So Much Gossip to Share, So Little Time

Britney Spears had a surprise guest at her New York City concert last night. Madonna showed up along with several body guards and her manager. Us magazine is reporting that Madonna did not want to arrive unnoticed. In fact on her way up to one of the VIP suites she took the main stair well so that people would indeed see her instead of taking a more private route which is definitely available for the VIP’s. Britney commented on her web site that she was “thrilled to have her there” but US magazine eludes to maybe Madge’s intentions were not all about Britney.  The magazine is saying that not only did Madonna leave before the end of the encore but as she left she had tons of fans around her screaming and going crazy and that during that time Madonna had “a smirk on her face”. Interesting, I wonder what Madonna was thinking and what her true intentions were.

Oh and are you ready for yet another crazy Joaquin Phoenix story. Again it will make you wonder real or set up? The newly minted “hip hop artist” took the stage Wednesday night at a Miami night club at around 2 a.m. after making the audience wait four hours to finally see him. Joaquin walks out in his new hip hop look which as one Florida fan remarks makes him look like a “fancy caveman”. I couldn’t have said it better myself. So with that scraggly beard, a disheveled looking suit, and cigarette in hand, he finally appeared on stage.  As he started to rap to the music he could barely be heard but was more nodding along with the music. Then when basically you thought it couldn’t get any worse someone in the audience heckled him and Phoenix jumped into the crowd. Phoenix’s security got to him and dragged him away. Coincidently (or not) Casey Affleck, who has been in charge of filming Joaquin’s journey into hip hop, caught the whole thing on tape. So was the whole thing staged, heckler and all? No one knows for sure but again his antics are so bizarre it is just hard to believe his behaviors are real. I guess we will just have to keep watching and being amused.
I have some break up news to report. Although this one will not be a big surprise it is sad news. Bristol Palin, the daughter of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and her boyfriend Levi Johnston have called it quits. I feel like I just wrote about their impending marriage plans. NO details have been released but Levi does plan to be involved in his new baby’s life. Their baby, Tripp, was born on December 27th .   

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After his appearance last night on the David Letterman show, we can only hope that Joaquin Phoenix is putting on an act. I have never seen anything like that on television before. Dave was the consummate professional but it was honestly painful to watch. Joaquin walked out in dark sunglasses and proceeded to barely even make eye contact with Dave or the audience. All his answers were, yes, no or I don’t know. He could barely name the two costars in his upcoming movie, “Two Lovers”, that he was there to promote. Dave continued to plow through the longest 10 ½ minutes of television I have seen. The silence and awkwardness was a bit alarming. If this was really him, Phoenix seems to be in big trouble. If he was acting he needs to know although a bit amusing perhaps not the best career move. After making a comment about him chewing gum, Phoenix seemed a bit miffed, took out his gum and stuck under Dave’s desk. As soon as the interview was over Phoenix jumped out of his chair and started to leave. IT was just very bizarre.

In another story we just can’t seem to get enough about, the latest news from the Octuplet camp, is that if you feel compelled to donate to their cause you can now do so with your credit card on the website that the mom now set up. So far they haven’t said how much has been collected, only that offers keep coming for donations of clothes and cribs for the newborns as well as things for her other 6 children. On the flip side of people who are being very generous there are those who have sent death threats to the mom as well as her publicist. Ok really, that seems to be going a bit overboard people. What’s done is done now the focus must be on helping those 14 children regardless of what you think of the mother.

And finally, a friend of Chris Brown is saying how Chris feels badly about the whole alleged assault incident with his girlfriend Rihanna. Oh how nice for him. I mean come on, doesn’t that seem obvious that he would feel badly. I would hope he feels really really really badly for what he did. The newest information is that Rihanna had a black eye, a split lip as well as contusions on her face. No wonder the poor girl keeps cancelling concerts.  At this point it is still unknown if the two have spoken and what the status of their relationship is. I will keep you posted.