Now you have it directly from the source: Rihanna is single. At least, that’s what she seems to be suggesting on her Twitter. The “Diamonds” singer posted an “R Card” to her fans via Instagram yesterday that read, “Being single sucks. The only thing I get to do anymore is whatever the f–k I want to do.” This comes on the heals of a reported tiff with rumored boyfriend Chris Brown when he went to visit his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran in Paris. After months of increasingly intimate contact, and increasingly mushy tweets that seemed to suggest that their controversial relationship was back on, Riri went on a thinly veiled rant against Brown last week.
By now you’ve heard the furor over Instagram’s new policy — which will take effect in a month — that basically allows them to own and sell users photographs without any compensation or prior permission. This happened after Facebook bought out the comapany. Apart from the issues of privacy, which has thousands up in arms, celebrities are also going nuts because the policy states that photographs of users can also be appropriated for advertising purposes. You know what that means. Precious endorsement money gone down the drain. As expected, the world also decided to take their frustration about this decision out on Twitter. Out of all the angry tweets floating about, we culled out the top 10 most mad tweets sent out by celebrities who stated they were going to delete their accounts.
The good news is that with all this fuss and also, all the thousands of retweets of celebrity messages saying they were done with Instagram, the company has had a change of heart. A new, long, apologetic and detailed statement is up on the Instagram blog, written by co-founder Kevin Systrom, saying that, “… As we review your feedback and stories in the press, we’re going to modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos.” The most important point clarified is about advertising, as Systrom writes, “Advertising is one of many ways that Instagram can become a self-sustaining business, but not the only one. Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram.” And here comes the clarification: “Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.”
There’s a lot more in there about ownership and privacy writes, so give it a read here. Until then, enjoy the celebrity tweets that most probably helped in Instagram scrambling to get this statement up! Yee-haw for star power!
Rihanna has revealed all on Twitter, and for once, we don’t mean that she got naked. The “Diamonds” singer took a page from the Beyonce playbook and posted a heartfelt handwritten letter to her 27 million social media followers last night. Can we get a handwriting expert in here to sweep for Chris Brown clues?
Cutting through her relationship drama, the message served as a thank you to all the people who helped make her latest album Unapologetic her very first number one. “We continue down this road together, strong, united, Uncensored and fearless,” the note begins. Thankfully her handwriting is way better than ours. “There’s no question that life will throw us curve balls, we do our best to deal with them, take the lesson and keep it moving without regret!” Is it weird that we even find her handwriting attractive? What does that say about us? Is that a thing?
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Our hearts are really going out to Miley Cyrus right now. Her beloved dog Lila Blue just passed away and the singer’s taking it really hard. We’ve all been privy to Miley’s tweets about her pooch over the last couple of years, including lots of adorable pictures like the one you see above of the two of them. Lila was quite ill in October this year and Miley asked for prayers to be sent to her, typing a message on Twitter that read, “Please pray for my baby girl Lila. She is in the hospital. I am so heart broken. Please send out vibes for her to not be afraid & to heal.” Now that she’s gone, Miley’s really sad tweets read, “for everyone asking… I have never been so hurt in my life. My heart has never been so broken….. Lila my sweet baby girl has passed away.” The previous one said, “can’t think of one good reason to get out of bed today…. ” We’re feeling her pain right now, truly. It’s really awful when one’s pet dies. Huge hugs to Miley and her family. The tweet below makes us tear up a little.
RIP, Lila Blue!
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Sorry AP9, if that is even your real name! The photos of you snuggling Coco at a nightclub recently might have been enough to start a marital dispute, but they were no match for the deep cosmic love that flows between Coco and Ice-T. So let us never talk about them splitting up ever, ever again. People’s Exhibit A: the pair were spotted out at an event at Last Rite’s Gallery in New York City Monday night. We can only assume their matching outfits were an intentional statement of solidarity…and awesomeness.
In case the solidness of their union was in doubt, Ice-T has been on a consistently hilarious rant against the haters pretty much all day, with bon mots like “Everyone with opinions about MY personal life.. Can ‘Eat a Hot Bowl of D—s’ Check YOUR b—-.” and of course “My wife checks 100k a week….. Worry about your broke h-….. Not your b—-. Not your concern.” Is it wrong to feel this emotionally invested in a couple you don’t know in real life? Maybe. On the other hand…well, we write celebrity gossip for a living and you read it. No one has to know how we feel here. No one. This is a safe space.
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Lately Rihanna’s life has been like a soap opera, except with more nudity. A lot more nudity. Usually the nudity occurs when we least expect it. So in a sense it’s more like a porno soap opera, but with a really awesome soundtrack fulled with Riri hits. Glad we cleared that all up. In the latest episode of her on-going saga, the singer went off at Chris Brown on Twitter over the weekend, allegedly for hanging out with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
Rihanna and Brown had been hanging out in Germany for Ri’s appearance on the television program Wetten, dass…? and all was swell. In fact, there was even rumors that they would attend the Grammy Awards together as a couple in February, four years after their infamous post-Grammy feud. But then Chris flew to Paris and was reportedly joined by his ex Karrueche. This apparently didn’t sit well with Rihanna, who fired off a series of angry tweets that seemed very much directed to her intimate man-friend.
