The biggest nail biter of the night wasn’t waiting to find out who would take home the Golden Globe for Best Actress or Best Picture. No, it was watching Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award, honoring her incredible 47-year acting career. Seriously, her time on stage had us on the edge of our seat as she flirted with dropping some pretty big bomb shells. Did she just come out officially? Did she just retire from acting? Let us break it down for you.
She first got our attention by teasing us with a big announcement. “I had a sudden urge to say something that I have never really been able to air in public, a declaration that I’m a little nervous about. But I’m just going to put it out there, loud and proud. So, I’m going to need your support on this.” Watching at home, we immediately told everyone around the couch to shut up. We were so certain that she was going to at last officially acknowlege her sexuality and come out as a lesbian in public for the first time. It would have defintely been a landmark moment in GG’s history, but her actual admission was a little different. “I am…single. Yes, I am. I am single.”
Britney Spears and her talent agent turned fiance/conservator have split up, her rep confirmed to People this evening.
“Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement,” Spears said in a statement. “I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends.”
According to TMZ, the former couple postponed the announcement until Trawick was taken off the conservatorship — which we always thought was the most awkward, weirdly paternal part of their relationship. The two began dating in 2009 and got engaged a little over a year ago, in December 2011. Read more…
To be honest with you, we’re getting to the point where we really think that Rihanna is using her Twitter feed exclusively to mess with us. Oh, and to tweet bikini selfies. But otherwise it’s mostly to keep us guessing about the state of her relationship with Chris Brown. Days after accidentally sharing a night club with Breezy’s ex Karrueche Tran, something seems to have gone down between the controversial couple, because Rihanna set her Twitter feed on fire with some furious tweets.
“Boys will be boys!!! Cause they can’t be men,” she wrote this morning, and yesterday she posted a picture on Instagram with text that read “I have to stop saying ‘How stupid can you be’ I think people are starting to take it as a challenge.” A second one soon followed that read “You can have results or excuses not both,” with a caption simply saying “Choices.” We’re not sure what’s up, but Riri seems pissed!
Whoa now, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are never ever ever getting back together! At least if the rumors that the One Direction heartthrob threw her over because she “didn’t put out” enough are true. Damn son, that’s pretty cold. If Joe Jonas got that song written about him when he famously broke up with Taylor over a 27-second phone call, Harry’s gonna get a full fledged country-pop opera!
According to a report from RadarOnline, the couple known as “Haylor” crashed and burned because they just weren’t “sexually incompatible.” For example, he apparently wanted to have sex, and she wanted to…talk about antiques? Whatever floats your boat, we guess. “Harry found Taylor a little sexually uninterested,” says a friend of the British boyband. “While it was clear she obviously had a thing for Harry, Taylor didn’t want to put out as often as he would’ve liked. Harry is a young boy, with ladies throwing themselves at him and has had a string of relationships with older women. It’s no secret he’s sexually active and is enjoying his fame at the moment. But Taylor just wasn’t up for it as much as he is.”
While some of our colleagues might be inclined to call the exchange of open letters between Lady Gaga and Sharon and Kelly Osbourne a “feud,” we prefer to take this in another light: If you read it objectively, it’s actually a fascinating exchange between some rather smart women about the nature of criticism vs. bullying — OK, with a little Mama Bear action for good measure.
Apparently, this all started last year, when Kelly said she’d been receiving negative, threatening comments from Gaga fans about her appearance and weight, with tweets like, “Kelly Osbourne needs to kill herself.” Sharon wrote a private note to Gaga’s manager Vincent Herbert, citing Gaga’s anti-bullying work and suggesting, “One tweet from Gaga can change this whole situation. I’m not asking her to deal with this directly but she if she could tweet something to her fans about being more respectful that may end this,” the talk-show host wrote. She followed it up with another email to him this week, both of which she posted on her Facebook page.
Yesterday, Gaga responded with an open letter to Kelly on her Little Monsters site. “I have empathy for you Kelly, but I feel it culturally important to note that you have chosen a less compassionate path,” she writes. “Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another. ‘Appearance’ is the most used reason for bullying in the world. Your show breeds negativity, and over the years has even become comedic in nature.” By criticizing celebrities on her show, Gaga argues, she’s setting a bad example for young girls who feel it’s acceptable to criticize others. “[W]e can all do our part in the media to set a standard of respect, compassion, and love. I wish for you to be treated with the kindness and respect that everyone deserves.”
