The Word: Madonna expresses herself

24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
Madonna gave a big smooch to Anderson Cooper as she presented him with the Vito Russo Award at Saturday’s GLAAD Media Awards in NYC. Never one to shy away from controversy, the singer wore a Boy Scouts uniform to the event to protest the Boy Scouts’ banning of gay scouts and leaders.
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Lil Wayne is not going to die, just drank too much sizzurp
Things looked pretty dark for Lil Wayne on Friday: TMZ reported that the “Lollipop” rapper was in a coma and and being read his last rites at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. after suffering multiple seizures. But don’t worry! “TMZ was so off base,” a source close to the star tells Us Weekly. “Wayne is fine.” The rapper took to Twitter a few hours after TMZ’s report to confirm his well-being: “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.” His rep also told Us Weekly that “Wayne is doing well.”
Ah yes, it was all a misunderstanding. Wayne was “just coming down off the high” from sizzurp, the source says, and that he’s “not close to death or anything.”
Sizzurp, for those not well-versed in recreational drugs, is “a highly addictive, narcotic concoction of prescription-strength cough syrup, sugary sodas and hard candies, typically sipped out of Styrofoam cups,” the drug barons at Us Weekly explain. The cough syrups contain codeine and promethazine, which leads to what the mag calls a “sleepy high.” The kids these days enjoy it because it’s cheap and easy to make, Us says.
Hey, at least Wayne is honest: If we have to hear another report of a star being treated for “exhaustion,” we’re going to lose it.

Seacrest, out
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have split after more than two years together, People.com reported on Friday. Sources close to the couple said their busy work schedules contributed, but that they’ll remain friends (because that’s what everyone says at first). The duo — he’s 38, she’s 24 — lived together and were often seen jet-setting around the world, from Italy to St. Barts to Paris. On Saturday, in a classic “let’s make him jealous” move, Hough tweeted a photo of herself laughing with friends at the beach, with the hashtag “#friendsarethebesttherapy.”
Julianne, look on the bright side: At least now you don’t have to wait an hour for the bathroom mirror anymore.

TALKING POINTS

DeVito, Perlman back together
For once, some good news in the world of celebrity relationships: Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are reportedly back together after separating last fall, according to People magazine. “They love each other,” a friend of the couple says. “Always have and always will.” Their split stunned Hollywood, as the couple had been married for 30 years at the time of their split.

Should we believe Cyrus?
Miley Cyrus has an explanation for why she was spotted without her engagement ring recently amid rumors of trouble between her and fiancé Liam Hemsworth: The ring was off getting repaired. Cyrus responded to a friend on Twitter recently who was complaining about having to get her own engagement ring repaired, adding, “That’s the worst! I just had a similar situation except when it happens to me then everyone says my wedding is off.”

The royal squabbles
Apparently all couples fight, including Prince William and Kate Middleton. In the new documentary “Our Queen,” British Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo reveals that Middleton confided to him that both she and her husband have a competitive streak that comes out particularly when they’re playing Scrabble, according to the Daily Mail. “She said when they play Scrabble they don’t usually finish a game, because somebody got in a mood and slammed it shut,” Ogogo says.

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DAILY TWITTER UPDATE: March 18, 2013

Checking in with some of Hollywood’s biggest names to see what they’ve been up to — in their own words, in 140 characters or fewer.

Today, Emma Watson is dubious, Jason Mraz needs some loving, Seth Rogen has opinions and Sarah Silverman refuses to feel ashamed.

@EmWatson
Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life.

@jason_mraz
Anybody got access to a kuala bear? Looking for a hug.

@Sethrogen
Call me crazy, but I prefer “Wrath of the Titans” over “Clash of the Titans.”

@SarahKSilverman
I’m not going to let the fact that there’s butter on my cell phone make me feel bad about myself & my choices



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