Angelina Jolie refuses Brad’s suggestion of a ‘double wedding’ with his parents

The tabloids are full of speculation about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s engagement this week. OK! Magazine had a story about Brad and Angelina fighting over every single detail of their wedding plans, and that’s why they took the trip to the GalapagosIslands. The Enquirer says Brad and Angelina will have a quiet beach wedding in the Bahamas, which… I mean… a beach wedding? Doesn’t Angelina know that Jennifer Aniston theoretically owns the “beach wedding” concept? Star Magazine also has a story about Brad “gushing” about his engagement to George Clooney, and Clooney deciding to “propose” to Stacy Keibler just because he saw how happy Brad was. LOL. But my favorite, by far, was In Touch Weekly’s piece about Angelina turning into a “my way or the highway” style bridezilla. ITW makes a really big deal about Angelina flat-out REFUSING to have a double wedding with Brad’s parents for their 50th wedding anniversary:

It seemed like such a meaningful idea – tying the knot alongside his parents as they celebrate a milestone of their own. But when Brad Pitt suggested to his fiancée Angelina Jolie that they have a double wedding with Bill and Jane Pitt, who plan to renew their vows on their 50th anniversary in August, Angelina hated the idea – and she didn’t hesitate to let him know.

“She was not okay with the double ceremony at all,” reveals a family friend. “She believes that their wedding day should belong to her and her alone.”

Angelina has been insisting that she doesn’t care about her wedding day, and that the only reason she’s getting married at all is to please Brad and their six children. But while Brad has made numerous suggestions, and the kids love the idea of a big family wedding, Angelina is letting them all know that it’s her way or the highway.

Mocking Brad’s pleas for a traditional wedding and informing him that, 50th wedding anniversary of not, Bill and Jane will not join them at the altar, Angelina is insisting on a very small ceremony, of which she is clearly the star.

“She doesn’t seem to know the meaning of the word ‘compromise’,” marvels another friend, while an insider adds that it took brad “weeks” just to get her to wear the ring that he’s spent a year designing with Robert Procop.

And though Brad longs to emulate his parents’ happy marriage, he and Angelina are off to a very bad start.

“They’re fighting all the time,” the friend says. “They may not ever make it to the altar.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

First of all, I didn’t know that anyone still did “double weddings”. I thought those only happened in Jane Austen novels. Second of all, it’s Angelina’s wedding and she’ll bridezilla if she wants to. Third, who says that Bill and Jane Pitt even WANT Brad and Angelina to steal their 50th-wedding-anniversary thunder? Bill and Jane Pitt probably want their anniversary celebration to be all about them, and Angelina wants to have her wedding be all about her. Let everybody have their own thunder, Brad!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.


Kim Kardashian is coming to the White House Correspondents Dinner too

These are some new photos of Kim Kardashian yesterday in NYC. They’re making the rounds because… er… yeah. I guess because of Kim’s pants? You know what? Go ahead and hate on me, but I actually like her pants. I like the whole outfit, honestly. I wish Kim would dress like this more often. She goes to the “ruffled mini-skirt” well too often, and she usually dresses like she honestly believes she’s a size 4. So, while I like these pants from the front and from the side, there is a not-so-little matter of the pants fromthe back:

Yeah. Not good. I’m not a big-booty hater (I have a big booty too). But this is just… unflattering. Whenever I ask “How did Kim get such a tiny waist and such an enormous ass?” everyone always says “Ass implants and lipo.” So… there you go.

In other Kardashian news, did you hear that Kim was also invited to this weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner? Lindsay Lohan has already been confirmed as a guest of Fox News, and it looks like Fox News is really trying to outdo themselves this year, because they invited Kim too. Is this some kind of political message Fox is trying to send? Because I tend to think that Fox has just given Pres. Obama’s speechwriters a huge gift – the gift of Cracken and Kardashian jokes. Kim also came to the event in 2010… and quite honestly, Lindsay Lohan’s invitation still bugs me much more than Kim’s. Other celebrities who will be in attendance: George Clooney (and Stacy Keibler), Charlize Theron, Viola Davis and Josh Hutcherson.

