A Wedding For Renée? A Reality Show For Lindsay?

CelebritiesDirt Bag
  • Renée Zellweger was photographed at the Carolina Herrera boutique in West Hollywood — as a huge rack of wedding dresses went by.

Renée left the store with a garment bag. Hence the buzz: She’s getting married. But don’t celebs pick up dresses from designers all the time? And if it were a wedding gown, would she actually bring it home herself? [Page Six]

  • Madonna went to a restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn? Words fail. [Page Six]
  • Star Jones — who was pushed off The View — is writing a book called The Lunch Club, about female hosts of a daytime talk show. In the book, the women “learn that a former colleague — who departed under mysterious circumstances, and is privy to all their backstage secrets — is coming back with a splash.” [Page Six]
  • Britney‘s mom and Britney’s ex-manager are engaged in a legal feud: Lynne Spears claims that Sam Lufti was a master manipulator who secretly drugged her daughter, cut off her communications and mobility, and set himself up as “gatekeeper” before he was fired. Sam Lutfi filed a defamation lawsuit against Lynne Spears. A judge refused to dismiss the case, and Lynne Spears has appealed that decision. [Reuters]
  • Donald Trump‘s people have approached Lindsay Lohan and offered her a spot on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice. How quickly do you think she’d get fired? [Page Six]
  • Lindsay Lohan attended alcohol education class yesterday, as scheduled. [TMZ]
  • Dina Lohan says that someone spilled a drink on Lindsay Lohan‘s leg, and that’s why the SCRAM anklet went off. “She has done absolutely nothing wrong and shouldn’t have to wear the bracelet in the first place. She is doing absolutely fine.” [Radar Online]
  • John Travolta, his pregnant wife Kelly Preston, and daughter Ella are in South Africa today to attend the World Cup. Yes, John flew his own plane to Johannesburg. [Daily Mail]
  • Heidi Montag is staying at the Malibu home of someone named Cougar Zank, a former Marine-turned-bodyguard and bit actor. [Radar Online]
  • Breaking: Barack Obama was not, repeat, not in Tag Team’s “Whoomp! (There it is)” video. [NYDN]
  • Megan Mullally tried to be incognito when she to see Leslie Jordan‘s one-man-show, My Trip Down The Pink Carpet, but “her laugh was a dead giveaway,” says an ear-witness: “It’s so distinctive. By the end of the show, there wasn’t a person in that audience who didn’t know who she was, and she totally got mobbed by fans.” [Page Six]
  • At the link: The stars of The Real Housewives Of New York discuss the he latest season of The Real Housewives Of New York. [The Daily Beast]
  • “If you’ve been craving to know what hell is really like, may I suggest you waste an hour of your life watching monomaniacal, desperate, finally-a-housewife Bethenny Frankel‘s new show, Bethenny Getting Married?” [NY Post]
  • RHONY‘s Sonja Morgan has not yet told her 9-year-old daughter she was arrested for DUI. Does the kid not have internet access? [E!]
  • Teresa Giudice‘s financial probs will be part of the new season of RHONJ. [NY Post]
  • RHONJ‘s Jacqueline Laurita believes that Danielle Staub leaked her own sex tape. [Us Magazine]
  • Chace Crawford‘s marijuana case has reached the DC’s office in Texas, and they’ll decided whether or not to press charges. [TMZ]
  • Do people really find Tom Cruise‘s Les Grossman character hilarious? Isn’t the “powerful Hollywood Jewish guy” just a total cliché? Tropic Thunder was full of politically incorrect shit but not all of it was, you know, funny. Anywho: Paramount Pictures and MTV Films are developing a movie based on the Les Grossman character, in which Tom Cruise will star. Obviously. Desperate to be relevant! [EW]
  • Awesome pic of the day: Paula Deen feeling up The Situation. [TMZ]
  • Drake claims that when he dated Rihanna briefly, she used him: “I was a pawn,” says Drizzy. “You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear … I was like, wow, this feels terrible.” [New York Mag]
  • Larry King‘s wife Shawn is recovering from a prescription drug overdose. [AP]
  • “EXCLUSIVE: Jon Gosselin Borrowed $88,000 From Hailey Glassman To Pay Kate — See The Check!” [Radar Online]
  • Jesse James was in court yesterday to watch jury selection in his civil suit regarding a clothing company dispute. [E!]
