Baldwin On Obama: "Homey Made His Bed"; Angelina's Mysterious Facial Protusion

  • Stephen Baldwin told a reporter at CPAC, “I am not happy about the way things are. I pray for President Obama every single day. But tell you what. Homey made this bed, now he has got to lay in it.”

When Baldwin, who hosts a conservative radio show, was asked to clarify that he was in fact referring to the President as “homey,” he said, “That is correct.” [ABC News]

  • Us has presented evidence that there are two weird muscles that stick out of Angelina Jolie‘s neck where her chin meets her neck. The mag consulted a “number of plastic surgeons” (who don’t treat Angie), who’ve determined that the muscles are the result of Botox, a mini-facelift or “thin skin”. [Us]
  • Angelina Jolie has arrived in Venice to shoot The Tourist. Today she and Brad Pitt took the kids to get gelato. Then Brad went to a wine store (because he’s a boozehound.) [People]
  • A radio station claims it has a leaked copy of the statement Tiger Woods will make tomorrow, in which he says, “My wife and I have been trying to work things out but sadly things have not worked out. We have decided to live apart with me having mutually agreed upon times when I can be with our children.” Tiger’s people say it’s fake. [TMZ]
  • A source says Elin Nordegren will not attend Tiger Woods‘ press conference tomorrow. [Radar]
  • Another source says Tiger Woods will announce tomorrow that he’s playing the Tavistock Cup. “He has made it clear that he’s planning to play. Everyone [at Tavistock] is really excited about it,” said the source. [People]
  • Tiger Woods‘ former mistress Jaimee Grubbs says, “I would like him to make an apology for everything he has done.” [UPI]
  • Journalist Robert Lusetich will publish Unplayable: An Inside Account of Tiger’s Most Tumultuous Season in June. [AP]
  • Coming to Spike TV: Back Nine, a show about a washed-up U.S. Open champion who has a sex-addicted caddy sidekick named Tiger. Apparently the name is just a coincidence — the show was written long before the Tiger Woods scandal broke. [E!]
  • Tiger Woods is getting teased for looking heavier in the photo of him jogging yesterday. NBC Sports blogger Rick Chandler wrote, “I’m not saying that Tiger is in any danger of getting booted off of an airplane and his seat given to Kevin Smith. It’s just that it’s clear there was no lock on the fridge at Gentle Path.” [Us]
  • Kevin Smith was supposed to take a United flight from Los Angeles to New York today, but canceled the flight and took a private plane instead, according to a source. [Star]
  • Reality star Ruby Gettinger says like Kevin Smith, she’s had to deal with being “too fat to fly.” “The first time I went on a plane I was close to 700 lbs. and I had no idea how small the seats were,” says Ruby. “The man sitting next to me was not happy at all! I felt so bad! After that experience, I never flew without a friend to sit next to me, or I would buy two seats.” [CNN]
  • Though Jon Gosselin and TLC have settled their lawsuits against each other, a source says, “TLC is done with Jon. They have him under contract still, but they don’t plan to use him.” [Radar]
  • In the video at the link, Michael Lohan declares that Lindsay Lohan needs three months of rehab adding, “I’ve been trying to get into court with the judge for a long time. The last time she was in court the judge should have drug tested her. If she had, I know Lindsay would have come up dirty and she would have been thrown into rehab.” [Radar]
  • Kathryn Grayson died yesterday in her sleep at age 88. She starred in MGM musicals of the ’40s and ’50s including Show Boat and Kiss Me Kate. [AP]
  • The crazed Ashanti fan who sent her disturbing sexual text messages was sentenced to two years in jail today, but the judge hasn’t ruled out sending him for psychological treatment instead. [AP]
  • Simon Cowell‘s friend Max Clifford says, “I spoke to Simon in London yesterday afternoon, just before he took his flight back to LA. I asked him: ‘Look, are you engaged [to Mezhgan Hussainy]? Is it true?,’ and he said, ‘No! No. I’m not engaged.'” [Us]
  • Morgan Freeman‘s left hand is still paralyzed after his car accident a year-and-a-half ago. “I suffered nerve damage and it hasn’t gotten better. I can’t move it,” said Freeman. “Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?” [People]
  • Twitter really is powerful: Ashton Kutcher was invited to speak at a technology conference in Moscow along with U.S. State Department officials and executives from eBay and Cisco Systems. “More importantly than anything I write, it’s really about what you write on your blogs,” said Kutcher at a press briefing. “That is the power of the social web, which is to say you don’t have to be a celebrity or sit on a podium to have a community that you can build, run an idea, a thought, a piece of leadership.” [Reuters]
