Madonna reportedly issued a weird decree to U.S. reporters backstage at Live Earth: they were to never break eye contact with her as they interviewed her. They were told that the simple act of looking down to check their notes would cause the interview to be canceled. One anonymous source said: “It’s intimidating enough interviewing Madonna, because she’s so intense, but when we were given these weird orders it was even worse. We thought her people were just joking. But it soon became apparent that they were deadly serious.”
The crazy thing about her demand is that a tenant of diva behavior is to demand that underlings avoid eye contact. But that’s Madonna for you: constantly digging up new ways to be a pain in the ass. The woman is an innovator.
But really, I think she wanted people to maintain eye contact so that they’d stay still long enough for her to catch them with the spider legs she had attached to her face in the place of eyelashes.
"I am in love with someone but not Puff Daddy. He’s just a good friend. Anyway he has a beautiful girlfriend."
Notice how she uses his old name, which means she could in fact be dating Diddy, P. Diddy, Sean Combs, Sean "Puffy" Combs, puff pastry, a puffy shirt, Diddy Kong, ’90s U.K. dance sensation Diddy or a game of Tiddly Winks. Furthermore, since Kim’s out of the picture, Sienna could very well be referring to herself when she says "beautiful girlfriend." That outfit and those eyebrows could only be rocked by someone convinced of their own hotness. [Zee News / Image credit: Getty]
Yesterday we told you how Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) had himself a man-crush on funnyman Seth Green. Well, it seems that the premiere was a lovefest. Rising pop tart Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana) attended the L.A. screening of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, too. She told VH1 New she was there to catch Harry’s eye. Everyone loves a little wizard on the red carpet!
50 Cent is just a traditional guy who likes to woo ladies the old-fashioned way – taking them out to dinner surrounded by an entourage. Sound strange? Not to Ciara, who’s recently been seen getting cozy with the hip hop star. The two hit up the Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge in LA and got romantic at a table for two, as ten of 50′s pals and bodyguards protected the pair’s privacy from a second table close by. The group arrived and left in a flurry of pricey cars, including 50′s Lamborghini. Not a bad catch for the 21-year old singer, who worked with 50 (who is 10 years her senior) on her single "Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone." Looks like she was singing about her experience dating 50 – and his always present posse. When you’re worth millions upon millions of dollars, it can’t hurt having a little extra protection around, right? Let’s just hope he locks them out of his bedroom when there’s a lady between his sheets.
Lindsay Loves the Stripper Life LiLo plays a stripper in her upcoming movie I Know Who Killed Me, and after working out on the pole for 3 hours a day, now claims to really respect the profession. Well, if that acting thing doesn’t work out… [Just Jared]
Beyonce: Hospital Visit with Fans The caring diva visited two fans who were injured by pyrotechnics at her St. Louis concert Sunday night. When she says she loves her fans, she really means it. [People]
Paris: Caught in a Cloud of Smoke She told Larry King that she’s never tried drugs, but it looks like that’s finally changed, after a spy spotted the heiress puffing on a joint outside LA hot spot Teddy’s. [NY Post]
Britney Spears is reportedly getting close to her bodyguard/boyfriend, and the two were spotted frolicking with her sons Sean and Jayden in her Malibu compound pool over the weekend. But that’s not even the most exciting Britney news to surface today. Rumors are floating around the web that she may actually be attempting that anticipated comeback with the release of a new single, supposedly titled "Get Back." Some alleged lyrics to the song:
so you?re the one
who want us
to get back
(you say lets get back together)(lets get back forever)
now its u the one
who?s followin me around
like a homeless dog
and you pray
(let?s get back together,let?s get back for better)
lets lets lets
This could all be just one great big rumor, but if not, we sure hope "homeless dog" sounds better in song than it looks on paper. This is like one step up from Brit’s usual attempts at putting her feelings into words. But still – if there’s anyway we can get old Britney back, we’ll take it. Get that girl a snake and some sequins!
"She’s just in an unfortunate situation. She keeps apologizing to me.I told her, ‘You’re
doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing to your father at this
Hm. So if driving the wrong way down the freeway high on Vicodin and marijuana is what you do to your dad while in your twenties, what’s next – smoking heroin while operating heavy machinery? And hasn’t Nicole- who admits to once being addicted to smack – probably done that already?
Jessica Simpson is supposedly getting her own sloppy seconds, as she’s rumored to be back with comedian Dane Cook (pictured together in 2006, right). They made some unfunny movie together last year and apparently got romantic on the set, and after a year apart and some John Mayer booty calls, Jess is back in the funny man’s beefy arms. The two recently took in a Prince concert at Teddy’s in LA, and like everyone else in Hollywood, they canoodled!!!
John Mayer turned sour backstage at the environmentally fixated Live Earth concert this weekend when People asked the croaker-songwriter about his environmentally sound habits. Said John:
"What is my eco-sin? I don’t know if that is that provocative a question for me. I don’t know. I’m still trying to figure out what my motivation is ? what is the positive side to the things that I could do? …If you want to peg me as not being entirely eco-friendly, you’ll win. [However,] we have a tour, which is inherently carpooling."
He’s too smart not to be kidding around with that last comment, right? Comparing something as ultimately unnecessary as touring to something as useful as carpooling is like saying that burning Styrofoam is recycling because the fumes get you high. Whatever, though, at least he’s otherwise honest about his shortcomings.
As a bonus, I’ve put a bunch of pictures of John performing at Live Earth under the jump. As in the picture at the top of this post, he’s rocking serious guitarface (which is really just six strings and a pick away from sexface). Anyway, they’re all too awesome — it was impossible to choose just one. Enjoy. [People / Image credit: Getty]
It’s time for folk fans to get excited: The trailer for I’m Not There, director Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan biopic, has hit the web. The film stars seven actors as the music legend including Richard Gere, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Cate Blanchett (no, we’re not making that up — Haynes provides equal opportunities for fantastic actors of all genders). If this clip is any indication, this movie’s going to be beautiful, even if it’s rumored to have been pushed back until 2008. It’s enough to make us want to petition The Weinstein Company to get it released faster.