Sheryl Crow Thinks She Got a Brain Tumor From Her Cell Phone, and Other Tales of Terror

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I always knew that Stephen King books were based in reality: Sheryl Crow struck fear into the hearts of all by suggesting that her benign brain tumor was caused by cell phone use, although "there are no doctors that will confirm that," she told Katie Couric. "I do have the theory that it's possible that it's related to that. I [used to spend] hours on the old archaic cell phones."

Concerned that she had early-onset Alzheimers, Crow went to the doctor when she began forgetting song lyrics and generally feeling "mushy" (her word), and luckily everything turned out OK. This is kind of similar to that whole myth/possible reality that putting your laptop on your lap fries your eggs, or whatever. Is that true? If you know, email me. [NYDN,]

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Katy Perry and John Mayer are almost definitely fornicating again. They spent the weekend in Las Vegas at the Wynn Hotel together, and partied at a strip club called Spearmint Rhino. Did they get dances? Let's ask a source. "As for whether they got dances, they were in a strip club... you do the math." DON'T GET FUCKING SASSY WITH ME, SOURCE. [People]

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Sometime between August 30th and September 1st, Chris Brown got a tattoo of a woman's face on his neck, and now everyone is like "Is it Rihanna??!" even though it's honestly so generic that it looks like one of those carbon-copy Sexy Ladies that weird kid in high school who never spoke used to draw in his binder. (No, it's not Rihanna.) [TMZ]

When Piers Morgan insulted Rihanna's hair on Twitter, her response was: "Grow a dick." Well played. [Miami New Times]


Carly Rae Jepson of "Call Me Maybe" fame has a new song called "This Kiss," and while I am no expert on the intricacies of today's pop music, I kiiiind of think it's a shit sandwich. Discuss.


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  • Tragedy Child Dannielynn Birkhead turned six. [People]
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  • Julia Roberts gave her regular delivery guy $500 bucks to fix his air conditioning when he mentioned it was broken. [Monsters and Critics]
  • Jay and Bey are hosting a fundraiser for Obama at the 40/40 Club. [Page Six]
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  • Here's Lea Michele in a silver minidress. [Daily Mail]

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Shame on you, Anna Breslaw and Jezebel, for making fun of Sheryl Crow after her tumor diagnosis. Having been through a craniotomy to remove a benign meningioma (the type of tumor she has), I can attest that it is terrifying and you do start thinking about every possible cause: cell phones, dental x-rays, microwaves, nutritional deficiencies, etc. Would you make fun of a woman coming to terms with her breast cancer diagnosis? The percentage is higher of women who are diagnosed with brain tumors (benign or malignant) will ultimately die from them.