Today's Evil Beet Gossip

It’s Nice When Your Perfume Ad Comes with a Disclaimer about Your On-Set Behavior

Britney Spears Believe National Print Ad

Britney Spears, who is learning the hard way that when your whole life is videotaped and broadcast internationally, a hit and run gets a little more complicated, just released the print ad for her new perfume from Elizabeth Arden. What’s special about this particular ad is that Elizabeth Arden felt it necessary to issue a little disclaimer along with the ad. Straight from my inbox:

We recently shot Britney Spears for the print campaign for her new fragrance Britney Spears Believe, in Santa Monica. It is true that Britney did leave the set; however, she returned after a brief time. Cayli was the wardrobe assistant on the shoot. We used her as a stand in so that we could set up the lighting while Britney was off the set. When Britney returned, we shot the national print ad with her. The only person in the national print ad for Britney’s Believe fragrance is Britney Spears.

So there you have it, people. What you see on that page is totally based on the image of Britney Spears and Britney Spears alone. Plus a whole lot of Photoshop.

Okay, These Are the Greatest Things Ever

So some PR firm plugging The Hills Season 2 DVD sent me a bunch of these today, and I have to say, I think they’re pretty fabulous. Here’s the info from the [sic]-tastic email I got:

MTV and their ad agency BaM have created EmotiClips – a way for friends to communicate using scenes of Lauren, Heidi and the infamous Spencer.

Had a break-up recently? Want to tell your best girlfriend how much she means to you? Is someone just a ‘sucky person’ and you’ve got to get the point across? Well turn to MTV’s The Hills Emoticlips to do so. As the 2nd Season DVD of MTV’s hit show lands on shelves tomorrow (Tuesday, August 6th), make sure to send your true feelings (whatever they may be) as the star – Lauren, the party girl Audrina, the professional – Whitney, or the ever scandalous – Heidi. You’re point will definitely be made! So if you can’t live like the “Hill-arious” Ladies at least let your friends know what they mean to you in true SoCal style.

There’s a bunch more of the “EmotiClips” after the jump.

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Paris Hilton Is Helping (Again)

Paris Hilton at Helio Summer Celebration, Benefiting Heal the Bay, Pictures, Photos

Our budding Humanitarian of the Year showed up at yet another charity function: Helio’s Summer Celebration, benefiting Heal the Bay. HTB is a “nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean.”

The event was hosted by Amy Smart and Emmy Rossum, but I’m sure Paris commanded the majority of the attention. A bespectacled Rumer Willis made an appearance, as did Lindsay Lohan’s summer 2006 love, Harry Morton, who we haven’t seen in quite some time.

Rumer Willis at Helio Summer Celebration, Benefiting Heal the Bay, Pictures, Photos Harry Morton at Helio Summer Celebration, Benefiting Heal the Bay, Pictures, Photos Amy Smart and Emmy Rossum at Helio Summer Celebration, Benefiting Heal the Bay, Pictures, Photos Paris Hilton at Helio Summer Celebration, Benefiting Heal the Bay, Pictures, Photos

My Talent is Hopelessly Lost on Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo Thinks We’re Ruining the Younger Generation

“I just think the media should take this country in a different direction,” the Grey’s Anatomy star says in the new issue of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine. “We’re so focused on the wrong things. We’re teaching young girls that this is what they should be focusing on: rich and famous girls who are rich and famous for nothing. What are we doing to this younger generation? It’s not very responsible.”

Well, okay, fine, this younger generation has to deal with role models who are intellectually and spiritually vacant and likely to be inwardly miserable. But, come on, they also got sneakers with wheels. So let’s not rush to judgment here, Ellen. I think someone’s just jealous that we don’t write about her eating disorder more often.

Oh! But she’s already on top of that. Regarding her obvious eating disorder, Pompeo says that, “I just worry about the girls who look up to me — I don’t want them to think I starve myself or don’t eat, and that to be like me that’s what they have to do.”

And it’s totally true, girls. A combination of diuretics, laxatives and puking on purpose can, with some effort, have a similar result.