Boston's Kiss FM has cancelled a contest to get a picture backstage with Taylor Swift because the winner was a "creepy" 39-year-old man named Charles who intended to troll Swift after securing his victory with the help of 4chan, Reddit and spambot votes. Earlier this month, someone posted on behalf of ol' Chuck:
"My creepy 39-year-old friend named Charles would like to crush all those girls' dreams (and then sniff Taylor Swift's hair cos he's into that) by winning this instead… Help him crush the dreams of these girls and give him a chance to make a complete ass of himself by blatantly just sniffing her hair with the cameras rolling."
Charles, on the other hand, described his Swift fandom more innocently: "I'm a 39-year-old man and I love Taylor so much and don't care that both adults and children mock me for it." Yesterday the contest was officially cancelled by the station because it had been "compromised." It's not the first time trolls changed the course of Swift's life:
Last year, a competition offering a school a chance to have Swift come and perform was won by a school for the deaf, thanks to 4chan.
Today in People Who Shouldn't Own Pets, when Amanda Bynes set that fire outside a random lady's house in Thousand Oaks, she accidentally drenched her Pomeranian in gasoline. She then ran to a liquor store, shoved her way into the Employees Only area and started washing the dog in the sink. A cashier confronted her, she "freaked out," and left — moments later, she was secured by authorities and placed on 5150. The dog's missing now.
Obviously Bynes isn't well, but I hate this kind of shit — someone should have taken that dog from her months ago. [TMZ]
Gah! Dolly Parton got freaked out by her stomach problems and major weight loss and began to fear that she had esophageal cancer, so she had an experimental device implanted in her esophagus in the hopes of stopping it.
"Her weight was dropping dramatically, she was chugging ant-acid medication, and she couldn’t eat anything but soft, bland foods," says a source. She researched her condition and knew that, without treatment, developing cancer was a real possibility... Dolly knew something had to be done — or she could die." DON'T TALK LIKE THAT, SOURCE. [Radar]
As long as you don't ask Catherine Zeta-Jones invasive questions about that time Michael Douglas mentioned his cancer came from cunnilingus-contracted HPV, she is perfectly willing to talk about his illness and her struggle with bipolar disorder.
“When you get sideswiped like that [with Douglas’ illness] it’s an obvious trigger for your balance to be a little bit off – not sleeping, worry, stress. It’s a classic trigger. I’m not the only person who suffers with it or has to deal with it on a day-to-day basis. So if I’ve helped anybody by discussing bipolar or depression, that’s great... I get a bit gloomy when it’s gloomy, but I’m looking forward to the sun, my kids are doing great at school. I am very happy; we live a blessed life."
CZJ is poised as fuck. [Gossip Cop]
Beth Ditto of Gossip married her longtime girlfriend in Hawaii and looks outrageously happy. (The dress is the same spring/summer 2011 Gaultier design she modeled for the designer! Barefoot in Gaultier is the way to do it.) Congrats! [Hello!]
Chris Brown's Lamborghini looks ridiculous. [TMZ]
This picture of Halle Berry with Mickey Mouse, taken shortly before cuckolded Olivier Martinez challenges Mr. Mouse to a duel. [TMZ]
Demi Lovato wishes Miley Cyrus would cool it with the molly. "She knows how I feel about the whole partying thing… And I’m always like, ‘Just be careful.’ And she’s like, ‘Dude, I’m chilling. It’s fine.'" [Radar]
Some Kardashians took a swim. [Us Weekly]
That friend of Lady Gaga's writing a book about their Lower East Side party days claims that Gaga decided to get a nose job to further her career, telling him: "It’s holding me back. Do you think I’d be songwriting this long if I looked like the girls you date?" [Radar]
Juan Pablo is the frontrunner in The Bachelorette. [E!]
Want to know "the REAL reason Rebecca Romijn's twins love airports?" No? That's cool. I mean, I'm crying now, but that's cool. [People]
The hot, smart, and brilliant Nancy Juvonen Fallon and her husband Jimmy Fallon also had a kid the other day. Unfortunately, she's a girl and also not royal. Throw it back! [People]
"Is George Clooney a sex addict???" Dude, he's chilling. [PH]
Cameron Diaz is designing bags because celebrities like money just like us. [People]
Anna Kendrick is the (delightful) guest on this week’s episode of Comedy Bang Bang‘s (delightful) webseries, Reggie Makes Music. [IFC]
YES: Rosemarie Dewitt to star in new Poltergeist film. [Vulture]
Adam Levine informed his former Victoria's Secret Angel girlfriend Nina Agdal over text that he would be marrying his current VS Angel girlfriend Behati Prinsloo. [Page Six]
I want Mira Sorvino (a.k.a. Judy Cum's) dress. You get it too and let's be triplets together. [Go Fug Yourself]
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger drive a Vespa, are very international/adorable. [PH]
New Jersey Island tries to ban Snooki. [Radar]
Steven Soderbergh donated $10,000 to Spike Lee's Kickstarter. They are also getting BFFs 4 EVER tattooed on their butts. In my mind. Their butts in my mind. [Vulture]
Scientology is hiring journalists. SMELL YOU LATER, GUYS. [Page Six]