Well, this is certainly a dilly of a pickle. TMZ reports that Justin Bieber is just latest celebrity to fall prey to “Swatting,” a clever prank in which an idiot or idiots wastes the police force’s time and resources to annoy a celebrity for no reason. LOL, right! A 911 call was placed last night claiming that “someone was waving a gun” near Bieber’s home. The police dispatched officers as well as helicopters to Justin’s block, only to find out that the call was bogus. Haha, who doesn’t love squandering hundreds if not thousands of tax payers’ dollars pissing off Justin Bieber? Way to go, anonymous morons!
Of course, the Biebs isn’t the only famous person who has fallen victim to swatting; Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher have both dealt with similar calls in the last couple months. According to authorities, the calls are typically placed from a phone app, which we guess is better than being placed from a phone in Justin Bieber’s attic. Maybe we’re being drama queens here, but we honestly feel bad for the cops who have to deal with swatting on a regular basis. What are they supposed to do? Not respond an alleged gun-wielding lunatic outside Justin Bieber’s house? That’s probably the first thing they learn on Day 1 at the L.A. Police Academy! It’s in their blood!
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We’re really wondering when Lindsay Lohan will realize that her nights out clubbing almost ALWAYS end in disaster. This time, according to TMZ, she was out at the Electric Room in Dream Hotel with mama Dina Lohan, and somewhere during their drive home to Dina’s house early this morning, the two fought viciously. According to TMZ’s source, by the time they arrived at their destination, the scuffle escalated to the point where Lindsay suffered a cut on her leg and a broken bracelet. Someone called 911 about the domestic dispute, apparently saying that Lindsay was being held against her will by Dina and the driver, and cops arrived on the scene. Officials told the site that a domestic incident report was made, but no arrests were made.
We’re finally starting to trust our instinctual belief that Ryan Gosling is actually a decent human being. If he wasn’t, wouldn’t we have heard some rumor about him being a cruel, arrogant jerk by now? Or at least kind of a dbag? Or that he’s always getting “massages” or some horrible thing like that? Christina Hendricks (who we just realized we trust because she seems like a decent human being) is confirming our suspicions by hyping her Drive costar hard, telling NW Online, “He’s everything you want him to be! He’s amazing, yeah. He’s very polite, he’s very lovely.” Now, are we maybe trying to rationalize our desire to smooch Ryan’s perfectly symmetrical face by convincing ourselves that he has a great personality in addition to being beautiful? Sure, it’s possible! It’s very, very possible!
Of course, Christina might be even more Team Gosling than usual now that Ryan cast her in his directorial debut How to Catch a Monster. “My manager called and said, ‘Ryan Gosling wants to call you, is it ok if I give him your number?’ And I was like, ‘YES! Yes, of course it’s OK!,’” Hendricks enthuses. Despite her Gosling love, the Mad Men star wouldn’t throw husband Geoffrey Arend under the bus any time soon. “Absolutely not!” she laughed at the suggestion she and Ryan might one day get together. “I find [Gosling] incredibly talented and incredibly charming, but that thought never occurred to me!” Aw, Christina Hendricks is a good person! Plus Eva Mendes would almost certainly murder her if she tried!
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No offense to Lena Dunham, but we think it’s Olivia Wilde is who really deserves millions of dollars to dole out humorous life advice in some kind of whimsical book of essays. The Tron actress has long been delightfully open about everything from her divorce to her…well, mainly her divorce, but she really presented the world with some news it could use onstage at last night’s These Girls event at Joe’s Pub in New York. Like how her “vagina died” at the end of her first marriage. Vulture was there and grabbed some of the most helpful tidbits from Wilde’s…well, we’re going to say lady advice rant. We imagine it was delivered as a rant:
On knowing your marriage is over: “And you can lie to your relatives at Christmas dinner and tell them everything on the home front is just peachy. But you cannot lie to your vagina.”
On keeping the spark alive: “In Olivia Land, relationships can legally only last seven years, without an option to renew. That way it never goes stale. Can you imagine, if we only had seven years? We’d be so nice to each other, so kind, and appreciative and enthusiastic, like we were eating a really expensive bowl of pasta!”
Only one minute of Hulk Hogan’s sex tape was leaked to Gawker last week, but that sixty seconds was all it took to make us want to drill into our brain and suck out the memory of it with a shop-vac. Hell, it was so bad it caused Linda Hogan to get a DUI! Ok, that’s probably not true, but it totally deserves to be. So when we learned today that the Hogans are scared a second tape might leak, we’d like to offer them a hearty: “SO ARE WE!”
The wresting/pasta legend is reportedly bracing his family for the possibility that more of his sexual exploits have been recorded for the ages, and they may be coming to a web-browser near you. “After the first video was leaked he warned Linda, Brooke and Nick that he could of been caught on camera in the past,” a source close to the family told RadarOnline. We interpret that as code for, “Dammit, why did I do that more than once?” Despite his threats of massive legal retaliation, the Hulk and Co fear the damage another sex tape could do, especially in the wake of Linda’s arrest last week.
One Direction heart-throb Niall Horan is having a pretty crappy week. Not only is Demi Lovato insisting that they’re not dating, but he’s also nursing injuries sustained by a particularly brutal squirrel attack! That’s rough dude, but it happens to the best of us. Right guys? Or maybe it just happens in John Hughes movies. Despite being seen having an “intimate” dinner at L.A.’s Pick Taco following the VMAs on September 6th, Demi basically gave Niall the “Let’s Just Be Friends” talk via Teen Vogue.”He’s a really awesome, sweet guy, but not my boyfriend,” she says. “I’m in a place right now where I really need to focus on myself. Obviously, I’m still going to like people – or love them – but I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be okay with being alone, first.” The newly minted X Factor judge has been shooting down dating rumors left and right in the past few weeks. Is it for real, or does the lady protest too much?
