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12Madonna and Guy Ritchie Say She’s Not Giving Him $80M

Guy Ritchie and Madonna at New York City Premiere of Revolver

The ex-couple issued a joint statement today, regarding reports that their divorce settlement included Guy getting around $80M from Madge:

“We have tried to maintain a dignified silence regarding the details of our divorce for the last few months whilst accepting the obvious media interest. A misleading and inaccurate statement, specifically in relation to the sums of money involved, was wrongly issued to AP this week. The financial details of the settlement will remain private, save to say that both of us are happy with our agreement. Our primary concern, like any co-parents, is the care and well being of our children.”

Why did they use the word “co-parents” rather than “parents”?

December 17, 2008 at 11:26 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Guy Ritchie, Madonna

14Usher’s Looking for Teens to Direct His Next Music Video


This is a very cool idea. Usher is looking for a teenage aspiring teen filmmaker to direct a video for his next album, due out next year.

“It gives me another way to give back, inspire young people and also reinvent music videos,” the Grammy winner said in a statement.

Teens ages 13-18 can learn more and apply here. The deadline is January 31. In March, 20 finalists will be flown to LA. They’ll have a week to work in two teams directly with their star to conceptualize and create their videos. Both vids will debut in April, and fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite.

Winners of the contest receive Usher concert tickets, Apple laptops and editing software.

I, for one, am just glad that Usher’s doing this before R. Kelly got the same idea.

December 17, 2008 at 8:46 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Usher

17Back Together!


Will Smith hung out with Ashley and Carlton — er, Tatyana Ali and Alfonso Ribeiro — at the premiere of his new flick, Seven Pounds.

They all look exactly the same as they did back then!

December 17, 2008 at 8:17 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Will Smith

11Your Daily Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Never mind that she just got back from Miami two days ago — Leggings Lohan was off to LAX again on Tuesday night, along with her cigarettes, lighter and gal pal Samantha Ronson.

I am so incredibly jealous of all the boots she’s been rocking lately. I’m sure they each cost like $2000 a pair, but, man, they’re so gorgeous. You guys? I totally have to marry rich. It may seem shallow, but I’m pretty confident that having a closet full of boots like that would be all I needed to feel satisfied in life. I mean, I invested in a $150 pair of boots a couple months ago, and I still feel so amazing every time I wear them. Can you imagine how I’d feel in Prada boots???

Image via WENN

December 17, 2008 at 7:04 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Lindsay Lohan

60Goldie Hawn: Aging Gracefully or Tragically?

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn

The 63-year-old poses for an un-retouched photo shoot at the Dubai Film Festival.

December 17, 2008 at 6:33 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Goldie Hawn

49Evan Rachel Wood’s Look: Love It or Leave It?



More specifically, I’d like us to discuss this issue:

In My Girl — the feel-good Macaulay-Culkin-evaded-the-burglars-but-now-he-dies-of-bee-stings movie of 1991 — Jamie Lee Curtis’s character spoke the following words: “The first rule of makeup is that you can never wear enough blue eye shadow.”

Is this still true???

Should you ever wear blue eye shadow anymore??

Evan seems to think so.

And perhaps an even more pressing issue: What the hell happened to Anna Chlumsky? Granted, I was 9 years old when I saw that movie, but I remember feeling that this young woman was poised for an extraordinary career. In fairness, I felt the same way about Curly Sue (who today is a phenomenally talented and under-exposed singer).

December 16, 2008 at 9:55 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Evan Rachel Wood