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Beth Ditto Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

3/18/2013 12:11pm EDT
Beth Ditto
Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct following a night out in Oregon.

The rocker was held by cops in the early hours of Saturday after lashing out when she was reportedly denied drink service at Portland's Bungalo Bar over concerns she was too intoxicated.

A source tells local newspaper the Willamette Week that Ditto left the venue and began causing a disturbance on the street by kicking off her shoes and screaming "Obama, Obama!"

The singer was taken into custody and later released on her own recognizance.

Ditto's mugshot and booking in...

Christina Aguilera's 'Beautiful' Named Most Empowering Pop Song

4/8/2011 10:32am EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera's inspirational ballad Beautiful has been named the most empowering pop song of the last decade for the gay community.

Aguilera's 2003 hit saw off competition from gay icon Lady Gaga to take a third of the votes in a poll by U.K. charity Stonewall to find pop's most powerful message for the lesbian, gay and bisexual community.

Irish boy band Boyzone came in second place with Better, which was accompanied by a video featuring a gay couple, while Gaga's equality anthem Born This Way was third.

Standing In The Way Of Control by Gossip and Katy Perry's Firework rounded ...

Beth Ditto: 'I'm Just Afraid Of Not Having Enough'

2/21/2011 1:25pm EST
The Gossip
Gossip star Beth Ditto is struggling to adjust to her newfound fortunes after growing up poor, admitting she now embarks on frenzied shopping sprees to ensure she is always stocked up.

Ditto and her six siblings were raised in Arkansas by their single mom, before the singer moved out at 13 to live with her aunt, and she admits it's now a shock to have money in her bank account.

She says, "It took me a long time to realize we were living in poverty because I knew so many people who were worse off than us. Yeah, we didn't have a telephone for most of my childhood. Being afraid that you'd ...

Beth Ditto Is Going Solo

12/14/2010 3:34pm EST
The Gossip
Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto is set to kick off the New Year by making her debut as a solo artist.

The Standing in the Way of Control hit-maker is reteaming with British dance music producers Simian Mobile Disco - formed by James Ford and Jas Shaw of the band Simian - for an as-yet-untitled EP set to hit shelves in January.

The singer first worked with the pair on a song called Cruel Intentions for their 2009 album, Temporary Pleasure.

According to, Ditto's record will feature four new songs and will be released on 12-inch vinyl and as a download.

A specific release date had ...

Beth Ditto Slams Skinny 'Role Models'

9/23/2010 4:00pm EDT
The Gossip
Overweight singer Beth Ditto struggles to accept criticism she is "unhealthy" due to her size - because she knows thin women who turn to cocaine to maintain their weight.

The Gossip star admits she finds it "tiring" defending her shapely figure, which has often been a target for critics, who have branded her a bad role model. Ditto insists she eats a balanced diet and hates the notion that skinny women are healthier than her - as she's certain many use drugs and cigarettes to suppress their appetite.

She tells TV presenter Fearne Cotton, "I'm not an unhealthy person and I feel like one ...

Beth Ditto 'Did Not Want To Be Gay,' Prayed To Get Pregnant

9/23/2010 9:12am EDT
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Gay Gossip singer Beth Ditto "prayed to God" she would fall pregnant as a teenager - so she could hide her sexuality.

The "Standing in the Way of Control" singer realized she was a homosexual at the age of 15, but dated a male pal to avoid attracting the attention of teenage boys in her native Searcy, Arkansas.

The couple's relationship lasted for three years - and Ditto, real name Mary Beth Patterson, admits she hoped to become a mom so she wouldn't have to reveal she was a lesbian.

She says, "I used to, like, pray to get pregnant when I was 18. I did not want to be gay. I did not want ...

Beth Ditto Hid Secret Desire For Her Assistant

9/9/2010 2:00pm EDT
Beth Ditto
The Gossip star Beth Ditto kept her feelings for her personal assistant hidden because she was wracked with guilt at "cheating" on her girlfriend.

The outlandish singer broke up with her bus driver lover Freddie earlier this year after nine years together. She started dating her assistant Kristin within weeks of the split, and admits she had been hiding her true feelings for her pal for a long time - even though she was faithful to her previous lover.

Ditto tells Britain's Marie Claire magazine, "It was something that I kept hidden deep inside me. But everyone knew. Even people at parti...

