Even Gwyneth Can’t Make This Look Good

We’re wondering perhaps if Gwyneth Paltrow has got a bit carried away with herself fashion-wise. After everyone worshipped her last year for owning the red carpet in those sexy dresses and killer heels, she’s kicked off 2009 by totally losing the style plot.  Earlier this week she stepped out in a pair of truly revolting feathered stilettos.  But that wasn’t enough, and last night she attended a screening of her film Two Lovers in a pair of high-waisted leather hotpants. Is she trying to bring lederhosen back? Was it an attempt to wrest the limelight back from her lunatic co-star Joaquin Pheonix? All we can say is that the bored slutty 1980s suburban mom look DOES NOT WORK. And if it doesn’t work on Gwynnie, it’s never going to work on anyone else. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Courtney Love Warns Madonna Away From London

The US/UK Celebrity Swap Treaty (TM) in recent months has given us Paris Hilton and you Victoria Beckham. (No fair!) But we in the UK are making up for it now. After giving back Madonna after an eight-year loan program, we’re getting in return Courtney Love. Yay!  And bonkers Courtney is making sure that her nemesis Madge doesn’t come anywhere near her new ‘hood.

“Madonna had better stay the hell away from London when I move here to live! There’s no room for us both. Buckinghamshire is where I want to go. I’m fed up with L.A. It’s full of crazy people. People criticize Britain but it is still a cleaner, safer place to live than Hollywood,” she writes.

Woo-hoo! We’re very pleased about this as Courtney’s sure to improve the celebrity landscape more than Madonna and her endless gym visits, faux-country-set posturing and pretending to like drinking pints, as we reckon Courtney might actually like a drink or two. See photo above. But we really hope she knows where she’s moving to. Buckinghamshire isn’t London, love. It’s the countryside. And the Queen doesn’t live there. Just to clear that one up. Welcome! [Photo: Splash News Online]


Citizen Scandal: Topless PETA Protest Fails To Rid Store Of Foie Gras

PETA sure knows how to get attention. Want to get people to realize dog shows are cruel? Dress up like Klansmen! Want to protest a British department store selling foie gras? Take off your clothes! If people won’t listen to horror stories of how waterfowl are force fed to create the delicacy, then maybe they’ll listen to naked people. Cuz everyone takes a naked person seriously.

A handful of half-nude PETA representatives appeared in front of a Selfridges store in London earlier today, posing for cameras until cops told them to move on. The protesters then bared their breasts, locked arms in front of the building and sang “Give Geese A Chance” as police sprayed them with a firehose and dragged their limp bodies away.

Just kidding. They left as soon as the cops asked, knowing that these photos were bound to educate and persuade. If just one boob enthusiast checks PETA’s anti-foie gras website and promises never to buy the expensive dish again, it all was worth it. And look out for Nazis in lingerie protesting horse-drawn carriages in Manhattan.

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Matt Insults Regular People By Not Flaunting His Wealth

It’s always such a slap in the face when dudes like Matthew McConaughey (seen above this week in Malibu) are rich, because all they want to do is skateboard with a stick, live in a trailer, roam around barefoot and have sex after a day of surfing and chowing down tofu-dogs. He could work as a temp or rob a bank and live a happy existence. We’ve seen Point Break, we know how this life works. But what about the rest of us who actually want to drive Escalades and eat off of diamond-encrusted plates while grinding with Khloe Kardashian? It just doesn’t seem fair, ya know? [Photo: Splash News Online]


EXCLUSIVE: Move Over Angelina Jolie: Girl Auctioning Her Virginity Is Turning Humanitarian

Natalie Dylan, the 22-year-old San Diego woman, is not only going to be swimming in hundred dollar bills from the multi-million dollar sale of her virginity, but in a unique twist has decided to use her status as the world’s most famous virgin to help others who are less fortunate. Natalie is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder, will likely become a charity spokesperson.

Natalie tells Scandalist she has been approached by several charities who work to promote women’s rights to be a spokesperson on their behalf. “It’s really an honor,” Natalie says of being approached to help organizations who assist women in need. “One helps women forced into prostitution and another helps women who have suffered genital mutilation,” she says.

