Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Stars Without Makeup: Beyonce!

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How do we feel about it, huh? Because me, as much as I generally dislike Beyonce’s thinly veiled high and mighty demeanor, there’s one thing you can’t deny, and it’s that she’s a beautiful girl—with or without makeup.

This is Beyonce in New Orleans (my most favorite place in the whole entire world) on a break from Super Bowl halftime rehearsal with her ma, Tina Knowles. One of them is fresh-faced, demure, natural, and gorgeous. The other? Oh my goodness, not so much. I’ll let you figure out who’s who.

First Look: Cory and Topanga’s Daughter on ‘Girl Meets World’

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Her name is Riley Matthews (well, really, no; it’s actually Rowan Blanchard) and she’s the namesake offspring in ‘Girl Meets World’.

From E! Online:

Girl Meets World, Disney Channel’s spinoff of Boy Meets World, has cast the role of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga’s (Danielle Fishel) daughter. Rowan Blanchard, 11, has landed the role of Riley after a national casting search, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The pilot, which is told from Riley’s point-of-view, was just officially picked up by the network, is set to begin shooting in February.

“As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” Michael Jacobs, the project’s executive producer, tells EW. “Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well.”

Oh, and she sings, too. Very well:

Whitney Houston’s Family Turned Her Onto Crack—Not Bobby Brown

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From Oprah’s Next Chapter:

While growing up in New Jersey, Whitney Houston was close to both of her big brothers, Gary and Michael. Since his sister’s death, Michael, who many in the family called Whitney’s twin, hasn’t spoken publicly. Now, Michael reveals how he introduced Whitney to drugs in the ’80s, long before Whitney married Bobby Brown.

Here’s some memorable quotes from dude’s interview with Oprah regarding his sister:

I’m living, but I’m not alive. …. I felt responsible for her, I always have. … It’s painful. I feel responsible for her. I let it go so far. You know, we were always … being together most of the time, her following behind me, you know … and then when you get into drugs, you do that together, too, and it just got out of hand. The drugs were rough. … Yeah, we did everything together, so once I was into that [drugs], then she followed suit.

Later in the interview, Whitney’s brother states that the first time she ever did cocaine was with him, and that it’s a “demon” that he needs to face every day. What a sad, sad situation all around. Really. The whole thing is just miserable and disappointing and wrong.

And also? Wow. We’ve been this hard on Bobby Brown all this damn time for no reason? Oh, wait, no—no, Bobby was still a beater and a cheater and siring a daughter who’s got incest issues. Hm. I guess there are reasons, but not the reasons that he’s most famous for. Good Lord.

Megan Fox Did Another Interview, Generally Left the Weirdness at Home This Time

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So this one’s a better interview, even though it’s not nearly as entertaining as the last time around. It’s more rational, and it doesn’t have all the talk about speaking in tongues and leprechauns and aliens, but it shows a softer side of Megan that, I think, really surprised everyone who maybe thought it just didn’t exist. But then again, it probably surprised some people to hear Megan talking about her belief tongue-speaking and other creatures of science fiction and fantasy, so maybe we all just need to sit back and allow Megan and her gorgeousness change our belief systems one piece at a time, huh?

Anyway, from Marie Claire UK, here’s Megan Fox on being a mother, and what it means to her:

I recognize the blessings when they come – like, I recognise I’m so lucky to work with Judd [in 'This is 40'!'] – but the ultimate satisfaction for me is being with my son. All I wanted to do my whole, whole life was have a baby and, now, I’ve finally done it. … I just want to give Noah as much of myself as I can. And I want to have more kids. This is where my heart is. It’s very hard for me to do this stuff, because I feel like this isn’t my job any more. My job is to be with him.

On being domestic:

I can cook, but I also want everything to look beautiful on the plate – then I get upset when people eat it. Everyone just tears through it and that makes me sad. It’s not a rewarding experience for me to cook.

