Vanilla Ice arrested for burglary and grand theft… Feud between Russell Simmons and Geraldo Rivera… Iggy Azalea has signed off Twitter… Khloe Kardashian is torn between two lovers… and Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio spend Valentine’s weekend together
Vanilla Ice says this whole thing has been blown out of proportion and wishes we would all focus on the good things he’s done. But the good stuff is boring!! Vanilla Ice — aka, Robbie Van Winkle — was arrested on burglary and grand theft charges. He’s free on bail. According to the Lantana Police Department down in Florida, sometime between December and February a million dollar home going through foreclosure was broken into. Among the items stolen were a pool heater and furniture. It turns out Vanilla Ice was renovating a home next door — possibly for his DIY Network show — and the investigation showed he played a role in the burglary.
You know Russell Simmons had to say something about Geraldo Rivera’s attack on the hip hop industry and culture. Geraldo told the Huffington Post, “Hip-hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years.” He went on to say, “I love Russell Simmons. He’s a dear friend of mine. I admire his business acumen. [But] at some point, those guys have to cop to the fact that by encouraging this distinctive culture that is removed from the mainstream, they have encouraged people to be so different from the mainstream that they can’t participate other than, you know, the racks in the garment center and those entry-level jobs, and I lament it. I really do. I think that it has been very destructive culturally.” Yesterday, Russell responded on Twitter. “The prison industrial complex, destroyed the fabric of the black community innocent deseasesd (sic) kids get good education in criminal behavior… The expression of that reality is not the cause of it. Poets, artists say things that get under our skin BECAUSE THEY ARE TRUE REFLECTIONS.” He finished by saying, “Silly to respond to a guy who just lost celebrity apprentice.” I’m guessing Geraldo and Russell aren’t such “dear friends” now…
Iggy Azalea has signed off Twitter, saying she won’t be back on for the foreseeable future. She’s sick of the negativity and the hateful comments — especially when it comes to her backside! She tweeted, “Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol” She continued, “I feel the hatred and pettiness i see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that. To become nasty because of the way I feel i am treated would be a disservice to my fans and I promise i will try to keep smiling. But I also want to let my fans know i am taking some time away from social media. I need to be happy and it is too negative and draining. My management will tweet/run my accounts from today onwards with updates etc unless any message is signed -IA. Love you all. Peace out!” But then she added that the Internet is “the ugliest reflection of mankind that there is.” And THEN she was out.
It looks like Khloe Kardashian is torn between two lovers (and looking like a fool, perhaps?) She was hanging out with her on/off boyfriend French Montana at the Hot 97 concert in NYC last Thursday. An eyewitness said she was wrapping her arms around his neck. But that same night, Khloe and Lamar Odom reportedly both stayed at the Trump SoHo!! But in separate rooms…A source said they’re talking and texting. But then on Saturday, she posted an Instagram her Valentine’s Day bouquet and a Cartier ring, captioning it, “lucky lady.” So….were they from French or Lamar??
Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna were spotted all over NYC over the weekend, which has all our tongues wagging that they’re hooking up. But HollyScoop says it’s not Leo that Rihanna is dating…It’s his good buddy Richie Akiva, the owner of 1Oak nightclub, who always happens to be with Leo.