Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj Barbie Dolls

Photo: Katy Perry Barbie doll, valued at $15,000

You are admiring a one-of-a-kind Katy Perry Barbie doll, designed by Amy Lee of Mattel. Those tiny 70 cupcakes on Katy’s skirt? Handpainted. Those little flecks of glitter on Katy’s legs? Swarovski crystal. The doll’s estimated value? $15,000. Yep—this is basically the Last Word in Katy Perry Barbie dolls.

There is also a Nicki Minaj Barbie doll that has been in the news lately, and she is UH-MAZING. Of the two, she has the better hair.

Both dolls are up on the auction block until December 19; proceeds benefit Project Angel Food.

Introducing “What An 11-Year-Old Girl Thinks,” Part One: ‘Breaking Dawn: Part 1′

Photo: Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) in Breaking Dawn: Part 1

Writing about celebrity gossip is hard work! And that is why I have decided to farm out one of my weekend posts to my friend Fred’s 11-year-old daughter. Hmm. I think this isn’t illegal.

Now, you might guess that this new column was inspired by Kids React, but you are wrong. Instead, I was inspired by the mustache my friend Fred’s daughter was perma-markering onto a photograph of Justin Bieber in the magazine J-14. “You know,” I said to her, “Perez Hilton made his millions by drawing on people.” Then I offered this 11-year-old girl my job.

Fred’s daughter wasn’t sure what to write about, so I asked her to tell me a little bit about the latest Twilight movie Breaking Dawn: Part 1, because I haven’t seen it.

Here is what an 11-year old had to say:

I recently went to see Part I of Breaking Dawn. If I had to rate the movie from 1 to 5 stars, I would give it a three-and-a-half.

I love the Twilight series, but Breaking Dawn was way too sappy. I hate sappy movies! I hate them because you always know what will happen at the end. Like every Julia Roberts movie! Or Julia Roberts comes into movies and ruins them! Like Ocean’s Eleven. It started so cool: gadgets, stealing money, George Clooney, Brad Pitt…. And then at the end, Julia Roberts has to suddenly show up and kiss George Clooney. The pain of that scene was just like being locked up in a nuthouse and being forced to listen to show tunes. (Editor’s note: ?????!!!!)

The mouth on this kid! Anyway, there’s much, much more, but there are also some Breaking Dawn spoilers. You’ve been warned.

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Avril Lavigne Was Spotted with Her Ex-Husband Again

Photo: Deryck Whibley with Avril Lavigne at Madeo on December 1

Sigh. Another season, another Avril-and-Deryck sighting. These exes can’t get enough of each other, huh.

Look, I ‘get’ that these two are still close friends. I get that they were only dining at ritzy Italian eatery Madeo on Thursday night because they are such good palsies. I get that they were celebrating Whibley‘s recent Grammy nomination (look harder; Sum 41 is in there somewhere). I get that, one year after their divorce, they are naturally buddies, because both their names are totally impossible when it comes to my spellcheck’s autocorrect, and people with weird names have to band together or something. (Kind of like how very tall people pair off, that whole phenomenon.)

But man, every time these two are seen together, I just feel so wistful for them. See that photo, up top? Doesn’t Avril look like she has to pee? That’s how I look, too, anytime I’m feeling wistful.

You know who probably feels super-wistful? Brody Jenner, that’s who.

(Image via the Daily Mail.)

Rumer Mill: Is Zac Efron Dating Rumer Willis?

Photo: Zac Efron with Rumer Willis in 2008

I mean, OK, the answer is probably no. No, Zac Efron is probably not dating Rumer Willis. But that won’t stop the tabloids from wondering!

Pop2it has assembled this helpful list of places the are-they-or-aren’t-they pair has been spotted together:

- Zac accompanied Rumer (and the Willis family, sans Demi) on an ISLAND ADVENTURE in December 2010

- In July, Rumer, Zac, and friends watched helplessly as pal Ryan Rottman was arrested for a DUI (nice “Stay Reckless” T-shirt, cargo-shorts guy)

- Also in July: In Touch reported that Zac finally met Demi and “brought [her] flowers”

- Last month, Zac and Rumer went clubbing with the aforementioned Ryan Rottman, but Zac left before Rumer did (I sure hope they all took cabs)

- They’ve been hanging out this month, too

Let me just also add that Rumer was rocking a bandage dress way back in 2008.

The truth? The truth is, I want this to be true so hard. Wouldn’t that be the best ever?

(Image via CercaIN.)

Watch This: Tim Meadows Returns (!!) as Herman Cain

I know our US readers have been following the presidential candidates with aplomb (right?), eager to see who the Republican party will nominate for the presidency in 2012. Floundering among the current roster of candidates is Herman Cain: entrepreneur, former CEO and chairman of Godfather’s Pizza, and seemingly all-around likable guy.

