Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Madonna wants the word police to “f*ck off”

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Madonna lets a lot of reckless shit come out of her mouth. She uses words she’s not supposed to (lest we forget her referring to her white son as “#disnigga” on Instagram), uses the likes of Nelson Mandela to promote her shitty new album, over-utilizes the word “bitch”… I mean, that last one is not as much offensive as it is stupid. Anyway, Madonna may be a hot mess, but it’s not your place to tell her what she can and can’t say. Like, for real. In fact, she wants the “word police” to “fuck off”. Huh.

From Billboard:

On the album, you use the word “bitch” a lot (“Bitch I’m Madonna,” “Unapologetic Bitch”), which some bloggers have suggested should be banned.

I think that’s bullshit. The word police can f— off. I don’t want to be policed! I’m not interested in political correctness. The word “bitch” means a lot of different things. Everything is about context. When I first moved to England and heard the word “c–t,” I was horrified. People were calling each other c–ts! And then I realized that, in that culture, it was different — they slapped each other on the back and said, “Who’s the c–t, right, you’re my best mate!” The word “f—” doesn’t just mean sexual intercourse. I mean, “You’re a stupid f—,” “Are you going to f— with me?” “F– off!” (Laughs.) Sex has nothing to do with any of those expressions, and the same goes for “bitch.” If I say to you, “I’m a badass bitch,” I’m owning myself, I’m saying, “I’m strong, I’m tough, and don’t mess with me.” If I say, “Why are you being such a bitch to me?,” well, that means something else.

I mean… what is she even talking about? I love that she’s suddenly on her British shit now, which has exactly zero to do with anything, to distract from the issue at hand. I mean, I get her point, to be fair – if Madonna wants to say “bitch” every other word and make it desperately obvious that she’s old and out of touch (I mean “old” in the figurative term, like not with the times, not age – I know some amazing old people), then fair play. Knock yourself out. But I really love when people use the “free speech” and “context” bullshit to avoid taking responsibility for their nonsense. BYE, MADONNA.

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People are freaking out over this unretouched Cindy Crawford photo

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Back in December 2013, Cindy Crawford appeared in the Mexico and Latin America version of Marie Claire magazine and did a really lovely photo shoot for the feature. She was 47 at the time and obviously still hot as hell, but she did one picture that was Photoshop-free and unretouched. That picture appeared online this week and everyone lost their damn minds.

Originally the above photo was said to be from an upcoming edition of the magazine, but it was soon revealed to be from a little more than a year ago. No matter – she looks the same and she looks hot, “flaws” and all.

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Justin Bieber is a ping-pong master

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Justin Bieber doesn’t really have many redeeming qualities, but he’s okay at singing (I’m not saying his music is good, just that his voice isn’t complete trash and he can carry a tune) and more importantly, he’s a killer ping-pong player. Who knew?

The Fader hosted an All-Star Ping-Pong night at SPiN NYC on Friday night to benefit the American Youth Table Tennis Organization, which I don’t think any of us even knew was a thing before now. It was attended by the likes of Action Bronson in front of other stars like A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Elton Brand of the Atlanta Hawks, and DJ Khaled. Oh, and Bieber – and he cleaned house.

Here’s a video of Justin’s seemingly effortless victories. The more you know. (By the way, Google image searching “Justin Bieber ping-pong” comes up with LOADS of results of him playing over the years!)

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Benedict Cumberbatch is probably getting married today

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It’s Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year! Isn’t it wonderful?! Aren’t you just spending the day rolling around in a million (de-thorned) roses and stuffing your face with chocolate as you bask in the glory of love?! No? Well, whatever, sourpusses – Benedict Cumberbatch is down with this day of commercialized love and he and pregnant fiancée Sophie Hunter are apparently going to take this opportunity to tie the knot!

The Imitation Game actor, 38, and Hunter will say “I do” on Valentine’s Day on the Isle of Wight in England, an insider tells US Weekly.

That’s literally all we know about this special day, but that’s enough. Romance! Weddings! Hurrah!

Benedict and Sophie met back in 2009 on the set of some movie called Burlesque Fairytales, which sounds like indie erotica to me, but I’m too lazy to IMDB it. Congrats to the happy couple, anyway! And sorry, Cumberbitches – you’ll have to settle for writing yourself into your Sherlock AU fanfics.

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Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss cover Vogue

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It’s here! It’s here! It’s Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss on the cover of Vogue, just like you never knew you always wanted! If you ‘ship Taylor and Karlie as that secret couple everyone thought they were or just as BFFs, you’ll be happy to see them doing their road trippin’, BFF-in’ thing in the pages and on the cover of the new issue of Vogue.

Here are some cool facts you’ll learn in the interview:

—They first met backstage at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Lily Aldridge introduced the pair and upon meeting Swift said, “You. My friend. Now.” Swift has a Polaroid picture of the two hugging on her photo wall and the caption reads “Best Friends Forever VS2013” in Sharpie.

– Swift started spending so much time with her female friends because of the way she was being portrayed in the media as a man-eater. “I was really irritated by the whole serial-dater play that people tried to make about me.”

– Taylor Swift’s philosophy for making friends is “basically, wear ‘em down till they like you.”

– Swift follows the five-second rule.

Lena Dunham, another member of this particular girl posse, says Swift is just, like, the bestest friend ever: “Even if she’s in Hong Kong on tour and I’m going through something, if I text her, I get an answer in two seconds. If something good happens to me—say, I get a nomination, or it’s my birthday, or the day before my birthday, or my book comes out—I get a text from Taylor way before I get a text from my mom.”

That all sounds very exciting, now doesn’t it? Here are all the fancy pics that went along with the shoot – and there are TONS.

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Bobbi Kristina was in a car crash just days before she was found unconscious

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Bobbi Kristina‘s condition has not changed and it’s still pretty obvious that she’s not going to make it, but at the moment, she’s still on life support. The biggest news surrounding this case at the moment is the revelation that her boyfriend-not-husband Nick Gordon had likely been abusing her. Such allegations are the focus of a new criminal investigation and both the Houston and Brown family hope to see Gordon prosecuted. But this story just gets sadder and sadder – now it’s been revealed that Bobbi was involved in a car crash just days before she was found unconscious in her bathtub.

From CBS News:

Police reports obtained by The Associated Press show Whitney Houston’s daughter was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people days before she was hospitalized.

Police in Roswell, Georgia, say Bobbi Kristina Brown was driving a Jeep Liberty on Jan. 27 when she lost control, crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle. A passenger in the Jeep and the other car’s driver were taken to the hospital.

Ugh, again, so sad. Such a shame to see such a young life go to waste, but I’ve said it a million times before: this girl never had a chance. After the upbringing she had, she needed so much love, care and rehabilitation and she just never got it.

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Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week!

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Parker Posey turned into Joan Jett when we weren’t looking.

It’s Friiiiiiidaaaaay! That means it’s time once again for Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! That’s when we check out what celebs were wearing over the week and comment on it. Pretty simple! Just go through the outfits and make your pick for who had the BESTWORST, and most WTF look of the week. (For GRAMMY looks, go here.) BTW, I offer my take on Uma Thurman‘s new look. It’s at the bottom of the post, if you’re interested.

 

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I have so many questions about this photo of Christina Hendricks with Cuba Gooding Jr.

1. What the hell is this?
2. What the hell is he wearing?
3. Why are they posing together?
4. No seriously, what is he wearing?
5. What has he been up to lately?
6. Why is he even there?
7. Do they know they’re posing together?
8. But seriously, who sold him on that outfit?

That about sums it up I think.

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