Lady Gaga Trapped In Outfit On Plane; Anti-Choice Activist Threatens Elton's Life

  • Recently Lady Gaga boarded a flight from London to New York wearing an outfit made of tightly-wrapped black and yellow tape and giant blue Alexander McQueen heels. Mid-flight, her legs started to swell, but Gaga couldn’t free herself.
  • An airline source reports, “GaGa was a high-risk [deep vein thrombosis] case so she was advised to change out of her clothes. But the outfit was so cumbersome she needed help changing out of it. She was particularly miffed about ditching her heels. She was wearing them in memory of her friend Alexander.” [The Sun via ONTD]
  • Corey Haim will have two memorial services, one in Toronto and one in L.A.. He will be buried in Toronto. [ET]
  • Corey Haim‘s autopsy was performed today. A source says the coroner told his mom that he had pulmonary congestion, an enlarged heart and water in his lungs, but it’s still unclear what caused his death. His mother, Judy Haim, told Access Hollywood that pulmonary congestion was the cause of death. [TMZ, Access Hollywood]
  • Law enforcement sources say the pill bottles in Corey Haim‘s apartment were for hydrocodone (Vicodin), diazepam (Valium), haloperidol (an antipsychotic med) and Soma (a muscle relaxer). They were all prescribed several days before Haim. [TMZ]
  • Corey Haim’s agent Mark Heaslip says before he stumbled at his mother’s apartment, he was running a fever of 99 or 101 and he asked him mom to lay next to him in bed because he was having trouble breathing. “So she laid next to him in the bed, and she told Corey to roll on your side to see if it would help you breathe better, and Corey said he started feeling better. So they both went to sleep.” A few hours later, “she heard someone walking around the room, and she opened her eyes, and it was Corey… He just fell right to the ground.” [Us]
  • Corey Haim’s ex-fiancée Tiffany Shepis says she tried to get him sober, but drugs wound up ending their relationship. “I was trying, like everyone wants to do, to be Mother Teresa and help somebody, like Corey [Feldman] did and tons of other people in the past,” she says. “I moved him out to Arizona thinking it would help and get him away from everything and the people who were setting him up to fail.” Unfortunately, the move didn’t help. She says, “I broke everything off before he left. There was just no progression, and if somebody doesn’t want to get better…” [E!]
  • Corey Haim recently turned down an offer to appear on Celebrity Rehab Dr. Drew Pinksy says that though Haim had been to rehab several times, “he wasn’t embracing treatment in any real way” and was fooling himself when he told the show’s producers “I do not need help.” Dr. Drew added, “He’s dead. Do you need to know anything more?” [People]
  • Corey Haim told People in 2008. “I’m a chronic relapser. I guess I always will be.” [People]
  • According to a producer on the reality show The Two Coreys, Corey Haim recently said, “I have a Michael Jackson problem… I know I should be more careful, but I really need a boatload of drugs just so I can get to sleep for a few hours.” [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Lawyer Michael Mansfield, who represented Mohamed al Fayed in the 2007 inquest into Princess Diana‘s death, says, “I think there was a plan to sabotage the relationship and alter her life, to try to stop her activities. But this plan went very badly and ended with her death.” He claims Diana was, “preparing to denounce British complicity in the sale of weapons to countries that do not respect human rights.” [Daily Mail]
  • Kate Middleton won £5,000 in damages for breach of privacy, plus legal costs, from the photo agency that photographed her while she was at her family’s home. The agency also posted an apology on its website. [Telegraph]
  • A rep from E*TRADE said of Lindsay Lohan‘s lawsuit over the “Lindsay is a milkaholic” commerical, “We believe the claims are without merit and we intend to defend ourselves vigorously in this case.” [TMZ]
  • Shaquille O’Neal and his wife Shaunie have reached a settlement in their divorce. Florida courts will divorce them and handle property division and spousal support, while California courts will rule on any child custody issues. [TMZ]
  • Sources say Tiger Woods hired former George W. Bush presidential adviser Ari Fleishcher to handle his PR. There are also rumors that Tiger will return to golf in two weeks. [N.Y. Post]
  • Sources say Elin Nordegren‘s sister Josefin talked her out of divorcing Tiger Woods. “When more and more women came forward, it was Josefin who told Elin not to file divorce papers out of anger – that she could always file them later,” the source said. [Radar]
