"Lovelorn" Jen Aniston Throwing Herself At Gerard Butler?

  • This report calls Jennifer Aniston “lovelorn” and “notoriously unlucky-in-love” but explains that she has “set her sights” on Gerard Butler, which is “cause for renewed optimism.” What does all this really mean? It’s simple:

They’re going to be in another movie together. [Daily Mail]

  • Lindsay Lohan was seen hanging out with Mel B after the Spice Girl’s Peepshow revue in Vegas. Also, she maybe exchanged numbers with a GUY. [Daily Mail]
  • Jackie Chan told a “business forum” that Chinese people may not need a free society. “I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not,” Chan said Saturday. “I’m gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we’re not being controlled, we’ll just do what we want.” Pro-democracy peeps are pissed, obvs; one guy says: “He’s insulted the Chinese people. Chinese people aren’t pets.” [MSNBC]
  • Kate Hudson turned 30 with a “star-studded” bash on Friday night, but Owen Wilson wasn’t there. Who was? Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Timberlake, Matthew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani, Eva Mendes, Zach Braff and, of course, Cher. [People]
  • The woman who broke into Britney Spears‘ property says she is not a stalker and the “documentary” she was filming while peeping inside Britney’s windows with a camera was “paparazzi work preparation” because she would like to do some “paparazzi gigs.” [E!]
  • Madonna, who fell from her horse in the Hamptons on Saturday, is blaming the paparazzi for jumping out of the bushes and scaring the horse. Of course, she was thrown from a horse in 2005, so who knows. [Mirror]
  • The only paparazzo who took pictures of Madonna riding her horse says her Madgesty is a liar. He says he took pix of Madge riding, then left. Then 30 minutes later he got a tip about an ambulance being sent; so he went back and took pix of her being tended to. He says: “If I had startled the horse, I would have gotten pictures!” [TMZ]
  • By the by, Madonna wasn’t just “riding” that horse but leaping hurdles. She was at the home of famed photographer Steven Klein and Jesus Luz was there, too. [NY Post]
  • Madonna’s adoption appeal has been scheduled for May 4, so expect to see her in Malawi then. [People]
  • Unsolicited uterus update: Ellen Pompeo is pregnant! [People]
  • Mel Gibson asked for a new judge in his divorce case, because he felt that Judge Rafael Ongkeko was “prejudiced against” him, and bingo! He got a new judge. [E!]
  • Is Mel Gibson‘s “mystery girlfriend” Oksana Grigorieva? None of the other Oksanas were the right ones. [People]
  • Mel Gibson was seen going to church at his private church in Malbu on Sunday. Then he went for ice cream. This is “news.” [People]
  • Russell Brand called President Obama’s answering machine while on Radio 2, trying to figure out which UK football team Barack supports. [The Sun]
  • Victoria Beckham, who has said she “hates working out,” has decided to take up Pilates. [Daily Mail]
  • May the good Lord bless Kelly Osbourne, who says of her wedding: “Vegas is way too tacky. I’d prefer to get married in London, as I have family and friends here.” [Daily Mail]
  • Kelly Bensimon is being sued for stealing an idea for a jewelry line from a former Elle Accessories colleague. Hence the headline “Housewife Kelly Bensimon Stole My Owl.” [Page Six]
  • Kelly Bensimon also says she does not hate Bethenny Frankel: “I don’t hate anybody. Why would I? I respect Bethenny as a dynamic go-getter. Its tough being single in New York and working.” Plus, Kelly says she’d like to to Dancing With The Stars. [WWD]
  • Singing sensation Susan Boyle was obsessed with Donny Osmond as a teen. Also, her brother says: “She doesn’t wear make-up or fancy clothes. It’s not that she doesn’t care, she just doesn’t see why other people should care how she looks.” [Mirror]
  • Did some dude smooch never-been-kissed Susan Boyle? [Mirror]
  • Rosie O’Donnell says: “Simon Cowell was genuinely moved when he heard Susan Boyle sing. He showed his humanity, and I actually liked him. It was a moment in time.” [People]
  • Q: Is Hugh Jackman the only mutant with a nude scene [in Wolverine]? Ryan Reynolds: “It’s a prerequisite-you have to show off your mutant berries is what they told us. No. I think Hugh is probably the only nudie. I don’t remember taking my pants off. I do have a faulty memory, though.” [Newsweek]
  • Another day, another story of Prince Harry attending an “illegal rave.” [Daily Mail]
  • This report claims that Amy Winehouse has been so stimulated and chilled out living in St. Lucia, she plans to write a children’s book. [Bilde.de]
  • Why does Amy Winehouse have burns on her legs? [The Sun]
  • Jamie Foxx says while plating a schizophrenic homeless man in The Soloist, “I was in a bad place because I felt like I might be literally losing my mind.” He had panic attacks and bouts of paranoia during filming. [LA Times]
  • In an interview with Idris Elba, the Brit actor of The Office, The Wire and new flick Obsessed says of people thinking he is hot: “It’s weird because, you know, I’ve been just the ordinary chap for 30 odd years and suddenly, I’m going into this [situation]: ‘Oh my God, all the ladies love you!’ And I’m like, ‘Huh? Me? It doesn’t make any sense!’ I didn’t grow up like some sort of sex symbol. It does make a gentleman walk with a stride in his step, believe me.” [WaPo]
  • Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, the sisters who, according to this story, “aren’t famous for having a big ass and a sex tape,” are getting their own spin-off TV show on E! [Media Week]
  • Jeff Goldblum is joining the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and something tells you he’s going to be awesome. [NY Times]
  • Peaches Geldof, 20, who edits a magazine and has been a TV personality, plans to record an album. At least she’s industrious? [Daily Mail]
