Russell Brand has been out and about in Los Angles over the last couple months sporting an array of comfy sweaters and soft, droopy-crotched pants. We’d just assumed he was always, constantly walking to yoga class, but as of this weekend those times have ended. The age of Russell the Snuggle Angel has begun. Brand’s all-white shawl-centric wardrobe is a sharp departure from the greasy studded vests and leather crotch rot we normally associate with his wardrobe, so we had to wonder…what could have brought Russell to this new cozy, pristine look? Here’s what we came up with:
This falls in the realm of rumors we could just be hearing because the timing is right, not because anyone has any real intel: Radar is reporting that Kristen Stewart has signed on for the sequel of Snow White and the Huntsman. But director Rupert Sanders, her partner in that “indiscretion,” is out of the project, the site says, because he wants to save his marriage. That sounds wise of him. Read more…
It was a weekend of ups and downs for off-on couple Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. After we reported the possible reunion of the pair on Thursday, the gossips came back with new stories of an argument the pop stars had on Friday night. According to E!, Selena left a dinner date 10 minutes after they arrived at the restaurant. The next day, it looked like Selena was getting some counseling from notorious breaker-upper and BFF Taylor Swift.
So, yeah. Things weren’t looking good for the couple, two weeks after their supposed breakup. As fans, we were kind of ready to enjoy all the weird flirting to which a single Justin would be subjected to. Like from Jenny McCarthy, who basically attacked him onstage at the American Music Awards last night, and then sent this creepy/funny tweet:
Err, unfortunate choice of words to go with a hilarious series of photos. And video!
It reminded us of the amusing exchanges that used to take place between Chelsea Handler and the Biebs back before he was legal. But Jenny soon followed that up with a gossip item of her own. Read more…
Watch the video above and you’ll see something fairly extraordinary: A person learning they have a long lost sibling, and then treating it like it’s NBD and getting right back on the promotional pitch! Yesterday it was revealed that Lindsay Lohan’s dad Michael fathered a lovechild back in the 90s, but we guess no one got around to telling her. She apparently first heard the news this morning during a television interview.
The controversial actress (polite euphemism for train-wreck) made an appearance on Good Morning America with Amy Robach today to discuss the airing of her upcoming TV-movie, Liz and Dick. But as so often happens, conversation turned towards her troubled history and family life, including the news of her newly discovered half-sister. Her reaction? “I didn’t even hear that, so thanks for the news!” Annnnnd then it was right back in the discussion of Elizabeth Taylor. Amazing! Either she’s really single minded, or maybe that was just her way of deflecting salacious family gossip and getting back to the task at hand: Resurrecting her career.
The Lifetime produced flick is certainly the most talked about made-for-TV-movie in recently memory, and people are eagerly waiting to see if it will be Lohan’s return to form. She admits channeling her own experiences while playing the role of screen legend, Elizabeth Taylor, who was also ruthlessly scrutinized by the media. “I think that everyone goes through things in life, and I like to learn from my mistakes, obviously,” she says. “But I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t gone through certain things, everything happens for a reason, good or bad. So you can just take what you’ve learned from it and move forward.” We’ll tune in on the 25th to see if Lilo moves forward, or just gets into another fender bender.
Honestly, we feel like we’re seeing this kind of thing among celebrities more often than not: Just days after shocking (or not) the world with news of their breakup, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have reportedly maybe possibly reunited. According to TMZ, Justin picked Selena up at LAX on Wednesday night (in a chauffeured car, not his ticketed Ferrari) and took her home, where he spent the night. The next day, they were driven to the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, where they entered separately, supposedly in the hopes of not being photographed together.
There are a few possible explanations for this scenario: 1) They really and truly have reunited. 2) They moved on to the “just friends” stage in record time. 3) They never broke up in the first place, just in a bit of lovers’ spat. 4) They broke up, but are considering a reunion, and understandably don’t want the world all up in their business while they make this difficult decision. In which case, sorry, guys!
But yeah, this reminds us of a whole lot of other couples that split and got back together recently: Katy Perry and John Mayer, Vanessa and Kobe Bryant, (maybe) Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Great news for vicarious romantics everywhere!
He’s backkkk! Michael Lohan continues to be our all time favorite D-lister ever (sorry Octomom) by finding new and exciting ways to make us loath him. But get ready, because this time he truly out done himself. The slightly-less-terrible Lilo parent went on television to learn through DNA testing that he fathered a lovechild in the 90s while married to slightly-more-terrible Lilo parent Dina. The Maury-rific experience went down on Trisha Goddard’s NBC show, where Mike was joined by Kristi Horn, who has made numerous claims over the years that he is the real father of her 17-year-old daughter. Despite the accusations, Michael has repeatedly denied that the child is his, has never paid her a dime in child support, and apparently never even met the child.
