Michael Madsen: Sick, Tired Or Both?

TMZ reported yesterday that actor Michael Madsen (maybe you remember him cutting off a cop’s ear in Reservoir Dogs) was hauled away for involuntary psychiatric help on Monday after his family called paramedics about his “crazy behavior.” Madsen had a similar meltdown in a London hotel this June, but his publicist claims that, in this case, the actor was simply overtired.

Madsen just got off a plane from overseas after a grueling work schedule. He was suffering from food poisoning and extreme exhaustion and basically collapsed. He is resting now with his family by his side.

Whether or not Madsen is crazy, we know his poems are hands-down certifiable. That’s right, “Mr. Blond” has published several books of poetry, including Beer, Blood And Ashes and A Blessing Of The Hounds. Check out the actor reading “Tears”—”I remember my mother slipping into our bedroom with a man I didn’t know. And me f*cking a lot of girls. I like whores, you know…”—after the jump.

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by (@katespencer)

Bikini-Clad Marisa Miller Is So Complex

What? You thought we’d just gush over Marisa Miller‘s latest Complex cover and behind-the-scenes video of the shoot (watch it above!) without providing you with some substance? Think again! Yes, we’re mostly just plain mesmerized by her corn-fed good looks, what with that silky hair and lean bod. But she’s more than just another hot chick – she’s a person with interests, and we’re sad to say, a husband too.

And now, Scandalist presents: Five Wholesome Facts About Marisa Miller!

  1. Marisa’s a surfer!
  2. She gets her last name from her first husband Jim Miller. Their marriage lasted only two years, from 2000-2002.
  3. She posed in Perfect 10 magazine when she was 19. It’s not wholesome, but it’s legal!
  4. Marisa is an ambassador for the American Cancer Society.
  5. She had size D boobs when she was 16 and used to be shy about her bod. Not anymore!
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Peaches Geldof Enrages New York With Patronizing Column

The great international celebrity swap treaty continues apace — having given us Paris Hilton in recent days, we in the UK have now bequeathed you Peaches Geldof (ha!). And “surprisingly,” it seems you don’t want her. The professional famous daughter has snagged a column in Nylon magazine, cringily subtitled “British Invasion,” and her first, incredibly pretentious column has failed to win her any new fans — on your side of the pond or ours. …

“America is a strange place, a place of contradictions, but a place that never fails to change one’s world view,” Peaches writes. “[I] buy pizza from street vendors, run through Times Square marvelling at its energy, and source new vintage boutiques.”

Profound. However, the comments pasted by enraged New Yorkers tell another story. “I’m in awe of what an astoundingly abysmal piece of sh*t this is,” says Aaron while Slackjawed adds, “Never write anything again. Please.”

Unfortunately, it seems somebody in your country is paying Peaches to write this crap. We’re able to ignore her now — especially after her so-bad-it’s-awful MTV show, Peaches: Disappear Here totally bombed in the ratings — but we’re thinking about your welfare. Can you really stomach any more?

[Source: Nylon magazine, Photo: Splash News Online]


Tila Tequila Gets Paid For Her T&A

We don’t know whether hiring Tila Tequila to host the grand opening of T&T (Tacos & Tequila) in Las Vegas was a marketing blunder or a savvy move. On the one hand, it’s hard to imagine that a Mexican restaurant’s association with a Vietnamese sexpot who fed people bull penises and pig vaginas on reality TV would be positive. Then again, this eatery not only shares Tila Tequila’s initials (“T&T”) but the name is a not-so-subtle pun on “T&A” — and Tila has plenty of that . Genius!

Nestled cozily in a 8,200-square-foot space in the Egyptian-themed hotel and casino Luxor, the amusement park strip club restaurant features a rock soundtrack, dancing skeletons and a “bullfighting arena feel.” Patrons, of course, get served by “Tequila Temptresses.” Call us snooty, but we already have a headache. And we’re pretty sure most celebrities feel the same way. Just consider that comedian Carrot Top and magician Chriss Angel seem to be the closest thing to A-Listers at last night’s opening.

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by (@katespencer)

Jen to John: It’s Me Or Your Blog!

