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Ice Cube apologizes for offending Paul Walker fans

Man, this was really a no-win situation.

Ice Cube apologized on Twitter to Paul Walker fans/the world after he expressed his disappointment over losing the Best Screen Duo award at the MTV Movie Awards to Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker for Fast & Furious 6. Pro tip: Don’t complain about losing an MTV award to a man who died recently. (Second of all: Maybe don’t complain about losing an MTV award at all?)

Sunday he told USA Today, “We was robbed. Shame on you MTV.” Now he’s having second thoughts about how that sounded. Read Ice Cube’s whole Twitter stream from Monday night below: READ FULL STORY

'Big Jaw' vs. the World: A history of Jay Leno hate

Fact #1: Jay Leno has been the most popular late night host in America for the majority of the past 19 years.

Fact #2: Comedians, Hollywood insiders, and laypeople alike just love hating on Leno, and have been doing so consistently for over 20 years.

Why? In their minds, the reasons are legion: Because he stole The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson’s rightful heir, David Letterman, way back in the early ’90s. Because he refused to simply retire when NBC tried to replace him with Conan O’Brien in 2009. Because his primetime Jay Leno Show tanked, sinking Conan’s Tonight Show before it had even really begun — and eventually forcing Conan to leave NBC for good. And most of all, because they say his jokes are broad, pandering, and eminently unfunny — which is a shame particularly because once upon a time, Leno had a reputation for being one of standup’s sharpest and edgiest comedians.

So as Leno prepares for his final few Tonight Shows, he finds himself in a unique position: More widely watched than any of his competitors, yet widely reviled by the majority of his peers. How widely, you ask? Let’s take a look back at the most notable jabs, slights, and straight-up insults famous people have aimed at Leno over the years — starting shortly after NBC revealed that he, rather than Letterman, would become Tonight‘s next host. (Insert “Jay takes it on the chin” joke here.)

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Shia LaBeouf -- who is 'NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE' -- fires back at Jim Carrey, quickly recants

The tags on this post are not entirely accurate; Shia LaBeouf and Jim Carrey aren’t exactly in a celebrity feud. Why? Because in order to be in a celebrity feud, one must be a celebrity. And Shia wants you to know that he is no longer one of those:

Reeaally embracing that retirement “from all public life,” Shia.

Anyway, here’s the LaBeef: While presenting the award for Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes last night, Jim Carrey decided to have a little fun at the Transformers star’s expense. He began his patter by quoting an old chestnut that may have originated with actor Edmund Gwenn: “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” Then came the kicker: “I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that. So young, so wise.”

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Sinead O'Connor talks Miley, mental illness, and getting 'crazied' by the media

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Believe it or not, Sinead O’Connor actually thinks that something resulted from October’s big Miley Cyrus brouhaha — though it wasn’t a conversation about the music industry’s habit of sexualizing young women.

“The music business is corrupt,” the Irish singer-songwriter explains to Time in a new interview. “It’s full of nothing but vampires and pimps. What was more important that came out of the Miley thing was being able to conversate about mental health and human rights. The two of us, without meaning to, did quite a good job.”

As you’ll recall, the feud began after Cyrus told Rolling Stone that her “Wrecking Ball” video was meant to pay homage to O’Connor’s intimate, iconic “Nothing Compares 2U” clip. O’Connor responded to the news by writing an open letter to Cyrus, urging her to not “let the music business make a prostitute of you;” Cyrus shot back by mocking O’Connor on Twitter, posting a screenshot of tweets sent by Sinead shortly before her January 2012 suicide attempt coupled with this caption: “Before Amanda Bynes… There was…”

Though O’Connor doesn’t seem angry at Cyrus anymore, she still feels passionately about the shabby treatment Americans give to sufferers of mental illness — especially famous ones.

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Omarosa attributes Bethenny Frankel's success to white privilege: 'It's different for you and I' -- VIDEO

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She’s back!

Reality TV villain Omarosa Manigault, who first became infamous in 2004 on The Apprentice and has since appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice twice, stopped by former Real Housewives Of New York star Bethenny Frankel’s new daytime talk show, Bethenny, today for a very contentious chat.

