Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Elton John making $500k per show in Las Vegas

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Elton John may be long past the prime of his career, but he’s also a living legend, so obviously he’s getting paid the big bucks to perform in concert. How many “big bucks”, exactly? $500,000 per show to perform in Las Vegas at The Colosseum, far outdoing Britney Spears‘ run at Planet Hollywood.

From TMZ:

Elton’s definitely in the driver’s seat. According to his deal he gets 88% of the door for every show. He also has a sign off on ticket prices, which range from $55 to $1,000 for VIP seats.

Captain Fantastic is putting Britney’s $475K take a show to shame, because he’s doing it with fewer seats — The Colosseum only seats 4,296 while Britney’s show at Planet Hollywood has 4,600.

The show began Friday and runs through April 14.

Isn’t it crazy how easy it is for rich people to get even richer? $500k! For ONE SHOW that runs about 2 hours! That’s like, a decade of work for normal people!

Sigh. Maybe he’ll write me a check if I ask nicely?

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Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show is drawing near!

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Katy Perry will be taking over the Super Bowl halftime show REALLY soon, and her PR is working really hard at making sure we’re all super pumped about it and ready to tune in come next Sunday. To that end, so to speak, they’ve put her on the cover of ESPN Magazine with Houstan Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who have about as much chemistry as the stars of the 50 Shades of Grey movie (and I don’t know if that’s an insult or a compliment).

There wasn’t much to the accompanying interview, but we did find out that Katy is feeling a bit nervous leading up to her big day and that doing the halftime show is better than anything she’s ever dreamt of.

“Honestly? I feel like I’ve outdreamt my dream,” she says. “I don’t get nervous about much, but I’ll definitely be a little tingly inside that day.”

Huh. Perhaps more hilarious is that Katy seems to think she’s on par with Celine Dion when it comes to vocals, since apparently people would stop in their tracks whenever she started singing when growing up.

“Everybody would be going about their business, and then all of a sudden their heads would turn when I would start singing. It was this magic trick that I had. I guess I loved that attention. And I went for it,” she says, laughing. “But when I was singing into a hairbrush, I had no idea the incredible amount of work that would be asked of me in order to be at this level.”

Now, y’all know I love KP – massive fan. And I also think she’s far more talented than people give her credit for. But to say that her voice is so good that one would turn their head when she starts? LOL girl, no. Just no.

I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for the Super Bowl, though. Someone tell me what time the halftime show is on so I can tune in right as it starts (and turn it off as soon as it ends).

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The Daily Links

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Chris Hemsworth doesn’t care for fake Hollywood shit [Socialite Life]

Can’t argue with a little Sofia Vergara in Spandex, can you? [Celebslam]

Paula Patton is a lot happier since ditching Robin Thicke [Moe Jackson]

Christina Milian took her nipples to the streets [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Gwyneth Paltrow spent the weekend in a bikini on the beach [Lainey Gossip]

Look, it’s Ashley Greene being sexy while pumping gas! [Popoholic]

John Travolta explains his late night gym cruising [The Blemish]

Sarah Stephens looks hot in her new Agent Provocateur lingerie ad [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Fergie is opening up about her marriage to Josh Duhamel [I'm Not Obsessed]

Sigh! I’m really going to miss ‘Parks & Recreation’ [theBERRY]

Let’s enjoy Cara Delevingne doing some topless sunbathing [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Lena Dunham & Taylor Swift have a weird ass friendship [The Frisky]

Sarah Palin tried to talk about ‘American Sniper’ and it didn’t go well [Celebitchy]

Mario Lopez is going to marshal the Miami Gay Pride parade [Romance Beat]

Oooh, I really like Brooklyn Decker‘s new haircut [Too Fab]

FKA Twigs released the video for ‘Pendulum’ and it’s great [PopBytes]

Kanye West read a poem as a child and you should watch it [Celebuzz]

Jennifer Lopez is doing the whole sexy thing for ‘Complex’ [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Chad Michael Murray is married and going to be a dad [ICYDK]

Paris Hilton might be dating an 18-year-old model [Socialite Life]

Amber Rose is fighting your bikini hate with another bikini [Celebslam]

Blacc Chyna forgot to wear a bra with her see-through top [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Can someone tell Gwen Stefani it’s time to change up her fashion? [Moe Jackson]

Kristen Stewart wants a bit of that Marvel money, please [Lainey Gossip]

Dakota Johnson is going to be a very big star, right? [Popoholic]

Some girl got eaten out on stage at a Dead Kennedys concert [The Blemish]

Blind item time! Stars love selling each other out for cash [I'm Not Obsessed]

Rachel from Friends had some weird ass clothes [theBERRY]

Mike Huckabee thinks Beyonce will turn kids into strippers [The Frisky]

Antonio Banderas will always love Melanie Griffith [Celebitchy]

