A Barbershop Is Destroying Oprah's Family

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Oprah Winfrey, Doyenne of Daytime, Queen Of Everything, is entangled in a bitter feud with her stepmother Barbara over her dad Vernon Winfrey's Nashville barber shop, which Oprah purchased after it went into foreclosure last week. Barbara accuses her stepdaughter of using her power to take over the barber shop (because she just, like, needs it so badly?) and turn Vernon against her. It's some Dynasty shit. Barbara is now filing for divorce from Vernon—who, for his part, seems kinda like an old dude who just wants to cut hair. "When I'm gone," he says, "I'm glad I'll be able to say I left the neighborhood looking nice. Some folks say, 'Winfrey, you're kind of old to be doing it." I say 'You're right, but I feel good.'" ZOMG, heartstrings pulled. :/

[Daily Mail]

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Glittercouple Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy are having their first kid! The Homeland star and Black Hawk Down actor have been married since 2009, and last year Danes told People Magazine that while there were no definite plans, having a baby "would be fun." So, yup, Angela Chase is pregnant. Let's all just take a moment and let that marinate. [People]

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Justin Bieber had a small tantrumseizure during an interview with a Detroit radio station. It wasn't cute. It began when the DJ, flatteringly, generously if you ask me, compared him to Justin Timberlake, adding that he should take it as a compliment. "That's crazy because our voices sound nothing alike," Beebz replied. "Saying I sound like someone else is not really a compliment."

Later, the DJ inquired whether Beebz was worried about Harry Styles from One Direction dating his mom. Being a gentleman and a scholar, Beebzzzz took the high road:

"I think you should worry about me around your mom, bro," snapped the boychild.

"Justin, my mom's dead, so unfortunately that wouldn't work," replied the DJ.

At which point Beebz hung up on the interview. And scene. Click through to hear. [The Improper]


During an intimate performance in Berlin, part of her incident-riddled MDNA tour (nipple flash in Turkey! butt flash in Rome!), Madonna broke down and cried after launching into "Like A Virgin." The explanation can likely be found in something she said around the premiere of W.E.: "Anybody who knows me knows that when I'm tired, I cry." But no tears, Madge, 'cause you were the best part of the Superbowl halftime show this year and you have to keep representing the old guard to those young whippersnappers like ROFLCOPTER or LOLTOWN or LMFAO or whatever they're called. [Opposingviews.com, People]


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James Deen on not having sex with Lindsay Lohan, his co-star in The Canyons: "I can definitely, honestly say Lindsay Lohan and I are not having sex! [If I was] I think I would tell everybody. I don't know anything about her except for that she's a really nice, down-to-earth, normal twenty-five-year-old girl. We went to a business dinner and she was very professional. She drank coffee and water. Then she had to call for a car because she couldn't walk ten feet from the door because of the paparazzi." And then she met her long-lost identical twin and they hatched a crazy scheme to get their estranged parents back together. [HuffPo]

  • Ne-Yo bought a ginormous house in Georgia. [TMZ]
  • Benicio Del Toro was impressed by Oliver Stone on the set of Savages. Hey, remember when he knocked up Kimberly Stewart, you guys? [Femalefirst.co.uk]
  • Pink's new album is coming out soon and that means there is a punctuation-less headline in existence that reads "Pink Announces The Truth About Love." TELL ME. [Contact Music]
  • Matthew McConaughey and Camilla Alves are expecting a third child. [Daily Mail]
  • Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp's split was two years in the making, since she supposedly began to "resent him for being successful" and "began drinking heavily." [Daily Mail]
  • Benedict Cumberbatch is gonna do a Simpsons cameo. [skynews.com.au]
  • Katy Perry says that her divorce happened because Russell Brand kept flaking on visiting her during her world tour. [ntdtv.com]
  • Cher's having a foot operation. WE ARE YOUR #1 CHER FOOT NEWS SOURCE. [musicrooms.net]
  • Kim Kardashian says she plans a wedding every time she has a new boyfriend. Cooooooooooollllllllll. [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • Gay country singer Chely Wright commends Frank Ocean for his honesty about falling in love with a man at age 19, but warns him that it might affect his popularity. [TMZ]
  • Russell Simmons and Tyler the Creator, meanwhile, praise Ocean's bravery: "It's a big day for hip-hop," wrote Simmons. [MTV UK]
  • Big Boi from Outkast is releasing his own line of socks, is self-declared "sock king." [NME]
  • Gwen Stefani is the latest to jump on the Obama fundraising host bandwagon. [Radar Online]
  • Ryan Phillippe spotted with his 20-year-old girlfriend, who was "so low-key she almost looked bored." [Page Six]
  • Katie Holmes hinted at a "new phase of her life" in an Elle interview weeks before her split with Benedict Cumberbatch. I mean Tom Cruise. [Page Six]
  • Chris Brown went to a place and didn't ruin everything. [Page Six]
  • Also, Rihanna's dad calls his daughter and Brown "the perfect couple." Ummmm. [NYDN]
  • Tina Fey appears on Childish Gambino's new mixtape, which also features Ghostface Killah. I smell a future celebrity-duet Christmas album!!! [Vulture]

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But if Danes is pregnant, what the hell is going to happen to Homeland?!?

Stupid babies.