Today in celebrity gossip: An old couple got hot and heavy at a New York club, tempers flare at American Idol, and Amanda Bynes really does not like Lindsay Lohan.
After all that, are Chris Brown and Rihanna back together? No, not officially or anything, but fellow clubgoers are saying that on Monday night the pair was seen intimately dancing and then popping off to the bathroom together for a few minutes to, I don't know, probably hug and talk about politics. A witness told Page Six: "They sat two tables away from each other. Chris made his way over to Rihanna. He raised his shirt and was dancing promiscuously. Then they started dancing together and hugging and kissing in front of everyone." Wait, what? He "raised his shirt and was dancing promiscuously"? Is that how it's done now? Is that how young men are presenting to ladies? Boy the times have changed. Used to be a fella would just grunt and fiddle with his wallet chain. I blame Taylor Lautner. Not sure why, but this is probably his fault. Anyway, after Chris Brown did his alluring abs dance of seduction, the pair slinked off to the loo together and were in there for five or so minutes. When they left, the witness says, "She seemed a little ruffled." Well, right, I mean you would look ruffled too if you'd just been in a bathroom hugging and talking about the situation in Benghazi and what it might mean for the foreign policy debate in a couple weeks. Look, who knows what they were doing in that bathroom! Might they have been sharing their private parts with one another? It's possible, of course it's possible. Might they have been enjoying some of the devil's pixie powder? That's been known to happen in nightclub bathrooms. But really they may as well have been playing Bananagrams in there for all we know. Because we will never know for sure. That bathroom at Griffin represents all there is in the unknowable world of private lives. People are always retreating into that nightclub bathroom. To do whatever it is that people do that will remain a secret to the rest of us forever. That's Narnia right there, that nightclub bathroom. It's Fillory. Maybe Chris and Rhi-Rhi felt like they were gone for a hundred years, but for everyone on the outside, swaying to the sweet beats at Griffin, it was just five ruffling minutes. Who knows! It's all a mystery. Mysteries and ache, that's all this world is. So, club on, everybody. [Page Six]
Uh oh. There seems to be some trouble on the set of the new and maybe not at all improved American Idol. TMZ has found a video of new judge Nicki Minaj being perhaps a bit overzealous in expressing her discomfort with a situation at work. Basically the video is her yelling, mostly about fellow new judge Mariah Carey, while Randy tries to calm her down and Mariah responds inaudibly. Nicki is really mad about something, possibly there was some disagreement over a contestant's performance. (Minaj is, of course, a lifelong Kevin Covais supporter and will not brook any criticism of her beloved Chicken Little.) It then escalated into Minaj doing a bit of ranting about Carey saying, "I told them I'm not f*ckin' putting up with her f**kin' highness over there." Uh ohhhh. Trouble on the set! What a disaster, right? Haha, no, wrong, of course wrong. This is amazing for Fox. Fox is thrilled. Fox probably leaked this video. What better way to reinvigorate a fading series than with some good old fashion grand diva cat fights? People will tune in allll season long if Minaj and Carey continue on this way. All they need to do now is craft some really witty, charming, will they/won't they romance for Randy Jackson and Keith Urban and they are in business. Untouchable. So, rage on, Nicki. And next time respond a little louder, Mariah. And Randy and Keith why don't you... Yes... Yes... That's right... Kiss.... [TMZ]