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10Taryn Manning Is Alive

Taryn Manning at Premiere of Jack and Jill Vs. The World, Pictures, Photos

Taryn Manning and Vanessa Parise at Premiere of Jack and Jill Vs. The World, Pictures, Photos

Here’s Taryn at the premiere of Jack and Jill Vs. The World. She kind of looks like hell. I dunno, maybe it was just a few bad pictures. I generally like her quite a bit.

In the second photo, she’s posing with Vanessa Parise, the film’s director. I met Vanessa a couple years ago. At the time, Film.com was working actively with independent film directors (they still may be, I dunno, I’m too busy searching the Internet for celebrity porn to be involved with any other aspect of that site — much to their chagrin), and we had several dinners with Vanessa. She was perfectly nice to me, and was really an all-around great chick, but I totally hated her. Why? At the time, she was dating actor Robin Dunne, who came with her to every meeting with us, and was ridiculously hot and sweet and charming and funny and amazing and I was totally in love with him. Huuuuuuge crush. I hadn’t thought about him in a really long time.

Heh. I just went back to Film.com and found the article I wrote about the meeting at the time. Here’s a snippet:

Vanessa’s here with her boyfriend (and her film’s star) Robin Dunne, who briefly played Katie Holmes’ boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek and is currently filming a sci-fi flick called Sanctuary in Vancouver. I grill him on Katie. He has nothing but kind things to say about her — a good kisser, he says, but only when I press the issue. His girlfriend’s sitting next to him when I ask, but I don’t think she’s listening. Robin is gorgeous and charming and kind and funny — and Vanessa is all those things, too — and I can’t help but be a little tiny bit envious of her. Oh, well.

Robin produced this film and starred in it, and I didn’t see any photos of him on the red carpet, so of course, being a stupid girl, I’m like “Oh, yay, maybe they broke up and I can finally have a shot at him!” I even checked my cell phone to see if I still had his number. (I did.) And then I’m like, “Okay, Beet, don’t be stupid. You should first check WireImage to see if there are any recent photos of them together.” Seriously, that thought alone is tragically pathetic. But even worse, there’s a photo of them together and smiling and happy from this February. So I doubt they’re broken up. Also: I am such a stupid girl.

Anyway.

Taryn’s also the lead singer in a band called Boomkat. They released a single in 2003 called “The Wreckoning,” and, to this day, it’s one of my favorite songs. I’ve included the video below.

April 4, 2008 at 2:31 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Taryn Manning

2I Am Really, Really Glad I’m Not a New York Socialite

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Ugh.

It’s like high school never ends.

The New York Observer is running a competition called Socialite Slapdown. Basically it pits NYC socialites against one another in the categories of brains, beauty, birth, and brio (I don’t know what “brio” means, either, and I would have pegged it for a cheese if I heard it out of context. The Observer’s description makes it sound pretty much like a measure of one’s willingness to sacrifice self-respect in the name of social climbing).

Anyway, there’s no actual, like, competition, it’s just a full-on popularity contest. And you can vote! Even if you’re not rich or charming or beautiful! Just like for prom queen! It’s just that you’ll never, ever be nominated. Just like for prom queen!

Click here to check out the competition.

April 4, 2008 at 1:55 am by Evil Beet
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1Lede of the Week

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From the Hollywood Reporter’s review of the Harold and Kumar sequel, Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay:

“Innumerable sharks lurk in the ocean between New Jersey and Cuba, and Harold and Kumar just jumped every one of them.”

L. O. L.

Needless to say, the review was not positive.

April 4, 2008 at 1:38 am by Evil Beet
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12Your Daily Lohan

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It’s been awhile since we’ve had photos of Lindsay out shopping, but she’s back at it, hitting up Diavolina on Robertson.

And she’s wearing leggings again. And she’s blonder.

My favorite part of this photo? The guy standing by the door, holding Windex. Like, “Shit, this place is gonna need a thorough cleaning the fucking minute Lindsay Lohan leaves. Does anyone have a rubber bodysuit I could borrow?”

April 4, 2008 at 1:34 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Lindsay Lohan

10Uhhhhhh ….

Katherine Heigl and Husband Josh Kelley, Pictures, Photos

I guess Katherine Heigl didn’t get the memo that she’s in neither 1983 nor New Mexico.

With husband Josh Kelley in LA.

April 4, 2008 at 1:22 am by Evil Beet

7Milking It

Minnie Driver Pregnant Baby Bump Pictures, Photos

I hate Minnie Driver. I can’t even remember why at this point. It started back in the Matt Damon days. I used to really like her, and then she did something that pissed me off, and I can’t remember what, but I still hate her for it and I know I can never forgive her for that thing she did ten years ago that I can’t remember. It’s like Minnie Driver and I are estranged right now. I am Angelina Jolie and Minnie Driver is my Jon Voight. (And Charlie is my Maddox! And Minnie will never get to meet him!)

Anyway.

She’s all preggers and shit, and showing it off at the premiere of Street Kings.

April 4, 2008 at 1:15 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Minnie Driver