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Anne Hathaway

What a Tangled Web We Weave

Here’s the much buzzed-about photo of Senator John McCain, celebrating his birthday in 2006 on a yacht, along with Raffaello Follieri and Anne Hathaway.

Follieri, you’ll recall, recently pled guilty to like 5000 federal counts of total illegalness.

You can read the full story on this meeting here. I would read it and talk about it, but it’s long and seems complicated and there are no pictures. And you know how I feel about reading things that have no pictures.

I kind of wanted to make this a “Caption This” but decided against it since we already did one today. But feel free to try your hand at commenting it anyway, if you’d like.

Oscar-Winner Anne Hathaway?

Anne Hathaway takes off the tiara for this dramatic turn in Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married, which has already begun generating Oscar buzz for the actress. Here’s the trailer for the film. What do you think? Will you see this movie? Does it seem like she pulls off the role?

Anne Hathaway’s Ex-Boyfriend Finally Reached His Ass-Raping Breaking Point

There’s this wonderful thing about spoiled rich-boy criminals: every now and then, it’s pointed out to them that sometimes the consequences of their actions suck. Or, ya know, penetrate.

Raffaello Follieri seems to have found out the — ahem — hard way that prison is no fun, as he pleaded guilty to fourteen counts of con-artistry in at Manhattan Federal court today.

He then begged the judge to transfer him out of his holding cell, citing “unspecified inmate issues.”

Meanwhile, W magazine seems to have scored the tear-jerker of an Aftermath Interview with Anne Hathaway.

“Right now I don’t have the wherewithal to be anything except professional,” she told the mag. “As soon as I found out about the arrest, I had to get on a plane to Mexico to do a press tour for Get Smart. And then I spent a week in shock at a friend’s house. And then I had to go back and do more press, and I haven’t stopped since … It’s a situation where the rug was pulled out from under me all of a sudden. But just as suddenly, my friends threw another rug back under me. One said, ‘Go stay at my house.’ And Steve Carell stepped up for me during an interview when someone asked a question [about the criminal investigation]. He said, ‘At some point you’re going to have to talk about this time in your life. You don’t have to do it this week. I’ll take care of anything that comes your way.’”

Awww … this just makes me love Steve Carrell even more!!!

Feel better, Anne! You dodged a bullet, sweetheart.

Gorgeous!

Ever since dumping that crazy conman Rafaello Follieri, Anne Hathaway’s fashion choices have been phenomenal.

How freakin’ amazing does she look at the Venice Film Festival premiere of her new film, Rachel Getting Married?

And it’s not just the dress that’s getting rave reviews!

The film is already generating Oscar buzz for Anne, who plays a drug addict who leaves rehab to attend her sister’s wedding.

“An award-worthy Anne Hathaway gives the story a clear central focus,” wrote the Hollywood Reporter, while Variety called her “fragile, angry, superb.”

Quite a jump from playing pretty princesses!

Are There Naked Photos of Anne Hathaway Floating Around?

Word on the street is that the Fed seized naked photos of Anne Hathaway as part of their investigation of her ex-boyfriend, CFO of the Vatican complete tool Raffaello Follieri.

From the National Enquirer:

In additional to the naked photos he took of Anne, 25, he also prized a sizzling photo of her in black fishnet stockings, a garter belt and bustier that totally exposed her top. Follieri, 30, supposedly paid a very famous photographer to take that steamy shot.

The Enquirer learned that just recently, Anne’s brother Michael tried to gain access to a hidden storage room in the Bronx where Follieri had storied some of his and Anne’s belongings after he moved out of his apartment.

“Michael went to the storage facility, but was told he was a day late. The day before (July 15), FBI agents had removed numerous documents, photos and what were believed to be Anne’s diaries from the storage room….

Michael was told that he could not get into the room or take anything out.”

Aw, what a nice brother, going to the storage place to get her nudie photos back.

I sure do hope these things leak.

I remember the days when I used to despise Anne Hathaway. They seem like a distant memory now. She’s been so much fun lately!

The Diary of Anne Hathaway

Oooh, I like Anne Hathaway more and more with each passing day.

Since her ex-boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, was arrested on all sorts of bad behavior, the Feds have seized Anne’s private diaries as potential evidence.

The agents confiscated the intimate diaries of the “Devil Wears Prada” star during another raid on Follieri’s $37,500-a-month Trump Tower pad, according to the sources. Seeking to bolster their case against the dashing Italian, who has been charged with 11 counts of fraud and money laundering, agents are also said to have seized photos of Follieri with Bill and Hillary Clinton, Pope John Paul II, and John and Cindy McCain. Also confiscated were documents, watches, a Tiffany clock, an antique Bible and personal photos of Follieri and Hathaway.

Anne has reportedly cut off all contact with him, and now there are rumors that she actually played a part in his arrest.

“He was in Europe, working on a deal,” says a source. “He didn’t have to come back to New York. He knew he was being investigated. But she kept calling him, saying they needed to resolve their future. A few days after his return, he was arrested.”

Anne’s rep declined to comment.

God, someone better make a Lifetime movie out of this eventually.

Eh …

I’ve been digging Anne Hathaway’s look all throughout her Get Smart World Tour, but this one kind of falls flat for me. I think I see what she was going for, but it doesn’t work at all.

There’s nothing going on this afternoon in the world of celebrity gossip.

Someone mentioned in the comments that there were new pics of Lindsay and Samantha necking. I can’t find them anywhere. If you guys know where they are, do tell.