1. Chris Brown and Rihanna broke up again
Today, in celebrity dating: Perennially on-again/off-again couple Chris Brown and Rihanna are reportedly off-again, amid reports that Rihanna is jealous of Brown's relationship with waitress Keisha Kimball. TMZ reports that the trouble began last week, when Brown was photographed holding Kimball's hand. But don't worry, Rihanna: Kimball swears that she's not interested in Brown, explaining that she doesn't "go for black guys" anyway. Too bad, Chris — she sounds like a real catch!
2. AMC might produce a Breaking Bad spin-off
There are only eight episodes left in AMC's Breaking Bad, which comes to an end this summer. But according to Deadline, the network may not let the series go gentle into that good night. AMC is reportedly eyeing a possible Breaking Bad spin-off series headlined by Bob Odenkirk, who plays slimy lawyer Saul Goodman in the series. The report adds that the currently untitled Saul Goodman series, which we can all probably start calling Better Call Saul, would rely on Odenkirk's "strong comedy background"— which is great news for any TV viewers who are wondering how they'll ever smile again without the laugh riot that is Breaking Bad.
3. No, Charlize Theron is not dating Seth MacFarlane
On Sunday night, Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane were spotted having sushi together, which led every gossip rag to wildly speculate that the two were dating. But slow down, everybody, says E! Online; according to a source, the pair are "just friends" (though MacFarlane is on record as having seen Theron's boobs). "She is not his type," adds the source, marking the first time in history that a goddess-like Best Actress winner has been rejected by someone best known for the depth and range of his fart jokes.
4. Kim Kardashian will present at the MTV Movie Awards
In an announcement sure to humble any cinephile who has mocked the MTV Movie Awards, E! Online reports that noted thespian Kim Kardashian will take the stage at Sunday's Golden Popcorn ceremony. But Kardashian — who has made markedly wooden appearances in films ranging from the aptly named Disaster Movie to Tyler Perry's Temptation: Tyler Perry's Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (by Tyler Perry) — won't be presenting a film award. Instead , she'll introduce Selena Gomez, who will perform her new single "Come and Get It," another display of MTV's fierce commitment to the cinematic arts.
5. Ray J says "I Hit It First" isn't about Kim Kardashian
The Internet has been buzzing over "I Hit It First," a new single by Kim Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Ray J that pretty much everyone assumed was a shot at his former sex tape co-star and her new beau, Kanye West. There would seem to be a lot of evidence to back that speculation, including a cover that features a barely disguised picture of Kardashian, and lyrics that feature the lines "she might move on to rappers and ballplayers" and "now baby chose to go West." But Ray J says that the song's Kardashian ties have been overblown. "It's a song. It's not about that, it's a concept," insisted Ray J during a recent interview, reports The Huffington Post. It's like Freud said: Sometimes a sleazy, desperate bid for attention is just a sleazy, desperate bid for attention.
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