I know I announced not too long ago that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was the cutest child ever, but I think I need to reconsider. Brooke Shields’ little Grier is absolutely adorable, too. Brooke, her daughter, and her husband Chris Henchy hung out at the Mercedes Benz Polo Challenge for charity this weekend. Brooke hosted the event.
Look, I know I probably won’t be writing a celebrity gossip blog twenty years from now, but I really hope we’re still following celebrity gossip as closely then as we do now, because I’m really excited to watch all these kids grow up together. One of these days, we’re going to have Shiloh, Suri, Grier, Apple and all the rest of these tragically named children getting shitty drunk at some hip WeHo club and flipping off TMZ’s cameras, and I, for one, can’t wait.
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Another has-been starlet has decided to go hairless. Mena hit up Robertson Blvd to show off her new non-do.
It’s an age-old question, one that I’m sure has been posed countless times by her frustrated managers, lawyers, PR reps, directors, co-stars and hangers-on. Usually we can answer it by calling any one of the paparazzi agencies in the LA area. “She’s at home,” they’ll say, “we’re out front. Don’t expect her to be awake any time soon.” But these days the question is a little tougher to answer, since she’s been totally off the radar ever since her most recent DUI.
The New York Post is reporting Lindsay is at her mother’s home in Long Island, where she flew on Friday. “She’s doing well,” her mother told the paper.
Meanwhile, the folks at Entertainment Tonight say she’s hanging out at The Cirque Lodge, a popular celeb rehab destination in Sundance, Utah (that’s where Mary-Kate Olsen went to have her “anorexia” treated).
Either way, it appears she’s out of LA, which is probably a really good decision for Lindsay.
From Page Six:
DIRECTOR Brett Ratner based a scene in “Rush Hour 3″ on a sexual encounter he had with a transvestite. Asked by The Advocate about the sequence “when the girl takes off her wig and Chris Tucker becomes angry and accuses her of being a man,” Ratner responded, “That’s from my personal experience. My first [oral sex] was from a man, but I didn’t know it was a man . . . I’m not homophobic or uptight about it. That happens to a lot of heterosexuals. You meet a girl in a bar, and it turns out she’s not a girl.”
I think this has happened to a lot of guys, but most of them aren’t talking about it in interviews. He probably figured it would be no big deal running in The Advocate, but thankfully Page Six picked it up, so everyone can read about it.
And, more importantly, how I’m supposed to tell him apart from Scott Baio?
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This is stupid:
The vast majority of Americans believe there is too much news coverage of celebrity scandals, and most blame the media for the attention paid to the stars’ trials and tribulations, a new survey has found.
Nearly nine out of 10 adults said celebrity scandals receive “too much” news coverage, according to a national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Only 2 percent said the subject receives “too little” coverage, and 8 percent said scandals get the “right amount” of press.
The survey also found that 54 percent of those who say celebrity news coverage is excessive blame news organizations. Around one-third of those surveyed found the public at fault for paying attention and 12 percent said the public and the media both are to blame.
The vast majority of Americans may tell a pollster that they believe there’s too much coverage of celebrity scandals, but if it disgusts you so much, stop following it, people. The vast majority of Americans freaking love this stuff, because it’s awesome, and what’s the alternative? The real news? The real news is depressing or boring or both. You love this stuff, America. Stop lying.
The folks at Elle had the good sense to schedule an interview with La Lohan just 36 hours before her (first) DUI over Memorial Day Weekend.
“I was glad I went [to rehab],” she says, “because I needed to get away from everyone and I didn’t know how to do that. And I learned a lot there. A bunch of my friends â€” I was with them last night â€” they’re in AA for, like, years.”
But this is absolutely my favorite part:
In the Elle interview, Lohan asks her assistant Jenni Munro if she can put “the Mercer story” on the record.
Munro then relates the incident, saying Lohan lied about her sobriety during an interview at Manhattan’s Mercer Hotel. It was unclear when that interview took place.
“I started laughing,” Munro is quoted as saying. “And she says, `Why are you laughing?’ And it’s because I had just texted our friends this very thing: `A cab to the Mercer, 20 dollars; a room at the Mercer, 500 dollars; listening to Lindsay Lohan say she’s sober? Priceless.’”
I don’t get this. First off, why would she be asking her assistant’s permission to tell this story on the record? Secondly, why would she want to tell this story? Do you need it to be absolutely, positively clear in the public’s eye that you have a substance abuse problem, Lindsay? Because we’re eons ahead of you there, kid. I think you’re the one who needs to get some clarity on that.