If you’ve read the news at all lately, you have heard of the trials and tribulations of Bishop Eddie Long. The Atlanta mega-church pastor is accused of sexual coercion of young men within his flock. Four men filed lawsuits last week claiming Long, a televangelist, forced them to have sex. Through a spokesman, the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church pastor has categorically denied the charges against him. We will leave the sexual assault allegations to the lawyers. But even if he is found not guilty of sexual assault, Eddie Long has a well-established history of abusing power of another kind: his “relationship advice” book, What A Man Wants, What A Woman Needs, is chock full of swill that preaches keeping your trap shut, also known as “wifely submission.” Keep reading »
In her Vanity Fair cover story, Lindsay Lohan claimed that she is a changed woman. We want to believe her. But in the week since she’s been released from rehab—where she was sent after doing a stint in jail—there’s not a whole lot of evidence that points in that direction. On Saturday, she was back at her old haunt, the bar at the Chateau Marmont, which doesn’t seem like the best choice of venue. It also probably doesn’t help that in the movie “Machete,” which opens this week, she appears naked, has a threesome with her mother (egads), and goes to a drug den.
And today comes a new report. Lindsay allegedly tapped a baby carriage with her Maserati and kept going, even though there was a baby in the stroller at the time. Keep reading »
“It feels good to be able to control my ball all day like this.”
—Tiger Woods in response to coming in 12th at the Barclay’s tournament. He should really be careful how he uses the terms “ball,” “stroke,” and “hole in one” for the rest of eternity. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
For someone who has to read the tabloids every week, yesterday’s People interview with Elin Nordegren was like Tabloid Christmas. We had been holding our breath with suspense for nine months to find out what was going through Elin’s head after she (and the world) found out her now ex-husband Tiger Woods had a secret double life as a man whore. And through the 12-page spread, I laughed and cried and learned a lot about Elin. So after the jump, eight things that surprised us about Elin. Keep reading »
Trust me, at this point I am crazy tired of writing about how nasty a dude Mel Gibson is. But this new revelation is so shocking, I had to share it. As we’ve heard the story for a while, during a fight on July 6th, Mel punched Oksana Grigorieva twice while she was holding their baby, Lucia. The alleged hits were with such force that they supposedly broke Oksana’s front teeth and gave her a concussion. But according to a source who passed Oksana’s statement on to the police, the fight got way, way, worse. After being hit, Oksana fell on the bed and Mel allegedly tried to choke her with one hand and covered her mouth with the other—while she was still holding the baby. He then allegedly took out a gun and began waving it around. He allegedly threatened to kill her, baby Lucia, Oksana’s 12-year-old son (Sascha, who was hiding in the bedroom), and then himself. Oksana then fled the house with both Lucia and Sascha. Sascha was apparently interviewed by child protective services about the incident last week. Keep reading »
Throughout this whole Mel Gibson/Oksana Grigorieva debacle, there has been one source leaving a trail of bits of information: Radar Online. It seems like they must have an inside source here—someone in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department? Oksana herself? A close friend?—because they were the first to break the news of several of the disgusting quotes in Mel’s 30-minute tirade. They also were the first to post several clips from the tape, which we then listened to in order to tally up the grossness. And now they have posted a photo of Oksana, taken less than 24 hours after Mel allegedly punched her twice while she was holding baby Lucia. The image shows Oksana with a swollen face, her front two teeth broken. “Oksana lost a veneer and the right front tooth was severely chipped,” a source tells them. The site also revealed the name of the dentist who fixed her teeth and says that he saw signs of “blunt force trauma.” If you want to see the image, click here. But I have to ask—has Radar gone too far here? Keep reading »