Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Emily Blunt saved Meryl Streep’s life

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Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep has been thick as thieves since filming The Devil Wears Prada back in 2005, and I love it because I love them and find it adorable when two awesome people turn out to be friends. I know, I’m weird. Anyhow, they recently got the chance to reunite for Into the Woods, where Meryl once again played an evil witch (of a different kind, this time around) and Emily was forced to serve her.

While on set, apparently Meryl almost injured herself and Emily caught her and it was all a very funny story that Emily told on The Late Show with David Letterman this week (via US Weekly).

“I did save her life. We were rehearsing a scene where she’s playing the witch and she’s supposed to jump onto the table with a cape and everything.”

“I just saw this thing happen in slow-motion… You know when you see something awful happen and it’s like the sound cuts out, you know? Meryl Streep’s foot got caught in her cape and we just started to watch her slowly topple head-first toward the concrete floor.”

“[Director] Rob Marshall and James Corden froze, didn’t move, and the pregnant woman caught her. I caught her!”

“She owes me! She should play my lowly dressmaker. She owes me bigtime. She was tormenting me in [Devil's Wears Prada], and now she’s tormenting me in this movie. She’s this witch that has cast this horrible spell on our house. I just said, ‘This is it.’ We couldn’t have any other dynamic now. ‘You just have to hate me in films.’”

“She owes me, that’s why I think at some point I should play the Queen of Versailles and she can be my lowly dressmaker,” Blunt added. “I did mention it to her. I think it’s a great idea and I mentioned it to her, and her response was, ‘Dream on.’ That’s Meryl Streep… She’s so amazing, it’s annoying at this point. It’s annoying.”

Ha, cute! Frankly, I would watch any movie that Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep did together, regardless of what it was about, whether it was nine hours long, whatever. I’m into it.

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Shia LaBeouf says he was raped by a woman during his #IAMSORRY performance art piece

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I’m not really sure what to make of this one, but here goes nothing. You know how Shia LaBeouf did that whole #IAMSORRY performance art thing in Los Angeles back in February, where he sat in a chair with a paper bag over his head and let people say and do whatever they wanted in the room with him? Well, it seems now he’s saying that he was stripped and raped by a woman during that time – a revelation he made in an email interview with a journalist from Dazed, apparently.

Did any experiences stand out to you as particularly moving or unsettling?

Shia LaBeouf: One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me… There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with dishevelled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well. On top of that my girl was in line to see me, because it was Valentine’s Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event – we were separated for five days, no communication. So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it travelled through the line. When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn’t speak, so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful.

Huh. Well, it would be wrong of me to discount accusations like these just because they came from a man, or just because they came from someone who has a history of being incredibly mentally unstable and has a penchant for lying. It all just seems so bizarre, so nonchalant, and I kinda can’t see this actually happening. Performance art or not, you don’t just sit there while someone is raping you. There are limitations.

This whole thing is far too complicated for me to even delve into, so I’ll just leave this story with you, but… like, WHAT?

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Ariana Grande’s baby voice annoys boyfriend Big Sean

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Big Sean seems to have a thing for dramatic women. First he was engaged to Queen Crazy Naya Rivera and now he’s moved on to Ariana Grande, who apparently insists on talking in a baby voice at all times, even at restaurants and while having sex. Big Sean is none too pleased about this, according to an “insider”, and finds it incredibly annoying.

From Star magazine:

The ‘Break Free’ singer, 21, who has been dating rapper Big Sean, 26, since AUgust, has been driving her beau up the wall with her constant need to talk in a baby voice. “Instead of saying, ‘I’m thirsty,’, she’ll pout her lips and say, ‘I want to dwink a widdle joosh,’” a pal tells Star. “Sean thought she was kidding at first, but now he’s had it.” To make matters worse (or more disturbing), insiders say Ariana brings out the baby talk when she and Sean get intimate. So wrong on so many levels!

HAHAH! I love this story so, so much. A wittle joosh! God help us everyone. For some reason, even though Star is full of shit, I can TOTALLY see this being right. It’s almost a little TOO ridiculous to make up (and if someone did, seriously, hats off for creativity and humour!).

What do you think? Does Ariana walk around talking in a baby voice?

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Scott Stapp from Creed is in a psych ward now

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Creed, that band that everyone really loves to hate, is fucking awful. Scott Stapp, the band’s lead singer, is even worse – only now I feel sorta bad for saying that since he’s been placed on a psychiatric hold because he’s going crazy and thinks ISIS is planning an attack against his son and that criticizing Obama publicly is what started his downfall. Uh… wow.

