” [Source: Us Weekly; Photo: Getty Images]
Like anyone, celebrities are not immune to anger or rage. Maybe it’s the relentless paparazzi or annoying fans. Or maybe it’s just life in general that’s gettin’ their goats. Regardless, sometimes the best way to vent is to proudly display the good ‘ol middle digit. Check out Ashton Kutcher, Fergie, Suri Cruise (!), Samantha Ronson, Courtney Love (repeat offender) and 50 other stars flipping the infamous bird.
Ever since Gossip Girl started, the behind-the-scenes bromance between Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick has tugged at our heartstrings. They live together! They play basketball together! They’re real life BFFs! It was all so adorable.
Sad news to report today though: the live-in bromance is over. Crawford has flown the coop. The Chelsea bachelor pad the duo has shared since season one belongs solely to Westwick now, who is apparently too much of a slob for Crawford to deal with. Crawford found a new apartment in the Financial District to leave the mess of piled up ascots and eyebrow clippings behind, and to give Westwick the chance to whisper sweet nothings to his off-screen girlfriend, Jessica Szohr, in private. [Photo: WireImage]
Joe Simpson is infamous for his meddling ways with daughter Jessica Simpson‘s relationships, so it’s no surprise that a source claims Tony Romo ended his relationship with the pop star after her dad got in the way one too many times.
“At one point Joe was even giving Tony football advice which doesn’t go down well,” a source says. “Tony was a football superstar before he got mixed up in Hollywood, this move will probably be good for his career.”
A source also says that the “sudden” split was not so sudden after all. “It was a long time coming, he hasn’t really been into her and the relationship for awhile, but stayed together because he didn’t want to look like a jerk for not having a better reason to break it off. And she’s trying to save face by saying it’s because of their busy schedules.” [Source: FoxNews.com; Photo: Getty Images]
Quentin Tarantino is a self-proclaimed movie lover, obsessed to an unhealthy level. He discusses his extensive knowledge of film in an upcoming interview in GQ magazine, but partway through the interview he seems to disrespect the filmmakers who came before him, putting down older directors (without naming any names).
Tarantino, who is 46, insists that he doesn’t plan to make movies after he’s 60 because he’ll lose the rock and roll element of filmmaking, saying, “If you go through their filmographies, directors don’t get better. Especially when they’ve had a serious twenty- or thirty-year career. It’s not like they’re waiting for their last five years to make that out-and-out masterpiece. They get worse. . .I imagine this is partly just what happens to you when you’re in your sixties.”
Ouch. We think Martin Scorsese and everyone who saw The Departed might disagree. [Photo: GettyImages]
Megan Fox, she of the many tattoos and the sexy face, has confessed – as she often does – that she needs to guzzle booze before watching her beautiful mug on the big screen. The starlet has previously confessed that she hardly made it through her debut in Transformers, telling GQ, “It’s like: F*ck. F*ck! Every time that movie is playing on a plane, I pull my hat down like blinders.”
Luckily, Megan’s found a way to make movie-going an easier experience. “I forced myself to sit down for Transformers 2,” she said. “I shot an entire glass of Champagne so that I could get through it.”
We have a feeling she’s not the only one who hit the bottle before viewing Michael Bay‘s masterpiece. Bottoms up! [Photo: GettyImages]