Green Day is taking issue with the worlds largest retailer, Wal-Mart. IT seems that even though Green Day currently has the most popular CD, the retailer has refused to carry it because of its parental advisory sticker, which is their policy. Wal–Mart feels that the bands can issue different versions of their CD’s and Wal–Mart chooses to sell CDs that have been edited for appropriate language and content. Green Day feels that there is nothing “dirty” in their CD and have refused to censor it. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says, he feels like he is back “in 1953 or something” So even though their new album “21st Century Breakdown” sold over 215,000 copies in less than a week and is at the top of the charts, they are standing strong in regards to censorship. So if you want their album you will have to find it somewhere else. The band, although disappointed in the message that Wal-Mart is sending to others and being able to express themselves, Green Day will not let it get them down. The group begins their summer tour in Seattle on July 3.
Just days ago I wrote about the impending divorce of Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn…well it seems that the case has been dismissed yet again. This is the second time the couple has been on their way to divorce court but have decided to call it off. The couple has been married for 13 years and has two children, daughter Dylan Frances who is 18, and Hopper Jack who is 15. Penn is currently in Cannes as a juror for the film festival. I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens this time.
Fact or fiction…it seems that Rihanna has been spotted kissing a new man, rapper Aubrey “Drake” Graham. The rapper has said that the two are friends and have been hanging out but that they are not dating. Ok, but how do you explain all the kissing that was going on between the two who were honored at Island Def Jam’s Spring Collection music preview on Wednesday night? Maybe it is just too early to say what is going on here, but it looks like maybe the start of something beautiful.
Kelly Clarkson is making news again about her weight gain. She is definitely up and down, and at the moment she seems to be up…a lot. The star is saying she is happy with her curves and thinks that being curvy is also being a good role model for her fans. Clarkson is starting to worry about her health though, a fitness expert says she seems to be about 35 pounds overweight for her frame. So Kelly is starting to think about making some changes for that reason.
It is baby season on the Bravo reality show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”. Two of the housewives are pregnant and you know that has to be good for ratings. Teresa Guidice is expecting baby # 4. She already has 3 girls, ages 3, 4, and 8, and she spends thousands of dollars to have all 3 girls in matching clothes not only with each other but mommy as well. Jacqueline Laurita, is the other housewife, who dealt with a fertility specialist all last season and now she is also pregnant and is due in June. She has 2 children, a daughter 17 and son age 6.