This is getting to be a pattern for celebrities. They go off on homophobic or other rants, realize they’re not funny at all, get two bucketloads of Ã‚Â c—p from people and then promptly apologize, hoping it’ll all go away. Tracy Morgan did. The current reigning champion of this behavior is Chris Brown, who happens to be a repeat offender. We reported the story yesterday, where Brown used gay slurs on paparazzi after they were crowding him because of his illegally parked car. Brown went off on the cameramen, saying, “YÃ¢â‚¬â„¢all n—as is weak. Did you all call them to try and film me? YÃ¢â‚¬â„¢all n—as is gay.” By the “call them” he meant calling the police — Chris thought they were trying to get a story by phoning the police about his car.
But that’s not the story here. The story is about how exceedingly stupid Chris is for his choice of words and attitude. Considering this was a completely spontaneous act, it goes to show how his opinions are skewed, doesn’t it. What makes it even more offensive is how Chris thinks a throwaway apology is enough to get him by. Chris tweeted, “I have total respect for Gay community and my intention was not to insult anyone in it.Ã‚Â #REALS—T”. Sure, Chris. Notice how he isn’t even trying? It’s such a blatantly insincere statement that it’s actually laughable. Fans of his we are most definitely not.
Did the pairing just seemed too…obvious for them? Scarlett Johansson and Justin Timberlake were part of party posse last night in NY according to Page Six, living it up at Kenmare until 3:30am. With Justin newly single after years with Jessica Biel, and Scarlett reeling from recent splits with ex-husband Ryan Reynolds and rebound Sean Penn, you might expect them to have been recreating their sweaty couplings from the “What Goes Around” video on the dance floor. But…you’d be wrong!
“It didn’t look particularly flirty,” said their witness. “Scarlett was dressed down and remained low-key with Justin and the group. At one point she went over to the deejay to request a song. Later, two girls joined them. They all left together around 3:30.” Whether Justin was too interested in the “two girls” option, or Scarlett spent the wee hours drunk texting Sean, we’re impressed these two were able to keep their unattached mitts off of each other. Maybe a couple can only be so mutually eligible.
Homophobic terminology alert! Chris Brown went off on some paparazzi in LA yesterday, accusing them of calling police to alert them of his illegally parked car. When he discovered a parking officer by his ride, TMZ reports that Brown turned to the cameramen, saying “Y’all n—as is weak. Did you all call them to try and film me? Y’all n—as is gay.” While Brown apparently was only fined a hug and an autograph, the photogs did get themselves a fresh new case of a celeb using the word “gay” negatively. So it’s not like they went home empty-handed.
This isn’t the first time Brown has done such a thing, tweeting that B2k’s Raz B was a “d— in da booty ass lil boy” during feud online late last year. So far Chris has yet to acknowledge the accusation, but he may eventually share the same apology he did then: “I love all of my fans, gay and straight. I have friends from all walks of life and I am committed, with God’s help, to continue becoming a better person.” Keep trying, Chris!
Can any woman lock this man down? Elisabetta Canalis and George Clooney have split up according to a statement received by Italian site TG24. “”We’re not together anymore,” reads the note. “It’s very difficult and very personal, so we hope that our privacy is respected.” Italian model/TV host Canalis began dating Clooney in the fall of 2009, with the pair hitting European premieres for his Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up In The Air and The Men Who Stared At Goats all in one busy, glamorous week. Though rumors of a split came in April 2010, the pair were spotted holding hands just days later.
No details have been given for the split (they were spotted together in Italy less than a week ago), though there’s plenty of potential sticking points for rubberneckers to consider. Clooney’s confirmed bachelorhood was one obvious tangle: even if Canalis doesn’t want children (“My maternal desires are fully satisfied with my dogs,” she’s said), her man’s rumored roving eye couldn’t have been easy to put up with. Plus, as Brangelina could tell you, kids make it easier for international celebs to stay in touch. Without some fashionable orphans to raise, what’s to keep either calling regularly when George is off making movies and Elisabetta is posing in bikinis on a yacht? Look on the bright side, guys—there are undoubtedly plenty of other rich, attractive fish in the sea who’d be happy to dry your tears. For instance, Paris Hilton is single! We’re sure she’d take your call, George.
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The “Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are dating” train just picked up another big load of evidence, courtesy of Terry Richardson’s Tumblr. The photographer posted a shot of the rumored couple snuggling happily during dinner in Soho, and another of him joining the pair. While the pair have yet to confirm the relationship, withTheroux’s ex Heidi Bivens admitted she split up with Justin after the rumors began, it seems unlikely these two would be hitting the scene quite so often if they weren’t a romantic unit.
