Zac Efron Drops A Modest $2000 At Strip Club

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  • Zac Efron and his fellow High School Musical star Corbin Bleu dropped roughly $2,000 "on lap dancers and vodka" a strip club in New York and stayed there until 3 A.M.; Efron's new film premiered the next day. [PageSix]
  • Mel Gibson has hired an "independent observer" to monitor his visits with his 9-month-old daughter, Lucia, in an unbiased manner. [People]
  • If you'd like to hear more "terrifying" audio from Gibson, for some reason, RadarOnline currently has audio of the 30 phone calls he made to his girlfriend, Oksana Grigorievawithin 24 hours, in which he left messages like "F*ck you. Don't ever sleep again. Don't sleep as long as I don't sleep. Don't sleep. F*cking get sick. You f*ck me up. You have f*cked me up. You have f*cked me up. You have f*cked me up. I did nothing but help you. But you f*cking shat on me like a low-life sl*t." [RadarOnline]
  • Grigorieva's spokesman has resigned, as he has other clients and the case was currently taking up all of his time. [RadarOnline]
  • Taylor Momsen, the face of the Material Girl line, has high praise for Lourdes Leon and Madonna: "Lola was here all day and she helped style the shoot and I worked with her to put the outfits together. She's a sweetheart. Madonna came a little bit later and she's totally awesome. She's very down to earth for all her success so that was… it was good to see that." [AccessHollywood]
  • Here's the cover of Momsen's album, by the way. [JustJared]
  • Drake says Lil' Wayne has been rapping to him over the phone while serving time in prison: "I don't know if I'm supposed to say this... He called me the other day from jail and rapped me two verses, man. It really made me, like, 'I gotta do something different. I gotta get s**t together,' because he's really got bars and he's rapping from a broader life perspective, saying these things people love to hear." [ContactMusic]
  • Drew Barrymore isn't a big fan of technology, telling Nylon that "ironically, with all this, 'We're now more connected than ever with technology,' I don't think we've ever been farther apart. I think it's bulls—-." [People]
  • Turns out Rachel Uchitel won't be appearing on Celebrity Rehab after all: "After a very intense day of filming," says a source, "Rachel just couldn't handle being at the Pasadena Recovery Center where Celebrity Rehab is filmed, and she decided to leave." [RadarOnline]
  • According to sources, Wyclef Jean will indeed run for president of Haiti, making his intentions known within the next two weeks. His Fugees bandmate, Pras, however, is already backing another candidate. [PageSix]
  • Daniel Radcliffe wasn't scheduled to appear at Comic Con this year, but has apologized for not attending anyway: " "I apologise to all the wishful thinkers for my disappointing non-presence. I suppose it's like when I'm at (a music festival), and I hear that suddenly some amazing band is going to play a surprise gig and then it turns out to be total fiction. I was in St. Petersburg (Russia) for my birthday, which is probably the most beautiful, the most incredible, wonderful place I've ever been in my life. It really is absolutely amazing. I went with two friends and it was brilliant." [ContactMusic]
  • Jay-Z is allegedly upset that LeBron James didn't seek his advice during the free agency period: "Jay never expected LeBron to sign with the Nets. He knew that no 25-year-old kid with James' profile was going to spend years in Newark. But he's pissed, or at least disappointed, that LeBron didn't consult with him." [NYDN]
  • Taylor Swift's new album, "Speak Now," will be released on October 25, and Billboard wonders if she'll be able to sell 1 million copies in the first week. [Billboard]
  • Former Vice President Al Gore was questioned by police last week in connection with sexual assault allegations made against him by a Portland woman in 2006. [ET]
  • Lindsay Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley says that Lohan is "a little upset right now," and that she's worried about going to rehab directly after being released from prison, as "she'd like to spend some time with her family." Chapman Holley also says that "it would only be fair for [Lohan] to spend some time with her family and that's what she'd like for me to emphasize to judge." [People]
  • Though he didn't actually get the part, Josh Hutcherson's audition for Spider-Man has leaked out, in case you're curious as to how he would have played Peter Parker. [LatinoReview]
  • Angelina Pivarnick of Jersey Shore is getting her own reality show, and says of her current castmates The Situation and Snooki: "I've known Mike for years and he's not the same guy he used to be...She's another one … she's also a diva." [Crushable]
  • A former American Idol contestant named Ian Bernardo, who apparently stole the mic from Dane Cook during a finale show, is suing the show for $300 million, claiming that producers asked him to "gay it up," and to be "outrageous." The mic-stealing bit backfired and angered Cook and his people, which led to a producer of the show reportedly telling Bernardo that Cook wanted to "shove this mic up your ass but you would like it." [TMZ]
