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7Lindsay Might Lose The Elizabeth Taylor Gig …

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Because of her face. Yes, Lindsay Lohan could lose the chance to star in Lifetime’s Elizabeth Taylor biopic, the movie that’s supposed to be a big part of her comeback, all because of her face, or more specifically, the parts of her face that aren’t real.

From OK! magazine via Celebitchy:

Lindsay Lohan has a plum role waiting for in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick… but in her desperation to look the part of one of the 20th century’s great beauty icons, Lindsay submitted to cosmetic procedures that bloated and distorted her face – and nearly lost her the job.

An insider close to the Lohan camp reports that before flying from LA to NYC for several big meetings, including one with Lifetime executives, Lindsay “was overdone with fillers, Botox and God knows what else. Word is that she had so many shots she went way overboard. And when they took one look at her – they were repulsed and shocked.”

According to the insider, Team Lohan has explained to the execs that Lindsay had indeed undergone some aesthetic touching up – but that the actress “was not told by doctors that she wasn’t allowed to fly immediately afterward – and well, it was a catastrophe. In the course of Lindsay’s five-hour flight, the change in air pressure obviously did much damage and caused unexpected side effects.”

The Lifetime execs want to set conditions, says the insider. “I heard someone ask if Lindsay’s people would take a few photos of her with proof of date over the next few weeks, and that if her face was less swollen and back to normal, they’d use her,” the insider tells OK!

For Lindsay, there’s a lot more than her reputation riding on Liz & Dick: apparently, Lindsay is flat broke.

“She’s as poor as poor can be, doesn’t have two nickels to rub together and she owes more than $3 million in debt,” the insider tells OK!. “Lindsay’s recent Playboy magazine spread only paid a small pittance compared with what she owes,” adds the source, “and she’s desperately looking, pitching and offering to do absolutely anything to take her back to something like the lifestyle she had become accustomed to.”

Wow. That’s a lot of information, huh? Let’s break it down.

I can’t imagine why anyone would do this to her face. I just can’t. I’m sure the pressures of being a 23-year-old gossip blogger in Tennessee are a little different than being a 25-year-old actress in Hollywood, but listen, everyone has a face, and you need to protect it. Sticking a needle full of toxins in your face isn’t protecting it. Call me crazy, but I don’t think you should take a needle to the face unless it’s medically necessary. And the part about how the air pressure caused “unexpected side effects”? How is that not one of the most terrifying things you’ve ever heard?

And Lindsay Lohan is not “poor as poor can be.” A couple of years ago when I was in college, I was scrounging together as much money as I could, taking out too many student loans and working as many hours as I could in the theatre. I was sad sometimes because I couldn’t afford to go out with my friends and I had to put every dime I had towards textbooks. One time I accidentally overdrew my bank account by a dollar, and my bank took out $35 a week as long as my account was in the negative, and it took me over a month to get things back on track, no matter how many times I called my bank and cried. And you guys: I was still nowhere near being “poor as poor can be.” That’s ridiculous.

But what do you guys think: does Lindsay still have a chance of getting it together at this point?

April 19, 2012 at 10:30 am by Emily
Filed Under: Lindsay Lohan

1Surprise: It’s Another Terrifying Recording of Mel Gibson!

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It’s been nearly two years since we were graced with all those recordings that let us in on the private life of Mel Gibson, but I know we all remember it like it was yesterday. It’s not every day that you hear Mel Gibson violently screaming at someone to blow him (or at least it wasn’t until that fateful summer of 2010). The memories of Mel’s terrifying rants will surely stick with us for a long, long time.

And probably even longer now that we’re still hearing them.

Ok, we have to catch up a little bit. This story has been developing for a week or so, so I’ll just give you the rundown real quick, all right? See, Mel Gibson was trying to make this movie called The Maccabees, which is weird, because the Maccabees were a bunch of hardcore, badass Jews, and that doesn’t really sound like Mel’s cup of tea, does it? But Mel got this guy named Joe Eszterhas to write the movie for him. Time went on, things happened, and then Warner Brothers was like “you know what, never mind, let’s not do this movie right now,” apparently because they weren’t feeling Joe’s script. So Joe wrote this big long letter to Mel, basically saying that Mel never wanted to make the movie in the first place, he just wanted people to get off his back for being such a bigot. He also went on and on (the letter’s nine pages long) about how crazy Mel is, about the awful things he called Jews and Oksana and about all the times he had to deal with Mel’s crazy ass. Mel responded with what was essentially just a big ol’ “nuh-uh,” and here we are.