Last Kardashian story – The Dirty & Media Takeout got their hands on a photo they claim is Kim WAY back in the day. If you go here and follow the NSFW links, you can see the nudie pic. Kim denies that it’s her, but I think it really looks like her. The interesting part? If the photo IS Kim, it proves that she had a boob job.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

Lindsay Lohan was 6 hours late for ‘Glee’, and she was unprepared, cracked-out

At this point, I don’t even have words for the cracktastrophe known only as The Cracken. Yesterday, we discussed the early reports that Lindsay had simply shown up LATE for her first day of work in something like five years. (Incidentally, I’m not counting “cracked-out model” as “work” – I’m only talking about work as an actress.) Although Team Crack tried to sugarcoat Lindsay Lohan’s tardiness and unprofessionalism, the truth is even worse than originally assumed. Us Weekly reports (exclusively) that Lindsay showed up SIX HOURS LATE. Not six minutes. Not an hour. SIX HOURS. F&#^$*(#

Looks like Lindsay Lohan is already viewed as an outcast at McKinley High. Filming her May 15 guest appearance as a judge at the annual Nationals performance episode, Lohan, 25, angered Glee’s cast and crew when she showed up six hours late to shoot her scenes Wednesday.

“She came to set with a million demands and was not prepared to work,” a source tells Us Weekly of Lohan, who will appear alongside Rex Lee and Perez Hilton in the episode.

Among Lohan’s megawatt demands for her guest starring role: A pimped out trailer! “One of her demands has to do with her trailer size,” hints the insider. “The cast is already worked to death and then she puts everything behind. She is a diva!”

One of the irate cast members was none other than Dot Marie Jones, who plays Coach Beiste on the FOX series.

“Gonna be a long day!! Some ppl show up late and just throw a wrench in things. Not cool!” Jones tweeted [and later deleted]. “I’d rather be an hour early (I was) than 5 minutes late.”

[From Us Weekly]

So… basically, Lindsay only had to work for two days, and she threw a huge diva temper tantrum about her trailer, AND she showed up six hours late AND she was unprepared. Oh, but it gets worse. After the initial reports of her tardiness on Wednesday, LL’s rep Steve Honig couldn’t even manage to lie for her, only confirming to E! News, “I am on the set with Lindsay right now, and everything is going well and on schedule.” Except that everything was a cracktastrophe, as usual. E! News got the scoop that the Cracken was “incredibly late” – so late, in fact, that production had to“send a car to the Chateau Marmont to pick her up and bring her to set.” Wait, I thought she wasn’t living at the Marmont anymore? Another crack lie?!?

What else…? Sources say “Lindsay was a total nightmare” on Wednesday: “She was three hours late in the morning, and when she did finally arrive, she just didn’t want to be there. She did not want to work. She had not memorized her lines, and she kept disappearing so no one could find her.” The cast started calling her “That Girl” and a source says “She has rubbed them all up the wrong way by being so disrespectful of everyone else’s schedule.” Poor Steve Honig had to defend LL yet again, claiming the tardiness was a “misunderstanding” about her call time. Honig then threw LL a giant pity party because all of these stories are “a classic example of people trying to bashLindsay. She busted her ass yesterday and is back on set again today.” Dear Steve Honig: your client is a crackhead. It’s not our fault.

One more Cracken story – she wants to get back with Leonardo DiCaprio, according to In Touch Weekly. Leo and Lindsay allegedly hooked up a few times back in 2008-09, but he doesn’t want anything to do with her these days:

Lindsay Lohan, 25, has been accused of not being in touch with reality on occasion, and this may just prove it. Lohan has been pursuing Leonardo DiCaprio, 37, nonstop over the last few weeks for both business and pleasure, according to a source.

“She has been texting Leo constantly, asking him to get together,” says the insider. “They used to hook up a long time ago, and she wants to get back together with him. She also hopes that he will get her some auditions as well.”

Shockingly (or not so), he is not interested.

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

Such a mess. But don’t pity her. She thrives on pity. In Lindsay’s mind, she’s a cracked-out martyr. In reality, she’s just a violent addict and an unprofessional a–hole.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet and PCN.

Katy Perry wants to be a movie star now, because she’s so pretty

Katy Perry

I knew this day was inevitable — Katy Perry has been bitten by the acting bug and decided that she’s got the talent and wherewithal to be an actress, possibly even a “serious” actress. Never mind that the acting skills demonstrated in Katy’s “Part of Me” video (the one where she joins the Marines) was laughably lousy; but in her defense, no one ever expects Oscar-caliber stuff in a music video, right? Well apparently, Katy is taking herself seriously on that note, and her ego has also been bolstered by a cameo in Get Him to the Greek (in which she made out with not-yet-husband Russell Brand) and a role as the voice of slutty Smurfette in last summer’s The Smurfs.

