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The Strangest Celebrity Couples

9/29/2013 12:07pm EDT
The Strangest Celebrity Couples
Love is blind, or so they say. Even in Hollywood, where image is everything, we've seen our share of odd pairs. Here are some of our favorite Strange Celebrity Couples, past and present:

Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

A blinked-and-you-missed-it romance, these two dodged dating rumors after meeting on the set of Britain's Got Talent - but it was never confirmed they actually hooked up. However, those rumors came back with a vengeance thanks to Simon's scandal with Lauren Silverman - some reports even claimed the two of were broken up when she learned he was cheating on her with Silverman...

Billy Corgan: 'I Almost Killed Myself About Three, Four, Seven Times'

10/17/2012 9:13am EDT
Billy Corgan
In a candid new interview, Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan reveals he considered suicide on several occasions.

The singer opened up to Carson Daly on late-night show "Last Call" and explained comments he recently made to Britain's NME magazine.

"I almost killed myself about three, four, seven times. I literally started planning my death and what I would leave behind, and what I was gonna write... three or four times in my life.

"What I finally realized, at least on the back end of this, is that God, at least as I understand God, was there all along. Once I was able to process my real...

Billy Corgan Slams Soundgarden Reunion

8/15/2012 1:19pm EDT
Billy Corgan
Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has criticized reunited rockers Soundgarden for staging a comeback, insisting the move must have been motivated by money.

The Black Hole Sun hit-makers regrouped last year for the first time since their 1997 split, and they are currently performing shows across the globe but Corgan wasn't impressed by the reunion.

He tells Philippines website, "There are those bands that are essentially coming back only to make money - playing their old albums, and maybe somewhere in the back of their minds they're thinking there might be a future..."


Smashing Pumpkins Singer Wants 'X Factor' Job

3/16/2012 9:25am EDT
Billy Corgan
Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has urged Simon Cowell to consider him for the vacant judging post on TV talent show "The X Factor."

The rocker insists he'd jump at the chance to mentor wannabes if a role on the program was offered to him.

He tells, "I don't have a problem with (American) Idol or X Factor; I have a problem with when those things (talent shows) are not given the proper contextual hue. If there's an American Idol there should be a proper alternative counterbalance."

Corgan's news comes a week after rumors suggesting Britney Spears was in negotiations for a...

Billy Corgan Slams Pumpkins Split Rumors

10/7/2011 12:43pm EDT
Billy Corgan
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has assured fans the band is not on the verge of a split, amid reports they plan to quit if their next album flops.

The rockers are set to release their ninth album Oceania in November, and Corgan appeared to cast doubt on the future of the group in a recent interview with Billboard.

He said, "I think if (Oceania) basically hits the same wall a lot of the other stuff has hit, we're going to have to step back and really evaluate where we're going, because it's a tremendous amount of energy to put out to just feel like you're throwing a pebble in th...

Bikini Babe Of The Day: Helena Christensen In Italy

7/13/2011 11:00am EDT
Helena Christensen
We spotted supermodel Helena Christensen in a patterned bikini as she vacationed in Ischia, Italy, this week.

The 43-year-old was holidaying with her son Mingus on the island, while the star-studded Global Festival is running in the town.

Fun facts about Helena:

-She was born on Christmas Day, 1968, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

-Her mother is Peruvian.

-She has been romantically linked to late singer Michael Hutchence, Leonardo DiCaprio and Billy Corgan.

Billy Corgan Writing A 'Spiritual Memoir'

5/11/2011 8:11am EDT
Billy Corgan
Rocker Billy Corgan is putting pen to paper to write an autobiography detailing his private life and career.

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has already written 300 pages of God Is Everywhere, From Here To There, which he describes as a "spiritual memoir."

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "It's a very interesting take inside my personal life and my band life. I've decided to write this on my own, which is complete insanity. I try to spend an hour a day on the book, which is the time I would usually put towards music writing. So that means I have to find that hour, because I won't give up t...

Helena Christensen 'Annoyed' By Romance Rumors

2/3/2011 1:34pm EST
Helena Christensen
Supermodel Helena Christensen hates reading rumors about her love life - because she is often wrongly paired with her girlfriends' partners.

The Danish beauty has been linked to a number of men since she catapulted to fame in the 1990s, but she insists most of the romance reports are completely false. And Christensen is adamant the speculation can be hurtful when she is rumored to have stepped out with her close pals' boyfriends.

She tells Britain's InStyle magazine, "I only really get annoyed by it in moments when I feel kind of down and vulnerable. But I do get bothered by the fact t...