Beth Ditto Plans To Have A Baby Next Year

9/4/2010 3:00pm EDT
The Gossip
The Gossip star Beth Ditto is planning to start a family with her girlfriend within the next year.

The lesbian icon, 29, insists motherhood is the next thing on her priority list after she launches her new plus-size clothing line.

She tells Marie Claire magazine, "I do want to go to the doctor in the next year and start taking it (pregnancy) really seriously... Once these clothing lines are out I can take space and think about the baby."

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Beth Ditto, Lead Singer Of The Gossip, Shows Us Her O-Face

5/24/2010 2:38pm EDT
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Beth Ditto showed up at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday wearing a peach muumuu with a feathered boa. The Gossip singer appeared to be having a good time as she made faces at the press and blew kisses to the crowd.

The singer recently confessed she has to control herself from shoplifting. She told, "I have a hard time not buying or stealing. If I want something, I have to have it. But not anymore. The last time was three months ago - a dress from Marshalls. I used to steal more. I mostly stole from (charity shop) Goodwill. You know, 'Can't be bothered. The line's too long. ...

Photos From Coachella

4/19/2010 11:14am EDT
The Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival wrapped up yesterday in Indio, California. The three-day event included performance by Muse, Echo & The Bunnymen, Jay-Z, and Phoneix, for a total of 128 acts.

About 75,000 people attended the festival each day, not counting hundreds of backstage guests. There were horrific traffic jams in and out of the polo fields.

The most visually striking addition to this year's festival was a 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel that towered over the festival grounds and, with its lights, flashed and flared into the night.

See a gallery of photos here!

Beth Ditto: 'I Mostly Stole From Goodwill'

4/1/2010 8:35am EDT
The Gossip
Gossip star Beth Ditto has a bad habit - she struggles to stop herself from shoplifting.

The Standing In The Way Of Control rocker insists she has quit stealing for good, but admits she sometimes still feels the urge to sneak items in her handbag while shopping.

She tells, "I have a hard time not buying or stealing. If I want something, I have to have it. But not anymore. The last time was three months ago - a dress from Marshalls. I used to steal more. I mostly stole from (charity shop) Goodwill. You know, 'Can't be bothered. The line's too long. Put it in your purse.'"


Beth Ditto Squashes Austrian Alpine Skier

3/30/2010 10:02am EDT
Beth Ditto
Well, that's one way to make an entrance! Beth Ditto was in Austria to be on "Wetten Dass" (Bet It), and after giving all of the hosts the usual hug and kiss, she decided it was apt to sit on the show's other guest.

The Gossip singer simply turned around instead of hugging the guest and pushed him onto the couch with her butt, then sat on him. An Austrian skier was the target of the surprising gesture, and from the looks of it he didn't really mind!

She then sang for the show, which is one of the top-rated talk shows in the country. She was wearing a dress with ruffled shoulders, a wide b...

Beth Ditto Dressed Like A Brick House

11/17/2009 2:24pm EST
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You can't not like a girl who pokes fun at herself, and that's exactly what The Gossip singer Beth Ditto is doing in this brick patterned dress. "She's a Mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out/ She's a The lady's stacked and that's a fact/ ain't holding nothing back."

Punk trio The Gossip became highly visible due to their exposure in magazines like Out and The Advocate, where they became icons in the gay and lesbian indie rock community.

The heavyweight singer shatters the myth that she is fat and proud - insisting she hates her rotund frame.


The Gossip Present 'Music For Men', In Stores October 6

7/4/2009 8:24pm EDT
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DIY post punk-rock trio The Gossip's first major label offering of new material, "Music For Men", hits stores Tuesday October 6, 2009. The album will be available earlier via all digital service providers in the U.S. on June 23, 2009. Recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, CA, Music For Men was produced by multi Grammy Award winner Rick Rubin.

Music For Men finds Gossip taking drummer Hanna Billie's pulsating rhythms and guitarist Brace Paine's raucous whaling to a whole new level. Syncopated beats, punk rock attitude, dance energy and ominous bass thumps provide the perfect canvas ...

Ditto's Duet, Jackson Custody, Rihanna Tattoos, Bullock's Nudity, Lohan & Ronson Again

7/3/2009 8:00pm EDT
What happened in the wide, wonderful world of celebrity news & gossip today? Here's a quick recap of the top stories in Starpulse News for today, Friday, July 2, 2009:

Rihanna Could Be Fined For Illegal Tattooing - Because she didn't have a license. In New York a license is required, but they can't be that hard to get given the obvious fact that it doesn't take much to get a driver's licence there...