On driving husband Brian Austin Green crazy with her disorganization:

I don’t make any sense: I’m a germaphobe, but I’m really messy. … I’m not disgusting – like I don’t leave food or dirty dishes out or anything – but I take my clothes off next to the laundry basket without putting them in and that drives him nuts.

More on BAG:

I just think we got lucky [to end up together]. I believe he’s my soulmate. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t take work, because we are very, very different. But we are tolerant of each other and we try to be patient with each other, and I don’t try to turn him into me and he knows not to try to turn me into him.

Last, on crying during the news, which I can personally and totally relate to:

I can’t watch the news any more. Everything makes me cry. Because everyone is someone’s child, every woman seems like someone’s mother. I have so much more patience for people and for women in general.

Love It or Leave It: Miley’s Costa Rican Vacationwear

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Is that a little nipple I see, there, Miley Cyrus? Is that what that is? I’m not really sure. You and your Instagram filter, it makes everything shadowy look like a nipple. That a nipple on your belly? Or on your left leg? Don’t know, but the thing peeking out toward the dreamcatcher tattoo in your armpit sure looks like a nipple, but hey. Maybe it’s not … maybe it’s just not. (Also? For the advertisers? No—that’s definitely not a nipple, OK?)

In any case, Miley looks pretty great here, and I’m loving that corset/tube top. Isn’t it just lovely? It looks like those blankets that they sell down on beach boardwalks, and it’s probably just as comfortable and cozy, too. Which is to say, not at all. The top retails for $104, and it’s by Rad and Refined. Once I get the rest of the fruitcake and Chrismas cookies away from my midsection, maybe I’ll go and buy one, too. It’s just that cute.

Love it or leave it—Miley’s look?

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Caption This: Last Week’s Winner and This Week’s Photo

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Guys! It’s also my final ‘Caption This’! Sadface! For those of you who don’t know, Emily and I will be leaving at the end of the month, and this Thursday will be our last day, but hey. Time stops for no one, right? That being said—

It’s time for another round of weekly winnings for the Evil Beet Caption This contests! Check it out, and if you’re the winner, I’ll be sending you an email to collect your mailing information in order to send your prize. Sure hope you registered with a valid email address!

We’ll be choosing the winner of the above photo next Tuesday, so tune in to find out who it is!

The winner on last week’s Lady Gaga photo:
Winner: Trishhh
“Goddddd I’m trying as hard as I can, but I told you…! Nobody can $h!t you a VMA, Gaga!!”

First runner-up: Anonymous
“Looks like Lance Armstrong isn’t the only one that took it in the ass last week.”

Second runner-up: Anonymous
“Lady G showed her support of the American auto makers by giving free oil checks at her concert.”

Congrats to Trishhh! As for the rest of you, get commenting if you want to win some free crap! (And for the love of God, check your damn email if you want to win the prize! The first runner-up will be notified that they’re getting the prize if you don’t claim it, guys!).

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LeAnn Rimes is Really, Really Sad About Brandi Glanville’s Mean Comments

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Oh LeAnn Rimes. It’s probably so, so hard to be you. Brandi Glanville always hovering about and making sure you’re not accidentally feeding her children laxatives, being bullied because you stole a lady’s husband … I can’t even imagine the trials and tribulations you must have to endure on a daily basis for being a completely innocent, delicate little flower of a woman.

Don’t worry, though, girl. One day, you’ll have it all: you’ll have a man who loves you and respects you for you and not your bank account, a few little rugrats of your own to whom you can mistakenly feed Ex-Lax, and the self-respect that goes along with being an upstanding, decisive woman who doesn’t walk all over people and doesn’t let people walk all over her, either. It’ll be there one day, girl, so just keep on keeping on and clutching at your creepy friend, Lizzy. Not because, you know, the Lizzy thing’s going to make any difference, but because it’s mildly entertaining in a scary sort of way. That’s all.