Welcome to “Afternoon Tea,” our weekly gossip/drama roundup where we oh-so-casually dig up the dirt on what’s happening in the celebrity realm (but we never get our hands dirty, darling).
So, sit back, relax and get ready to spill.
Aaron Carter was arrested on DUI and marijuana charges.
The performer (it seems a little generous to call him a “singer”) was apparently busted in Georgia en route to a gig in Kansas City. Carter was charged with a DUI and marijuana possession, and his girlfriend, Madison Parker (who was in the car with him at the time), was charged with possession of marijuana and obstruction of law-enforcement officers.
Aaron’s older brother, Nick, tweeted rather pointedly about the incident (which is a pretty weird move, considering, y’know, Twitter is completely public).
Aaron later tweeted out a statement, apologizing to fans for missing his set, and explaining the situation. He also took the opportunity to throw some shade at his older brother.
The Nick-bashing portion of the statement reads:
Lastly, Aaron would like to state on record this statement regarding his brother Nick’s public tweets: “If my own blood (Nick) truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum? That’s not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down. I love my family despite it through thick and thin.”
I have no idea if this tension will escalate, but I am 100% here for a boy band fight.
Spider-Man costars Tom Holland and Zendaya are supposedly dating.
21-year-old Holland met 20-year-old Zendaya while filming Spider-Man: Homecoming, and, according to an inside source, the two are now in a relationship.
“They’ve been super careful to keep it private and out of the public eye but they’ve gone on vacations with each other and try and spend as much time as possible with one another,” the unnamed source told People.
Though Holland and Zendaya later took to Twitter to laugh off claims that they’ve vacationed together, the two also didn’t deny the rumors that they’re dating.
They’re so ridiculously cute that I sincerely hope this relationship is real (and that they eventually get around to actually going on vacation together).
Kesha claims to have seen UFOs in the desert.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Kesha described a supernatural experience she had in the desert which apparently influenced the tone of her new album.
“I was in Joshua Tree, totally sober, let me preface — completely f*cking sober … I think people would be like, ‘She was on acid’ or something. I wasn’t. I was on nothing. I was a totally sober Sally, just a lady in the desert,” she told the publication. “I look up in the sky and there’s a bunch of spaceships.”
“I swear to God, there were like five to seven, and I don’t know why I didn’t like try to take a picture of it — I just looked at it,” she continued. “I was sitting on a rock, and I was like, ‘What in the hell is that?’ I was trying to figure it out, and then they went away. And then they came back.”
“I was like, ‘Those are f*cking aliens.’ They were spaceships!”
While I absolutely want to believe (see what I did there?) that Kesha saw spaceships in the desert (who wouldn’t?), I must admit that I’m a tad skeptical. But hey, if this alleged “UFO sighting” inspired Kesha to write some new songs, then more power to those aliens.
Sharon Tate’s sister says Jennifer Lawrence isn’t attractive enough to play Tate onscreen.
Sharon Tate, a beautiful actress who was married to director Roman Polanski, was murdered in the couple’s California home in 1969 by Charles Manson’s cult. Quentin Tarantino is reportedly making a movie which centers on her death, and several actresses are apparently in talks to play the role of Tate — among them, Margot Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence.
However, Sharon Tate’s sister has some rather divisive opinions about the casting.
When asked whether she would rather have Robbie or Lawrence play her sister, Debra Tate told TMZ, “Not that I have anything against (Lawrence), but she’s … she’s not pretty enough to play Sharon. That’s a horrible thing to say, but you know. I have my standards.”
Um, OKAY, Debra: first of all, J.Law is undeniably beautiful. Second, your main issue with the movie should be the fact that people are capitalizing on your sister’s death in the first place, not the (perfectly fine) casting.
Debra does add that she has yet to hear from Tarantino, which could be problematic, since she owns the rights to Sharon’s image and likeness. So, if Debra doesn’t approve of the casting, the supposed movie may not get made.