Friends, frenemies or still enemies?
Madonna has recently been trying to put an end to her ongoing feuds with Elton John and Lady Gaga.
Last month, the 54-year-old MDNA singer dedicated her song “Masterpiece” to John, 65, during a concert in Nice, France. She said she “forgives him” for calling her a “fairground stripper” and saying her career is over. At her concert in Atlantic City on Saturday, Madonna dedicated the same song to Gaga, 26, and said she’d like to collaborate with her.
“You wanna know something? I love her,” she told the crowd. “I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.”
“One day, very soon, we’re going to be on stage together. Just you wait,” she added. “You think I’m kidding? I love Lady Gaga.”
During an interview with Newsweek in January 2012, Madonna slammed Gaga’s single “Born This Way” for its similarities to her 1989 song “Express Yourself.” “I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song,” she told the mag. “I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was . . . interesting.”
In April 2012, NME asked Gaga if she noticed her song was a knockoff of Madonna’s hit. “What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about . . . If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression,” Gaga argued. “It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I’m the first f—ing artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means that I’m f—ing smart. Sorry.”
So, I know that Lady Gaga probably likes money. I mean, when you become accustomed to a certain lifestyle, your finances kind of depend on your livelihood, right? But I don’t think even Lady Gaga loves money that much that she’d do a sell-out concert, sharing the stage with her arch-nemesis. No, I just couldn’t see it happening. Celebrity Death Match? Maybe. But no way in hell would Lady Gaga allow Madonna to zing her for three hours straight—right before her very eyes.
September 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Sarah
No, like, again. Did Courtney Stodden just recently get more plastic surgery?
Here’s a little comparison photo, with Courtney’s new face on the left and her old one on the right:
I’m totally willing to believe that the fuller lips could just be the makeup, but the rest of it? I mean, it looks like her face shape has changed a little bit, doesn’t it? Look around her jawline. In the old photo, she has a more rounded jawline, and it looks quite a bit different in the new picture. I also wouldn’t be surprised if she got little cheek implants or something along those lines. Here’s another comparison photo, with her new face on the left and her old on the right. It’s not extremely clear, but you can still see the difference in her cheeks:
I’m not crazy, right? There’s a difference there, isn’t there? I’m not super great at recognizing plastic surgeries, and it’s always a possibility that she could be Photoshopping the pictures she posts on Twitter, but I really think there’s something going on here. What do you guys think?
September 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Emily
See, this is what I find so frustrating about Lindsay Lohan: everything. Ha ha, but really, it’s just so irritating to me that she’s such a trainwreck that basically anyone in the same vicinity as her could make up any story about her and it’s automatically believable. Like, if I was in New York right now and I noticed that the lady I just accidentally brushed shoulders with is Lindsay Lohan, I could go to the hospital and tell everyone that she violently shoved me and broke my arm, and it would probably make the news. But on the other hand, she’s such a trainwreck that she could actually be doing everything that everyone always accuses her of and just denying it. Do you see what I mean? It’s like the boy who cried wolf, except the boy sees wolves because he’s too high and sometimes he’s the wolf himself and runs people over with his car. Am I making any sense at all?
Basically, there’s this surveillance video that shows what happened, and apparently the guy who’s saying that Lindsay hit him is exaggerating everything. In the video, Lindsay’s driving really, really slow, and you can see her get very close to the guy, but it’s not clear whether or not she physically hit him. After Lindsay passed him, he chased after her, but he didn’t confront her. The tape also shows Lindsay getting out of her car to enter a club, looking totally chill, so she might not have realized that she hit the guy (if she actually did hit him).
Also, after Lindsay went inside the club, she stayed for just a few minutes, then left for a little bit, then came back. So, you know, weird.
Since the video was sort of inconclusive, it’s time for a good ol’ round of “he said, she said.” Lindsay’s saying that she didn’t even know she’d hit anyone until she got arrested, and that certainly no one got out of her car to check it for damages. Meanwhile, the guy is saying that Lindsay “smelled like alcohol real bad” (police never tested Lindsay) and that after he got hit, “I was in so much pain … I fell to the side.” He claims he was taken to the hospital where doctors gave him morphine for torn tendons.
I don’t know you guys, I’m just sort of pissed that this even has to be a debate. What happened to the good old days when you could just hit someone with your car, get arrested, and then be prosecuted and placed in jail? Why do we have to have all these lies and exaggerations? Why can’t people just tell the truth ever?
