There are plenty of unlikely people on Facebook (mostly of the “your weird extended family” variety), but we have to say one person we always thought would be above social networking is Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen is now on Facebook, granted it is not a personal page, it’s a corporate site that updates the world on details of royal events and what Her Royal Highness is up to. So we guess that means no majestic Farmville updates or “Which Mad Men character are you?” quizzes (although she’s totally Betty, you can just tell). That also means you can’t befriend the queen, but you can “Like” her.
One unnamed official stated the reason for her joining very Britishly, saying “If you are going to have an online presence in 2010, you just have to be on Facebook.” The royal family already has a Twitter account, a Flickr page and a Google Map function that allows you to track them, so it makes sense that she join what is essentially the ruler of all social media. And for those of you who plan to check out her page just so you can find pictures of Prince William and Prince Harry, look no further, they have their own site.
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Way to keep us guessing, girl! Miley Cyrus dressed half-naked for a performance on the German TV show Wetten,dass…? She made quite an achtung wearing a sheer, white tulle dress with her pants-and-more fully on display. Thankfully, she wore aÃ‚Â Ã‚Â nude body stocking because, as expected, she writhed around quite a bit while performing her new single Who Owns My Heart.
And we never thought we’d say these two names in one sentence, but post-performance, Miley sat down with Denzel Washington, who was promoting his new film, Unstoppable.
We heart us some Miley, for real, and didn’t really want to say anything negative about our girl considering what a bad week she’s been having. She split up with her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, again and her parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish are divorcing, too. All in all, pretty damn rough.
But Miss Miley did a fantastic job shoving us off our high horse all on her own. Because before we could say, “Put some clothes on,” Miley turned up at the MTV Europe Music Awards all covered up! And for that we say, Miley, we applaud you.
Lily Allen lost her baby after being pregnant for six months and she’s still in hospital receiving medical care. Lily’s suffering fromÃ‚Â septicemia but managed to tweet a grateful message saying, “Thank you for all your kind messages.”
Her sudden bout of ill-health came right after losing the baby, and she had to be taken to hospital, again, from her home inÃ‚Â Gloucestershire where she had been recuperating. Septicemia is pretty serious because the patient’s blood is poisoned, but her spokesperson spoke of her recovery stating, “Lily Allen is back in hospital, where she is being treated for septicaemia. She is responding well to treatment and her condition continues to improve.Lily thanks everyone for their messages of support and again asks that she and partner Sam Cooper be left alone whilst she recovers.’
We wish her the very best and hope she’s back on her feet soon.
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian aren’t engaged and are hopping mad with E! for saying so. Those two have been popping up in the news all week, and we last reported on the LeAnn-Eddie engagement too. We also reported about the Shape magazine-party controversy, which FYI, eventually, LeAnn didn’t turn up for! And she even tweeted the invite; what a shame.
As always, there are two sides of the story. E! is standing by theirs. A source reckons that LeAnn and Eddie went ballistic because E! stymied them out of an exclusive. You know, pimping out the pictures and the wedding which would have translated into a mega payload for the couple.
LeAnn, on the other hand, wants the world to know just how mad she is because there’s apparently, no ring in question. She went on a long Twitter vent and didn’t mince her words at all with , “Ok, I’ve about had it with the lack of “reporting” with E News. The fact that our “engagement” has spread so furiously over the past 24 hours off of an E News article that is 150% untrue just shows you the lack of credible “sources” they seem to find and build a story around…”
Stop. Pause for breath (us, not her, clearly). There’s a whole lot more, but we’ll leave it to you to read. She ended with a flourish saying, “… Eddie and I felt we couldn’t let this rumor go on any longer.”
