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A distraught Emma Roberts is comforted by her poor punching bag bf Evan Peters at the New Orleans airport after news of her domestic violence arrest broke. Apparently, she thought my headline “Emma Roberts Is the New Chris Brown” was way harsh. Yeah? Well, here’s a tip: Stop beating the ones you love, you MONSTER. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
The always fabulous transgender multi-media maven B Scott was asked to host the BET Awards pre-show red carpet, which is a fabulous gig for a queen to get, as I’ve heard the hip-hop community can be a teensy bit homophobic on occasion. One step forward, right? Not so fast. BET told him he wasn’t allowed to wear high heels or makeup, and even sent him to change when he arrived. Ten steps backward. Check out B’s Twitter page for the outage. (via Ebony)
Then there’s THIS: J-Lo serenaded the president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, in a private show for his birthday for a rumored $2 million.“It was my pleasure, and we wish you the very, very happiest birthday,” she cooed on stage. Of course, President Berdimuhamedow is an evil dictator, and Turkmenistan has some of the worst human rights violations in the world. Says her publicist: “Had there been knowledge of human rights issues of any kind, Jennifer would not have attended.” What? You expected them to use Google? And how do we let her off the hook when we just threw Paula Deen to the lions? (via USA Today)
La Toya Jackson discusses Wade Robson’s molestation allegations against Michael Jackson, revealing he was close to the family and even dated two of her nieces: “I’m very surprised,” she says. “My mother and I discussed it and it’s just sad. It’s very, very sad. I don’t want to go into detail with it, but Wade was very close with several members of the family. I’m very surprised. Very surprised.”
For real. No half-ass “I’m sorry if you felt offended” passive-aggressive bullshit. This feels right. This is how you apologize. Obviously it was scripted for him by a team of high-powered spin doctors and crisis management specialists, and he only did it after his dismissal from Reebok, but he put his name to it, and that goes a long way. Here is his apology in full:
“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.” — William Roberts (a.k.a “Rick Ross”)
What do YOU think of his apology? (via KarenCivil)
That’s the latest to come out of the never-ending investigation into her 1981 drowning death. The National Enquirer – WHICH IS RIGHT ALMOST 40% OF THE TIME AND BREAKS A LOT OF STORIES, YOU KNOW – claims to have uncovered documentation – an official lifeguard log – which suggests “Robert Wagner and Walken had engaged in a sexual act and that Wood may have walked in on them and set off the chain of events which lead to her untimely and still unexplained death. The Daily Mail says the note, “which is torn and illegible in parts, reads ‘also known Chris Walken and Robert Wagner were engaged in sexual activity in cab of boat… (illegible)…that Ms Woods found both of them together (illegible)…stated they took her away in a (illegible)…was the last time she was seen alive.’ The Los Angeles County lifeguard, who worked with detectives on the case, told The Enquirer he made the notes on the log after detectives told him that it was a scenario that were considering as a possible motive for any crime that might have been committed on the boat.” Wagner’s publicist, Alan Nierob, said that he would not comment on the report, and declined to be interviewed. Read the whole story here.
I know, I know: You’re tired of the story and you’ve seen the interview, but NOT LIKE THIS. Trust me. The Gregory Brothers have autotuned it into something quite beautiful. Quite haunting. A poignant reflection of love lost and innocence destroyed. “Why, why, Manti?” indeed.
From HuffPo: “If Te’o were gay, why would a closeted gay man go to such extremes? I asked the question on my radio program yesterday and the phones lit up with gay men who’d done exactly the same thing, or were still engaged in it. Living in conservative parts of the country or working in professions in which they believe they’d be fired if it became known they are gay, they construct elaborate stories of girlfriends or wives who never quite make it to company functions — or who do, but are really good friends who stand in as girifriends or wives. (One of those “fake-date” women called the show too).
“Why, however, would T’eo need to have his girlfriend get ill and die off? There was pressure from T’eo’s family and from the media to meet her. True, he could have just broken up with her but that would not get the kind of attention that would embed his heterosexual identity in the sports media culture for some time to come, nor ward off questions of why he doesn’t have a new girlfriend. It would be perfectly acceptable if he didn’t date for a long time, traumatized by what happened.”
Read the whole article here.