There are a billion reason to love Mary J. Blige, so let’s start the day with just one. The singer was shopping recently at the Diane Von Fustenberg stores in downtown NYC, and overheard a customer freaking out about a dress she had on hold that she thought was $500 but turned out to be $900. Mary J. swooped in and asked to pay for the balance on the dress. “I know what it’s like to want something and not be able to have it,” Mary J. said when the customer tried to deny her offer. “I insist.”
Awww! Aren’t you just swooning at her kindness? She even declined the lady’s offer to repay her the balance on the dress, saying, ” “Just enjoy it. I’m blessed, so let me do this.” Other celebs out there – are you listening? Buy us stuff we can’t afford!? [NYP]
Any Winehouse fainted today and is being hospitalized. Gee, we wonder why? [Seriously? OMG!]
Katherine Heigl has pissed off TV writers and fans alike, after she withdrew herself from the Emmy race because she feels she wasn’t “given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination.” Get over yourself, Heig-y! [IDLYITW]
Joel Madden didn’t marry Nicole Richie, and he’s got the blog entry to prove it. [ICYDK]
OMG, Jessica Simpson eats meat ya’ll! We get it – you’re from Texas. [PopCrunch]
David Letterman destroyed Spencer Pratt on his show. Think it’ll land him a date with Lauren? [WWTDD]
RiRi performed at the MuchMusic Awards last night, and the normally adorable songbird committed every fashion offense in the book:
- Cheesy officer cap? Check.
- Ruffled top that really belongs in the sale bin of your local Fashion Bug? Check.
- Lindsay Lohan skank leggings? Check.
- Patent leather hooker boots that probably cost over $1000? Check.
The only thing that could have made this look better? A little arm candy by the name of Chris Brown.
New beef alert! A couple of super hot video vixens – Rita G. and Dollicia “Doll” Bryant – hit up a radio show recently where they dished dirt on Kanye and talked trash about Bow Wow, ragging on his short stature and claiming he macked them while he was still with Ciara (WATCH the video of their trash talking sesh here). Ohhh snaps!
But Bow Wow’s not one to get walked all over, so he’s taken to the web with his own video (watch it above), refuting the gals’ claims. He’s even got recent footage (allegedly) of Dollicia hanging out with him and his boys. In his vid Bow Wow taunts the girls, saying, “You ain’t gonna win this game, you can’t play chess with Bobby Fischer, baby!” When discussing Rita G., who starred in Kanye’s “Flashing Lights” video, Bow Wow claims that “Nobody knows her!”
Well now we do! So who do you think won Round 1 of this battle?
Everyone knows that Ashanti and Nelly are a couple – and every knows that every one knows, except the lovey-dovey pair. So when Ashanti spoke about her man this weekend, she of course kept it vague and unclear, even though we all know what’s going on. “Me and Nelly, we’re good friends. We kick it ? hang out a lot,” the singer coyly revealed. “The industry is very hard, so it’s good to have fun and lighten it up.”
But wait! Ashanti kept going, and she dropped a tiny info bomb when asked he she and her man might be marrying soon. “”Oh no. Noooo! No engagement. But definitely in the future. Ha! Ha!”
Is she teasing us or telling the truth? Either way, we hope there’s a ring involved. [People]
Chrianna, the golden couple of hip-hop that has yet to reveal their love to the public, were spotted snacking on Jamba Juice together on Friday. How romantic and normal! With everything fast food joint they visit, we love Chris and Rihanna more. And you know what they say – the couple that juices together, stays together! If only they’d just admit that they’re a couple.
It’s not like Kanye‘s trying to make new friends, but you’d think he’d at least go after a few new fans. But after his craptastic performance at Bonnaroo, all he got was a crowd of haters. The rap-diva had been scheduled to perform at 2:45 AM on Sunday, but didn’t take the stage for almost two hours, thanks to his ridiculous stage set that apparently takes hours to set up. Hey, if Kanye wants a fake spaceship named Jane to talk to during his show, than that’s what he’ll get! According to comedian Aziz Ansari, West even complained to the inanimate object about his love life as part of the show, saying, “I been away too long. I ain?t had a woman in so long Jane. I just need some p*ssy.? Surely that kind of performer-spaceship interaction made the wait worth it, right fans?
Once on-stage, Kanye never addressed his delayed start, and later that day angry fans banded together for a “Kanye sucks!” chant, which probably would have been more effective during his actual concert. Oh well, they were probably tired (among other things).
If an already married celebrity re-weds her youthful husband of two months and no one’s there to film it, does it count? Apparently not! Rumor has it that Mariah Carey has canceled a second round of nuptials to Nick Cannon because of a lack of public interest. “Mariah was willing to pay for the wedding, but the way she hoped to pay for the wedding was through the sale of photos. No one was interested,” says a snitch.
Wow, she’s running these personal decisions tied to her emotional life by the media before she proceeds. Bascially, she’s leaving things up to us! Us! Who’s a good celebrity? Who’s a good celebrity? That’s right! Mariah’s a good celebrity! Now roll over, play dead and write us some more No. 1′s! [MSNBC]
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.