Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Beyoncé really loves herself, eh?


Look, no one is denying that Beyoncé is the Queen of Pop. No one can come close to touching what she’s doing right now and she’s brilliant at it. I love her and I will bop her jams from here ’til forever. That being said, don’t you just feel so damn EXHAUSTED about her sometimes? Like, it’s too much, Beyoncé. It’s too much. We know you’re brilliant and we celebrate you for it… but not nearly as much as you seem to want to celebrate yourself.

On that note, Bey has released a retrospective video for the new (re-)release of her self-titled album. In the video, she talks about the woes of being famous and how as a celebrity, no one views you as a human and more boo hoo shit like that. She also claims that no one knows who she is, not even herself, and talks about her mom, her craft, etc. It’s interesting, sure, but I just feel like I need a nap to recuperate after this.

I’m so torn! I love her and this is so well done, but it’s also just so over-the-top like everything else she does most of the time. MY BRAIN IS MELTING. Especially since she spends so much time talking about how amazing our bodies are and how we’re not proud enough of ourselves. Is that why you’re hitting that Photoshop so hard, girl?

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Evangeline Lilly doesn’t really know what “feminism” means

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You probably remember Evangeline Lilly as the marginally talented and very attractive actress from Lost or The Hobbit, but oh my, she’s much more than that. She’s also demonstrated herself to be rather ignorant and sorta clueless, so let’s concentrate on that one today.

“Feminism” is a bit of a buzzword lately, one that celebrities totally love to exploit for their own gain or veer away from entirely because hey, equality for all! Evangeline took it to a whole new level, however, when she claimed that she’s not a feminist because… she doesn’t want to be a man?

“I don’t like the idea of playing a one-dimensional character who is just fearless, strong and killer and has instincts and just thrives in dangerous circumstances –- that’s really boring to me and I don’t think it represents what most women feel inside,” the 35-year-old told HuffPost Entertainment before release of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” “I’m very proud of being a woman, and as a woman, I don’t even like the word feminism because when I hear that word, I associate it with women trying to pretend to be men, and I’m not interested in trying to pretend to be a man. I don’t want to embrace manhood, I want to embrace my womanhood.”

I… um… did she… I mean… WHAT? I’m so confused. WHAT is she on about? Is she serious that she thinks being a feminist means you want to be a man? Wow, I never knew someone (aside from Kim Kardashian) could be so stupid. This is mindblowing.


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Scott Stapp is out to kill Barack Obama

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Scott Stapp has been having a bit of a rough time lately and is suffering from an extremely serious mental meltdown and needs help. While he went AWOL from a mental health facility last month and then posted some crazy videos, deleted them and then wrote a diatribe on the Creed website, it seems things are a bit crazier (pardon the expression) than simple internet trolling. Mainly, his family is sure he’s out to kill Barack Obama.

From TMZ:

Scott had just gone AWOL from a mental facility late last month, when his sister-in-law told the 911 dispatcher he was cruising around his neighborhood, shirtless on a bicycle. She says the former Creed frontman claimed to be a CIA agent and his mission was to kill Obama.

Stapp claimed in a rambling video the IRS is trying to ruin his life because he’s been trashing Obama.

Jaclyn Stapp, Scott’s wife, joins the 40-minute 911 call, telling the dispatcher Scott had printed out 400 – 600 pages of CIA documents which he supposedly found online, put them in a book bag and took off on his bike.

The 2 women were pleading with the dispatcher to snare Scott and take him back to the psych ward.

As cops were dispatched, Scott placed his own 911 call, saying his wife had stolen his truck and that’s why he was on a bike.

When cops arrived Scott told them Jaclyn had pilfered $6 mil from him, and when he confronted her she decided to get him locked up. In the end, police determined Scott did not show enough signs of mental instability to warrant a psych hold.

Wow. Clearly people aren’t taking this very seriously, but let’s be honest – he has no chance of getting anywhere near the White House or President Obama. However, these crazy delusions offer a small window into just how disturbed he is, and he definitely SHOULD be institutionalized so he can be medicated and get some professional help. Egads.

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Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Side Eye too, I see

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As we all know, Prince William and Kate Middleton were over in New York City this past week for the first time, and what an adventure it was! They went to a basketball game, they met American royalty, Queen Beyoncé and King Jay-Z and a good time was had by all.