  • Richard Heene may be released from jail in two weeks to serve the rest of his work release program from home. [Radar]
  • Neal Horsley, an anti-abortion activist and gubernatorial candidate from Georgia, was arrested for allegedly posting an article online called “Why Elton John Must Die” and protesting outside Elton’s house after he said in an interview that he thinks Jesus was gay. Not-so-fun-fact: Horsley used operate a website that posted the names of doctors that provide abortions and web cam videos of women going into their offices. [AJC]
  • A New York City Department of Corrections officer shares all the details about what Lil Wayne‘s stay on Rikers Island will be like at the link: [People]
  • Natalie Mejia of the reality show Girlicious was charged with one felony count of drug possession today. Police say she had more than a dozen bags of cocaine in her purse. [TMZ]
  • Tickets for Conan O’Brien‘s Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour went on sale today and some shows have already sold out. “It was either a massive 30-city tour or start helping out around the house” said O’Brien. [The Wrap]
  • Richard Belzer says the report that he strangled an Apple Store employee is untrue. He says he was standing waiting on line when a woman approached him and asked if he needed help. He put his hands on her shoulders and said he would love some help, then she freaked out and called the cops. He says the police decided her claims were unfounded after watching the surveillance tape. [TMZ]
  • Chris Meloni is leaving Law & Order: SVU after 11 seasons. “I can’t really imagine doing the show without Chris and I can’t imagine Olivia,” said Mariska Hargitay, “I don’t think she could be without him; she loves him, he’s her other half. He’s her husband, her man, her life, her rock.” []
  • Heidi Fleiss says she knows Charlie Sheen, who spent $50,000 on her call girls and testified against her in 1995, isn’t a violent person because, “all my girls loved Charlie and I never heard any stories of him being violent towards them – several of them wanted to marry him actually… I heard some stories of him losing his temper when girls would not leave his house in the past but that’s about it.” [Radar]
  • Tila Tequila posted a message on Facebook today in Spanish. According to Google translate it says: “Everyone always wonders why I go to the doctor every two days, but do not tell them why! It’s because I’m having 2 babies! Do not tell them please! This secret is only for those who understand what I’m saying ok? I love you! Now shut up please! Haha!!” The ultrasound Tila shared recently only shows one baby. One possible explanation: She also said she’s due in mid-December, which means the twins haven’t been conceived yet. [ONTD]
  • Hugh Jackman, who says he loved Precious, will play Alabama sheriff Jim Clark in Lee Daniels‘ upcoming film Selma. [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Gross: In an upcoming episode of Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami Kourtney Kardashian gives Khloe Kardashian a bikini wax. [Us]
  • At the link, Gisele Bunchen talks about World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, which asks people to turn off their lights for an hour on March 27 at 8:30 pm. More importantly, she “shows off her post-baby body for the first time.” [Pop Sugar]
  • At the link, Real Housewives of NYC Jill Zarin, LuAnn de Lesseps and Kelly Bensimon discuss why they’re fighting with Ramona Singer this season. [People]
  • Jessica Biel says of Bad Teacher, the upcoming film starring Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz, “I haven’t read the script, but I think it sounds fantastic. It sounds like it will be so funny. Obviously, I’m superexcited for him.” [E!]
  • Jessica Biel says Justin Timberlake‘s mom Lynn, “is the most wonderful woman. I am so in love with her.” [People]
  • Jessica Biel loved climbing Mount Kilimanjaro so much that she plans to climb to an Everest base camp soon. “It was really mental,” she says of the Kilimanjaro climb. “[The key is] to not let your brain play a trick on you — to keep motivated — to keep inspired even when you’re feeling nauseous and your head hurts and you’re uncomfortable thinking, ‘What am I doing here? This is crazy? This is really, really hard!'” [Us]
  • America’s Best Dance Crew judge Shane Sparks pled “not guilty” today to eight counts of child molestation. [TMZ]
  • Merlin Olsen, who is best known for Little House on the Prairie and Father Murphy, died of cancer at his home at age 69. Melissa Gilbert Tweeted: “My heart go out to his dear family. He was one of the sweetest, kindest, men I have ever known. The personification of the Gentle Giant. Forever now, a guardian angel.” [E!]
