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Rihanna Opens Up About Being Betrayed By Her Own Father

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This is truly so, so sad.

Rihanna recently gave a heartbreaking, tearful interview in which she revealed that she no longer has a relationship with her father, Ronald Fenty, because he has repeatedly exploited his relationship with his own daughter to ca$h in on her fame, by speaking out and selling photos of her to various media outlets!

She explains:

“It really makes me question what I have become to my father. Like, what do I even mean to him? It’s really strange. That’s the only word I can think of to describe it, because you grow up with your father, you know him, you are a part of him, for goodness’ sakes! And then he does something so bizarre that I can’t begin to wrap my mind around it. You hear the horror stories about people going behind people’s backs and doing strange things, but you always think, 'Not my family. My father would never do that to me.' [After being assaulted by Chris Brown] That was the first time. My dad went to the press and just told them a bunch of lies. Because he hadn’t talked to me after…that whole thing….he never called to find out how I was doing, if I was alive, nothing. He just never called. He went straight to the press and got a check. And now he does it again. Now I’m like, 'Whatever, I tried.'”

Unbelievable. And she really captures exactly why that kind of behavior from someone's own parent is so deplorable!

Poor thing. He should be absolutely ashamed of himself for treating his child like that - and after everything she went through!

Just remember how far you've come, gurl, and as sad as it is, keep yourself surrounded by the people you can actually count on, not the people that you SHOULD be able to count on!

Keep that head up, and keep doing what you're doing!

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Dina Lohan Slams Michael For Joining Celebrity Rehab!

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And here we go again…

Seeing as neither of them can pass up an opportunity to play 'Who's a better parent?' in the media, we knew it was only a matter of time before Dina Lohan issued a response to the recent news that ex-husband Michael had joined the cast of Celebrity Rehab for anger management issues, and of course, it's arrived right on time!

She says in a statement:

"We have tried to be as private as possible during this difficult time, and now he plans to exploit our family even more, it is unforgivable. After a long overdue need for rehab, the family is relieved Michael is finally getting help. Once again, we're all very disappointed by his constant yearn for attention. Getting rehabilitated does not require the spotlight and at this crucial time, discretion would have been appropriate. With everything we have been through, he still chooses to put his need for publicity before his obligation of being a father."

And blah blah blah…

It's always the same with these two! They both shamelessly pimp out their kids as a means for attention from the public, and then ignore the fact that they're slamming each other for doing the EXACT same thing!

We hope Lindsay takes the Judge's advice and makes sure that whatever doctor she sees will be outside of her parents' influence. Once again, they've proven how little their daughter's well-being means to them.

So sad.

Thoughts??

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Exclusive! Akon Suing Former Booking Agent!

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Way to ensure that nobody ever signs with you again, American Talent Agency!

Perezhilton.com has learned exclusively that Akon has filed a lawsuit against his former booking agent, ATA, claiming that they continue "to take money from promoters [and] forge documentation to confirm unauthorized shows."

He fired them back in September for "failure to pay earned performance fees and booking unapproved appearances and performances," yet they continue to exploit the artist.

At this time, ATA has been instructed to "immediately stop providing any further booking services on Akon’s behalf or exploiting Akon’s name, picture or likeness for commercial purposes."

ATA also owes Akon $750,000+ in "performance fees for live shows Akon already performed," and in what may be their creepiest move, the agency continues to "falsely advertise itself as Akon's booking agent on the ATA website."

SO creepy and sketchy! We wish Akon all the best with this lawsuit.

Not cool at all, American Talent Agency. Not cool.

Thoughts???

UPDATE: A rep from ATA has contacted us and released the following statement:

"American Talent Agency was instrumental in building Akon’s international brand over their four year long relationship with him, including lucrative cellular company launches in Uganda and Guinea, The MTV Africa Music Awards in Kenya and a performance in Dubai, which was Akon’s highest paid performance to date.

Akon’s accusations of failure to pay earned performance fees and bookings of unapproved appearances and performances are untrue. Furthermore, the accusations that ATA continued to book Akon post termination in September 2010 are at odds with the fact that Akon willingly performed on the SummerBeatz Festival in Australia in November 2010, a booking secured through American Talent Agency.

In actuality, there are many performances for which Akon and Kon Live Touring Inc. owe American Talent Agency several thousands dollars over fees for dates booked by ATA and also several thousands of dollars for costs in connection with performances booked by ATA for which Akon unilaterally canceled or failed to appear, which American Talent Agency has had to absorb on behalf of Akon/Kon Live Touring Inc.

