Marilyn Manson and ‘True Blood’ actress Evan Rachel Wood have ended their relationship for a second time, a source close to the couple tells People. The shock rocker was seen in Los Angeles on Saturday night, dining and clubbing with a group of girls that included Playboy model Colleen Shannon. “They just broke off their engagement and he needed a night out with friends,” the insider explained. Manson had proposed to the 22-year-old back in January. The pair were just seen on a night out together at Boudoir lounge on Saturday night (August 14).
Gene Simmons has been trying hard to hook up with 22-year-old underwear model Katie Green, but she has no interest in dating the 60-year-old KISS star. “Katie was shocked when he asked her to go to Vienna to spend time with him. He seems to really have it bad for her,” a friend told The Sun. “She found Gene really charming and funny – but she just isn’t attracted to him!”
Since reuniting with The Libertines, Pete Doherty’s Babyshambles bandmates Adam Ficek and Drew McConnell are angry and exploring legal action after getting dismissed by the junkie rocker last week without warning. “He dismissed them last week and they’re livid,” a source told The Sun. “They’re sad it’s come to this but see no alternative and have instructed lawyers to look into claiming for potential loss of earnings.”
Robert Pattinson is set to play Kurt Cobain in a Hollywood biopic about the Nirvana frontman. “This is a big money deal for Courtney,” a source told The Sun. “She has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music. Robert has been calling and emailing her non-stop. She has been a bit wound up by his manners, but he is her number one choice to play Kurt. She is adamant Scarlett will play her.”
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are set to reform The Libertines having put their differences aside and will perform a pair of gigs in England this summer. “They have agreed to play at Reading and Leeds,” a source told The Sun. “If it works out they will consider writing new material. The four of them only agreed to it after a secret rehearsal to see if it still worked. Carl is nervous about the reunion because he is worried Pete could let him down again. But Pete’s promised he will give his all for the gigs.”
Lemonheads singer Evan Dando is again making controversial comments about the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York City. He had told Chart Attack in 2003 why he left New York City to live in Paris. “New York lost its romance for me when it became part of the United States on September 11th,” Dando explained.
Now, Dando is saying that witnessing the planes striking the World Trade Center towers from his nearby New York apartment roof “kind of beautiful”. The Sun quotes him as saying, “I had a good experience that day. I’d always wanted to see a plane crash. I don’t know if that’s morbid – it was kind of beautiful in a weird way. I could almost reach out and touch the plane as it came in. I started to get really sad about 9/11 about a year later, once I’d realized people had died in there. It was nothing to do with the planes hitting the buildings, them falling down. I know that for sure. It was a bomb planted in the building. Maybe it was al-Qaeda that planted it, but I very much doubt it.”
Noel Gallagher has found the last year on the road with his Oasis bandmate/brother Liam pure hell, a source tells The Sun. “Liam has been drinking heavily for the duration of the tour and regularly got very abusive and personal,” the insider told the British tabloid. “He has taunted Noel’s girlfriend, Sara, other band members and the crew. People have been frightened to go near him. He is one very angry man who needs to sort his issues out.”
Liam Gallagher was photographed leaving Hotel Rapahel and heading to Bourget Airport on Saturday (August 29) in Paris, France, the day after brother Noel announced he was quiting Oasis. The dramatic breakup of the British rock group was sparked by a joking comment Liam made to Noel suggesting he was not the real dad of daughter Anais, sources tell News of the World.
“It was a dumb thing to say. They had a big fight when he made the gag,” an insider told the British tabloid. “Noel went for him. He was in a blind fury. And he still hasn’t calmed down.”
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The Mirror reports that Kaiser Chiefs landed themselves into some trouble with security at Secrets in London after the Ricky Wilson and two bandmates got overly friendly with the club’s strippers. “Ricky and the lads were having the time of their lives. They were like kids in a candy shop and seemed like they wanted to pull some of the girls,” an onlooker told the British tabloid. “They were mesmerized by how hot the dancers were and found it very difficult to keep their hands to themselves. Before things went too far, security waded in to read them the riot act.”
According to the latest edition of the popbitch.com newsletter, Razorlight have been holding auditions this week for a drummer to tour with them between now and May in support of their third album ‘Slipway Fires’, prompting the site to “wonder if current stick-man Andy Burrows knows/cares?”