Today's Evil Beet Gossip

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.

Lindsay’s Bodyguard: Blame it on Her Parents

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La Lohan’s former bodyguard of three years decided to speak out to In Touch magazine about Lindsay’s troubled childhood. “From a young age, she dealt with her father’s physical, emotional and drug abuses as well as her mother’s drinking.” He claims that her parents viewed Lindsay as their “cash cow,” and let her get away with anything to keep the money coming in.

When Lindsay was 16, says the bodyguard, her father flew into a rage while driving and “slammed on the brakes and dragged her out of the car, pushed her up against the hood, screamed at her and called her a slut. This was on the Long Island Expressway! I got in the middle of it and pulled him off.”

Meanwhile, Dina “let her do whatever she wanted, just to keep her happy and working . . . [At her 16th birthday party] Lindsay drank whatever she wanted – I saw her drinking beer and mixed drinks with my own eyes [without Dina's intervention].”

“Lindsay was the family cash cow – and she resented it,” he says. “They counted on her to pay their bills . . . I saw Lindsay exhausted, begging her mother for some time off.”

When Lindsay was 15, her folks allowed her to share a hotel room with her then-14-year-old boyfriend, Aaron Carter. “They knew Lindsay was sleeping in Aaron’s room. But they seemed happy she had chosen somebody who could benefit her singing career.”

The ex-bodyguard also claims Lindsay cried out for help for years by cutting herself and threatening suicide.

This is all well and good, but Lindsay’s 21 now, and she can make her own decisions. Yeah, it sounds like she didn’t have the best parents ever (we already knew that — when your father goes to jail for assaulting somebody with a shoe, there’s probably some dysfunction there), but lots of people don’t have the best parents ever, and they don’t end up with two DUIs in the span of a couple months. Time to get your act together, Lindsay.