Controversies and Scandals

Giuliana Rancic Apologizes (For Real This Time)

February 25th, 2015 8:21am EST
Giuliana Rancic Apologizes To Zendaya, For Real This Time (Watch
Giuliana Rancic already apologized once for insinuating that Disney star Zendaya "smells like pachouli oil or weed. Maybe weed."

But it wasn't that great of an apology- or an apology at all, really. Once the backlash hit, Rancic sent a quick apology Tweet to Zendaya, saying:

"I'm sorry I offended you and others. I was referring to a bohemian chic look. Had NOTHING to do with race and NEVER would!!!"

But "I'm sorry I offended you" is a little backhanded, so now Rancic's making a full, impassioned plea for mercy.

On camera at E!, Rancic said she was "so, so sincerely sorry" for the statem...

Is There A Conspiracy Keeping Mo'Nique Out Of Movie Roles?

February 20th, 2015 9:53am EST
Is There A Conspiracy Keeping Mo'Nique Out Of Movie Roles?
Remember that time when Mo'Nique won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "Precious?"

Then, remember that time when she was in zero movies for the next five years? Seriously- Mo'Nique was "Steppin: The Movie" 2009 (the same year as "Precious"), and then nothing until 2014.

Mo'Nique remembers. And she knows why, too. Apparently, she's been "blackballed" by Hollywood.

The comedian/actress revealed what's been going on in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Apparently, she learned the truth from "Precious" director Lee Daniels.

"I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six ...

Does Jay Z Have A Long Lost Son?

February 20th, 2015 7:39am EST
Does Jay Z Have A Long Lost Son? And Why Is That Son Suing Him?
Nothing ruins a celebrity's day worse than a love child from 20+ years ago showing up at your doorstep. Or suing you, for financial and emotional damages.

Both just happened to Jay Z- a man named Rymir Satterthwaite now claims that the megastar rap mogul is his father, and had slept with his mother years before he was ever famous.

Jay-Z refuses to acknowledge Satterthwaite's claim to the Carter family name, so Sattherthwaite hit back with a lawsuit. According to the suit, Jay-Z used "fraudulent" information to get Sattherwaite's paternity claim thrown out and to dodge a DNA test.


Unretouched Beyonce Photos Leak Online, And Her Fans Are Furious About It! (Photos)

February 19th, 2015 8:20am EST
Unretouched Beyonce Photos Leak Online, And Her Fans Are Furious
On Tuesday, more than 200 photos of Beyonce hit the Internet, allegedly from a 2013 L'Oreal campaign, but without any Photoshop or airbrushing.

On that same Tuesday, the Internet lost its goddamn mind.

Every form of social media known to man blew up with comments about Bey's pre-Photoshop face. Some saying she looked "like a cigarette smoker," others saying she looked like a normal human woman who simply hasn't been put through the digital skin-perfecting wringer.

Then, things got crazier. The Beyonce World, the site that first put up the leaked pics, took them down after outright harass...

Why Is 'Fifty Shades' Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Quitting The Franchise?

February 17th, 2015 10:02am EST
Why Is 'Fifty Shades' Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Quitting The F
"Fifty Shades of Grey" made more than $80 million this weekend. $80 million. With numbers like that, you'd think the cast and crew would be set for life.

Well, director Sam Taylor-Johnson won't be. It's come out that the "Fifty Shades" helmer is ready to abandon the franchise and "pull out" of all future sequels.

The Sun (via Huffington Post UK) tells us why: apparently, Taylor-Johnson and "Fifty Shades" author E.L. James were at each other's throats throughout the film's entire production.

"Sam won't be back for the Fifty Shades sequels. She wants out and Universal knows that's the righ...

NBC Suspends Brian Williams For Six Months

February 11th, 2015 6:01pm EST
Brian Williams
Bosses at NBC have suspended newsman Brian Williams for six months after the anchor admitted that he lied about an incident he said happened while he was reporting during the Iraq war in 2003.

Williams, who won't be paid during his suspension, will be replaced by Lester Holt on the Nightly News.

"We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months," NBC News President Deborah Turness wrote in a memo to the NBC News staff on Tuesday.

Williams outright lied about being shot down by an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) while in a Chi...

What Did Shirley Manson Have To Say About Kanye West?

February 10th, 2015 10:55am EST
Shirley Manson Gives Kanye West A Verbal Thrashing Over His Gram
At last night's Grammys, Kanye West nearly pulled a second "Imma let you finish" when Beck won Best Album of the Year.

Beck, it turns out, was totally cool with it. Apparently, he thought Beyonce was a shoo-in to win too.

But Shirley Manson, lead singer of the band Garbage, has a bone to pick with Kanye.

She may not have had the Grammy platform to speak publicly like Kanye did (or a seat close enough to the stage that she could just leap up there and scream her feelings), but she's speaking out nonetheless.

Manson posted a scathing reply to Kanye on her Facebook wall, arguing that Kanye...

Why Is Brian Williams On Temporary Leave?

February 8th, 2015 9:26am EST
Brian Williams
Brian Williams will step aside as anchor of his nightly NBC News broadcast for “several days” as a result of the controversy generated by his comments about his reporting during the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina.

Williams stated that he was riding in a helicopter during the Iraq war that was hit by enemy airfire.

“I would not have chosen to make this mistake. I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another,” Williams said in an interview with Stars and Stripes.

Williams apologized on air, saying, “I made a mistake in recalling the events of ...

Will Gary Glitter Get Life In Prison?

February 6th, 2015 11:25am EST
Pop Star Gary Glitter Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse, May Get Life
Gary Glitter, the former glam rocker best known for hits like "Do You Wanna Touch Me?" has just been convicted of historic sex abuse charges.

That is, six crimes the star committed during the 1970s and 1980s: one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of unlawful sex with a girl under 13. It's that last charge that potentially carries a life sentence.

But Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) doesn't seem to mind- at least not outwardly- as he was being led out of the courtroom, Glitter blew kisses to those watching the trial.

According to the trial, Glitter used ...

Brian Williams Admits He Lied About Helicopter Attack Heroism

February 5th, 2015 8:28am EST
Brian Williams Admits He Was Lying About Helicopter Attack Heroi
Brian Williams has officially admitted the truth: while the NBC newscaster claimed he was shot down while in a helicopter, during a 2003 visit to Iraq, the story's not true. At all.

Every time the famous anchor's told that story (which he's done, multiple times), it was an outright lie.

Williams recounted his tale of wartime bravado as recently as last Friday, but on Wednesday's "NBC Nightly News," the star anchor finally came clean in a brief statement.

"I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft."

"It did ...