UPDATE: Since they happen so quickly before the Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards don’t usually get a ton of press. And so we will just bring you the weird-light (yeah, I can’t quite call it a highlight) of the awards ceremony. As Paul Rudd and Eva Mendes were presenting an award for Best Screenplay, Eva explained that the two had planned a bit that got cut for time wherein “Paul was going to grab my tits, and you guys were going to shocked, horrified, and laugh hysterically.” For good measure, Paul cupped one of her boobs anyway. As they continued with the presentation, and Paul read the names of the nominees, Rosario Dawson jumped on stage and grabbed Paul’s crotch. Grabbed and squeezed. Yes, really—this happened. Keep reading »
Right after Ex-Mr. Jessica and I broke up around New Year’s, Tom*, a friend I’ve had for about four years asked if I wanted to go down to Washington, D.C., and visit him to get my mind off the breakup. I assumed there might be an ulterior motive there, but I was in pulling-my-hair-out, “Who knows why men do anything?!” mode and wasn’t totally sure. In any case, I told Tom I was still too sad to be good company, which was true.
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Lykke Li’s new album, Wounded Rhymes, has been getting attention for months, thanks to her video “Get Some” in which she sings, “Like the shotgun/ need an outcome/ I’m your prostitute/ you gonna get some.” As you might have guessed from the album title, this is a breakup record, with songs fluctuating in mood from wounded to rage-filled, while the musical style jumps from electronic to ’60s girl group to indie rock. But the constant from this Swedish chanteuse is that every song feels wintery—the kind of thing to album to while watching snow fall outside the window. With tea, of course.
Wuh woh. Looks like those anonymous sources may be right about Christina Aguilera being totally out of control and headed for rehab. Last night at 2:45 a.m. she and her new boy toy, Matthew Rutler, were pulled over in West Hollywood. Matthew was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Apparently, Christina was in even worse shape. The sheriff’s deputy says that she was “extremely intoxicated” and “unable to take care of herself.” So she was taken into custody and spent the night in jail. It’s unclear whether she will be charged today. Sure seems like Matthew may be Christina’s version of Kevin Federline. Will celebrities ever learn—if you’re snookered, call a cab. Sheesh. [PopDust, Fox News] Keep reading »
Madonna‘s get-up at the Vanity Fair Oscars party sort of reminds me of the sexy witch costume Kelly Taylor wore to that Halloween party on “Beverly Hills, 90210” where the cowboy tried to lock her in the bedroom to date rape her. Lourdes reaction to her mom’s ensemble choice? “Mum, do you have to?!” This is apparently what she said when Madonna turned around, posing so the photographers could see her butt cheeks. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »