The controversy over Ke$ha’s song “Die Young” has heightened now that she tweeted — and then deleted — that she was “forced” to record the song:
“I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.
I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.”
For the record, the writers listed on the song are: Ke$ha, Lukasz Gottwald, Benjamin Levin, Henry Walter, and Nate Ruess (of fun.).
Tim Tebow and Camilla Belle have broken up already. A “source” close to the couple suggested to Us Weekly that “it just didn’t work out.” OK, then!
Samuel L. Jackson answers a question from HuffPo’s Mike Ryan about when he first realized that he was cool:
Well, “Pulp” did it in an interesting sort of way. For some reason, people love Gator [Jackson’s character in Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever”] … but Jules [in “Pulp Fiction”] made me cool. He’s the guy who’s a total professional and in control all of the time. He says cool shit. He never gets rankled and he never gets excited. And that conversation in the diner is kind of what did it. The way he talks about going on that journey and the whole thing about the pork and I only need to be one cool-ass pig, or whatever. All that stuff that comes out of that character translates to me, for some reason. That that’s who I am — that I am that guy. And I’m nothing like that dude. I’ll take it.
Read the rest of the interview here.
A judge has ordered former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin to pay Miss USA — owned by Donald Trump, mind you — $5 million for defaming the organization.
James Franco talked about his involvement in the R.E.M. video that starred Lindsay Lohan:
“I haven’t talked to her in a long time because it seemed like she was getting into some more trouble. I’ve tried to help her. I think one of the reasons it’s so hard is when she gets in trouble, she gets all this attention and I’m sure she gets book offers. Like she goes to jail, and instead of feeling like I really hit a low place, she’ll get a crazy offer for her jail memoir.”
Supposedly, Selena Gomez is upset that Justin Bieber has been hanging out with her other ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas — and seems to have retaliated by hanging out/hooking up/taking this photo with Ronan Farrow.
But don’t worry! Bieber was seen with Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin in Miami — the supposed reason that he and Selena broke up in the first place.
In Touch Weekly says that Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are definitely divorcing.
For photographic evidence that Miley Cyrus partied with strippers on her birthday, head on over to TMZ.
Jason Schwartzman will appear on Parks and Recreation as the owner of Pawnee’s local video rental store.
Jenny McCarthy is excited for her new talk show because she can be her “true dirty self.”
Psycho Mike is getting death threats since he has proposed to his girlfriend Bianca Kajilch.
Bronson Pelletier — one of the wolves in Twilight — was arrested for possession for cocaine and meth.
Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon did their Water War thing.
Natasha Lyonne will star in a Fox sitcom based loosely on her life (and her time spent in rehab).
Heidi Klum went sunbathing in the nude.
Now Judd Apatow is under fire for the child-murdering jokes he wrote for This Is 40.
Jonathan Groff will voice the next Disney prince.
Amanda Seyfried discussed how to deep-throat a popsicle.
Sean Hayes will produce and star in an upcoming NBC comedy.
Anne Hathaway was super-annoying about her veganism on the set of Les Mis. (Come on, Anne!)
Danielle Staub and Kim D have reportedly been given contracts for Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Lindsay Lohan supposedly didn’t clog that toilet.
So this is Weight Watchers’ big-reveal shot of Jessica Simpson’s weight-loss body?
Harry Styles got more tattoos with Taylor Swift by his side.
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