Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Kesha’s mother threatened Dr. Luke via email

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Uh oh. After news broke that Kesha was suing Dr. Luke for alleged emotional, physical and sexual abuse which has taken place over the past 10 years, Dr. Luke fired back, claiming that this was an elaborate extortion plan just to get Kesha out of her contract. A bit extreme, but it’s becoming more obvious where he got that defense from, since apparently Kesha’s mother, Pebe Sebert, sent his lawyer an email a year ago warning that this was coming.

From TMZ:

In the email — obtained by TMZ — Pebe Sebert complains that Luke screwed her out of music publishing rights connected to her daughter. She then says,

“We, me and Kesha and her friends, like Lady Gaga, are going to make all of this Really PUBLIC, in the next few days. Luke date raped Kesha when she was 18. Nicky Hilton’s birthday? Paris Hilton’s house? Luke gave Kesha pills. She ended up naked in his hotel room 2 days later. No longer a virgin?”

The email then gives an ultimatum:

“Do we all want this to come out? Either Luke releases Kesha from all legal contracts, and gives me back all my publishing, or we, Kesha and I, tell the truth.”

And then there’s this:


Luke says in his lawsuit against Kesha her allegations are a pack of lies and designed to scare him into releasing her from a binding recording contract. He also claims Kesha and her mom have admitted they lied about the allegations.

I dunno still, guys. For one thing, do we know this email was really sent (or that it was real/not made up by Dr Luke’s side)? Second of all, while it does sound like she’s trying to blackmail him, that doesn’t mean the allegations are false. Third of all, WHY WON’T HE LET HER OUT OF THIS RECORDING CONTRACT? Like, literally – whether he’s guilty or not, whether she’s lying or not, what possible working relationship can these two have moving forward? I’m honestly not getting it.

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Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon is living in a shared dorm room

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I feel bad for the kids of famous people, in a way. They’re thrust into the spotlight and live a particular lifestyle without ever having been given a choice just because it’s what their parents chose. Because of that, a lot of celebrity kids also go into the business or just go off the rails. Lourdes Leon, Madonna‘s daughter, seems to be trying to stay on the right track and live a somewhat normal life, though, since she’s attending the University of Michigan (her mother’s alma mater, though she never graduated) and living in a shared dorm room. Aw, hell no!

From The Daily Mail:

Speaking to the MailOnline a fellow student said: ‘She’s not as sociable as many people would have thought and she couldn’t be more different from Madonna’s huge persona.’

The pal added: ‘Every day that passes she’s slowly coming out of her shell.

‘There’s no diva behavior or anything like that. She’s really aware how people might judge her and doesn’t want a bad reputation.’

Lourdes recently enrolled in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, attending classes and rehearsal sessions just a four-minute stroll away from her box room.

Her classmates swan around the hallways inside the modern Walgreen Drama Center singing and warming up their vocals with admirable confidence – but Lourdes isn’t quite there yet.

There’s no denying she’s got a gift. In the process to being accepted into the highly acclaimed school she had to submit a script reading and a classical singing performance on video.

But despite having such an extraordinary gift, a friend told MailOnline she ‘couldn’t be more different’ than her mum and is actually very shy, even introducing herself as ‘Lola’ when meeting new friends to avoid them picking up her identity straight away.

Yo, advice for Lola – find out which “pal” is giving quotes to The Mail Online and maybe don’t ever speak to them again because they’re NOT your friend.

Anyhow, it’s nice she’s going to university and having a normal experience. I’m sure it will never TRULY be normal, considering, but it must be refreshing and kind of a relief to be away from the environment she’s grown up in and try out what it’s like to be a normal teenager/college student.

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Zac Efron has a new girlfriend named Sami Miro

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Behold! I bring you photos of Zac Efron with his new girlfriend, Sami Miro. No one seems to know who she is, what she does or how these two meet, but we know they’re a couple, and that’s all you get.

An insider tells Us that the relationship is in the beginning stages. “Zac is dating Sami but it isn’t serious,” the source says.

Well, I’ll sleep soundly tonight knowing that! Of course, last we heard of Zac’s love life, he was riding around on a boat with Michelle Rodriguez, but they split soon after because apparently he was more into her than she was into him. He seems to have a penchant for a particular type of woman, though, as Sami look somewhat similar to Michelle (despite the blonde hair).

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Jennifer Lawrence calls gluten-free diets ‘the cool new eating disorder’

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I personally choose not to eat carbs when I’m being mindful/healthy just because that suits me better, but I do love me some bread and I don’t have any official allergies to gluten/wheat/etc. Plenty of people are eating fancy schmancy gluten-free diets, though, because of some self-proclaimed intolerance to gluten and because it seems to be hip. That, of course, doesn’t include those with Celiac disease or any actual gluten intolerance or allergy, but refers mostly to those who think it’s trendy to say they eat gluten-free. Why that’s a thing, I don’t know, but it is – and Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t got time for it (via Yahoo Style).

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, “The Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence puts herself firmly in the bread-and-pasta crowd, telling writer Sam Kashner she ate spaghetti and meatballs for breakfast the day of their interview. She goes on to describe gluten-free as “the new cool eating disorder, the ‘basically I just don’t eat carbs.’”

