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11Today Is a Happy Day


I thought today would be a sad day, what with the Cardinals losing last night and everything.

But it’s actually a happy day!

There’s a bench warrant out for Joe Francis’s arrest! Oh, happy, happy day!

He failed to show up for a court date for his tax evasion trial. And this is a federal trial and a U.S. judge issued the bench warrant.

This is some serious shit! Why would Joey Boy miss his court date?


February 2, 2009 at 2:43 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Joe Francis

227Listen, Miley Cyrus Is Not Making Fun of Asian People in This Photograph


I am pretty sure everyone here is just doing their best Cate Blanchett impression.

Except for the Asian guy. He just hopes you have cocaine.

February 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Miley Cyrus

158Um, I Think I Understand About Christian Bale’s Temper Now

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I no longer think Christian Bale is hot.

Click here to listen to his loooooong and very frightening rant against what appears to be some manner of lighting tech on the Terminator: Salvation set. (WARNING: The audio starts automatically and contains profanity.)

I don’t care how hard your day has been, or how hard your co-workers are to deal with, there is just no excuse for this kind of an angry rant against someone who isn’t even fighting back. It accomplishes nothing, and Christian should be ashamed of himself. I hope he issues an apology for this and does something about his anger management issues. To be honest, I didn’t even listen to the whole thing. I got through about 30 seconds of it and just felt too mortified for everyone involved to continue.

I think people are more likely to understand why his mom and sister filed that verbal assault complaint with the police last year.

February 2, 2009 at 1:39 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Christian Bale

21Julia Roberts to Star in Film Version of “Eat, Pray, Love”???

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Hmmm, I don’t know how I feel about this. It looks like they’re getting close to making a film version of the totally amazing book Eat, Pray, Love … with Julia Roberts in the lead role.

Columbia Pictures is in negotiations to pick up the movie rights, released by Paramount Pictures, to the best-selling memoir “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia.”

Columbia is also in the process of making deals with the actors and filmmakers already connected to the screen project. They include Julia Roberts, who would star; “Nip/Tuck” creator Ryan Murphy, who would write and direct; and Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner, who would produce via their Plan B production company.

It’s not that I don’t like Julia, but I just totally did not picture her for this role. I picture someone younger and softer. More vulnerable, I guess. But could this role be the reason Julia was recently spotted sight-seeing in India?

I dunno, I guess the book just meant a lot to me, and I really don’t want to see it as a movie. It’ll lose so much in the translation.

I’m actually going to see the author, Elizabeth Gilbert, speak here in Seattle in a couple weeks. If they do Q&A I am definitely going to be asking her for her thoughts about this.

February 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Julia Roberts

17Lindsay Lohan Flying First Class to Drunksville

Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson Pictures Photos

Oh, Lindsay.

Stories about you hiding liquor under your table at the club and fighting with Samantha just never get old.

Oh, wait, except they totally do.

On Friday night, Lohan accompanied Samantha Ronson to ESPN The Magazine’s NEXT Pre-Super Bowl bash and the two apparently had yet another tiff. Pop Tarts has been told that an angry-looking Lindsay hung out near Sam’s D.J. booth chain-smoking until the early hours while shooting her dirty looks. According to our insider, Lohan continued to grab Ronson’s blackberry obsessively and check her messages before an inevitable feud broke out. The two later headed to the ladies’ to “sort it out” and came out smiling.

“They’re always breaking up,” a source close to the couple told Tarts. “Samantha won’t let Lindsay go, she doesn’t have a career without her.”

And while the party peeps all enjoyed shots of Patron, the “reformed” rehabber made a public display of only drinking Red Bull, although word has it that a secret stash of liquor was later found underneath Lilo’s table … Is our girl going through a relapse?

But stories about your hungover ass whining about you might have to fly coach?

That is different and exciting.

The 22-year-old caused chaos while departing on a Delta Flight from Tampa, Fla. on Saturday morning when the airline was unable to provide her with a first-class seat on the already overbooked flight. According to an insider, passengers laughed as the starlet acted incredibly entitled (and embarrassed), stomped around and warned a friend traveling with her: “you’d better come and visit me back there in case I die.”

But fortunately for Linds, she didn’t have to suffer the life-threatening ill of business or economy class as she was eventually moved into first following her entertaining tantrum.

I totally agree with Lindsay. I can’t remember if I posted about it here or on my personal blog, but I recently had enough miles to upgrade to first class on a flight. It was my first time flying first class, and I swear to you I will never fly coach again. I am not flying anywhere ever again until I am married to my billionaire and I can go first class. There is such a difference, it’s unbelievable. I never thought I minded flying coach until I flew first class. Now I mind flying coach. If I were as rich and famous as Lindsay Lohan, I’d be a bitch about this kind of stuff, too.

February 2, 2009 at 12:26 pm by Evil Beet


Jessica Simpson Is Fat

“I wish her nothing but the best and I hope she’s happy — whatever size that comes in.”


Nick Lachey weighs in — ha ha no pun intended — on the media frenzy surrounding his ex-wife Jessica Simpson’s weight gain.

Just to highlight exactly how big a deal this has become, our very own President made a comment on it during his Matt Lauer interview for the Super Bowl pre-game broadcast. The clip is below. Watch it now — it’ll be pulled soon.

February 2, 2009 at 11:57 am by Evil Beet