Rihanna Cancels "Comeback" Concert; Madonna's Adoption Case Adjourned Indefinitely

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  • Rihanna‘s May 28 concert in the Middle East, the first since the Chris Brown assault, has been cancelled. The promoter says, “it is not appropriate timing for her.” [Neon Limelight]
  • Ciara‘s new album Fantasy Ride, which comes out tomorrow, includes a duet with Chris Brown. “Honestly, with that record, it’s just more about the music for me,” said Ciara. “I wanted to focus on the music and leave it at that, because it’s a record that I’ve had for a while, I love the way it sounds and it’s one of my most favorite records on the album. And if I alter it, it’s not gonna sound the same.” [Rolling Stone]
  • A Malawi court has adjourned Madonna‘s adoption appeal case indefinitely. [Reuters]
  • In an interview on CBS’s Early Show, 15-year-old James Kambewa spoke out again against Madonna adopting his 3-year-old daughter, Mercy James, who he has never met. “I want to take care of her and I’m capable to take care of my baby,” he said. “Mercy, she is a Malawian-so [I] need her to grow as a Malawian, as well with our culture.” [E!]
  • Here’s a higher quality video of the fan who rushed on stage during a Britney Spears concert. Supposedly you can “see the fear in her face.” [Perez Hilton]
  • In this video chat, Pink says of the incident this weekend in which she denied that she is bisexual, that she marched against prop 8 and has spoken out on gay rights, so “if I were gay, do you really think I would have a problem coming out? There’s nothing wrong with being gay. There’s nothing wrong with being bisexual. I would be waving my fucking flag all over the place, but it’s not my truth.” [Perez Hilton]
  • In this video from Beyonce‘s concert in Rotterdam the lights don’t go on at the right time and she sings, “somebody’s getting fired.” [Perez Hilton]
  • Roman Polanski‘s lawyer told a judge that the director won’t appear at a hearing this week to seek dismissal of the sexual assault case against him, and argued that Polanski’s presence is unnecessary. [AP]
  • In a story that gives some disturbing insight into the U.S. legal system, the Supreme Court has ordered a federal appeals court to consider reinstating a $550,000 fine that the FCC imposed on CBS over Janet Jackson‘s wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl. The case had been put off while courts dealt with the FCC’s policy on “fleeting” cursing. [L.A. Times]
  • Days after being hospitalized for “dehydration,” Amy Winehouse was spotted frolicking on the beach with a mystery man at her resort in St Lucia. You can check him out here: [The Daily Mail]
  • George Clooney will testify against two former waitresses who say Rande Gerber sexually harassed them. Clooney, who was an eyewitness, will take a lie detector test to back up his claim that the allegations are false. [TMZ]
  • Two bystanders were harmed during the filming of a Nicolas Cage movie in Times Square when a car skidded and knocked over a lamp post. Their injuries are not life threatening. [TMZ]
  • One of Jamie Foxx‘s friends, who is not identified, said of Foxx insulting Miley Cyrus, “He almost lost it completely on The Soloist, so it’s little wonder he went nuts on Miley like that. I mean, people just don’t know how close to the edge he really was.” [E!]
  • Robert Duvall is campaigning to stop the construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter near a Virginia Civil War battlefield where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee first fought Ulysses S. Grant. Duvall is a descendant of Lee. [AP]
  • Nadya Suleman, mother of octuplets, is being sued, but lawyer Gloria Allred won’t reveal her client’s identity. She says it’s, “an attempt to protect Nadya Suleman’s children.” [TMZ]
  • Dennis Rodman has agreed to go enter an outpatient rehab program, after his friends and family staged an intervention to get him to go to an inpatient facility. “Yes, they tried an intervention, but unfortunately Dennis refused to go,” says Rodman’s rep. “We all know how amazing he is when sober, and we hope he gets there soon.” [E!]
  • Jennifer Hudson is taking a break from her national tour this week so that doctors can treat a throat condition related to her singing. [E!]
