Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Music and Video For Katy Perry's "E.T." Featuring Kanye West

Behind The Scenes Of Rihanna's 'Rolling Stone' Cover Shoot

Check out Rihanna's 'Rolling Stone' cover shoot and interview above.

Trailer #2 For Britney Spears' MTV Special, Set To Air April 3rd 9pm

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Music: Jennifer Lopez 'I'm Into You', Featuring Lil' Wayne

J. Lo called into Ryan Seacrest's radio show today to talk Idol and her new song (snippet of the single starts around the 4:51 mark).  Visit J. Lo's official Facebook page to unlock the song and be automatically entered to win a trip to the "American Idol" season finale show in LA.

Britney Spears' Ex-Husband, Kevin Federline, Expecting Fifth Child

Kevin Federline, 33 is expecting his fifth child with girlfriend Victoria Prince, 28, according to People magazine.  The ex-backup dancer and ex-husband of Britney Spears has two sons with her and two more children with ex-girlfriend, Shar Jackson.

His current girlfriend, Victoria, is a former professional volleyball player and has the same birthday as his ex-wife Britney Spears.  Hmmm....  Britney filed for divore from Federline in 2006.

Trailer #1 For Britney Spears' MTV Special, Set To Air April 3rd 9pm

Natalie Portman Slammed For "Body Double" Claims In Black Swan

Natalie Portman
American Ballet pro, Sarah Lane (Natalie Portman's "body double" in "Black Swan"), claims that she performed 95% of the dance sequences for "Black Swan (which makes sense to me!).  The NY Daily News reported that on Monday Darren Aronofsky, the filmmaker, countered Lane's statements that Natalie only danced 5% of the ballet thriller.  Her co-star, Mila Kuinis also came to Natalie's defense that she "danced her a** off" (yeah right!) in the film.

The director is saying that Natalie's time on screen can be measured at "over 90%".  Boy, you see how vague their statements seem to be regarding her actual dancing?  Makes you wonder!  No matter what, the film was a good and and the dancing excellent, no matter who performed the dances!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beyonce And Father To Depart Ways-Business Wise, That Is

Beyonce Knowles

Matthew Knowles

Beyonce has decided to part ways with her long-time manager (and father) Matthew Knowles (on a business level).  This, in no way, diminishes their relationship as father and daughter.  According to E! online, Matthew has managed Beyonce since she was a teenager and was getting her start with "Destiny's Child".  Bey, a 16-time Grammy winner said,

"He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly," the now 29-year-old singer said in a statement.

She also acknowledged the contribution he has made to her career over the years.  Her father echoed her sentiments and said that the decision "was mutual" (yeah right!).  He went on to say,

"We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment."

Kelly Rowland, another former "Destiny Child" member, separated from Matthew Knowles' management back in January.

Kourtney Kardashian Makes Acting Debut On One Life To Live".

Kourtney Kardashian, debuted her acting skills to the world (or at least the US), yesterday March 28, on "One Life To Live".  Check out the clip above.  Is Kourtney trying to move away from "reality" tv?  From the clip above, I say she should take a few more acting classes and she'll be all set!

Michael Lohan Paid $180K To Be On 'Celebrity Rehab'

Dr. Drew Pinsky and Michael Lohan

Now this is interesting!  Dr. Drew Pinsky paid Michael Lohan (father of Lindsay Lohan) $180K to appear on Celebrity Rehab for 21 days of treatment.  According to Pop Eater, his daughter, Lindsay, paid $53,000 to the Betty Ford clinic for her stint, but it seems as though Papa Lohan got the better deal! Michael was arrested last week on suspicion of domestic violence and was later charged with a misdemeanor for the incident with ex, Kate Major.

Sources say that Michael owes a ton of child support and with this misdemeanor charge on his hands, all the money from Celebrity Rehab is probably gone already.

Monday, March 28, 2011

DJ Megatron Of BET's "106 &Park" Shot & Killed In Staten Island

DJ Megatron was shot and killed in Staten Island early Sunday.

