Miley Cyrus Has Secret Half-Brother; Britney Gets A Police Escort

  • Miley Cyrus apparently has a half-brother named Christopher Cyrus who is less than a year older than her. But, he has no contact with the rest of the Cyrus clan.
  • Apparently Miley’s mom Tish doesn’t like that Billy Ray fathered another woman’s child. [Star]
  • Britney had a police motorcycle escort that took her 28 miles on the L.A. freeway because she was late to a concert. The officer honked and made cars clear a path. A highway patrol representative said they give the same service to the President and Rose Bowl teams, and the officer “can use the tools at their disposal, including lights and sirens, to expedite the flow of traffic and ensure safety.” [TMZ]
  • A dude proposed to his girlfriend onstage at a Britney Spears concert last night. [TMZ]
  • A blogger bought a copy of Katy Perry‘s CD in Saudi Arabia and she had much more clothing on than in the American version. The Saudi government actually pays people to open the CD up and color on clothes with Sharpies! [Perez Hilton]
  • Susan Boyle recorded the song Cry Me A River for a local newspaper’s charity CD in 1999, which you can listen to here, if you want to hear something awesome: [Perez Hilton]
  • Brooke Hogan is defending her father, Hulk Hogan: “I cannot believe how blown out of proportion one small part of a seven-page article has become. It’s a classic case of a quote being taken out of context. I look up to my father in every way. He has been through so much and has taken the high road through it all. The idea that he would condone the O.J. situation is just outrageous.” [Entertainment Tonight]
  • Samantha Ronson‘s mom, Ann Dexter Jones, says her daughter is doing great post-Lindsay Lohan. “She’s really, really well,” says Dexter Jones. “She’s always working. But I don’t pry. I’m giving her her space. She’s strong and smart and with a great heart.” [People]
  • U2 guitarist The Edge wants to build five houses on a hill high above Malibu, but the project would require some feats of engineering and it may anger residents in the neighborhood below, such as Dick Van Dyke, Kelsey Grammer and James Cameron. [The L.A. Times]
  • A judge has transferred Redmond O’Neal‘s two felony drug cases to a court that could send him to rehab again, but says if he sees him again he will be going to prison. [Yahoo]
  • The band Fall Out Boy has been banned from appearing in Boca Raton, Florida, because of “known disturbances” associated with the band. Band manager Bob McLynn said, “I’m not sure what these ‘challenges’ are that they are speaking of… The town said that if we tried to keep the show on we would have to pay an extraordinary amount of money in extra costs.” [Perez Hilton]
  • It’s looking more and more like the LeAnn Rimes-Eddie Cibrian affair never happened. She and her husband, Dean Sheremet are both wearing their wedding bands again and when asked how the marriage is going he said: “It’s all good.” [Us]
  • Josh Hartnett and ex-girlfriend Helena Christensen were spotted going in and out of several places yesterday, including her apartment, at different times. Are they trying to cover up a relationship? Didn’t we just see him earlier today holding hands with a blonde? [TMZ]
  • On a recent episode of Family Feud when the topic “What is Ellen DeGeneres best known for?” a man answered seriously, “She’s known to not care for our country.” Even host John O’Hurley looked freaked out. [Group News Blog]
  • Jennifer Aniston is giving her mansion a $15 million renovation to add eco-friendly features like solar panels and drought-resistant plants. [The Daily Mail]
  • Drew Barrymore is clearing up what’s going on with her and Justin Long. “We’re good friends, and we’re doing a film this summer,” says Drew, “and I think it’s very confusing.” [People]
  • Oh nooes! Kim Kardashian fell asleep with huge sunglasses on and got a sunburn. She has posted a photo of the results on Twitter. [Perez Hilton]
  • Rebecca Romijn gave birth to twins three months ago and Lindsay Price, her costar on the upcoming show Eastwick says, “She’s the most relaxed mom I’ve ever seen. With twins and the demanding schedule of one-hour television, she keeps her cool. She never drops a line. She’s completely present. I don’t know how she does it.” [People]
  • This morning Billy Bush pulled out of hosting the Miss USA Pageant, and Mark Wahlberg (not he of “tell your mother I said hello” fame) stepped in, but now Bush says he’s feeling better and will host Sunday’s show. [TMZ]
  • Watch Sarah Silverman and Isla Fisher have a fake fight in this scene from the web series Pilot Season. [People]
  • You can watch the third trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince here: [New York Magazine]
  • NBC’s version of the UK show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! will premiere this summer. Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Rod Blagojevich, and Dog the Bounty Hunter, among others, will compete against each other in the jungles of Costa Rica. [Perez Hilton]
  • Michael J. Fox says he used to feel embarrassed about having Parkinson’s, but, “now I feel and I say all the time that vanity is, like, long gone. I’m really free of worrying about what I look like, because it’s out of my shaky hands. I don’t control it. So why would I waste one second of my life worrying about it?” [Time]
  • A Chelsea club owner says Jay-Z and his posse stiffed them on a $1,500 bill. [NY Post]
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner bought producer Brian Grazer‘s nine-bedroom, 14-bathroom mansion for a little under $20 million. [E!]
  • Jennifer Garner says her daughter Violet has messy hair sometimes because: “Ben will do the school run. He dresses her and does her hair. It’s pretty funny. You can always tell when he has been at it, just two random barrettes hanging in there. It’s so sweet.” [Just Jared]
  • Russell Brand went on a second date with an unnamed woman, and for Russel Brand that’s big news. [The Daily Mail]
  • In a new ad for Aura, David Beckham is shown in a Terminator pose. [People]
  • Vin Diesel denies rumors that he is gay and says he just likes to keep his private life private. “I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors,” he said, “I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence.” [Cotact Music]
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger will recognize the charitable contributions of his True Lies costar Jamie Lee Curtis when he presents her with the Courage To Care Award at the third annual Noche De Ninos Gala. [The Daily Express]
  • Hud Mellencamp, the 14-year-old son of John Mellencamp has won a division title in the Indiana Golden Gloves boxing tournament. [The Star Tribune]
  • “It is kind of addictive, but at the same time pathetic,” says Robert Pattinson of the internet, which feeds the worst part of your soul.” [The Daily Express]
  • Conservatives have taken to using the term “teabagging,” when referring to their anti-Obama tea party protests. Boing Boing emailed John Waters to confirm the rumor that the term originated in one of his movies. He wrote back: “‘Teabagging’ is by my definition the act of dragging your testicles across your partner’s forehead. In the UK it is dipping your testicles in your partner’s mouth. I didn’t invent the term or the act but DID introduce it to film in my movie Pecker. ‘Teabagging’ was a popular dance step that male go-go boys did to their customers for tips at The Atlantis, a now defunct bar in Baltimore. Hope this helps. — John Waters” [Boing Boing]
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