If anyone has been around the musical block a few times, it’s Madonna. While lately she’s lost it a bit, you can’t deny her legendary status and the fact that she kinda knows what she’s talking about in a lot of ways. To that end, she’s got some advice for Kanye West, with whom she’s worked a bit in the studio (when she could actually get him to pay attention to anything) which all boils down to the fact that he needs to chill the hell out.
“Don’t go to awards shows looking for justice,” she says in interviews for Rolling Stone‘s new cover story. “That’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Just go and have fun. I never got too engaged with who wins awards or not, because I don’t honestly think it’s that important. So that part of him I can’t relate to. Like, what’s the point of fighting for somebody to … like, ‘This person should have got it?’… I think sometimes he takes things too seriously.”
She also offered her thoughts on West as a creative force. “It’s really hard to describe Kanye in one sentence, so I may have to use several,” she says. “He’s a brilliant madman. He can’t help himself. Like, he doesn’t have the same filters other people have. He has to blurt things out – he’s always saying inappropriate stuff. But he also has brilliant ideas, if you can get him to pay attention long enough, working with him in the studio. He would come and go. He would drive me bonkers, because he’s got so many things going on in his life. And this seemed to be the theme of my record, working with people who can’t get off their phone, can’t stop tweeting, can’t focus and finish a song. It drove me crazy. But when they did pay attention, it was brilliant. I was, like, running around with a butterfly net. But I feel like the music business needs him, because everyone’s become so politically correct, so safe. I don’t always agree with the things he says or does – I don’t always like his music, even. But he’s a beautiful mess. I love him.”
Pot calling the kettle black there about the saying inappropriate shit, isn’t it, Madonna? Also, it actually kinda sounds like she doesn’t really like Kanye at all. He’s an ADD-ridden madman who takes himself too seriously and has no filter. Wow, he sure sounds like a barrel of laughs.
Iggy Azalea can’t seem to go very long without flapping her gums about some bullshit she should really stay quiet about. Her latest nonsense comes courtesy of a Power 106 interview in which so much fuckery spills out of her mouth, I don’t even know where to begin. I’ll just provide the highlights.
On how she has been “unfairly accused” of appropriating culture, but not Eminem:
“I found it to be kind of ironic. It was because I’m white, therefore I’m appropriating culture. But then Eminem won it – who’s white and won it many times – and they didn’t seem to say anything about that.”
Iggy claims her anti-Asian, anti-black, anti-Mexican tweets are photoshopped & fake:
“Having to deal with people photoshopping things that I say, and then other people really thinking that they’re true. Like ‘n-word this’ or ‘I hate every race’. Tweet about me hating asian people, black people – I hate everyone, apparently. That annoyed me. Nobody wants to be called a racist…Nobody wants to feel like they’re Hitler. That was weak. That was lame.”
On her haters:
“You just want an excuse to hate me. Don’t try to say that I’m a racist! …If I did have a penis, I’d stick it at the back of your throat.”
On how she would have rejected the Grammy if she won:
“I did not want to win that award. My speech would have been like, ‘Fuck this! I don’t want it! Take it! Get away from me!’. I’m glad I didn’t win because people already hate me enough. I do not need to be hated any more.”
Yeah, OKAY. I’m so sure Iggy Azalea would have refused the Grammy award. HAHAHAHA!! That’s rich. Also rich? The fact that she doesn’t get that Eminem doesn’t get as much shit as her because he actually RESPECTS the culture he’s part of (and, you know, he’s talented, but that’s neither here nor there). Finally, I don’t really need an excuse to hate Iggy. She makes it too easy all on her own.
If you have a high tolerance for bullshit, you can watch the whole interview here:
Jared Leto is some kind of miraculous creature who hasn’t aged since 1994. Could it be plastic surgery? Sure, but somehow I doubt it. He hasn’t changed at all, besides growing his hair long and joining a rock band and… well, no, he hasn’t changed. UNTIL NOW.
Today, Jordan Catalano changed lives everywhere when he decided to cut off his hair and SERIOUSLY return to 1994. Seriously – put the below photo next to one from then and see if you can tell the difference.
The internet went nuts last week when what we were told was an unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford being hot and looking totally normal and not like a Photoshopped mess. It was refreshing, eye-opening (for some) and downright awesome. But now it seems like even THAT was a sham, and Cindy’s people – as well as her husband Rande Gerber, are calling bullshit and saying that “real” photo was actually… a fake.
TMZ obtained a letter from Cindy’s lawyer which claimed that the photo in question was stolen and “maliciously altered”, which… obviously is not great.
In addition, a statement from celebrity photographer John Russo read: “It has been falsely claimed that this photograph represents an un-retouched image of Cindy Crawford. This is not true. It is a fraudulent altered version of my photograph. I am grateful that this fact has been brought to the public’s attention and that corrections are being run in the media.”
