Burn! Selena Gomez makes Justin Bieber cry

I’ve been converted to a Selena Gomez fan after seeing this hilarious clip from her interview with David Letterman.

David brings up her ex Justin Bieber and says “Last time he was on the show he and I got into a conversation and he said something and I said something and then he said something and I said something and I made him cry.” [ a reference to Bieber’s embarrassing appearance on the show last year when he didn’t know what the Sistine Chapel was].

While Selena can be a little prickly in interviews, especially when it comes to Justin, she wins herself a whole lot of new fans with her witty response.

Laughing, she pats Letterman on the knee and deadpans “Well then that makes two of us,” leaving the audience and host in stitches.

I love the fistbump between David and Selena too!

Check out the video below, you’ll find it pretty hard not to be charmed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B5cY5kzLX1c

 

With parents like these Lindsay Lohan never had a chance!

Usually I have zero sympathy for Lindsay Lohan. After all this is a girl who was willing to let her assistant take the fall for her car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway last summer and who was late for court on Monday because she skipped her flight from New York to LA on Saturday in order to hit up a club.

However, I do admit to feeling slightly sorry for her after seeing how her father Michael Lohan verbally attacked her lawyer Mark Heller outside the courthouse.

Michael Lohan attacking Lindsay Lohan's lawyer outside court

Michael Lohan attacking Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer outside court

This man is addicted to fame and notoriety and incapable of dealing with anything privately. While I agree that her attorney seems a little sketchy, the man did manage to save her from doing any real jail time and seems to have gotten Lindsay the best deal possible, 90 days in a secure rehab facility, which she badly needs, along with community service and 18 months of therapy.

But this wasn’t enough for Michael who hijacked Heller’s press conference, shouting “What are you still doing here?” before launching a bitter attack on him.

He added: “This guy is trying to cash in on my daughter’s notoriety for his own professional interests,” then accused the lawyer of owing him money and claimed he isn’t licensed to practice law in New York.

It’s no wonder Lindsay is the mess she is with her dad doing everything he can to remain in the public eye and do not even get me started on her mum Dina, who seems happier to party with her daughter rather than send her to much needed rehab!

Maybe all that court ordered therapy will help her realise the only way she is going to get better is to stay the hell away from her deadbeat parents.

Check out Michael’s rant here 

 

Celebrity regrets

We’ve all said stuff in the heat of the moment that we’ve subsequently regretted but for celebrities it’s a million times worse. The latest is Justin Bieber’s dig at Lindsay Lohan’s money issues as he defended himself following a couple of weeks of bad press.

He posted a statement on Instagram which he finished with “To those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements :)”, before quickly deleting it and reposting without any reference to Lohan.

Check out the original and edited posts below.

Justin Bieber's original Instagram rant blasting Lindsay Lohan

Justin Bieber’s original Instagram rant blasting Lindsay Lohan

Justin Bieber's edited Instagram message with no mention of Lohan

Justin Bieber’s edited Instagram message with no mention of Lohan

Personally I think if you have the conviction to write something down [and from the various grammar and spelling errors, it’s most likely he did it himself] and post it on the internet, then you should have the balls to stand by your sentiments!

However, what I find most interesting about Justin’s backtracking is that he didn’t even apologise to Lindsay, just acknowledged mentioning her took the attention off the point he was trying to make, which is basically, that he is not going off the rails, oh and that he is super talented [but clearly not modest].

He told TMZ: “My post was only up for a few minutes but I realized right away that what I said at the end was wrong and distracted from what I was trying to say.

“I immediately deleted it and rewrote it so it would show what I was really feeling and those words are up now.”

It’s a sign of how far Lindsay has fallen that she has become the butt of jokes and no one is worried about offending her. Plenty of other celebrities have had tax troubles in recent times including fellow former child star Britney Spears, but Justin didn’t bash her. Because Britney still has a lot of goodwill towards her, while Lohan, it is almost universally agreed, doesn’t deserve our sympathy!

[Sidenote: Some friends of mine in the industry used to be pretty close to LiLo and say they tried to help when things started going bad for her a few years ago. But when all she did was hit them up for money, they finally gave up and realised [in their words] “she didn’t want to be helped, she just wanted to party”.]

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Veronica Mars: The Movie

Veronica Mars fans [and I include myself in that category] woke up today to the news that the long awaited movie could finally be about to happen. After a couple of false starts, creator Rob Thomas has come up with the idea of having fans fund the film on Kickstarter  offering various rewards including set visits, premiere tickets and getting Kristen Bell to follow people on Twitter in return for different donations.

