Wise folks always say: love is strange. Wonderful, beautiful and incredible, obviously. But also strange, messy, and complicated. Sometimes it makes you do things that seem weird to the outside world. This should not come as news. So bearing in mind that law of the universe, we’re pass along the news that Rihanna is reportedly offering to defend Chris Brown in a court hearing to decide whether or not he has violated his parole. We reported yesterday that Brown got him some hot water by failing a drug test, but according to RadarOnline Riri wants to ask Judge Patricia Schnegg to not consider it a violation of his probation.
“Rihanna has spoken to Chris since his progress reporting hearing on Monday afternoon and offered her continued support,” the source says. Rihanna has already taken to twitter to send good vibes his way, but the insider says that she’s willing to go much further. “Rihanna told Chris she would go to court on November 1 for his court appearance and tell Judge Patricia Schneggthat she shouldn’t set a hearing to decide if he violated terms of his probation because he has accepted responsibility for his actions and has apologized to RiRi on multiple occasions.” If recent rumors are to be believed, Rihanna has more than forgiven him, and may even be working towards rekindling their romance. Or not. But regardless of their relationship status, some folks feel that they’re far too close for comfort.
Perhaps Chelsea Handler isn’t over 50 Cent. It’s the only reason we can come up with that she’s still talking about him all while blaming Ciara for breaking up their friends with benefit situation relationship. Who knew an ex could breakup a, uh, non-existence relationship? Now that Ciara‘s promoting her forthcoming album One Woman Army she hit up Big Boy’s Neighborhood show on Power 106 to discuss the new single “Sorry.” What Big Boy really wanted the tea on how Cici felt about Chelsea’s accusation. And, well, Cici kept it cute … although we secretly wish she hadn’t. Read more…
“All of the Kardashians love Kanye and they have told him that they don’t care that the report about his sex tape came out,” the source says. “Kris and both Khloe and Kourtney told Kanye that this isn’t anything to worry about, and since they dealt with Kim’s tape it is no big deal.” In fact, they’re even laughing at the fact that the girl looks so much like Kim. “They all joked that Kanye has a type!” HAHAHAHAHA…oh wait, that’s kind of weird.
Call us suspicious, but we have a pet theory about the mysterious appearance of this tape and the Kardashian’s Klan’s uber-chill reaction to it. Read more…
It looks like Rihanna and Chris Brown have had a rough couple of days, although in very different ways. Chris appeared in court yesterday for a probation progress hearing stemming from his 2009 felony battery conviction. According to TMZ, the singer failed his mandatory drug test, which put his probation status as risk of being revoked. Lucky for him the judge cut him a break, as long as he stayed “mindful” of the law. But still, that wasn’t the most extraordinary act of kindness of the day. Rihanna sent him a good luck tweet before the hearing, sending positive vibes his way.
“I’m praying for you and wishing u the best today!” she said. Chris responded with a simple “Thank u so much,” but sources say that Riri’s support made his day. “That was real cool of Rihanna showing the homie some love before he went in [to court.] I’m sure that made him happy,” an insider told HollywoodLife. “You know, Rihanna be really looking out for his a–, man. She’s so down. Just being down and real and true and loving. He need that right now.” Following news of Chris’ drug test troubles, Rihanna appeared to send him another supportive tweet. “Praying for you baby, my best wishes are with you today! Remember that whatever God does in our lives, it is WELL DONE!!! #1Love.” Although it doesn’t mention him by name, he definitely seems to be directed at him. Damn, if forgiveness is a virtue, then Riri’s got it in every shade!
Then it seems…well, not normal. Less weird, let’s say. We thought the gossip about Seth MacFarlane romancing Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke was exceedingly rando (Would Stewie date Khaleesi in anything but fan fiction written by the saddest perv in the world?), but then we went to add them to our 20 WTF Celebrity Couples List and realized Seth was already on there…with former flame Amanda Bynes. There is nothing more random than Seth MacFarlane dating Amanda Bynes! Allegedly dating! Although…we guess Amanda did at least guest star on Family Guy. The Emilia Clarke thing is even more out of the blue! On a semi-related note, couples like these are why the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon game actually works.
