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Meryl 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?

Guess Who Taylor Swift is Dating?

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If you guys don’t know who this dude is, you apparently don’t watch a whole lot of football. This would be Tim Tebow, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos, and he’s rumored to be dating Taylor Swift.

Our friends at Celebuzz initially reported that the pair were seen getting cozy at a pre-Oscar party, as you can see here:

Taylor Swift was spotted chatting up one of football’s most eligible bachelor. Who was it?

Tim Tebow, of course! Our insider told us that Taylor, who was spotted rocking a black dress, spent most of her evening talking to the hunky quarterback. “They were together for almost an hour,” adds the insider. “She approached Tim and he looked more than happy to be talking with her.”

And now, Clevver News is reporting that the two were seen out to dinner earlier this week, looking quite the couple:

Sweet, right? I don’t quite know. Tim is America’s football’s savior, and Taylor is America’s wannabe sweetheart (who sings country, nonetheless), so it’d just make so much sense for the two of them to get together, right? Look at Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson. Or Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush. Bliss, right? Plus, Tim claims that he’s a virgin, and you know that Taylor has just got to be – otherwise, she’d be married by now, but … I don’t know. I’m just not as tickled by this as I thought I’d be.

Also, let’s not pretend that one of your first thoughts wasn’t “Aww, how sweet – Taylor Tebow. She’s probably writing it all over her notebooks and guitars and, you know, skin.”

Morning Wood

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Chris Brown is pretending to be in a relationship with someone other than Rihanna. [Bossip]

Reese Witherspoon slams Chris Brown and Rihanna. [The Superficial]

Nicole Kidman nudes. [Lainey Gossip]

Olivia Wilde‘s boobs are animated and talking. [The Blemish]

Jean-Claude Van Damme‘s son is ripped. [TMZ]

American Idol recap. [Starpulse]

Angelina Jolie‘s leg takes her kids shopping. [Socialite Life]

Shocking Whitney Houston cards removed from a store. [Huff Po]

Agyness Deyn has been lying about her age this whole time. [The Superficial]

Kristen Stewart smiled! [Socialite Life]

Regina Spektor returns. This time, with music. [Popbytes]

Jennifer Garner finally had that baby! [IDLYITW]

Oh Dear God No: Snooki is Pregnant

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From the New York Post:

Though she has publicly denied she’s expecting, sources say trashy “Jersey Shore” guidette Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is indeed pregnant and has plans to bankroll her mommy-to-be status into becoming “the next Kourtney Kardashian.”

We’re told Polizzi, 24, is carrying her first child by boyfriend Jionni LaValle, and is roughly three months along. Sources said the reality star, who denied being preggers earlier this month, has already brokered a deal to announce the news on the cover of Us Weekly after she shopped the story to several celebrity magazines.

But sources tell Page Six that MTV is worried about how to manage the news, given that Polizzi’s hard-partying, booze-swilling ways have just been turned into a “Jersey Shore” spinoff with Jenni “JWoww” Farley, which has begun shooting in New Jersey. “MTV went into crisis mode after they found out,” said a source. “They’re trying to hide it because it would greatly affect the creative direction of the show. ” The untitled new show has just begun taping and focuses on the ladies’ relationship as friends and roommates — and whatever adventures come their way.

Can you even believe this? No. Wait. I can’t. Because I choose not to believe this. The alternative is just inconceivable, much like I thought Snooki was, what with all of that ephedrine and coconut rum running through her veins. How is that a fertile environment for anything to grow, especially a mini-Guido?

Oh. Well, then. Now that you put it that way, I suppose it IS the best climate to foster a tiny little Guido (or Guidette).

Congrats are … what, in order then? Woo? Who’s buying the Jager bombs … ?

Lindsay’s Gone Puffer Fish-Chic!

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See that picture? You know who that is? Well, yeah, I know – the headline kind of ruined things, but it’s Lindsay Lohan. Yup. She was photographed earlier this week in New York City, getting ready to film her big SNL appearance that’s to air – as it stands – this weekend. And doesn’t she just look great? The face, those hands … girl’s got the whole package on lockdown and I’m always, always impressed.

And you know, the funny thing is, when I wrote the above headline, I mistyped and it said ‘Liondsay’ for whatever reason, and I actually had to take a minute to laugh out loud before I corrected it. I mean, come on. Liondsay? It might be a stretch for some of you guys to see, but with that wild mane of “blonde” hair and that puffy face and caricature lips, she looks like she could be a stand-in for the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. I know I see things a little bit differently than others do – Ke$ha v. January Jones, anyone? – but this? It’s glaringly obvious, and the fact that it all stemmed from an extra ‘o’, well … I don’t quite think it’s coincidence.