  • One prospective juror on the Jesse James trial said aloud in court: “I have a strong opinion about cheating on someone, my parents are divorced.” [TMZ]
  • Jesse James‘s lawyer says: “So many prospective jurors are talking about what they’ve read or heard, saying ‘I don’t know if I can be impartial.'” [TMZ]
  • Jesse James‘ ex-wife Janine Lindemulder begged Jesse’s sister to hook her up with painkillers in 2008 to “numb” the pain of the couple’s nasty custody battle.” [TMZ]
  • Carrie Underwood won multiple awards at the CMT Music Awards. [NYDN]
  • Tracy Morgan claims he was was conceived while a Smokey Robinson song was playing on the clock radio. [Gatecrasher]
  • Gary Coleman‘s ex-wife Shannon Price has returned to the home they shared and says: “I have had a lot of anxiety just because of what I’m dealing with.” [ET]
  • Todd Bridges was asked about the Gary Coleman deathbed photo — which were printed on the cover of Globe magazine — and replied: “It’s horrible. It’s absolutely horrible. And I hope that whoever is responsible for this, and the people that are involved in this, people that are in the pictures, I hope they burn in hell.” [ET]
  • Todd Bridges says Gary Coleman‘s life was painful and dark: “He was constantly being reminded of a show where you’ve had your worst times in your life – because when you’re gravely ill and rejecting a kidney, throwing up [and parents] forcing you to work. When you go on hiatus, you should be resting the whole time before the next season starts and your parents send you right out to start working on movies.” [Radar Online]
  • “EXCLUSIVE: Battle Rages Over Gary Coleman‘s Body; Funeral Home Waits For Court Order.” [Radar Online]
  • Dumb defendants FTW: Judge Judy has been getting better ratings than Oprah. [NY Post]
  • Suan Boyle will perform for the pope! [AP]
  • Ethan Hawke auditioned to be in Titanic but did not get the part, and says after the movie came out, he saw Leonardo DiCaprio in a bar: “I sat there watching him and it was like watching a Beatle. The closest thing I’ve ever come to that frenzy. All the girls wanted to fuck him and all the guys wanted to fight him. I went to myself: ‘Wow man, I’m glad I didn’t get that part.’ But you know, secretly, I couldn’t help thinking that if I had got it maybe I could have lived exactly the life I wanted to. That I would never have had to worry about my career. Damn DiCaprio! ‘Damn that kid!'” [Telegraph]
  • Michael Jackson‘s kids went to Diana Ross‘s concert on Wednesday night, and Ms. Ross said, at the end of the show: “The reason I did this concert for one night is to pay tribute to my friend Michael Jackson.” [Radar Online]
  • The California Medical board is seeking to suspend Dr. Conrad Murray‘s license. [Extra, TMZ]
  • Bob and Courtney Novogratz of Bravo’s 9 By Design are designing a boutique hotel on the Jersey Shore. [Page Six]
  • Q: What’s a day in your life like? John Waters: “From Monday to Friday, I get up at 6 a.m., read six or seven papers and then by 8, I think of something weird. And then I get together with my office and try to sell it. On Friday nights, I go to bars and drink.” Q: Of the 8,425 books that you’ve read, which ones are your favorites? John Waters: “Here are five: Denton Welch’s In Youth Is Pleasure, Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, Christina Stead’s The Man Who Loved Children, Jane Bowles’ Two Serious Ladies and any novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett.” Waters has a new memoir, called Role Models. [USA Today]
  • “We’re beyond that having kids. Now, adopting kids, that’s a whole other thing. That’s not out of my realm one day to do. One day, you know, when I settle down, I mean, I know everybody does it, but I’m just not everybody and if that day ever comes when I adopt a kid – if Bo’s into it – I’ll be moving less around the world, trying to make a buck.” — John Corbett on his relationship with Bo Derek. [Access Hollywood]
  • “Singing is actually better for your voice than talking – when you talk you use the lower part of your voice, when you sing you’re using a different part of your voice and actually it doesn’t hurt your voice as much.” — Miley Cyrus. [Mirror]
