Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Is Jennifer Lawrence two-timing Chris Martin with John Mayer?

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Uh oh, there might be trouble in paradise already! Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin only very recently began dating, but already it seems like another man is trying to get up in there: John Mayer. Chris and Jennifer took their relationship public for the first time last week when they attended a friend’s birthday dinner at the Chateau Marmont together… but people are already trying to start shit and saying that she’s also spending a whole lot of time with John.

From News.com.au:

Gossip website Hollywood Life has a source who claims Mayer has “had a thing for Jennifer for quite some time” and began pursuing her some months ago.

They reportedly enjoyed an intimate dinner together a few weeks back, despite her reported involvement with Martin.

I mean, this sorta sounds like nothing, so I’m going to give Jennifer the benefit of the doubt and hope that she’s intelligent enough not to even THINK of going there with Mayer. I totally want the Jennifer Lawrence/Chris Martin pairing to last – they’re so unlikely that I think it might just work.

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Beyonce “proves” she’s not pregnant by posting bikini pics

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Beyonce and Jay-Z are currently on holiday with Blue Ivy over in Italy, while the rest of the world is fixated on whether or not they’re expecting another baby. Jay-Z apparently announced that she was during a concert in France by simply changing a lyric in one of his songs, sending the world into an absolute frenzy (as they probably hoped).

Well, finally Beyonce is “speaking out” against these rumours by posting photos of herself on holiday in a bikini, showing zero sign of a baby bump or anything close to it.

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Look, I’m all about Bey celebrating her hotness and all of that, but the stunt queen bullshit has GOT to go. It’s exhausting. If she’s pregnant or not pregnant, whatever, who cares? The point is, don’t purposely try to create hype by suggesting to rabid, crazy ass fans that have already been speculating that she is indeed having a baby, then put up pictures of her in a bikini showing she’s clearly not, etc. Trying to drum up attention at this point is desperate and obnoxious – you’ve already got it, so why carry on like this?

Y’all know I am a Beyonce & Jay-Z fan, but sometimes it’s a hard life to live because they make it so easy to be annoyed by them.

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Joan Rivers’ doctor took selfie and performed biopsy without consent

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After Joan Rivers‘ unexpected and somewhat sudden death, investigations are underway at the “clinic” where the late comedian was undergoing the unknown throat procedure since there were a number of sketchy factors in place. Like, for instance, that an accredited medical institution thought it was a good idea to perform a procedure on an 82-year-old woman under general anesthetic in office rather than in a hospital where she could get proper medical attention if needed (which she clearly did need). Also, there’s the new revelation that the doctor there took a selfie with Joan’s unconscious body and performed a throat biopsy without consent. Lovely.

From CNN:

A staff member at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic told investigators that the doctor, who has not been publicly identified, took a selfie photo in the procedure room while Rivers was under anesthesia, the source said.

Rivers, 81, was at the clinic for a scheduled endoscopy by another doctor, gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen. That procedure, intended to help diagnose her hoarse voice and sore throat, involved the insertion of a camera down her throat. After Cohen, the clinic’s medical director, finished his work, a biopsy was done on Rivers without her prior consent, according to the source.

An ear, nose and throat specialist not certified by the clinic as required by law performed a biopsy on her vocal cords. The doctor is described by the source as Rivers’ personal ear-nose-throat physician.

Investigators believe that Rivers’ vocal chords began to swell during the allegedly unauthorized biopsy, cutting off the flow of oxygen to her lungs, which led to cardiac arrest on the morning of August 29, the source said.

Yorkville Endoscopy issued a statement last Thursday denying reports that any vocal cord biopsy has ever been done at the clinic, although federal privacy law prevented any patient information from being released.
The day after the denial was issued, the clinic confirmed that Dr. Cohen “is not currently performing procedures…nor is he currently serving as medical director.”

What exactly is wrong with people? If these reports are indeed found to be true, this doctor needs to be charged with culpable homicide since it’s this unauthorized biopsy that caused her cardiac arrest – and her eventual death. Also, the selfie? Are you serious? Way to be professional, guys. Great work happening at Yorkville Endoscopy.

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Ariana Grande thinks she’s an extremely sexual badass

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Ariana Grande may be cornier than Gary Busey’s big toe, but she thinks she’s hot shit and basically a sexual powerhouse. You see, she may have started as a Nickelodeon star, but she’s actually far different from her kiddy character and is actually super mature and sultry or something.

From Marie Claire:
On early ambitions: “I was 14 years old and ready to make an R&B album. I was like, ‘Where is that Mary J. Blige collab? Where is that Natasha Bedingfield writing session? Where is my session with India.Arie? I’m ready. Let’s go.’ I wrote this song called ‘Higher,’ and the lyrics were too sexual, too mature. And my mom was like, ‘This is a great song, but damn, you’re too young for this.’”
On hiding behind her Nickelodeon character: “People liked her and they accepted her and they thought that I was like her. So I used to pretend to be a little more like her than I actually was.”
On her first single, “Put Your Hearts Up,” tanking: “I was like, ‘Guys, there has to be a really distinct difference between me and my character.’ And we did that with ‘The Way.’ I dyed my hair back to brown. I made out with a rapper in the video. I made the point I wanted to make. And I was excited to do so after so many years of pretending to be somebody else in front of a lot of people.” 

