Goodness, the past few days of celebrity gossip have been eventful. We've got 82 new celebrity photos in our gallery for you to check out. Here are some highlights, with many more celeb pics waiting after the jump:
April 2008 Archives
Rihanna may know how to make a catchy pop song.
But we're not entirely sure if she understands how to dress herself.
In the following photo, it appears as though the singer simply grabbed the nearest table cloth and draped it across her torso. Why not wear an umbrella (ella! ella!) in that case, honey?
With fashion choices - and a body - such as this, no wonder people prefer to see Rihanna nude instead of Rihanna clothed.
Miley Cyrus, 15, has recently come under fire for her controversial topless photos in Vanity Fair. Your comments and opinions are highly encouraged in our Face-Off as The Hollywood Gossip staff members debate the following question ...
ARE THE MILEY CYRUS VANITY FAIR PHOTOS INAPPROPRIATE?
YES by mischalova
By law, Miley Cyrus cannot drive a car. She cannot vote, purchase tobacco products, appear in adult videos, serve in the Army or take a sip of alcohol. There is a reason for this: those in charge of this great nation have deemed such activities to be inappropriate and dangerous for a 15-year old.
Whether you think the topless photo of Cyrus in Vanity Fair is "racy" or "artistic," you must agree that it is inappropriate and dangerous, just as sending the singer into the battlefields of Iraq, armed with a voting booth and pack of cigarettes, would be.
At its heart, covering one's bare body with a blanket is a seductive pose.
It's been duplicated throughout time by beautiful women such as Megan Fox and Christina Aguilera. Do you really think they were trying to be artistic, or attempting to sell their records/movies via their sexuality?
Eventually, this may be a permissible path for Cyrus. But not yet. A 15-year old should not be seducing anyone with anything but a catchy beat and a sitcom.
NO by Free Britney
Judge not lest ye be judged.
- Matthew 7:1
How quickly we vilify celebrities - but for what purpose? Jealousy? Self-righteousness? A misguided belief that celebs are (or should be) perfect humans?
Before you get up on your high horse regarding these Miley Cyrus photos, ask yourself what she has ever done to you? By posing for these (tasteful, artistic, innocent) pictures, Miley committed no crime - except in the court of public opinion.
Face it, she is being held to an unfairly high standard simply because the Disney Channel cuts her paychecks. That is preposterous.
Cyrus is a fine young woman who has every right to make her own decisions regarding her body and her image. If offered the cover of Vanity Fair, and a photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz, maybe a lot of us would jump at that chance.
You know it's true. So cut this wonderful, sexy star some slack, enjoy her fine contributions to the entertainment world, and move on.
What do you think? Which side of this Miley Cyrus Face-Off are you on!?
We're still waiting on the Roger Clemens and Mindy McCready sex tape - seriously, would anyone be surprised by that at this point - but, in the meantime, the following news will have to suffice:
Vivid Entertainment claims to possess a Jimi Hendrix sex tape.
The tape is 45 minutes long and you can watch a clip of it at TMZ. Reportedly, the FBI probably has an entire library full of vintage videos such as this.
We can't wait until they come out with a Neil Diamond sex tape.
Earlier this year, Joe Francis offered Ashley Alexandra Dupre $1 million to appear in his soft-porn filmsÂ after she was unmasked as Kristen, a hooker frequented by New York Gov. Spitzer, who resigned in disgrace.
Now, in a (Girls Gone) Wild twist, Joe Francis is offering Ashley Dupre $1 million again - this time to drop a $10 million lawsuit against him.
"She should keep in mind, it's considerably more than the Governor of New York paid her, and our activities aren't illegal," Francis told the Daily News, adding that Ashley Dupre has "zero" chance of winning her lawsuit.
"It is incomprehensible that Ms. Dupre could claim she did not give consent to be filmed by Girls Gone Wild, when in fact we have videotape of her giving consent, while showing her identification," Francis said.
Ashley Dupre is a bad, bad girl. Joe Francis ain't much better.
"She's seeking $10 million for topless photos taken in front of a room full of people, including ... multiple crews we had in the room. These images were taken in public places and they contain no sexual contact."
Ashley Dupre has sued the sultan of sleaze for allegedly getting her drunk and "tricking" her into disrobing for the cameras on a 2003 vacation in Florida - then using the footage in a video series without permission.
If you had to pick (extremely dirty, morally bankrupt) sides here, who would you back in this battle: Joe Francis or Ashley Dupre?
Following a shocking story that broke Monday, country singer Mindy McCready confirmed a long-term affair with embattled baseball star Roger Clemens.
"I cannot refute anything in the story," a tearful but resolute McCready told the New York Daily News, which reported that they met in a Florida karaoke bar when McCready was a 15-year-old aspiring singer.
