UPDATE, 1:30p.m. — In a statement to the UK’s Standard newspaper, where Charles Saatchi is a columnist, he claimed the couple was having a “playful tiff” and said he was only holding onto her neck to emphasize a point (as you do?):
“About a week ago, we were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense debate about the children, and I held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasise my point. There was no grip, it was a playful tiff. The pictures are horrific but give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place. Nigella’s tears were because we both hate arguing, not because she had been hurt. We had made up by the time we were home. The paparazzi were congregated outside our house after the story broke yesterday morning, so I told Nigella to take the kids off till the dust settled.”
Nigella Lawson still has not made a public statement regarding the incident. [Standard UK]
Domestic violence happens in every income bracket. Nowhere is that more visually apparent than in the disturbing photographs taken of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being choked in a London restaurant by her husband, Charles Saatchi, on June 9.
The pictures — taken at the Mayfair restaurant, Scott’s — show the couple seated together at a table, apparently arguing, as Saatchi has his hands gripped around Lawson’s throat. She was also photographed leaving the restaurant crying. Keep reading »
America’s favorite rear-entry portal, Farrah Abraham, has pled guilty to driving while intoxicated last March and was sentenced to six months without alcohol as part of her plea deal, according to TMZ. Abraham was pulled over by police early morning on March 19 for suspicion of drunk driving. It turns out the wily state troopers were correct as Farrah blew a .147 on the breathalyzer during a field sobriety test, which is over the legal limit. Read more on Celebuzz…
Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of the late pop star Michael Jackson, was hospitalized last night after an alleged suicide attempt. TMZ reports that a 911 call was placed from the family’s Calabasas, California, home around 1:30a.m. regarding a possible overdose and “multiple cuts on one of her wrists.” The teen was taken from the home at 2a.m. to a nearby hospital and reportedly will make a full recovery. This morning, Paris Jackson’s mom Debbie Rowe told “Entertainment Tonight” the teen has “a lot going on.” I should say so! All our good thoughts on with her. Get well soon, Paris! [TMZ, People] [Image: Fame/Flynet]
Sigh. This Amanda Bynes stuff just keeps getting worse. Last night, Bynes was arrested and taken in for psychiatric evaluation after she allegedly tossed a bong out of her 36th floor window. Today in court, Bynes — donning an obvious wig — told the judge that the bong in question was actually a vase. She was released and will have to report back to court in July. As for the wig? By the looks of her mugshot (which has not officially been released, but was snapped on police documents), Bynes went for the full-Britney after shaving half her head earlier this year. I have nothing to say other than I really, really hope this is the rock bottom she needs to get help for whatever her issues are. [TMZ] [Photos: Splash News]
British model Cara Delevinge allegedly dropped a baggie of cocaine in front of paparazzi this weekend. (A model allegedly doing cocaine? Nooooooooooooo…. ) The UK’s Sun newspaper published pics of the beauty fumbling for her keys in front of her apartment and accidentally dropping a thin plastic baggie filled with a white substance on the ground. Blabbed a paparazzo to the Sun:
“She was really giggly. She found it hilarious but her friend was really edgy about it. Suddenly Cara dropped something and bent over to pick it up. Very discreetly, she just put her foot on it and then rolled her handbag across so it looked like she was just kind of bending over. The friend kept saying, ‘Can you stop taking pictures?’ The friend definitely realised they were in trouble once that little packet had dropped on the ground.”
The alleged cocaine pics are pretty damning for the 20-year-old, who has modeled for Victoria’s Secret’s PINK line, Lanvin, and Versace, and is the face of H&M’s Divided line. But hey, maybe she carries around baking soda everywhere to, uh, brush her teeth? One thing is for sure: She might be “the next Kate Moss” (in more ways than one), but she’s also a butterfingers. [The Sun UK, Fashionista] [Photo: Getty]
Oh, the ever complex symbiotic relationship between celebrities and their corporate sponsors. Making each other money one handshake and photograph at a time. Yet all can go awry quite quickly in the fickle world of celebrity. Do something scandalous? It could cost you … a buttload.
It has been quite the few weeks for celebrities and brands: from Mountain Dew pulling Tyler The Creator’s racist commercia, to the Reebok CEO’s strange comments about Rick Ross, to Lil Wayne and his own problems with Mountain Dew. Nothing makes you apologize like the potential end of a deal. In honor of these rocky relationships, we dug through the list of tainted brand/celeb relationships. From fallen sports stars to non-role model supermodels, click through to see who else fell from the graces of corporate sponsorship.