Another thing that’s not coincidence is that Lindsay’s peers are starting to speak out about her now that she’s all “sober” and stuff. Anne Hathaway even went as far as to compare herself to Lindsay, saying that they two are really not all that different:

“Lindsay Lohan and I have more in common than people think. We’ve all done things we shouldn’t. It is just that I did stuff at college when nobody knew about it, so I’m not a saint. I wasted time doing self-destructive things. … I found you can only dance on so many table tops. I got all that out of my system and I am healthy and grounded thanks to my mother.”

Oh. -blinks- OK then. I guess we’ve all got a little bit of Lindsay in us, then. I thought that was just some kind of weird post-partum itch that I had, but this explains it all. Thanks for saving me a follow-up visit to the doc, girl!

Even Lindsay’s ex-girlfriend, Samantha Ronson, has broken her silence and talked about the dark(er) period of her life, though she was naturally vague about it:

“Maybe they’d be right [guessing that songs I wrote were about Lindsay]. Maybe they’d be wrong. I wrote that song when I was with the person that it’s about. They knew what it was about when I wrote it. Yeah, it’s a little tough on that one. It’s funny because you think it’s tough because it’s figuratively brutal. Imagine if that song was actually literal. … Most people would assume that it’s figurative, that it’s about emotions. But maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s actually literal. It was not a healthy relationship.”

Well duh, Sam. It took you this long to be able to speak about that in hindsight? Funny thing about hindsight is that even though it’s 20/20, it also suffers seizures, long periods of vertigo, and bouts of blistering and oozing herpes. And isn’t that just nice. See what dredging up the past brings down upon all of us?

Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks Blue Ivy Carter Is Destined for Greatness

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Is there anything that Gwyneth Paltrow can’t do? Really, I’m not trying to be a smart ass here or anything, I’m just wondering if anyone knows of one thing that Gwyneth Paltrow cannot do, because I’m having a hard time. She can sing and dance, she can save your relationship, and she can pull off a formal cape. Oh, and she can also predict the future, because she’s already claiming to know all that lies ahead for Beyonce‘s little bundle of joy, Blue Ivy.

From Us Weekly:

She’s only seven-weeks-old, but BlueIvyCarter is destined to become a star like her parents BeyonceKnowles and Jay-Z.

“She is going to be an entertainer,” Gwyneth Paltrow, 39, explained to Hollywood Life at the Governor’s Ball Sunday. “She just has this glow around her like her mother.”

Paltrow has been close pals with the hip-hop power couple for more than a decade. “Beyonce is doing great,” Paltrow said of the first-time mom, who welcomed Blue Ivy in New York City on January 7. “She’s just a natural at being a mom.”

As for Blue Ivy? “She’s stunning,” Paltrow gushed. “She has the most beautiful eyes.”

I don’t know, you guys, I kind of have some doubts with this one, mostly because every time I’ve hung out with a person who happened to be seven weeks old, my thoughts were more along the lines of “why are you making that weird face, is it because you’re pooping?” and “man, remember when you had that umbilical cord thing or whatever hanging off your tummy? Weird.” I don’t think I’ve ever predicted a child’s future career before, say, a few months.

Oh, and speaking of Blue Ivy Carter, that seven-week-old shining star, Beyonce and Jay-Z have finally stepped out into public with her:

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See? Isn’t that definitely a cute little bitty baby and not at all a wad of clothes jammed under a blanket? PRECIOUS!

Lindsay Lohan Isn’t into Partying Anymore, Totally Gets Why No One Wants to Work with Her

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Just yesterday, I told you all that Lindsay Lohan was going to be on The Today Show this week. Remember that? And we all got excited that Lindsay might finally be pulling it together, and we held hands in a circle and sent positive vibes her way? Yeah, you remember. The interview was actually done yesterday, and guess what! We have excerpts!

From NBC:

MATT LAUER:

There was a time when we talked last time, where I think you didn’t want to talk about a lot of things. Because I think, and correct me if I’m wrong, there was a little denial going on.

LINDSAY LOHAN:

Definitely. And I think it was– it’s a scary thing to have to kind of express to people. I don’t think I was– I wasn’t as comfortable with myself then. And yeah, definitely, though. I think it was a fear factor that I had about what was really going on. And, you know, I had to get that wakeup call.

*****

MATT LAUER:

Can you go to the night life? Can you go to parties? Can you go to clubs without suffering the temptation that’s going to get you into trouble?

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