The twosome have publicly feuded for years, starting in 2010 when Frankel said she could not be compared to the infamous reality show personality because she has made “a real career” out of her reality TV fame. Manigault responded that Frankel’s then-husband was gay and also, PS, did you hear Bethenny isn’t being honest about having a tummy tuck after she had a baby?

So the two are not exactly friends.
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Jason Biggs calls Tara Reid a 'hot mess;' Tara Reid is not amused

The days of pie and roses are over.

When Sharknado star Tara Reid landed in Los Angeles Sunday after a long weekend jaunt to Israel, she discovered a nasty surprise: Her old American Pie pal Jason Biggs had gone on Watch What Happens Live a few weeks ago. During the show, host Andy Cohen asked his guest to come up with Orange Is the New Black-style prison nicknames for some of his old costars — including Reid. Biggs’s response? “Hot Mess.”

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Shia LaBeouf grievance resolved with producers of Broadway's 'Orphans'

Shia LaBeouf battled creepy neighbors (Disturbia), Prohibition baddies (Lawless) and a messload of Transformers on film, but the Great White Way seemed to defeat him before he even stepped onstage.

His early exit from the Broadway revival of the three-hander drama Orphans (which our Thom Geier gave an A- this spring) over “creative differences,” stemming from the tension between him and co-star Alec Baldwin, which was well-documented after the fact and made lots of headlines but couldn’t save the show from closing mere weeks after opening with mixed reviews. (Interestingly, it was the role neither Baldwin nor LaBeouf played that got the most attention, played by Tony nominee Tom Sturridge, who was also making his Broadway debut.)

But after a grievance filed by LaBeouf to Actors’ Equity Association, producers Fred Zollo and Robert Cole released a statement today saying the matter has been resolved. Read the statement below:
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Shia LaBeouf talks Baldwin feud: 'Me and Alec had tension as men' -- VIDEO

As Shia LaBeouf Tom Chiarella once wrote, a real man can own up to his mistakes. And though LaBeouf — whose gradual transformation into Adam from Girls seems nearly complete — hasn’t yet acknowledged that publishing private emails on Twitter probably isn’t the best idea, the actor can admit that he got straight-up fired from Broadway’s Orphans. The reason? He and ex-costar Alec Baldwin “had tension, as men. Not as artists — as men.”

As LaBeouf told David Letterman last night, “I’m pretty passionate and impulsive, and he’s a very passionate individual as well. And I think that impulsiveness and that passion make for some fireworks.” (Naturally, he didn’t cite The Office‘s Phyllis Lapin after making this observation.) That volatile combination led to LaBeouf’s exit from the show, a move originally credited to “creative differences.” “I think that’s what you’ve gotta say for a business-savvy answer for what actually happened,” LaBeouf explained. Yep, he’s nothing if not business-savvy. READ FULL STORY

Shia LaBeouf and Alec Baldwin's feud reaches DEFCON 3 after new tweets

As Alice Roosevelt Longworth — and Olympia Dukakis in Steel Magnolias — once said, “If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”

Some days, it feels like that quote could serve as Twitter’s official motto. Take Shia LaBeouf, for instance. Since exiting the Broadway production of Orphans over “creative differences” with co-star Alec Baldwin, the two actors have waged a Cold War that is beginning to really heat up. One day after Baldwin responded to a LaBeouf tweet about the nature of theater with a dismissive slam, LaBeouf took to Twitter again to share two e-mail strings that attempt to portray Baldwin as unprepared for their rehearsals. READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin on Shia LaBeouf: Theater's just not his thing

Though “creative differences” with co-star Alec Baldwin drove Shia LaBeouf’s departure from the Broadway play Orphans, there seemed to be no lasting bad blood between the two actors. In a personal email that LaBeouf published on Twitter, Baldwin assured the younger man that he’s “been through this before” — boy, has he ever — and promised that he had no “unkind word[s] to say” about the Transformers star, adding, “You have my word.”

Nearly two weeks later, Baldwin seems to be singing a different tune. Last night, Vulture asked the actor to respond to a tweet LaBeouf sent shortly after exiting Orphans: “the theater belongs not to the great but to the brash. acting is not for gentlemen, or bureaucratic-academics. what they do is anti-art.” Here’s the Emmy winner’s response in full:

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