Today's Evil Beet Gossip


Naomi Campbell has been uninvited from appearing on stage at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday party — by Nelson Mandela himself!

The former South African leader is alleged to have made the decision after Campbell was sentenced to 200 hours community service and fined $4,500 (GBP2,250) after pleading guilty to assaulting two police officers on board a British Airways plane at London’s Heathrow Airport.

A source tells the Britain’s The Daily Mail, “The man himself intervened and she was pulled off the list. He was disappointed with her recent arrest… All plans were scrapped when pictures emerged of her being arrested, wearing the baseball cap with the Mandela number (46664) on it. She will be allowed to sit in the grandstand and watch the performances, but that is as far as it goes.

“The organisers felt that this type of negative publicity goes against everything Mandela stands for and didn’t want her arrest to be associated with the charity concert.”


You know Tyra Banks is laughing her ass off right now.

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Larry King Is Confused

Ha ha. Christina Aguilera went on Larry King to promote her Rock the Vote PSA, and Larry’s all like, “You’re a softer singer, aren’t you?” And Christina kind of looks at him like, “You’re a fucking idiot, aren’t you?” and then proceeds to explain how she’s pretty much been known as a belter for the better part of a decade.

Jesus, Larry, I’d tell you to do your research, but really I think you just need to come out of your crypt more frequently. That’s like having Shaquille O’Neal on your show and being all like “You’re really more of an outside shooter, aren’t you?”

Ha ha!



Nelson Mandela Is a Very Important Person

Never mind all the anti-apartheid work and the Presidency of South Africa and the Nobel Peace Prize; you can tell that Nelson Mandela is important just by looking at the celebs who came all the way to London to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Attendees included: Uma Thurman and super-rich hottie boyfriend Arpad Busson, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Leona Lewis, Kelly Preston, Joan Baez, Kim Cattrall, Oprah Winfrey, Pierce Brosnan, Naomi Campbell and Robert DeNiro.


And I also haven’t gotten like 18,000 press releases about how such-and-such is attending Nelson Mandela’s birthday party, so it’s almost as if these people have no ulterior motive for being there.

Happy birthday, President Mandela!

Putting on a Brave Face

Despite the fact that the former love of her life is currently facing life in prison, and an InStyle issue on how much she loves him hits stands next week, Anne Hathaway is all half-smiles at the Mexico City premiere of Super Agente 86 (aka Get Smart).

Spanish titles of American films always crack me up. I remember in high-school Spanish class we’d always laugh when our teacher told us about them. I seem to recall that the Spanish title of A Walk in the Clouds translated roughly to Put Out or Ship Out. Maybe I’m making that up. My all-time favorite is the Will Smith opus Yo, Robot.

The other thing I remember about high-school Spanish was that one of the vocabulary words in our book was the Spanish word for Abominable Snowman (“El Yeti”). I threw a fit. I was like “Seriously? This is what we’re learning about today? You can’t possibly think of anything more useful to occupy this particular space in our brains? This is very sad, people. A true scholastic tragedy.” I was not always especially well-liked by my high-school teachers. It was all that expressing of opinions that I did.

But then one day my Spanish teacher, Mr. Nunez, accidentally locked himself in his office, and it took the school the better part of the afternoon to get him out. And during the same afternoon one of the senior boys, Mike Klauss, was stuck in the principal’s office while they decided how to best discipline him for inviting the entirety of the freshman class to an thinly veiled sex-and-alcohol party. The fliers distributed to the freshman class called it a “Freshman/Senior Mixer.” The fliers distributed to the senior class called it “Meet the Fresh Meat.” Anyway my boyfriend at the time decided to plaster the walls of the school with signs he’d printed out in the computer lab that said “FREE NUNEZ/KLAUSS ’98!!!” and it was pretty much the funniest thing ever.

What was the point of this story?

Oh, right. So after that Mr. Nunez couldn’t really get upset with any of us for anything. If he started to lecture us about our behavior, we were just like, “Hey, Senor Nunez, remember that time you locked yourself in your office and you were stuck there for like four hours?” and that would shut him up real quick. I loved Senor Nunez.

And Mike Klauss got suspended for two days and later ended up having sex with several freshmen girls anyway.

And, while we’re at it, is that a fucking capelet, Anne?

Where’s Ben?

I kid, I kid.

After spending the better part of the day shooting down rumors that she and Ben are divorcing (which we didn’t report here because they were bullshit), Jennifer Garner takes her adorable kiddo, Violet, and her wedding ring out shopping in Brentwood.

Violet has a boo-boo on her knee!!!!

How freakin’ cute is that?

I love this little girl.