Diddy and Cassie: They Don’t


People, don’t get your Diddies in a bunch. The rumor of an engagement between Sean Combs and Bad Boy girl Cassie is simply untrue, says his rep. “This was a complete fabrication,” says the flak. Awww, and here we were all excited for their inevitable divorce! [People.com]

Update: Cassie has weighed in on this issue via her MySpace blog:

Another Day… Another Rumor

HEY! This blog is simply to clear up a rumor. The newest one is that I am engaged. That rumor is completely false and I have no clue how it came to be or why it got so big, but it’s not true, real talk. I am not engaged. Whether or not you’ve heard about it, thank you for your time :) Stay Blessed!


[via ONTD]

Mariah Slams Reports of Marital Troubles


Mariah Carey wants you all to quit being such haters, at least when it comes to her marriage. The eternally twelve-year-old diva visited TRL’s studios with her hubby the other day, where she was kind enough to chat with MTV News about all the rumors swirling around her marriage.

“It’s good. Life is beautiful, and things are going well,” Carey said. She then goes on to make a nearly unintelligible statment about the motives of people who have criticized her marriage (and why should they? Just because you only dated your husband for like, two weeks! And married him to time with your record release!). “People are going to say what they say, but what would be the purpose? I guess other people do those things for a purpose, but I don’t know.” Thanks for clearing that up Mariah.

But the butterfly-loving singer promises all is right in the world of Mrs. and Mr. Mariah Carey. “I’m ecstatic, so be ecstatic with me! Be happy with me. Can we celebrate?” Sure we can, Mims. If you make it to your first wedding anniversary.

Diddy To Say “I Do” With Cassie?


Yup, it’s these two again, and now the rumors about Diddy and his 21-year old protégé Cassie have moved beyond just dating. Apparently they’re like, totally engaged! Did we mention Mr. Combs is almost 39 years old? The mogul/J. Lo ex supposedly told friends and family at his son Justin’s eighth grade graduation last month. “He told everyone to keep it extremely quiet because he didn’t want it to get out, but you could tell he was excited,” says a source who enjoys gossiping anonymously. “Diddy said they hadn’t set a date yet, but he wanted his family to hear the news first.”

Awesome! So this means they’ll be divorced by the time Cassie is 23, right? [Star]

Run Batman, Run!


On the wake of Christian Bale’s arrest for assault this week, Comedy Central quickly whipped up a game that keeps Batman on his toes. Help Christian escape those pesky cops who are out to put him away for the assault allegation filed by his mother and sister. Hop over fire hydrants and dumpsters – but don’t end up like Christian, who spent four hours in a London jail and was released pending further inquiry.

I Want To Work for Diddy: Watch the Trailer!


Above is the supertrailer for I Want To Work for Diddy, the upcoming reality competition that pits enterprising, young individuals against each other for a chance at becoming the assistant of one Sean “Diddy” Combs. In the trailer, we’re treated to a poolside rant from Diddy, a proclamation from him that, “I’m not the easiest to work for, but I’m the best to work for,” and a former assistant who seems to have the fear of God instilled in him over Heinz 57 Ketchup. It’s kind of amazing. Diddy says, “This show is about people following a dream,” except said people aren’t allowed to sleep (seriously, he also tells them, “Sleep is forbidden.”). That pretty much says everything about the difficulty of their task at hand.

I Want To Work for Diddy is scheduled to premiere Monday, August 4 at 9/8c on VH1.

Christian Bale’s Mom Wants Money


Ohhhhhhh – so this is why Christian Bale screamed at his mom and sister and physically pushed his mother out of his hotel suite. Apparently Bale, though he appears all soft spoken and sensitive, has a terrible temper and has blown up on numerous film sets. Combine this with the fact that the actor is estranged from his mother and sister due to his parents’ divorce, and it becomes clear why things got a little heated last weekend. Apparently Bale’s mom and sis showed up to ask their famous kin for some cash to help support a business venture, and Mr. Short Fuse freaked out. Then, because England is awesome, he got arrested and now his mom is peddling the story to – what else – earn a few bucks. Nice plan, Mama Bale! [Sun Times]

Anne Hathaway’s Diary Secrets – Revealed!


The NYPD is doing some serious investigative work on Anne Hathaway‘s ex Raffaello Follieri, and they’ve seized her diary in hopes that she dishes all about their first kiss, that really bad fight that one time, and why her Italian idiot bounced a $215,000 check. Good luck NYPD. We have a feeling all you’re going to find are illegible rants about Kate Hudson’s perfect hair and how hard Anne cried when the strap on her Chanel purse broke while out at the Beatrice Inn.

Anne’s also getting a lot of credit for turning Follieri into the feds. A friend close to the con says, “He was in Europe, working on a deal. He didn’t have to come back to New York. He knew he was being investigated. But she kept calling him, saying they needed to resolve their future. A few days after his return, he was arrested.” [NYDN]

Brooke Hogan Headed to Playboy?


Brooke Hogan isn’t any stranger to showing skin, and soon, she may be showing some more of it: The Daily News reports that Playboy has approached the Celebreality star and she didn’t say no! “No decision has been made at this time,” says Brooke’s rep, which means that she’s at least thinking about it. Posing nude for Playboy isn’t exactly something people need to mull over — you either want to go there or you don’t. If Brooke really is considering baring all, it’s pretty crazy, considering her (fading) good-girl image and how over-protective her father is. Things are about to get very interesting… [The Daily News via ONTD]

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The Celebreality Interview – Heat


“There’s a billion good-looking guys out there, but I’m one of those good-looking guys that’s being myself, being very proactive and I keep getting one opportunity after another,” says Heat in his post-I Love Money interview. Other topics on the menu include his affair with Destiney, his thoughts on the Entertainer’s usurping, his status with fellow Party Boy 12 Pack and the forthcoming Heat action figure, which may or may not be a sex toy. Fortunately for us, Heat lets it all hang out…

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Estelle Will Be Missed; Sophia Lives On


The spunkiest of the Golden Girls, Estelle Getty, passed away yesterday at the age of 84, after having suffered from advanced dementia. Estelle lived a jam-packed life. She was born in New York City in 1923, married New York businessman Arthur Gettleman and had two sons, Carl and Barry, and hit the big time when she landed the part of Sophia in 1985. After a few gigs on Broadway, Estelle landed the role of the sarcastic octogenarian who moved into the Miami home she shared with roommates Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose.

All the Golden Girls chimed in to react to Estelle’s passing. Bea Arthur told Us magazine, “Our mother-daughter relationship was one of the greatest comic duos ever, and I will miss her.” Golden Girl Betty White said, “The only comfort at this moment is that although Estelle has moved on, Sophia will always be with us.” Rue McLanahan’s Blanche often sparred with Estelle’s outspoken Sophia. Although Sophia threw zingers such as responding to Blanche saying, “My life is an open book,” with, “Your life is an open blouse!” still Rue had only wonderful things to say about her co-star. She told The Associated Press, “Don’t feel sad about her passing. She will always be with us in her crowning achievement, Sophia.”

Maybe somewhere the three of them are sitting around wiping back tears, telling funny Estelle stories, and saying, “Thank You For Being A Friend.” Take a minute to enjoy the Golden Girls theme song and opening credits below. Sophia lives on…