Miley Does A "Lap" Dance; Britney Fires Her Agent/ Boyfriend

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  • Making a big deal about this video of Miley Cyrus giving a “lap dance” is just silly.

She is grinding! What 16-year-old in America doesn’t dance like that? Okay, so the guy whose crotch she’s pushing her booty into is 44 years old. But he’s Adam Shankman, the openly gay producer of Hairspray and judge on So You Think You Can Dance. I dunno, I refuse to be outraged. Everyone’s clothes are on and it looks like a fun party. [TMZ]

  • There’s a new Facebook campaign to get Betty White to host the Oscars. Good idea? [People]
  • Last Friday night, the kids from Jersey Shore were involved in three different fights. Guess who was not brawling? Your girl Snickers! A source says: “Snooki drank so much that she was totally wasted and couldn’t stand up, she had to be carried out of the club.” [Radar Online]
  • Christina Aguilera wears gloves, boots and makeup — no clothes — on the cover of German GQ. Naked and wünderbar! [The Life Files]
  • Jennifer Aniston will star in Wanderlust, a Judd Apatow-produced comedy with Paul Rudd. Rudd is co-writing the script, which is about a married couple who try to escape modern society and end up on a hippie commune. Cue the tantric sex jokes! [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Jennifer Aniston is also in talks to star in a workplace comedy called Horrible Bosses, the cast of which would also include Jason Bateman, Colin Farrell and Charlie Day. Plot: Three friends team up to murder their overbearing bosses… with disastrous results. [Variety]
  • Britney Spears is ditching Jason Trawick as her agent — but he gets to keep the job of being her boyfriend. A rep says the two “have decided to end their professional relationship and focus on their personal relationship.” Good luck, kids! [People]
  • Britney‘s manager, Larry Rudolph, denies that he’s resurrecting Lindsay Lohan‘s career — despite what TMZ may have reported. “TMZ has a very vivid imagination,” Rudolph says. [Access Hollywood]
  • Rabbi Shmuley Boteach compares Lindsay Lohan to Michael Jackson — and Michael Lohan to Joe Jackson. He says of Lindsay: “She knows the problem in her life, abandonment on the part of her father… Joe Jackson always wanted to be the star, Michael Lohan can save Lindsay’s life, but only if he stops courting fame first.” Michael Lohan says: “While Rabbi Shmuley is entitled to his opinion, it looks like his spiritual advice unfortunately didn’t do too well for Michael Jackson…As a rabbi claiming to be a spiritual person, he has no right to judge me.” [Radar Online]
  • “The Jacko Tapes” are “tragic” 2003 recordings of Michael Jackson in which he pleads for financial help and fears for his life. The calls were made in the wee hours of the morning and MJ’s words are slurred, and a source believes he was under the influence of pharmaceuticals. [The Sun]
  • Ugh. Don Cheadle is in the biggest movie in America right now — Iron Man 2 — and he was accused of trying to “sneak” into first class on an airplane (even though that’s where his seats were). The flight attendant apologized at the end of the flight, saying she heard “a black guy” was trying to slip into first class, and gave him and his girlfriend 2 bottles of Courvoisier (?!!?). Apparently she thought Cheadle was Tim Meadows. [Bossip]
  • Larry King and his wife have called off their divorce. “We love our children, we love each other, we love being a family. That is all that matters to us,” they said in a joint statement. [LA Times]
  • Tiger Woods‘ coach resigned, saying he could not work for the golfer any more because he “has no regard for a person like that.” Ouch. [Radar Online]
  • Emma Watson‘s face was Photoshopped onto a nude body, and the image is making the rounds on the internet. She’s called in lawyers who explain that the fake picture is a computer creation: the head is too big for the body and the angle of the face is off. []
  • Asked why he thinks teen girls scream and cry when they see him, Justin Bieber said: “I have no clue!” Neither do we, Beebz. Neither do we. [Reuters]
  • George Clooney is filming The Descendants in Hawaii, and loving the area so much, he’s looking at ocean-front properties. [Gatecrasher]
  • Anne Hathaway‘s boyfriend has returned the street art mural he took from a NYC construction site. [NY Post]
  • A-Rod and Cameron Diaz were in Boston together — the Yankees were playing the Red Sox — and spent his off-time in their hotel’s rooftop suite, ordering room service and having “an incredible time.” [People]
