There’s one simple fact of life that none of us – not even celebrities – can escape: jury duty. I mean, you can try and get out of it, but if you’re registered to vote in your state of residence, chances are you will get called for it at least once. That happened to Madonna, but it seems like maybe she’s the exception to the rule. She’s just too famous to serve.
The singer showed up Monday at a NYC courthouse but was excused 2 hours later. And get this … she never had to sit with the commoners in the jury assembly room. She was allowed to hang out in the clerk’s office.
A court official says Madonna was released because they had more than enough jurors to fill the needs of the courts.
So the question … if there were enough jurors why release her instead of others? The court official says her presence would create a distraction in the jury selection process.
Yeah, I mean, obviously she was released because she was famous. Her presence in the jury would draw too much attention to the case at hand, and that’s not really a good thing. Anyone who shows up to court with her own security detail is not really going to cut it. It kinda sucks, though – just another thing celebs get away with. I know some people sorta like jury duty, though. It’s a day (or a week or more) off work where you can sit and surf the internet (which I don’t think you’re supposed to do, but people do it anyway). I got out of it when I was called – knock on wood – but I’m sure I’ll be doing my civic duty again soon.
July 8, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
There’s not much to say about this one. Katy Perry is releasing her new fragrance, Royal Revolution, pretty soon and to promote it, she’s come out with an advertisement. One weird thing? It’s animated. And a bit bizarre, but I suppose I’m intrigued. See what you think!
July 8, 2014 at 5:00 am by Jennifer
Oh dear, is George Clooney getting cold feet about his wedding? [Celebitchy]
Big Sean‘s Instagram account is cooler than him [Socialite Life]
Nicole Scherzinger is looking very summery [Celebslam]
This is America, so enjoy some nudity [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
At least Rita Ora takes good pictures, I guess [Moe Jackson]
Nice cleavage, Emily Ratajkowski [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Yeah, Robin Thicke really looks like he misses his wife [Lainey Gossip]
Emmy Rossum has a sexy bikini body and she’s going to Instagram it [Popoholic]
Jessica Alba covers British GQ and has a lot to say [Too Fab]
Cameron Diaz never wants any kids, okay? [The Blemish]
‘Big Brother’ is getting really creepy this year [The Frisky]
Poor Prince Harry is the royal third wheel of Britain [theBERRY]
So the Critics Choice TV Awards were given out… [PopBytes]
Were Jay-Z‘s affair rumours just for publicity? [Starpulse]
Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting hit the beach [Celebuzz]
Bethany Townsend is a model with a colostomy bag [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Ariana Grande is wearing very short skirts [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Chris Brown can never be cured of his douchebag status [Fishwrapper]
Rupert Everett admits he destroyed his own career [Celebitchy]
Nicole Kidman shouldn’t trust anyone [Lainey Gossip]
Anett Griffel is your new favourite bikini model [Celebslam]
Sheri Sheppherd‘s custody case took an interesting turn [I'm Not Obsessed]
July 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm by Jennifer
50 Shades of Grey isn’t coming out in theatres until next year, but stars Jamie Dornan and that other girl (Dakota Johnson) have to keep interest up. With that in mind, Jamie shared the above photo on Instagram this past week and everyone was going nuts over it (no pun intended).
I know I’m kinda not the target audience here, but like… no thanks. There’s nothing sexy or intriguing about this, or him, so I’m not getting all the hype. I’m sure it’ll make millions at the box office, though. Housewives are bored and horny, so it’ll do well.
July 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Farrah Abraham has sold her body (and bought it, clearly) to porn in order to make money and get more attention, but it turns out, being a desperate wannabe who tries to pass porn off as a “leaked sex tape” isn’t all that fulfilling and her personal life isn’t that awesome because of it and she spends a lot of time writing erotica and masturbating, apparently.
From Radar Online:
“My personal sex life isn’t that great,” the single former Teen Mom star admits to RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. “We all know that my sex life really isn’t that hot or crazy.”
That’s why the 23-year-old mom of Sophia, 5, was excited to use her imagination while penning her first erotic novel, In The Making (Celebrity Sex Tape).
“I just wanted something wild and crazy and I think as women, we don’t do these things in real life,” she explains. “We just need to get wild and crazy in our heads. I’m happy as a writer that I got to take my mind to other places.”
She says “wanting to touch myself” was a more difficult aspect of the writing process.
“I’m being honest, because I feel like there were a lot of hot and heavy things that I wrote about and thought about,” she confesses.
Despite its triple-x nature, Abraham believes her book will actually help teens avoid promiscuous sex.
“I would rather have them reading erotica or buying a sex toy than going out and having sex with somebody and having that person create problems in their life or shunning them or making them feel bad,” Abraham argued. “I feel like this is a healthy way to express themselves.”
I mean, yeah, masturbation is a healthy thing, but uh… I don’t think I’d want my teenager reading Farrah Abraham’s shitty erotica to discover themselves. She is such a mess.
July 7, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
We don’t hear much from Katie Holmes these days. There are some random dating rumours here or there, but it’s the general assumption that her escape from Tom Cruise and his Scientology cult, her career has kinda gone down the tube.
NOT SO, however – Glamour put her on its August cover, where she shares some classic and cliche empowerment thoughts like “I didn’t know how much love I had in me” and “I feel like I can do anything”.
The full interview isn’t available yet, but you can check out Katie’s photos below. This whole shoot is giving me a ’70s vibe, for some reason – and not necessarily a good thing.