Today in celebrity gossip: One million celebrities converged on Indio, California, for a music festival, Andrew Garfield wants you to stay out of his business, and Zac Efron's shirt was ripped off.
So it came to pass that all of the chosen celebrities made their pilgrimage to the desert where they entered a secret, underground city through a hole in the ground and waited out the society-ending race war as predicted by the subliminal messages in the White Album. Just kidding, that's a description of Charles Manson's concept of Helter Skelter, not the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But Coachella is basically the same thing, just with more surprise appearances by Beyoncé. Anyway, if you went anywhere near Instagram this past weekend (during the times it wasn't down), then you're probably aware that a three-day music festival transpired in Indio, California, and that many famous people attended! Background: Common internet wisdom dictates that Coachella is a terrible thing that must be avoided and/or made fun of, but don't listen to those jealous haters. It is actually a wonderful outdoor event that attracts one hundred thousand people in good moods and minimal clothing while genuinely great bands play so much music. I mean, sure, it's no staying-indoors-and-complaining-on-Twitter, but it's definitely pretty worthwhile. Just ask all the celebrities!
Among the festival's highlights both scheduled (an Outkast reunion!) and surprising (Beyoncé!): Jay Z appeared for a quick duet during Nas' set, a historic moment between two former enemies; aforementioned Beyoncé did some essential backup dancing for sister Solange during her set; Gwen Stefani came out to sing with Pharrell; Janelle Monae performed with Outkast; Justin Bieber hopped onstage during Chance the Rapper's set to perform his new track (while wearing a bucket hat); Michelle Pfeiffer, Kesha, Katy Perry, Jared Leto, Paris Hilton, Shenae Grimes, Aaron Paul, Minnie Driver, Lance Bass, Hillary Duff, and countless other teen stars were also in attendance. Page Six has a fun gallery of celebrities who donned their best hot weather gear to brave the masses, but to be honest THIS is the only photo that matters:
Please explain these tattoos, Kellan Lutz. Was Kellan Lutz attacked by a crazed fan with a ballpoint pen? It's a Coachella mystery! What's not a mystery is that Lindsay Lohan herself threw caution-about-her-sobriety to the wind and embraced the notoriously substance-friendly climate on her own terms. As TMZ reports, Lohan capped off Friday's festival lineup (which ended at 12:30am) with an appearance alongside her little brother Michael at the Flaunt Magazine party and remained there (sober!) until around 3:30am. So, uh, congrats! You did it, girl.