Posts By Liz Black


Vince Vaughn Wants Babies


Vince Vaughn hasn’t really been in the spotlight much this past year, he’s been too busy settling down. Vaughn, who is 39, recently got engaged to a real estate agent named Kyla Weber and says that he’s finally ready to start a family.

Cue the “Jennifer Aniston Cries Over Another Ex” headlines, but Vaughn seems happy and excited to get hitched and start a family, saying of his soon-to-be wife, “It’s the first time that I really want to have kids. I’ve been very fortunate in my career, and my life has been about that for so long that you get bored of it. You’re ready for your life to be about other people and other things.” Hopefully he won’t encounter any wedding crashers on his big day. [People. Photo: GettyImages]

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Gossip Break: World’s Worst Matchmaker Apologizes For Speidi


  • Kristin Cavallari apologizes to the world for introducing Spencer to Heidi, but the world does not forgive her. [LimeLife]
  • Whoaaa, Lady Gaga before she discovered peroxide and no-pants. We can’t look away. [PopEater]
  • Here’s some Ferris Bueller-related math we can get behind. [Buzzfeed]
  • Janet Jackson moves on from her grief over MJ’s death at Fashion Week. [PITNB]
  • “Vacation” star Randy Quaid and his wife are arrested for burglary and general craziness. [Celebitchy]
  • Doncha wish your girlfriend was unemployed like me? [AnythingHollywood]
  • Jay-Z teaches Oprah how to rap, we assume she will have her handlers wipe the dirt off her shoulder. [ConcreteLoop]
  • Hey hipster, need a Halloween idea? Be a wild thing. [Jezebel]


Khloe Cashes In On Wedding


The Khloe Kardashian-Lamar Odom nuptials are perplexing in many ways, but this new detail is the icing on the wedding cake. Kardashian has secured a deal with OK! Magazine stating that for the low, low price of $300,000, the mag will get exclusive rights to the photos from the wedding.

That amount is crazy enough as it is, but the kicker is that the deal was struck by and for Khloe and her mother Kris – Odom will not get any of the cash. On the one hand, it’s not like the bride or the groom needs the money, but on the other, this only makes us wonder (and worry) about the longevity of this shotgun marriage. [Photo: GettyImages]

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Baby Battle: Katherine Heigl Vs. Ellen Pompeo

Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo

In a move worthy of a dramatic nighttime medical soap opera, people are accusing Katherine Heigl of trying to upstage her co-star Ellen Pompeo by revealing her adoption details on the same day that Pompeo pooped out her new baby. A source familiar with both actresses said that Heigl’s adoption of 10-month-old Naleigh, which was made public on September 15, was planned to detract from Pompeo’s baby delivery. “It was very curious timing for her to drop that. It was an adopted kid — she could have chosen any other day to make it public. Why compete?” the source said.

Then Pompeo announced her baby’s birth yesterday, the same day that Heigl’s People magazine cover was released. Is it all a coincidence that the crew at Seattle Grace have baby fever, or are they really that competitive? Judging from the real-life drama on that set, we wouldn’t put it past them.[Photo: GettyImages]


Family, Dr. Drew, Weigh In On Mackenzie’s Incest Allegations

Mackenzie Phillips

Now that her story is public, the question on people’s minds is “What does Mackenzie Phillips‘ family think of her revealing secret?” It’s no picnic to hear someone in your family air dirty laundry and when it’s something as horrible as incest, it’s sure to be polarizing.

The Phillips family certainly has different reactions, ranging from support to disbelief. Mackenzie’s half-sister Chynna (of the band Wilson Phillips) told Us Weekly that she became depressed when she first heard the news, but ended up standing by her sister and said of the affair: “After long nights of heroin use, she’s claiming that she once woke up and that my father was on top of her having sex with her. Was he actually raping her? I don’t know. Do I believe that they had an incestuous relationship and that it went on for 10 years? Yes.”

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Gossip Break: “Can I get a…signal?”

  • Cell phone service sure does suck if you’re in a scary movie. [FourFour]
  • “Single Ladies” really is the best video of all time, at least according to Kanye and babies. [CollegeHumor]
  • Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart are suing Gawker for posting their super boring sex tape. Snooze. [DListed]
  • Want to snuggle up in an Edward Cullen-themed bed? Now you can – there’s a Twilight-themed hotel open in Washington. [LimeLife]
  • Holly Madison finally got her own show! [Hollyscoop]
  • Everything old is new again: Kim Catrall and SJP still hate each other and the SaTC set is awkward. [OK!]
  • Simon Cowell is bringing The X-Factor to the U.S. – who will be our Leona Lewis? [PopEater]


Lily Allen, Retiree


Lily Allen has become more than just a musician, spreading herself across television and the internet like an outspoken wildfire, as famous for being herself as she is for her CDs. Now she’s actually threatened to retire from music altogether, writing on her blog “Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record (applause).”

