Miley To Dump Her Dude; Spencer Pratt Calls Twitter "Gift From God"

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  • Miley Cyrus wants to dump her boyfriend Justin Gaston, but her father doesn’t approve:

According to the National Enquirer, “Billy Ray thinks Justin is a solid, stand-up Christian guy who keeps his nose clean and stays out of trouble,” says a source. But: “It’s finally dawning on (Miley) that she’s young, rich and famous,” the source said. “And she can have any guy she’s interested in.” [MSNBC via National Enquirer]

  • Poor Jonas Brothers: Their new show has fewer viewers than Miley CyrusHannah Montana. [LA Times]
  • Lindsay Lohan is hazardous to little sister Ali Lohan‘s health, says a psychiatrist who does not treat either of them. “If you have an older child who is breaking a lot of the rules and engaging in dangerous and risky behavior, this can have a negative impact on the younger child,” says Dr. Eva Ritvo. Um, duh. [NY Daily News]
  • The self-proclaimed father of Mercy, the child Madonna is trying to adopt, is being called an “opportunist” by Mercy’s family. [NY Daily News]
  • Did writer James Frey tape his phonecalls with Oprah Winfrey or did he just make it seem like he did, in a new “fictional” passage in his book? [Page Six]
  • George Clooney is willing to help his buddy Rande GerberCindy Crawford‘s husband — in regards to that sexual-harassment lawsuit filed against him. Turns out Cloons was with Gerber the night of the alleged incident. This should get interesting… [E!]
  • Gerber says both he and Clooney are willing to take lie detector tests! [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Unsolicited uterus update: Is Gisele Bundchen pregnant? [Page Six]
  • Courteney Cox ran into Brad Pitt at a concert — you know, her best friend’s ex-husband — and “chatted away” with him all night. Page Six seems to think this was evil of her. [Page Six]
  • Spencer Pratt spoke to The Daily Beast, dropping gems like: “Heidi and I do we love fame… We’re honored to be famous. We feel blessed to be famous. We pray every day to stay famous. It’s the most fun. That’s our mentality with fame. That’s why we’re so different than everybody else in these tabloids-because we embrace it.” He also says: “Interscope can put $18 million behind Nicole Scherzinger’s flop solo album, but Heidi and I are going the underground route, where iTunes takes its cut, and the rest goes to Heidi. Sure, Lady Gaga’s got hit songs, but she’s eating at Taco Bell. Heidi’s got amazing songs and has her portrait on the wall at Cut [steak house in Los Angeles].” And! “Twittering is an absolute gift from God.” [The Daily Beast]
  • So you know how Jessica Simpson is, inexplicably, on the June cover of Vanity Fair? The mag’s PR director says it’s because: “She’s at a crossroads in her career… Where she’s headed – or not – says a lot about the nature of celebrity in America. And she looks pretty decent in a swimsuit, contrary to recent reports.” All together now: *headdesk.* [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Amy Winehouse has been “frolicking” with a “mystery man” in St. Lucia; as seen in these pictures, dude is dark & lovely. He may be a “local sheller” named Anton Moses; a source says: “Amy has become very cozy with Anton. Amy sets aside every evening to spend time with him and each day he saves her his best shell.” [Daily Mail]
  • The woman who is accused of having a thing with Jon Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus 8 speaks! Deanna Hummel says: “We’re just friends.” [People]
  • Susan Boyle is so popular now she’s had to changed her phone number. For her home phone, that is: The “technophobe” has been given a mobile phone but is “nervous” about using it. [The Sun]
  • Dolly Parton‘s children’s book, I Am A Rainbow, drops May 14. “It’s about moods – pink for shy, red for angry, green for jealous,” she says. “It teaches children that we all have these moods; it’s about what you do with them.” [USA Today]
  • Liam Neeson has spoken to the ski instructor who last saw Natasha Richardson alive. A source says: “He was very dignified and never sought to blame anyone – he just wanted to understand what happened for his own peace of mind.” [The Sun]