The lady can be famously brutal on twitter, and she definitely didn’t hold back for Brown. “Goodbye muthaf—– #takeoff,” she wrote, followed by a picture reading “Claps for the basic b——,” that she captioned “Round of applause.” Then she finished up with one more parting shot, “You give, you get, then you give it the f— back.” Trouble in paradise or a lover’s spat? Time will tell.
Sometime last month, Shannen Doherty made a call to 911 because a fan from New Jersey on Twitter had threatened to kill herself. Apparently, the threat was made because the fan wanted Shannen to call her, and it sounds completely crazed, as the fan seemed suicidal, for real, to the actress. Somehow, that call was leaked and reached the cyber-hands of TMZ, who posted the clip. In it, Shannen explains the surreal circumstances the best that she can, saying, “This is going to sound incredibly strange because it does to me as well … my name is Shannen Doherty and I’m an actress. I’m on Twitter, sadly, and there is a girl that is threatening to shoot herself and she lives somewhere over there … I’m completely untrained to deal with somebody threatening suicide, especially via Twitter. I know that she has stated that she a gun and is going to shoot herself …” It all turned out okay and teh police went and checked on the fan, who wasn’t going to hurt herself. The phone-call even ended on a kinda cute note, with the dispatcher admitting, “All my co-workers can’t believe who I’m on the phone with” with Shannen responding with laughter and a thank you. But now this call has been made public and she’s not so happy, as her tweet, sent out earlier today, indicates. We’re happy she made the call — we’re not sure about how the hell it leaked, but her response is quite justified, in our opinion. Although, what’s also totally exploitative, is the fan who used suicide to emotionall blackmail someone into calling her. She clearly was bluffing as the cops ascertained when they got to her. That’s not just idiotic behaviour, but it’s a waste of our resources.
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American Psycho author/ amateur d-bag Bret Easton Ellis cranked his douche ray up to 11 last night, putting Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow on blast for being a hot lady. Lord, why did you let us invent Twitter? “Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she’s a very hot woman she’s really overrated,” Ellis tweeted. From there it was a breeze collecting the author’s douchiest tweets. (Well, douchiest in the past few months. There are too many to count!) Can we be honest though? As douchetacular as Bret Easton Ellis clearly, clearly is…a lot of his tweets are pretty funny. We know! We’re so weak! However, at the end of the day, isn’t it possible to think someone or something is a total douche but still enjoy them? We hope so! That’s the basis of our enjoying anything!
Rapper Eminem is known for having one of the sharpest tongues in the music biz, and it looks like his beloved daughter Hailie Jade Mathers definitely got that part of his genes. The subject of “Hailie’s Song” has started a Twitter feud with superstar serial dater Taylor Swift, and yes – it was about a guy.
It all began when reports circulated Monday that Taylor is hooking up with Harry Styles of One Direction. We gather that Hailie has somewhat of a crush on the British boybander, because she fired off a series of angry tweets at the “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” singer. “if @taylorswift13 is really dating the love of my life @Harry_Styles i will not be happy,” she started. Clearly she has her father’s temper! But there was more “Dear @taylorswift13, please stop whoring around with every guy you see. We all know you’re only doing it so you can make another album,” continued the 16 year old. Clearly she has her father’s vocabulary, too! “I, am never, ever, everrrrr, listening to your music againnnn
@taylorswift13. LIKE EVER.”
Chris Brown returned from his Twitter exile over the weekend, breaking his week-long silence with -what else- a scandalous Instagram of himself with (ex?) girlfriend Rihanna. “What would music today sound like if these kids didn’t exist?” he captioned the snap, which looks suspiciously like a post-sex cigarette session. But then again, our minds are in the gutter. At the moment Breezy isn’t giving us much else to go on besides the priceless pic. So far he hasn’t mentioned his online feud with Jenny Johnson, or posted any other information to his more than 11 million followers. In fact, his previous tweets have all been erased, which leads us to wonder if Brown’s PR peeps are finally tightening the reigns.
Although he’s keeping quiet, Jenny Johnson spoke out about the beef and subsequent death threats in an essay published in GQ last Friday. “This is not an apology,” she opens, setting the defiant tone from the start. “I just want to clear some things up.” She admits that she did not start the feud to attract attention to herself, and does not want to be seen as a victim in the wake of the threats. “I’m on the side of good, of equality and respect for my fellow woman,” her essay continued. “I was raised to not respect a person who doesn’t respect others. And one human being physically harming another human being is one of the most disrespectful acts there is.”
For her part, Rihanna is still very active on social media, and recently posted a picture of a new gold choker necklace featuring the caption “He told me “you better not give it away.” The new jewelry is widely thought to be a gift from Brown, but then again what isn’t thought to be a gift from Brown these days? Last week it was Rolexes and sneakers, today a necklace. When she starts posting ring pics, that’s when we’ll worry.