Carson Daly has been interviewing celebrities for quite a while now, so the guy definitely has a grasp on how to do his job, but he’s shocked over some restrictions placed on an upcoming interview he has scheduled with Britney Spears. Apparently, Spears’ management has created a long list of guidelines for Daly’s interview with Britney that he’s not thrilled about, including their request to pre-record the interview and allow them to edit it before it goes to air.
Daly tweeted “I was jst TOLD my @britneyspears interview tomm on @ampradio MUST b pre-recorded & submitted 4 approval by HER mgmt b4 it can air! F THAT! never that restricted. Even when I interviewed Michael Jackson, it wasn’t anything like this…it’s really insane.” Fellow tweeters called out Daly for being unprofessional, and he responded ” I’M UNPROFESSIONAL? FAKING AN ENTIRE INTERVIEW?… jst shocked her mgmt won’t let her do a normal interview. She probly doesn’t even know… I’ve known and supported her since she was 15. This has nothing to do w her. Just her ppl.” What’s weird is that Britney’s people let her do poo-filled stunts with the Jackassguys, but not an off-the-cuff interview with Daly.
So much for saying Paris Hilton is famous for doing nothing. According to the socialite herself, she has already accomplished everything she ever wanted to do professionally. In a recent interview to promote her new show The World According To Paris, Hilton said that she’s not only a vapid reality star, but she’s the queen of all vapid reality stars, explaining “There’s so many people out there who try to imitate what I do but I am the original. There is nothing like me.”
She continued, saying “I have done everything that I wanted to do and I feel very blessed that I have been very successful on every area. So it’s very exciting. There is nothing else to do.” Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean Paris plans to “retire” from her many “jobs,” she actually says she plans to go into the family real estate business. And then maybe after that, presidential candidate Donald Trumpwill select her to be his running mate in 2012 since they seem to have all the same things on their resumes. Then she will have fulfilled the America dream completely.
At a screening for her new film, Meet Monica Velour, last night, Kim Cattrall was on hand to discuss her role in the film. But unlike Samantha Jones, the character that made her famous in Sex And The City, Cattrall is modest and doesn’t want to answer questions about private matters.
When a Page Six reporter asked Cattrall about getting a bikini wax, she lost it a little, replying “That’s a stupid question. You’re a smart girl. How could you want to write that?” She then told the reporter to get a “respectable job … at—what’s that news agency—Roybers? Reuters. Yeah, sorry, I’ve been drinking.” The reporter, who admittedly didn’t see the movie being screened, was then chastised by Cattrall for showing up late. “You didn’t see my film. Why are you even here?” Ouch. The New York Daily News reported a similar experience when asking Cattrall about kissing her co-star, 21-year-old Dustin Ingram, on-screen. Cattrall reportedly told that reporter “You know, as a woman, I really find those questions offensive. As a woman, I find that really embarrassing [for you] to ask that.”
Samantha Jones probably would have handled things differently, being a PR expert and all, but then again, maybe Cattrall is just tired of being compared to Samantha.
Justin Bieber‘s 3-D film Never Say Never was such a blockbuster that the teen is looking for more film roles, and it sounds like he might have found a willing co-star for his next vehicle. Ashton Kutcher is eyeing Bieber for his new film What Would Kenny Do?
The film (which is being produced by Will Smith, who can’t seem to get enough of the Biebs) revolves around a man, played by Kutcher, who has a friendship with his younger self, the role that Bieber would play. This isn’t the first time Bieber and Kutcher have considered working with each other and actually playing the same role. Last year, word on the street was that Bieber was hoping to revive Punk’d, Kutcher’s old prank show. The film was reportedly developed with Bieber in mind and shooting may depend on his touring schedule, but it sounds like Bieber’s foray into real, scripted acting is inevitable. Never say never indeed.
Well, color us jealous. Personally, we think Redmayne is capital-H Hot, but we’re kind of envious of Mulligan for managing to charm all three Brits with her feminine wiles. The question is, if you had to pit them all against each other, which pasty Englishman would win in a Battle Royale? Redmayne is certainly a fox with acting chops to boot, having won a Tony last year. And you also have Tom Sturridge, who’s already been snapped up by Sienna Miller and can claim to be the “be fri” to Robert Pattinson‘s “st end.” But then, how can one resist Marcus Mumford’s musical prowess? Who cares if he looks like a British version of Steve Perry from Journey just ate Ken Marino from The State? The guy can sing.
