Miley Trashes Disney Image; Buffy Actor's Drunken Arrest

  • Miley Cyrus is excited she’ll be free of Hannah Montana (and Disney) after filming this season. Says Miley: “I hate being thought of as a product. I am not a doll, and people want to treat me that way…”
  • Miley continues in the new issue of Parade, “I’m older now. I have an opinion. I have my own taste.” Miley says while filming the final season she’s had “to grit my teeth” when she is forced to wear “sparkles” and pink costumes. She added, “What I am sure about is I’m going to rejoice and be happy to finally not have to be … well, to not be somebody I’m not exactly.” [Us]
  • Nicholas Brendon of Buffy The Vampire Slayer fame was arrested for felony vandalism. Someone called the police to report that a man who appeared to be drunk was causing a commotion and damaging property. When they arrived, Brendon took a swing at an officer and they tased Brendon twice. [TMZ]
  • Here’s the police report on Nicholas Brendon. [Radar]
  • As mentioned earlier, Corey Feldman skipped Corey Haim‘s funeral yesterday, but wrote him an open letter, or “letter for the grave” to Corey Haim. “First off I am so sorry I am not there with you today,” Feldman writes. “By that I mean my physical body is not with your physical body. However you know that my heart is right at your side.” [E!]
  • The London premiere of The Blind Side has been canceled because Sandra Bullock isn’t attending. [Daily Express]
  • The studio says Sandra Bullock can’t make it due to “unforeseen personal reasons.” Could it have something to do with the tabloid story that came out today about her husband Jesse James sleeping with a tattoo model? [Daily Mail]
  • Jesse James took down his Twitter page today. [Radar]
  • Did actress Rebecca Hall break up Kate Winslet‘s marriage to Sam Mendes? Sources can’t agree. One says, “When Kate found out that Sam had grown close to Rebecca she was upset. Rebecca is totally Sam’s type – a thespian mix of brains and beauty,” but another insists, “Sam and Rebecca are good friends, of course they are, they have spent the better part of a year working together on the Bridge Project. But to insinuate that there is anything further in the friendship is taking it too far.” [Daily Mail]
  • Another source says Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet “just grew apart,” which is much less interesting, but probably more likely. [People]
  • Michael Lohan will undergo an angioplasty today after having a mild heart attack, but he took the time to contact Radar from his hospital bed. He resports, “I got a text message from Lindsay which read: ‘OMG. Hope you are okay’ and my other kids have all been in contact with me too.” [Radar]
  • Britney Spears and Jason Trawick: Dunzo. A source explains, “They were fighting a lot and have not been getting along.” [E!]
  • Last night on The Late Show, David Letterman admitted to Kirstie Alley that he’s been joking about her weight. “I’m embarrassed now and if I need to apologize, I’d like to apologize,” he said. She replied, “No, you don’t need to because we make fun of you at my house too.” [ET]
  • Yesterday Heidi Montag filmed her scene for the Adam Sandler movie Just Go With It. She Tweeted: “I just had THE BEST day of my life filming my first comedy movie!!!!!”… “It was beyond what I could have ever dreamed!!!!!” She added, “I am wearing my sailor shorts I designed in the movie!!!” [Us]
  • Newsflash: Victoria Beckham ordered pizzas while she was visiting David Beckham at a clinic in Finland where he’s being treated for his Achilles’ tendon injury. [The Mirror]
  • Warner Bros. made everyone involved in SATC 2: Electric Boogaloo sign a $2.5 million nondisclosure agreement, which is why there haven’t been that many spoilers. [E!]
  • Gerard Butler says Jennifer Aniston, “makes a good cupcake, and I’m good at eating them.” [People]
  • Roger Friedman states the obvious: Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston‘s public flirtfests are all just an act to promote The Bounty Hunter. [Showbiz 411]
  • Billy Corgan co-wrote some of the songs on Courtney Love‘s new album Nobody’s Daughter and has threatened to prevent its release. Could this have something to do with Courtney posting this letter to Billy on Facebook yesterday? She writes: “I love you, I love your strong and eternal heart, even love the fucked up gnarly amazing magnificent bigger-than-god louder-than-love karma of the songs you write and allow me to fly with. We have again created beauty from the agony between us, all the buried and unburied anguish, all that is true, that is gold, that is meant to be is within this endless and somehow eternal cycle of Billy & Courtney.I hope you will take my sincerest apologies for all the thousand ways I sometimes offend you, because I know you are a king, a prince, and my beautiful noble boy. No one will ever force my hand, nothing will come between the truth of what we are: Eternal lovers Eternal fighters Eternal warriors. Let the forces and the shock and awe loose from its cages, all credit where it is due. I love and you and can never thank you enough.Your soul (and you know this).” [N.Y.Magazine]
  • Rihanna is reportedly planning Katy Perry‘s bachelorette party. “Katy’s totally excited and keeps telling Russell her party is going to be every bit as wild as any party he and his boys will throw!” said a source. “She and Rihanna have become very, very close. So Rihanna has offered to plan a girls’ getaway and also help out with anything else Katy needs for the wedding.” [MTV]
  • Only 1 million people watch the premiere of Jessica Simpson‘s The Price of Beauty on Monday night. More people tuned in to Intervention, Hoarders, and Operation Repo, but she did beat Celebrity Fit Club. [Perez]
  • Tinsley Mortimer says High Society castmate Jules Kirby‘s claim that she was manipulated into making racist comments is “ridiculous” “For her to say that it was sort of scripted and that she was fed those lines is absolutely untrue,” says Mortimer. “[there’s video online] where it’s clear that she’s not being manipulated, that she is actually saying this stuff. And it’s shocking to me.” [TV Guide]
  • Production of The Tourist was shut down today because too many fans showed up trying to get pictures of Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. [TMZ]
  • FYI, Kristen Wiig has known her boyfriend Brian Petsos since she was 15. “I like him a lot,” she said. Clearly! [People]
  • Padma Lakshmi wanted to keep the identity of her baby’s father secret, but venture capitalist Adam Dell as publicly revealed he’s the dad because he wants more visitation rights. [E!]