Rejection’s gotta sting, but probably not as much as Niall’s squirrel injuries. The boy band singer was seem limping out of a London television studio on crutches, and has recently undergone surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee as the apparent result of a squirrel run-in. “I got attacked by a squirrel in Battersea Park,” he told a British magazine. “They’re dangerous. It’s rare. I’ve torn most of the ligaments in my knee.” What the hell kind of squirrel was it!? We’re kind of thinking (wondering, hoping) that Niall is kidding about the whole squirrel thing, otherwise we’re going to have to think twice every time we go for a stroll in the park. But for now, we’re going to add it to our list of celebs who have gone head to head with the wild…and lost. Check out more bizarre celebrity animal injuries in the gallery below!
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As TMZ points out about the above photo of Justin Bieber they just obtained, there are a lot of questions to be asked about this situation. Where was this photo taken? Was it in the U.S., where the Beebs is too young to drink beer? Or was it in Canada, where the drinking age is 18? When was it taken? One source told the gossip site that it was last June in Alabama, so illegal all around. But wait. Is Justin even playing beer pong here? Or is he merely coaching his friend on the proper trajectory in which to throw the ball into his opponent’s Solo cup? We know his mad basketball skills would come in handy for such a game. Is that even beer in those cups? It could totally be apple cider, you know.
We have one more question — is it such a big deal? We’re frankly kind of relieved to see any moments in which Justin is relaxing and hanging out like a regular kid. We know his mom and Scooter Braun are keeping a super close eye on him to make sure he doesn’t run into the dangers of being a child star. But frankly we worry that if they kept such a close eye on him that he didn’t get to do some totally immature things like play beer pong with a bunch of friends in someone’s crappy basement, he’d one day break away from their control and do something worse. So just relax, world. This is still a kid who gets sick onstage from having spaghetti and milk, not a drug binge.
So, how awesome was Aaron Paul hamming it up at the Emmys this year? The Breaking Bad star just got even got cooler in our eyes due to certain updates on his Twitter account. Consider the awesomeness of the picture above. Hell yeah, it’s Aaron and Pierce Brosnan at a Radiohead concert in London! The two actors are currently filming A Long Way Down — an adaptation of the darkly comedic Nick Hornsby novel — together in England and must have become pretty chummy on set, as the photograph indicates. Aaron’s caption for the image reads, “Watching Radiohead in london with James Bond himself!! Love you Pierce. Yeah bitch!! Yeah Science!!”
But that’s when things get a little conky. His later tweets are pretty strange, because it seems like he got into trouble for … dancing. Yes, dancing. At a concert. What just happened there. His first tweet reads, “I’m proud I almost got kicked out of this stadium for dancing to Radiohead! What the hell else are u going to do at a concert?” It wasn’t like this was some run-of-the-mill concert arena, as well. They were watching the band at the O2 arena, which is massive, so we can’t understand why authorities would give him grief over busting a move? Unless he’s a really, really bad dancer, but that’s still doesn’t give anyone permission to throw a Mr. or Ms. Two Left Feet out, does it. His next tweet makes his feelings about the evening pretty clear. Read below and commiserate.
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While we here at Vh1 are all proud alumni of the Get That Money, Honey School of Economics, some people seem to be completely stroking out over news of Lena Dunham‘s alleged $3.5 million book deal. “Lena Dunham became eligible to vote in 2004, so you should listen to her,” Gawker’s John Cook fumes. “Keep your hate pure, kids.” Declared The A.V. Club, “Of course, $3.7 million may seem like a lot, but consider how often you yourself have been tormented with self-doubt about what you’re wearing to the Met Ball, and what you might pay for advice that made you feel as though Lena Dunham understands you.” Lol, guys. Come on. “Hannah Horvath would be seething with jealousy right now,” EW joked about the deal. Yeah, and she’s not the only one. Search “Lena Dunham” and “book deal” on Twitter to behold a diva-off of impressive proportions. Does no one listen to Ellen DeGeneres or Nicki Minaj anymore? Don’t people realize that Lena’s haters are surely her best motivators?
The New York Times announced the Girls creator’s rumored deal with Random House this morning. The book, currently dubbed Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned, will offer “frank and funny advice on everything from sex to eating to traveling to work,” including one essay entitled “Red lipstick with a sunburn: How to dress for a business meeting and other hard-earned fashion lessons from the size 10 who went to the Met Ball.” We just hope Lena writes at least one essay about having everyone in the world be jealous of her. Okaaaaay? Get that book deal scrilla, girl!
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Rihanna and Chris Brown are by no means an official couple yet, but there are apparently a lot of people who would be happy to see it happen. Among these folks are Oprah Winfrey and Rihanna’s own father! Riri’s pop Ronald Fenty recently spoke to In Touch magazine about the man convicted for assaulting his daughter in 2009. And he you know what? Ron thinks he’s a standup guy! “I love Chris, man. He’s got so much charisma. And he’s always had so much respect for me. That’s what I love about him. He’s always shown me respect.”
Ronald, a recovering drug addict who physically abused Rihanna’s mother in the past, has forgiven Brown for what he did, and urges the world to the same. “I think everyone makes mistakes and they shouldn’t be held to them forever. Everyone should be forgiven once. There’s a lot more to Chris than the whole world knows.” That may sound like a surprising move for a parent, but bear in mind that this is also the dude who called Rihanna fat. Read that back to yourself. Rihanna. Named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive last year. Fat. We’re not confrontational people, but we may have a problem with Mr. Fenty and his opinions. But it’s hard to argue with his last statement on the matter, we guess. “I know they love each other. They always have. She’s happiest when she’s around him, and as long as she’s happy, I am happy and the whole world should be too.”