Today in celebrity gossip: Teen sensation Selena Gomez gets serious at a concert, John Galliano finds himself back in fashion's good graces, and Leo DiCaprio is ready for a rest.
Ah, young people. They're always giving private benefit concerts for UNICEF and singing songs about their breakups with superstars. Well, if you only read Us Weekly it might seem like that anyway. The latest revenge song singer is former Disney dame Selena Gomez, who performed a concert in New York City this weekend and did a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River." You see, she's just broken up with her big famous boyfriend Justin Bieber, who once did his own over of "Cry Me a River," and so has some dark feelings to express. Before launching into the song, Gomez told the crowd, "I've been through a lot the past few months. It's been weird and sad and cool." Aha. "Weird and sad and cool." Spoken like a true friend of Taylor Swift. The performance itself is fine, what's kind of awkward about it though is the way some little girls scream "We love you Selena!!" as she starts to sing, reminding us all that these big big celebrities are chiefly loved by children. Tiny, dumb children who do not understand any emotional intricacies, at least not the ones that Selena Gomez was trying to communicate at this concert. Though, to be fair to the tiny screamers, this wasn't solely some unplugged confessional type deal. Right after she sang the song, Gomez said "Enough of that" and then jumped right into plugging her new movie Spring Breakers. Of the sexy, violent Harmony Korine film, Gomez said "It's kind of been refreshing and nice for me to step out of my comfort zone and do things that I didn't think I could do as an actress." Ah yes. Things like wear a bikini and shoot a gun. Sing on, Selena. [Us Weekly]
Fashion designer John Galliano, who is a legally certified jerk, is making his way back into the biz after pushing bounced from Dior in the wake of his slur-hurling antics last year. His buddy Anna Wintour got him a job at Oscar de la Renta, where he will make more fanciful fashions and try to keep his mouth shut. Galliano was seen having lunch with Anna's Vogue minion Grace Coddington in the West Village yesterday, during which Coddington probably pulled off a glove and showed Galliano her four-fingered hand. "Anna forgives once," she told her companion in an urgent voice. "After that... she takes payment." Hopefully the warning sunk in. [Page Six]