Sad news for BET fans of 106 & Park.  DJ Megatron (real name Corey McGriff, 32) was shot and killed early Sunday morning, in Staten Island (near his home), while walking to a local bodega to buy a cigar, according to a close friend and the police.

The NY Daily News reports that DJ Megatron was only a block from his Staten Island home when the killer approached him and shot him in his torso.  He died on the street.  No witnesses have come forward and no arrest has been made as of yet.  Sad.

Britney Spears Performs "Till The World Ends" for Good Morning America

Get ready for Britney Spears' comeback!  Check out Brit Brit's performance, above, that will air on March 29th on GMA.  She also made a surprise visit to Las Vegas this weekend, performing at Rain nightclub at the Palms Casino, possibly upstaging her GMA performance, according to the NY Daily News.?

David Schubert, Prosecuter of Bruno Mars & Paris Hilton, Arrested For Possession of Cocaine

What is the world coming to?  David Schubert, the Las Vegas District Attorney who prosecuted Bruno Mars and Paris Hilton for cocaine possession has, himself, been arrested for possession of the white stuff!  The NY Daily News reports that he was busted for buying crack cocaine from a street dealer near the strip.

To read more on this incredible story, click here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Whoopie Goldberg Confesses To Being High During The Oscars In 1991

Whoopie Goldberg
Stop the Press!  Whoopie Goldberg confessed to being high at the Oscars, in 1991, when she won "Best Supporting Actress for Ghost.  According to Dlisted, Whoopie told the crew, at the time, that she smoked a joint to help numb her nerves.  Whoopie says,

"Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are my habits. And I thought, 'I've got to relax.' So I smoked this wonderful joint that was the last of my home grown.
When he said my name and I popped up, I thought, 'Oh fuck... okay, up the stairs... around to the podium... there's millions of people, pick up the statue, get the statue.

I know you're not supposed to admit that you smoke pot, but I don't drink alcohol. Just because I do it doesn't mean you should."

Good advice Whoopie!

Whoopi Winning Best Supporting Actress by TheDlisted

Click here to see Whoopie proclaiming her love for the cigarettes and pot.

Khloe Kardashian And Lamar Odom Trying To Get Pregnant

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are ready for a baby.  Their upcoming reality show, Khloe and Lamar (airing next month), will chronicle their newlywed life, up close and personal.  Khloe, the youngest Kardashian sister, tells E! online that she definitely wants kids, but she didn't know that the process was so complicated.  She says,

"We're not doing anything to stop. It's just hard to get pregnant." 

Khloe claims that she and Lamar have been trying to get pregnant for a while and was surprised to find out that a woman has only three days out of the month to have a near perfect chance of getting pregnant.

She said,

"Who knew that? And after you're done ovulating, it's like a three-percent chance." 

Well Khloe, you and Lamar have your work cut out for you!  Good Luck!

Take a peek below at their upcoming series, Khloe and Lamar.  Looks good!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Britney Spears Performs At The Palms Casino In Las Vegas

Brit Brit performed a mini-concert at the Palms Casino, Rain nightclub yesterday-performing "Hold It Against Me", "Big Fat bass' and "Till the World Ends".  Check out some of the footage from the concert above.  She's looking a little stiff on stage.  Maybe because the stage is too small?   After the concert, Brit tweeted,

"It feels good to be back on stage again!"

Lindsay Lohan Considering Dropping "Lohan" From Her Name

Lindsay Lohan
Okay Lindsay, let's try and get moooorrree attention!  Lindsay wants to drop her last name, Lohan, and just go by Lindsay.  Her mother, Dina Lohan, told PopEater that Lindsay "is dropping the Lohan and just going by" her first name Lindsay.

If you ask me, that's a mistake.  If you had an unusual name like Madonna, Shakira, etc., it may work, but that's up to Lindsay.  According to E! online, brand strategist Kaira Akita say, "I don't think it's a smart move."  Akita says,

"She's been in a position as a celebrity [where it has appeared as if] she's kind of beat the system," Akita says, "so the idea of her going with a one-name moniker makes it appear as if she's higher above us."

The PopEater story suggests the move is more about getting her father, Michael Lohan, out of her life than advancing her Hollywood career.

Akita's advice to Lindsay?

