Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men‘s Peggy Olsen) gave Jeremy Piven a well-deserved beat-down on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live on Bravo. Cohen does a segment called “Plead the Fifth” in which guests can pass on 1 out of 3 questions he asks. When asked about Jeremy Piven, Ms. Moss didn’t opt out at all.
Some backstory: do you remember when Jeremy Piven abruptly dropped out his Broadway show because he said he overdosed on mercury from eating too much sushi? It really pissed her off, and she NOT alone. US Weekly has the soundbites:
COHEN: What, besides eating too much sushi, caused Jeremy Piven to quit Speed-the-Plow?
MOSS: That’s a very good one. I could go on and on. Being highly unprofessional. [...] We were all surprised. It came out of nowhere. He just didn’t come back one day. [...] I saw him like a month later at the Golden Globes. When he was supposed to be really sick.
BOOM. Aren’t Broadway actor feuds just the best? Playwright David Mamet, who wrote Speed-the-Plow, snarked, “I talked to Jeremy on the phone and he told me that he discovered that he had a very high level of mercury. So my understanding is that he is leaving show business to pursue a career as a thermometer.” BOOM AGAIN. And if you haven’t heard about the whole Alec Baldwin/Shia LaBeouf mess, read up on it.
May 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
I’m sorry, but I simply had to highlight this More magazine cover. Debra Messing is apparently their June cover gal but I swear on my first scroll, I thought this was Avril Lavigne. Once I saw the title was More I put it together, and then I saw her name. I don’t care how much plastic surgery she may or may not have gotten, the photoshopping on this cover is more obvious than every Kanye West gay rapper blind item.
“You’re telling me that magazine covers — major magazine covers — are photoshopped??! NO, CATHERINE ST. IVES, YOU MUST BE MISTAKEN, AND IF THIS IS TRUE, THIS IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION!” — I totally get it. BUT what really gets my eyes rollin’ over this is that More magazine is about boosting the self esteem of older women, or to use their less blatant phrasing, More “Celebrates women of style and substance with articles on style, health, work, spirituality and relationships.” Right now one of their featured stories on their home page is “What A Healthy Body Looks Like — Four Women ages 37 – 67 show off their fabulously fit bodies.” And yet, I guess Ms. Messing’s body wasn’t fabulous enough, as her body and especially face is more smoothed over than most Toy Story characters.
ANYWAY, WANT TO KNOW WHAT DEBRA MESSING IS UP TO? Do you expect her to talk about Will & Grace? Well, you’re going to be disappointed. Here you go. From More via Extra:
Messing revealed that she initially turned down the role of Grace, which put her on the map as one of America’s funny girls. In fact, she rejected it several times before finally agreeing, saying, “I didn’t want to be, for a lack of a better word, a fag hag. And I didn’t want to be just the pretty, straight girl in the corner while the guys did all the funny stuff.”
Messing won an Emmy for the role in 2003. She was also nominated eight times for a Golden Globe, yet never won. “I would just start shoveling chocolate in my face [after losing] because I’d been eating brown rice and salmon for weeks trying to fit into a dress that was a sample size and now it didn’t matter if the zipper popped because, hey, I didn’t win.”
Just kidding, of course she’s going to talk about Will & Grace. What the hell else is she going to talk about, the endurance of the 2008 remake of The Women she starred in? Or Smash? Name 4 people who watch that.
I’m cranky when I’m hungover. Oh but I’ll say something nice now: that’s bullshit that she never won a Golden Globe.
May 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
UPDATE: AMANDA BYNES RESPONDS ON TWITTER:
I only smoke tobacco I don’t drink or do drugs. I’ve never had a bong in my life! I need to get another nose job after seeing my mugshot! :D
Amanda Bynes‘ latest mugshot and subsequent court photos are making me sad. Bynes was arrested for possession (of pot) and tampering with evidence (throwing her bong out the window). She was asked to remove a platinum blonde wig for taking her mug shot, revealing this very short hair. After her arrest, she was placed in a holding cell all night. The judge let her go without bail. I feel sad about all of it. I don’t know. From TMZ:
The report says an officer went to Amanda’s room … and saw a bong on the kitchen counter.
According to the report, the cop — wearing a “full police uniform” — asked Amanda about the bong … and that’s when the actress flipped out.