And there’s bad news all around for LeAnn, because this all coincided with the Shape party. The story is that she was sick and couldn’t attend and has been tweeting illness-alerts regularly. One tweet also tried to tone down the Shape magazine beef with, “Headed to the dr in a bit. This flu thing is hard to shake. Just to clarify, I was never supposed to sing at the Shape party and yes, under dr’s orders I couldn’t go. I spoke to Valerie yesterday I don’t know how many times and all is well w/ absolutely NO controversy. There is LOVE all around from Shape to me and Me to Shape.” Seriously, all that pent-up hell-hath-no-fury made our hair frizz, so tweet all you want.
Zen, LeAnn. All that anger’s messing up your juju!
If reports are true, then it means that one very eligible prince is off the market. Apparently, England collectively believes that Prince William and Kate Middleton are this close to making it official, so much so that bookies are betting on it. Anytime between December and February is what’s being bandied about.
Considering they’ve been together on and off since the Prince was in college, it’s about bloody time! Post attending William’s friend, Harry Meade’s wedding together, one of Kate’s pals said, “Kate knows she she’s going to need conservative yet attractive outfits once they are engaged and she’s started collecting a very enviable wardrobe.” That comes from the fact that Kate’s going the custom outfit route (pictured above) with designer Daniella Issa Helayel, who conveniently, just started designing wedding gowns too. How badass would it be if William popped the question by turning up at Kate’s house in a helicopter (again).
Right. We’re just going to go ahead and say it… as long as Prince Harry‘s still single, we’re going to be just fine. No offense to William, but have you seen how hot the ginge-brotha has got lately? A girl can dream, ok?
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What a curveball this turned out to be. This weekend, low-key re-habbed Lindsay Lohan went to the movies. Unfortunately, Lindsay at the movies isn’t going to go unnoticed, and had to leave when the crowds spotted her. What a non-story, right? Well, what happened the following day made up for it.
Lindsay met her father, Michael Lohan, the very next day. And no, he didn’t break into Betty Ford, where Lindsay’s recuperating. This wasn’t forced at all because the two apparently spent hours together! Excuse us while we say, WTF? Lindsay’s been blaming her Dad for all her problems for years now. Michael on the other hand, has been chasing her down, siccing the media on Lindsay and her mom Dina Lohan. Lindsay even once said, “I think my biggest focus for myself is learning how to continue to get through the trauma that my father has caused in my life.”
This didn’t seem like a love-hate relationship; just hate. And now it’s reunion time? Color us surprised. Sources told Radar Online, “It was an emotional reunionÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ there were hugs, kisses and even a few tears when Michael and Lindsay first saw each other.” They added, “Lindsay met Michael at Betty Ford and the pair spent hours together… it was not a fleeting encounter, this appeared well-planned in advance.Ã‚Â They also went shopping at a local Palm Desert mall, where they were seen walking around together and at one point, were in a jewelry store.”
What’s even more shocking is that Michael Lohan didn’t blab about the occasion considering he always shoots his mouth off. His only response about the meeting was, “I have pledged not to comment about anything relating to my daughter.Ã‚Â However, what I will say is that I am an incredibly proud father tonight. My daughter is progressing extraordinarily well.” That sounded… normal. Pigs have officially grown wings.
But here’s the deal? The Lohan family has always been in the news for the wrong reasons. Lindsay clearly is in trouble, and is whether she likes it or not, getting help. And Michael Lohan has always been…Michael. But maybe, just maybe, a blue moon’s peeking out from somewhere, and Lindsay finally got tired of blaming everyone else for her problems. And Michael has finally started giving his daughter what she really needs… a dad. Hey…we’re feeling charitable today! Just go with it!
While Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie might be busy packing up their house for a big move, the only junk that has Hil’s attention is that which is in her husband’s trunk. Says Duff, “I bought him a bunch of clothes for his birthday and I was like, ‘this is your size? It’s huge!’ But I don’t know. Maybe it’s because he has a big butt because he’s a hockey player.” We’d never heard the stereotype that hockey players have to wear Applebottom jeans (with the boots with the fur), but what do we know? We ain’t buying pants for any professional athletes.