  • Patrick Swayze‘s widow Lisa Niemi is planning to sell their ranch, according to The National Enquirer. “The ranch holds a lot of good memories for Lisa of her life with Patrick, but she is having a hard time continuing to live in the house where he died,” said a source. There’s also some stuff about a psychic, so you can probably file this under “bogus.” [Showbiz Spy]
  • Is Snooki planning to write a book? The trademark application she filed says she wants to use her name for “entertainment in the nature of personal appearances by a television personality” and “printed matter, namely books.” Didn’t Lauren Conrad‘s book inflict enough psychological pain on struggling novelists? [NYT]
  • Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are planning to fund a school in Haiti. “We’re actually going to be funding a school down there for the next five years,” Keith said. “It’s in Port-Au-Prince. The kids will also have one hot meal a day. They’ll have all of their medical taken care of by the school, and clothing, as well.” [Access Hollywood]
  • Nadya Suleman will appear on The View next week. [AP]
  • Chris Brown went to court today for a progress report hearing. The judge said he hasn’t missed a session of domestic violence counseling and completed 32 days of community labor in Virginia. She ruled that Brown can travel out of the U.S. for concert dates in May and June. He’ll be back in court for another update on May 11. [AP]
  • Lisa Rinna apologized for saying she ripped up the Heidi Montag plastic surgery of People before her two daughters could see it. “I apologize to Miss Montag if my words were taken and used against her in the press,” she Tweeted. “I did not slam her or her surgeries for the record.” [Us]
  • Behold: Michelle Trachtenberg and James Van Der Beek rapping in the Holland Tunnel. [Perez]
  • Nicholas Cage says that when he realized he had huge debts, “The first thing you think is, ‘This can’t be true. I want to crawl up and hide at the end of the world.” He blames his problems on bad financial advice from his former manager but says, “I have a new manager now, so I’m halfway there. And I will pay off all those debts, to the last cent. I have a responsibility for my sons and my wife. I have to get back on my feet.” [Showbiz Spy]
  • Gabourey Sidibe‘s mom, Alice Tan Ridley, who is going with her daughter to the Oscars, says, “I am really looking forward to it and hopefully Gabourey will win! I can’t wait to see my daughter in her element and walking down the red carpet because I am so proud of her.” [Radar]
  • Shannen Doherty says of Lady Gaga, “I would wear anything she made, only if she was right next to my side. If she walked in with me somewhere I’d do it!” [People]
  • When Vanessa Redgrave, mother of Natasha Richardson, was asked an insensetive question about whether art can help people cope with grief, she said, “Help is a funny word. It turns out to mean so much more and so many things differently than what we think of when we hear the word ‘help’, you know? This is where the magic of an extraordinary writer comes in. Because nothing can help – absolutely nothing. On the other hand, we all of us learn about terrible grief, all of us go through it at some point in our lives or another. And if someone can throw some light on what we have gone through or are going through or will go through always, you can call that, yeah, it’s a big help.” [The Telegraph]
  • When asked about the rumors that her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio is engaged to Bar Rafaeli, Emily Mortimer said, “I didn’t know he wasn’t married! I’m sure that he will, yes, and be very happy.” [People]
  • Emily Mortimer just had her second child and plays a mother who killed her children in Shutter Island. She says, “I haven’t been to see it yet because I’m so scared of the infanticide – I don’t know if I can handle all these dead children everywhere. But I guess I’m going to have to at the premiere. I’ve been told it’s not too traumatizing, though.” [N.Y. Magazine]
  • “Growing up in this industry has been an interesting experience … It’s something that you have to look back in hindsight because you have these amazing experiences, and I have had quite a few that I have been fortunate enough to have while working. But you know you have to sort of stop and think, ‘Wow, that really happened to me, that was my story, that was my experience with Jack Nicholson or Daniel Day Lewis.'” — Leonardo DiCaprio [Reuters]
  • “I don’t really care for like fat jokes about women, specifically,” says Sarah Silverman. “Because I feel that we live in a society where fat men deserve love, and fat women do not deserve love — at least in white America. And so I feel like that’s an ugly thing, and it doesn’t make me laugh.” [CNN]
  • “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don’t know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East – you’re as good as dead.” — Elton John [Just Jared]
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