Mary Kate Ashley In Plane Scare; Jonathan Rhys Meyers Hurls The N-Word

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  • Sunday, Mary-Kate Olsen was on a flight from New York to Los Angeles when an electrical fire sparked in the cockpit, causing the windshield to crack.

The plane made an emergency landing in Virginia, though the crack “obscured the pilot’s ability to conduct a visual landing.” Emergency vehicles were on the runway wen the plane landed but all passengers and crew members were unloaded and everyone is A-Okay. [ET Online]

  • Apparently Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have “toned down” their partying ever since Heath Ledger died. His death was a “sad wake-up call” for the twins. Can you believe MK and A are only 23? It just seems like they’ve been around forever. [The Sun]
  • Another day, another report that Lindsay Lohan has thrown a drink in someone’s face. Ho hum. [Extra]
  • Lindsay Lohan is in Cannes, not that she has a film showing there or anything. [TMZ]
  • It’s okay that Lindsay Lohan is in France and not in LA because the LA Superior Court Judge says Lindsay is making “very good” progress with her alcohol education program. [Radar Online]
  • Elton John: “Did you break up with [your boyfriend] Matt [“Dada” Williams?]”
    Lady Gaga: “No, why?”
    Elton John: “Oh, I read it somewhere.”
    Lady Gaga: “Do you believe everything you read? I don’t have a penis either, Elton.” [NY Post]
  • Jay-Z has suffered some financial setbacks because of the recession, but don’t worry, he is still rich. [NY Post]
  • Uh-oh. You know how Jonathan Rhys Meyers got drunk and disorderly and was banned from a United Airlines flight earlier this month? Turns out he used the N-word as he was being informed by the airline that he could not board the plane. [Radar Online]
  • The Kendra sex tape story has been questionable from the start; now this: “Kendra Wilkinson reacted with public outrage when a porn company announced it was going to release her homemade sex tape – but has learned exclusively she had her own manager meet with the company to release the tape!” [Radar Online]
  • Tyra Banks is having construction done on her NYC apartment, and the neighbors are pissed about the noise. [Page Six]
  • Britney Spears had the audacity to attend a party without her boyfriend. [E!]
  • The stars of Twilight are not in as many tabloid stories as they once were. Robert Pattinson says: “We have gotten better at hiding over the last year.” Kristen Stewart agrees: ” That’s totally the reason. They just make up a story to go along with the pictures. If they never get the picture, there’s no story. We are just good hiders now.” [USA Today]
  • Robert Pattinson might play “sinful” record label A&R man Steven Stelfox in the movie adaptation of gruesome music industry satire novel Kill Your Friends. In the novel, Stelfox “hoovers” up drugs, sleeps with prostitutes, and gets away with a murder. [The Sun]
  • Director Oliver Stone is totes taking credit for Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan getting together while filmingWalls Street 2: Electric Boogaloo. “It was all thanks to me,” Stone says. “You could see their chemistry right away, and it was pretty powerful. They were completely professional on the set, but there was no mistaking what was happening.” [People]
  • There was a time that Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps actor Josh Brolin decided not to do so-so movie roles just for the paycheck — and invested in the market, as a day trader. “I got very, very disciplined and very good at it, and then, right when I didn’t need the money anymore, suddenly I started making money in films,” Brolin says. [AP]
  • Billy Ray Cyrus is unruffled by video of Miley Cyrus grinding on producer Adam Shankman: “It’s what people her age do.” [NYDN]
  • Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are not speaking to each other. [Radar Online]
  • Baby-wipes enthusiast Terrence Howard is in talks to play Marvin Gaye in a biopic. “Nothing’s been signed on paper yet, ” he says. “Everybody who loves music will hate me if I get this one wrong.” Damn straight. [Access Hollywood]
  • Woody Allen has restated his support for fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is in house arrest in connection with a 33-year-old sex scandal. Allen said Polanski ‘was embarrassed by the whole thing,’ ‘has suffered’ and ‘has paid his dues.’ He said Polanski is ‘an artist and is a nice person’ who ‘did something wrong and he paid for it.'” [AP]
  • Not only was Alec Baldwin at the Saturday Night Live season finale party — but Jon Hamm was too! [Gatecrasher]
  • Jennifer Hudson is playing Winnie Mandela in a new biopic, but Winne Mandela is “not fond” of how she is portrayed in the script. [LA Times]
  • Jennifer Hudson recorded a bunch of songs for her upcoming album, but her producers, songwriters and label peeps didn’t like the tracks — they were Euro-dance songs “suited for Rihanna or Lady Gaga.” The music didn’t fit Jennifer and she’s back in the studio. [Gatecrasher]
  • Q: Does it make you sad, Edie, that you’ve never been married?
    Edie Falco: “No. No. I’m not sad about any of my life. It’s so unconventional. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it would. I really am just making it up as I go along. And it took me a long time to realize that’s OK. But if the main centerpiece of all of this is supposed to be love then I am living in a deluge of it-the friendships that I have that are, on the average, 30 years old, my family, my children. In my household there is an insane amount of laughter and celebration. My kids have never seen me scream at anybody. They’ve never seen an argument. There’s never been even a cold silence. And those are things that I grew up with because my parents did end up divorcing.” [The Daily Beast]
  • Lost props for sale! Lost props for sale! [NY Post]
  • Check out Michael Emerson from Lost‘s fave places in NYC. [NY Post]
