Tori Needs A Gay BFF; GLAAD Upset With Baio's Wife

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  • ABC is developing a daytime talk show for Tori Spelling.

The show would feature Tori and a male co-host; the network is looking for a “Will and Grace vibe.” So, the dude will be gay? Hmm. Well, our vote is for Project Runway alums Christian Siriano or Anthony Williams. Make it work! [LA Times]

  • GLAAD is not happy with Scott Baio‘s wife. After she called the women associated with a certain web site “lesbian shitasses,” a spokesperson says: “Using anti-gay rants to lash out at this media outlet serves no legitimate purpose.” And: “[her rant] is misguided and contributes to putting LGBT [Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender] people in harm’s way.” Preach! [Radar Online]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon will be singing on the Sex And The City 2: Rise Of The Manolos soundtrack. [NYDN]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker dared to leave her home in a sleeveless top, revealing her toned arms, hence the headline, “Sarah Jessica Parker Looks Skinnier Than Ever As She Becomes ‘Obsessed’ With The Gym.” [Daily Mail]
  • The New York Post thinks Cameron Douglas got off easy with his five-year sentence for dealing crystal meth. We know his because the oh-so-subtle headline here reads: “Half-Baked Jail Sentence Gives Druggie Douglas Son An Early Out.” [NY Post]
  • United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has released a statement in which she pleads for aid in Somalia. “I am deeply troubled by the complete and utter disregard for human life in Somalia…I appeal to those who carry on fighting not to shell and target civilian neighborhoods.” According to the UN, daily fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels killed or injured 900 people last month in Mogadishu. Weirdly, the image chosen to illustrate this story (at the link) is kind of hilarious. [UPI]
  • Doug Pitt, little brother of Brad Pitt, has been named Goodwill Ambassador of Tanzania. Doug is a photojournalist and director of a charity that helps supply fresh water in Africa. [JustJared]
  • Ooh! The Secret Service is getting involved with the investigation of the incident in which Kal Penn was robbed at gunpoint. See, the perpetrator stole both of Kal’s cell phones — one of which is U.S. Government property, since Kal is a member of Barack Obama’s staff. [TMZ]
  • A doctor who does not treat Heidi Montag says she may have spine problems down the road, “just from the weight of the implants.” [NYDN]
  • Set your DVRs! David Beckham will be on The View on Monday. [AP]
  • Speaking of The View, CBS is planning a rival show, which would have Julie Chen and Roseanne‘s Sara Gilbert on its panel. (Gilbert is described here as a “lesbian mom.”) Other possible ladies on the CBS daytime chat show? Lisa Rinna and Bethenny Frankel. [Page Six]
  • Transporter hottie Jason Statham and The Hills star Kristin Cavallari were spotted taking an abandoned golf cart on a joy ride at 4 a.m. after the Coachella festival on Saturday. Apparently these two are “rumored ex-flames”? [Gatecrasher]
  • Stop the presses! Tina Fey and Sheryl Crow wore similar dresses to an event! [Observer]
  • Lucy Liu and Michael C. Hall are shooting a movie called East Fifth Bliss in NYC all spring, so expect lots of pics of them arm-in-arm. [Gatecrasher]
  • Heidi Montag has decided not to sue the creator of The Hills for sexual harassment; it seems that after meeting with a lawyer, she decided to “move on.” Time to think up something else to keep your name in the news! [Page Six]
  • Larry King and wife Shawn Southwick have put their “divorce activities” on hold for the benefit of their kids, Chace, 11, and Cannon, 9. Larry and Shawn went to see a marriage counselor yesterday and are attempting to not speak about divorce for at least 2 weeks. [Radar Online]
  • Still, headlines like this will be ubiquitous for a while: “Larry King‘s Wife Told Her Lover: He’s Having An Affair With My Sister.”[Radar Online]
  • In Touch is reporting that Shawn Southwick had an affair with her sons’ little league coach, and that Larry King didn’t care, because he was “in love” with Shawn’s sister. The coach, Hector Penate, tells the mag: “We had sex in Larry’s bed — a lot. I had sex with Shawn while Larry was on TV.” El oh el. More on this in Midweek Madness! [Page Six]
  • Sharon Stone wore above-the-elbow black leather gloves and this is headline-worthy news. [Gatecrasher]
  • Random people on the street think Paris Hilton looks “cheap” and “disgusting” in an outfit of a blue top and a black skirt. [Us Magazine]
  • Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil went out to a pub on Monday. [The Sun]
  • Aww, poor Snoop Dogg. New research shows that he is the least happy celebrity on Twitter. [Mirror]
  • In her first interview since being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, Maura Tierney talks about a play she is working on with the Wooster Group, and explains why she left the show Parenthood after her diagnosis: “I felt terrible leaving the Parenthood team in the lurch, but doing the show would have been very stressful because I didn’t want that phase of my life documented on film. There is no HD in the theater.” [NY Times]
  • Two more women have come forward claiming Steven Seagal made icky, unwanted sexual advances toward them while they worked for him. Seagal’s lawyer says: “My client has no knowledge of these women and a preliminary check of his employment records does not show that they ever worked for him.” [TMZ]
  • Mary-Louise Parker is dating rocker Charlie Mars. [Page Six]
  • Tara Reid‘s wedding: Indeed called off. [People]
  • Full House‘s Jodie Sweetin is now divorced, and she’ll be the one paying child support to her ex-husband. [TMZ]
  • The Bachelor‘s Bob Guiney and wife Rebecca Budig may be getting divorced, but they are still he best of friends. A source says: “It’s one of those situations where the romance has gone but they can’t totally let go.” [People]
  • Lil Wayne‘s being sued for $500,000 by the producer of “Lollipop.” Apparently Weezy didn’t pay royalties, but since he’s in jail right now, he’s got bigger problems. [NY Post]
  • “Philadelphia prosecutors have agreed to accept the son of actress Cybill Shepherd into a pretrial diversion program in a theft case against him.” [AP]
  • Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry says that he and Steven Tyler are not as close as they once were, “But it doesn’t interfere with the band.” The band will tour Europe beginning in June. [Reuters]
  • Corey Haim‘s mother has moved, to be closer to his grave, and visits seven days a week. [TMZ]
  • Danny Aiello might play Al Capone in a one-man musical. [Page Six]
  • Leonard Nimoy has lived long and prospered, and is ready to retire. [NY Post]
  • “Addiction’s a tough enemy to defeat. I think of it as a monster. If I feed it, it will always want more and more, so now I’m letting it starve to death in a corner. But it’s always there.” — Melanie Griffith, who went to rehab for a third time last August. [People via Hello! Magazine]
  • “[My dad] drank a lot and did drugs, and he would get violent. When he set fire to the house, he was attempting to kill my mother… I thought, ‘If I’m successful, I can change [my mother’s] life.'” — Nicki Minaj. [Gatecrasher via Details]
  • ”I think it’s rather unfortunate that the villain in every movie is always British, we’re such an easy target that they can comfortably make the Brits the villains. ‘It’s just nice to say we’re not snooty, stuck up, malevolent, malignant creatures as we’re so often portrayed. We’re actually kind of cool and hip!” — Helen Mirren. [Telegraph]
  • “I never thought about it until I was engaged. I wasn’t one of those little girls that always dreamt about getting married. So I have no idea what I’m doing, basically.” — Carrie Underwood, on her wedding. You and me both, girl! [People]
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