Before we begin, take a minute to evacuate the 10 mile radius around Ice-T, because he’s probably going to blow his top Mr. Vesuvius style. Who knows, maybe this is what the Mayans meant by the apocalypse. We were just recovering from the shock of Ice and Coco’s marital tiff last week. Mr. T made his displeasure known when pictures surfaced of another dude cozy up to his wife. Totally understandable. But if he was pissed about a little nuzzling, he gonna go ballistic at the rumor that the guy in the pic did a hell of a lot more than a peck on the cheek.
Rapper AP.9 is now claiming to have nude pictures of the always glam bombshell. On the surface that doesn’t sound so bad, considering the fact that Coco posts nude pictures of herself to her twitter and website almost every day. In fact, we’d wager that one out of every one person has nude pictures of Coco somewhere. But the rapper insists that these pix were taken in his bed. Dude…are you trying to make Ice-T kick your ass? Is this some kind of bet?
“AP.9 has been bragging that he has photos of Coco with him in a private room in Vegas, and that in some of them she’s on a bed, totally naked!” a source told RadarOnline. “He’s been putting feelers out to see if people want to buy the pictures and he’s claiming they’re really salacious and that a LOT more happened with Coco than just them posing in a night club.” The insider went on to say that Ap.9 is not spooked by Ice. For what it’s worth, he totally should be.
Oh boy! Rarely do we get two embarrassing videos in one day, so obviously we’re required to pit them against each other for in a cringe-off royale! First up is LeAnn Rimes‘ baffling X Factor performance with contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar last night. LeAnn’s rendition of “How Do I Live?” still makes us want to fall in love with a Southern convict who looks like Nicolas Cage, but her delivery was…well, let’s just say befuddling. LeAnn’s still got them pipes, but seems to have lost both her balance and her ability to retain the lyrics to her most famous song. “I mean are some people for real….what a joke,” LeAnn Twitter-scoffed at critics this morning. The cut to Britney Spears‘ face during their duet, however…well, her terrified eyes speak for us all.
Wow, Weight Watchers was so mad about Jessica Simpson (allegedly) getting pregnant again, that they drove her out to the desert and left her there to starve! J/K. The day after Celebuzz reported that JSimps confirmed baby #2 to guests at her dad’s holiday party, the weight-loss company posted the singer’s latest ad on Youtube. Despite all those rumors that WW was pissed that she got knocked up again while under contract with them to lose all her baby weight before our very eyes, it seems like they’re making the most out of Jessica’s situation.
“I didn’t need to be perfect to get here, to lose over 50 pounds on Weight Watchers,” she says as she’s shown driving to the desert in a pickup truck. “I’m only human. I love food, I love life.”
Even the fact that she’s slimmer, but not Hollywood/pop-star skinny works to her advantage here. It all looks like a very calculated effort to make WW not seem like a diet, and more like an easy choice for regular folks who wear flannel shirts and don’t necessarily realize you can get pregnant so soon after having a baby. Hey, they’re only human.
Count it! Man, we are like Nate Silver for celeb political careers over here. We’re not saying that we’re 100% sure Ben Affleck will run for Massachusetts’ soon-to-be vacant Senate seat as we predicted yesterday. We’re just 100% sure in our hearts he will after finding out that he went ahead and dropped out of his upcoming crime rom-com Focus. According to Variety, “while the actor very much wanted to do the film, the timing just couldn’t be worked out.” Timing, eh? Clearing his schedule for some heavy-duty campaigning and freeing up Kristen Stewart to get a younger, more age-appropriate leading man? We’ll vote yes on that!
In case you’re flummoxed as to why Ben would be diving into politics, we should probably point out that he’s actually in D.C. this week giving the House Armed Services Committee an “update on the evolving security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and implications for U.S. national security.” You know, like a politician would do. According to Variety, Ben is also allegedly focused on writing, producing and starring in his coming movie Live By Night. Not according to IMDB, he’s not, but we guess it’s possible Affleck might stick with his incredibly successful directing campaign for a tiny bit longer. Just a tiny bit.
