Rumors that Katy Perry and Russell Brand got engaged last month have been gaining traction, helped in part by Perry’s giddy, denial-free vacation tweets from India. But with Us Magazine hopping on the “exclusive details” train (though they date the actual proposal after the Mirror‘s initial story), Gossip Cop had to go and get some confirmation/denial from their reps. So what’s the news?
While Perry’s manager tells the spoilsports that Us‘s story is “not accurate,” the truth-o-meter usually attached to their posts is noticeably absent, and GC promises to “monitor the story as it develops.” What story would there be if there was no truth to the talk? Is the manager out of the loop or is Us? As awkward as it must be for happy couples to deny they’re engaged, hopefully Katy will stop taking monkey photos long enough to let her followers know. Then again, we’d settle for another monkey photo.
While the cause and time of Casey Johnson‘s death have yet to be officially revealed, TMZ says law officials believe the heiress had been dead for several days before her body was discovered Monday morning. Fiancee Tila Tequila reportedly last saw Johnson on New Year’s Eve. “This is a very heartbreaking time for me. I just want some privacy as I deal with the loss of my Fiance Casey Johnson,” tweeted Tila. “[My] heart is shredded.” TMZ also claims Johnson had a history of diabetic comas, and insulin needles were found in her home by police.
Celebrity friends have come forward to pay their respects, including Lindsay Lohan (“you are in our hearts CJ”), Samantha Ronson (“R.I.P. Casey Johnson—so sick of those three letters”) and lifetime friend Paris Hilton, whose parents were friends with Johnson’s. “I am devastated to hear this news,” she told Life & Style Magazine. “I’ve known Casey since I was a baby. She had a big heart and she was a good friend. I feel so sad, I don’t want to believe it. My condolences go out to her family and loved ones.”
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Ever wondered just how big Coco‘s butt is? Well, she’s put all speculation to rest by allowing her sister to take her measurements on camera. She posted the above photo on her Twitter page last night, as well as a link to the video of the scientific process, wherein she not-so-subtly plugs her “Delicious” denim line. Oh Coco, we love all 40 inches of you. [Photo: Twitpic]
Oh, Twitter. We knew the day would come when you would be used for more than just updates about what we’re eating and trying to come up with the funniest hashtag category. But just as people have been drunk-dialing and drunk-texting for ages now, the drunk Tweet is proving to be the next big, bad thing and might even help get people into real trouble. Take Bow Wow, for instance. He wrote a series of Tweets late last Friday, which have all since been removed from his Twitter page, admitting he was drinking while driving his Lamborghini (or Lambo, if you’re in the know) in Miami and partying with that other stronghold of judgment and character, Chris Brown.
“Im bout to be f*cked up n drunk tweeting. Im saying sorry now for what i might tweet. But f*ck it ! Im young n rich im goin hard 2nite,” Bow Wow wrote, and then followed up by writing “Face numb im whippin the lambo. Tispy as f*ck.” (Tispy as f*ck! That’s going to be a new catchphrase around here, we think.) After a few minutes of tispy driving, he wrote “Im f*cked up!!! Ohhhh damn. Y i drive the lambo. Chris might have to drive after next spot.” Though a valet tried to keep Bow Wow from driving, he was not apprehended or charged with driving under the influence.
Realizing that admitting his illegal and dangerous behavior was a pretty stupid thing to do, he apologized the next day, writing “Apologize for that tweet. it was stupid and immature. not a way i want to kick my #2010 year off. i got too much good stuff lined up. my bad”. Well as long as he apologized for it, no harm done, right? [Photo: GettyImages]
Web junkie and musical man-whore John Mayer recently joined the hip masses over on Tumblr (the microblogging site for you grandparents out there), but now it seems he’s ditching his digital pals in favor of a web detox. Ol’ hunky bones has declared that he’ll be spending the first week of the New Year doing a self-designed “One Week Digital Cleanse,” by following these guidelines:
- Email only from laptop or desktop computers.
- cell phones can only be used to make calls, and no text messages or e-mails are allowed – if you receive a text, you must reply in voice over the phone. E-mails must be returned from a laptop or desktop computer.
- No use of Twitter or any other social networking site – this includes reading as well as posting.
- No visiting of any entertainment or gossip sites. (No need to detail which ones – you know what they are.)
