But we thought they were the best of raglan-loving friends!
Pop-punk wannabe skater girls of the early 2000s, weep, for your askew hat-wearing overlords have taken off their studded bracelets and are partaking in a full-on cat fight over the Interwaves.
Two-thirds of Blink-182 released a statement on Monday saying founding member Tom DeLonge had “indefinitely” left the band he started in his garage. This after years of in-fighting and a promised album that has yet to be recorded.
In the statement, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker announced that Tom was out and Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba would serve as frontman during their upcoming set at Musink Festival. DeLonge responded on Instagram, saying he “never quit the band,” which propmpted Mark and Travis to answer back in an interview with Rolling Stone.
In the Q&A, Mark and Travis say Tom agreed to record a new Blink album only if they signed with a label. So everyone did a ton of work to make that happen, and finally the guys were set to hit the studio on Jan. 5. But, on New Year’s Eve, Tom’s manager said he wanted to focus on his endeavors outside of music. …Full Story
Who knows if he’s bluffing this time around, but James Caan has filed for divorce from his fourth wife, Linda... again.
If you feel like you’ve heard that before, it’s because this is the third time the 74-year-old actor has filed for divorce from his spouse of 19 years. According to People, the Godfather star is seeking to terminate financial support for Linda. The couple worked things out the last two times this went down, first in 2005 and again in 2009.
The Caans share two sons, James, 19, and Jacob, 16. James Caan is seeking joint custody of Jacob.Full Story
Tom Petty, left, and Sam Smith.
Man, we thought we were going nuts every time Tom Petty’s I Won’t Back Down got stuck in our heads after listening to Sam Smith’s Stay With Me, but now it all makes total sense.
Petty and Jeff Lynne’s names have been added to the song’s writing credits because the similarities between the tracks are too great to ignore. The Grammy-nominated song’s chorus follows the same chord progression as I Won’t Back Down.
“Recently the publishers for the song I Won’t Back Down, written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, contacted the publishers for Stay With Me, written by Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips, about similarities heard in the melodies of the choruses of the two compositions,” Smith’s rep told Rolling Stone in a statement. “Not previously familiar with the 1989 Petty/Lynne song, the writers of Stay With Me listened to I Won’t Back Down and acknowledged the similarity.”
Say what? Who doesn’t know that song?
The rep said the likeness is a “complete coincidence” and that the parties involved “came to an immediate and amicable agreement.” …Full Story
Miss Universe, Paulina Vega of Colombia
In case you had better things to do on Sunday night — and we certainly hope you did — we’re here to tell you that Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, was crowned the most desirable never-married, childless, female walker and question-answerer between the ages of 18 and 27, in all existing matter and space.
The 22-year-old business administration student hailing from her hometown of Barranquilla — the native land of Shakira and Sofia Vergara — destroyed the hopes of finalists from the United States, Jamaica, the Netherlands and Ukraine when she nabbed the title of Miss Universe in Miami.
But the pageant wasn’t without its controversy. When Miss Colombia was crowned, the audience erupted into boos and the super-clever hashtag #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon started trending on Twitter.
The family of Miss Jamaica, Kaci Fennell, is crying foul, saying she obviously was robbed because of her Halle Berry pixie cut.
“If short hair is a problem, why didn’t they say so in the contest,” asked Miss Jamaica’s grandfather, Michael Fennell, adding that Kaci fell victim to “unwritten factors,” according to the Daily Mail. …Full Story
Goldie Hawn, Donatella Versace and Kate Hudson: A Cautionary Tale.
Kate Hudson got all dressed up for a big night out at Madame Tussaud’s in Paris this weekend. Oh, wait, this just in: Those aren’t two wax figures she’s standing next to. They’re silicone creations Goldie Hawn and Donatella Versace.
The trio posed together as they arrived for the Atelier Versace Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion show, which kicked off Fashion Week on Sunday. Hudson’s Versace body con dress was the talk of the evening, its daring cutouts revealing the Fabletics creator’s toned derriere — and so much more.
