Eh, I want to like Claire Danes, I really do. I liked her in My So-Called Life. But I cannot get over that whole thing where she stole Billy Crudup from Mary-Louise Parker after Mary-Louise got pregnant. Like, I’m sure, at this point, even Mary-Louise Parker is way over that. I, however, am not. I still kind of get a little bristly when I see Claire, even in this new relationship with Hugh Dancy.
Anyway, here’s Hugh and Claire at the Gucci show in Rome. They were the only U.S. stars there. There were a ton of Italian stars. The Italian stars have the coolest names ever. Some examples (and hopefully some Italian search-engine traffic!): Myriam Catania, Vittoria Belvedere, Claudia Pandolfi, Alba Rohrwacher, Chiara Martegiani, Eros Galbiati, Clementina Montezemolo, Chiara Conti, Carolina Crescentini, Dorothea Mercouri, Isabella Ferrari, Ilaria Spada, the list goes on and on! Italian stars have the best names. I really spend an absurd amount of time thinking about what I’d use as a stage name if I ever decided to go into acting (don’t worry, I don’t plan to go into acting, I just like to think about my name), and I really think now that I’d have to go with a last name of “Belvedere” or “Ferrari.” Just so unbelievably awesome.
Oh, and one more thing: you know those loose, long floral dresses that Nicole Richie’s been looking ridiculous in all around town lately? They were all over the Gucci runway yesterday. Somehow, they look way less ridiculous on the models.
July 8, 2008 at 11:12 pm by Evil Beet
Joe E. Tata has reprised his role as the Peach Pit’s owner Nat on 90210 v2.0.
Joe — who is 71 years old now — confirmed that he had wrapped filming on scenes for the show’s pilot.
As to whether or not he’ll stay on full-time:
“The coin’s in the air for me. I guess it comes under the heading of magic test: Let’s see if the audience still remembers me … Cops and firefighters say to me, `I used to watch the show â€” I mean, my wife did, or girlfriend.’ But they knew more about the show than I did.”
July 8, 2008 at 10:31 pm by Evil Beet
Amy Winehouse looked a little confused but comparatively well put-together when she arrived at the Stapleford Centre in London today, which is supposedly a “rehab” in West London.
I checked out their website, and they seem to be less of an inpatient rehab and more of a detox and naltrexone distribution center. They specifically state that they don’t take a 12-step approach to dealing with addiction.
Jesus, I think they’re just injecting this girl with naltrexone and praying for the best.
So I’ve spent some more time perusing this place’s website, and I just keep getting angrier.
From the “Our Ethos” page:
So, you have a drug problem! [Ed: I'm not kidding, it actually starts like that.] There are various reasons why you might have one and it may or may not be your fault in some sense, but as far as we are concerned, you have a problem now and you need help. We are not about to make a moral judgement on your problem; we are just interested in finding a way for you to go forward. The first objective will be to get you stable, functional and legal. Naturally, the best option is usually to get drug-free if you can but if it is not practicable in the short term or you can not contemplate it, then maintenance is a good option for now.
If we can get you clean we will, and that is always our primary aim; but if we believe your chances of success are very slim, we will tell you. There is no point in setting yourself up for failure at great expense. It is often better to wait for the right time when you are prepared and stable and likely to succeed.
Drug and alcohol problems are personal and individual things in the way they start, how they continue, and what treatment approach works. This is why we treat you as an individual and tailor the treatment option to your needs. We do not use a â€˜one size fits allâ€™ or â€˜take it or leave itâ€™ approach. We try to be flexible, eclectic and sensible in our approach to your problem. Your life may have caused you to take drugs or the drugs may have caused you life problems and this web may need to be untangled and general life issues discussed and advised upon. â€˜Timing is everythingâ€™, and you will change with time and so will your needs. We like to maintain regular contact with our patients and offer a forum to discuss just about anything that may have a bearing on the drug or alcohol problems.
So you’re a crack addict!
That’s so sad. :(
What we’re going to do is help you to use crack safely so that its impact on your life and career is minimal.
Sometimes staying completely off crack is hard. :(
We don’t want to make you do anything that’s hard. If you fail at staying off crack completely, you might get discouraged. We don’t want you discouraged, Mr. Crack Addict.
Let’s help you to incorporate recreational crack use into your routine. We don’t want you abusing crack. You just need to learn how to moderate your use of crack cocaine. So that it can be fun again, like it was the first time.
Give us your credit card and sign here.
God, this is what every addict doesn’t need to hear from a medical facility. Ever.
July 8, 2008 at 10:10 pm by Evil Beet
Britney Spears — and her new! blonde! extensions! — are happy as can be as they leave an LA salon.
Is it just me, or does this look like a smile of genuine happiness, and not of insanity?
Oh, Britney, I hope you’re getting closer to being all better.
July 8, 2008 at 8:29 pm by Evil Beet
The kiddo’s name is Levi Alves McConaughey. Which is really something of a letdown. I was hoping his name would be more like Gravity Bong McConaughey. Oh well.
“Levi was another name for the apostle Matthew in The Bible. They were, in fact, two names for the same person. Our son was born at 6:22 pm, and this particular time represents my favorite verse in the book of Matthew in The Bible: ‘If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.’”
I guess Levi is actually a very cute name for what I’m sure will be a very cute little boy.
July 8, 2008 at 3:43 pm by Evil Beet