Marilyn Manson sues for defamation… Billie Eilish’s issue of V Magazine… Paris Jackson to tour… Justin Bieber’s lavish pool party… and Kanye West slammed over ‘disgusting’ music video

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Marylin Manson is suing former fiancée Evan Rachel Wood for defamation, saying her claims of abuse are “a malicious falsehood” that have derailed his career. Marilyn and Evan got engaged in 2010. She was only 19. Marilyn was 38. They split a year later. Back in February of last year, Evan came forward with accusations that Marilyn had groomed, abused and manipulated her for years, which led other women to come forward with their own horrifying stories about Marilyn. In Marilyn’s lawsuit, he also names Illma Gore, a woman Marilyn says is Evan’s “on-again, off-again romantic partner.” Marilyn claims these two women have knowingly made false statements about him, including a claim he’d sexually assaulted a minor. He claims they hacked into his computer and social media in order to fabricate evidence, and that they created a fake email account to manufacture evidence that he was emailing illicit pornography. Marilyn claims they went so far as to impersonate and FBI agent to create the appearance of an ongoing federal investigation. Marilyn’s lawyer said, “It’s incredibly important to differentiate between the character of ‘Marilyn Manson’ and the man Brian Warner. Wood’s claims may resonate because of the intentionally ‘shocking’ character of ‘Marilyn Manson’ but they simply do not reflect the truth.” Evan has made a documentary about her experiences with Marilyn. “Phoenix Rising” hits HBO on March 15. On a lighter note, Evan was just cast as Marilyn Monroe in the Weird Al Yankovic biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe. Weird Al said, “I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying me in the film. I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for.”

Billie Eilish remembers the moment she no longer felt comfortable in public. She was 16, and she had just finished up a three-month tour and went ice skating with a friend in L.A. She told “V” magazine, “It was a nightmare and it scared me, because I was just turned into this prop. I’ve never been so scared. It was like, a huge stampede.” “In those three months, I’d gotten bigger, but I didn’t know it until I was in that situation. From that day on, I didn’t go anywhere. I was so flipped out by what had happened and how powerless I felt. “I didn’t have security because I didn’t have the money for it. I was the level of fame that needs security, but also the level of fame where you don’t really have the resources.”

Paris Jackson released her debut album “Wilted” in November 2020. She followed that up recently with an EP titled “The Lost.” And now Paris is launching her first solo tour, starting this Saturday in Paris, France! After her solo gigs, she will then join a musician named Patrick Droney for a tour along the West Coast. Paris hired AEG to promote her first solo tour, which has raised a few eyebrows. AEG is the production company that ran Michael Jackson’s final tour. They were later sued by the Jackson family for wrongful death after Michael passed away from an accidental fentanyl overdose in 2009. They lost the lawsuit against AEG, but Paris apparently doesn’t hold any grudges.

Justin Bieber celebrated his 28th birthday with what looks like a really fun pool party. Paparazzi flying overhead captured photos of the pre-party celebration in the backyard of Justin and Hailey’s Beverly Hills mansion. They set up a HUGE inflatable pool filled with balls for an adult-sized ball pit, as well as a giant beer pong set up with red Solo cups that looked to be about waist-high.

Kim Kardashian is officially single again, and her name has been legally restored to what her mama named her — Kimberly Noel Kardashian. She and Kanye West still have to work out child custody and financial details. Lawyers for both will be back in court August 5 for a status update. But that’s not the biggest story in the ongoing Kim and Kanye drama. Yesterday, Kanye released the extremely disturbing music video for his song “Eazy” on Instagram. It’s mostly claymation, and in it, Kanye kidnaps Pete Davidson, buries him up to his neck and sprinkles rose seeds on his head. Kanye then fills the bed of a truck with all the roses that grow — just like that truck filled with roses he had delivered to Kim on Valentine’s Day. And worst of all, Kanye beheads Pete. In the final frame, it says, “EVERYONE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER, EXCEPT SKETE YOU KNOW WHO. JK, HE’S FINE.” “SKETE” is scratched out.

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