Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Rihanna and Shia??? Seriously???

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The rumors have been flying for a couple of days.

Rihanna’s denying them, saying the two are just friends.

I don’t think Shia’s made any formal comment yet.

But I keep hearing more and more stories about Shia LaBeouf and Rihanna!

Here’s one from Buzz Foto:

It was an interesting evening last night. We had our weekly Global Domination Buzz Foto dinner at Kate Mantilini restaurant in Beverly Hills and we were had just ordered our shrimp cocktails and wine when we noticed Rihanna walk by our table. We thought that was cool and we were just about to dip another shrimp in the tartar sauce when we noticed that she was dinning with Shia LeBeouf!! Holly shit! What a photo and no Dog Pack around. We got on the blower to one of our guys to come over for the hose down. We had a direct view of their booth and we witnessed a very animated Shia during the dinner which ended with strawberries and wine. This dinner lasted close to two and a half hours so there must be something here. They walked right by our table as they exited the restaurant, but no hand holding, touching or groping. Flashes went off and Rihanna was delighted to pose for photographs, but Shia behaved like a twelve year old running in the garage to hide and whimper. They drove off in is brand new pick up truck. How classy.

What a strange pairing. How tall is Shia? I think he’s around 5’10. Because I’ve seen Rihanna in person, and she is super tall! Buzz Foto didn’t get a pic of the two of them together (dammit!) but they did get a pick of Rihanna at Kate Mantilini, which I’ve put above this artice.

Kate Mantilini is not the Ivy, but it’s definitely no place to go if you’re trying to keep your relationship a secret!

Quotables

Andrea Bowen at Teri Hatcher’s Badgley Mischka Party

“I think she’s very classic and beautiful, and she dresses her age, which is really nice. Because I’m 17, and you always see—without mentioning any names—girls around my age trying so hard to look older and trying so hard…I learn a lot from her about embracing your beauty for what you are.”

Andrea Bowen, talking about Teri Hatcher, at a party celebrating the actress’s new Badgley Mischka campaign.

Google’s Trying to Get Its Employees Laid

Google may seem like the perfect place to work if you’re a nerdy computer genius. You can be among lots of other nerdy computer geniuses. They have free gourmet food on site. Free massages. Dry-cleaning. Stock options. None of which is really doing a lot to help you get laid. But now Google’s taking steps to change all that, according to Page Six:

GOOGLE’S “media” soiree at its new Chelsea office on Oct. 3 is looking more like a singles mixer than a meet-and-greet with reporters. The invitation reads, “Please join us for a media cocktail party” to “meet Googlers in the know.” But many veteran media reporters for business and tech publications weren’t invited, while the fashionable, mostly female staffers at W and Women’s Wear Daily were. “It’s not a ‘media party,’ ” one invitee snickered. “It’s a party for horny tech nerds who want cute girls to show up.” Party organizer Anne Espiritu told us, “We are hosting an event for consumer and broadcast media.”

Sounds like fun!

Dancing With the “Stars”

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As you all know the T is a big fan of DWTS. I am in love with Apolo Anton Ohno and really last year his adorable mug kept me watching each week.

This year we have an interesting group of kids dancing for us…here is the list.

Mel B aka “Scary Spice”- Singer

Marie Osmond – Singer/Entertainer

Floyd Mayweather
- Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Helio Castronetes – Race Car Driver

Jennie Garth – Actress

Cameron Mathison – Actor, “All My Children”

Albert Reed – Model

Jane Seymour – Actress

Sabrina Bryan
– Actress, “Cheetah Girls”

Mark Cuban – Owner, Dallas Mavericks

Joise Maran – Model

Wayne Newton – Entertainer

I have met Cameron Mathison and he makes me super excited because ladies…he is a dreamboat. Mark Cuban should be amusing as he is always quite animated during Mavericks games. Jennie Garth fills the new “90210″ slot…I promise you next year we will have Gabrielle Carteris. The real shocker is Wayne Newton. He is of course going to be paired with some hottie dancer and stay through the competition longer than he should because he will be the loveable old guy. Mel B is a bit of a shocker since the Spice Girls are getting ready for their world tour but it should be some good free press for them.

DWTS premieres Monday Sept 4th 8/7c

Elton John Hates the World Wide Internets

Elton John is Occasionally Crazy

Personally, I love me some Elton John. I like “Tiny Dancer.” I like the entire Lion King soundtrack. Hell, I even like that “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” duet he did with George Michael (and let me tell ya, I could get murdered for that if the wrong sort found out). But let’s face it, he’s probably descending slowly into madness.

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Nick Hogan’s Friend Still in Critical Condition in Hospital

While Owen Wilson’s in good condition, the friend of Nick Hogan who was injured in The Hulk’s son’s recent car crash — John Graziano — remains in very serious condition in a Florida hospital.

“John’s condition hasn’t changed since he arrived,” say sources inside the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Florida police are investigating other vehicles they think may have been involved in the accident.

How can a car be “involved” in an accident without actually being in the accident?

Drag-racing, people. Drag-racing.

“We suspect there may be others and we encourage them to come forward,” say the Florida police.

If this kid dies as a result of drag-racing — and I hope and pray he doesn’t — these kids are in deep, deep shit.