Kanye West is on another magazine cover and as usual the rapper turned auto-tune singer turned fashion designer is full of Kanye-isms. To name a few: "Put this in the magazine: There's nothing more to be said about music. I'm the f--king end-all, be-all of music.” "Oh my God, I'm one of the greatest rappers in the world. I'll get on a track and completely ee-nihilate that track, I'll eat it and rip it in half. I wouldn't have to think of it.” "I have, like, nuclear power, like a superhero, like Cyclops when he puts his glasses on." What other new tales of grandeur might Kanye have added to his repertoire? Just that a sexual addiction at a young age has somehow fueled his drive for greatness... "People ask me a lot about my drive," he says. "I think it comes from, like, having a sexual addiction at a really young age. Look at the drive that people have to get sex—to dress like this and get a haircut and be in the club in the freezing cold at 3 a.m., the places they go to pick up a girl. If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic..." That actually sounds more like normal behavior than a full-blown sexual addiction, but if Kanye says he was a sex addict then he was probably the greatest addict to have ever been addicted to sex in the history of sexual studies. He also notes that he was a highly advanced computer programmer of sexual addiction and produced his first Super Mario Bros.: The Penis Remix in the seventh grade: "My game was very sexual. The main character was, like, a giant penis. It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas. Mind you, I'm 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming. You'd have to draw in and program every little step—it literally took me all night to do a step, 'cause the penis, y'know, had little feet and eyes." Cute, right? However, it should be noted that Kanye is over music and penis games as he's now turning his great sexual addiction nuclear energy exclusively to fashion. He plans on moving to Paris and being mentored by his fashion idol Marc Jacobs. In fact, Yeezy is so into M.J., he intentionally left the designer's number on the table for his Details interviewer to see.
The buzz surrounding Jessica Simpson's size may be subsiding, but now it seems Lindsay Lohan has become one of the latest objects of scrutiny in the never-ending "damned if you gain, damned if you lose" media game. Blogs have been buzzing about Linds' skinnier-than-usual frame while attending designer Matthew Williamson's New York store opening on Sunday, but the actress tells Us the weight loss is "not intentional" and attributes the drop to "working a lot," "stress" and "lack of sleep" due to travel. "I eat," she insists. "I had my Big Mac yesterday from McDonald's. I eat just as much as I always have."
While Slumdog Millionaire piled up the Oscars Sunday night, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston defied expectations and piled on the smiles – as their dual appearance at Hollywood's night of nights was as smooth as the silk gowns that filled the Kodak Theater. Jolie, of course, attended with her partner and fellow nominee, Brad Pitt, while his ex-wife, Aniston, was accompanied by her boyfriend, John Mayer. Pitt and Jolie told PEOPLE that their six kids were home "throwing spaghetti against the wall," while the two of them were enjoying a date night. For their part, Mayer chatted with fellow audience member Queen Latifah, while Aniston schmoozed with Diane Lane, who was accompanying her husband, Milk Supporting Actor nominee Josh Brolin. When it came to the seating arrangements in the Kodak, Mayer and Mayer were not far from Pitt and Jolie – just about 12 seats away. For weeks leading up to the Oscars, it was rumored that Aniston would be a presenter at the show, though no official confirmation was released by the Academy. In the end, the Marley & Me star, along with Jack Black, presented the Animation awards. During Aniston's time onstage, cameras panned to Jolie as she laughed while Aniston and Black joked together as they playfully announced the nominees and winners in several categories. Later, both Aniston and Mayer clapped while Nicole Kidman introduced Jolie as one of the Best Actress nominees and while Pitt was announced as one of the Best Actor nominees.
Why is Kevin Federline breaking into the children clothing business? In part because he’s tired of paying for overpriced jeans for his kids Jayden, age 2, and Preston 3. Women Wear Daily reports that Federline dropped by the Project Trade show in Las Vegas Feb. 24 to research kids' clothing styles in the hopes of starting his own line. “It’s a really tough business, I’m trying to take it seriously and make a quality product for kids but not have parents pay like $500 or something ridiculous for a pair of jeans,” Federline told WWD. “You buy your kids a pair of True Religions, then they roll around in the dirt like kids do and a $200 pair of jeans is gone. With this economy, I’m looking to do something much more reasonable.”
