It’s not over! It’s back on! Woop! A few weeks ago, we plotted the burgeoning uber-feud between Katy Perry and Lily Allen, only to be a bit let down when it all seemed to fizzle out. To recap, Katy called herself a “skinny version of Lily Allen,” to which Lily slammed back that Katy was an American version of her. KP retaliated by, er, sort of apologizing and saying “comedians are not supposed to be taken super-seriously.” But even having a lovely relaxing break with her new elderly boyfriend doesn’t seem to have mellowed Lily, and she’s taken out her revenge in a fashion befitting this mature argument. Yes, that’s right, on her Facebook page.
“I have Katy Perry’s number, someone did me a favor. I’m just waiting for her to open her mouth one more time then it hits Facebook,” she writes, according to the Sun, after also joining some Katy Perry hater FB groups.
Girls, girls. Can’t we all just get along? (Actually, don’t. The world would be a much duller place and we need something to brighten our gray and gloomy January) [Photo: WireImage]
It’s hard to tell what Beyonce was going for when she explained to OK! Magazine how the Knowles aren’t like a certain legendary R&B family. “I grew up upper class. Private school. My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like The Jacksons. But I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.” Was she criticizing people for stereotyping African-American families or was she dissing Michael and Co. for being lower class? According to the National Enquirer, one person who’d like to know is Janet Jackson.
Janet wanted to know why Beyonce had to mention her family. They’re not friends and barely know each other. She feels Beyonce went out of her way to tell the world she’s from the upper class and the Jacksons were like a bunch of dirty gutter rats. Janet is proud of her family and how they came from nothing and became superstars.
Not only is Janet telling everyone who will listen that Beyonce has a lot of growing up to do and that she needs to stop trying to impress everyone, she’s planning to confront Beyonce herself and read her the riot act.
With Beyonce enjoying bigger sales and married to a more successful rapper/CEO than Janet’s boyfriend Jermaine Dupri (when is he gonna put a ring on it, anyway?), it’s not surprising that Janet would take Beyonce for a stuck-up. But unless Janet’s determined to hold a grudge, we’re guessing this will end with hugging and crying rather than a musical battle. Has it been only seven years since Janet had Destiny’s Child sing “Let’s Wait Awhile” at her MTV: Icon tribute?
Charm School: Rock Of Love contestant Megan Hauserman went to the hospital after an altercation with host Sharon Osbourne — and the police were called. The fiasco allegedly began when Megan responded to a criticism from Sharon by claiming she’s only famous for managing Ozzy. Check out the gallery for photos of Megan.
Ok, we admittedly have no place to make such a suggestion. But we’re still annoyed that Perez Hilton tried to pull some misleading lulz from the ticket price for Jessica Simpson‘s performance at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida.
Compared to relative newcomer’s Taylor Swift‘s $45 tickets, Simpson’s are going for only $25-30.
Even redneck Jeff Foxworthy is billed higher at $35 a pop!!!!
Must be tough on poor Papa Joe – no one cares about his daughters anymore…It’s going to be a tough Christmas at the Simpson household this year!
You know who’s having an even tougher Christmas this year? Every other act performing at the Strawberry Festival. George Jones, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kellie Pickler, Third Day, Randy Travis, Marty Stuart, Brenda Lee, Ray Stevens (“The Streak!”), Mel Tillis, Julianne Hough and—for variety’s sake, apparently—Kool and the Gang are all selling tickets at $15 each. By Perez’s logic, these broke-ass losers will all be offering handjobs for crack after the show.
Jessica may not be as big a country festival draw as Swift (who happened to have the best first week sales of any female recording artist this year) or Foxworthy (still an extremely popular comedian in the states Perez flies over), but they must expect this “relative newcomer” to outearn quite a few of the genre’s veterans—not to mention Kellie Pickler. Stick to drawing pee-pees on her face.
Oh. Well that’s the end of that feud before it even started. Katy Perry – in lightning quick speed – has already apologized to Lily Allen for making a crack about her weight. We told you yesterday that Lily was pretty pissed off after Katy billed herself as a “skinnier version of Lily Allen”, and so launched into her rival, dubbing her “an American version of me.” We were all set for a trans-Atlantic superbeef, but now Katy’s called a truce.
“Yeah, I made a joke about [that] earlier this year. I was just kind of joking and trying to be funny. I didn’t mean anything by it. Comedians are not necessarily to be taken super seriously,” she told usmagazine.com.
That’s very noble of you, but we didn’t know that you were a comedian as well as singer, and faux lady-lover, too! Our mistake, Katy. Sigh. Now we don’t know what next to look forward to feud-wise. Never mind. [Photo: Getty Images]
Forget the singers: the most dramatic part of American Idol next year may be the fight between Paula Abdul and the show’s producers. Why else would she tell Barbara Walters that they’d ignored her pleas not to let stalker Paula Goodspeed, who killed herself outside Abdul’s home last month, audition for the show in 2005? According to Abdul, producers felt the woman had too much “entertainment value” and it would “be fun for them to cause me some stress.”
“She had been writing disturbing letters for 17 years, almost 18 years,” said Paula. “We had restraining orders at times.” It wasn’t until Idol that Goodspeed was able to directly interact with the Forever Your Girl singer, and her missives became considerably more violent after the televised audition. “She said the only way I will serve her purpose is when I’m up in heaven being her guardian angel.”
When asked if she was still happy working with the alleged scumsuckers that put this troubled woman on TV , Abdul commented, “Well, I’m under contract.” Gotta wonder how long that will be the case.
It’s been rumored already that they’re not the best of friends (just take a look at that photo from Paris fashion week in September if you want to see a great example of girls totally ignoring each other), but now Lily Allen herself has spoken out about Katy Perry. The London singer has waded in on Katy after she apparently took pot shots at her weight. Now Lily’s dealt her the ultimate disservice by accusing KP of being a mere copycat.
“I happen to know for a fact that she was an American version of me. She was signed by my label in America as, ‘We need to find something controversial and kooky like Lily Allen.’ And then they found her. I think the lyrics and stuff are a bit crass. When I met her I was bit frosty with her because someone asked her to describe herself. She’s like, ‘Aha, I’m like a fatter version of Amy Winehouse and a skinner version of Lily Allen!’ It’s like, you’re not English and you don’t write your own songs, shut up!” she told London radio station Capital FM.
Both these girls are feisty and smart, so this is one celebrity feud that should throw up some witty disses. Come on Katy, next? [Photo: WireImage]
It looks like T.I. is still suffering from multiple personality disorder. The rapper attended the Fourth Annual Dirty Awards in Atlanta last night, where he accepted a humanitarian award between fights with lesser-known rapper Shawty Lo, who has been beefing with T.I. since recording a single about the “Whatever You Like” star earlier this year.
According to AllHipHop.com, problems began when Lo performed a parody of T.I. associate’s Yung LA‘s “Ain’t I,” inspiring members of T.I.’s Grand Hustle crew to storm the stage and throw a chair. Authorities quickly broke up the fight and T.I. allegedly had a private conversation with Lo about the drama. T.I. then accepted his humanitarian award and gave a speech damning the violence, reaffirming that he and Lo must end their beef.
Sadly, T.I.’s angry alter-ego T.I.P. must have taken over between this concillatory moment and the following performance. He supposedly went on to dis Shawty Lo during his verse on “Ain’t I,” as another Grand Hustle crew member jumped off stage and attacked a member of Shawty Lo’s entourage. Police whipped out the pepper spray and put an abrupt end to the award ceremony. Bravo, T.I.! Way to bring the peace.
After the jump, video clips of both mid-performance brawls.
We’ve already noted that Kelly Osbourne was once an annoying, spoiled little Rock Daughter — but has these days sorted herself out and become a gorgeous style icon and decent human being. And she’s reached across the celebrity chasm to offer her support (sort of) to current Pointless Rock Daughter, Peaches Geldof.
“The way I see it is that she’s a very lost, sad little girl. And at one point I was like that, so I don’t want to judge. Instead of everyone picking on her, they should try to help,” Kel tells the current issue of Britain’s Star magazine.
That’s very big of you, Miss Osbourne, but we think it’s less a case of us picking on Peaches and more that she keeps inflicting her negligible talents on us. And how can we help? By ignoring her? We try, we really do! But she makes it so difficult. [Source: Star Magazine, Photo: Getty Images]
What is up with Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron? First Leo goes to great lengths to deny he ever said anything positive about the High School Musical star. Then E! reports that Zac chuckled “contemptuously” at the GQ Men Of The Year awards when someone suggested he might be excited to hang with Leo inside. Should we consider these dudes enemies?
…Or are they friends? The heartthrobs sat together along with Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and Entourage‘s Kevin Connelly at the Lakers Game on Friday. Zac seems to be doing all the work, though—putting his arm around DiCappy and chatting amiably. Leo, on the other hand, seems more interested in the game and Levine’s mugging than anything Efron says. Maybe they’re frienemies! Either that, or Zac doesn’t give a shit about basketball. Check out their evocative body language in the gallery—we’re guessing Zac won’t be joining Leo’s crew anytime soon.
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