Interestingly enough, the photo above is a snapshot of Seth and Emilia hanging out at a Playboy True Blood event back in July. Could that have been the night they met? If so, we really can’t blame Clarke’s Game of Thrones costar Alfie Allen for leering at them like a weirdo; we would have done the exact same thing. Also interesting is how Seth seems to be sticking pretty hard to the whole “13 year age difference” thing when choosing romantic partners. Bynes was 21 when they allegedly started dated back in 2008; Clarke is currently 25. Now, just to be clear, we are not saying dating Seth MacFarlane will eventually lead to Emilia Clarke to drive aimlessly around L.A. or hiding in a dressing room for hours at a time. No one is saying that at all. On a semi-related note, if we ever find out Amanda Bynes is dating Jason Momoa, we will literally die.
In case you needed to bring in a blog post to discuss with your Intro to Gender Studies class, feel free to print out this one! “I would call her a slut,” Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro said of Lady Gaga when unveiling a new anti-drug initiative yesterday. “This slut is influencing many, many children.” Um…we don’t think that word means what you think it means, James. We don’t want people encouraging kids to smoke pot either, but everyone in the world knows that word doesn’t mean what you think it means. Mr. Molinaro certainly isn’t the only one to get worked up over footage of Gaga smoking a joint on stage in Amsterdam, but he might be the most confusing. “To me, she’s not an actress, she’s a slut,” Molinaro concluded. “[I]n the pure meaning of the word.” So we’re assuming by “pure,” he also means “slut,” right? Slut can stand in for pretty much every word now, right? That’s how language works?
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga is also taking heat for…we don’t even know…putting on some pounds? Because everything is the worst? Our eyes could not have rolled further back into our skulls after watching the Interwebs flip out about photos of Gags looking heavier than usual. So what was Gaga’s response to critics calling out her weight gain? Just get more vulnerable! “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15,” she wrote today on LittleMonsters.com while posting photos of herself dressed down and wearing undies. We love that the Lady would pose without her giant heels or cat eye make-up, but feel horrible that this is even a thing she has to deal with. Let’s all go raise our children in the woods where the Internet can’t reach them. Who’s with us?!? Oh, and don’t let James Molinaro see these photos. We’re pretty sure we know what he would have to say about them…
Can Madonna not hear herself when she talks or something? That’s the only way we can explain how her compliments manage to go so terribly wrong. “Ya’ll better vote for f—ing Obama, okay? For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House.” Madge explained during her concert at the Verizon Center in D.C. last night. ” Now that is some s-–. That’s some amazing s-–. It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, okay? So support the man, god damn it!” Hey, we all anticipate the day we’ll have a black Muslim LGBT supporter in the White House (just as we look forward to the first female president, and the first Asian-American President, and the first Latino president and…) but in case you just woke up from a five-year coma, President Obama isn’t a Muslim! He’s also spent way too many man-hours convincing people of that the things he says about himself are true. Oh Madonna, how did your endorsement manage to worse than no endorsement at all?
Now that we think about it, Madge has been paying a lot of compl-insults lately. “You wanna know something? I love her. I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery,” Madge said about Lady Gaga during an Atlantic City show earlier this month. “But one day, very soon, we’re going to be on stage together. Just you wait. You think I’m kidding? I love Lady Gaga.” Wow, we’d hate to see what happens when Madonna tries to tell her kids she loves them. “I love you, I do. You can’t tie your shoes or ride a bike, but Mummy loves you. For better or for worse, you’re too short to make your own lunch, so I made it for you!”
