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29Robert Downey Jr.: Off the Wagon?

The Crazy Days and Nights blog has an interesting (and obvious) blind item today:

To me, this one was a little heartbreaking to hear. This once troubled actor who has peaked and valleyed between A and C list his entire career depending on his drug use was thought to be clean and enjoying some big success once again. However, it is just that success that may have caused his most recent slip. Oh, he slipped alright. Twice is what I hear. Separate nights. The question is going to be whether it was truly just a slip or if this is going to be another long, twisted spiral downward.

Commenters the world around seem to agree that this is none other than Robert Downey, Jr.

Oh, Robert! Say it ain’t so!

June 19, 2008 at 8:39 am by Evil Beet
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28Perhaps Perez Hilton Should Go to Business School

Perez launched a new service on Wednesday: Gossip on the Go, where you can pay $5/month to use your cell phone minutes to hear Perez call and tell you about news that he’s going to report on his blog like 20 minutes later.

There are a few kinks in this business plan, and even the loyal readers of his site managed to figure them out.

Namely: no one’s going to pay shit for something they can get for free.

On the other hand, it probably costs him very little to do, so if anyone’s stupid enough to sign up, it’s all profit. But I think the (predictable!) backlash he’s getting from it cancels out any pecuniary gain. After his Hot Topic fiasco, he should have waited a little while before launching another dubious business enterprise.

June 19, 2008 at 4:15 am by Evil Beet
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14The Gays: They’re Just Like Us!

They get divorced!

Comedian Matt Lucas and his husband — the couple were married in Britain a year and a half ago — have announced that they’re now divorcing, making this the first gay celebrity divorce in the history of gossip!

WOO HOO!

We don’t get many firsts around here these days.

Also, this gives me hope that I could one day be reporting on the Lindsay Lohan/Samantha Ronson divorce. Oh please please please let it happen!

June 19, 2008 at 3:55 am by Evil Beet
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14Burger King Is Selling a $200 Burger

I WANT ONE!!!

Burger King has added a $200 burger to the menu of select stores.

So what’s on it?

Premium, prohibitively priced, Japanese-style Wagyu, flame-grilled, garnished with Italian truffles, Spanish cured ham, aged balsamic vinegar, Champagne onions and popped onto a saffron- and truffle-dusted bun.

The total cost of ingredients alone is $80.

BK is donating the proceeds to charity.

Oh, Burger King, I understand if you can’t give me your special credit card, but at least donate one of these to meeee!

Thanks Whitney!

June 19, 2008 at 3:42 am by Evil Beet
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15Still, Nicole???

What’s with Nicole and these dresses?

After wearing a long printed dress to the Crystal + Lucy Awards on Tuesday night, Nicole wore something very similar to the Cartier Love Charity Bracelet launch party on Wednesday night. I guess she’s trying to start a new trend.

Also there: Eva Mendes, Fergie, Djimon Honsou and Kimora Lee, Joel and Benji Madden, Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie, Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri, Emmy Rossum, Bridget Moynahan, Chloe Sevigny, and Perry Farrell. Photos are after the jump.

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June 19, 2008 at 3:26 am by Evil Beet
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9“They’re Still Bigger Than Sarah Jessica’s”

Brittany Snow poses with Matthew Broderick on the red carpet for a screening of Finding Amanda in NYC.

Speaking of Brittany Snow, remember that clip I posted awhile back of Brittany Snow beating some guy in the balls from an indie flick called On the Doll? Well the director sent me another clip. This one’s of Brittany cutting off her teacher’s nuts. I have no idea what this film is about, but the teasers sure are fun.

And I know a lot of you were offended by the first clip, and I know some of you wanted me to take it down (although plenty of you loved it). This is fiction, you guys. No actual humans or animals were harmed in the making of this film. Of course none of this behavior is appropriate in real life, which is why it’s important that artists have an outlet to channel it through fiction. I’m proud to support that. If it were a man beating a woman, would I run the clip? No. Not because I think it’s wrong for a movie to show a man beating a woman, but because the world is chock-full of movies that show men beating women. The world is not chock-full of movies that graphically depict women taking their revenge in creative ways.

But if you’re one of the people who was way offended by the first clip, I would discourage against watching this one.

Nuts severed, starring Brittany Snow

June 19, 2008 at 3:12 am by Evil Beet