Avril Lavigne has always insisted that she’s just soooo punk rock, despite the fact that she grew up as a Shania Twain fangirl and her version of punk included some Dickies and wearing a tie, but whatevs. Now she’s taken it to a whole other level by teaming up with her longtime pal Marilyn Manson for a duet called ‘Bad Girl’, which will feature on her new album. Not only did they make magic in the studio, but Marilyn also convinced her to shave the side of her head and helped her get the job done. Oh, Marilyn – such a troll!
From MTV News:
“It was last minute,” Lavigne said of recruiting Manson for the track. “I was sitting there at the board thinking Manson would be perfect on this track, so I texted him, and he’s like, ‘I’ll come over and I’ll hear it.’ So he came at 4 o’clock in the morning. … Yes, it was one of those nights.”
The Manson/Lavigne duo may seem like an unlikely one, but they are actually longtime friends. (Lavigne first met the rocker at one of his concerts when she was 18.) In fact, he is the one responsible for Lavigne’s half-shaved haircut that she sported last year.
“I had wanted to shave the side of my head for quite some time, and I used to put it in a braid there [side of her head] and so it was kind of like shaving it,” Lavigne said “And then one night, it was on my adventure to France. During my adventure when I was living there, we were hanging out backstage and we were with his band having a few drinks and I was like, ‘Let’s shave my head. I’m ready; let’s do this!’ He’s like that, though. He has fun. He wears his makeup; his wardrobe is very visual. I like his style.”
LOL. I dunno what to even say about this, it’s all so LOL to me. It also makes him a hell of a lot less cool in my eyes. And by “cool” I mean a tolerable, pretty innocuous and misunderstood bro who gets off on being a weirdo but isn’t hurting anybody. There’s only one question left: will Marilyn be bridesmaid at Avril’s wedding?
May 23, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Lindsay Lohan can’t catch a break. They took her freedom and they took her Adderall, and now they want to take what little money she’s got left, too. You see, she’s being sued for $5 million by the company that released her line of leggings, who claim that her “drug-addled image” caused low sales. Uh, you do realise that you signed a deal with LINDSAY LOHAN, right? This wasn’t Taylor Swift’s legging line and Lindsay just showed up the day of the shoot. What the hell is wrong with people?
From E! Online:
An apparel manufacturer that partnered with Lohan’s leggings line 6126 is firing back at the actress’ 2013 lawsuit over a licensing dispute, claiming that the embattled star’s tarnished reputation severely hampered the company’s ability to suitably peddle her clothing line to buyers.
In a $5 million breach-of-contract counter claim filed against Lohan Friday in a California U.S. District Court and obtained by E! News, clothing company DNAM alleges that while the starlet’s leggings line initially enjoyed some success at department stores in 2010, buyers eventually began to pull back “because they did not want to be associated with Lohan’s drug addled image.”
The complaint states that in the spring of 2011, buyers canceled appointments and customers canceled orders, noting that “no one would touch the line.” Lohan, who was in rehab at the time, was unable to endorse the brand or provide feedback, the lawsuit alleges.
The company claims that Lohan’s legal troubles and her supposed drug and alcohol addictions devalued the brand, and it its seeking $5 million in damages.
I just… don’t get what’s wrong with people. Newsflash: If you enter a legal agreement to produce and sell Lindsay Lohan’s clothing, you’d better be prepared for people who don’t like Lindsay Lohan not to buy it and for sales to suffer because of it. It’s not like her popularity JUST took a nosedive (and in fact it’s not her popularity that’s waned, it’s her reputation/respectability), so these people need to STFU.
May 23, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Bill Hader, a very recent Saturday Night Live alum, did an interview with Howard Stern and gave us some tidbits about working on SNL. And thus, the tale of two Justins. From Uproroxx:
Justin Bieber showed up with like 20 guys. And every time, backstage is a very small constructed place, he had a guy holding a slice of pizza, a guy holding a Diet Coke. You were trying to fight around all these people to get dressed. [Justin] Timberlake, it was just him. He’s a real class act, that guy.
I think we’ve established by now that Justin Bieber is an entitled spoiled brat, but it’s still so very refreshing to hear. I get that people love Justin Timberlake, though I am not one of them. I think he is annoying. BUT I would choose to hang out with him over Bieber any day. Especially because Justin Bieber would force me to surrender my basic rights and my safety if I wanted to party at his house. From the Los Angeles Times:
Justin Bieber may sue guests who visit his home if they violate his non-disclosure agreement. The 19-year-old pop star is asking for $5 million in damages if guests violate a waiver he’s having everyone who visits his Calabasas home sign, according to TMZ, which obtained a copy of the liability waiver and release form.
The document will legally bind anyone who shares the goings-on inside his home to confidentiality. That includes “physical health, or the philosophical, spiritual or other views or characteristics of the Released Parties [Bieber], along with any and all photographs, likeness, tapes, films, videos and other recordings,” which are all deemed confidential.
“Under no circumstances will you divulge the details of you entering and being on the Property or engaging in the Activities by any means or through any media whatsoever, including without limitation, through photographs, video, blogging, texting, ‘Tweeting’ or posting any such information on any social media site,” the waiver said.
There’s also a clause that limits Bieber’s liability for any physical harm that happens on the property, warning visitors of activities that might be “potentially hazardous and you should not participate unless you are medically able and properly trained.” You know, things like “minor injuries to catastrophic injuries, including death.”
