At this rate, the Nicki Minaj vs. Lil Kim beef could keep us entertained for years to come. The feuding hip-hop ladies both released singles this week, and Kim stopped by Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, ostensibly to promote hers, “If You Love Me.” Of course, fellow guest Willie Geist asked what Kim thought of the Grammy performance by a “hip-hop artist who kind of rips off your style”? “Who?” Kim asked, sarcastically saying that it “slipped past” her. But then when host Andy Cohen said viewers sent in a number of questions about Nicki’s “Stupid Hoe” — assumed to be a direct dis of Kim — the Queen Bee got a little more direct.
“I’m pretty sure I feel the same way everybody else feels right about now,” she began. “If you have to make a song called ‘Stupid Hoe,’ you must be a stupid ho.” (And if you release a mixtape showing yourself sitting beside the disembodied head of your rival, what does that make you? Hmmm.)
In non-beef news, Kim shared a very sweet story about sitting next to Whitney Houston on an airplane and getting her ear talked off by the late diva.
Related: Nicki Minaj’s Grammys Performance: What Did You Think?
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Oh, this is awkward. Elton John’s husband David Furnish feels so sorry for those comments he made about Madonna‘s Golden Globes win for Best Original Song earlier this week. Well…Furnish feels so something, that’s for sure. “”Best song??? F— off!!!,” Furnish initially raged after Madge’s song “Masterpiece” snatched the award instead of John’s “Hello, Hello.” David ranted, “Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in it’s narcissism.” On one hand, David is way too attached to the world’s critical response to Elton’s film Gnomeo & Juliet. On the other hand, LOL.
Today Furnish addressed his comments while not technically admitting they were wrong. “My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion. My passion for our film Gnomeo & Juliet and belief in Elton’s song really got my emotional juices going,” David posted to Facebook. “But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week’s premiere of the film W.E.” David’s passion for their film Gnomeo & Juliet knows no bounds and permits no allegiances, Madonna. We and David Furnish have at least that one thing in common.
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Taylor Swift discussed more than just her thousands of break-ups in this month’s Vogue; she also name-checked her real-life middle school rival Sarah Jaxheimer. “That seventh-grade girl who looks like she’s 25,” Taylor calls her in the interview, wondering, “How do you do it, Sarah Jaxheimer?…Why is your hair always so shiny?” Unfortunately Jaxheimer didn’t exactly know she was someone’s archrival, which kind of takes the fun out of things. “Maybe she just really liked my hair? I can’t think of any reasons,” Sarah told PopDust after the site hunted her down. “I’m just gunna take it as she remembers me and she liked my hair…I also think Taylor’s hair is beautiful, and she’s blessed to have the curls she has. ” Ugh, actually this girl is too nice. We can see where Taylor’s coming from.
Luckily Sarah gave up some real dirt that might explain her status as Swift’s nemesis. “Well, I think it might have something to do with the fact that I was dating the boy she liked,” Jaxheimer explained. “But at the same time it was junior high and nothing was serious, just crushes. Taylor never yelled at me or anything. I don’t think any of her songs are specifically about me.” Yeah, or maybe you gave Taylor Swift her first material ever! Taylor should really be thanking Sarah; the only songs we could write about middle school would be about JNCOs and puka shell necklaces. How did we think that looked cool?
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Amber Rose is our kind of vengeful ex. Even when she tries to walk back her comments branding Kim Kardashian a homewrecker, she still manages to call Kim Kardashian a homewrecker. “I don’t like to call women names, because I’m about women empowerment,” the model and singer told MTV’s RapFix this week when asked about statements blaming Kim for Amber’s breakup with Kanye West. “I spoke on my emotions that day — I was just so frustrated.” Actually, that’s pretty mature when you think about and…oh, wait, here comes the burn. “Kim is the home wrecker, I’m not the home wrecker. I don’t date men in relationships; I don’t do that to other women,” fumed Amber, denying that she subsequently demolished Kim’s relationship with ex Reggie Bush. Can’t you just pretend that’s why you dated him, Amber? What? Can’t we live vicariously though a beautiful femme fatale who somehow looks that good in a raccoon hat? Like you weren’t thinking the exact same thing!
While Amber might feel a little remorse ripping on Kim in public, that guilty does not extend to the Kardashian family at large. “I feel like Kim and her family, they manipulate the media and they want people to believe what they want them to believe,” Amber explains. “I just had to put the truth out there and I had to get it off my chest.” Amber then took a Louisville slugger to both head lights, slashed a hole in all four tires and then made three snaps in a Z formation until she dislocated her shoulder…like a boss.
Amber Rose truly regrets the fact that she called Kim Kardashian a “homewrecker” last week for allegedly hooking up with Kanye West while he and Rose were still a couple. Don’t get her wrong, Kim definitely is a homewrecker; Amber is just so, so sorry she actually said it out loud. “I actually feel bad that I called [Kim] a homewrecker … ’cause that was kind of mean,” the model and singer told TMZ, adding “I forgive her … and I forgive Kanye too … it’s not a big deal, you know?” Sure! We often bring up our exes’ infidelities to the press for that exact reason. Because it’s such a teeny, tiny insignificant deal! Haha! Stop judging us.
