Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Wait a Sec, a Celeb LIED?

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Page Six (waaaaay better than Page 5) just “broke” the news that Courtney Love might have gotten a little bypass surgery.

“She’s telling people she got the gastric band surgery. She even said she had to sleep with a towel by her because the surgery makes her [vomit] all the time and is worried she won’t be able to make out with anyone because of her breath.”

Yeah, as if Vomit is the reason you wouldn’t make out with C-Love. How about the fact that she’s stark raving mad? Ok, I’m sort of lying; I’m the guy on the planet who likes her music. If I was drunk I’d think about it.

Pete Doherty Still Cracked Out

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I actually forgot that Pete Doherty was still alive. I can’t get over the fact that someone this self-destructive actually can live past the age of 25. Pete has admitted to doing every drug under the sun and working as a male prostitute to support his drug habit at one point. His London flat has pictures of himself that he allegedly drew with his own blood. He is one creepy dude but also is such a character that no matter what he does music-wise he will stay in the papers.

What Americans never hear, however, is that Pete Doherty is a troubled genius. He writes brilliant lyrics and by all accounts did well in school and University. I found this interview with his mother who seems like a normal army wife and mother. She knows that part of the celebrity surrounding her son is the fact that he is a hot mess.

“Peter’s greatest misfortune was to become famous. People seem hell-bent on perpetuating his wretchedness – a pathetic, limp figure.”

I don’t really know what will become of Pete Doherty. Today he still plays impromptu gigs at clubs but after six stints in rehab is looks as though the drugs are here to stay. Here are some photos of Pete playing a gig in London.
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BFF?

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Pics from the premiere of The Tripper in Hollywood on Wednesday night. Doesn’t it look like Courteney is trying to escape? Jen’s basically clinging to her. Remember when Jennifer was the Friends star with a thriving post-Friends career? Oh, how the tables have turned.

Late-Night Links

Donna Hogan explains why she’s selling a tell-all about her sister, Anna Nicole, before the body’s even cold. [The Blemish]

Eighty-seven years ago, when Willa Ford sang “I Wanna Be Bad,” we all kind of knew there was an ill-fated acting career to come. That it would culminate in her portraying Anna Nicole Smith in the late model’s biopic, though? I’d never have guessed. [Cele|bitchy]

Rachel Ray will not allow her audience members to wear sequins. That might seem cheesy. [Gabsmash]

Let’s all release our list of the Sexiest Women at the same time. That way all the individual lists can be especially meaningless. [CityRag]

Justin Timberlake and Madonna are collaborating. Ooh, I sure do hope this ends with some manner of on-stage kiss at the VMAs. [A Socialite's Life]

If Tom Cruise is taking Katie’s high heels, you know he’s not throwing them out. He’s saving them for when she heads out with Posh for the evening and he has the whole house to himself to play dress-up. [popbytes]

Tobey Maguire was so into rehab way before it was cool. Yeah, buddy. Whatever. [Celebslam]

Let the Hiltonizing begin, I suppose. You can only fight it so long. My darling Hayden Panettiere is licking another girl’s boob. [Allie]

A year of sobriety convinced Danny Bonaduce’s wife that he wasn’t going to get any better than this. The couple filed for divorce. [Glitterati]

Orlando Bloom takes a break from his busy schedule of dating increasingly famous women to explain how the world will end. [POTP]

The Gilded Moose takes on Trent Vanegas. And omg is it funny. [TGM]

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