Bret Michaels Talking, "Doing Good" After Brain Hemorrhage; Lindsay Lohan "Dumped" From Film

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  • Wally Sychak, the father of Bret Michaels, says his son is “doing good” and is speaking after being rushed to the ICU with a massive brain hemorrhage last night:

“I talked to him this morning,. He sounded upbeat and positive but they had him sedated,” Sychak says, “But he’s doing good. He sounded like my son.” [RadarOnline]

  • Michaels, if you missed it, was rushed to the hospital and placed in critical condition last night after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage; there is no word yet on what caused the bleeding, and he is expected to remain in the hospital under observation for the time being. [USWeekly]
  • Many of Michaels’ reality show co-stars are wishing him well: Taya Parker, the winner of Rock of Love Bus, says that “Bret’s determination and drive have always been one of his most endearing qualities. His love for his family and his fans makes his heart a heart that’s larger than life. Bret has overcome many adversities and struggles in his life, and he always handles himself with dignity. I could not be more proud of him, the person he is, and the loves that drive his life.” [RadarOnline]
  • While Donald Trump, who works with Michaels on Celebrity Apprentice, had this to say: “I am deeply saddened to hear about Bret Michaels and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time. He’s a great competitor and champion and I hope he will be fine.” [RadarOnline]
  • Did you know? Before Lynda Carter was Wonder Woman, she was Miss World USA and the lead singer in a band. [HuffPo]
  • Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been “dumped” from an upcoming film called The Other Side due to the fact that she is no longer considered “bankable.” [TMZ]
  • Randy Quaid is suing attorney Lloyd Braun, who also happens to run an entertainment website, for using his professional relationship with the Quaids in order to benefit his website by running gossip about the couple. [TMZ]
  • Charlie Sheen and his wife: not living together, but not planning to divorce, either. [USWeekly]
  • Says a source: “Brooke’s stuff is still at the house. She spent the last two days living at a spa, but she hasn’t moved out and she hasn’t split with Charlie. She’s absolutely crazed that her children’s father would shave his head, put on a disguise, wearing pajama bottoms and come out of a hooker’s house so that some day his children will see this.” [TMZ]
  • Kristin Cavallari says there might actually be another season of The Hills, if you care: “I would like to do it. I’m in such a rhythm with things and I’m having a great time. We’re just now starting to get into some really good juicy stuff with a few new people. So I think we could do another 12 episodes and make it pretty good.” [E!]
  • “It’s actually sort of stressful. Not like actual sex, not as I know it. You’re standing with no pants, hunched over someone but without the lust.”-Russell Brand, on filming sex scenes. [TheSun]
  • Jennifer Lopez says she’d like to be a guest on Glee at some point: “I sat down with [show creator] Ryan Murphy and we talked me doing something on Glee. We want to. We want to do it.” [People]
  • “It has been a dream of mine since I saw ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ as a young boy to Taser some one on film.”-Sam Rockwell. And by “taser someone on film,” I’m pretty sure he means, “make out with Hortense.” Dreams do come true, Sam! Call me! [PageSix]
  • Britney Spears father, Jamie, allegedly laughed when he heard the rumor that he was demanding that Britney’s nipples be covered at all times. The story is apparently not true. Or, as TMZ’s headline says, she is “free to go free boobin.” [TMZ]
  • “Seeing his films, you’d think he is this weird, dark, intense guy. But I don’t live with a dark person. He’s really good at life, very good at going to the park and having a good time. He’s also very organized. He doesn’t live in chaos. His parents are teachers and they have an easy sense of order and discipline.”-Rachel Weisz, on her husband, Darren Aronofsky. [ShowbizSpy]
  • T.I. reportedly “stormed out” of an ESPN party after he was told that the V.I.P. section was full. [PageSix]
  • If you’d like to take a look at Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen‘s 20 million dollar mansion in progress, here’s your chance. [NYDN]
  • Meanwhile, a source claims that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are planning on living together, as well: “”Kris has ratcheted up her plan to pin Rob down. She’s been house-hunting in L.A. with the intention of getting Rob to move in with her.” I don’t know. This kind of sounds like they’ll be moving to 123 Fake Street, Fakesville USA, you know? [ShowbizSpy]
  • Lisa Kudrow‘s online series, Web Therapy, will be moving to Showtime next year. [Yahoo]
  • Did you know?, pt.2: James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem was once offered a writing job on Seinfeld. [Guardian]
  • Survivor’s Russell Hantz has been charged with simple battery after allegedly shoving a woman to the ground. [NYTimes]
  • Catherine Hardwicke, who is directing the upcoming Red Riding Hood, says she is trying to get Julie Christie to play the part of the grandmother: “We are trying to entice her to play the sexy, bohemian grandmother. She lives outside the walled town in a cool tree house. She’s no old granny with an old nightcap. She’s a hot, interesting grandmother.” [EW]
  • Peter Sarsgaard says that he and brother-in-law Jake Gyllenhaal didn’t speak for 10 days after Sarsgaard got a little too carried away on the set of Jarhead, after he was forced to do a second take after being injured in the first one: “When they came on take two, they looked like they were coming just as hard, so I hit Jake as hard as I could in the windpipe and kind of claimed it was an accident and stuff. And they came for a third time, and it was really hard again, and I just… I lost it.” [DailyExpress]
  • “I am interested in paradoxes: celebrity, our response to it, excess, disasters, glamour, beauty. Yes, my images are outrageous, but I never set out to shock. When one of the most downloaded videos on the internet is [the former hostage] Daniel Pearl’s beheading, there’s nothing you can do to out-shock that. I want people to be stunned. I don’t want it to look like contemporary ‘art’, which often people don’t understand. I’m trying to speak a visual language as powerful as the written or verbal that people understand.”-David LaChapelle [TimesOnline]
  • “If all I ate were salads ever day, I’d shoot myself. Who cares if you can fit in your skinny jeans if you can’t enjoy life and have something good to eat?”-Kristen Davis[People]
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