Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Amy Winehouse Still Feeling the Love in Russia

Apparently Amy Winehouse isn’t totally unemployable these days.

The drug-addicted singer is reportedly being paid $2M by Russian uber-billionaire Roman Abramovich to perform at his girlfriend’s art gallery opening in Moscow tonight.

I hope $1M of that is being spent on security guards to keep Amy sober during the 24 hours prior. This has disaster written all over it.

Abramovich’s girlfriend is 25-year-old Dasha Zhukova, a socialite breaking into art dealing.

I wonder if this guy has a brother. I’m a 26-year-old blogger trying to break into socialiting. And my family’s Russian! Call me.

Tom Cruise vs. Drew Pinsky: Bring It On!

It’s war!

Dr. Drew Pinsky is out talking shit about Tom Cruise. Dr. Drew had this to say to Playboy:

A lot of people in the public eye who behave strangely have mental illness we can learn from, and much of it is based on childhood trauma, without a doubt. Take a guy like Tom Cruise. Why would somebody be drawn into a cultish kind of environment like Scientology? To me, that’s a function of a very deep emptiness and suggests serious neglect in childhood – maybe some abuse, but mostly neglect.

In response, Tom issued a statement through his lawyer, calling Pinsky an “unqualified television performer who is obviously just looking for notoriety,” adding, “The last time we heard garbage like this was from Joseph Goebbels.” (Goebbels was a Nazi propagandist.)

Ugh. While there’s certainly no basis for calling Dr. Drew a Nazi, I feel like Drew crossed a line talking shit about Tom like that. I’m developing less and less respect for Dr. Drew daily. I’ve already spoken at length about how much bullshit I feel like Celebrity Rehab is. Sure, it makes great TV, but it’s not at all healthy for the participants, IMHO, and for Dr. Drew, a certified “addictionologist” to play such an active role in it pisses me off. And for a professional to be speaking out so bluntly about someone he’s never actually treated is, well, really unprofessional. It’s one thing for me to sit here from my couch, in my pajamas, spouting off my opinions, because everyone knows I have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about. Dr. Drew brings actual credentials to the table, and as such he needs to watch his mouth. I’d be pissed off, too, if I were Tom. I don’t agree with the Goebbels comparison, but I agree with everything else about his statement.

Britney and Mel: Still Going Strong!

New BFFs Mel Gibson and Britney Spears met up Tuesday night at an exclusive Beverly Hills cigar club.

They chatted for over two hours, and sources say their relationship is an “ongoing guidance session.”

You know Mel probably has to use his American accent to talk to Britney. Otherwise she’s all like “Stop talking funny! I can’t understand you!”

Madonna’s Brother to Tell All in New Book

Madonna’s brother, Christopher Ciccone, has written a tell-all book about Madonna’s life.

“It’s extremely graphic and devastating,” said a source who declined to give details. “He wrote it on the sly without telling Madonna. They want to put it out before her lawyers can get a hold of it.”

Publisher Simon & Schuster has rushed out 350,000 copies for next month, ostensibly to get it on bookshelves before Madge’s lawyers can mount a lawsuit.

“We’d heard rumors, but didn’t realize he’d actually written it,” says a friend of Madonna’s. “He was there through the crazy years and has many stories to tell, I’m sure. He’s seen it all. Oh, my.”

Madonna and her brother, who were once very close, had a falling-out after Madonna married Guy Ritchie.

Katherine Heigl Won’t Seek an Emmy Nod This Year

Little Katie Heigl just can’t stop whining. She’s decided she won’t try to win an Emmy this year — she didn’t put her name in for consideration — because she doesn’t feel Grey’s Anatomy gave her good enough material.

“I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization” I decided against competing, she said in a statement. “In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials.”


She’s so annoying sometimes.

The fact that Izzie Stephens is getting any material at all on Grey’s still comes as a shock to me. She’s like the most annoying character in the history of television. Here’s an idea, ABC: kill off her character slowly and painfully. That’ll give her tons of material.


Does this remind anyone else of an episode of America’s Next Top Model?

Avon Global Ambassador Reese Witherspoon participates in a Japanese tea ceremony with Japanese breast cancer survivors.