"I would keep the Lohan, and probably drop the hot-model white dresses going to court," she says.

Check out Lindsay's latest court "jester".

Bret Michaels Prepares To Sue The Tony Awards, Among Others

Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels filed a lawsuit, yesterday, against CBS and Tony Award Productions, among others.  According to TMZ, he blames the producers for not giving clear, or any directions on how to exit the stage, after his performance at the Tony's last year.  When he tried to leave the stage, Bret was hit in the face by a set piece.  The suit claims he was hospitalized, after the incident, for a broken nose and cut lip.  Six month after the incident, he nearly died from a brain hemorrhage.

In his suit, Bret claims,

 "One of the most common causes of this type of hemorrhage is head trauma -- exactly like the one Michaels suffered at the hands of the Tony Awards."

Bret is suing for an unspecified damages.  Sounds like a settlement is on it's way!

Check out the video of the accident below.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Paris Hilton Wants To Sue

Paris Hilton

So, Paris Hilton is disputing claims that she is a racist and is preparing to sue.  I reported, earlier in the week (read here), that Neil Strauss' new book, Everyone Loves You When You're Dead, had a excerpt that interviewed an 18-year-old Paris who basically said "I can't stand black guys."

Now, according to Superficial (via The Toronto Sun), Paris' lawyer has issued a statement (see below) claiming that the quote from Strauss' book is false and that Paris will most likely sue for, essentially, defamation of character.

A statement from Hilton’s spokesperson reads, 

“These allegations are absolutely untrue and ridiculous. We have sent these claims to Miss Hilton’s lawyers to respond further. It’s another example of someone making false claims for financial gain.”

Well, we may have to chalk her behavior up to "young and dumb"!   What do you guys thinks?  Weigh in if you want!

Speculation About Fergie's Face Rampant

Okay, we all want to know what was up with Fergie's face!  The above picture was taken on March 10, 2011.  Her face does look a little fuller, but something was definitely different the night of her American Idol appearance!  According to ok Magazine, the singer has admitted to using Botox, but has denied having plastic surgery.

What do you think?

Take a look at The Black Eyed Peas performance on Idol below!

No Plea Deal For Lindsay Lohan-At Least For Now

Lindsay Lohan

Why Lindsay, why?  Just take the plea!  Which, according to Evil Beet Gossip, would probably sentence her to a few months in jail (probably 19 days, in reality, due to overcrowding).  Lindsay, just put this thing to bed (but if she did, she wouldn't get anymore press, hmm..).  Her lawyer says,

“Ms. Lohan has maintained her innocence from the moment this case was filed and she has never wavered,” her attorney, Shawn Holley, said in a statement to E! News. “Though many advised her to follow the safe route by taking ‘the deal’, the truth is, Ms. Lohan is innocent; she has a strong defense; and we are confident that a jury will listen to the evidence fairly and acquit her.”

Lindsay's preliminary hearing is April 22nd, stay tuned, she could make a deal from now, till then (milking the limelight all the way!)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

John Legend Covers Adele's "Rolling In The Deep"

Love it, Love it, Love it!  Take a listen!

Wendy Williams Getting Sued By Concert Promoter?

Wendy Williams

My, have we turned into a Diva?  Wendy Williams is getting sued by a concert promoter who alleges that the TV host/"Dancing with the Stars" contestant was paid a whopping $25,000 to appear at The Pool resort, in Atlantic City, but her conduct during the event "was best described as ... ungrateful."  According to ICYDK, a lawsuit alleges,

Williams was supposed to make a 2-hour appearance at The Pool at Harrah’s Resort.  The suit claims Williams hardly mingled with guests and left after only an hour, after complaining how she and her husband wanted to leave.
 Williams was supposed to take the mic on stage, but instead retreated to a cabana.
The suit claims Williams “disappointed her fans who came out expecting her to host the party.”
And the suit alleges … Williams — who is on “Dancing with the Stars” and hosts her own show –  demanded 4 bottles of Ace of Spades champagne and 2 bottles of white wine at her cabana.  The suit claims Williams and her husband said they wanted to be left alone while they drank.