The following is an open letter to Jennifer Aniston:

Dear Jen,

Hello, beautiful and classy lady who is not yet our friend but should be! How’s it hangin’ out in sunny Los Angeles? Seen any good movies lately? We were completely mesmerized by Changeling.  Does that have Oscar written all over it, or what?! Yeah, neither have we. We’re more into syndicated reruns of hit sitcoms from the 90′s instead.

So listen, the real reason we’re writing is because we heard you recently told John Mayer that he must either pick his blog or you, and we are devastated by this ultimatum. We know you’re obsessed with your privacy and all, but that’s still not the Jen we know! You’re so relaxed and chill from all that yoga and botox; this seems like something a desperate, insecure, infantile woman with six kids, a billion tattoos and an Academy Award would pull! More importantly, we love John’s blog. Even though he’s only posted once since July (is this your doing, Jenny?), we’d be lost without his Blackberry fan boy photos and his gushing posts about Pete Wentz. Don’t take that away from us. We can’t subsist on Katy Perry‘s blog alone.

Come on Jen! Be the hip, secure, rational divorcee we know you to be!



[Photo: WireImage]


George Takei And William Shatner Live Long And Bitch At Each Other

Two years after George Takei and William Shatner laughed it up at the latter’s Comedy Central Roast, the Star Trek vets are having an interplanetary squabble over whether Takei invited Shatner to his recent wedding, which will be declared invalid if California’s Proposition 8 is passed. Shatner kicked off the beef by releasing a surprise interview with his daughter Tuesday, where he chalked Takei’s invite snub up to Mr. Sulu’s “psychosis.”

You think their might have been an epiphany where George would say, ‘Poor Bill Shatner…I wish him well’ but instead makes this big deal about not inviting me to his wedding! What kind of sickness is going on in the man? There must be something inside him that’s festering.

When asked about the hubbub by Entertainment Tonight, Takei denied not inviting Shatner, and claimed that Shatner has avoided every big Star Trek get together, including the funeral of show creator Gene Roddenberry. “His ranting and raving is just silliness. What’s really important to us now is Proposition 8.”

Both video interviews after the jump.

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GIF Attack! Just Another Day At The Office For Gunther von Hagens

Gunther von Hagens, creator of Necrophilia Body Worlds, enthusiastically unveiled his exhibit in London today. While the 63-year-old anatomist claims to be a health freak, he looks forward to the day he joins the exhibit, with a little plastination help from his wife, Dr. Angelina Whalley. He and Angelina have concluded that his body will be placed at the entrance, offering a warm welcome to visitors.

Scandalist is not responsible for any illness this silly animation may have induced.

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[Source: Telegraph; Top photo: Splash News Online]


David Duchovny Sues Tab Over Tennis Instructor Affair Rumor

David Duchovny may be a sex addict who filed for divorce immediately after leaving rehab because his wife was texting sex addict Billy Bob Thornton, but he is not nailing his tennis instructor! That’s his story and he’s sticking to it! In fact, he’s going to sue the Daily Mail for $1 million for claiming otherwise.

The Mail’s story, which included an interview with the instructor in question, Edit Parkay, was online for less than a week before the paper removed it. But the damage had already been done, as gossip blogs (including Scandalist) hopped on the rumor like David Duchovny getting a free pass for a porn site. Sex addict Duchovny claims his sex addict name has been tarnished by the tab, and wants moolah now. The Daily Mail has no comment as of yet.

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@katespencer)

Mandy Ditches Lesbian Mom, Gets Back With DJ AM

Mandy Moore is apparently on the outs with her mother, while getting closer with her ex DJ AM. The singer/actress has refused to speak with her mom since she came out in March, when she left Mandy’s dad for tennis player Claudette Laliberte. Now the once-close mother-daughter pair are estranged, and Mandy’s threatening to ditch her older brother’s wedding if her mama’s in attendance.

Luckily she has the gentle, sensitive arms of super-rich music guy DJ AM to hold her as she battles it out with her fam. Mandy and AM have been inseparable since the plane crash last month that left him with second and third degree burns. An insider reveals that Mandy apparently said recently, “I like this guy a lot and I want to see where it can go again. Life is too short to not be with someone you really care about.”

Hm – shouldn’t she apply that same logic to her mother? We’re just sayin’. [Photos: WireImage, FilmMagic]

Check out Scandalist’s gallery of Mandy Moore’s Many Men.

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