Beyonce Lip-Synced, Kelly Clarkson Did Not At Inauguration

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Now this is interesting… both Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce performed at President Obama’s inauguration yesterday. But now TMZ is reporting that Kelly is the only one who sang live. Beyonce reportedly lip-synced to a pre-recorded track. A spokesperson for the U.S. Marine Corps said it was standard procedure for a performer to pre-record a track, just in case of problems. Kelly chose not to use hers, while Beyonce opted to use hers at the last minute. The rep added:

“We all know Beyonce can sing … We don’t know why she chose to use the pre-recorded track.”

I can completely understand why singers would pre-record tracks. Who would want to stand before the world (literally) and have the microphone go out or something? But I’m surprised Beyonce lip-synced. I’m guessing nerves. Does it matter to you if a singer lip-syncs or not?

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Lindsay Lohan Is A Serious Actress: No ‘Dancing With The Stars’ For Her

Lindsay Lohan At The Nozomi Restaurant In London

Lindsay Lohan may be having some serious financial problems, between the IRS seizing her bank accounts and owing at least one attorney over $300,000, but she still has standards. That’s reportedly why Lindsay turned down a $550,000 offer to do ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ TMZ explains:

Sources close to Lindsay tell us, the actress was made several offers to join the DWTS cast this upcoming season — offers that maxed out at $550,000.

But Lindsay — who still owes hundreds of thousands in back taxes — shut them down, telling friends she’d never consider doing reality TV … she wants to stick to films.

But there’s one problem — after “The Canyons” fiasco, she’s basically made herself unhireable. And as the saying goes, beggars can’t be choosers.

A rep for DWTS tells us, “We don’t comment on casting.”

At this point, if Lindsay could actually stick to the rigorous rehearsal schedule and perform weekly, she would probably impress a lot of people! And a paycheck is a paycheck. We’re not talking illegal activities here! Do you think Lindsay should do ‘Dancing with the Stars’?

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Ke$ha The All-American Girl

The RIAA Presidential Inaugural Charity Benefit

Ke$ha showed off her patriotic side last night at the RIAA Presidential Inaugural Charity Benefit at the 9:30 Club in DC last night. See how she’s dressed in red, white, and blue with USA on the back of her jacket? Clearly Ke$ha got into the Inaugural festivities! If you were in DC yesterday, it was probably hard not to feel patriotic.

Ke$ha’s been laying low for a bit after her ‘Die Young‘ debacle. The song was getting a lot of airplay on the radios before the Newtown shooting. Then, for some reason, Ke$ha decided to come out and say she was “forced” to sing the lyrics to that song. Unfortunately for Ke$ha, media outlets then found tape from an earlier interview where she talked about writing the lyrics herself. It’s not like ‘Die Young’ caused the Newtown tragedy to happen. Ke$ha finally clarified things.

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Does Taylor Swift Never Ever Want To Hear Another Joke About Her Love Life?

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in LA

You know people have gotten too involved with your love life when people start saying you’re a prude or crazy. Taylor Swift has gotten to the point where she’s tired about all the jokes about her dating life. A source told Radar Online Taylor used to think it was all funny but isn’t so sure anymore.

“At first Taylor just thought it was funny how much interest people had in her love life and she went along with it. But now she’s the butt of jokes on Saturday Night Live, in the tabloids and on the late night shows. She laughed it off, but the jokes made about her at the Golden Globes got under her skin.”

I can see where it would get to be a bit much.

“The jokes being made about her love life embarrass her, but it’s finally hit home with Taylor. She really wants to make an effort to slow down and not jump from boyfriend to boyfriend. In a weird way all the negative press has really opened her eyes and will be good for her!”

I would think the message would be “stop writing songs about your love life.” That’s what invites all the speculation! Otherwise, I’m not sure Taylor’s really dating that much more than any other single 23-year-old.

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Lindsay Lohan Owes IRS More Money For Bravo Furniture

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Turns out Bravo and the producers of ‘Million Dollar Decorator‘ may get the last laugh over Lindsay Lohan after all. I’ve told you about how Lindsay approached the show ‘Million Dollar Decorator‘ for her Beverly Hills mansion. She filmed earlier episodes but reportedly blew them off when it was time for the reveal.

When the show wanted the $250,000 worth of furniture Lindsay received returned because she blew them off, they didn’t get it because Lindsay had moved all the expensive furniture out of the Beverly Hills mansion to an undisclosed location. Now, Lindsay owes taxes on that $250,000 worth of furniture. A source explained:

“Producers had planned on paying the luxury gift tax on the furniture that was given to Lindsay for her Beverly Hills rental house. Lindsay was given $250,000 of beautiful furniture, but when she failed to agree to appear on ‘Million Dollar Decorator’ for the big reveal of the work that was done on her rental house, the producers decided they weren’t going to pay the taxes. Lindsay will probably have to pay between $25,000 and $50,000 in taxes on the furniture.”

OUCH. You know what they say about karma…

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Holly Madison In The Doghouse With Her Homeowners’ Association

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It sounds like Holly Madison’s Homeowners’ Association where she currently lives in Las Vegas don’t view Holly as the sweet, innocent girl next door. Holly’s life-size doghouse has become such a point of contention, she’s decided to move.

“We’re selling this house. We thought of renting it, but we’re finished here. The HOA (homeowners association) here is so bad, I don’t even want to deal with them. They’ve come after me about the dumbest things. Sometimes it’s things that don’t even apply to the rules.

“I built this ridiculous, human-sized doghouse behind my house, and when I went over it with my contractor, he consulted the HOA on all their restrictions and whatnot. They keep fining me for having it painted pink. It’s a hundred dollars a month, or something like that. I haven’t been paying it. I just keep sending them nasty letters.”

Holly said the doghouse can’t be seen from the street and is a “temporary structure,” so it falls outside of their jurisdication. If the doghouse (which, I have to admit, doesn’t sound like the greatest thing to look at) isn’t visible from the street, then it doesn’t seem like it should bother anyone. I’ve heard some real horror stories about HOAs, however. It’s probably for the best that Holly’s moving: she doesn’t need this stress with a baby on the way!

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What Question Flustered Rihanna So Much She Ended The Interview?

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Everyone’s been talking about Rihanna’s SEVEN Complex magazine covers. But it turns out the interview was just as interesting. As expected, Rihanna was asked about her ongoing musical collaborations with Chris Brown as well as the status of their relationship. Now despite the tweets and Instagram pics and their public outings, Rihanna’s still telling interviewers it’s like the title of her song: ‘Nobody’s Business.’ The interviewer for Complex asked what seems like- to me- a perfectly reasonable follow-up question, which was:

 If her relationship with Brown is truly nobody’s business, then why make a record about it?

Here’s Rihanna’s reaction, according to the article:

Her voice, usually warm and cut with chuckles, turns cold. “Pardon me?” she replies, her eyebrow slightly raised. Even after the question is repeated, she hesitates to answer. The hands that moved up and down throughout the conversation, suddenly fall flat. “It’s the truth. Remember?” she says, turning toward the other side of the table to gather her belongings. As she gets up to leave, she adds: “It’s a fun record that The-Dream wrote and we loved the lyrics. You’re still asking me questions about it so clearly you don’t know.”

Personally, that’s the question I’ve been DYING to ask. I’m truly shocked no one apparently prepped Rihanna on how to respond to that question. Then again, it could be as the writer finished up the article speculated:

Maybe she doesn’t know either.

Do you think the interviewer crossed the line?

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