Yesterday, Cee-Lo Green deleted his Twitter after infuriating the world with some truly idiotic comments about rape. Today, his Twitter is back, and he has used it to post a stunningly passive-voiced apology.
"I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe," he wrote. I apologize for those words that appeared on the Internet through some machination associated with myself. That those letters were somehow arranged into an idiotic comment about rape is upsetting to me. PRO-TIP: if you want people to take your apology seriously, you should probably admit — or at least strongly imply! — that you, personally, are responsible for the thing you're apologizing for.
Cee-Lo's unscripted TV show The Good Life has also been canceled by TBS, but sources say the decision was because of its poor ratings, not because of the comments attributed to Cee-Lo on Twitter. [Gossip Cop, Billboard]
Mindy Kaling is on the cover of the new issue of Flare, and the accompanying feature is WONDERFUL. She talks about sexism and that Politico article from this summer that disparaged women's magazines (among lots of other great stuff): "I thought that Politico article was very incorrect in many ways — the assumption that you're seen as weak if you have any interests outside of professional ones," says Kaling. "That's not what any real person is like. But it's become the new Are women funny?"
Also, in the tradition of profiles of actresses painstakingly describing to us their meal choices, we learn that she eats a burrito and sugar cubes during the interview. [Flare]
Kim Kardashian was named the British GQ Woman of the Year, an award she accepted yesterday in London. What follows are several photos of her lounging around naked from when she was still blond (the text of the article has yet to come out, I guess?).
(Also in this issue: IS IT EVER OK TO WEAR LEATHER TROUSERS?) [ONTD]
- Kanye West says that he called Jay Pharoah after the VMAs (Jay Pharoah poked fun at him but I don't really remember what he said specifically because I've blacked out the entirety of the non-Beyoncé parts as a coping mechanism). Kanye said, "We ain't gonna have no black comedians going up (on) stage spoofing the people that's working hard to open doors not only for black people, but (for) any creators, anybody that wants to add a contribution to the world" [NY Daily News]
- Emmy Rossum is on the cover of Cosmo, along with this quote: "Men only need two things — grilled cheese and sex." That is essentializing. We all need grilled cheese and sex. [NY Daily News]
- Justin Bieber says paparazzi caused his ATV crash. [Gossip Cop]
- Here is a video of One Direction on Sesame Street. It contains several puppets chanting "1D! 1D! 1D!" if you are into that. [MTV]
- Charli XCX got harangued by some sexist mouth-breather of a DJ on air and called him out appropriately. [MTV]
- Here is a sentence that means literally nothing to your parents: "Ansel Elgort's EDM Music Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat." [MTV]
- VERY IMPORTANT NEWS: MAGIC MIKE XXL HAS STARTED FILMING. [People]