“I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, ‘Okay, I can work that, for sure.’ It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me [in 2008]. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci — that was a big deal.”
— Rihanna talks to Elle about diversity in high fashion. But what we really want to know is how does she feel about obvious Photoshopping? [E! Online] Keep reading »
It’s been rumored that long-time besties, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna, had a falling-out in the last year or so. Madonna’s rep denies any rift between the famous workout-loving blondes, but an “insider” says: “They don’t speak. I can’t tell you exactly why they had the falling out, but Gwyneth can be jealous and competitive.” In May’s British Vogue, Gwyneth herself even hinted at rough waters with a friend, though she didn’t name names, saying: “I’m having a situation right now with a friend where I’m feeling pretty angry.” Could Madonna be the pal in question? Maybe! If so, we have seven possible reasons the twosome had a falling out, after the jump. Keep reading »
“I have a boyfriend [Matt Kemp]. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family … A year ago, I was very confused. Because [Chris Brown] was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives—not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him—it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.”
– Rihanna also talks fashion designers, the strength and vulnerability of women and stardom, in the July issue of Elle [The YBF] Keep reading »
OK, so maybe we were a little quick to assume that Heidi Montag leaving Spencer Pratt was a lame publicity stunt. Apparently, Heidi has filed actual legal separation papers. This isn’t a divorce, but one big thing it does is make Heidi’s earnings her own. This is a big deal because “The Hills” is dunzo after this season, and Spencer just received his final check for the show. Meanwhile, Heidi has a while new spin-off show starting with Jen Bunney, and Spencer won’t make a thing for it. It’s hard to feel too bad for him because his “Hills” check is for a whopping $675,000, but sources say that that’s nothing to Spencer. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Spencer goes postal now,” a source said. “The way that kid blows through cash, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s broke by the end of July.” [Radar Online]
So what can Spencer do to make money now? Some job ideas after the jump. Keep reading »
If Rihanna‘s head was really as big as it is on the cover of the July issue of Elle, it would fall off. [Elle] Keep reading »
At an after-party for the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, Lindsay Lohan‘s SCRAM anklet went off. The thing is supposed to monitor whether the person wearing it has any alcohol in their system, which leads us — and the judge who immediately issued a warrant for her arrest — to believe that LiLo was drinking. But the scandalicious actress swears it isn’t so. “These accusations are completely false,” she said. Lohan has a probation violation hearing set for July 6 and she has already posted 10 percent of her $200,000 bail in order to stay out of the slammer. [Radar Online]
Lindsay is so sure she didn’t have any alcohol in her system when her SCRAM went off that she has vowed to get proof before her court appearance. Of course, we’d like to help her in any way we can, so, after the jump, we have some
excuses possible reasons for the SCRAM’s “mistake.” Keep reading »
The top bodyguard to Britney Spears has quit after alleging that the star walks around naked in her house, goes commando in public, and flirted inappropriately with him, reports The Sun, Britain’s trashiest gossip rag.
Friends of Fernando Flores, 29, a former cop, told The Sun that Britney had an eye for Flores and “he felt if he didn’t reciprocate he could lose his job.” She also allegedly “runs around the house naked and yelling at staff” and guards are warned from “look[ing] at her the wrong way” when she’s in the buff. Flores allegedly also got in trouble with Brit’s father, Jamie Spears, after she was photographed sans panties, apparently because he felt uncomfortable reminding her to put her intimates on beforehand. Flores is allegedly considering legal action. Keep reading »
Two months ago, Princess Diana biographer and The Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown predicted Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, would announce their engagement last weekend. June 3rd and 4th came and went without a peep from across the pond. What gives?
Prince William is apparently pissed off because of at least one paparazzi pic of his girlfriend playing tennis on a family vacation, which was leaked to a German magazine. According to Brown’s sources, he suspects someone she knows is tipping the paps off, and he wishes Kate were more upset about it. Keep reading »