For Aretha Franklin VMAs Tribute, Madonna Tells a Long Story About Herself

In a move that screamed “walking Onion headline,” Madonna told what appeared to be an improvised story about her pre-fame years in front of a giant picture of Aretha Franklin during the Video Music Awards. “Aretha Louise Franklin changed the course of my life,” she began, wearing the Berber drag she’s been rocking…

Martha Stewart and Snoop Became BFFs After He Accidentally Got Her Stoned on National Television

Snoop and Martha are the best because they prove that cultivating new adult friendships in middle age is totally possible, and also because they are each the most delightful people in complementary ways. So of course, it’s always fun to hear more details about how the weeded rapper and the weeding crafter have…

An NFL Player's Online Harvey Fundraiser Is Going Viral, And the Celebrities Are Helping 

Yesss put down your DraftKings app, Jezebel readers (jk, jk). NFL player J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans started an online fundraiser last Sunday for Hurricane Harvey victims with a modest $200,000 goal and has now reached $17.5 million [UPDATE 15 minutes later: $17.8 million]. To put that number in perspective, an…

Jennifer Lawrence Must Have a Movie Coming Out Soon Because She's Making Headlines For Barfing

We typically don’t hear stories about Jennifer Lawrence’s bodily functions and fluids unless she’s promoting a movie, so when I first read the Page Six story detailing Lawrence’s very recent and very public bout with the stomach flu, I jumped over to her IMDB page to see when her new film Mother would be released.…

In Sync We Trust: Pop Music's History of Lip-Syncing (and Lying About It)

Read her lips: Britney Spears is pissed and she wants credit. In a recent interview that ran on Israeli TV, the pop diva decried those who accuse her of lip-syncing. “A lot of people think that I don’t sing live,” Spears said. “Because I’m dancing so much I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my…

Madonna Had Guy Ritchie Circumcised, and Other Rumors and Relics of the 2000s Celebrity Kabbalah Boom

In the early 2000s, Hollywood was seized by a new (and at the same time, very very old) spiritual fad: Kabbalah, an ancient Jewish mysticism that previously could only be studied by older Orthodox men who had devoted their lives to Judaism. Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton are not older Orthodox men, but that didn’t…

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