Hudson has been nearly inseparable from her mother — except when gallivanting around Hollywood with Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough — ever since she and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy announced their split last year.Full Story
She asked When Will My Life Begin? and now Mandy Moore has her answer.
The 30-year-old actress/singer/Disney princess is divorcing Ryan Adams, 40, who we hear also is a singer. Adams did the honor of filing the paperwork, People reports, so at least we know chivalry isn’t completely dead.
“Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams have mutually decided to end their marriage,” her rep said in a statement. “It is a respectful, amicable parting of ways and both Mandy and Ryan are asking for media to respect their privacy at this time.”
The couple wed six years ago in Savannah, Ga., just one month after getting engaged. They have zero kids, so at least there’s that.Full Story
Gee. Who ever could have seen this coming?
Patrick Dempsey and his wife of 15 years are calling it quits. The 49-year-old Grey’s Anatomy (and Enchanted — can’t forget Enchanted) star and makeup artist Jillian Fink are finally tired of looking at the other’s face every morning.
Said the couple in a statement to People: “It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the wellbeing of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time.”
Yes, the pair forever will be unable to escape one another as the parental unit of Tallulah Fyfe, 12, and twins Patrick and Darby Galen, 7.
Dempsey was racing at the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance event this weekend when Fink filed the divorce papers. The actor tried to keep a low profile, as evidence by his no-show at the autograph session for fans — an event he usually doesn’t miss. He also was absent on the starting grid and hinted that some big changes might be on the way. …Full Story
It’s a match made in vampire heaven: Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are getting married.
After six months of dating, “she accepted with glee,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “She is madly in love.”
The Vampire Diaries actor and Twilight actress first stepped out together in July, and their whirlwind romance has been heating up ever since.
Says another source: “They were friends before, the groundwork had been laid before. They had always been attracted to each other, but always in another relationship. It may seem quick, but they knew it was right. They believe in the same things. They are dedicated to their work and helping others.”
Three weeks after they started dating, the couple moved in together in Atlanta, Ga., and became the proud parents of two horses, Eagle and Millie. Wedding rumors began heating up last month after Somerhalder was seen ring shopping at Neil Lane.
“Ian bought a vintage diamond eternity band for Nikki,” an insider said. “It’s not a typical engagement ring but actually a wedding band you purchase for when you get married.” …Full Story
Hopefully the third time is a charm for Karina Smirnoff. The Dancing With the Stars pro just got engaged to beau Jason Adelman.
Smirnoff announced that she’s ready to waltz down the aisle by accepting Adelman’s “engaged” status on Facebook. Word is Adelman presented his lady with a five-carat Martin Katz mirror ball trophy.
Smirnoff was previously engaged to DWTS co-star Maksim Chmerkovskiy in 2009 and baseball player Brad Penny in 2011.Full Story
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder’s whirlwind romance has nothing on the speed at which Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q got engaged. The Stalker co-stars haven’t even confirmed their relationship publicly, but word is McDermott, 53, proposed months ago and gifted the 35-year-old Insurgent actress her ring while vacationing in Hawaii recently, thus making it official.
“No wedding date set yet,” a source tells Us Weekly.
This will be the first marriage for the Nikita alum and the second for McDermott, who has two daughters — Colette, 18, and Charlotte, 9 — with actress Shiva Rose.Full Story
Bethenny Frankel has been after the wallets of waistline-obsessed drunks for quite some time now, but the latest addition to her Skinnygirl empire will target stoners who hate all the fatness that comes with getting high.
The 44-year-old Real Housewives of New York City star is launching “Skinnygirl marijuana” in the legal weed markets of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
“It will be a specially engineered strain of pot designed to not give you the munchies,” an undisclosed source, who we can only assume is the Skinnygirl cocktails creator’s publicist, told Us Weekly. “She read about how profitable the cannabis industry is and wants to get in on that.”
Right. She read about it. And also this:
“OMG it’s the craziest thing to see marijuana legal in Aspen. People walking into pot stores like it’s the @Gap #prohibitiondone,” the failed talk show host tweeted just before Christmas.
