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1Quotables: Nicole Richie Remembers Paris Hilton ‘Fondly’

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“I have fond memories of that time. I was doing a show with my best friend and we didn’t really have to do much. We were just being ourselves – and playing it up for the cameras.”

No, Paris didn’t die of complications sustained in a massive STD strike, Nicole‘s just talking about the days of yesteryear when she was about eighty pounds heavier, loaded up on coke and Coke and blue cheese all of the time, and getting arrested for driving the wrong way down a highway was the highlight of the week. Whee!

Also, I wonder if Paris is the least bit bitter that Nicole’s career has taken off way more than hers ever has – or will. I never really watched the show, but any time I did see it, it was like Paris was always kind of demeaning Nicole, even though they were “best friends.” Nicole was always the “fat” one, the “awkward” one, the one who never really fit in, no matter how many fruity alcoholic beverages she consumed and guys she blew. It was almost kind of sad to watch, and honestly, it’s probably pretty humiliating for Nicole to even talk about those days, though every interview she does probably wants to discuss it since it’s one of the, um, higher points of girlfriend’s career.

I don’t know about you, but other than hearing Richie’s a grand old bitch with a flair for the mean, she’s loads better than Paris – and loads better off too, and if that’s the lesser of two evils, I’ll totally take it.

Check out the photos from Nicole’s recent Ocean Drive photo shoot.

February 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
Filed Under: Nicole Richie

1Is The World Ready for Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing And Dance Again?

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Not to be harsh, but after that catastrophe that was Country Strong, I don’t think Gwyneth Paltrow needs to ever sing and dance again: not in the shower, not in her bedroom, not in a bar, not ever. And certainly not in a film that millions and millions of people will see. Just in case you’ve forgotten what Gwyneth Paltrow, The Singer is like, let me refresh your memory:

Do you see what I mean when I say that she needs to give this up forever? Yes? Then you should be able to feel my pain when I tell you that this is exactly what she’s not doing. What she is doing, though, is starring in a movie with Beyonce, Cameron Diaz, and Reese Witherspoon about old lady singers from the 1990′s who are sad that no one wants to listen to their music anymore. Really.

From Deadline:

In a seven-figure preemptive deal, Sony Pictures is collaborating with Ryan Murphy on One Hit Wonders, a musical comedy pitch that will be written as a star vehicle for Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce and Andy Samberg.

Murphy is attached to direct, and he will write the script with his Gleecohorts Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy will produce with Paltrow (who has practically become aGlee cast member) and the latter makes her debut as a producer on this film. Murphy hopes to direct it after he completes The Normal Heart.

Paltrow, Witherspoon and Diaz will play three singers who each scored a top hit song in the 1990s before watching their careers go down the drain. They decide to form a super group. Samberg and his Lonely Island cohorts will be involved in generating music for the film, I’m told. The project came out of a dinner Murphy had at the Soho House with Paltrow, Diaz and Witherspoon. They wanted to do something fun together and kicked around ideas until they settled on One Hit Wonders. Murphy, who made Eat Pray Love with Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal, took the pitch to her. Pascal bought it 10 minutes in. They are working the deals right now.

I’ve never liked Gwyneth Paltrow, obviously, and I’m kind of over Beyonce at the moment. I’m pretty indifferent to Cameron Diaz, and I guess I like Reese Witherspoon ok. Despite all that, am I going to go see this movie? Yes. Hell yes. I mean, the music is going to be done by The Lonely Island, the boys who wrote such beautiful songs as “The Creep” and “I Just Had Sex.” And the Gwyneth Paltrow is going to be singing those songs. And then I get to see it and laugh forever. I think it would be worth the pain, just for those giggles.

Would anyone else be interested in seeing this film?

February 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily

0Afternoon Delight

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Lindsay hasn’t gone out in “months.” [The Superficial]

Blake and Ryan go cross-country. [Lainey Gossip]

Rihanna‘s got ridiculous fashion sense. [Starpulse]

Khloe Kardashian talks about how disgusted she is with Kris Humphries. [Socialite Life]

Betty White still drives young men crazy. [Seriously OMG]

Russell Simmons has no chance. [Celebslam]

PHOTOS: Tara Reid falls off the wagon. [I'm Not Obsessed]

Who’s the Most Earnest Couple in the World? [Lainey Gossip]

Kristen Stewart‘s nemesis. [Cele|bitchy]

More on Hollywood ruining Dr. Seuss books. [Pajiba]

Sofia Vergara boobs. [IDLYITW]

February 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm by Sarah
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33Best Wishes, Everyone!

