ABC Trying To Protect Chaz Bono From 'Crazies'

Behind the scenes at Dancing With The Stars, ABC execs have ordered extra security to protect Chaz Bono from "crazies." As you know, our nation's greatest threat is not a dirty bomb from an extreme terror sect but a dude doing the cha-cha-cha. [TMZ]
Additional Dancing With The Stars "news": Ricki Lake is slimming down: "When I went in for a costume fitting, I've lost 8 ½ inches. Three inches in my waist. Three in my hips. Over an inch in my thighs and another inch and a half on my arms. It's crazy." She also says: "Every part of my body hurts." [NYDN]


ABC Trying To Protect Chaz Bono From 'Crazies'

The lawyers representing Britney Spears would like $900,000 in legal fees, thank you very much. [Radar]
Britney on her sons: "When I'm on the road they come with me and they love being on the road… They are in awe, they come home and copy the dancers and the dancers' moves and try to get on their heads and do spins and do all these things. They'll definitely, probably be, in the entertainment businesses." Definitely. Probably. Maybe. [Contact Music]


ABC Trying To Protect Chaz Bono From 'Crazies'

What Lindsay Lohan does with her time is a complete and utter mystery, but not necessarily shady or illegal. For instance, just because she was photographed kissing Dream Hotel owner Vikram Chatwal doesn't mean they are more than friends, that she was doing coke, or that she gave him a blow job. Honestly, there is nothing weird in the images at the link, it's just that people have filthy minds. [The Superficial]


The Foo Fighters showed up at a Westboro Baptist Church protest and played music loud enough to drown out the hatemongers. Dave Grohl shouted, "God Bless America! It takes all kinds; I don't care if you're black or white or purple or green, whether you're Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady gaga or Lady Antebellum. Men loving women and women loving men and men loving men and women loving women — you all know we like to watch that. But what I'd like to say is, God Bless America, y'all!" [HuffPo]


ABC Trying To Protect Chaz Bono From 'Crazies'

Recently, photos of a battered and bruised "real" housewife Taylor Armstrong were released. She allegedly sold the images to Entertainment Tonight. But Russell Armstrong's lawyer says the images were not caused by Russell, but by a "an incident involving a football to the face." But! Sources close to Taylor insist the pix are real and that there are more. [TMZ, Page Six]
Taylor Armstrong allegedly made $125,00 for the black eye pic. [Fox News]


  • "Is Reese Witherspoon Pregnant With Baby Number Three?" God forbid a woman wear a lose-fitting sweater. [X17]
  • Is Brian Williams interested in hosting The Tonight Show? Or something like it? Maybe! BriWi is always great on 30 Rock and SNL. And this report claims the set of his new nighttime show, Rock Center with Brian Williams, has a couch, "the international symbol for witty banter among celebrities and a host." [Gatecrasher]
  • Fucking hell. Let's get this straight: You go off the deep end, get a couple of girlfriends, start making insane declarations and acting completely manic, get fired from your job and end up getting $100 million? Starting with an immediate payment of $25 million? Fuck. It's Charlie Sheen's world, we just live in it. [Contact Music]
  • BTW: Chuckles' character was killed on last night's episode of Two And A Half Men. [CBS News]
  • Katie Holmes knows her way around a pastry bag. [Page Six]
  • Rob Kardashian is insecure about his body. What? It's not like his family members are constantly talking about weight and parading around half-naked. Oh wait. [Us]
  • Fabolous to Ray-J: "Ho sit down." [Bossip]
  • Lea Michele and her boyfriend have broken up. [E!]
  • Boardwalk Empire's Vincent Piazza is dating Ashlee Simpson. [Contact Music]
  • 50 Cent is being sued by a woman who claims one of his "associates" assaulted her. [Contact Music]
  • Sensitive werewolf Taylor Lautner says he cried a little while watching Twilight: Breaking Hymen. [PopSugar]
  • Cammie D and Gywnnie had dinner in Beverly Hills. [Page Six]
  • Vanessa Hudgens has a new snugglebuddy, 20-year-old blonde Disney heartthrob Austin Butler. [People]
  • In the video at the link, Simon Cowell compares Paula Abdul to a lost dog in a pound. And adds, "that is a compliment." [TV Replay]
  • Bethenny Frankel was lost at sea this weekend. [E!]
  • President Clinton's foundation is celebrating 10 years of work with a concert, and Lady Gaga, Usher and Bono have all signed up. [ONTD via LA Times/Pop & Hiss]
  • If you like blues and lupus, be advised that Hugh Laurie's album is out now. [OMG!]
  • The lady who played Crystal the werepanther on True Blood is replacing Hilary Duff in the Bonnie and Clyde remake, since HilDuff is knocked up. [Contact Music]
  • "Upon reading The Hobbit again, as an adult, I can see why additional characters were needed to round out the story as an adaptation - especially female characters! The Hobbit didn't include female characters at all. What they have done is all in perfect keeping with J.R.R. Tolkien‘s world, while adding a third dimension to an otherwise very two-dimensional story." — Evangeline Lilly. [Showbiz Spy]