  • Twilight and Slumdog Millionaire lead the MTV Movie Award nominations. The show will air on May 31. [People]
  • Here’s a video of P. Diddy and Russell Brand hanging out in Las Vegas. [RussellBrand.tv]
  • Russell Brand was dining with P. Diddy at Tao in Las Vegas, as was Holly Madison. “Russell and Holly were flirting with each other all night,” a source says. [E!]
  • Later this month Paula Abdul will release a new single titled, “Here For The Music.” [L.A. Times]
  • Jessica Alba says her 11 month old daughter Honor Marie is “getting new teeth every day,” and “doesn’t walk, but she’s crawling around and pulling herself up,” and is always “covered in lots of drool.” [People]
  • Katie Wright, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Hank Azaria, says the baby is “going to come out already knowing all the voices,” of The Simpsons characters his dad voices. [People]
  • Natascha McElhone of Californication says she almost lost her home after her husband died suddenly at 43 without a will, a day after the their 10th wedding anniversary when she was pregnant with their third child. She says, “We thought he’d be the cash-flow guy, and I’d be the investor in our little team. So it was unbelievably stressful and that’s why I’m so amazed that my pregnancy was fine, and nothing went wrong.” [The Telegraph]
  • At a benefit for the Padres Contra El Cáncer and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Eva Longoria said being around the kids makes her think about adopting. “They’re resilient and they’re hopeful and they’re happy. They’re amazing human beings, and to go through something like that and yet still be as strong as they [are], it really inspires me. I could only wish to have children as strong as the kids I’ve worked with,” she said. [E!]
  • Trent Reznor is engaged to Mariqueen Maandig of the band West Indian Girl. [MTV]
  • Eminem says he’s recovered from a drug addiction that ws so bad he was taking as many as 20 Vicodin, Ambien, and Valium a day. “The numbers got so high, I don’t even know what I was taking,” said Eminem. He nearly overdosed on pills a friend gave him that turned out to be methadone. “My doctor told me the amount of methadone I’d taken was equivalent to shooting up four bags of heroin,” Eminem said, noting that had he known, “I probably wouldn’t have taken it. But as bad as I was back then, I can’t even say 100 percent for sure.” [People]
  • Marie Osmond, says that after she lost 45 pounds, in 2007 her 19-year-old daughter, Rachael, “went into my closet and threw everything away and said, ‘I’m dressing you now because you are hot, and then I can borrow your clothes,'” Osmond says. “She said: ‘No more long jackets, no more full skirts. You don’t need to hide anything now. You just need to hide your credit card from me.’ ” [USA Today]
  • Alexis Bledel says she is interested in doing a film in Spanish, her native language. She says, “Spanish is my first language-but since I don’t look stereotypically Hispanic, it’s hard to get cast in those sorts of Spanish-language films. I mean, if someone is making a film about a social issue that affects Mexican factory workers, I don’t want to barge in and suggest that I should star in it. I don’t want anyone to sacrifice the integrity of their story, in other words. But I’d love to do a film in Spanish. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Tom Hanks said of Julia Roberts liberally using the F-word at a ceremony honoring him at Lincoln Center. Hanks said, “She laid into me, and then everybody else started doing the same thing. She is so much of a template, that lady! Everybody loves [Julia], and she decided to get right to the point and cut loose and turn the evening into what it was really meant to be because how much can you hear about ‘nice guy’ and ‘quality work’?” [E!]
  • When asked about her plus-size co-star on her new show Drop Dead Diva Margaret Cho said, “I don’t think of her as plus-size. I just think of her as beautiful. I think people are going to fall in love with Brooke and the character Jane and realize that beauty comes in all sizes. That’s something we are trying to promote with the show. The idea of being plus-size is somewhat ridiculous, because most women are. I mean, I am, and most women are.” [CNN]
  • “Probably the sexiest woman I know is my mother. She’s an ethereal angel. Nobody looks like that woman. If I could meet my mother and marry her, I would. I would be with my mother now, if she weren’t my mother, as sick as that sounds.” – Shia LaBeouf. [Star]
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