I am so mega obsessed with the cuteness of little Seraphina Affleck, who visited dad on set with her mom and big sis, Violet. [Cambridge, MA, 10/20/09] Keep reading »
Beyonce has postponed an Oct. 25 performance in Malaysia after Muslim conservatives in that country accused her show of being “immoral.” The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, Malaysia’s largest opposition group, has called for the cancellation of the show because they say it would promote “Western sexy performances.” A statement released by Marctensia entertainment company says the decision to postpone was made solely by Beyonce. In 2007, she canceled a planned performance after protest threats from the Islamic opposition party, but said at the time it was a result of scheduling conflicts. Female performers in Malaysia are required by law to cover up from the shoulders to the knees, without any visible cleavage. And, last month, Marctensia said Beyonce and others involved had “come to an amicable understanding” about her performance costumes. (But the postponement suggests this wasn’t true.) If the problem here is Beyonce’s bedazzled leotards, we can’t wait to see the more conservative, body-covering versions she comes up with. Can Sasha be Fierce without showing off her legs, booty, and cleavage? Keep reading »
Serena Williams is under investigation by the International Tennis Federation for her outburst during the U.S. Open semi-finals last month and could be banned from two grand slams, including the Australia Open 2010 which she is expected to headline, under the tennis code of conduct. Serena has been asked to explain what prompted her to “threaten” the baseline judge with: “You don’t know me. You better be right. I swear to God I’m going to take this ball and shove it down your throat.” The lineswoman allegedly thought Serena had threatened her life. Serena was given a point penalty that cost her the match, and was later fined $10,500 for the outburst and smashing a racquet during the same event by on-site authorities. The ITF still has the power to fine her more than $500,000 in prize money and impose a ban. If she does receive a grand slam ban, Australia Open officials are expected to lobby for the ban to be served during nest year’s U.S. Open. [The Daily Telegraph] Keep reading »
“I’ve had some absolutely great relationships and some not so great relationships. I’ve been in some relationships where I’ve felt terribly alone. Just because you’re with someone it doesn’t mean you’re incredibly happy and complete.”
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden looked a little prom-y at the Noble Humanitarian Awards. His tie and highlights make him look as if he were an afterthought when they were deciding what to wear. But what do you think? Is there ever an appropriate time to match to your date? [10/18/09, Beverly Hills] Keep reading »
I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately, but I seem to have developed some kind of strange, vague obsession with Shauna Sand. There is something about a woman who walks around 24/7 in Lucite stripper shoes, who has turned herself into a kind of living Barbie, who may very well have produced her own sex tape (or not!), that captivates me. It’s like watching a zombie that looks like a living doll navigate the world in stilettos. Anyway. Now, Shauna’s gonna sell her stuff on eBay, and the video promo for it boggles. Boggles! I can’t believe I have to wait until Oct. 23 to bid on those rhinestone-and-Lucite heels. [Heyman Hustle] Keep reading »
Another week, another Carrie Prejean eyeroll-worthy drama. The latest dirt? Our beloved ex-Miss California still owes $5,200 for a boob job paid for by pageant organizer K2 Productions, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday. K2 said it foot the bill for plastic surgery at Prejean’s behest, so she could “be more competitive” in the 2009 Miss USA pageant, and she hasn’t honored a verbal agreement to pay them back. (Verbal agreement? Get it in writing, people!) Keep reading »
- Nadya Suleman has revealed that she has the hots for Jon Gosselin. [Celebitchy] — Feel free to puke up your breakfast now.
- Joss Stone needs a tall man because she’s 5 foot 10 inches tall, and she seems to have her sights on Wentworth Miller from “Prison Break.” [OK! Magazine] — Maybe he also reads OK! and will holler at her now.
- Meryl Streep‘s daughter, Mamie Gummer, is engaged to actor boyfriend Ben Walker. [PopEater]
“I’m trying to give them the grace to see, if they’re acting out of line, I’m trying to look deeper into why that is. Why the kids are acting out. Cause it’s all inter-related. I mean, they don’t see it, but it’s all interconnected.”
— Kate Gosselin talks to Vanity Fair about the interconnectedness of, you know, fame-hungry parents who bad-mouth each other to the media every chance they get and their kids having issues. Keep reading »