Whitney Houston Hospitalized; Navratilova Diagnosed With Cancer

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  • Whitney Houston is in a Paris hospital suffering from nose and throat problems.

She’s already canceled the first concert of her European tour; she’ll probably have to miss the second show, scheduled for tomorrow, as well. [AFP]

  • Jesse James and Sandra Bullock are communicating — though they’re not talking to each other, but sending messages back and forth through intermediaries. [Radar Online]
  • Lots of the 30 Rock cast showed up to the Date Night premiere; Tina Fey says: “It was not mandatory… but it was strongly recommended.” [USA Today]
  • More from Tina Fey — and Steve Carell — here: [USA Today]
  • Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy in February and will undergo six weeks of radiation in May. [ABC News]
  • As mentioned earlier this week, Miley Cyrus is officially a homeowner. Her $3.4 million house has four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, a tennis court, a pool, a large master suite with his and her marble baths and a two-bedroom guest house. She is 17. [E!]
  • Lindsay Lohan‘s dad is engaged to Jon Gosselins ex. Michael Lohan, 49, proposed to former Star magazine editor Kate Major, 27, after discussing it with her dad in a hot tub. If only that were a joke. [Us Magazine]
  • Kate Major and Michael Lohan will get married by the end of the year. [Radar Online]
  • The buzz that Prince William will announce his engagement to Kate Middleton in June persists. [Telegraph]
  • The other ladies on Desperate Housewives are supporting Nicolette Sheridan — who is suing creator Marc Cherry and alleging abuse — but silently. No one will step forward, because they’re all still working on the show. [Gatecrasher]
  • Jennifer Lopez says her babies have taught her guilt. “I didn’t know that feeling before,” she says. “You don’t know about it because nobody ever tells you. I think it’s because women are a little ashamed to admit it. You feel guilty whenever you can’t have your kids right there with you on your hip.” [People]
  • The 10th anniversary cover of O The Oprah Magazine features Oprah in a lilac sequined gown, holding a giant wedding-ish cake. [People]
  • Adam “Glambert” Lambert will mentor the current American Idol finalists next Tuesday. Cue the dramatic rendition of “Ring Of Fire.” [Reuters]
  • Congrats to Paula Patton and Robin Thicke, who have a brand new baby boy named Julian Fuego. Destined for hotness! [People]
  • The only portrait Michael Jackson ever posed for is up for auction online. Minimum bid: $2.75 million. [AP]
  • An unlabeled bottle of pills found in Michael Jackson‘s room contained powerful stimulants… which cause insomnia. [TMZ]
  • Jermaine Jackson on Dr. Conrad Murray‘s defense, that Michael Jackson killed himself by self-injecting a lethal dose of Propofol: “The biggest lie ever.” [TMZ]
  • Conan O’Brien didn’t consider having a website a priority until after he was let go from NBC. A squatter owns ConanOBrien.com, so Conan set up his Twitter and TeamCoco.com — and now, thanks to his online following, his 30-city comedy tour is mostly sold out. [NY Times]
  • So Jon Gosselin called Kate Gosselin an “absentee mom” for appearing on Dancing With The Stars. Kate’s lawyer calls that “mean spirited” and adds:”I can’t believe anyone would take their claim serious, but consider what we’re dealing with.” Let’s hope those kids never learn to Google. [TMZ]
  • Oh, BTW: Jon Gosselin is broke and hasn’t had steady employment since Jon & Kate Plus 8 went off the air. Get a job, maybe? [Radar Online]
  • Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Seen having a night out in Hollywood. [People]
  • Yikes: “Actor Corey Haim bought more than 550 pills before death.” [Reuters]
  • If you do nothing else today, read the Tilda Swinton Proust Questionnaire at the link. A snippet: What’s the most important relationship in your life? “That with my invisible friend.” [AnOther Magazine]
  • Will Hugh Hefner get married again (this time to 23-year-old girlfriend Crystal Harris)? “It’s certainly possible. I certainly care enough for her…I certainly love her enough. We’ll see. All I want is for the relationship to be as happy as it is.” Certainly! [E!]
  • At the link, John Goodman talks about New Orleans, and his role in the new HBO series Treme, from the people who brought us The Wire. He says of the city where he’s lived for over 10 years: “I mean, yes, there’s definitely the people, the weather, the music… But it’s something in the air here besides the mosquitoes. Something you either get or you don’t. Maybe it’s just for those kind of people who for some reason love swamps.” [LA Times]
