This Week in Pop Culture
Hope Solo was accosted by a male dancer…allegedly. In her new memoir, Solo: A Memoir of Hope (really…that is your title?), Solo accuses her Dancing with the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy of slapping her for screwing up the Charleston or whatever the hell dance moves they do.
“He manhandled me in rehearsals from the start, pushing me, whacking my stomach, bending my arms roughly. I thought that was just how it went -- how dancers worked with each other. But it kept getting worse. One day, Maks was trying to put me in a certain position and hit my stomach so hard with his open palm that I had a red handprint there for the rest of the day."
She said she didn’t rat him out to producers while they were filming because she didn’t want to ruin his career…so she just waited until her book was published to do that…mmhmm.
Maks didn’t name names, but one of his recent tweets is most likely a response to Solo’s accusations:
I find it hard to believe that a professional dancer beat up a professional soccer player, especially one of Solo’s stature. I think the only manhandling that occurred on that dance floor was Solo leading Maks through the dances and not the other way around. Just look at her…she could easily take him.
Love. Sex. Magic. He porked her in Wanderlust, and now they’re engaged! Justin Theroux saved Jennifer Aniston from being put out to pasture this week and put a ring on it…on his birthday…Kind of strange, but happy birthday to him! And nobody cheated on anybody else while filming a movie to make their love happen. They did it the good old-fashioned way…and they’re actually kind of sickeningly cute together.
Now it’s a race to the altar…who will marry first? Brangelina (they’ve been together since 2005) or Jenstin/Junnifer? Mazel to the happy couple!
Snow White will not be appearing in the next movie based on Snow White, because that makes perfect sense. In a word: Awkward! The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Kristin Stewart has been dropped from the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman (when and if a sequel is ever filmed), yet director (and fellow cheater) Rupert Sanders still has a job if he wants it. Right now it is unclear whether the sequel will focus on the huntsman character played by Chris Hemsworth or even the evil queen, played by Charlize Theron. “The studio is currently exploring options to continue the franchise,” a Universal spokeswoman says.
I’m not too worried about K-Stew…someone will cut her or a break…or she’ll end up going Britney-crazy and shaving her head, which will lead to a great comeback and maybe a judging spot on American Idol...they’re always on the look-out for new, questionably talented judges. Only time will tell.
Rob Kardashian = Dirty Liar. Surprise, surprise…a Kardashian lied to the media. Recently, the twenty-five year old tweeted his excitement about going back to school; he wrote: “Going to Law School very soon and so excited and can’t wait! School just never ends for me! #UniversityofSouthernCal #Trojans #FightOn.”
Well, USC took it upon themselves to personally respond to Rob’s proclamation. They said: "News to us…Rob Kardashian hasn't even applied to USC Law. Wish him luck at the law school he's really attending."
Now, that would be embarrassing for any normal human being, but the Kardashians know no shame.
And anyway, Rob, who needs law school when you have a sock line-slash-EMPIRE exploding at the every man’s local Neiman Marcus store next month. Am I right?
Miley Cyrus got a haircut…somehow this is news. Entertainment outlets and internet bloggers are in a tizzy over Miley’s new ‘do. She chopped off her once brown/gold ombre locks and is now sporting a bleach blonde pixie cut…and loving it at that.
After the cut, she tweeted:
What her hair looks like:
What I’m really concerned with isn’t her lesbian coif…it’s the fact she is wearing an oversized black sweater in the dead of summer. Really, girl? I guess she’s just being Miley.
Throwback Video of the Week: Matt Foley –Motivational Speaker
“Now I wonder, Brian, from what I’ve heard, you’re using your paper not for writin’, but for rollin’ doobies. You’re gonna be doin’ a lot of doobie-rollin’ when you’re livin’ in a van down by the river!”
Skip the movies, and go support your local teams tonight. It’s an exciting time for sports, especially for the Orioles and Ravens!
Celebrity Birthdays This Week: George Hamilton (73), Casey Affleck (37), Plaxico Burress (35), Fidel Castro (86), Danny Bonaduce (53), John Slattery (50), Halle Berry (46), Magic Johnson (53), Mila Kunis (29), Steve Martin (67), Tim Tebow (25), David Crosby (71), Danielle Steele (65), Joe Jonas (23), Ben Affleck (40), Jennifer Lawrence (22), Brad Goreski (35), Madonna (54), Steve Carell (50), Angela Bassett (54), James Cameron (58), Kathie Lee Gifford (59), Frank Gifford (82), Rumer Willis (24), Donnie Wahlberg (43), Robert Deniro (69), Sean Penn (52), Giuliana Rancic (37), Ed Norton (43), Christian Slater (43), Malcolm Jamal Warner (42), Denis Leary (55), Robert Redford (76).