By SHARMILA NAIR
Britney Spears is ready to walk down the aisle for the third time, y’all. Her long-time (yes, two years is a long time in celebrityland) boyfriend Jason Trawick popped the question last week and the Pop Princess was more than thrilled to say “yes”.
She tweeted: “OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I’ve been waiting for … Can’t wait to show you! SO SO SO excited! Xxo.”
As we all know, Britney was infamously married to her childhood best friend Jason Alexander and got it annulled 55 hours later. She had also tied the knot with her backup dancer Kevin Federline – with whom she has two sons.
Britney and Jason have been dating since 2009, and the latter even gave up his job as her manager after their relationship got serious. He also co-designed the engagement ring.
Sharm says: How much do you want to bet that this marriage will last longer than 72 days? And Britney is the one who had a mental breakdown …
Yes, they’re real
Miley Cyrus turned some heads when she wore a deep cleavage-baring dress to the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute event in Los Angeles last week. The yellow dress with a plunging neckline clearly accentuated her chest area which prompted many to question the authenticity of her breasts. Apparently, they seemed slightly bigger than usual.
Rumours started flying that the 19-year-old singer had recently undergone a breast enhancement surgery and plastic surgeons (who have never worked on Miley) even speculated on it.
Not one to let people spread rumours about her, Miley took to Twitter to defend herself. She said: “Thank you for the compliment but these babies are all mine. I wish they’d realize you don’t have to be fake to be beautiful!” and “HA! Yeah! And I’m 19!!! BOOBS GROW PEOPLE!”
Sharm says: Miley’s wild things just can’t be tamed.
A talented lot … not
We all know that veteran TV host Barbara Walters doesn’t shy away from the hard-hitting questions and the Kardashian clan was not spared her sharp tongue.
Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Kris were featured on Barbara’s annual 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2011 special, when the host sprung the “sex-tape” question to the family’s main money maker.
Barbara asked Kim if the 2007 sex tape of her and R&B singer Ray J was a good thing to have done. Kim gave an unintelligible answer which went something like this: “Whatever you do, you might think. I’ve made mistakes in my life for sure.”
Kris then jumped in to state: “It was devastating for the whole family. You cry yourself to sleep for a few nights, then you hire an attorney.”
Then the host also asked about the family’s lack of “talent”, which Khloe defended by saying: “None of us think we have talent. None of us think we can sing or act or dance.”
Sharm says: No kidding, Kardashians. We kinda figured that you’re a talentless lot, like, ages ago!
Don’t call her ScarJo
Whatever you do, don’t ever make the mistake of calling Scarlett Johansson, “ScarJo” to her face.
While other celebrities don’t mind the affectionate nicknames that the media gives them, Scarlett is very much offended by the moniker.
The actress lashed out at the media while promoting her latest flick We Bought A Zoo and told USA Today: “Oh, it’s awful. It’s a laziness. People can’t actually say the whole name? It’s just bizarre.”
Scarlett then dragged in actress Cate Blanchett into the conversation and said, “So Cate Blanchett is not, like, ‘CaBla’? Why is that? Why do I have to get stuck (with this nickname)?”
Sharm says: Why is she all worked up about the nickname? Okay, maybe we should start calling her The-Actress-Famous-For-Lost-In-Translation.
Doing a good deed
Justin Bieber proved that he’s not just all talk when he fulfilled the promise he made to the students of Whitney Elementary in Las Vegas, Nevada. Not only did he put on a holiday concert at the school, he also wrote them a cheque for US$100,000 (RM318,000) when he visited them last Friday.
The singer had teamed up with Ellen DeGeneres to help the school kids and the TV host also surprised the school with another US$100,000 donation courtesy of Target.
The school was brought to attention when news spread that over 70% of the children enrolled at Whitney don’t have permanent homes.
Sharm says: It’s really awesome when celebs use their good fortunes to help those in need.