Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Drew Barrymore Named Most Beautiful


AP NEW YORK – She was born with her acting family’s classic beauty, but Drew Barrymore credits her fun-loving approach to life for her No. 1 spot on People magazine’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People” list.

I don’t know about this choice. I’m not saying she’s not cute, or attractive. But I’ve never seen her and thought “wow. she’s stunning.” And if you’re going to be named “most beautiful” you can’t have ever been married to Tom Green. You just can’t have.

This is a fun blurb near the end:

Barrymore is one of 11 celebrities – including Eva Longoria and the three Jessicas (Simpson, Alba and Biel) – photographed for the issue without makeup. “I find that men, in my past, have preferred me without it,” Biel, 25, says of makeup.

I want to knock Biel here but I can’t. She absolutely right. She’s truly beautiful (in the eye of this beholder). I wouldn’t care if she wore makeup, I wouldn’t care if she wore overalls everywhere (Actually, come to think of it, I quite like overalls on a gal). I pray that one day I can interview her and mention that Summer Catch made me re-hit puberty.

Okay, this blog just got pretty boyish, but you guys had Clooney last year so forgive my foray into Maxim-ness.

Lastly, I’ve got to point out that this list of 50 seems to be made up of an awful lot of people in the entertainment industry. And most of them are American or European. I’m not sure People has done an exhaustive search, surely there’s a school teacher in Africa who’s unbelievably stunning.

Hugh Grant Arrested, He’s a Bean Thrower


AP LONDON – Hugh Grant has been arrested for allegedly throwing a container of baked beans at a photographer, London police said.

There are magical fruit jokes to be made but those are juvenile and insulting to our reader’s intelligence. So I’ll just say this: I’d love it if Hugh threw any canned good at my dome. Then I could take the next few years off.

Yes Of Course Vanessa Minnillo Has Her Own Line of Cosmetics



What? You think Jessica Simpson’s trampy little ass has a monopoly on hawking crappy lip glosses? If there’s anything the U.S. market needs, it’s another line of celebrity cosmetics. Vanessa Minnillo has called hers Flirt! (The exclamation point belongs to the cosmetics line — please note that I am not really that excited about all this.) She unveiled the new line last night in NYC, where she just bought a condo with Nick Lachey.

Christina Ricci Is RAINN’s New National Spokesperson



The little pixie was crowned in DC tonight. If you have any cash left after Idol’s fund-tastic tearjerker tonight (I prefer to think of it less as a donation to African AIDS orphans and more as a reduction in my taxable income), the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, co-founded by Tori Amos, always needs funds. And, admit it, after what “Me and a Gun” did for your adolescent years, this is really the least you can do.

Late-Night Links

Joe Simpson wants a crack at managing Britney Spears. [MollyGood]

The court system goes wild on Joe Francis yet again. [Cele|bitchy]

Is Tom Cruise sending Katie Holmes to Mommy classes? Well, no, but that’s the story Us Weekly‘s running with this week. [SOW]

Ryan Gosling is a serious! Actor! Dammit! [Pajiba]

Donald Trump is really going to miss feuding with Rosie O’Donnell. [Celebrity Smack]

Sanjaya’s mom was a real-life Nancy Botwin. That’s so cool. [A Socialite's Life]

Check out MK from popbytes — the total hottie responsible for taking me on the best date I’ve been on all year — on AOL’s 30 Seconds to Blog. [popbytes]

Nicole Richie and Sophie Monk hit the town. [Drunken Stepfather]

Check out Heidi Montag’s new rack. [POTP]

Hilary Duff gets all the good death threats. [Ninja Dude]