Lindsay & Leo Get Deep; Madonna & Ellen Have A SecretS

An eyewitness says Lindsay and Leo "talked for ages." And "were engrossed in some really deep conversation." Maybe about the tough transition from child star to adult actor? The spy adds: "I didn't pick up a flirty vibe from them." After the chat, though, "Lindsay was an absolute hot mess… She was sweaty, and dancing all over the place with a cigarette and drink in her hand continually all night long. She was chain smoking and was really knocking back the drinks, she was clearly messed up." [Radar Online]

  • This column proclaims The Bounty Hunter is a flop, as was last year's Love Happens, and a film critic who did not want to be named says Jennifer Aniston has "aged out, no matter the yoga and the highlights. She just can't do America's sweetheart next door. She needs a big wake-up call." Ouch. [Page Six]
  • Anna Paquin is bisexual, and says so in a public service announcement for the True Colors Fund, an organization dedicated to fighting for equal rights for everyone –gay, straight, bisexual or transgendered. Many celebs — including Whoopi Goldberg, Elton John, Clay Aiken and Wanda Sykes — appear in the clip, which denounces hate crimes. Video at the link. [Radar Online]
  • Breaking: Kate Hudson is dating three different dudes. [Gatecrasher]
  • Madonna and Ellen Degeneres are related! [Gatecrasher]
  • Jennifer Hudson has signed on to be a rep for Weight Watchers. "it's a lifestyle changed, not a diet," she says. [AP]
  • Here's a "sneak peek" at the new cover of People; the story is "Will Sandra Leave Jesse?" and apparently the "crucial" part of her decision to divorce is "how any step will affect her relationship with Jesse's kids." [People]
  • Sandra Bullock "surfaced" Wednesday afternoon, to visit a "dear family friend," a private investment firm CEO named Gabriel Brenner. "She was not there on business," says a "friend." "They have been friends for decades." [People]
  • According to this report, Sandra Bullock is using billionaire Gabriel Brenner's empty house to "hide out"; Brenner and his wife are on vacation right now. Also, Brenner is an investor in Sandra's film company. [Radar Online, Radar Online, TMZ]
  • Jesse James' lawyer says that the Nazi hat was given to Jesse as a gag gift by his Jewish godfather. He also points out that Jesse lived on a kibbutz in Israel for a month and that owning Nazi memorabilia does not make someone a neo-Nazi. He adds that "99%" of what has been published about Jesse recently is not true. [CNN]
  • An inside source says of Sandra Bullock and Jesse James: "Sandra is basically so embarrassed she wants to die. They have had several screaming matches over the phone." [Radar Online]
  • A source says: "Jesse admitted to Sandra that he has cheated with seven women in total. There are still women out there who haven't come forward yet, and he's hoping they don't!" [Radar Online]
  • Jesse James will be in rehab for at least 45 days. [Radar Online]
  • Chelsea Handler poked fun at Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, so then Michelle mocked Chelsea Handler, Tweeting: "Use some of that botox from your forehead and put it in your flabby underarm skin..Ive seen better wings in a bucket of KFC chicken." Now Chelsea has fired back: "Until you've dipped my wings into 11 herbs and spices...or blue cheese dressing, and taken that needle that you use...first of all, look at my forehead you dumb bitch, ok, it moves! It proves I don't have botox. Get a closeup of my forehead. You have a tattoo on your forehead, so you've had a needle in your forehead, and probably Jesse James' balls, so shut your face." Ladies, ladies! [E!]
  • At the link, a video of Michelle "Bombshell"McGee talking about her new e-book, called The Seductive Secrets Michelle Bombshell Knows That You Don't, which is about "getting in and out of the strip clubs" and making the "most enjoyable encounter for your customer." [Radar Online]
  • The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is pissed that Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have given themselves "Native American" names. A spokesperson says: "Continued stereotyping such as this by people ignorant of our traditional ways is very disrespectful and only hurts our efforts to curtail these stereotypes." [TMZ]
  • "Miley Cyrus stole doomed chickens from a California farm." [ONTD via Contact Music]
  • Nicole Richie and Ashlee Simpson tried to play an April Fool's joke on Pete Wentz, but failed. [Mirror]
  • Avril Lavigne has been seen hanging out with both Brody Jenner and her ex-husband, Deryck Whibley. A "pal" says: "Avril is single. She's having fun." [E!]