So what do you do when you’re have no real talent of your own, and your cash-cow daughter’s comeback projects are looking increasingly crappy? Take your private matters to the most public venue possible! Michael learned the results of his DNA test in front of Kristi, his new-found daughter Ashley, and a studio audience. Let us level with you for a moment: We’ve been at this bloggin’ business for while by now, and we’ve seem some pretty cringe-worthy videos. This Beyonce fan fail springs immediately to mind. But when we watched the video of Michael learning that he was the real dad, our mouths were literally open in bewildered/disgusted wonderment. Bonus points for the girl rejecting Mike’s hug with a teary “No! No! No! This is the first time I’ve met you. I’m sorry, but…” After years of paternal rejection, Ol’ Mike probably had it coming. The full episode airs tonight, but we’re not sure we can take anymore.
If you felt the Earth shake over the weekend, that was probably just the epic rumble between two Jay-Z and Robert De Niro! Two of New York’s biggest ever stars got into a beef at Leonardo DiCaprio’s Manhattan birthday bash over the weekend, and sources say it wasn’t pretty. Amazingly, it was over something as mundane and not A-listy as un-returned phone calls. Celebs: they really are just like us!
Apparently De Niro asked the rapper to record a song for the Tribeca Film Festival a few months back, but Jay never answered the phone when he called with more details. So when Hova went over to Robert’s table to say hello, the acting legend went all Raging Bull on his ass and dressed him down in a room full of famous faces (including Martin Scorsese!). “Bob wasn’t in any mood to make polite conversation,” a witness told theNew York Post. “He told Jay that if somebody calls you six times, you call them back. It doesn’t matter who you are, that is just rude.”
It’s bizarre to think that Jon Bon Jovi literally experienced a parent’s worst nightmare early this morning: receiving a call saying his child had been arrested following an alleged heroin overdose. TMZ first reported that police had responded to a call made from Hamilton College claiming the singer’s eldest child Stephanie Rose Bongiovi was “unresponsive” in her dorm room shortly before 2:00 a.m. Stephanie was allegedly treated at a hospital following intervention from emergency medical personnel, then subsequently arrested and charged after a “small quantity of Heroin,” marijuana and “drug paraphernalia” were found in her room. Thus begins a child’s worst nightmare: being simultaneously hugged and yelled at by a deeply terrified Bon Jovi. (We’re assuming.)
“In addition to violating state law, the actions alleged to have been committed by the students violate Hamilton College policy,” Hamilton College said in a statement. “The college is cooperating with the police investigation. Our first concern is always for the safety of our students. Out of respect for the privacy of our students and in accordance with federal regulations we do not discuss individual health or disciplinary matters.” Stephanie is currently recovering from the alleged overdose and has since been released from custody; she will have to return to court at a later date to face the misdemeanor charges. Fellow student Ian S. Grant was also arrested and charged with drug possession following the incident, but more importantly, will probably have to face the wrath of Jon Bon Jiovi.
Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson have been long-time collaborators, turning out hundreds of photos that all look, um, well, like Terry Richardson photos. Not that we’re not into that! The man just has a very specific esthetic. Unsurprisingly the preview for the Lady Gaga XX Terry Richardson video has Uncle Terry’s fingerprints all over it. Lady Gaga crawling around in white underwear? Check. Lady Gaga’s naked butt being manhandled in a bathtub? Check. Lady Gaga dancing in a t-shirt, undies and heels while watching her own butt in a mirror? Yeah…that is most unfortunately a check.
“un petit fours OR *very good for making gifs*,” Lady Gaga tweeted along with the clip (because she knows how our minds/the Internet works.) “its a film,” Gaga clarified earlier today on Twitter. “bout an hr.” Let us be clear. We will most certainly be watching the video when they release it, and will spend our hard-earned money to do so if necessary. But still. We don’t know. Maybe we just miss the horns and the lobster claw shoes. Maybe we wish we could identify which part is Lady Gaga gold. Or maybe we’re just whining because change is hard, you guys. Either way you look at it…CAKE.
It looks like this Elmo puppeteer sex scandal will be over sooner then we thought, which almost makes up for the fact we had to type the phrase “Elmo puppeteer sex scandal” in the first place. Almost…but not quite. It’s only been a day since news broke that Elmo’s puppeteer Kevin Clash would be taking a leave of absence from Sesame Street following allegations he had had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy, but apparently his accuser has already recanted his story. “[H]e wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship,” the law firm Andreozzi & Associates told the New York Times while allegedly representing the accuser, concluding, “He will have no further comment on the matter.” The only question now is, does anyone have one of those brain eraser thingies from Men In Black so we can all forget this ever, everyhappened? Because yuck. Good lord, yuck.
Clash had maintained from the beginning that, while he had contact with the accuser since he was 16, their sexual relationship did not start until the boy was of age. “I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further,” he said through his spokeswoman today. The Sesame Workshop also issued a statement this afternoon, declaring “We are pleased that this matter has been brought to a close, and we are happy that Kevin can move on from this unfortunate episode.” Great, so the rest of us only have to get through one more night of nightmarish Elmo-related double entendre and we’ll be all set! All set to never, ever, ever have to talk about this again!