Kim Kardashian is in the news again today, and it’s not because of her giant ass – but because she might be a giant ass. Singer Brandy‘s mother Sonja Norwood has sued Kim, after she allegedly racked up over $120,000 of charges on Norwood’s AMEX. Apparently Kim was Brandy’s stylist in 2004 (wait, what? She’s a stylist?) and Norwood gave her the credit card to make one purchase for her daughter. But Kim supposedly passed on the number to her sisters, and the trio used it for $62,793.83 worth of purchases in 2006 and $57,841.82 in 2007. For those of you without calculators, that puts the final tally at $120,635.82. The Kardashian sisters even apparently spent thousands at their own (horribly named) boutiques, Dash and Smooch.
Kim also once dated Brandy’s brother Ray-J – her partner in that sex tape that she loves to hate on – which may have also rubbed Mama Norwood the wrong way. And why wouldn’t she just cancel the card after she noticed over $60,000 worth of charges on the thing?! Honestly, we’re glad that she didn’t, because we can’t wait to see this play out in front of a judge. How is Kim going to afford the sexy outfits she’ll need for court without that Norwood cash flow? [Page Six]
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Great, so the media will have something new to freak out about all over again. [Us]
Lindsay Lohan: Back to her Old Tricks
Drinking and dry humping Paris Hilton’s ex – the old Lohan is back! [NYDN]
Brit?s Creepy Pal Bashes Restraining Order
Sam Lutfi claims the Spears’ restraining order again him “won’t last.” Maybe not, but the creepy feeling he gives us sure will. [Us]
Kirstie Alley Talks Like Tom Cruise
The Cheers star is quoted in Scientology’s church magazine rattling on about mankind, saving the world and the “fourth dynamic.” All she needs is a couch to jump on and she’s good to go. [NYP]
Jacko?s Back ? But Just for the Grammys
The surgically enhanced star will appear on-stage during music’s biggest night as part of some sort of Thriller tribute. [NYDN]
Is she or isn’t she? Today, Amy Winehouse‘s rep confirmed to UsWeekly that Winehouse, despite reports she’s entered rehab, will be performing at this Sunday’s Grammy awards. The singer, nominated in a whopping six categories — including record of the year, album of the year and song of the year — checked into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility on January 24th, following the release of shocking footage showing an obviously high Winehouse smoking crack.
To find out more about Winehouse’s sadly ironic song “Rehab,” check out our in-depth analysis on a hit that was created from an off-hand comment and a couple of hours. We’ve also got plenty of interesting info on Winehouse and her competition.
It’s New York Fashion Week, and that means that Manhattan’s hosting all kinds of celebrities, models and designers. To present you with the best of the best, we asked America’s Most Smartest Model host and Harper’s Bazaar contributing fashion editor Mary Alice Stephenson to give her take on all the stylish craziness. In today’s installment, we discuss designer Erin Fetherston, whose line is a favorite of such celebrities as Zooey Deschanel (Elf), Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) and, for some reason, Damon Dash (former Jay-Z business associate). The designer’s show was studded with celebrities, high-profile editors and buyers, and the theme had something to do with black roses — beautiful and oddly upsetting at the same time. More after the jump:
Will.i.am (of Black Eyed Peas fame) has wrangled a bunch of celebs, including Scarlett Johansson, Nick Cannon and Common, to sing it loud and proud in his new video supporting Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign. The senator’s famous “Yes We Can” speech has been put to music and celebs sing along as video of Obama plays beside them. It’s so pretty and powerful that a nation might find it in its heart to forgive “My Humps.” Stars making appearances in the piece include: Jesse Dylan, Tatyana Ali, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Kate Walsh, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Aisha Tyler,and Nicole Scherzinger.
