In new celebrity feud news, apparently Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Kathy Griffin got into a knife fight of words! On The View this week, Hasselbeck apparently referred to Griffin as “scum” in response to a joke the red-headed comedian made about Senator Scott Brown’s daughters being prostitutes, a joke based on a statement Brown made about the girls being single.
Now, of course we know that Kathy Griffin is not literally scum, which Merriem-Webster defines as “floatable material in wastewater made up of mainly fats, cooking oil and grease which are skimmed off during the treatment process.” Oh actually, you know what, that sounds pretty spot-on. Really though, the ladies at The View should know by now that Griffin is just trying to get a rise out of them, since it will lead to her getting more publicity for her (amazing) show Life on the D-List. Thats her schick! The way we look at it is, its similar to how you cant get mad when a goose poops all over your lawn. Thats what geese do! So if you get angry over it, you are really just letting yourself worked up for no reason. Kathy Griffin poops all over the lawn because it is in her nature. Does that make sense? We can make more goose metaphors if you need us to. We are here literally all day.
In response to the slam, Griffin explained, “Now I have to send Elisabeth Hasselbeck two muffin baskets.” What greater act of apology can a person make? You know the old folk saying: if one muffin basket doesnt do it, then you had better send another muffin basket. We sure are feeling thoughtful today over at the FabLife! Hopefully, these two will make up over a delicious cranberry orange muffin soon, and before you know it Kathy will once again be flying around The View‘s soundstage, chewing the tassels off the throw pillows and pecking Joy Behar in the face. The way it ought to be.
– Halle Kiefer
What should a person who cant legally smoke, drink or vote (our three favorite pastimes) do to stave off boredom? Might we suggest starting an ill-advised public battle? Miley Cyrus is allegedly p to the od following Taylor Momsen‘s choice words about Cyrus’ music career. Or as Momsen puts it, “Disney bubblegum s**t.”
We think that is pretty hilarious, given that at her age we were still singing “Part Of Your World” into a hairbrush in front of the mirror. But then again, we also went to prom with our cousin Steven, so we might not be the authority on being a bad-ass. According to the source, now “Miley is furious – who wouldn’t be? She thought Taylor was pretty cool until this happened, which has left her totally confused.”
We completely understand, Miley, since we are often confused by Taylor Momsen, which leads to a lot of unanswered questions. For example, where is that girl’s mother? Adds the source, “Taylor is so obviously desperate for fame. I mean, she’s traipsing around town in her underwear, or is that for the love of the music too?” Whoa, whoa, hey now! Making it that personal seems like a bad move. Have you ever actually seen Taylor Momsen? In 10th grade or not, one look in her eyes and you can tell she would rip a person’s head clean off their shoulders without thinking twice.
We would love, love, love for this feud to end with Miley sprouting giant black hawk wings ala the “Cant Be Tamed” video and shredding Taylor’s soiled lingerie collection, but in reality its probably just going to involve a lot of pouting and giving each other the side eye. But we can always dream, cant we?
– Halle Kiefer
With MIA‘s comments made a few months ago about how Justin Bieber‘s music videos are more “offensive” than her’s still fresh in our minds we were more than surprised to hear MIA tell MTV that she loves Justin. But then we remembered this is MIA we’re talking about…she of the truffle fries and the opinions.
M.I.A.’s flip-flopping opinions regarding Justin Bieber wouldn’t normally be even remotely relevant except for the fact that this is Justin Bieber, the Justin Bieber. The same 16 year-old that is seemingly everywhere, rubbing elbows with other celebrities who are also everywhere (ahem, Kim Kardashian) and whose mere mention causes “Bieber Fever,” which then induces a hysterical stampede.
The controversial singer’s bipolar stance on Biebs is a dangerous one to take even for the outspoken celeb that is known for her rants against The New York Times and even Twilight and Lady Gaga. You’re not fooling anyone, MIA, especially Bieber’s extremely devoted fans. Needless to say, take a chill pill or get ready for the wrath of an angry Bieber Nation.