American Talent Agency does not think it appropriate to discuss in the press the financial numbers submitted by Akon in his claims, but vehemently deny the allegations set forth by Akon. ATA will vigorously defend the allegations made against them and will be bringing claims against Kon Live Touring Inc. and Akon individually."

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Good Luck With This One! Madonna's Estranged Brother Wants To Reunite!

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Yeah! Fat chance, buddy!

You burned those bridges a loooong time ago!

Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone, has decided today that despite his very public critiscims of her in the media - and penning a tell-all about her - he still wants to reunite - but is afraid that it won't happen until their grandmother, Elsie Fortin, passes away!

He explains:

"The only contact I have had with my Madonna is via e-mail when I try to keep her updated about our family, but often she does not respond, and if she does it is through somebody else. It could take my grandmother's passing for us to meet again, but one way or another I know it will happen. I'm praying that my grandmother makes it to 100, but I know she is frail now…she is a remarkable person who raised my brothers and sisters and is very important to our family. Look, I no longer get invited to all the same parties, and there are certain agents in Hollywood that won't touch me, but I have no regrets and don't really care about that stuff anyway. After I wrote Life With My Sister Madonna, the famous late Hollywood agent Ed Limato told me 'I understand you now' while I also think it has given my family a better understanding of me too. I'm not totally black-listed, and there are still plenty of people who will work with me still though. I've just formed The Ciccone Factory and I'm mentoring a number of exciting new artists including Erika Anderson and Ashe Wednesday. I'm energized again and just like 'a gay Simon Cowell' I intend to mentor these performers and use what I learned working with my sister to help get their careers established. I also have an erotic photography book coming-out in the summer called Fucking Polaroids which I'm looking forward to promoting. Life has come full circle for me now and I certainly don't have any regrets about writing my book - it help me with my own identity and to truly understand the relationship I had with my sister Madonna too."

Ah-ha! It all makes sense!

He has projects he wants to endorse, so he's using his sister's fame to get media attention in order to plug them!

We're sure she's going to LOVE that, bb!

Thoughts??

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Glambert Is Not A Fan, Amber Portwood

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And he doesn't think anyone else should be either.

Last night, Adam Lambert took to his Twitter to comment on what we assume must've been his first viewing of an episode of Teen Mom.

Needless to say, he was not amused. First, he tweeted out this message to his followers:

This Teen Mom show on MTV is so depressing. I know it's "real life" but shouldn't there be programming that inspires kids to shoot higher? #glorifyingwhitetrash

Now, we couldn't agree more with him - we've always said that this show sends a wrong message to kids - but a number of his followers gave him some backlash about his hashtag. So, Glambert had to follow up his comment with WENN.]

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Is XTina's New Man Using Her To Promote His Band??

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Shady shady shady! We're not sure we like this one bit!

It looks as if Matt Rutler, the Burlesque production assistant who has become Christina Aguilera's post-divorce squeeze, may be trying to ca$h in big time on her star power - by using her name to promote his band!

Nate Mott Band, of which Rutler is a member, reportedly littered their website with both Xtina and Matt's names in the "tags" section, most likely hoping to draw more web traffic to them!

They've since been taken down.

Sounds like Christina didn't take too kindly to being exploited!

Tread lightly with this guy, bb! You don't want to become his meal ticket!

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Lisa Rinna Reveals That She Was Propositioned By A Producer While Auditioning For A TV Show!

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Absolutely disgusting, and what's even worse is how commonplace this is in the industry.

Lisa Rinna recently revealed that when she was starting out in Hollywood, she was put in an absolutely horrible position by a producer while auditioning for an unnamed TV show!

She explains:

"I lost a role on a BIG TV series because I wouldn't bend over a chair in a producers office for 'just a quickie.' 'Just pull your panties down and bend over and the role is yours,' he said to me."

Rinna, who was 24 at the time, walked away from the role and apparently has refused to out deplorable producer in question, but according to a friend, the actress ran into the scumbag while she was on Melrose Place, and when he stopped to congratulate her, she told him, "I know everyone in this town and if you ever do what you did to me again to anyone else I will tell everyone your dirty secret."

Good! We give her a lot of credit for standing up to him the way that she did!

It's awful to think that so many people would exploit the position of power that they're in and use it to take advantage of young people, desperate for their big break!

Hopefully this unrevealed man took her warning to heart, and works with a little more integrity now!

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