Scarlett Johansson Calls Out The Sexist Media

  • Scarlett Johansson thinks the media made a big deal out of her e-mail exchanges with Barack Obama because she's female. "It seemed to me to be like a product of extreme sexism," she says. "I kept thinking to myself, 'God, if this was just, like, Kal Penn or George Clooney or any of the other [Obama] surrogates or supporters ... there wouldn't be [any] question about it. Nobody would even talk about it. It was manipulated into such an unfortunate media frenzy of kind of a non-story." Think she has a point? [ET]
  • Dina Lohan's response to Anderson Cooper's attack on her reality show: "People are just cruel! This is bad karma for him." Nah, Cooper has good things coming to him, for sure. [Perez Hilton]
  • Jenna Jameson is knocked up. The daddy is UFC champ Tito Ortiz. Best of luck, kids. [Page Six]
  • Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal seen holding hands in hipster mecca Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [Page Six]
  • Rihanna's been wearing a "gossip-inducing piece of jewelry," also known as sparkly ring on that finger. [The Sun]
  • Word on Madonna's marriage is that she'll give it one more year. [MSNBC]
  • Madonna will perform in her home state, Michigan, for the first time in seven years. Music. Makes the people. Come together. [USA Today]
  • Benji Madden and Paris Hilton: Dunzo? [Mr. Paparazzi]
  • Amanda Peet is urging parents to immunize their children in a "Vaccinate Your Baby" campaign. "My main message to parents is that they should not be taking medical advice from me or any other celebrity. They should look to their pediatrician, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other experts." [PR Newswire]
  • Steven Tyler's memoir: Forthcoming. [Crain's]
  • File under not surprising: The people who live in the Hills hate The Hills. [LA Times]
  • Do you think Oprah controls more than 1 million voters? University of Maryland economists think so. [Page Six]
  • Lisa Marie Presley, 40, is pregnant with twins. Love me tender times two. [E!]
  • Jennifer Aniston is planning the "Wedding Of The Year" if you believe OK! magazine, which you probably shouldn't. [Perez Hilton]
  • Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham has allegedly been warned not have more children. "She knows she is putting her health at risk if she dismisses the advice of her doctors and has another C-section," says an unnamed source. [News.com.au]
  • Samantha Ronson's car got the orange boot. Girl needs to pay her parking tickets. [Perez Hilton]
  • Though she has been diagnosed with breast cancer, Christina Applegate will proceed with filming the upcoming season of Samantha Who? Nothing better than throwing yourself into work when you're dealing with crappy lifestuff. [MSNBC]
  • Kirk Douglas has been campaigning for a formal apology to African Americans for the institution of slavery for years now. (Did you know that? I didn't.) So when the House passed a formal national apology, Kirk said: "This is the best news I've heard in a long time." [LA Times]
  • Michelle Williams and Spike Jonze are smitten kittens. [Perez Hilton]
  • Justin Timberlake cuts his own hair. [The Sun]
  • Wesley Snipes needs to reimburse the government $217,000 in prosecution costs for his tax conviction. Ouch. [USA Today]
  • American Idol held auditions in Puerto Rico and "only" 300 people showed up. Is the show's popularity waning? (Some of us never liked it, btw.) [MSNBC]
  • Lil Jon was in "musical limbo" after his record label, TVT, went bankrupt. Now he's signing with The Orchard, a digital entertainment company, so he can develop "lifestyle-oriented marketing and promotion programs," whatever that means. [USA Today]
  • The new 90210 girls are skinny, says the person who runs that website called The Skinny. [The Skinny]
  • Is Katie Holmes pregnant? This paper points out that she has a "mysterious bump," which appears to be her stomach. [Daily Mail]
  • Iggy Pop's equipment has been stolen! He will have to search. And destroy. [Yahoo News]
  • Dr. Dre's congnac and vodka brands will hit stores in the next 60 days. Related: his new album is called Detox. [Yahoo News]
  • A source says that Britney's recent pix from Mexico — sunbathing in a bikini and swimming with dolphins — were set up by her camp. Who knows what to believe anymore? [Page Six]
  • Will Britney play a killer lesbian stripper in Quentin Tarantino's remake of Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!? [Mirror]
  • "Everybody is rooting for her, and that's a good thing. I'm on that bandwagon too. I don't want to see anybody unhappy." —Justin Timberlake on Britney Spears [PopDirt]
  • Joanna Lumley, aka Patsy Stone, would do Absolutely Fabulous again: "I don't think that we could do a series, but I'd do a special. Patsy would be completely fossilised by now — she'd be in formaldehyde." [Mirror]
  • "I haven't met him yet, but cried when I found out James McAvoy was married. Literally." — Seventeen year old Emma Roberts. [Mirror]
  • Bette Midler says she knows that young people dig lip-syncing pop tarts but blames MTV. "Video really did kill the radio star," she says. "After MTV came along, people were seeing their favorite singers in videos, and suddenly there was a certain vision of a song - how it should sound, how it should look. Then [in concert], there was no room for improvisation - everyone wanted an exact replica." Oh, and: "They don't speak. They don't talk to their audience. They may say, 'Hello, New York' or 'Hello, Las Vegas,' in the beginning, and 'Thank you' in between songs, but they don't talk. They don't tell stories or take the time to make a connection, build a rapport. There's no emotion." [Rush & Molloy]