- At the launch of her spray-tanning line Sevin Nyne, Lindsay Lohan said of criticism about her weight, "I like the way I look." She added that she and Samantha Ronson are still in touch.
- "We're friends," said Lindsay. "I'm doing great. I'm very happy." [E!]
- Rihanna had dinner last night in L.A. with her mentor, Jay-Z. [Perez Hilton]
- In this video Jay-Z ignores reporters shouting questions at him as he leaves the restaurant, but LOLs when one yells, "Is it true that Chris Brown originated the swine flu?" [TMZ]
- Comedian Diana Alouise, who claims she was once Mel Gibson's mistress, says she wants to help his wife in their divorce battle. "We had a hot love affair based on sex, alcohol and partying, but it never would have happened if I had known the truth," she says, "He told me he was married but that technically he wasn't with his wife anymore. I didn't really have any reason to believe otherwise." [The Daily Star]
- In a new interview with Playboy Shia LaBeouf tells many charming stories about his childhood, including his mom's constant nudity, pot smoking and how sexy she is. He also said of going through puberty on the set of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, "Holy fucking Christ! Really disgusting if I get into elaborate details. I remember my trailer was set up in such a way that Cameron Diaz's and Lucy Liu's trailers were visible through my window, through this little shade I had. I'd put down the blackout shade just enough to have my eye peeping through and get them in my crosses. I'd be inside totally going at it. Just the thought of them changing in their trailers was enough to get me off." [Playboy Press Release]
- Video of Susan Boyle singing "Memories" at a talent show in 1984. The audience member who found the tape, which you can watch at the link, says "She was so shy but she was also very attractive back then-she turned a few heads when she came in." [Newser]
- Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrated their one year anniversary last night at Las Vegas at the Palms Casino Resort. Cannon produced a video of clips from their last year, which made Carey cry. "This is the most amazing person in the world," Cannon told the crowd. "I dedicate my life to her daily, and together this union is gonna last forever. She is my rock." [People]
- Heidi Klum and Seal renew their wedding vows every year in Costa Careyes, Mexico, but this year they are doing it at home in L.A. because of the swine flu. Her rep says, "Heidi was worried about border closings and her three small children. And of course, she's pregnant." [Perez Hilton]
- Heidi Klum says she doesn't know the sex of her fourth baby yet, but she plans to find out, "probably at the end of the month." [People]
- Mia Farrow is five days into her hunger strike to raise awareness about the situation in Darfur, and she said David Blaine gave her some hunger strike tips. "He told me to drink 4 liters of water. Do you know how much water that is?", Farrow wrote on her blog. "He said after 6 days I won't feel hunger." [People]
- A friend says Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker have, "always talked about wanting [more] kids, it just wasn't happening." The source said Parker, "had difficulty getting pregnant. So they went the surrogate route." [People]
- When asked how he's preparing for his nude scenes in the upcoming film Little Ashes, Robert Pattinson said, "I had a penis implant!" [Entertainment Weekly]
- Hugh Jackman's penis is named "Roger." [L.A. Times]
- A New York judge has thrown out the harassment and assault lawsuit filed against Foxy Brown by her neighbor. The neighbor claims that Brown hit her in the face with a Blackberry. [E!]