Roger Clemens was a 28-year-old ace for the Boston Red Sox and already married to Debbie Clemens, with whom he has four kids, at the time.
"Yes, I have known Roger Clemens for a long time," McCready said. "He's a kind and caring man. He's also a legendary athlete. The central topic in the debate, however, regards his professional life, not his personal life.
"There are legal matters working their way through the system that have nothing to do with me. From my point of view, that is where the focus should remain."
After the teenage Mindy McCready met Roger Clemens at a Fort Myers, Fla., bar called The Hired Hand, she returned with the Rocket to his hotel room, but there was no sex that night, sources told The Daily News.
It wasn't until later, after Mindy McCready had moved to Nashville and become a country singing star, that the relationship turned intimate.
Sources say Mindy McCready also received hefty checks courtesy of Roger Clemens - some up to $25,000 - channeled to her through an intermediary.
Such an arrangement raises questions as to why Clemens would go through a third party to give McCready money if they were just friends.
McCready has suffered a long list of legal troubles, which included a 2004 arrest for fraud and jail time last year for violating probation.
Roger Clemens is under FBI investigation for perjury after denying, under oath, accusations by his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee, that the seven-time Cy Young Award winner used performance-enhancing drugs.
Continue reading in the New York Daily News ...
Unlike her former fling Stephen Colletti, Kristin Cavallari wasn't on The Hills last night. Instead, the former Laguna Beach babe attended a launch of the LG Scarlet HDTV Series at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
A Kristin Cavallari sighting always makes our day - but what do you think of her dress at the event? Too boring - or too revealing? We have no real complaints with her showing some leg, but it seems a tad risque to us!
Not a fashion disaster like anything Mischa Barton wears, but we're just saying. We're on the fence on this one. What do you think?
Kristin Cavallari's dress: A celebrity fashion hit or miss?
As a fellow young star, Hilary Duff can relate to the current scandal surrounding Miley Cyrus and her risque photo shoot for Vanity Fair. Sort of.
Duff can at least relate to the culture in which her, Cyrus and other celebrities reside.
"Everyone goes through things and takes their own path," Duff said Monday to People Magazine "Who am I to judge decisions that she made?"
A fair, honest point from Hilary... until she goes on to sort of judge Cyrus, saying she wouldn't have posed with so little (i.e. zero) clothing on.
"People are pushing you to do something, and if you want to do it, that's your choice, you know?" Duff said. "It's not what I would choose to do, but if she did then that's fine. That's her choice."
Here's another photo of Cyrus from the infamous Vanity Fair shoot, this one showing how her father does (eerily) keep an eye on what his daughter is up to:
If The Hills were a soap opera (which it sort of is), this would be the week that the original cast member returned to fireworks and high drama.
Our subject is none other than Stephen Colletti, Lauren Conrad's best friend, then love interest, then... who knows! Anyway, he's alive - and HOT!
He's a guest at the housewarming party LC, Lo and Audrina throw for their new digs. Their digs are pretty nice. They cost like $2 million. But that never even comes up. Audrina lives in the GUEST HOUSE! Quite the pad, LC.
Everyone rolls to the housewarming party - everyone other than Stephanie Pratt, who makes a point of letting Heidi Montag know beforehand how she's going. Heidi then guilt-trips Steph out of it. Lame.
When Audrina mentions that her on-again beau Justin-Bobby plans to attend, the room goes silent. "Maybe he will wear his cowboy hat," Lo jokes.
Audrina Patridge? Not pleased.
Justin-Bobby (a.k.a. Justin Brescia) does indeed show at LC's. He's looking less scruffy than usual in his new 'do, but he's still Justin-Bobby. He and Audrina talk about how ostracized she feels from LC and Lo.
Brody Jenner brings girlfriend Cora Skinner, but her awkward introduction to LC comes and goes without incident. She's, like, focused on Stephen!
Lauren "Lo" Bosworth is delighted when Stephen Colletti arrives: "You guys are hanging out again? That melts my little black heart!" Lo says.
"LOVE ME" EYES: Lauren Conrad stares at Stephen Colletti on The Hills. With that face, one wonders how he could resist jumping her right there at the restaurant!
But, despite Lo's dreams, LC and Stephen aren't dating - nor will they be in the future. One night later, Lauren got dolled up for a date with Stephen, who made it clear he thinks of them as just friends.
When LC mentions how giddy Lo acted about their date, Stephen Colletti says: "She's like everyone else wishing someone would happen between you and I."
Lauren Conrad looked very disappointed, yet seemed at the same time to realize that Stephen was probably right - their dating days had passed.
LC turns home and eats ice cream, telling Lo (looking adorable in her UCLA sweatshirt) that "Some things are just better left the way they are."
What happens next? We'll have to wait until next Monday to find out. In the meantime, be sure to check out our new collection of The Hills quotes!