But since last month, Cain’s campaign has been blighted by repeated accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct. (Ugh, and then the Ginger White stuff.)

Moving right along: where the heck has Tim Meadows been?? I feel like the SNL alumnus has sadly made himself scarce (although he’s apparently really busy, but whatever). Meadows! How I’ve missed you!

In this Funny or Die video, Tim Meadows plays the allegedly-handsy presidential candidate. It’s an “anti-harassment” training video and—well, I think you can see where this is all going.

The video went viral yesterday, but I decided it was one of those “Y’know, let’s save it for Saturday” things. Like, maybe the all-too-obvious pepperoni joke skims NSFW territory, so hopefully you’re already parked on your couch with your laptop for the weekend.

Blind Item Blitz

Photo: Blind Item Blitz! (OK, a guitar player.)

*Drum beat*

Are you ready, Liz? (“Uh-huh.”)
Mireee? (“Yeah.”)
Chuck? (“OK.”)
All right, readers!
Let’s goooooooooooooooo!

*Guitar riff*

Here’s one from Buzzfoto. Everyone says Buzzfoto’s gossip blinds are a load of hooey, but they can’t all be wrong. Right?

This once A-list, award-winning actor has dropped off the radar in the last few years. A source tells us he obsessively watches right-wing news and radio broadcasts like Glenn Beck, while stocking up on gold and weapons, preparing for ‘the end.’ His friends have tried to offer help, but he complains to our source that they are ‘nothing but Hollywood liberal socialists’ who have an agenda. His family and friends are worried as he’s becoming more extreme, and the source also claims he’s shelled out big bucks to install a bunker on his property.

I consulted with my friend Mike on this one, and he landed a pretty good guess: Jon Voight.

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Here’s the Rest of That Interview That Ali Lohan Did for Page Six

photo of ali lohan pictures photos page six plastic surgery pics
DOOD. This just gets better and better, now, doesn’t it?

Ali and her “spider-like limbs”:

Sitting down for a chat, Aliana is polite, sweet and, for the first 20 minutes, guarded. She’s wearing a conservatively chic ensemble of light gray American Apparel pants, a black sleeveless American Apparel blouse buttoned all the way up to her neck and vintage black Chloe booties. (“I love the ’50s. That’s my style,” she says in the trademark Lohan rasp. “I just think it’s really beautiful how they didn’t show as much skin back then.”) Her long, dark brown hair is parted in the middle. She’s five foot eight, and her spiderlike limbs seem to go on for yards, making her look at least five inches taller.

On the woman who’s supposed to be her mother:

“Yeah, she has gotten a bad rap,” Aliana says. “People don’t really know what has gone on. It upsets me sometimes when I see stuff that’s the complete opposite of the truth. I don’t listen to the negative stuff. I just try to take the positive. I don’t go on blogs. Noooo, noooo, noooo, noooo,” she continues, shaking her head emphatically. “It’s so much less stressful if you’re not dealing with that stuff. I mean, obviously you [might] hear something from someone…but I just let it roll right off my shoulders. I don’t validate it. I’m just like, yeah, whatever. I know I’m fine. Everything’s great. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone who’s making up stupid stuff. I don’t get it. I would never do that, so I don’t know how someone could be that mean.”

On finishing high school:

This month Aliana will not only turn 18 but will also graduate from high school early. “I get three or four months extra to be free,” says the Criminal Minds fan, who, if she goes to university, would choose Ithaca College, like her older brother Michael, 23, and study “how to profile serial killers or something cool like that. I am taking one step at a time,” she continues. “I will focus on [school] when I get to it.”

The full details on the plastic surgery:

“Oh my gosh, that’s so funny,” she says. But she doesn’t mean funny ha-ha. “I mean, I heard it from one of my friends, and I was kind of like, ‘Why are you my friend? Because I shouldn’t be hearing this. If you’re my friend you wouldn’t even talk about that stuff.’ ” She leans in close and gets almost too quiet to hear. Again, her eyes glance around the room cautiously before she continues. “When they did tell me, I was cracking up. Because, like, when would I do that? I’m 17 years old. That’s not legal! I would need my mother’s signature, and do you think my mom would ever sign off on that? No! It’s not the right thing to do. I mean, if you wanted to, that’s great, for anyone else. I know a girl who had a nose job in seventh grade, which is craaaazy. In seventh grade! I think that’s more of, like, the mom’s decision, not the kid’s. But I don’t know. It’s stupid. I don’t listen to it. It’s absolutely not true.”

On being “naturally” skinny:

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