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Joan Rivers‘ maternal side must have kicked in after she and Lindsay Lohan engaged in a Twitter fight that occurred earlier this week. Rivers appeared on The Insider last night and pleaded with Lindsay to go to rehab, even offering to pay for it herself just so Lindsay could get help, apparently remorseful about making fun of the starlet’s troubles.
Rivers said “Lindsay, I am pleading with you. You’re beautiful, you’re smart, you’re talented. Go to rehab, you’re young…I will pay for your rehab!” and then took aim at Mama and Papa Lohan, saying “If I were Lindsay Lohan’s parents I’d be taking her into rehab…That girl is going to be dead in 10 years if somebody doesn’t take care of her.”
Lindsay isn’t taking Rivers up on her offer but she did check herself into a sober living facility called Pickford Lofts today as a warmup to her jail time, which she begins serving next week. Lindsay’s new lawyer, Robert Shapiro, founded the facility and plans to ask the judge to keep her there instead of serving jail time.
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Twitter battle! And this time it’s between headed-to-jail-bird Lindsay Lohan and Joan Rivers. The comedienne bashed Li-lo, tweeting, “Lindsay Lohan had “F**k You” painted on her nails. What people don’t know is that the judge had “Eat me you party skank,” painted on hers.”
That was the last in the series that started with a Twitter message that read, “Lindsay Lohan said she wouldn’t mind being under oath because she thought Oath was a Norwegian ski instructor.” Other pot-shots twittered included, “Lindsay Lohan is so dumb. Her idea of being sworn in is cursing at the judge” and this twiss (twitter-diss), “ I was just reading about the new Lindsay Lohan diet, which is all liquid. 80 Proof.” Ha-freakin’-ha, Rivers.
Lindz lashed out on her own tweeting, “Joan Rivers and her “stargument” make me believe that she and Michael Lohan are a match made in heaven….” adding, “all he needs is her botox doctor. “Dr.” Drew- any ideas? Botox rehab reality show?” Ouch, Dad, Joan and Dr Drew- that’s a three-in-one smack down! She even got poetic tweeting rap lyrics, no less, “in the words of 50 cent.. “You shouldn’t throw stones if you live in a glass house and if you got a glass jaw, you should watch yo mouth”
An unexpected third party also made their presence felt. Old flame Samantha Ronson jumped into to defend her ex tweeting, “Hey Joan Rivers…You have collagen older than Lindsay, pick on someone your own age, oh wait I guess people that old can’t hear.” Not totally surprising since they just met up for a sushi dinner, after SamRon made a housecall at Lindsay‘s the night before. Lindz is supposed to turn herself in on July 20th.
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See you guys? We told you Robert Pattinson (photos) was a genius!!! Well maybe we never said those words exactly, but it’s not too late to heap praise at his delicate, pale, pigeon-toed feet. The awkward heartthrob has called out America’s #1 crazy, Courtney Love (see her craziest looks), for being totally batsh*t bonkers when she freaked out over the rumor that Rob might play Kurt Cobain in a biopic about the singer’s short life…a rumor that Rob recently dispelled in an interview with The Mirror. Oh and while he was calling bullsh*it, he also called Courtney a “dick.” Do you guys get why we love him yet?
Says his dazzlingness:
“Sometimes these things just appear. I love Nirvana, but I love them a bit too much – I’d be embarrassed. And you see all these comments, like from Courtney Love, saying ‘What the f*ck! He’s totally wrong for it’, and I’m like, ’I f*cking said no, you dick!’ I didn’t get offered it. For one thing, I’m too tall, and I can’t sing like him, I’m nothing like him!’ It’s ridiculous.”
And here we were thinking there was nothing sexier than Rob running around in karate pants. We were wrong – dead wrong – it’s his mouth and not his looks that have made us melt. If he calls Courtney a “dick” in an interview, we can only imagine what he calls Kristen Stewart (photos) in the bedroom. Not that we’re imagining that right now or anything.
