This Week in Pop Culture
This has definitely been a strange week on the pop culture circuit. Here’s a review of your week in weird...
Chris Brown’s face got a Drakeover. Rumors have been flying that Chris Brown and Drake (and their respective posses) exchanged words and chucked a few beer bottles at each other at the WIP nightclub in NYC late Wednesday night, causing Brown to receive a wicked gash on his chin (seen left). The alleged altercation was over Rihanna, who is speculated to be dating Drake again. Along with the picture, Brown tweeted, “How u party wit rich n**** that hate? Lol...Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!” The picture and tweet have since been removed, but clearly the two men are not keen on being Eskimo bros.
Drake’s rep said he was in no way involved in the altercation, but his story doesn’t seem to match up to what other club-goers saw. “Independent eyewitnesses have told detectives from the New York Police Department that Drake absolutely started the fight by throwing a bottle at Chris,” a source close to law enforcement tells RadarOnline.com. Meanwhile, Brown’s lawyer met with NYPD to provide evidence supporting the eyewitness accounts and Brown spoke with detectives on his own at an undisclosed location in NYC. Cops told TMZ, “Brown is not currently a suspect but rather a witness and a victim.” Oh, puh-lease. We all know he instigated these shenanigans.
Maybe this is just step one of his karma – not that it makes up for what he did to Rihanna’s face.
Madonna cannot keep her clothes on. Let’s go back in time five months to January. During a press tour for W.E., a film the Queen of Pop co-wrote and directed, the material gal told a television reporter she was against showing skin for the purpose of gaining attention: “You don’t have to show nipples to be interesting. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re cutting edge if you do, right?"
Well, now it’s June and you’re a hypocrite, Madge.
Not only did Lady M introduce her right nipple to the Middle East (which I’m sure the Taliban loved) while ‘singing’ her hit “Human Nature”, but the 53-year-old mother of four also mooned Rome during the same song a few nights later.
Keep it your pants, Madonna. And move on. This is just getting sad.
Matthew McConaughey’s officially off the market, sorry ladies. Despite a former intense bromance with Lance Armstrong a few years back, Matthew McConaughey wed longtime love and baby mama Camila Alves this past weekend. The couple married at McConaughey’s homestead in Texas in front of their children, Levi (3) and Vida (2), family and close friends including Reese Witherspoon, Kenny Chesney, Meg Ryan, and Woody Harrelson.
Here’s where it gets a little weird: apparently the couple exchanged their vows by whispering them into each others ears, so no guests heard what was said. What’s the point in having a wedding in front of an audience if they can’t hear how much you love each other? So that was a little off…the other strange part was that the wedding guests were camping out for this three-day affair in what have been described as ‘luxury tents.’ Let’s be real here: a tent is a tent is a tent, no matter what spin you put on it. And can’t these people afford a decent hotel room with running water and electricity? Come on.
Celebrity Quote of the Week: “What’s [showing] everything? I mean I grew out a bush so nobody sees anything.” – Jenny McCarthy on her um, current situation (aka another reason not to waste your money on Playboy mags).
Throwback Video of the Week: Drunk Makeup Tutorial - Make it look like your skin is not so angry at you for your bad life choices.
“Here’s a helpful life tip: stand by things that are white because it makes you look less white…I don’t recoomend washing your face, because you might drown.”
I wouldn’t necessarily call this a true to form throwback since she posted it a couple weeks ago, but I can for sure relate to this video, and I’m willing to bet 93% of other girls can say that they’ve done this at one time or another in their lives, because they like to stay classy.
See It: That’s My Boy [R] – What’s not to love about an Adam Sandler flick? You know what you’re getting yourself into here. And truth is, you’ll probably only be mildly satisfied, but it will be better than a movie musical remake of a Broadway play.
Skip It, for now: Rock of Ages [PG-13] – Features a star-studded cast including Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, and Paul Giamatti…but a self-indulgent singing Tom Cruise just doesn’t do it for me. Plus, he’s a shortie.
Celebrity Birthdays This Week: Elizabeth Hurley (47), Gene Wilder (79), Hugh Laurie (53), Shia LaBeouf (26), Joe Montana (56), Joshua Jackson (34), George H.W. Bush (88), Kendra Wilkinson (27), Adriana Lima (31), Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen (26), Tim Allen (59), Rivers Cuomo (42), Donald Trump (66), Boy George (51), Ice Cube (43), Neil Patrick Harris (39), Courteney Cox (48), Helen Hunt (49).
Have a wonderful weekend!