"Either they were lying originally or they're lying now."
Earlier this week, actor George Clooney penned an open letter to/about a report in The Daily Mail that he claims was an irresponsibly fabricated story about his future mother-in-law that suggested that his fiancée Amal Alamuddin‘s mother objected to the couple’s engagement for “religious reasons”. In response to Clooney‘s letter, The Daily Mail issued a half-assed “apology” that wasn’t really an apology at all. Today, George has published a follow-up letter that makes very clear that he completely rejects the Mail‘s so-called apology because he does not believe for one second that the publication is neither sorry for what they did nor has any intention to stop publishing similarly fabricated stories in the future. Click below to read the full text of George Clooney‘s new response. More »
"The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story"
George Clooney is the subject of many tabloid stories, particularly many stories published by the British tabloid The Daily Mail. Since his relationship with fiancée Amal Alamuddin (a British citizen) came to light, The Daily Mail has been publishing stories about the couple (many of them outlandish) on an almost daily basis. Yesterday, they went too far when they published a story that made the claim that Alamuddin‘s mother was against her engagement to Clooney on “religious reasons”. Never one to respond to tabloid stories, Clooney was compelled to write an open letter to The Daily Mail to slam the story and make his argument public that fabricated stories like this can be harmful, dangerous and are irresponsible. Click below to read Clooney‘s full response to this Daily Mail story and then find out how the tabloid responded to Clooney‘s letter. More »
The TV Guide
So … my Saturday? Amazing! I got to hang out with a bunch of great people, I got to experience breathtaking artwork and see an amazing Broadway show … but all of that was rendered irrelevant by the fact that I got to hold in my arms the Pink is the new Blog baby Josev!!! OMG. I can’t even express how much I love that baby! Oh yeah, I got to hang out with his mom Shannon, too, but … OMG JOSEV! Adriana and I did get to enjoy a great brunch with our friend Oriana before I met up with Shannon and Josev and then it was all about that baby. The bunch of us made our way out to Brooklyn to see the Kara Walker exhibit … then it was back to Manhattan so I could see Hedwig and the Angry Inch … and then dance into the wee hours of the morning at Baracuda with music by my friend Jon Ali (with an extra special cameo by my homie Bradley from MuuMuse). Saturday = epicness. More »
... It must be Tuesday
It’s been about 15 minutes since Azealia Banks got into a Twitter beef with someone or other so she was due to get into another feud for some time now. This time around Azealia had something nasty to say about T.I.‘s wife Tiny and, unsurprisingly, T.I. had something a lot nastier to say back … which set off Azealia on an unhinged rant on Twitter that has blown the whole entire incident out of proportion. It’s a matter of she said/he said/she said back and, well, the whole thing would be entertaining if it weren’t so disappointing and sad. More »
Setting the record straight
Remember last week when TLC and Rihanna got into a Twitter feud over TLC‘s alleged commentary about Rihanna‘s excessive nudity and Rihanna‘s clever response? Yeah, well, according to TLC, the whole thing was fabricated by a media outlet’s intentional attempt to edit their comments, taking them out of context. Click the video above to hear T-Boz and Chilli clear the air about what they really said and what they think about the backlash that erupted over their beef with Rihanna. If you can’t watch the video right now, you can click below to read TLC‘s response. More »
He blames Kristeen Young for getting him sick, She denies the claim
Early last month Morrissey kicked off a new US tour in support of the forthcoming release of his new album World Peace is None of Your Business. I was lucky enough to see Morrissey perform live in Santa Ana and in Los Angeles, CA a few weeks ago and was looking forward to seeing him a third time this coming weekend in Flint, MI. Unfortunately, I will not be seeing Moz in concert this weekend because last night he cancelled the remaining dates of his tour due to a reported “illness”. And because everything Morrissey-related has to be dramatic, there’s a bit of controversy surrounding his tour cancellation. Moz is blaming his illness on his opening act Kristeen Young, saying that because she got him sick he had to cancel the tour. Kristeen is fighting back by making very clear that she did not get Morrissey sick, revealing that she was fired from the tour so that she could be made the scapegoat. DRAMA, thy name is Morrissey. Click below to read the he said/she said surrounding the death of Morrissey‘s US tour. More »
Posted under: Kristeen Young, Morrissey
"Nothing against her, but ..."
Yesterday we got our first look a Iggy Azalea‘s cover feature story in Billboard magazine this week and today we learn a little more about her chat with the mag. For some reason, Iggy decided to comment on Lorde‘s performance with Nirvana and this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. In Iggy‘s humble opinion, Lorde‘s performance fronting Nirvana in Kurt Cobain‘s place was “inappropriate”. While Iggy admits that Lorde “killed” the performance, she believes that a peer of Cobain‘s should’ve been given the honor of performing with Nirvana … not Lorde. More »
Posted under: Iggy Azalea, Lorde
"I call a spade a spade”
As you may recall, Rihanna wore a show-stopping completely sheer dress to the CFDA Fashion Awards earlier this week which got people talking. Today we learn that the ladies of TLC took notice of Rihanna‘s outfit and decided to talk about it in a new interview. While many folks, like our dear Shannon, are huge fans of Rihanna‘s nekkid dress, other folks aren’t fans at all … and the ladies of TLC are among the non fans. Tionne T-Boz Watkins went on the record to criticize Rihanna‘s constant nekkidness in the interview excerpted below. Rihanna, never one to not respond to any of her critics, took to Twitter to issue her clever response. We got a Twitter beef going on here, y’all. Click below to see who said what. More »
Maleficent will be opening in theaters next weekend on May 30 and to celebrate, an industrious fan has put together a new trailer for the film that also features footage from the original Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty. The scenes from the trailer are matched up with corresponding scenes from the animated film to give us a new perspective on the story. I am SO CRAZY excited for the release of Maleficent, I can’t even tell you. I love this ingenious idea of mashing-up the old footage with the new. Check out this fun new trailer and get excited! We are just about a week away from the release of Maleficent.
"He acts so holy ... he had AIDS ... Is that someone we want to respect?"
Yesterday we got to watch video of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling “apologizing” on Anderson Cooper 360° in an attempt to sway public sentiment and the sentiment of the NBA to his favor in an attempt to try and undo the damage he did by making those racist comments. Last night, CNN aired Sterling‘s full interview with Anderson Cooper and unsurprisingly, he ended up making matters worse. Sterling went on the attack of Magic Johnson, one of his most public critics, by shaming him for having HIV. At first, Sterling tried to shame him for having AIDS but when he was corrected by Cooper that Johnson doesn’t have AIDS, he is merely HIV-positive, Sterling ignorantly tried to save face. Watch the video above to hear Donald Sterling make his disgusting comments about Magic Johnson then read on below to see what NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has to say about Sterling‘s newest comments. More »