Posts By Lauren Olson (Deiman)

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Rachael Ray’s Famous Last Word

We hope the pilot covered his ears when Rachael Ray lept from his plane on her 40th birthday, as there’s no doubt she was screaming her favorite acronym! Gurl ain’t complete without her E.V.O.O. in tow! Ray celebrated the big 4-0 by skydiving for the fourth time. She told USA Today that she finds the extreme sport “calming.” Hmmm… think she could arrange to do it daily? [Source: Us Weekly]

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Cindy McCain: Snazziest Grandma At The RNC

Our maybe-first-lady knows how to shop! Vanity Fair disected Cindy McCain‘s duds from opening night of the RNC, revealing that an eighth house could have caused the same hit to the McCain bank account. Apparently the elderly duo has no problem blowing many Benjamins on a fancy outfit. If her hubby is elected into office, let’s just hope they’ll have no qualms being as generous with funding for education, healthcare and alternative energy.

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Tila Tequila Boogies

Everyone’s favorite celesbian, Tila Tequila, hit up Co Co Deville nightclub last night with girlfriend Courtenay Semel. Above is a sampling of her killer dance moves. [Photos: Splash News Online]

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Ricky Gervais: Not A Fan Of Furry Hats

Ricky Gervais, creator of The Office and Extras, and star of upcoming film Ghost Town, has teamed with PETA to take a stand for the teddies of the North! He, along with most of Britain, is sick and tired of Queen Elizabeth‘s guards donning Canadian black bear fur on their silly hats. Kudos to the busy actor, director, and screenwriter for taking on yet another role: animal rights activist!

See his open letter to Prime Minister Gordon Brown after the jump. [Photos: Getty Images]

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Stars Spend Labor Day Soaking Up Rays

Gavin Rossdale, Pink, Alicia Silverstone, Kiefer Sutherland, Ellen Degeneres, Portia de Rossi, and Britney Spears were among the H-town elite getting some color on the beach or by the pool over the holiday weekend. As we bid the summer of 2008 adieu, let us look back at the hottest beach moments below:

[Photo: Splash News Online, INFphoto.com]

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Daddy Obama Second Only To Jonas Brothers

Two nights ago, we saw Senator Barack Obama surprise his daughters via satellite at the DNC. Malia and Sasha did a great job hiding their disappointment! The girls acted thrilled and lovingly towards dear old Dad while in the spotlight, but there may have been a little pouting backstage. Apparently, when Michelle told them to expect a surprise, they thought it may be the subject of the posters plastered on their bedroom walls, The Jonas Brothers. The following afternoon, Michelle told supporters: “In the end she felt that Daddy was a decent second choice.” [Source: CNN; Photo: Getty Images]

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Obama Wins Hearts of Hollywood, McCain Gathers Cracksquad

While we’re not suggesting our readers cast their votes in November based on celebrity endorsements, we feel it’s worthwhile to highlight the teams building on both sides. Among the A-listers, music legends and social activists that count themselves as (outspoken) supporters of Senator Barack Obama: Oprah Winfrey, will.i.am., Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Alicia Keys, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson — to name a few.

Senator John McCain‘s Tinseltown fan club seems much less proud of their candidate (we had trouble finding ANY photos of celebs donning McCain gear), and includes The Nanny, The Terminator, Rambo, the goth girl from The Breakfast Club, Doyle of Bio-Dome, and Hills antagonist Heidi Montag.

Sounds like six more reasons we will not be attending the Republican National Convention next week. See photos of the loud and proud Obama followers below:

[Photo at top: MGM Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Home Entertainment, Lionsgate, Pacific Coast News]

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Taylor Momsen: 15 Doesn’t Look Like It Used To

In light of the recent Chinese gymnast age controversy, we at Scandalist would like to take a moment to acknowledge what 15 years old looks like in Hollywood. Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen has come a long way since playing the adorable Cindy Lou Who in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. It seems she skipped that whole awkward, gangly stage most tall girls go through and headed straight to model-esque bombshell. The amount of eyeliner, leather, and leg that Momsen routinely dons on the red carpet makes us a bit worried for her future … considering our adolescent idea of a “sassy look” was getting hot pink bands on our braces and wearing glitter on our eyelids. See more photos below.