Lindsay Accuses E-Trade Of Parody; Simon's Fiancée Fled The Taliban

  • Lindsay Lohan is suing E-Trade for creating a commercial in which a boyfriend-stealing, "milk-aholic" baby is named Lindsay. Here's the thing about LL's lawsuit:
  • She wants $100 million. Her lawyer explains: "Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit. They used the name Lindsay. They're using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn't they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody's talking about it and saying it's Lindsay Lohan." The commercial is at the link. [NY Post]
  • What? Kathryn Bigelow is "the baddest dude in Hollywood"? [NY Post]
  • Yes, yes, George Clooney was in on the joke at the Oscars and had discussed acting grumpy with Alec Baldwin beforehand. That doesn't mean his sourpuss faces weren't funny! [Gatecrasher]
  • A new shot from the "Telephone" video starring Lady Gaga and Beyoncé is at the link; the clip will be released on Thursday and some people can hardly wait. [ONTD]
  • Betty White was the "It" girl at Elton John's AIDS Foundation Oscar bash. She sat right next to Elton and True Blood hottie Ryan Kwanten, and chatted with Victoria Beckham. Too cool for school. [Gatecrasher]
  • Gabourey Sidibe was the "It" girl at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. [Page Six]
  • The blue gown that Mo'Nique wore to the Oscars was not her first choice. What happened with the original dress? She says: "I had a wardrobe malfunction! It happened while I was getting dressed. We just chuckled and were like, 'We got to find something new.' …This covers up everything in all the right places." [E!]
  • Victoria Beckham "would love" to dress Michelle Obama. "I just think she's incredible and she's a very strong woman and she's beautiful. I love women and I just want to make women feel good… It's just been a huge compliment that ladies have enjoyed wearing my dresses and they look great! It just goes to show they can flatter women of all different shapes and sizes, all different heights, and that's what it's about. It's about creating an illusion and having a great cut." [Fox 411]
  • Rihanna traveled to Arizona to meet Matt Kemp's family over the weekend, and a source says: "Rihanna fit right in as if they all knew each other. It was comfortable." [E!]
  • Did you know that Robert De Niro's late father was an artist? Bobby D was at the Matisse Museum in France yesterday, where his father's work — abstract expressionist paintings — is being shown in an exhibition. [CBS News]
  • Levi Johnston has finally paid the $21,000 in back child support payments he owed Bristol Palin. Thanks, Playgirl! [TMZ]
  • Oh, hmm: According to this report, Levi Johnston might ask the judge to reconsider the amount of child support he's been ordered to pay. [Radar Online]
  • A judge has ruled that Jennifer Lopez is able to keep her $10 million suit against her ex-husband and business partner private. [The Wrap]
  • Quentin Tarantino is being sued by a man who claims the concept of Kill Bill was ripped of from a 1999 treatment he sent to Miramax. There's also something about Jews getting Hollywood jobs in the suit. [E!]
  • Wait, what? Eli Roth and Peaches Geldof are A Thing?!?! [ONTD]
  • Vanity Fair Oscar party gossip: Jane Fonda wants Kate Bosworth to do the Barbarella sequel. Carey Mulligan was seen "kneeling before" Kathryn Bigelow as the director lounged on a couch. Hilary Swank has a "secret handshake" which involves puffing up her cheeks and popping her eyes. [Showbiz 411]
  • Jamie Foxx and Clueless star Stacey Dash: "Together"? [Fox 411]
  • Well Jamie Foxx and Stacey Dash went to the VF Oscar party together, that's for sure. And they look happy in this pic. [NYDN]
  • The Hurt Locker's six Oscars should help double its box-office revenue, say analysts. [Business Week]
  • Simon Cowell is engaged, okay? Jeez. [The Sun]
  • Simon's fiancée, makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy, fled the Taliban with her family from Afghanistan. Her first marriage was arranged for her when she was 19, and it's a sad tale — she was miserable and not in love. More at the link. [NY Post]
  • Simon Cowell's ex, Terri Seymour, "refused" to walk the red carpet at the Elton John party, because she didn't want to bump into Simon and his new fiancée. [Page Six]
  • Conan O'Brien is following one person — an engaged 19-year old girl — on Twitter. He Tweeted: "I've decided to follow someone at random. She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change." She says: "It's been amazing. It really has changed my life completely." [NY Post]
  • BREAKING: Katherine Heigl has dark hair now. [ONTD]
  • "Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has arranged a deal with a private equity firm to sort out her debts." [Reuters]
  • At the link, a story about Vanessa Rogers, whose New Orleans home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and who now lives in a place built by Brad Pitt's organization, Make It Right. [The Sun]
  • Kathy Griffin was asked which star she'd like to see take a "celebrity spill" (?!?!) and she replied: "I'd like to push Sarah Palin down the stairs." [Radar Online]
  • Russell Brand was sober and laughing when his pals Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham got so drunk they fell out of a cab and this is news. [Mirror]
