OK, so he’s charming, handsome and stars in a lot of hit movies, but deep down — scratch that, even on the surface — Robert Pattinson is also like every other guy on the planet. That’s what we learned from his appearance on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. In an interview that involved absolutely no food, but a lot more talk-showy-type anecdotes than RPattz normally tells, the Cosmopolis star chatted with Kimmel about wanting to sell his cars, all of which he bought on Craigslist. “I buy everything off Craigslist,” he said. Just like most of the guys you’ve dated, right?
“You will show up at a person’s house and look at an item, like a car, and then negotiate with them?” Kimmel asked incredulously.
“Every single car I’ve bought,” he said. He said he bought his first BMW for $1000, with his agent and manager in tow, back in 2008, “literally to negotiate the price of a $1,000 car.” And three months ago, he doubled his vehicle spending when he purchased a 2001 Chevy Silverado truck for $2,000 from “this guy who lived with his parents,” in order to go for bike rides with his assistant.
Earlier in the interview, Pattinson recounted how he discovered that his favorite cycling spot turned out to be a place where people went “dogging” — as in, cruising for sex in a public space — after he rode by a raid in progress. So that was a little less “regular guy” and a little more There’s Something About Mary. Read more…
Ooooh, we picked the highest horse out of the stable for this Kim Kardashian rant! RadarOnline reports that porn actor Julian St. Jox is spilling the beans about an alleged three-way he claims to have had with Kim and porn actress Emily Ann back in 2001, and we could not be more steamed about it. “It was around 11:30 p.m. when Kim showed up with a black male,” St. Jox allegedly tells Star Magazine about the swingers party where they allegedly hooked up.; Star postulates the man may have been Kim’s first husband Damon Thomas. “She wasn’t known at the time at all, not like today, but for everyone who frequented these parties, she was interesting because she was a new face,” St. Jox says, describing their alleged encounter in the creepiest way possible: “She knew what she was doing. She was very responsive to me.” Okay, first of all, we think everyone will agree with us when we say ugh.
Second of all, St. Jox’s story is completely unprovable! Without evidence, couldn’t anyone make up a scintillating Kim tale? Third of all, we object to the idea that you can reveal personal details about (or completely fabricate) a sexual encounter, just because the other person/s were famous. Think about it: would you want someone telling the press what you were like in bed when you were 20? There go our terror hives again!
Call us clinically insane, but if Taylor Swift suddenly crashed our swanky rich person nuptials, we know exactly to do: demand Taylor perform, force our wedding planner to go buy an acoustic guitar and then cry to the dulcet strains of “Love Story” while eating three pieces of cake. Duh. That’s Like Unexpected Taylor Swift 101!
Guess not everyone agrees, seeing as how Taylor’s appearance at the wedding of Liam Kerr and Kyle Kennedy, daughter of the late Michael Kennedy, this past weekend is causing a bit of a kerfuffle, even though she was obviously there as Conor Kennedy‘s date. “[Conor and Taylor] texted me an hour before the wedding and asked if they could come. I responded with a very clear, ‘Please do not come.’ They came anyway,” mother of the bride Victoria Gifford Kennedycomplained to the Boston Herald. “I personally went up to Ms. Swift, whose entrance distracted the entire event, politely introduced myself to her, and asked her as nicely as I could to leave. It was like talking to a ghost. She seemed to look right past me.” According to Swift’s rep, however, “Taylor was invited to the wedding and the bride thanked her profusely for being there.” Hmmm, this all sounds kind of fishy. We understand that it was Kyle’s day, but we suspect there could have been a few other reasons Taylor wasn’t exactly welcome at the wedding:
By now, we hope you’ve seen — and probably enjoyed — the photos TMZ obtained of Prince Harry‘s naked escapades. Thanks to a cell phone in the hands of one of the random people invited to his room at the Wynn, what happened in Vegas … is now a hot topic of worldwide conversation. TMZ says reps for the royal family are “none too pleased” with his game of strip pool, but from what we can tell from other British sources, this won’t have any sort of serious repercussions for the third in line for the throne.
“We can stand on our lofty moral high ground and say, ‘how can he be so stupid and put himself in such a position’ but it is that buffoonery in him that we all love,” Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine told London’s Telegraph. “I don’t think it will damage the Royal Family at all. He’s the Boris Johnson of the Royal Family.” (That’s wacky London Mayor Boris Johnson, for those of you who didn’t watch the Olympics.)
“He’s been doing a lot of good work for the queen and getting a good reputation and although a lot of people think this is a great laugh, it does actually bring the monarchy into disrepute and will embarrass the queen,” Robert Jobson, who wrote a book about the prince’s military service in Afghanistan, told Reuters. Read more…
Congrats are in order for Avril Lavigne and her new fiance, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. Not just for they’re engagement, but for managing to keep their six-month relationship totally on the DL. Seriously, we thought maybe she was still in that on-again-off-again thing with Brody Jenner — but it looks like their January breakup really stuck. According to People, fellow Canadians Chad, 37, and Avril, 27, worked together on a song in February. Her rep confirmed to the mag that Chad popped the question on August 8, with a 14-carat diamond ring. Lavigne was snapped at the Las Vegas Magic Fashion and Apparel convention yesterday, where she was promoting her Abbey Dawn line, and she wasn’t yet showing off the rock.
