Amanda Bynes + Perez Hilton = BFF

Amanda Bynes has been in the spotlight since the age of seven, and now, at 22, she is one of the few child stars who has avoided rehab and the troubles that normally plague children of show business. Fresh faced and looking ferocious in an animal print dress on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Amanda dishes on marriage, dating, and her unlikely friendship with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

On her friendship with Perez Hilton:
“I don’t have a lot of friends who are actresses. They’re catty, and they’ll cut you down. I like that Perez is proud of who he is and doesn’t care what anybody thinks.”

On the idea of marriage:
“I say I never want to get married. I feel trapped with the idea of marriage. How can you really be with somebody forever? I’d get bored! As I get older, I don’t settle. I’d rather tell somebody ‘This is what I want–take it or leave it.’”

On dating actors:
“Obviously, Chace Crawford is gorgeous, but I wouldn’t want to date him. He’s too pretty. Maybe he’s a smart guy and maybe he’s my soul mate [laughs], but that’s not the type I go for.” [Source, Photo: Cosmopolitan]

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Oprah “Embarassed” To Weigh 200 Pounds

Oprah Winfrey may have the most blessed life in America, but she’s still freaking out about her love handles. How can she enjoy that Santa Barbara palace if she’s a little overweight? Oprah has revealed in the latest issue of O Magazine that she is currently clocking in at 200 pounds, and is “embarrassed” by the return of her booty. “I can’t believe that after all these years, all the things I know how to do, I’m still talking about my weight,” said the most famous woman in America. “I look at my thinner self and think, ‘How did I let this happen again?’”

As everyone knows, Oprah is all sorts of obsessed with her body, which has bounced back and forth between sizes faster than you can say “yo-yo diet.” And while 200 pounds may sound like a lot to some, we think Oprah looks fabulous at her current size, thyroid problem and all. Maybe her body is trying to tell her that she’s meant to rule the world as a big lady. We can’t help but wonder why a powerful, pioneering woman like Oprah is still obsessed with attaining society’s stick thin ideal. Think of the example Oprah could set for us ladies if she stopped fretting and gave America’s skinny-obsession the middle finger!  [People. WireImage]


Angelina And Brad Get The Giggles At Benjamin Button Premiere

Looks like the world’s most famous parents of six finally got some shut-eye! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt looked shiny and fresh at the premiere of his critically-acclaimed film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Also spotted: Brad’s parents, who looked dapper at his side; Jennifer Lopez wearing way too much makeup; Eva Longoria sporting an aqua satin dress; and Cate Blanchett in a bejeweled wardrobe of questionable taste. See red carpet pics below.

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Bai Ling Has Fling In Germany?

Bai Ling, the eccentric Chinese model who has very, very long legs and blogs about being from the moon, was spotted “flirting” with American-born pop singer Marc Terenzi at an event called Movie Meets Media in Hamburg, Germany. Terenzi, who reportedly separated last month from his wife Sarah Connor, is a star in Germany. It’s impossible for us to say whether the two are really knockin’ boots because the only news outlets reporting on the hook-up are German, and we here at Scandalist don’t recall much from our high school German classes. However, we ran some of these news stories through Google’s imperfect language translator, and out popped some sordid details. Follow along …

  • “Sarah Connor had recently still from a possible common Christmas the family, including Marc Terenzi geschwärmt.”

Hmmm. Does this mean Sarah Connor wants her husband back?

  • “Marc Terenzi, however, looked more distraction for the Chinese Schaupielerin Bai Ling on the “Movie Meets Media” party in the Hotel Atlantic Hamburg.”

Sounds like lust at first sight.

  • “When common dance, it was then still wanted more.”

We have no idea what this means, but it sounds kinky!

  • “The two then left the party even hand holding the event to take a taxi into a bar to drive.”

Ah. Now we’re getting somewhere …

  • “They celebrated the two allegedly continued to act then after unconfirmed reports of five clock early together in a hotel room to disappear.”


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What hot reality star and his bunny girlfriend were spotted picking up Pinkberry in West Hollywood, CA?

