A-Rod, Madonna & Lenny Kravitz: What The Hell Is Going On?

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  • Okay, let's start here: Before Madonna, Yankee Alex Rodriguez was into a stripper named Monique. [Page Six]
  • Now, amid rumors that A-Rod is seeing Madonna, comes news that A-Rod's wife is seeing Lenny Kravitz - who used to date Madonna. Did you know that Leonard co-wrote "Justify My Love"? In any case, this stuff is messy, messy business. [NY Post]
  • Wait, wait. Alex and wife Cynthia have split. They are separated. Is Cynthia on a romantic getaway with Lenny Kravitz? "She is not! I know that," Cynthia's mom says. [Daily News]
  • This picture of Angelina Jolie in the hospital window showing off her baby bump is sooo clearly not Angelina Jolie. [Just Jared]
  • Angie and Brad want at least $15 million for the first shot of them with the newborns. Duh. [NY Post]
  • So these "X-rated" letters that Blake Fielder-Civil wrote to some chick who is not Amy Winehouse are pretty harmless, except when they're not. For instance, in one, he says" "Your[sic] a beautiful girl too Lissy, you have such amazing eyes. I can see me licking all my [deleted] off that hot sexy face." Then he goes on to say "I've told Amy about you… and read a bit of one of your letters, it turns her on and she wants to meet ya." I dunno, I wonder if this chick was writing him pornographic stuff to entrap him? It seems very one-sided. [The Sun]
  • Is there Will Smith backlash? Are people trying to tear him down with these random Scientology reports? [LA Times]
  • Sean "Diddy" Combs reviews Hancock: "As a black kid, you're like why ain't there black superheroes?… They got dog superheroes… I guess they felt like black people wasn't good enough to be superheroes… Shit is changing…Fuck Batman, Superman, Robin with his bitchass, Underdog and the mutt motherfucker. Hancock bitches. Hancock. I feel proud that my kids can go see a superhero that looks like them." [PaulScheer.com]
  • The rumors that Diddy is dating singer Cassie persist. They've been swirling for a while and she turned 21 last year. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Rose McGowan's rep says Rose McGowan and Robert Rodriguez are still together – professionally and personally. Plus! Rose will still star in the three movies Rodriguez is working on (Barbarella, Red Sonja and Woman in Chains!). So hmm, where did those reports of their split - and the replacement of Rose with Jessica Alba - come from? [People]
  • Michael Lohan is trying to sell his "exclusive story" about fathering Lindsay's secret half sister to the tabloids - because if DNA tests prove he is Ashley Kaufman's dad, he's going to owe a shitload of back child support. Anyway, did you see the kid? Do you think she's a Lohan? [Page Six]
  • Shocker: Naomi Campbell threw a tantrum. Although it sounds rather tame. The scene: A party for Jay-Z in London. A partygoer says: "She arrived at the champagne reception and was surprisingly quiet, refusing any alcohol. She looked like she was having a good time and was very calm - until people started to move into the dining area. Naomi clearly thought she would get some dinner, but one of Jay-Z's people told her she wasn't invited and couldn't go in. At first she thought he was joking, but when she realised it was serious she couldn't believe it. She stormed off screaming and swearing. It was pretty funny to watch." Eh, doesn't sound like she actually threw a fit. In other news, Jay-Z allegedly sent assistants over to get the phone numbers of pretty young ladies at the party. [This Is London]
  • Rumer Willis and Brittny Gastineau: Seen vying for Gossip Girl star Chase Crawford's attention. But like, just because he's not into them doesn't mean he's gay, right? [Page Six]
  • Forest Whitaker is huge in France. [Page Six]
  • Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore are dunzo. He blames the media! "I found the entire speculation and subsequent photographs and intrusions terrifying, and only wish to live as normal a life as possible," he says. Sad face! [Rush & Molloy]
  • It's a boy! Matthew McConaughey's unborn surfer will be a dude. [Rush & Molloy]
  • The Christie Brinkley divorce trial has begun and Christie says she "heard a lot of new things I didn't know" in the opening and now she needs "some time to let it all absorb." [People]
  • Christie's estranged husband hearts online porn. As for the the teenager he was having an affair with, he "showered" her with cash, including a $300,000 "hush money" payout. [Yahoo News]
  • The new People magazine cover is a picture of Anne Hathaway with the line: "The Princess & The Con Man." [People]
  • Kim Stewart flitted into the VIP area where her "friend" John Mayer was hanging with Jennifer Aniston and Jen had Kim kicked out. Twice. [The Sun]
  • As reported in Midweek Madness, Naomi Watts is pregnant. Again. She gave birth 11 months ago. [News.com.au]
  • Rapper DMX has been arrested. Again. In Arizona. [Reuters]
  • Sarah Larson: Seen having dinner with hot hottie Jason Statham. [Perez Hilton]
  • Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle played a poker game where the cash goes to victims of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. [E!]
  • Lily Allen might quit making music and to A&R at a record label instead. [The Sun]
  • Could Heath Ledger really win an Oscar? [CNN]
  • Kylie Minogue got an Order of The British Empire from Prince Charles. She went to Buckingham Palace and everything. [BBC News]
  • Jack Wagner visited Heather Locklear in the Arizona facility she's in for anxiety and depression. Just like an episode of Melrose Place. [People]
  • Madonna's brother got a job with Janice Dickinson. He's gonna design her bedroom - in the house she shares with models for her show The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. [E!]
  • A former employee is writing an "explosive" book about Miramax, based on files and tapes of Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Did the brothers make shitty movies on purpose? [Page Six]
  • OMG Bruce Lee museum. Yes. Yes! [Reuters]

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I never ever EVER thought I would agree with Sean Combs (he changes his name so often I don't even like indulging his stupid aliases anymore), but he's right. There are relatively few black superheroes. Among those out there, in many case, race is intrinsic to who they are AS a superhero. So it's not like they are superheroes who happen to be black, they're BLACKSUPERHEROES, which has always seemed condescending to me.

@sarah.of.a.lesser.god: Though the word MY family always used for Madonna was gavone, your dad is right. That said, Go Yanks. (I used to defend Madonna, but I just stopped liking a while ago...)

@SouthernSatine: Jon Stewart is my husband's favorite superhero of all time.