Beyoncé And Kim Kardashian May Not Be As Close As We Thought, Which Was Not That Close

At the BET awards last night, Bey, Jay, 'Ye and something called a Kim Kardashian sat together in a royal enclave and the photos of this momentous event have already been analyzed until the end of time. Beyoncé and Kim, who sat on the outside of their respective men, "made no effort to stretch across to chinwag." Kim was said to be so out of her element that she was Tweeting about Keeping Up With The Kardashians during the ceremony.

There was also a Whitney Houston tribute featuring Mariah Carey, Monica, Brandy, Chaka Khan, Houston's castmates from Waiting To Exhale, and a performance from Houston's mother Cissy that made everyone cry. Odds and ends: The false Twitter rumor that Chris Brown was arrested for weapons possessions at the awards. This hilarious picture of Kim and a sheepish-looking Nicki Minaj. Oh and this gif. [TMZ, Daily Mail, USA Today, The Grio]


Beyoncé And Kim Kardashian May Not Be As Close As We Thought, Which Was Not That Close

An entertainment journalist named Seth Kaufman, while researching his first novel (about a reality TV show), uncovered some, um, interesting pre-production paperwork signed by the cast of Jersey Shore: a "VD clause."

It reads, in part, "Producer hereby informs me, and I acknowledge and accept, that the other participants have not been screened for any diseases, sicknesses or other health conditions (and specifically have not been tested for any sexually transmitted diseases) and I assume all risks of interacting with the other participants, including any consensual contact." So now we know. [NYDN]


Beyoncé And Kim Kardashian May Not Be As Close As We Thought, Which Was Not That Close

Kate Winslet on her famous enthusiasm for nude scenes: "Oh my God, I couldn't give a shit. I mean, I'm so much less self-conscious and I think that's something to do with getting older and acceptance of one's self, feeling stronger, feeling more confident. I think confidence does come with time and I've been really surprised by that actually. I mean, I remember being 21 and imagining that at 36 my tits would be around my knees and I would have bad hair and terrible teeth. When you are younger, somehow being in your later thirties just seems really old. But I feel stronger, fitter and more comfortable in my own skin now than I have ever done." [The Sun]


Willow Smith's new video I Am Me is an unexpectedly solemn departure. Then again, it must be hard for such a little kid to carry all that heavy swag around all day. :((( [YouTube]


Beyoncé And Kim Kardashian May Not Be As Close As We Thought, Which Was Not That Close

Today in mandatory Tomkat news, Tom Cruise will let Katie Holmes drag Suri away from Scientology over his dead body—it's even been suggested that Cruise's zealous need to introduce Suri to Xenu and co. is the primary reason he's going in for a custody battle in the first place. However, attorneys from both coasts say that it would be "unconstitutional" to get involved in issues of a child's religious upbringing. For her part, Suri likes pretty bows, wants a Graham cracker. Somebody give her a fucking Graham cracker. [Radar]


  • BTW, "Tom Cruise Hires Pitbull Divorce Lawyer," says Google Reader. Would have been so much better if it were "Tom Cruise Hires Pitbull, Divorce Lawyer." Oooooh, what a little comma can do. [Newsday]
  • Sigourney Weaver was once escorted away from Ronald Reagan at a party when she confronted him about abortion. [FemaleFirst.co.uk]
  • Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were brought closer together by their love of banging each other. [Gather Celebs]
  • Blake Lively, liar, says she doesn't work out, doesn't drink water, and just sits around eating cupcakes all day. [NBC Chicago]
  • Robbie Williams pulls out. Of the Olympics closing ceremony. ONCE AGAIN, THE IMPORTANCE OF PUNCTUATION. [Timeslive.co.za]
  • Here's the first image of Naomi Watts as Princess Di. [Daily Mail]
  • Amber Heard says she's a sucker for romance, and possibly people who dress exactly like that homeless guy in Astor Square who is considered some kind of weird prophet by the kind of NYU students who go to Burning Man (she's rumored to be dating Johnny Depp.) [Monsters And Critics]
  • Michael Jordan's son was arrested for a hotel disturbance in Omaha. [USA Today]
  • Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher might be a thing. Jackie and Kelso IRL! [Us Magazine]
  • It was Melanie Griffith's kids who convinced her to go to rehab for her painkillers addiction. [LA Times]
  • Kelis''s milkshake unable to prevent being charged with $300,000 worth of back taxes. [Daily Mail]
  • Elizabeth Banks pretends to be Chelsea Handler a lot. [Inquisitr]
  • Here are Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Baldwin's wedding rings. Flashy, but te quiero mucho. [News.au]
  • Matthew McConaughey on his 1999 arrest for naked bongo drumming: "I've done it since too. Oh yeah bro, I love playing drums naked. Who doesn't like comfort and music?" [Express]
  • Aviva Drescher and Harry Dubin of The Real Housewives Of New York City fought over unpaid child support, fancy Hamptons sandwiches. [Page Six]
  • Jonah Hill cares about fashion more than most of us were aware of. [Page Six]
  • Nicki Minaj likes signing female fans' boobs, male fans' moobs. [The Sun]
  • Michael Fassbender's dad spies on him via Google Alert. [The Sun]
  • Kimye went to Childrens Hospital. I mean, a children's hospital. [E!]