Another source has stepped forward to corroborate yesterday’s piece of gossip regarding Madonna‘s estrangement from her tell-all-penning brother, Christopher Ciccone. Like Rupert Everett, this anonymous voice says that it all stems from the gay-hating ways of Madonna’s husband, Guy Ritchie: “Guy is a homophobe. At their wedding, Chris made a joke about Guy being gay. That set the tone for their relationship.”
So, is Guy Ritchie unaware that he married the closest thing to a gay man with a vagina that we have on our fine planet? And how is it that the biggest gay icon on the planet hasn’t turned her husband out by now? Something just doesn’t make sense here: either the story’s total crap, or Madonna needs to relocate her tolerance-seeking to her bedroom. [New York Daily News]
What’s the toughest part about being married to Gwyneth Paltrow? Knowing that Brad Pitt got there first, according to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Martin confesses to still being hung up on the fact that wife Gwyneth Paltrow was engaged to one of the world’s hottest men before Martin dated her. “If your wife went out with Brad Pitt you’d want to prove yourself, you know what I mean?”
In another revelation the sappy singer offers up to the magazine, Martin confesses that he didn’t lose his virginity until he was 22. “There were religious issues and sh*t like that…Also confidence. I had a tricky time with girls.” With lyrics like Martin’s (sample: “Tell you I’m sorry / You don’t know how lovely you are”) you’d think he was above it, but like 99% of rockers, he got into music for the ladies.
Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters jumped in early. Then the Flaming Lips said hell, yeah. Now Incubus has been added to this year’s Rock Honors festivities. So prepare to be overwhelmed on July 17. The alt-metal juggernaut that features Brandon Boyd up front is skilled at mowing down everything in its path, much like the Who themselves. See if they bring a metal slant to some of the band’s classics.
Here’s an songlist of their best videos. Crank it up and get psyched for their Rock Honors performance.
Bored out of your mind at the thought of buying your dad another card/tie/book/novelty golf t-shirt for Father’s Day on Sunday? Never fear! We’re here to remind you that not everything about dads is totally dull. We’ve gathered pics of the sexiest celebrity dads for your viewing pleasure, in the hope that a little bit of Ryan Philippe and Will Smith will go a long way this weekend.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Pops out there – hot or not!
(The VH1 Blog has solicited Mark Muro of the California law firm Muro & Lampe, Inc. to keep tabs on the R. Kelly child pornography trial.)
Both sides delivered closing arguments in R. Kelly‘s child pornography trial yesterday, and the jury could reach a decision at any moment. The defense told the jury that convicting Kelly would be tantamount to telling the world that the alleged victim is “a whore.” I’m not sure what this has to do with whether he’s innocent or guilty. The defense also claimed that Kelly was not only wrongly accused, but a victim of an extortion attempt. Sam Adam Jr., Kelly’s attorney, said the case was about “money, money, money.” The prosecution used its closing argument to emphasize the tape and the contention that Kelly is the man in it.
Both sides made up excuses for the large void in each of their cases that resulted from their failures to call the alleged victim to the stand, each claiming their decisions were motivated by her well-being. Defense lawyers didn’t want to “mess that girl’s life up anymore” and the prosecution saw no need to “drag that poor child into court.” The fact that the alleged victim is now 23 years old seems to have been completely lost.
John Mayer is the best bone ever.? Obvs!? [DListed]
Paris emasculates her boyfriend by making Benji pose with her dogs. Ummm, why he is with her?? [Seriously? OMG!]
There’s some rumor about Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz having an affair. Say what?? [Bossip]
Kanye’s ex is hotter without him.? [YBF]
Jason Priestley is coming back to 90210, and so is our crush on him. Brandon 4-ever!? [I'mNotObsessed]
Okay fine, we’ll admit it – Ashlee Simpson looks great knocked up!? [ICYDK]
Britney‘s cameo has been cut out of the Pussycat Dolls video – our thanks go out to the editor of that vid!? [PinkIsTheNewBlog]
Ohhhh, this one will be a perfect follow up to the Madonna book! Lynne will document the family drama in her new tell-all, titled “Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.” Aren’t the Spears still IN the storm? A rep for the Christian publishing company releasing the book says, “Lynne begins by telling the story of her own family. She’s going to go into it.” Oh goodie! Perhaps we can make a few requests about the things we want her to get into! [Us]
- What’s up with Britney’s favored messy bun-ponytail hairdo?
- Why did Lynne let Brit wear a denim dress that one time?
- Did K-Fed’s breath smell like pot all the time?
- Does Brit know her kids’ names?
- Doesn’t it kinda suck when Britney buys a really expensive Mercedes and then ruins it by spilling Cheetos everywhere?
- Is there vodka in all those Frappucinos?
- On a scale of creepy to really motherf*cking creepy, just how creepy was that creep Sam Lutfi? Creep.
- Which daughter does Lynne like better: Brit or Jamie-Lynn?
- Seriously, it’s Jamie-Lynn, right?
So Usher wants you all to know that he certainly did NOT fire his mama/manager Jonetta Patton, and it most definitely was not because his wife Tameka didn’t want her around. In an interview with Vibe, Usher set the story straight: “I decided to not fire, not get rid of, but to give [my mother] the ultimate compliment ? to retire her to be a full-time grandmother.” He added, “My mother and I decided to change her situation, together. There was a conversation. I didn’t write her a letter or pink slip her.”
This still sounds fishy to us – we’re calling cover up! He of course then went on to gush over his lady love, saying, “The swagger I possess now definitely comes from my wife. And my son completes me. He changes my perspective on what life is, and what matters.”
Blah blah blah. When did Usher get so peaceful and zen? We want some drama, but no way does Tameka let her man go there.
It would really suck to be 50 Cent‘s baby mama. One minute you’re fleeing your house as it’s engulfed in flames, and the next minute you’re being forced to pay rent on the leftover ashes. A judge has forced Shaniqua Tompkins to pay $4500 in unpaid rent on the ruined mansion. The former couple is locked in a legal battle over a breach of contract suit, and when the judge learned that Tompkins has refused to pay rent since May, she demanded: “She better pay it by the end of the week. Do you understand?”
Fiddy’s ex tried to win over the court’s sympathy, stating that “We lost everything. All we have is the clothes we jumped out of the window with.” But after learning that she was getting $6,700 – which includes money to rent a new place – the judge ruled with the uber-rich rapper.
Even though this pic of 50 with the Kartrashian sisters has nothing to do with this story, we had to post it anyway. BFFs!
The reigning queen of pop’s brother is ready to sell out his sister for some cold hard dough. Madonna‘s brother Christopher Ciccone is working with a British writer on a tell-all that’s been described as “extremely graphic and devastating.” Chris, who is gay, used to be M’s right-hand man, but she dropped him after hooking up with Guy Ritchie, who’s been described as “uncomfortable around queens” by Madge pal Rupert Everett. The book’s due out next month, so we hope Madonna does something ridiculous to draw attention away from the tell-all. Maybe she could adopt a 20-something blogger from NYC and bring her to live with Lourdes, Rocco and lil’ David in London?? [NYP]