Contrary to rumors, Katy Perry and Russell Brand don’t appear to be getting divorced, at least if you believe the old adage, “The couple that gets inked together, stays together.” (What? People don’t say that?) Katy and Russell recently stopped by a tattoo parlor in LA and got new tattoos — she got a peppermint inked on her foot, while Russell got the badge for his favorite soccer (excuse me, football) team. Their tattoo artist also braved going under the gun at Katy’s hand, letting her ink his calf with the same peppermint. I thought it was illegal for people without a license to tattoo? Eh, whatever, she seems to have done a decent job. Check out a bunch more photos over at TMZ.
Why am I not surprised that Chanel Iman’s 21st birthday party today is taking place on a private island? The model has rented a small island off the coast of Jamaica where she’ll be ringing in legal drinking age with a reggae-themed bash. If that doesn’t sound like one poppin’ party, I don’t know what does. [Fashionista]
I have to give Chanel credit, though, because her fête sounds positively down-to-earth in comparison to some other celebrity birthday blowouts we’ve seen …
Before I worked at The Frisky, I did several years’ time in the weird — very weird — world of gossip magazines and tabloid websites. I know, I know, hard to believe there was life before The Frisky! But! I worked for several strange and sundry places (Us Weekly, OK! and TMZ among them) that make their money selling the American public on the latest news on the Kardashians, Hiltons and Lohans — or whomever else might happen to capture the public imagination at the moment. And because I spent some time in that world, I picked up a few things about how celebrity gets bought and sold and perpetuated. And in the spirit of the holidays, and because sharing is caring, I’m going to tell you, really, how the celebrity industrial complex manufactures your daily dose of craptacular celeb news, paparazzi shots and insider scoops. Keep reading »