How was your weekend? The stars have been ultra-busy ranting in court, getting etched at tattoo parlours and satisfying their pregnancy cravings. Read on …
“Queen” Gaga’s ugly battle with ex assistant
Lady Gaga‘s former personal assistant, Jennifer O’Neill, has taken the singer to court over $393,000 in unpaid overtime she claims she’s owed.
And Lady Gaga is in a frothing fury about it.
According to court records obtained by the New York Post, during the testimony Gaga referred to O’Neill as a “witch,” “a disgusting human being,” and a “f–king hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn.”
“She’s just – she thinks she’s just like the queen of the universe,” Gaga ranted under oath. “And, you know what, she didn’t want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I’m the queen of the universe every day.”
Jennifer claims she’s owed 7,168 hours of overtime. But Gaga argues that none of her employees get overtime, and that Jennifer “knew exactly what she was getting into.” She also asserts that the woman was a terrible personal assistant who slept until noon and didn’t do the work required of her.
It “was essentially a favor, and Jennifer was majorly unqualified for it,” she explains. “I expect there to be a certain level of, like, you know, knowledge and academia about, like, your job.”
Queen of the universe! Academia!
I. LOVE. IT.
I wonder if those arguments would work on my kids if they sued me for unpaid pocket money?
Beyonce slams surrogacy reports
Remember all the conspiracy theorists who claimed Beyonce was never really pregnant with Blue Ivy and used a false bump to conceal the fact that a surrogate was actually carrying her baby?
Among their “proof” was an interview with Molly Meldrum where they swore the bump wobbled. Check it out on youtube here.
Well, the singer has finally come out and put the rumours to rest in her new documentary, Life Is But a Dream.
“To think that I would be that vain,” she retorts. “I respect mothers and women so much. To be able to experience bringing a child into this world, if you’re lucky and fortunate enough to experience that, I would never ever take that for granted.”
New bub for Penelope & Javier?
Page Six reports: “Penelope Cruz is about to be a mom again … The Spanish beauty has been spotted recently with a fuller figure and sources close to the star confirm that she is indeed pregnant. She and husband Javier Bardem are already parents to Leo Encinas Bardem, who was born January 2011 at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.”
A Scrubs bub!
Scrubs star Donald Faison is about to be a dad (again). His wife – Jessica’s Simpson‘s former assistant – Cacee Cobb announced on Facebook: ”Looks like @donald_faison and I are going to have a little stormtrooper of our own!” And she attached this cute pic …
Cacee and Donald married at fellow Scrubs star Zach Braff‘s home in California on December 15 last year. It’s Cacee’s first baby. Donald has three children from his first marriage and a son from a prior relationship.
Miley’s new tattoo
Miley Cyrus has a new tattoo courtesy of Kat Von D.
If you need a refresher, Kat is the one who dated Jesse James two months after he divorced Sandra Bullock, got engaged to him, had his face tattooed on her ribcage, got cheated on by him with 19 other women, dumped him – naturally – and got the tattoo removed.
Miley’s tattoo is a Native American symbol for friendship, which Kat Von D confirmed on her Twitter page: “Loved tattooing @MileyCyrus yestrday! Simple symbols of friendship make beautiful tattoos.”
As opposed to ones of cheating fiances.
Guess who this is?
Go on, guess!
OK … it’s Isabella Cruise, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman‘s eldest daughter. And doesn’t she look great?
Isabella – who seems to be channelling Kelly Osbourne with her lilac dye job – posted this pic on her Twitter account.
Maxwell is standing!
How cute is Jessica Simpson‘s bub, Maxwell? The proud mum posted an adorable pic of her daughter standing in the kitchen sink on Twitter with the caption: “My lil dollface is 9 months today!”
Meanwhile, Jessica’s sister Ashlee Simpson, has revealed that her son Bronx, 4, adores having a cousin. “He is definitely protective, and he’s so excited about every time she’s growing,” she said.
Do you want fries with that?
So what’s Kim Kardashian craving during her pregnancy? Take a deep breath, ’cause it ain’t pretty … McDonalds McGriddle breakfast sandwiches, made from bacon, egg and American cheese served on a small pancake made with maple flavouring.
She tweeted a pic of the revolting combo, with the caption: ”Just one bite! #McGriddle #MyFave.”
I think I just got sympathy morning sickness …
Brandi’s rape joke isn’t funny
Eeek, hot on the heels of the revelation that she charged her $12,000 vaginal rejuvenation to her ex-husband’s credit card, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville has joked in her new book, Drinking and Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders, that Eddie Cibrian “raped” her on their first date.
“I used to joke that he “raped” me,” she writes. “Rape jokes are never funny, except when they are. I was saying, ‘No,no,no,’ the entire time, but we all know that despite the adage, sometimes no does mean yes.”
Oh Brandi! Now I’m the one saying “no, no, no”. Jokes about rape are not on. Even to sell your book. Actually, especially to sell your book.
Macauley’s home alone … and it’s messy
Also in the eeeeek files … Macauley Culkin has posed for a series of photos in his New York apartment-turned-art studio for Bullet magazine.
Apparently – as if you couldn’t tell from this photo – the star feels more comfortable leaving “cigarette piles.. alcohol bottles and half-emptied cans of Red Bull” littered throughout his Soho pad.
According to Bullet, he was “dressed head-to-toe, and without explanation, in a costume-shop pastiche dedicated to the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’” when they arrived for the interview and photo shoot.
Macauley also confirmed he’s still a Michael Jackson afficionado at heart by explaining he bought the apartment because it reminded him of the 1988 film Big.
“After seeing Big, I wanted a loft space with an elevator that opened directly into my apartment, just like Tom Hanks did,” he said.
PS I lied, he’s not Home Alone (sorry, couldn’t help myself) apparently he shares the disaster area with friends Adam Green and Toby Goodshank.
Our Nat’s taking a(nother) crack at Hollywood
Natalie Imbruglia has revealed that she’s taking another stab at screen stardom at age 37.
She’s spent the last year taking drama lessons and has moved to Los Angeles to try and crack the big time again.
In an interview with the Daily Star she revealed: “I took a big break to focus on studying. I’ll be doing pilots and see what happens. I’m ready to dip my toe in Hollywood.”
If she’s successful, it won’t be her first time on screen – aside from music videos – she appeared in the 2003 comedy Johnny English opposite Rowan Atkinson.
Rebel to a T
Another Aussie branching out is Rebel Wilson, who’s started her own T-shirt line – Fat Mandi. She’s pictured above wearing one of her designs.
Sharing the news on twitter she said: “The shirts are just a little experiment — I had a dream I created them, and so I felt like I had to do it!! Thanks everyone for checking it!”
She added: “They are excellent T’s for horizontal running or just buldging on the couch .. (I designed them just for a bit of fun x)” and “Sizes range from 12 to beautimous x”.
Currently there are only two styles available at fatmandi.bigcartel.com, a cupcake shirt and a doughnut shirt.