1. After 8 years of marriage, Fergie and Josh Duhamel are kaput.
If we're being honest here, this isn't a piece of news that I researched (yes guys, WTF Weekly actually requires a lot of research). I was walking in the street with my friend, just enjoying my day and listening to the birds chirp, when suddenly I received a text from my mom. She sent me a link to the worst piece of news ever. When the news of Fergie and her hunky husband of eight years, Josh Duhamel, split, I took a knee and began to dry heave. My friend asked what was wrong, thinking someone had died, I told him about what had happened and… He didn't get it.
Let me repeat: Fergie and Josh have been together for eight years. EIGHT YEARS!
If we were cats, that would be 48 years (don't quote me on that, I suck at math and I hate cats). What I'm trying to say though, is that if the queen of the entire world and her gorgeous husband can't stay together after such a long time of being together… Is there any hope?
According to People
, the two confirmed the very sad news by releasing a joint statement last week:
"With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year...To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family."
So apparently, they've been separated for even longer than we knew. There's no confirmation on what caused the split, but there have been lots of rumors about cheating and divorce in the past. Maybe they were sick of those rumors following them around. Maybe those rumors were true. Maybe Josh finally watched Fergie's video for "M.I.L.F. $."
The two also have a four year old kid together, named Axl (maybe when they decided to name their kid Axl is when the relationship started going sour). And earlier this summer, Fergie suffered from another split too, when will.i.am confirmed that she was no longer a Black Eyed Pea. The most surprising part to me though, was finding out that any
of them are still Black Eyed Peas. Then he went on to talk about how Fergie was never really a permanent member of the group and that they have tons of great female artists featured on their songs. Yeah, because when I think of The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie's definitely not the first female to come to mind. Macy Gray and Debi Nova are WAY more classic BEPs…
"Since the beginning of Black Eyed Peas, we've always had amazing vocalists that appeared on the mic with us. People like Macy Gray, Esthero, Debi Nova, Fergie. On Elephunk, there were several females that appeared on that album. Obviously Fergie was the featured female, but on songs like Let's Get it Started, it's Noelle (Scaggs), and then Fergie, songs like Latin Girls, it's Debi Nova, and Request Line, it's Macy Gray. We'll always work with good females."
2. Justin Bieber and Marilyn Manson just recovered from the world's shortest feud.
After following all of Bieber's beefs for what feels like centuries now, I'm getting tired. But here we are, talking about our latest one. Biebs and Marilyn Manson recently got into a little brawl, except this time Bieber thought they were friends, while Manson was the one getting angry. Maybe Manson just skipped his usual lunch of human flesh with young puppy blood for dipping sauce, so he was just a little hangry and taking it out on Biebs.
Marilyn. He even posted this photo of them together on his Instagram last year to prove that their very random friendship is also very much real:
But Marilyn has been out and about promoting his new album, and it seems like he's using the Biebs to make headlines. In a recent interview with Billboard
, he said:
"I ran into him in some fancy bar where a lot of celebrities – a word that I despise – go. I saw a little girl in a pink hoodie with blond hair, and it turns out to be Bieber. I sit down, and I say, ‘Hey, so you wore my shirt and everything onstage.' He was one of those touchy people that hit you when they talk, and he comes up to about dick height. Then he goes, ‘I made you relevant again.'"
I feel like I couldn't see that actually happening. That sounds really lame. But then again, I don't know Bieber. The shirts he mentioned however, are shirts that has Marilyn on the front (great) but then BIEBER on the back (not
great), AND were being sold at Barneys for $195. Marilyn is getting paid for them, but that doesn't fix Bieber's ‘tude.
But now, via People
, Marilyn told Howard Stern that, you know what? Bieber's alright. Apparently, after seeing all of those gnarly "Bieber Is My Archenemy" headlines, Bieber shot Marilyn a text, apologizing for coming off as a little brat. The text said:
"I thought we had a pretty pleasant interaction. Also, if anything wasn't squared away with the T-shirts, I'm so sorry. Anyway, regardless, it kind of stung seeing that I came off as an asshole or even just was an asshole, I'm sorry?"
Marilyn said he responded with "You were just being you. No beef here." Oof. Then Biebs responded:
"Honestly, I totally thought we hit it off. Again, my bad. If I was an asshole, that wasn't my intention. Just want you to know that. I don't really care about the media. I just wanted to make sure you and I were good 'cause I like you."
Well, it's good that Bieber did that. Marilyn looks like the last person I'd ever want to piss off.
Looks like Bieber will live to see another day.
3. Taylor Swift Might Get Sued (Again) For Allegedly Stealing Lyrics.
Back in 2015, an R&B singer named Jesse Braham sued Taylor for $42 million, accusing her of ripping off his 2013 song "Haters Gone Hate." He didn't win the case, but Taylor's "Shake It Off" sparked a lot of confusion when it was released in 2014. It especially sounds like a direct rip off of 3LW's "Playas Gon' Play." In the chorus, they sing, "Playas they gonna play / And haters they gonna hate," and in the beginning of the chorus of "Shake It Off," Taylor sings, "Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate."
Now, Sean Hall and Nathan Butler have filed a lawsuit claiming they wrote "Playas Gon' Play" back in 2001. They say 20% of it is theirs and although they're not requesting a specific amount of money, they want "a ton."
Taylor's rep released a statement to TMZ
"This is a ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab. The law is simple and clear. They do not have a case."
Shouldn't everyone know by now that Taylor and her team of lawyers is a group of people you do not want to mess with? The amount of lawsuits they've dealt with, plus their ability to *almost* trademark the year 1989 should be enough to scare anyone away. Personally, "Shake It Off" scares me away. I've been trying to get away from it for about 3 years now. Let's stop rehashing it.