  • Here’s video of Shannen Doherty practicing for DWTS. [E!]
  • Kate Gosselin says the rumors that she’s behaving like a diva on the set of DWTS are ridiculous. “If you meet me, you’ll realize I’m just like moms everywhere working,” Gosselin said. “I have kids to provide for.” [Radar]
  • John Ritter‘s death has sparked the creation of “Ritter Rules,” to identify thoracic aortic aneurysms. Ritter died because doctors treated him for a heart attack when he actually had a thoracic aortic aneurysm. [CBS News]
  • Someone threw a water bottle at Axl Rose this weekend while he was performing. He yelled, “You wanna fuck up the show for everybody? You wanna fuck with me and my boys? We will leave.” Minutes later the show continued. [TMZ]
  • Police investigating a woman’s claim that Ben Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her last month have contacted another woman who accused him of sexual assault last year. [TMZ]
  • Marie Osmond has cancelled the last of her Las Vegas shows to deal with her son Michael Bryan’s death. “She needs to spend more time with her family,” says her rep. “She’s still processing everything and it’s really rough on her.” [People]
  • Here’s a preview of Kendra Wilkinson‘s E! True Hollywood Story, which airs tonight. [People]
  • When the U.S.P.S. launches its “Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet” stamp later this year, Ellen DeGeneres will donate a million servings of Spot’s Stew to shelter pets awaiting adoption. [LAT]
  • In the video at the link, Edie Falco discusses how her character will evolve on the next season of Nurse Jackie. [Media Week]
  • Conservatives are freaking out because while promoting The Pacific, Tom Hanks said, “Back in World War II, we viewed the Japanese as ‘yellow, slant-eyed dogs’ that believed in different gods… They were out to kill us because our way of living was different. We, in turn, wanted to annihilate them because they were different. Does that sound familiar, by any chance, to what’s going on today?” Bill O’Reilly points out, “We had to kill the Japanese because the Japanese wouldn’t surrender, period…and the jihadists, if they were Thais, Burmese, and they attacked us, we’d be doing the same thing today.” [CBS News]
  • Former Wonder Years star Danica McKellar and her husband are expecting their first child. [Access Hollywood]
  • Ellen Pompeo, who only took a month off of Grey’s Anatomy after having a baby says, “A lot of people couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t take my maternity leave. I felt like I needed to work while I had this opportunity. The writers and producers were really gracious and wrote my scenes so I could preshoot them.” [People]
  • Reese Witherspoon says of judging the Empowering Women’s Awards to honor women who have survived domestic violence, “I’m very proud to be part of the first ever Avon and Women’s Aid Empowerment Awards in association with Marie Claire, drawing attention to the bravery of some incredible women who have stood up against domestic violence, and celebrating the achievements of others who are determined to end this debilitating pandemic.” [Daily Express]
  • Kristen Stewart says she played music with Joan Jett to prepare for The Runaways, “Which is really, really intimidating. Only on a musical level. I am not intimidated by Joan. She’s really great and quite gentle, oddly. But then you pick up an instrument and you’re like, can I please leave?” [WSJ]
  • Chloe Sevigny says of shooting Mr. Nice with Rhys Ifans in Wales, “Oh, my god, (Ifans is) so much fun. He’s so generous and sweet. He’s like the king of Cardiff. I quickly learned that I couldn’t keep up with the Welsh, though. Wow, can they drink.” [Daily Express]
  • Tonight’s episode of Law & Order: SVU is about the epidemic of rape and sexual violence in the Congo, and Mariska Hargitay wrote an editorial on how people can help for The Huffington Post. She writes: “As consumers, we must speak up and demand that the top electronics companies produce conflict-free products. By removing conflict minerals from the equation in Congo, we remove the fuel from the fire. write to the top electronics companies and tell them you want them to start producing conflict-free phones and laptops. [HuffPo]
  • Does anyone actually care about the manufactured squabbling between the Real Housewives of NYC? For the few that do, Bethenny Frankel admits she told Jill Zarin to get a hobby. [Us]
  • “It might sound funny, but I wouldn’t mind being the female version of [George Clooney],” says Dana Delany. “I know-people are going to say, ‘Oh, she wants to be a playgirl, but that’s not what I mean. I like him because he’s a responsible human being who loves his life. Who is totally true to himself.” [More]
  • Demi Moore says she doesn’t want to be called a “cougar,” but you can call her a “puma,” because it “has a sweeter quality, more elegant.” She adds, “cougar has become so distasteful. I really hate that expression.” [Us]
  • Demi Moore also says meeting Ashton Kutcher was “Like meeting somebody that I’ve just known where you just recognize one another. It was so disproportionate, the level of emotion we were experiencing to the time we had spent together.” She adds, “When you don’t know someone, you can’t just jump and say, ‘I love you.’ ‘Nice to meet you, I love you!’ Yeah. No… We used to end our calls or emails with ‘And everything we don’t say.'” [People]
  • “I don’t necessarily define my faith by going to church every Sunday. Because now when I go to church, I feel like it’s a show. There are always cameras outside. I am very spiritual in my own way. Let me make it clear, though-I am a Christian. Jesus is who saved me. He’s what keeps me full and whole. But everyone is entitled to what they believe and what keeps them full. Hopefully, I can influence people and help them follow the same path I am on, but it is not my job to tell people what they are doing wrong.” – Miley Cyrus [Just Jared]
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