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New Vanessa Carlton: Nolita Fairytale

Vanessa Carlton Heroes and Thieves Album Cover

Ms. Carlton’s back on the scene with her new album, Heroes & Thieves, to be released Oct 9. “Nolita Fairytale” is the first single off the album (I think “Lolita Fairytale” would have made a more interesting track). When asked about the song, Carlton says: “Nolita is a place in New York where I lived. It is north of Little Italy. It is about my life there and the series of revelations I have had over the past few years.”

Anyway, I always feel like I should dislike Vanessa, and I don’t even know why. Something about her as a person just bothers me. But, truth be told, I usually really like her music, and this single is no exception. She’s different somehow, with a sound that always manages to sound fresh and young.

Rick Salomon is Always a Good Influence

Pam Anderson and Rick Salomon Pictures

Paris Hilton’s sex tape co-star, Rick Salomon, has been linked to Pamela Anderson lately, and friends say he’s bad news for the busty starlet.

“She parties almost every night,” said a source. “She drinks, she does stuff . . . and she’s got hepatitis C. Her liver is shot but she keeps living this crazy lifestyle. We don’t think she understands how serious this is. She has two kids and may not be around to see them grow up at this rate … [Pam and Rick] went wild over the VMA weekend. I just watched them party with my jaw open.”

I want to know what the “stuff” is that she does.

I know what the rumors must be: cocaine, heroin, speed, etc.

You know what I think?

I think she puts that champagne bottle up her snatch. Even Paris Hilton said no to that shit, but I bet Pam Anderson’s game for it. That’s probably how she got Hep C in the first place.

So Many Quotables!

Heidi Montag Shows Off Her New Boobs in a Bikini

“Right before I went in, I was like, What if I don’t wake up? Oh, this is scary. Then I thought, I don’t care. If I don’t wake up, it’s worth it. I just wanted it so badly.”

Heidi “Einstein” Montag, admitting to Us Weekly that she did, in fact, get breast implants. It turns out she had a nose job, too.

You know, when you’re famous for actually doing something, you don’t need to be selling tell-all exclusives about your plastic surgery. In fact, you want that sort of thing to be kept quiet. Did Ashlee Simpson give Us Weekly an exclusive on her plastic surgery? I think not. And I can’t believe I’m pulling out Ashlee Simpson as an example of someone who earned their celebrity, but, compared to Heidi Montag, she totally did. Someone is tired of Lauren and Jason having the spotlight back this season.

The Backstabbbing Stripper is Sad :(

Oscar de la Hoya in Drag

From Page Six:

MILANA Dravnel, the Scores stripper at the heart of the Oscar de la Hoya photo flap, has seller’s remorse – especially because she sold photos of the boxing legend allegedly in drag for only $70,000. Dravnel left a voice mail for the intermediary who sold the photos to X17 agency and negotiated her interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” saying: “I can’t believe we did this! For $70,000 you let them take advantage of me? What is going to happen to me? I’ve crushed a million hearts of kids . . . People look up to [de la Hoya.] . . . I’m really upset. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep.” Dravnel could also be upset now that de la Hoya has sicced Hollywood power lawyer Bert Fields on her. Bad news for de la Hoya: No matter what Dravnel says, and no matter how much she recants, others are supposedly coming forward to parrot her original account of what happened with the fighter. For his part, de la Hoya yesterday flat out denied he likes playing kinky dress-up, insisting, “These pictures are obvious fabrications.”

To hear the stripper explain why she absolutely, positively had to sell those photos, check out her ET interview here. And if you manage to have any fucking clue what she’s talking about, please come back here and let me know.

More Quotables

Sarah Silverman

“The joke that everyone was upset about — me calling the kids `adorable mistakes’ — was the most innocuous joke. It never occurred to me that would be deemed hurtful or over the line … I don’t want to get into feuds with girls half my age. I’m in it to be funny and not for the drama. It’s embarrassing.”

Sarah Silverman, in Us Weekly’s upcoming issue, regarding her Britney Spears comments at the VMAs.

Is This J-Hud’s New Look?

Jennifer Hudson Filming Sex and the City Movie as Carrie Bradshaw’s Assistant

I know you thought Jennifer Hudson couldn’t find a stranger outfit than that Oscars get-up, but you hadn’t yet considered the Sex and the City stylists.

J-Hud showed up on the set of the SATC movie, in Greenwich Village, to film her role as Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant on Tuesday. (I believe the pics in the black-and-white shirt were taken before wardrobe got ahold of her.) Her hair and make-up are really, really pretty, but I just don’t think there’s anyone but Carrie Bradshaw who can pull off those boots with that top and purse.

Jennifer Hudson Filming Sex and the City Movie as Sarah Jessica Parker’s Assistant Jennifer Hudson Filming Sex and the City Movie as Carrie Bradshaw’s Assistant Jennifer Hudson Filming Sex and the City Movie in New York City as Carrie Bradshaw’s Assistant