Would you wear a black wedding dress? [Romance Beat]

Audrina Patridge is in a bikini, so there’s that [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Lana Del Rey wants to take you on a honeymoon [PopBytes]

David Beckham is stripping down from H&M again [Too Fab]

Don’t worry, Kris Jenner is here to help Kylie‘s career [Celebuzz]

This is what Elizabeth Hurley wore to Fashion Week [ICYDK]

Kim Kardashian’s “furkini” wins at Photoshop

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It looks like Kim Kardashian finally got the hint that she needed to hire someone a bit more adept at Photoshop, because her latest pictures – apparently shot by Kanye and retouched by someone with a professional degree in digital image editing – while on vacation are a true spectacle to behold.

You can’t even shade these pics – the Photoshopping is on point – they’ve made her look like she’s got insane curves, the flattest stomach ever and basically picture perfect. Just like God intended it. Beyonce, take note! This is how you make yourself skinnier/not look like a normal person with imperfections in pictures!

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LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian’s reality show got canceled

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Perhaps the world just wasn’t ready for the genius of LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian‘s reality show. It must not have been, because VH1 has canceled the series after just one season, according to People.

There’s no word on why LeAnn & Eddie totally bombed – especially since they planned to use the show to ~take their lives back~ and dispel rumours about their marriage or whatever. Totally exciting, enthralling must-see TV, right? Who wouldn’t care about two C- list celebrities as they claw to hang on to any amount of spotlight? What’s not to love?

There were only 6 episodes of this gem, which premiered way later than it was supposed to and bombed in the ratings when it finally did air. Gone too soon – pour some out for these idiots.

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Is Justin Bieber a changed man(child)?

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Justin Bieber is one of the most notorious menaces to society in that he’s an utter dickbag with no sense of common decency or decorum and no idea about what it means to face consequences for his actions. He’s a joke, really – a literal joke, considering he’s about to be roasted by Comedy Central, apparently at his own request. It turns out, this roast might be a turning point for our pal Bieber, who is said to have been actually behaving himself pretty well over the past couple of months.

TMZ first reported … Justin himself asked to be roasted to celebrate his 21st birthday. We’re told he views it as a form of therapy … acknowledging hijinks from DUIs to pissing in kitchen buckets.

But here’s the thing … Justin definitely seems to have changed over the last 4 months. People around L.A. tell us he’s polite again, respectful and extremely generous. He went to Mozza in L.A. Sunday night but the restaurant was full. Two guys saw him and gladly moved to the bar so he could have a table. We’re told Justin walked up to thank them and then bought their dinner.

And Justin was in line at a restaurant a few days back and randomly bought a meal for some people behind him.

People who have regular contact with Bieber tell us they’ve seen a radical change. As one put it, “The person I knew is back.”

As for why the roast will be therapy … we’re told Justin thinks the evening will end the chapter of his life where he messed up. He’ll take his lumps, and then move on as a real adult.

I’m a bit too skeptical to believe that he’s actually got his shit together. He still LOOKS like too much of a toolbox to be taken seriously, and I don’t think staying out of trouble for 3 months means you’re suddenly a reformed character. Then there’s the fact that he’s marking the end of his dickhead era with… a celebration of himself. Instead of doing something massively worthwhile – say, something for charity that he actually takes part in instead of just throwing money at – he’s going to sit around and listen to people tell jokes about him. Well done, Justin. Truly selfless act.

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Mario Lopez lost his virginity when he was 12

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I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that kids are having sex earlier and earlier. However, this isn’t a new trend, apparently. It turns out Mario Lopez, who was born in 1973, ended up losing his virginity at the age of 12. He thinks it has to do with the fact that he grew up in the hood, and he wrote about the experience in detail in his new memoir, Just Between Us.

From The Huffington Post:

In a conversation with HuffPost Live on Monday, the former “Saved By The Bell” star opened up further about the experience, remarking that he “can’t believe” he was “that stupid.”

“I didn’t know what I was doing,” he said. “It shouldn’t even count. But I [ultimately] figured it out and I didn’t even enjoy it because I didn’t know what I was doing … I can’t believe I was that foolish.”

Lopez, who currently works as a correspondent for “Extra,” credits losing his virginity so young to having grown up in an “inner city.”

“Everybody grows up quick in the hood,” he explained. “Everybody starts things a lot younger than they probably need to,”

And while he’s nervous for his kids to ultimately read about his past sex life, he doesn’t fear that they’ll start as young as he did.

“They don’t have the same environment [as I did],” he said. “[They're] very blessed.”

Apparently sex used to be AC Slater’s drug of choice and he was almost a teen dad, but the girl got an abortion, so he was spared (not my words – his!).

Anyhow, there you have it. Mario Lopez was a total stud even in his pre-teen years.

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