Even if Justifer (that’ll do, right? Justifer?) sticks to the sidelines, only appearing in candids with Jason Sudeikis and Richardson and whatnot, they’ll be forced—forced!—to hit the red carpet together when their film Wanderlust (also starring Paul Rudd and Malin Akerman) hits theaters in October. At which point magazines can start posting pictures of Theroux and Brad Pitt with headlines like “IS HE JEALOUS?” if they haven’t started already. And if Theroux and Aniston split before the fall, even better! Awkward red carpets are the best red carpets.
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Here’s something fun you can do while reading Lindsay Lohan’s interview with Life & Style about her house arrest: think about all the money the LAPD and District Attorney’s office spent chasing LiLo around during her probation, and all those hearings that led to this—a celebrity finally getting around to decorating her new pad! “I probably wouldn’t have done it had I not been home,” says Lindsay. “There are so many things you can do. It’s a nice way to just be reading scripts and focusing on what I’m going to do next.” It hasn’t all been fun, though. “I was really upset not being able to go to my little brother’s birthday party. He just turned 16. That bummed me out.” Talk about a crime deterrent!
Despite such massive bummers, Lindsay’s glad she didn’t have to actually go to prison for her crimes or anything (“It’s a scary place and a place that I don’t wish on anyone”). She’s totally learned her lesson, too. “I’ve grown up — and I’m willing to do what I have to do to prove that,” she swears, though when asked if she’ll return to partying, she offers “I don’t think you should ever say never.” Between this glib interview and Lindsay’s commercial for Beezid.com that she shot while “imprisoned,” we wouldn’t be surprised if some bitter folks over at the DA’s office are hoping she’ll screw up soon. So if we pray Lindsay’s able to keep her nose clean, it’s mostly for the taxpayers’ sake.
Oh no! The rumors that Paris Hilton & Cy Waits have split are apparently true, with Paris confirming the break-up on Lopez Tonight. “We’re not together anymore. I love him and we remain really good friends,” she told the host. “I feel like the relationship ran its course and we’ll see what happens.” Ironically, both were denying such claims a week ago with Cy claiming he “loved her more than ever” despite word that he was bothered by the portrayal of their relationship on The World According To Paris.
A rep told People, “I can confirm that Paris Hilton and Cy Waits have ended their relationship. It was a joint and amicable decision. They both have respect and care for one another and ask for you to please respect their privacy.” An ironic statement, considering Paris has a reality show about her private life that also features Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Brooke Mueller having regular meltdowns. We’ll have to see if Paris actually makes any effort to keep this matter out of the papers—or tries to boost the show’s sagging ratings with a dramatic finale.
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Old friends or a new beginning? Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper were spotted shopping together at a Burberry store in LA yesterday, with Seyfried driving her British former beau off after the run. The pair, who met on the set of Mamma Mia!, dated from 2009 until just over a year ago, amidst rumors that Cooper cheated with Lindsay Lohan (he had been in a relationship when he began dating Amanda as well). Cooper attended the premiere of his new film The Devil’s Double later that night, with Seyfried allegedly seen at the afterparty.
MoreÃ‚Â recently, Seyfried and Ryan Phillippe have enjoyed an on-and-off romance on multiple continents, though they’ve reportedly put a halt to that casual romance. Hey, didn’t paparazzi shots of Amanda & Ryan shopping reveal their relationship? Shouldn’t be too long before we learn whether Dom &Ã‚Â Amanda were just catching up.
It’s always nice to hear about long-married men trying to keep the romance alive. Judging from her interview with Perez Hilton, Sharon Osbourne has no reason to feel that Ozzy takes her companionship for granted. “He’s texting [from Europe],” she explained. “So we’re texting each other all the time. I got a text from Ozzy and I’m like, ‘Jesus, somebody’s stolen his phone.’ Because I thought somebody found his phone and they were texting me dirty messages. And Silvana my assistant goes, ‘Oh my god, Ozzy’s just sent you this really dirty text.’ And I’m like, ‘Well it’s not him, somebody must have stolen his phone, he cant text.’ But it was him.”
While we’re glad to hear that no one stole Ozzy’s phone (we wouldn’t be shocked if he tends to leave it places), did he know that an assistant named Silvana would be screening messages for his missus? Hopefully Ozzy wasn’t too embarrassed…and hopefully Silvana wasn’t too disturbed by what she read.
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Looks like she might need more than two weeks to get herself together. Amy Winehouse canceled a handful of dates after her Belgrade concert last weekend devolved into a seemingly drunken s—show, and now it looks like she’s scrapped her current European tour altogether. “[Amy] is withdrawing from all scheduled performances,” said a representative. “Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen.”
While there has been no announcement of where she’s off to, it seems likely that the “Rehab” singer, who spent a week in rehab last month to prepare for the tour, could be headed back there now. Though it’s almost been five years since the release of her breakthrough album Back In Black, it hardly looks like we’ll be getting a follow-up anytime soon.
See video from Winehouse’s disastrous concert last weekeend after the jump.