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 Rsold 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 #GRAFFITI. BS”). Sounds like the felon might need another round of anger management classes.
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.
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 fewblogstoday, 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?
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 byLady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance” video that she tweeted “i 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.
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?
Looks like that pay-off plan didn’t work out. Lindsay Lohan and mother Dina are resorting to legal threats and twitter screeds as Michael Lohan plans to air phone messages Dina left on his answering machine concerning Lindsay’s drug abuse. On Friday, Lindsay posted a 5-tweet rant while en route to Morocco for a Halloween resort opening.
My father is a lunatic&doesn’t even deserve such a title since he’s never been around in my life other than when he’d threaten me&my family/ He should be where he has always put himself after verbally abusing and physically abusing people all my life-behind bars. Its so sad to get/ A phone call from my baby sister just now asking, “why is daddy doing this?” Through tears. He’s crossed the lines&hurt me&my family 4 the/ the last time…. So much for having a ‘dad’….. I’m going to spend some time with the ones that love me&i love now. I appreciate those who/ Continue to support me. My fans keep me strong&i love you all so much for it! My second family is what you are to me. Happy hallow’s eve!
If her language wasn’t harsh enough, Dina tells the New York Post her ex will receive a cease-and-desist letter regarding the phone messages. “He is hurting Lindsay. It breaks my heart,” she said. “She’s like, ‘Mommy, when is he ever going to stop?’ He is also six months behind in his child support. On Monday, we will file a violation order, and if he doesn’t pay, he’ll go to jail. He’s getting paid for these shows he’s doing talking about Lindsay…and not paying for his other three children he’s hurting every time he goes on television.” She also claims daughter Ali will join Lindsay in seeking a restraining order against Michael.
But will their threats just piss Michael off even more? “I wasn’t going to let people hear Dina’s drunken rants about Lindsay,” he tells Radar Online, “and I certainly wasn’t going to let people hear anything about Lindsay, but now that Dina and Lindsay continue to lie and deny their problems, and even make stories about me, now you will see and hear Lindsay’s calls and texts.” Sounds like this drama is far from over.
The Jackson family may or may not agree, but Elizabeth Taylor has no complaints with This Is It. The long-time friend of Michael Jackson took to her Twitter last night to heap praise upon the upcoming concert rehearsal film. Here are but five of her capsule reviews.
It is the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen. It cements forever Michael’s genius in every aspect of creativity.
You owe it to yourselves and your loved ones to see this again and again. Memorize it and say to yourselves, “I saw genius in my lifetime”
I loved genius in my lifetime. God was so good to me. I will love Michael forever and so will you, if you don’t already.
You see in front of your eyes Michael’s genius blossoming on this piece of film thanks to Kenny Ortega and his crews.
I truly believe this film should be nominated in every category conceivable.
So she liked it, right? Fans will get to judge (and tweet) for themselves when the movie comes out tomorrow.
The great thing about the internet is that Kanye West doesn’t have to leave the house to blow it up. On Sunday night, the rapper posted Once We Were A Fairytale, a bizarre short film directed by Spike Jonze, on his blog. In the clip, Kanye gets drunk, harasses women, has sex, pukes red confetti and cuts a puppet out of his stomach. The little demon promptly kills itself with a tiny sword handed over by Kanye. Weird. But even weirder is that West has yanked his stream of the clip, though copies remain online, only offering “SORRY I HAD TO TAKE IT DOWN :(” as an explanation.
If that wasn’t enough drama for Mr. Imma Let You Finish, Twitter-sparked rumors of his demise in a car crash spread like wildfire this morning, thoroughly pissing off West’ girlfriend, model Amber Rose (via Twitter, typos hers):
This RIPKanyeWest topic is not funny and its NOT TRUE! He has people like myself and his family that love him very much. Its in extreme poor taste to have that as a trendy topic. It’s totally disrespectful to make up a story like this where all human. and we all make mistakes and to say someone died cuz of a mistake is ridiculous. U wouldn’t want someone to say that about u. Or someone u love it’s not funny.
Amber quickly got over the offense, though: “I’ll always ride for my man!!!! I’m bout to get off here and still RIDE for him. LITERALLY. Holla!” Woof. Guess he really is alive and kicking.