Rihanna is no stranger to controversy lately, and this time it’s not about getting back together with Chris Brown! The singer is under fire from fans for putting another picture of marijuana on her Instagram account. “This nug look like a skull or am I just….?” she captioned the latest in a long line of pot-themed posts. Some of her detractors are afraid that these pictures give a bad impression to her young fans. That’s assuming the live-tweets from a strip club didn’t do that already. “Wow wat a good influence you are on young girls….not” wrote one commenter. “I dont understand what she tryin to prove through pics of drug everyday,” said another.
This comes on the heels of her latest uproar, where a picture of a thug grandma and a rifle-toting model led some to wonder if Rihanna was glorifying guns. Is she being irresponsible, or are people just taking her social media output a tad bit too seriously? Let us know what you think in the comments section! And to answer your question, Riri: It totally looks like a skull. We don’t want to have a big soapbox moment about the legalization of marijuana, but we do know that quite a few of Hollywood’s biggest names like to blaze up every now and then. Head to the gallery below to see some celebs who get high. Or (for legal reasons), maybe just like to roll their own cigarettes…
We all know that former American Idol contestant Fantasia Barrino hasn’t had an easy road these past few years, what with her suicide attempt in August 2010 and accusations of home-wrecking against Antwaun Cook. But that definitely doesn’t excuse her bizarre seemingly anti-gay marriage tirade on Instagram that took place on New Years Eve. “I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!!” she captioned a photo that seems to just highlight her Spanx. “Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! I’m not doing Nothing for you… My Life!!!!” First of all, you have the cap the exclamation marks at two per sentence if you want to be taken seriously. Secondly, Instagram is a photo-based social media platform, so next time maybe take your rants to Twitter. And thirdly, this whole statement is made of no.
The singer’s reps are already in damage control mode and have issued a statement on Tuesday to her facebook page (and other places, we hope). “Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context,” it begins, “Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it’s through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.” This sounds like the PR equivalent of “Some of my best friends are gay!”, but hey, what do we know?
Rihanna and Chris Brown have taken their bizarre brand of coupledom to the most coupley of all holidays: New Year’s! Despite the constant push and pull about whether or not they are actually dating, over the holiday the superstar pair got very close in a very public way, sharing court-side seats and laughs at a Lakers game on Christmas. “Sure,” we can hear you loyal readers say, “Friends go to basketball games all the time.” We hear that. But now it looks like the two were each other’s all-important midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve, which can only me one thing: They are totally going to get married and make babies immediately.
OK, maybe not. Yet it still is pretty decent proof that the two are together in a more than fellow basketball fans kind of way. Riri posted a pic on Instagram of herself peeking out of a distinctive polka dotted bed comforter yesterday with the caption “Good morning! Still haven’t slept lol #hello2013.” Soon after, Breezy did the same thing, showing his legs sticking out of the very same comforter. The pic has since been deleted, because as we all know, Chris Brown is a very fussy Instagrammer. So despite all of Rihanna’s angry tweets about being single, we’re guessing they’re back together again? Right? Who knows.
Considering that all of our recent Rihanna posts have something to do with He Who Shall Not Be Named (JK! We mean Chris Brown), we were starting to worry that people were forgetting how excellent Rihanna is as an independent entity. Take her reaction to Michael Bolton‘s very sweet fan tweet, for instant. “@rihanna Ur a truly powerful artist with a distinct voice that I love, and the rare kind who will have a great long career. Your fan, Mb,” the singer tweeted at RiRi last Friday. Rihanna took until yesterday to comment on his baller status compliment, we’re assuming because she immediately started hyperventilating and lost consciousness. “My heart fell to the floor!!! #1love,” she gushed about the tweet. “#biggestfan.” Guys, how adorable is that? The only people we know who love Michael Bolton this much are RiRi and our dad, and they are both the cutest!
Of course, Bolton was only replying to Rihanna’s initial praise for him, which, again, is so great. “This man will forever be a legend in my eyes #MichealBolton,” Rihanna swooned last week while posting a picture of Bolton in a sweet leather blazer. Dear sweet heavenly lord, what if they did a duet together? Maybe they can do a cover of “How Can We Be Lovers If We Can’t Be Friends?” Oh wow, that works on so many different levels for Rihanna. We are geniuses! Ending 2012 on the highest of high notes! See you in 2013, ya’ll!
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Soulja Boy, tell ‘em about the fantastic sale going on at Dress Barn! If you’re a person, place or thing that has $10 to spare, we’re excited to inform you that the “Pretty Boy Swag” rapper will hype you on on his music group’s Twitter account. Bossip alerted us to the fact that Soulja Boy’s website is selling everything from retweets and shout-outs for under $5 to a beat or verse for $10,000. You can buy it all right now on PayPal! How much to have Soulja Boy namecheck you in his next leaked dick pic? Too soon?
Considering his personal Twitter profile brags that he “just signed an 8 Million Dollar Endorsement Deal,” we don’t know exactly why Soulja Boy is giving out his Twitter love at such reasonable prices. That being said, there are plenty of people and places we think could use the Soulja Boy boost. Feel free to take our suggestions if you’ve got the $2.99, ya’ll!
