Just so we’re clear: the only reason anyone would call anyone an ethnic slur is because they are a drooling moron. Beyond that, however, there has to be some kind of reason as to why Ukrainian politician Igor Miroshnichenko would call Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis an anti-Semitic slur. On Facebook. Where other people can read it. According to TMZ, Miroshnichenko wrote that the Ted actress is not a real Ukrainian because she is a “zhydovka,” which is apparently a derogatory slur about a Jewish woman. So again…what? Why would Mila Kunis even come up as a target of hate speech? We go days, sometimes weeks, without thinking of Mila Kunis, and when we do, it almost never ends in a Facebook rant!
Even stranger still is the response of the Ukrainian government after Jewish organizations like the U.S.’s Simon Wiesenthal Center (naturally) took umbrage at the politician’s slur. Apparently the government claimed that there is no scandal because the term “appears in the Ukrainian dictionary as a term for a Jew that isn’t necessarily a slur.” Yeah…we’re pretty sure any word that finishes the thought “you are not a real Ukrainian because you are a ____” is officially an insult. Plus there are plenty of antique race-related words in the English dictionary we would never utter aloud, let alone post it to any social media platform. So we’re back to square one. Any Ukrainian readers want to offer any insight into this hot mess? After you’re done heaving an exhausted sigh?
We’re certainly not experts, but we’d like to take a minute to offer a friendly piece of relationship advice to the lovely Ms. Taylor Swift. When you start out dating someone, especially (especially) an 18-year-old boy bander, maybe it’s not the best idea to purchase a house next to them in the first few weeks of courtship. That might, you know, scare him off! Perhaps take it a little slower.
T-Swift attempted made similarly over-zealous moves with her summer fling Conor Kennedy by snatching up a glorious beach-front spread in close proximity to the famous Kennedy Compound on Martha’s Vineyard. Who knows if that contributed to the demise of their relationship shortly after, but now it seems as though she’s trying to do the same thing with current beau Harry Styles of One Direction. According to RadarOnline, the “We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” singer is looking for a new place nearer to her British boyfriend.
Apparently it went down the same way it did with Conor, where Taylor paid a visit to his family and “fell in love” with the area. Either she’s really predicable, or her PR people are getting lazy. “Harry and Taylor are crazy about each other,” a source told the website. “They just got back to LA together, after sharing a week-long vacationin England. While they were in the UK, they had a chance to drive up to Harry’s mom’s place in Cheshire and Taylor fell in love with the gorgeous countryside.”
2012 has been one helluva year for our favorite celebrity couple, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. They’ve had ups (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 grossed over $778 million worldwide and became the highest-grossing film in the Twilight series) and downs (their relationship hit some pretty major bumps in the road), so we’re sure that they’re ready to toast to 2013 and say adi-f—os to 2012!
To honor a couple, that’s living out a way better story than we could ever see up on the big screen, we’re taking a look at the biggest Robsten moments over the year. Join us as we relive the highlights and toast to a love that prevails!
It’s been quite a year for Justin Bieber. Oh, we don’t mean his musical career or relationship with Selena Gomez. We’re referring to all the truly weird scandals he has somehow gotten himself embroiled in. For example, now the hamster community hates the Biebs for giving his pet Pac away to a fan. “The moment that hamster was handed off to a screaming girl in a harsh, frenzied environment was likely the moment it gazed at the short path to its doom,” claimed the California Hamster Association, who honestly sound like the most amazing pack of divas we could ever hope to meet. It’s not like the fan immediately ate the hamster or anything. To our knowledge. It seems fitting that Justin finishes out the year with a new odd scandal after the parade of weirdness that has plagued him for the last twelve months…
We guess we just never imagined an Olympian would go into sex work. Doesn’t every athlete get sponsored by Wheaties for the rest of their natural lives? We guess not, seeing as how ESPN reported today that three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton has admitted on Twitter that she’s also been working as an escort. Even more intriguingly, Hamilton claims she was “drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life.” Wow, the things we don’t know about stuff. Of course, we can’t pretend we don’t know a lot about celebs and sex work. Don’t worry, Suzy. You have plenty of interesting company when it comes to celeb escort scandals…
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.