Today in celebrity gossip: Two scantily clad divas face off, confusion continues to swirl over Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's alleged wedding, and Jake Gyllenhaal attended the Met Gala with at least three ex-girlfriends.
Celebrity gossip is a lot like a campfire tale; oftentimes we just straight-up don't care whether the story is true or not, we just want to be thrilled and chilled while our youth pastor licks melted marshmallow from our fingers. One of our favorite celeb gossip yarn-spinners is Radar, who's never conjured a tale too tall to tell. For example, did you know that Miley Cyrus currently has a MAJOR beef with fellow scandal-friendly diva Christina Aguilera and refuses to perform on The Voice because Aguilera once tweeted the following:
According to Radar's "source," Cyrus saw right past Aguilera's ostensible statement of support and instead "couldn’t believe Xtina would Tweet about her wearing chaps on stage, reminding everyone that she did it first. It was such a fake compliment." While, sure, it's entirely possible that Aguilera was throwing shade at Cyrus for stepping to her Dirrty-era fashion sense, it's also within the realm of possibility that in wearing chaps Cyrus was overtly paying homage to one of her forebears and Aguilera recognized it as such. (Remember Cyrus' first-row appearance at Britney Spears' Las Vegas show?) Also, maybe there is a chance that the reason Cyrus doesn't want to perform on The Voice is because that would be beneath her? Unlike the celebrity hosts who pull in eight-figure salaries for their cooperation, there is not a lot for Cyrus to gain from peddling her wares on that chintzy stage. But another reason why this feud story is unlikely is that Radar is almost always full of big ol' lies? Yeah, out of all the e-rags, Radar is especially fictional, maybe even more than Life & Style or Daily Mail, which is saying something. But again, it all comes down to storytelling and Radar really knows its way around a propulsive news item. Well done, guys! Anyway, please pass the chocolate squares, Todd. [Radar]
While we're talking about Miley Cyrus I may as well lodge a classic denial-as-news-item: Miley Cyrus' recent tour-jeopardizing hospitalization for an allergic reaction was NOT secretly hastened by a drug overdose: "I didn't have a drug overdose. I took some sh--ty antibiotics that a doctor gave me for a sinus infection and I had a reaction." She went on to add that despite her party-girl image she's actually in great health, if only because of the physical demands of all that twerking: "It's almost like being an athlete being up here, because if someone was f---ed up, they definitely couldn't do my show." Which is a very good point! I can barely get out of bed without wheezing, just imagine trying to perform an entire arena show day in and day out. Anyway, yeah: Miley Cyrus is feeling better, phew. [People]
Oh hey, remember a few days ago when we were all pretty certain that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had secretly gotten married? Well, it didn't actually happen. Which we probably should have expected considering the original news item was reported by Life & Style Weekly, which is a free zine that can only be found blowing across bus depot parking lots. Anyway, Us Weekly contacted their inside source who has denied the marriage story. But don't worry, "They'll be married soon enough." Is that a threat or a promise, Universe? [Us Weekly]
In a delightfully elegant example of life imitating art, the plotline of John Tucker Must Die was recently re-enacted in a big way at this week's glamorous Met Gala! That's because Jake Gyllenhaal found himself on the same guest list as no fewer than THREE of his ex-girlfriends: Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, and Taylor Swift. It's not clear whether he had run-ins with this trifecta of blondes among the writhing throngs of gussied-up celebs, but it's a virtual guarantee that at one point the three exes all hovered together in the ladies' room and plotted Gyllenhaal's inevitably humiliating public takedown. Either that or they just all breathed a sigh of relief for having dated him before he turned into an unsavory-looking hobo. Who knows? Nobody, to be honest. [Us Weekly]
TMZ would like to know why Will Smith's 13-year-old daughter Willow Smith was hanging around in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old dude in this Instagram photo:
The guy is former Hannah Montana star Moises Arias, and though the image doesn't necessarily have anything untoward going on in it, people seem pretty outraged. I don't know, guys. It's basically summer here in L.A. Maybe they'd just gotten done playing Marco Polo and eating red popsicles? [TMZ]
Oh look, somebody went and found an old audition tape that Oprah once made. As Oprah points out in her introduction to the clip, she'd already been working in TV for a few years in several major markets, but this 1983 audition was significant in that it led to her Chicago-based morning show stint, which of course led to her eventual world domination. Anyway, please enjoy a young and sprightly Oprah eagerly explaining her weird name:
Selena Gomez posted this video of herself dancing with one of her very best friends, Taylor Swift, at the Met Gala. Enjoy:
Not to be outdone, Miley Cyrus posted THIS video of herself dancing with a good friend aboard some kind of yacht:
Which video is classier? You be the judge.
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