As brutal details emerged in the Chris Brown-Rihanna assault case, observers were left to wonder why some celebrities who spoke out against Brown’s behavior later softened their stances. xhibit 1-A is Usher, who chastised Brown for not showing remorse and instead going water-skiing in Miami over the weekend. But then Usher soft-pedaled, issuing a March 3 statement saying, "The comments made during a recent recording session amongst friends were taken out of context and blown out of proportion. I apologize on behalf of myself and my friends if anyone was offended. The intentions were not to pass judgment and we meant no harm. I respect and wish the best for all parties involved." What? The state of California has an issue with Brown’s behavior but Usher doesn’t? Not necessarily. According to a friend of Rihanna’s, the apology is meant as a sign of support for her, not Brown. “Everybody loves Rihanna," the friend said. "They don’t necessarily want her with Chris, but the second it was clear she was back with him, all of her friends rallied around her, stopped saying bad things about Chris. It might be what they’re thinking, but more than anything she needs support. And that’s what she’ll get.”
Uma Thurman is was a big tease. The Kill Bill babe was rumored to have married Arpad Busson in the Bahamas over the weekend, and, with the actress' camp mum, eagle-eyed reporters and photographers attempted to scope out her left hand and draw a conclusion. She stumped them by wearing bright baubles that were neither a wedding band nor the 8-carat engagement stunner she was reportedly given when Busson proposed last June. They can relax now. "Uma did not get married," Thurman's rep, Stephen Huvane, tells E! News. Instead of the big diamond, the star wore a topaz piece to an event for Cookie magazine Monday, and a shiny gold accoutrement to a press conference for the Tribeca Film Festival earlier today. At the fest's kickoff, the question-and-answer period was kept brief and, sadly, on topic. The actress did announce the jurors for the various competitive categories, many sparkling celebs among them, including herself, James Franco, Bradley Cooper, Meg Ryan, Mary-Kate Olsen and Debra Messing. People kicked off the buzz about a Thurman-Busson union on the island of Eleuthura on Saturday, claiming the couple had obtained a marriage license and were prepared to swap vows. When they eventually do wed, this will be the third marriage for Thurman, following her divorces from Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke.
Jennifer Hudson is taking a break this week from her national tour with Robin Thicke. Doctors are said to be treating her for a throat condition related to her singing. Last night's stop in Oakland, Calif., was postponed until May 19. This week's concerts in Dallas and Houston have also been rescheduled for later dates, according to Thicke's rep. Hudson last performed on Saturday at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. I was there, and she proved to be a real superstar because she didn't show any signs that something may have been wrong. So just how well did Ms. Hudson do? Throughout her hour-long set, she was hitting all of those very high and very powerful notes that she's become so famous for. Her best numbers were "You Pulled Me Through" and "If This Isn't Love." No surprise, but her one encore was "And I Am Telling You (I'm Not Going)" from Dreamgirls. Thicke started the night off with a set that left his fans swooning, screaming and very hot and bothered. The man can move. More than once, he dropped to his knees to gyrate while serenading several lucky women in the front row. Among the notables in the audience were Dreamgirls director Bill Condon and producer Larry Mark and Gina Prince-Bythewood, who directed her in last year's The Secret Life of Bees. Chaka Khan popped onstage to join Hudson for her cover of "Sweet Thing." Now, what about that rumored pregnancy? Ms. Hudson made no mention of expecting—or not expecting, for that matter—her first child with fiancé David Otunga. However, her all-black ensemble was unable to hide what appeared to be a baby bump. Sounds like the spotlight may be back on.
The 27-year-old actress Natalie Portman is firmly denying rumors that she and reigning Best Actor Sean Penn are an item. "Sean Penn is a friend and colleague," the star of the upcoming New York, I Love You said in a statement to Extra Friday. "The reports that we are romantically involved are completely untrue. I normally do not respond to rumors about my private life, however, this repeatedly fabricated story has forced me to do so." And the rumors have been out there—a tabloid report that the May-December duo were canoodling in a West Hollywood bar barely two weeks after Penn, 48, filed for a legal separation from his wife of 13 years, Robin Wright Penn, metamorphosed into full-fledged "they're together" stories. We know that Penn and Portman served on the 2008 Cannes Film Festival jury together, but otherwise...only anonymous sources are claiming to know anything else. Portman split up with folk-rock singer Devendra Banhart last fall.