Oh jeez, you guys. This just does not end. According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan was taken to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York last night; according to their sources, the Liz & Dick actress is battling a “bad lung infection,” one of the five worst phrases to write after anything but the words “Lindsay Lohan doesn’t have a.” Does what we just said make sense? We don’t know! We’re so genuinely heart-broken for this lady; we can’t even tell anymore!
Other than grappling with that whole hit-and-run situation last week (along with new reports that she’s allegedly planning to sue her accuser), Lindsay seems to have spent most her time in NYC with her friend artist Domingo Zapata and his children. Lohan allegedly told friends recently she was fighting “walking pneumonia.” Fortunately she was prescribed medication and released from the E.R. shortly after her arrival, but the whole situation reminds us of those reports back in June claiming Lindsay was found unconscious in her hotel room during the Liz & Dick shoot. Later Lohan claimed she was merely resting. How we wish this girl was resting. She needs to lie on a couch for the foreseeable future. It’s what everyone else dreams of doing when they get home every night. Why not Lilo?
Cast your minds back to 2001 dear readers. Back to a time when Katie Holmes was the adorable dream girl next door. She was on Dawson’s Creek, young, happy, and didn’t seem totally zapped by an impossibly high-profile celebrity marriage. Don’t you just want to pretend that the intervening decade didn’t happen? Well now you can! Apparently the actress has reconnected with her Dawson’s Creek costar and former onscreen/off screen love Joshua Jackson. Are Pacey and Joey finally going to be together forever, just like we were hoping back in season four!?
Errr, probably not. First of all, there’s the small matter of Joshua’s girlfriend of six years, the lovely Diane Kruger. But the two old friends did get reconnected recently following Katie’s split with husband/megastar Tom Cruise. Jackson spilled the details on Canada’s George Strombolopolous Tonight. “Like any old friend, it was like, ‘Oh, hi how are ya? What’s going on?’ ‘I had a kid.’ ‘Yeah, that’s crazy, I heard!’” he says. “It was nice, it was very nice, actually.” The pair dated for a short time back in 1998, and apparently remained friendly after the split. But they drifted during her time with Cruise, who also put the kibosh on a proposed Dawson’s Creek reunion movie.
“[Producers] were begging her to sign on for a reunion movie,” a source told Us Weekly. “Tom said absolutely no way and thought going backward would be bad.” But now that she’s off Cruise control (zing!), perhaps the film will come together after all. Right, Joshua? Right?! “Well, we killed the show so I don’t think that’s ever going to happen, he continued. Nooooooooooo! But wait, he does throw us a hopeful lifeline. “Never say never. If I’m out of work for enough years, absolutely. We’ll be old and grey and nasty by the time [that happens].”
Rihanna is pantsless on stage yet again, and we can’t tell you how happy we are about it! The 24-year-old hit up the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas this weekend wearing a glittering golden basketball jersey and some sweet kicks. She tweeted her thanks to the sporty butt-baring ensemble’s designer Jeremy Scott just before her headlining performance. But there were no shorts, trousers, tights or slacks to be seen as Riri conquered the stage with killer versions of her hits arsenal, including “Disturbia,” “Umbrella,” Cockiness,” “We Found Love,” and tons more. We heart radio, but we heart Rihanna even more!
In somewhat darker Riri news, reports are circulating that the singer is apparently “furious” about the tattoo her infamous ex Chris Brown unveiled on his neck a few weeks back. The body art drew heavy criticism for depicting what appeared to be a beaten woman, and an unnamed source is saying that Rihanna feels that it was somehow intentional. “He must’ve known what people would think. But that’s typical of Chris, he never thinks about anyone but himself,” the apparent insider told Britain’s Look magazine. “It’s a painful reminder for Rihanna of what she went through.” Even though the tattoo artist has since come forward to say that the ink is actually meant to be a woman decorated with Day of the Dead makeup, Look’s source says that the controversy spoiled any chance of a Chris-Rihanna reunion that may have been brewing. “She’s been calling Chris to say the tattoo is sickening and she’s furious.”