Once again, the dastardly Lindsay Lohan has managed to escape a certain prison term. Rubberneckers were licking their chops when it was revealed that Lindsay failed a sobriety test, seemingly in violation of her parole. However, Judge Stephanie Sauter ruled that the controlled testing was only supposed to go through last February, meaning that Lindsay is free to chug away her super-tough house arrest if she so desires. She didn’t get off scott free though, due to her “extremely poor judgment,” Lindsay is only allowed to have one friendly visitor at a time for the remainder of her house arrest. Yup, LiLo is no longer allowed to have parties while she’s grounded. Tough but fair.
Lindsay must have been confident she’d stay out of jail, considering she spent the morning an ad for Air New Zealand, according to TMZ. Hopefully this is kosher with the rules of ‘house arrest’—we’d hate to see taxpayer money used for another hearing denying her the right to promote for two weeks. See photos of Lindsay outside the courthouse in the gallery below.
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Looks like everyone can’t stop thinking about Pippa Middleton‘s butt. Grazia UK is all a-flutter with rumors that newly single siblings-in-law Pippa and Prince Harry have been spending a lot of time together since William and Kate’s wedding, even giving each other racy nicknames. Says the Daily Mail, “Pippa apparently calls the Prince ‘Captain’—which is his military rank—while he calls her ‘Commando,’ in reference to rumours that she was not wearing any underwear on her sister’s wedding day.” It’s so wrong…and yet so right!
Harry isn’t the only celeb concerned with Pippa’s coverage, though. She’ll be modeling Usher’s new ladies’ underwear line if the singer gets his way. “Name your price,” he told The Daily Star. “I don’t think there’s a more beautiful, more stunning, more talked-about woman in the world at the moment. I’m sure everybody is trying to sign her up. She won’t be cheap, but she has the looks and the popularity to really establish a new product.” Imagine having both these guys on your tail.
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Lady Gaga, joined by the US Ambassador, gave a press conference in Tokyo earlier today to talk about her upcoming tsunami benefit concert in the city, as well as remind everyone that its safe to visit the country. “I would like to use my position here today and all week long to run around Tokyo enjoy the beautiful city and kiss all the beautiful little monsters and scream at the top of my lungs that everyone should come visit this beautiful place.” Because nothing says “nuclear radiation isn’t an issue” like a woman with neon green hair talking about “little monsters.”
If that wasn’t ironic enough, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake actually hit the area earlier today, though no major injuries or damages have been reported. Gaga showed off a cup at the conference reading “Pray For Japan” in Japanese, which she will auction to raise funds for the area. See photos of her press conference in the galley below.
While George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis haven’t spoken about their sudden split yet, gossipmongers aren’t afraid to connect the dots. And the picture everyone’s drawing that confirmed bachelor Clooney probably didn’t like what Canalis’ ambitions to marry—someday. “I could never be with someone who every time he opens his mouth says he doesn’t want a child with me or to marry me,” she told an Italian magazine earlier this month, adding. “Who knows what will happen? I am a firm believer in marriage, in the future I will be married, but for the time being I am happy as I am.” Canalis dismissed any idea that Clooney would be anxious, saying “My boyfriend has not given an interview on his private life since 1999—everything that you read is just a rehash of stuff that has been written in the past,” but he actually confirmed his anti-marriage status to Piers Morgan last January (“I was married, so I gave it a shot”). Elisabetta must not have been watching.
As for the timing of the reveal, a source tells E! we should have seen this coming—since Clooney always drops his marriage-hungry lovers right before his annual friends-and-family trip to Lake Como in Italy. “He’s been trying to figure out how to get out of this for a while. Remember that ding-dong Sarah Larson George was dating? Same thing happened. Right before Como, they broke up. I’m telling you, it’s the same thing here.” The new “ding-dong” doesn’t seem to be too upset though, as Canalis and Dwyane Wade were reportedly “extra flirty” the DSquared2 show in Milan Tuesday. Clooney’s friends may claim the language barrier was an issue for him and the Italian model (“She was always shy…unsure of herself”), but an NBA star might be willing to ignore it…at least long enough for her to rebound.
Did the pairing just seemed too…obvious for them? Scarlett Johansson and Justin Timberlake were part of party posse last night in NY according to Page Six, living it up at Kenmare until 3:30am. With Justin newly single after years with Jessica Biel, and Scarlett reeling from recent splits with ex-husband Ryan Reynolds and rebound Sean Penn, you might expect them to have been recreating their sweaty couplings from the “What Goes Around” video on the dance floor. But…you’d be wrong!
“It didn’t look particularly flirty,” said their witness. “Scarlett was dressed down and remained low-key with Justin and the group. At one point she went over to the deejay to request a song. Later, two girls joined them. They all left together around 3:30.” Whether Justin was too interested in the “two girls” option, or Scarlett spent the wee hours drunk texting Sean, we’re impressed these two were able to keep their unattached mitts off of each other. Maybe a couple can only be so mutually eligible.