Don't believe the rumors: Patrick Swayze is "alive and well." The Internet exploded this morning with rumors that the Dirty Dancing star had lost his public battle with pancreatic cancer, but the actor's rep has quickly corrected the record. "This is to confirm that Patrick Swayze did not pass away this morning, contrary to severely reckless reports stemming from a radio station in Jacksonville, Fla.," his publicist, Annett Wolf, says in a statement to E! News. "Patrick is alive, well and is enjoying his life, and he continues to respond to treatment." The 56-year-old Beast star has been dogged by rumors of failing health since he made public his diagnosis last year. The latest rumor came this morning, when his premature death was reportedly announced on air during a radio news segment on KISS FM. Adding to the confusion of the report is the fact that two Jacksonville-area radio stations bear those call letters, though neither is eager to take credit for the report. The programming director for 99.9 WKIS FM, however, has already spoken out denying that the rumor originated on his airwaves. As for Swayze, the actor is still waiting on another verdict—that of his A&E show. The Beast did not appear on the cable net's programming lineup when A&E unveiled its fall schedule last week, but a rep for the network said that a final decision about the show's future has yet to be made.
Sean Penn's differences with Robin Wright Penn apparently aren't so irreconcilable. Yet again. For the second time in the past two years, the Oscar-winning actor and his missus are attempting to patch up their rocky relationship. The 48-year-old Milk man dispatched his lawyers to California's Marin County Superior Court this week to retract his request for legal separation, which he originally filed April 24. "I can confirm papers for legal separation have been dismissed and there are no papers in the court system any longer,” Penn publicist Mara Buxbaum tells E! News. "It was an arrogant mistake," Penn, who's in New York shooting the political drama Fair Game, told the New York Daily News. There was no immediate comment from Wright Penn, 43, who is a juror at the Cannes Film Festival. The Penns met in 1990 and tied the knot in 1996. It was Wright Penn who initially decided to deep six their union, filing for divorce in December 2007, citing irreconcilable differences. But by April 2008, the duo had the divorce dismissed. The reconciliation didn't stick, however, and last month it was Penn's turn to go to court. He requested legal separation and joint custody of their two children. Just last week, Natalie Portman issued a statement refuting rumors that she and Penn were romantically involved.
"American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert has told Rolling Stone magazine he is gay, answering a question that followed the singer for months since he gained millions of fans on the No. 1 U.S. TV talent show. "I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay," Lambert told the music magazine in excerpts from an interview that were released on Tuesday. "I'm proud of my sexuality," he said. "I embrace it. It's just another part of me." The issue with Lambert on the cover hits newsstands this Friday, with the full interview inside. During his "American Idol" run Lambert was known for his falsetto singing, outlandish costumes, eyeliner and fingernail polish. He was nicknamed "Glambert" and Entertainment Weekly magazine called him "the most exciting 'American Idol' contestant in years." When he lost in May's finale to the more buttoned-down Kris Allen, some fan websites and the media buzzed with speculation that being gay cost him votes from viewers who pick a winner. Lambert, who was widely considered the front-runner going into the finale, had never publicly said he was gay. In March, when photos appeared on the Internet of him kissing another man and dressed in drag, he said only: "I have nothing to hide. I am who I am." His sexuality became an issue widely covered in the media because "Idol," seen by an average of about 26 million viewers a week in 2009, had never crowned an openly gay winner. The runner-up in 2003, Clay Aiken, hid his sexuality for years after his run on the show, coming out as gay in 2008. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a group that advocates for homosexual rights, said it hopes Lambert's "decision to live openly and honestly inspires gay people and opens the hearts and minds of his fans." Lambert, 27, grew up in San Diego, California, and starred in musical theater before trying out for "Idol" last year. In the Rolling Stone interview, he said he had a "psychedelic experience" at an annual festival held in the Nevada desert called Burning Man, and that experience convinced him to try out for "American Idol." "I realized that we all have our own power, and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make happen," Lambert told Rolling Stone. Lambert also revealed a crush on Allen, who was his roommate for much of the two singers' run on "American Idol." "He's the one guy that I found attractive in the whole group on the show: nice, nonchalant, pretty and totally my type -- except that he has a wife," Lambert joked.