Of course, since Amber is currently canoodling with Wiz Khalifa, we imagine it might be time for girlfriend to just get over it. Or at least pretend to in public. “I’m not a mean-spirited person,” Amber insisted. “I just acted on my emotions when I said it.” Now the more important question for Kim is: Does it count as being a homewrecker if you wreck your own home? Talk amongst yourselves.
It’s only a matter of time before Matt Damon gets into politics, isn’t it? Just give him a few more years to get rid of that baby face and he’s going to go all Alec Baldwin on us, minus that unsettling airplane incident.Â In the meantime, Damon has been sharpening his claws on President Obama‘s pant leg. Metaphorically-speaking. “I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, ‘Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician,'” Damon gripes in a new interview for Elle Magazine. “You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.” Whoa, Matt! Them’s genital-related fighting words!
Apparently not a fan of the Commander-in-Chief, Damon made similarly critical remarks last March while at a junket for The Adjustment Bureau, saying of Obama, â€œI think heâ€™s rolled over to Wall Street completely. The economy has huge problems. We still have all these banks that are too big to fail.â€ Don’t worry, Matt. Soon enough the country will be able to benefit from all the political knowledge you gained from starring in We Bought a Zoo. Soon enough.
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When Saturday Night Live parodied Kim Kardashian’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it wedding last week, we bet she wasn’t too upset. Because let’s face it, that’s just what SNL does. But when middle-of-the-road crooner Michael Buble turns on you, that’s when you know you’ve got a major PR issue. The velvet voiced singer took a shot at Kim during his set at the iHeartRadio Live concert in Tribeca last night in between selections from his latest album, Christmas. In fact, he even dropped an f-bomb and *gasp* a b-bomb! Where’s the holiday cheer, Mike?
“Ladies and gentleman, I have a very special guest,” Buble said from the stage of the P.C. Richard & Son Theater. “Please welcome Kim Kardashian!” The audience was reportedly shocked and confused, until Buble started to laugh. “Nah, just f–king with you! That b-tch isn’t coming on my stage.” Goodness, Harry Connick Jr. would never use that kind of language! This is just the latest example of a Kardashian backlash following accusations that her marriage was simply a lucrative publicity stunt. Head to the gallery below for more famous faces who aren’t keeping up with the Kardashians these days.
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Another day, another celebrity making some totally out-of-the-blue reference to the Nazis. No, it’s not Lars Von Trier comparing himself to Hitler this time around. We mean, he’s probably still doing that,Ã‚Â just quietly to himself. No, instead Susan Sarandon’s Nazi comments, made during this weekend’s Hampton Film Festival, came at the expense of Pope Benedict XVI, who seems like a pretty easy target if you ask us. When clarifying which pontiff she had sent a copy of Dead Man Walking, Sarandon said, “The last one [Pope John Paul II], not this Nazi one we have now.Ã¢â‚¬Â Sarandon then repeated the joke again while the audience laughed. Ouch! Now that’s a (completely unnecessary) burn right there!
According to TMZ, the papal PR team allegedly acknowledges that, while the Pope was a member of the Hitler Youth as a child, he had no “active participation” within the dread German party. Since Benedict still gets to be the Pope no matter how many zingers the cast of Bull Durham tosses his way, we doubt he would be too upset by the crack. Just don’t tell that joke around Lars Von Trier, or else he will never take the Vatican off speed dial.
We can’t say we didn’t see this Kelly Osbourne Christina Aguilera feud coming a mile away, but we had no idea how nasty it was going to get. The gloves are off and the fat jokes are flying! “She called me fat for years,” Osbourne snarked on E!’s Fashion Police, referring to recent Christina Aguilera photos from the Michael Jackson tribute concert earlier this month. ” I was never that fat.” Hoo boy! Kelly is very lucking she’s not dealing with “Dirrty”-era Xtina. Otherwise Aguilera would have already come at her like Mike Tyson in a pair of assess chaps.
Osbourne had previously ragged on Christina Aguilera’s weight gain back in August, explaining, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Maybe she is just becoming the fat bÃ¢â‚¬â€ch she was born to be.” Clearly we’re all entering the conversation mid-beef, because as Kelly tweeted at an indignant Xtina fan yesterday, “or maybe its because she bullied me for 10 years and now pay back is a bitch?” So what do you think? Are these comments way, way over-the-line, or are we just witnessing one half of your standard celebrity beef?
Lady Gaga has gotten flack for allegedly ripping off Madonna‘s boundary-pushing performances, constantly evolving provocative wardrobe and even the sonic sounds of her records. But now Momma Monster is fending off accusations from a figure more infamous than famous: Bai Ling. The model/actress/VH1 Celeb Rehab star appeared on The Howard Stern Show over the weekend and told the King of All Media that she feels Gags has ripped off her signature bizarro style. “Yes, [she stole my look] for sure, and I hope one day she’ll dress like me and come on your show,” she vented to Howard.
Can someone have a trademark on simply dressing in an increasingly insane manner? We guess it depends on who rocks the crazy the hardest. So there’s only one way to settle this: a wacky-fashion-off. Look out, ladies and gentlemen, it could get ugly … really ugly. These ladies don’t give a damn about wearing stripes with plaid, or raw meat with lace. Join us in the gallery below to see who emerges victorious in the battle of the craziest fashions!
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