Discourse & Dischord

The Good

Halloween brings out the freaks

It’s hard to say who had the best Halloween costume this year, but it’s pretty easy to say who had the worst. Gwen Stefani made a beautiful Cinderella, Beyoncé was an adorable honeybee and Jessica Simpson cleverly announced her pregnancy with her glam-mummy getup. Chris Brown and his spandex-clad Halloweiner, on the other hand, we could have done without seeing.

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake perform History of Rap Part 3

This clip doesn’t need much of an introduction, other than, “Welcome to Awesometown.”

The Bad

Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel split

After a mere two years of marriage, indie rock power couple Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel announced their separation this week. Their rep says the split is mutual and amicable. The next album with Death Cab For Cutie will surely be filled with poignant songs of heartache, making it sound like, well, every other Death Cab album in existence.

Woman claims Justin Bieber is her baby daddy

Justin Bieber got slapped this week ¦ by the law. The seventeen year old was named as the father of a three-month-old baby boy in a California paternity suit. The mother, twenty-year-old Mariah Yeater, says she was asked by Bieber’s bodyguard to join the singer backstage after a concert in LA. Yeater says that after a thirty-second encounter, Bieber left her in the family way. A spokesperson for the pop star told Us Weekly, It’s sad that someone would fabricate, malicious, defamatory AND demonstrably false claims. You know what else is sad? Thirty seconds. But then again, this maybe-baby-daddy is still just a baby himself.

The Ugly

Nicki Minaj and maid get into brawl

The details are still fuzzy, but reports say that Nicki Minaj got into a fight this week with a maid who she had fired a week earlier for going through her trash and removing a photograph, then asking Minaj to autograph it. The maid, or maybe someone else, returned to Minaj’s house and demanded she not be treated like an animal. Words and physical contact, or maybe not physical contact, ensued. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything else, or don’t hear anything else.

Rihanna hospitalized in Sweden

Rihanna had to cancel her concert in Malmo, Sweden, after being hospitalized in Monday for severe exhaustion and the flu. The singer tweeted a photo of her arm, hooked to an IV with the message Sorry Malmo. At least she’s in a country with excellent healthcare.