The Washington Post

Madonna talks ‘Born This Way’-‘Express Yourself’ comparisons; Toni Braxton hospitalized for ‘lupus flare up’

Madonna. (Jonathan Short/AP)

“I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song [‘Express Yourself.’] I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was … interesting.” (Newsweek)

Toni Braxton has been hospitalized since Monday for a Lupus flare up, the singer said on Twitter. She added, “Thanks so much for all of your support! Xoxoxoxoxo :)” (@ToniBraxton)

David Cross wants to clarify which “Chipwrecked” producer he referred to on “Conan” as “the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews.” It was not Janice Karman, the actor wrote on Facebook, and he’s really sorry if anyone thought that. He did not apologize for the comment itself. (David Cross Facebook)

Congratulations, Victoria and David Beckham . You gave your daughter Harper Seven the best celebrity baby name of 2011, according to people who voted in a poll on Least favorite name of the year? Bear Blu. Alicia Silverstone’s son’s name also rated nine out of 10 crying babies on the Celebritology weird baby names meter. (BabyCenter)

Avatar 2” will most likely be released in 2016, not 2014 as director James Cameron has originally planned. (EW)

Rihanna skips the People’s Choice Awards, after the jump

Rihanna did not attend the People’s Choice Awards, where she won one award, opting instead to sit courtside at a Clippers game. Seems like the right choice. (TMZ)

Original MTV veejays — Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn — are writing a book about their cool jobs. (Vulture)

Ever wonder what Steve Carell would look like as a Las Vegas magician? Here’s a picture of the former “Office” star in costume for “Burt Wonderstone.” (HuffPost)

Elizabeth Olsen and “Boardwalk Empire’s” Jack Huston have joined the Daniel Radcliffe-led Allen Ginsberg film, “Kill Your Darlings.” (Vulture)

Speaking of Mr. Potter, watch Radcliffe’s promos for “Saturday Night Live,” which he hosts for the first time this weekend.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
What can babies teach students?
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
A veteran finds healing on a dog sled
Play Videos
A fighter pilot helmet with 360 degrees of sky
Is fencing the answer to brain health?
Scenes from Brazil's Carajás Railway
Play Videos
How a hacker group came to Washington
The woman behind the Nats’ presidents ‘Star Wars’ makeover
How hackers can control your car from miles away
Play Videos
Philadelphia's real signature sandwich
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
Europe's migrant crisis, explained