Her stance could be seen as throwing shade at Gwyneth Paltrow, the ex-wife of Lawrence’s rumored boyfriend, Chris Martin. Paltrow is almost as famous for her healthy eating as she is for her acting and recently published a cookbook of her favorite gluten-free recipes, It’s All Good. “Everyone in my family is intolerant to gluten and cow dairy,” Paltrow told integrative physician Dr. Frank Lipman of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York when the book was released. “We had the food sensitivities test and the doctor told us to avoid these foods and sugar as much as possible.”

I suppose it can be considered disordered eating to cut out any single group of food when there’s no real need to, but I dunno, that seems a bit much. Spaghetti is delicious, as is toast, as is cake, etc. However, who cares if someone chooses not to eat it? I don’t care if someone is vegetarian, vegan, yada yada. As long as they aren’t preachy, do your thing. I suppose the problem is that people ARE preachy about things like that, so maybe that’s what JLaw is referring to.

LOL at the Goop shade, though. Don’t forget that Chris Martin went back to eating meat after separating from her!

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Brad Pitt got his first gun when he was in kindergarten

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Welp, colour me surprised – I had no idea Brad Pitt was gun happy, but apparently he is. In fact, he got his first gun while he was still in kindergarten and to this day, won’t be at home without a gun stashed somewhere. But wait, before you get all up in arms, Brad does understand the gravity of possessing weapons and would never go crazy with them.

From Radio Times (via The Telegraph):

“There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons,” said Pitt. “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten.”

The actor – who was born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri – was first given an air gun, then received a shotgun when he was six. By the time he was eight, he had fired a handgun.

The Radio Times reports that Pitt doesn’t feel that he and his family are safe unless there is a gun in the house.

“The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon,” he said.

I guess fair enough. He seems relatively sane and especially as a celebrity and the amount of crazies there are in the world, I suppose he feels he needs to be hyper-vigilant to keep his family safe. It’s a shame we live in a world where we need guns to protect ourselves, but it’s tale as old as time and not likely to change anytime soon, unfortunately, as long as ACTUAL psychos are able to get a hold of guns and other weapons.

I personally would never be able to live in a house with a gun – it would give me all kinds of anxiety, especially if children are present (though again, I do understand there are ways to ensure children don’t get a hold of guns, etc – but nothing is fail-proof!), but to each his own.

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Taylor Swift premiere ‘Out of the Woods’

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Taylor Swift‘s new pop album, 1989, is due out in less than two weeks, and so far we know we’ve got ‘Shake It Off’-esque tracks to look forward to. However, TaySwift isn’t completely leaving behind her emo stuff – her new track, ‘Out of the Woods’, goes in a slightly different direction and, quite frankly, doesn’t really sounds like her. Have a listen:

I’m all about the new Taylor Swift – I love the sounds and I think 1989 will be an excellent pop album, so this is right up my street. What do you think?

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Kesha sues Dr Luke over sexual and emotional abuse claims


Shit just got REAL messy (well, even messier than before, if that was possible) in the whole Kesha / Dr. Luke fiasco. While previously Kesha blamed her longtime producer (who has written, like, all but 2 of her singles) for encouraging her to develop an eating disorder, it’s even more serious now that she filed a lawsuit in which she details intense instances of emotional and sexual abuse during their 10 year working relationship. Apparently these instances of abuse started right away when she signed on with him at 18 and he is said to have forced her to use drugs and alcohol so she would let him make these advances.

From TMZ:

In one instance, Kesha claims he forced her to snort something before getting on a plane … and during the trip he forced himself on her while she was drugged.

On another occasion, Kesha claims after forcing her to drink with him, Dr. Luke gave her what he called “sober pills.” Kesha claims she woke up the following afternoon, naked in Dr. Luke’s bed, sore, sick … and with no memory of how she got there.

Kesha says the alleged abuse led to her eating disorder — a story TMZ broke earlier this year.  She claims Dr. Luke said, among other things, “You are not that pretty, you are not that talented, you are just lucky to have me.”  As we reported, she claims he called her “a fat f***ing refrigerator.”

Kesha also says there was physical abuse … once she says he attacked her at his Malibu house where he was “violently thrashing his arms at her.”  She says she escaped and ran barefoot down PCH and hid in the mountains.

Kesha is asking a judge to let her out of her contract with Luke.

Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, tells TMZ … “This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke.”

Geragos adds, “The facts presented in our lawsuit paint a picture of a man who is controlling and willing to commit horrible acts of abuse in an attempt to intimidate an impressionable, talented, young female artist into submission for his personal gain. Kesha is focused on moving her life and her career beyond this terrible time.”

Damn, what a mess. Of course, the truth behind these claims has to be investigated and all that, but for some reason, I don’t feel like she’s lying. It’s a bit extreme just to get out of a contract, don’t you think? For the record, Dr. Luke doesn’t think so – he’s suing her back and claiming that she’s just saying all this to get out of her contract. LOL, okay bro. Would you not just LET THE GIRL OUT OF HER CONTRACT rather than risk being “extorted”, if what you say is true, or having your reputation ruined by having people think you’re a rapist and an abuser? Like, what? And even if she IS lying, why would you want to work with someone who is a) clearly mentally ill and b) clearly doesn’t want anything to do with you?

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