Holly Madison "Very Surprised" By Hugh Hefner's Engagement

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  • Holly Madison commented on Hugh Hefner's engagement to Crystal Harris for the first time last night, saying, "I'm very surprised ... I have a lot of different feelings on it."
  • Holly continued, "I don't just feel one way. I kind of didn't want to put a generic statement out there like 'Congratulations!' because I felt everyone would see through that." Instead, she met with Hef and Crystal at the Playboy Mansion yesterday ... while Holly's World cameras were rolling, natch. [E!]
  • Lindsay Lohan is building a fence between her new townhouse and Samantha Ronson's because she's worried her former lover may "spy" on her. Here's an idea: Don't buy a house next to your ex-girlfriend in the first place. [Radar]
  • J-Woww is going to court to try to stop her ex-boyfriend from releasing naked photos of her. [Radar]
  • Even Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock's friends want them to get together, but a source says they "aren't hooking up...yet." [E!]
  • Lady Gaga did a surprise performance of "Someone To Watch Over Me" and people in the Oak Room talked while she was singing. [N.Y. Mag]
  • Recently someone won the lottery with four of the six numbers from Lost. Jorge Garcia wrote on his blog, "The numbers are bad," in a post titled "When Will People Learn?" [People]
  • Hank Baskett's dad says the rumors that his son is divorcing Kendra Wilkinson a "bunch of crap." [Radar]
  • Oprah will be Piers Morgan's first guest on his new CNN show. [The Wrap]
  • The OWN Network is off to a good start; More than 1 million people watch its first prime-time shows over the holiday weekend. [WSJ]
  • Carlos Santana married drummer Cindy Blackman on Decmeber 19 in Maui. Here are the details: The wedding went down at the Ritz-Carlton, the couple washed their hands in a bowl of rainwater during the ceremony, and afterward they released a set of doves. [Rolling Stone]
  • Katy Perry will guest star on How I Met Your Mother, so set your DVRs. Or, you know, don't. [AP]
  • Yesterday, in response to the "n"-word being censored from a new edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Roger Ebert Tweeted, "I'd rather be called a Nā€”ā€” than a slave." After the remark spurred a backlash, he Tweeted, "You know, this is very true. I'll never be called a Nigger *or* a Slave, so I should have shut the **** up." [Hollywood Reporter]
  • ZOMG! You can listen to Britney Spears' new single at the link... except it isn't Britney singing... and the song is totally generic and crappy. [Perez]
  • Here's the mug shot from Jaime Pressly's DUI. [People]
  • A source claims Jake Gyllenhaal was "caught off guard" when Reese Witherspoon broke up with him, so he broke up with Taylor Swift because, "the last thing he wanted was another public, surprise breakup." [E!]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow told Rachel Ray that to play an alcoholic, "You just get really drunk all the time. Which is awesome! At least I did anyway, it's not very professional." [Us]
  • According to Danny Boyle, James Franco is now referring to himself in the third person. "While we were shooting the film, he would sometimes ask me, 'What do you want him to do?' I would say,What do you mean? He would say, 'What do you want from him in this scene?' You mean your character? 'No, no. Franco. What do you want from Franco?' He was talking about himself in the third person." Boyle adds, "I said, 'Well, I think he should be more emotional.' And he said, 'Oh, I can get him to do that.' And then he'd do the scene and he'd be amazing." [N.Y. Mag]
  • Raven Symone lost weight recently and she says she's still not comfortable with her thinner body. "I thought I looked fabulous before and nobody else did," she says. "So, whatever. Actually, now I wear bigger clothes because I don't like the way people stare at me. I liked it before. Now, you're just looking at me for the wrong reasons. Before, you were actually looking at me for a real reason." [People]
  • In this fascinating interview, James Van Der Beek tells you everything you want to know about the Crying Dawson meme. He explains he was "well aware of it" before someone at Funny or Die pitched a parody video: "People would tweet stuff like http://twitter.com/vanderjames and I'd expect it to be, like, something heroic from 'Varsity Blues' or a cool shot from 'Rules of Attraction.' But inevitably, it was always the crying gif. It would happen quite often, and I'd always fall for it. And I'd always laugh." [CNN]


I feel like James Franco should marry Lady Gaga, and then they should go over to Bjork and Matthew Barney's house for a couples' night. The menu would be something like snails and felt, and the activities would be intense staring, and occasional ululating. And boggle.