Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of Links

Khloe Kardashian is back in Los Angeles. People

Brad Pitt’s custody value landed him a victory. OK! Magazine

Heidi Klum and her boyfriend enjoyed Disney. TMZ

Britney Spears posed for a very cute family photo. Too Fab

Mel B. is in love. Page Six

Will Smith and his ex-wife still vacation together. BET

Chris Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra accused him of sexual assault. EW

Pete Davidson and Cazzie David were on a break when he fell for Ariana Grande. The Cut

Jennie Garth is on the road to divorce. Inquistr

Catherine Zeta-Jones is feeling herself. Wonderwall

Jason Mraz is “bi your side.” Dlisted

Val Chmerkovskiy put a ring on it. Brides

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Mark Wahlberg just tried to un-stink the pile of dung into which he stepped. TMZ

Millie Bobby Brown loves the Kardashians. E! Online

Ewen McGregor’s ex-wife did not appreciate being thanked during his speech. Wonderwall

Woody Allen’s time might be up. Too Fab

Katie Couric responded to the Matt Lauer allegations. LA Times

Michelle Williams found love. Ok! Magazine

Ryan Lochte is married. MSNBC

Tonya Harding’s publicist quit. The Wrap

Britney Spears and her boyfriend are going strong. Pop Sugar

Rob Lowe and Bella Thorne are exchanging barbs. The Blemish

The Oasis brothers continue to battle. The Sun

Anne Heche and James Tupper split after 10 years together. RTVW

Brandi Glanville blames social media for her failed romance. Contact Music

 

 

Ruby Rose v. Katy Perry v. Taylor Swift: Inside a Childish Feud

There are many artists I don’t like. There are many musicians I think are sell-outs, hypocrites, or simply a product of a machine I resent. When I saw the nominations for album of the year at the Grammys, for example, I found myself enraged at the thought that Sturgill Simpson was the only artist to actually write his own album — alone. In fact, I once likened Adam Levine to Britney Spears to prove the point that he no longer was worthy of his ‘Songs About Jane’ entrance into the industry. He had become part of the machine, and was therefore nothing but a pop star spouting Sia songs. Having said all that, there’s something about Ruby Rose’s hit at Katy Perry that incited my rage. Her tweet is below.

Rose received a predictable backlash, but she stood firm, saying:

So who is she standing up for, and what exactly is mean spirited — except for her, of course? Here’s the story in a nutshell. Ruby Rose and Taylor Swift are friends. Perry and Swift had a falling out when Perry recruited Swift’s dancers during Swift’s national tour. Swift addressed the move in a public interview, saying that Perry tried to sabotage her tour by poaching her people. Perry’s dancers spoke up, saying that they were closer to Perry, and since Swift’s tour wasn’t exactly dance-heavy, they felt bored. When the opportunity arose to jump ship, they took it. Swift subsequently released “Bad Blood,” which was an obvious hit at Perry. Perry then released a not-so-cryptic tweet referring to Swift as Regina George in sheep’s clothing. Joe Jonas’ ex-girlfriend jumped on the train, pointing out that Swift bashed her with some not-so-friendly lyrics in retaliation for “stealing” Jonas. In summary, the Perry camp felt Swift parades herself as supportive of other women, yet she’s the opposite. I can only assume Rose thinks of Perry as “mean-spirited” as a result.

While I agree that Katy Perry’s new music is less than stellar (to say the least), I also agree that Swift is no innocent lamb, which was especially apparent when Kim Kardashian revealed that Swift played victim over a song she in fact approved. She’s cunning and calculated. Having said all that, these celebrities are little babies in need of a pacifier. Keep your mouth shut, Ms. Rose. I love a genuine, honest critique, but not when it’s agenda-driven, clearly biased, and unnecessary.

