Scene And Heard
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
ONE FOR THE MONEY
One Direction–boy band, pop stars, and teenage heart-throb extraordinaires–have just been sued by … One Direction. An American band by the same name (which purportedly formed in 2009) and with exceedingly less popularity is suing their UK counterparts for stealing the trademarked name. It’s the group’s first scandal, and a mild one at that since the U.S. One Direction is mainly seeking $1 million in damages from Simon Cowell’s record label and Sony Music, not suing the boys as individuals.
ADAM LEVINE IS SINGLE
Adam Levine may be heartbroken, but thousands of his screaming female fans are ecstatic that the Maroon 5 hottie is back on the market after a surprising split with his model girlfriend, Anne Vyalitsyna. Sources close to Levine say that he was not expecting the breakup at all. At the very least, Maroon 5 could follow up on their fourth studio album, Overexposed (coming out June 26), with Songs about Anne, harking back to their debut.
Because of the craze surrounding The Hunger Games, the CW is jumping on the bandwagon with their own dystopian drama television show, called The Selection, set to air this fall. Although this new show is also based on a book (by Kiera Cass), it is a less graphic battle than The Hunger Games: heroine America Singer (to be played by Friday Night Lights’ Aimee Teegarden) is fighting for a prince’s hand in marriage, battling in a war-ridden society in what the author’s agent calls The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor.
ETHRIDGE FIGHTS EX
The battle between Melissa Ethridge and her former domestic partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, over custody of their children rages on as Ethridge released insulting documents sent by Michaels to her and claimed that Michaels accidentally burned one of their children with a cigarette. In the documents, Michaels’ vitriol focuses on the fact that Ethridge never carried the children and that she is on the road too often to provide a stable lifestyle (a more reasonable argument). Melissa calls Tammy “angry and vindictive.” A hearing is set for May 29 to straighten things out.
The Secretary of State has quite a vibrant sense of humor. Despite taking a lot of personal shots about her age and stiffness during her presidential bid, Hillary Clinton has embraced the recent “Texts from Hillary” meme that has exploded on the Internet. Clinton even invited the meme creators (Stacy Lambe and Adam Smith) to come meet with her and visit the State Department, and offered up a suggestion for a hilarious meme, poking fun at her fashion faux-pas scrunchies.