Miley Cyrus In Racist Photo Scandal

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  • Miley Cyrus is seen “slanting her eyes” in a picture that’s been circulating on the web.

An Asian American advocacy group says she “encouraged and legitimized the taunting and mocking of people of Asian descent.” What is it with these Disney stars? [Perez]

  • Angelina, Brad and the brood will live in Brazil next. [The Star]
  • Amy Winehouse wants to leave St. Lucia and go to Jamaica to record her album. But, as this paper points out, “her label is ‘fully aware’ Jamaica is awash with drugs like crack cocaine and cannabis.” Didn’t you think they just had lots of weed? [The Sun]
  • Was Jennifer Hudson “singing” at the Super Bowl actually Jennifer Hudson lip-syncing to a backing track of herself singing? [EW, Independent]
  • Jennifer Hudson will perform at the NAACP Image Awards on February 12. [People]
  • MTV wanted the girls on The City to fake a physical fight at the DVF office. Tacky, tacky! [Page Six]
  • Jennifer Connelly is on the March cover of Glamour looking stiff and glazed-eyed. Pretty hair, though! She says: “It’s been so long since I’ve dated that I don’t understand what’s going on anymore with things like Facebook and MySpace. A friend of mine wrote ‘LOL’ to me the other day. I thought she meant ‘Lord, oh, Lord.'” [Just Jared]
  • Michael Phelps knew that bong picture was coming out. A source says: “There was an effort to purchase it, there was even talk of him writing a sports column as well for a period of time to in exchange for not running it. But the News obviously knew what it had on its hands. They weren’t going to play ball.” [MSNBC]
  • Halle Berry’s baby’s first word? “It was probably ‘dada,'” says baby daddy Gabriel Aubry. “She doesn’t say ‘dad.’ She says ‘papa,’ which is the French version of it.” Oh, and Halle and Gabriel want more kids: “She needs a sibling,” Aubry says. “I think it’s important.” [People]
  • Anne Hathaway’s Oscar date? Her dad. “If I can squeeze a few more tickets, I’m going to see if I can take my brother and my mom. This is my first, maybe my only, time going. Hopefully not! My family is the most important thing in the world to me. I definitely wanted them by my side.” [People]
  • Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer spent Super Bowl Sunday together, hanging out with friends and watching the game. Snooze. [People]
  • Faye Dunaway will guest star on Grey’s Anatomy! [UPI]
  • Katherine Heigl and her husband rescued a puppy in Mexico and he’s freaking adorable. [Yahoo News via E!]
  • You know how Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were throwing things at the house next door, for undergoing noisy construction? “Internet hustler” Jason Calacanis is ripping them new ones. [Gawker]
  • Oh: Ashton and Demi may adopt a child this summer! [MSNBC]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow wasn’t exactly thrilled with a “smutty” interview conducted by BBC1’s Jonathan Ross. [Daily Mail]
  • Spoiler alert! Click to find out what might be going down on a future episode of Lost. Sawyer’s involved. [AP]
  • Paris Hilton has purchased a £2 million home in London. You know she has a TV series, My British Best Friend, right? [Mirror]
  • Paris hosted a Super Bowl party while her ex Benji Madden DJ’d. Awkward? Oh, and Paris maybe made out with Doug Reinhardt. [Perez]
  • Mark Wahlberg and longtime girlfriend Rhea Durham — who have three kids — are planning a wedding. In a Catholic church. Is that kosher? [People]
  • If you see Joe Francis of “Girls Gone Wild,” let him know there’s a warrant out for his arrest. Tax evasion case. [Reuters]
  • Apparently the reason David Spade gets so many ladies is because he has a large dick. Try and erase that from your mind. [Perez]
  • Chelsy Davy is not just a partying blonde: She has accepted a post at a law firm and will train as a solicitor later this year, after completing her degree. [Daily Mail]
  • Those SNL “MacGruber” sketches that are also Pepsi commercials confuse some people. [AP]
  • Vincent Gallo is selling a wallet that is “guaranteed” to get you laid. Cost? $750. [Page Six]
  • Brunch with Sienna Miller involves dancing on the chairs. [Page Six]
  • Blind items! “Which two Hollywood buddies should go home to their wives instead of partying together in New York clubs with bags of cocaine? . . . Which sitcom actor avoids socializing with industry professionals? Though his flamboyance is obvious, he stays in the closet with his close-knit – and tight-lipped – circle of gay friends.” [Page Six]
  • Why did Larry Birkhead bring Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn to the set of Larry King Live? (She’s cute though!) [Daily Mail]
  • Slumdog Millionaire‘s Dev Patel was encouraged to get naked for teen drama Skins by his own mother. [Mirror]
  • “Dozens” in Mumbai protested against Slumdog today. [Reuters]
  • Pete Doherty is getting evicted from a nine-bedroom house because there’s graffiti on the walls, stray cats and trash everywhere and, oh, yeah: The landlord feels he’s turned the place into a drug den. [The Sun]
  • Roman Polanski’s lawyers have lost their bid to disqualify all L.A. judges from hearing his case; they claimed the entire Los Angeles Superior Court bench is biased against the director. The court has ruled that the hearing can go forward. [Variety]
  • Bobby Brown’s girlfriend is pregnant. It’s his prerogative. He can do what he wanna do. [TMZ]
  • Lionsgate pictures has acquired Sundance Film Festival winner Push: Based On The Novel By Sapphire, and Oprah and Tyler Perry will team up to promote the flick. The film’s star, Mo’Nique, was honored with a special jury prize. The story revolves around an overweight, illiterate African-American teen in Harlem who’s about to give birth to her second child when she is accepted into an alternative school. [Variety]