The goal is $2 million minimum in 30 days and if this is raised, the movie will shoot THIS SUMMER and be released in 2014. Warner Bros, who own the rights and have been unwilling to invest in the project until now have agreed to cover the rest of the cost of distribution and promotion.

So what’s the plan? According to Rob:

Life has taken Veronica away from Neptune. In the years since spoiling Keith’s chances to be reelected sheriff, Veronica hasn’t taken a case. But something big is about to bring her back home and back to her calling. My goal is to include as many of your favourite characters as possible. It is, after all, time for Veronica’s 10-year high school reunion.”

I’m not quite sure what to think about this whole Kickstarter idea. After all $2 million is chump change to Warner Bros and marketing and distribution costs are sure to surpass it. I think it is less about the money and more about gauging fan support. After all the TV series ended in 2007 so it wouldn’t be too surprising if apart from the core faithful, many casual fans would have lost interest.

However, the page has only been up for a few hours and it’s already passed $1 million [and counting]….

Many commentators are saying, “what exactly do the fans get out of it? Why don’t they get to share in the rewards if they’re funding the movie?”.

I think most fans would agree that the movie is the reward, after all this is what people have been hoping for since cancellation.

And, if the big screen version is half as awesome as this campaign trailer which brings back Kristen (Veronica), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars) and Ryan Hansen (everyone’s favourite douche Dick Casablancas), it’s going to be amazing!

Watch here

Plus anything that wipes the memory of the subpar season three and proposed season four pilot can only be a good thing.

Check out the season four pilot below

Time to go back and rewatch old episodes I think!

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Veronica Mars Season 1

Veronica Mars Season 1

Veronica Mars Season 2

Veronica Mars Season 2

Poolside reading and Taylor Swift’s lies

Yesterday was such a fabulous day that I chilled out by the pool catching up on the Sunday papers and the latest Vanity Fair. I’ve read lots of snippets of the Taylor Swift article, including her silly attack on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler but the part that stood out for me was her denial about the house she bought in Hyannis Port.

Poolside reading!

Poolside reading!

 

Taylor bought the property near the Kennedy compound last year when she was dating Conor Kennedy and when asked about it, she told Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales:

People say that about me, that I apparently buy houses near every boy I like — that’s a thing that I apparently do. If I like you I will apparently buy up the real-estate market just to freak you out so you leave me.”

Yet, realtor Bob Kinlin  confirmed to E! Online, she did buy the property and sold it a few weeks ago for a profit of almost one million dollars.

I don’t really care that she bought the house, but why lie about something that can easily be checked via property records. It just means we’re all less likely to believe anything else she says!

Check out the always hilarious Tina Fey and Amy Poehler poking fun at Taylor and other celebrities at the Golden Globes below.

What celebrity gossip tells us about our own lives

LaineyGossip is the one celebrity gossip blog I make sure to read every day and the only one I recommend to friends.

Blogger Lainey, aka Elaine Lui, strikes a perfect balance of snark, analysis and breaking news in posts which often make me laugh out loud.

And for any of you who feel bad for taking part in celebrity gossip, check out her recent TEDx Vancouver talk in which Lainey argues that stars need the coverage to remain relevant, explains how today’s tabloids are not that different from ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and shows what gossip says about us a society.

If you have a spare 20 minutes today, I recommend taking a look at the video below.

Justin Bieber threatens to beat up a pap … no one takes him seriously

While it’s pretty evident from watching this video that one photographer in particular was trying to get a reaction out of Justin Bieber, he’s an idiot for falling for it.

The whole thing is so ridiculous, from his bizarre hunched over run to the waiting car, to his laughable threat to “beat the f**k” out of the pap and being easily restrained by his own bodyguard.

He just looks like an overgrown toddler. Not the chiselled hunk he’s been trying to be with all those recent topless shots.

It’s been one PR disaster after another for Bieber recently. And while he blamed the late start to his show at the O2 on Monday on technical problems, this video makes all those stories about him throwing a tantrum a lot easier to believe.

Are we looking at another child star meltdown of Britney proportions or will he get it together and go the Justin Timberlake route?

Justin Bieber's bodyguard doesn't have to work too hard to restrain himCredit: FameFlynet

Justin Bieber’s bodyguard doesn’t have to work too hard to restrain him
Credit: FameFlynet