Did Alec Threaten Suicide?; SJP "Overcome With Grief" About McQueen

  • A police source says Alec Baldwin was rushed to the hospital last night because his 14-year-old daughter Ireland called 911 and said he was “unresponsive,” and had threatened to take pills while they were arguing. Baldwin’s spokesperson explained:
  • “This was a misunderstanding on one person’s part. Alec was quickly released from the hospital he’s completely fine and will be at work today. If there was any real issue or concern, he wouldn’t have been released from the hospital so quickly.” Another “source close to the actor” claims, “There were no drugs. There was no alcohol. And there were no pills or threat of pills.” [Us]
  • Alec Baldwin was back at work on 30 Rock today. [People]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker released a statement saying, “I am shocked and overcome with grief upon learning about the untimely death of the quiet genius Alexander McQueen… He was talented well beyond his years and the seriousness and unrivaled talent which he applied to his work is in bountiful display year after year and collection after collection.” [Radar]
  • When asked about John Mayer‘s Playboy interview, Jessica Simpson laughed and said “no comment.” [TMZ]
  • Holly Robinson Peete got a lot of flak for saying she was flattered by John Mayer‘s comments about her in Playboy. Last night, she wrote on her blog that she should have read the entire article before commenting. “It’s the biggest no-no of them all and coupled with the White Supremacist ‘privates’ comments it dawns hard on me that by gushing in public about a compliment by one of my fave artists in this article filled with offenses I look like I am giving him some sort of ‘free pass’ just cause he said I was cute!” Peete wrote. “Ugh! The whole picture became so vivid. And it began to scare the mess out of me.” [E!]
  • John Mayer‘s childhood friend explains, “John has no filter. He’s a really good guy, really intelligent… But I think his sense of humor goes over the general public’s head. Sometimes he likes to embellish his point by saying certain things and people take it at base value.” [Radar]
  • Kim Kardashian says she wants to start producing TV shows. “It’s something I’m passionate about, and I hope people get an idea of the types of shows I like to do.” [People]
  • Khloe Kardashian Tweeted today about Kourtney Kardashian: “Kourt just admitted that she tasted her own breast milk. Ummmm TMI.” [Us]
  • Dennis Hopper asked for a restraining order today because he claims his estranged wife Victoria has “repeatedly subjected [him] to severe emotional distress.” His doctor submitted papers saying, “The presence of his estranged wife is hampering Mr. Hopper’s present cancer care… It is my belief and recommendation that the less Mr. Hopper has to do with his estranged wife at this time, the more likely he is to have his life extended.” [TMZ]
  • Dennis Hopper‘s prenuptial agreement with Victoria has been unsealed and basically, he gets everything. His will guarantees her $250,000 and 25% of everything he owns, but only if they’re married and living together when he dies. [TMZ]
  • The prenup also says that Victoria has to move out of Dennis Hopper‘s house within 60 days. A judge granted Hopper a restraining order saying that Victoria has to stay 10 feet away from Dennis, his adult son, his daughter, and his assistant. [TMZ]
  • Evander Holyfield‘s wife Candi is asking for a divorce because she says he hit her in the face during a fight on February 1. She has filed for a temporary protective order and says, “In 2008 he choked me in front of our daughter and house keeper. In 2009 he has hit me in front of the children. He has grabbed me in front of the children. A couple of weeks ago he threw a bottle of water at me.” [Radar]
  • Sources say Kobe Bryant bought his wife Vanessa Bryant an expensive piece of jewelry because she went “ballistic” after seeing photos of Kobe with a topless model at a party on Saturday. [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Oh no! Loretta Long, who played Susan Robinson on Sesame Street, was hit by a car. She was hit while crossing the street in New Jersey and carried 70 feet before being dumped on the road. She’s in the hospital recovering from a broken tibia and a head injury. Get well soon, Susan. [Radar]
  • Beyonce visited some landmarks in Rio yesterday and apparently “Brazil’s Nuts About Beyonce.” [The Sun]
  • Elsewhere in Rio, Madonna kissed Jesus Luz. [TMZ]
  • Christiane Amanpour has interviewed Angelina Jolie about her trip to Haiti. CNN will run the interview on Sunday afternoon. [MediaBistro]
