Maybe we can blame this one on the migraine, too. Kanye West is drawing ire for halting a performance in Sydney when his demands that every single person in the arena get on their feet wasn't met due to two uncooperative fans. "I can't do this show until everybody stand up," West told the crowd. "Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s---." Yeah, about that. West apparently spotted two audience members who were still seated, and when he singled them out, one waved her prosthetic limb at him, prompting an appropriate response from West of, "OK, you fine." He then turned his attention to the second one despite others trying to signal that the fan was actually wheelchair-bound and not just recalcitrant. According to the Daily Mail Australia, West would not continue with the show until he had staff confirm the non-standing offender was indeed in a wheelchair. He's nothing if not thorough.
Darryl Hannah and Neil Young. Sure!
Well … OK! In the surprising but not actually that surprising when you think about it department, Darryl Hannah and Neil Young are reportedly an item — just a little over a month after Young split from his wife of 36 years. "They've been dating for months. They've taken no effort to even hide it," a source tells People magazine. "They've appeared at many, many protest rallies together over the past year. The fans have known about this for months." Dear lord, if that isn't the most hipster anonymous source quote in history. What, you only just heard about Darryl Hannah and Neil Young now? Loser. Anyway, Young even reportedly took regular Skype notes from Hannah on his recently recorded album and told others in the studio that she is his girlfriend. Because nothing says blossoming romance like a face on a laptop screen critiquing your guitar solos.
Lohan blames Oprah for having to ditch NYC
If the good people of London aren't thrilled about having Lindsay Lohan as a new fixture in their town, they apparently have Oprah Winfrey to thank. Lohan tells the Telegraph that her Winfrey-produced reality series made life in the States untenable. "After the Oprah show it was kind of hard for me to be in New York," she says. "There started to be paparazzi, and I didn't have that in New York in the beginning. Every time I left my house, they were at the corner." And as far as other axes to grind, Lohan is still smarting over her 2011 community service sentence of working at an L.A. morgue, calling the assignment "f---ed up and inappropriate" and unfairly demanded of her. "A lot of other people were meant to do it, and they were like, 'No, they can't handle it. Lohan can,'" she says. "It's different for me than it would be for other people. Like, no one would really have to work at the morgue in L.A. and roll a body bag for Whitney Houston."
Jay-Z and Beyonce shift into pregnancy rumor mode
Divorce rumors were apparently just a summer thing, as Jay-Z and Beyonce have a new look for fall: pregnancy talk! The rapper has launched new rounds of bun-in-the-oven speculation after a recent Paris concert where he changed one of the lyrics in "Beach is Better" to say, "'Cause she pregnant with another one." Sneaky one, that Jay-Z. But according to OK! magazine, there's more than hidden messages in songs going on. "For the last month, Jay has been fiercely protective of her, just like he was when she was expecting Blue Ivy," a source says. "He's been doing everything he can to ensure that Bey is in a stress-free bubble. He's informed their entire entourage that they need to use relaxed voices, mellow lighting and listen to only soft music, and he's said that all of the food Beyonce eats should be organic. He's really doing his best to make sure that she's as comfortable and healthy as possible."
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George Clooney visiting 'Downton'
Get the extra fainting couches out of storage, Mr. Bates. George Clooney is coming to "Downton Abbey." A spokesman for the hit ITV series confirms that Clooney will make an appearance in a short sketch for the annual charity drive Text Santa, airing near Christmas. Clooney will reportedly play a wedding guest, though it may be tough for U.S. viewers to get a glimpse since the sketch won't air in the States.
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