Kim Kardashian and Katie Couric are not friends. The two fell out after Katie wondered out loud why the Kardashians were famous. Katie was quoted telling In Touch, “I don’t understand – why are they so famous? I think it’s mostly teenage girls that are interested.”
Earlier today, Kim posted a photo of Katie's baby gift for her and Kanye's infant, North West. Katie's card reads in part: "Dear Kim and Kanye, Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl..."
Everybody loves a winner, especially bandwagon jumpers. Two famous bandwagon jumpers were rebuffed by the repeat NBA World Champions Miami HEAT yesterday. Rapper Drake was turned away when he tried to gain access to the Miami Heat locker room to join the celebrations after the Heat clinched the NBA title in game 7. When his famous face didn't get him through the door, he reportedly lied and said "I'm media!"
The tense verbal exchange between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney during Tuesday's presidential debate stirred anger in Romney's son, Tagg Romney.
The GOP challenger's son was a guest on a North Carolina radio show when he was asked how he felt the moment Obama accused his father of being a liar.
Tagg said he wanted to jump out of his seat and "rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him.” Tagg added that the thought of being tackled and stomped by the Secret Service was the only thing holding him back.
Troubled music producer Kanye West became enraged when a member of the paparazzi got too close to him and his beard, Kim Kardashian after they dined at the Prime 112 in South Beach on Sunday. The paparazzi simply asked Kim to comment on the fact that her ex-boyfriend, Reggie Bush, got a groupie knocked up.
Kim grabbed ahold of Kanye's arm as he lashed out at the photog in an attempt to grab the pap's camera. Oh, did I mention that the paparazzi was a female?
It takes a real man to keep his head when all around him are losing theirs. Kanye West is obviously a coward!
Photo: Jessie V / Juan Garces / Splash News
You gon' learn to listen to your auntie when I tell you something...
According to gossip website TMZ, American Idol winner Jennifer Hudson is calling BS on the Mariah/Nicki Minaj fake feud. I agree with J-Hud. It's funny how the media (and bloggers) run wild with every silly thing these celebrities do for attention.
A Cleveland city bus driver lost his cool and punched a teenage girl for mouthing off at him during his bus route. The driver then threw the girl off the bus. It is clear that standard procedure was not followed in this case. The bus driver now faces disciplinary action which may include termination. The assault was captured on a passenger's cell phone and posted on Worldstarhiphop.com.
I still believe the whole Nicki vs Mariah public squabble is a publicity stunt to boost TV ratings for American Idol. Even if they don't like each other, why wait until they are both signed to "American Idol" to start showing their animosity to each other in public?
At any time Mariah and Nicki could have taken their disagreements to Twitter like every other celebrity.
One noted blogger, Dr. Boyce Watkins, is concerned that -- even if this is a publicity stunt -- what kind of message are these women sending to their young fans?
"When celebrities and role models behave this way on television, it should concern us all," he writes on Yourblackword.net.
"It seems that black women fighting and trying to murder one another has become the trend of the day, and quite frankly, it’s making me sick."
How ironic is it that a gay man is featured on the cover of a magazine called Snatch? As you know, the word "snatch" is a slang term for a woman's intimate parts -- which we now know Frank wants no part of.
Ocean, 24, became something of a cause célebre among the LGBT community when he came out to his fans and the world just days before the release of his new album, Channel Orange. Many within the LGBT and music communities reached out publicly and privately to the effeminate singer to show their support.
Anderson Cooper is letting Star Jones know that he is not the one to mess with. Jones, 50, irked Cooper's nerves when she accused him of coming out of the closet to boost the ratings of his syndicated talk show, Anderson Live.
In a scathing and brutal response, Anderson told Bravo's Andy Cohen that Star Jones used her wedding to get free products and to boost her own ratings.
"I haven't thought about Star Jones in I don't know how long. I was unaware she was even on TV still," said Cooper, 45.
Mitt Romney came away the clear winner in tonight's first presidential debate. President Obama was on the ropes all evening as he struggled to stay on the defensive. It was embarrassing for the Obama camp.
Maybe Michelle Obama should taken her husband's place at the podium?
The Republican presidential candidate scored points on facts and style. Obama seemed bored and unprepared as Romney schooled him on energy and tax reform.
“We’ve got 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work in this country ... economic growth this year slower than last year, and last year slower than the year before," said Romney, who was precise, concise and presidential.
American Idol's TV ratings has sunk to less than half of what it was in its heyday during the 1990s. Naturally, FOX is desperate for something (other than screeching singers) to draw viewers back. So the show's producers hire loud mouthed celebrities to replace the vocally-challenged singers as the program's biggest draw.
Enter Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey to save the day for FOX: Let the publicity stunts begin.
