Katy Perry is still slaying Lady Gaga on the charts and you know someone at MTV is hoping for some conflict, or at least GIF worthy moments between the two, so why not sit them together? Yup, Ms. Perry and Ms. Lady G are assigned side-by-side seats at the VMAs at the Barclays Center (photos via their twitter).
Other notable seat buddies are Robin Thicke and Miley, and Kanye West and Justin Timberlake. There are rumors that Timberlake will reunite with *NSYNC at the show but I haven’t seen seats for the rest of them, at least not yet. Then again, if it’s meant to be a surprise, they’re not gonna show where they’re sitting.
This is gonna be…Fun. indeed. (PUN!!!!!!)
August 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
This is some creepy horror movie stuff right here. Jennifer Lopez has a very dedicated stalker. How dedicated? He lived in Ms. Lopez’s pool house for a few days without anyone realizing he was there. Um, that may be a sign that you have way too much money if your house/property is so big that you don’t realize someone is secretly living in your backyard. Just saying. More deets from TMZ:
According to Southampton police, 49-year-old John M. Dubis basically moved in to J.Lo’s $10 million pad sometime in early August.
He reportedly walked around the estate freely, hanging out openly in view of neighbors… and even posted Facebook photos of himself all over the grounds … before police finally busted him on Aug. 8.
[...] Jennifer was not home, but the shocking part is security guards were patrolling the property.
Of course, you have to remember the 8,500 sq. foot home sits on 3 acres — and it’s a decent hike out to the pool house from the main quarters.
He posted photos on FACEBOOK of him camped out at Chateau Lopez? WORST STALKER EVER. Idiot. And also worst security guards ever. You had one job, security. ONE JOB.
But now I get why Taylor Swift’s security was so strict. At least she has a sense of humor about it.
August 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Sofia Coppola sums up everything people love or hate about young female filmmakers and fashionistas. Her films are about spoiled and/or depressed young women set to indie music or classic old tunes. She was the face of Marc Jacobs. She was born into Hollywood royalty. People are either fans of hers, or anti-fans — it’s hard to find a middle ground.
So if you love her, you’ll appreciate this list of her favorite things, and if you hate her, it will confirm everything you already hate about her. She spoke with The Wall Street Journal about the objects on her bookshelf and what they mean to her.
Here’s a rundown of her favorite things.
– Pink peonies. (“…my favorite flowers; they remind me of my mother’s garden in Napa, where I grew up.”) The vase they are in was a gift to her aunt given to her from someone working on Apocalypse Now (you know, Sofia’s dad’s film).
– A yellow Pelican camera case. (“…a gift from the camera crew on my film Somewhere.”)
– Photos of her daughter in a photo cube. (“… a gift from photographer Andrew Durham—it’s got pictures of my daughter from a trip to Morocco and Portugal when she was a toddler.”)
– A Contax T3 camera.
– Sofia Sparkling Wine, from her dad’s winery. (“When I was a kid he told me he would produce a vintage for me when I turned 21.”)
– The giant cherries, a prop from a Louis Vuitton display in an LA Vuitton store. (“when they were taking the display down I asked if I could have them.”)
– A photo of Charlotte Rampling. (“a present from the photographer Helmut Newton, whom I love. I’d written a piece about the image for Vogue, and he sent it to me after he read it.”)
– Framed artwork by Ed Ruscha. (It reads “Cold Beer Beautiful Girls”).
– A Steiff bear. (It’s a mohair teddy bear.)
It’s all what you’d expect. A lot of expensive things and a lot of humblebrags. But it makes sense. What else would you get from Sofia Coppola? A vase from Target and fake flowers from Michaels?
Total estimated cost if you’re not Sofia Coppola = $16,400.
Still way cheaper than Gwyneth’s favorite spring outfits.
August 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
I don’t smoke weed anymore, but I certainly look forward to the day this country gets on with life and decriminalizes possession of the stuff, because it’s just getting tedious now. DMX – he of the ‘Ruff Ryders Anthem’ and real name Earl Simmons – was arrested for having a bag of marijuana in the passenger door of his car during a “routine” traffic stop (don’t even get me started). (Also, how old is DMX now? Damn!)