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Blur, Oasis’ Britpop Rivals, To Reunite Next Summer

Blur! You may know them as Oasis‘ hated rivals in the ’90s Britpop scene…or you may know them as the guys who wrote the “woo-hoo!” song. The group’s original line-up will reunite at England’s Hyde Park in July 2009 for their first show in almost a decade. Since the departure of guitarist Graham Coxon during the recording of their final album, 2002′s Think Tank, bandleader Damon Albarn focused on hit projects like Gorillaz while the rhythm section busied themselves with documentaries and political activism. Only the Hyde Park show has been announced so far, the band promises more in the future. “We’ll do something in London ecause that seems sensible,” said Albarn to the NME, “but we’re also playing in other parts of the country working up to there.”

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Birth Dating: Who’s Older? Donny Osmond Or Felicity Huffman?

In 1988, Desperate HousewivesFelicity Huffman made her screen debut as “The Wheel Of Fortune Girl” in Things Change. A year later, former teenybopper Donny Osmond would release the single “Soldier Of Love,” a surprise smash on the Billboard Hot 100. Both performers were born on December 9th, but which one is older? Click on the photo to find out.

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Jay Leno Will Haunt Us Forever

We were so eagerly looking forward to Conan O’Brien taking over the Tonight Show in May 2009 that we kinda stopped thinking about what might happen to his predecessor, Jay Leno. We didn’t really care as long as Jay, his whiny voice, and his lame humor were far, far away from anything resembling a television. But NBC has let us – and the world – down, announcing late last night that Leno will return to his home network, with a daily talk show airing at 10PM during the week.

While the move is obviously great for Leno, it pretty much sucks for, well, the rest of us. Conan is now still following the washed up comic, and new guy Jimmy Fallon is now stuck trying to snag an audience after not one, but two talk shows. As for the rest of us – we will never be able to escape the wrath of Leno, unless we don’t watch. Perhaps it’s time to spearhead the Cancel Leno Campaign?  [Photo: WireImage]


Illinois Gov Arrested For Selling Obama’s Senate Seat

Illinois, say goodbye to Rod Blagojevich. The state’s governor has been arrested on federal charges of mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery, after he allegedly tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat he’ll appoint after Barack Obama becomes President on January 20th, 2009.  “The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering,” said U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. “They allege that Blagojevich put a ‘for sale’ sign on the naming of a United States Senator; involved himself personally in pay-to-play schemes with the urgency of a salesman meeting his annual sales target; and corruptly used his office in an effort to trample editorial voices of criticism.”

A statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office claims that Blagojevich was looking for everything from “campaign” funds to a corporate job for his wife to a cabinet position—the latter of which would seem to imply he let Obama’s people in on his planned swindle. The President-elect’s transition team currently has no comment, and the U.S. Attorney’s office plans a press conference for later today.

Coincidentally, Blagojevich, governor of the state since 2003, turns 52 on Wednesday. Make a wish, Rod!

[Photo: AFP]

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Lily Allen: Katy Perry’s An American Version Of Me!

It’s been rumored already that they’re not the best of friends (just take a look at that photo from Paris fashion week in September if you want to see a great example of girls totally ignoring each other), but now Lily Allen herself has spoken out about Katy Perry. The London singer has waded in on Katy after she apparently took pot shots at her weight. Now Lily’s dealt her the ultimate disservice by accusing KP of being a mere copycat.

“I happen to know for a fact that she was an American version of me. She was signed by my label in America as, ‘We need to find something controversial and kooky like Lily Allen.’ And then they found her. I think the lyrics and stuff are a bit crass. When I met her I was bit frosty with her because someone asked her to describe herself. She’s like, ‘Aha, I’m like a fatter version of Amy Winehouse and a skinner version of Lily Allen!’ It’s like, you’re not English and you don’t write your own songs, shut up!” she told London radio station Capital FM.

Both these girls are feisty and smart, so this is one celebrity feud that should throw up some witty disses. Come on Katy, next? [Photo: WireImage]