  • Six Feet Under producer Alan Poul will direct Plan B, a film starring Jennifer Lopez as a single woman who meets the man of her dreams on the very day she conceives a child through artificial insemination. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Mel B. and Eddie Murphy seemed to have settled a “secret” legal battle over their daughter. Mel B had always said that Eddie didn’t want a relationship with the child, but the agreement states that Eddie will not have custody, but will have visitation rights. [Mirror]
  • Usher’s Atlanta wine bar, Grape: squashed. [Perez]
  • Congrats to David Eisenberg, Sex And The City‘s Steve, who, along with his wife, welcomed his first child on January 19. [E!]
  • Erykah Badu and boyfriend Jay Electronica Twittered the birth of their baby girl over the weekend; Badu says it was home birth that lasted about five hours and that she didn’t use painkillers. Ow. [USA Today]
  • The late Keith Moon of The Who is being honored with a “blue plaque.” [Independent]
  • “I can’t deal with actors. I can’t deal with myself. We’re neurotic and miserable… I love doing what I’m doing, but while I’m doing it, I’m miserable.” — Viola Davis. [Yahoo News via E!]
  • “It’s impossible for me to rebel against my parents because they are such crazy people. I can’t rebel against the normal things that people rebel against.” — Lorcan O’Toole, whose father is Peter O’Toole and mother is Karen Somerville, an ex-girlfriend of the actor who worked as a model. [Telegraph]
  • “I used to never even be able to see a boy. I didn’t even know what a boy was. They were so foreign to me. I used to go roller-skating just so I could see the opposite sex. There was this boy… and he never asked me to backward couple skate with him. I was emotionally scarred by 11 or 12 years old.” — Katy Perry. [Yahoo News via E!]
  • “It’s unfortunate. There’s no one more disappointed about it than him… He’s getting a lot of flack about it and it’s really unnecessary.” — Mark Wahlberg on the Jeremy Piven kerfluffle. [E!]
  • “I don’t know. It was something about the way that we were together. He stood out to me as someone singular and rare and beautiful, and I liked the way he was in the world…. I liked the way he was with my son and the way he made me feel.” — Jennifer Connelly on knowing Paul Bettany was The One, in Glamour. [Just Jared]
  • “It’s so funny to me that the role is a guy who is an Oscar-seeking moron. His whole motivation is Oscars. Irony is synonymous with pretty much everything that is going on.” _-Robert Downey Jr., on being nominated for Tropic Thunder. [USA Today]
  • “When you get to my age, you do running repairs. I had my fourth hair transplant as it means I don’t have to wear wigs in a movie.” — John Cleese. [Daily Mail]
  • “One of the things I just loved about Liev right away was that he was so good with kids.” — Naomi Watts. [People]
  • “All the men want to be Don Draper, all the women want to fuck him. Everyone thinks he’s the perfect man, and Pete Campbell is jealous of him. But Draper’s completely incomplete, completely lonely, completely detached, completely alone. It’s why he reaches out to all these women, it’s why he needs to take charge in business, to belittle Pete. He’s completely alone. Loneliness isn’t a phase or a mood, it’s a core condition of being and some of us deal with it better than others – build a family or make a million dollars. Or Draper, coming home to the empty house at the end of season one. That’s a big theme of the show: unattachment, loneliness, distance.” — from a worth-your-while interview with Vincent Kartheiser of Mad Men. [Guardian]
  • “I wanted to have that big giant dance video moment. I wanted it to be plastic, beautiful, gorgeous, sweaty, tar on the floor, bad-ass boys, but when you got close, the look in everybody’s eyes was fucking honest and scary.” — Lady GaGa, on her new video, set in a subway station and deaturing “a menacing flock of bondage-loving biker-gang dancers.” [EW]
  • “Well here you have it. My final blog… Before I go, however, I must say that I received a text message from a very close and dear friend of Lindsay’s who I trust and admire. The text said, ‘between you and me you are doing the right thing. From what I hear, from Lindsay’s nearest and dearest friends, Lindsay is worse off than ever since she she has been with Sam. I told Dina that Lindsay needs you back in her life, and I think you know that I was the one who really helped Linds get into rehab.‘ I was with Lindsay when she got out of Cirque Lodge. I saw and experienced the ‘old Lindsay’ with so much hope and promise. I had full confidence in her. Then back came Samantha! Can’t you all see this? Am I speaking to stone walls? All I ask that you put your selves in my shoes and HONESTLY consider what you would do.” — Michael Lohan. [Mike Lohan Online]
  • “I get very emotional about these things, I discover. I think I’m not cut out for this. I’m too emotional to lose, and I’m too emotional to win.” — Kate Winslet, on the Oscars. [Daily Mail]
  • “I think with the success of a few big pictures like Mamma Mia! addressing an audience that, never mind being neglected, have been disdained in the boardrooms, there will be other films that target that audience. Mamma Mia! is that rare thing you can enjoy with your mother or your child, and its aim is only to make you happy.” — Meryl Streep. [Mirror]
  • “Fuck the haters! I saw this blog of people writing horrible things about me and for a second your ego is so wounded. How could people hate me, my intentions or what I’m trying to do? I’m a good person and I’m trying to put good things into the world.” — Gwyneth Paltrow, on critics of her “lifestyle blog,” GOOP. [Examiner]
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