  • “After [my brother] Tom was gone, I believe my personality changed. I went from being totally open to life to being closed to life. You might say ingrown, sort of like a toenail can get when your shoe is too small.” — Katharine Hepburn. [Daily Express]
  • “I was frightened by what I saw. I didn’t let the cameras follow me but when I found out Kelly was leaving [the island], I called Jill and asked her to meet Kelly at the airport to make sure she was OK.” — Ramona Singer, on Kelly Bensimon‘s meltdown during RHONY. [The Daily Beast]
  • “Black women are always used that way; it’s part of our history in the business. How we get away from it, how it’s used and misused depends on what you’re working on. Here, it became something that was a positive for Van Buren – when there’s a young woman who needs to talk, immediately you’re comfortable around [Anita]. In that sense, it has been wisely used.” — S. Epatha Merkerson on Lt. Anita Van Buren’s Earth mother role on Law & Order. [LA Times]
  • “I love the energy coming out indie rock right now. It has this rebellion thing that hip-hop is missing now, the thing that made hip-hop hip-hop.” — Jay-Z, who is on the cover of Rolling Stone, likes Grizzly Bear. [Just Jared]
  • “We’re a loving couple, but were human and definitely not perfect. Given our history I often get worried that Dean is going to cheat on me. If the phone rings and it’s a girl’s voice I have to ask if he’s having an affair…Dean has never been anything but devoted, and he tells me over and over again that he would never do that. Deep down I believe him. But I can’t stop myself. For some reason I’m compelled to accuse him of cheating.” — Tori Spelling on husband Dean McDermott. [Perez]
  • “I have a 19-year-old son.” (Really? How is that possible?) “Plastic surgery.” — Sofia Vergara. [Reuters]
  • “Comedy is ugly. But I do think you have to have confidence. Especially doing stand-up: If you get onstage and they see you’re nervous, it makes the audience nervous. Same thing in acting, but you have to have a little vulnerability with that. They want to see a flaw to connect with themselves.” — Wanda Sykes. [Reuters]
  • “When I read the script for Cougar Town, I thought it was really funny. But when I went to watch the first cuts, I was shocked at how frenetic it was. It was just boom-boom; there was no time for moments; it was nothing like I thought it was going to be. And since then, the show has developed into something a little more calm. It’s still fast and has whip-pans, but it’s a completely different show now. (At first) I was completely taken aback, because that was not what I read at all, so that was kind of scary.” — Courteney Cox. [Reuters]
  • ” I rarely watch what I do, I just walk away from it.” (You don’t watch the show?) “Not much. I watched the Madonna episode of Glee last night. I was in bed with my dogs and my cats all by myself, laughing! I turned to my dog and said, ‘You’re mommy’s funny!'” — Jane Lynch. [Reuters]
  • “Your first year anywhere is going to be tough, because you’re trying to figure out what your role is. I think next year my role will be to be exactly who I am, sometimes funny and sometimes serious, and I think I’ll probably learn to be a little harder on people without being rude. But I think it was a fine line for me to walk this year,” — Ellen, on the next season of American Idol. [USA Today]
  • “I’ve never wanted to be a sex symbol. I just wanted to be a singer and sell my music and make sure I can touch people along the way. There’re already enough artists out that that do all that and go crazy.” — Jordin Sparks. [NYDN]
  • “[Young people] are going too far. The stripping, the Miley Cyrus. I think parents need to stop overcompensating and make some boundaries with their children.” He admitted that he hasn’t seen Miley’s newest video, but still: “I’m 41 years old, mama. I’m just not a fan of all the stripping stuff or all that stuff … I have nieces and little cousins and all of that, and I don’t want them thinking it’s cool. I’d prefer them to be doctors and lawyers than to have them strip at a young age, stripping on a pole.” — Tracy Morgan. [New York Mag]
  • “Fuck Ashton Kutcher! I’m going to get more followers than he ever dreamed of.” — Martha Stewart has thrown the Twitter gauntlet. [Gatecrasher]
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