50 Cent Is in the Hospital, But Is He Dying or Just Dying for Attention?

When most people are in the hospital they don't tweet about their whereabouts because they are, you know, busy being extremely sick. But 50 Cent has recently issued a series of tweets mentioning that he's in the hospital—for what a friend says is a stomach ailment—while simultaneously mentioning his new mixtape. The timing of his apparent health crisis has led some to think it's all just a publicity stunt. Well, which is it, 50?

His first tweet was an attention-grabbing masterpiece, "I'm in the hospital but my gangsta grillz LOST TAPE is done so it will be out on time." He later added, "I don't want to go into surgery." Though his reps wouldn't comment about any procedure he might or might not have been headed for. He's also posted several photos of him lying in a hospital bed. That seems like a lot of effort to go to for publicity's sake, but people have done crazier things, I suppose. In any event, by this morning, he wrote, "I'm feeling better today I think I'm gonna get out of the hospital soon." That's certainly a relief because it means either a) he's not in any danger, healthwise, or b) this immature publicity stunt is almost over. [People]


Today in good deeds: Taylor Swift has proved yet again to be a decent human being by making an extremely generous donation of $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The money will go toward funding what will be called the Taylor Swift Music Education Center, which will house exhibits and classrooms for music education. [MTV]


Man, the weather in John Travolta-ville is looking pretty gloomy, mostly because it's raining gay massage rumors. Not only have his original two accusers dropped their cases and switched to celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, presumably in an effort to really bring him down. Now comes word that apparently back in the heady days of the 1990s, Travolta tried to blow his Grease costar Jeff Conaway while he was sleeping. What? Yes, the details of this whole thing are pretty exhausting but basically his advances were unwelcome and Conaway later revealed the details in a note he left before a botched suicide attempt. God. Meanwhile, Travolta is apparently riding out this shitstorm in Florida with his wife Kelly Preston and their kids. [NYP, E!]


They may have just gone through a very public divorce, but Russell Brand says it's all good between him and Katy Perry. He told Ellen Degeneres,

I still love her as a human being, but sometimes when you're in a relationship, I suppose it doesn't work out, does it? But that doesn't mean I regret it or anything. I was very happy to be married with her. She's such a beautiful human being and I just have only love and positivity for her.


I think the main point we can take away from this is that Katy Perry is, as we've long suspected, a human being. [MTV]


So here's another tidbit from Katie Couric's interview with Prince William and Prince Harry: Apparently Prince Harry and his granny, Queen Elizabeth, are NOT Facebook friends. Huh. First of all, does Queen Elizabeth even know what Facebook is? Second of all, if she is on Facebook, do you think she really wants to see all the drunken party photos that Prince Harry must constantly be tagged in? It seems like keeping their digital lives separate is probably best for everyone involved. [E!]

  • Feeling a bit cash-strapped this month? Then you may not want to look at this pics of the massive house in England that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are renting for a cool $24,000 a month. It will only upset you. [Us]
  • It perhaps should not surprise us given the attractiveness of both her parents, but Agnes, the baby daughter of Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany is extremely cute. [Celebitchy]
  • In naked picture news, to celebrate her upcoming 40th birthday, Jenny McCarthy will again pose for Playboy. You may recall she first became famous as a Playmate back in 1993. [Radar]
  • Bobby Brown debuted his new "goodbye" song about Whitney Houston last night on The Tonight Show. It is as terrible as it sounds, and it includes the lyric, "I didn't realize that every breath I took was from you. You were my air." Oof. [MTV]
  • Kanye, Kim Kardashian, her brother Rob and his girlfriend Rita Ory were all spotted…Zzzzz. What? Oh, sorry I was just resting my eyes. Anyway, they went on a double date in London. [Radar]
  • Despite hilarious reports earlier today that Michael Caine spent a night locked in a dressing room after he fell asleep in there, he says the story is completely false. Drat! [Digital Spy]
  • Yo Gleeks, get a load of this: Lea Michele and Cory Monteith got busted kissing while at a New York Rangers game. Their love cannot be denied. [HuffPo]
  • XOJane gave Wendy Williams one of their makeunders, and she looks different but still fantastic. [XOJane]
  • Remember that photo of Lark Voorhees, aka Lisa Turtle from Saved by the Bell, that showed her looking like a totally different person? Well, it turns out it was just a bad makeup job. She actually still looks very similar to the old Lark. Phew. [AllHipHop]
  • In sad crime news, it's been reported that Marvin Winans, the pastor and singer who gave the eulogy at Whitney Houston's funeral, was the victim of a violent carjacking in Detroit yesterday. He's cut up and bruised but fortunately he's going to be okay. [Radar]

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