Chris Brown calls Tupac the only person who can relate to him in the world

Earlier this week, Chris Brown deleted his Twitter account, for at least the second time, after he got into a long nasty public argument with a female comedian who was calling him out for being an abuser, basically. It got heated, Chris used some disgusting analogies that would never occur to most sane people, (like taking a crap in a woman’s mouth) and basically showed, for the umpteenth time, what an a-hole with a hair trigger temper he is. Many people called him a misogynist and an abuser, and said “good riddance” to his angry texts.

Some people went too far in their condemnation of Brown though, like Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View. She called Chris’ tweets “verbal rape” and called for Twitter to ban people who attack others. She said “It seems like verbal rape to me. And I think at some point there’s gotta be a point where Twitter should ban anyone who writes anything forever on there and you should identify yourself.” I agree that Twitter should have more accountability and consequences, but it irks me when people use “rape” to describe anything but actual “rape.” There’s no “verbal rape,” what the hell does she mean? She sounds like K-Stew.

Anyway we can’t wash our hands of Chris’ idiocy on the Internet just yet, not even temporarily. He’s still on Instagram! His handle is the very classy “f*ckyopictures,” take out the asterisk. He recently put up a photo of Tupac flipping the bird and wrote “That awkward moment when the only person u can relate to in the world is dead.” Here’s a screenshot of that, from webstagram:

 

This is hilarious to me, because Fark had a headline yesterday that summed up the ridiculousness of his victim mentality. They wrote “1996: Tupac Shakur gunned down in feud with rival rapper. 2012: Chris Brown flees twitter after being made fun of by a girl” The only person who can relate to poor widdle Chris is an incredibly talented guy who was murdered in the prime of his life. That’s so like what Chris is going through with people calling him out on Twitter for bashing Rihanna’s face in! Chris probably thinks he’s going to get a hologram when he passes too.

Brad Pitt covers People Mag, refers to Angelina Jolie as ‘Mama’: hot or try-hard?

It’s hilarious to me that People Magazine used this nearly year-old photo of Brad Pitt for this week’s cover! On Monday night, Brad attended the NYC premiere of Killing Them Softly, so it’s not like People didn’t have completely new pics to choose from. Instead, they went with a W Magazine photo from the February 2012 issue. To honor People’s choice, I’m including more shots from the old W Magazine shoot, just because. I love “Heartthrob Brad”. He turns 49 years old in a few weeks, and he’s still capable of pulling the “Legends of the Fall” Card. Anyway, here’s more of Brad’s People Maginterview:

Thinking back over 2012, Brad Pitt acknowledges it’s been a big year for his “familia” since proposing to Angelina Jolie – whom he affectionately calls “Mama” – last April.

“It’s been a family type of year, a down-home type of year,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Mama’s worked more. And quite frankly I’ve really enjoyed it.”

The actor, whose Mob drama, Killing Them Softly, hits theaters Friday, chatted with PEOPLE between bites of his dinner with 4-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, at their rental home outside of London. While he stopped short of confirming awedding date, he did reveal what the couple have in mind for their big day: “Just family,” Pitt says. “Keep it simple. Keep it simple – really.”

For now, the actor is looking forward to being reunited with the rest of his brood – Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, Zahara, 7, and Shiloh, 6 – who were in Cambodia working on the family’s foundation with Jolie.

Has fatherhood made him a better man? “Absolutely,” Pitt says. Being a dad “takes you right off yourself.”

As for turning 50 next year, the actor insists he’s taking it all in stride. “This is what I think about: ‘Okay, you’re way over the mid-point [of your life]. You don’t know how much time you have left,’ ” Pitt says. “I want to enjoy this year more than ever.”

[From People]

So much wonderfulness in one short interview. Brad calls Angelina “Mama”? Amazing! Mama Jolie. Does she call him “Daddy”? That just made me kind of hot. I know, I know, it’s about their kids. But I bet she calls him “Daddy” in other areas too.

Brad also has a new interview with Good Morning America, although we don’t have any video from that (yet). Here are some selected quotes from his GMA piece:

For actor Brad Pitt, life changed completely when he had children.

“It turns everything on its head,” Pitt said in an interview with ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas that aired today on “Good Morning America.” “I love it. I love it.”

Pitt, 48, and actress Angelina Jolie, 37, have six children. Ensuring a sense of normalcy for their brood — Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — is very important to the recently engaged pair.