The two new AI judges were conveniently filmed hurling obscenities at each other during auditions in Charlotte, NC, which was coincidentallycaptured by TMZ's cameras.
Rappers Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, who both own homes in Atlanta, got into a shoving match backstage at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, according to sources who witnessed the wild encounter.
Witnesses say the BET staff didn't clear the hallway fast enough after Ross got off the stage, which resulted in a bottleneck of Jeezy's people and Ross's entourage near both men's dressing rooms backstage.
The hallway was already crowded with male and female groupies when both entourages converged in the hallway and words were exchanged between Jeezy and Ross.
According to a credible source, Tameka Foster Raymond was paid $25,000 to speak exclusively with Entertainment Tonight. Foster's exclusive interview with ET! airs tonight (Tuesday).
Foster, 42, recently lost her Motion for a new trial after losing primary custody of her 2 sons, ages 4 and 3, to her ex-husband Usher Raymond, 33.
During the interview with Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell, Foster seemed to forgive one of Usher's bridesmaids for sleeping with him after Foster and Usher tied the knot in 2009.
"This is someone who was there when my children were born she took me to the hospital when I was in labor with one of [my children] but I hate to say but I somewhat empathize with her because I feel that she was vulnerable and she fell into somewhat of a trap," Tameka told O'Dell.
"I think that she got very close to him as a result of being my friend and I feel as though he used it to his advantage. I think we all would admit that he's very charming," she went on.
But a source close to Foster's camp tells Sandrarose.com that Usher slept with Foster's close friend because he felt "emotionally deprived of affection" from the mother of 5. "She would withhold sex to [control him]," said the source. "Her a** is sneaky and he didn't trust her."
The confidential source continued: "[Usher's] mother gave him the the Private Investigator's report of Tameka's past criminal history that she forgot to tell him prior to their marriage.
"Who did she think she was to believe mama Patton would allow her to get her paws on his fortune when she worked for so many years to help him amass such," said the source, who added: "I admire [Jonetta Patton] for that."
It was just a matter of time before Paris Hilton did something stupid to turn the spotlight back onto her. Not that she hasn't been trying to get attention all along.
But nothing gets the attention of the press more than a pseudo-celebrity disparaging the gays.
Paris Hilton is catching heat for comments she made about gay men during a recent cab ride. Paris, the spawn of the multi-millionaire hotel magnate, supposedly didn't know she was being recorded.
"Gay guys are the horniest people in the world, the Hilton heiress can be heard saying. "They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."
The comments were made during a Sept. 7 cab ride in NYC, TMZ reports. Hilton's team claims the cab driver secretly recorded the audio while Paris was having a conversation with a gay friend who was also in the cab.
Of course she was joking, but the media is running with it because celebrity news has been slow lately.
It's been 3 years since the unfortunate fisticuffs between singers Chris Brown and ex-girlfriend Rihanna, but Brown is still feeling the backlash.
A Canadian music blog has launched an app that blocks all mentions of Chris Brown's name from the Internet. The Toronto-based website AUX launched their app called "Brownout" that currently only works in the Google Chrome browser.
A British student union group's plan to promote domestic violence against women may have backfired. Members of the Cambridge University Student Union Women's Campaign affixed stickers to Chris Brown's fifth studio album, Fortune, at a HMV store in England. The stickers read: "WARNING: Do not buy this album! This man beats women."
The domestic abuse statement stems from Brown's conviction for felony assault on his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
But the worldwide news coverage of the British student group's protest resulted in increased sales for Brown's Fortune CDs in Europe, MSN reports.
In a scathing op-ed post titled “Wake up, Kate; photogs are always watching,” published on CNN.com, syndicated columnist Roland Martin tells England's Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton to keep her clothes on in public.
Last week a French magazine published topless photos of Middleton and her husband, Prince William, on vacation in France. The scandal irked the Queen of England who is still fuming after pics leaked of Prince Harry's naked romp with commoners in his private hotel suite in Las Vegas last month.
In a victory for the Royal family, a French court orderedCloser magazine to hand over all of the topless photos of the Duchess. The court will also fine the magazine $15,000 each time a photo is republished or distributed.
Another attention-hogging celebrity mother doesn't get it. Last week, actress/singer Jessica Simpson revealed a photo of her 4-month-old infant daughter posing awkwardly in a scanty bikini. Then on Friday, reality TV mom Kate Gosselin tweeted a photo of her prepubescent daughter, Mady, trying on her mom's high heels. Twitter was outraged, saying Gosselin went too far.
Androgynous singer Miguel put his pedicured foot down when he noticed a group of suspect men crowding the front of the stage at a recent concert. According to BET.com, "the R&B star recently hit the stage at Joe’s Pub to celebrate the three-stage-roll-out of his sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream."
