Ashley Olsen spent time in Hollywood on Saturday to help launch the Sprouse Bros. clothing line. The Spouse Brothers — for those of you who aren’t pre-teen boys or their parents — are Dylan and Cole Sprouse, twin actors who starred in The Suite Life of Zach & Cody. (Those of us who are a little older will remember them as Ross’s son Ben on Friends.) They signed a licensing agreement with Dualstar Entertainment in 1995 (that’s Ashley and MK’s company), and this clothing line is the latest brainchild of that partnership. If I were the parents of these boys, I’d be keeping them as far away from the Olsen twins as humanly possible. Heh, maybe that’s why MK wasn’t there. Pre-emptive restraining order or something.
Every source I can find swears to me that these boys were born in August of 1992, which makes them nearly 15 years old, right? Is it just me or do they look more like 8? Or is this what 15-year-olds look like? Am I really just that far removed from anyone under the age of 25? Because, like, this is not what Lindsay Lohan looked like at 15, I can tell ya that.
After a well-publicized argument over her contract for the upcoming season of Grey’s Anatomy, it seems Katherine Heigl has been offered a place on the show next season.
“Katherine has received a formal pick-up notice and is still hopeful that ABC will show her the same respect that they have shown for her co-stars,” says her rep.
This quote makes it sound to me like she’s not sure she’s going to take them up on their offer. With the runaway success of her latest film, Knocked Up, and the cliff-hanger between Izzie and George at the end of season three, she doesn’t necessarily need them as much as they need her these days. Most of her co-stars have been signed for around $200K an episode plus a share of the show’s profits. Heigl was initially offered considerably less, and that’s why she left the negotiations, and my guess is that if ABC doesn’t step up to the plate, Katherine’s going to walk away again.
Today, “Paris Hilton” issued the following statement. I am certain that Paris Hilton had absolutely nothing to do with this statement, as a) it is spelled correctly and b) Paris reportedly hasn’t eaten or slept since she arrived at the Twin Towers medical facility on Friday afternoon. Various sources have described her as “a train wreck” and “teetering on the brink.” I doubt she’s issuing press statements in her spare time.
“Today I told my attorneys not to appeal the judge’s decision. While I greatly appreciate the Sheriff’s concern for my health and welfare, after meeting with doctors I intend to serve my time as ordered by the judge.
This is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to reflect and have already learned a bitter, but important lesson from this experience.
As I have said before, I hope others will learn from my mistake. I have also had time to read the mail from my fans. I very much appreciate all of their good wishes and hope they will keep their letters coming.
I must also say that I was shocked to see all of the attention devoted to the amount of time I would spend in jail for what I had done by the media, public and city officials. I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things, like the men and women serving our country in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places around the world.”
Ugh. Don’t you get it, Paris? You’re our distraction from the war. We keep people like you in the headlines because we are so, so tired of reading headlines about Iraq. Because genuinely horrible things are happening over there, honest-to-God tragedies — we know that — and it is much, much better to immerse ourselves in your little self-inflicted mini-tragedy.
Paris Whitney Hilton, a nation salutes you.
Image (photoshopped) courtesy of PrettyOnTheOutside.
You be the judge. Robbie spent some time in rehab in February of this year. How do you think it’s working out for him?
Pic taken at Teddy’s last night.
[photo credit: Buzz Foto]
Perez ran this unflattering image tonight of Sheriff Lee Baca, Paris Hilton’s would-be savior.
Additionally, he ran the quote from Rocky Delgadillo, stating that “justice was served” with the headline: “Justice Was Served.” I’d have expected him to run it as “Justice Was Served?”, but it was suspiciously question-markless.
What happened to Paris’s biggest supporter? Is he pissed that Paris won’t give him any exclusives on this, and he has to get all his updates via TMZ like the rest of us plebes? Is he just sick of being called out on the fact that he always gives Paris a break?
And I am particularly excited for when I discover I’ve managed to garner the search engine traffic from those people searching for “paris hilton james gandolfini.” Seriously. I don’t think you can truly appreciate the absurdity of what people will type into search engines until you run a website.
Anyway, tiny little details are beginning to leak about the finale (and don’t click if you don’t want to read them), but it’s still anyone’s guess what will go down Sunday night. But James Gandolfini, the notoriously press-shy star of the show, seems to have made his peace with it. He granted a rare (and perhaps contractually obligated) interview to the AP, where he states that “the character has been with me for so long. It’s a relief to let him go.”
Gandolfini hasn’t really mastered the art of the soundbite, and the author has to paraphrase most of the good parts of the interview, but he does speak a little about his own feelings towards Tony Soprano when asked if he likes his character: “I used to,” he says. “But it’s difficult toward the end. I think the thing with Christopher might have turned the corner.”
When asked what the future holds, Gandolfini says that “I don’t even think I’ve proven myself, yet. The Tony character was from New Jersey, I’m from New Jersey â€” there’s not a lot of stretching going on, here. In some ways, there is. In a LOT of ways. But I have yet to begin the fight, I think.”