Homophobic terminology alert! Chris Brown went off on some paparazzi in LA yesterday, accusing them of calling police to alert them of his illegally parked car. When he discovered a parking officer by his ride, TMZ reports that Brown turned to the cameramen, saying “Y’all n—as is weak. Did you all call them to try and film me? Y’all n—as is gay.” While Brown apparently was only fined a hug and an autograph, the photogs did get themselves a fresh new case of a celeb using the word “gay” negatively. So it’s not like they went home empty-handed.
This isn’t the first time Brown has done such a thing, tweeting that B2k’s Raz B was a “d— in da booty ass lil boy” during feud online late last year. So far Chris has yet to acknowledge the accusation, but he may eventually share the same apology he did then: “I love all of my fans, gay and straight. I have friends from all walks of life and I am committed, with God’s help, to continue becoming a better person.” Keep trying, Chris!
Can any woman lock this man down? Elisabetta Canalis and George Clooney have split up according to a statement received by Italian site TG24. “”We’re not together anymore,” reads the note. “It’s very difficult and very personal, so we hope that our privacy is respected.” Italian model/TV host Canalis began dating Clooney in the fall of 2009, with the pair hitting European premieres for his Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up In The Air and The Men Who Stared At Goats all in one busy, glamorous week. Though rumors of a split came in April 2010, the pair were spotted holding hands just days later.
No details have been given for the split (they were spotted together in Italy less than a week ago), though there’s plenty of potential sticking points for rubberneckers to consider. Clooney’s confirmed bachelorhood was one obvious tangle: even if Canalis doesn’t want children (“My maternal desires are fully satisfied with my dogs,” she’s said), her man’s rumored roving eye couldn’t have been easy to put up with. Plus, as Brangelina could tell you, kids make it easier for international celebs to stay in touch. Without some fashionable orphans to raise, what’s to keep either calling regularly when George is off making movies and Elisabetta is posing in bikinis on a yacht? Look on the bright side, guys—there are undoubtedly plenty of other rich, attractive fish in the sea who’d be happy to dry your tears. For instance, Paris Hilton is single! We’re sure she’d take your call, George.
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The “Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are dating” train just picked up another big load of evidence, courtesy of Terry Richardson’s Tumblr. The photographer posted a shot of the rumored couple snuggling happily during dinner in Soho, and another of him joining the pair. While the pair have yet to confirm the relationship, withTheroux’s ex Heidi Bivens admitted she split up with Justin after the rumors began, it seems unlikely these two would be hitting the scene quite so often if they weren’t a romantic unit.
Even if Justifer (that’ll do, right? Justifer?) sticks to the sidelines, only appearing in candids with Jason Sudeikis and Richardson and whatnot, they’ll be forced—forced!—to hit the red carpet together when their film Wanderlust (also starring Paul Rudd and Malin Akerman) hits theaters in October. At which point magazines can start posting pictures of Theroux and Brad Pitt with headlines like “IS HE JEALOUS?” if they haven’t started already. And if Theroux and Aniston split before the fall, even better! Awkward red carpets are the best red carpets.
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Here’s something fun you can do while reading Lindsay Lohan’s interview with Life & Style about her house arrest: think about all the money the LAPD and District Attorney’s office spent chasing LiLo around during her probation, and all those hearings that led to this—a celebrity finally getting around to decorating her new pad! “I probably wouldn’t have done it had I not been home,” says Lindsay. “There are so many things you can do. It’s a nice way to just be reading scripts and focusing on what I’m going to do next.” It hasn’t all been fun, though. “I was really upset not being able to go to my little brother’s birthday party. He just turned 16. That bummed me out.” Talk about a crime deterrent!
Despite such massive bummers, Lindsay’s glad she didn’t have to actually go to prison for her crimes or anything (“It’s a scary place and a place that I don’t wish on anyone”). She’s totally learned her lesson, too. “I’ve grown up — and I’m willing to do what I have to do to prove that,” she swears, though when asked if she’ll return to partying, she offers “I don’t think you should ever say never.” Between this glib interview and Lindsay’s commercial for Beezid.com that she shot while “imprisoned,” we wouldn’t be surprised if some bitter folks over at the DA’s office are hoping she’ll screw up soon. So if we pray Lindsay’s able to keep her nose clean, it’s mostly for the taxpayers’ sake.
Looks like someone’s going to have to shave! Critics’ Choice Television Award winner Jon Hamm just signed a deal with Lionsgate for three more seasons of Mad Men, following show creator Matthew Weiner’s contract for two more years (with an option for a third). What this means for fans is—bearing some tragedy or juicy drama worthy of a plotline itself—there will be at least seven seasons of Mad Men. After the scare Weiner and AMC gave viewers over the fate of Mad Men season 5, this only seems fair.
The move is smart one for AMC, considering the negative buzz they got for tightening the budget on Weiner in the upcoming season. And with The Killing‘s season finale universally loathed, the last thing they want to do is lose their flagship show. Sincecable tv seasons already relatively brief, this new deal shouldn’t keep Hamm from sexing up movie screens as well—don’t forget, we’ve got his snowboarding vacation with Megan Fox to look forward to!
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