Is Ugly Betty Headed To Broadway?

  • OMG an Ugly Betty musical? That would be pretty awesome. Especially if they keep Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie and Mark Indelicato as little Justin. And Becki Newton. And America Ferrera. Everyone, really. Sigh. [LA Times via ONTD]
  • One of R. Kelly's former personal assistants took the witness stand to say she believes the singer is, in fact, on the sex tape in question. She testified that at first she wasn't sure, but is "110 percent" certain after viewing it again. [Yahoo News]
  • Patrick Swayze speaks! The actor, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, says: "I am continuing treatment at Stanford and the great news is I continue to respond well." [People]
  • Hugh Hefner wants Robert Downey Jr. to play him in a bio-pic. The thing is, RDJ is sexy. Hef's appeal? Less than zero. [UPI]
  • American Idol David Cook is dating American Idol alum Kimberly Caldwell. The singing contest is also a dating game! [People]
  • Liv Tyler and son Milo are on the cover of Cookie magazine. Liv says Milo doesn't understand her job and tells people, "My mommy works at night." [ONTD]
  • Rob Lowe's case against his former chef has been dismissed. The nanny thing is still in play. [ET]
  • Holy crap: Rose McGowan has a black cast because she was running to meet her trainer and hit the doorway with her foot. She waited until after the workout to go to the hospital where indeed she found that the foot was broken. Ouch. [ET]
  • Alex Haines, one of Amy Winehouse's supposed good influences, was caught smoking crack. Whoops! [Mirror]
  • Actress Jena Malone (Saved, Donnie Darko) played a show in someone's living room with an instrument she created out of a steamer trunk and calls The Shoe. Says a witness: "The music is brilliant, but she's crazy." [The WOW Report]
  • Cate Blanchett is backing photographer Bill Henson, who has stirred up controversy for photographing naked girls as young as 13. []
  • Now that he and Kate Hudson have broken up, is Owen Wilson hooking up with chicks who looks just like her? [MSNBC]
  • "He was incredibly intense in his performance but incredibly mellow and laid back." — Christian Bale on Heath Ledger as the Joker in Dark Knight. [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • Sienna Miller loves boyfriend Rhys Ifans and Edge Of Love co-star Keira Knightley. "It was so amazing to find a girlfriend in this business. In Hollywood they don't know what to make of us because we both drink and smoke and eat." Sienna also has body issues: "I'm so not perfect. My top half is looking pretty good at the moment because, for the first time in my life, I'm exercising, but you should see my bum. It wobbles when I walk. Seriously, I have a lardy arse. I have days when I wake up, look in the mirror and go, 'yuk.'" Um, we saw you naked in Alfie and nothing wobbled. Nothing. [Telegraph]
  • The death of Sydney Pollock has thrown some of his projects into limbo. [Reuters]
  • Martin Sheen says tough love helped him help Charlie get off of drugs. "You are dealing with a life-and-death situation," he says. "And the critical part of the equation is: are you willing to risk your child's wrath? They are not going to like you. Don't even think about them loving you. They're going to call you the most vicious, obscene names." [Reuters]
  • Dylan McDermott played a lawyer on The Practice is also playing attorney in real life: He is representing himself in his divorce proceedings. Objection! [Page Six]
  • Renee Zellweger: Seen eating alone in the Hamptons. [Page Six]
  • Blind item! "Which actress whose name has been dragged through the weeds more than once should know who is selling her secrets to the celebrity magazines? Residents of her Village building are buzzing that one of their doormen has been dropping dimes on her, even picking up tips for the paparazzi on where she'll be from her employees." [Page Six]
  • Blind item! "Which A-list couple agreed to let a paparazzo shoot their kids, but only after the lensman agreed to give the family half of the six-figure paycheck? Later the duo got greedy and demanded two-thirds of the loot, telling the pap: 'We just got new furniture and need to pay it off.' [Rush & Molloy]
  • Eva Longoria Parker was at a Wendy's in Corpus Christi, Texas on Tuesday, serving milkshakes at the drive-thru. No, seriously. [E!]
  • Jules Asner (former model and E! correspondent, wife of Steven Soderbergh) has written a "fun" new mystery book set in Hollywood. Whacked namedrops celebs like Drew Barrymore and Angelina Jolie. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) and longtime boyfriend Costaki Economopoulos are expecting their first child. What ever happened to Salem? [People]
  • Internet sensation Cindy Margolis has split with her hubby of nine years. [E!]
  • Singer Shirley Bassey is in the hospital after an emergency stomach operation. Get well! We'll listen to "History Repeating" on repeat today. [Mirror]
  • Rocker Richie Sambora wants to give David Beckham guitar lessons. Actually, it'd be cooler if Posh rocked out. [The Sun]
  • Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), Hugh Laurie (House), Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) and Eddie Izzard (The Riches) were all named for being Brits with the worst American accents on TV. [BBC News]

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