“He didn’t teach us specifically anything.”
Remember back in June when we learned the “punishment” that Kanye West received as part of his plea bargain deal for assaulting that paparazzi photographer at LAX Airport in July of 2013? Yes, you might recall that Kanye was “punished” by being ordered to “teach” a few classes at L.A. Trade Technical College … and today, we get to see and hear about the experience of having Kanye West as a college “professor”. Ugh. I can’t continue putting everything in “quotation marks” so you’ll just have to know that I’ll be pretty much rolling my eyeballs for the duration of this blog post. Click below to see photos that were snapped last Friday when Kanye taught at class as part of his court-ordered community service and read one student’s experience with Professor Yeezus. More »
Posted under: Kanye West
Lindsay wouldn't exploit a dead woman for press, would she?
Lindsay Lohan gave an interview recently where she recounted an astounding story from her time a few years ago when she was forced to do community service at the LA County Morgue as punishment for one of her numerous crimes. Lindsay maintained that she was forced to handle the dead body of Whitney Houston as part of her community service. An official from the LA County Morgue has come out with a statement denying that Lindsay did any such thing, revealing that she flat out lied about having access to Houston‘s dead body. Is it really possible that Lindsay Lohan would LIE about something so terrible just for a little press? More »
Whether we like it or not...
Well, it doesn’t get any more official than this. It seems like, for the past year or so, we’ve been trying to figure out what’s going on with on-again, off-again, back on-again, just kidding we’re off-again couple Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. Now, look. I am not here to judge. For one, they are a young couple. And even those of us who are grown ass people, and not celebrities, have had relationships like this—so, I get it. But at least now we know it’s the real deal, because Bieber had to speak on it to the courts (he’s been in a little trouble lately, as we all know). Click inside for more!
With stellar behavior, his record could be wiped clean
Back in June we learned the sad news that Robert Downey, Jr.‘s son Indio Falconer was arrested for drug possession and in August we learned that he was formally charged with felony cocaine possession. Indio was in court today to plead guilty to his drug charges and his father RDJ was in court to show his support. Because Indio has been doing so well in rehab for the past 2 months, the judge is willing to wipe his record clean if he continues to stay clean for the next 18 months … which is good news for the Downey family. I’m not even going to go into the matter of a young person pleading guilty to felony charges having his record wiped completely as a matter of privilege … but I am pretty irritated that the ruling judge in this matter decided to talk about “superheroes” and “Iron Man” with RDJ in the courtroom. Can we be a little more professional, Judge Schwartz?
A whole universe of WTF
*Deep breath* Okay. I almost want to take back every single thing I wrote in that piece that was sort of in defense of Stephen A. Smith‘s comments about domestic violence. I almost want to say—nevermind, I was kidding. Or, more to the point, I was wrong. But it’s hard to admit when you’re wrong, so I’ll just say that seeing this footage makes me want to have an entirely different conversation. People. WHAT are we doing? Why am I looking at a video of a man knocking out his wife and dragging (and kicking—because at the 0:57 mark, he actually KICKS HER UNCONSCIOUS BODY) his wife out of an elevator. Before we even get to the incredible, effed up-ness of it all, I also have to say that there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to post this. If it was me, and I was in an abusive relationship, I would not want video evidence of my abuse on the internet. People are making GIFs in an attempt to show the severity of the attack, but I really feel for Janay Palmer. She’s married to him now, and I feel like I just don’t know what to say… other than that, we all need to do better as parents? Like, somewhere, somebody’s parents f—ed up, and now we have this video as a result. I also want to stress that what we are looking at may feel shocking, but IT IS NOT UNCOMMON. It is, instead, quite common. So, like I said, we need to do better. Click inside for more.
Posted under: Janay Palmer, Ray Rice
"People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!"
Ugh. I’m so thoroughly disgusted by this … I can’t even deal. CeeLo Green recently plead no contest to charges that he secretly drugged a woman that resulted in an alleged rape (which he was never punished for because the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence) and this week caused a bit of controversy with a series of tweets he posted — then deleted — then apologized for — on his official Twitter profile. You see, CeeLo believes that if you rape a woman while she is unconscious then it’s not really rape because she was unconscious. The fact that she is unconscious implies consent, he believes. THESE ARE ACTUAL THINGS THE MAN POSTED PUBLICLY ONLINE. More »
Posted under: CeeLo Green
But a new accuser has already filed
A few months back we were covering news about the sexual abuse claims against X-Men director Bryan Singer. Last we heard, Singer had released a statement claiming that the allegations against him were completely false. This was back in April. And today we’re learning that Michael F. Egan III has dropped the suit. Click inside for more.
Posted under: Bryan Singer
"There are some nice guys out here trying to just feed their family"
Earlier this month we learned that Kanye West was deposed in the on-going civil lawsuit that was brought against him by a paparazzi photographer that alleges that West assaulted him at LAX Airport (you may recall that we saw photos last year that seem to confirm the photog’s allegation). In his depo, Kanye tried to liken the “struggle” that celebrities face with the actual struggle that people endured during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Ugh. Today we learn new information from West‘s deposition … we learn that Kanye actually has respect for some paparazzi photographers and we also learn that his father was a paparazzo himself. Waitaminute, say what?! More »
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On the day that reports of Mariah Carey‘s separation from husband Nick Cannon started to make the rounds, Nick gave an interview to The Insider officially confirming that the couple have, indeed, separated. In the years that Mariah and Nick have been married, Nick‘s big mouth got him into trouble with his wife … which ultimately, along with other factors, probably led to the couple’s split. Today we learn from TMZ that the legal details about the couple’s as yet un-confirmed divorce are being hammered out and part of the agreement is that Nick is legally barred from saying ANYTHING public about the couple’s divorce. It sounds like it took divorce to get Nick to stop over-sharing about his relationship with Mimi. More »
Posted under: Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon