Gwen Stefani Calls Split From Gavin Rossdale “Unexpected,” While Blake Shelton Says He’s Not Into Playing Games

In a new interview with KIIS FM, Gwen Stefani called her recent split from husband Gavin Rossdale “unexpected,” and implied that their split had been in the works for a long time. “There was one night, the epicenter of the whole thing — that’s the most I can say about that — and the next day I wrote the chorus to ‘Used to Love You,’” Stefani recalled. “But I didn’t know it was ‘Used to Love You.’ I just had written all this stuff and it had happened to be in there buried in a bunch of lyrics that I had written.” [Us Weekly]

Meanwhile, Gwen’s new squeeze, her fellow coach/judge/whatever on “The Voice,” Blake Shelton, says he’s not interested in a woman who plays games. “I don’t have time for that crap. I want it now.” I hope these two realize they’re BOTH rebounding HARD. [Celebitchy]

I haven’t read this yet, but I’ve heard this New Yorker piece about a man who spent 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime that he was never explicitly convicted of is amazing. [New Yorker]

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” makes a lot of people dance like dorky dads, but the song makes this cat just suppppppper chill. [Dlisted]

Who would have thought Oprah would be among the Kardashians chief defenders? Apparently O did not like seeing Rebel Wilson shit talk America’s favorite reality TV family, because she caped for them during an interview with the same Australian radio station where Rebel made her remarks, telling them:

“I interviewed the Kardashians two years ago and I can’t believe how hard they work. People don’t understand that, people think ‘Oh, if a television camera’s just following you then that’s just easy.’ To really create a reality series that looks like something’s actually happening, it means you have to be on all the time.

I went there to film them as a family and I couldn’t believe how hard they worked. We were there for 7 hours and they were gonna tape another 7 hours after I left. No matter who you are, that is work.”

That’s fair. I certainly don’t think that the Kardashians are lazy and don’t bust their asses — but I do think that the way money is distributed, where reality TV stars can be paid as much as they are while teachers struggle to pay the bills, is BULLLLLSHIT. [Dlisted]

NEWWWWWWW Erykah Badu!!!! The song is called “Phone Down” and it is of course flawless.

 

Khloe Kardashian had a very real moment in an interview with NBC during a signing for her book, Strong Looks Better Nakedin LA yesterday, and was upfront that promoting the book wouldn’t be her top priority right now if she wasn’t contractually obligated. “As great as this book has been, it’s just really bad timing,” Kardashian admitted to NBC, in reference to estranged husband Lamar Odom’s hospitalization. “It’s even uncomfortable for me sitting here doing something like this and I don’t feel, like, guilty that I should be elsewhere right now — but I have to be here contractually. It’s like a great thing … a fantastic thing happening in my life. Something else takes precedence, and I’m trying to manage through that and do the best of both.” [Us Weekly]

Michael Angelakos of the band Passion Pit has come out as gay. In an interview with Bret Easton Ellis on his podcast, Angelakos said that he “wanted so badly to be straight” for his now ex-wife Kristina Mucci, but in the end, she was his biggest supporter.  “When I decided to really deal with it head on, which was, I don’t know, in June, she was the one who spearheaded it in a way,” the musician revealed. “She said, ‘You need to figure out what’s going on with your sexuality because you can’t hate yourself anymore.'” [Us Weekly]

Are Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt getting back together?! [Page Six]

Martha Stewart met Caitlyn Jenner and described her as “tall and attractive with a very low voice” on Instagram, which is just so Martha.

@caitlynjenner is at the #glamour WOTY awards at Carnegie hall!! Tall and attractive with a very low voice

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