Trace Cyrus has been our favorite member of the Cyrus family ever since we first saw him on the red carpet, posing with his family. Miley‘s older brother clearly marches to the beat of his own drum and doesn’t care about starting beefs with anyone, not even if they’re part of the same Disney family that gave Miley her start.
Trace appears to be in a feud with High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale, as evidence by a couple of harsh tweets he posted about the actress. He wrote yesterday “I’ve met and know a bunch of celebrities. By for the worst person I’ve met in my life is Ashley Tisdale. I’ve never had someone who dosnt know me AT ALL make up so many rumors and bullshit about me. You don’t even know me b*tch.” The tweets appear to be unprovoked as we can’t find any quotes, fake or real, from Ashley about Trace. We’re wondering what could have gotten Trace so riled up, and anxiously await Tisdale’s response. Trace’s Twitter is fairly entertaining though regardless of the feuds he’s engaged in. He talks about celebrities, UFO’s and daily affirmations – in a way he’s like a more clear-headed Spencer Pratt – enjoyable to read but without the spiritual crystals and violent outbursts.
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Gaga? Who hated on Lady Gaga? Oh, you just assumed that Katy Perry was talking about the “Alejandro” video when she tweeted “Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke.” According to Perry, she was talking about other topical stuff like, you know, Madonna’s on-stage crucifixion in 2006. “[People think] I’m a very hypocritical person, ‘How do you say that and [sing], ‘I Kissed a Girl?’ Spirituality and sexuality are two separate things,” she (kind of) explained on French radio earlier this week. “When you decide to put it into the same subject, it gets interesting for some people.” Oh, so what was “cheap” is “interesting” now? You just prefer the degradation of women to the degradation of religion? Want to complete your backpedal with an “imo” caveat, Katy? “Some people have different view points.” Thanks!
Katy showed off her viewpoints outside her hotel in NYC yesterday, wearing a short animal-print dress totally suitable for Sunday service. See more photos in the gallery below.
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Alex Rodriguez should thank her Royal Goop-ness Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s very possible that she’s trying to mend fences between A-Rod’s ex, Kate Hudson, and his new gal-pal, Cameron Diaz. Paltrow was spotted dining with Diaz at The Lion a couple of days ago. She was soon after seen with Hudson at Quattro at the Trump SoHo along with Stella McCartney and Naomi Watts, where a source noted, “They were having a great time and appeared to be deep in conversation.”
K.Hud had just finished taping the Letterman show and the three actresses had earlier attended McCartney’s 2011 spring showing. Who knows what they were talking about: Goop-approved cleanses or their feelings toward Cammy D?
Forgive us this uncouth comparison, but farting is a lot like celebrity gossip. As in: occasionally, the one who denied it supplied it. (Also see: the one who smelt it, dealt it.) Today, Christina Aguilera is busy denying that she has a problem with Lady Gaga and went so far as to post a statement about her Gaga issues (or lack thereof) on her website. An interview with Out claims she called Gaga a “newcomer” who is “fun to look at,” so Xtina responded today saying:
I would like to take a moment to clarify something that has been brought to my attention this morning. It is very easy for comments to be taken out of context and create unnecessary drama-especially between us women. So I would like to tell you all directly so my words can not be misconstrued to sell someone else’s story…I have absolutely nothing against Lady Gaga or any other female artist in this business. I think she is great, and I appreciate any woman fearless enough to go against the norm. She has earned her success with hard work and a clear focus and I have nothing but respect for that.
There is room for all of us on everyone’s iPods.
This is not the first time I have been unfairly pitted against another female artist but it will be the last time I comment on the matter.
“Can’t hold us down….”
We aren’t saying that Christina is just trying to save face here, but if we were doing the glam, blond diva thing and some “newcomer” came along and starting belting out pop tunes and changing hairstyles every day, we’d be a little annoyed and we don’t blame her if maybe she is just a teeny weeny bit irritated by Gaga. Come on Xtina, you can tell us the truth.
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