Lindsay Lohan’s been having all kinds of fun with the boys from The Wanted in the past week, and we’re not exactly sure if that’s a good thing for the troubled star. “She can party nearly as hard as we can,” singer Max George, with whom she’s gotten particularly close, told Us Weekly after the group performed at Jingle Ball this week. “We’re probably not the best influences.”
Are they? On the one hand, it was rumored that the fight that resulted in Lindsay’s arrest two weeks ago actually started over George, that seems like a negative in their column. On the other hand, the whole time she was following the British group around from Philly to Boston and back to New York, she didn’t get into a single hit-and-run or assault!
Lately Rihanna’s life has been like a soap opera, except with more nudity. A lot more nudity. Usually the nudity occurs when we least expect it. So in a sense it’s more like a porno soap opera, but with a really awesome soundtrack fulled with Riri hits. Glad we cleared that all up. In the latest episode of her on-going saga, the singer went off at Chris Brown on Twitter over the weekend, allegedly for hanging out with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
Rihanna and Brown had been hanging out in Germany for Ri’s appearance on the television program Wetten, dass…? and all was swell. In fact, there was even rumors that they would attend the Grammy Awards together as a couple in February, four years after their infamous post-Grammy feud. But then Chris flew to Paris and was reportedly joined by his ex Karrueche. This apparently didn’t sit well with Rihanna, who fired off a series of angry tweets that seemed very much directed to her intimate man-friend.
The lady can be famously brutal on twitter, and she definitely didn’t hold back for Brown. “Goodbye muthaf—– #takeoff,” she wrote, followed by a picture reading “Claps for the basic b——,” that she captioned “Round of applause.” Then she finished up with one more parting shot, “You give, you get, then you give it the f— back.” Trouble in paradise or a lover’s spat? Time will tell.
Stop whatever you’re doing. It means nothing now. We just learned that Betty White is going to be alone for Christmas, and in doing so learned how truly we as a collective have failed. The Hot In Cleveland actress was chatting with People about her golden retriever Pontiac this week at an anniversary part for L.A.’s Love and Leash animal charity. “He had little growths on his leg and he had to have it removed, so he had to wear one of those plastic collars so he wouldn’t take his stitches out,” Betty said about her pup. “Well, he got it off today and he’s a happy Ponty tonight!” Sweet, charming, adorable: everything we’ve come to expect from a Betty White anecdote. And then.
Then the former Golden Girl says this: “He’s my family. It’s just the two of us for Christmas because I’m alone, and so we just have a cozy day all day. We look forward to that all year.” NOOOOOOOOO! This is unacceptable, people. We cannot accept this. How did we as a species let this happen? There is not a family alive who wouldn’t want Betty White at their holiday party! If 90-year-old Betty White is alone on Christmas, then that is inevitably what will happen to all of us! We will personally pick Betty up in a horse-drawn sleigh and take her across America to have hot chocolate under the Rockefeller Christmas tree if if need be. We’ll all take shifts driving. Steering? Do you drive or steer a horse-drawn sleigh? Never mind! We’ll ask the rental guy when we make reservations.
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Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse working as a receptionist at King Edward VII Hospital, where a pregnant Kate Middleton was recovering from extreme morning sickness, was found dead this morning, and police suspect suicide, the Daily Mail reports. Saldanha was apparently the receptionist who fell for the prank call made earlier this week by Australian radio DJs, impersonating Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles to get intel on the Duchess’ health.
“Jacintha has worked at the King Edward VII Hospital for more than four years. She was an excellent nurse and well respected and popular with all over her colleagues,” a statement from the hospital said of the mother of two, who was found unconscious at a residence near the hospital and could not be revived. “We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time.”
Well, trading barbs on Twitter and spilling stories about death threats and eating disorders to the tabs hasn’t been doing much to boost the reputations of either Brandi Glanville or LeAnn Rimes — not to mention the kind of lasting damage this is going to have on Glanville and Eddie Cibrian’s kids. So it’s about time LeAnn tried something completely different: Winning this war through kindness and compassion. Or something like that.
The country singer recently sat down with Giuliana Rancic for E! Special: LeAnn Rimes, which will air on Sunday, and spoke in a very different tone than her acerbic tweets have expressed. In an excerpt of the interview posted last night, Rimes talks about the aftermath of meeting and falling in love with Cibrian on the set of a movie in 2009, when both were married to other people.
“I wish I handled it differently because I wish I could have been better for me, for Brandi, for Dean [Sheremet, her ex-husband], for Eddie and for everyone else,” she says, as soothing spa-like music plays in the background. “I know, in this situation, it’s going to take some time. All I wish is that everyone that was hurt, that we hurt, that I hurt, can be happy.”
Congrats to Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady! The supermodel and QB took the non-tabloid, low-key approach to announcing the latest addition to their family, baby girl Vivian Lake, who was born on Wednesday.
