PerezWatch just got interesting. After all the drama and all the lawsuits between Perez and X17, it seems as though actual changes are beginning to occur.
Perez’s longtime host, Crucial Paradigm, took the site offline yesterday after numerous threats from X17′s legal team. The site was dark for a few hours, and it’s back up now, hosted by Blogads. (Really? Um, does Blogads host anyone else? Because, like, they barely host the Blogads service. If you’ve never had to try to deal with that user interface, consider yourself lucky.) The current version of Perez’s site doesn’t include his archives or allow for comments. That last part is really too bad. Now there’s no place for the world’s intelligentsia to weigh in ever so eloquently on the trials and tribulations of the very famous.
But X17′s lawyers are already hounding Blogads about it and threatening legal action. “It’s a precedent that’s huge,” they say “When we were talking to Crucial Paradigm they were saying they were not responsible, dragging their feet. We had to threaten them and show them they were liable. His new host is Blogads, and we’re contacting them already.”
I have to admit, I’m a regular Perez reader (but you guys knew that), and I’m fascinated to see how this case plays out, and the impact it has on the rest of us.
Remember Club Paris? That super hot club in Jacksonville, Florida that was never anywhere close to actually being super hot, for reasons not unrelated to the fact that it’s in Jacksonville, Florida? Well it changed its name. To Dior. Whatever. [Celebrity Smack]
Sean Preston Federline already has his very own Caddy. [Celebslam]
Ashlee Simpson gets her hair did. [Yeeeah!]
Not to be a huge bitch, but does anyone else find it interesting that Kelly Clarkson’s all like, “One time, I was bulimic for like five minutes,” right as her album and career are tanking? [IBBB]
Hey, for anyone looking to update the Gawker Stalker map, Jimmy Kimmel’s in the hospital. [SOW]
Mandy Moore’s new album may as well be titled Zach Braff Sucks. [Cele|bitchy]
Look, folks, Justin Timberlake’s banging Jessica Biel, so he’ll wear whatever damn pair of shorts he wants, no matter how ridiculous they may look. [A Socialite's Life]
Bob Barker is quickly backtracking on his recent endorsement of Rosie O’Donnell as his replacement host on The Price is Right. It wasn’t an endorsement, says Bob: “I have not been asked for my opinion, nor have I expressed one. I think there are several candidates who could do the show, and Rosie is certainly one of them.” Barker further added that it would be “terribly presumptuous” of him to assume he would have any say in choosing the new host.
It may be a non-issue, as it appears Rosie is unwilling to travel regularly to the west coast for the show’s filming schedule, while her kids and partner Kelli remain on the east coast. Rosie will meet with execs from the show today in Hollywood to see if there’s any point in moving forward.
So I was never a big fan of the Jason Wahler during his time on “The Hills.” He seemed like a huge doucebag but I really have to say I respect that he realizes that rehab is serious business.
After two arrests for assault when he was under the influence Jason realized that he needed to beat his addiction with a serious treatment program.
Instead of a place like Promises where they let you gallavant around LA and still keep your name in the papers, Jason went to Chapman house which was a quiet rigorous inpatient program near his family’s home in the OC.
Britney and Lindsay should take note. Rehab is serious business kiddos.
It looks like Paris Hilton’s first post-jail interview will take place on NBC’s Today Show, with Meredith Viera. The move has infuriated top brass at ABC, who’d assumed the interview would go to Hilton family friend Barbara Walters.
ABC was the front-runner until NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker personally called Hilton’s father Rick and made the pitch, the sources said.
Hilton agreed to the interview, but said she’d only speak with Vieira because of “disparaging” remarks her co-host Matt Lauer made about her.
Paris’ price tag for the interview? A cool one million. Hell, I’ll do three weeks at Lynwood for a million bucks. Where do I sign up?
I remember not so long ago seeing pictures of Renee Zellweger and thinking that she looked great…not too thin but slim and toned.
I was shocked when I came across this recent photo of her. You can distinctly see her shoulder bones. I don’t think that this is a good look for her.
Ah, the transfer of power in Hollywood. First Paris Hilton helped make Kim Kardashian a celebrity in her own right. Now Kim is paying it forward, dragging Gastineau Girls never-was Brittny Gastineau onto the red carpet and back into the public eye. We saw the two brunettes together at The N’s 5-year anniversary party earlier this week, and Wednesday night they showed up together at Lorraine Schwartz Monkey Collection launch in NYC. Because with Paris in the slammer, Lindsay in rehab, and Britney being boring, I have no choice but to write about what Kim Kardashian is doing. Look, folks, I don’t like it any more than you do, but you have to admire their timing.
Also, guys, I may be developing a tiny crush on Brittny. Mostly because I like the way she spells her name. Maybe I’d like Kim better if she spelled it, like, Khimmnm. Oh, yeah. Fuck that’s hot.
Jennifer Lopez was there, too, in a super cute outfit, but she’s old now and I don’t care about her.