“I’m in recovery and I hear a lot of people talking about how drugs destroyed their lives. It’s not unique to pop stars. An addict is an extreme person whether it’s drugs or fame or being in love or food. An addict is an addict. But until you can say, ‘I’m an addict’, you can’t start to make peace with those demons. I struggled with that for years. I went to NA meetings, I went to see counsellors [but] I wouldn’t say it. It felt like a defeat. When I finally did, I was like, ‘What a relief! That’s what I am!”
– Singer Boy George, who has been sober for eight years now despite previously struggling with a drug addiction, he no longer drinks alcohol, smokes or eats meat.
“People may now think I’m ‘nice,’ but they still act surprised when I’m smart. It’s a man’s world, and, truly, people in a business setting do not value a woman as much as a man. I feel like I’m constantly having to prove myself. If a man does one thing well, people immediately say he’s a genius. Women have to do something remarkable over and over and over. And, even then, they get questions about their love life.” She shrugged. “People underestimate me. They always have, and maybe that’s for the best. It’s fun to prove them wrong.”
– Jennifer Lopez to this W Magazine this month.
Gwen Stefani‘s not just a pop icon, ska icon, fashion icon, host of The Voice, or a just REGULAR MOM, — she’s a COOL MOM. She recently spoke about the possibility of one of her boys turning out to be gay someday — to which the singer replied:
“I would be blessed with a gay son, you know that I would feel blessed about that. I just want my boys to be happy and healthy, and I just ask God to guide me every day to be a good mother because it is not an easy job. I’ve been able to travel the world and meet so many different kinds of people. And it doesn’t really matter if you’re gay, straight, whatever. There are good and bad people, and I would be happy. I just want my kids to be happy, and whatever journey God gives them is their journey. I just need to be there to be the most supportive mom that I can be and that’s what I’m gonna be.”
… and further, on responding to criticism for letting her boys paint their nails:
“If somebody says something about me and I don’t know them and they’re not my friend or part of my life, it really doesn’t affect me. Of course everyone’s gonna have their perspective and their opinion, and I know what’s real and what’s honest and true, and that’s really all that matters to me and all that’s important, so it doesn’t really bother me. As long as my boys are protected and happy and I’m spending quality time with them, whether it’s doing sports or doing nails, it really doesn’t matter.”
Gwen Stefani, while speaking to Pride Source this month.
Iggy Azalea must have really SOLD that hard-as-fuck raptress persona to Britney‘s peeps, cuz according to her, Britney’s team swooped in and went through her drawers to make sure Britney was safe to chill at Iggy’s…
“They came and checked my place to make sure I wasn’t trying to stash anything weird and, like, get it to her or something…to make sure I wasn’t a bad influence. And I’m not. I passed the test! I mean, I don’t have like a crack den.”
Fair enuf, hon! The last time they let Brit Brit hang out with her backup dancers, she ended up pregnant and hooked on tina! …And I don’t mean X-Tina! (I’m lookin at you K-Fed!)
The #unapologeticbitch apologized, saying:
“Oh shit I am so sorry,” she said quickly. “Sexual harassment. You can do the same to me if you like.”
Madge was also two hours late for her own concert, which angered fans who were like “Ughhh I have to be at the work in the morning. Thanks k bai.” Madge responded by telling the audience that “greatness equals lateness.” Thoughts?
They don’t call her SCARY SPICE for no reason… Spice Girls singer Mel B told the Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss podcast this week that she tried to snatch All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis‘ weave like a pterodactyl, and that Shaznay tried to choke a bitch. YAS:
One person Mel might not be making up with however is All Saints member Shaznay Lewis, after the pair apparently got into a physical fight back in their ’90s heyday.
“There was this girl group called All Saints,” she explained. “And I had already beaten up one of them in the bathroom, the black girl Shaznay. She started giving me attitude so I went in the bathroom and tried to rip her weave off.
“And she chokes me and then we kinda got split up – but I won.”
She added: “The funny thing is they just brought out a new record last week. It’s really good!”
I think Mel and Shaznay should use this opportunity to promote the shit out of whatever the hell it is they’re doing these days and cut a THE BOY IS MINE type track together… every gaylene over 30 would be all over that shit!
I hope you’re enjoying that instant-noodles in a cup, because here’s a story that will make you choke on them.
A Texan teen by the name of Maya Henry‘s parents spent a total of $6 million for her Quinceañera, and hired performers like Pitbull (who cost just under a million) and Nick Jonas (a couple hundred thousand) to sing for their little darling precious angel. 600 people came to celebrate her, and no word yet on whether Pitbull or Jonas put out. Thoughts?