Hooray for her entrepreneurial spirit and all, but doesn’t Bethenny know that half the fun of smoking is gaining the superpower that is shoving scads of PB&Js down your gullet without giving any cares? (Or so we’ve heard.) …Full Story
Usher is taking his business partnership to a whole new level. The singer and Voice judge is set to wed manager Grace Miguel, according to People.
“I have an incredible partner and manager,” the Grammy winner, 36, told Billboard in its October issue. “She has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life and my career. She’s someone who’s been able to support and understand all of who I am. Not just as a dancer or as a performer or as a singer, but as a humanitarian and a business man and as a person.”
Miguel, 44, was sporting quite an impressive ring at Miami’s E11even night club on New Year’s Eve and again at the Golden Globes Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in L.A. las weekend. Some thought it couldn’t be an engagement ring because of its enormity. However, multiple sources have confirmed that a wedding is indeed in the plans.
“She’s happy but they’re trying to keep it quiet,” an insider told Us Weekly of the private couple.
The pair have been together for five years. This will be the second marriage for Usher — dad to sons Naviyd Ely and Usher Raymond V — who was previously married to Tameka Foster from 2007 to 2009.Full Story
Decades later, the duel of the divas is still going strong. Mariah Carey is the latest big name to sign a residency deal in Las Vegas, the singer announced on Ellen Thursday morning. She’ll be replacing (or stepping in for) Celine Dion, who is taking a break from her show until at least 2016.
The show at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace will feature fan favorites We Belong Together, Vision of Love, Emotions, Dreamlover, Touch My Body, One Sweet Day, Don’t Forget About Us and Fantasy.
“This is a special event for me,” said the 44-year-old mother of two. “I have to hope that the fans will enjoy this 'cause I’m gonna be performing, which was kind of inspired by my album #1’s, and this is now the updated version with 18 of them.”
Coherent sentences are fun.
Just to make sure some people actually attend, Ellen gave every audience member a pair of tickets.
No word on how much Mariah will rake in from the deal, but we’ll leave you with this: Britney Spears is making $475,000 per show, and we wouldn’t put it past Mariah to demand more, just as a matter of principle.Full Story
Turns out Naya Rivera — Glee star, hasty-nuptial enthusiast, and this week’s The View guest co-host — isn’t familiar with the No. 1 rule of political correctness, or TV in general, which is “just don’t talk about race at all, ever, in any context,” because that’s exactly what got her in trouble this week.
On Tuesday’s show, the ladies and man of The View were discussing the hot topic of showers — yes, showers — or, more specifically, a study that says dermatologists recommend showering once or twice every three days.
After co-host Nicolle Wallace admitted she showers thrice a day, Rivera, 28, said showering daily is “such a white people thing.”
“I have to say I have a theory about showering, (which) is that I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics,” said the Puerto Rican and black actress. “I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing,” she added, saying that she can make such a claim because her half-Puerto Rican, half-black mother showers daily and she’s married to a white man who showers multiple times a day.
Twitter was shocked. So too were her co-hosts and the live studio audience. …Full Story
Leave it to Ellen DeGeneres to make us laugh about hate.
On Wednesday, the 24-time Daytime Emmy winner took time out of her monologue to respond to self-proclaimed “cultural commentator” Larry Tomczak’s Christian Post article titled “Are you aware of the avalanche of gay programming assaulting your home?”. DeGeneres, 56, said she doesn’t usually read about herself, but she felt the need to address the accusations.
Tomczak wrote that Hollywood has a gay agenda, and said DeGeneres “celebrates her lesbianism and 'marriage’ in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls.”
Here’s Ellen’s response:
“Okay, let’s just break this down. First of all, I’m not 'married,’” she said while throwing up air quotes. “I’m married. That’s all. And, Larry, I don’t even know what it means to celebrate my lesbianism. I mean… Well, I guess I do,” DeGeneres said before deploying a party air popper. “Like that! Yay! I’m gay!” …Full Story