Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Hating on Scientology is Fun for Everyone!

Okay, part of me feels kind of bad whenever I make fun of Scientology. Because, like, it is a religion, and we do support religious freedom in this country, and I’m all about that, and if I ran a video like this about, say, Mormonism, I’d hear no end of shit about it, but for some reason most people seem to be a-okay with hating on Scientology. I think it’s just that any religion involving a character called “Xenu” is just begging to be picked on.

Here’s actor Jason Beghe — who’s had small roles and guest spots in a trillion TV shows and movies dating back to the mid-80s — spewing off about how much he hates Scientology. This is after he was an active Scientologist for many years. I can’t understand most of what he’s saying — it’s all in Scientology terms — but I know he’s probably not a big fan of the religion anymore. The cussing gives that away.

Tobey & Jen Prepare for Baby #2

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Is it just me or are there a ridiculous amount of celebrity pregnancies right now? There’s either something in the air or the price of condoms has gone up.

Congrats to Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer, who are reportedly expecting their second child in October.

Says a pal: “Since they already have a daughter, they would love a little boy, but of course they would be just as thrilled with another daughter.”

According to the friend, Jen and Tobey plan to have at least three children, and are currently building a mansion in Brentwood to house them all. The lot alone cost $10M!!!! Of course, Tobey has all that crazy Spiderman money, but keep in mind that Jen is the daughter of Ron Meyer, President and CEO of Universal, so she’s not exactly hurting for cash, either. In fact, she may well be worth more than Tobey!

Congrats, you crazy rich kids!

Plugging Shit My Friends Do: Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.) Fundraiser

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On May 1, 2005, my dear friend Trisha lost her amazing, loving mother after a difficult three-year battle with mental illness.

Since then, Trisha and her siblings have hosted an annual fundraising 5K run/walk for the charity they started in honor of their mother, Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.). This shows a tremendous amount of strength and perseverance on their part, and I am proud to call her my friend. Proceeds from the race go to support suicide prevention and mental health charities.

In past years, I have made small personal donations to the charity, but this year, thanks to all you loyal readers, Evil Beet is able to be a title sponsor for this event. We are very, very proud to be involved, and encourage you to check out their website and consider making a donation of your own. Or, if you live anywhere near Royal Oak, Michigan, consider getting away from the Internet for a few hours and participating in the race yourself. If you don’t think you can move your ass over the span of five kilometers (trust me, I couldn’t), they are always looking for volunteers to help organize the race.

We have a lot of fun at the expense of assorted mental illness around here. This is the least we can do to win some good karma back.

xoxo,
Beet

HOT FIREMEN!

Houston Firefighter Calendar 2008, Pictures, Photos

Ahhhhhhhhh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

I ::heart:: my readers!

So I mentioned earlier that I like my men in firefighter uniforms.

And I got an email today from a reader. The text said:

I just wanted to tell you that I’m moving to Houston and when I get there, I am setting my house on fire! (sorry they’re not ass-less uniforms)

And since it’s a slow news day, I am including here all the photos, from the Houston Firefighters 2008 calendar, that the reader sent to me. Because nothing’ll perk up your Tuesday like a bunch of hot firemen with no shirts on.

OMG.

I need to find me a Seattle fireman while I’m out here. Do they even have firemen in Seattle? Doesn’t the rain just handle everything?

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Gossip Fodder in Training

Abigail Breslin Leaving the Ivy, Pictures, Photos

Here’s little Abigail Breslin leaving the Ivy last night.

I don’t understand what is on her arms.

At first I was like, “Oh my gosh! Did she break her wrist?!” and then I was like, “Oh, no, those things are supposed to be cool.”

Whatever. I still like her better than Dakota Fanning.

Ashlee Simpson Doesn’t Quite Deny Pregnancy Rumors

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When asked by MTV News’ Kim Stolz (I love that Kim Stolz has a career now) about her possible pregnancy, Ashlee responded with this:

“I just think it’s an inappropriate question to ask any woman. For me, that’s something that I didn’t ever want to respond to, because I think it’s an inappropriate question. Some things, you want to keep personal, and I think that when people deny [reports that they're pregnant], it’s probably because it’s something they want to keep personal.”

This is a far cry from the flat-out denial we got from Pete.

So either she is pregnant, and just doesn’t want to make an announcement until she’s through her first trimester, or Papa Joe’s whispering in her ear all like, “Ride this shit out, baby. Tons of publicity!”

Also: I love how having babies out of wedlock is totally the new black.

Oh, Ivana Trump’s Fourth Marriage Is Definitely Going to Last Forever!

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Extra has obtained a transcript of a phone conversation between Ivana Trump and — who else? — the cops. It was recorded on March 17, less than a month before her wedding, and includes this line: “What’s going on is that I have a boyfriend which I want to leave my home and he called the police before and he’s abusive … He got, he got pissed off and I need him out of this house.”

Ivana and the dispatcher then chat a bit about their dogs, she continues to demand the police show up to remove her abusive boyfriend, and then the cops show up and the call ends.

You can read the whole thing here.

This bodes really well for this marriage.