Kim Kardashian got bounced off of Dancing With The Stars last night, despite scoring higher with the judges than Cloris Leachman (who you know has the senior vote locked). Adding to the awkwardness was that last night was the 5th anniversary of the death of her father, Robert Kardashian. “I just know he’s really happy and watching over me and I made him proud,” she said.
Kim’s asstastic dance to “Baby Got Back” didn’t just make angels weep, either. “This is me, without my sisters and without my family,” she explained to OK! “This was the perfect opportunity to show the real Kim. The real Kim is very shy and reserved and not outspoken and wild and crazy as everyone probably assumes.”
In the portion of Katie Couric‘s interview with Sarah Palin that aired last night, Couric inquired what publications Palin reads regularly to keep abreast with foreign affairs. We challenge you to not imagine Tina Fey while reading the transcription below:
Palin: I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.
Couric: What, specifically?
Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.
Couric: Can you name a few?
Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn’t a foreign country, where it’s kind of suggested, “Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?” Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.
It may or may not be a surprise that the New York Times isn’t served with Palin’s morning coffee. So what does the VP nominee consider a good read? We speculate the following:
The National Enquirer
Game & Fish Magazine
The Wasilla Frontiersman Newspaper
See the entire interview here, as Palin proclaims herself a feminist, states that homosexuality is a personal choice, and discusses her stance on the morning-after pill.
Finally, we’ve found something flawed with Jennifer Aniston, aside from the much-hyped “can’t find a man or have a baby” issue everyone loves to dump on her perfectly highlighted head. The actress is supposedly addicted to the sweet smell of her skin roasting in a tanning bed, and recently dropped $34,000 on two new beds after her original one broke.
The purchase came after a super serious crisis, in which her trusty tanning bed broke the night before a major photo-shoot! The result: extreme suffering that no common person could ever imagine, much less endure. “She had to go to a public tanning place. She learned her lesson after that — always have a back-up,” said a supportive friend. We’re just relieved Jen was able to survive this disaster and come out unscathed – and the perfect shade of copper (as depicted with the magical help of Photoshop, above). [Star. Photo: Getty Images]
Rapper’s delight, indeed. In her new book, “Straight From the Source,” Kim Osorio is claiming to have bedded a who’s who of hip-hop stars. But the former Source editor in chief says her dalliance with Nas soured when “it was no longer acceptable to communicate via text messages.” She also says she made sweet music with 50 Cent – despite calling him “greasy convict.” “He gave me the attention I needed,” the editrix writes. “Put your imagination to use.”
So just how serious is the “unspecified illness” that got Janet Jackson rushed to a Montreal hospital Monday night? Not serious enough for her fiance, Jermaine Dupri, to cancel his party plans. The hip-hopper reveled alongside T.I. until 2 a.m. at Patron’s Music in Motion Tour Party at Marquee, even though Ms. Jackson had taken ill at a sound check and canceled her concert less than an hour before showtime. At least Jermaine partied for a purpose: The tour has raised over $75,000 to help rebuild New Orleans.
There’s a tipping point where eccentric Hollywood diva-ness goes totally bonkers, and Sharon Stone has crossed it. Actually, she’s crossed it so far that she can’t remember what the point even looked like, it was so long ago.
Court papers have revealed that Shazza wanted to Botox her son Roan’s feet to get rid of an odor problem. Let’s just let that sink in, shall we? Small child, smelly feet. Injecting them with a paralyzing toxin is the first thing that crosses any parent’s mind, really.
Sharon last week lost custody of Roan, 8, to ex-husband Phil ‘Komodo Dragon’ Bronstein and the court’s statement of decision reveals the eccentric demand. The documents say:
“Mother suggested that Roan should have Botox injections in his feet to resolve a problem he had with foot odor. As father appropriately noted, the simple and common sense approach of making sure Roan wore socks with his shoes and used foot deodorant corrected the odor problem without the need for any invasive procedure on this young child.”
Mehhhh. We’re scared. If you’re in the LA area, start washing and spraying liberally, because Sharon could be round that next corner, brandishing a syringe with your stinky name on it. [Daily Mail; Photo: Getty Images]
Maybe it’s just us, but every time we see an interview with Pammy Anderson, we read it with the wide-eyed hope of an innocent child. Maybe she’ll tell us about what it feels like to be an aging sex symbol? Dish the dirt on working with David Hasselhoff? Reveal that she’s really shacked up with Liz Hurley in a Lindsay‘n’Sam style love-in? Anything but the same old crap she’s been peddling for more than 15 tedious years.
“I don’t think I’ll be doing Playboy at 60 but I’m doing it again later this year for sure,” Pam told Closer magazine in an interview. What a stunner!
And: “I guess Tommy is the love of my life.” Wow!
Followed by: “I’m sure there will be something else [surgery-wise] when it comes to my boobs. There will be something going on there sometime.” Amazing!
We don’t know about you, but we’re reeling from those shocking revelations. Or maybe we’ve just fallen asleep standing up. — [Closer magazine; Photo: Getty Images]
Here at Scandalist, we love a good showbiz scrap, especially when it’s between a couple of blokes. (They’re as bitchy as the ladies, you know.) Hence proved by British film star Simon Pegg, who’s laid into fellow countryman Ricky Gervais by dubbing him an “idiot” and “fat”. Ooohh!
In an interview on UK radio station Heart FM, the How to Lose Friends and Alienate People star (sounds prescient, right?) grew testy when asked if he was feeling the pressure of the LA lifestyle, like Gervais. “He says a lot of things, that man. He said there’d been no good British films since 1950. What an idiot.” Pegg, who also starred in last year’s Run, Fatboy, Run, continued his verbal assault by calling The Office star Ricky “one of the fat people in LA.”
We think that deserves a round two. Ricky? — Becky Howard
How do you let people know you’re dating someone? Mention your new boyfriend right before you go up at a date auction! Tennis star Maria Sharapova claimed “my boyfriend will probably outbid you” before stepping on the block at the Bryan Brothers’ All-Star Tennis Weekend, and the NY Daily News claims the boyfriend in question is Charlie Ebersol, son of NBC sports chairman Dick Ebersol and Kate & Allie‘s Susan Saint James. Charlie first received media attention when he and his father survived a 2004 charter plane crash that took the lives of two crew members and Charlie’s younger brother, Edward. Since then, Charlie has become a film producer, collaborating with Ashton Kutcher on the documentary Ithuteng (Never Stop Learning).
Sadly for Sharapova, Ebersol did not wind up placing the highest bid at the auction. Instead, another man paid $10,000 for the honor of having dinner with a woman who had just announced she was spoken for. If we had money to burn, we’d take any chance we could get with her too.