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24Usher: Back on the Market?

We’re hearing rumors that Usher and his super-jealous wife, Tameka Foster, have called it quits. Usher reportedly filed separation papers weeks ago, but the two have not issued a formal statement.

For what it’s worth, Usher’s new album drops in less than a week.

Nice timing!

Is it just me, or does anyone else desperately want to see him reunite with Chili?

May 22, 2008 at 12:51 pm by Evil Beet
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6Why Did Ivana Trump Skip Her Honeymoon?

Is there trouble in paradise already for Ivana Trump and her much younger husband, Rossano Rubicondi?

The two were supposed to honeymoon in the Maldives, but they never made it. “Why fly 16 hours to an island paradise when they were already on one in Palm Beach?” says her publicist. Right. Because Ivana Trump is all about doing things the simplest way.

They were also expected to be in Cannes right now — there was a party scheduled in their honor on Saturday — but they didn’t show up, and the party has been canceled. “Ivana decided not to go to Cannes this year,” said her publicist. “She did it for 30 years. Why does she have to do it again?” Um, maybe because people were actually throwing a party in her honor? And she had a commitment to be there?

So: are Ivana and Rossano just too busy doing the nasty all day to show up at these events? Or is their marriage already faltering?

May 22, 2008 at 8:17 am by Evil Beet
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21Rent: Coming Soon to a (Movie) Theater Near You

Kind of cool news: the hit Broadway musical Rent will close its curtains on September 7, after twelve years on Broadway, but the final live performance will be taped and later broadcast to movie theaters across the country!

It’s a part of a new venture by Sony to bring non-movie content into the multiplexes. They’ll be doing something similar with Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium, as well.

Would you guys go to a movie theater to see a recording of a Broadway play?

May 22, 2008 at 7:58 am by Evil Beet
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7Britney’s Back in the Studio with JR Rotem

Remember JR Rotem, Britney’s former paramour and, later, JDate superstar?

Well he’s back in the studio with Britney, and here’s what he has to say about our favorite comeback kid:

“She’s like a master at what she does. She’s a lot more experienced than most people. She just has the ‘it’ factor that not every artist has. So it’s always nice to work with her.”

Producer Sean Garrett, who’s also working with Brit right now, says “I’m just happy to see her back and recovering. She’s really shaping up and getting her whole situation back together. I’m really proud and happy to see her.”

Hooray for Britney!

Time for a REAL comeback!

May 22, 2008 at 6:14 am by Evil Beet
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40Shania’s Husband’s Other Woman: First Photo

Man, I hate it when my conscience kicks in.

I feel really, really bad writing about this Shania Twain story. Here’s a woman who overcame a very difficult childhood and a ton of adversity to have a successful performing career, who kept her life and her marriage out of the tabloids, and who has generally been a very positive role model for her fans for many years. And then something really shitty happens in her life, as happens to us all at one point or another, and the press is all over it like flies on shit. Most of the time this job doesn’t make me feel guilty, but with this story it kind of does. I’m sorry, Shania. I think you rock.

Anyway, here’s the first photo of the woman Shania’s husband allegedly left her for, their 37-year-old secretary, Marie-Anne Thiébaud.

“Mutt and Marie-Anne left their spouses for each other and are still in a relationship,” says a source close to the family.

Aw, Shania! This sucks big time!!! I’m so sorry, sweetie!!!

May 22, 2008 at 5:57 am by Evil Beet
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19Michelle Trachtenberg Has a Fabulous Publicist

From Page Six:

MICHELLE Tractenberg is just as bitchy in real life as she is on “Gossip Girl.” A friend of the starlet told Page Six that when she talks about the show, “Michelle deliberately leaves out any girl cast members,” like Blake Lively or Leighton Meester. Adds the source, “If you ask her about them, she just goes silent and changes the topic.” Asked for comment, Tractenberg’s publicist, Jessica Kolstad, said, “I don’t know how you live with yourself.”

Stories like this kind of make me want to be a publicist. I think I’d have a blast all day just thinking up bitchy responses to people’s inquiries about my client.

May 22, 2008 at 5:42 am by Evil Beet
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