Paula's Star Search Gig; Angelina's School For Girls

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  • Will Paula Abdul host an “updated version” of Star Search?

ABC is reportedly wooing Paula to be a host/judge. The real question is: Will the spokesmodel competition return? The photo shoots were so amazingly cheesy. [EW]

  • Angelina Jolie has spent $75,000 to set up a a school for girls in Afghanistan; according to the UN, “It has been welcomed by parents who are reluctant, for cultural reasons, to send their daughters to schools used by boys.” [ONTD via UNHCR]
  • Victoria Beckham has flown out to be with David Beckham, who had surgery last night in Finland for a torn Achilles tendon. [The Sun]
  • David Beckham‘s Achilles tendon was “torn completely off,” and had to be reattached. He says: “I am upset but want to thank everyone for their messages of support. I hope to make a swift and full recovery.” He will not be able to participate in the World Cup, but vows to play again soon. [Mirror]
  • Hello, I love you: Johnny Depp is narrating the upcoming documentary about The Doors. [The Door]
  • Lindsay Lohan has a new man! Dolce & Gabbana model Sam Webb lives in London and LL is talking about moving to the UK to be with him. A source says: “She loves that he’s part of the fashion scene and that he’s legitimate… she can actually talk about Karl Lagerfeld and he knows who she’s talking about. She’s in heaven.” [Radar Online]
  • Lindsay Lohan announced that she feels “achey” on Twitter. Then she asked, “What are the symptoms of Swine Flu?” She added: “I never said I have it or anything, I was just reaching out to ask because everyone here may know different things about it. Isn’t this what Twitter is for? I don’t [know if I have it] and my doctor is coming now. I didn’t Google it b/c [because] this seemed more convenient.” [Daily Express]
  • While in Paris, Lindsay Lohan tried to go to a club where Jesus Luz was DJing; a source claims that she “got her people” to phone the club to try and hang out with him; but Madonna‘s people found out about it and “put a block on it.” Seriously? [Mirror]
  • Katherine Heigl‘s phone calls were not returned when she tried to figure out when she should report to the set of Grey’s Anatomy, and that’s how she knew she was off the show. [E!]
  • It doesn’t seem like Millionaire Matchmaker‘s Patti Stanger has ever met Kate Winslet, but that doesn’t keep her from weighing in on Winslet’s relationship with Sam Mendes. She says of Kate and Sam: “They always looked like they had more of a ‘friend vibe’ and not a sexual vibe. They seemed very comfortable with each other, which is great. But Kate’s at that age where she needs something more than just comfort.” Here’s how Patti knows this: “Kate Winslet is my favorite. I love her. I understand her.” [Radar Online]
  • Ugh: Carrie Prejean “received repeated advice to try to get pregnant during her fling last year with Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps.” [Page Six]
  • A college student has started a Facebook group requesting that Meryl Streep appear in the next Lady Gaga video. Hmm. [Perez]
  • Lady Gaga talks about the “meaning” of the “Telephone” video: “I really believe in the power of visuals and sometimes visions come to me and I know I have to do them. It doesn’t really matter if it makes sense or if it doesn’t make sense. By the end of the video, it became so much more as we explored each scene it became about transsexual women and it became about making fun of American hallmarks like soda cans and cigarettes and mayonnaise and bread.” []
  • Guess what? With “Telephone,” Lady Gaga and Beyoncé have tied the record for the most No.1 tracks and matched Mariah Carey‘s record. With six number one songs, Gaga and B are ahead of Avril, Pink, Britney and Justin Timberlake — who had five number ones. [Billboard]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow wants to be on some show calledCome Dine With Me, in which “four contestants show their cooking skills with a series of dinner parties at each other’s homes.” [Daily Express]
  • Gerard Butler is “just friends” with Jennifer Aniston, okay? “I went for her birthday to Mexico. We’re just friends. We have a natural chemistry —you can see it in our magazine shoot [W] and the film. We have a great time together. But here’s the thing — while they’re accusing me of being with Jennifer, I’ve probably been off somewhere else doing some damage with someone else.” Clever. [Daily Mail]
  • Oh, look, he wasn’t lying: Gerard Butler is NYC’s “biggest lothario.” A source says chasing women is “probably his favorite past-time.” [NY Post]
  • Elin Nordegren is “disgusted” with Tiger Woods, particularly for sleeping with a porn star. A source claims “she said it made her want to throw up.” [Radar Online]
  • After pleading not guilty on domestic violence charges, Charlie Sheen is headed back to the set of Two And A Half Men. The show’s exec producer says: “He’s also looking forward to clearing his name, putting all of this behind him and spending time with his kids during his hiatus.” [People]
