He seems pretty pleased with himself. He seems pretty pleased with himself.


Robin Thicke may have lost Paula Patton, but he's gained a notorious gang of new friends. The "Blurred Lines" singer has apparently been inducted as the newest member of Leonardo DiCaprio's infamous group of guy pals with a … rather unfortunate nickname. Really, it's a longstanding thing. There's even an infamous NY Mag piece about them from 1998. Members who've been by Leo's side for years include Lukas Haas, Kevin Connolly and David Blaine, and the most recent inductee before Thicke was reportedly Jonah Hill, so who wouldn't want to join? Anyway, according to Page Six, Thicke announced his inclusion in the … posse by throwing himself a divorce party — so classy — in L.A. recently. "There were a lot of models there. Leo and Robin were being super flirtatious and talking to tons of girls," a source says. "Robin, in particular, was dancing and talking to a pretty brunette throughout most of the night. At one point, he grabbed a girl's hand and was like, 'Let's dance.'" What a lucky lady.



Big looking to pick a fight with Carrie fans

Chris Noth would like to take issue with a couple of lingering "Sex and the City" points. First off, people have always been unfairly harsh about his character, Big, apparently. "He never tried to pretend he was anything other than what he was. It was [Carrie] who tried to pretend he was something he wasn’t," he tells Australia's news.com.au in an interview. "He never cheated on her. The relationship just didn’t work, and he went on to get married while she went on to … how many boyfriends did she have? She was such a whore! There’s a misconception that Carrie was a victim of him, and that’s not the case."

Secondly, those pesky reviews that trashed 2010's "Sex and the City 2"? He's got a problem with them. "I don't think it was such a bomb," he insists. "I think it was considered an indulgence and a distraction because it hit right when the recession happened. The critical response was overwhelmingly negative. There was not one good review of that film. Not one. And I think it was very hurtful for the girls, because it got personal. The media can be dogs. Just f---ing ravenous dogs." Says the man who just called Carrie a whore.


'50 Shades of Grey' star suddenly skittish

Maybe Dakota Johnson is rethinking her decision to star in the film adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey," as the young actress reportedly doesn't want her family to watch it, according to the National Enquirer. Sources say Johnson "can't bear the thought" of her parents, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, or her grandmother, Tippie Hedren, watching the film's steamier and kinkier elements. She is apparently OK with 18-year-old half-sister Stella Banderas watching, though. The film's getting a pretty wide release, so if she really wants to be this picky about who can and can't see it, she'll have her work cut out for her.

Heidi Klum and Seal officially done

It took nearly three years of negotiating, but Heidi Klum and Seal are finally officially divorced, with the agreement finalized earlier this week according to TMZ. The "Project Runway" host and the "Kiss from a Rose" singer were married for seven years before splitting up in January 2012. The divorce must have not been that heated, as the two have been seen attending their kids' soccer games recently looking perfectly friendly. Klum, for her part, has already moved on and is reportedly dating 27-year-old playboy Vito Schnabel. Wait, wait, wait. Playboy is still an actual, viable profession? For serious? I knew I picked the wrong major in college.

Erikah Badu bad at busking

Erykah Badu's recent experiment looking into life as a street musician didn't turn out exactly as she planned. "I kind of always wanted to see what it would be like to sing for money on the streets," Badu says in her personal video. "I'm going to find a good place to stop and do it." So she did, donning a disguise and staking out a spot of NYC sidewalk. The result, though? She earned a grand total of $3.60. "Please sir, give me money," she sing to a passerby. "Sister, I need some more. I haven't sold a record in two years." The stunt did earn her more than a little criticism once it was posted online, though, prompting Badu to respond, "In no way is this video a reflection of my feelings about homeless or unfortunate families nor individuals who have no other means of survival in our world. Instead, this short film was shot with my iPhone and edited in iMovie for entertainment purposes only and serves as a personal 'hustle' experiment for me."

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