Having Natalie on their team can certainly help bring attention to their cause – and Natalie hopes the attention will be largely positive. Natalie put her virginity up for sale last year with the help of Moonlite Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof, and her story quickly became a media favorite. She soon was flying all over the country to sit down with Tyra Banks on her talk show, and do tons of print, radio, and television interviews.

The bids for Natalie’s virginity quickly reached $3.8 million – and the payout won’t stop there. Natalie has been flooded with book and movie offers and even a reality TV show. In addition, several large corporations have approached her regarding being a company spokesperson.

As for the auction, the highest bidder won’t necessarily win. “She wants to be comfortable. There are a few people she likes. She has been talking on the phone and emailing with several men,” Dennis tells Scandalist.

One man in particular appears to be a top contender. Natalie tells Scandalist that she has been corresponding most often with a 39-year-old Australian real estate heir, who she declines to name.

Although she is searching for someone who she clicks with, Natalie insists this will only be a one night stand. “I prefer to meet someone organically. I wouldn’t want to meet someone (to date) that way,” she tells Scandalist.

While handling her virginity auction, writing her book, and fielding countless offers, Natalie has actually kept her regular job at a company she refuses to name. Her boss has no qualms about her controversial auction and in fact is extremely supportive. “He admires my gumption and creative marketing,” Natalie tells Scandalist.

The end date for the auction is still open-ended as Natalie has no intention to “prematurely end something that could be so lucrative.”

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Cops’ Case Against Chris Brown Is “Kinda Weak”

More details are popping up surrounding Chris Brown and Rihanna‘s Sunday night slug-fest, and cops are now saying they may have a “kinda weak” case. The fight between the two clean cut pop stars erupted after Chris received a bootycall text message (not from Keshia Chante, apparently). Chris starting hitting RiRi during their fight, and she then faked a phone call to a friend, requesting that police be present when Chris dropped her off at home.

This set Chris off even more, and he apparently dropped a threat along the lines of “You are really f*cked up now. I’m going to kill you.” He then began pummeling the singer, who somehow managed to grab his keys out of the ignition and toss them out the window.

But the worst of the latest news to leak is that Rihanna told cops that this was not their first altercation; Chris has apparently been violent with her before. And though the D.A. is still investigating the case to decide how to prosecute (hence, the fact that it may be “weak”), it looks like it’s Brown who is “really f*cked up now.”  [TMZ. Photo: WireImage]


American Idol, Done By Muppets

It’s a shame that Tatiana Del Toro isn’t free to blog about haters anymore, as we’d love to see her reaction to this video. Someone took the audio from Del Toro’s audition and Hollywood week performances and replaced the video with classic Miss Piggy scenes from The Muppet Show. We have to question whether Sam The Eagle is the correct choice to play proud Englishman Simon Cowell, but the idea of Kermit as Ryan Seacrest is so great that we’re going to be disappointed when the Idol host doesn’t fling his arms and scream “YAAAY!” before each contestant next week.


Idol Replacement Felicia Barton: “There’s Nothing Fake About Me”

Once Fox belatedly realized just how plant-tastic “unemployed” Joanna Pacitti came off, a Hollywood week loser had to replace her in the Top 36. That lucky lady is Felicia Barton, a 26-year-old “bar singer/mom” from Virginia Beach who’s deleted her self-released video, “Fall For You,” from the web in anticipation of her second chance. “There’s nothing fake about me,” says Barton. “I love being who I am.” Well, that’s refreshing.

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Gossip Break: Can We All Quit The Internet Now?

  • If this is the greatest viral video ever, can we all turn off our computers and go back to reading books?  [DListed]
  • Nicolette Sheridan is Desperate no more.  [Seriously?OMG!]
  • OMG, finally! Video footage of a real, live, dead ghost!  [Buzzfeed]
  • Why is Justin Timberlake distancing himself from his NYC restaurant, Southern Hospitality?  [PopSugar]
  • Lindsay Lohan continues shopping her life away with girlfriend Sam Ronson.  [PITNB]
  • Wow. Some misogynistic idiot actually made “Rihanna Deserved It” t-shirts. Thankfully the site’s been taken down.  [Jezebel]
  • Depending on what rumor you believe, Kate Moss is either drunk or pregnant. [CelebSlam]
  • If Sirius goes bankrupt, where will that leave Howard Stern?  [Jossip]


SPOTTED: February

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