Sandra Bullock Discusses 'Naked Stunt Work' - Alot of us do naked stunts Sandra, we just don't talk about them.

Debbie Rowe Undecided About Custody Fight - Kind of like how Michael was...

Obvious Quote Of The Day: Beth Ditto Scares People

5/20/2009 6:54pm EDT
The Gossip
"I played in Greece last summer and, I swear, when I went into the crowd, people actually ran away from me." The Gossip star Beth Ditto fears she repelled her Greek fans.

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Crack A Bottle (Today's Links & Videos)

2/16/2009 7:00pm EST
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the tubes.

Things you don't want to ever see volume 37: Beth Ditto nude on the cover of Love magazine - Celebrity Smack

Dude finds the end of a rainbow, wins $25 - geekologie

This guy obviously joined Peta to hook up with chicks (pics) - The Rad Report

Eminem's new single - "Crack A Bottle":

Amanda Bynes strutting her stuff on the runway. In a very, very short skirt (obviously,...

New Live CD/DVD From The Gossip, 'Live In Liverpool,' Out April 15

4/10/2008 7:00pm EDT
Recorded live in concert on July 9, 2007, Gossip - Live In Liverpool brilliantly captures and focuses the stunning ferocity, energy and intensity at the heart of Gossip's groundbreaking meld of sound and politics. This incendiary concert showcase breaks out definitive performances of Gossip signature tunes including the band's UK #1 Indie chart-topping smash, "Standing In The Way Of Control"; the UK Top 40 hit, "Listen Up"; and the #3 UK Indie track, "Jealous Girls" in addition to delightfully provocative covers of Wham!'s "Careless Whisper" and Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody?"


Erasure Joins 'True Colors' Tour In Support Of Human Rights Campaign

4/22/2007 1:00pm EDT
When it came time to create the video for "I Could Fall in Love With You''--the first single from Erasure's upcoming album Light At The End Of The World, out May 22 via Mute-- Andy Bell and Vince Clarke chose to put the task in the hands of three young cinematographers in London, New York and Los Angeles. The concept was sweet and simple as each filmmaker took to the streets of their native city, asking passing couples (young, old, gay, straight, parents, children) if they would agree to kiss or embrace on camera.

In addition, a bulletin went out asking fans for their own video submis...

Margaret Cho's Creative Resurgence Spawns New Movie, Tour, TV Shows And A Burlesque Revue

4/15/2007 6:00pm EDT
Margaret Cho
Comedian and actress Margaret Cho is happy to be experiencing a creative resurgence. In addition to her busy tour schedule, Cho also maintains an award winning blog, has taken up bellydancing, and recently started hosting her own variety show, The Sensuous Woman. Featuring a stellar lineup of comedians, bellydancers and burlesque superstars, The Sensuous Woman has been playing monthly in Los Angeles and San Francisco and is being developed for an off-broadway run in the fall. Margaret says, "There's a lot of gender swapping and gender play. It's the gayest show you could have with women st...

Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry & Others Celebrate First Annual True Colors Tour

3/13/2007 10:17am EDT
Cyndi Lauper
For the first time ever, music legends and today's hottest artists take the stage for a historical musical event -- Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, The Dresden Dolls, The Gossip and The Misshapes with host Margaret Cho join in celebration of the inaugural True Colors concert tour in support of the Human Rights Campaign.

This 15 city nationwide tour, presented by Logo, kicks off Gay & Lesbian Pride Month on June 8th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The concerts will feature five hours of nonstop music with other exciting special guests appearing on select dates throughout the ...

Hot British & International Pop for 2007

1/5/2007 1:58pm EST
The Gossip
2006 was packed with fresh talent. New artists like Corinne Bailey Rae, The Arctic Monkeys and The Feeling stormed the UK, as well as the international music scene, bringing with them new sounds and never-before seen achievements.

Arctic Monkeys made music history, when their LP ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ became the fastest-selling debut album in the UK chart history. A spokesman for musical retailer HMV commented: “In terms of sheer impact we haven’t seen anything quite like this since the Beatles.”

The band found their popularity on the internet, after demo ...