Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

Madge Is One Tough Mum!
It must be hard enough to be the daughter of one of the most famous women in the world but when your mother is also a helicopter mum who oversees everything you do, it must be even harder. Lourdes Ciccone Leon is a confident 14-year old girl but living in the shadow of mum Madonna can’t be easy. The 53-year-old singer has revealed in the past that she didn’t allow her daughter to watch TV and while Madge’s dress sense has been risque over the years, she has had strict rules about how her daughter dresses. Lourdes revealed what she is and isn’t allowed to wear to school saying: ‘no too low V-neck and I’m not allowed to wear shorts unless I wear tights with them.’ While Madge helped her progeny launch a fashion label at the tender age of 13, she still oversees a lot of what her daughter is up to. ‘I proofread her blogs and edit them and give her a hard time when I think she’s being a lazy writer,’ Madonna said. She also revealed that like any teenage girl, Lourdes is into her fashion but that her job as a mum is to ‘stand in the background and watch,’ – when she is not proofreading and editing, telling her what to wear and stopping her watch TV that is!

Justin To Fight Paternity Claim
Poor little Justin Bieber, the 17-year-old is used to a lot of attention with his screaming fans but he is not used to negative publicity. Justin is at the centre of a paternity suit with 20-year-old Mariah Yeater claiming that the Canadian pop star is the father of her new born child. Yeater says that she met Justin backstage at his concert in Los Angeles in October 2010. She claims that the teen star then propositioned her and that she took his virginity in the backstage bathroom. 36 weeks and two days later she gave birth to her son. ‘Justin is definitely the father … Look! Just look at his mouth. Look familiar?’
Justin has denied the claim saying he has never met the girl but has agreed to be tested to disprove the claims. ‘Justin is in Europe, but when he returns [in two weeks], he will take the paternity test,’ a rep for the pop star told the New York Post . ‘His lawyers are making arrangements for him to take the test, which will be done in accordance with all legal requirements. I cannot say where or when the test will take place, but it will prove that Yeater’s claim is completely false.’ We’ll be waiting with bated breath!

Brad Pitt’s Giving Up Acting
If you like your big screen guy candy in the form of Brad Pitt then you better enjoy it while it lasts as the actor has revealed that he will give up his role as a leading man in three years. ‘We have a shelf life, no question. And mine’s coming,’ he said. ‘But there’s a few more things I wanna do before my shelf life expires.’ Such as? ‘I wanna get to play the grumpy old man who swears,’ he grins. Brad told Australia’s 60 Minutes programme that he intends to pursue other roles behind the camera after he turns 50. ‘I’ve really enjoyed the producerial [sic] side and getting stories to the plate that may have had a harder time otherwise.’ The father of six also hinted that he and actress partner Angelina may have more children. When asked if the couple would be adding to their brood, he responded saying: ‘I don’t know that we’re finished yet, I don’t know yet.’

It’s Hard Work Being This Beautiful!
Model Adriana Lima has revealed the extreme lengths she goes to to get ready for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. The Brazilian has said that for three months before the show she works out daily with a personal trainer and then three weeks before she ups that to two high-intensity workouts a day! She also works with a nutritionist during the run-up making sure her fat levels and water retention are optimal. Then nine days before she survives on nothing but protein shakes and water and 12 hours before the show, she stops drinking completely. ‘No liquids at all so you dry out,’ she says. ‘Sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that.’ Since revealing her extreme dieting measures though, the 30-year-old has been quick to justify them saying: ‘I know it’s very intense but … I just have an athlete’s mind and I appreciate doing this thing,’ she said. ‘It’s not that I do crazy diets throughout the year. I just do it for this particular thing. After this show, I become normal again.’ She also want to dissuade other young women from copying her methods. ‘Those teenagers out there, don’t go starving yourself or only drinking liquids. Don’t do that please,’ she said.  If that’s what it takes to be an Angel we’re happy just being normal thanks very much!

What Goldie Wants Goldie Gets
Goldie Hawn’s ex-husband Bill Hudson has opened up about their marriage in a  new tell-all book 2 Versions: The Other Side Of Fame & Family, and it is not particularly complimentary of Goldie. ‘For years I have been living with the hell of Goldie manipulating the story of our time together,’ he said about why he has now decided to tell his side of the story. ‘She gives interviews every time she has a film out, and presents this story to the world about how I “abandoned” the family and how her partner [actor Kurt Russell] is the only “real” man in their lives.’ He admits  their relationship didn’t start well with her still being with her ex-husband Gus Trikonis when the pair met. He was then distressed when on their wedding day Goldie said: ‘I want this to be an open marriage.’ And he says that she had numerous affairs while they were married. ‘The great loves of Goldie’s life were herself and money, money, money. She loved money and loved being in control. I learned it was her way or the highway. I ended up taking the highway,’ he admits. He even says that Goldie’s favourite saying was: ‘What Goldie wants, Goldie gets.’ Bill reveals he finally left Goldie after she admitted having an affair with Yves Renier, an extra on her show Private Benjamin.

Guess Who – Secret Gossip
[BlindGossip] This newcomer is hunky and talented and has landed at least two very desirable lead roles in the past two years. While they may not have been huge box-office successes, they definitely gave him a higher profile in the industry. His publicists are having a problem with him, though. He started out his career as an openly gay man. And now they are having problems pushing him back into the closet. After all, how can he land the big action leads if people know he’s gay? So, he’s been given a beard, and recent interviews have contained awkward snippets of him talking about his relationships with women, and the kinds of things he does to impress his dates.  Um, sure.

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