By SHARMILA NAIR
WE love reading about celebrities and the gossip backstage. Here’s this week’s buzz on the glitz and glamour gang.
Mackin’ no more
Remember that line from Jay-Z’s Big Pimpin’ song where he goes “I’ll be forever mackin’”? Well, the world kind of knew that he didn’t keep to his words when he dated, married and then had a kid with the oh-so-gorgeous Beyonce Knowles.
He knows that as well, which is why the rapper – who recently joined Instagram – uploaded a photograph of him and Bey, with this caption:
“The way she has changed my life … If I didn’t have her? Where would I be? Who would I be? Sometimes I wonder if I would still be Jay-Z. It’s so surreal. First time I laid eyes on her she was 16. I had thought in my head ‘she will be mine’, became my best friend … 20 years old, it was time … before you knew it she made me swallow my pride and my own words bit me in the a** … ‘Forever mackin’’ – eight years later, married, one kid. She saved me.”
Sharm says: Okay, it sounds all lovey dovey and what not … but I’m still creeped out by the fact that he knew Beyonce would end with him when she was 16? That would have made him 31 back then.
All new X-tina
Christina Aguilera is ready to rock the world … like she did when she was at least 25kg lighter, ages ago. The powerhouse singer had just hinted that she has plans to make new music right after she returns from a long deserved break.
Aguilera is not returning as a judge for the successful talent competition The Voice and had said last week at the show’s new series premiere that she wants to get “re-inspired” before hitting the studio.
“I’m going on vacation next week with my son, first time in Japan, which is such an inspirational place for me (to) get re-inspired, rejuvenated for what’s to come … I can’t say everything!”
And when asked about her plan on producing new material, she said, “We’ll see, yeah, if it feels right.”
Sharm says: Does anyone actually care if Christina makes new music? Yeah, she’s talented … but she’ll never replace Britney Spears. Crazy or not, Spears FTW!
For those who have been crying their hearts out thinking that Miley Cyrus and her fiance Liam Hemsworth are going to break up … fret not, they’re still together. At least for now. The couple took a break in their relationship, Cyrus was also seen without her engagement ring for a few weeks, after reports surfaced that Hemsworth had cheated on her with actress January Jones.
E! News reported that a source told them that the couple, who are apparently very much in love, are working to get over the rough patch in their relationship. The source said, “There are some serious problems going on, but seeing them together, they do genuinely love each other, and they really do want to work it out.”
Hemsworth was recently back in Australia but was seen at Cyrus’ home last weekend. The source also added that Hemsworth’s trip “was a way for then to figure out what they wanted to do and have time to think for themselves.”
It was also reported that the small-scale wedding Cyrus’ been planning is still on, and there are no changes to that that possible union as of now.
Sharm says: I’m not sure if this marriage will work out after all these allegations, but I hope that it’ll at least last longer than Kim Kardashian’s last marriage.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are known for their penchant for anything and everything extravagant, so it’s no surprise that they want the same thing when it comes to their baby’s name.
Kardashian told Extra TV host Maria Menounos that they might keep up the family tradition of giving the baby a name beginning with ‘K’.
“I think it would be really cute ‘cause Kanye and I are both K’s … but half the names on our list aren’t K’s … we still have time, whatever feels right … Kanye, being the father, wants something that’s unique.”
Kardashian, who has been seen squeezing her growing figure into Spanx and tight-fitting dresses also told Menounos that she’s accepting her pregnancy weight gain.
“It wouldn’t even bother me if I gained all the weight. And I have the biggest sweet tooth and I love junk food. Being pregnant, I don’t like any of it.”
Sharm says: Imma’ let you finish Kanye … but Beyonce’s baby has the best name of all time.
Rihanna, who recently fell ill with laryngitis, has been told to stop partying or risk becoming ill again. The singer was forced to cancel two dates on her Diamond world tour earlier this month.
A source told The Sun newspaper in Britain that “Rihanna’s illness was so severe that doctors warned it could take months for her to fully recover. There were worries that she’d have to cancel her entire tour.”
The source also noted that the singer realises that her illness was partly due to her erratic lifestyle.
Sharm says: Someone need to lock-up Rihanna and Lindsay Lohan in a house somewhere on a remote island and throw the keys away. Maybe then these two will start to get their acts together!