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July 25, 2012

In Defense of Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders in Us Weekly.
Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders in Us Weekly.

Kristen Stewart is an idiot. To have the level of fame she does and to think she could screw around with a married man in public(!) and in daylight(!) is beyond comprehension. And to try to pass it off as a “momentary discretion” is insulting. You don’t decide to suddenly and for the first time fool around with a father of two on your way home from the gym. BUT she’s 22. Remember all the stupid crap you did when you were 22? Now imagine if all of that were splashed across the cover of magazines. Not only is she 22, but she’s been in a fame bubble that kept her far removed from reality and consequences. More importantly, she is in the MOST scrutinized relationship on the planet. Even more so than Brangelina. Sure, we all want to look at photos of those two and their brood (whether you admit it or not), but most of us take a glimpse and then move on. Not so for Robsten and the Twihards. They analyse every single sighting, quote and gesture. Trust me on this — I recently felt it firsthand. Can you imagine being in what thousands (maybe more) think is the most perfect relationship ever?  How would you not bend a little under the weight of that? I’m not saying she’s not an idiot, and I’m not saying she doesn’t deserve to feel some backlash (that from-the-gut apology — “”I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry”” — certainly isn’t helping her case.) I’m just saying that the fan reaction today is getting gross and that we might want to put down the torches and pitchforks for a sec.  Let’s not completely crucify this girl, mm-kay? (But feel free to go to town on Rupert Sanders. That guy’s a pig.)

-Meanwhile, Lady Gaga tweeted her support for RobstenRupert Sanders has jumped on the apology bandwagon, sources insist nothing happened until after they filmed Snow White and the Huntsman, and Us Weekly reportedly gave KStew’s camp notice before running with the photos.

-In the meantime, is anyone else wondering what Charlize Theron thinks about all this? That woman is a soundbite machine. Someone mic her up!

-In today’s non-Robsten news (yes, there is some!), following a videotaped confrontationKatherine Jackson has lost custody of Michael‘s kids, who are now under their cousin’s careParis Jackson is tweeting her father’s lyrics amid the firestorm.

-There’s a reason Matthew McConaughey is suddenly looking scary skinny. He’s prepping to play an AIDs victim in The Dallas Buyers Club.

-It was a lawsuit-heavy day. Kirstie Alley is being sued for false advertising, and Lady Gaga is being sued over a botched Bratz doll.

Joshua Jackson says his first date with Diane Kruger was terrible. I’m not sure a terrible date with Joshua Jackson is scientifically possible…

-Proof Carly Rae Jepsen has really made it: someone has stolen nude photos of her from her computer. (Sidenote: did anyone else realize she’s 27?!)

-Playmate Holly Madison says she’s started the adoption process. Goodie.

Snooki plans to film her child’s birth. Goodie squared.

-Awww…Ron Wesley carried the Olympic torch today.

-More Jon Hamm rumours that I’m going to totally repress in 3-2-1…and it’s gone!

-Ex-Community showrunner Dan Harmon is finalizing a deal with Fox.

Kristen Stewart and Alex Pettyfer are set to do a movie together. That’s going to be one sulky set!

-Lifetime just picked up a TV show created by Renee Zellweger based on her life. Sadly, its not titled How My Face Got This Way.

-The first official photo of Mariah Carey as an American Idol judge is out. OMG…I can’t breathe…perfection!

-The Modern Family cast is supposed to do a table read tomorrow. Let’s see who shows up this time.

-Wanna watch Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Alison Brie do bong hits while promoting their new movie? Of course you do.

-Here’s the first trailer for Life of Pi. Looks good (though I could have used a heads up before that whale scene…)

Photos: Kristen Stewart Cheated On Robert Pattinson with Director Rupert Sanders

Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Rupert Sanders in Snow White and the Huntsman. (Universal)
Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Rupert Sanders in Snow White and the Huntsman. (Universal)

-[Update: Someone got an advanced copy of Us Weekly and scanned the photos. Ooh boy. Now we know why there’s been no denial from her camp]

-I was once in a grocery story line and the woman in front of my was buying Life & Style or InTouch (can’t remember which – those two are interchangeable to me) which was emblazoned with it’s millionth “Brangelina Splits!” cover, and I actually talked her out of it. Like, I just couldn’t watch her throw her money away on it. I told her if you want sleaze, try Star. If you want a greater chance of there being more truth nuggets buried amongst the sleaze, go with Us Weekly, (who, at the very least, always reaches out to the reps for official comment). And if you want kind of boring but rep-approved story, stick with People. They may be butt-kissers when it comes to celebrities, but they have a rep for not just making shit up. So I nearly did a spit take when this story from People showed up in my Twitter feed: ‘Kristen Stewart Cheats On Robert Pattinson with Director. What. The. Hell. Her camp and the director’s have yet to comment, which leads me to wonder if their source is a friend of RPattz or the director’s wife (her tweets last night and this Instagram might be telling), or if it’s KStew‘s camp trying to get in front of the story. Gossip Cop (who’s raison d’etre is to punch holes in stories like these) is confirming it by quoting a “source close to the actress.” Us Weekly‘s cover shot with her and Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders (who, btw, is 41 and married with two kids) is also pretty incriminating. Poor Robert Pattinson. The Breaking Dawn promo tour just got really sad.

-Whatever my opinion of Christian Bale in the past, I’ve gotta give him props for trying to quietly visit the Aurora shooting victims.

-Meanwhile, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the latest Dark Knight star to offer his condolences.

-Just in case you were suffering under the delusion that the Jacksons are a normal, well-adjusted family comes news that Janet, Randy and Jermaine Jackson wanna be startin’ something by allegedly attempting to forcibly take away Michael‘s kids. And now comes reports that Janet and Paris got into a slapping match during the fray.

Sherman Hemsley has passed away. Cue a million ‘moving on up…to heaven’ headlines.

Emma Watson is reportedly being considered to star in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. The only way I could hate this news more is if it was being sung by Gwyneth Paltrow to the tune of “Call Me Maybe”…

-Speaking of Carly Rae Jepsen, her new music video has landed.

-This is what happens when every member of a cast scores an Emmy nod: the contract negotiations get ugly. The adults in the cast of Modern Family have pulled a Friends, skipping this morning’s table read and filing a lawsuit that claims their current contracts are illegal.

-Grab a pillow and try to smother the sobbing sounds you’re sure to emit upon hearing this news: Mariah Carey will reportedly get paid $18 million for one season on Idol.

Dina Lohan: accused dine and dasher.

-The first TIFF films have been announced, and it looks like I’m in for some heavy duty star stalking movie watching.

Rihanna and Chris Brown are both vacationing in France, but his rep insists they’re not together.

-Meanwhile, Rihanna says she hurt her foot while playing bartender.

-The guy who plays Simon on Misfits has just joined the Game of Thrones cast. Aw, man. Now I have to start watching that show!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a vampire? Yeah, I’d watch that.

Michael Madsen will star in Justin Bieber’s new video? Yeah, I’d watch that too.

Wayne Gretzky is starring in a funny new College Humor video on trick shots.

-Speaking of today’s viral videos, this history of wooing one is everywhere.

Jennifer Hudson‘s ex-brother-in-law just got three life sentences for the murders of her mother, brother and nephew.

-The promo for the new season of Homeland suggests Carrie‘s shock therapy may have worked a little too well.