In case the recently clusterbleep about Lady Gaga’s weight hadn’t tipped you off already, today’s lady singers feel an immense pressure to be thin. Probably even more so when they have to function as both a vocalist and a burlesque dancer, like former Pussycat Dolls‘ singer Nicole Scherzinger. In her upcoming Behind the Music special airing October 7, the “Don’t Cha” singer opens up about the disordered eating and self-harm that have accompanied her pop stardom. As you can imagine, it’s pretty brutal.
“It’s embarrassing. I never spoke about it. Like I said, I never want to play a victim, and I never wanted my family to hear about things from me because I think it would break their heart, you know,” Nicole reveals. “I guess it was like my addiction, right? I never did drugs, but kinda doing things to myself was my addiction. It’s like when I got off stage, I was on this high, and I’d come back to my room and I’d be alone, so I would just do things. My bulimia was my addiction; hurting myself was my addiction.” Ugh…we feel genuinely guilty for liking “Buttons” while Nicole was going through all this. We know that kind of random guilt doesn’t help anyone, but that’s just how we feel.
Having only been online for a day, Hulk Hogan’s sex tape has already entered the canon of celebrity sex tapes forever. Whether that’s a good thing for him or us is another question. Haha! We’re kidding, of course! It’s horrible for both Hogan and humanity, much like these other cringe-inducing celeb sex tapes.
We are by no means blaming Linda Hogan‘s decision to drink and drive on the leaked video of Hulk Hogan‘s long-foretold sex tape. That being said, it’s not like she got a DUI last week. Or next week. Or any subsequent week in which the world didn’t get a glimpse of her ex-husband in flagrant delicto, as Tim Curry‘s character in Clue might put it. Honestly, we ourselves almost veered off a bridge after peeping the video, and we weren’t even in a car.
According to TMZ, Hulk’s ex was allegedly pulled over for speeding in Malibu early Thursday morning, after which the police arrested her on suspicion of DUI. She was released several hours later on $5,000 bail, having possibly been charged for driving on a suspended license. Interestingly, sources alleged that Linda’s blood alcohol level was .084, barely above the legal limit of .08. Her rep claims that Linda merely “drank a glass of champagne on an empty stomach — in combination with antibiotics that exacerbated the effects of the alcohol.” Her or she then added, “Also, did you see that sex tape clip? Good god.” We’re kidding, of course. Linda’s rep didn’t say anything about the sex tape, because he or she didn’t have to. Show that sucker during Linda’s court date and no jury in the world would convict her.
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We’ve heard about staying together for the kids, but staying together for the parents just sounds weird. But that’s what’s happening with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, at least if these reports in RadarOnline are to be believed. According to this story, Kristen’s mother Jules Stewart was even more bummed than the rest of us Twihards when it was revealed that her daughter had an affair with her Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. “It ripped her heart in two when she saw those pictures of Kristen in a compromising situation with Rupert,” an inside source claims. “And she couldn’t believe what her daughter had done.”
The fling spelled the end of Robsten for a time, but the two are rumored to be drifting closer, even going so far as moving back in together. According to the insider, Mrs. Stewart has strongly supported her daughter’s attempts at reconciliation, and is even having words with Rob one-on-one. She apparently had a very close relationship with Rob, and thinks of him like a son. “She has been speaking with Robert, reiterating Kristen’s pleas for another chance and is trying to help build up trust between the pair. It is early days, but if this reconciliation can bring Robert and Kristen back together, they’ll have Jules to thank.” The friend goes on to describe K-Stew’s mom as the “glue” that’s keeping them together. We’ve heard about hands on parenting, but this seems a tad bit extreme.
Woah. We have a feeling things are going to progress rather quickly after this little development. The Rihanna-Chris Brown- Karrueche Tran love triangle is officially done for now, since Chris and Karrueche broke up. Of the split, he revealed, ” I love Karrueche very much but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives.” “Friendship with Rihanna” wouldn’t be exactly accurate since the two have been paired together for everything from looking cozy at a Jay-Z concert, to hooking up at a club with Chris being spotted leaving her hotel room the next morning. But since Chris is single now, we thought that both his and Rih’s teams would be brainstorming about a debut plan — a way to usher in their couple-dom to the world. Oh right, sorry, they’re not together till someone gives a confirmation. Of course not. Please note our sarcastic voices. Throw the carefully chalked-out plan out the window too, because Chris has taken matters into his own hands. Just a few hours ago, Chris tweeted the link to a video called “The Real Chris Brown,” which has the tag line, “You think you know Chris Brown? You don’t know Chris Brown.” We can’t fully describe it for you, because you need to see it for yourselves! It’s basically a slickly shot piece of Chris talking, drunkenly, about how much his love life is stressing him out.
The video starts with a disembodied voice asking, “Wassup, CB” and his initial response is, “Man, I don’t know man! We had fun in the club! I’m a little drunk, so I’m gonna be honest. Y’all don’t really get the real Chris Brown so, I’d like to just be honest, man, I’m stressed out. That’s just real s—, man … I’m stressed out!” Then it gets interesting, as he goes on to say, “It ain’t about the music. I love my fans. It’s just … you know when you share history with somebody, then can you fall in love with somebody else. It’s kinda difficult, you know what I’m sayin‘? Is there such a thing as loving two people? I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s possible but for me, I just … I feel like that.” Right? We know. Insane!