So what’s the deal with the new recording? In the letter Joe wrote, he said that in December, he took his family down to Costa Rica to stay at Mel’s house down there, along with some other guests. One night, everyone was waiting for dinner, and Mel was checking out the internets, and he saw a picture of himself with his baby daughter, Luci, and he flipped out because “I look so f-cking old! I look horrible! That f-cking whore is destroying me! She’s taking my looks! I hate her! She’s destroying my life!” Totally rational, right?

Mel then, according to Joe, starting running around the house and knocking things over, and yelling about both Oksana and Joe’s script. He screamed a bunch of random obscenities, and then drove away. Is that believable? Could you see Mel doing all that? Of course you can. And if you can’t, here’s the recording to prove it:

Here’s the transcript so you can read along at home, since it’s a little hard to understand him when he gets all full of rage like that.

Oh, and sorry for the nightmares.

April 19, 2012 at 9:30 am by Emily
Filed Under: Mel Gibson


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Amanda Bynes has some serious problems with Lindsay Lohan. [The Superficial]

Pregnancy is still hard for Mariah Carey, but then again, so is math. [Lainey Gossip]

Nicki Minaj wears bondage clothes in public, probably got a nose job. [Starpulse]

What ‘Teen Mom‘ is trying for another baby? [The Superficial]

Victoria Beckham’s body represents the “average” woman. [ICYDK]

Men at Work musician found dead. [Huff Po]

Rihanna was rolling a blunt off a dude’s head at Coachella. [CDL]

Gwyneth Paltrow is under fire for being wasteful. [Lainey Gossip]

Josh Hartnett got dumped. [Celebslam]

Mel Gibson has another leaked tape, and this one’s homicidal. [Cele|bitchy]

Rihanna’s nipple. [Celebrity Rant]

Demi Moore‘s first post-rehab public appearance. [Hollywood Backwash]

Photos from Kelly Brook’s Tumblr. [IDLYITW]

Celebrities in headbands. [theBERRY]

April 19, 2012 at 8:30 am by Sarah
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3Katy Perry Misses Russell Brand

From Us Weekly:

“Katy’s been trying to get him [Russell Brand] back!” a close Perry pal tells Us Weekly of the eight-time Grammy nominee, 27. “She’s a lost soul right now.”

What led to the singer’s change of heart? A solo trip to India April 3 — the same place where she wed Brand, 36, in 2010. “She’d already been missing Russell,” an insider explains. “Being back there stirred up even more old feelings.”

Perry may pine for her ex, but a friend of the singer tells Us a reconciliation with the British comic — who had a series of flings in the wake of filing for divorce December 30 — is a long shot.

“Right now, Katy and Russell are trying to get to the point where they can at least be friends,” says a Perry pal.

I can totally see this. I mean, just look at these photos from Coachella. Katy looks like a lost little lamb, or a soul in need of healing. Or just, you know, in dire need of a semi-clean Port-a-Potty to sober up in.

One time I went to a Radiohead show at an outdoor venue in Boston, and I’m not going to lie: I got f-cked up. I didn’t intend on going that far, but it happened, and when I realized just how f-cked up I was, I took refuge in the ladies’ bathroom. I locked myself in a stall and sat on the toilet seat lid, where I stayed for a good forty minutes or so, contemplating my bottle of water and devising a plan to make it back to our seats without incident. Eventually, a security guard (or BATHROOM SPECIAL FORCES, was more like it) came in and knocked a few times to make sure I wasn’t dead or sticking hypodermic needles in between my toes like A Classy Lady (of course I wasn’t; that shit’s mad disgusting), and when I told her that I’d just had a bit too much to drink and I wasn’t even vomiting; I just wanted to be alone for a little while, she said that I’d have to unlock the door and come on out, or she was going to unlock it for me and bring me out. I couldn’t believe it. The nerve, you know? Intruding on someone’s privacy like that.

