Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Rihanna: Cheating on Shia Already???

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Okay, okay. Sometimes I just like to be sensationalist. Okay. I always like to be sensationalist.

I refuse to learn how to spell Shia LaBuioueaf’s last name, but I will happily run this picture of his alleged new paramour, Rihanna, holding hands with someone who is most certainly not Shia LaBeeuxiouf as she leaves Avalon last night.

Tsk, tsk, Rihanna! If you haven’t heard yet, Shia LaBizioueyf is totally the next big thing. Don’t blow it, girl!

Barnes and Noble Will Carry O.J. Simpson Book

Barnes and Noble Will Carry OJ Simpson Book, If I Did It

After initially saying they would not carry the book due to lack of demand, Barnes and Noble has changed its mind, deciding that they will, in fact, stock copies of O.J.’s “fictional” account of how he “would have” killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, if he did it.

I’m not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, we live in a country where censorship is, generally, frowned upon. O.J. has the right to pen this book and people have the right to read it. On the other hand, that doesn’t mean Barnes and Noble has to help distribute this guy’s message to the masses. It seems horribly disrespectful to the families of the victims — who someone definitely murdered.

What do you guys think?

No Thunder for Owen Wilson, But Darjeeling Will Move Full Steam Ahead

Owen Wilson Drops out of Tropic Thunder, Starring Ben Stiller, After Suicide Attempt

After his suicide attempt, Owen Wilson has dropped out of the film Tropic Thunder, starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey, Jr., in which he was to have a cameo appearance. The film is already six weeks into production in Hawaii.

Wilson’s most recent film, The Darjeeling Limited, in which he actually plays a character thought to have attempted suicide, will hit theaters on September 29 as planned.

“Following a discussion between the cast and filmmakers, all have agreed `The Darjeeling Limited’ will open as planned on September 29,” Fox Searchlight said in a statement Wednesday.

We haven’t heard any comment from Camp Owen since Monday’s brief statement: “I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time.”

Now You Can Ride a Virgin Any Time You Want

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Virgin America Airlines has arrived.

Sir Richard Branson showed up at an NYC party on Wednesday night to celebrate Virgin America Airlines’ First Flight from LAX to New York.

This airline is pimp. In fact, some bloggers have begun referring to it as “Airline 2.0.”

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The planes feature electrical sockets, WiFi connections, mood lighting (Mile High Club, what???), seat-to-seat chat, Google maps, games (including Doom), tons of movies to choose from, and flights from JFK to LAX start at $149.

I’m Not Entirely Sure How Britney Spears Thinks She’s Going to Shock Us

Britney Spears is Going to Shock Us with Her VMA Performance

So we’ve been hearing forever about Britney’s “surprise” appearance on MTV’s VMAs next week. She’s been working on some sort of act with Criss Angel, who — surprise!!!! — she’s also having sex with.

“She’s planning it to be a big comeback performance,” says a source close to Spears. The source also adds that the goal is to make it “shocking.”

Really, Britney?

It’s going to be shocking???

Hmmm …

Let’s think about what Britney could do to shock us. Here are some ideas. She could:

- Shave her head while the whole world watches
- Check into rehab three times in one month
- Have sex with everyone who comes within five feet of her
- Smoke cigarettes and drink margaritas while her toddler son stands next to her
- Show the whole world her vagina
- Show the whole world her vagina three times in two weeks

Yeah. None of that would really work these days.

Oooh, I know!

Maybe she could articulately explain why 1/5 of Americans can’t find the U.S. on a map. That would shock me.

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James Blunt must be really good with the rufies. Because I can’t think of any other explanation for how this dude keeps banging models. [Celebslam]

The Lohans continue their campaign for Parents of the Year. [Yeeeah!]

I think maybe you call this a capelet. Maybe Hayden wore it in homage to her Heroes superpowers? [The Blemish]

Courtney Love is happy to explain what happened to Owen Wilson. [Warship]

I cannot believe I am linking to close-ups of Audrina Patridge’s bikini line. But it’s oddly fascinating. [Drunken Stepfather]

Jodie Foster shows us her sexual side. [popbytes]

The latest person to weigh in on why Britney Spears sucks these days: Ne-Yo. [Bossip]