Today in celebrity gossip: Conflicting reports from behind the scenes of Fox's non-hit musical series have rocked Hollywood; meanwhile Prince Harry, Olivia Munn, and Joel Kinnaman are now all single.
Not since the Black Dahlia murder has a mystery so captivated the entertainment world as this week's was-she-or-wasn't-she-fired saga of Glee's Naya Rivera. Now, it may have been a few years since you've even heard the word "Glee," but just as background, please know that Glee is a TV show that currently airs on Fox much like an abandoned freighter might continue floating undetected around our vast oceans. Anyway, as you'll recall if you haven't completely blocked the series out of your memory entirely, Naya Rivera plays a second-string character named Santana, a former cheerleading mean girl who never quite got along with Lea Michele's protagonist Rachel. As it turns out, that tension nicely parallels how the two actresses feel about each other IRL, as rumors have been swirling for a while now that they straight-up hate each other. It was only weeks ago that a (possibly Rivera-planted) story in TMZ painted Lea Michele as a disruptive primadonna on the set, but diametrically opposing reports have also suggested that Naya Rivera has been causing drama behind the scenes after splitting from her rapper fiancé Big Sean only to see him have a rumored fling with Lea Michele. Then yesterday word spread that Naya River had been straight-up FIRED from Fox's primetime autotuned scream-sing showcase and, tellingly, had been completely written out of this season's final episodes. Us Weekly reports that an unspecified "major altercation" happened between the two actresses resulting in the firing, but reps for Fox categorically denied that Rivera had been fired: "Any reports or rumors circulating that Naya Rivera was let go or fired from Glee are absolutely untrue. End of story." E! Online parrots that line, but confirms that Rivera was indeed written out of those episodes, quoting a source that assured them that Rivera "not being in the finale has nothing to do with Lea." So with all of these conflicting reports, what are we regular citizens to do? Ugh, it's such a powerless feeling, just feeling so tiny in the face of these gossip behemoths who refuse us answers. It's like we are tilting at windmills sometimes. That is a literary reference, I'm not sure to what or what it even means, but it feels right. Fine, I guess we will just have to decide FOR OURSELVES what is going on with Naya Rivera. Was she fired or wasn't she? YOU TELL ME. [Page Six, Page Six]
Love is dead, just FYI. Prince Harry has broken up with Cressida Bonas, who is a human woman named Cressida Bonas. What dramatic reason could have hastened the parting of these love birds of nearly two years? "He found her too needy and it just wasn’t working out." Ladies, if you are dating a prince, please learn from this scenario. Don't be too needy and also make sure it isn't not working out. This could make all the difference! [Page Six]
How many times can love possibly be murdered this day, you ask? At least once more: Olivia Munn and Joel Kinnaman have broken up after two years of living the dream. While it would be reasonable to assume that Munn broke up with Kinnaman after finally getting around to watching The Killing, that wasn't the real reason they're dunzo: "It had a lot to do with distance. He’s back filming in Toronto, and she’s in LA for good." So you see, no amount of Skype cybersexin' could save this steamy affair. Anyway, rest in peace, the concept of love. You had a good run. [Page Six]
Don't freak out, but Kurt Cobain is dead. Technically it happened many years ago, but that doesn't mean we can't still talk about it like it's a fresh wound. The thing that's newly noteworthy, though, is that the Seattle Police Department have been slowly releasing photos from the scene of Cobain's suicide and yesterday they released "a handwritten note from Cobain, found in his wallet, about Courtney Love." See, his official suicide note famously referred to his then spouse as "a goddess of a wife who sweats ambition and empathy," but this handwritten note is far more negative, containing a rude parody of his wedding vows:
Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife even when she's a bitch with zits and siphoning all yr money for doping and whoring...
Uhhh, okay. So that certainly implies that maybe Cobain and Love's marriage wasn't going so great at the time of his suicide. OR, you know, he wrote it in jest to tease her playfully. Who even knows? Is it even worth speculating about something that happened so long ago between two people of unsound brains? So far Love has remained uncharacteristically silent about this bit of retroactive gossip, but it pretty much adds fuel to that whole Courtney-killed-Kurt conspiracy. Man, who even knows? [Pitchfork]
Seeing as it already has upwards of 4.7 million views, it's very likely that you've already watched this clip from The Tonight Show in which Jimmy Fallon lip-sync battles with Emma Stone. But on the off-chance that you haven't, get in on this, friend. Here are seven minutes that you won't ever want or need back:
Here is The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco wearing a brassiere made out of her husband:
Here is some truly stirring poetry written by our generation's Maya Angelou, Beyoncé:
And finally, Game of Thrones' resident moppet-turned-assassin knows just how to brighten your day:
If you're having a bad day, just look at this picture of me holding a cows nipple while in Barcelona many years ago. pic.twitter.com/LkNQGoC5Dl— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) April 29, 2014
It worked! Thank you, Maisie Williams.
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