Who sits in the front row at a fashion show is a big deal. It demonstrates to everyone what kind of people the designer appeals to in addition to what big names support the label (however, a lot of times designers pay celebs to stud the front row). At this season’s New York Fashion Week, the front rows have been a little lackluster, with fewer companies shelling out for starlets to attend since money is tight these days. That doesn’t mean, however, that wannabes aren’t sneaking in. At Friday’s Yigal Azrouël show, former callgirl Ashley Dupre found a spot in the front row, and she wasn’t even invited. Keep reading »
He speaks! Alleged Rihanna beater, Chris Brown, finally spoke out this weekend on allegations that he assaulted his pop star (ex?) girlfriend, releasing the following statement:
“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person.
Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else.
Those posts or writings under my name are frauds.”
Okay, let me see if I’ve got this right. Chris is remorseful for “events that transpired,” so remorseful, in fact, that he needs God’s help, but much of what the media has reported about those events is “wrong.” It’s likely that the rumors that Rihanna gave Chris herpes or vice versa are total crap, but what about the alleged assault itself? Is that wrong too? Keep reading »
We’re glad to see Jennifer Hudson back in the limelight after the tragedy that rocked her family just a few months ago. Last night, the singer and actress dominated the NAACP Image Awards. Hudson won three Image awards — best new artist, outstanding collaboration, and album for her self-titled CD. The audience gave her a standing ovation as she accepted her award. “Now don’t start me to crying again, y’all,” she said. “It’s always an honor to come home and feel welcome and to feel the love.” Not only did Hudson win three of her own awards, but “The Secret Life of Bees,” which Hudson starred in alongside Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning, won for the best motion picture. What a night! [Reuters] Keep reading »
“I want a good f**k and some carbohydrates. Good spaghetti and good sex.” – Lady Gaga
More rumors surround the Chris Brown/Rihanna incident! According to The Sun, the LAPD is looking into whether there had been a history of violence between Brown and Rihanna, and one of the incidents they’re checking out is when RiRi suddenly started sporting an eyepatch, saying she had scratched her cornea. The singer wore a silver patch when she performed at the American Music Awards last year, and, at the time, we dubbed it an “injury accessory,” not thinking it could have been related to an actual injury. So, is it possible Rihanna was covering up a black eye? Not really — she took off the patch halfway through her performance and walked the red carpet without it (above right). What’s more likely is that the LAPD just doesn’t understand her over-the-top style. After the jump, watch the video of her American Music Awards performance to see for yourself. [via Socialite Life] Keep reading »
Behold a bloody Ed Westwick in “S. Darko.” If you’re a “Gossip Girl” fan and and a “Donnie Darko” fan, your head might explode at even the thought of watching “S. Darko,” the “Donnie Darko” sequel set for a straight-to-DVD release this April. “S. Darko” focuses on Samantha Darko (Daveigh Chase, “The Ring”), Donnie’s little sister, who takes a road trip to LA to make it big, along with her BFF Corey (Briana Evigan, “Step Up 2 The Streets”). Car problems ensue, a meteor crashes to the earth, and Samantha has dreams that suggest the end of the world is nigh. This time around, though, “Donnie Darko” director Richard Kelly isn’t helming the production: “I have absolutely no involvement with this production, nor will I ever be involved.” As for Westwick, he plays Randy, and you can check out more shots of him pullin’ a James Dean here. Keep reading »
Attention Chris Brown‘s lawyer. You should probably get your client on the horn and tell him that when he facing allegations that he assaulted a pop music princess, he shouldn’t be responding to those allegations via his Facebook. According to the New York Post, Brown updated his private Facebook page yesterday, changing his status to “single” and putting up the message, “You’ll begin to see her true colors. Believe it!”
It’s safe to assume he’s referring to Rihanna, which is further confirmation that she was the female involved in the alleged incident and that she and Brown are definitely OFF for now. As we await updates from, you know, the police, I am going to befriend Brown on Facebook so I can keep further tabs on his online alerts. Like he can reject me, BTW, considering he needs all the friends he can get right now. Who else is there? Jordin Sparks? [NY Post] Keep reading »
“I couldn’t eat, couldn’t drink for two weeks — great diet in a weird way…. I got it and then I’ve been single ever since. … I did it for myself. I always wanted to get one.” – Drew Barrymore on how her tongue piercing has affected her physique and her love life