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John Starts Blog, Then Ditches The Web


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 Starts 2010 In St. Bart’s And A Bikini

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.

[Photos: Splash News Online/.com]

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Michael Lohan Arrested, Denies Arrest

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.


Chris Brown Quits Twitter After Expletive-Filled Rants

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 Slammed For Child Rescue Claims

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.

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Chris Brown Lashes Out Over Album’s “Blackballing”

Chris Brown

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 #GRAFFITI. BS”). Sounds like the felon might need another round of anger management classes.

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Miley Cyrus Hates Twilight, Twitter, Everything?

Miley Cyrus may only be 16, but she is already above it all. Fresh off admitting she has never heard Jay-Z nor has any desire to, the pop star declared in two different interviews (so far!) this week that she doesn’t have the slightest bit of interest in Twilight. “I’ve never seen it and nor will I ever,” she told Ohio’s Q92 Sunday. “I don’t believe in it. I don’t like vampires. I don’t like any of the stuff. I don’t like the wolf that pops out of the screen when I’m watching my TV at night. I don’t like it. I don’t want anything to do with it. I don’t like the shirts. I don’t like any of it.” Not even Taylor’s abs?!

She repeated her objections to Dave Smiley’s radio show Monday. “It’s a cult…don’t even talk about it…my sister is obsessed…why? I don’t get it. It’s like Star Wars or Harry Potter.” Wow, nothing but Criterion Collection DVDs and Nina Simone albums for Hannah Montana, apparently! Either that or she hates anything that takes space from her at the poster store.

It’s not just fantasy franchises that get this girl’s goat. Watch her interview after the jump to find out just how beyond Twitter she is now.

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Robert Pattinson “Sexiest Man Alive” Hoax Fools Blogs, Twitter

Robert Pattinson

RPattz fans suffered a false alarm on Twitter last night, thanks to a fake People cover announcing Robert Pattinson as 2009’s Sexiest Man Alive (come on, people, what kind of headline is “Fergie: Talking Back”?). The “news” appeared on quite a few blogs today, despite a warning tweet from the magazine this morning. People will reveal the real cover tomorrow, and we pity any fool that gets the nod instead of Pattison. Considering the Twilight star is a little young for the mag’s tastes, we’d suggest more mature hunks like Jon Hamm, Gerard Butler and Mark Wahlberg stay clear of graveyards and teenagers this week.

Soak in our Robert Pattinson megagallery and get excited for the big reveal, Twi-hards. Has it really been a year since Hugh Jackman got the nod?

[Pattinson Photo: Getty Images]

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LiLo Wants Gaga

Back in the day, if celebrities had crushes on each other, it was up to their handlers to make the collaboration (or sex) happen. But thanks to Twitter, stars can fling hopeless fan mail just like ordinary people…and we get to watch! Take Lindsay Lohan, who was so enraptured by Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance” video that she tweetedi want to do a mini movie music video with @ladygaga in la, nyc, and all over europe…@ladygaga OBSESSED WITH YOUR NEW VIDEO! you’ve just become epic in my book.” Watch the drool, Lindsay! What will Samantha Ronson think?

Gaga has yet to respond, reaffirming the danger in such public displays. LiLo may have crazy name recognition, but we now know she can’t just call Lady Gaga’s people and hook up a dinner date in front of paparazzi. No, she’s been reduced to fantasizing about the two traveling the world together, and sending gushing tweets in hopes that the object of her affection will say “omg i totally want to fly around and film you too! new BFFs (maybe more)!” Not that we don’t want it to work. Oh, how we hope it works.


Lindsay Lohan Parties As Father Freaks Over Her Tweets

lindsay lohan

With her father releasing those embarrassing voicemails, it’s no surprise Lindsay Lohan felt the need to blow off some steam last night, hitting baseball star Barry Zito‘s house party, as well the nightclub Voyeur. Sharing some harsh comments about her estranged dad on Twitter earlier in the day, Lindsay called him “a deadbeat dad. He’s disgusting to do this. He doesn’t deserve attention. He needs help…[Lindsay’s mother Dina] blames herself for staying w/him for so long, I’d beg her not to leave b/c he always threatened to kill her if she did.”

Despite his April arrest for threatening to kill his fiancee, Michael Lohan was furious when the New York Post mentioned his daughter’s accusation. “That’s a lie. I guess Lindsay is on more drugs than I thought to say something like that. Now I’m going to release more recordings that prove everything she is saying is nothing more than a bunch of lies.” Way to reaffirm your unconditional love, Dad! But what does God think? “No wonder why God is taking her entire career away from her,” said the oh-so-concerned Papa. “She’s forsaken everything He’s given her and she’s done nothing but misuse all the gifts she’s given.” Who’s the one that needs professional help again?

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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