Wow, if every celebrity followed in Demi Lovato’s thoughtful footsteps, we may be out of a job here. According to TMZ, the singer has taken a rare preemptive strike against her longtime struggle with eating disorders and cutting and has been living in a sober living facility in Los Angeles instead of her own home.
As she said in her MTV documentary last year, Demi Lovato: Stay Strong, she is still battling the issues that sent her to rehab in late 2010. TMZ’s sources say she opted to live in the “spartan” home because she wanted the support of counselors and other addicts, and she resided there the entire time she was on The X Factor this fall. She’s still living there indefinitely.
Brava, Demi, for recognizing your problem before it causes any others. We wonder if maybe you want to sit down for a little chat with Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes sometime soon? We won’t mind if we have to find other disasters to write about.
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Rocker Ted Nugent has always been something of a loose cannon, but he sure seems to be reaching for the nutter butter stars now that public opinion is calling for a conversation about gun control. “There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed,” Nugent told WorldNetDaily. We’d joke that Rosa Parks is spinning in her grave right now, but that would falsely imply that Rosa Parks would ever care what Ted Nugent said or did about anything. Ever.
Of course, comparing himself to one of the most famous civil rights activists of all time is par for the insane course with Ted Nugent. Check out the other bizarre Nuge quotes that we hand-selected to round out the 5 most insane Ted Nugent quotes. Or you can check out literally anything he puts on Twitter. It’s your call!
It’s just so rare to completely change our minds about a celebrity, but here we are in 2013…learning to love Seth MacFarlane. It’s not that we ever hated Seth MacFarlane, per say. It’s just with Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show informing the zeitgeist for the past 14 years, we had long ago suffered from an acute case of McFarlane Overload (Main symptom: extreme nausea and diarrhea upon hearing a Stewie impression.) But despite all of our male cousins quoting everything Seth has ever written since 1999, we realized something as we watched MacFarlane’s first Oscar promo today. We realized we’re basically Seth MacFarlane fans now.
Between getting accused of stealing a credit card to purchase a penis pump, allegedly deafening a woman with an aluminum gondola (no, we will not let that go) and fathering a stranger’s fictitious baby, Justin Bieber has been on the receiving end of some pretty hysterical lawsuits this year. The new lawsuit claiming he assaulted one of his former bodyguards, however? Significantly less so. According to TMZ, Moshe Benabou has allegedly accused the “Beauty And A Beat” singer of assault and battery after Justin allegedly “punched him in the chest multiple times during a disagreement about how to handle a member of Bieber’s entourage.” Interestingly, this is the same security guard who brawled with a paparazzo in February of last year; he was let go in October 2012. Man, things get really intense when you hang with Bieber. We thought the worst you’d have to worry about would be all the horrible beef jerky and Mountain Dew farts.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time the Biebs has been accused of Hulking out on someone. As you might recall, he got sued by a paparazzo back in May; Justin allegedly got physical after the photographer pursued him and Selena Gomez through Calabasas, California. Benabou is also seeking $420,000 worth of unpaid overtime, but sources claim he is merely “disgruntled employee looking for money.” Ah, but can’t it be both? It’s probably both. Or just one. We don’t want to argue about it! Justin’s tiny fists would shatter us like glass!
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Wow. As much as we blog about celebrity gossip, rarely do we get a chance to peak behind the veil created by publicists, managers and, well, the stars themselves. It’s only when certain celebrities can’t control themselves do we get a hint at the chaos behind the scenes. While writer Stephen Rodrick doesn’t discuss any of Lindsay Lohan‘s recent emergenices/run-ins with the law in his in-depth article “Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan In Your Movie,” his piece about Lilo’s most recent film The Canyons with director Paul Schrader and co-star James Deen is still fascinating, baffling and, let’s be honest, utterly heart-breaking. The whole thing is worth a read, but we selected the most gasp-inducing moments from the story for you to peruse in the meantime: