Today's Evil Beet Gossip

James Franco tackled a dude after a Lana Del Rey concert held in a cemetery

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Lana Del Rey did a concert at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last Friday night, for some reason (of course she did), and everyone was having a grand old time, listening to faux-morbid music in a graveyard. That is, until James Franco tackled a photographer who, of course, wants to sue him now.

From TMZ:

James Franco took down a photog while leaving the Lana Del Rey concert Friday night in Hollywood … this according to the paparazzo — who now wants justice.

Franco attended the LDR show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and based on the pics it looks like James may have just been joking around when it happened.

The photog obviously wasn’t playing around though … he went into an LAPD office Saturday morning to file a report — claiming he’s got broken equipment and a minor back injury.

We’re told police will pass the case onto detectives this week.

James is insane, so he probably was playing around. But hello, you’re famous. Broke photographers will exploit your ass for any amount of cash. I can’t imagine there was any real injury in any way there, but that won’t keep this guy from taking it to court anyway to try for some easy money.

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Sarah Jessica Parker is torturing the West Village

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Sarah Jessica Parker is the quintessential New Yorker – she’s lived and worked there for years and is fiercely loyal to the place. Her most famous character, Sex and the City‘s “giant whore” Carrie Bradshaw, lived and loved the city, as well. So SJP decided to capitalize on both the nostalgia for her character and her love of New York when she staged an impromptu photoshoot in front of the house at 66 Perry Street, which was used for the exterior of Carrie’s brownstone on the show, to promote her new range of shoes. And uh… the owners were none too pleased about it.

From Page Six:

While the house owners agreed to let “SATC” use the facade as Carrie’s home for the show, they’ve since grown tired of the frenzied fan attention and want privacy. A source tells us, “The owners are up in arms as they deal with relentless tourists, and SJP has ignored their requests for an explanation on how she could endorse the shoot, even though ‘no trespassing’ signs are posted. SJP used their house during the years of filming, and now won’t acknowledge that she and her company used the steps and facade, this time without permission, to promote her shoe line.”

The owners of 66 Perry St. didn’t get back to us, but Gerald Banu, president of the Perry Street Association, told Page Six, “I heard about the shoot. They didn’t get the permission from the owner. The situation with ‘SATC’ visitors is still very intense. People who live here get upset that the sidewalks are constantly jammed.”

To be fair to both sides, I get that it’s probably annoying for the homeowners to have crowds of people around your house 24/7. But uh, newsflash, you allowed your house to be used on an HBO series – you kinda asked for it. People certainly shouldn’t be allowed to trespass on your personal property regardless, but they can gather on the sidewalk if they so choose and take pictures and you can’t really stop them. As for SJP, well, she’s a law unto herself and probably feels like it’s no big deal (she didn’t respond to calls for comment).

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Kesha once swore under oath that Dr. Luke never raped her

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Of course people are giving Kesha a hard time now because during a 2011 deposition for a case in which a separate manager was suing both Kesha and Dr. Luke, Kesha swore under oath that Dr. Luke had never raped her or sexually assaulted her. Many people (i.e. Dr Luke & Co) think this is definitive proof that Dr. Luke is innocent against Kesha’s recent allegations and that Kesha is a liar. Nevermind that Kesha has confided in her therapist and several fans for years over the abuse or that she could easily have been coerced into lying on the stand at the time… but whatever.

From TMZ:

The deposition had been sealed … and this morning Dr. Luke’s lawyer went to court asking the judge in his case to unseal the depo and allow it to be used in the current case. We’re told Kesha’s lawyer argued it was NOT fair game but the judge disagreed and unsealed it.

And a statement from Kesha’s lawyer, from Gossip Cop:

“Luke’s latest legal maneuver comes as no surprise; it’s a desperate Hail Mary and a pathetic attempt to once again blame his victim. As detailed in our complaint, Luke walked Kesha down the beach and threatened to destroy Kesha’s life and the lives of her family if she didn’t cover up his sexual assaults in a 2011 deposition. He is now following through on his threats and grasping at straws to try and twist Kesha’s coerced statements. Unfortunately protecting abusers out of fear happens all too often with battered women. This case is about Luke’s physical, emotional and psychological abuse of Kesha and her fight to get him out of her life. After being driven to the brink of death and into rehab, she’s no longer going to allow herself to wither away at the hands of her abuser as he tries to blame the victim.”

