Stories about bad blood between Nick and Aaron Carter aren’t exactly my bag, but because there isn’t much to work with this hot and humid Monday morning, it’s what we’re going to begin with. Now, these two brothers haven’t really been famous since, oh, 2002, and even then their fame was sort of treated as a joke, but they’ve managed to remain in the hazy periphery of the public eye for reasons better left explained by someone with a PhD in Media Studies.
You may have read that Aaron, the younger Carter, was arrested Saturday night in Georgia and charged with, among other things, “possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug related objects.” Not long after this became national news (again, ask the PhD), the elder Carter took to Twitter to express his concern.
Casual observers of this tweet my find it odd that Nick didn’t @ his brother in the tweet (how the hell’s he gonna get notified about this offer without an @?!), but it’s actually worse than that.
A few hours later, Aaron took to Twitter (via the Notes app) to offer a statement regarding the arrest (he’s prepared to be proven innocent once security camera footage is released) and dump on his brother’s failure to pick up the dang phone.
“If my own blood (Nick) truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum? That’s not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down. I love my family despite it through thick and thin.”
I’d close this with some reference to relevant Aaron Carter lyrics about being wronged, but I don’t know any of his songs.
And now, some stray details from a Page Six story about Ben Affleck’s relationship with Lindsay Shookus:
An unnamed source, on how Shookus is enjoying it:
“She’s enjoying it.”
An unnamed publicist “close to the situation” sharing her dramatic read of the situation:
“I can’t believe that a girl from nowhere New York ruined a Hollywood marriage.”
An unnamed “entertainment publicist” who “knows Shookus,” accidentally dragging their pal:
“He’s never really dated a regular girl before.”
An unnamed friend of Ben’s, on why he’s “excited” by Shookus:
“She’s a movie buff, so that clearly always excites him.”
I just love how much of a snooze this relationship is and can’t wait for the wedding.
The caption for this photo is “jet lag.”
- Love to hear a straight white man complain about people being “touchy with words.” I don’t even know you, dude!!! [Towleroad]
- Luann de Lesseps and Tom D’Agostino Jr.’s seven-month-old marriage “isn’t exactly a match made in heaven.” [Page Six]
- I don’t typically give much of a darn about wedding dresses, but Miranda Kerr’s wedding dress is amazing. [Vogue]
- Scroll down and look at the photo of Gwen Stefani at the Oklahoma nail salon. [Us Weekly]