Well, that'll teach her that the next time someone pays you, you'd better do your job or else!  Hey Wendy, $25,000 is alot of money!

Bethany Frankel Sells Her "Skinnygirl" Brand

Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny Frankel (former Real Housewives of NYC and current Bethenny Ever After reality star) has sold her Skinnygirl brand of low-cal cocktails, to Fortune brands, for an undisclosed amount (can't wait to find out how much she got for it!).   Bethenny will continue to be a party of the brand's development, marketing and collaboration.  According to CBB, the low-calorie drink has only 100 calories, per four-ounce serving.  Fortune brands will expand Skinnygirl's distribution, along with introducing other drinks under its label.  Can't wait!  have you tried Skinnygirl Margharita yet?

Congrats Bethenny!

GaGa For Google

Check out Musicians@Google's interview with Lady Gaga yesterday.  Gaga gave an exclusive, hour interview with Google to talk about her upcoming album, being female in the music industry, faith, goals, etc.  She laid it all on the line.

Check it out the video above!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Elizabeth Taylor passed away today, due to complications from congestive heart failure.  She was 79 years old.

JaRule Pleads in Tax Evasion Case

JaRule (real name Jeffrey Atkins) plead guilty in his $3 million tax evasion case yesterday, according to the Associated Press.    I already reported that he had a weapons charge case (read here), where he is scheduled to serve three years in prison (yikes), and now taxes?  Come on!  At this rate, he could possibly be spending years in jail!  If he ends up doing time, his lawyer, Stacy Richman, will ask the court to have the sentence served concurrently with the weapons sentence (hope so, for his sake!).

His lawyer did say that he was aware of the tax issue and had been working on a resolution.

To read more, click here.

Maya Rudolph Expecting Baby #3

Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph, 38 and husband, director Paul Thomas Anderson, 40 are expecting their third child, according to People magazine.  In 2009, Maya, then pregnant with her second child said,

"I feel like everyone who has had more than one (child) says you should do it.  It's nice to have this experience."

  Maya, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, has two other daughters (with Anderson), Pearl and Lucille.

Congrats Maya!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paris Hilton Does Not Like Black Guys... Well, That's What She Said!

Paris Hilton
What an ignorant comment (can't you, a least keep, it to yourself!)!  Let me clarify....  Paris Hilton's exact quote was, "I can't stand black guys".  I guess money can't buy you class!  Superficial reports that when  Neil Strauss, author of Everybody Loves You When You're Dead, shares a story about meeting Paris when she was 18.  She shares a few stories with him about breast implants at 14, wanting to pose for Playboy and "the black guy" Vin Diesel.  Here goes:

HILTON: I went out with that guy last night.
Which guy?
HILTON (points to an actor in Saving Private Ryan): We were making out, but then we went somewhere where it was bright and I saw that he was black and made an excuse and left. I can’t stand black guys. I would never touch one. It’s gross. (pauses). Does that guy look black to you?
How black does a guy have to be?
HILTON: One percent is enough for me.

Alrighty then!  We know how she feels about black guys!

Chris Brown Has A Meltdown On GMA

Chris Brown
Chris Brown may faces charges for trashing his Good Morning America dressing room and breaking a window, after Robin Roberts asked him the "Rihanna Question", you know the one (about his assault on Rihanna)?  According to Perez Hilton, people are wondering if the singer will face a parole violation.  GMA have not involved the authorities to date.  Chris should be grateful that he has been given, not just another chance, but a second?, third?, fourth? and I'm sure he get a fifth and sixth chance.  How many do you need before you get it right?!

A source close to Brown said,

"The police weren't called, and unless ABC decides to call the NYPD, no action will be taken against Brown, who is still on probation. No one saw Chris break the window. It would be a different scenario if the cops were called, which would prompt Brown's probation officer to become involved. If that did occur, Brown's probation officer would then notify the court, and the DA. Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray would then decide what action, if any, would need to be taken. It's certainly concerning that this happened, but unless the NYPD becomes involved, and ABC wants to press charges against Brown, he most likely won't be facing any probation violation."

Well, I'd say he still has anger management issues!

Soulja Boy's Younger Brother Killed In Car Wreck

Soulja Boy
So sad.  The young rapper, Soulja Boy, 20 lost his younger brother in a car accident over the weekend.  PerezHilton reported that Soulja tweeted,

“At home crying my eyes out I can’t believe my Lil bro is gone… today is so not my day.. RIP lil brother love you always :( ”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Soulja Boy and his family...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Charlie Sheen Back To Work On "Two and a Half Men"?

Charlie Sheen
Has CBS offered Charlie Sheen his job back?  Reuters (via Yahoo) has reported that NBC quoted sources close to Charlie Sheen that CBS offered Charlie his job back on "Two and a Half Men", but no official agreement had been made yet.

A Sheen spokesperson would not comment on the various rumors and CBS and Warner Bros. had no comment as well.  CBS and Warner Bros. have about six weeks left to decide whether they will bring back "Two and a Half Men" with or without Charlie (and the saga continues).

Eva Longoria Celebrated 36th B-Day With Friends And New Beau In Vegas

Eva Longoria at her 36th birthday party at Eve Nightclub, in Vegas
Eva Longoria celebrated her 36th at her nightclub, Eve (notice the wallpaper in back!), on Friday.  Smart move to get a plug for your business!   She and a few friends also had dinner at her steakhouse, Beso (notice the wallpaper for Beso too!), before the big bash.  According to All Headline News, NUVO Sparkling Liquor sponsored the party.

The theme was 20's Flapper and guests included Mario Lopez (and wife), Eduardo Cruz (Penelope Cruz's brother), Heidi Klum, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem among others.  Eva's cake was a glittery three-and-a-half foot pink and silver cake.  Nice!

Happy Birthday Eva!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Janet Jackson Booksigning in NYC

Janet Jackson at her booksigning yesterday, in NYC, at Barnes & Noble
 Janet Jackson signed copies of her new book, "True You:  A Journey To Finding And Loving Yourself" at Barnes & Nobel Bookstore in NYC yesterday.

Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods'-Ex, Has Outdone Him With A Bigger House!

Elin Nordegren and children
Tiger Woods ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, has plopped down $12 million on a new mansion, 10 miles away (that was probably a part of their divorce settlement) from his much smaller house, in sunny Florida.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the beachfront property (located in North Palm Beach, FL), built in 1932, is 17,000 square feet and has 8 bedrooms.  Tiger's new home is only 10,000 square feet.  Oh, the things money can buy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bradley Cooper And Renee Zellweger Go Their Separate Ways

Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger have called it quits.  Multiple sources have confirmed the rumor to USmagazine.  They never really ever seemed lovey dovey to me (just look at the picture above).  Renee and Bradley met six years ago, on the set of Case 39, but only started dating 2 years ago.  Famously tight-lipped about their relationship, neither really talked about the other (weird).

We wish them both luck in their future endeavors!

Ivanka Trump Launches New Shoe Line

Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump has just launched her new affordable line of footwear at Macy's (her father's connection, no doubt) Herald Square, NY.  The 6-month pregnant Ivanka concealed her baby bump under a sleek black dress.  According to Shine, Ivanka already has a successful high-end jewelry line, now she can add shoes to that resume (also with a rumored handbag and clothing line on the way!). 

When the line was announced last year, Ivanka said prices would range for $80-$140.  You can see Ivanka's Spring, 2011 footwear line here.

Rihanna Finally Moves Into Her 12-Bedroom Mansion

Friday, March 18, 2011

Jennifer Hudson Gives Private Concert In Atlanta

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson gave a private concert, last night, called 'Jennifer Hudson Private Soul Session Concert' at the W Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  Jennifer looked good and in shape!  Love the hair!

Gwyneth Paltrow Ink's Record Deal With Atlantic Records

Gwyneth Paltrow
 Yes, it's true, but not surprising!  The girl can sang!  Gwyneth Paltrow has signed a $1,000,000 record deal with Atlantic Records (boy, wish I could sing!).  According to PerezHilton, her new album will be out by year end.  Guess acting's taking a backseat to her music career (for now anyway).
Good luck Gwyn!  Can't wait for your new album!

