Chris Brown is not going to back down when it comes to his inspirational graffiti art and this is a problem for his neighborhood. He and Justin Bieber are regular hellions, in terms of being dick neighbors, am I right? Okay, anyway, here’s the latest scoop from TMZ:
Chris Brown is firing back at the City of L.A. — claiming the gov. has NO RIGHT to force him to remove the graffiti art on the front of his L.A. home because it’s protected by the 1st Amendment.
Brown just filed an appeal with the city — telling officials the bill they’re trying to stick him with for having an “unpermitted” mural on the front wall of his Hollywood Hills home is pure B.S..
According to the legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Brown claims the city is wrongly trying to nail him for having an illegal “sign” — when the graffiti is art that “[enhances] the architectural and aesthetic features of the residential property.”
Translation — my artwork makes my house look dope, son!
Then Chris drops the constitutional bomb — arguing, “The murals are a reflection of [my] aesthetic taste and a reflection of free speech and expression protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”
Brown’s case is now in the hands of the Dept. of Building and Safety’s board of appeals — and if they shut him down, he can bring the fight to L.A. County Superior Court.
In fact, there’s a chance … albeit a small chance … that Brown’s case could go all the way up to the Supreme Court if he’s not willing to back down.
You know, I’m SO GLAD that Chris Brown is standing up for himself. Thank God, right?
June 19, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Edward Furlong isn’t very good at the whole, stop assaulting women thing. And I guess he’s just crazy about jail. He’s probably going to go back for his latest assault and vandalism extravaganza. From TMZ:
“Terminator 2″ star Edward Furlong has just been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend and threatening her if she called the police … TMZ has learned.
35-year-old Furlong was arrested inside his ex’s West Hollywood home back in May on suspicion of violating a protective order she had obtained against him.
According to law enforcement, Furlong is accused of assaulting his ex during the incident, which is where the assault charge stems from.
In addition, Furlong has been charged with dissuading a witness by force or threat, as well as vandalism — for allegedly damaging her laptop and photo equipment during the dispute. All the charges are felonies.
Furlong has also been charged with disobeying a domestic restraining order … a misdemeanor.
If convicted, Furlong faces up to 4 years in state prison. He’s due back in court July 1.
What the hell is wrong with this guy? Hey, Eddie,
June 18, 2013 at 5:38 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Katy Perry has her first Vogue cover shoot and with it, a lengthy interview about all things Perry. And all things Perry include her 14 month marriage to David Lynch BFF, Russell Brand. Both she and Mr. Brand have discussed their marriage before. But in this interview, Ms. Perry gets a little…ominous. Gotta bring out your A-list material for Vogue, right?
He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.
Ominous statement. Also, who the f-ck asks for a divorce via text? Dante’s gonna open up a whole new circle for people who ask for divorce via text.
There were signs of disrespect on Mr. Brand’s part for his wife and for their marriage. For example, Ms. Perry recalls a particular incident:
[He was] hysterical in some ways. Until he started making jokes about me and he didn’t know I was in the audience, because I had come to surprise him at one of his shows. So. Hysterical to a point. I mean, I have to claim my own responsibility in things. I do admit that I was on the road a lot. Although I invited him time and time again, and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could. You saw that in the movie.
Ms. Perry hints that the reason for their divorce may be a lot deeper, and possibly darker, than what we think it is. She reveals,
At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day.
I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.
Wow. What could she mean by “the real truth”? It must be a real big one or she wouldn’t protect him. And whatever the secret is, she made it clear that it doesn’t have anything to do with her. It’s his issue. We’ve heard rumors that Brand cheated on her, but it sounds like this is more than that. It sounds Russell Brand relapsed into his sex addiction. He wrote a book that detailed his addiction to sex. This isn’t like “hardee har har he bangs lots of women it’s what he does”. It was a serious, dark problem that could have destroyed his career. He explains his addiction in My Booky Wook, via The Guardian:
Many people are sceptical about the idea of what I like to call “sexy addiction”, thinking it a spurious notion, invented primarily to help Hollywood film stars evade responsibility for their priapic excesses. But I reckon there is such a thing. Addiction, by definition, is a compulsive behaviour that you cannot control or relinquish, in spite of its destructive consequences. And if my life proves nothing else, it demonstrates that this formula can be applied to sex just as easily as it can be to drugs or alcohol, both of which I know more than a bit about.
He stayed at the KeyStone clinic to treat his “sexy addiction”.
It’s hard to get an exact number on how many addicts relapse. Given what we’ve seen happen though in the Entertainment Industry, we’ve seen certain people relapse quite a bit. So I wouldn’t be surprised if Brand’s (alleged) cheating was more than that; I wouldn’t be surprised if he relapsed and his addiction to sex is what ended their marriage.
But this is purely speculation on my part.
Check out the rest of her Vogue spread, plus the cover.
June 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Old Hollywood has some of the best gossip stories. Thanks to the internet, many classic movie stars were able to escape potentially career-damaging rumors and blunders. Can you imagine Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin with twitter accounts? Sweet fancy moses, how entertaining would a drunk Dean Martin be on twitter? And you thought Amanda Bynes was a twitter tyrant? Sinatra would @ anyone who said anything bad about him with mafia threats.
