- Chris Brown referred to his domestic violence assault on ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, as a “mishap” in an interview with Page Six Magazine. This charming fellow added, “If I walk around apologizing to everybody, I’m gonna look like a damn fool.” Always image-conscious, that one. [Radar Online]
- Gwyneth Paltrow has signed a $900K record deal with Atlantic Records. Don’t tell anyone who waited in line line for 10 hours straight to audition for “American Idol.” [PopEater]
- Lady Gaga put the kibosh on a deal with Target to sell an exclusive version of her album “Born This Way” based on its lame record regarding gay rights. Last year, Target was caught donating money to a group that gave funding to a staunch opponent of gay marriage. [Styleite]
- Zach Galifianakis’ first “Saturday Night Live” hosting effort was hysterical — and so Raven! — so we’re pumped for his second turn this weekend. Check out the funny promos! [NBC]
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Megyn Kelly, WTF are you thinking? Regarding a tragic news story in which a NYC man punched and put a woman into a coma over a disputed parking space, the Fox News correspondent posted the tweet above this afternoon.
Maybe she deserved it? Maybe violence against women is OK? Maybe violence against strangers on the street is OK? Maybe putting someone in a friggin’ coma is OK? Let’s all pray to God this was the ill-conceived tweet of a stupid Fox News intern, not grown-ass Megyn Kelly who should know better than to speculate someone “deserves” to be beaten into a coma. Shame on you. [Twitter, Gothamist] Keep reading »
- John Wayne Bobbitt, the man who notoriously had his penis cut off by his then-wife, Lorena Bobbitt, because he allegedly raped her and had allegedly been physically abusing her, told “The View” that she has never apologized. But rest assured, ladies, his “thingy” now works fine. [Radar Online]
- President Obama has told the Department of Justice to stop defending the anti-gay marriage Defense of Marriage Act in court. Woo-hoo! [Queerty, BuzzFeed]
- Jacksonville, Florida, mayoral candidate Mike Hogan made a joke in public about bombing an abortion clinic. Ha … ha? [WJXT]
- Did you know there is a Muslim feminist punk movement? [Alternet]
I would have thought that, even after two years have passed since he beat the crap out of his then-girlfriend Rihanna, people would question “SNL”‘s decision. I would think there’d be more of a public uproar. I would have thought people would make a stink. But all I’ve found online was one piece on Clutch Magazine, an online mag for young black women, and a tiny blog post on The New York Observer‘s web site. Nothing from Feministing. Nothing from Jezebel (though they ragged on him for performing at a boxing match last spring). The Young, Black And Fabulous blog even said they were happy Chris Brown was performing on “SNL.”
Even a few friends I asked didn’t care. “Dude has a right to go on with his career,” one friend said. “A lot of performers have done f**ed up stuff in their personal lives. If they’re good, they’re good,” another said.
Really, I’m surprised. Keep reading »
You may have watched President Obama‘s “State of the Union” address in person. Me? I watched the first episode of season one of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” (It had been a long day.) Reading the “State of the Union” address online this morning, I’m once again proud of my president and the country I come from. But I was dismayed — a tiny bit surprised, even — to see no mention of women’s rights or women’s issues — or even women at all — in the “State of the Union.” As Courtney E. Martin put it, writing for Feministing, the speech was “sort of unremarkable to these feminist ears.” Keep reading »
Prosecutors are ready to file criminal charges of domestic violence against Mel Gibson, RadarOnline.com reports. Thank goddess: I was afraid Mel Gibson would get a slap on the wrist, typical Hollywood justice-style! Multiple law enforcement sources have told the gossip blog that it’s “almost inevitable” Mel will be charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney for roughing up his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva (who is also the mother of his baby daughter, Lucia). Oksana claims that last January, Mel punched her in the head while she was holding Lucia, allegedly bruising her and knocking two veneers off her front teeth. Radar claims in a sworn declaration for the case, Mel did confess to hitting Oksana — only he claimed in a sworn declaration to only have slapped her to “‘bring her back to reality” when she was being “hysterical.” Keep reading »
“Star Magazine, Radar Online, Jason Alexander and the rest of you liars … Ya’ll can kiss my lily white southern Louisiana a**!”
—Britney Spears responding via Twitter to the rumor in this week’s issue of Star that her manager/boyfriend, Jason Trawick, is abusive and that they were going to have a baby together, until Britney opted for an abortion. The rumor is super nasty, so I think BritBrit’s response is appropriate. [People]
After the jump, a much more upbeat Tweet with better Britney news. Keep reading »
I was 5 years old the first time I threw on a pair of heels, packed a suitcase and informed my mother that I was moving out. At age 10, I boarded a plane to swim camp and never looked back. My father, worried, followed me on board to make sure I was fine—I was horrified by his intrusion. By the time I reached 12, I’d begun fantasizing about boarding school and begged my parents to send me away soon after. At age 15, I volunteered in Venezuela for the entire summer—I left a few days after the school year ended and returned home a mere week before classes began again.
The summer of 1998 is rarely mentioned. That was the summer my parents parted ways and I flew between Tennessee and California roughly a dozen times in three months. Keep reading »