  • On-screen enemies Kristin Cavallari and Stephanie Pratt were spotted “dancing together like best friends” recently, and all the kids from The Hills — Kristen, Brody, Audrina, Stephanie, Frankie — ans well as Whitney Port from The City — were seen together at a club. Hence the headline: “Hist Cast Secretly Cozy When Cameras Aren’t Rolling.” [Radar Online]
  • Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough: Dating? [Page Six]
  • Apparently the new season of Celebrity Rehab is lacking celebrities. [TMZ]
  • Kevin Costner was offered the chance to buy the famous cornfield where Field Of Dreams was filmed, but he turned it down. [TMZ]
  • What the world needs now: A Rachel Uchitel issue of Playboy. [TMZ]
  • David Hasselhoff is giving his ex-wife, Pamela Bach, $325,000 in cash to give up her stake in their house and property. [TMZ]
  • Gordon Ramsay owes a meat supplier $190,000. [Page Six]
  • Juan-Carlos Cruz, the Food Network chef accused of trying to hire a few homeless guys to kill his wife, says he is not guilty. [TMZ]
  • A lady passed out on a US Airways flight from Houston to Phoenix, and when a flight attendant asked, “Is there a doctor on the plane?” the answer was yes: Dr. Conrad Murray, aka Michael Jackson’s physician, who is being charged with wrongful death Dr. Murray administered fluids via IV, the plane made an emergency landing, and the lady is now fine. And grateful. [NY Post]
  • Someone needs to tell Cindy Adams that Ghana is a country and not a city. [Cindy Adams]
  • RIP Ronnie James Dio. [NYDN]
  • “I should be working out more than I am but it’s a miracle if I get my teeth brushed by six in the evening let alone go to the gym. The amazing thing about motherhood is it makes things like going to the gym pleasurable. Normally it’s a chore but to have half an hour on your own, even if it’s surrounded by a lot of sweaty depressed-looking people, is great.”— Emily Mortimer. [Daily Express]
  • “My overall best friend is Hugh. My ‘current affairs’ best friend is [my husband] Arun, because we speak to each other all day, every day. My sister Katie is my loyal best friend. But there is a part of my life neither Arun nor Katie understand; a career part and a different emotional level where Hugh is still my number one. We’ve been best friends for 24 years and that’s not nothing.” — Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant are BFF. [Daily Mail]
  • “We live in a moment in time right now where people have a lot of information about a lot of people, kind of instantly, but it’s all sort of surface information and it doesn’t really mean anything, The things that [fellow Shrek castmates Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas, Eddie Murphy and Craig Robinson] were talking about, about what they love and what they hold dear and what they feel strongly about, are things that are kind of unquantifiable, and aren’t on your Twitter feed or your Facebook page or your instant messenger. It’s truly getting to know people and understanding them and having a relationship with them and trusting them and being vulnerable.” — Jon Hamm. [E!]
  • “You prepare for a movie like this in the same way you would any movie. I’ve never seen anyone die but I did nearly choke to death once, when I was 12, on a fireball that blocked my windpipe. And there was another time when I was winded after falling off a horse. You know, struggling for breath. So I tried to draw on those experiences to make my death scene look convincing.” — Kate Hudson, who stars in a “dark” film — directed by Michael Winterbottom — called The Killer Inside Me. [Telegraph]
  • “The things that are going on with Cameron are done with now. He’s gotten sentenced, so the tough part was the year before. But, you know… the timing was not great. And he did that stuff. But that part is over with now, and we’re all just getting closer to summer holidays. A chapter has ended, and for our family it’s been rewarding, with certain pain for other members. Um, but hopefully a really good learning experience.” — Michael Douglas. [New York Mag]
  • “I was out with my kids the other day at a carnival and someone yelled at me, ‘Hey, Nurse Jackie!’ I have to admit it made me feel kind of sad not hearing ‘Carmela!'” — Edie Falco. [The Daily Beast]
  • “I remember him saying to me after I made Elizabeth [in 1998], ‘Sweetheart, you’ve probably got about five years.’ He was preparing me for the time when the work dries up.” — Cate Blanchett, on playwright husband Andrew Upton, to W magazine. [NY Post]
  • “I am so wary of older actors playing teenage characters. It’s actually a pet peeve of mine. Being 17 is a very particular thing. You’re ripe, and all is ahead of you. Life is about to happen to you at that age. A lot has happened to me since I was 17. I was expressing all this to a friend. ‘Can you believe they want me to play this young girl? It’s impossible, right?’ But as I was lamenting it and talking about writing it off, describing to my friend the particular feeling of being that age, he stopped me and said, ‘It sounds like you’ve got a solid grip on the character.” — Scarlett Johansson, on her role in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s View From the Bridge. [NY Times]
  • “It was very cuddly. I don’t know if that’s what we were aiming for.” — Taylor Lautner, on his CGI wolf character in Twilight: Eclipse, which is “more adorable” than in New Moon. [USA Today]
  • “She got in super-early on Friday, worked all day, then went to bed at about 12:30. She’s 88-and-a-half! So the next day I said, ‘How are you doing? Did you get some sleep?’ And she said, ‘Oh, I don’t need sleep. I just went to my hotel and had a cold hot dog and a vodka on the rocks.’ Which was exactly what I wanted Betty White to say.” — SNL‘s Will Forte. [New York Mag]
  • “Everybody asks me, ‘Is there anything you haven’t done that you’d like to do?’ And I always say, ‘Robert Redford.'” — Betty White. [New York Magazine]
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