  • First shots of Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp in their Pirates of the Carribean have started to appear. [AccessHollywood]
  • Jennifer Aniston wants to travel more for personal purposes: "I travel a lot for work but I need to start travelling more for myself - it's really important to me. You'd be shocked at my list of places I want to go. I want to go to India, Bali and I would love to go to Italy - I've never been to Florence or to Venice. I also want to go to Thailand and Fiji - a lot of places!" [ThisIsLondon]
  • And for some reason, the fact that Aniston likes Mexican food is a story the world just can't let go of. [ContactMusic]
  • And here's Russell Brand in his underpants. [JustJared]
  • Meanwhile, Brand's fiance, Katy Perry, says she approves of the various "California Gurls" parodies popping up on YouTube: "I actually welcome [parodies]. I do kind of take myself seriously when it's appropriate to, with different songs... but I know that 'California Gurls' is just a fun song, and I think that if people are making parodies of your song, you've made it. And I think we're only a couple of states away from having all 50 states in the US to be parodied... People have 'Missouri Girls', and 'Texas Girls'. I love that stuff. I welcome it. I actually want to see more of it. I'm a jokester prankster, so if the joke's on me, I'll play along." [DigitalSpy]
  • Wilmer Valderrama regrets talking about his sex life (with Mandy Moore, Ashlee Simpson, and Lindsay Lohan) in public: "I definitely learned a lot from this industry and, in the last 10 years, about the media. I learned that no matter who you really truly are there will be instances where you put your guard down and you just have to be aware of that. That stuff that at one point was the topic and the flavour of the month was one of those things where I understood that I had a choice... I could just not make." [ContactMusic]
  • Sandra Bullock is reportedly afraid that reuniting with Jesse James could destroy her career. Says a source, ""Her heart is open to him again. Jesse and Sandra are talking - with the excuse that it's for the sake of the children only. Sandra will never fully get over the way Jesse betrayed her. But he did give her the family she's always wanted. And because of that, she's able to forgive him." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Paris Hilton apparently has a new CD coming out in a few months, and has been inspired by Kylie Minogue or something. [TheSun]
  • Oh, and also? Paris says she'll "never wear an outfit more than once unless it's like a really cool pair of jeans or a leather jacket. I still have so many clothes in my closets that still have the labels on. I see them so often I think I've worn them but then I realize I haven't. So I either give them to my friends or donate them to a charity so they can auction them off." [ContactMusic]
  • Luke Perry, Jason Priestly, and their collective dreamy eyebrows will be reuniting to make a western together, with Perry starring and Priestly directing. [Deadline]
  • Behold: the Angelina side-eye. [Dlisted]
  • Teresa Guidice is moving forward after bankruptcy: "We worked so hard for so many years and it was heartbreaking to file, and not something we took lightly. Of course you can't sit in your bed and just cry all day, so we moved forward, got new jobs, and are working hard once again. The point is to get a fresh start so you can move forward." [USWeekly]
  • Jeremy London and his wife have lost legal custody of their son. [RadarOnline]
  • Things have become a bit uncomfortable on the Gossip Girl set due to the breakup of Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr: "Jessica still misses Ed and wants him back. However, he is heartbroken and wants nothing to do with her," says a source, "Ed has really alienated Jessica from the rest of the cast." [PageSix]
  • Jude Law is a new patron of the National Youth Music Theatre, an organization he himself joined when he was 14: "The National Youth Music Theatre has a very special place in my affections. I've many fond memories of my time spent with the company and I'm thrilled to be supporting them and the next generation of theatremakers, particularly with NYMT's exciting plans for the future." [DigitalSpy]
  • Congratulations to Diablo Cody, who gave birth to a baby boy yesterday. As she posted on her Twitter page: "We had our boy early this morning! Marcello Daniel Maurio, 7lbs, 2 oz, lightly mustachioed." [ContactMusic]
  • Don't panic, America: "A-Rod and Lenny Kravitz Still Good Pals." [PageSix]
  • Lady Gaga was recently spotted kissing her ex-boyfriend, Luc Carl. [ContactMusic]
  • When Justin Bieber asked Selena Gomez to remove her heels before a performance, she refused: "I said, 'I'm not going to take off my heels. You're short. Embrace it.' He's getting taller, though." [ContactMusic]



To Mr. Efron's handlers: You're going to have to try a LOT harder than planting this lame story.