  • The Facebook page of Angelina Pivarnick, who left Jersey Shore after a few episodes, was hacked according to this hilarious press release: “Pivarnick has a shroud of chaos since the recent break up of her boyfriend, disagreements with cast mate and now, the reality star has suddenly become the target of a hacker!” [TMZ]
  • A judge has extended the restraining order prohibiting Courtney Love from contacting Frances Bean Cobain. [TMZ]
  • Entertainment Tonight has “obtained” a letter from Nancy Kerrigan in which she says of her late father, “For me, he was my safety net. He was always there for me no matter what turn the world might take.” [People]
  • Amy Winehouse is heading to Jamaica to record her new album and Blake Fielder-Civil will not be joining her. [The Mirror]
  • Nadya Suleman is meeting with the Game Show Network because she wants a job. [Radar]
  • Taylor Swift, on tour in Australia, Tweeted, “Tonight the band and I played a show, then hopped in the van and headed to the park for some midnight wild possum feeding.” Now Australian wildlife authorities are criticizing her because feeding wild animals, “can disrupt their natural behavior and it can cause some animals to lose their natural fear of people, making them vulnerable to attack.” [Radar]
  • A body has been found buried in the front yard of the Albuquerque, New Mexico home where Christian Bale stayed while filming Terminator: Salvation. Police have identified the body as Michael Snyder and say Bale didn’t know anything about the body. Snyder’s ex-wife has been arrested and charged with murder[TMZ]
  • Nelly Furtado, Sarah McLachlan and Bryan Adams are expected to attend the Olympics opening ceremonies on Friday. [People]
  • What criteria did Billboard use to compile this list of the 50 “sexiest” songs? Olivia Newton-John‘s “Physical” is No. 1, followed by Rod Stewart‘s “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright).” [AP]
  • Emily Blunt says the secret to maintaining a good relationship in Hollywood is, “Don’t be a Chatty Cathy about (the relationship) – I think that’s the secret. You have to have a dual existence… You have the acting side of it and the business life… and then you have your private life and your downtime. You have to make that divide, and make it clear to you.” [Daily Express]
  • Benicio Del Toro says that at some point he wants to stop acting to work behind the camera. “I usually get told what to do. I’d like to try to direct something, to tell a story. And I’d like to produce some more,” he said. [Daily Express]
  • Sarah Silverman says, “This week has been ridiculous — Jimmy Kimmel and I are friends! I said that this new guy was super skinny and people reported that I called Jimmy fat – Jimmy’s perfect! I said that this new guy says sweet things and all of a sudden the news is that Jimmy never told me I was pretty! Give me a break! The gossip blogs are putting a strain on a real nice post-relationship relationship I have going with one Mr. Jimmy Kimmel, who loved me even when my thighs were at their biggest.” [Us]
  • On an upcoming episode of RHONY, Ramona Singer criticizes Kelly Bensimon‘s “boobs because they’re off-center.” Bensimon responded, “I don’t play that game. I’m not a mean girl. You never hear me say anything mean about anybody. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, famous or a doorman, I respect every single person for who they are.” Do the words “I’m up here and you’re down here” mean nothing to her? [People]
  • Wolfman star Anthony Hopkins says, “I think women particularly – but both genders – are fascinated by the Beauty and the Beast mythology. It goes back to Ovid’s Metamorphosis, it goes back to classic mythology. In another way, it’s like Sleeping Beauty. The woman who’s been put into a spell of enchantment by the wicked witch and she has to wait there for generations for the Prince Charming to come. And those mythologies are so powerful in our subconscious mind that I think that’s why people respond to Beauty and the Beast. The Beast, in its darkness, is attractive. It’s threatening, it’s sexy. It’s the dark stranger that’s in all of us. The bogeyman. Once you make friends with it, it’s very attractive. It’s the beast that needs to be saved and brought out. In psychological terms, if it’s denied and repressed, then it comes out in other forms: massive warfare, psychotic dictatorships, or people like Nazi Germany. So it has to be acknowledged.” [N.Y. Magazine]
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