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of News

Bella Hadid is not happy Selena Gomez is dating The Weeknd. Contact Music

Justin Bieber is also not happy Selena Gomez is dating The Weeknd. NYDN

Uma Thurman is in the midst of a custody war. Page Six

Peta Murgatroyd revealed her post baby body. People

Kate Hudson’s brother is having fun with those Brad Pitt rumors. Wet Paint

Padma Lakshmi is dating her baby daddy/Dell bigwig again. Wonderwall

Gavin Rossdale finally addressed his divorce from Gwen Stefani. Us Weekly

Britney Spears revealed how she met her boyfriend. Hollywood Life

The Kendall Jenner/A$AP Rocky romance rumors continue. E! Online

Anwar Hadid and his girlfriend are Insta official. Daily Mail

Cuba Gooding Jr. filed for divorce. MSN

Keke Palmer called out Trey Songz. Vibe

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Drake and JLO are heating up . . . for publicity? E! Online

The Brangelina battle rages on. MSN

Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj broke up. Celebuzz

Mariah Carey’s ex-husband has something to say about her career. Contact Music

Jonathan Rhys Meyers welcomed a son. People

Kim Kardashian is ready to exploit her robbery. The Superficial

T.I. and Tiny are putting their divorce differences aside. Wet Paint

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going strong. Wonderwall

Britney Spears‘ boyfriend has some serious abs. TMZ

Ciara dropped her defamation lawsuit against Future. Idolator

Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC. Jezebel

Pink and Carey Hart welcomed their second child. Pop Sugar

Vivica A. Fox landed in hot water from the gay community. Too Fab

Lamar Odom finished rehab. LA Times

Serena Williams flaunted her engagement ring. LA Times

Celebrities Dumped Via Text Message: He Said/She Said

Katy Perry & Russell Brand

She Said: “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.”

He Said: We did work it out, she’s happy, I’m happy. I was really, really in love with her, but it was difficult to see each other, it mostly didn’t work for practical reasons.

Perrie Edwards & Zayn Malik


She Said: “It was horrible, the worst time in my life. A four-year relationship, two-year engagement ended by a simple text message. Just like that. Even though things in my career were going really well, it was incredibly difficult for me.”

He Said: “I have more respect for Perrie than to end anything over text message. I love her a lot, and I always will, and I would never end our relationship over four years like that. She knows that, I know that, and the public should know that as well. I don’t want to explain why or what I did. I just want the public to know I didn’t do that.”

Kevin Federline & Britney Spears


His SOURCE said: “He had no idea it was coming. In fact, he had been looking into a possible divorce. She beat him to the punch.”

She said: ‘I think I married for the wrong reasons. Instead of following my heart and doing something that made me really happy, I just did it for the idea of everything.’

Terri Seymour & Simon Cowell


He said: Terri decided to dump me… [She] sent me a text.”

She said: “You’re with someone for six years and you end it with a text message? I don’t think so! No, it wasn’t ended over the phone and it wasn’t ended by text.

Taylor Swift & Joe Jonas


She said: “It’s all right – I’m cool. You know what, it’s like, when I find that person that is right for me, he’ll be wonderful When I look at that person, I’m not even going to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 27 seconds when I was 18.”

He said: “For those who have expressed concern over the ’27 second’ phone call, I called to discuss feelings with the other person. Those feelings were obviously not well received. I did not end the conversation. Someone else did. Phone calls can only last as long as the person on the other end of the line is willing to talk.”

Carrie Underwood & Chace Crawford


She said: “We broke up over text so… it’s like ‘peace out'”

His SOURCE said: “He flew to visit her, went on tour with her—he did everything he could for this girl. But in the end, Crawford “is the one who said, ‘Enough is enough.’ He was upset, but he also had to make the decision that it wasn’t meant to be anymore.”

