Whatever for February 18: Selena Gomez Poses Topless, Talks About Justin Bieber
It's time for your daily dose of Whatever for February 18, and today it leads off with Selena Gomez.
Selena Gomez poses topless and talks about Justin Bieber in V magazine. She says: "When you're young and you're being told so many different things ,. . . it almost felt like all we had was each other, like the world was against us, in a way. It was really weird, but it was incredible. I would never take it back in a million years. You live and you learn, you know?" (Full Story)
An artist has taken famous women and digitally made them PLUS-SIZED. He did it to Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Emma Watson, Lolo Jones, and "Walking Dead" minx Lauren Cohan. (Full Story)
The Motion Picture Production Code used from 1930 to 1968 had a lot of restrictions that seem ridiculous by today's standards. For instance, kisses couldn't be "lustful" or last more than three seconds; nudity, even in silhouette, was banned; and even married couples had to sleep in separate beds. (Full Story)
Kevin Hart will make history on Aug. 30, when he performs a gig in his hometown of Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. That's the stadium where the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles play. Not only will that be the first comedy show at the stadium, but it will be the first time ANY comedian has headlined in an NFL stadium. (Full Story)
A British TV show that will examine the death of Robin Williams is going to use a porn star to stand in for Williams during reenactments. The man works as a Williams impersonator, as well as doing adult films. A source says Williams' family is NOT happy about it. (Full Story)
"Fifty Shades of Grey" made a ton of money on its opening weekend, but it could have made more. Poor-quality pirated copies of the movie were downloaded more than 450,000 times over its first weekend of release. (Full Story)
Someone on Reddit recently pointed out that TBS is speeding up "Seinfeld" reruns by 7.5 percent to sneak in two more minutes of commercials. TBS hasn't commented, but it's probably doing it because the standard length for sitcoms is shorter than it was 20 years ago -- and now there's more ad time. (Full Story)
Comedy Central has released the first promo for their upcoming roast of Justin Bieber, and it shows The Biebs shirtless and being pelted with eggs in slow motion. The roast will be taped in a few weeks, and air on March 30. (Full Story)
Scottish singer Calvin Harris shows off an impressive bulge in a new Armani underwear campaign.
Here's a link to a shirtless Colin Farrell leaving yoga class. You're welcome, ladies.
Music Quick Hit
Afroman was performing in Biloxi, Miss., Tuesday night, when a woman jumped up onstage. She just seemed to be dancing around, but Afroman wasn't having it. He turned around and PUNCHED HER IN THE HEAD.
She fell to the ground hard, and he continued playing. Eventually, the venue's house lights came up, and security helped the woman. Afroman later was arrested, booked for assault, and released on $330 bond, Billboard Magazine reported.
He hasn't commented, but his lawyer says he was concerned when he saw the woman, because he "didn't know what her intention was."
TMZ has video and his reaction seems CLEARLY over the top.
Twenty-five-year-old rapper TYGA says he's NOT dating 17-year-old Kylie Jenner, Entertainment Tonight reports. (Full Story)
Jennifer Garner says she was shocked when she got to college and heard people call her pretty, Entertainment Tonight reports. (Full Story)
Next week's episode of ABC's "Modern Family" was shot entirely on Apple products: iPhones, iPads and MacBook Pros, Yahoo TV reports. (Full Story)
Now, watch Meghan Trainor almost wipe out onstage.
A writer for Yahoo tried every drink at Starbucks and came up with a ranking. The Coffee Frappuccino came in on top; the Caramel Frappuccino came in last. (Full Story)
Researchers have found that the language patterns people use in one-star reviews on Yelp is similar to the language patterns people use when they describe a serious trauma like the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks or a school shooting. (Full Story)
A guy in Pennsylvania decided to thaw the frozen pipes in his mobile home with a blow torch on Monday, and accidentally set his mobile home on fire. Fortunately no one was hurt, but the trailer was a total loss. (Full Story)
A woman in Florida shoplifted a $15 necklace from a Wal-Mart store on Sunday afternoon, and then took a NAP in the bathroom. She was awoken by security guards, who figured out she'd stolen the necklace and she was arrested. (Full Story)
Starbucks is adding a new service. You pay $24 a month, and get a bag of fresh coffee beans in the mail that were roasted no more than five days before. (Full Story)
Mattel is working on a new Barbie doll that connects to the Internet and can have a conversation with you. It's expected to be out by Christmas 2015. (Full Story)
Here are five reasons to take off your shoes when you get home:
- Obviously, it's cleaner.
- Shoes ruin your carpets faster.
- They are covered in bacteria.
- They are covered in toxins.
- Walking around barefoot makes your feet stronger.
Today's celebrity birthdays include:
- Jillian Michaels is 41.
- Dr. Dre is 50.
- \Matt Dillon is 51.
- Joe Simpson is 57.
- Vanna White is 58.
- John Travolta is 61.
- Cybill Shepherd is 65.
- John Hughes would have been 65. He died in 2009.
Back in the Day
Back in the day on February 18:
- 130 years ago: In 1885, Mark Twain's "Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn" was published for the very first time -- with lots of N-words. Quentin Tarantino was probably a fan.
- 85 years ago: In 1930, the ninth planet of our solar system, Pluto, was discovered. In 2006, it's status as a planet was cruelly ripped away.
Some prime-time television viewing reminders for tonight:
- The series finale of "The Mentalist," 8 p.m.-10 p.m. EST on CBS.
- "American Idol," 8 p.m.-9 p.m. EST on Fox.
- "The Book of Negroes" (part three of a three-part series), 8 p.m.-10 p.m. EST on BET.
- "Empire," 9 p.m.-10 p.m. on Fox.
- "Nashville," 10 p.m.-11 p.m. on ABC.