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25Cameron Diaz: Still More Beautiful Than You Are

I know, I know.

Beauty is on the inside.

I assure you Cameron Diaz is more beautiful than you are inside, too.

Here’s Cam at the AFI night at the movies, presented by Target.

October 2, 2008 at 7:23 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Cameron Diaz

11The Simpsons Alleges Voter Fraud

Well, kind of.

Check out this clip of the episode of The Simpsons — which will air on November 2, two days before the election. In it, Homer tries repeatedly to vote for Barack Obama, but his votes are counted for John McCain. Then the voting machine kills him.

Executive producer Al Jean claims the clip is not an endorsement of Obama but rather a commentary on voting system irregularities.

October 2, 2008 at 6:17 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Homer Simpson

13Legs McGee!

Oh, look, it’s Kate Walsh. Perfect, gorgeous, rich, happily married, successful, skinny, kissed-by-every-hot-doctor-on-television Kate Walsh. Looking perfect. Yay.

October 2, 2008 at 5:57 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Kate Walsh

10Senate Passes Revised $700B Bailout

More info is here.

Both Presidential candidates voted yes on a revised version of the $700B bailout rejected by the House earlier in the week.

The new Senate legislation now includes a number of new provisions aimed at Main Street, hoping to win the votes of House reps who don’t want to be seen as bailing out the rich fat cats on Wall Street while small-town America still can’t pay its mortgage.

The House votes on Friday.

October 2, 2008 at 1:48 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Uncategorized

14Heather Locklear Was Framed!

This shit is bananas!

B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

So now we’re hearing reports that the chick who made the 911 call to police about Heather Locklear driving drunk was none other than Jill Ishkanian, that chick who got fired from Us Weekly and then hacked into their computer system. After calling in the tip, Jill tipped off her paparazzi buddies, who got the shots of Heather’s arrest and sold them to TMZ for $27,000.

This is soooo fucked up.

And probably not illegal, either, unless someone can prove that Heather was definitely not driving erratically. Says Jill’s lawyer: “The fact she witnessed Ms. Locklear’s erratic driving and reported it to the police did not mean she was disqualified from reporting the story, which she in fact did.” And, ya know, he’s right. There’s nothing illegal about this, sadly, if Heather was, in fact, behaving like a drunk driver.

However, another witness near the scene denies that Heather seemed drunk.

“She seemed to be acting normal, totally normal. She was just really messy, but not drunk,” says Santa Barbara resident Alex Paillon, who spotted Locklear in a shopping center moments before her arrest.

“I was really surprised to hear she got a DUI because, I mean, I just saw her coming out of the store,” Paillon continues. “She looked fine.”

And how does Harvey Levin over at TMZ feel about the fact that these photos are soooo dirty? (Although, in fairness, he didn’t know the whole set-up when he paid for them.) “Ultimately, these are photographs of an arrest,” he said.

The D.A. is still determining whether or not to file charges.

Because, I mean, whether or not the police tip-off was set-up, the police still decided to go ahead and put her under arrest, so she must have been exhibiting some signs of impairment, although it’s been determined alcohol was not involved. If she’d been totally sober and sane, they would have let her go. The police don’t go ahead and arrest every single person they come into contact with on the road.

While the CHP said there was no sign Locklear, 47, had consumed excessive amounts of alcohol, a “drug recognition expert” told officers she appeared under the influence of an unspecified drug. She was tested and prosecutors are awaiting the results.

“Toxicology is one piece of information that I want to have in hand before I review the case,” explains the D.A.. “Obviously, I want as much information as I can get before I can review the case for any filing, if there is going to be a filing.”

This is going to be very, very interesting to watch play out. I am certain some fucked up shit went down either way.

October 1, 2008 at 11:55 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Heather Locklear

31You Know, I Never Thought I’d Say This

But it’s really not that important to vote.

I’m sorry, but I find Declare Yourself’s new campaign, wherein assorted celebrities pose with ballgags and muzzles and fishhooks through their mouths, to be more disturbing than galvanizing. Jessica Alba’s shots are easily the most annoying. This is the most recent one released. Like, does she realize that you can’t win an Oscar for a PSA?

You guys should totally vote and stuff, because it’s important. And I hear a lot of people say, “Why would I vote? I don’t live in a swing state,” and, frankly, that’s a fair point. If you don’t live in a swing state, your singular vote’s unlikely to have much impact on the actual Presidential election. But keep in mind that there are lots and lots of other matters on the ballot. There’s probably at least one that’s not clearly going one way or another. It may be one that you feel is important. Personally, I also feel it’s important to vote out of respect for the people who fought and sacrificed so that we could have the right to vote — this hits home particularly hard for me as a woman.

But, like, if something comes up and you don’t make it to the polls, I really don’t feel it’s the equivalent of being bound and gagged. There are lots of other ways to make a difference in the world and to make your voice heard. I just find these tactics to be fear-based and obnoxious.

October 1, 2008 at 11:38 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Jessica Alba