Photo: Jenn Frank, signing off!

It’s time for me to come clean: today is my last day here at Evil Beet. I know! Me, too! I didn’t really mean to just spring it on you like this, but here we are.

I began at Evil Beet in June. Nine months and and a measly 570 posts later—and I am not kidding, 570 articles really is piddling, especially compared to the work your editors Sarah and Emily accomplish daily—I am suddenly a little wistful about leaving.

I began reading Evil Beet six years ago (OR MORE), and I became so attached to Sasha, Wendie, Kelly, everyone. This website has buoyed me through some dark Cubicle Days.

Writing for you has been a dream and a joy.

We had a lot of laughs, didn’t we? I came out of the gates strong with my story about Sean Bean. Who can maintain that kind of momentum? I sure didn’t. Oh, well.

I did consider attempting to make all my posts rhyme, but that fell through, too. Finally, I settled on writing a lot of hypothetical dialogue. So thanks for letting me use Evil Beet as a testing ground for all that. (I do regret not having Fred’s daughter produce more posts. I was onto something there. If you’re wondering, I totally paid the kid.)

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February 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
Filed Under: Goodbye

5The Monkees’ Davy Jones Has Passed Away

Photo: Davy Jones, just a few years ago

The Monkees’ Davy Jones—he was the cute tiny elfin one, especially compared to that smirking ogre Micky Dolenz—has died. Jones was only 66.

According to TMZ’s earliest reports, Jones died of a heart attack this morning. Multiple sources are saying Jones had complained of chest pains the night before.

The Monkees were a four-piece band assembled for The Monkees, the 1960s TV show. Jones and Dolenz split responsibilities as lead singer and frontman. Jones sang lead vocals on “Daydream Believer,” one of the band’s hits.

At the beginning the Monkees were, by all accounts, a “fake band,” but the Monkees fought the television show’s producers for more creative control. They eventually began playing their own instruments and writing many of their own songs, achieving a sort of artistic legitimacy.

Before joining the Monkees, Davy Jones was a horse jockey; he returned to racing horses after the Monkees disbanded.

According to his publicist, Jones died in his sleep.

(Image via PDX Retro.)

February 29, 2012 at 11:30 am by Jenn
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3Meryl Streep: Still The Classiest

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Over a year ago, I made the statement that Meryl Streep can outclass the whole entire world. Today, I stand by my opinion firmly, and if there was any way to state that Meryl Streep is even more classy than that, then I would do so in a heartbeat.

See, Meryl won the Oscar for Best Actress on Sunday night. She worked hard, she showcased her characteristic talent and grace, and she won. I’m not saying that she deserved it more or less than anyone else who was nominated, I’m just saying that she deserved it. I mean, she’s Meryl Streep. She deserves everything. But the point is that she completed the entire process on Sunday night at the Oscars, right? She worked, she got recognition for her work, and that was that.

OR WAS IT?

Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 to a charter school in the struggling Rhode Island city of Central Falls after a plug from fellow actress and hometown favorite Viola Davis.

Angelo Garcia, founder and director of the Segue Institute for Learning, says the check from Streep’s Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts arrived Monday. A note said it was on behalf of actress Davis, who grew up in Central Falls.

Both Davis and Streep were nominated for the best actress Oscar this year, with Streep winning the award on Sunday night.

The Segue Institute has more than 200 students in grades six through eight.

Garcia, who grew up with Davis, says the school is trying to raise money to buy the building it’s in or find a new location.

How unbelievably beautiful, right? Whether or not Viola Davis was the mystery actress who had to go have a good cry in the bathroom with a girlfriend over how unfair all that Oscars bullshit is, Meryl still made the effort to make such an incredibly nice gesture. I’m thinking that Meryl realized how much so many people were rooting for Viola (and judging by her acceptance speech, that’s certainly the case) and wanted to recognize Viola’s work in a way that truly mattered. Does that makes sense? I don’t know, I’m not even going to pretend that I’m on the same level as Meryl Streep, I’m just wingin’ it over here.

But still, regardless of the reason behind Meryl’s actions … what amazingly wonderful actions they were, huh?

February 29, 2012 at 10:30 am by Emily
Filed Under: Meryl Streep