August 21, 2013 |
"I somewhere inside knew, and kind of wanted, to go to jail. " So declared Lindsay Lohan poetically in a hyper-hyped sitdown Sunday with Oprah , cynically scheduled to promote O's movie, The Butler , and LiLo's reality show on O's OWN. Jail gave LiLo, 27, a chance "to find some peace," she said. Having recently completed her sixth rehab stint, she made a most momentous admission: She's an addict. Alcohol is her primary passion, and a "gateway to other things. . . . I tried cocaine with alcohol.
August 17, 2013 |
Responding to outrage from fans and civil rights leaders, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has removed a satirical video called the Harriet Tubman Sex Tape from his All Def Digital YouTube channel. The vid starred an actress playing abolitionist hero Harriet Tubman having sex with a man she addresses as her "Massa" so he'd let her run the Underground Railroad. Simmons has posted an apology on Globalgrind.com. "I'm a very liberal person with thick skin," he writes. "My first impression of the Harriet Tubman piece was that it was about what one of the actors said in the video, that 162 years later, there's still tremendous injustice.
August 16, 2013
THESE HAVE been fallow, bitter times for those who chronicle the comings and goings of the glitterati. After all, The Most Important Woman in the World, Kim Kardashian , has been in self-imposed exile since she presented baby daddy Kanye West with a daughter they named North West . (This kid will never lack direction in her life!) Yesterday, mommy, daddy and baby were spotted at an El Lay medical center. Presumably, they were there so North could have a checkup. As for what North looks like, no news yet. Borrowing a classic move from Michael Jackson , TMIWIW covered her spawn with a blanket.
June 25, 2013 |
Kanye West is the Alpha and the Omega of life. At least, where disciple Kim Kardashian is concerned. Days after welcoming their baby girl, Kanye lets his Ego loose on W mag, claiming he's the reason Kim is a fashion icon. "She just needed to be given some platforms of information to work from," West says. Without an inner life of her own, Kim dresses up for him. "For her to take that risk," he says, "it just shows you how much she loves me. " Kanye, who says his life goal is "to make Kanye West as dope as possible," says he appears on Keeping Up with the Kardashians not for more PR but for love.
June 19, 2013 |
Toronto rapper-actor Drake , 26, had his priorities straight when he was young: Upon turning 23, he vowed he'd make $25 mil by the time he was 25 by slinging his beats. He did it! Now he tells GQ mag he plans to make $250 mil by the time he's 29. "I feel this great responsibility to see how far can we take it, how out of reach can I set that bar for whoever comes after," says Drake, using the term responsibility in a uniquely narcissistic manner. Pitt: Angelina Jolie still sexy Brad Pitt stands by his fiancée Angelina Jolie 's decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy when she found out she had the BRCA gene mutation that increases her chance of getting breast cancer.
June 18, 2013 |
The First Family is making the most of it in Ireland. While President Obama hung out at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, Michelle Obama on Monday took Malia , 14, and Sasha, 11, to Dublin for a presentation at Trinity College about the First Children's genealogy. The Obama girls are descended from Irish immigrants through their dad's maternal relatives in Kansas. Their father's great-great-great grandfather was a shoemaker in Moneygall, a village between Dublin and Limerick.
June 15, 2013 |
Half a century has passed since her tragic death in 1962 at 36, yet Marilyn Monroe continues to enthrall. But why? All due apologies to Monroe fanatics, but she was hardly a George Washington, or, for that matter, a George Sand. Was Monroe all that important or interesting? Was she as significant an artist as Sarah Bernhardt? Did she really have as rich an inner life as Dostoevsky? Perhaps not. Yet we keep coming back to her: Tens of thousands of pages and hundreds of hours of film are devoted to her - including HBO's documentary Love, Marilyn , premiering Monday at 9 p.m. The film suggests that what endures about Monroe isn't the person, but the myth.
June 14, 2013 |
How would you define the transcendent love that binds P.R. hounds Kanye West and Kim Kardashian ? An artist with some genuine poetic ups, Kanye assays the most important question of the era. "Any woman . . . you're in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of . . . energy," Kanye tells the New York Times. This energy focuses his soul. "I'm the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend . . . and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me. " How does he feel about being a dad?
June 4, 2013 |
The twit-sphere was abuzz Monday with word that Michael Douglas blames his throat cancer on oral sex. The star, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2010 and is now in remission, was quoted in London's the Guardian saying his cancer was caused by human papillomavirus virus (HPV), contracted during oral sex with women. (It's extremely rare, but it can happen.) Douglas' reps went into hyperdrive Monday. A statement said he did discuss "that oral sex is a suspected cause of certain oral cancers . . . but he did not say it was the specific cause of his personal cancer.
May 21, 2013 |
Kanye West has had an active couple of weeks, no matter how you slice it. His head, that is, which he dinged (dung?) when he walked into a stop sign during an evening perambulation with his pregnant amourette, Kim Kardashian . A paparazzo snapped a snap of the man-sign interaction, and Kanye ended up ranting in the street. Meantime, his Lamborghini got scraped up, awww, when Kim's gate closed a little too quickly on it as a repair guy delivered it after servicing. Meantime , Kanye has dropped his new album, Yeezus , with dark, twisted new tunes.