Chace Thwarts Lindsay's Advances; Rihanna "Appalled" By Chris's Apology

  • This weekend while Samantha Ronson was home sick in L.A., Lindsay tried to get closer to her crush, Chace Crawford. She showed up “uninvited and unannounced” at his NYC apartment, but Chace wasn’t having it.
  • Lindsay and Chace first met at a party in October and exchanged phone numbers. A source says she texted him a lot and Chace thought it was “a little stalker like.” Over the weekend Lindsay heard that Chace and Emile Hirsch were hanging out at a restaurant and showed up even though she wasn’t invited. Chace took the party back to his apartment to get away from Lindsay, but the next day she showed up to his apartment at 6 a.m. and wasn’t allowed in. [Ok, Update: Ok]
  • A source says Rihanna is “appalled” by Chris Brown’s apology. “All of us, including Rihanna, don’t understand how he can say he’s sorry on the one hand, but still … does not admit any guilt,” said the source, adding, “He should have expressed more contrition.” [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Maybe Terrence Howard was so quick to defend Chris Brown because he was once arrested on similar charges. Court records reveal that in 2001 he broke his estranged wife’s door down, hit her, and threatened her. [The Smoking Gun ]
  • Was Freida Pinto’s recently-dumped fiance Rohan Antao actually her husband? There are reports that they secretly married in December 2007. [ONTD]
  • Rainn Wilson, who practices the Baha’i faith, took a break from talking bears, beets, and Battlestar and wrote an article for CNN about the upcoming trail for seven Baha’i national leaders in Iran. [CNN]
  • Pink has donated $250,000 to the Red Cross fund to help victims of the Australian bush fires. “I’ve been really affected by the media images of the tragic bushfires in Victoria,” says Pink. “There’s little anyone can do at such a long distance away, but I wanted to make a tangible expression of support.” [UPI]
  • John Mayer took Jennifer to the Bahamas as a 40th birthday gift (presumably in addition to the dumb songs he wrote for her) and the paparazzi took a picture of them kissing at the end of the trip. [E!]
  • A source says the Travoltas are regrouping and pushing through the grieving process. “They are trying to grieve and return to some sort of normalcy for Ella,” says a source, “but life isn’t normal without Jett.” [People]
  • Tarino Lightbourne, who was accused of trying to extort money from John Travolta, was released from jail on bail. [TMZ]
  • Tim Gunn says he wants to meet Meryl Streep on the red carpet and give her fashion advice. “Sometimes she gets it right, but more often she doesn’t,” says Tim. “The message she’s sending is, I’m too smart for this and it doesn’t matter to me what I’m wearing. I want to say to her that it should matter to you.” We hate to question Tim, but should it matter to her? [E!]
  • Kate Winslet says she’s excited about picking out a dress for the Oscars, but when asked if she’s doing any “crazy diets or detoxes” in preparation, Kate says: “N.O. [I] absolutely do not. I’m very sort of relaxed and vocal about these things. I have not done a stitch of exercise since October. I literally have not had the time. And I’m just going to eat normally, I’m not going to make cuts. If I’m keeping it together it’s by a wing and a prayer. I just want to enjoy this.” [People]
  • Christina Hendricks, who plays Joan on Mad Men says people come up to her on the street and tell her she makes them feel better about their curves. She says: “Well, that feels nice because I feel sexy and I feel like a woman and I feel happy. I don’t feel like I’m constantly depriving myself and I still feel beautiful. But at the same time I’m a woman and do I want to lose 10lbs? Absolutely, like everyone else.” [The Daily Express]
  • More celebrities are moving to Brooklyn: Norah Jones has purchased a brownstone in Cobble Hill. [Brownstoner]
  • Slumdog Millionaire producers are providing housing and education for the film’s child stars, but the kids are still having a hard time learning to deal with their newfound money and fame. [AP]
  • Halle Berry will star in the film Who Is Doris Payne about the true story of an international jewel thief. [E!]
  • You can watch the new video for the angsty T.I./Justin Timberlake collaboration “Dead and Gone” here. [The Life Files]
  • M.I.A. has sent out a picture of her newborn son, and of course, he’s adorable. [ONTD]
  • Don Johnson is suing the producers of Nash Bridges because as co-owner of the show’s copyright he should be paid 50% of the $450 million the show made, but hasn’t seen a dime. [TMZ]
  • Lil’ Wayne rescheduled and cancelled a performance at a Rochester arena three times, and now one of the show’s promoters is suing him for $1.3 million for failing to show. [The Democrat and Chronicle]
  • Even though Cher has been performing in Sin City, she says she’s living like “a nun” in Las Vegas, steering clear of alcohol, cigarettes, and the party scene. “I like to go out, do my work and then come home,” says Cher. [Yahoo]
  • In this video Nikki Sixx throws a water bottle into the crowd and then yells at a female fan for throwing the same bottle back at him ten seconds later. [TMZ]
  • Here’s a four minute compilation video of all the most hilarious scenes from Fireproof, Kirk Cameron’s movie about a firefighter’s quest to win back his wife’s love after being dishonorable about internet porn that wound up being the top grossing indie film of 2008. [Video Gum]
  • The University of Tennessee is giving Tennessee native Dolly Parton an honorary doctorate. [The University of Tennessee]
  • Kelly Clarkson talked to pre-teen girls during a workshop sponsored by Dove and told them all celebrities are Photoshopped and said it’s healthier not to read magazines that pick on women’s bodies. “It’s horrible – they’ll show celebrities with cellulite and it’s like, ‘Of course celebrities have cellulite! We’re not fem-bots!'” she said. [People]
  • “I used to be accused of making people cry, and it was because I asked them about their childhood, they’d say something about their father and then they’d start to cry. It’s always the father, not the mother.” – Barbara Walters. [Portfolio]
  • Kanye West is on the cover of the March Details, so of course, there’s a fresh crop of self-aggrandizing quotes. Here Kanye explains how he’s reclaiming “gay”: “Titles are very important. I like to embody titles, y’know, or words that have negative connotations, and explain why that’s good,” he says. “Take the word gay-like, in hip-hop, that’s a negative thing, right? But in the past two, three years, all the gay people I’ve encountered have been, like, really, really, extremely dope. Y’know, I haven’t, like, gone to a gay bar, nor do I ever plan to. But where I would talk to a gay person-the conversation would be mostly around, like, art or design-it’d be really dope. From a design standpoint, kids’ll say, ‘Dude, those pants are gay.’ But if it’s, like, good, good, good fashion-level, design-level stuff, where it’s on a higher level than the average commercial design stuff, it’s, like, gay people that do that. I think that should be said as a compliment. Like, ‘Dude, that’s so good it’s almost . . . gay.'” [Just Jared]
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