- Marina Batkis of Mutts And Moms, the organization that took back the dog Ellen gave to her hairdresser's kids, says she has received numerous death threats. But she's not backing down. "If Ellen wants to place dogs and decide what's a good home, then she should start her own rescue group," she says. "But I'm the one doing this and I know what I'm doing." Arf! [Yahoo News]
- Meanwhile, Iggy the dog is with a new family. "The whole situation is surreal," says Ellen. [People]
- Wanna see some video of what happened Sunday when the dog was taken? And the aftermath? [TMZ]
- Ben Affleck skipped a screening of the movie he directed, Gone Baby Gone, to watch the Red Sox lose. [Page Six]
- We're not saying it runs in the family, but Lindsay Lohan's uncle, Matthew Sullivan, was busted for DWI and drugs. Sullivan was stopped by state troopers on Long Island and was allegedly drunk and in possession of marijuana. [Page Six]
- Lindsay's boyfriend's former fiancée, Bree Tierney, says her engagement ring from Riley Giles was cubic zirconia — but she didn't know until she took it to a jeweler. [Gatecrasher, 2nd item]
- Blind item! "Which larger-than-life TV personality, who is all confidence on camera, is known to sob that nobody likes her as she downs her breakfast of Snickers bars?" [Gatecrasher, last item]
- Slash's new memoir includes information about how he did so many drugs he had hallucinations of being attacked by little gremlins in the shower — so he punched the glass door until his hands bled. Rock and roll! [Rush & Molloy]
- A man is suing the Artist Currently Known As Prince, claiming the musician stole hard drives from him. This is what it sounds like when drives cry? [TMZ]
- Ryan Gosling says he's glad he made the movie The Notebook because he met ex-girlfriend Rachel McAdams. "It introduced me to one of the great loves of my life. But people do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that." He's so hot. [People]
- Fans have accused Kirsten Dunst of not having the "edge, quirkiness or charisma" to play Debbie Harry in a biopic. But Debbie Harry says, "She's just a sweetie. She's probably capable of a lot of things she hasn't been asked to do yet, and doing something that's sort of left-of-center would be great for her". [Independent]
- John Goodman has checked out of Promises Treatment Center in Malibu. Not that anyone knew he was there in the first place! [Yahoo News]
- Oprah had thyroid problems, first hyperthyroidism, then hypothyroidism, she's announced. "We often need a malfunction to appreciate all the things that function." A month in Hawaii set her straight. We want one too. [E!]
- Heather Mills is in "absolute agony" after a metal plate in her pelvis broke. She could face surgery. [Mirror]
The TV Personality might be Rachael Ray.
Also: I adopted my doggie from a rescue agency, and I can see where they are coming from here. The agency has a responsibility to make sure that the dog has a safe environment. Taking Ellen's word for it just isn't good enough, I'm afraid. Dogs are placed in specific homes based on temperament, needs, and lifestyle.
I don't know. Rescue agencies try to find "forever homes". If Ellen couldn't provide one, it's the agency's place to do so, not hers.