  • The National Enquirer is reporting that Jeremy Renner is gay because years ago an acting coach told another publication, “I have never had the pleasure of meeting Jeremy’s boyfriend, but the fact that Jeremy is gay has never been a primary concern.” [Queerty]
  • Hugo Chavez thanked Sean Penn for saying on Real Time with Bill Maher that he isn’t a dictator. [AP]
  • 77-year-old Debbie Reynolds is starting a 15-city concert tour of England. “I’m fit, I have good genes and my family have lived long lives and so far my health is excellent,” she says. “I’m feeling really well and I’m still being booked everywhere so I’m very blessed to keep working. Yesterday I had six hours of tests just to be sure I’m ready for a tough tour like this.” [Telegraph]
  • Dame Judi Dench‘s memoir And Furthermore: coming soon to a bookstore near you. [NYT]
  • Ryan Gosling wrote a letter to McDonalds asking them to adopt a more humane method of slaughtering chickens. Gosling writes, “Many of McDonald’s suppliers in Europe already use a much more humane slaughter method that eliminates the worst cruelty. What’s your excuse?” [PETA]
  • In the play Behanding in Spokane, Christopher Walken plays a one-handed man who amasses a large collection of other people’s hands. “I have a room in my house where I keep souvenirs, and maybe they’ll give me a hand to put in there,” he said. [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Next year in London, John Malkovich will star in the play The Infernal Comedy, about serial killer Jack Unterweger. “We’re not afraid to tackle work that deals with the issues of the day,” he said. “Part of the reason I picked it – it’s not a great, fun evening in the sense of going to see In The Loop or something – was the issue of how people like that, monsters like that, can get away with crimes like that. Part of the reason we put on something like that is it has a pretty shocking relevance to some of things going on in society.” [This Is London]
  • At the London premiere of The Bounty Hunter, Gerard Butler said of Jennifer Aniston, “There’s nothing diva-ish about her, she’s very down to earth, very sure of herself and who she is, and I’m like a little kid, who doesn’t take myself too seriously. We had a fun script and a great director, so we just had to dive in and it was a blast.” [Mirror]
  • Kristen Stewart says of kissing Dakota Fanning in The Runaways, “It was cool. I didn’t mind it. The way that it happens in the script is so just a sort of moment in time and fun and natural and sort of impulsive.” [People]
  • In Green Zone, Amy Ryan plays a reporter who is fed misinformation about WMDs in Iraq. “[Judith Miller] is probably the most famous [reporter] and certainly her articles that were in The New York Times were … one of the reasons we all said ‘[The weapons of mass destruction] must be there. We must go to war,’ ” she said. “So she was the one who came to mind [for my part], but … my character really represents a bunch of journalists who got it wrong in the press – she could be from U.K. papers or American papers. It didn’t really matter, as much as it mattered that I represented the failures in the press as a whole.” [NPR]
  • “I’m not really afraid of feelings, But I am physically fearful. I can’t jump off a diving board and I don’t like balls thrown in my face. Those kinds of things are absolutely terrifying to me. I mean, I couldn’t ever bungee jump. I’d rather die. But acting is about feeling and feelings can’t kill you.” — Julianne Moore [Daily Express]
  • Kate Gosselin says of competing on DWTS, “I do want to win. It’s just that the dancing part is getting in the way of winning. In my mind, I’m winning. In my actions, not so much.” [People]
  • Adam Lambert says taking LSD helped him achieve his dreams. “My trip led me to some epiphanies about who I was as a performer, what I wanted to do and how I needed to create my own opportunities. When I got home, I started writing music with other people and went to the Idol audition. The vision was about finding opportunities. I wasn’t sitting in the desert in rave-wear thinking about Simon Cowell when I was on acid.” [The Sun]
  • Yesterday Jessica Simpson said during an IHeartRadio event, “Hopefully I can find a man that understands my life and understands my purpose. I just need to find the right man,” adding, “I hope I don’t die alone, that’s for damn sure.” [People]
  • In an upcoming Rolling Stone interview, Billy Corgan responds to John Mayer‘s Playboy interview saying, “He’s trying to destroy his career. Rather than take a year off or change his musical direction, some part of it is irritating his soul to the point where he’s trying to blow it up. Certainly a talented guy, but empathetically, standing on the sidelines, it’s hard to watch someone literally burn their career to the ground speaking as somebody who’s done it.” As for Mayer’s comments about Jessica Simpson, Corgan says, “I think for any person who has celebrity to sort of drop rocks at somebody else’s feet like that, there’s things you should really just keep your mouths shut on… There’s things that should just be left alone.” [Us]
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