As David Carradine's family and friends try to make sense of his death, more details about the actor's bondage and sexual fetishes are coming out. In an interview with RadarOnline.com, Gail Jensen, Carradine's third ex-wife, said he enjoyed tying himself up in the bedroom of their California ranch and experimented with drowning himself in their pool. "He had his kinky moments," said Jensen, who was married to Carradine from 1986 to 1997. She added that the late actor saw the sex acts as a form of meditation and stress release. In a separate interview, Jensen revealed that Carradine "would tie himself up, and I would walk in and see him and say, 'Oh, my God, David, you've got to be kidding me.'" She added, "He liked to be tied up. And he could tie himself up ... He spent days planning a different feature. He would go to a hardware store and buy the stuff." Jensen's sentiment was echoed by the late actor's fourth and most recent ex-wife. Shocked to hear about the nude death photos that were published of Carradine over the weekend, Marina Anderson said her four-year marriage to the actor was a "roller coaster." Anderson, the actress and artist who has been credited with resuscitating Carradine's film career, is writing a book about her turbulent relationship with the actor, who was found hanged in Thailand last week. "The dynamics were pretty heavy," she told ABCNews.com. "I don't want to get into it or I will get emotional."
Denise Richards has no problem talking about her boob jobs – she's had three, by the way – just no one's bothered to ask. That is, until Richards appeared on Howard Stern's R-rated Sirius radio show Thursday, and the shock jock demanded to know if her breasts were real. "Um, natural on outside, on the inside they are not," the "Wild Things" actress and Charlie Sheen's ex told him. By Friday, Richards, who's an open book on her reality show "It's Complicated," which kicks off its second season on Sunday, was wondering what was the big deal? "I was kind of surprised," she told ABCNews.com about the way her response went viral. "A lot of people have had it (breast surgery)."
Just when we thought Miley Cyrus was starting to steer clear of her “bad girl” image, new photos allegedly showing the pop princess engaged in a sexual activity have hit the Internet. "The alleged photo of Miley Cyrus circulating the internet is completely fabricated," the singer's rep tells the Daily News. While Cyrus, 16, has been busy working on her new movie, “The Last Song,” in Georgia, fans are left wondering if the "Hannah Montana" star is as innocent as she wants people to believe. It is unknown whether the images of Cyrus are authentic, but this wouldn’t be the first time the teen has been involved in a photo scandal. In 2008, parents were outraged when the then 15-year-old singer posed semi-topless for the cover of Vanity Fair. The singer continued to raise eyebrows when her cell phone was hacked and leaked pictures showed Cyrus provocatively posing in bikinis and a wet bathing suit. As for the teen star’s latest photo scandal, several websites have debunked the authenticity of the photos by proving how an original image could have been altered.
Is Katie Holmes taking the stage on So You Think You Can Dance? Reps for the FOX show will neither confirm nor deny that Holmes will strut her stuff this season in a Broadway number choreographed by SYTYCD judge Tyce Diorio, who is known for his colorful and difficult numbers. But one thing is for sure: Holmes has met with the show’s executive producer Nigel Lythgoe on more than one occasion. “They had a couple meetings,” Lythgoe’s rep tells PEOPLE. “He meets with people all the time.” The rep also notes that Holmes uses the facilities at the CBS studios where the show is taped to rehearse when she’s in town. “She’s on Broadway,” the rep adds, “so she dances.” Holmes, who appeared in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, was recently photographed at the studios in Los Angeles, clad in dance gear. Her husband Tom Cruise and their daughter Suri, 3, were also recently spotted at the studios.
