Nicole Richie was a diva on the set of The Simple Life. [A Socialite's Life]
Britney’s bringing’ back the extensions! [Celebrity Smack]
Howie Day’s supposed rehab romance with Britney Spears represented the most attention his career’s seen since, well, ever. That’s probably why he’s back at Promises. [Cele|bitchy]
Simon Cowell comes to Kelly Clarkson’s defense in her recent battle with her label. [GTS]
Ice T’s girlfriend Coco has the kind of tits that just scream “Ice T’s girlfriend.” [Drunken Stepfather]
Suri Cruise: now with more hair! [SOW]
Jessica Alba: “I hope all my new work will help producers in getting past my hotness.” Amen, sister. [POTP]
Is there trouble in Lindsay’s two-week-old paradise? [The Bosh]
Phil Spector is even more attractive on video. [The Grumpiest]
Live-blogging Anna Nicole’s final film. This is a must-read, people. [Pajiba]
May 17, 2007 at 9:39 pm by Evil Beet
There’s a reason Hollywood has a habit of casting 30-year-olds to play teenagers (Andrea Zuckerman, anyone?). Working with kids is a pain in the ass. Remember Will Ferrell’s hilarious landlord video that circulated awhile back? Well, FunnyOrDie.com has posted the outtakes. And they are adorable.
May 17, 2007 at 5:33 pm by Evil Beet
The kids over at Buzznet sat down to depose model Lauren Hastings about the whole Lindsay-Lohan-stole-my-clothes debaucle. A court today dismissed Lauren’s felony complaint against La Lohan (the two girls met in rehab), but this video is still worth watching, if only to remind us that young Hollywood is still very much the sequel to Mean Girls. You have to listen until the part where Lauren reads the scathing emails she received from Lohan pals such as Samantha Ronson and Nicole Richie (who has a long-standing record of kicking Hastings out of parties after the young model was linked to DJ AM). This is some seriously seventh-grade drama.
May 17, 2007 at 5:19 pm by Evil Beet
Paris Hilton’s lawyer had planned to file an appeal of Paris’s sentencing decision at 1:30 p.m. today, hoping to get another shot at keeping his client out of jail. However, this morning, her attorney’s office called the court and canceled the meeting. Later in the day, he formally filed a document with the court, abandoning the appeal.
Paris will not, however, serve the full 45 days to which she was originally sentenced. She’ll only do 23 days; the sentence was cut due to “good behavior.” Paris will also be in a special “celebrity cell,” and kept separate from the general population of the prison.
May 17, 2007 at 11:27 am by Evil Beet
Now that Jordin Sparks is in the â€œAmerican Idolâ€ finals a few people are questioning her rise to fame. Some have started to question if the producers helped her along her way and essentially set up to eventually make it into the finale.
Her first meeting with Simon was not at her Seattle audition. She also has won a few competitions leading up to her Idol experiences that were sponsored by Coke and Ford (Idol’s biggest sponsors).
This article outlines her road to the Idol finals. Thought it doesn’t cry foul at the outset it does bring up some interesting points.
Sparks won Coke’s rising star award in 2004. The power of a huge sponsor is undeniable, but no actual connection between Coke and Idol with regards to Sparks has been established, so this point is more conspiracy buff fodder than the type of tidbit that sounds alarms.
Another item that has been highlighted is the fact that Jordin Sparks won the local FOX-sponsored Arizona Idol contest. The grand prize for that contest was a Ford Fusion (another huge Idol sponsor), and a trip to Seattle to audition. Some folks, especially paranoid ones, are taking this to mean that Sparks sidestepped the auditoriums full of hopefuls to get an audience with Randy, Simon, and Paula.
Of course she didn’t audition in the auditorium. Even if she didnâ€™t go directly to Simon and Paula Iâ€™m almost 100% sure that every producer knew to put her through to Simon/Paula day.
I’m guessing she will win, and maybe she was set up for it but I think that she deserves it. She is from Arizona, which is awesome in my book (and the Beetâ€™s as well) and she has been pounding the pavement for her big break for a few years now. AZCentral has a great article also about her as well.
Go Jordin! I am a Blaker Girl myself but I think that Jordin deserves the crown, no matter how she got here.
May 17, 2007 at 9:32 am by EvilT
Congratulations to Jaslene! I really liked this girl from the start; I think she’s stunningly beautiful and adorable. I did like Natasha a lot — I have a soft spot for Russian chicks, and her ever-cheerful attitude was endearing — but Jaslene deserved the win.
For those of you who didn’t catch it the eight times per episode it was mentioned this season — Jaslene was actually cut in semi-finals during the last cycle, and came back this season to win the whole thing. The 20-year-old Chicagoan is the first Latina to win ANTM. We can now look forward to seeing Jaslene on the cover of Seventeen magazine, in the My Life as a Cover Girl ads, on the next season of ANTM, and then never, ever again. Unless she decides to, you know, fuck a Brady or something. Isn’t that right, Adrianne Curry?
Check out some choice shots from her portfolio below.