After the singer took heat from critics in Malaysia who claimed her show was too sexual for the Muslim-majority country, she made some adjustments.
She burst onto the stage wearing a black leotard under a white short-sleeved shirt and black-and-white striped hot pants suit, with black gloves up to her elbows.
“I am very inspired tonight,” Stefani told some 7,000 cheering fans at an indoor stadium.
When Stefani announced tour dates in Malaysia, the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party accused her of promoting promiscuity and corrupting the country’s youth and the National Union of Malaysian Muslim Students claimed that her skimpy outfits and cheeky performances clashed with Islamic values.
“I’ve been in the music industry for 20 years and this is the first time that I’m facing opposition from people who have misunderstood me,” she was told an interviewer from a local magazine. “I’m not a bad girl.”
In a recent interview with the UK’s Radio Times, the Pirates hottie openly credits her good genes and Photoshop for all the fabulous pictures of her gracing magazine covers.
“OK, I’m on the cover of a magazine,” she says, “but somebody else does the hair, and the makeup, and airbrushes the fuck out of me â€“ it’s not me, it’s something other people have created.”
She also downplays the value of fame.
“It frightens me when kids go, ‘I want to be famous,’ ” she says. “Why? Because you can get into a restaurant? You know what? If you book [a table], you can get into a restaurant! ‘I want to be rich and famous.’ Go and work on the stock market.”
She commented on her recent lawsuit against a tabloid after it accused the super-skinny starlet of having an eating disorder.
“You couldn’t say anything more horrendous. So yes, I did take a hard line, and I would take that line again.”
Look out, Stephen Colletti! Your previously underage girlfriend is now officially 18. All the men who were scared away by the legal repercussions are going to show up to compete.
So who’s Hayden going to end up with now that she’s legal? Justin Timberlake? Ryan Phillippe? Ooh, John Mayer, perhaps?
La Lohan was spotted enjoying nature with some rehab pals this week.
Her mom, dad and little sis flew out to Utah to spend time with the rehabbing starlet, too.
Oh wait, except she totally doesn’t.
Every picture I’ve come across of her since she won ANTM just sucks.
Seriously, this chick makes Vincent Pastore look like a supermodel.
Also: Rachel Hunter is a tragedy.
I’m not even going to tell you guys what event this is, because it’s the stupidest thing ever, and I can’t even believe they got a celebrity of Caridee’s status to attend. This is definitely the kind of event where you have your fingers crossed for some contestant from Average Joe to show up. I’ll give you a hint: the words “Meow Mix” and “Acatemy” are used.
WHERE IS JASLENE?
I haven’t seen pics of her in ages, so I hope that means she’s in some manner of eating disorder rehab facility. Ooh, maybe she’s at Cirque Lodge bonding with Lindsay Lohan. That’s where Mary-Kate Olsen went to have her
cocaine addiction eating disorder treated. Jaslene Gonzalez makes Mary-Kate Olsen look like a compulsive over-eater.
In truth, I can’t think of a relationship I care less about right now.
But for those of you who do care, they were spotted on yet another NYC date.
The pair, who were first spotted out together in the city last week, were “all over each other” and “super flirty” at the Bowery Hotel Friday night, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Mayer, 29, and Diaz, 34, who sat together on a couch in the back of the patio, “were laughing and talking a lot” as the waitress brought several rounds of drinks, says the source.
Last Tuesday, the pair were spotted having dessert at the French-Vietnamese restaurant Indochine. “It looked like a casual date,” said a source. “She was giggly. She was laughing and seemed happy.”
Asked if the newly-close pair are dating, a source close to Mayer tells PEOPLE, “Yes, it’s definitely true.”
This must be a really weird week for Jessica Simpson. I mean, the naked pictures of Vanessa “Bush” Minnillo hit the web on Friday, so that must have been pretty vindicating for her. But now her ex-boyfriend is running around town with Cameron Diaz, so that kind of sucks. And why do I spend so much time thinking about what Jessica Simpson must feel about everything? What is wrong with me?
The Knocked Up cutie showed up at the film’s UK premiere. Leslie Mann was there, but the rest of the cast — including troublemaker Katherine Heigl — was nowhere to be seen. But he’s such a cutie, I had to run these pictures.