And finally, Rande Gerber was not trying to be married to someone who could look so HEINOUS as Cindy did in the original photo, so he felt the need to publish this photo on Instagram from Valentine’s Day:
Well, thank God THAT’s been cleared up. It’s not like anyone’s ever Photoshopped their Instagram pics or anything! I mean, look – I’m not saying Rande’s photos weren’t real or that the other photos weren’t doctored, but like… really? If Cindy was confident and happy in herself, she wouldn’t care which stomach was hers- and considering the original photo was NOT bad to begin with, it looks even worse – and only serves to make women who are perfectly healthy and “normal” feel bad about themselves. Not here for it, sorry Cindy.
Hilary Duffand husband Mike Comrieseparated back in January 2014, but it seemed like they might work things out in the months following. They were seen out together nonstop – likely because they have a child together, but some suggested it was because they were actually going to get back together. That doesn’t seem likely, however, as Hilary has finally filed for divorce – and it’s apparently Mike’s womanizing ways that sealed the deal.
Duff, 27, filed papers on Feb. 20, one day after the Daily Mail reported about Comrie’s behavior during a wild night out at Beverly Hills hotspot Mastro’s.
A source confirms the report to US Weekly, saying the former hockey pro was “aggressively hitting on” his waitress at the restaurant. The insider says Comrie was “calling her beautiful, telling her he wanted to take her out.”
Comrie’s advances, however, were rejected, which prompted him to go “up to another woman,” the source says. The father to 2-year-old Luca then “drunkenly threw money at [the other woman] and asked for sex.”
A source close to Duff tells Us that Comrie’s behavior that night was the final straw. “Hilary finally realized Mike wasn’t going to change,” the insider explains. “He totally blew it and chose to live life like he was single.”
Oh yeah, hell to the no on that one – Hilary made a good decision. If you can’t trust the person you’re with not to lose his damn mind when he goes out without you, it’s definitely not going to work out. It’s a shame, but thank goodness homegirl had enough self-respect not to put up with that.
Michelle Rodriguez has always been known as a hot ass mess, but she took things to the next level this week when she was asked by TMZ on Friday if she was going to join The Green Lantern. Her response?
“That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Because of this whole ‘minorities in Hollywood’ thing. It’s so stupid. It’s like, you know, stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own.”
Wow. That’s… special. Of course, someone managed to point out what a fuckwad she sounded like, and she decided to issue a lengthy apology via Facebook on Sunday:
If you can’t be bothered to watch the video, here’s what she has to say:
“I stuck my foot in my mouth — once again. I have a tendency to like, you know, speak without a filter. Sorry about that. What I really meant was… there’s a language, and the language that you speak in Hollywood is a successful franchise. I think that there there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white, and can come up with their own mythology.”
“It doesn’t matter what culture you come from. I’m just saying that instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character or a Latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy and, you know, that people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology.”
Yes, Michelle, in a perfect world, Hollywood would be happy to finance films written/directed by and/or starring mostly minorities, but that’s not reality. Not to mention all the white-washing of roles that are actually MEANT to be played by people of colour… but whatever.
You don’t hear too much about Ryan Phillippe these days, and probably for a reason – after all, he hasn’t made many good movies, has he? I mean, at least he’s still making movies, sorta? In a new interview with Elle, Ryan opens up about being probably the biggest feminist EVER (yes, that’s sarcasm), all the stuff he’s up to and his battles with depression.
On Feminism: “I’m very feminist, man. I was raised by four women, my dad worked the 4 P.M. to midnight shift, so I was basically raised by four women. I’m so pro, pro female. There were some people laughing at Patricia Arquette’s statement at the Oscars, but, in the state of California, women make 83 cents on the dollar compared to the man’s full dollar. I mean over time, and over bodies, that adds up! It’s not equal!”
On Depression: “You know, depression has been a huge obstacle for me ever since I was a child. As you get older I think it decreases some, but I’m just innately kind of a sad person. I’m empathetic, and I take on the feelings of others and transpose myself into the position of others. … There’s great value to it, but it can also ruin your fucking life. But, that being said, if it was a choice between being this way or being completely ignorant I’d prefer to suffer through the sadness than to be a complete moron with no feelings.”
On Doing Stuff: “I’m still acting… I produced a documentary… I’m really involved in helping to liberate a small country… And then I was writing and directing my first independent film; I’m directing my second this spring. I’m raising kids, as a single father, and I’ve got this startup. I get comments all the time on social media like, ‘What ever happened to him?’ or ‘Where have you been?’ Like, I’m doing stuff! It may not be stuff that you see, but I’m doing stuff.”
Well, that clears that up. He still looks pretty good, though, doesn’t he? If you’re into that sorta thing.