Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Unlikely Duo: Tom Hanks And Carly Rae Jepsen

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Carly Rae Jepsen pretty much set the pop world on fire with “Call Me Maybe” and then reportedly went broke. Well, it looks like she’s gonna be okay after all, because her new single (“I Really Like You”) is out and the video stars Mr. Tom Hanks (with an appearance from that douche, Justin Bieber). In the video, Hanks lip-synchs and walks around NYC. And yes, it’s just as bizarre as it sounds. I mean, at one point, Hanks tells Jepsen that he’s pregnant.

I think you just have to watch the video to get the full effect:

So how did this come about? According to Rolling Stone, the two met at Scooter Braun’s wedding (he’s Justin Bieber’s manager). Braun then arranged for Hanks to be in the video. Jepsen recounts,

“Scooter was telling the story [of the video] to Tom over dinner, and Tom apparently said ‘Why not me? Why didn’t you ask me?” Jepsen told Access Hollywood. “I got a call three days before Christmas from Scoots being like ‘Do you think Tom Hanks would do?’”

And here we are. What do you think of the video? Will this help Jepsen get back on top?

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Cate Blanchett Adds To Her Family

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Cate Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, added to their family — they’ve adopted a baby girl! The flawless Ms. Blanchett already has three sons, so it’s going to be quite the full house for her. According to The Los Angeles Times, they’ve named the girl Vivienne. However, according to Us Weekly, the baby’s full name is Edith Vivian Patricia Upton. Holy smokes, that is quite the name.

If you’re looking for more info from her rep, you’re not going to get much. Here’s all her rep had to say, via Us:

The Upton family (Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton) have adopted a baby girl.

Wow. I mean, I’m not expecting a novel or anything, but that has to be the most bare-bones statement I’ve ever seen. We didn’t even get the typical, “The parents are thrilled” or “The couple is over the moon” blurb that we usually get. WHAT GIVES, REP?

Anyway, congrats to her and her family.

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John Mayer Has An “Ego Addiction”

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John Mayer is admitting what we all know — dude’s got an ego problem. Y’all know I’m not a fan of John Mayer, in part for this very reason. But at least he can admit it. He actually calls it an “addiction”, which is kind of problematic, but okay.

He sat down with Ronan Farrow and served up some honesty. Apparently he was on a self-imposed “interview ban”, which I did not even notice. But anyway, here’s what he said, via Daily Mail:

The singer, in a rare TV interview on Friday, described himself as a ‘recovered ego addict’ who has to protect himself from excess.

‘The only way that I can be sure that I don’t relapse is to admit that I constantly have this ego addiction — every day,’ he said. ‘So, I do the Grammys and I go home cause if I stayed, I’d get high again… You’ve already looked through Twitter, everybody goes, ‘It’s great,’ and then you’re low again because you can’t stop looking. So, I’m a recovered ego addict.’

As for whether he’s a womanizer? Mr. Mayer says,

No, absolutely not.

Okay. Well, I’ll give Mayer some credit. He’s 37 now and he’s at least acting like it. I can appreciate anyone who steps up and says, yup, I have an enormous ego. Although I guess he didn’t say that exactly, and I’m not really sure if I agree with him labeling it an “addiction”, but, you know, baby steps.

As for Twitter, he’s still got one, though he doesn’t update it frequently.

What do you guys think of John Mayer?

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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week!

Gwen Stefani looks none too pleased, but that hair is on POINT.

Gwen Stefani looks none too pleased, but that hair is on POINT.

I’m gonna be honest with you — this is a slow week for celebrity fashion, so this week’s Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! is gonna be a little shorter than usual.

Still, do your very best to go through the photos and make your picks for who has the BESTWORST, and most WTF look of the week! May the force be with you.

 

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Alia Shawkat. What in the everloving boy scouts is this? I’m so utterly confused.

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Judi Dench would rather be young and dumb

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I’m not someone who really fears getting older – I mean, I guess it sucks to think about losing mobility and stuff, but generally, I don’t give a shit about wrinkles or grey hair or anything like that. Bring it on, I say! And yeah, I’m someone who believes that the wisdom that comes with age is worth it, and is the sign of a life well lived. There’s someone who disagrees with me, though, and frankly, she’s the authority. Judi Dench hates being old, y’all.

Here’s what she told People:

“There’s nothing good about being my age,” she says with a smile. “Someone said to me, ‘You have such a wealth of knowledge,’ and I just said ‘I’d rather be young and know nothing, actually.’ Bugger the wealth of knowledge.” 

Well, shit – I guess you’ve gotta love her honesty. And sure, there are a lot of shitty things about aging. But listen, just because she’s getting up there in years doesn’t mean she’ll be retiring anytime soon.

“I don’t think about slowing down,” says Dench, whose husband, actor Michael Williams, passed away in 2001. “So celebrate the things that you can do and also try and do new things. I believe in that tremendously. But in our job, that’s what we have to do all the time.” 

Spoken like a true dame.

What about you guys? Are you scared of getting old?

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Taylor Swift gets creative to avoid paprazzi

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Taylor Swift is a world famous superstar, and she’s hounded by paparazzi pretty much everywhere she goes. Most of the time she puts up with it, but like any human being, sometimes she just doesn’t want to be bothered and can’t be dealing with cameras in her face. Her solution? Walk backwards all the way to her car!

She did just that while leaving a friend’s house in LA yesterday. Frankly, I wanna know who tipped off the paps to where she was, for one, and also whether it’s actually legal for them to be all up in her friend’s garage like that. Isn’t it considered private property???

Anyway, kudos to you for this, Taylor. You did it all with ~style~ and in high heeled boots, no less!

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Nick Gordon is taking his “mental anguish” over Bobbi Kristina to Dr. Phil

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Nick Gordon won’t talk to police or Bobby Brown about what really happened with Bobbi Kristina before she was found face down in her bathtub at the end of January, leading to her being placed in a medically induced coma with little chance of survival. So who will he talk to? Dr. Phil, of course! That’s right – he’s taking all that “mental anguish” and cashing in on some TV time (and probably actual cash, since you know he’s getting paid for this bullshit) by opening up about his feelings for a total quack, as you do.

Here’s the scoop from People:

The episode airing Wednesday, per a CBS press release, will see Dr. Phil McGraw “offering Gordon the treatment he appears to so desperately need as he battles drug and alcohol addiction.”

Also appearing on the segment will be Gordon’s mother, Michelle.

“As we sit here right now, my son’s life hangs in the balance,” says Michelle in her segment with Dr. Phil, according to the release.

Gordon, 22, will open up about the “severe pain, mental anguish and panic attacks” he says that he has been experiencing ever since finding Bobbi Kristina, now 22, face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home on Jan. 31.

“He won’t let go of the guilt,” reads Michelle’s statement.

Yeah, okay. I mean, sure, maybe he does love her – so much so that he had allegedly been abusing her for years. He’s a drug addict and so is Bobbi Kristina, only her life is the one that’s been lost and he’s the asshole trying to make money off the whole thing. He’s so desperate to see Bobbi, but not willing to meet the very few conditions he’d need to in order to see her, so I’m not buying this bullshit. The only things Dr. Phil did by having Nick on his show is a) give him more publicity and b) buy him more drugs.

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