From TMZ:

TMZ has obtained a Madison County Florida Sheriff’s Dept. report which says deputies found Scott on the side of a road Nov. 13 and he appeared wasted, incoherent and rambling that someone was trying to poison him. Cops placed him on a 72-hour psych hold.

Jaclyn Stapp — who filed for divorce last month — then filed new legal docs claiming Scott is off the hinges, threatening to kill himself and his AA sponsor, and she says he has the wherewithal to do it … he has guns.

Jaclyn says Scott hears phantom voices and has visions of people on fire. She says he’s also paranoid. He left a message with the dean of his kid’s school on November 10, warning that the school was about to become the target of an ISIS attack.

As for why he’s out of his head, Jaclyn says he’s on a potentially fatal drug binge, fueled by steroids, weed, cocaine, PCP, Special K, Crystal meth, and various Rx drugs.

Stapp posted a desperate video Friday, saying he’s broke, sometimes homeless and sometimes goes without food. Jaclyn says it’s because he blows all of his money on drugs, and has resorted to pawning personal items to fuel his habit.

Welp… that’s something for your holiday. Mental illness is so rampant these days, especially amongst those in the public eye. Hopefully he’s able to get some serious help for whatever the hell is going on, be it legit mental illness, drug addiction, a combination of the two, etc. Hurting himself or others is serious business so hopefully they don’t just turn him loose.

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Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow had a curse-off

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Since it’s the holidays and you’re likely stuck with your family all damn day, what better way to prepare yourself for the arguments about politics, religion and the latest news than by watching Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow curse each other out? It’s all for fun in their case, of course – this was on Jimmy Kimmel‘s show, natch.

I love these two, and it’s making me really nostalgic for Friends, so I think that’s how I’ll spend the rest of my Thanksgiving Day. Lisa’s outburst seems so much like when Phoebe went crazy playing that arcade game at Chandler and Monica’s when Ben walked in and heard it. Classic. That, and a plate of food, that is. Enjoy!

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Young celebrities are richer than ever

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Forbes released their annual list of the highest earning celebrities under the age of 30 this week, and perhaps unsurprisingly, they’re mostly all pop stars. They base the list off of their Celebrity 100 list and research they gathered to put that one together, so without further ado, prepare to cry yourself to sleep over your stack of student loans and leftover Thanksgiving food tonight as you realize just how much money these young people have and how much you (we) don’t:

1. Justin Bieber, age 20, $80 million
2. One Direction, average age 21, $75 million
3. Taylor Swift, age 24, $64 million
4. Bruno Mars, age 29, $60 million
5. Rihanna, age 26, $48 million
6. Miley Cyrus, age 21, $36 million
7. Jennifer Lawrence, age 24, $34 million
8. Lady Gaga, age 28, $33 million
9. Avicii, age 25, $28 million
10. Skrillex, age 26, $18 million

Please tell me how on God’s green earth SKRILLEX made $18 million. Like, how is that just? How is it even possible? My mind is blown. Avicii is another surprise. I know people were nuts about ‘Wake Me Up’ and ‘Hey, Brother’… but $28 million worth of crazy? I mean, damn.

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Taylor Swift dresses for girls, not boys

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I don’t know that anyone would, by any stretch of the imagination, refer to Taylor Swift as a fashion plate or anything of the sort. She’s incredibly tall and thin, making her a great vessel for great clothes, and she always looks nice in what she wears, but she’s not presenting us with groundbreaking fashion or anything. Still, ASOS magazine, put out by the fashion retailer of the same name, seems to think she’s a worthy candidate for their cover and they’ve brought us one of the tackiest photoshoots I’ve seen in ages. Seriously – what in 1970s discotheque hell?

Photos aside, the feature also has an interview in which Taylor insists that she’s never dressing up for boys with what she wears and in fact she’s more concerned with what her girlfriends think:

“When I’m getting dressed, it’s always based on what my friends will think. They are my number one priority and the opinions of girls are more important to me at this point in my life.”

Well, it’s good that she’s not dressing for boys, but how about only dressing for YOURSELF? Girls can be judgmental as shit, as well, even your “friends”, so the best way to ensure that you’re looking and feeling your best is to wear what YOU feel most comfortable and confident in. Then again, I get that this quote is just furtherance of her “Girls rule, boys drool” message she seems to be pushing in the past couple of years, so I guess I’ll give her a pass for now.

Enjoy the rest of these hot mess pictures!

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