  • Sheryl Crow will play a recurring role on Cougar Town. Did Sheryl and Courteney Cox come up with the idea in Mexico over margaritas? Will Jennifer Aniston guest star next? [UPI]
  • After being in the hospital for chest pains, Michael Lohan was in court yesterday to deal with his ongoing battle with ex-gf Erin Muller. He says he's "felt better." [TMZ]
  • Snoop Dogg is allowed in the UK again, but it cost him more than £100,000. [Telegraph]
  • Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were seen hugging and kissing on Monday. [Radar Online]
  • Last year, Sting said Simon Cowell and his talent shows were "preposterous," noting that "you have judges who have no recognizable talent apart from self-promotion." Now Simon says: "First of all, anybody who at the age of 60 calls himself Sting is an idiot." And: "I find those kind of people… who come from quite humble beginnings and they're (now) living in these stately homes, professing to know everything about everything in the world, and what the contestants may or may not feel… They can say that because they've got everything they want in their lives, but what they're really saying is anybody else who needs a shot shouldn't be allowed to do it." [PopCrunch]
  • Robbie Williams smoked too much pot last year and gained weight from munchies. [The Sun]
  • Lil Wayne has been sent to Rikers Island correctional facility, and will not be in protective custody, but in gen pop. Good luck! [NYDN]
  • Guns N' Roses will play three secret/private shows in Brazil and Argentina. [Reuters]
  • The lawsuit filed against Dr. Drew by a man who threatened to murder the doctor's family has been dismissed. [TMZ]
  • "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW & PHOTOS: J-WOWW'S Boyfriend Admits They Had Problems When She Made Out On TV" [Radar Online]
  • Famed hotelier (and Uma Thurman's ex) Andre Balazs is pitching a scripted TV show about what goes on behind the scenes at a top hotel. Let's guess: intoxication, sex, breaking shit? [NY Post]
  • Bob Barker will donate $2.5 million to PETA tomorrow. [Page Six]
  • Rozlyn Papa — a reject on The Bachelor — has a sex tape online. Well actually it sounds like a blow job video, but whatever. [TMZ]
  • Miss America may not have a home, but the Miss Universe pageant will be on NBC for three more years. Try to contain your excitement. [Reuters]
  • Q: After the whole Leno-Conan debacle, there were lots of articles about how there are no women in late night. How do you feel when you hear that, yet there you are every night on E? Chelsea Handler: "That's annoying because I've been there now for over two and a half years. It's a smaller franchise, because it's a smaller network. But with the way things are now, it's almost like cable is going to be taking over network [in terms of] ad dollars. It seems like cable's kind of the place to be. So I'm glad that I'm there now. I feel a little bit ahead of the curve. But I don't get too upset about any kind of comparison like that. I don't take myself that seriously." [Time]
  • "I was shocked, appalled and I am angry." — Alana Stewart on her friend Farrah Fawcett being left out of the Oscar "In Memoriam" tribute. [Radar Online]
  • "Community was not something that I actively sought out. I was up for a recurring [role] on Trauma …but I don't think I was ready to sign a six-year contract and so it didn't work out. But that's how the network sort of became aware of me." — Katharine McPhee, whose first episode of Community airs Thursday. She also says: "You never know what's going to come out of Chevy Chase's mouth - it's just unpredictable." [NYDN]
  • "He isn't doing enough. Where do you want to begin? Everybody talks the talk but they don't walk the walk." — Sharon Osbourne thinks Barack Obama needs to step up on legalizing same-sex marriage. [Fox 411]
  • "I'm a huge Obama supporter, but I want to be careful with what I say. He's being barraged right now from the right and from his own party and I think those of us that support him need to support him and not find new ways to bash him. That said, I'm a huge equality supporter, I'm a huge gay marriage supporter, and I'll do what I can and if I ever get a chance to talk to him, it's probably something I'll bring up." — Will & Grace actor Eric McCormack on Barack Obama. [Fox 411]
  • "I don't know yet, but I will definitely be doing something with her." — Simon Cowell on Paula Abdul. [The Wrap]
  • "I adore watching people like Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill but I wouldn't necessarily cast myself in those roles. They are people that audiences can easily identify with. I don't play so easily the regular guy." — Matt Lucas. [LA Times]
  • "Hip-hop is such a male-dominated industry. There's a female voice that's sometimes kind of missing." — Ludacris, who enlists several female artists on his new album, Battle Of The Sexes. [USA Today]
  • "I think in American society we're messing up our kids by taking away the education on and awareness of our sexuality and replacing it with violence, guns and video games - and we're breeding little criminals." — Zoe Saldana. [The Sun]
  • "I love sex. Love it, love it, love it... Can't live without it. I love skin. I don't believe the body is something to hide." — Zoe Saldana. [The Sun]