- Michael Vick is in talks to do public service announcements for PETA, in an effort to rehabilitate his image once he gets out of jail later this month. [Ad Age]
- Celebrities attending the White House Correspondent's Dinner include Steven Speilberg, Kate Capshaw, George Lucas, Glenn Close, and Kal Penn. [Politico]
- Khloe Kardashian is dating a football player, just like here sister, Kim Kardashian. Khloe has been dating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Derrick Ward for about a month. [Star]
- Sienna Miller is in the new film G.I. Joe but her hair is dyed brown and she's barely recognizable, as evidenced by the picture here: [The Daily Mail]
- Oprah Winfrey wrote an essay about Michelle Obama for The Time 100. She wrote, "Michelle Obama doesn't just inspire us. She affirms us with her intelligence, authenticity, depth and compassion. We see the best of ourselves in her and marvel that no matter what she's doing, she brings 100% of herself to the experience." [Time]
- Jewel wrote on her husband Ty Murray's MySpace page about Dancing With The Stars contestant Melissa Rycroft, woh has a cracked rib and can't compete this week. She said, "As bad as I felt for Melissa, who I hope feels better and comes back, I'm used to our cowboy athletes that live by the rule: "ride hurt or don't get a score." It may seem harsh, but it seems like the only way to keep things honest. If you're too hurt to compete then you can't compete. But if I were to be on the show I might change my mind. Hahah!" DWTS fans freaked out and she had to explain that she wasn't insulting Rycroft on her own blog. [Perez Hilton]
- Wendy "The Snapple Lady" Kaufman was let go by the company in 1994, then rehired a decade later. Today in a live chat with Adweek, she said, "The people who run it now ... they are morons, and they do not care about this brand and its history ... I love Snapple ... just not the people ... and the memory of Snapple ... it's weird, I know." She added, "I never thought they did a great campaign after mine." [Brand Freak]
- Conservative group One Million Moms wants people to send Miley Cyrus letters saying they do not approve of her writing in several Tweets to Perez Hilton that she supports gay marriage. Miley made comments like, "Jesus loves you and your partner and wants you to know how much he cares! That's like a daddy not loving his lil boy cuz he's gay and that is wrong and very sad!" [ONTD]
- Tilda Swinton says of her new film Julia, in which she plays an alcoholic who kidnaps a young boy and winds up in a small seedy town in Mexico, "don't expect Hannah Montana." She added, "Julia is a wreck and I had to wreck myself to play her, but, happily, I'm over it now." [WWD]
- Bill Cosby's book Come On People is being released in paperback. He says to his critics, "I've been accused of picking on the poor and all that means is 'Shut up, stop talking about them. Stop bringing it up, because when you bring it up you splash it on me also. I dislike Bill Cosby for saying this.' There are others — those fellas in the prisons — who are really very thankful for this." [The Wall Street Journal]
- Alfre Woodard says she doesn't like playing moms because, "Americans have a hard time writing moms. I'll get a script and everything's really great, everything's well-drawn, but the mom is like this character, like stock footage, they go and get that out. They plug it in, this idea of "mother." You could lift moms out of any script, no matter what the culture, what the neighborhood, what the economic status, even if it's a period mom, and you could switch them around, and they'd be the same person. I think it's because most people don't really have a human idea, a specific life that they attach to who their mother was. Their mother was there for them, so it either gets deified, or the opposite. That Mommie Dearest kind of thing. We love them or we don't, or we rebel, but we can't see who they are. That they are a person in life with taste, with sexuality, with opinions, who is pissy also, who has a right to not be the big tit for you every time you want something. And then we leave, and we go off to college or off into the world to work-you really appreciate your mom then. But there's that big chunk when you don't know your mom's faults, desires, wishes, distastes." [The A.V. Club]
Y'know I can't stand PETA because they're totally full of sensationalism in my view...BUT for all the people hating on Michael Vick, with all this dramatic lamenting of how he doesn't deserve to be around animals, and Peta shouldn't acknowldege him after what he's done, and he shouldn't get his old NFL job back, etc etc. I just want to say how utterly ridiculous it is to carp about this guy when he's paid his debt to society. He went to jail, he fell from grace, he lost his fortune. He should be allowed to pick himself back up.
It's amazing to me how many people villify him (and I don't condone abusing animals in any way) when we live in a world where people are systematically abused, and their abusers are forgiven and incorporated right back into society.
It's also a pet peeve that here in America, we glorify our forefathers who owned slaves- I imagine they didn't treat them much better than MV treated his dogs, yet we 'forgive' them because of the historical context. Yet, they have statues and memorials and their faces still grace our currency. And I'm okay with all that because their moral failings don't define their entire existence- I allow them to have the moral vicotries too and give them credit for the good things.
It's hard for me to swallow all this hatred for a human being who has already been punished, when we live in a damn country where people of my race were treated like dogs (and worse) for many years an no one really gave a damn. Basically, I feel like this- it happened, he did his time, so get over it.