Madonna Gets The Kids, Jessica Gets Support, And DMX Gets 90 Days

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  • Guy Richie will not fight ex-wife Madonna’s plans to move their children to the United States, claiming that he would rather keep his children together than tear them apart with a nasty custody battle. [Mirror]
  • “”It is quite simple in Guy’s eyes – Rocco comes before him. He has always put Rocco and David’s future ahead of his own and this is why he has relented,” says a source, “He is adamant he wants to keep the boys and their sister Lourdes together. He does not want to tear them apart from each other. Guy is telling Rocco and David he will still see them a lot.He is already making plans to visit the children in America and looking at the possibility of them having holidays in England.”[Mirror]
  • Nick Lachey is the latest member of the “Leave Jessica Alone!” brigade: “I can’t believe it’s this big of a story and people are making such a huge deal about it. I’m never ceased to be amazed by people’s reaction to things,” Lachey says, “I hope she’s happy, whatever size she comes in. I wish her nothing but the best.” [People]
  • And Heidi Klum agrees with him: “there are always people who are quick to offer an opinion and when you are in the public eye, people will always talk about you and put their opinions on you. That’s what you get when you’re in the public eye. But people need to be happy with the way they are.” [People]
  • As does Simpson’s brother-in-law, Pete Wentz: “I think the media puts too harsh of a spotlight on women in general and I think it’s a bummer. It’s bad for young women. I see it affecting young girls who come to our shows and that’s a bummer. Real beauty is on the inside, man.” [NME]
  • Is Katie Holmes afraid to leave Tom Cruise? A source says yes: “As much as Tom loves her now, Katie believes that if she left him, he’d make it difficult for her to see their daughter Suri. She’s already seen how that would play out – because after Tom and Nicole Kidman divorced, he pretty much took control of their two children. Before Tom, she always had loads of friends and loved to go out. Now she must feel like she’s living Tom’s life, not her own.”[ShowbizSpy]
  • Uh-oh: did 30 Rock steal material from the Sarah Silverman Program?[Videogum]
  • Britney Spears‘ father, Jamie, has just filed restraining orders against Britney’s ex-boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib, and ex-manager, Sam Lutfi, claiming that the two men “are now working in concert to disrupt the conservatorship with utter disregard for Ms. Spears’s health and well being.” [People]
  • Tom Jones is keeping it classy on his new tour, ladies: the singer says he’s stopped dyeing his hair and won’t be encouraging the underwear tossing that has dominated his past shows. “I don’t capitalize on it as much as I used to,” Jones says,”I used to pick it up and do shtick with it and all that, which I stopped doing because it was encouraging it.” [AP]
  • Amy Adams is still trying to balance celebrity and her everyday life: “I’ll pick up my allergy medication and the pharmacist will say, ‘I love you’. I’ll be like, ‘I’m just glad I’m not picking up something embarrassing.’ Suddenly you realise you’re not a private person any more. It’s okay, just jarring, to realise that everything you do can be scrutinised or evaluated. But don’t get me wrong, I’m so grateful for where I’m at.”[Independent]
  • Kimora Lee Simmons, who recently announced her pregnancy with Djimon Hounsou, has finally finalized her divorce from (now) ex-husband Russell. Yahoo]
  • Evangeline Lilly is auctioning off a line of lingerie on Ebay to support Task Brazil, a charity that “provides housing, aid and guidance to children and teens living on the streets of the South American nation.” Lilly says: “Here on eBay I’m offering beautiful, Brazilian-made lingerie as a fun, enticing way for you to not only invest in yourself but in the poor and abandoned children of Brazil.” [E!]
  • Steve Martin: Action Star? “I’ve always dreamed of doing an action movie,” Martin says, “I’m very proud of the movies I’ve done and I have done some action scenes but I would have loved to have gone all out with all guns blazing like those guys, just once.”[ShowbizSpy]
  • Sex and the City creator Michael Patrick King admits that he had to fight to cast Jennifer Hudson in the first film: “It can’t be called Sex and the City without a little color—it’s just wrong,” King says, “Women are very nice when they figure out who I am. And the only negative comment I ever got about the series was every now and then, some woman of color—whether it’d be Latina or an African-American—they’d stop and say, ‘Where are the sisters?’ in my ear, and I was like, ‘Yeah, where are they?'”[Yahoo]
  • My 7th grade love, Val Kilmer, will be the celebrity king of the Krewe of Bacchus parade in New Orleans on Feb. 22. [AP]
  • Taylor Swift had to deal with some serious Mean Girls growing up: “I had a group of friends when I was about 12. [Then] they all just decided they didn’t wanna hang out with me anymore. I would go and sit down at the lunch table with my friends. And they would get up and move their trays to another table,” Swift tells Katie Couric. Maybe because you wore sweatpants? Or a ponytail more than once a week? [CBS]
  • Robert Pattinson continues his “answering dumb questions with even dumber answers tour,” claiming that he doesn’t like to tell people he’s an actor because “It’s kinda cheesy, so I prefer to say I do something else. I don’t like the word ‘acting’. I prefer the word ‘creating,’ because I want to build a character with an idea that turns into something that people will remember.” Oh, dude. Dude! Stop it![ShowbizSpy]
  • DMX, or as I like to call him, Mr. Earl Simmons, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for various charges, including animal cruelty. Goodbye, Earl! [Mirror]
  • And finally, in beautiful people news, Brad Pitt admits that his life is chaotic, but he loves every minute of it: “It’s chaos at times, but there’s such joy in the house,” Pitt says. And as for the lady in his life? “Angelina and I are together because we can enhance each other. I don’t want to waste any time because I’m with company I really, really love.” He then added, “I’m sevvvven, but I look a lot olllderrr.” Ok no, that was me. I can’t stop doing my Benjamin Button impression, you guys. It’s becoming a serious problem. It’s starting to scarrrre myyy dogggg. [People]
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