Southwest Apologizes To Kevin Smith, Anderson Cooper Sued, And Tila Tweets Her Way Through A Concussion

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  • After Kevin Smith’s began twittering last night claiming he’d been kicked off a Southwest flight for being too fat, the Southwest Air twitter page responded: “I’m so sorry for your experience tonight! Hopefully we can make things right.” [NYDN]
  • Smith, however, doesn’t seem to be buying it, as his last tweet notes: “Via @SouthwestAir “Hopefully you received our voicemail earlier this evening” All lines checked, no voicemail message on any 323. Try again.” [KevinSmith]
  • Ireland Baldwin’suncle, Don “Skip” Basinger says last week’s 911 call regarding Alec Baldwin was all a misunderstanding, as Ireland was arguing with her father, tried to call him back, and he did not respond, which worried her. “Ireland calls him, he calls her,” Basinger says, “Ireland loves her dad. But kids and their dads are always arguing. Have you ever tried to raise a [teenager?” [People]
  • Tila Tequila was rushed to the hospital with a concussion on Friday: naturally she tweeted the entire experience, comparing herself to Natasha Richardson and warning her fans that she might die. [USWeekly]
  • Bar Refaeli is reportedly attempting to receive non-citizenship status from Israel in order to avoid paying taxes. [PageSix]
  • Want a Pauly D-approved Valentine’s Day playlist? You’re in luck! [People]
  • Tiger Woods allegedly had a threesome with two women three years ago; during the act, he noticed one of the women taping or photographing while he had sex with the other and went “ballistic,” says a source, “He starts chasing the girl around. She runs out the door. He runs out after her. I don’t know how much clothing either of them is wearing, but Tiger finally catches up with her and grabs her cell phone or camera or whatever it was that had the evidence.” [NYDN]
  • Flavor Flav owes nearly $65,000 in child support, though he tells the NY Post: “I’ll certainly be addressing it. However, I’ve made payments on my children’s tuition, and have made direct payment to the mother outside of the court order.” [PageSix]
  • “The only emotional connection of relevance is with my dog. My relationship with my dog, it’s ridiculous.”-Robert Pattinson [NYDN]
  • Donald Trump is not a fan of An Inconvenient Truth, apparently: “With the coldest winter ever recorded, with snow setting record levels up and down the coast, the Nobel committee should take the Nobel Prize back from Al Gore.” [PageSix]
  • Blind Item!: “This C list television actress on a hit cable show is in her 30’s. Has not stopped her though from dating a high school senior. Yep. He was a summer intern on a project she was doing and they hit it off. He is 18. I wonder if they will go to prom together.” [CDAN]
  • Heidi Klum will be making a cameo appearance on Desperate Housewives. [DailyMail]
  • Fellow Charlie’s Angel Kate Jackson claims that Ryan O’Neal kept her from seeing Farrah Fawcett as the actress was dying: “”I was shut out,” she says, “I was prevented from saying goodbye to one of my best friends.” [RadarOnline]
  • “The Brittany Murphy Foundation,” which was set up by Murphy’s mother, Sharon, and Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack, took down its website for “maintenance” just an hour after TMZ discovered that “the foundation is not registered as a charity with the IRS or the state of California, as required by law.” [TMZ]
  • Anderson Cooper is being sued by a woman who claims she took a 17-foot-fall at an old firehouse that Cooper is renovating into a home. [Yahoo]
  • When asked about a Gilmore Girls movie, Alexis Bledel replied: “I don’t know what story is left to tell. But I’d be very curious to read a script.” [JustJared]
  • Heather Mills believes she is the most hated woman alive, and says “It was one thing to lose a leg, overcome a ­disability, but you cannot marry a Beatle, absolutely no way, so now we’re going to crucify you.” [DailyExpress]
  • Two people were killed when a pickup truck hit the side of one of Trace Adkins’ tour buses; five of Adkins’ band members were also treated for minor injuries. [Yahoo]
  • “As women we can really pick ourselves apart, we see things that maybe no one else is seeing, but to us they are magnified. When a younger man is attracted to you, it makes you feel gorgeous and good about yourself. So if you didn’t try that yet, get on it!”-Courteney Cox [ShowbizSpy]
  • As a Valentine’s Day gift, Charlie Sheen has promised his wife, Brooke Mueller, that he’ll stay sober: “Charlie told her he owes her his life,” says a source. “He knows he may also owe her his liberty – he has a better chance of avoiding jail if she tells a judge next month that they are working hard on their marriage.” [TimesOnline]
  • “I never want to prove that I’m not stupid because, if someone thinks I’m stupid, it means I have the upper hand. It’s not a matter of manipulation because I’m still myself, but it’s amazing what people will say when they think that you don’t really understand them. You can learn a lot about somebody that way.”-Amy Adams [ShowbizSpy]
  • According to Katherine Jackson’s lawyer, Adam Streisand, Michael Jackson’s children are “doing great, thanks to the love and support they’ve gotten.” [People]
  • “I doubt very much if you sat down with a focus group they’d say, ‘Let’s get the reformed alcoholic punk-rock 45-year-old drummer from another country with a broad accent — that’s the way to go in the late-night world,’ ‘Cause no conventional wisdom is going to do that for you. But the thing about conventional wisdom is that it doesn’t work in art — if that’s what we do.”- Craig Ferguson [LATimes]
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