As much as we love Lily for just being herself and giving us sound bites to work with on a daily basis, we implore her not to quit – we’re actually really big fans of her music. Hopefully this is just a ploy and, like Jay-Z, her definition of retirement is interpreted loosely. However, if she does go the way of shuffleboard and bridge, at least she’s got the Nana glasses needed to play the part.  [Photo: FilmMagic]


Chelsea Handler Dishes It Out


Some late night talk show hosts maintain a sense of diplomacy and don’t criticize their guests on or off-stage (we’re looking at you, every NBC host out there), which is nice on a certain level. But on another level, we want to see someone real, with opinions (i.e. David Letterman whenever anyone from “The Hills” is booked on his show). Chelsea Handler manages to do both, being acerbic but also showing compassion for some of her guests and basically cutting through all the Hollywood BS. In an interview with the Village Voice, Handler is awesomely open about how she feels about certain celebrities and we though we’d share some of those soundbites.

  • On Jennifer Aniston: “She’s not playing the victim! The press plays the victim for her. All the stories about her—’She’s so lonely.’ Please! She’s having the time of her life! She goes to Mexico every other weekend with her girlfriends, while Angelina and Brad shuffle their kids across country. Would you rather wake up with a margarita or eight children?”
  • On Tila Tequila: “I had Tila Tequila on because everyone made such a big deal about this girl from MTV who’s bi-curious. I almost fell asleep during the interview.”
  • On Spencer and Heidi (who she has nicknamed Herpes Simplex I and II): “I don’t want to discuss them because they don’t deserve to be talked about.”
  • On Tori Spelling: “I like Tori. I actually think she’s done very well considering what she’s been through. And she looks better. . .I think she had her boobies and eyes done on the same day. Two for one!”
  • On the rest of the cast of “The Hills:” “The girls from The Hills are cute, but I like people who have energy and have something fun to say. But luckily, the interviews are so quick, and it’s on to the next.”

[Photo: GettyImages]


Tom And Gisele Sued By Paparazzi


It sucks being a target of the paparazzi, but usually if tension escalates, celebrities just throw a punch or try to grab the camera; there’s not normally gunplay involved. But if you’re Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen and you have an overzealous bodyguard, that’s exactly what happens.

The couple tried to celebrate their nuptials in April at Bunchen’s home in Costa Rica, far from the prying eyes of pretty much everyone, but a couple of paps did some sneaking around on Gisele’s neighbor’s property to snap some photos of the event. When the hot couple’s bodyguards caught wind of them, they demanded the cameras and memory cards and later decided it would be a good idea to fire a few rounds at the photographers. Yikes.

Now the paparazzi is suing Tom and Gisele for over $1 million in damages, claiming that they were given permission by Gisele’s neighbor to take the photos. Not the most solid defense, but also not something worth being shot at for, we think, and certainly not the best way to cap off a wedding day. [Photo: GettyImages]


Woody Harrelson’s Vegan Cure


Screw Proactiv! Woody Harrelson is a celebrity willing to endorse a whole new acne treatment: veganism. Harrelson told Maxim recently that he owes his perfect complexion to some advice he got from a stranger on a bus twenty years ago, who told him to go vegan to help clear his skin. Harrelson said, “I met some random girl on a bus who told me to quit dairy and all those symptoms would go away three days later. By God, she was right.”

If that’s not a script worthy of a 30 minute infomercial reenactment, we don’t know what is. Ahem.

“Excuse me, is this seat taken? Me and my hemp backpack need to take a load off.”
“By all means, please sit, “Cheers” star Woody Harrelson.”
“Thank you, stranger on a bus. Hey, I have acne.”
“Yes, I noticed, and if there’s one thing I know about, it’s how to cure acne.”
“That’s lucky.”
“Dairy. The answer is dairy. If you give up the milk your skin will be like silk. I just made that up. Hey, can I meet Ted Danson?”
“Thank you, you have changed my life. And no, Ted Danson just started dating Whoopi Goldberg, so he’s taken.”
“Yes, I think it will last. Anyway, this is my stop. Thanks for the advice, stranger on this bus!”

End Scene. Cue piano music and 800-number. [Photo: GettyImages]