BUT THEN… Kate went to do some Christmas present wrapping for the children’s charity Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem, where she got to come face-to-face with some real New Yorkers who told her royal ass not to slow down but to “Keep wrapping!”

Clearly Kate didn’t take all that kindly to this, and she unleashed the side-eye of the year:

Hahaha! Frankly, I’m on Kate’s side with this one. She has to be SO NICE all the friggin’ time, 24/7/365, constantly smiling and shaking hands and playing the role of the perfectly mannered princess. She deserved the right to give side-eye there. She’s a Duchess AND she’s pregnant – plus, who is that lady talking to? I’m not even in the royal family and I’d have given the woman more than side eye if she was yelling at me like that. Point for Middleton here.

Also, because I like to give you guys more bang for your buck, here’s another tidbit: Kate clearly reads Evil Beet and saw my comment the other day about wanting to kick back in your pyjamas and watch TV and eat pizza, because she totally had a pizza party in her hotel room!

From US Weekly:

The insider tells Us the royal, who was taking a break before the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary dinner at the Met Museum, ordered “three very specific pizzas” from NYC eatery Serafina, which included “a spicy sausage pizza (with no mushroom) and a prosciutto “di Fabio” pizza (with no sliced tomatoes).”

The five-months pregnant duchess shared the delicacies with a Kensington Palace assistant, her private secretary Rebecca Deacon and hairstylist Amanda Cook-Tucker while she prepared for her evening engagement.

Huh. I mean, neither of those sound all that delicious to me – maybe the sausage one? And high five on no mushrooms. Mushrooms do not belong on pizza. The end.

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Kim Kardashian blames God for her pregnancy weight gain

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Kim Kardashian gave birth to daughter North West over a year ago, but she’s still yammering on about the experience like she’s the first woman to ever be pregnant on earth. I can’t with her, especially since she’s actually claimed that all that pregnancy weight she put on was a punishment from God and was all his (His?) doing.

From Elle UK:

“I’d think God was doing this for a reason. He was saying: ‘Kim, you think you’re so hot, but look what I can do to you.’”

“My body just went crazy. After five months I swore I’d never get pregnant again. I got so huge and it felt like someone had taken over my body.”

Change the record, lady. Women have been having babies with much less pomp and circumstance for thousands of years, so enough already. Don’t worry, though, guys – she’s totally into herself NOW and claims that her body (which is all completely and utterly natural and the way God made her, of course – AHEM) is something she’s grown to really love because OTHER people love it.

“It’s taken me a long time to be happy with my body and for my confidence to grow to what it is today,” she admits. “I grew up when the body to have was the tall, slim, supermodel one, like Cindy Crawford’s. No one looked like me. It’s good to break the mould and recreate one.

“I’m an Armenian girl, I have shape, and it turned out people liked that. That makes me feel good about myself and about other women for being so supportive. I am a confident woman, but I didn’t just arrive confident – it has built over the years and that is a big part of who I am now.”

“When I was 13 my father wrote me a letter. I was unhappy with my body – I developed really early. Every night I would sit in the bath and cry, I prayed my boobs would stop growing. He told me I had a body not many girls have, that later it would lead to attention from men, but that the most important thing was that I was a wonderful girl and I had to understand my self worth.”

Great ideals her father taught her, there. “Love your big boobs – men certainly will!” I seriously wish this woman would stop talking for a while. Or, you know, forever.

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Angelina Jolie is a spoiled brat, according to Scott Rudin

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Alright, this is long and complicated (and fascinating to read in whole so if this interests you, go have a look), but the Sony hack has done more than leaking a few movies early. It’s also leaked private emails between industry big-wigs and shed some light on just how they carry on behind-the-scenes with each other.

Let me set this one up: Producer Scott Rudin, often reported to be an absolute dick, proves himself to be just that in conversation with Sony Picture co-chairman Amy Pascal. Basically, Rudin was going to produce Jobs, a Steve Jobs biopic, and he really wanted David Fincher to direct it. However, Angelina Jolie is good friends with Fincher and had him attached to her Cleopatra, despite the fact that the script for that film hadn’t yet been written. Also, she just really didn’t want Fincher on Jobs, for some reason. Rudin had an absolute meltdown over it and things got nasty.