Oh God, this girl. I love that making out with rappers is supposed to be proof that Ariana Grande is edgy and a total bad girl. Also, sorry, I’m not buying the R&B bullshit, either. You may have loved What’s the 411?, but who didn’t? That shit does not make you legit. Oh, and one more thing: was your mother not concerned that her teenage daughter was writing sexually explicit music? Or is she a “cool mom” a la Amy Poehler in Mean Girls?
In case you’re not yet sick of Ariana’s left side, here’s another photo from the shoot (SERIOUSLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OF HER FACE????):
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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling had a baby!

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling revealed – or rather people found out – that they were having a baby only a few short months ago, and now it seems like they’re already parents to an adorable baby girl.

Hey girl, indeed! Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling welcomed a baby girl on Friday, Sept. 12, multiple sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.

Yes, that is exactly the total of information we’ve got. I’m sure more info will be forthcoming, but for now, you’ll have to live on the image of Ryan Gosling cradling a tiny infant to his beautiful chest and be done with it.

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Matt Damon is coming back for another Jason Bourne movie

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Are you into the Jason Bourne movies? I don’t even think I’ve watched The Bourne Supremacy (or any of the others) in its entirety, so I think it’s safe to say I’m not all that bothered by the series, but lots of people are, and they love Matt Damon, too. If you fall into that latter bracket, you’ll be glad to know that he’s actually coming back for yet another Bourne movie – it’s official!

From Uproxx:

I’m told that the studio is so bullish on this that the intention is to make the re-team the next Bourne film to go into production to make the July 16, 2016 release slot that Universal had previously assigned to an untitled Bourne film. That would mean it would step in front of the spinoff sequel that is to reprise Jeremy Renner and be directed by Fast & Furious architect Justin Lin. That film, which began with the Tony Gilroy-directed The Bourne Legacy, remains in development.

Universal intends to continue that series and to broaden its franchise base, much the way that Marvel cranks out superhero films.

So if this report is accurate, it means that we’ll actually have two Bourne franchises running at the same time, with Damon coming back in two years and Renner returning for his far-less-exciting adventure after that. Some might think that a good idea would be to inject some energy into the follow-up to the sorely lackluster The Bourne Legacy (I disagree with Fleming’s assessment, as it was an honorable mention for my Worst Movies of 2012), but Universal’s studio execs don’t get to shout, “CHA-CHING!” two times if they team Damon and Renner up for just one movie.

Good news for Bourne fans?

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Kathy Griffin was turned away from late night TV because she’s a woman

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Whether you love Kathy Griffin or hate her, you can’t deny that one of the most refreshing things about her is her absolute candor about the ups and downs of her career. It certainly ain’t always glamourous, and she’s definitely faced her fair share of rejection, but she takes it all in stride with a great amount of humour and just keeps trudging forward. Not only that, but she’s stayed down-to-earth and still regards the whole world of celebrity with as much amazement and bewilderment as we all do.

All of that is exactly why I believe Kathy when she said she was turned away from even being in the running for Craig Ferguson’s late night chat show spot just because she’s a woman. Kathy approached CBS about the show and was told that they’re not actually looking for women, and that was pretty much that.

From The Poughkeepsie Journal:

“I was interested in the Ferguson spot long before it was announced because I had a feeling things might shift,” said a candid Griffin. “My joke phrase is, ‘I can start Monday.’”

The response of one executive to her query: “They’re not considering females at this time,” she recounted.

“You realize that’s illegal to say in a business meeting?” was Griffin’s comeback.

When she told another industry exec that the absence of female hosts was “embarrassing” and that women who represent half the population should hold half of such jobs, he had a ready answer: “Well, you have ‘The Talk.’”

That show, of course, is in daytime and has five co-hosts, not one powerful female comedian owning the nighttime stage.

The effect, even for a resilient professional like Griffin, is dispiriting.

“I walk into the (meeting) room thinking, ‘I’ll give it a shot.’ I leave the room thinking, ‘I never had a chance,’” she said.

For the record, it’s UK actor James Corden who got the post, and for those of you who are saying that Kathy got turned away not because of her gender but because she’s not all that funny, neither is he. And neither was Jay Leno, and his ass was on TV for decades. Letterman isn’t even that funny, but because he’s a man, he’s apparently more worthy of the job? Nah, I don’t think so. It wouldn’t be so bad if they hired a man of colour, but considering that’s likely not on the cards either, I think it’s clear that to the big networks, TV is a straight white man’s game.

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