September 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
Sofia Vergara‘s first commercial from the nineties. [The Superficial]
Jimmy Fallon spoofs Mitt Romney. [Bitten and Bound]
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is engaged! [OMGBlog]
This is the most adorable Kardashian. [Socialite Life]
Ke$ha reveals her new album on Twitter. [Hollywood PQ]
Robert Pattinson took Kristen Stewart back: more confirmations. [Celebslam]
Lindsay Lohan got a Michael Jackson nosejob. [Yeeeah]
‘The Hobbit‘ trailer. [The Blemish]
11 Hottest 1980s Teen Heartthrobs. [Pajiba]
JGL on ‘SNL’! [The Frisky]
Duh, of course Lindsay’s hit-and-run isn’t Lindsay’s fault. [Cele|bitchy]
Salma Hayek boobs! [IDLYITW]
The Rise of the Needy Man. [Jezebel]
Bardem > Bane? [Lainey Gossip]
Snoop Dogg gets high with his kid. Aww, bonding. [Socialite Life]
Karl Lagerfeld takes that thing back that he said about Pippa Middleton. [Lainey Gossip]
Monica Lewinsky is getting paid big bucks to talk about President Clinton’s schlong. [The Superficial]
September 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm by Sarah
The little one is named Jackson Ripley, and the following is an actual letter (minus grammatical corrections and all) to Republican Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney. You’re going to love this (unless you love Romney, and then you’re probably not going to love it all so well):
Dear Governor Romney,
I’d like to say congratulations on winning the republican nomination. But, I wish you stayed in Massachusetts. You’re plan for America isn’t what we need, and would hurt us more than it would help.
First, repealing Obama care and other health plans he’s put in place have helped families across America, including mine. I live in a middle class family, and two years ago my little sister; Kennedy was denied insurance because of her pre-existing condition. This was a huge emotional stress and financial burden on my entire family. Under Obama Care, insurance companies can no longer deny Kennedy and kids like her, the coverage they need and deserve. Because of Obama care my little sister was able to have the several surgeries she needed that helped save her life. Once the President was elected he put Obama Care into action, just like he promised and made it so that you could get insurance with pre-existing conditions. This has made a direct impact on my family. My family is with out a doubt better off now, than we were four years ago!
It is to my understanding that you stated that you were going to repeal Obama Care, including the part I have mentioned, which will take away the insurance we have and need for my sister Kennedy. Why do you think she doesn’t deserve health care? Also, when you were interviewed on “Meet the Press”, you stated that you would NOT repeal this part of Obama Care, but then your campaign backpedalled and on the “Tonight show with Jay Leno”, you said that you WOULD repeal this.
Also, you’re domestic plans (birth control, gay rights etc.) are horrible! Women should get to manage their own health, and if you wonder why you’re not appealing to many women voters, rethink your birth control and women’s’ rights plans. And people should be able to marry whom they want. We built this country so people could have freedom, and not have religious beliefs control them to that length. This country was in no way built on any religion, so we should not create laws that repress the American people in a religious way and hurt our most vulnerable.
Jackson Ripley, age 12
OK, so I definitely think that young Jackson might have been coached on some of this (really, “backpedaled”? What twelve-year-old uses politico buzzword “backpedaled”?), but hey. It’s a cute thing, and even though we don’t normally cover a whole lot of political stuff here on the site, I thought some of you might get a kick out of it. To those who don’t, and who’ll say “Keep your opinion off the site,” to them, I say, “You do get the Internet, don’t you?”
September 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
Speculation of a possible reconciliation between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson has been swirling since the news broke that she cheated on him with director Rupert Sanders – and PEOPLE has learned that the couple did recently reunite.
Stewart, 22, and Pattinson, 26, met up in Los Angeles over the weekend of Sept. 15, PEOPLE reports in its upcoming issue.
And, according to an insider, the Twilight hunk’s pals “think they’ll be a couple again.”
While Pattinson was completely heartbroken over the split, says another source, moving on is “easier said than done … and clearly harder than expected.”
And then earlier today, Hollywood Life claims that Rob is most definitely taking her back, and more of those wonderful friends who can’t keep their mouths shut to save anyone’s life continue revealing big secrets like why Rob is throwing all caution to the wind and hoping that the creep-tastic Rupert Sanders didn’t give Kristen some kind of weird, buck-toothed STD because now he wants to go spelunking in her vadge-cave all over again:
“He started thinking nobody else would understand his life,” a source says. “His rational voice told him not to toss a three-year relationship for one infidelity.” Rob has even decided to start letting Kristen come visit him while he’s staying at his friend’s LA pad. “They have a very deep connection,” the source says. “Plus, they’re young. All relationships at that age have drama.” Adding that they had a “dramatic” makeup.
So, for all of you (ahem, me) who were rooting for these two to get over their respective heartaches and get back together, it looks like it’s going to happen. It totally looks like it’s going to happen. And to those who said, “No! Rob! Don’t take Kristen Stewart back, WAHHHHHHH,” well. What do you have to say for this situation now, huh?