How else was she going to pay for them? Someone is going to have to foot the bill for single, unemployed Nadya Suleman‘s grand master plan to shove her fourteen children into a three bedroom house with her parents, feed them, clothe them and educate them.
Octomom has already reportedly received $300,000 from NBC for her interview with Ann Curry, and currently receives about $490 per month in food stamps and federal assistance for three of her older six children, who are disabled. But, if you feel bad for her, Nadya has set up a website where you can make a donation using Visa, American Express, Discover and even PayPal.
While she’s hardly received any screen time, one of the contestants lurking in the background of American Idol during Hollywood week is Jenn Korbee (formerly Jennifer Peterson-Hind), a familiar face to anyone who watches Discovery Kids or The Learning Channel. Korbee was until recently a cast member on their Emmy-nominated children’s show Hi-5, performing with the group at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, daytime talk shows and concert tours since 2003. Korbee put out a country album in 2007, and was preparing a pop CD when she applied for Idol. But don’t assume her experience makes her a lock for the show—her name is conspicuously absent from the leaked Top 36 that’s been floating around the web.
With both Korbee and her husband Tom in the competition (and not on that list), one would expect the pair to finally get a taste of screen time before they’re bounced. After all, what’s the point of putting the first ever married couple on Idol if you’re only going to ignore them? [H/T Suburbabble]
First Lady Michelle Obama is March’s Vogue cover girl, which solidifies her role as the newly elected President of the fashion world. The piece, written by Obama fan and Vogue Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Tally, praises Mrs. Obama’s mothering skills as well as her style. “With her long, lean, athletic frame, she moves as if she could have danced with Alvin Ailey in another life,” he writes. “Curled up in the corner of a huge taupe velvet sofa, wearing knee-high boots as she nestles into the cushions, she almost seems like any other mom recently relocated to a city because of her husband’s new job.”
It’s a glorious and glowing piece, but simply writing “Michelle Obama kicks ass” would have done the job. She’s somehow managed to become the popular girl that everyone loves – which is almost a harder feat than getting elected to the highest political seat in the country. [Vogue]
In today’s Spotted, we have a little lady who lunches, a hot cougar dining with her cubs, and a bootylicious reality star getting her shop on. See who Scandalist spotted and contribute your own celebrity sightings by e-mailing us here.
R&B stars Brandy Norwood and Kelly Rowland attended the premiere of 2 Fast 2 Furious together in 2003, after Brandy helped write a track for Rowland’s debut solo album, Simply Deep. Both singers were born on February 11th. Which one is older?
It’s a time of activism, and it’s a time of uniting to solve problems together. Working in the spirit of such ideals, the IntraHealth group has been bringing lots of new ideas to the table regarding health care initiatives in Africa. LIke most forward thinking enterprises, they’ve gotten plenty of cooperation with artists. African bandleader and global superstar Youssou N’Dour is at the center of this community. And today, along with several other musicians, Nas has put a foot forward to assist the program.
An exclusive remix of Nas’s “Wake Up” is available to those want to participate in the IntraHealth campaign. It’s free, but you’ll also have a chance to make a donation to the cause as you’re acquiring the track. Please think about participating.
Chris Brown and Rihanna have fought rumors that they were an item for so long—she first dismissed him as being “like a brother” in 2006—that it’s hard to imagine a time when people didn’t suspect anything. Rihanna and singer Teairra Mari even introduced Brown’s performance of “Run It!” (“Babe pretty thick, with the kick that’s sick, that needs to be hit”—ouch.) at the Vibe Awards in November 2005, two weeks before the release of his debut album (both Rihanna and Mari’s came out that August). At the time of the ceremony, both women were 17 years old, and Chris was only 16. By December, they’d already be posing for photos together.
While Rihanna has recorded three albums and a dozen top 20 singles (including five chart-toppers), only one of Mari’s singles made the Billboard pop charts and her second album has yet to be released.
It’s impossible to remember a time when our lives weren’t completely hijacked by Chris Brown-Rihanna beatdown scandal. Was it really only four days ago? There’s so many varying stories today about what went down that we’re just gonna break it down bullet-point style, ya’ll. Try to make sense of this madness, will ya?
Their violent fight possibly stemmed from a text message Chris received from some chick he was messing with on the side. “He got a booty call. He got a text. Rihanna saw it and she got upset. They started to argue. She got out of the car. He wanted her to get back in, so he grabbed her,” someone on the inside revealed to the NYDN. “She pulled away. That’s when she’s told people he hit her.”
Chris tried to choke Rihanna and threatened to kill her. A source tells E! News that while fighting Rihanna tossed Chris’ keys out of the car window, which sent him spazzing. Apparently Chris choked her and yelled, “I’m going to kill you!” The “Disturbia” singer then lost consciousness
Paris Hilton supposedly waddled her skank-ass up to Chris and flirted with him during a Grammy party. Or maybe it was Leona Lewis. Regardless there was flirting, a girl, and a meltdown involved – according to a bunch of tabloids. [Photo: GettyImages]