Lindsay's "Makeover" & "Meltdown"

  • Lindsay Lohan‘s “post-breakup makeover” involved getting her hair dyed red and getting a tattoo. [People]
  • This column calls Lindsay a “celebutard” who is “painfully thin” and “in the middle of an emotional meltdown.” [NY Post]
  • Madonna is planning to build a home in Malawi. Hmm, maybe if she becomes a resident, she can adopt? [The Sun]
  • Buffy is gonna be a mommy! Sarah Michelle Gellar and hubs Freddie Prinze Jr. are expecting their first child in the fall. [People]
  • Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag will get married (again?) on April 25 in Pasadena, CA. A “source” says: “This will be the real wedding. It’s being filmed as the season finale for The Hills.” So that thing in Mexico was a stunt for Us Weekly? [E!]
  • Farrah Fawcett has been released from the hospital “in great spirits.” [People]
  • This story claims: “Sales of dog food have rocketed in Europe after Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson ate some on a German TV show. Budget-conscious Swiss families are tucking into tins of the stuff rather than buying more expensive dishes.” [The Sun]
  • Drew Barrymore on playing Edie in Grey Gardens: “People who say this is exploitative are bullshit. Anyone who is a naysayer should pull a stick out of their you know what. You know? Get a heart and get into the art and the life and celebrate with us all; don’t be on the other side-it’s really not fun over there.” [The Daily Beast]
  • During the Oscars, Amy Adams was thinking about the mall where she worked after high school: “I just was so reflective the whole evening on how I came to be sitting in that room. At one point my fiancé was like, ‘You feel distant.’ And I said, ‘I am! I can’t even talk to you!’ I was there at the Oscars thinking, What if I never left the Gap?” [W Magazine]
  • Here’s the first graph of a Miley Cyrus profile: “Miley Cyrus prepared for April 3, an average workday, by reading the Bible—a few chapters of Job—and ended it by telling a ribald joke as she walked off camera at Access Hollywood. In between she had a casting session for her next movie, The Last Song, written specially for her by weepie king Nicholas Sparks; was interviewed four times; performed twice; changed outfits twice; and visited the Tonight Show’s make-your-own-sundae bar once. When she left the NBC lot at 6:30 p.m., she still had to do her homework.” [Time]
  • Kevin Federline was seen chain-smoking for 20 minutes outside of a TGIFriday’s while his girlfriend Victoria Prince sat inside by herself, fuming. Ah, l’amour. [E!]
  • Clive Owen‘s daughter introduced him to her “half-boyfriend.” “She tells me, ‘Dad… I share him with a friend.’ I still feel awful thinking about it.” [Daily Express]
  • Five seconds after Snoop Dogg learned how to stream live video from his home computer to his Twitter page, his first order of business was to light up a blunt and smoke it. Clearly. [TMZ]
  • Why is someone spreading the rumor that Snoop Dogg has the dead body of his wife in his basement? [TMZ]
  • Here is an in-depth review of Tori Spelling‘s new book, Mommywood, should you feel inclined. The title seems ill-conceived, no? Or like slang for the boner a MILF gives a dude? [CC2K]
  • Michael Jackson is going to rent a little place while he’s in the UK for his O2 concerts: It’s a 28-bedroom manor on eight acres with an underground movie theater, indoor swimming pool and private lake. [Daily Mail]
  • The daughter of Jennifer Saunders, from Absolutely Fabulous, says “I’ve never been Saffy.” Well, duh. Instead she is a folk singer. [Daily Mail]
  • Uh-oh: Sinbad and Dionne Warwick are on the list of California tax evaders. [Yahoo News via AP]
  • Blind item! “Which sensual singer tells his girlfriends that although he’s straight, he still receives oral pleasure from other men – then fumes when they suggest he’s bisexual?” [Gatecrasher]
  • “Due to the unfounded and ugly rumors that have appeared in the papers over the last few days, I felt they shouldn’t pass without comment. Patti and I have been together for 18 years – the best 18 years of my life. We have built a beautiful family we love and want to protect and our commitment to one another remains as strong as the day we were married.” —Bruce Springsteen, on the state of his marriage. Although it doesn’t exactly read like a denial of an affair. [People]
  • “Is Bethenny a socialite? No. Will she ever sit next to Lauren duPont? No. Is she best friends with Aerin Lauder? No. Am I? No. Do I care? No. Does she? Oh, absolutely. She’s not authentic. All she does is sit there and cry all the time. I’m like, ‘You’re crying about guys? …shut up.'” — Kelly Killoren Bensimon, of the Real Housewives of New York City [Harper’s Bazaar via Page Six
  • “It sucked when I was goin’ into the jail, and once I got in jail it became enjoyable again because there were some real fun cellmates. We were singin’ songs.” — Matthew McConaughey on being busted for possession of mary jane back in 1999. [Men’s Journal via MSNBC Scoop]
  • “At one point, I really started freaking out. I couldn’t sleep, and [the director] was chasing me around with food, telling me that the prosthetics weren’t fitting me and I was swimming in my fat suit, which was really ironic. I was miserable in my room just typing these manifestos [in my journal] but one day, I’ll have them to look back on and see that I stuck with it and I’ll be glad to know I had that level of discipline.” — Drew Barrymore, on being immersed in her Grey Gardens character. [WSJ]
  • “Marriage and babies? Please. I want to be illegal. I want to live outside the mainstream. These awful middle-class queens-which is what the gay movement has become-are so tiresome. It’s all Abercrombie & Fitch and strollers. Everybody has the right to do what they want to do, but still… And I think this surrogacy thing is crap. It is utterly hideous. I think it’s egocentric and vain. These endless IVF treatments people go through. I mean, if you are meant to have babies, then great. But this whole idea of two gay guys filling a cocktail shaker with their sperm and impregnating some grim lesbian and then it gets cut out is just really weird. If I did have the impulse to be a parent, I would adopt-or foster. But this whole thing of forcing the idea of parenthood and marriage on us gay men is so bogus.” — Rupert Everett. [The Daily Beast]
  • “Suddenly, you’re the elder in the group. I have been doing this a long time, 25 years now. It’s nice to feel that you’re still relevant. People like Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner and Lily Tomlin were my role models. America always had really good, strong women in comedy. I love that.” — Tracey Ullman, whose second season of State of the Union premieres Sunday on Showtime. [USA Today]
  • “Until the banks get fixed, there is no other issue. I think this public-private partnership of [Treasury secretary Timothy] Geithner’s will be effective. Evidently, the time for debating nationalization or backing the banks — which I thought would have been smart, just to say we’re backing the banks, but I guess that would have made folks uncomfortable — has passed. So the private sector is in a pretty good spot here. Truth is, it’s mostly, and maybe this is just a cover, us buying back our own bad paper from ourselves, but incenting [is that a word? -Ed.]the private sector to invest by giving them an incredibly good deal, if you believe, like Geithner seems to, that prices are only artificially depressed and really have much more value than what you can get for them now. But despite what you’ve read about me in the tabloids, I’m not an economist. But I do worry about what value all of these bad assets people keep talking about will have in the long term.” — Ben Affleck, who plays a politician in State Of Play and did research by meeting with representatives like Anthony Weiner, Adam Smith, Rahm Emanuel, and Patrick Murphy. [WSJ]
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