Last we heard, Rihanna was lamenting her single status (and apparently trying to let Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran do their thing), and Rob Kardashian was dating Rihanna doppleganger Rita Ora. So what were Rob and RiRi doing on Saturday night? It kind a looks like they were on an old-fashioned high school date — go-karting at Racer’s Edge Indoor Karting in Burbank, California. Then again, they were out with other friends too. According to the Daily Mail, Rihanna was totally schooling Rob on the track.
Part 2 of the date was a little more “adult,” as they continued on to the Playboy Club. Rihanna flipped off the paps during the outing, so maybe she was upset they were spotted together. Or maybe it was an innocent night out with friends — they did arrive at the club separately, after all. Read more…
Once you’ve allegedly referred to your friend/former That ’70s Show costar as your “little wife,” chances are everyone is going to start monitoring your dates with a focus approaching laser intensity. (Especially if you, you know, still technically have a wife somewhere.) Such was the case this week when Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher attended a Dodgers game with Mila’s parents. The two are admittedly a super-hot couple, which is probably why Mila held a baseball cap over their faces when they shared an intimate moment. But were they definitely kissing? The pervert in us says yes, but there are plenty of reasons why two adult human beings would hide their love under a sweat hat. For example, maybe the Dodgers politely asked Mila to cover up, as her beauty was distracting them at a pivotal point in the game. Or maybe Ashton wanted to show off his new tongue ring, or…
But…but we still have a drawer full of Live Strong bracelets we were planning to wear! We couldn’t have been the only ones shocked to hear Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency today over his alleged use of illegal performance enhancers, right? Or the fact that Lance was also banned from the sport of cycling forever. “I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999,” Armstrong wrote on his site last night. “Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by [an] unconstitutional witch hunt. The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this nonsense. ” Us Weekly notes that while Lance has never been convicted of doping, he has allegedly done steroids during his career, an accusation that several of his teammates testified about to the agency. So…is this a case of “if there’s smoke, there’s fire”? Or is the smoke just burning rubber billowing off Lance’s bike as he blows past his competitors? We don’t know what to think!
In case you weren’t sure how to react to the Armstrong bombshell either (suggested emotion: bummed either way), Ryan Lochte has a few thoughts on the subject. “If Lance is innocent, it’s a sad time in sports history,” the Olympic swimmer told Celebuzz.“I know that it would be awful to go through all of that. I don’t have first hand knowledge of all the facts in the situation [and] I don’t like making assumptions based on what the media reports. None of us will know, so ultimately none of us should judge…. There’s always two sides to the story. I do feel that there should be zero tolerance for anything that artificially enhances performance. But it should not take years after seven wins for this to be so heavily investigated and debated.” Declared Armstrong on this site,”I know who won those seven Tours, my teammates know who won those seven Tours, and everyone I competed against knows who won those seven Tours. We all raced together.” Now that Armstrong is out of the game, we guess we’ll just have to turn our eyes to another cycling great for guidance. People like…um…oh, what’s his name…and the other man…the one with the thing…oh yikes. Lance, wait! Come back!
With over $250 million in the bank, Tom Cruise’s split from Katie Holmes could have resulted in a divorce payout of McCartney proportions. However settlement details leaked on TMZ reveal that homeboy got off pretty easy, leaving the vast majority of his millions untouched. After five years of marriage, Katie walks with just $400,000 child support for six-year-old daughter Suri. That might seem high at $33,333.33 a month, but Suri’s got a wardrobe to keep up, people! No Oshkosh for her.
These support payments will continue for 12 years until she turns 18. Tom is also responsible for paying Suri’s medical, insurance and educational costs, but that’s pretty much it; Katie personally gets nothing from the settlement. Aside from the complete Mission Impossible DVD boxed set, maybe. But she did score a sizable victory but getting a clause in the settlement stipulating that Suri cannot attend a residential school. We imagine this was placed in the agreement to avoid any kind of Scientology-related educational disagreements the ex’s might have.
And just like that, TomKat was gone…Head on down to the gallery and take one last look for the road. But don’t worry Celeb fans: We’ll always have Suri.
The news ofKristen Stewart becoming the face of Balenciaga’s new fragrance “Florabotanica” was released back in June. The campaign shot released soon after and K.Stew killed it looking as high-fashion as they come, but still herself, if you catch our drift? The photograph stayed true to her image, and it wasn’t like looking at someone who had changed everything about themselves for an endorsement deal. This was all pre-Rupert Sanders-hook-up scandal, though and there was talk that Kristen had been dropped as the face of the brand because of all the negative publicity. She was absent for the video commercial, which is where people started talking even more. But The Cut published a story stating that the video was released a full week (July 19) before the scandal broke, so it wasn’t because she was having issues with her contract (they checked the time stamp on the video.) Balenciaga has silenced all those rumors themselves now by putting that advertisement you see above in the September issue of Elle Spain. Artfully black-and-white with a pop of color through the floral motif above her arm, Kristen’s striped top looks like its paying homage to the cap of the fragrance bottle, which is also striped. We love it! Do you?
Kathy Lee! We thought you’d be a blast at weddings, not a wet blanket. We envisioned you doing the Electric Slide shoeless with an open bottle of merlot, not peeping on Taylor Swift in order to blow up her spot afterward. “Why can’t I stay out of trouble? I was just a guest at that wedding. [Kyle Kennedy] is actually my granddaughter by marriage ,” Kathy Lee admitted on Today…today. Gifford went on to confirm that, yes, Taylor Swift didcrash Kyle Kennedy’s wedding with her beau Conor Kennedy just like the bride’s mother Victoria Gifford Kennedy claimed and, no, Kathy Lee Gifford could not stop herself from blabbing about it to the press. “The truth is, because I was there, Vicki’s account is accurate,” Kathy said, explaining that the singer was asked to leave the nuptials “twice.” Yikes, Taylor!
We guess that begs two questions: 1) Why did Swift straight-up ignore the mother of the bride when asked to leave? and 2) What is the point of continuing to badmouth Taylor after the fact? Write a few passive aggressive emails, wait for Swift to send a one of those amazing KitchenAid mixers as an apology and get over it. “I didn’t know there was any drama going on at the time until I spoke to Vicki,” Gifford said. As Kathy Lee pointed, “It’s the bride’s day, and that was Vicki’s other concern. ‘This is my daughter’s day and I would appreciate it if you would not come.'” We guess we understand that. We’d probably shove the bride to the ground if scrambling over her in the middle of the ceremony meant we could get an autograph from Miss Taylor Swift
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…