This will be Avril’s second marriage — she divorced Sum 41′s Deryck Whibley in 2009 — and the first for Kroeger. We’re now fascinated to hear the song that started this whole thing, so hopefully it makes the cut when Lavigne releases her next album.
It looks like this upcoming cycle of American Idol might be the craziest yet! No really, we mean literally insane. Not only did producers make calls to Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, but now it’s known that Kanye West is one of the many celebs in talks to judge the twelfth season. Considering the sheer volume of people in various stages of negotiation with Idol, including Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Nick Jonas and Enrique Iglesias, we’re kind of thinking that the suits reached out to Kanye as a real Hail Mary play.
But amazingly/awesomely, sources close to the show tell TMZ that Yeezy showed interest in appearing on the program. Or at least he didn’t laugh so hard that Cristal came out his nose. “He’s on the fence,” the source says, but he’s considering the gig as long as producers “at least match Mariah’s salary.” That ain’t cheap at $18 million, but we have a funny feeling they’ll manage to pony up the cash for Kanye freakin’ West. Worst case they’ll take it out of Ryan Seacrest’s monster paycheck.There’s no official word from Kanye’s reps yet but we’ll keep you informed. For our money, Kanye West could totally be the greatest Idol judge OF ALL TIME.
‘Ye’s friend Nicki Minaj is reportedly very close to signing a similar judging deal, which is causing some serious drama with confirmed judge Mariah Carey. Apparently Mimi was so upset that she hung up on producers who called to tell her they were considering Nicki as a potential candidate! It seems that Mariah was told that she would be the only woman on the panel, and it isn’t helping that she’d have to share the stage with a woman 13-years younger.
If you thought Lindsay Lohan was going to give up her crown to Amanda Bynes so easily, we would ask you to please think again. It was weird enough when we heard Lindsay has flipped out at Clint Eastwood‘s daughter’s birthday party (we know), but now the host of an all-night Hollywood party is claiming Lohan’s friends stole “several expensive watches and some sunglasses” during the festivities. According to TMZ, Lindsay allegedly brought her brother Cody and two male buddies to the party Sunday night. When the host noticed his belongings were missing, he held the party goers, alerted authorities and told police he suspected Lilo’s friends of thievery. Yup, while Amanda is racking up car accidents at a very similar rate, Lindsay still cannot be challenged when it comes to down-right bizarre accusations.
We do want to be clear, though: it’s Lindsay’s friends who stand accused of stealing, not her. On the other hand…when’s the last time you heard about Amy Adams or Jessica Chastain paling around with the criminal element? Not never. It probably doesn’t help that Lindsay, you know, stole that jewelry last year. Bynes, you are really going to have to step up your game if you want the heavyweight hot mess belt. Luckily the belt looks amazing paired with hyper-long extensions and cut-off Daisy Dukes, so you know it’ll look fierce no matter who’s wearing it.
It’s official: the evil demon spirit that used to inhabit the body of Lindsay Lohan is now taking over Amanda Bynes. That’s the only way to explain how the former All That star suffered yet another car accident in L.A. last night. According to TMZ, Amanda’s was rear-ended at 8 PM as she was driving her rental car through the San Fernando Valley. The other driver claims that the collusion was the result of Amanda’s wreckless driving. For those of you keeping score, this brings her personal total to 1 DUI, 3 hit-and-runs, 1 flee from police (and a partridge in a pear tree). Ouch.
But wait, you say. What if paranormal activity isn’t responsible for all of this motor mayhem? What if she just sucks at driving? We could see why you’d think that. The L.A. traffic drove us literally to the brink of tears when we tried to drive out there. But then we saw these pictures of a disheveled Bynes leaving a CVS. The leopard print, the oversized glasses, the sullen skin pale from too many days sleeping off hard nights. It reeks of Lilo! What do you want, evil spirit!? Let our former child actresses go!
Sometimes we forget Demi Lovato is still just a little college-sophomore-aged baby. She’s been through more than your average 40 year old! Either way, we want to wish the “Skyscraper” singer Happy Birthday as she turns 20 today. What were we doing when we were 20? Oh, yeah! We got that job judging The X Factor and filmed that documentary and…oh wait, no. Those are all still Demi. The girl has had a solid year to say the least, but we wanted to present a delicious snack platter of five Lovato highlights for her 20th. Note: we had to narrow it down to five. If we didn’t, we’d have to include everyday Demi happened to catch a glimpse of her hair in the mirror.
Apparently American Idol just hired a bunch of new employees from MENSA, because getting Nicki Minaj in one of those judge’s chairs is the smartest reality show casting decision since Honey Boo Boo got that show on TLC…last month. “I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it,” a source squealed to Us Magazine about Minaj’s decision to join Mariah Carey on A.I. “A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening.” While the wigs alone will be worth the trip (both Nicki’s and Mariah’s), Minaj has demonstrated a number of qualities that tell us she’s going to be the new Simon, but with less cleavage. Qualities like: