Is Susan Boyle's Makeover Actually Hurting Her Chances?

  • Susan Boyle's new hairdo, clothes, and "reshaped" eyebrows may actually hurt her image, according to a neighbor: "She looks really nice - nothing like the image that's had the whole world talking about her."[DailyMail]
  • X-Factor judge Louis Walsh has clearly been drinking the Susan Boyle Haterade: "Susan is a pretty good singer but she's not a great singer," he says. [TimesofLondon]
  • Susan Boyle doesn't have Britain's Got Talent locked up just yet: a 10-year-old named Hollie Stell is giving her some strong competition. [Daily Mail]
  • Is Lindsay Lohan's weight loss a cry for help? A source says yes: "She is a self-destructive person. It's all part of her cry for attention. She wants Sam [Ronson, her ex-girlfriend] to see how bad she's hurting and she wants Hollywood to see her as a 'tortured artist' who is wasting away … This is a symptom of something much bigger – a desperate need to be noticed." [People]
  • The official promo posters for Bruno have been released. The tagline? "Borat was so 2006." [EW]
  • Ugh, Octomom: The Musical? Really? [TMZ]
  • Natalie Cole is waiting on a much-needed kidney donation: "In my younger, hell-raising days, I was an active drug user, and heroin was my drug of choice. In the process [I] contracted the hep C virus," Cole says. She is currently on dialysis and hopes a kidney comes soon, "but, at the moment, where it's coming from, heaven only knows." [PageSix]
  • Blind Item: "This 80's Heartthrob is finding out the hard way you should never abandon your kids. When they grow up they come back to haunt you and make you look like a fool!" [Blind Gossip]
  • Oh no! Henry Ian Cusick, perhaps best known for his role as Desmond Hume on LOST, has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman who used to work on the show. [TMZ]
  • John Mayer has been spending a lot of time with a new "gal pal"—a cocktail waitress named Scheana Marie. OMG what does Jen have to say about all this?!? [People]
  • Jay Leno has been released from the hospital and is "feeling much better."[USWeekly]
  • Katy Perry has reportedly reunited with ex-fiance Travis McCoy "The break-up sucked," Travis says, "We're back together now - you're the first person I've told that to.I keep thinking about if I had to go through it again and how s****y it would be. We were moving way too fast. I was being juvenile about the entire thing. Now it's easy breezy. I'm happy and in love." [TheSun]
  • "I love family. It is the best organisation there is, and I'm a great father. Come to think of it, that is my big conceit. If you want arrogance and conceit, I think I'm the best father in the world. I have always put my children first. I never spoiled them but I was there for them. They came on set with me. I got this reputation for saying yes to films only because of the locations or the money. Well, that wasn't entirely true. It was mostly about taking a job that would allow me to support the family and have them with me.-Michael Caine [DailyMail
  • "For someone who has missed as much school as I have, I want to go back and discover what else there is. I always loved school - I was a proper, proper nerd. I just want that back again."Emma Watson, who seems to get more awesome by the minute. [ShowbizSpy]
  • Is Mel Gibson's mistress expecting a baby? A source claims it may have sparked the Gibson divorce: "Robyn put up with Mel for years but when she found out Oksana was telling friends she was expecting it was the last straw." [TheSun]
  • Madonna, Reese Witherspoon, and Gwyneth Paltrow, have all topped Forbes' list of "Hollywood's Hardest Working Mothers." [Reuters]
  • Natalie Portman hopes to give viewers an inside look at the movie-making business with her new project, MakingOf. "I always wondered why there isn't a Web site that encapsulated the experience of visiting a friend on a movie set," she says, "Our site is supposed to give access to people who don't have a friend they can visit" - meaning pretty much everyone, and definitely us." [NYMag]
  • "I think the best thing in my life is my ability to be in a stable relationship. For anybody who has been in care or moved around a lot, it's very tough to form strong, lasting relationships. And that's what I'm proudest of."-Samantha Morton [Guardian]
  • Gwen Stefani has put down 100,000 to make sure that a proper playspace for her sons is built into her recording studio. [Star]
  • Rhianna is hoping to retrieve the 1.4 million dollars worth of jewelry she was wearing on the night she was beaten by Chris Brown from the LAPD. [Yahoo!]
  • Whoops! Apparently nobody at the Jonas Brothers' record label recognized the potential misunderstandings that might come about due to the Bros new album title, "Lines, Vines, and Trying Times." "Universal only get involved with distribution and promotion when the record is completed," says a source, "And they were stunned staff at Hollywood Records, who the lads are signed to, had failed to spot the ‘lines' reference." The same thing happened when I released my debut album: Crack, Smack, And Scooby Snacks. [TheSun]