Oprah and Obama: Not Solid As Barack?

  • Is Oprah not putting her money where her mouth is? She’s hosting an inaugural luncheon next week but apparently she hasn’t contributed anything to Obama’s Inaugural Committee and gave $2,300 in the primaries. [Fox News]
  • OMG. Ashford and Simpson have recorded a real version of Solid As Barack, which you may have heard Maya Rudolph perform on SNL. [Huffington Post]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker thinks Britney’s song “Womanizer” is perfect for the new Sex and the City movie and wants Britney to star in it as well. “My idea is to have someone like Britney Spears move to New York as my cousin or niece and Carrie would show her the ropes,” said Parker. [MTV]
  • More pictures from Katie Holmes new ad campaign for Miu Miu show Holmes holding her hand in an open flame. Does it make you want to buy their clothes and get your hand burned? [People]
  • Katherine Heigl is rumored to be Vogue‘s April cover model. What former CW/WB star would you like to see on the mag’s cover next? [Fashionista]
  • Not everyone loves Slumdog Millionaire. Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is criticizing the movie for depicting India as a “Third World, dirty underbelly.” [UPI]
  • Here are some pictures of the usually glammed up Sienna Miller from her new film, in which she appears naked, ill, and bald. [The Sun]
  • Despite rumors, Tameka Raymond, Usher’s wife, will NOT be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. [ONTD]
  • Meryl Streep is famous for making martinis for her castmates, which are referred to as “Meryl Martinis.” [W]
  • Johnny Knoxville was detained at LAX when security found a grenade in his bag. It was real, not a toy, but had no explosives in it. He was detained and given a citation for carrying a prohibited item, and yet still made his flight. [TMZ]
  • Ellen DeGeneres will sell a line of holistic pet care products on QVC. Perhaps Portia can help, since she has experience promoting Teamocil. [UPI]
  • Amanda Bynes has broken up with baseball player Doug Reinhardt. Her friends say he was just using her for her celebrity. To which we say, “her?” [Us]
  • Leona Lewis has finally arrived: She’s launching her own perfume. [The Sun]
  • Sharon Osbourne is defending her Rock of Love: Charm School attack on Megan Hauserman, saying Hauserman provoked her by making fun of the Osbournes. “It shows you how dumb she is. Anyone who knows anything about me knows not to say anything about my family or you’re going to get it. Say what you like about me, but don’t ever, ever, ever insult my family,” says Sharon. [The Sun]
  • Oh no! Verne Troyer allowed himself to be dressed up like a bear and given a honey pot on Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother. [Jossip]
  • Jodie Sweetin’s estranged husband said the recovering alcoholic and meth addict has relapsed and isn’t fit to care for their new baby girl, but Sweetin says she is 100% sober. She says she slipped and drank a few glasses of wine with dinner over the summer, but has dealt with the relapse in her 12-step program. [People]
  • Steve Carell bought the general store in the Massachusetts town where he lives part time. He bought it to preserve the store and put his sister-in-law in charge, but says “I will be manning the cash register, and stocking the shelves as time permits!” [Yahoo]
  • “It’s like, yeah, I’m really going to go to a party with my cast and crew and all the executives at the network and dance on tables. [Tabloids] all want to make me out as this party girl, and I’m not. I’m underage! All I do is sit at home and play guitar. That’s seriously what I do. I’m a Leo. I’ve always been independent, and this is the lifestyle I have grown up with since I was 3.” —Taylor Momsen, 15. [Just Jared]
  • “Please don’t call me [a movie star]. I don’t feel like a movie star in my life at all, and I don’t particularly think I behave like one. I don’t have my own plane. I don’t have a chef or a trainer. To me, you’re a movie star only during the time when you’re at the Academy Awards or at an important glamorous event. It’s very much a hat that you wear, and as soon as the event’s over, the hat comes off. I’m back to being me and being Mummy, and that’s my priority.” — Kate Winslet in In Style [People]
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