The arrest in Greer, South Carolina, comes four weeks after he was charged with drunken driving in Greenville, just one town away.
DMX — whose real name is Earl Simmons — was a passenger in a Ford F-350 truck stopped by police for allegedly making an improper lane change Tuesday night, according to the police report.
The police report said the officer immediately recognized Simmons, 42, and knew that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court for a previous charge.
The officer reported seeing “a bag of green plant material I knew to be marijuana” on the passenger door where Simmons was sitting. The rapper denied it was his and then told police he “had breathing trouble.”
“At this point, Mr. Simmons became very aggressive with his words and was making multiple idle threats,” the police report said. “The smell of alcohol coming from his person became very strong.”
Simmons was placed under arrest for the warrant and also cited for simple possession of marijuana. He was booked into the Greer jail, but released on bail hours later, a police spokesman said.
The artist’s publicist defended DMX in a written statement to CNN Wednesday.
“Although officers pulled them over for a minor traffic violation, DMX was asked to step outside so they can search the vehicle,” Domenick Nati said. “Officers then claimed that they found bags of marijuana in the floorboard and arrested X. No drugs were found on DMX or the other passengers and the alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to DMX or the other passengers.”
Hmm, so did he actually have weed with him? Is he guilty? Does anyone care? Here, let’s all enjoy this:
August 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Isn’t it a wonderful day when we feature two Justin Bieber stories in a row? (I promise it’ll never happen again.) This one’s pretty rich, though. Young Thug Jr. wants everyone to know that he’s not some bad ass playboy running wild. In fact, he knows how to treat a woman and would like to stick it in one without protection one day soon so he can make mini versions of himself and “settle down”. Joy!
Here’s what he told In Touch Weekly:
“I can’t wait to have a beautiful wife and little kids running around, but those things are in God’s hands, not mine.
“I’m not going to lie. It’s fun to be young, fall in love and be in love. My mom taught me how to treat a woman right, so I enjoy taking a girl out and doing nice things for her.
“Everyone deserves to feel like they are the most special person in the world.”
Justin also expressed his frustration at being called out as the little asshole he is, adding:
“Sometimes I think people get distracted… and forget that I’m here to create music. I put everything I have into my music, and I wish people would focus more on that.”
Maybe if you didn’t make such a spectacle of yourself in public 24/7, we wouldn’t be distracted from the fucking music, which isn’t even that good, anyway. Lord. Anyway, step right up, ladies… Justin’s ready to give you his seed. Gag.
August 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
People are always trying to make money in this world, so it’s not a surprise in any way, shape or form that the photographer who got into a scuffle with Kanye West at LAX last month is trying to sue. Daniel Ramos has filed a lawsuit against Yeezus with charges of assault, battery, negligence and interference with the exercise of civil rights and he wants to be paid bigtime for it. Also, he wants the case to have a jury trial. What’s with these yahoos?
Here’s Digital Spy‘s rundown:
“Without warning or provocation, Defendant West suddenly attacked, punching Plaintiff Ramos and attempting to wrestle the camera from Plaintiff Ramos’s hands,” the papers allege.
“Ramos held onto his camera and fell down onto his knees onto the paved sidewalk with enough force that he sustained injuries to his right hip, as well as accompanying pain and emotional distress.”
Ramos described West’s behavior as “willful, wanton and malicious” with “conscious disregard” of his rights and feelings, explaining that he has suffered loss of earnings, medical expenses and “great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering”.
Ramos is seeking unspecified damages and an order banning West from “touching, striking, annoying, contacting, molesting, attacking, threatening, or otherwise interfering with” him.
Uh, molesting? Somehow I don’t think you’ll need protection from that, bro. Hilariously, his lawyer is none other than Gloria Allred, who has become a total joke (she repped Tiger Woods‘ ex-girlfriend Rachel Uchitel, just to name one). Here’s his statement at the press conference he held surrounding the lawsuit (via E! Online) – seriously, what an asshole:
“I was just trying to do my job. I am speaking out today because I don’t want what happened to me to ever happen to anyone else.”
LOL. Never thought I’d be defending Kanye West, but what this guy is an idiot.