Poor Salma Hayek! It must be hard to live in a strange world where all of your coworkers and neighbors are actively trying to have the BMI of a wooden marionette just to look good on-camera. It would be enough to make any gorgeous actress doubt her own jaw-dropping curvaceousness. “I am on the limit of chubbiness because I love my food and my wine,” the Savages actress claims in her Harper’s Bazaar UK interview. “It’s not the best for fashion, but it’s good for my mood. I am happy because I eat.” We’re inclined to think Hayek got the word “chubbiness” confused with “having a body so bodacious that the average human is constantly staring at it in hushed awe,” but somehow we don’t think that’s the case.
Maybe we’ve just been inundated with stories about female celebrities’ weight recently, from Rebel Wilson to Lady Gaga, but hearing the number one stunner talking as if she has to explain the way she looks truly makes us upset. On the other hand, Hayek points out, not being bone-thin has it’s advantages. “I am 46; I will not have Botox,” she reveals. “You know why? I don’t need to do it because I eat! I eat the fat, I eat the vegetables, I eat everything. If you exercise too much and you don’t eat enough, it takes its toll on the skin. Everything starts aging. If you don’t eat carbs, you slow your metabolism down. And you know what? You look miserable.” Oh, those poor marionette people!
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It’s official: Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran are dunzo. We know, we know; we really thought that they’d last forever! But according to Chris himself, the split occurred over his increasingly close friendship with Rihanna. Relations between the infamous ex’s have started to heat up exponentially in recent days with rumors of sex in club bathrooms, hotel rendezvous, and Jay-Z concert dates, and it seems like Karrueche has been caught in the crossfire. She tweeted a series of sarcastic and bitter tweets yesterday as Brown essentially ditched her and hit the town with Riri, culminating with a simple but telling “Bye baby.”
“I love Karrueche very much but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna,” Brown told Us Weekly. “I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives.” Allegations that Chris and Rihanna were hooking up secretly have been present pretty much since the start of his relationship with Karreuche back in February. The ladies made no effort to hide the fact that they aren’t too fond of one another, even throwing barbs at each other on Twitter.
Christina Aguilera has (unfairly) been taking a lot of flack for her fuller figure these last few years, and we ain’t cool with it. The singer’s curves have been in the news even more than ever lately in the wake of “Fat Girl-gate,” in which the singer denies quotes appearing in Billboard magazine where she defends her weight gain from bullying record executives. “I told them ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it,’” she apparently didn’t say. “They need a reminder something that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body.” Well said! Or not said.
Despite her detractors, her new bod has definitely won one woman’s vote: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton! The two were paired up last night at the 2012 George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony in Washington D.C., which sought to recognize Clinton and Aguilera’s work providing relief to starving children. During the photo-op photographers caught the first lady sneaking a peek at Xtina’s, errr, assets. Busted! Although to be fair to Mrs. Clinton, the display was sort of hard to miss. We’d imagine that Hillary would be pretty hard to impress, considering the whole White House thing, but she seems pretty awestruck. Definitely more fun than the debates.
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So really, what is this “thing” between Chris Brown and Rihanna? We can’t say that they’re hooking up until someone officially spills the beans but it feels like the world’s worst kept secret. The two of them are currently in New York where Chris was just spotted leaving The Gansevoort Hotel, where Rihanna is staying, the morning after they were spotted making out a nightclub, where they were, “hugging and kissing, and going to the back of the club alone together.” The latest now is that hip-hop journalist, Elliott Wilson, just a few hours ago, tweeted this heads-up, “Me thinks Rihanna just entered the VIP with Chris Brown. Wow.” Wilson’s site, RapRadar, explained what the deal was. The singers had snuck into the VIP section of Jay’Z's big concert at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn to watch his show together. Wilson also took the photograph you see above, which said, “Breezy. Rih Rih.” Seriously guys. Just come out with it! Now that the picture is going viral, Brown’s girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, just tweeted the message you see below. And don’t forget the tweet she sent right after the Breezy-Rih kissing news broke out. Her pithy message was, “there’s a difference between a man and a boy.” What do you think she means by that? We have a couple of ideas! Oh and P.S: the word is she’s FINALLY left him.
[Photo via Elliott Wilson's Twitter]
Related: Chris Brown Leaves Rihanna’s Hotel The Day After They Were Seen Kissing At Nightclub. Speculate Away!
Rihanna And Chris Brown Reportedly Make Out At New York Nightclub
There was a huge commotion outside Ashton Kutcher‘s L.A. home yesterday. TMZ informed us that the L.A.P.D received a very worrying phone call from a woman claiming that there were Russian men at Ashton’s house, robbing stuff from it as she was speaking. She said Ashton wasn’t home, and she had locked herself into one of the bathrooms to hide. Sources claimed that the police, who rushed to the scene (in helicopters too, natch), found the whole thing to be a misunderstanding and that the “woman” was nowhere to be found. Three men were, allegedly, questioned but as it turns out, they were probably just workers at the property. Was this a joke of some weird sort? What the hell was going on? We wanted truth, not allegations!
The police have now confirmed that a call was not made to them, but the whole Russians-in-the-house palaver was conveyed through a teletext. The police rep also stated that the message was, in all likelihood, a hoax. Sources now tell TMZ that they’re trying to track down the pranksters. There were three people in the house but no one is a suspect. Crisis averted. But if the cops find whoever is responsible, then there’s going to be hell to pay!
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