  • Simon Cowell presented Susan Boyle with a "birthday present" in the form of a £4 million royalty check. [Telegraph]
  • Did Tiger Woods pay Rachel Uchitel $10 million not to speak out about their relationship? And if so, what does she know that he doesn't want said? [TMZ]
  • Behold: A statue of Tiger Woods, made of condoms. [TMZ]
  • We'd heard that Kate Gosselin would be doing a DWTS number based on her life, with partner Tony Dovolani playing the part of Jon, but it seems that was an exaggeration, "way overblown." [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Lost fans! Highlight this text for spoilery info: Charlie, Daniel and Desmond will "appear" in the final episodes. [UPI]
  • Daniel Dae Kim — who plays Jin on Lost says of the finale: "It's pretty amazing; for me it was very satisfying — after I read [the script] I had to sit for five or 10 minutes, just reflecting and digesting, because it definitely makes an impact. If you think about how many pieces the writers had to put together in order to make it fall into place, it's mind-boggling, and they did such a great job. Some of the twists and turns are just so clever." [Mirror]
  • Robin Williams joked: "Australians are basically English rednecks." Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says: "I think Robin Williams should go and spend a bit of time in Alabama before he frames comments about anyone being particularly redneck." [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • A musical episode of Fringe: In the works. [NYDN]
  • "This year, the folks behind Mad Men are hoping to score two outstanding actress nominations by positioning last year's lead actress nominee Elisabeth Moss as supporting rather than lead. Sources tell us the thinking is that January Jones, snubbed last year and the year before, will have a better chance in the lead actress category without competition from Moss, so great as corporate climber Peggy Olson." [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • J-Woww doesn't want to be on Jersey Shore anymore, and "cried her eyes out" when she found out it was picked up again. [MSNBC Scoop via Us Weekly]
  • The cast of Jersey Shore is on the road, traveling to Miami, and MTV has made the boys and girls travel in separate cars. [TMZ]
  • Jersey Shore's Vinny is working on music for his female fans to dance to. It's "a little pop, a little hip-hop, but nothing corny or silly." [TMZ]
  • Diane Sawyer and Glee have won Peabody awards. [NY Post]
  • Meet the new "Real Housewives" of New York City. One was married to a Morgan; the other is an even planner and entrepreneur. [NY Post]
  • Ugh, the news about Dennis Hopper continues to be bad. And sad. [TMZ]
  • "I said to my agents, 'Look, it's time to really work, and to find and explore other avenues here as an actor. It doesn't have to be leading roles. Let's not be tripped up by past information. It's time to try and have longevity as an actor. At the time, I was definitely still very connected to the image and the history of Bond. Even when I was in it. It just lives with you. It permeates your life. And you know that going in, but the reality of it — the overcoat is really large, and can be quite heavy at times. So you have to break the shackles of that." — Pierce Brosnan, who stars with Ewan McGregor in The Ghost Writer. [LA Times]
  • "For years, the Drug War has been used as a pretext to lock people in prison for exorbitant lengths of time — people whose 'crimes' never hurt another human being, people who already lived at the margins of society, whose voices were the faintest and whose power was the least. Meanwhile, resources to fight genuine crime - violent crime - have been significantly diminished." — Sting, who is partnering with the Drug Policy Alliance, an activist group. [Daily Mail]
  • "I've been married twice and divorced twice… I know what it feels like to go through that." — Janet Jackson, on playing a psychologist with marital problems in Why Did I Get Married Too? Janet adds: "Tyler [Perry] says this is a cop-out, but I think if it's God's will for me to marry again, I will. The same with having kids. But the way I see it, I don't need a piece of paper to validate [a relationship]; it's more about a spiritual connection." [USA Today]
  • "It was difficult not to talk about it, and I made a point not to because I didn't want to upset her and I wanted to stay in the moment. But one night, it just hit me, and I started singing [Michael Jackson's] 'Got me working day and night' and I didn't realize it until maybe the fourth word came out of my mouth. And I just stopped, and she didn't say anything. I think that's the only time I felt like, 'Oh, Jill.' As much as you want to console and be there for someone, sometimes the work is the healing." — Jill Scott, on working with Janet Jackson on Why Did I Get Married Too? soon after Michael Jackson had died. [LA Times]
  • "Nicholas Sparks asked me what name I would like. I said Ronnie, because it reminded me of my grand-dad, whose name was Ronald. I love animals, so we had sea turtles in the film, and I love music, so there is a piano. So he gave me some things he knew would make me more comfortable on the set." — Miley Cyrus, on The Last Song. She also says: "I feel that for what I have accomplished I could get a little more respect. People [at Disney] were not sure at first if they could trust me. They knew I could do Hannah Montana. But to put me out there as a music artist, they were a bit skeptical. I had to fight to get a real stage, to be a real music artist." [Reuters]
  • "I did a movie a long time ago where I had to fly a glider. You get towed up in the air by a plane, and it's loud and annoying. And at some point you pull the cord and you're suddenly floating, and in your mind it makes absolutely no sense. But it's exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. That's where I am now." — Susan Sarandon, when asked how her life had changed since splitting with Tim Robbins after 23 years. [Page Six]
  • "I want to be blonde Tomb Raider. I'm better with guns then[sic] both Angelina and Megan Fox put together!" — Heidi Montag, via Twitter. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • "She breaks all the rules; she's unconventional… A year and a half ago, I was in an editing room working on a project and had already downloaded as much music of hers as I could onto my iPod. And she was not in the mainstream yet, but I loved her. My son sang 'Bad Romance' for a singing contest. That's right James Wilkie sang 'Bad Romance.'" — Sarah Jessica Parker hearts Lady Gaga. [Contact Music]