Amazingly, even with all her hotness, we don’t loathe Angelina Jolie. The actress was on the Today Show this morning (in a gorgeous cream-colored dress) to discuss her new movie Changeling. Watch the above clip to bask in her glory for a few minutes. She’s like one of those sun lamps for seasonally depressed people, she practically glows through the computer.
The bad news is: she’s still perfect. The good news: she and Daddy Braddy are planning on having more kids! They like to give the newbies six months to get acclimated to the money and the fame and the new mansion every month habit, before they start boning for another one. They’re basically creating the future f*ck-ups of Hollywood, one hump at a time. Our gossip-hungry children thank you.
Maybe it was a Freudian slip, or maybe Kyra Phillips just wanted to tell Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez how she really feels about her. Either way, Kyra turns a verbal stumble over the word “contributer” into the best diss ever.
Despite getting very, very close with Travis Barker‘s ex Shanna Moakler at the opening of Hollywood club Shin, pals of Gerard Butler insist the two are – of course – “just friends.” “They weren’t making out,” says a friend. “There’s nothing salacious about it,” says the pal, who claims that Shanna and Gerard are longtime friends, and insists, “Gerard’s upset they’re being construed as anything else.” Check out the video and decide for yourself. If you were Travis Barker, what would you blog on your MySpace page about it? [Source:OK!]
Another self-righteous celeb calling out Republicans, you say? Snore. But wait! This video clip has Hayden Panettiere talking about getting f*cked! You want to see that, right?
Don’t get too excited, horny toads. She’s talking about getting f*cked by John McCain. Figuratively. “He’s had affairs with lobbyists, so you’ll get f*cked and he’ll get f*cked. Everybody wins…Nobody f*cks with John McCain!”
Less than three weeks of celebrity pontification to go, folks.
(Every now and then, Scandalist will write about someone — or something — that we just can’t get enough of. Meet singer Lykke Li, our very first “Fresh Crush.”)
Lykke Li‘s debut album, Youth Novels, topped charts in her native Sweden shortly after it was released there last January, and its blend of soulful, slo-mo electronica is now big on the European dance circuit. But Lykke has yet to penetrate mainstream America — even though she recorded her album with producer Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John in Brooklyn, where she lived until her visa ran out. (Damn the U.S. Department of State!)
That’s why we’re happy Lykke’s embarking on a U.S. tour. You see, Scandalist, which has tickets to Lykke’s upcoming Brooklyn show, has been smitten by the 22-year-old Swedish singer — and we think the rest of America will fall for her too after hearing her music. According to Lykke (full name pronounced Lick-ee Lee), her album is all about youth, specifically “broken hearts and finding yourself.” For all the instrumentation on the album (piano, strings, harps, glockenspiels, vibraphones, synths, sax — even a megaphone), the music is nothing but minimal and its dark tone fits her coming-of-age theme perfectly.
So does her voice. Lykke sounds like a jazzed-up, Nordic version of Astrud Gilberto, using a fragile delivery to plumb the depths of love. Also like Astrud, she oozes more than a “Little Bit” of sex appeal. (Watch video above).
Lykke, if you’re reading, Scandalist would like to interview you when you’re in NYC. Preferably in our apartment. We’ll supply the wine. We want to hear about your musician dad and your photographer mom. We want to learn about your itinerant lifestyle, growing up in Stockholm, Portugal and India. You are our very first Fresh Crush. Don’t break our heart. If interested, please e-mail “yes” to this address.
Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen has faced rumors of her own about her thin frame, to which she eloquently replied, “I’m just kind of naturally thin. Good genes.” When asked by VH1 News about some rumors on the Gossip Girl set, Taylor proved she can always handle herself, and simply avoided the question, saying, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. What are you talking about?”
Remember when you were a kid and you were totally hooked on Brady Bunch re-runs, and especially loved it when Marcia, played by Celebrity Fit Clubber Maureen McCormick, would grab her face and scream out, “Oh my nose!” Well it turns out she was clutching her nose not because a football “broke” it, but because it was disintegrating from serious cocaine snort-age. Maureen’s career crumbled after her Brady stint, and she reveals in a new tell-all book that it’s all due to her serious coke n’ Quaaludes addiction. She even once traded sex for drugs, news that would probably make Jan Brady feel better about herself.
Maureen hit up The Today Show today to really get into the nitty-gritty – like her family’s bizarre bout with syphillis, the paranoia that led her to hide in her closet from her agent, and the reason Eve Plumb (Jan) hates her. Eek. Clip above.
There’s an old school of thought about celebs, which says the least talented and Z-list they are, the most diva-ish they behave whereas the real, bona fide superstars are actually pretty nice. And that theory’s been born out by the two remaining Beatles, Ringo “Octopus’s Garden” Starr and Sir Paul “Yesterday and about a million other classic tunes” McCartney. Coming just days after Paul won legions of new fans by appearing in hilarious classic spoof Britain’s Got The Pop Factor with comedian Peter Kay (watch the clip after the jump), Ringo showed a total lack of sense of humour by posting a bizarre clip on his website. In it, he commands his fans not to send him any more fanmail, like, EVER. Because he’s too busy.
“I want to tell you, please, after the 20th of October, do not send fan mail to any address that you have. Nothing will be signed after the 20th of October. If that has the date on the envelope it’s going to be tossed.”
“I’m warning you, with peace and love, but I have too much to do, so no more fan mail, thank you, thank you, and no objects to be signed nothing. Peace and love, peace and love.”
“Peace and love” off yourself, Ringo! If he’s got any fans left after this bizarre tirade, we’ll be stunned.
We imagine that Britney Spears is kinda a fragile soul, so we were a bit worried when we heard she was all nude in her new video for her single “Womanizer.” But then we saw the thing, and all our cares for BritBrit’s health flew out the window. She’s naked and sweaty and hot and thrusting her body around in some sort of sauna, and really that’s all we ever cared about anyway. If she needs a hundred frappuccinos to get there, so be it. Viva la Naked Britney!
Joe Son, best known for playing Random Task in the first Austin Powers movie and getting repeatedly punched in the nuts in UFC 4: Revenge Of The Warriors, has been arrested for multiple counts of rape and sodomy. Son’s DNA was tied to an unsolved 1990 gang rape in Orange County after he plead guilty to an unrelated vandalism charge.
After the jump is a clip reel of Son’s mixed martial arts matches, including one where Son walked into the arena carrying a giant cross. At 2:30, Joe Son’s opponent punches him in the nuts 10 times in a row.