Some shocking news earlier today from Lance Bass. Lance was on the Meredith Vieira show today and while discussing Ashley Judd’s recent revelations about being abused, Lance says he too was sexually abused back in his NSYNC days…he didn’t point any fingers, but he’s previously made similar comments about what a creep NSYNC’s manager Lou Pearlman was. Pearlman’s been accused of sexually abusing other young stars under his management and is currently serving 25 years in prison for embezzlement.
Rihanna’s opening up about her relationship with Chris Brown. Pretty much nobody understood when she started seeing him again after he beat her to a bloody pulp back in 2008. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Rihanna says she thought she was protecting Chris and that the world didn’t understand him. Later in the interview, she also called Rachel Dolezal a hero. You probably remember Rachel…she’s the white woman who pretended to be black. Rihanna says she’s “a bit of a hero” and that she opened people’s eyes…whatever that means.
Charlize Theron got some flowers from an adoring fan who turned out to be a crazy stalker. A man showed up outside her Hollywood home yesterday afternoon bearing a bouquet. He talked to Charlize via the intercom on the front gate…she thanked him and asked him to leave the flowers at the gate but he refused to leave until he talked to her in person. The cops ended up being called and the guy is now facing stalking charges. Pro-tip for obsessive fans: showing up and demanding to see a celebrity probably won’t end well for you
The Vatican is doing major damage control after Pope Francis met with the now infamous Kim Davis. Kim is the American county clerk who won’t grant marriage licenses to gay couples…Pope Frank granted her an audience while he was in Washington DC earlier this week. Kim’s lawyer says the pope told her he supports her and to “stay strong”. The Vatican says the meeting did happen but Francis never expressed his support for her actions. They say it was more of a meet and greet with several dozen people and the two didn’t even really have a conversation. They didn’t make it clear how Kim got her hands on a backstage pass to attend this “meet and greet”.
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Bill Cosby may finally be facing criminal charges. The LAPD had been investigating an alleged assault by Cosby and have now turned their evidence over to the DA’s office for potential prosecution. Playboy bunny Chloe Goins says during a party at the Playboy mansion back in 2008, Cosby gave her a drink laced with something that caused her to black out…she says she woke up some time later to Cosby sexually assaulting her. Cosby’s reps have of course denied it, saying he was never even at the party.
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Turmoil continues at the View…this time between the talent and the producers. Sources say the show is a mess behind the scenes, specifically Whoopi Goldberg’s relationship with network executives. There’s a rumour Whoopi had a total meltdown in a meeting, dropping the N-word and saying she’s treated like a slave. The cause of all the strife? Whoopi says she’s being excluded from editorial decisions on the show. She claims there was no meltdown but there’s definitely someone stepping on her toes and she won’t stand for it. If there’s one person you don’t want to be on the bad side of, it’s Whoopi.