Britney Spears Visits Jonathan Ross — Watch Now

One thing is clear from Britney Spears’ interview with Jonathan Ross, and it’s that the pop princess is very shy. Though she starts off extremely stiff with one-word answers, Ross’ kind disposition relaxed her, and it resulted in a very funny story about her friend who set her up with a “guy that looks like a lizard.” Among the other revelations, one involves her receiving a contact high from her audience and her son’s keen musical ear. It’s pretty interesting that she agreed to a talk on his couch considering she’s notoriously uncomfortable in a long-form Q&A. Watch below.

Tabloid Gossip: The Stuff We Missed

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Britney Spears settled her lawsuit against her ex-manager. Vulture

Gretchen Carlson settled her lawsuit against Roger Ailes. MSN

Madonna settled her custody issue with Guy Ritchie. TMZ

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez called off their divorce. Just Jared

Shia LaBeouf insulted Steven Spielberg. Variety

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift ended their summer romance. IKYDK

Gavin Rossdale is dating Tiger Woods’ ex-wife. The Superficial

Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t care about the Lena Dunham drama. Dlisted

Ariana Grande packed on the PDA with her new man. WetPaint

Calvin Harris opened up about his Taylor Swift feud. Refinery29

Dr. Luke sued Kesha’s mom. Jezebel

Pitch Perfect co-stars got married. Stuff

Is Tyga having financial problems? RTW

Katy Perry commented on her Taylor Swift feud. Too Fab

The 2016 MTV VMAs — Recap + Videos


Britney Spears + G-Eazy

I will always root for Britney Spears, as will the rest of America. She’s a true comeback story, and it’s good to see that we are not defined by our worst moments. Having said that, her performance at the MTV VMAs just isn’t up to snuff. In fact, if I were on her team, I’d have kept her off the stage entirely. For starters, it was fine for her to lip sync at the beginning of her career because she was dancing. But now, there’s no excuse. She’s walking across the stage with extremely minimal choreography, And if you’re going to go that route, then the performance better be extremely high-concept to distract the audience from the issue at hand. Instead, they put her center stage sans distraction, and left her up there with nothing to fill the time. As for G-Easy, they have zero chemistry. Like I said, I love Britney, but her team just needs to do better. They have something to work with here, and they’re doing nothing.

Rihanna

Rihanna gets an A for effort. With a medley of her most-loved hits, some interesting chaps, and an overflow of pink, it was an extravaganza for the eyes. Britney’s team should take note. Though it wasn’t heavy with choreography on Rihanna’s part, there’s enough good stuff on stage to make this memorable.

Beyonce

Beyonce made the other performances feel as if a lion went up against a bunch of ants. In short, she slayed, and her 15 minute show was an extremely original, eye-catching masterpiece. It’s Beyonce’s world, and everyone else just lives in it.

Kanye West

I would encourage Kanye West to give money to charity, rather than begging for big outlets to invest in him. Actually, I’d encourage him to physically go to a shelter and feed the homeless, because his bloated display of hubris isn’t just tired, it’s sad. For a man that does only one thing well, he sure doesn’t do it often. If you love Beyonce, take notes from her, and do less talking and more performing. He will continue to get away with this for some time, because the decline of one’s brand is a slow death, and like the frog being boiled in water, it will soon be too late to recover.

Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj

I don’t like spinning at the gym, and I certainly don’t like it on the stage. This feels like the princess version of a dance routine designed by some ladies from Brentwood who said to Grande, “You know what would be so cool?! Spin bikes on stage! OMG and the Olympics just happened so like . . . add a pommel horse!!”

Nick Jonas

I had high hopes for Nick Jonas, but this dated performance reeked of the 90’s. If he wants to convince the public that his boy band days are behind him, this was not the way to go. Jonas has marketed himself as the cool, sexy guy who was just too mature for a trio with his brothers. The only thing missing here was Nick Lachey.

Britney Spears Called Carpool Karaoke “Awkard”

In case you wonder whether Britney Spears can be normal, listen to her radio interview below where she seems less nervous, and more authentic. She discusses her carpool karaoke experience with James Corden, and recounts feeling “awkward,” along with a dislike for two of her most famous songs.