Angelina Jolie Wigs Out

  • Angelina Jolie started working on Salt yesterday, and her character, rogue CIA operative Evelyn A. Salt, has a couple of different looks:

So far we’re seeing raven-haired and blonde. Oh, and here’s an interesting quote from producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, about reworking the script originally intended for Tom Cruise: “I had no idea how complex it would be,” he says. “We had to rethink the whole notion of how a man vs. a woman operates in the business world, in personal relationship and in friendships.” This should be interesting. [USA Today]

  • Well, this just isn’t nice: After reports came out that Guy Ritchie calls Madonna “It,” Madge has been sent 100 copies of the horror movie Stephen King’s It. “She’s received the packages at all of her addresses so she suspects they are from somebody she knows. And she is furious,” a source claims. []
  • Krishna Siqueira is the ex-gf of Madonna’s new “friend,” Jesus Luz. She says: “He is a wonderful person. We were dating and then the magazine shoot came up. Then came the story that he was with her [Madonna]. We took some time out because we imagined he was going away to live and could not continue long-distance dating.” Krishna says Jesus is not with Madonna for the publicity: “He’s not that kind of person.” [Daily Mail]
  • Rihanna’s family: Apparently not happy about her reconciliation with Chris Brown. “Everyone wants them to take a break, to cool off,” a relative of Rihanna tells People. “No one wants them back together.” The couple has left Miami and is now in L.A. [People]
  • Lindsay Lohan‘s New York apartment, which she never actually slept in, is for sale. You get two bedrooms, two bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an unobstructed view of the Statue of Liberty for the low, low price of $1,200,000. Any takers? [Gothamist]
  • Oh, Christ. Lindsay Lohan’s crazy ass father has started contacting Lily Allen. Lily says: “I got a Twitter from her dad saying ‘Dear Lily, I think you have an alcohol problem that needs addressing. From Michael Lohan.’ I was, like, leave me alone.” This is not good. [The Sun]
  • What’s this? Michael Lohan had lunch with Courtenay Semel? A spy says it was superserious: “There was no laughing and no smiling.” What could they have been talking about??? [E!]
  • Nadya Suleman, mother of 14, says her original six kids are already jealous of the octuplets. When a friend showed the kids a picture of their new siblings, “they hit the picture,” Suleman says. Oh, and by the way, she has a new house: “It’s safe. It’s about 2,800 square feet, four bedrooms. I don’t want anyone to know where we are. I have trust issues. I know there are a lot of emotionally disturbed people.” [MSNBC Scoop]
  • George Clooney texted ex Lisa Snowdon and it made the paper. [Daily Express]
  • WTF. Lauren Conrad has a novel?!?! The tome, L.A. Candy, is about Jane, a girl who moves to L.A. and unexpectedly becomes the star of a reality television show. Shocking. [People]
  • Britney’s family is excited for her tour, which will include a three-ring circus setup and magic tricks. Are they the only ones? [People]
  • Wait: Madonna might join Britney on stage. That would be good. [Gatecrasher]
  • Unsolicited uterus update: Mariah Carey is not pregnant. Her “baby” is her dog, Jack, and he may be getting his own reality show. Barf. No, wait: Arf. [Fox 411]
  • Amy Winehouse has moved out of Camden to a gated house in the suburbs. Though she seems to be planning a “massive Camden pub crawl.” [Daily Mail]
  • Sharon Osbourne has been sued by the woman whose hair she grabbed on Rock of Love: Charm School. The charges? Battery, negligence and infliction of emotional distress. Seems like the emotional distress part is from just being on a reality show, no? [TMZ]
  • Did you catch Jimmy Fallon‘s first show last night? Apparently Robert DeNiro, who rarely does talk shows, was pretty funny. [Fox 411]
  • Mickey Rourke danced with a bathroom attendant. [Gatecrasher]
  • Whee! Ashley Jensen, aka Christina, will return to Ugly Betty. She announced she was leaving in January, but now says: “It’s time I challenged myself professionally. They haven’t killed by character off, so I’ll be back at some point.” Her Scottish brogue would be sorely missed. [The Sun]
  • Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester is inside the new issue of In Style and in this photo, she looks hungover and strung out. [Just Jared]