  • In a very special episode, TMZ has learned that you can’t look at someone — namely, Gabourey Sidibe — and tell if they are unhealthy. [TMZ]
  • Kristen Stewart had a “secret” paparazzi-free night out in L.A. on Friday; she, her parents and some friends went out for Mexican, and no Twihards interrupted. [E!]
  • Snoop Dogg was asked to put out his cigarette in a club and spent the rest of the night depressed. [Page Six]
  • Kate Gosselin trains for DWTS in Pennsylvania, not L.A., so all the folks claiming she’s a diva neglecting her kids don’t know what they’re talking about. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Neighbors are pissed about Brooke Shields‘ noisy apartment renovations. [Gatecrasher]
  • Britney Spears‘s court date was delayed, but she should be talking to a judge very soon, about the progress she’s made and ending her father’s conservatorship. [TMZ]
  • Anne Hathaway and her boyfriend Adam Schulman stopped by adoption day at a local animal rescue and might adopt a a “medium-sized terrier mix named Chuck.” [People Pets]
  • Jason Segel didn’t just write the script for the new Muppet movie — he’s going to star in it, as well. [The Wrap]
  • At the link: Glee spoilers. [Pop Wrap]
  • Channing Tatum as Captain America? Could be a good choice, if Captain America ever takes his shirt off. [Reuters]
  • “An arrest has been made in the prescription drug ring linked to Corey Haim.” [Radar Online]
  • “EXCLUSIVE: Corey Haim Begged Friend For Drugs Shortly Before Death.” [Radar Online]
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton are skiing in an upscale French resort and you are not. [Daily Express]
  • By the by, do not ask Prince William to help you get out of school early on Fridays. [Telegraph]
  • Rapper The Game is not a gangster. [TMZ]
  • Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas from TLC is getting her own reality show on VH1. The program will be dating-oriented, and Chilli will enlist the help of “relationship expert” and former Gawker columnist Tionna Smalls. Also participating: Missy Eliiot and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins. [Variety]
  • Mike Tyson and his pigeons will get a reality show on Animal Planet. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • “Nine months after Michael Jackson‘s death, his estate has signed one of the biggest recording contracts in history, giving Sony, Mr. Jackson’s longtime label, the rights to sell his back catalog and draw on a large vault of unheard recordings.” [NY Times]
  • The Style Network has a show called Jerseylicious, and it’s as bad as it sounds. [E!]
  • ABBA and Genesis were inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday. [Reuters]
  • “It was just plain fun. But I don’t like the spoiler culture. I think stories should be experienced as you go.” — Jason Lewis, when asked about Sex And The City 2. [E!]
  • “It’s a far away journey with a big heart. At the same time, it’s a big party. I figured in this economy and this climate, everyone wanted to have fun. It has an old-fashioned sense to it, almost like an MGM musical, but also has the feel of a road picture. I think fans will be surprised of the journey these characters go one. What the ladies experience after their happily ever after.” — Producer Michael Patrick King on Sex And The City 2. [Pop Wrap]
  • “They’re called Pussy. Cat. Dolls. You don’t need to say anything else really. It’s encouraging sexualisation and sexuality in young kids, and I think that’s a bit weird. When I was young I was listening to the Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child. I was singing Independent Woman and Survivor, and it was all about Girl Power and being with your friends. I don’t think I was singing, ‘Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?'” — Kate Nash. [Daily Express]
  • “I like cops a lot. There’s always the random bad cop who gets a lot of press, but cops have been really good to me in this city. And I don’t say that as a celebrity. I say that as a citizen. I’ve been in some hairy situations. When I was 19, I was involved in a stabbing in Times Square, and I was blown away by the cops’ poise. They handled it professionally, and everybody ended up safe.” — Ethan Hawke. [NYDN]
  • “I’m a lot less on my phone, I’m a little bit more social. I have a lot more real friends as opposed to friends who are on the Internet who I’m talking to — which is like not cool, not safe, not fun and most likely not real. I think everything is just better when you’re not so wrapped up [on the Web]. I just think it’s kind of lame… I feel like I hang out with my friends and they’re so busy taking pictures of what they’re doing and putting them on Facebook that they’re not really enjoying what they’re doing. You’re going to look back and have a million pictures, but you’re not going to be in any of them. Because you’re not having fun, you’re too busy clicking away. So I think just enjoy the moment you’re in, and stop telling people about it. Just enjoy it.” — Miley Cyrus is becoming anti-Internet! [E!]
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