But I bet if Katy Perry needed a minute—or forty-five—to collect herself in the loo, no one would be busting her chops about it. And that’s exactly what she appears to need in these photos—that time to sit a spell, sober up, and come back to enjoy the concert that she missed most of, without the intrusive policing of Robo Cop’s Nazi mistress.

Either that, or maybe she just needs to lay off the drugs for a minute. Thinking that Russell Brand might take her bitter ass back is probably the height of delusions, you know?

April 19, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
Filed Under: Katy Perry

2Love It or Leave It: Christina Aguilera is Right Again (Off the Wagon, but Right)

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You know, I think we talk about Christina Aguilera more now than when she was super-super-super relevant in the earlier part of the decade, and it’s all because of the clothes (and makeup) she puts on her body? Why is that? Has her appearance eclipsed her vocal fame? Because girlfriend is awfully talented, and if we’re more concerned with the fact that she’s finally dumped that hooker-red lipstick and pancake foundation, she must be pretty important to our culture—or maybe it’s just that her wardrobe and makeup are generally just that awful.

I mean, you saw what she looked like the other night on The Voice. It was bad. The hair, the makeup, the three-sizes-too-small corset that just looked damn uncomfortable—all bad. All of it. But then she goes out in public looking like this. And this is good! It’s so, so good! Who dresses her for non-important events like going out to dinner and being photographed when you least expect it? Because whoever that person is, they should be advising her on what to wear to more important things, like being on television. Performing at dead musical icons’ funerals. You know. Stuff like that. Truly, whoever keeps picking out these god-awful corset-and-fishnet stocking ensembles needs to be taken outside and beaten for a minute or twelve with Christina’s God-knows-how-heavy makeup duffle.

I guess the end result here is that Christina Aguilera knows how to dress. It’s evident in her daily attire. But there’s most definitely some kind of circuit misfire when it comes to figuring out what to wear on international television. Here’s the mind-blower: maybe it’s actually Christina who chooses her own day-to-day outfits, and it’s a weird, bitter troll of a stylist who advises her on what to look like for TV. And if that’s the case, I really urge Christina to start listening to that little inner voice—the one that says, “Hey, girl, maybe you don’t need all that red lipstick tonight,” or “Hey, girl, don’t comb out and frizz up that already-busted weave; it’s good just the way it is”—because apparently, it hasn’t been steering her wrong as of late.

Oh, and she’s definitely drunk. No question about it.

April 19, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
Filed Under: Christina Aguilera

2Anthony Hopkins is Alfred Hitchcock

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Blown away. Totally.

Back in March, we heard that Scarlett Johansson had been tapped to play Janet Leigh, who played the famous shower role in the original 1960 Psycho, and that James D’Arcy was cast as Anthony Perkins, who played the epic Norman Bates. Others, such as Jessica Biel, Toni Collette, Helen Mirren, and Anthony Hopkins were also cast for the upcoming film, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, or just Hitchcock, and the film will be released in 2013. Hopefully with a firm decision on a title.

As for the plot, only the sketchiest details have been revealed (like the fact that it’s going to be about the filming of Psycho and its inspirations), and the current cast. Anthony Hopkins, obviously, has been cast in the role of Alfred Hitchcock, and I’m seriously mindf-cked over the similarities between Hitchcock and Hopkins. Even Scarlett Johansson took a break from her M-words to say some kind things about working with the legendary Anthony Hopkins:

“I’ve seen some makeup tests recently, and just watching [Anthony] play Hitchcock is pretty memorable in itself. He’s gonna be bananas! I can’t wait for that — I’m very excited. … [The film will start shooting] in a couple of weeks.”

And if you were wondering whether or not Scarlett would be getting naked a la Anne Heche in the first remake of Psycho, you’re out of luck, and it was probably the nude hack that killed it. From Access Hollywood:

With Scarlett and Anthony Hopkins (who plays legendary thriller director Hitchcock) leading the film, the movie has already generated a lot of buzz, but many fans of the original “Psycho” are wondering how the film will handle the infamous shower scene.

“We will not be re-shooting the entire shower sequence, no.”

Doesn’t this movie just sound … I don’t know, bananas?

April 19, 2012 at 5:30 am by Sarah
Filed Under: Anthony Hopkins
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