After years of concern, concern-trolling, and self-destructive behavior that made even Oprah do this, Rihanna is allegedly taking some time off from her Diamonds World Tour to check into a women's sex and love addiction program at Centers for Relationship and Sexual Recovery (CRSR) on Recovery Ranch, a Tennessee facility.
A source says that she made the decision because she's been pining for Chris Brown: "Rihanna is still desperately in love with Chris. It's like she's obsessed with him and, although he's told her it's over, she just can't get over him. After talking it through with a psychotherapist, Rihanna is now considering doing a 12-step programme to get rid of her demons.'' A bit about the program, which is run like a standard substance abuse clinic—
The Ranch's 'Women's Love and Sex Addiction Treatment Program' helps women with issues with ''attracting troubled, addicted, abusive or otherwise emotionally unavailable partners'' using treatments as varied as counseling and equine therapy.
I am optimistic about this! [TV3.ie]
"It could end really badly." -Drake states the obvious about Rihanna and Breezy in a GQ interview. [NYDN]
After denying the allegations of abuse when photos of him choking wife Nigella Lawson at a restaurant emerged this weekend, Charles Saatchi has accepted a Scotland Yard caution for assault after a five-hour interrogation yesterday. [Us Weekly]
Jennifer Lopez has just been cast in the inevitable Chilean miner drama. It sounds like the World Trade Center of upcoming movies about the Chilean miners.
THR reports that [Antonio] Banderas will play the role of Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner nicknamed "Super Mario." Martin Sheen will play his father, while Brazilian actor Roderigo Santoro will play one of the trapped miners.
Jennifer Lopez will play coal. [CBS News]
Amanda Bynes hung out with Wyclef Jean last night to discuss a potential collaboration. Once again: the former Penny Pingleton and the dude responsible for making me silent-cry in my car one time might be cutting a track together. Record CEO says: "This album is going to shock the world. She has such a great voice. Singers wish they could hit the notes that Amanda does." [E!]
James Franco — who has a net worth of $20 million, by the way — is trying to raise $500,000 from Jane Q. Publics like you and me to film three stories from his debut collection Palo Alto. The profits from the film will go to a charity called Art of Elysium, which "supports first time feature film directors that have been volunteering their time with children in need." Which is cool! But also kind of darkly hilarious that it's not going to the children? Doesn't that seem like it could be a punchline from The Comeback? [Vulture]
- Justin Bieber continues to be reckless with his Hot Wheels. [TMZ]
- Ozzy Osbourne cleaned up his act and moved back in with Sharon. [TMZ]
- Kimye are close to choosing a baby name. Might I suggest Elizabeth Blackwell, after the first female doctor? That was my first fish's name when I was a kid! :? [People]
- Meanwhile, Beyonce has blessed the heavenly child. [Beyonce]
- People can be really cruel to Snooki, says Snooki. [Radar Online]
- Today in logic, Courtney Stodden got DD breast implants to "look more natural." [Radar Online]
- Shiloh and Zahara Jolie-Pitt are so photogenic I can't even. [Us Weekly]
- Anglo nugget Harry Styles took his shirt off. [E!]
- Brad Pitt responded to Melissa Etheridge's comments about Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy being "fearful:" "Oh, I didn’t know, I haven’t seen her… Melissa is an old friend of mine, so I’ll have to give her a call." You think his phone conversations go like that Chanel commercial? [Extra]
- It really feels like Jessica Simpson is never not pregnant. [Us Weekly]
- Kris Jenner: "Grandmomager." Guhh. [NYDN]
- MObama-favored designer Jason Wu got into fashion thanks to his childhood love of Barbie dolls and RuPaul. [Page Six]
- People are mad that Lil Wayne walked all over an American flag. [NYDN]
- Here's a bootleggy version of Kanye West's American Psycho-inspired short to promote bouncing album-baby Yeezus. [Rolling Stone]