Today's Evil Beet Gossip

How’d Kelly Clarkson Do on the National Anthem?

I don’t know about you guys, but I was not excited about Madonna’s halftime show. “Greatest show on Earth” I’m hearing? Ugh, hardly.

I personally enjoyed Kelly Clarkson‘s ‘Star-Spangled Banner’. It was nice to see a performer actually sing live, and while there were no pyrotechnics and, you know, obnoxious robe-wearing Cee Lo Green to complement her performance, it was solid and my God did she look good. Plus, Kelly’s “choir” beat the ever-loving hell out of Madonna‘s. And there was no CGI that sent me into fits of seizures (but to be fair, it might not have been the CGI that did it – it could very well have been the hot wing dip and the two whole cans of Coke I drank.

But anyway, yes, I did watch the Super Bowl, and I thought it was a crap game. Yes, because I loathe the Giants, and yes, because my team (the Saints) got so close and missed it, and also, yes, because there was really like, two plays that occurred that were “exciting,” but on the whole the entire thing – aside from the promising start, what with Kelly Clarkson’s fine ass belting out the National Anthem and Blake Shelton and his wife doing their thing for ‘America the Beautiful’ – was really, really boring and I think I paid more attention to ‘Words With Friends’ than I did to the game itself.

That, my friends, is a sign that this Super Bowl was just ill-fated.

Superbowl Halftime: How’d Madonna Do?

Photo: Madonna performs at the Superbowl February 5, 2012

My mother informed me that she had just seen the Superbowl halftime performance starring Madonna.

Well? How was it? I asked her.

She sighed and looked at me really tired. “I think Madonna’s very talented,” she said. I thought this was really funny. Mom! It’s not like you’re gonna offend the “kid”; Madonna’s 53 years old!

I watched Madonna’s halftime performance online later. And—this is a little weird, because she is such an amazing dancer—those stiletto boots are obviously killing her. Sometimes she looks like she’s never walked in heels before.

By many accounts Madonna’s show elicited mixed reviews, with critics particularly maligning her latest, “Give Me All Your Luvin’.” (Yeah, I’m not into it, either.)

In the meantime! M.I.A. took the stage during the show (along with Nicki Minaj), and she threatened to make the night all her own. Deadline:

During tonight’s show, headlined by Madonna, one of the guest singers, British rapper M.I.A., gave viewers the finger directly into the camera, and NBC’s censors weren’t fast enough to obscure it. The network, which carries the Super Bowl this year, attempted to blur the gesture but was late by almost a second. “We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime,” the network’s spokesperson said. “It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late.”

Yep! M.I.A. flipped off the cameras, incensing the censors. Phew! I’m glad something happened last night; otherwise the show might’ve been a total bore.

(Image via Popbytes.)

Lady Gaga’s Dad Hates The Way She Dresses

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Ugh, what a square, right? It’s like “get with the program, old man, it’s the 21st century! I don’t have to conform to your dumb old ideas or your dumb old society, dad.” And then he’s like “learn to respect your elders!” And then you’re like “learn to respect this, you crusty old bastard!” And then you flip him the bird and go to your bedroom to blast Papa Roach or whatever. And that is hard-f*cking-core.

And that is precisely what Lady Gaga is:

Lady GaGa has admitted that her father isn’t impressed with her risqué fashion sense.

The singer confessed that her dad Joe Germanotta often asks her to wear more normal clothes.

“I look the same during the day as I do on stage,” GaGa said, according to The Sun.

“My father is still like, ‘Can’t you just put this on?’ Some of it he just can’t handle.”

The singer has spent the the past few days organizing the setlist for her next tour. She tweeted on Friday that she will preview the stage on Tuesday.

GaGa has previously admitted that she will never be caught wearing casual clothes.

“I think you should look nice all the time,” she said. “When I meet celebrities and they’re in casual clothes, I’m always like, ‘Whaaat?’ I don’t mean to be judgmental, but it would do them better to be who they really are, all the time.”

Lady Gaga, not every celebrity has the kind of identity issues that you have. In fact, a lot of celebrities understand that when you’re just going out to the grocery store or for a walk or whatever, it’s ok to dress differently than when they go to an awards show, and when they do a concert, they can dress in a completely different way. In fact, I would argue that those people are more comfortable with being “who they really are” than you are. Honey, you were not born this way, and it’s getting old.

Now don’t come to dinner until you can put on some regular shoes and take that lobster off your head while your grandma’s in the house!

David Beckham Got Kicked Out of His Kid’s Soccer Game

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Have you ever been to athletic event for children? Some little league game or what have you? Because as a former athlete myself*, I’ve been to quite a few, and there’s usually some crazy parent there who likes to take things way too seriously. You know, the mom who trash talks kids on the opposing team or the dad who yells at the ref for a bad call.

David Beckham is one of those dads:

Galaxy soccer star, English National Team hero and H&M hottie David Beckham revealed to ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show in London that he got into it with a referee at his son Romeo’s soccer game—and got kicked off the field for it!

The 36-year-old dad explained: “I was watching the kids play the other day, it was the younger kids of Romeo’s club, and there was a penalty given, and the kids are seven years old and he sent the kid off. And I was like, ‘Come on, he’s seven, referee, you can’t send him off.’”