Billy Corgan Starts A Feud With Pavement

11/16/2010 3:30pm EST
Billy Corgan
Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has stirred up a new indie rock feud after lashing out at the members of reunited Pavement for refusing to record new music.

The two bands will be sharing the bill at the upcoming Planeta Terra Festival in Brazil - and the Pumpkins leader is far from happy.

In a tweet to fans, the outspoken singer/songwriter writes, "Just found out SP is playing with Pavement in Brazil. It's gonna be 1 of those New Orleans type funerals... I say that because they represent the death of the alternative dream, and we follow with the affirmation of life part...

"Funny ...

Courtney Love Looks Healthy & Sexy At The 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' Premiere

9/21/2010 2:15pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love showed off her toned body at the "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" premiere in New York on Monday. The Hole singer wore a long, slim fitting red dress that revealed a little bit of cleavage. We think she looks rather good. What do you think?

The wild star recently landed on a new end-of-summer survey by Parade magazine. She was included on the "Glad I'm Not Your Assistant" list along with Lindsay Lohan and Lady Gaga.

Meanwhile, Billy Corgan has reignited his war of words with Courtney, insisting she's "an idiot" for continuing to criticize him. The Smashing Pumpkins rocker...

Billy Corgan: 'Courtney Love Dug Her Own Grave'

9/16/2010 6:30pm EDT
Billy Corgan has reignited his war of words with Courtney Love, insisting she's "an idiot" for continuing to criticize him.

The Smashing Pumpkins rocker decided to "break all ties" with his former pal earlier this year after falling out over songs on the Hole singer's album Nobody's Daughter.

Corgan reportedly produced and played guitar on two tracks on the record, and claimed it "would be a real big problem" if Love used the material because he hadn't given permission.

Love dismissed the dispute, insisting she was allowed to use the tracks, but she later blasted Corgan on her

Billy Corgan Finds Love With The Veronicas Star

8/21/2010 2:42pm EDT
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Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan appears to have gone public about his romance with The Veronicas star Jessica Origliasso in a series of affectionate tweets.

The rocker sparked rumors he had a new Jessica in his life, after dashing reports he was dating Jessica Simpson, in May by telling Twitter followers about a "beautiful day" he had had with the Aussie star after she confessed she was missing Corgan while touring.

And Origliasso, 25, was very much in his thoughts on Friday as Corgan looked forward to spending the weekend with the pop star.

He tweeted, "Looking forward to seeing @je...

Billy Corgan Okay After Blacking Out & Falling On Stage In Florida

7/23/2010 8:35am EDT
Smashing PUmpkins
Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan has assured fans he's fine after passing out onstage during a show in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday night.

The rocker appeared dizzy during the band's performance of "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" at the sold out Ritz Ybor venue and briefly stumbled and fell.

But he insists there's nothing to worry about and the show will go on.

In a Twitter post to fans on Thursday, Corgan wrote, "For those that saw me fall last night during Bullet, that wasn't a stage move or clumsiness, that was me blacking out and wiping out. I have no memory of falling against the...

Courtney Love Quits 'Mind Crack' Twitter

5/19/2010 3:30pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has turned her back on after becoming addicted to the "stupid" social networking site.

The Hole rocker, who has battled substance abuse in the past, has frequently turned to her blog to give fans minute-by-minute updates on her thoughts and feelings. She has even used the website to blast peers like Billy Corgan and ex-boyfriend Edward Norton.

However, Love claims she has now quit the celebrity trend. She tells MTV's Buzzworthy, "I've stopped twittering. It's mind crack and it's stupid." Love's last tweet was posted on Monday.

The rocker isn't th...

Courtney Love Says Billy Corgan Is Jealous Of Her Poor Mothering Skills

4/28/2010 9:53pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has responded angrily to former pal Billy Corgan's comments about her poor skills as a mom, accusing the "jealous" rocker of obsessing about her estranged daughter.

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman blasted Love in a series of tweets on Monday, in which he accused her of living off late husband Kurt Cobain's fortune and cruelly stated, "Only you could abandon such a beautiful, incredible child who is smarter than u, cooler than u, and better than u," in reference to her estrangement from daughter Frances Bean Cobain.

The teenager was placed under the temporary guard...

Courtney Love Apologizes To Billy Corgan Online

3/17/2010 11:59pm EDT
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Courtney Love has issued a heartfelt apology online to Billy Corgan in the hope of repairing her fractured relationship with the Smashing Pumpkins rocker.

The Hole star took to Facebook on Tuesday after Corgan went public with his feelings about Love in recent Spin and Rolling Stone magazine articles.

