Christina Aguilera was only recently stripping down to her birthday suit and cradling her giant baby bump for a national magazine, so I have to admit I was sorta shocked to hear that she gave birth this weekend to a bouncing baby girl!
From US Weekly:
Aguilera’s angel has arrived! Christina Aguilera and fiance Matt Rutler welcomed their first child together, a baby girl, on Saturday, Aug. 16, Us Weekly can confirm.
The Grammy winner, 33, gave birth via a C-section at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
I’ve always liked Xtina despite her diva-ish ways and inability to stick on a single note, so I think this is cute. Congrats to the happy couple – and to Christina’s other little boy, Max, who’s now a big brother!
Oh, and we already know what the name – it’s a CLASSIC:
So proud to welcome our beautiful daughter Summer Rain Rutler into the world.
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) August 18, 2014
August 17, 2014 at 11:47 pm by Jennifer
Beyoncé and Jay Z are totally getting divorced for realsies, so claims Us Weekly. Rumors of their impending divorce are nothing new, but the magazine is so dead set on it that they’ve made it their cover, essentially saying Bey’s not exactly “drunk in love” anymore.
Now that the singer has finished the last of her On The Run U.S. tour dates with husband Jay Z, speculation about the couple’s marriage is at an all-time high. Fans are wondering if the spouses of six years will go the distance — but Beyonce is already making moves toward a split, sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly.
Insiders tell Us the music superstar, 32, has a plan of action in place for if/when she decides to call it quits with her rapper hubby, 44, dad to her 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. One source says “she is done” after their remaining On The Run shows in Paris, France.
A source previously told Us Weekly that the spouses “stayed separately” while in New York and L.A. for their On The Run tour. And another insider said Beyonce went without her husband to look for apartments in Manhattan, including a $21.5 million penthouse in Chelsea.
You know what? Let them be done already. I’m so sick of hearing about them. I’m pretty much sick of them altogether. If this actually happens, let’s just all pray it’s a swift and clean divorce, and not the media circus it will inevitably be, because I am so tired of hearing about Bey and Jey.
I don’t know if I believe Us or not (like how many freaking times have they declared Jennifer Aniston to be pregnant?) but I don’t think I would be shocked if they did divorce. Maybe that’s only because I don’t care about their lives all that much, and am not hugely invested.
Anyway, if they divorce, I’ll bet they announce it in October. Anyone else want to make a guess?
August 17, 2014 at 10:00 am by Catherine St. Ives
Gene Simmons, of KISS and bullshit reality TV shows, made headlines recently when he made some pretty insensitive comments about depressed people. In an interview with Songfacts, Simmons went on a rant about addiction and depression, ending with, “kill yourself.” Here’s the quote:
[...] I don’t get along with anybody who’s a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim. Drug addicts and alcoholics are always: “The world is a harsh place.” My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. I don’t want to hear f-ck all about “the world as a harsh place.” She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life. And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, “I’m depressed, I live in Seattle.” F-ck you, then kill yourself.
He actually went on to add,
I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I’m the guy who says ‘Jump!’ when there’s a guy on top of a building who says, “That’s it, I can’t take it anymore, I’m going to jump.”
Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the fuck up, have some dignity and jump! You’ve got the crowd.
Okay, so not like it’s ever a good time to make fun of people with clinical depression and tell them to kill themselves, but this is an especially bad time to make such statements. In fact, his statements got his music banned from major radio stations across the globe.
Now he’s apologizing. Here’s his apology, from Facebook:
I was wrong and in the spur of the moment made remarks that in hindsight were made without regard for those who truly suffer the struggles of depression. I sincerely apologize to those who were offended by my comments. I recognize that depression is very serious and very sad when it happens to anyone, especially loved ones. I deeply support and am empathetic to anyone suffering from any disease, especially depression.
I have never sugarcoated my feelings regarding drug use and alcoholics. Somewhere along the line, my intention of speaking in very directly and perhaps politically incorrectly about drug use and alcoholics has been misconstrued as vile commentary on depression. Unkind statements about depression was certainly never my intention. Fully, you will know that and I do not intend to defend myself here and now, by listing the myriad charities and self-help organizations I am involved with. Rather, I simply want to be clear that my heart goes out to anyone suffering from depression and I deeply regret any offhand remarks in the heat of an interview that might have suggested otherwise.
What do you think? Do we forgive him?
(Personally, I am so over Gene Simmons. So very over. He reminds me of the “edgy kid” in middle school. Everyone had an “edgy kid” in middle school.)
August 17, 2014 at 8:00 am by Catherine St. Ives
Despite the fact that he’s most famous for his role in the Twilight franchise, I’ve always really liked Robert Pattinson and found him endearing. It’s both a blessing and a curse that he took on that role, because it allowed him to actually book further roles and make his career as an actor. Then again, he’s forever typecast as Edward “Sparkly Vampire” Cullen, and that’s not really a good thing. On the bright(er) side, at least he knows he’s a “bullshit artist”?
From The Guardian:
“I’m quite good at doing meetings,” he says. “If I’m just meeting someone about a job I’m like a dog, especially if my agent’s said to me: ‘A lot of people want this job.’ Then I’m like: ‘Oh yeah? Then I will do anything to get it!’” What’s his technique? “I don’t know, I just become a bullshit artist!” he laughs. “That’s when I start acting! I’m really much better at doing it when the cameras aren’t rolling …”
Well, that’s just like interviewing for any job, isn’t it? You have to bullshit – not because you aren’t really passionate about it (I mean, I guess in some cases you wouldn’t be) but because it’s hard to be effusively excited when you’re just trying to get a paycheck.
Anyway, I like Rob – I think his interviews are hilarious, even if a little lacklustre.
August 16, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Well, this is one I didn’t see coming. Apparently Jennifer Lawrence and Coldplay frontman (and soon-to-be former Mr. Paltrow) Chris Martin are an item. As in, a romantic one. Say whaaaat? What world is this? How did this happen?
From E! News:
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin are seeing each other, multiple sources confirm to E! News. We’re told that the pair has been spending quality together since late June after the Oscar winner split with her X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult.
Right, so basically we just have to take E!’s word for this because there is no corroborating evidence, no photos of them together, nothing. Still, I think I’m into this. I think Chris is an okay guy, Jennifer’s great, so why not? It’s so bizarre, but sometimes that’s the kind of pairing that works the best!
August 16, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Let’s add a little levity to our lives with another round of best and worst celebrity looks of the week! Last week we saw Rose McGowan channeling Liza Minnelli. Can we top that this week? We’re gonna try. We’ve got some Teen Choice Awards looks for ya.
Go through the photos and make your pick for who has the BEST, WORST, and most WTF look of the week! As always, my picks are at the bottom.
Aubrey Plaza, that dress is diabolical, get rid of it. It’s all the worst elements of vintage fashion in one garment.