Yesterday you all thought that the cig puffing tween star was none other than Taylor Momsen, also known as Jenny Humphrey on the Peabody Award-winning PBS miniseries Gossip Girl. I'll allow it! Today we have: a singer worried about a sex tape, a secretly overweight R&B lady, a celeb with alternative dating habits, and a TV star who's secretly fired.
2) "This former A list R&B female singer was a really big thing back in the day. Well after she stopped performing so much she gained a few pounds. Well, more than a few actually. So, when she finally came back and did a new CD, she was a little concerned about the photo on the cover of it. The record label offered to airbrush the photo and make her look as skinny as she wanted to be. Well, she said no, and that she would just go ahead and get some photos taken on her own. A few weeks later the label got some photos of her in the mail. They were great photos. The problem was they had all been taken fifteen years and fifty pounds earlier. She insisted that the photos were taken all in the past week or so and those were the ones she wanted on the cover of the CD. With no choice in the matter, the label did as she said. Then she also decided that she couldn't do any concerts because if she did, people would see she looked nothing like the cover photo, so she did no promotion for the CD at all." [CDaN]
4) "If a certain television star is reading this, they should squint extra hard to read between the lines. How come? They’ve been canned - they just don’t know it yet! Yep, it seems an original cast member of a hit series that’s popular has been pink-slipped without the benefit of being given a pink slip. A combo platter of budget cuts and creative redirection is being blamed for the firing, but it also bears mentioning that said performer was never going to win any popularity contests with their co-stars. As for why the MVP still hasn’t been told that the unemployment line is reserving a spot for them… well, that’s where things get really interesting. According to my mole, there’s still a snowball’s chance in Hollywood that the producers might have a change of heart. If, or when, the axe does fall, the regular’s on-screen alter ego isn’t likely to be killed off. Although death has cast a shadow over many a plot, this personality’s demise would probably be deemed too morbid, even for this show." [EW]