Ava Gardner was a huge movie star whose downfall was men and alcohol. She died broke in 1988 and in her last effort to make money, hired someone to write about her love life. Unfortunately, the writer died, but the tapes he used to write the book (presumably, tapes of him interviewing Ms. Gardner) have been found (wow, this never happens) and the book, Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations is finally done.
National Enquirer has some highlights:
Her first husband was Mickey Rooney who she revealed had the nickname Mickey Hard-On. She quotes Rooney as saying, “I wanted to f-ck you the moment I saw you.” Gardner was an 18-year-old virgin at the time, and told Evans, “I was shocked. He’d screw anything that moved.”
He even cheated on Ava – then one of the most glamorous women in Hollywood — within the first months of their marriage while she was in the hospital having her appendix out, RadarOnline noted.
An affair with billionaire aviator movie mogul Howard Hughes followed.
Ava then married and divorced band leader Artie Shaw who she called a “bully” and then simultaneously dated Frank Sinatra and Robert Mitchum, both of whom were married at the time.
She said she was “crazy about” Mitchum but when she told him she was also seeing the Chairman of the Board, he told her, “Get into a fight with him, and he won’t stop until one of you is dead.” Not wanting Sinatra to think that he was competition, Mitchum stepped out of the way. Sinatra left his wife and he and Gardner wed. They had one of the most tumultuous marriages in Hollywood history, and divorced in 1957. It was her last marriage.
Numerous affairs followed including a brutal one with George C. Scott. While co-starring in 1966?s The Bible: In The Beginning, Scott beat her up so badly, Gardner had to be hospitalized.
And because of the times, George C. Scott avoided becoming Chris Brown. But people were much more cavalier about hitting women back then:
Ava’s co-stars in 55 Days in Peking, Charlton Heston and David Niven would’ve LIKED to slug her but didn’t. Ava was habitually late and drunk on set causing delay after delay to the epic.
Fantastic. Check out the photos of these men Gardner bedded, plus the two who wanted to hit her. Oh, Hollywood!
June 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
I guess we’re supposed to applaud Brad Pitt for thinking Angelina Jolie is still sexy even after undergoing a double mastectomy (and possibly having her ovaries removed, as well), and indeed it’s wonderful that he’s so ~progressive~ and supportive and they’re still totally into humping on each other despite their busy schedules, their 8,000 kids and having been together for a while. That’s true love, y’all.
I sort of feel bad for Brad, in a sense. He’s been promoting World War Z and all anyone seems to want to ask him on the red carpet is about how Angelina is and how he feels about what she’s done, etc. Indeed, Angelina’s experience and her openness in sharing it is courageous and wonderful and I’m so glad it’s started a dialogue in the wider world. But also, she’s stopped talking about it and declined to give interviews, so what makes people think that Brad feels like giving soundbites on something his wife is done discussing?
Brad was nice enough to humour some journalists on the red carpet for World War Z‘s Los Angeles premiere last Thurdsay, where he said the following (via People):
“She’s getting ready for World Refugee Day” this Thursday, Pitt told reporters on the red carpet, while Jolie was in Los Angeles.
Asked to describe his feelings about Jolie after she publicly announced her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy, Pitt replied: “She has always been the brave, bold individual that I fell for – and sexy as ever.”
Well, that’s great – and I mean that. But now that’s enough. STOP ASKING THEM ABOUT THIS.
June 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Farrah Abraham took her new boobs to a Vegas pool party [The Superficial]
Seriously, why the hell isn’t Reese Witherspoon wearing underwear? [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Miranda Kerr gets naked for ‘Vogue’ Korea, because why not? [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Did Kim Kardashian name her daughter Kai Georgia Donda West? [Celebitchy]
Rihanna goes clubbing, so nothing new there… [ICYDK]
Jennifer Lopez actually really liked her “jiggly” post-pregnancy body [Amy Grindhouse]
The Daytime Emmys had some really interesting fashion choices [The Frisky]
Kate Upton‘s new movie is certainly playing to her, erm, strengths [Celebslam]
Katy Perry is still madly in love with John Mayer… WHY! [Starpulse]
What in the hell has Katherine Jenkins got on her head? [Splash News Online]
Gwyneth Paltrow might want to work out whatever’s happening with that dress [The Superficial]
Want to see Eva Amurri in a bikini? Too bad, here it is anyway [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Hey, Melissa Etheridge went through breast cancer too, you know! [Celebitchy]
Uh, Wyclef Jean is apparently producing Amanda Bynes‘ first single [Amy Grindhouse]
Adam Lambert has taken his facial hair game to the next level [Socialite Life]
Well, Miss Utah certainly crushed it… [IDLYITW]
Jennifer Lopez has a pretty surprising new movie role [Bohomoth]
Gwen Stefani is still perfect, just in case you forgot for some reason [I'm Not Obsessed]
Every movie Jason Statham does is pretty much the same [MoeJackson]
See, sometimes celebrities DO eat! [theBERRY]
Queen Beyoncé acknowledges Kim Kardashian‘s baby publicly [Fishwrapper]