It appears that Ryan Reynolds has landed the lead role in the live-action “Green Lantern” movie. After a flurry of rumors, speculation and announcements over the last 24 hours regarding who would star in the film, the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” actor was named as the star of the Martin Campbell-directed film this evening. Earlier this morning, it was announced that Reynolds was one of three official contenders for the role alongside “The Hangover” star Bradley Cooper and musician/actor Justin Timberlake. According to Variety, “the momentum built for Reynolds in the last week, as he was the only actor whose option was extended.” Reynolds is now set to have the lead role in two heavily anticipated movies based on comic book properties, as it was announced back in May that his portrayal of Marvel Comics’ “Merc With A Mouth,” Deadpool, had earned him (and the character) a solo film. Both Deadpool and Green Lantern are currently regarded as blockbuster movie properties for 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros, respectively, and there’s no word on how the “Green Lantern” news will affect “Deadpool.” Budgets for “Green Lantern” and “Deadpool” haven’t been announced at this point, but “Green Lantern” is expected to start filming in January. Both films are expected to open in 2011, so the competing nature of the projects should create an interesting environment as production gets underway. Little is known about the plot of “Green Lantern” (or “Deadpool” for that matter), but the script was co-written by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and comics veteran Marc Guggenheim.
Megan Fox is sick of being compared to Angelina Jolie, one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood, just because they happen to share a few common traits. "I think it's cause she has tattoos really, I think [the comparisons show] a lack of creativity on the media's part," the Transformers vixen tells Fox News. "I am a brunette with tattoos, I curse and I have made mention of sex before. I joked about it which people find outrageous so they want to constantly compare that to her. You know Shia [LaBeouf] is the new Tom Hanks, Rihanna is the new Beyonce. Everybody is the new somebody although none of us are any of those people so you just walk around with it you live with it." Megan isn't the only one who has a problem with the comparison. Jolie's father, Jon Voight, put in his two cents about the issue. "Megan is herself and Angelina is herself. No one is comparable; everyone in the world is unique," Voight proclaimed at the Transformers premiere in Los Angeles. "That’s the great thing about it, but of course they’re two very beautiful women." Good thing Megan has a role as a zombie in the thriller Jennifer's Body to shake off that sexy image.
It made for a romantic image: Jennifer Aniston meeting with Bradley Cooper for a Washington D.C. rendezvous as a follow-up to their "just friends" New York dinner in June in New York. "It didn't happen, they were not there together," says a rep for Cooper, 34, throwing cold water on the Capitol hookup reports that have circulated online. "Bradley was there on a stop-over from his USO tour." Cooper isn't the only one busy denying a romance with Aniston, 40. Her costar in The Bounty, Gerard Butler, 39, recently blasted such rumors, calling them "just annoying."
Lawyers acting on behalf of "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens are battling to remove a series of pictures from the Internet which allegedly showing the actress posing nude, because they were reportedly taken when she was underage. Gossip Web sites were sent into a frenzy on Wednesday, when pictures appearing to show Hudgens naked leaked online. It was unclear whether the blurry shots were of Hudgens, but celebrity blogger Perez Hilton claims they are. Hilton alleges lawyers for Hudgens, 20, contacted him and asked him to remove the snaps from his site because the star was underage when they were taken. This isn't the first time Hudgens has found herself at the center of a naked photo scandal. In 2007, pictures taken of Hudgens posing provocatively both nude and in lingerie appeared online, forcing the Disney star to issue a public apology.
Things seem to be serious between Britney Spears and her manager-boyfriend Jason Trawick. Just one week after the pop star’s ex-husband, Kevin Federline, gave the couple his official “I think it’s great” blessing, the National Enquirer reports that Spears is ready to take a break from her life on the road and take her relationship with Trawick to the next level. Britney says "she wants a man who loves her, who loves having a family, and who goes to work while she stays at home and cares for the children", a source revealed. Oh, and speaking of children, 3-year-old Sean Preston and 2-year-old Jayden James may not be the only kids Spears has in mind. “Britney dreams of getting married to Jason and having his baby,” the insider added. “She would love to finally have a baby girl and be a stay-at-home mom and not to be on tour.” According to the source, there’s just one problem with that plan — a big one. Mr. Right has a history of not making his way down the aisle. “(Jason’s) last long-term relationship ended because he wouldn’t pop the question,” the source said.