Today's Evil Beet Gossip

If You’re Gonna Go to Rehab, You May as Well Get Some Press Out of It

Samaire Armstrong Goes to Rehab


So Samaire Armstrong, some nobody who did a few episodes of The O.C. and is now on the most-hyped show that no one’s watching, Dirty Sexy Money, decided to go to some outpatient center for some of her bullshit and decided to have her rep issue a statement about it.

“Samaire Armstrong decided to enter an outpatient facility to deal with some personal issues in a therapeutic atmosphere and is doing very well. She continues to work on her show and will be completing her treatment in a matter of weeks.”

Apparently she missed a week or so of shooting on DSM while in rehab, so she’ll be out for an episode. “She stumbled a bit, but she’s back on set,” says a source on the show.

So clearly this happened at least a week or two ago. Why issue the statement today?

Here’s the answer.

It’s a slow news day. Perfect opportunity for a nobody to get some publicity for a rehab stint.

There you have it folks: When life hands you lemons, issue a press release.

Ethan Hawke Has Some Serious Acne

Ethan Hawke with Acne at Premiere of Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead in New York

How old is he at this point? 58?* How is this dude still all pizza-faced?

It’s a pity that Jessica Simpson just renewed her contract with ProActiv, because they need to get their little Stanford M.D. hands on this smarty-pants.

Remember when he was in Reality Bites? How awesome was that movie? “I am not acting like anything. I am calmly reading.” I’m getting deja vu. Have I talked about this before?

Yup, I have.

Anyway, that movie was cool. Except when Ethan Hawke was kissing Winona Ryder he basically ate her face. I remember watching that at age 12 and being like, “Oh my God, that cannot be what kissing is supposed to be like.”

At the premiere of Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead in NYC.

*He’s 36.

Britney Still Sucks


Brit-Brit bailed on the auditions for her dancers yesterday, when she showed up five hours late for her court date to try to get overnight visits with her kids.

Then she bailed on them again today. She was supposed to be there at 9 am, but she canceled at 11 am, via text message.

Once again, Brit was out all night last night partying.