In 2007, Beyoncéwas forced to cancel a concert in Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country, because the fundamentalist Pan Malaysian Islamic Party is “against western entertainment that promotes hedonism.” Now that she’s scheduled to play there on October 25, uber-religious folks are up in arms again and working hard to get her banned. See, in Malaysia, performers are supposed to wear very P.C. clothes and cover themselves from chest to knees. They aren’t allowed to jump, shout, hug or kiss onstage. In other words, fun is not to be had. [AP via Yahoo]
Beyoncé isn’t the only performer who’s drawn the ire of religious countries. Here are five other stars who’ve been banned from countries or came close to it. Keep reading »
Ever wanted to know what a megastar spends in a month? Lucky for you, Britney Spears’ credit card bill for the first 11 months after her dad took control of her finances has been leaked to TMZ. Wait, Britney only has one credit card? Time to diversify, girl. Also, considering the insane amount of my credit card bill over the past year, I’m surprised that BritBrit, who makes zillions, only racked up $112K. After the jump, how BritBrit spent her money this year. Keep reading »
Holy inappropriate, Batman. It hasn’t even been 24 hours since “One Day at a Time” actress Mackenzie Phillips sat down on Oprah‘s couch and tearfully confessed that she had an incestuous relationship with her dad, John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas’ fame, for more than a decade that culminated in a pregnancy and subsequent abortion. And already, the keeper of John Phillips’ estate, a lawyer named Jeffrey A. Greenberg, has made a strange announcement. No, he hasn’t come out and said anything about the allegations. But he does want us all to know that he’ll be releasing an album of songs recorded by John and Mackenzie Phillips in the ’80s, when John decided to revive the Mamas & the Papas with Mackenzie and a few original bandmates. The album will be called either “Papa John and Friends” or “Many Mamas, Many Papas” and won’t be out until early next year, though Greenberg is looking to release a single soon. “Obviously, [John is] not around now to speak to any of this,” says Greenberg. “People will make up their own minds. I was a huge fan of his and my object is to hopefully make people aware of John’s music and his talent. In a perverse way, I guess, if there is a way to make lemonade out of the lemons, that would be good.” I don’t know, this album sounds pretty exploitative to me. And that photo above kind of turns my stomach. [Entertainment Weekly] Keep reading »
Tiffany Trump isn’t a name you hear too often, even though she’s the offspring of Donald Trump, who is always in the news for one thing or another. Back in the early ’90s, you couldn’t escape the scandal turned marriage that occurred between Donald and then-wife Marla Maples, who is Tiffany’s mother. But when Marla and Donald divorced in 1999, she and her daughter sunk into relative obscurity. In this day and age of hyper-celebrity, it’s rare for an attractive, 16-year-old daughter of a celebrity to keep a low profile, especially when her über-wealthy father has his own reality show and pageants and has placed another daughter, Ivanka Trump, into the spotlight. I did some digging to find out what Tiffany has been up to and it came as no surprise that she’s already planning her business future. Keep reading »
The Kardashian sisters sure know how to pick a winner. Kourtney is pregnant, so has gotten back together with baby daddy Scott Disick, who she’s planning to marry. Then this week, in a move that many suspect was intended to one-up Kourtney, Khloe announced that she’s marrying her boyfriend of a month, Lamar Odom, this weekend. Kim recently called it kwits with her beau of two years, Reggie Bush, but the two say that they broke up due to the difficulty of long distance, not because they don’t still love each other. So which one of these guys would we shun, shag, and marry? Keep reading »
Czech glamazon Karolina Kurkova was showing off a preggers glow at the 10th Annual New Yorkers For Children Gala. Nothing says “think of the children” quite like sexing up your baby bump with red spandex. [New York City, 9/23/09]
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September 23rd is a big birthday for three new Tinseltown tots. Ellen Pompeo, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Jude Law’s baby mama, Samantha Burke, all popped out little girls today. Burke reportedly named her daughter Sophia, Gellar and husband Freddie Prinze Jr. named their daughter Charlotte Grace, and Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery named their little one Stella Luna. Now, which one will go on to date Sparrow James Midnight Madden?
UPDATE: You know, sometimes a gal gets so excited about babies being born that she doesn’t actually pay close attention to the details. All three babies had their births announced on Sept. 23rd, but were not actually born on those days. Sophia was born the night of 9/22, Charlotte Grace was born last Saturday, 9/19, and Stella Luna was born on 9/15. My bad. Keep reading »
A few years ago, country star LeAnn Rimes was so squeaky clean that she made Sandra Dee look naughty. But over the past six months, that’s started to come apart, between her affair with Eddie Cibrian, subsequent filing for divorce, and multiple moving vehicle snafus. Now, LeAnn is looking a lot more like two other women who started out as wholesome teen stars and grew up into not-so-stable adults. So is LeAnn the next Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan? After the jump, the parallels between BritBrit, Lilo, and LeAnn. We should probably start calling her LeRi, like, now.
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