April 19, 2013 |
WE REALIZE Time magazine is simply trying to sell magazines and Tattle appreciates that. Sometimes we try to sell newspapers. But if we gave you a list with the names Jennifer Lawrence , Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis on it, you might guess that it was a list of important figures in movies. If the list had Justin Timberlake , Jay-Z , Beyoncé , Frank Ocean , Christina Aguilera and Justin Bieber 's manager Scooter Braun , you might guess that it was a list of people having an impact on the current music scene.
April 16, 2013 |
TATTLE HATES to pick on dumb teenagers, but what the heck was Justin Bieber thinking? While in Amsterdam, Bieber got a guided tour of the Anne Frank House Museum and wrote an entry into a guestbook saying, "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber. " Absoutely. If she didn't have to hide from the Nazis and die of typhus in a concentration camp 68 years ago. Really, dude, how is your takeaway from the Anne Frank house that you wish she'd been a fan of yours . Bieber's remarks led to criticism from some quarters, as a Facebook response insulting Bieber received more than 1,000 "likes" - slightly more than the museum's original post about the incident.
April 16, 2013 |
Say what you will about pipsqueak pop star Justin Bieber , but the kid is expanding his horizons. While in Amsterdam this weekend, he stopped by the Anne Frank House museum. It's the actual house in which Frank wrote her famous Diary while the adolescent and her family hid in the cramped attic to escape Nazi persecution during World War II. As a certified pop idol, Bieber knows a thing or two about teenage girls. "Truly inspiring to be able to come here," he wrote in the museum's guest book.
April 7, 2013 |
IT'S Tattle's first-ever week in review: Friday Beyoncé and Jay-Z celebrated their fifth anniversary in Havana. Beyoncé: "Is that a cigar or are you just happy to see me?" Jay-Z: "It's a cigar. " Also celebrating: "Arrested Development," which returns May 25 - on Netflix. Thursday NBC got what it wanted: Jay Leno is leaving "Tonight" next February, and Jimmy Fallon is taking over. Norwegian tween girls got what they wanted: No school, so they can see Justin Bieber in Oslo.
April 2, 2013 |
IT'S TAKEN a little more than 500 years to get to the root of William Shakespeare 's personality, but it turns out he was a bastard. According to a group of academics, the Bard was more Shylock than Puck, a ruthless businessman - hoarder, moneylender, tax dodger - who grew wealthy dealing in grain during a time of famine. You thought he just wrote plays, but researchers from Aberystwyth University, in Wales, argue that we can't fully understand Shakespeare unless we study his often-overlooked business savvy.
March 28, 2013 |
Justin Bieber is no longer a boy. But, honestly, is he yet a man? The Canadian megastar's mum, Pattie Mallette , isn't sure. She does know one thing: She's not quite ready to let him go, to fly the coop. "Um, yeah, I mean, he's growing up," Pattie told Access Hollywood on Wednesday. "He's 19. I mean, he's not my baby. I want to be able to take away free will sometimes and be able to do everything for him. " BeliebMom says it's tough to see some of the media reports about her boy, such as a story that the "Baby" singer on Tuesday assaulted a neighbor at his Calabasas, Calif., pad. "I'm sure you can appreciate as a mom how I feel when I read some of these stories," said Pattie.
March 20, 2013 |
Sheldon Stephens , the first of four men who accused former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of molesting him when he was underage, alleges in a new lawsuit that Clash, 52, indulged in an orgiastic intake of crystal meth and "poppers" before having sex with Stephens, then 16. The suit, filed by the Harrisburg resident in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, says Clash promised the young would-be actor he'd help advance his career. Clash lawyer Michael Berger calls the suit meritless.
March 17, 2013 |
Gossip professionals are under attack this week, targeted by celebs who slam us for distorting the truth. Miley Cyrus is mad over rumors she's split up with sweetheart Liam Hemsworth because she's been seen without her engagement ring. She says the bauble is out for repairs. Her pal Evan Rachel Wood tweets her support: "The fact that we live in a world which condones the stripping of basic human rights . . . of people because of their status, is very sad to me. " Yep, I've always dreamt of trampling on Wood's human rights!
March 7, 2013 |
A SEISMIC SHIFT is occurring in the entertainment firmament. Justin Bieber has been booed in London. The Biebs, who's 19 now but sings to a legion of girls just a few years removed from "Sesame Street," apologized Tuesday to his young fans - and their PO'd parents - after they accused him of taking the stage inconsiderately late for a concert. Bieber insisted that he was only 40 minutes behind schedule, and blamed "technical issues," but show time on the ticket for his roughly 90-minute gig was 8:30 (the O2 Arena said that he was due to go on at 9:30)
February 20, 2013
WHEN MY DAUGHTER Eve was little, we were inseparable. I'd listen to her talk about her imaginary boyfriend in Florida. I'd hold long conversations on her pink feather toy phone. I even played jacks with her once or twice, because seeing her smile was worth every bounce of the ball. But girls grow up, and when they do, they become different people. It's not as drastic a transformation as Linda Blair's in "The Exorcist," but it's pretty darn close. In fact, if you put a regular teenage girl in a lineup with a chick possessed by Beelzebub, you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference.