Oops! Diddy was almost left out of the party he was hosting this weekend at Lily Pond in the Hamptons, because the club was already packed with over 1000 people ready to get freaky with the rapper.
“They were blocking Diddy’s grand entrance,” said a spy who was lurking outside the East Hampton nightclub. “He and his entourage arrived with a three-car fleet of Cadillac SUVs and were forced to turn around. He couldn’t even make it close to the front door.”
But never fear! The rapper eventually let go of his grand entrance and snuck in through the back. Once inside the club, the music was turned of for 15 minutes while the VIP section was cleared for His Royal Diddyness. Only the best for our American royalty!
Has Usher finally realized that firing his Mom-ager Jonetta Patton was a bad idea? The singer dumped his mama last year around Mother’s Day for super-manager Benny Medina (he’s handled Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, to name a couple), but has apparently been freaking out that his latest album is selling way below 2004′s “Confessions.” Medina supposedly tried to stroke his ego and assure him that “Here I Stand” is doing just fine considering the current economic climate, but when Lil Wayne sold over a million copies of his new album in one week, Usher flipped his sh*t. “Usher was livid!,” said a spy. “He threatened to fire everyone.”
The BET Awards, which the singer headlined, also performed poorly in the ratings, and the show’s stinky performance only added to Usher’s anxiety. Now friends are telling the star that maybe he should re-hire his mom, whose beef with Usher’s wife apparently contributed to her getting axed. Now that the ladies are getting along, while her contract get picked back up? [NYDN]
Cynthia Rodriguez has filed for divorce from her superstar husband of six years, Alex Rodriguez. Let the crazy divorce hearings begin! Apparently the Madonna drama was the final straw for Mrs. Rod, and the couple’s trainer has accused A-Rod of getting “pulled in by the dark side,” and accuses the Kaballah-loving singer of having A-Rod “totally brainwashed.”
Cynthia’s divorce petition accused her hubby of being a serious cheater, and alleges “emotional abandonment.” Her lawyer added that A-Rod’s “relationship with Madonna was the latest situation in a series of events” that finally pushed his client to file for divorce. Madge and Lenny Kravitz have both issued statements denying any involvement in this divorce disaster (Madonna also insists that she is not divorcing husband Guy Ritchie).? [NYP/Us]
Just about everything that has to do with Pharrell is hot – except the latest news that he plans on eliminating the tattoos on his body – not by that scary laser stuff, but by using his own skin to cover it up. Sounds confusing? Let the uber rapper/producer explain:
“It’s basically like getting a skin graft, but you’re not taking skin from your ass or your legs. These guys actually grow the skin for you. First you have to give them a sample of your skin, which they then replicate. Once that’s been done, they sew it on – and it’s seamless.”
In other words, SEXY.
In what could possible be the greatest love triangle quadrangle of the year – Yankees star (and Madonna BFF) Alex Rodriquez has been dumped by his wife – for LENNY KRAVITZ. Cynthia Rodriguez has left the couple’s kids in Miami and jetted to Paris, where she is reportedly holed up with the rebel rocker. The strangest part of the story (if there is such a thing with this mess) is that Lenny and Madonna – who’s been linked to A-Rod this week – used to knock boots! The Yankee shortstop – who was linked to a sexy blond stripper last year – scored a home run in last night’s game against the Texas Rangers – do you think his wife did as well?
Lindsay Lohan gets a bad rap for being a bit, er, troubled, but we really can’t blame her. The starlet has a notoriously screwed up family, and her dad epitomizes the drama – he’s a recovering addict, has spent time in jail, and loves loves LOVES the press. He also claims to love his daughter, but we don’t buy it. Apparently neither does Lindsay, who has been ignoring her dad’s phone calls. How do we know? A voicemail Michael apparently left for Lindsay has leaked, and let’s just say it sounds a little desperate. He begs her to call him back, and promises never to mention her to the press again. Rightttt. We’re sure daddy’s little LiLo, who turned 22 yesterday, is just loving the latest birthday gift from her old man – a secret sister.
Our fave part of Michael’s rambling message is below – listen to the whole thing here.
Look, I love you honey. Please, please don’t do this anymore. Pick up the phone and talk to me. Everything from now on is between you and me. And I promise you, I will not go back on it, I will not break my word…I promise you, I’ll keep questions out of the press, when it comes to you I promise. Just please, please, honey, call me or pick up the phone. You need to promise me.
Jennifer Lopez loves her scrawny husband; we love her hot bag.? [Jezebel]
Amy Winehouse’s dad dragged his daughter home from the pub and locked her in the house. Finally!? [DListed]
Angelina‘s twins are weeks away from being born. Everybody can chill out – especially you, Shiloh!? [Seriously? OMG!]
Janet and JD look fine en France for fashion week. Ohh la love it!? [YBF]
The cast of Friends is reuniting for a movie based on the TV show. Do not want!? [I'mNotObsessed]
Suri Cruise caught playing with her favorite toy – a $100 bill.? [JustJared]
Say it ain’t so ya’ll!
TMZ is reporting that Miss Britney Jean Spears has been having secret rendezvous with that creep with a camera, Adnan Ghalib. Apparently, Brit’s ex has been sneaking into her gated community over the past couple of months, and the two have been texting a lot, sometimes about Brit’s “controlling” dad Jamie. The problem? It’s Jamie’s job to look out for his daughter, and he doesn’t think Adnan’s got his little girl’s best intentions in mind. And neither do her doctors! Apparently all the people looking out for Britney are trying to keep this guy away. Let’s hope she catches on soon – she’s been doing so well lately!
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! This kid isn’t even definitely Lindsay Lohan‘s biological sister yet, but the girl already supposedly wants to record an album. HA! Sounds like Michael Lohan‘s been whispering sweet nothings of nonsense in this poor tween’s ear. Ashley Kaufman, who Lohan may have fathered 13 years ago (we’re anxiously awaiting the paternity test results), is possibly ripe with talent, as an anonymous “record-industry insider” asserts that, “Ashley has more talent than Lindsay or Ali.?
Wow! We’d love to meet this insider – is his name Michael Lohan perhaps? A different family insider also jumps on the Ashley train, snapping, “Ashley?s singing ability just proves that the family talent comes from Michael (Lohan), not Dina Lohan.?
Um – who ever said anything about Lohan “family talent?” Poor Ashley shouldn’t get her hopes up – the only thing Lohans are good at is being crazy. Let’s hope the talent gene skipped her!? [MSNBC]
Wanna dress like Mr. West? Now you can!
Kanye West is sure to quickly become the most egotistical, self-obsessed fashion designer in the world with the release of his new shoe line for Louis Vuitton. Yep, Kanye’s putting the rap game on hold to take the shoe industry by storm. But he’s not stopping there! He’s already designing his own clothes, and he showed up dressed totally in his own designs while in Paris last week to attend the famous French designer’s runway show. “I grew up with the Louis look, you know,” the rapper gushed. “I just love the style.”
Ladies, don’t feel left out! He’s doing a women’s line of clothes (separate from his stuff for LV) in the fall. Tell us – will you wear Kanye couture? [WWD/E! Online]