  • Kieran Culkin and Emma Stone: Involved? [Gatecrasher]
  • Cyndi Lauper is helping establish Manhattan’s first permanent housing for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in Harlem.” [ONTD]
  • The new episodes of Glee will have more music and guest stars — including Neil Patrick Harris! [NY Daily News]
  • Gary Dourdan‘s ladyfriend got arrested after a neighbor heard a scuffle and thought there was domestic violence; turns out Gary and the lady were just having loud sex. [TMZ]
  • Charged with four misdemeanors, after being tased twice? Poor Xander! [TMZ]
  • Tiki Barber Dumps Pregnant Wife For Hot Blonde.” [NY Post]
  • The dude who tried to blackmail David Letterman has a new girlfriend; he met her on an online dating site and yes, he is about to go to Rikers Island. Aka jail. [Page Six]
  • Kirk Douglas has asked a judge to spare his drug-dealer grandson a harsh prison sentence, saying he hopes to see him turn around his life “before I die.” [AP, Access Hollywood, Mirror]
  • Lenny Kravitz could be designing the bar at an art deco hotel in South Beach. [Page Six]
  • Denzel Washington is doing Fences on Broadway and says: “I plan to do more and more theater. My agent doesn’t want to hear that, but too bad. It’s where my heart is.” [USA Today]
  • Coolio showed up to court yesterday, so the bench warrant is no longer needed. [TMZ]
  • The tan Armani suit that OJ Simpson wore on the day he was acquitted has been acquired by the Newseum in Washington, DC. [AP]
  • Jordan: My drugs and suicide ordeal.” [The Sun]
  • “Scientology helps you lose your insanities. One of the keys is to say, ‘You’re in charge of your life, buster. You’re responsible for any condition you’re in.’ If I look at it that way it helps. I’ve been irresponsible many, many, many times and that has resulted in me being fat.” — Kirstie Alley. [Ladies Home Journal via Just Jared]
  • “On one hand it was the greatest thing in the world getting fat. Every meal out was an event. Or we’d go to Italy and we’d have pasta, truffles and dessert and then plan the next incredible meal. It was a happy-go-lucky time. I never had so much fun.” — Kirstie Alley. [Ladies Home Journal via Just Jared]
  • “I am not a fool. I realized when I came along, I wasn’t Meryl Streep who had been put into a bikini. I was somebody that got rocketed into the spotlight and superstardom overnight. I knew this was going to give me an opportunity and I should make the best of it. I think that I managed to do that but it was not easy. I didn’t want to stay in people’s minds just as a physical presence.” — Raquel Welch, whose autobiography, Beyond The Cleavage, is out now. [LA Times]
  • “The pedo priests are trying to cover up the number of LITTLE GIRLS they have molested too, as if that doesn’t matter as much as what happens to boys. Trust me, the number of girls raped and molested by priests is at least double the boys. They are trying to cover it all up so that they can end up purging gay priests, and laying the blame on them. The fact is pedos like to rape both boys and girls, and only a small number of pedos are exclusively into male children. I am starting to think that any parent who takes their kids to catholic churches from now on should lose custody. Taking your kid where you know sex offenders hang out is inexcusable!!!” — Roseanne. [Perez]
  • “I can’t remember the last time I wore a skirt.” — Joan Jett, on her modeling stint in the Dressed To Kilt fashion show. [Page Six]
  • “[Leonardo DiCaprio] said, ‘I can tell you’re a good Italian kid, from a good family.’ …He handles everything with such poise. He’s very low-key, and I’m the same kind of way. When you see me in a club, you don’t see me going crazy; you see me with a hat and a hood on, laying back. What would Leo do? What would Leo do? I keep reciting that in my head.” — Vinny from Jersey Shore. [Page Six]
  • “I’m a woman so I’m going to make stories about women because I understand them, but I’m also a boy and I can’t stand the term ‘chick flick.’ That turns me off. I’m as turned off by that as any guy because I am a ‘dude.’ I have a very male mentality — the comedy in the film is not little girl comedy. It’s boy comedy, it’s androgynous comedy.” — Drew Barrymore, on Whip It! [Mirror]
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