Lady Gaga was apparently busted playing tricks again in order to increase her Vevo views of her new single, “Applause.” Basically she padded the numbers by tweeting out a link to her fan base, which is a process called “playlisting” which allows you to launch a video and it then continues to run 150 times in a row. Gaga has since deleted the link she tweeted. Views feed into the Billboard rankings, so this would affect the position of the song “Applause” on the billboard music charts. No comment yet from Gaga.
Miley Cyrus’ dad has finally issued a statement regarding Miley’s much talked about performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Billy Ray said, “Of course I will always be here for Miley. Can’t wait to see her when she gets home. She’s still my little girl and I’m still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change.” Billy Ray also bailed last minute on the Piers Morgan show, with Morgan only announcing the cancellation when there was 15 minutes left in the show. He joked that maybe Billy Ray still didn’t know what to say about Miley yet.
Alec Baldwin lost it again on a member of the paparazzi, this time pinning a 60 year old photographer to the hood of a parked car in NYC. Baldwin though the photographer got too close to his wife. Police did arrive, but neither side pressed charges. This particular member of the paparazzi apparently pushes the envelope with Alec Baldwin, regularly following as close as 2 and 3 feet from the star, while most paparazzi stays a good 10 feet away because they know Alec is a ticking time bomb.
Kris Jenner is now trying to convince Khloe Kardashian to file for divorce from Lamar Odom. It came to light this week that Lamar has a crack cocaine addiction and Khloe has been doing all she can to get him into rehab, but Lamar disagrees and was then MIA for 72 hours. Now he is at an undisclosed location, but Kris has had enough. She is already meeting with celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser, discussing the couple’s prenup and how to cut Lamar out of the family completely. Khloe’s sisters agree with mom, saying Khloe can’t keep living with a drug addict and their marriage is beyond repair.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are separated. The rumors started yesterday that their 13 year marriage was in trouble and today is was confirmed that the two are “taking a break.” Sources say the stress from Michael’s battle with cancer and Catherin’es bi-polar disorder has taken a toll on the pair.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are caught up in a $135 million divorce as their 16-year marriage has finally hits rock bottom. Tim feels imprisoned by a demanding, controlling wife who’s forced him to give up several of his longtime friends and made him put his 750-acre Nashville-area ranch up for sale…which he LOVES. Faith is said to be VERY unhappy about Tim’s close friendship, which keeps getting closer, with Taylor Swift – who’s half her age.