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24Let the Weddings Begin!

The ban on gay marriage is scheduled to be overturned in California at 5 pm today.

One couple in the state has scheduled their wedding for 5:01 pm.

They’ve tried to get married every year, on Valentines Day, for eight years straight, always unsuccessful, but this time will be different.

Congratulations, you crazy kids!

June 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Uncategorized

12Mary-Louise Parker Broke Her Toe Having Sex

Okay, fine, it was a sex scene she was shooting for Weeds. But still.

She smashed it on the bed frame on the set.

“How’s that for commitment?” quipped Parker.

Sorry, but, once again, it’s a slow news day, so this is the kind of shit you get reported.

June 16, 2008 at 11:57 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Mary-Louise Parker

7Another Day, Another Winehouse Drama

Amy Winehouse fainted at her home on Monday, and her father, who was there, rushed her to the hospital.

“Amy was at home this afternoon when she briefly fainted. Fortunately, her manager’s assistant was there to stop her falling,” publicist Tracey Miller said. “She quickly recovered and her father Mitch took her to hospital as a precaution. Doctors are unsure of the cause of the incident and Amy is currently undergoing tests. She may be kept in overnight for observation.”

Uh, you don’t have to go to medical school to figure out what happened here. I should be Amy Winehouse’s doctor. I’d be way less puzzled about this.

June 16, 2008 at 11:54 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Amy Winehouse

10Incredible Hulk Crushes the Competition

A guy I used to date is friends with Liv Tyler, and he gave me no end of shit for saying “mean things about her legs” at the premiere of Incredible Hulk last week. “She’s really nice!” he insisted repeatedly, as if that somehow negates the possibility that she could have poor fashion sense every once in awhile.

I’ll note two things here:

1) I did not know he knew her prior to writing that post, so I wasn’t being “mean” to her out of jealousy or anything, and

2) I did not say mean things about her legs. I said she has legs that could be really sexy … in a different dress.

Anyway, Liv has the last laugh this week, as Incredible Hulk topped the box office charts with a $54.5M opening. Liv is already signed on to do two sequels, so she’s gonna be okay on the cash flow for awhile. Kung-Fu Panda came in a distant second, followed by the feel-good mass suicide flick of the year, The Happening.

June 16, 2008 at 2:11 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Uncategorized

24Pictures of Jonathan Lipnicki As an Adult Make Me So Happy

“Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds? Also there’s a gun on my shirt.”

Seriously this kid just needs to give it up and go to college. He will never outgrow the typecasting that was thrust upon him when he was six years old.

He’s eighteen now. Yeah, you read that right. Little Ray Boyd is college-aged. You’re that old.

Here he is at the party for the U.S. launch of Russian brand Kira Plastinina. The event planners for this shin-dig put together one of the oddest assortment of folks I’ve seen in awhile: we’ve got Trishelle Canatella (love her!), Raven Symone (cute but needs to stop dressing like Queen Latifah right now), Audrina Patridge, Tara Reid (drunk or not? you decide!), Garcelle Beauvais, Hayden Panettiere, Katy Perry (did someone tell you it was a slumber party, sweetie?) and Katharine McPhee.

Also, and this is totally unrelated, but OMG you guys I feel like total shit tonight after three days on the road. The main problem is that you get totally dehydrated from being in the dry air all day long without much water. I try not to drink a huge amount of water while I’m driving so that I don’t have to stop and pee every half hour. But I do drink some water (like 1-2 bottles, plus soda with food) on the road, and then I try to drink a lot of water at night in the hotel. But clearly it didn’t work, because tonight I have a raging headache, my skin looks like shit, my lips are chapped to the point of being bloody and my throat is sore. (I will note, though, that I have not yet checked myself into the hospital for “dehydration.”) Does anyone have any suggestions for what to do differently on the drive back? I really don’t want to be drinking a gallon of water a day on the road, because then the drive will take my five days because I’ll stop so often. Any other options?

At any rate, I ate a healthy, vitamin-filled dinner and I’m loading up on water tonight, and I’m gonna try to sleep in a bit tomorrow to help ward off any illness that might prey on my dehydration. So don’t get all mad if posting doesn’t start until a little later than usual.

June 16, 2008 at 1:35 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Uncategorized

9Happy (Blended) Family!

A rare photo of Ethan Hawke and his Uma-babies, Maya and Levon, and his soon-to-be baby mama, Ryan Shawhughes, who he’s said he plans to marry soon. And they’ve even got the family dog with them! Cuteness!

Maya and Levon are already very familiar with Ryan: she was their nanny before she was porking Ethan.

June 16, 2008 at 12:32 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Ethan Hawke