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Since Britney’s all locked up, her parents are stuck fighting her in court and her pal Sam Lutfi is busy getting in trouble with the police, the press is desperate to interview someone with a handle on the Spears-sanity. And finally they’ve gone straight to the creator of all the crazy – her grandpa! Yes, the 77-year old June Austin Spears had a lot to say about his f*cked-up family, though it doesn’t seem like he realizes that their mental problems can maybe be traced right back to him. Our favorite June quips are below – do you think he said them in a British accent?
On his bread-winning granddaughter: “I’m worried about her. She shouldn’t go in the nut house. Sometimes you come out worse than you come in.”
- Yeah, kinda like entering the music business at the age of twelve?
Dishing about the way Brit’s mama is handling her littler sister’s pregnancy: “Lynne keeps Jamie Lynn hidden. [Lynne is] in denial about the pregnancy. She thinks it’s just going to go away, but it’s not. It’s going to get bigger and bigger.”
- Finally someone with a literal understanding of what getting knocked up is all about.
Gettin’ sassy about his infamous gun: “I don’t have a gun permit. I keep it under the front seat of my truck.”
- Wow, a Spears who thinks they’re above the law. Where have we seen that before?
When asked if he had previously shot at reporters June replied, “Maybe I have, maybe I haven’t.” Funny how he’d be violent toward reporters one instant and then spill the family beans the next. That behavior sounds so erratic, like he switches between two very different moods. Must be a Southern thing. [NYDN]
The New York Giants shocking upset last night wasn’t the only Super Bowl performance worth noting, although it was certainly the most memorable. In slightly less stunning news, American Idol judge and 45-year-old pop star Paula Abdul returned, singing a song called “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow.” In a word: Awkweird. Although we are staunch believers in second chances, and know with certainty here at VH1 that second acts in American public life both exist and are de rigeur (Scott Baio is 46! Peter Brady is married! Bret Michaels is looking for love in all the wrong places!), Abdul’s lip-synching was awkward in the extreme. Fellow Idol judge Randy Jackson accompanied Abdul on bass. And more than one Internet critic has called for the return of MC Skat Kat. That would have been interesting.
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The awkward actress got into it on the dance floor with a fellow patron of a NYC club. Where’s Drew Barrymore when you need back up on jazz hands?? [NYP]
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So what if she didn’t win Idol – we don’t see Taylor Hicks walking down the aisle! In fact, we don’t see Taylor Hicks anywhere. Kat wins!? [People]
Sam Lutfi Talks Sh*t About Brit?s Fam
What a surprise – Brit’s creepy pal is bashing her parents to the press, calling them crazy. When it comes to that drama, who around Britney is actually sane?? [Us]
Michelle Williams Talks About Heath
The actress breaks our hearts with this statement about her “heartbroken” state following Heath’s death.? [Us]
Paris Hilton: ?I?m not gay!?
World to Paris: “We don’t care!”? [TMZ]
As if what’s happening in the Spears household wasn’t bad enough, now it seems that whatever’s wrong with the deposed pop princess might be catching. In terrifying news for people who fly in planes, an Air Canada flight from Toronto to London had to be diverted to Ireland on Tuesday because the co-pilot apparently suffered a nervous breakdown. According to reports, he was dragged screaming from the cockpit and placed into restraints. As one passenger told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: “His voice was clear so he didn’t sound drunk or anything. He was swearing and asking for God and very distressed. He basically said he wanted to talk to God.” Couple that with the news of Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy and even news about Eva Mendes’ rehab visit, and we think we’ve identified a trend. Crazy: No longer reserved for full-moons only.
Mary J. Blige kicked butt at this year’s Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash, last night in Arizona. If you caught our live stream of the show, you know she sat in with co-headliners Maroon 5 and had her pal Ne-Yo take the stage for a little pillow talk. It airs Saturday at 9/8c – don’t miss. Passionate performances are what Ms. Blige is about, of course. We recently caught her at the taping of her Storytellers show, and she was in the highest of spirits for that, too. “Just Fine” doesn’t even begin to describe her showmanship, which left both her and the audience breathless. It premieres on February 25.
Check out some shots from Mary’s Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash performance below.
[All images: Getty]
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