Hollywood Dirt: Rihanna and Chris Brown Canoodle in Hawaii, Tabloid Claims Britney Spears Didn’t Sing Her Songs + More
BREAKUP? WHAT BREAKUP? RIHANNA AND CHRIS BROWN SPEND HER BIRTHDAY TOGETHER: Forget about the breakup rumors. Barely a week after RIHANNA and CHRIS BROWN showed up at the same nightclub and spent the night avoiding each other, the two were spotted cuddling and holding hands in Hawaii, where RiRi is celebrating her 25th birthday. (PHOTO) (PHOTO) Here's a pic Rihanna Tweeted of her sitting on Chris' lap in the backseat of a limo.
In related Rihanna news ... it looks like she and KATY PERRY have also kissed and made up. After seeming to ignore her at the Grammys, which led to rumors they were no longer besties because of RiRi's relationship with Brown, Perry Tweeted the following birthday message to her: "HAPPIEST 25TH BIRTHDAY to my baby girl @rihanna! I wish I could b there drinking Mai-Tais & telling haters to eat a d*ck w/u!"
TABLOID CLAIMS BRITNEY SPEARS DOESN'T SING HER OWN SONGS: BRITNEY SPEARS has been accused of lip synching her live performances in the past, and now "Star" magazine claims Britney doesn't even sing on her own albums anymore. Or at least, that it isn't all her. The tab spoke to a guy named Murray Langston who claims his daughter, Myah Marie, was paid to sing seven of the songs on Britney's most recent "Femme Fatale" album. He adds that Myah was paid $1,000 for each of the songs.
But Myah herself released a statement denying her dad's claim. Athough she does say in a Youtube video that she sang background vocals on "Femme Fatale," she refutes the Star story. "I [had] the opportunity to provide background vocals for Britney on a small number of her most recent works," she said in a statement, "[but] I most certainly cannot take credit for her tremendous talent as a singer." Britney's people have not commented.
ON THE RED CARPET - TAYLOR SWIFT: Check out the sexy black number TAYLOR SWIFT wore to yesterday's Brit Awards. It's an Ellie Saab ... whatever that means.
Taylor didn't mock ex-boyfriend HARRY STYLES, who was also in attendance, like she did at the Grammys, but she did perform "I Knew You Were Trouble" which is widely believed to have been written about him.
To his credit, Harry was full of praise for Taylor. "I thought her performance was really good, she looked great,' he told London's Daily Mail.
LOHAN LUNACY - LINDSAY RETURNS BORROWED DRESS IN TATTERS: LINDSAY LOHAN stunned in a floor-sweeping gown at an amFAR event earlier this month in New York -- but when she returned the borrowed dress, it was cut in half. (PHOTO)
A source tells Us Weekly, "She said that the dress had ripped [at a club after the fundraiser] -- she couldn't possibly wear it like that -- so her stylist friend went to the club bouncer and requested some scissors to repair the torn part of the dress."
The dress, which reportedly cost more than $1,700, is the same gown Charlie Sheen convinced a celebrity stylist to get for Lindsay. He offered to go "halfsies" on it, but Lindsay refused the offer, deciding to simply borrow it instead.
NEWS FLASH - PARIS HILTON'S POPULARITY AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE: Remember when PARIS HILTON was the ish and was banking a ton of cash in appearance fees? Well, Paris ain’t happening anymore and her nightclub appearance fees have taken a hit. According to Radaronline, instead of the half a million or more she used to command, Paris now only makes a “comparatively paltry” $250k per event. Oh, the humanity! 250k to show up, take a few pictures, and drink for free?! FML!
LADY GAGA HAS HIP SURGERY: LADY GAGA has gone under the knife. Yesterday morning, she Tweeted, quote, "Going in for surgery now. Thank you so much for sending me love and support. I will be dreaming of you." There are no further updates. On the surgery or if she really did dream of you. Last week, Gaga was forced to cancel the remaining dates on her tour after doctors discovered a "labral tear of the right hip," which was caused by "strenuous repetitive movements in her performances."
R.I.P - LOU MYERS: LOU MYERS, who played Mr. Vernon Gaines on "A Different World" has passed away following a heart-related emergency. He was 77. Myers also appeared on NYPD Blue and The Cosby Show.