During a break in his set Miguel glanced at the front row and said, “May I have a water on the stage, please, and more women in the front... “There's too many men up here. With all due respect, fellas, I’m not playing.”
Rihanna wasn't pleased when she was met by a throng of frenzied fans upon her arrival at Gare du Nord Train Station in Paris, France on Saturday. Rihanna is used to the paparazzi swarming her, but she wasn't feeling the love when her fans AND the paparazzi joined forces to hound her for pictures and autographs. After pushing and shoving her way through the crowd, Rihanna took to her Twitter page to let her French fans have it.
Country singer Taylor Swift, 22, continues to embarrass herself in the eyes of Kennedy royalty. According to the Boston Herald, when Taylor and her new beau, Conor Kennedy, 18, showed up at the wedding inside the Plaza hotel -- she was promptly asked to leave.
Taylor's publicist denied the story, so the Boston Herald called up the source -- the bride's mother -- for confirmation.
According to Victoria Gifford Kennedy, mother of Kyle Kennedy, Taylor's people texted her for permission to attend Kyle's wedding. Vicki told the newspaper that she declined, because she didn't want Taylor's appearance to distract from her daughter's special day.
Tameka Foster-Raymond's frustrations boiled over on Saturday when she took to her Twitter page to attack ex-husband Usher Raymond's girlfriend/manager, Grace Miguel.
Foster-Raymond -- who is locked in a bitter child custody battle with Usher -- tweeted: "Heck, if was barren, sterile, infertile, I'd probably want another womans sons too.." The tweet was most likely in reference to Usher's 40-something girlfriend, who reportedly controls every aspect of his life.
Miami Dolphins coach sacked troubled NFL star Chad Johnson less than 24 hours after he was arrested for assaulting his wife, Evelyn Lozada.
Head coach Joe Philbin previously warned the arrogant wide receiver about his behavior after Johnson dropped multiple F-bombs during a media interview at the Dolphins training camp. During that same interview with HBO, Johnson, 34, said he would be arrested soon.
On Tuesday, Lozada, 42, filed in Miami to dissolve her 40-day marriage to Johnson -- though no marriage certificate is on public file in Miami.
In his first public statement since his arrest, Johnson said he loved Lozada to death. Both Johnson and Lozada have serious issues that should be resolved in private. Hopefully we won't see either of them on television again.
C-list reality TV star Evelyn Lozada, 42, finally spoke out on the publicity stunt that literally blew up in her face. After lying to the public for 2 years about her fake relationship and marriage to troubled NFL star Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, 34, Lozada wants the public to believe her side of the story.
Evelyn tells TMZ, “I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me."
Lozada and Johnson supposedly fought in their car outside their Davie, Florida home Saturday night. A neighbor who called 911 said Johnson "hit" Lozada in the face, resulting in a linear 3-inch gash on her forehead which is not consistent with a head butt. That's the problem when dealing with reality show actors -- it's very difficult to believe anything that comes out of their mouths.
Rapper 50 Cent dissed music producer Kanye West in an interview in the current issue of XXL magazine. When asked what he thought of Kanye's new track titled "Bad Bitch," Fiddy responded:
“I mean... if that man feel like she perfect, then she’s perfect. He could mean it and you’ll end up singing the words to it because he’s Kanye. You know how it is? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure."
Saying Kanye was a bad judge of character, 50 added: "[Is there a perfect chick?] I’m not sure. The smartest guys I know have lost being a bad judge of character in that area.”
Rihanna's out-of-control behavior and recreational drug use has come back to bite her. Cosmetic tycoon Stefan Heidenreich is blasting cosmetics brand Nivea's decision to hire the troubled singer as their spokesmodel.
Heidenreich - the new head of Nivea’s parent firm, Beiersdorf - told German media that the singer should have been considered a "no go" for the brand’s family image.
Heidenreich, 49, said: "The [ad campaign] starring Rihanna was a no go. I do not understand how Nivea can be brought into association with Rihanna."
Odd Future singer/songwriter Frank Ocean slept on his Detroit fans, and they are hopping mad! Ocean, 24, stood up his devoted Detroit fans a few days ago -- some of them drove from several states away and stood in line for hours just to hear him sing (I don't know why because he sounds dreadful).
Read one disappointed fan's long, but emotional email after the break. This is what happens when you put insecure, narcissistic celebrities on pedestals; they look down on you.
Industry merry-go-round Selita Ebanks is being sued by a TV host who says Ebanks broke her nose for kissing actor Terrence J.
In court documents Telenmundo TV host Liza Irizarry says Ebanks, who was allegedly stumbling drunk, hauled off and punched Irizarry in the nose for kissing former BET 106 & Park host Terrence J on the cheek.
Irizarry, 34, claims the drunken Ebanks told her "don't be kissing my man!" before punching her.