I guess since Katy is now participating within her own 3-D concert movie, perhaps some producers are getting the bright idea that it’s not that big of a stretch to toss her into a romantic comedy and see if an audience shows up to put their butts in seats. Indeed, Katy was even almost hired for a role in The Help, and she was “upset” that the role didn’t work out due to scheduling conflicts. Can you imagine? Well Katy can definitely imagine, and according to this week’s Enquirer, she’s now begging Kristen Wiig to write her a perfect script and help her get started as a true Hollywood ingenue:

Katy Perry

Quirky singing sensation Katy Perry is planning to hit a new high note in her career…as a movie star.

The songbird known for her wild fashion style and revolving hair colors has already branched out by being a spokesperson for Proactiv skin care products, and she now wants to add “leading lady” to her resume.

“Even people who don’t know Katy’s music know her form her Proactiv ad campaign,” said a close source. “With her photogenic face, producers are confident she’ll be able to make the jump from the recording studio to the big screen.”

To accomplish her new goal, Katy has enlisted the help of “Saturday Night Live” star Kristen Wiig.

She’s betting that Kristen, who’s also won raves for her acting and scripting of the movie hit, Bridesmaids, can help katy reinvent herself in the wake of her split from comic actor Russell Brand, say insiers.

The “Part of Me” singer and the “SNL” funnylady have been fast friends since Katy hosted the late-night comedy show in December.

“Katy is plotting a huge image and career makeover,” revealed the source. “Coming off a painful divorce from Russell, she wants to start fresh. She feels like she’s reached her full potential as a musician. She is looking for new challenges and is begging Kristen to write a comedy for her.”

The 27-year-old pop idol has already had some minor screen roles. But with Kristen’s help, she’s hoping to make movie magic, and if a role calls for showing a lot of skin, Katy’s all for it.

“Although Katy is a real-life preacher’s daughter, she’s not shy,” said the source. “She’s never had a problem showing off her ample assets.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, April 30, 2012]

This will probably happen in some shape or form even if Kristen says, “Sorry, no dice.” All that movie producers really care about are dollar signs, and acting ability matters very much in the grand scheme of starting out in Hollywood. However, once people realize that Katy is merely a “pretty face” (and a very made-up one at that, she’ll be a goner after one or two movies. In other words, Katy probably shouldn’t give up her mindless music anytime soon. Yes, she is very pretty though.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Photos courtesy of WENN

Are Beyonce & Jay-Z already trying to conceive their second child?

Sometimes I really do wish that I could just write “NO COMMENT (on this whole mess)”and be done with it. Star Magazine has a completely hilarious story about Beyonce and Jay-Z and how they’re totally ready to try for a second baby. Because Blue Ivy is only three months old and Bey is really happy with how “easy” her pregnancy was, and how “easy” it was to lose the baby weight. Cough. Cough. Mutter. Cough. Something caught in my throat. Truly.

It’s been just three months since Blue Ivy was born, but Beyonce and Jay-Z are already trying for another little one!

“They see no reason to wait,” a source tells Star. “Beyonce has said giving birthand dropping the baby weight was far easier than she thought. Everyone in their circle is saying that another baby could be on the way before you know it.”

In fact, insiders say that’s the reason behind the couple’s recent romantic getawayto St. Barts. “It took them awhile to conceive Blue Ivy, so they don’t want to waste another second,” another source adds.

While the megastars long put music first, Blue Ivy has changed their priorities. “Beyonce and Jay-Z adore being parents, and they’re as hands-on as they possibly can be,” the source says. “Beyonce has found a passion other than music, and it’s being a mom.”

And since Beyonce’s career is on the back burner right now, “it’s in the best interests of both of them to have Beyonce pop out another one before she goes back out on tour,” continues the first source. “If she gets pregnant soon, they will be thrilled. She’ll just extend her break, and next year she’ll have the biggest comeback ever!”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

So will Beyonce pull a Tori Spelling and get pregnant again two seconds after giving birth? Does Beyonce really have no huge career moves planned? No and no. There have already been legit media reports about Beyonce plotting her “comeback” – it involves a $150 million tournew albums, filming a movie with Clint Eastwood, and much, much more. Now, I’m not saying that Beyonce can’t do all of that with a pillow firmly strapped on while pregnant. She’s already proven how much she can do while pregnant. Cough. But I’m just saying that it’s probably not going to happen right now.

