Today's Evil Beet Gossip

I Still ::Heart:: Lacey Chabert

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I don’t even know what she does anymore — is she still working? Voice-overs or something? I don’t know. But I can’t shake that soft spot in my heart for Claudia Salinger. She showed up at the Step Up Women’s Network 4th Annual Inspiration Awards last night. I guess Jessica Alba hosted. Sara Ramirez and Aisha Tyler made appearances as well.

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Ohhhhh Shit

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Paris, darling, do you need attention? Is that why you showed up at Jason Strauss’s birthday party at TAO last night? For the Kevin Federline photo op? Just in case the stake hasn’t been driven all the way through Britney’s heart? Just grind it in that last inch or so … and take your new boyfriend along, too, just to remind the world that you can have it all. Everything but self respect, my darling. Everything but that.

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Fashion Victim of the Week

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Emmy Emmy…did you rip up your tutu from “Phantom of the Opera” and make your own dress for the party? No? Well it looks like you did. For a girl who usually has great style this dress is way to much. I could deal with a little fluffy on the top or a little on the bottom but together it really overwhelms her small frame. Also, I have an idea why we never see her knees. All together her look just failed.

You’re Naked!

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Remember that show The Apprentice? It used to air on NBC? Oh, what’s that you say? It’s still on? Really? Why?

Anyway, I guess there was some chick on it this season named Kristine Lefebvre, who should, if nothing else, at least win some manner of prize for the most lingually inconvenient sequence of consonants in a last name. Because she didn’t win The Apprentice. Trump fired her earlier this month. But you know who does want her? Playboy. From the AP:

Kristine Lefebvre, who failed to win a job with Donald Trump on “The Apprentice,” is shedding her business suit for Playboy. Lefebvre will appear on the cover of the June issue of the magazine and is featured in nude photographs inside, her publicist, Howard Bragman, said Friday.

An attorney, Lefebvre had previously negotiated Playboy appearance deals for clients including Pamela Anderson and Deborah Gibson, Bragman said.

Lefebvre, 37, is a cancer survivor who wanted to use the magazine opportunity to send a message of support to others with the disease, he said. She’s married to prominent Los Angeles chef Ludovic Lefebvre.

Alec Baldwin Responds

Alec Baldwin just posted the following statement on his website, in response to the tape that was leaked to the media, in which Alec loses his temper on his daughter’s voicemail:

Thank you to everyone who has posted messages of suppport and understanding. Naturally, it is not best for a parent to lose their temper with their child. Everyone who knows me privately knows that I have endured a great deal over the last several years in my custody litigation. Everyone who knows me privately knows that certain people will go to any lengths to embarass me and to disrupt my relationship with my daughter.

In such public cases, your opponents attempt to take a picture of you on your worst day and insist that this is who you are as a person. Outside the doors of divorce court, I have friends, I have respect from people I work with and I have a normal relationship with my daughter. All of that is threatened whenever one enters a court room.

Although I have been told by numerous people not to worry too much, as all parents lose their patience with their kids, I am most saddened that this was released to the media because of what it does to a child. I’m sorry, as everyone who knows me is aware, for losing my temper with my child. I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now. You have to go through this to understand. ( Although I hope you never do.) I am sorry for what happened. But I am equally sorry that a court order was violated, which had deliberately been put under seal in this case.

Once my book is published, I’m sure more people will understand the incredible strains created by parental alienation.

In the meantime, I’m sorry to anyone who’s taken offense from this episode.

Jesse Metcalfe Doesn’t Just Play a Cheater on Television

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Jesse Metcalfe, best known for his role as the hunky gardener-slash-homewrecker on Desperate Housewives, has just been very publicly dumped by his girlfriend after pictures of him holding hands with another girl surfaced on the Internet yesterday. Metcalfe — who checked into rehab last month — was photographed on the streets of L.A. with a mystery brunette. His girlfriend, Nadine Coyle, was not particularly happy about it.

If you’re reading this from the U.S., you’ve probably never heard of Nadine Coyle. If you’re reading it from Britain, you know exactly who she is. Coyle is a member of the British all-girl pop group Girls Aloud, which has become quite a phenomenon across the pond. There’s been a ton of publicity dedicated to the couple overseas, although little of it has filtered into the U.S., where we seem to be dedicating all our British energies to Posh & Becks, and two people named Katie Price and Peter Andre, whose import on any level I have totally given up on understanding. But, anyway, trust me when I say that Nadine is a big deal in Britain.

In response to the pictures, Coyle gave the following quote to Britain’s Daily Mirror:

“It’s over between Jesse and me. I’m not the kind of girl to put up with nonsense like that. I’ll meet the right person when the time is right. I’m disappointed but what can I do? There’s no point hanging on when it gets to this stage.”

Nadine has been filming a movie in the U.K. while her boyfriend has been rehabbing — and apparently doing everything in his power to drum up publicity for his floundering career — in Los Angeles.