Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Kevin Federline’s Services No Longer Needed by Anyone

Kevin Federline Role Cut from Keanu Reeves Film The Night Watchman

Hopefully he does end up getting more custody of his kids, because they seem to be the only ones who have a use for Kevin Federline these days.

Federline was supposed to have a small role in the 2008 film The Night Watchman, starring Keanu Reeves and Hugh Laurie, but his part was cut, and he wasn’t informed by his manager, who clearly considers him a really valuable client. So he actually showed up on set, only to be embarrassingly informed that his services were no longer needed.

Didn’t something like this happen to Drama on Entourage a couple months ago?

“He only had a very small role,” says a source. “However, he was fired from the film and his manager didn’t tell him. Kevin found out when he turned up for a wardrobe call.”

Hey, at least he showed up for the call. That’s more than can be said for his ex-wife most of the time.

Christina Applegate Now Officially Divorced

Christina Applegate Divorced from Husband Johnathon Schaech

Kelly Bundy is back on the market, boys!

Kelly and her husband, actor Johnathon Schaech, have been separated since November 2005, and Schaech filed for divorce in December 2006. The divorce was finalized on Friday in an LA court.

Schaech was awarded more than $1.5 million in bank accounts and a 2001 Mercedes-Benz S500. Christina scored $7.5 mil in bank accounts, a 2006 Lexus, and two of the couple’s LA residences. I think it’s clear who won.

Joe Francis! We’ve Missed You!

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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from our favorite exploitative rapist around these parts. Joe Francis is still in jail but back in the press, this time speaking out against Hugh Hefner for failing to support him while he’s in a Reno, Nevada jail for using underage girls in a sexual performance.

“Hugh Hefner was arrested in 1963 for a similar offense and pursued by law enforcement for decades. It’s sad how quickly he forgets,” said Francis in an interview from the slammer. “What I am going through now is exactly what Hugh Hefner went though, and what Larry Flynt went through, and I will prevail, because I’ve done nothing wrong.”

In an interview on Larry King Live in May, Hefner was asked what he thought about Francis and his predicament. “I’m not a fan,” he said, “because I think it’s [exploitative], and I don’t think he’s a very nice guy . . . I don’t see any parallels [between Francis' work and Playboy]. . . What sets the magazine apart is it really is a lifestyle publication, you know, with good fiction and good articles . . . It doesn’t have much to do with what he’s doing.”

Francis faces up to 40 years in prison if he’s convicted on four felony charges. While Playboy has been accused of using underage girls in sexual performance, Joe Francis took it a few steps further. First, he was sentenced to contempt of court by a Florida judge after launching into a two-minute profanity-laced diatribe during his mediations with the accusers, and he revoked an agreed-upon settlement (Playboy settled out of court with their accusers). He then attempted to bribe a guard for a bottle of water in jail, and was subsequently found to have smuggled drugs into his cell. So his case is a little different than Hef’s, and I hope he serves all forty of those years.

Maybe the Third Time’s the Charm for Lindsay in Rehab?

Lindsay Lohan at Cirque Lodge in Orem Utah

Well, she finally followed my advice and got the hell out of LA for rehab.

Lindsay Lohan is at the ultra-exclusive, ultra-secure, ultra-hardcore Cirque Lodge in Orem, Utah. According to TMZ, Lindsay’s been cooperative from the start. She lives with two roommates, and spends time during the day doing dishes, cleaning toilets, attending meetings and getting no special treatment.

Also, Lindsay reportedly went to an intense, medical detox facility in L.A. for eight days immediately following her arrest. Then she went off to Cirque.

So who knows? Now that she’s had a legal drink, maybe she’s ready to get healthy.

Nicole’s Staying Clear of LA

Spotted: A pregnant Nicole Richie — wearing a loose black top — and baby daddy Joel Madden, at Trash & Vaudeville in NYC’s East Village.

See, people? When you actually want the paparazzi to leave you alone, it’s super easy. You just avoid the ten places in the whole world that they camp out. There are no paparazzi in the East Village. Props to Nicole for actually getting the hell out of LA to maintain some privacy during this time.

DUI In Training

Hayden Panettiere Leaving Les Deux

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Um … Is Hayden Panettiere even old enough to drive?

I guess she is, but she’s not old enough to vote just yet (9 days and counting) and she is certainly not old enough to be at Les Deux. And yet, somehow, there she is, driving off in her car after a long, hard night of partying at the WeHo hotspot.

Is anyone else getting Lindsay Lohan flashbacks?