Here are some of the exchanges (via E! Online)

“YOU BETTER SHUT ANGIE DOWN BEFORE SHE MAKES IT VERY HARD FOR DAVID TO DO JOBS,” Rudin wrote in an email in Feb. 2014. Pascal, apparently sensing a threat, didn’t respond lightly, which caused the fight to completely explode.

“Do not f–king threaten me,” she wrote. “I have been asking you to engage with me on this for weeks.”

After that, Rudin loses it completely, attacking both Pascal and Jolie.

“What the hell are you talking about? Who’s threatening you? Let me remind you I brought this material to you and I can off her from it in a phone call. Don’t for one second even think about trying this s–t with me. There is no movie of Cleopatra to be made (and how that is a bad thing given the insanity and rampaging spoiled ego of this woman and the cost of the movie is beyond me) and if you won’t tell her that you do not like the script—which, let me remind you, SHE DOESN’T EITHER—this will just spin even further out into Crazyland but let me tell you I have zero appetite for the indulgence of spoiled brats and I will tell her this myself if you don’t.”

The two Hollywood honchos go back and forth, with Pascal throwing some serious shade herself, writing, “I have asked you to talk to [Jolie] with me and you don’t want to deal with it,” among other insults, but Rudin almost ends it with his fire.

Here is an excerpt from Rudin’s lengthy email in which he refers to Jolie as a “spoiled brat”:

“I’ve told you exactly how I want to do this material. It’s the ONLY way I want to do this material. I’m not remotely interested in presiding over a $180m ego bath that we both know will be the career-defining debacle for us both. I’m not destroying my career over a minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving this off her plate for eighteen months so she could go direct a movie. I have no desire to be making a movie with her, or anybody, that she runs and that we don’t. She’s a camp event and a celebrity and that’s all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming. We will end up being the laughing stock of our industry and we will deserve it, which is so clearly where this is headed that I cannot believe we are still wasting our time with it.”

This all ended with Rudin threatening to make sure Pascal is ruined in Hollywood (and claiming that she had already destroyed herself over this very insignificant matter). Jobs is not off the ground even now and I don’t think Sony wants anything to do with it anymore. It’s all a mess.

Obviously the big takeaway people have been getting here is that Angelina got called a “spoiled brat” and basically had major shit talked on her. Is she a spoiled brat? To be honest, it sounds like that’s more like Rudin’s role. I do love the juicy drama, though – Gawker has a great round up of it all in more detail. Juicy!

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Brandi Glanville isn’t a lesbian, but she’s not straight either

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Guys, do you see what happens when you don’t pay enough attention to Brandi Glanville? She gets desperate and feels the need to “announce” her “sexuality” – which, by the way, can probably be simmered down to “vaguely bisexual and/or willing to have sex with women if it makes the man she’s sleeping with happy”. But here, let’s let her use her own words in an interview with Huffington Post Live and on her blog.

First, the blog entry:

As I have said before, I love beautiful women, and Carlton is one of them. However neither one of us are lesbians. I have actually tried to be, but it just didn’t work out for me. I can’t speak to Carlton’s experiences, because I honestly have no idea what they have been. As you can tell, I am easily distracted by lingerie. In fact, I’m quite obsessed with it and all other things sexy and girly. Carlton’s body looks like it is zero percent body fat, and she is fun, playful, and non-judgmental.

Just FYI, she’s referring to Carlton Gebbia, a fellow Bravo star. Now, more on HuffPo:

Glanville, who is quoted as saying that she “tried to be” a lesbian at one point in her life, told host Ricky Camilleri, “I’ve been with women, usually there’s a man involved … I have a couple times been with women where it was just us.”

Noting that she loves “beautiful people,” Glanville then clarified, “I’m not a lesbian and I’m not straight.”

She did say that her love of threesomes had drawn a number of disillusioned male suitors.

“That’s not something that you plan for,” she said. “I feel like it has to be organic.”

Well, that’s… special. You can actually watch video of this nonsense on the source site, but basically all of this is because no one gives a shit about Brandi Glanville and if there’s one way to get yourself some press, it’s to claim you like to sleep with women – only sometimes, though, and only under certain conditions.

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