This whole thing is such a colossal mess, bigtime. I love how often women are discredited as “liars” when it comes to sexual abuse. Have women lied about such things? Unfortunately, yes. However, more have lied and said things have never happened when they have, whether out of fear, embarrassment or any other number of reasons.

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David Arquette’s fight with his fiancee was caught on camera

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David Arquette announced his engagement to girlfriend and Entertainment Tonight correspondent Christina McLarty back in July, but it looks like there might be a slight bit of trouble in paradise for the couple – at least if you go off the video which caught the pair screaming at each other during a fight in Los Angeles on Friday night.

Well yeah, sure, that doesn’t seem great, but couples fight. And depending on your temperament, you might even fight in a way that seems insane/makes you say shit you clearly don’t mean. How many times have you fought with a significant other and said, “I’m done! No more of this shit!” only to be just fine again in the morning? I don’t think this particularly proves anything, but who knows…

For the record, a rep for the couple says they’re still together.

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Gwen Stefani unveils sneak peak of new single, ‘Spark the Fire’

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Gwen Stefani is DIVINE. She’s absolutely beautiful and incredibly stylish and could grace every single page of Vogue without seeming out of place (or eliciting any complaints). However, her personality is slightly grating (she’s got a touch of the crazies, I think) and her music is fucking horrendous, for the most part. Take her new single, ‘Spark the Fire’ – so far we’ve only heard about 45 seconds of it, but that’s 44 seconds too many for me to know that it’s terrible.

I guess now that she’s coaching a new generation of wannabe stars on The Voice, she’s probably itching to get back to her music. But this is some amateur shit you’d expect from a 15-year-old from Bumblefuck who thinks they know what “urban music” should sound like. This is not what a 45-year-old woman needs to be doing with her time. Sorry.

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Ryan Phillippe has only made 5 good movies

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Ryan Phillippe has made over 30 films throughout his career, but guess what? Only five of those are ones he’d consider to be any good. Damn, at least he’s honest! But which five did he mean, anyway?

From US Weekly:

“I’ve made 30-plus films over 20 years,” Reese Witherspoon‘s ex-husband, 40, told the Los Angeles Times in a recent Skype interview. “And in my opinion, five of them are good. So you slave away and you work hard and you want to make something great, and a lot of times you end up disappointed. There are a lot of elements that are beyond your control when you’re an actor for hire,” he added.

Consider, for example, the 2011 flick Setup. “I did this terrible movie with 50 Cent,” the Lincoln Lawyer actor recalled to the Times. “It was just a situation I didn’t want to be in. I was sold a bill of goods and it turned out to be something different, which is often the case in this business.” (Other less-than-stellar movies in Phillippe’s past include 1998′s 54, 2001′s Company Man, and 2005′s Chaos.)

Frankly, I can only count, like, well… one movie I’ve seen of Ryan’s, and that was Cruel Intentions. Which everyone was nuts about when I was in school but I thought sucked. I’ve literally never seen another one of them. Also, I think it’s kinda bullshit that this dude is whining about how shit his movies are – he obviously knew that when he read the script for 95% of them, so I don’t believe that whole “things are out of your control as an actor” bullshit. If the script sucks, your movie will suck, and that’s the end of it. He did it for easy money and now he’s bitching about it/perhaps wanting to try to become credible. Nah, we’re all good, man.

Ariana Grande got Miley Cyrus’ advice on those diva rumors

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Once again, Ariana Grande is a major pain in the ass (and an outright asshole) to anyone who comes in contact with her. We all know it, we’ve all accepted it – well, all of us except Ariana herself, who claims to have been “heartbroken” by rumours of her diva bullshit that she… called Miley Cyrus for advice?

From MTV News:

Grande said: “I was upset and I contacted Miley. I said, ‘Miley, I’m so sad – what do I do? This isn’t true. My heart is broken, I feel so bad.’”She was like, ‘Girl, don’t even look at it. Just be happy that you’re blessed. You have family and friends love you, you have fans that love you who know what’s true and what’s not.’

‘It will blow over and tomorrow they’ll be talking about something else.’

“She lives for love and that’s something I do too. She has a beautiful spirit and she made me feel so much better.”

First of all, Miley looks so faded in the picture above that I doubt she even knew who she was talking to. She probably thought it was the pizza delivery place or something. Second of all, Miley has never been called a diva. She’s been called a lot of shit, but diva has never been uttered from anyone’s mouth with her name in the same sentence.

Also, Ariana is full of shit. You wanna know what you do when you’re so sad about something? You STOP DOING IT and then people will think nice things about you. Bye, girl.

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