2nd Promo For Britney Spears GMA Appearance Revealed

Let's hope Disney doesn't pull this one off of the internet!  The second promo for Brit Brit's GMA appearance has been revealed.  Britney is scheduled to perform on GMA the same date her new album, Femme Fatale, is scheduled to be released.

Click here for more info on Britney's whirlwind promo schedule.

Check out the GMA promo above!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million For Japanese Disaster Relief

Sandra Bullock
 I love it when celebrities donate in amounts like this!  Kudos to Sandra Bullock for donating a cool million to the American Red Cross to help those in need in Japan.  According to the NY Daily News, Sandra's donation is the largest, to date, that the Red Cross has received for Japan.

We like to hear stories like this as celebrities are blessed with the fortune to help make a difference immediately.  Although a tax write-off for Sandra, it's the thought that counts!  Last year, Sandra also donated a million to Haiti, via Doctors without Borders.

Keep up the good deeds Sandra!  Hopefully other celebrities will follow in your footsteps!

Courtney Love Reportedly Wanted to Snort Kurt Cobain's Ashes--Claims Book Author

Courtney Love
Former music reporter and author, Neil Strauss, claims, in his new book, that Courtney Love was so attached to husband, Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain, that she wanted to snort the dead rocker's ashes at one time.  According to an exclusive interview with RadarOnline, Neil Strauss revealed that that's exactly what happened when he interviewed the former Hole singer, after Cobain's death.

The author believed Courtney was serious.  He said,

“She was serious when she made the suggestion,” Strauss revealed. “She actually said she would offer his ashes to me first to snort and then said she would like them.", says Strauss "But the idea was nixed as I don't do coke."

More details are revealed in his book, Everyone Loves You When You're Dead, available at Amazon.

Nate Dogg, Dead Of Complications From Strokes

Nate Dogg
Singer/Rapper, Nathaniel Hale, known more commonly as "Nate Dogg", passed away Tuesday, as confirmed by family members, from complications of strokes. reported that he passed away in Long Beach, CA.  Nate Dogg, 41 suffered two strokes.  One in 2007 and the other in 2008.  We do not have the official cause of death yet.

He was nominated for four Grammy Awards, one being for the more known single 'Regulate', a collaboration with Warren G. (whatever happened to him?!) in 1995.  His latest nomination came in 2007, a collaboration with Eminen called 'Shake That'.

Rest in peace Nate Dogg!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Emma Watson Causes A Stir While Shooting Lancome Ad In Paris

Emma Watson, filming Lancome ad, in Paris, Monday, March 14, 2011
Emma Watson, the new face of Lancome, caused a stir on the streets of Paris, on Monday, while filming a new Lancome ad with Mario Testino.  The Envelope revealed that the Harry Potter starlet said that she is taking some time off from Brown University, posting on her website,

"I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter (the last one comes out this summer) and to focus on my other professional and acting projects. I will still be working towards my degree ... it's just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought : ),"

Lancome's International President, Youcef Nabi, said,

"Thanks to her charm, romanticism and her incredible modernity, Emma Watson has become the icon of her generation. We are delighted by this new collaboration with Emma, who brings a fresh spirit to LancĂ´me."

We couldn't agree more! 

Tyra Banks Dishes On Life At Harvard

Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks dished to Jimmy Fallon, on 'Late Night', that when she was accepted to Harvard, she had no idea that it was mandatory to live in their dorms.  She had "imagined", literally and figuratively, that she'd be staying 'at The Four Season down the street'!  Well, according to PopEater, she can't get enough of dorm life!  While admitting she freaked out at first, now she says she "wouldn't have it any other way", saying,

 "It's like summer camp. Every time a term ends, I get withdrawal ... I miss my friends. I miss my professors. I miss living in these dorms."