  • Some great quotes from Whoopi Goldberg in this interview. She says “I don’t look like Halle Berry. But chances are, she’s going to end up looking like me.” And: “An actress can only play a woman. I’m an actor, I can play anything.” And: “It’s great to see Barack as president, but there’s a lot to get done and he really is in the stuff. There’s no money and everybody’s out of their minds and pissed at America.” As for why she is not in the stage version of Sister Act in London? “I am 112, so I was too old. I also don’t sing.” [Guardian]
  • Na, na, na nanana… Paul McCartney played a “Hey Jude” singalong after midnight at Coachella. [Mirror]
  • “A Night Out With” Colin Hanks involves playing games like Who Am I? and Connect Four. [NY Times]
  • Did you know that Viggo Mortensen speaks fluent Spanish and Danish? Lots of details about him in this interview. [Guardian]
  • Here, the Daily Mail apologizes for saying that Will Smith‘s school was a Scientology school. “We are assured that the academy founded by the actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, is secular, with no religious affiliation and welcomes children from all backgrounds.” Someone must have threatened to sue! [Daily Mail]
  • RuPaul hosts the NewNowNext Awards. which will premiere June 13 on LOGO and LOGOonline — with a performance by Lady GaGa. [LOGO]
  • Edie Falco is addicted to the Discovery Health Channel and hospital-based doctor shows. Now she’s playing an ER nurse hooked on Vicodin and Adderall in a Showtime dark comedy series called Nurse Jackie, which premieres in June. [NY Daily News]
  • Fran Drescher is working on getting a TV talk show, where she can talk about politics, culture, and health issues. Hopefully nothing where we’d have to hear her laugh. [Daily Mail]
  • Marianne Faithfull and her “soulmate” have split after 15 years; he went on to slap a British Airways staffer over the weekend. [Daily Mail, The Sun]
  • Actress/singer Patsy Kensit married DJ Jeremy Healy over the weekend; her fourth marriage. She’s also been hitched to Dan Donovan of Big Audio Dynamite, Jim Kerr of Simple Minds and Liam Gallagher of Oasis. [Daily Mail]
  • These “Paul Newman cheated” stories will only make you sad, especially when you find out one woman told him: “You’re always drunk and you can’t even make love.” [The Sun]
  • Zac Efron‘s flick, 17 Again, was number one at the box office, with a respectable $24 million. Fess up: Who saw it? [MSNBC]
  • What the world needs now: A Joan Collins makeover show. Too bad it’s only in the UK! [The Sun]
  • Blind item! “Which young starlet demanded 17 free handbags after forgetting she needed to buy gifts?” [Gatecrasher]
  • “Women always want to be what they’re not. If you’re the pretty girl, you want to be the quirky girl. If you’re the smart girl, you want to be the pretty girl.” — Jordana Brewster, who wants to be a Bond girl. [Page Six]
  • “I’m not going to tell you it’s been all smooches and hugs. But it shouldn’t be because that would be a bore. If my band didn’t have issues, if they didn’t throw tantrums, I would think I was with a bunch of suckers. As long as they can handle it, I can handle it. After all we’re just delivering music that people love, so how bad can it be? It could be worse. We could be drafted.” — Perry Farrell, on the “bitter feuding” happening now that Jane’s Addiction has reunited. [Reuters]
  • “Probably 10 years from now I’ll be able to look at this phase of my life and be able to understand [my character in Cheri‘s] journey more. But I think for a lot of women 50 is a very particular age. I’m not one that’s ever really thought about birthdays, but this was a big one and I was not looking forward to it. But surprisingly it has left me feeling liberated in a strange kind of way. Sort of, the pressure’s off. And it’s actually quite wonderful. I wasn’t expecting that.” — Michelle Pfeiffer. [Telegraph]
  • “When I was in the theater in Liverpool, we had a café where we’d have lunch. In the evenings it was full of girls, and we were like, ‘What the hell is this?’ It was the Beatles. Later on, I met up with John [Lennon] at Cannes and we had an evening, getting bombed out of our minds on alcohol. The sixties wasn’t drugs, you see. What ended the sixties was drugs.” — Michael Caine. [New York Mag]
  • “A guy I worked with recently told me, ‘You have to earn the right to hold a gun.’ And that completely made sense. Can you imagine me running around with a gun in a film? I noticed the second I started that the things you want to be involved with are always just out of reach. Most parts you’d want, people won’t really consider you for, because you have to earn that respect. The things people do want you for are usually not things you want to do. At one point, somebody said to me, ‘What do you wanna do? A cool crime drama? Do you wanna shoot up heroin? We’ll do anything you wanna do…the Musical.'” — Zac Efron. [GQ]
  • “Most of those guys on TMZ are idiots. Actually, I wouldn’t call them idiots, because that’s doing a disservice to idiots all over the world. They’re whatever’s worse than that. I feel more sorry for them than anything. I don’t know if it’s being mean, than being utterly moronic. There’s a quality of somebody that must have been deeply hurt, to become so immature and to have such an unloved soul that they would choose a profession like that. It’s incredible.” — Ryan Reynolds. [Newsweek]
  • “I feel angry that I even have to say I am atheist. The alternative is so ludicrous to me. I don’t want to dignify the idea of religion by saying that. The burden of proof should be on their side, not mine.” — Ricky Gervais. [Telegraph]
  • “He was supposed to be writing this for me. He could have written me anything and he comes up with this. If that’s what he thinks of me, well, then I’m not for him and he’s not for me.” — Marilyn Monroe on the screenplay Arthur Miller wrote for her. [Daily Express]
  • “My sister is the Twitter queen. She told me about the twittering, but I don’t get it, I feel like I’m getting really old. I’m like, what? I don’t understand. Just call me.” — Beyoncé. [Yahoo News via AP]
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