If you'd like a silly distraction from all this Boston terribleness, we have some celebrity news for you today, including Lourdes Leon's love life, Beyoncé's flashy new suit, and Miley's latest clubgoing adventure.
Ah, young love. What has been rumor now seems fact: Madonna's daughter Lourdes is dating Finn from Homeland, whose real name is Timothée Chalamet. Lourdes and Timothée both go to LaGuardia performing arts high school in New York, and were in a production of Sweet Charity together. Of course someone's gone and dug up some backstage photos of the two posing in costume, just like any high school theater kid does. Except in this case one was on a hit, Emmy-winning series and the other is Madonna's daughter. Other than that, though, totally normal! The pair was also seen out on a date in Manhattan on Sunday, dressed like cool kids while on their way to meet Lourdes's father and his girlfriend for dinner. Look at their little outfits! Such city kids. All they need now is a portmanteau. Lourdothée? Let's go with Lourdothée. So, isn't that nice? That Madonna's daughter is managing to go through all the normal teenage things, doing a play and dating a boy. Except, of course, that people like me are writing about it. I guess that's not terribly normal, is it. Hm. I think I may be "part of the problem," as they say. Oh dear. [Daily Mail]
Beyoncé launched her "The Mrs. Carter Show" world tour yesterday in Belgrade, Serbia, and so far things are going boobily. Meaning one of her costumes is a body suit with big, "sequin-encrusted" breasts on it, large nipples and all. It's quite something! I'm not quite sure what statement it's trying to make — perhaps something about the fullness of her womanhood now that she's a mother? Maybe it's deliberately the inverse of Madonna's "Blonde Ambition" cone bra? — but whatever, it's a look. It's certainly a look. And hey, now Beyoncé's on a world tour! Isn't that exciting? First Belgrade and then beyond! She'll be at the Mohegan Sun on August 2, so that's probably the show you want to go to. If not there, then maybe see her May 20 gig in Montpellier, France? And she's doing a whopping seven dates in London, so you've got to be able to get into one of those. Weirdly she's not going to South America, Asia or Australia on this so-called "world tour," so that's too bad for those of you who, y'know, make up like over half the world's population. Oh well. Maybe she just hasn't posted those dates yet. Anyway, how about that costume! [Daily Mail]
Miley Cyrus appears to be smoking a marijuana blunt in a video taken at the Los Angeles nightclub Greystone Manor on Sunday night. Either that or it was an enormous cigarette. And I hope for Miley's sake that it was a joint. Because she's too young to be smoking enormous cigarettes. Everyone's too young to be smoking enormous cigarettes. Or any cigarettes, really. But the enormous ones especially. Let's all hope that Miley was just toking a spliff and is not smoking sushi hand roll-sized cigarettes. Also, way to go, person who filmed her on their cellphone. Hope you had a fun night filming a stranger. [TMZ]
Robert Downey Jr. has a new interview with GQ: Gentleman's Quarterly and in it he says some interesting things! Things like this, about winning an Oscar: "I know it's going to happen. That's just a fact. I, personally, would be shocked if we went to the end of the tape now and I didn't have at least one. Because it just doesn't make sense. That's why I don't mind showing up and watching everybody else get them." Aha. OK. I see. He could very well be right! But, uh, he's going to have to do more than The Soloist sandwiched between Iron Mans and Sherlock Holmeses to nail that puppy down, y'know? Maybe this The Judge thing could do it, though Leighton Meester and Dax Shepard are both in that movie, so... maybe not? Downey Jr. acknowledges that his Oscar might just be a lifetime achievement one, because... I don't know, so maybe he won't win one for any specific performance at all. He'll be the Peter O'Toole of his generation. If Peter O'Toole was in a bunch of action movies all the time. Anyway, keep on keepin' on, RDJ. You'll get there when you get there. [Us Weekly]
Now that Julianne Hough is broken up with her longtime squeeze Ryan Seacrest, she's hitting the town with other men. Or hitting the desert, anyway. She was spotted at party at the Coachella music festival in Indio, CA "holding hands with a hunky Australian mystery man named Tommy." This was at an Armani Exchange party. Something they have at Coachella, the indie music festival, apparently. Huh. Ha. Oh brother. In a related story, when read the phrase "hunky Australian mystery man named Tommy," Ryan Seacrest promptly fainted. [Page Six]