Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Scott Weiland Formally Charged with DUI

Scott Weiland Charged with DUI Scott Weiland was formally charged today with driving under the influence of drugs and refusing a chemical test that is required by law. Weiland faces a "maximum penalty of one year county jail and a $1,000 fine, and a minimum penalty eight days in jail," in light of his prior conviction and refusal to take a drug test," Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said in a statement. Scott will be in court tomorrow for the arraignment. Old alcoholic rockers getting DUIs is...

Wine in a Can!

Claaaaaaaaaassy! The newest ridiculous thing Paris Hilton's hawking is Rich Prosecco, a white wine in what looks to be a gold Red Bull can. How sophisticated! My company softball team used to drink wine out of a bag during our games. Like, they actually make bags of wine. With spigots. That was awesome. Our team was called The Swingers. We never once won a game, because the stupid referees decided the winners based on who got people around the bases instead of who was drunker. Otherwise we would have been league champions many times over. Drinking wine out of a bag is way cooler than drinking wine out of a stupid gold can. Anyway, check out Par-Par's commercials for the junk. /> Claaaaaaaaaassy! The newest ridiculous thing Paris Hilton's hawking is Rich Prosecco, a white wine in what looks to be a gold Red Bull can. How sophisticated! My company softball team used to drink wine out of a bag during our games. Like, they actually make bags of wine. With spigots. That was awesome. Our team was called The Swingers. We never once won a game, because the stupid referees decided the winners based on who got people around the bases instead of who was drunker. Otherwise we wo...

MTV Staffers Win!!!

The walkout worked!!! MTV circulated this internal memo today:
As you know, we’ve been holding information sessions over the past several days to discuss our freelance and temporary employee benefits. We’ve had many insightful conversations and heard a number of your specific concerns. As a result of the input you’ve given to us directly through the sessions and your managers, we want to announce the following changes: · We are expanding our freelance and temporary medical and dental benefits options to include the United Healthcare plan under which many of you are currently covered. This means anyone who is eligible for benefits in 2008 can opt for medical and dental coverage with United Healthcare at the current rate of contribution, or you can elect instead to enroll in the newly offered Aetna plan. The Aetna plan has certain advantages that may make it the preferred option for many of our freelance and temporary employees. Based on your input, however, we want to make sure that those of you who prefer the United Healthcare plan have that option. · As a result of this change, the freelance and temporary employee payroll conversion to Cast and Crew has been delayed until February 1, 2008. Therefore, the December 14th deadline to submit your Cast and Crew paperwork has been postponed. We will inform you of the new deadline early in the New Year. · We’ve implemented a process for evaluating freelance and temporary employee positions for possible conversion to staff positions. This process is currently underway and decisions will be communicated by January 31st, 2008.
Way to go, MTV/Viacom!!! />The walkout worked!!! MTV circulated this internal memo today: As you know, we’ve been holding information sessions over the past several days to discuss our freelance and temporary employee benefits. We’ve had many insightful conversations and heard a number of your specific concerns. As a result of the input you’ve given to us directly through the sessions and your managers, we want to announce the following changes: · We are expanding our freelance and tempo...

Samantha Ronson Ordered to Pay Everyone’s Damn Legal Fees (Including Her Own)

samantha_ronson.jpg Poor Samantha Ronson. Not only was she ordered to pay Perez Hilton's legal fees after her defamation lawsuit against him was dismissed, now her own lawyers are suing her for non-payment. She's being sued for nearly $165K in unpaid legal fees. PLUS she has to pay Perez around $100K for HIS legal fees. Someone better get her fingers off Lindsay Lohan's clit and onto the turntable. Work, bitch! Pay them bills!...