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7Nicky Hilton’s Not Anorexic

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So, yeah, Nicky Hilton’s spring collection hit the runway last night, and it’s all good and well that she’s creating a viable career and working hard at something that actually contributes something substantial to our culture as a whole, but forget all that: let’s talk about her eating disorder.

“There’s no truth to any starvation, eating disorders, rumors,” she told People magazine at her show last night. “I think the press has been printing a lot of pictures of me from unflattering angles … My friends see the pictures and they’re like ‘Oh my god are you okay?’ And then they see me, and they’re like ‘Oh … ‘ It’s really not that interesting or true.”

I know I’m a part of the Big Bad Media Machine, but I have to look at this and laugh. I’m sure Nicky’s busted her butt creating this line, but the story we all want to write is about her potential eating disorder. We’re all so disturbed.

Oh, and also, Nicky: the angles that make you look anorexic? Most celebs would consider those the flattering angles, my dear.

March 12, 2008 at 10:13 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Nicky Hilton

3Spencer Pratt is Getting His Own Advice Column

Spencer Pratt to Write Advice Column for RADAR Magazine

No, no, I’m serious.

RADAR magazine gave the dude a regular advice column.

When I first read this, I was like, “Oh, okay, it’s a new spin on the advice column: people will just write in each week and give Spencer Pratt some advice, because he obviously needs it.”

But no.

Spencer Pratt will be the one entrusted to advise other people.

“Spencer is never afraid to speak his mind,” Radar editor Maer Roshan said in a statement. “When asking for advice, it’s good to have someone who will be brutally honest with you, and tell it like it is.”

Oh, man. Spencer doesn’t tell it like it is. Spencer tells it like he thinks it is. And that’s not just not something you want presented as fact, ever.

March 12, 2008 at 10:04 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Spencer Pratt

12Britney Spears “Break the Ice” Video

Break the Ice

Ah.

So I’ve finally arrived in San Diego, had a lovely dinner of Chinese food with my super-genius kid sister, and then she settled down in her bedroom to study the kind of thing that super-genius PhD students study, and I set up my laptop in the living room to catch up on a day’s worth of gossip. My super-genius little sister dedicates absolutely zero percent of her time to following celebrity gossip, because she’s busy saving the environment and stuff.

I discover that the new Britney Spears video has been released, and I watch it. My sister wanders out of her room. “What is that noise?” I tell her I’m watching the new Britney Spears video, and she peers over my shoulder, curiously, to see what could possibly be so interesting. “Is that supposed to be her?” she asks. “Because it doesn’t look a thing like her.” She pauses, thinks, and then from her super-genius mouth: “You know, I think she thinks she’s a lot prettier than she actually is.”

Ah, from the mouths of babes…

Here’s Britney.

Here’s the video.

It kinda sucks.

But you knew that.

March 12, 2008 at 9:57 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Britney Spears

6Goin Goin Back Back to Cali Cali

Hey kiddos,

So I’m taking a break for the rest of the day to drive back to SoCal, where I’ll make a pit stop in San Diego to bother my genius PhD-student little sister during her finals (and she hates when I talk about her on this blog, so I’ll be sure to give you guys a comprehensive update on how she’s doing), and then it’s off to LA, where I’ll be hitting up the Conway & Whitman show on 97.1 to blab for an hour about whatever it is I do. I’ll be on from 10-11 pm PST on Thursday night, so be sure to tune in. If you’re not in LA, you can listen on their website.

I’ll check back in with you guys tonight!

xoxo
Beet

March 12, 2008 at 12:08 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: MGMT

5And Late-Night Is Having a Field Day

David Letterman dedicated five-and-a-half minutes of his opening monologue to Elliot Spitzer, including a call for his resignation. Check out the video above.

In addition, the Top Ten list was “Top Ten Messages Left on Elliot Spitzer’s Answering Machine.” That clip is after the jump.

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March 12, 2008 at 1:37 am by Evil Beet

9Today in Trump

Donald Trump, Wife Melania and Son Barron Go To Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Pictures, Photos

Donald Trump’s Youngest Son Barron, Pictures, Photos

Donald and Melania took little Barron — who turns two on March 20 — to a fundraising event for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Midtown.

This is one seriously adorable child. The Donald must be pissed that another ultra-wealthy Barron — cough cough — went and got himself a DUI, proving that no matter what an absurdly elitist name you choose to award your child, you can’t stop him from eventually behaving like a human being.

Donald Trump, Jr and Wife Vanessa, Pictures, Photos

Meanwhile, on the Upper West Side, Barron’s 30-year-old half-brother Donald Jr took wife Vanessa to the American Museum of Natural History’s Winter Dance, where they were joined by Anne Hathaway, Tinsley Mortimer, Jessica Stam, Amanda Hearst, Ralph Lauren, Thom Filicia, and other people who you might imagine attend any manner of “Winter Dance” after the eighth grade. I don’t even think I attended the winter dance in eighth grade. I had my parents drop me off, then promptly went behind the school to get high while I let my boyfriend get to third base. Because even at age thirteen I understood that I was way too cool for anything called a Winter Dance. Apparently these folks never got the memo.

March 12, 2008 at 1:33 am by Evil Beet