Today's Evil Beet Gossip

I Was About to Say Sharon Stone Actually Looked Good at an Event

Sharon Stone at Make a Wish Ball, Pictures, Photos

I know, I know. I was shocked, too. I took a quick glance at this picture, and I thought it was a long, sleek, tight-fitting dress, and I was like, “Wow, Sharon! Very classic! Very chic! I take it all back — you have an ounce of fashion sense in that cropped little head.”

Sharon Stone Black Spandex Pantsuit, Pictures Photos

And then I realized it was a Spandex pantsuit.

She looks like she’s about to run the New York marathon in heels.

Jesus, Sharon. Why are you so weird?

Amy Winehouse is Doing Really Well

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There’s really no better way to do this than to copy/paste an excerpt from the interview Blender magazine did with her.

She sighs and plops down on the couch. She lights a cigarette and turns a drowsy gaze toward Blender; she’s ready to talk. We start by asking if she’ll be recording the follow-up to Back to Black anytime soon.

“Yeah, we’ve got a couple of more bits … I’m writing … ” she mumbles. “On the whole … ” She trails off.

Um … Back to Black was such a personal record — the songs were clearly about your relationship with Blake. Are you still writing confessionals?

“I’m still writing about the dynamics of being in a relationship … Would you like some wine?” she asks, fetching two glasses and beginning to pour. “I believe in relationships,” she continues, “whether it’s your grandmother or your dog … ”

Now her words are slurred, her eyelids drooping. Her head wobbles into a nod. She falls asleep for a second, wakes with a start, mutters and drops off again. The smoldering cigarette in her left hand falls to the floor.

“Oh, God, what is wrong with me?” she asks, coming to. “There’s something wrong with me … ”

We inquire about her brief rehab stint in August. What was it like there?

“You go in and you’re just sat down. They looked at me and said, ‘You’re an alcoholic.’”

And are you?

“No … I don’t know.”

Are you clean these days?

“I take, like, anti- … I take stuff for my depression. Prescriptive stuff. But I don’t take it.”

And you don’t do any other drugs?

“I don’t have time.”

You don’t have time?

“I’m a really big drinker,” she says in response. “I used to be there before the pub opened, banging on the door.”

She nods off again.

Oh, Amy.

Get some help, baby.

NBC Lays off Production Crew on The Office

This is their way of punishing Steve Carrell for refusing to cross the picket lines.

NBC has laid off all the production folks on their hit show The Office — grips, costume folks, make-up artists, drivers, caterers, etc. These are people who make less than the writers and will not receive residuals while reruns air.

This is why Ellen is insisting on crossing the picket lines, people. Because there are lots of other jobs on the line. It’s not just the writers.

Says a key grip on the show: “During the 1988 WGA strike many of my friends lost their homes, cars and even spouses. Many actors are publicly backing the writers, some have even said that they would find a way to help pay bills for the striking writers. When the networks run out of new shows and they air repeats the writers will be paid residuals. The lowest paid writer in television makes roughly twice the salary than the below the line crewmember makes. Everyone should be paid their fair share, but does it have to be at the expense of the other 90% of the crewmembers. Nobody ever recoups from a strike, lost wages are just that, lost.”

Here’s a good video explaining why the writers are striking. [Via PopCandy]

The Next Generation

Payton Spencer at How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Pictures, Photos

Ten-year-old Payton Spencer walks the “green” carpet at the Broadway premiere of How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical this weekend.

Right now, you know her from What About Brian.

In ten years, you’ll know her from her drunken exploits at New Hyde and her on-and-off affair with a Greek shipping heir. Eh, let’s be honest. Probably Stavros Niarchos.

Yay!

Welcome to the Big Time, Whitney Port

Whitney Port at Mansion in Miami Beach, Pictures, Photos

The producers of The Hills finally seem to realize that Heidi Montag is BORING and ANNOYING, and we’re at last getting storylines revolving around the much cooler Whitney Port.

As a result, she’s becoming a star in her own right.

Here she is hosting at Mansion in Miami Beach.

Rock on, Whitney. Please don’t start sucking, okay?

Heart & Seoul

Paris Hilton Seoul Korea press conference at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Pictures, Photos

Paris Hilton Seoul Korea press conference at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Pictures, Photos

Paris Hilton’s still tearin’ up Korea.

She looks exhausted at this press conference.

Partying or jet lag? It’s anyone’s guess.

Hey, at least she showed up. Gotta give her some credit for that.