Some celeb and entertainment stories on my radar this morning...
Rihanna calls in to BET’s “106 & Park” to defend her new music video for “Man Down,” in which she guns down a rapist. “I personally don’t condone violence or murder,” she said. “I’ve been abused in the past and you don’t see me running around killing people in my spare time. I just want girls to be careful.” Watch the video below for more. (BET’s “106 & Park”)
Camille Grammer has filed for full custody of both her children with Kelsey Grammer. Why? Because Kelsey Grammer allegedly wants to divide custody and split up the kids. Lord, this is getting ugly. (TMZ)
Justin Timberlake’s rep denies that he is romantically linked to Ashley Olsen. (People)
Shia LaBeouf explains that Megan Fox was not equipped to handle her sex symbol status, especially in the hands of “Transformers” director Michael Bay. “Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality,” LaBeouf says. “It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think [Fox] never got comfortable with it. This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it. When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk. We’re on the run. And the one thing Mike lacks is tact. There’s no time for [LaBeouf assumes a gentle voice] ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’” (LA Times)
Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold and other cast members from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” will reunite Saturday at the Spike Guys’ Choice awards, where “Fast Times” will be inducted into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame. Scarlett Johansson is among the presenters at the event — given the recent news about an alleged Penn/Johansson break-up, that should be interesting. (Entertainment Weekly)
More news about everyone’s favorite French-speaker and the return of a very special reality show, after the jump.
Olivia Wilde to join Bradley Cooper in “The Words,” a drama that will be co-directed by “Tron: Legacy” writers Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman, a childhood friend of Cooper’s. Is this why rumors have circulated about a possible romance between the two, rumors that Wilde’s’s rep has denied? (Vulture)
Ben Shapiro — the author of a new book about the Hollywood bias against conservatives — jokes in an interview that he wants to take Elmo and Big Bird “out back and cap ‘em.” Yeah, that probably wasn’t a smart thing to say. (The Hollywood Reporter)
“Fear Factor” is returning to television. Which is great because just the other day, I was saying, “You know, you don’t see enough people on TV these days being forced to eat maggots.” (EW)