Asked what city the family called home, Pitt said they had several “base camps.” They spend a great deal of their time in New Orleans, but Pitt said they also have a home in Los Angeles because he and Jolie work a lot there, and they’re trying to establish another base in Europe, primarily for their children.

“They get more sense of normalcy there. We’re not as hounded at certain places there,” he said, speaking of the media attention on his famous family. “France, especially. They have rules about … photographing kids. And I think they’re more sensitive to it after the Diana incident,” he said, referring to the strict regulations governing paparazzi in France after Princess Diana was killed in 1997 in Paris, the victim of a high-speed car crash as her driver attempted to elude photographers.

Pitt also said the French “think they’re as cool as anyone else,” and allowed his family members to get on with their day. “We’re not being bothered” there, he said.

The actor turns 49 next month, and he’s already thinking ahead to the big 5-0.

“I’ve given a lot of thought to it,” he said. “You become very aware of time. I think also being a father, you become very — everything’s time allocation for me now … spending my time wisely and doing the things that are important to me.”

[From ABC News]

Apparently, Brad didn’t get the memo about Duchess Kate’s Crumpet-gate, which went down in France. But yes, the French (and to a lesser degree, the Brits) have rules and laws and editorial policies in place so that celebrity children aren’t as photographed. Whatever, dude. Brad and Angie will let their kids be seen at certain times because it helps their agendas too – just like every other celebrity parent.

Anne Hathaway: “I really want to have a baby” (and an Oscar too, OK?!)

I mentioned this in the earlier Cameron Diaz post, but here it is again – this week’sHollywood Reporter features an excellent “Actress Roundtable” – Naomi Watts, Helen Hunt, Sally Field, Amy Adams, Rachel Weisz, Marion Cotillard and Anne Hathaway, all sitting around and talking about work and Hollywood and their fears and such. There’s a lot of somewhat interesting information, but I’m just going to focus on Anne Hathaway in this post. You can read THR’s story here – I would recommend it! I think Rachel Weisz comes across the best, quite honestly. She seems comfortable in her own skin. As for Anne – look at what she’s wearing in these awful photos! The same horrible Marchesa dress that Kristen Stewart wore to the SWATH premiere months ago! I hated that dress on K-Stew, and I loathe it on Annie. Here are some highlights from Anne’s part of the discussion:

Anne’s biggest fear: “I always think I’m terrible. So it’s always a relief when I find out that I wasn’t. I’ve had roles where I realized that I was in way over my head — and that is my biggest fear. My biggest fear is overreaching. I have been in situations where I felt swamped, and it’s turned out really well; and I’ve had other situations where I’ve had to walk off the film after five minutes because I realized I was in way over my head.

Walking out of her films: “Yeah. I’ve had a couple of films that I just can’t watch. The experience that I’m thinking of — and I will not say which one — I tried to get out of it because I just knew from a technical standpoint I wasn’t going to have enough time to prep and I just talked myself into it. It was just too good of an opportunity to pass up and I thought, “I can get there, I can do this.” And when you don’t feel that you got there, it’s always going to just gnaw at you.”

On hosting the Oscars: “Oh, scars. I went into it with a lot of trust and a lot of hope, and I had a blast doing it. And I realized afterwards, I played to the house; it’s a 3,500-seat theater, so I was just shooting energy to the back of it and it was like a party! It was great! And I think it looked slightly manic and “hyper-cheerleadery” onscreen. But I have no regrets about doing it. Oh God, no [I didn’t watch a tape]! Whether or not it was an actual failure, it was perceived as a massive failure.”

Annie wants babies: “I really want to have a baby, and my husband and I are like, ‘Where are we gonna live?’”

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

So I guess Anne isn’t currently pregnant, but she will be soon enough? Here I was, thinking that she would make a baby bump part of her Oscar campaign! I guess not. Us Weekly’s sources say that Anne’s definitely got babies on the brain too, and that it should be happening soon. What I’m saying though is that she’s running out of time to use a potential pregnancy as part of Oscar campaign strategy – it’s almost December! Of course, she could be pregnant right now… and an announcement might come mid-January (in time for the Globes!). That might work.

Photos courtesy of THR.

Kim Kardashian to learn about the Middle East in between milkshake appearances

I was pleasantly surprised when most of you gave Kim Kardashian the benefit of the doubt in yesterday’s post about her Israeli-Palestinian tweets. While Kim is definitely dumb and a famewhore, I really don’t think she was tweeting her “prayers” out of nastiness or anything. She’s ignorant, but she’s not malicious. Well, now Kim is trying to rectify the situation! She’s going to be in Kuwait and Bahrain soon (she’s promoting her milkshake line, for real), and “sources” tell TMZ that Kim wants to “educate herself” on the Middle East. In between appearances for Millions of Milkshakes!

Kim Kardashian is about to embark on a whirlwind trip to Kuwait and Bahrain … and TMZ has learned she’s hoping to educate herself on the Middle East crisis while she’s in town.

Sources close to Kim tell us … KK initially agreed to the trip to make appearances at some Millions of Milkshakes shops opening in the two countries.

But after her recent Twitter controversy — centered around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — Kim is telling friends she’s determined to use the trip to educate herself about the political situation in the region.

As one source puts it, “Kim wants to be as informed as possible … so she can use her celebrity to help those in need and raise awareness about important issues in the area.”

We’re told Kim — who will be under the constant protection of a private securitysquad — has already set up meetings in both countries with local leaders.

Kim Kardashian — putting the ass in ambassador.

[From TMZ]

I don’t have any problem with Kim – or any dumb famewhore – humbly admitting that they don’t know anything about anything and that they are actively seeking to be educated on some complicated matter. I consider “incuriousness” one of the greatestsins of all, and simply seeking out education is something that should always be applauded. So, what’s the problem? This part: “Kim wants to be as informed as possible … so she can use her celebrity to help those in need and raise awareness about important issues in the area.” Girl, know your limits. You are not the Secretary of State: Famewhore Division. You are not even Angelina Jolie – someone who has been educating herself on complicated international issues for more than a decade, and who still makes mistakes and still feels the need to prove herself in that arena. Don’t fly into Bahrain for an appearance with some milkshakes and expect to come out of there like Colin Powell Kardashian.

These are pics of Kim (and a particularly Khloe-looking Kourtney) in Miami yesterday, where they received the “keys to the city” at North Miami City Hall. Ugh!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

Kate Moss & Rihanna snuggle together for V magazine: hot or trashy?

For whatever reason, Kate Moss and Rihanna posed together in a new, boob-snuggling spread for V magazine (the “girl power” issue with ScarJo as Janet Leigh on the cover). Actually, I know why Rihanna did it — because she believes that she’s the epitome of “girl power” even though she’s not only musically collaborating with her abuser but alsodating him again too. That’s a topic for another day though.

As for Kate’s involvement, well, she’s interested in all the publicity she can get for her new coffee table book, Kate: The Kate Moss Book, and she obviously doesn’t have a problem with rubbing boobs with Rihanna to sell some doorjams. While I will always adore Kate (I even patiently stuck with her through the Pete Doherty years), I’m somewhat at odds with her sudden rush to grant interviews (such as the recent Vanity Fair interview where she discussed crying for years over Johnny Depp) when she was previously such an enigma. As in, over the course of two decades, Kate only gave about ten print interviews, and now she’s all about confessing to the world for a book. It’s just weird, but here are some excerpts from her newest interview with the New York Times:

Modelling isn’t easy: “People forget I go to work. Modeling is a job. Even my mum doesn’t believe that I do work hard.”

On her face: “I never liked it. I wasn’t the prettiest girl in class. No breasts, short legs, gangly teeth. I didn’t think I was model material, that’s for sure. I think they’re all right, my looks, now. But I’ve never seen myself as sexy or a side of myself that boys would like.”

On her drive: “In the beginning, I thought I’ll do whatever it takes. Anything to get out of Croydon. Right from the start, I thought I’d rather shoot with Corinne [Day] and not get paid than do catalogs. I don’t think my agents were very happy about it at the time.”

On the nude shots in her book: “When my daughter opened the book, she said, ‘Oh no, mummy,’ Ms. Moss said, referring to Lila Grace Moss Hack, 10. Ms. Moss vowed to her daughter that there would be fewer crotch shots in the next book.

On the paparazzi: “I didn’t expect it at first. Johnny used to go mental, and it was really bad when I got pregnant and was vulnerable. These kind of men are pigs but, you know, some of them I’ve known so long they don’t bother me so much anymore.”

