It’s MTV VMA weekend. Which is why everyone seems to be running a retrospective – the VMAs often deliver gossip that lasts the entire year. Look what happened with Miley in 2013. We talked about it for months. Lara sent me this look-back this morning – click here to see the slideshow. The last line made me laugh.
But I miss Britney.
I ALWAYS miss Britney this time of year.
Sarah was watching old Britney videos yesterday and couldn’t believe it. Someone tried to tell me recently that the Britney you see in Vegas now is back up to the standard of what Britney gave us at those old VMAs. That person is 23 years old. And then I realised…oh my God they don’t know. So many people don’t know. They were present enough to feel it while watching it live, that which has gone missing and might never come back.
Britney received the Video Vanguard Award in 2011. The Video Vanguard for 2014 belongs to Beyonce. I just want to remind you, once again, that they are the SAME AGE.
Full VMAs wrap-up is coming on Monday. And then the Emmys on Monday night. Big gossip week ahead before Labour Day. Rest up!
Have a great weekend!
Wait, I thought the rumour was that Carrie Underwood was performing at halftime at the Super Bowl …? Instead the Wall Street Journal reported the other day that the NFL has invited Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay …but that if they want the gig, they have to pay the league for the opportunity. The artists’ reaction? A “chilly reception”.
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I don’t like the NFL much these days. A two game suspension for Ray Rice – that’s it? TWO GAMES? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, google Ray Rice (after you’ve finished reading my post!) and tell me what you think of a two game suspension for what he did. Full Story
During press for Guardians of the Galaxy last month, Chris Pratt said that he’d stolen his Star-Lord costume so that he could visit sick kids in the hospital dressed as his superhero character. And guess what? HE DID. Pratt visited the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles on Wednesday, screening Guardians for the kids, and he showed up dressed as Star-Lord. Full Story
Justin Bieber’s mouth pubes look like gerbil hair (Dlisted)
Taylor Swift and John Mayer together but not together (Just Jared)
Rihanna’s makeup tips (Cele|bitchy)
Rihanna’s finger tips (The Superficial)
Katie Holmes talks about having dry spells. Is that what Mrs Timberlake calls it? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
I’m not sure anyone wants to revisit Tom Hardy as Bane (Pop Sugar)
A trim is not enough for Jared Leto, sorry (Too Fab)
Is Rita Ora really famous enough to do a fragrance launch? (Hollywood Tuna)
Wouldn’t the kid just grab the hat? (Popoholic)
Serena Williams looks amazing (Go Fug Yourself)
Hollywood premiere of If I Stay last night. They say there’s a good chance the movie will win the box office this weekend. Are you going? Are you going for a cleansing cry? I’m challenging this movie to make me cry. Let’s touch base about it on Monday. Anyway, the star of If I Stay, Chloe Grace Moretz, was on the carpet last night. Full Story
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A year ago, Josh Brolin was dealing with a broken marriage and a couple of embarrassing incidents caught on video – he was drunkenly fighting, one of those times was at a Del Taco drive-thru. Last November, Brolin entered rehab. This spring he was spotted with a new girlfriend on a European holiday. Full Story
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So it was Gwyneth Paltrow’s turn to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday. And this is exactly what I mean about those on the top tier participating – because it’s their return nominations that continue to make it interesting. The Zac Efrons and the Ashley Bensons of the world can keep going around in their own circles all they want. Full Story
To the outsider, they don’t seem to have much in common. The internet doesn’t seem to understand their relationship. But it’s serious, lasting a lot longer than people thought it would. How have they prevailed? Love, sure. And also…oxycontin. They’re both addicted to oxy and often spend days at home, wrapped up in each other, doing oxy, back to her old habits. Full Story
Mackenzie! Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your recent promotion too! Adrienne requested a cast photo of Into The Woods but so we’ve only seen character images and not a full cast set. I’m giving you Cinderella Anna Kendrick. Good? Happy Birthday Tracy from Kristen! 35 is pretty much the best year. Full Story