Watch the video (courtesy of MTV) below for more on Tyra and life at Harvard.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Steven Soderbergh Retiring From Filmmaking

Steven Soderbergh
 Steven Soderbergh is leaving the film industry.  According to PerezHilton, the director is retiring after his next two film projects ( Liberace, starring Michael Douglas and The Man From U.N.C.L.E., starring George Clooney).
When asked why he's leaving the film industry, he simply stated,
"It's just time. When you reach the point where you're like if I have to get into a van to do another scout I'm just going to shoot myself, it's time to let somebody else who's still excited about getting in the van, get in the van.
For the last three years I've been turning down everything that comes my way. You're not gonna have Steven Soderbergh to kick around anymore."
The director, famous for films such as Ocean's Eleven and Erin Brockovich seems as though he's had enough.  Hopefully he'll find another profession where he can use his talents!

50 Cent And Gilbert Gottfried Among Celebrities Who Have Mocked Japanese Tragedy

50 Cent
 Why are so many celebrities mocking the Japanese tragedy and making tasteless jokes?  First it was 50 Cent with his offensive tweet, saying,
"Its all good Till b*tches see there christian louboutins floating down da street shit gone get crazy."
"Wave will hit 8am them crazy white boys gonna try to go surfing."
"Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoe's from LA,Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol"
He later tweeted an apology saying,
"Nah this is nuts but what can anyone do about it. Let's pray for anyone who has lost someone."
"Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value. Hate it or love it. I'm cool either way 50cent"
Others in trouble are Gilbert Gottfried and Glenn Beck.  According to the LATimes, Gilbert Gottfried was fired by AFLAC.  He was a longtime spokesperson for the company.  He has since apologized for his "attempt at humour".

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jake Gyllenhall And A Fan Get Into Scuffle At Movie Premier

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake and a fan got into a little scuffle, in the bathroom, at the premier of his film 'Source Code'.  According to PerezHilton, Jake was in the the bathroom doing, you know what, when a fan tried to take a picture of him.  The scuffle got to the point where the cops were called.  A source said:

"Gyllenhaal apparently grabbed the dude mid-photo, threw him against the wall and was like, 'are we really gonna do this right now?"
When Jake was asked to verify what the source said, he replied,

"That’s true. I think it’s an appropriate space to keep privacy. I hope that people wouldn’t disagree with me on that."

Good for you Jake!  You know, you have to set some boundaries!

Singer Jewel Doing Well After Car Accident

Jewel appears to be doing well after a fire truck crashed into the passenger side of her car.  According to Yahoo! Music, Jewel took to Twitter and told fans,

"Hey everyone, [I was] just released from the ER and my doctor's office, everything is fine. Me and the baby are ok. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers."

We're glad your doing well Jewel!  Jewel and hubby, Ty Murray are expecting a boy.

Ne-Yo Regrets Giving 'Irreplaceable' To Beyonce

Ne-Yo and Beyonce

Ne-Yo wants to clear the air about what he said regarding Beyonce and the song he wrote ('Irreplaceable'), but she sang.  According iLuLu, Ne-Yo did an interview where he said he regretted giving the song, 'Irreplaceable', to Beyonce because he actually wrote it for himself.  Well, that did not sit well with Beyonce fans, who felt he was disrespectful to the singer.  To clear the air, Ne-Yo took to his Twitter account tweeting,

Just heard the audio where I supposedly dissed Beyonce. ARE Y’ALL SERIOUS!?! Did y’all even listen to what I said!?! I said I originally wrote the song for me. That’s true, so OF COURSE I didn’t want to give it away originally. IT WAS FOR ME….…Once I realized how the song comes across if sang by a guy, that’s when I decided to give it away. HOW IS THAT DISSING BEYONCE!?! She took the song and made it a smash, NOBODY can deny that….

Then, responding to a hacker that continued to make Bey's fans upset, he tweeted,

You know what? At first I was apologetic about what the hacker said, now that I’ve heard the audio myself, not so much…..…Y’all should listen a lil’ harder before you start dissin’ people. Makes you look real dumb. I’m tired of being nice to dumb people……Bottom line, Beyonce is my friend. To HELL with anybody that ain’t SMART enough to understand what I truly meant…..…Last time y’all will EVER get any of my time or attention. Much love to my fans and fam, F*** IDIOTS AND HATERS!! Have a good one.

Listen to the video in question below!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Nicki Minaj "Right Thru Me" Video

Michael Madsen Wanted By The Law!