So who would you pick to be your beau? (Assuming you earned their affection and they were all fighting for you, obvs.) It’s certainly a tough competition.
Congratulations to actress Elizabeth Banks and her husband, producer Max Handelman, who just welcomed their first child into the world. The baby was born via gestational surrogate because, as Banks says, “I have a broken belly.”
Banks elaborated on her blog, writing “The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy.” And with that, they found a carrier who gave birth to baby Felix. Banks says of her new baby “Felix means ‘happy’ and ‘lucky’ in Latin. And true to his name Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life.” Congratulations to the new parents! We just hope this doesn’t mean Avery Jessup is on maternity leave from 30 Rock for too long.
Oprah Winfrey‘s talk show will end on May 25th of this year. Given that she is Oprah, the stakes are already pretty high, how do you end a twenty-five-year-long run of iconic television and still thrill your viewers? It’s going to be hard to top “Everybody gets a car!” but she is certainly going to try and outdo herself. Page Six reports that for one of her final episodes, Oprah has reached out to Donald Trump to try and convince the tycoon to get a makeover and cut his famously terrible hair for her audience’s viewing pleasure.
A source from Trump’s office said they received an email from Oprah’s camp asking him to be on her show, saying that “The eyes of the world will be upon these episodes,” and if he chooses to come on, his makeover will be treated with “integrity” and that Oprah will “not let it become a joke or silly…This will become one of those historical television moments that will become iconic.” Of course, they would also allow Trump to do what he does best: self-promote. He would be offered the chance to discuss his 2012 presidential bid (dear God, no) and talk about The Celebrity Apprentice in exchange for the trim. Trump’s hair has been a punchline for so long that we doubt he’d let Oprah touch it, but if he thinks about all the attention it will get him, he may not be able to resist.
This might be a stretch, but does anyone else remember the episode of Sex and The City where Carrie Bradshaw pitches an idea for an anti-children’s book about a little girl with magic cigarettes? It was like, a kids’ book you’d never want your child to read. Well that’s the first thing we thought of when we heard that Perez Hilton is going to write a children’s book. The man who became famous for drawing penises in celebrity mouths is planning to write a book which “celebrates individuality and self-acceptance.” Book publisher Raymond Garcia, explains that the book, called The Boy With Pink Hair, is “a defining story about how believing in yourself and following your aspirations can not only bring out the best in you, but also in those around you. With fun, colorful and endearing characters, Perez reminds readers that by simply accepting our differences we can find the things that unite us all.”
Look, we know that Hilton is now friends with a lot of the celebs he used to bait and make fun of, and he’s softened up a bit (i.e. now he just panders instead of poking fun), but that doesn’t change the fact that his legacy doesn’t really jibe with being an example for young kids. We’re all about promoting tolerance—we’d easily prefer a kids book written by Hilton over on written by, say,Victoria Jackson—but the guy earns his living by crapping all over people (metaphorically and Photoshopically), which is sort of a hypocritical stance, in our opinion. Are we being harsh?
Colin Farrell and Elizabeth Taylor struck up an unlikely friendship in the year before she died, and the two became so close that Farrell actually recited a poem at her funeral this weekend, and he was the only non-family member to participate in the service. When Farrell was asked how he became close to the Hollywood legend, he told Access Hollywood “How did we become friends? You know, the old story of boy meets girl, and boy pesters girl with too many phone calls at inappropriate hours of the night.”
“I was just lucky enough to become her friend in the last year and a half. I adore her… still.” Farrell added. The feeling was mutual, because Taylor swooned over Farrell in one of her last interviews (given to Kim Kardashian, of all people), published in Harper’s Bazaar. Taylor said Kardashian “I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell—both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range.” Taylor also reportedly requested Farrell’s participation at her funeral, which was held at the Forest Lawn Cemetary near Los Angeles. Farrell said he felt “sad and honored” to participate in her memorial service.
Luckily for our heroine, the Riverside County DA’s office has decided to drop all charges against Lindsay because they don’t have enough evidence against her in the Betty Ford case, so Lohan is in the clear. One courtroom drama down, who knows how many more to go.