“We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of another little angel,” the couple announced on Gisele’s Facebook. “Vivian Lake was born at home on December 5. She is healthy and full of life. Thank you all for your support and well wishes. We wish you and your families many blessings.”
We are now immediately wondering whether little Vivian will grow up a tomboy — what with her football-player dad and two older brothers, 5-year-old Jack (Brady’s son with Bridget Moynahan) and Benjamin, who turns 3 on Saturday. Or will she follow mom’s footsteps onto the catwalk? No rush, little one! Enjoy the best of all worlds.
Contrary to the typical patterns of celebrity parents these days, who document their pregnancies with tabloid announcements and nonstop Twitpics and Instagrams, Bunchen and Brady never publicly acknowledged that they were expecting. Instead, the Brazilian beauty was content to be photographed with her ever-growing bump and a knowing smile. Kinda refreshing, no?
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So, for better or worse, this is happening. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are an item and that keening sound you hear is poor Conor Kennedy wailing in a corner. Haylor’s latest bout of PDA — no, no kissing yet — was when they were photographed last night, holding hands while leaving the Crosby Hotel, as you can see above. This follows their Central Park Zoo date and their possible walk of shame, all of which went down just a couple of days ago. We have thoughts about this.
1. Harry’s pants are really, really tight.
2. Is it just us or are they color coordinating already?
3. Taylor Swift should officially be named as the latest “It Player” in town.
4. Are we allowed to call someone who is 22 a cougar? This is her second younger man successively.
5. Taylor’s probably already got break-up lyrics planned in time for them splitting up.
6. When did we turn so cynical about young love? But seriously … this.
7. *cough* publicity set-up *cough*
8. How does this woman always have the best shoes? Oh right, because she’s young, famous and rich.
9. Whose hair is shinier: his or hers?
10. Their publicists are probably cracking open a bottle of Pinot as we type, toasting, “Mission accomplished.”
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Is there a word for “slightly less horrified than we were before”? No, not “happy” or “pleased.” Something more neutral than that. Maybe “not currently throwing up”? We are currently not throwing up after TMZ reported that Modern Family’s Ariel Winter‘s mom Chrystal Workman has denied attempting to shop around nude photos of her eldest daughter Shanelle. “I have no naked photos of my daughter,” Workman told the site. Well, we guess that’s the best sentence involving the phrase “naked photos of my daughter” we can imagine someone saying. Thank goodness for small blessings!
Yesterday publicist Jonathan Hay came forward claiming the Workman had allegedly come to him hoping to release said naked photos to the media. We’re not exactly sure why anyone would ever do such a noxious thing, but we assume it would hypothetically have something to do with the fact Shanelle was awarded guardianship of Ariel. Also, maybe the devil would have something to do with it? Hay claims he refused Workman’s request. Best case scenario: Hay made all this up and Ariel and Shanelle only have worry about those…previous…abuse allegations. Worst case scenario: well, there’s a reason we have a legal system. And a gag reflex. And common human decency.
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If Eminem’s little girl starting a twitter feud with Taylor Swift isn’t weird enough for you, hold on because this story is about to get even stranger. It turns out that the twitter account purported to belong to Hailie Jade Mathers was actually an imposter. On Monday a person using the handle “@hailiejade_x” tweeted antagonistic messages at T-Swift after it was reported that the singer is dating British boybander Harry Styles of One Direction. “If @taylorswift13 is really dating the love of my life @harry_styles I will not be happy!” the tweets read. “Dear @taylorswift13, please stop whoring around with every guy you see. We all know you’re only doing it so you can make another album.”
The tweets made headlines around the world, and the beefer known as Hailie soon felt guilty and apologized for the outburst. End of story, right? Wrong. A rep for Eminem told E! News this morning that the rapper’s daughter was not behind the shenanigans, and the Taylor Swift hater’s account has since been deleted. Hailie Jade has been the subject of numerous twitter hoaxes over the years. This time we were SO SURE we’d found the right one. It looks just like him, right guys!? We guess we were wrong. Or we were right, and Eminem was so pissed at his daughter that he made her delete her twitter account as punishment. He seems like a strict dad.
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American Psycho author/ amateur d-bag Bret Easton Ellis cranked his douche ray up to 11 last night, putting Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow on blast for being a hot lady. Lord, why did you let us invent Twitter? “Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she’s a very hot woman she’s really overrated,” Ellis tweeted. From there it was a breeze collecting the author’s douchiest tweets. (Well, douchiest in the past few months. There are too many to count!) Can we be honest though? As douchetacular as Bret Easton Ellis clearly, clearly is…a lot of his tweets are pretty funny. We know! We’re so weak! However, at the end of the day, isn’t it possible to think someone or something is a total douche but still enjoy them? We hope so! That’s the basis of our enjoying anything!