Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Dancing With the Stars

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So my parents have decided not to enjoy the beauty that is DVR, and have yet to fix their one working VCR so I sadly missed the show last night due to the Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day.

I love this show and I really hope you do to. Next week I will be back with more coverage. If you missed last night as I did you missed…

*Joey Fat One and Kym Johnson getting the only 10 of the night for their hot paso double.

*John Ratzenberger’s cute 91 year-old mom Bertha cheering him on.

*Heather Mills fan Spencer Dolan cheering her on. Spencer, a 12 year-old fellow amputee was given the chance to interview the dancers for “The Insider” after the show.

*Cheryl Burke, my favorite pro dancer in the competition, rocking some hot hair extensions.

If you missed the show as well here are some pics of the dancers from last night!
For all of those fans out there. Who do you want to win “Dacing With the Stars?”
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This Is What’s Become of Leann Rimes

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Shilling for Corn Flakes. Ooh, that gives me an idea. She should do a cover of Tori Amos’s “Cornflake Girl.” It would be good publicity for Corn Flakes and for Tori’s upcoming album! I don’t know why it would be good for Leann but who cares? She’s on a Corn Flakes box. It’s all over.

Pics taken at MTV studios in NYC.

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Gawker Editor Emily Gould Gets Her Ass Handed to Her by Jimmy Kimmel

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This is painful to watch. Honestly, it hurts. Watch as Gawker editor Emily Gould gets ripped to shreds by Jimmy Kimmel, standing in for Larry King. (It doesn’t seem to be embeddable, and I can’t say I blame them. Props to Em for putting it up at all.) Jimmy takes her to task for their “Gawker Stalker” maps, which are probably the coolest fucking thing in the world, and which have been copied by plenty of different websites. One such map accused Kimmel of being drunk, when he was, in fact, walking home with his aunt after a one-year-old’s birthday party (?). And how terribly unfair of Gawker, then, to insinuate that a man who once hosted a show entirely about chugging beer and ogling women might, in fact, be inebriated. What has Kimmel done to deserve such misunderstanding?

Page Six, absolutely fucking gleeful to watch their nemesis go down in flames, managed to take a break from their Gawker-got-called-out happy dance to pen a scathing and totally unnecessary item about the flogging today. It’s really fair how Page Six brands Gould’s defense of herself and her employer as “haughty.” You know, you never hear that term used with a man. A male talking head in the same situation would have been “striking back,” “aggressive,” or even just “explaining himself.” Emily Gould? She’s “haughty.” Fuck that. I watched the tape. She wasn’t haughty, she was sticking up for herself. There was nothing haughty about Gould in that interview.

In fairness, Gould was clearly not expecting or prepared for this line of questioning. She handled herself well under the circumstances, but she could have prepped more thoroughly. She was blind-sided, that much clear by her face, and someone more experienced would have responded more calmly.

Kimmel makes the statement to Gould that he doesn’t “know why anyone would buy advertising on a website.” As Gawker points out later that day, perhaps Kimmel ought to ask the marketing folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live why anyone would buy advertising on a website, as the show recently bought ads on both Egotastic and The Superficial. Cute.

I dunno, I lost a lot of respect for Kimmel after watching this. He was in a bad mood, and I suppose he was trying to prove he could do “serious” television, and he really ought to have picked on someone his own size. His points don’t hold up. Celebrities these days know what celebrity means. You went to those auditions, Jimmy. Walked there with your own damn feet. You pitched those shows. You wanted to be a big star. You wanted people to write about you. People write about you now, Jimmy. Take the good with the bad, asshole. The Man Show did those candid segments that fucked with real people’s lives. I bet they didn’t all think it was as funny as you did. Oh, and remember how you left your wife of 14 years, with whom you had two children, for Sarah Silverman? Just checking, Mister Morality. Stick to sports and drinking beer and ogling women, Jimmy.

Joe Francis Arrested, World is Safer

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Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis has fallen rapidly from “show us your tits” to “show us your hands,” as the 34-year-old disgusting jackass was picked up at the Panama City airport this morning on a warrant seeking his arrest for for criminal contempt of court. Francis was supposed to turn himself in by noon on Thurdsay, but he totally didn’t, because he’s a spoiled piece of crap who thinks he doesn’t have to play by anyone else’s rules or, you know, respect anyone else under any circumstances. Francis claims he was on his way to turn himself in this morning (albeit five days late), but airport authorities recognized him and arrested him.

Yesterday, Francis appeared on Fox News to tell Geraldo Rivera that “I’m not trying to hide at all. I’m on my way to Florida right now to turn myself in and comply with the judge’s order. I would never run from justice. I would never not comply with a judge’s order.” However, Francis did not turn himself in on Monday, and, by that afternoon, neither he nor his lawyer could be contacted.

Francis was sentenced to jail time for contempt of court by a judge after he launched into a three-minute profanity-laced diatribe during mediation on March 21 of this year. The mediation was an attempt to settle a suit filed in 2003 against Francis by seven underage girls who say they were victimized when Girls Gone Wild filmed them in sexual situations. Or, perhaps more accurately, the suit was filed by their fathers. Regardless, the judge felt Francis was not taking the mediation seriously — particularly when he revoked an agreed-upon settlement — and sentenced him to jail for contempt of court.

Can you get life in jail for contempt of court? I sure hope so, because that’s how long Joe Francis ought to stay far, far away from civilized people.

S-Jo Working Her Way Through Planet Earth

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Scarlett Jo (full last name withheld due to possible spelling errors) is maybe possibly dating someone new.

People Magazine is all over it!

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds spent a busy weekend in New York City together. On Saturday night, the pair were seen getting close at the Manhattan restaurant Odeon. “They were in a good mood,” says one eyewitness who saw them laughing and smiling. “They were definitely holding hands,” says another observer. “They were a cute couple!”

Hey there observer, you watch yourself. I’ll be the judge as to whether they are a cute couple. Okay, I’ve decided. They’re not.

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