The wisdom of Johnny Depp: There’s so much rubbish they write about us, whether you tell them what is true or not, it’s better if you don’t tell and say nothing. They’ll write what they want anyway. She says it was Mr. Depp who taught her how to tame the tabloids with silence “Johnny Depp said: ‘There’s so much rubbish they write about us, whether you tell them what is true or not, it’s better if you don’t tell and say nothing. They’ll write what they want anyway.’”

[From New York Times]

On that last note, we’ve heard similar sentiments before about how Johnny (or rather, his publicist) encouraged Kate to be seen and not heard, which is a philosophy that carried her so well to the level of iconic model. I hope she returns back to that way of carrying herself after the publicity rounds for her book cool down. Speaking of which, I can’t believe she let Lila Grace look at all her nude shots at such a young age! I know Europeans view nudity differently than us prudish American types, but 10 years old still seems a big young to be confronted with sexy photos of one’s naked mother, right?

 

Modern Family’s Ariel Winter, 14, removed from home after abuse allegations

Yesterday, Radar had an interesting story that came from their sister publication, The EnquirerYou can read the story here – basically, sources claimed that the actors, writers and producers of Modern Family had banded together to take care of 14-year-old Ariel Winter (who plays Alex Dunphy on the show) because Ariel was seeking legal emancipation from her parents. The reason given was that Ariel has an older boyfriend (he’s 17!) and her parents didn’t like that. The story definitely raised a red flag for me – child stardom, hit TV show, an older boyfriend, etc – but I didn’t expect the story to take such a horrible turn within just a few hours. TMZ reported yesterday that Ariel has “been removed” from her home after “serious allegations of physical and emotional abuse by her mother.” YIKES.

Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old actress who plays Alex Dunphy on “Modern Family,” has been removed from her home by a judge in the wake of serious allegations of physical and emotional abuse by her mother … court sources tell TMZ.

There’s a report Ariel is seeking legal emancipation from her mom so she can be with her boyfriend, but that report is false.

Court sources tell us … on October 3rd, after a guardianship hearing, a judge determined the allegations that Ariel was being physically and emotionally abused by her mother Crystal Workman were serious enough that the judge placed Ariel in a temporary guardianship with her older sister Shanelle Workman. Our sources tell us … mama Crystal was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Ariel.

Ironically, we’ve learned Shanelle suffered the same alleged abuse as Ariel. Nearly two decades ago, the Department of Children and Family Services removed her from Crystal’s home based on similar abuse allegations. Law enforcement sources tell us … D.C.F.S. placed Shanelle in foster care for more than 2 years. She never went back to her mother.

According to court records, the judge has set another hearing for November 20.

[From TMZ]

This is so sad. It plays into the stereotypes I have of child actors and how dysfunctional their home lives are, but this story kind of goes beyond the Lohan, you know? This poor girl. I hope Ariel’s sister is a better guardian for her, and hey… maybe Ariel will end up legally emancipated from her (abusive) parent.

Chris Hemsworth & Connor Cruise in new ‘Red Dawn’ clip: offensive or dumb?

 

Like it or not, the ill-fated and unnecessary Red Dawn remake/reboot is on the way and will arrive in theaters on (when else?) Thanksgiving day. This film has actually been years in the making, which would explain why the film’s stars — Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and … Connor Cruise — look younger than we’re used to seeing them these days. Obviously, Connor is a very good-looking young man, but we all know that nepotism has at least a fair amount to do with Connor landing a role here. Here’s the remake’s plot summary, which sounds almost indistinguishable from the original (basically, they’ve changed the setting from Colorado to Washington and changed the invading forces from Russians and Cubans to North Koreans), as well as a new clip:

In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky — shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

Honestly, the point of this post isn’t to bag on Connor Cruise. I feel bad for the kid (he’s not even a kid anymore) for having such a screwed-up, lift-obsessed father that pulled him into Scientology, so I won’t say much more about him here. What does offend me, however, is that the remake originally cast China as the invading country but then switched the identity of the Chinese soldiers to North Koreans in post-production. Because, you know, all Asians are interchangeable like that, right? Also, how on earth would North Korea ever be able to invade any other country in the first place? It doesn’t make sense, of course, but that’s Hollywood. As much as a clusterf*ck as this movie will probably be, I think Chris Hemworth might be enough of a box office draw to make it a moderately successful blockbuster. We shall see.

Here’s another clip that shows a bit of the ground combat and an ambush on the part of Hemsworth and Hutcherson. Don’t ask me why Hutcherson’s mouth hangs open the entire time he’s shooting a gun.