  • Matthew McConaughey is officially in the record business! He’s producing a Bermudian roots-reggae artist, naturally. McConaughey says of Mishka: “My one-liner to him is ‘Look, man, I think your music needs to be heard by more ears than it has. I’ve heard it. I love it. Anybody I’ve ever turned on to your music ends up loving it.'” Then he put the bong down. [Rolling Stone]
  • Danny Boyle may helm the next Bond flick. Upgrade? [The Sun]
  • ABC TV series Life On Mars has been canceled. [Variety]
  • Uh-oh: The food may have been spoiled at Elton John‘s Oscar party; some guests ended up “vomiting for days.” [Page Six]
  • Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut with United States, an indie feature in which a prominent black literary figure writes a faux autobiography from the perspective of a barely literate hoodlum to decry what is wrong with the glorification of “ghetto” culture… and the book is a hit. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Natalie Imbruglia is not, repeat, not dating Prince Harry. She says: “He was just at my birthday party. That was it. I met him for about two seconds.” [Daily Express]
  • Sienna Miller is trying to charm people in the film industry in L.A. after being shunned over her affair with Balthazar Getty. Good luck! [Daily Express]
  • John Travolta and Kelly Preston have written a letter to Lady Lake, FL, thanking the town for its support after their son Jett died. [UPI]
  • Someone broke the windows in Jay Kay from Jamiroquai’s Ferrari, but it’s hard to care. [Daily Mail]
  • Check out this Ricky Gervais meltdown, in which he is not pulling a “Christian Bale,” even if that is the headline. [LA Times]
  • You know how Bruce Willis is being sued for “walking off the set” of a flick he was supposed to direct? He’s calling the suit “frivolous and without merit.” [E!]
  • The Flaming Lips track, “Do You Realize,” is now Oklahoma’s official rock song. [AP]
  • Spinal Tap: Live! The “Unwigged and Unplugged” tour starts April 17 in Vancouver. [AP]
  • Simply Red‘s plane was forced to make an emergency landing en route from Buenos Aires to Brazil, but everyone is okay. Holding back the years tears! [Reuters]
  • If you’re living on a prayer, get psyched for the Bon Jovi book which comes out in the fall — an “insider portrait” with previously unpublished photographs and text by the band members. [AP]
  • Blind item! “Which sexy NYC-based celeb’s pickup line needs a little improvement? ‘Have we met?’ he asks. ‘Have we had sex? No? Do you want to?'” [Gatecrasher]
  • Bad news: Fred Durst is making a comeback. [Page Six]
  • Jim Carrey‘s daughter Jane has a band called the Jane Carrey band. [The Life Files]
  • Legal troubles for Sean Connery: Did he profit from a loan to a former friend? [Daily Mail]
  • “Because this album is so sonically different than anything I’ve done before and captures many flavors of my emotional life and voice, it needed an entirely new name. ‘Terra Incognita’ means unknown territory — and that’s where I wanted to go musically. The guitars are more wild and atmospheric. The groove is dark and deep and allow for a lot of sonic contrasts. It took me five years to really cut my teeth both as a performer and as a songwriter and I wanted to break all the habits I’d gotten used to and let songs develop out of a groove or simple piano notes and melody.” — Juliette Lewis, on her new album with her new band, the New Romantiques, who are replacing her former band, The Licks. [NME]
  • “I think that criticism is a good thing because it teaches you to (ask) some questions.” — Juliette Binoche, on her new dance performance, which the Times of London called “intermittently excruciating.” [Breitbart]
  • “I’m coping mostly and I’m mostly clean, I won’t lie to you it is a struggle. My dad and I are estranged. In his mind if I’m still ­using in any way then I’m not his son. But my mum speaks to me ­secretly. I try and wrap myself up enough so that it doesn’t get to me and I don’t feel anything but really of course it gets to me. I love the man and I grew up kind of idolising him. It’s breaking my heart that for him the be-all and end-all of our relationship is whether or not there’s something despicable in my bloodstream. I’d love to just go to football with him like we used to or just go for a drink and be a son and him a father.” — Pete Doherty. [Daily Express]
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