Gwyneth Paltrow is involved in a Twitter-related controversy that I will now explain to you because that’s my job. First, the facts: On June 1, Gwynnie tweeted, “[N-words] in paris for real [@Terius Nash] (the dream) tyty, beehigh” with a picture of three people at a Kanye West and Jay-Z “Watch the Throne” performance.
(Nash is the songwriter better known as The-Dream. “Tyty” is Jay-Z’s friend, “Beehigh” is the rapper’s cousin.)
Some Twitter users became upset with Paltrow for her use of the N-word (which she had composed with letters and stars), to which she responded, “Hold up. It’s the title of the song!” The-Dream came to her defense, first trying to take credit for the tweet then saying there’s too much power given to the word. It’s too bad that’s there not a GOOP guide to Twitter Paltrow could have used. (@GwynethPaltrow; Yahoo)
Cissy Houston plans to write a book about her late daughter Whitney Houston that will “give her fans something to treasure, the way we all treasured Whitney.” Of her reason for writing the book, which is due out in February, Cissy said in a statement, “We are still receiving thousands of letters each day from her fans, and I hope reading this book will provide a deeper understanding into my daughter’s true story.” (AP)
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were named the top womenswear designers at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards for their fashion line the Row. The brand’s style “is defined by a sense of discreet luxury” and a price tag too high for us regulars to afford. (Associated Press)
Want to watch Paul McCartney perform 15 minutes of Beatles songs at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee concert? Sure you do.(YouTube) In other Sir Paul news, the 69-year-old musician has confirmed that he will close the opening Olympic ceremony in July. (BBC)
A “Seventh Heaven” star welcomes a daughter, after the jump.
Barry Watson, of “Seventh Heaven” fame, has a new daughter with girlfriend Natasha Gregson Wagner. Her name is almost too adorable to type, but here goes it: Clover Clementyne. (People)
Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay have been cast in Woody Allen’s next movie. (AV Club)
“Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul told Conan O’Brien about a prank he pulled on his roommate that made it to the local news. It’s rather elaborate and quite funny. Listen to the story below.