Rumor Roundup of the Day

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Rumor Roundup of the Day
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<li><strong>Above:</strong> Selena Gomez <a href="http://instagr.am/p/IrzzRMxu-U/" target="_blank">tweeted this photo of James Franco</a> from the set of their film <em>Spring Breakers</em>, and apparently he's playing Kevin Federline?</li>
<li><em>Downton Abbey</em> becomes "Downton Arby's" in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/26/downton-arbys-parody-of-pbs-hit-fast-food_n_1380744.html" target="_blank">this new parody</a> by Sketchy.</li>
<li>Christian Slater is doing a lot of <a href="http://seriouslyomg.com/?p=24293" target="_blank">naughty and nice tweeting</a>.</li>
<li>Chloe Moretz has been <a href="http://www.deadline.com/2012/03/mgm-formally-offers-lead-remake-of-stephen-kings-carrie-to-chloe-moretz/" target="_blank">offered the lead</a> in the new <em>Carrie</em> remake.</li>
<li>You can expect a <a href="http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music-news/artists/2012/03/27/new-mgmt-record-in-september-no-new-adele-til-2014/" target="_blank">new record from MGMT</a> in September.</li>
<li>Yoko Ono talks about <a href="http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/67699666.html" target="_blank">John Lennon's affair</a> with their assistant, May Pang.</li>
<li>Ameriie is back with <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2012/03/ameriie-every-time.html" target="_blank">a new song</a>.</li>
<li>Did Raffles van Exel, the man who is suspected of taking the coffin photo of Whitney Houston, also <a href="http://www.celebitchy.com/217367/man_who_sold_coffin_photo_of_whitney_houston_admits_wiping_hotel_suite_clean_did_he_have_a_hand_in_her_death_/" target="_blank">clear her hotel room</a> of drugs?</li>
<li>The Black Keys are <a href="http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/180965/the-black-keys-may-hate-on-spotify-but-theyre-the-second-most-pirated-artist-at-coachella/" target="_blank">dissing Spotify</a>, and calling Sean Parker an "a**hole."</li>
<li>Rumor has it that Eva Mendes is <a href="http://laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/23080/Eva-Mendes-on-the-coffee-run-for-Ryan-Gosling-in-Thailand" target="_blank">hanging out with Ryan Gosling</a> in Thailand so he doesn't run off with his co-star.</li>

John Lennon Follow Up of the Day

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John Lennon Follow Up of the Day
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Artist Yoko Ono has come out to deny recent claims that her late husband John Lennon suffered from bulimia.

"John did not have an eating disorder," said the singer, adding that he had a very healthy diet. "Sometimes he slipped and ate a bar of chocolate."

Author Debra Sharon Davis claims in her book, Backstage Pass VIP, that the iconic Beatle had problems with bulimia and would partake in strange food habits, like gorging on bowls of Rice Krispies with ice cream.

According to the author, Lennon loved food, but hated the feeling of being full and would often force himself to throw up after eating. However, Ono insists that his diet was normal, and that he often ate a vegetarian, macrobiotic diet.

And the ice cream with Rice Krispies?

"He enjoyed putting ice cream on everything when he could," said Ono.

[NME]

Possibly Bulimic Beatle of the Day

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Possibly Bulimic Beatle of the Day
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John Lennon may have struggled with an undiagnosed eating disorder, according to a new book about the secret lives of rock legends.

Author Debra Sharon Davis claims in Backstage Pass VIP that the Beatle struggled with bulimia and food fetishes, and kept snacks hidden around his homes. According to the author, Lennon liked to top off his bowls of Rice Krispies with ice cream.

Although he loved food, Lennon allegedly said that he hated the feeling of being full, so he would often force himself to throw up meals after he ate.

As for why Lennon's problems with food have never been reported, Davis says bulimia hadn't yet become an official diagnosis, and those around Lennon at the time didn't see the signs.

"Lennon was surrounded by talented musicians, but many had drinking and drug problems – so it was hard for them to see Lennon's purging behaviour as extraordinary," she said.

One of Davis's sources is the late singer Harry Nilsson, a close friend of Lennon's.

"John and I were having a heart-to-heart," Davis says Nilsson told her.

"Then all of a sudden John went off about how powerful men had ravenous appetites and wanted to swallow the world whole. And he thought that was why he had this horrible problem – being hungry all the time and overeating."

[telegraph]