Jessica Simpson confirmed the pregnancy we pretty much all knew about already with a tweet yesterday that read, “Merry Christmas from my family to yours!” accompanying a deadly cute photo of 7-month-old daughter Maxwell Drew in front of the words “Big Sis” written in the sand. It by far surpasses Simpson’s “Mummy” tweet from last Halloween, and also makes us really wish she’d been able to break this news herself, rather than some “friend” who sold the story to Us weeks ago.
UPDATE: Weight Watchers also let Jessica announce her new pregnancy in a 30-second ad, released today. “Being healthy has become a part of who I am, which is great timing, because I’m having another baby,” she says. (WW made sure to add a printed message on the ad that says, “Pregnant women are not eligible to join Weight Watchers. Jessica has stopped following the plan and intends to return after she gives birth.”)
The announcement made us think back to all the other varied ways in which celebrity moms announced their big news to the world in 2012. Here are some of our favorites:
Snooki’s “OMG! I’m Pregnant!” Us Weekly Headline: This is another one we pretty much already knew about before the story was published, but the fact that we could totally hear Snooki’s voice as we read that headline made it more unique than your typical pregnancy story sold to a tabloid.
Amber Rose Follows Beyonce’s Example: Following a couple of weeks of speculation, Amber accompanied Wiz Khalifa to the MTV VMAs this year in a lacy skintight gown and caressed her little bump on the red carpet, leaving no more doubt about their big news. Months later, it looked like Jenna Dewan-Tatum was doing the same red-carpet reveal in her flowy princess gown at VH1 DIVAS, but she and Channing Tatum decided to let us guess for a few more hours before going the typical publicist-to-magazine route.
Throughout the year we try our very best to bring you the sexiest celebrity pics that the internet has to offer. But with today being Christmas and all, we knew that we really had to step up our game and go even better to give you the gift of glam. That’s why we’ve painstakingly scoured the web to track down the 50 hottest Twitpics and Instagrams of the entire year! Don’t worry, we weren’t doing anything today anyhow. 2012 has been a great time for social media savvy celebs, as more and more stars can’t resist the chance to give their fans a little sneak peek into their lives (and dressing rooms). All your favorites are in here, from Pop Queens like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, to Booty Queens like Coco, Kim Kardashian, Angela Simmons and Adrianne Curry. If there’s a famous person that you want to see with very minimal clothes, well then you’re in luck dear friend! Have another bite of figgy pudding and head down to the gallery below. Merry Christmas and happy new year, folks!
“Does this count for the carpool lane? Such a nice Xmas gift,” said an innocuous tweet by Miley Cyrus. We clicked on the picture feeling all festive and merry, and found the snapshot you see above. Of the singer with — yes, you guessed correctly — a blow-up doll. We actually think Miley and her gang would be a blast to hang out with, considering this is the sort of present-giving that is acceptable. This is the same crew that brought you Liam Hemsworth‘s birthday penis cake, remember? Here are a couple of things to love about this picture.
1. The blow-up doll has some ‘tude! The saucy wink and thumbs-up reveal this quite clearly.
2. Miley‘s red lipstick. Where can we find that shade? GIMME.
3. The blow-up doll’s pink lipstick matches the shade of her … nether regions? Perplexing and curious.
4. Is it wrong that we actually like said shade of pink lipstick?
5. The blow-up doll has her seat-belt on. Safety first, kids. This could be a metaphor for safe sex, but that’s just us.
[Photo via Twitter]
If you’ve looked at Miley Cyrus‘ Twitter at any point for any amount of time, you obviously know one thing: the woman loves her dogs! She loves pups Floyd, Happy, Mary Jane, Ziggy (her gift to Liam Hemsworth) and the late Lila so much in fact, she is constantly smooching them, a habit some haters seem to take umbrage with. “If one more person tweets me I’m gross for f—ing kissing my puppies I am gonna show you some real sick s— people do to dogs ok,” Cyrus raged last night. Haha, oh Miley! That’s the opposite of what everyone wants to see!
On one hand, we get it. There might be an upward limit on the number of dog kisses some people want to see online in a day. On the other hand…haven’t you ever smooched an adorable pup? Are we the only ones who understand the slobbery joy of dog love? Are the haters really so immune to man’s best friend? So we thought we’d get Miley’s back by hyping her cutest pup smooching pics for your enjoyment. If you still think it’s gross, we think Miley put it best: “It’s all love. Remember what Thumper said “If you don’t have something nice to say shut the hell up!” Or something like that.” Indeed.
[Photo: Miley Cyrus’ Twitter]
We love Rihanna with all of our hearts, but she’s starting to test our patience with all of this Twitter teasing in regards to her relationship with Chris Brown. Although it seems like their rekindled romance is now at an end and she’s living it up on the beaches of Barbados, she can’t quite seem to get Breezy out of her system completely. The “Diamonds” singer has taken social media again to make another reference to her controversy-filled dalliance with the man convicted of assaulting her back in 2009. “#THROWBACKtolastTHURSDAY,” she captioned a photo on her Instagram showing Brown’s hand on her thigh, with her own hand resting on top.