  • Jim Carrey is “getting over” his split from Jenny McCarthy by going clubbing with a posse of “at least 10” women. [Page Six]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio will move if he’s sitting in your seat at the movie theater. [Page Six]
  • The Sarah Silverman Program: Canceled. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Taylor Swift is winning a songwriting award. [Mirror]
  • Will the Broadway show Memphis come to the silver screen with the help of Justin Timberlake and Oliver Stone? [Page Six]
  • The dude in Kendra Wilkinson‘s sex tape is Justin, her boyfriend from when she was in high school until the time she met Hugh Hefner. [Radar Online]
  • Men’s Fitness asked Thomas Jane, star of Hung, about his penis size, naturally. He said: “I’m 5’10”, I wear a model suit size — 40 regular, 32-inch waist pant — and a size 10 shoe. Everything about me is prototypical. Everything. I even have a right-down-the middle-exactly-average dick.” [Radar Online]
  • Jon Gosselin was a “celebrity” bartender at a charity event last night. [TMZ]
  • Lil Wayne has gotten in trouble at Rikers Island prison — Weezy was busted for “music contraband,” i.e. unauthorized headphones and a charger for an MP3 player. [LA Times]
  • Will two Twilight stars be replaced in the fourth film? This is one of those stories where it’s hard to be sure if it’s true — or if the studio floats the idea out there in the press so the kids won’t ask for more money. [NYDN]
  • “In a bizarre twist to the already strange life and death of the late actor David Carradine, his ex-wife, Gail Jensen, formally requested that she be able to chose who will be administrator of his estate – despite the deceased actor being married to another woman at the time of his death – before subsequently passing away suddenly herself.” [Radar Online]
  • I’m going to enjoy Sabbath on Saturday, so on Friday at sunset I’m going to turn off my TV, my radio — I’m not going to do anything. And then when the sun sets on Saturday night, I’m going to raise hell!” — Q-Tip has picked up a few habits while acting in a film called Holy Rollers, which is set in a Hasidic community. [Gatecrasher]
  • “In the beginning I’m sure some people [in the audience] really don’t like Karen. And that’s exactly right, that’s the entire point. She’s the person you meet in the grocery store who’s just unpleasant. You’re not drawn to them and you wonder how this person functions in the world, and the answer is not very well. I thought that was an important note to strike, especially given where I was going to go.” — Annette Bening on her character in the film Mother And Child. [New York Mag]
  • “Many of the characters will be inspired by some of the models I’ve known – both nice and ‘ice.’ And many of the people I’ve met along the way, from the fashion world, my TV shows, even people I’ve met in restaurants and on the street.” — Tyra Banks, on her series of novels, titled Modelland. [Gatecrasher]
  • “I haven’t been that way in 23 years, so this is new for me and it’s not easy. Sure, I could do something on the side, but I’ve got to live with myself. That’s something new for me – being honest in a relationship.” — Mickey Rourke says he hasn’t “fucked around” on his girlfriend. [Gatecrasher]
  • “When I was at my most promiscuous, I was like a charging locomotive. My selection process was outsourced. I had a team of experts who took care of finding women for me. They had very specific instructions. It was as if I was talking to a wine steward – ‘I’m looking for something French, a bit fruity, smells of oak.’ I’ve reached a point in my life where I understand empirically that this is not the answer. When you sleep with loads of women, it becomes a bit pointless and futile. The majority of people in sex rehab are just disgusting men. There aren’t hot blondes ripping off their clothes and saying, ‘I’m gorgeous, and I just can’t get enough!’ It’s just sleazy men pleasuring themselves in dark corners. Let’s not shy away from it: they’re pedophiles and perverts. I’m sorry if I burst your bubble and took some of the magic out of it.” — Russell Brand. [The Sun]
  • Queen Latifah‘s character actually knew the beauty in herself and that’s something I really dug about the way Latifah played the character. This woman said ‘I’m curvy, I’m this size, but I’m beautiful.’ It was a good point that I like to push, especially to the kids.” — Common, on Just Wright. [AP]
  • “I’m not very confident about my looks. I hate it man. When I’m driving in town it’s really ‘eurggghhh!’. It’s more like, oh well, hope for the best. I hope it attracts people. Posters are meant to attract people to see movies!” — Amanda Seyfried, on seeing huge posters of herself at the Letters To Juliet premiere. [Mirror]
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