Emmy Gets Naked; Lindsay Says She Was Set Up

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  • Oh-so-demure Emmy Rossum will take off her clothes in a new Showtime series called Shameless; she plays a daughter who has to raise her nine younger siblings while their father (played by William H. Macy) becomes a drunk.

Don’t worry: The show is not a downer. “It’s really outrageous and funny, the way it’s told and depicted,” she says. “Nothing’s taken too seriously. So even though it’s a hard circumstance, the family has an incredible will to survive. And there’s a lot of funny naked drunkenness.” [People]

  • Actor and New Orleans enthusiast Brad Pitt might make a movie about the BP oil spill; hopefully his homies George Clooney, Don Cheadle and Matt Damon will join in! [Gatecrasher]
  • On the Daily Show, Jon Stewart asked Cameron Diaz her character’s name in Knight And Day, and she sort of didn’t know. Must have been a memorable performance! Not. [NYDN]
  • Lindsay Lohan‘s assistant, Eleonore, quit earlier this month, and has already been offered around $50,000 to dish on her former boss. So far she has refused, but we’ll see. [Page Six]
  • Lindsay Lohan says that she wants not 11 hours late for a photo shoot — she was set up. “I was given the wrong call time — now I know on purpose… It was a set-up,” she Tweeted. “I don’t appreciate being used for press.” [NYDN]
  • Royal news! When Prince William becomes King Of England, Prince Harry will be there to give him advice: “I will always give him as much support as I can,” Harry says in a new interview. “Sometimes it’s probably not valued, which is understandable as the older brother always thinks they know best. But I always give him my opinion where it’s needed… When I think he’s wrong I’ll tell him he’s wrong. Nine times out of 10 he puts that in his back pocket and carries on anyway, but in later life who knows?” [People]
  • A former employee dished about what it was like to work for Martha Stewart, and then got booted off of a Sirius radio show. [Gatecrasher]
  • Mariah Carey has outstanding vet bills for her three Jack Russell terriers. [Breitbart]
  • Kate Hudson plans on attending the Glastonbury music festival on Saturday — when Muse, the band for which her new boyfriend Matthew Bellamy plays, hits the stage. [The Sun]
  • Janelle Monae is adorable. The end. [The Life Files]
  • Set your DVR: Dr. Jill Biden will be on Army Wives. [NYDN]
  • Chace Crawford is out of the picture, so the Footloose remake will star Kenny Wormald. Who? Exactly. But you know what? Props to the producers for taking a chance on an unknown kid. [NYDN]
  • Vienna from The Bachelor is no longer with Jake Pavelka, so producers of the show are taking back the $50,000 2.72-carat diamond and platinum ring he gave her. Perhaps they will give it to some other contestants faking a sham relationship. [Page Six]
  • Yesterday we heard that the Oscars might move to January, but producer Don Mischer says: “I do know that it would not be happening for the show we’re doing. If you want to make that kind of change you have to plan for that a year and a half in advance. I understand why the academy might want to consider it. But it’s not going to change anything this year.” And! He also says: “And I’m sure we’ll get a big push for Betty White. I can feel it coming.” [LA Times]
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Devon Aoki: It’s on. [Page Six]
  • Ed Westwick: Seen flirting! [Page Six]
  • Edie Falco is “unrecognizable” in her role as a former inmate in an Off-Broadway show — one guy tried to get his money back because he didn’t think she was on stage. [Page Six]
  • The man accused of kidnapping Jeremy London has a different story and it goes like this: “There was no gun. There was never a pipe. We got drunk and I hooked him up with some Ecstasy and Xanax and we took a joyride and partied for hours.” [Radar Online]
  • Pauly D is buying a $200,000 Lamborghini. [TMZ]
  • The Jackson family will have 30 to 40 LAPD officers at the home on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, anticipating the legions of fans who may arrive to celebrate Michael Jackson‘s life on the anniversary of his death. [TMZ]
  • At the link, Michael Jackson‘s personal chef Kai Chase talks about the day MJ died — how the children were crying — and also how the children interacted with their father when he was alive. MJ and the kids would have movie nights, and “Blanket got really into the 1930s gangster film The Public Enemy. He’d run up to me in the kitchen, pretending to be James Cagney, mimicking his gangster voice perfectly. It was hilarious, especially as he was only seven.” [The Sun]
  • Uh-oh. In a TV interview, LaToya Jackson says: “Michael was murdered for his catalogue – that’s the bottom line. He was murdered for his catalogue and they knew that, and they knew Michael was much more, worth so much more dead than alive. His children deserve the truth. I think his parents deserve the truth, his family and his fans.” [Independent]
  • Will.I.Am‘s car was broken into in the Hollywood Hills, hence the LOL headline “I Gotta Feeling My Bentley Got Burgled.” [TMZ]
  • “Whatever we do, wherever we are and whoever we’re with I particularly always wonder what she’d think, what she’d be doing if she was with us now. if she’d be sitting here having a laugh, whether she’d be in the background sticking her tongue out or whether she’d be playing football with the children.” — Prince Harry says he and his brother think about their mother, Princess Diana, everyday. [People]
  • “If you look carefully, it’s a little Easter egg in the film, the censors wouldn’t let the wolves have genitalia.” — Robert Pattinson points out that Taylor Lautner is neutered in Eclipse. [E!]
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