Hollywood Dirt: M.I.A’s Finger Flip May Cost Her & Does Russell Brand Have His Sights Set on Zooey Deshanel?
UPDATE - M.I.A. MAY HAVE TO FOOT THE BILL FOR FINGER 'MISHAP': If NBC gets fined for rapper M.I.A.'s middle finger gesture during MADONNA'S Super Bowl Halftime performance, she may have to foot the bill. TMZ is reporting that M.I.A. signed a contract that specified she'd be responsible for any fine related to her performance, not NBC or the NFL.
While the NFL and NBC issued apologies shortly after the incident on Sunday, M.I.A. continues to remain mum about it, but a "source close" to her "who is not authorized to speak on the record" told Headline News M.I.A. "feels horrible for putting Madonna in that position. She was amped up and in performance mode...and [the] adrenaline took over." The source adds that the "mishap" was not meant "as a statement of any kind."
Meanwhile ... The British tabloid "Sun" is claiming that Madonna is "livid" at M.I.A. for upstaging her. According to their source, Madge is upset that, quote, "everyone ended up talking about this girl's middle finger."
COULD BE TRUE, COULD BE CRAP - RUSSELL BRAND PERSUING ZOOEY DESHANEL:According to OK! Magazine, RUSSELL BRAND has his sights set on "New Girl" star ZOOEY DESCHANEL. In fact, the pair have supposedly been corresponding over text message for weeks. A source tells the tab, "He's been in contact, asking to meet up. He thinks she's hysterically funny and cute, too. He loves her quirky sense of humor. There seems to be a spark there. Zooey doesn't know whether she'll meet up with Russell yet. She's still recovering from the breakdown of her own marriage."
KELLY CLARKSON IS 'FINE' WITH HER WEIGHT: KELLY CLARKSON knows you're making fun of her weight, but that's cool. She doesn't care. She's happy and that's all she cares about. In an interview with 'Think', Kelly said, "When people talk about my weight, I'm like, 'You have a problem with it. I don't. I'm fine!' Sometimes I eat more, sometimes I play more. I do it totally for my psyche. And I also love food, so there's a payoff."
QUOTE/UNQUOTE: "I...destroy men on a weekly basis. It's like a hobby. I'm like a praying mantis. They (eff) me, and then I eat them." - KE$HA, in an interview with 'Glamour.'
SNAPSHOT: LEANN RIMES and KIM KARDASHIAN chitchat after attending Life Change Community Church services together in Agoura Hills, California over the weekend. Is LeAnn even wearing proper religious service attire? Discuss.