Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Christina Ricci: NOT the Face of Louis Vuitton

Christina Ricci Smoking a Cigarette, Pictures, Photos

Heh. A reporter from Interview magazine made the mistake of asking Christina Ricci how she liked being the face of Louis Vuitton.

Her response?

“Well, I’m not anymore. I was one of four actresses that they used in a campaign once and it was really fun. I liked it. I would like to be the face of Louis Vuitton. I am not, however. You know who is? Scarlett Johansson is the face of Louis Vuitton. Wrong interview.”

Ouch.

This is why it’s nice to be a blogger and not a real reporter. I don’t ever have the opportunity to say really dumb shit like that directly to celebs.

I Love My New Office

Do you know what they have at the RealNetworks offices?

Like twenty feet from my desk?

Two vending machines, but everything in them is FREE! That’s right, you just press the button, and a soda comes out, and it doesn’t ask you for money first! It’s seriously the most delightful thing ever. It’s like I own a genie. I just go and get another soda every half hour or so, even if I’m not thirsty, just to hear the intoxicating clack-clack-clack of a totally free soda falling out of a vending machine. Amazing.

At my old job, they had free tampons in the women’s restrooms. That was pretty awesome, too. I used to tell my boss they should put that in the recruiting brochures. I thought it was the best perk ever, but that was before I discovered the free vending machines here. Sometimes I’d just grab a whole bunch of tampons and take them home with me. For some free-tampon fun. Nah, I’m kidding. Just for my period.

Anyway.

So today is the birthday of Anna, one of our two amazing designers here at Evil Beet (she’s also my former roommate, one of EB’s very first readers, and one of the coolest chicks I know). Yes, the brilliant artist behind the bikini-beet girl is turning 26 today. So you guys should all email her at annak@rhodehaus.com and wish her a happy birthday and tell her what a talented young woman she is.

Quotables

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“I just wish that he wouldn’t go and talk to the media. It’s not attractive to me, it really upsets me and I wish he would stop. … I love my father. I just don’t know why he’s doing what he’s doing. It’s a weird situation, very odd.”

Lindsay Lohan, on the Billy Bush Show.

Amen, sister!

Maybe this is what it takes to get that man to shut up.

Homophobia Is Bad, Mmkay?

Here’s Lance Bass’s new PSA, in support of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which is trying to urge students to stop the bullying, harassment and discrimination occurring in schools, with a day of silence (dayofsilence.org) on April 25.

This year’s event will be held in memory of Lawrence King, a California 8th-grader who was shot and killed February 12 by a classmate because of his sexual orientation and gender expression.

God, how much do you have to hate yourself in order to kill someone just because they’re gay?

Blind Items!

1) Which actress on a canceled show was “doing her body weight” in cocaine at a beachy magazine shoot over the weekend?

2) Which recently rehabbed rocker got clean through a week-long induced coma? He couldn’t bear to sweat out the booze on his own.

[source, source]

Nicole Kidman Wants Her Kids Out of Scientology

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Um, I’m not sure if I’m buying this, because seriously when is the last time you saw a picture of Nicole Kidman with her adopted children? Or read anything about them spending any time together? Long ago, I got the feeling she didn’t care about them one bit.

But supposedly Nicole Kidman wants her kids out of the Church of Scientology.

According to Page Six:

Nicole Kidman , a Catholic, has limited contact with her adopted kids by Tom Cruise, Isabella and Connor, who are deeply entrenched in Scientology. At the New York premiere of Ian Halperin’s film, “His Highness Hollywood,” a Scientology insider told Halperin that Kidman “wants her kids out of the church.” Halperin beat up on the faith in his book, “Hollywood Undercover,” and said he wasn’t surprised when, during the premiere, “the projector had been sabotaged.”

The projector had been sabotaged? Oh, man, Hollywood is just one big Miss Pre-Teen USA competition, but with very wealthy grown-ups.