Haters Are Criticizing Idina Menzel’s New Year’s Eve Performance, But She Says She Tried Her Best
Idina Menzel performed “Let It Go” during “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”, and it wasn’t her best. Haters were BASHING her online for it. So, she responded on Twitter, saying: “I am more than the notes I hit, and that’s how I try to approach my life. You can’t get it all right all the time, but you can try your best. If you’ve done that, all that’s left is to accept your shortcomings and have the courage to try to overcome them.” Get the full story here.
This is something I said in an interview a few months ago. pic.twitter.com/J63wLZJHnp
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) January 2, 2015
Jamie Lynn Spears Pulled a Knife to Stop a Fight at a Pita Pit
Who knew that Jamie Lynn was a blade gal? Jamie waved a knife around to stop a fight at a Pita Pit in Hammond, Louisiana last weekend. Sources say Jamie was there with a friend when a fight broke out between a bunch of guys. Jamie’s friend was knocked over, so Jamie dragged her to safety behind the counter. Then she threatened the guys with a serrated bread knife to make them stop fighting. Police were called, but Jamie’s friend didn’t want to press charges, so there were no arrests. Get the full story here.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Swiftmas’ Christmas Gift Extravaganza
The 25-year-old singer uploaded the video on New Year’s Eve (Wednesday, Dec. 31), which showed her in the process of wrapping a whole heap of gifts for some of the fans who had been most supportive and vocal on social media, throughout the year. A caption explained that the chart topping singer embarked in some “Tay-lurking, whereupon every detail of a fan’s likes, job, whereabouts was studied intently,” in order to pick out the best gifts. Then, “a single Santa emoji would appear on their socials and large Fedex boxes began to appear in what fans called Swiftmas. Get the full story here.
Taylor Swift Takes the First Celebrity Tumble of 2015
Taylor Swift nearly suffered a terrible slip and fall in front of hundreds of screaming fans, but she saved it at the last minute to avoid a tremendously embarrassing fall. Swift had just finished performing in Times Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015.” As she made her way down the stairs behind the stage, she got to the final few steps when her feet gave out from under her. But she avoided eating it completely and emerged with a sly grin and a short wave. Get the full story here.
Kevin Spacey Sings “Piano Man”, With Billy Joel on Keys
The Library of Congress is awarding its Gershwin Prize to Billy Joel this year, and the special will be on PBS tonight. A bunch of stars were there to sing Billy Joel songs, including Kevin Spacey, for some reason, who sang “Piano Man”. Billy Joel is on keys. In the video you can see Spacey playing the harmonica part as well, but he’s actually just miming it. The music came from a backing track. Get the full story here.
Selena Gomez Exposes Ankle in Abu Dhabi & Angers Mosque Leaders
Selena Gomez stripped down and showed way too much skin on her ankles while visiting a mosque in Abu Dhabi — and now she’s getting blasted for her “disrespectful” poses. Folks at the mosque tell us the main issues their members have with the pics are:
1) Selena’s exposed leg, and her sexy pose … both are no-nos. It’s a respect thing.
2) Mosque rules prohibit laughing and smiling … again, it’s about respect.
Selena did one-up Rihanna, in a sense. RiRi visited the same mosque last year, but when she posted pics … she was immediately asked to leave. Mosque leaders went easier on Selena.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Married
Joseph Gordon-Levitt married his girlfriend Tasha McCauley on December 20th, in an intimate ceremony at their home. If you didn’t even know Joseph had a girlfriend, that’s not surprising. He doesn’t publicize it much. And that’s partly her choice. Tasha is the founder of a robotics company based at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, California. And Joseph has said that she, quote, “really doesn’t want to be a part of” the celebrity spotlight.