It’s Pet Fashion Week in NYC. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Vows of chastity, poverty and obedience are well and good, but what would make a nun really happy is to have guys ogle her on the internet. Father Antonio Rungi, a priest who lives outside of Naples, is planning an online beauty contest for the nuns of Italy. “Do you really think nuns are all wizened, funereal old ladies? Today it’s not like that any more, thanks to an injection of youth and vitality brought to our country by foreign girls…the Brazilian girls above all.” Well if you’re excited by the Brazillian girls, Father, we’re excited.
Yanking down an underage girl’s tank top is illegal, but it isn’t sexual battery! Troubled comedian Andy Dick was charged with the crime in July after seemingly mistaking a Buffalo Wild Wings in Murietta, CA for a celebrity roast, harassing diners and publicly urinating. But the drunken tug the cops called “sexual battery” has been changed to “basic misdemeanor assault” by the Riverside County D.A.’s office. Dick, who has a long history of invading the personal space of others, is also up for possession of marijuana, possession of Xanax without prescription, and public intoxication. Still, the lack of a felony charge should put another creepy, creepy smile on the Gropemaster General’s face. [E! Online]
Mary-Kate Olsen and rumored new beau Nate Lowman were spotted smooching over lunch at NYC’s Barbuto on Friday. MK and Nate have been spending a lot of time together. They were also spotted strolling through NYC last week. The 28-year-old may be a great match for artsy Mary-Kate. A native of Brooklyn, Nate is an artist whose work has been displayed at several prominent galleries in New York and he even had his own show at the Galerie Michelle in 2006. [Photos: Splash News Online]
“Britney Spears will not be performing at the VMAs this year. I’m telling you officially and unequivocally,” Ryan Seacrest quoted her manager, Larry Rudolph, as saying on his KIIS-FM radio show this morning, Us magazine reports. Although Britney filmed some sexy promo spots with host Russell Brand for the awards show, that appears to be the closest we will get to a VMA performance from Britney. At Scandalist, this breaks our hearts. Maybe next year …
Be sure to tune into the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday September 7th at 9 ET.
Break-ups are hard: you lose more than a romantic partner. Friends take sides. Parents bitch about you settling down. Paparazzi don’t follow you to Nobu. Following his split from Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer is learning the hard way that folks don’t really care about taking his picture anymore. “He thinks he’s famous as Jen now,” a pap told The Scoop. “Last week he went to a party, tipped off the paps, and even had decoy cars at the ready when he was leaving. Nice, but no one bothered to follow them.” B-b-but he’s been trading hot licks with Paramore on stage! That’s sexy! Kinda! Not!
Better figure something out fast, Mayer McCheese. [The Scoop]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or blessed with good sense), you probably already know that there’s a new single called “Overdosin’” by reality TV’s Heidi Montag. It was released last Monday, and of course a video was sure to follow. Not content to roll around on a beach, lip-synching to her monotone-techno song stylings while Spencer Pratt holds the camera (ever see Best Week Ever‘s version of “Higher”?), Heidi actually employs some production value in her latest effort.
She takes a cue from Olivia Newton John in the video and gets decked out in her best Capezio and Danskin, although you can be sure Olivia never displayed so many dead-eyed crotch shots. What working out has to do with overdosin’ on love is anybody’s guess. Our theory is that the spandex is just a colorful distraction to cover up all the voice distortion.
According to news outlets, the video was supposed to debut at www.heidimontag.com at 1pm EST today — and it still isn’t up. As much as we wish we weren’t interested, we have to admit that we can’t wait to see this monstrosity in its entirety. [Photos: Pacific Coast News]
Paula Abdul is not exactly pleased about Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi being added as a fourth judge on Fox’s American Idol. This morning, on Phoenix’s Johnjay & Rich radio show, she said, “I am concerned about the audience and acceptance. Time will tell. We’ll see.” But Idol producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz has a different take: “We’ve seen from our international series that having a fourth judge creates a dynamic that benefits both the contestants and the viewers.” Nothing like a cat fight to keep ‘em watching!
Abdul claims she’s not jealous, just concerned for the kid. “That’s gonna be weird if it’s a split decision,” she explained. “It takes the fun out of all the hard work I do to push those kids through.” Apparently, it’s really “hard work” to stay awake and mutter incomprehensible soliloquies. DioGuardi’s songs have appeared on more than 100 million records by the likes of Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. Her songs have also been used by past Idol contestants including Katharine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Bo Bice, and Clay Aiken.
She might have a few more successes than Paula, but did she dance with an animated cat? [Photo: Getty Images]
While all the contestants on the next season of Dancing With The Stars should be proud of their artistic and athletic accomplishments (except for Kim Kardashian), you’d be forgiven for not immediately recognizing their names (except for Kim Kardashian). Here’s a quick run-down of the “stars” stepping up this fall, and where you may have seen them before.
In light of the recent Chinese gymnast age controversy, we at Scandalist would like to take a moment to acknowledge what 15 years old looks like in Hollywood. Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen has come a long way since playing the adorable Cindy Lou Who in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. It seems she skipped that whole awkward, gangly stage most tall girls go through and headed straight to model-esque bombshell. The amount of eyeliner, leather, and leg that Momsen routinely dons on the red carpet makes us a bit worried for her future … considering our adolescent idea of a “sassy look” was getting hot pink bands on our braces and wearing glitter on our eyelids. See more photos below.