The rocker told Spin, "After almost 20 years of friendship, I have decided to break all ties to Courtney. I don't want anything to do with her."

In another interview with Rolling Stone, he then added, "I have no interest in supporting her in any way, shape or form. You can't throw enough th...

Celebrity Birthdays - March 17, 2010

3/17/2010 3:00am EDT
Billy Corgan
Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Birthday to:

Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan (1967)

The Darkness' former lead singer Justin Hawkins (1975)

The Corrs singer Caroline Corr (1973)

Actor Rob Lowe (1964)

Character actor Casey Siemaszko (1961)

"CSI: New York" star Gary Sinise (1955)

English actress Lesley-Anne Down (1954)

"Sky High" actor Kurt Russell (1951)

"Dallas" star Patrick Duffy (1949)

Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner (1941)

Jazz icon Nat King Cole (1919)

Golf legend Bobby Jones (1902)

Oscar-winner Mercedes McCambridge (1918; d. 2004)

Film composer Alfred N...

Jessica Simpson Doesn't Recommend Drinking Cow Urine

3/15/2010 8:39am EDT
Jessica Simpson
"I puke a couple of times... I had to drink some cow urine; not tasty at all...In India, it's a way of detoxing. I wouldn't recommend it personally." Jessica Simpson on the lengths she went to while filming her new TV show, "The Price Of Beauty."

Meanwhile, Jessica's rumored love interest Billy Corgan has taken aim at her ex John Mayer over remarks he made about the pop star's sexual prowess in a racy Playboy magazine article.

Corgan told Rolling Stone magazine, "I think for any person, who has celebrity, to sort of drop rocks at somebody else's feet like that, there's things you shou...

Billy Corgan Wants John Mayer To Shut His Mouth

3/11/2010 9:34pm EST
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Jessica Simpson's rumored love interest Billy Corgan has taken aim at her ex John Mayer over remarks he made about the pop star's sexual prowess in a racy Playboy magazine article.

Mayer spoke candidly his sex life with Simpson, comparing her to "sexual napalm" - and has since reached out to apologize to her after the comments hit the headlines.

Simpson has refused Mayer's personal apology, recently admitting she is "disappointed by the article".

And now The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has leaped to her defense, insisting Mayer should have kept his mouth shut.

He tells Rolling Stone maga...

Billy Corgan Revamping Smashing Pumpkins Again

3/9/2010 11:34pm EST
Billy Corgan
Rocker Billy Corgan has launched a new open audition process to find a new bassist and keyboard player for The Smashing Pumpkins. Corgan has been forced to replace bassist Ginger Pooley after she quit the band last week to concentrate on motherhood. In the meantime, The Electric Prunes' star Mark Tulin will fill in.

Corgan launched an audition process to find his new drummer Mike Byrne last year after longtime collaborator Jimmy Chamberlin quit the new-look Pumpkins.

Pooley, who toured with Corgan and the band in 2007 and 2008, says, "With sorrow and yet with much thankfulness for the opp...

Billy Corgan: 'Jessica Simpson Rumors Aren't Reality'

2/22/2010 5:00pm EST
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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is baffled by rumors he is dating Jessica Simpson - insisting the reports make him feel like he's living in a "cartoon."

The pop star was first linked to the rocker in December after they were spotted enjoying a night out together. Simpson subsequently spoke out to insist that she's single, and she's only been spending time with Corgan while they work on a song together.

Corgan has previously been coy about commenting on the stories of a romance, but he's now spoken out to insist the pair is definitely not dating.

He tells the Chicago Trib...

Jessica Simpson Slams Billy Corgan Dating Rumors

2/16/2010 2:51pm EST
Jessica Simpson Slams Billy Corgan Dating Rumors
Jessica Simpson has played down rumors she's dating Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, insisting she's enjoying life as a single girl. The odd couple sparked reports of a romance in December after the stars were snapped together during a night out.

Simpson later revealed they had teamed up in the studio to record a new song, but refused to publicly address the dating claims. Corgan also failed to put a stop to the rumors last week when he dodged questions about the status of their relationship.

When asked if he was dating "Jessica", the 42 year old told, "Jessica R...

Billy Corgan Dodges Jessica Simpson Questions

2/11/2010 4:15pm EST
Billy Corgan Dodges Jessica Simpson Questions
Rocker Billy Corgan has fuelled rumors he is romancing Jessica Simpson - after refusing to confirm or deny if he is dating the pop singer. The odd couple is rumored to have begun dating in December after the stars were snapped together during a night out.

