In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Rob Kardashian isn’t going to law school after all and Joss Whedon signs deal to stay in the Marvel Universe.
HIT: Joss Whedon to stay with the Marvel Universe
Whedon just signed a contract with Marvel and Disney to direct Avengers 2 and a develop a live-action Marvel-based television series for ABC. I’m a bit apprehensive of a live-action TV series, but if anyone can do it, it’s the cult-creating phenom Whedon. Also, I may just lose it if he helps broker a deal between Sony and Disney to include Spiderman (Andrew Garfield) in the next Avengers film. Please Whedon, make it happen!
MISS: Rob Kardashian NOT going to law school
It doesn’t seem Rob will be following in his father’s footsteps after all (his real dad was O.J. Simpson’s lawyer). It was news to the University of Southern California when the Kardashian tweeted that he would be attending law school there (“Going to Law School very soon and so excited and can’t wait! School just never ends for me! #UniversityofSouthernCal#Trojans #FightOn”). Representatives from USC’s Gould School of Law said the Kardashian didn’t even apply. At least he pretended he has more ambition than selling his soul for money. We can’t say the same for his sisters!
HIT: Zooey Deschanel spotted with her new guy
The queen of all things quirky and cute (even at 32) has been spotted stealing a kiss from current beau, screenwriter Jamie Linden. While she told Marie Claire magazine she didn’t have time to date, he seems like someone you make time for. He’s pretty cute and has got to be romantic considering he did help write the screenplay for Dear John.
MISS: Elton John publicly claims Madonna’s career is over
On an Australian news and current affairs show, Elton John said Madonna looked like a “fairground stripper” and her tour was a disaster. “’She’s such a nightmare. Sorry, her career is over,” said John. “Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger ****.” He also mentioned that the veteran popstar had been horrible to Lady Gaga, the godmother to his son, Zachary. Madonna mentioned Gaga’s “Born This Way” and her “Express Yourself” sounded similar, implying Gaga ripped her off. The claws may be out but do we really want to see some aging stars at it? No, as I’d rather see how the Chris Brown/Drake beef lamely fizzles out.
HIT: Natalie Portman gets hitched
Portman finally got hitched to her ballet dancer beau Benjamin Millepied. The couple exchanged vows in a Jewish ceremony while facing the ocean in a private California home. They were surrounded by family and friends, including their baby Aleph, Macaulay Culkin and Ivanka Trump. Congrats to the happy family!
MISS: Teen Mom’s Farrah epic fail of a music single
I initially thought theTeen Mom stars would have a good grip on reality but yet, they continue to prove me wrong with every tabloid cover they land. This time, Sophie’s mom, Farrah, disappoints as she tries her hand at music. Her song, “Getting Up from Rock Bottom,” is Paris Hilton-bad, but worse. It basically sounds like she recorded herself screaming nonsense into a fan without any knowledge of rhythm. Tom Hardy’s Batman Rises character, Bane, is more understandable than Farrah is on this “song.” I know making money is tough, but music isn’t the way to do it.