Laughed Hilary, “Right now we have two separate closets, and mine is significantly bigger than his, but he needs a lot of space too! He has a lot of suits and his jeans are huge.” WE GET IT, Hilary. As his wife cannot emphasize enough, Mike Comrie’s buttocks is simply enormous. His booty is so gigantic, in fact, that his jeans take up thrice the size of a normal man’s pants. Just throw some more junk in that trunk, they wouldn’t even have to pay for movers.
“It’s funny, now we’re moving into a smaller house and we’re going to have to downsize in a big way. It’s scary, I don’t know how I’m going to part with my things,” says Duff. Based on Hil’s little clues, we’re 98% sure Mike’s cavernous jeans were so mammoth they actually took over the Comrie-Duff household and forced the couple to take shelter in neighboring tool shed. Why else would a celebrity move into a smaller home? We mean, that’s the only plausible reason we can think of. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Thanks to the NewNowNext blog for pointing our attention in the direction of this preview for next week’s brand new episode of Glee. The episode is titled “Never Been Kissed,” just like that Drew Barrymore movie that was clearly terrible but also a favorite that I’ve seen 800 times.
We’ve out our obsession with Michael Vartan on hold just long enough to watch this very satisfying preview of the episode. It looks like Kurt (Chris Colfer) finds himself in an all boys private school academy. And, assuming this is real life and not a gay dream from heaven, Kurt forgets his jacket. But who needs a navy blue blazer when one can just swaddle themselves in the delightful harmonies of the school’s A cappella group, which breaks into a version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” that is legit good. (Given my hatred for most A cappella, this last sentence was not easy for me to type.)
But who cares about all that? KURT HAS A BOYFRIENDDDD. Or will, probably, soon, by the end of the episode, which if it’s anything like the movie, will involve Kurt waiting for this hot piece of A on a baseball field watching the seconds click down on the “Kiss Clock,” only to lose all hope until his man runs up onto the field and gives him his first kiss, while David Arquette cheers wildly from the bullpen? PLEASE SAY THIS HAPPENS, RYAN MURPHY.
Kurts boyfriend is sooooo cuuuuute. Meanwhile, is his Dad still in the hospital? We’re just gonna forget about him I guess? OK.
**If you have no idea what the aitch I’m talking about, click ahead for the *spoiler alert* end of Never Been Kissed the movie.
The Olsen Twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, are billionaires. In an effort to understand this, I went on Youtube to see clips of these two in the role that amassed them part of their wealth, as Michelle Elizabeth Tanner on Full House.
What I found. Was shocking.
Was everyone aware that these two were horrible actresses? Well become aware. Perhaps with their lines sprinkled throughout the many seasons of Full House, it wasn’t as apparent. But as the below video stringing together their “cutest quotes” makes obvious, they are HORRENDOUS. Were there no adults there to order these animatrons to punch up their line reads?
You got it dude? No, dude. I ain’t got it and I don’t get it. How the hell are these girls so rich? If I had a nickel for every Balenciaga ankle hoof boot those two own, I’d literally have thousands of nickels.
Try to get through all two minutes of this video, we dare you. Amazing that Coulier never went insane and flung one of these two out the window of Uncle Jesse’s sweet attic apartment.
Just want to put half of the blame on the writers. Because you, sirs and ladies, are also terrible.
You are about to be very uncomfortable with how creepy this is. And then in your head you’re going to start counting up all your friends who you know are going to buy this. This is a commercial for a product called the Liar Card.
Yikes. You should never need to disguise your voice as a robot of the opposite sex. Get off the phone. And I think I speak for all habitual call duckers when I say please just let us duck your call. It’s going to be so awkward when you call from a different number and we finally pick up. You’re going to feel weird too. We already know we’re assh*les; you’re not going to prove anything to us.
(Discovered over at Videogum, one of the nicest places to visit on the internet.)