The referee wasn’t having it.

“He looked at me and was like, ‘Yes, I can.’ And he came over and gave me a red card. He told me to get out of the park. For real. The gate was only 20 yards away and I waited and went back in when my son’s game was on.”

Man, this whole situation sounds like a nightmare.  I mean, I always hated those parents who were way too aggressive towards the referee, and I don’t think that would be fun, no matter who was screaming at you, but to be the referee of a soccer game and having to be yelled at by David “Jesus” Beckham? How do you even handle that? I guess by telling him to take his pretty ass on home, but goodness, that had to have been a little intimidating.

Speaking of intimidating, how about David Beckham’s son? It’s like “oh yeah, my dad’s the biggest soccer star in the whole world, so I guess I’m just going to kick this ball around some. Also, I’m nine.” Maybe I’m just especially bad with feeling pressured, but that would send me right over the edge. If little Romeo Beckham is anything like me, expect him to be requiring a wide variety of therapy and psychiatric meds in about five years.

*I was on the basketball team for one season in the sixth grade. I was a necessity on that team, not because I ever scored a single point the entire season, but because my habit of getting hit in the face with basketballs during practice did a lot to boost my team’s morale so that the players who were actually good, like the girl with one arm, did much better.

Miley Cyrus Wrote An Essay About Gay Marriage

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Miley Cyrus also wore that outfit up there out in public. Which one is more believable?

Anyway, back in July, you might recall that Miley got a little tattoo: an equality sign on her ring finger. She tweeted a picture of that tattoo, along with a message that said “All LOVE is equal,” and many of her followers through a hissy fit. A few of her fans said that Miley’s message went against her Christian religion, but Miley still stood firm in her beliefs.

As further proof of that, Miley wrote an essay on the topic for Glamour:

Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do—you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach.

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Demi Moore Went to Rehab, For Real This Time (Maybe)

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Celebrity gossip is a fickle mistress. She likes to hide or twist the truth, and she’s good at it, too. Remember when we were learning of the divorce of Heidi Klum and Seal? That story changed every which way, and that story is still going on today (they’re both still wearing their wedding rings – what does it all mean?!). It’s hard to get things straight sometimes, and that’s what’s been happening with Demi Moore here lately.

On January 23, Demi Moore was rushed to the hospital and her rep said that she was taking some time to “seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion.” The idea was that she was going straight to rehab. Last week, the word was that she was was receiving some “spiritual counseling.” But now, thankfully, we’re back to rehab. Let’s just hope this one’s true:

It appears Demi Moore has taken her “spiritual counseling” to the next level.

E! News has learned exclusively that the Margin Call star has checked into the ultra-posh Cirque Lodge addiction treatment center in Sundance, Utah.

A source tells E! News Moore entered the facility the week following her now infamous Jan. 23 hospitalization, after she suffered seizure-like symptoms during a party at her home in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles.

“She’s on total lockdown and only talking to a small group of people,” the rehab source said, adding that the 49-year-old actress is being treated for both an eating disorder and addiction issues.

Specializing in “individualized addiction treatment,” Cirque Lodge has a reputation for catering to a celebrity clientele, reportedly including the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Eva Mendes and Mary-Kate Olsen.

So how did Moore check into the rehab facility without the media catching wind of it?

We’ve learned that in the days after her hospitalization, Moore gathered her belongings from her home and was whisked off to the mountain retreat in Utah for treatment.

“It became clear to her that her way of coping with her stress was not working and she needed more help,” the source continued.

As we previously reported, Moore had been consulting with an intuitive healer and psychic medium.

Despite speculation that her exes Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher visited Moore at home earlier this week, Moore spent the entire week in Utah.

When reached by E! News, Demi Moore’s rep had no comment.

If Demi Moore has been spending her time going to teenagers’ parties and having seizures from smoking sketchy ass drugs, then there is absolutely no other place she needs to be on this earth than rehab. I sincerely hope this report is true, and that Demi is getting treatment that doesn’t come from a psychic.

Watch This: Antoine Dodson’s “Lovesick Lullaby”

My oh my, have things sure changed for Antoine Dodson. When we first heard from him, he was imploring us all to hide our kids, to hide our wives, because they rapin’ e’erbody out here. Then he got busted for driving without insurance and possession of weed. We haven’t heard anything from him for the better part of a year, and just when little Antoine was about to completely and forever slip out of our minds, this happens. “Lovesick Lullabye” happens.

Antoine actually did pretty well here, didn’t he? Better than I expected, anyway. And I know that technology these days is amazing, but don’t you tell me that. Don’t you tell me that this is auto-tuned to hell and back, and don’t you dare tell me that Antoine Dodson needs to stop all this and go back to Lincoln Park. I won’t hear any of it.

See, I believe in people. I believe that if you deserve something, then eventually, one way or another, you’ll get it. And, as you can see by this smooth ass jam, Antoine Dodson deserves to be a star. This is his destiny, and this is only just the beginning.

Did you love “Lovesick Lullaby”? Are you looking forward to the album? Does it bring a tear to your eye to think of how far Antoine has come?