Writer Calls Gabby "Mean"; Taylor Donates Cash For Nashville

  • Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart is calling out Gabourey Sidibe, and intimating that she is not very nice. In fact, he says, "She's mean."

He had a negative encounter with her at the White House Correspondents dinner — and when he told his colleagues about it, one said, "Oh! She's horrible." [WaPo, Perez]

  • Taylor Swift is donating $500,000 to flood relief in Nashville. "Being at home during the storm, I honestly could not believe what was happening to the city and the people I love so dearly," she says. "Nashville is my home, and the reason why I get to do what I love. I have always been proud to be a Nashvillian, but especially now, seeing the love that runs through this city when there are people in crisis." [AP]
  • By the by, Taylor Swift likes M&Ms, Milky Way bars and caramels. [People]
  • Pink looks effing fierce on the cover of Cosmo, and inside, she says that she's been "really mean" to husband Carey Hart in the past. "Carey sat me down one day when we were fighting and said, 'Baby, when you call me names, it hurts my feelings. Please try to stop.' And I was like 'Wow, thank you for telling me how you feel.' Now I fight fair." [People]
  • How do we feel about Kristen Stewart playing Marylou in a film version of Jack Kerouac's On The Road? Lord knows she's got the angst down. [Reuters]
  • Breaking: Amy Winehouse has a new nose ring. [The Sun]
  • A bank is foreclosing on a piece of property in Colorado owned by Heidi Montag's mother. Spencer Pratt's comment on this: "If that's true ... that is the best news I've heard all day long." Jerk. Guess he's mad that the lady admitted she wasn't thrilled with Heidi's surgeries; Spencer added: "Anybody who would do what she did to her daughter – my amazing, beautiful, magnificent wife Heidi – on national television ... should be put in a straight jacket." [TMZ]
  • This article reveals: "Justin Bieber is a hugger." And: "the first real teen idol of the digital age, a star whose fame can be attributed entirely to the Internet." [Time]
  • Do what you must to prepare yourself: Justin Bieber will be recording his next album in New York. [Page Six]
  • So it's looking like not only did Kendra secretly plan to sell her own sex tape, she made more than one. [Radar Online]
  • Kendra's mom weighs in: "I have not discussed the tape with Kendra and of course I hope it doesn't get released." [Radar Online]
  • Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner got matching tattoos (again). This time, they "staggered" into a tattoo parlor in Hollywood, looking like they "had not slept for two days" and each got the word "fuck" inked on their ribs. In April, they got matching lightning bolt tattoos while in Las Vegas. Wise, thoughtful decisions all around! [Radar Online]
  • If Lindsay Lohan is found to be in violation of her probation, she might go to jail. Michael Lohan says: "Lindsay does not belong in jail. That would be the worst thing for her." He would know, since he's been there a few times. [Radar Online]
  • Breaking: Lindsay Lohan now parties with a bodyguard. [Page Six]
  • Lady Gaga is pissed! "Fox POORLY + AMATEURLY edited + cut my performance/musical arrangement on [American Idol]," she Tweeted. The "real" version, which you can see at the link, is more than six minutes long. But! This reporter writes: "Having been there for the taping last week, we can attest to a couple of things: one, the Idol staff seemed exceptionally accommodating of Gaga's set, dancers and schedule. She ran through the six-plus-minute performance more than four times, keeping the studio audience in their seats an hour-and-a-half past the scheduled end time… Gaga was also very gracious in thanking those people for staying and allowing her ample opportunities to practice." [LA Times]
  • Lady Gaga was loaned some lingerie prototypes, which were lost, and the lingerie people are not happy. [Mirror]
  • Last month, Taylor Momsen was quoted as saying, "I don't wanna be Courtney Love — I wanna be Kurt Cobain. ... I look at Nirvana. I don't look at Hole." Now she would like to clarify: ""Everything is taken out of context. Everyone compares me to Courtney Love. Courtney Love is great, sure, but in all honesty, I'm not trying to be Courtney Love. I would rather be Kurt Cobain, [because] I wrote the record. I'm not either [of them]. I'm saying I would like to be John Lennon, I would like to be Liam Gallagher, I would like to be Robert Plant ... should I keep going? You look up to your idols." And: "I grew up listening to the Nirvana records, not the Hole records. And I'm sorry we both have blonde hair and play rock music. That's it." [MTV]
  • Tito Ortiz has returned to the home he shares with Jenna Jameson for the first time since he was arrested. [TMZ]
  • The Tito Ortiz case has been sent to the D.A., who will decide whether or not to press charges. [TMZ]
  • Charlie Sheen is in negotiations regarding his return to Two And A Half Men, and he's apparently asking for $2 million per episode. Is it just a way of saying he wants out? [E!]