Apparently it’s common for celebs to have these waivers, and I completely understand the anti social media part, but I still think this one is excessive and also f-ck Justin Bieber.
May 23, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Amanda Bynes disappeared from twitter — and our hearts — for a few weeks, but she’s back again with more Bynesy action. The latest rumor is that Miss Bynes is living in a filthy, mostly empty apartment with windows that she spray painted black. I guess she didn’t want people seeing in…or out. Very Howard Hughes. (If you want to see the above image larger, you can get it here from Amanda’s Twitter). From Radaronline:
The Nickelodeon star invited two photographers into her New York City apartment for a party recently and they revealed the shocking disorder and disarray in her home, including the drugs they say she did while they were there.
Photographer Giovanni Arnold told In Touch magazine about his wild time at Amanda’s home and he and another photographer who were there claim that she had plenty of marijuana in her apartment and even took pictures of her smoking a joint.
“She probably gets so high that sometimes she won’t even leave her house,” Giovanni said.
“Weed was everywhere. On the bed, all over the floor.”
Giovanni even alleged that Amanda did cocaine while he was at her pad, but she denied that to the magazine, saying: “They’re the ones into drugs, so they bring drugs, but I don’t do them.”
He said she was acting erratic while they were there.
“One minute she’s cool and down-to-earth. The next, she’s totally different — indecisive, and she can’t hold a conversation,” Giovanni said.
“Mentally, she’s all over the place.”
This is already so strange. Why did she let these dudes into her apartment? It goes on.
Amanda’s physical appearance was frightening too, according to the report.
Her feet were “full of cuts and bruises,” and she was posing seductively on the mattress on the floor showing off her bra.
The apartment’s conditions are shocking too with a few blinds covering her windows but the rest of the windows spray-painted black.
“It’s almost like she couldn’t bother to get more blinds,” Giovanni said.
“Her living room is basically empty,” the second photographer said describing the squalor she lives in.
“She has two big purple chairs and a little dining room table, that’s it.” Her kitchen is also apparently filled with take-out containers.
Well that’s terrible.
Bynes of course went on to deny all of this in a classic extended Bynes tweet. She then deleted it, and put it up again. Here it is before she deleted it:
(“That’s not my bed! Those aren’t my toes! My toes are pedicured! I just did an exclusive interview with intouch last week, now they bought fake altered photos by obviously that ugly black man in the photo or someone who knows him! They used an old shot of me on the cover with a bad angle of my old nose before I had surgery to reshape my profile and to remove the webbing from my eyes. I have to sue because that’s not my apartment, those aren’t my clothes! They morphed photos of my face onto someone’s body to ruin my life! I have to make a big deal of this and sue because that’s not me! I care about my appearance so I have to defend myself! I look so much prettier now that I had surgery that I only want new post surgery photos of me on the cover of tabloids and real magazines that I don’t need to sue! The photos in this issue are fake and mocked up!”)
For those keeping score, this makes the 3rd “ugly black man” in Amanda’s life. Here’s #1 and #2.
A few hours later, she tweeted an attack on someone who tweeted “follow me and @intouchweekly for more Amanda Exclusives” calling her an “ugly faced woman” who is responsible for the “fake” photos.
May 23, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Zach Galifianakis changed the life of one lucky little baby forever when he made him THE essential part of the Halloween costume of 2009, and then annoyingly enough, every year after. I’m talking about the baby strapped to his chest in The Hangover, of course. Yeah, that was a real baby, and not CGI wizardly as we’re so used to seeing nowadays. Real babies are the ultimate special effect. You want to wow your audience, throw a baby in the movie.
That baby is 4 years-old now. And that scares me. You don’t think 4 years can go by quickly and you don’t think people can change a lot in 4 years (Galifianakis certainly didn’t), but then you’re reminded that baby —–> toddler is a massive and major transformation. So take a look!
May 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love‘s kid, Frances Bean Cobain, is 20 years-old now (!!!!!!!87328!W276e###!2/mind exploding). She’s very outspoken and she took the time to slam Kendall Jenner, Miss. Non-Kardashian. Miss Jenner tweeted,
Just wish things could be easier sometimes mann
To which Miss Cobain responded on twitter,
oh shh. There are kids on earth abandoned&homeless who forcibly drink contaminated water because clean water isn’t accessible
oh ya, not to mention, CANCER, famine, poverty, draught, disease, natural disasters, Death. Fuck, Humans are so self involved
See, I was with Miss Frances Bean Cobain right up until her second response, because saying “humans are so self involved” in a twitter attack on Kendall Jenner seems kind of self involved to me. It’s the “high and mightiness” of it all, even if her point is a good one. But yeah, everyone hates a Kardashian, even one who isn’t, and seriously, Kendall Jenner has never had to want for anything. I just really wished Angry Beans stopped before she added that she’d,
rather be a scumbag than a f-cking idiot. Praise high IQ’s, good taste & awareness about the state of the world
I’d like to thank my parents for providing me with a high IQ & I’d like to thank my grams for encouraging me not to be a self absorbed idiot.
Like, come on, you’re 20. Sit down, chill out, and don’t humblebrag about your “high IQ” and your parents.
But if forced to choose a side, I’ll go with Angry Beans.
Thanks to Huffington Post for chronicling this.
May 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives