Publicist Shares Tyra's Secrets, Kate Gosselin Goes Dancing, And Gaga Has Some Love Advice For You

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  • Jon Paul Buchmeyer, who worked as a publicist for Tyra Banks during her Inside Out book tour, has spilled some secrets about the Smize Queen in his new memoir:

“Tyra thinks white limos are tacky,” apparently, and “Anyone that showed up at a book signing offering a stuffed animal probably needs a security escort.” Oh, and also? “Chips with the fat substitute Olestra cause Tyra to have intestinal distress.” Supermodels! They’re just like us! [PageSix]

  • Friends of Marie Osmond’s son, Michael Blosil, say he was clean and sober before he committed suicide last Friday. [TMZ]
  • Blosil’s autopsy is scheduled for today. [TMZ]
  • Kate Gosselin is reportedly set to star on Dancing With The Stars. [Extra]
  • Dodgers player Matt Kemp says Rihanna is just “a very very good friend of mine. And we enjoy hanging out with each other and we’re just having fun.” [FoxSports]
  • “(I felt) this could’ve been me. I wouldn’t describe it as survivor’s guilt, but yes, that came into it a little bit. It makes you ask some questions about yourself.”-Colin Farrell, who says that Heath Ledger’s death caused him to reevaluate his own life. [DailyExpress]
  • In wacky but kind of awesome news, Julianne Moore is considering a return to As The World Turns, where she played half-sisters in the late 80s. The show is ending its 54-year-run this fall. [EW]
  • After two weeks in rehab for severe anxiety, Chynna Phillips has returned home. [USWeekly]
  • Meanwhile, Charlie Sheen’s wife, Brooke Mueller, has also returned home from rehab, though she has a rehab team currently staying in her house with her. [People]
  • “I have never really understood how I should feel or behave in a relationship. I didn’t have the kind of childhood that would have given me any sort of perspective on what a happy home or relationship would feel like. You can’t live your life blaming your failures on your parents. You’re dealt the cards you’re dealt. I realised it was a waste of time to be angry at my parents and feel sorry for myself.”-Drew Barrymore [DailyExpress]
  • Janice Dickinson is getting her own Bachelorette-type show. Why did I think she already had one? [TMZ]
  • Wesley Snipes blames the string of duds he’s been in over the past few years as a result of bad management: “They were selling toasters, you know, and they just needed Wesley as the piece of bread.” [WashingtonPost]
  • “I really feel like I’ll be capable of going there and just having a ball. It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s whether you have fun. I think I’ll have maximum fun.”-Woody Harrelson, on enjoying the Oscars. [Reuters]
  • A glass roof caved in at a restaurant where Chris Noth and members of the Jersey Shore cast were celebrating Purim, but no one was seriously hurt. [TMZ]
  • “I’m disappointed in the health care plan and in the troop buildup in Afghanistan. Everyone feels a little let down because, on some level, people expected all their problems to go away. But real change comes from everyday people. You can’t wait for a leader.”-Matt Damon [NYDN]
  • Precious director Lee Daniels slipped up during the NAACP Image Awards and made a comment about Gabby Sidibe’s weight: “”No one in Hollywood told me they wanted to see a movie about a 350 pound black girl who had HIV,” he said while collecting an award for the film, “She’s not 350 pounds, Gabby…but the book says…before you were hired.” He later apologized a second time, and Gabby laughed and said “OK. I wanted that in there. Thank you.” [USWeekly]
  • Whitney Houston is apparently having a bit of a rough time on her Australian tour. [News.Com.Au]
  • Heidi Fleiss says she was “too lazy in bed to be a prostitute.” [Mirror]
  • Hanging out with Andre Leon Talley and Whoopi Goldberg sounds like a lot of fun. [NYTimes]
  • “I had this rock and roll trick that I would do. I’d be in the worst (place)… like Cleveland (Ohio) or Cologne, Germany… Munich… I wanted drugs because I used to do drugs and I don’t do them any more. I would call up a hooker agency and I would ask for the ugliest hooker, because the ugliest hooker would know (where to get drugs). They would think I was a lesbian and come with all sorts of things (sex toys) and I’d be like, ‘No, no put it down, I just want to know where the drugs are.’ So that was my trick.”-Courtney Love [ContactMusic]
  • Notorious hardass Simon Cowell broke down in tears while discussing his father’s death for an upcoming tv show called Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. [DailyMail]
  • If you care, A-Rod has broken up with another blonde. [PageSix]
  • When Liev Schriber noticed a woman screaming in the audience as he performed “A View From the Bridge,” he reportedly “sprang to action” to offer the woman and her husband, who was “slumped over” any help he could until medical professionals arrived. [TMZ]
  • It looks like Amy Winehouse and Robbie Williams won’t be doing a duet anytime soon, as he mentioned the possibility and she responded “Are you f***ing joking.” [ContactMusic]
  • Britney Spears: blonde again. [DailyMail]
  • “Children leaving school today no longer want to be doctors or lawyers or architects. All I ever hear is ‘I wanna be famous’, or ‘ I wanna be a celeb’. There is an epidemic of fame-obsessed youngsters – aged between ten and 25 – who wrongly believe celebrity is a shortcut to wealth and happiness, and who are convinced it will bring them everything they want. An entire generation that doesn’t understand that nothing worth having comes easily.”- Sharon Osbourne [DailyMail]
  • “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”-Lady Gaga [PageSix]
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