Here’s the cop’s narrative — “I observed [Amanda] grab said bong, run to the westbound-facing window, and throw it out the window where numerous pedestrians were walking on the 8 Avenue and West 47 Street sidewalks below.”
Bynes was immediately arrested for reckless endangerment, possession of weed and tampering with evidence. Amanda has been formally charged with attempted evidence tampering, reckless endangerment and marijuana possession.
And some court details also from TMZ:
Amanda told the judge the bong cops say she threw out of her apartment window last night was “just a vase.”
Prosecutors requested Bynes be held in lieu of $1,000 bail. The judge instead chose to let her go without bail … but gave her a stern warning that if she missed her court date in July an arrest warrant would be issued.
Amanda was escorted out of court by an officer … and left, on her own, in a taxicab.
Doesn’t this make you sad?:
I don’t think I have any snark today.
May 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Maybe it’s a good thing that Miley Cyrus kept that engagement ring, because it’s looking like she and fiancé Liam Hemsworth have managed to patch things up for the time being and their engagement is back on! This, all because a source told US Weekly that they saw the couple kissing. Okay, sure.
She and Liam Hemsworth, 23 — who hit a rough patch this spring and stopped planning their wedding — got cozy at a party at her L.A. home May 10.
“She was kissing him,” says a witness. “They were definitely back on.”
Her engagement ring has reappeared too. After flaunting her bare finger in March and April, Cyrus, 20, rocked the 3.5-carat Neil Lane sparkler at the May 15 Maxim Hot 100 party at Create in Hollywood.
Still, friends doubt that the couple will last. “They break up, get back together, repeat,” says one pal. “They will eventually burn out.”
Apparently Liam’s bros (like, his actual bros) have been trying to stage an intervention, as well, and really want him to break up with Miley for good. Yo, why do people always have to meddle in other people’s business? Like, let homeboy make his own mistakes. If he wants to be with her, let him be with her. YOU don’t have to be with her, so what’s your point? People always have too much shit to say.
That being said, they probably should just end this. (LOL!)
May 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Lindsay Lohan tried to have her dealer deliver drugs to rehab [Amy Grindhouse]
Alice Eve is sort of the hottest thing (literally and figuratively) right now [The Superficial]
Uh oh, Ian Somerhalder has a new woman on his arm already! [Lainey Gossip]
Farrah Abraham has reached a whole new level of annoying [The Fishwrapper]
Rihanna has no problem showing off her ass, we get that now [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Is the Kardashian family millions of dollars in debt? [ICYDK]
Someone thinks Gwyneth Paltrow smells bad – must be the patchouli [Celebitchy]
Kellan Lutz thinks his buffness is the reason he’s not more successful [Starpulse]
Katy Perry wore two bras to school instead of getting one good one [Celebslam]
Kim managed to get Kanye to appear on her taped baby shower [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
Need more reasons to love Ryan Gosling? Okay, if you insist [Elite Daily]
Some people still find Jessica Biel really hot, so here you go [Popoholic]
Nothing to see here, just Ashley Tisdale and her boyfriend out and about [Splash News Online]
10 actors and the iconic roles they rejected (Damn!) [theBERRY]
Avril Lavigne says she met fiancé Chad Kroeger when she was 17. Ew. [The Blemish]
Is Nicole Kidman stealing dresses from Anne Hathaway now? [I'm Not Obsessed]
Want to be cool? Start putting these Star Trek catchphrases into practice [The Frisky]
Jessica Alba’s corset wearing is paying off, I guess [G Celeb]
May 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
In what may be the strangest Twitter exchange in ages, Courtney Love has risen from her drug tomb to stick up for LeAnn Rimes after she got into another spat with Brandi Glanville. Here’s how it went down, Brandi complained via a tweet that she couldn’t get a hold of her kids, so LeAnn responded with some hippie bullshit and then Courtney piped up out of nowhere offering to whoop somebody’s ass if they didn’t leave her alone. Oh, and Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20 got in on the action. Yeah, I don’t know, either.
First of all, props to LeAnn for using a spat with Brandi to promote new music… which will invariably suck, but can’t knock the hustle. Second of all, da fuck, Rob Thomas? Where the hell did you even come from? What are you doing, man? Third of all, Courtney Love is a queen and was probably high off her ass writing this, but I love her anyway. The end.
May 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer