Today in celebrity gossip: Justin Bieber was booed at a Canadian awards show, Lindsay Lohan is borderline broke, and Chris Evans is not quitting acting after all.
How is "boo" pronounced in Canada? Does it sound more like "bohhh" or perhaps "boiii" or is it maybe just "booo" but with a gentle nod and a supportive smile? However our wonderful neighbors to the north enunciate their displeasure en masse, they sure did it toward Justin Bieber at Sunday night's Juno Awards. If you're not familiar with the Junos, they're like the Grammys but one million percent more Canadian. For example, the award Justin Bieber won ("Fan Choice") was presented by none other than the Canadian women's Olympic curling team! But since the tiny whirling dervish of bad decisions didn't show up for the awards, the curling team accepted on his behalf. To be honest it's probably best Bieber wasn't there since the audience straight-up BOOED his name when it was announced. (TMZ has the video, obviously.) The negative reaction was apparently so upsetting that a Canadian singer named Serena Ryder used her acceptance speech later on to defend Justin Bieber on the grounds he'd been working hard "his entire life." Question for discussion: What's more Canadian, the rejection of an ill-mannered teenager who'd embraced American culture too much, or the polite defense of his integrity when he wasn't present to defend himself? While you're discussing that, please enjoy this photo of Justin Bieber trying to look like a street tough on the city bus:
Oh cool, just a child millionaire pretending to use a public transportation option that many of us actually do use in our everyday lives. Celebs truly are just like us. [TMZ]
That spirited rasp you heard 'round the train yard campfire was just ol' Long Island Lindsay recounting her tall tales of being a rich and famous actress in a previous life. Though nobody much believes her now--least of all Big Jim and his skeptic's sneer-- not a tramp in the hobo camp can deny that Long Island Lindsay wielded a certain magnetism and charisma whenever she spun her yarns. There was the story of her meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood, the nearly endless procession of celebrity hunk beef parading into and out of her boudoir, there was the jail time, the Oprah documentary series, and when it all started coming to an end the local rag Page Six even ran a story about how broke she'd become:
While shopping in Soho this past weekend... "Lindsay was trying to buy something for around $300 but her credit cards were declined. She looked really embarrassed and tried to negotiate before her friend finally stepped in and paid."
"Do you believe it? I once even had a Black Amex!" Long Island Lindsay rasped to the assembled tramps, rascals, and gadabouts. Then, when the knee-slapping subsided she stared sadly into the trash can fire and quietly murmured, "I may have made some irresponsible choices." The men nodded knowingly before Long Island Lindsay suddenly slapped her knee and cackled at the moon. "I'm starvin'! Anybody spare a boot?" [Page Six]
In the run-up to the release of Captain America: Winter Soldier, Chris Evans has been giving a series of increasingly bummerific interviews suggesting he'd become very burnt out on the whole thing. As he lamented to Variety, "I can't see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I'm contractually obligated to do." It was a pretty clear statement about how tired he was of making Marvel movies, but also, as he just clarified in an interview on Good Morning America, more about embracing directing rather than quitting acting entirely: "I said that I directed last year and I really responded to it. I really enjoyed it, and I'd love to focus a little more on that... By no means am I planning on retiring [from acting]. It's kind of a silly statement." So there you have it! Please stop building memorials or burning effigies in memory of Chris Evans' acting career. It is still very much alive. FOR NOW. [Us Weekly]
Hey-ey-ey-ey-ey, what's going on? That is a reference to the song "What's Up" and here is the answer to that question: Linda Perry's marriage to Sara Gilbert! Yes, the erstwhile 4 Non Blondes frontwoman and Darlene Connor herself finally made honest women of each other last Sunday. Though neither has gone on record about the ceremony itself, a tweet from Juliette Lewis confirmed that the event really did happen. Most news items are usually confirmed via Juliette Lewis' twitter account and this one was no exception. Congratulations, Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert! [Us Weekly]
It's not clear how or why anybody could possibly care about this, but a bikini-clad Michelle Rodriguez and her topless girlfriend, model Cara Delevingne, were photographed making out on a beach in Cancun. You know? What a boring and uninteresting thing to have happen, I would frankly be shocked if anybody so much as raised an eyebrow at this mundane event. TMZ probably had the most measured response: "FINALLY!!! Hard undeniable proof Michelle Rodriguez and supermodel Cara Delevingne are banging each other." Congratulations, Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne! [TMZ]
Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne apparently had some time to kill while backstage at one of Cyrus' Bangerz Tour stops, so they made this comedic Instagram video in which they pretended to battle over who was the more popular Canadian. It's not exactly SNL-quality but B+ for effort!
All those nights you've lain awake at night wondering what Neil Patrick Harris would look like in his Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch can now come to an end! Behold: