Julia Roberts Adopting A Baby From India

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A “friend” says Julia has wanted more children for years, but her past pregnancies were “fraught with complications.” Julia recently converted to the Hindu faith and has contacted adoption agencies in India and Bali, Indonesia. [Daily Express]

  • Legendary actor Tony Curtis has died. Born Bernard Schwartz in the Bronx, he appeared in more than 140 films. [Radar Online]
  • Whoa, whoa, whoa: Katie Couric might return to the Today show? Meredith Vieira is expected to leave? [Page Six]
  • My brain will explode with joy if Cher and Lady Gaga actually record a duet. You’ve been warned. [Daily Express]
  • But seriously, taking pictures of Gaga at her grandfather’s funeral is fucked up. [Daily Mail]
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones was at a concert in Wales and spoke emotionally about her husband, Michael Douglas, saying he is responding “very very well” to his cancer treatment. [The Star]
  • Michael Douglas says of the chemo and radiation: “It really knocks you out. You just never think it is going to be you. But I’ll beat this. The tumor is shrinking. The odds are good. I’m not dealing with mortality issues until I hear otherwise.” [NY Post]
  • What the world needs now: A new Paris Hilton reality show. [Page Six]
  • Anderson Cooper on daytime TV? Awesome! The as-yet-untitled project would be a “topical format” covering “everything from celebrities and pop culture to social issues and wide-interest news stories.” In Margaret’s words: “I’m inappropriately excited about this. Regis and Kelly is actually great when he’s on. It’s clear he loves chatting about reality TV but I never thought he’d actually give up hard news.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Oprah had fears and doubts about creating her own TV network, but she seems to be mostly over it. Apparently she read that Michael Jackson had become paralyzed after his 1983 hit “Thriller” left him feeling he’d never top that success. “All the bells went off,” Oprah told Fortune. “This is why I lived in fear about this network. I kept thinking I have to repeat the 25-year phenomenon of the Oprah show. I don’t want to be Michael Jackson.” [NY Post]
  • Meanwhile: Oprah Winfrey has scored a sit-down interview with Mel Gibson‘s ex, Oksana Grigorieva. [NYDN]
  • Oksana Grigorieva claims that Mel Gibson dropped their infant daughter while smoking a cigarette. [Radar Online]
  • Lindsay Lohan‘s 22-year-old brother, Michael Lohan Jr., says: “I think that in the past, her vision had been blurred… People she was surrounded by — enablers, leeches, whatever you’d like to call it – made things very difficult. It’s quite strenuous to right your wrongs when the people around you help justify your actions.” And: “People with addictive tendencies do not get better overnight, so that cannot be expected. However, her commitment to her current recovery is a side effect of the realization of her past mishaps.” [People]
  • Lindsay Lohan‘s father Michael Lohan — from whom she is estranged — says: “You bet your ass I’m filing a conservatorship.” Ugh. [Radar Online]
  • James Franco has acquired the rights to Stephen Elliott’s The Adderall Diaries, which he plans to adapt, star in and direct. The plot: A blocked writer turns to a murder trial to get himself going. [Deadline]
  • Justin Bieber is “getting close” to his opening act singer, Jasmine Villegas, who is also 16. This is the one he was seen kissing in the backseat of a Honda earlier this month. [OMG!]
  • Jiminy Cricket, talk about TMI: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnilo shower together twice a day. She says: We both have our own shower heads so we just talk while we’re soaping up and doing our hair. It’s not a sexual thing and it’s not a romantic thing, it just becomes an intimate thing. You’re in your full form, so to speak, and you’re vulnerable and we just both let our guard down. I’ve had some of my most intimate conversations with him in the shower.” DO NOT WANT. [Contact Music]
  • Um. Don Draper seems to be hiding a Clio in his pants. [Celeb News Wire]
  • I think we’ve heard this before, but this is a gossip roundup, so here it is again: Sally Draper is not allowed to watch Mad Men. [AP]
  • Oh! Kiernan Shipka says of Sally Draper: “I don’t think she’s a bad kid at all. She’s going through a rough time. Don is absent and Betty has never once catered to Sally’s emotional needs, so I feel that they’re not the best parents.” Smart kid. [NY Post]
  • Here is a picture of Pauly D as a child. [Radar Online]
  • Porn star Devon James says that she has a Tiger Woods sex video. “The tape is 62 minutes long and 37 minutes of it is us having sex,” she claims. [Radar Online]
  • Diddy. In a kilt. [The Life Files]
  • Have you seen Magic Johnson‘s black power cookies? [TV Squad]
  • If you feel like getting me a present, make it the Benicio Del Toro Campari calendar. [Just Jared]
  • Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath has a fertility journey diary? [CNN]
  • Get well Liza! [Daily Express]
  • Denzel Washington will host this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. [AP]
  • The folks behind Australia’s Next Top Modelswear that naming the wrong winner was “not a publicity stunt.” [Digital Spy]
  • Do you approve of this casting? Christopher Plummer will play Henrik Vanger in David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. [Digital Spy]
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