  • NBC wants advertisers to know that Jay Leno is “advertiser friendly,” and “not afraid to experiment with live commercials and with sponsorships.” Which doesn’t sound desperate at all! [AdAge]
  • “Since swine flu is super trendy I wanted to make sure I was in style with my swine flu ring!” blogged Katy Perry. There’s a picture of her new ring, which is a sparkly flying piggy. Katy also blogged about a conversation she had with her cat, Kitty Purry: “Kitty Purry was telling me the other night that she remembers when bird flu was in and now pig flu is cool and she wonders when kitty flu is gonna hit,” writes Perry, “as she would like to be more popular than she currently already is. Fame whore.” [People]
  • Ed Westwick was spotted kissing costar Jessica Szohr at the BritWeek charity football match in L.A., but when asked if his girlfriend was there to support him, Westwick answered, “My who?” [Mirror]
  • Christina Aguilera will make her silver screen debut in a flick called Burlesque. She’ll play “an ambitious smalltown girl with a big voice who finds love, family and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club.” In other words, yes, she will sing. [Variety]
  • Jack White wants Kate Moss on his new band Dead Weather’s album. As an aside: White Moss would be a cool name for a band. [The Sun]
  • By the by, Meg White is engaged to guitarist Jackson Smith, son of Patti Smith and Fred Smith. [People]
  • Also betrothed: Alyssa Milano and CAA agent Dave Bugliari, who just had an engagement party Saturday. [E!]
  • Bebe Neuwirth was wed to Chris Calkins, founder of Napa Valley’s Destino vineyard, in a “quiet” Buddhist/Christian ceremony performed by Peter Coyote, who has one of the best voices in showbiz. [Page Six]
  • Mad Men! Returns! But will be sorta delayed! It was supposed to come back in July! But we’ll have to wait until August! Still! Mad Men! Returns! [Variety]
  • Click the link at the end of this sentence if you would like to see a giant Lego portrait of JK Rowling, which kids helped build. [Telegraph]
  • Your friend Billy Zane has baby fever! “I’m single right now — and kind of loving it,” he says. “[But] I hear the patter of little feet. But I foresee that – I sense it, I feel it, I feel it coming. It’s just a sense that you get. I think I’m ready for fatherhood. But I’m not out there hunting for my bride – as of yet.” Then he got in the lifeboat and left you behind. [Daily Express]
  • Ed McMahon, who was suing L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai hospital for misdiagnosing a neck fracture, has settled his lawsuit. [TMZ]
  • “Dallas star Victoria Principal ‘threatened maid with a gun after accusing her of taking too long walking her dog.'” [Daily Mail]
  • “It’s peculiar and unnerving in a way to see so many young people walking around with cellphones and iPods in their ears and so wrapped up in media and video games. It robs them of their self-identity. It’s a shame to see them so tuned out to real life.” — Bob Dylan to Rolling Stone. [Page Six]
  • “You know, I’ve seen him [Springsteen] several times in concert, and I’ve only met him twice and I put out my hand and I mumbled. I couldn’t get a sentence out. The same thing happened with Mick Jagger. We were on the plane coming back from Miami.” — Henry Winkler, aka The Fonz. [Daily Express]
  • “I no longer feel insecure about my acting. Early on I took any job that was offered, milking it for the money. I had no idea what I was doing – that’s when insecurity and self-loathing start.” — Tom Hanks, star of Turner Y Hooch. [Mirror]
  • “My friend’s mom, Wendy, blogs almost daily on a site called Wendy from Encore which goes great with my morning coffee. I like to catch up with my friends across the country by reading their blogs, which is ironic as the phrases ‘my friend’s blog,’ ‘blogging’ or ‘blogosphere’ always make me cringe. I just happen to have some very clever friends who are wonderful writers and offer up a slice of real everyday life.” — Scarlett Johansson. [The Daily Beast]
  • “I always find it funny that so much skin-cream advertising features, like, Jessica Alba. She’s gorgeous and 12!” — Brooke Shields to More. [Page Six]
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