Michael Madsen
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Michael Madsen, 53.  The famed actor of such movies as 'Donnie Brasco', 'Kill Bill' and 'Reservoir Dogs' is wanted by the law.  TMZ has reported that the actor allegedly owes $570,000 in child and spousal support.  A warrant was issued for his arrest, after he failed to show up in court, regarding the child/spousal support case.

Michael is the brother of Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen.  According to PopEater, the actor has five kids and has been married three times.  Michael also filed for bankruptcy in 2009, unable to repay personal loans from Pierce Brosnan ($25,000) and Quentin Tarantino ($1 million).

Michael is a brilliant actor.  Hopefully he will get back to work soon!

Lauryn Hill Announces Concert Dates For Her 'Moving Target' Tour

Lauryn Hill
Is Lauryn Hill trying to make a comeback?  PerezHilton reports that the former "Fugee" has announced additional dates for the second leg of her Moving Target: Extended Playdate Series tour.  12 dates have been named so far.  Apparently, previous shows she has put on have not gone so well, so we hope this new leg will put her into a different perspective.  She's genius as an artist!

If you want to check Lauryn out, here are the dates:

3/16 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
3/19 – Miami, FL – Jazz in the Gardens Festival
3/23 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
3/26 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
3/30 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
4/3 – Oahu, HI – Aloha Tower
4/9 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Hall
4/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
4/15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music and Arts Festival
4/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
4/23 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
5/7 – New Orleans, LA – Jazz and Heritage Festival

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mel Gibson Escapes Jail Time By Pleading No Contest To Misdemeanor Battery Charge

Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson has finally been charged with misdemeanor battery, for allegedly assaulting former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, after months of ongoing investigations by detectives.  RadarOnline reported that the actor has plead "No Contest", thereby avoiding jail time.

Mel now gets three years probation, is required to attend domestic violence counseling for a year, pay a small fine and do 16 hours worth of community service (he said he would do it at one of Oksana's charities).

Well, I'd say he got a good deal!  Hopefully he learns something from this experience, becomes a better rolemodel for his kids and hopefully, more tolerant of other people in the world.

Lady Gaga's Choreographer Dishes On Her Split With Target And The Grammy Egg

Lady Gaga's choreographer, Laurieann Gibson
Laurieann Gibson, Lady Gaga's choreographer, is glad and proud that Lady Gaga has decided to end her campaign with Target, saying,

"Ultimately there is that place where enough [is] enough already and be who you say you are," Gibson says. "Because it is in the confusion that we are losing the kids."
Zap2it reported that Gaga decided to cancel her deal with Target, that had the chain selling her new album, 'Born This Way', because the chain supported politicians that were against gay marriage.
Gibson, who describes herself as a "dancer extraordinaire" has a show coming up on E! called "The Dance Scene".  She is also the one who came up with the idea of "The Egg" for the the Grammys, saying,
"What happened was when I heard the record it just inspired me," Gibson says. "And I called Gag [sic] and said, 'We have to birth a new race within a race that does not hate or judge or condemn or bully.' The vessel represented an incubating period where the old DNA was being drained and the new DNA was being transferred, so she could be ultimately birthed at the Grammys, with the new race to really signify for me and her that the struggle is not a struggle and that we will inspire, ultimately, to not judge or hate."

Sounds like a good message to me!

Katy Perry Launches New Fragrance 'Purr by Katy Perry' in Cologne Germany

Katy Perry
Katy Perry, in Germany, at the launch of her new fragrance, 'Purr by Katy Perry'.  Katy looked hot in signature purple!  JustJared reported that the singer made a stop, earlier in the week, in Brussels, Belgium, tweeting,

“I especially like ♥BRUSSELS♥ because it has most of my hubby’s name hidden it @rustyrockets! #bonus!” Katy tweeted, later adding, “Brussels… That was so fun! I have stocked my bus with lots of your cheese, waffles, chocolate & beer… Unfortunately my thighs hate you.”

By the way, Katy's shoes are awesome!  Her silver metallic "Maniac" pumps are by Brian Atwood.