Why does Daddy Lohan always do things backwards? First he confirms to the media that he has popped the question to girlfriend Erin Muller, then Lindsay finds out, then Erin gets a ring. “We picked out a ring, but it’s not official,” Michael Lohan told E! News. Michael, 48, and his 24-year-old fiancé will reportedly make their engagement official after “some family issues are resolved.” Will Lindsay and Sam attend the nuptials? What about mom Dina and little sister Ali? Maybe their family issues will get “resolved” and they will all show up as one big happy family to Ali’s first movie premiere a la Demi, Bruce and Ashton. [Source: E! News] [Photo:Getty]
Brad Pitt won’t let last year’s psycho fan drama keep him from returning to the Venice Film Festival to promote his new Burn After Reading. This time he even brought along his sons! Maddox, 7, and Pax, 4, tagged along for Daddy’s boat ride from the airport. Scandalist sincerely hopes that Maddox’s blue mohawk becomes a hot trend in playgrounds everywhere.
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In 2007, Snoop Dogg was refused permission to apply for a visa to enter Australia because of his criminal record (which includes drug charges, firearms possession and a murder acquittal). Aussie immigration officials have recently had a change of heart though (no doubt ensuring they get honorary membership to the Dogg Pound), by reconsidering giving him a temporary visa for his tour with Ice Cube, scheduled for October. If he is allowed in, the country would require him to attend special counseling prior to his arrival and adhere to a strict set of behavior rules while there (no weed, only Fosters beer?).
A member of the Australian Family Association, Angela Conway, still isn’t having it though, saying that “Snoop Dogg trades in toxic messages of menace, violence, misogyny and lawlessness.” Which, okay, yes, is true. But for a country where Russell Crowe is allowed to roam freely and baby-eating dingoes are par for the course, they sure are selective. Snoop’s approval process is already under way, but the visa hasn’t been made official yet.
After the jump, a compilation of Snoop Dogg faces that wreak of sex, violence and weed — all categorized for your convenience. Warning to Australians: This will scare you!
While the rumor that Cher will play Catwoman in the next Batman movie seems pretty ridiculous (she’s had more facial surgery than movie roles in the last decade), but there’s a reason it’s gained traction: money from The Dark Knight‘s screen-shattering success is buying a lot of Bad Idea Jeans. DC Comics (home of Batman and Superman) ruled the superhero movie roost until Marvel stepped up this decade with blockbuster X-Men and Spider-Man trilogies. Now that The Dark Knight is the most successful super-hero movie ever, executives at Warner Bros. (which owns DC Comics) seem to think the key is “darkening” future superhero movies, including the next Superman film.
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]
Bonus: Who was spotted partying with his babymama in Las Vegas this weekend?
Kate Hudson can’t wash this bad news out of her hair. The Los Angeles-based 220 Laboratories is suing the actress and hairstylist David Babaii for fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, among a slew of other complaints (see full list after the jump). The company claims she and Babaii stole a top-secret recipe to create their own hair care line. 220 Laboratories says it was the only supplier of volcanic ash in the United States and that it entered an “oral contract” with Hudson and Babaii in 2006 to develop and manufacture hair products.
They say after revealing the “confidential” ingredients in November, the golden-haired beauty took the ash samples and shopped around looking for more bang for her buck. There are also claims that they went as far as using promo footage of the 220 team collecting ash with their new manufacturer, Universal. The 29-year-old actress might just lose that famous smile because 220 Laboratories is seeking an unspecified amount in damages and attorneys’ fees, as well as an injunction against competitors’ use of their products.
Hudson has not yet been served and only just found out about the complaints. Her reps say, “Kate does not know the plaintiffs and has never met with them or spoken with them.”
Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, and Vanessa Minnillo took over New York City yesterday while making the rounds to promote their new flick Disaster Movie. The three sexy starlets stopped by Fuse Studios to tape a segment, Carmen hit up MTV’s “Mi TRL” and later that day Kim popped into The Late Show with David Letterman. Despite having to go to the hospital for an injured foot, Kim kept up with her promotional duties and told Good Morning America yesterday that she will still shake her booty on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars.
Daniel Radcliffe will unfortunately be known as Harry Potter for the rest of his acting career, that’s just how it goes in Hollywood. (See also Matthew “Ferris Bueller” Broderick and Mark “Luke Skywalker” Hamill). The problem is, now that Radcliffe is 19, he’s been branching out (ew, no pun intended) into raunchier roles and his fans aren’t happy. He was cast in 2007 in the London production of Equus in a part that required full-frontal nudity — with a horse that’s he’s sexually preoccupied with, no less. This September he will reprise the role on Broadway.
Radcliffe is annoyed that he has to defend the role, saying: “Offended mothers were calling in and saying I shouldn’t be doing this, that they weren’t going to see it. OK, don’t see it. They’re are treating it like it’s pornography and it’s not. It’s only seven minutes at the end of the play when I’m naked and I’m 19 now.” Maybe they’re just annoyed that when they see Radcliffe in the remaining three Potter films, their own filthy minds will only be able to concentrate on what’s beneath his invisibility cloak.
Jack Osbourne sat down with Rolling Stone and the rock spawn had a few choice words about the reality show that made him, parents Sharon and Ozzy, and sister Kelly, America’s favorite family. “I think The Osbournes, to a degree, tarnished the public’s perception of my dad as a bit of a senile, funny, bumbling guy,” Jack tells the mag. “Yeah, my dad can be that guy, but it’s not him. I think that almost discredited who he is as an artist.”
Jack is attempting to set the record straight with a new Ozzy documentary, tentatively titled John (Ozzy’s real name) that he is producing with some friends. Jack reveals that this “talking book” will show the real Ozzy. Jack says, “My dad’s not an idiot — he’s nothing short of a genius, in my opinion. He does have huge flaws, and we’re trying to really paint an honest picture of that.”