Calling all Twilight conspiracy theorists! Get your thinking hats on because we’ve got a tough case to crack. As you know, Twi-Werewolf Bronson Pelletier was arrested on Monday for being too intoxicated to fly and drunkenly peeing in public while at LAX airport. Most bit part-ers would gladly lay claim to such a ridiculous tale of Hollywood debauchery, but Bronson is claiming that he’s been FRAMED! You read that right, the actor has vehemently denied that things went down like that, pleading his case to TMZ yesterday afternoon.
The site’s camera crew caught up with Bronson on the streets of LA, where he quickly went on the defensive. Tried to clear up the story by insisting that “some guy” started buying him drinks at an airport bar, and it was this same dude who got him thrown off the plane later. “No peeing … peeing did not happen,” he told the website, directly contradicting their earlier report. He believes that the guy who set him up is a deranged fan. Hmmm, a fan buying their idol a drink or two doesn’t seem that deranged to us, although the thought of anyone being a Bronson Pelletier super-fan does seem a tad off.
Things got weird when the folks from TMZ asked Pelletier about his past conviction for meth and cocaine possession. “That situation was … uh, yeah, no … that did not happen.” This is strange, because that most certainly did happen earlier this month, and Bronson is due back in court in January. “Deny ’til you die” isn’t the best legal defense, bro.
The 24-hour news cycle can be so cruel. The truth is there are certain stories that deserve to be mulled over. Savored like a fine toilet wine. Leonardo DiCaprio’s love of colonics is a great example. Today’s wonderful story is the rumor that Lindsay Lohan clogged all the toilets on the set of Scary Movie 5. All of them. All the toilets. We know stories like this fade as quickly as summer blossoms, which is a tragedy because we still have so, so many questions about it, like…
Err, we guess a Christmas party is a pretty good spot to announce to your nearest and dearest that you’re having a baby. But to be honest we’re a little surprised at the reports that Jessica Simpson did just that at Daddy Joe’s holiday shindig on December 11th, mostly because we weren’t sure that they were all back on speaking terms after all that divorce drama. But we guess things are all good between everybody, and according to Celebuzz, Jessica took the occasion to confirm that she’s indeed expecting for a second time!
“As Jessica and her husband were about to leave the party somebody asked her, ‘How’s the baby?’an guest at the Santa Monica party told the website. “And she boasted, ‘Which one?! I’m pregnant again!’ She was so happy, smiling and giggling.” Rumors of the pregnancy with fiance Eric Johnsonleaked a few weeks back much to the dismay of the folks over at Weight Watchers,who are apparently furious at the prospect of losing their celebrity slim-down spokesperson.
Jeez, it’s not that we don’t think politics aren’t important. We do. We were thrilled when Alec Baldwin talked about running for mayor of New York for a hot second. It’s just that we love movies, and Ben Affleck potentially running for John Kerry‘s Massachusetts Senate seat would put a real crimp in our movie-going enjoyment. “Believe it or not, one name I have heard tossed around is that of actor-director Ben Affleck, the pride of Cambridge, who’s been active in Democratic Party politics for more than a decade,” CBS Boston’s Jon Keller claims. But..but what about Affleck’s plans to star in Focusacross from Kristen Stewart? Or his designs to remake The Stand? Are movie rumors no longer sacred?
Of course, the answer relies on the rumor that President Obama will be nominating Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State this week, thus leaving his seat vacant. Luckily Keller also name checks a variety of politicians who might run, as well as basically anyone over 30 who can get 10,000 signatures. After examining Ben’s IMDB page, though, we realize he has nothing planned on either the acting or directing docket after Focus and the crime drama Runner, Runner with Justin Timberlake. Considering how successful Argo was this year, we doubt Ben Affleck would run for office so soon. On the other hand…we hate being wrong, so let’s say he’s going to scoop up that Senate seat like yet another Golden Globe. Oh, he’s going to win a Golden Globe too. We have so many Ben Affleck-related predictions to put out into the world!
Sam’s gonna have your hide for this one, Jared: Twilight wolfpack member Bronson Pelletier was arrested at LAX yesterday and charged with misdemeanor public transportation, TMZ reports. According to the site, the 25-year-old actor was removed from a plane by police yesterday morning after it was determined he was too intoxicated to fly. He was then asked to wait in the terminal for a later flight, and the police left. Until, that is, he was found urinating by the gate. He was arrested at 2 p.m. and then released. Read more…