Sources claimed the longtime pals had taken their relationship to the next level and were "officially dating." However Corgan, 42, has refused to go public about the alleged romance - deflecting questions about the status of their relationship.

According to E! Online, when asked if he was dating "Jessica", Corgan responded, "Jessica...

Fashion Fail: Jessica Simpson In A See-Through Turtleneck & Leggings

1/20/2010 6:30pm EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson showed up to the "Extraordinary Measures" premiere in Hollywood last night wearing a see-through turtleneck, a suit jacket, and leggings. She looks a little frumpy in the black and blue ensemble. What do you think?

Jessica recently went public with her working relationship with Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan, revealing the odd couple has teamed up for a new song. The musicians have remained silent over the romance rumors, but Simpson has now admitted they have been spending time together in the recording studio.

This Weeks Gossip Wrap-up: Gisele Bundchen Gives Birth, Jessica Simpson Dating Billy Corgan, More

12/13/2009 6:15pm EST
Jessica Simpson Dating Billy Corgan
Contributing writer Erin Demchak shares the Top 10 latest Hollywood gossip on the Starpulse Scene. This week Erin discusses baby news. Amy Adams has a little one on the way and Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen just gave birth to a baby boy.

Uma Thurman and her fiance broke up, just as her and Robert Pattinson deny rumors that they are a couple. Tiger Woods continues to have more ladies coming out of the woodwork, Jessica Simpson is dating Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, both Hulk Hogan and Eddie Vedder got engaged. Check out these stories and more on this week's hottest Hollywood gossip ...

Best Singers Named Billy

7/31/2009 12:46pm EDT
Billy Idol
We thoroughly enjoy the fact that there are great singers out there with three names that are essentially the same in the form of one name: Bill, Billy and Billie. You don't get this with any other name.

Check out the best singers named Billy:

People around the world will always remember him for hi Achy Breaky Heart and that power mullet of perfection that he rocked like no other could.

Billy Ray Cyrus

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Yes, that Billy Bob Thornton. He's actually the lead singer of the Boxmast...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 17

3/17/2009 3:00am EDT
Billy Corgan
Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Birthday to The Darkness' former lead singer Justin Hawkins (1975), The Corrs singer Caroline Corr (1973), US soccer superstar Mia Hamm (1972), Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan (1967), actor Rob Lowe (1964), character actor Casey Siemaszko (1961), "CSI: New York" star Gary Sinise (1955), English actress Lesley-Anne Down (1954), "Sky High" actor Kurt Russell (1951), "Dallas" star Patrick Duffy (1949), Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner (1941), Jazz icon Nat King Cole (1919), golf legend Bobby Jones (1902), Oscar-winner Mercedes McCambridge (191...

The Slammies: A Look Back At Some Of The Best Celebrity SLAMS

12/25/2008 7:00pm EST
SLAM= Verb Slang: To Criticize harshly; censure forcefully. Noun= A harsh or devastating criticism. Since the beginning of show business, in the celebrity news world actors and musicians have SLAMMED rumors, gossip, hearsay and chitchat as well as other unconfirmed reports.

However, the most interesting slams are when one star decides to MINGS from the past year:

Simon Cowell Slams Britney Spears

Music mogul Simon Cowell has blasted troubled stars Britney Spears and British star Robbie Williams for checking into rehab, insisting they have no idea of what hard ...

Paramore Unveils 'The Final Riot!' CD/DVD Set; Out Nov. 25

10/22/2008 6:00pm EDT
Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has announced details of their upcoming CD/DVD set, "The Final RIOT!" Filmed and recorded during the band's blockbuster 2008 summer tour, the two-disc package arrives in stores on November 25th. Having traveled nearly non-stop since the release of last year's RIAA platinum-certified second album, RIOT!, the DVD set documents Paramore's extraordinary year with ebullient live renditions of hits such as "Misery Business" and "That's What You Get," alongside "40 Days of RIOT!," an exclusive documentary feature from director Brandon Chesbro.


Say What? Most Bizarre Celebrity Rumors & Myths

8/12/2008 8:45am EDT
Richard Gere
Who hasn't heard the infamous rumor about Richard Gere and the gerbil? Is it true that Michael Jackson sleeps in a hyperbaric chamber? Did Tom Cruise really use sperm specimens of late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to father Suri?

These are simply a taste of some of the wacky, tacky and downright bizarre celebrity rumors that have circulated the mill at some point. So which of these celebrity myths can be debunked and which hold a grain of truth?


Intriguingly salacious though it was, the mid 1980's rumor that Gere, the handsome young star of An Officer and a ...