John’s no stranger to the world wide web wasteland. The guy’s a self-proclaimed Blackberry addict, and he’s got an official website, two blogs (the one on his site and his Tumblr), a MySpace page, a Facebook page, and is a well known celebrity Twitter-er, with over 2.8 million fans and 2,800 tweets. In fact, just the day before his cleanse, John tweeted 10 times. Our guess is that after a week without hashtags, he’ll be pounding out 140 characters every 140 seconds. [Photo: GettyImages]
Lindsay Lohan had one rough 2009, but she’s determined to stay optimistic for the new year. Tweeting from her holiday vacation in St. Bart’s, she resolved—typos and all—”2010 is about moving forward, not backwards. Leaving the bad (people, habbits, and negative energy behind) time to make changes-right!?!” In honor of her desire for less negative energy, try not to read much into her wearing the same skimpy bikini two days in a row. She is promising “more (but positive-LOHAN MAYHEM!!!!!!!!),” after all.
See more of Lindsay’s half-naked tropical adventures in the gallery below.
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Despite a police confirmation that Michael Lohan was arrested yesterday for violating ex Erin Mueller‘s restraining order against him, Lindsay Lohan‘s estranged father is swearing up and down the report is bogus. “I was not arrested,” Lohan told his pals at Radar. “Erin and I had an argument. She has an ongoing order of protection against me. She called and said I violated it by making a phone call to her. I went down there today and saw the judge and I handled it and that was it.” Lohan even lashed out at TMZ on Twitter after their initial report, demanding they provide a mugshot (“YOU AND YOUR LIES. Harvey is a LOSER”). The site promptly did so. Could Mike not remember them taking it?
Mueller, whose life Lohan reportedly threatened last March, is not the only person trying to get Daddy Dearest behind bars. Ex-wife Dina made similar threats last month, when Mike was playing her and Lindsay’s old phone messages for everyone. Between his overdue child support and inability to leave his ladies alone (Lindsay already said she and sister Ali are getting a restraining order too), we wouldn’t be surprised if another mugshot was coming before too long.
For the first time since returning from his post-assault exile, Chris Brown is shutting up. The Graffiti singer closed his Twitter account yesterday after spending the weekend accusing stores of “blackballing” his new album in a series of expletive-filled posts. “I WANNA THANK MY FANS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT,” said Brown in his final tweet. “I LOVE YALL. GOODBYE!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Walmart denied Brown’s accusations of a boycott in a press release. “All Walmart stores nationwide have carried the CD since its release, including the Wallingford, CT store mentioned in the post. This store actually sold through its initial shipment over the weekend.” We’ll learn just how well Graffiti did in its first week tomorrow, but it’s predicted to come in at no. 3 with around 100k copies sold (a little over half of what Rihanna‘s Rated R sold in its first week, but not bad, considering). Will Chris let the music do the talking from now on?
Lindsay Lohan can’t even fight child trafficking without catching grief. Recently in India to take part in a BBC documentary about poverty, Lohan tweeted “Over 40 children saved so far…within one day’s work…This is what life is about. Doing THIS is a life worth living!!!”
The Indian charity Bachpan Bachao Andolan took her ambiguous post to mean the actress was taking credit for their recent raid on a series of sweatshops—which took a lot more than “one day’s work” to pull off. “She was not even in the country when this raid happened,” a spokesperson told the Telegraph. “We’ll be complaining to the BBC and talking to our lawyers…would Lohan know where these workshops are?” Depends, does Ungaro use them? (Just kidding, Ungaro!)
The BBC rushed to defend their star. “Lindsay Lohan has just completed filming in India for a BBC Three project on child trafficking. We would like to stress that she did not say she was present at the raid, this is a misinterpretation. She was merely referring to a raid that happened connected to child trafficking—the subject of the programme. It is not uncommon for well known faces to be involved in current affairs programmes and often helps engage younger audiences with subjects they don’t traditionally go to such as international affairs. The final documentary will have all the hallmarks of BBC content—and will be high quality, informative and engaging.”
They just better hope the doc doesn’t have the hallmark of recent Lohan content—no audience.
Chris Brown is up in arms after learning not all stores are happy to stock his new album, Graffiti, following his assault conviction. “I’m tired of this s—,” the singer posted on his Twitter this weekend (spelling corrections ours). “Major stores are blackballing my CD. Not stocking the shelves and lying to costumers. What the f— do i gotta do…” Brown’s fury didn’t stop there.
WTF… yeah i said it and i aint retracting s—/ im not biting my tongue about s— else… the industry can kiss my ass/ for those people who r constantly tweeting me wit bulls—.. hop off my ****.. ur life is pointless/ for the young fans.. honestly, sorry for all the cursing..
Brown followed this barrage with a series of supportive comments from fans (“look at what mj had to deal with and still came out on top so you can 2″) and an irate report from a Wallington, Connecticut Wal-Mart, where he couldn’t find any copies of his album (“the manager told me that when there are new releases its mandatory to put em on the shelves.. BUT NO SIGN OF . BS”). Sounds like the felon might need another round of anger management classes.
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