Some photos of Beyonce and Blue earlier this week in NYC:

Photos courtesy of PCN, Fame/Flynet.

Did Rihanna tweet photos of herself rolling a blunt at Coachella?

This “controversy” is several days old, so I’m sorry if you’re all “Old news.” People are still talking about it. When Rihanna was at Coachella over the weekend, she began tweeting lots of photos of herself and her friends. If you’ve never checked outRihanna’s Twitter page, I suggest you give it a whirl at least once. Rihanna has a sense of humor, she has lots of girlfriends, she loves clothes and boys and she really loves drugs and liquor. I know all of this because she tweets about all the time, and because she takes Twit-pics constantly. She’s not like LeAnn Rimes, who uses Twitter to buffer herself in the cacophony of her own delusions. Rihanna is actually one of the biggest pop stars in the world, she has a BIG life and her tweets from day-to-day range from charming and cute to disturbing and offensive. Basically, Rihanna’s Twitter is always the place to stop when you need to know what’s going down with RiRi.

Anyway, while Rihanna was at Coachella, she tweeted this photo:

I looked through her Twitter feed for the past week, and I swear I think she’s pulled this photo. As soon as she posted, everyone was like, “OMG, COCAINE.” Which… sure, that’s what it looks like. Would you be surprised if Rihanna did coke? Rihanna responded by tweeting, “I’m crazy, and I don’t pretend to be anything else.” She also had some harsh words for MTV UK (which I won’t repeat) for their reporting on the “story” and she issued another tweet saying “Yikes… I’ve run out of f–ks to give.” Other media outlets claim that the white powder could be… marijuana? Um… what? True, it looks like rolling paper in Rihanna’s hand, but I’ve personally never seen marijuana look like white powder. But I haven’t used drugs in years… maybe drugs have changed since my day. Anyway… Rihanna doesn’t want to be a role model. She’s made that abundantly clear.

Photos courtesy of Rihanna’s Twitter.

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds want to buy real estate together in Connecticut

When we last discussed Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, I talked about how weirdly WASPy they are. I don’t say that (or think that) about most vanilla couplings – but Blake and Ryan seem to really be pushing this WASP image of themselves, and it’s totally strange and foreign to me. Blake wasn’t this “Let’s go to the yacht club regatta with Muffy and Boomer” when she was with Penn Badgley or Leonardo DiCaprio. And Ryan Reynolds wasn’t all “let’s go to ice cream socials and check out the real estate situation in the nation’s richest county” when he was with Scarlett Johansson or Alanis Morissette. I think Blake and Ryan just bring it out in each other – when they joined forces, suddenly they became the embodiment of all of Gwyneth Paltrow’s pretensions. Anyway, Us Weekly claims that Blake and Ryan are looking into real estate – together! So they can have a place that’s all their own. In Connecticut. Probably near a country club.

An insider tells Us Weekly’s Hot Stuff that Blake Lively and her boyfriend of six months Ryan Reynolds want to live together and “have been looking around different areas of Connecticut” for a house. The couple had domesticity on the brain April 12, when they strolled through the upscale town of New Canaan (located an hour away from NYC).

“They checked out a lot of home décor stores,” says an onlooker of the pair, who peeked inside china boutique the Whitney Shop and jewelry store Pennyweights.

Adds a second insider, “They love getting out of the city and appreciate a slower pace.”

And though Lively, 24 – who ended her five-month dalliance with Leo DiCaprio last September – and Ryan, 35, haven’t signed on the dotted line, they are already well practiced at playing house. Reynolds put the LA-area home he shared with his ex-wife Scarlett Johansson, 27, on the market in February and now spends much of his time at Lively’s pad in NYC.

“Ryan is practically living with her already,” says one insider. “When he’s at her apartment, it feels like home.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

They went to a china boutique?!? And a jewelry store. They are seriously SERIOUS, aren’t they? I have to wonder – if Ryan going to end up proposing to Blake? That seems like where they’re heading. The problem, I think, is that Ryan might be gun-shy after the disastrous marriage to Scarlett. Maybe he doesn’t want to be That Guy – the guy who just marries every big-boobed blonde he comes across. So if Ryan is gun-shy (just a theory of mine), how long will Blake wait? How long will she be content with real estate shopping in Connecticut and ice cream socials and china shopping? I won’t worry. I suspect Blake has a plan.

God, Baxter Reynolds has so much personality. I love Bax!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.