  • Paris Hilton wants a boyfriend with a "normal" job. I smell a reality show! [Mirror]
  • In light of his rape allegations, Lawrence Taylor has been dropped as a NutriSystem spokesperson. [TMZ]
  • Lawrence Taylor's wife has canceled an interview with Larry King. [TMZ]
  • Jesse James' vandalism case: Closed. It was rejected by the prosecutor's office. [TMZ]
  • Michelle "Bombshell" McGee would like to fight fellow Jesse James mistress Melissa Smith. [Radar Online]
  • Porn Star Sasha Grey will appear in several episodes of Entourage next season, as a woman who meets Adrian Grenier's character in a bar. Adrian says: "You can't believe she's a porn star when you meet her." [Page Six]
  • The Scissor Sisters have revealed they scrapped an album they had been working on for 18 months. Says Jake Shears: "In my heart I knew it wasn't right, I didn't really know what it was trying to say. It left me a little bit cold." [BBC News]
  • Prince Harry will train as an Apache attack helicopter pilot and gushes: "To be honest, I think it will be one of the biggest challenges in my life so far." [AP]
  • "Prosecutors in the sex crime case of Roman Polanski said Thursday they oppose a defense request seeking the release of documents the film director's lawyers say would aid his fight against extradition." [Reuters]
  • Common trained five days a week to play a basketball star in the new movie Just Wright, with Queen Latifah. [Page Six]
  • Tony and Pepper kiss in Iron Man 2, claims this spoilerific headline and story. [AP]
  • A new film version of The Tempest will star Helen Mirren as exiled sorcerer Prospero! [USA Today]
  • If you are a true fan, you will dedicate six hours to the Lost finale. [NY Post]
  • David Boreanaz's wife told her mother: "We're working through this and everything will be fine." [Radar Online]
  • Did Bruce Willis try to return a rug that he'd spilled red wine on? [TMZ]
  • FYI: Bristol Palin is on her own and works a full-time job and doesn't lean on her mom for financial support, thankyouverymuch. [NY Post]
  • Bristol Palin can't abstain from clubbing. [Gatecrasher]
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez: Just friends? [Page Six]
  • Someone at a charity auction paid $13,000 to meet Sting backstage and, promised Trudie Styler, "he'll talk to you about tantric sex." [Page Six]
  • Gordon Ramsay has debt issues. [Page Six]
  • "The Team Coco crowd, like [Stephen] Colbert's and [Jon] Stewart's fans, are drawn to icons they see as both hipper and brainier than Middle America's. Leno is the old-school model of a mass-media personality whom we all share: 'America is standing up for Jay.' Team Coco and the Colbert Nation instead appeal to a sense of personal investment—'I'm with Coco'—in a host who's not for everyone." [Time]
  • Joe Francis and Mark Cuban are teaming up to present us with some fine, highbrow entertainment called Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search For The Hottest Girl In America. The 12-part series involves scouring clubs and beaches. [Page Six]
  • Comedy Central is developing a half-hour animated show about Jesus. [NY Post]
  • "Chronic constipation killed Elvis Presley, claims his personal physician." [NYDN]
  • "Historically, country music would rather an artist be a drunk - they even encourage and endorse that one. You get good money from Jim Beam to put that emblem on the side of your bus. I was on the Crown Royal tour, and I have to say it was one of my favorite tours. They would rather you were a drug addict than be gay. They will forgive you if you beat your wife, lose your kids to state, get six divorces, make a sex tape, get labeled as a tramp - any and all of it is better than being gay." — Chely Wright. [LA Times]
  • "Most of my life hasn't been very fulfilling sexually. At one point in my mid-30s, I thought: 'Maybe I'm just not a very sexual woman. I play women who are sexually aware but maybe I'm not going to be particularly active.'" — Kim Cattrall is not Samantha, you guys. [Daily Express]
  • "Being gay was the last thing in the world that I wanted to be. I'm one of those people who like to toe the line — I'm not a rebel. I just want to be like everyone else most of the time. I finally came out when I was 21, which is kind of late, I guess. I had an affair with my teacher and it was really an amazing, mind-blowing experience. She was older and I was crazy about her and it was great - really wonderful." — Damn! Get it, Jane Lynch! [Divine]
  • "Katy, that little cow, keeps calling me a bridezilla. I sent Katy a picture [of myself wearing a wedding dress as a costume] and she put it on the internet and goes, 'oh look at him he's obsessed with this wedding.' I'm trying to think of a way to get revenge. Let me tell you there are photos of her on my phone that could go nuclear." — Russell Brand is just joking about getting back at Katy Perry! He adds: "A man has to be respectful. I'm so tempted but I feel I'm going to need my testicles for the future." [The Sun]
  • "Every single day, I second-guess myself as a mother. I chose to be a mom. It's something I've always wanted, but I feel torn between two worlds." — Naomi Watts. [People]