A question few would dare ask Tropic Thunder star Robert Downey, Jr.: “who would you rather have a brew with or smoke a blunt with, Ben Stiller or Jack Black?” But, on a recent press junket, one radio DJ wasn’t afraid to ask the recovering addict about his preferred party pal, also querying “you play a black guy in your new movie, who’s a hot black chick in Hollywood right now?” No one would have blamed RDJ for throwing a tantrum in response, but Iron Man riffs back pleasantly throughout the audio clip, signing off with a “God bless your heart” that sounds all too genuine. Our hero. [Hollywood Outbreak]
Katy Perry has it hard, yo. Every day she has to promote her #1 single by playing shows, posing on red carpets and talking about people more famous than her. Woof. Who could possibly understand what she’s going through? “I really want to have a sit-down dinner with Madonna. I’m waiting for that invitation. I wanna ask her how she’s made it through all of this and still continues,” says the beleaguered Perry. “If she would just give me a little advice – I really wanna pick her brain.” Katy, Katy. I know Madge is a fan, but you’ve had one big hit. One. To even ask for Fergie‘s wisdom would be a little optimistic—advice from Lisa Loeb or Meredith Brooks might be more appropriate. [Uberazzi]
A post-rehab Eva Mendes stars in a new commercial for Calvin Klein, but the ad has been deemed too racy for U.S. TV.
In the risque commercial for the fragrance “Secret Obsession”, Eva rolls around seductively and says, “Between love and madness lies obsession. Love … madness … it’s my secret.” The creative director for the ad told the New York Post that “this country is so messed up … I really can’t believe this is happening.”
Watch the pulled the advertisement, and decide for yourself if it’s too racy for TV.
Can you blame a guy for getting mad when a Subway sandwich artist forgets to include the sauce on his Spicy Italian sub? They’re supposed to be artists! And can you blame a guy for calling 911 when they don’t fix his sub promptly? Wasting his time is a crime! And can you blame a guy for calling 911 a second time when no one shows up? This is a serious emergency! And finally, can you blame Subway employees for locking the man out as soon as he leaves? He’s obviously a f*cking lunatic!
When Jacksonville police finally arrived to explain to Reginald Peterson that slack sandwich artistry fails to qualify as an “emergency” in most circles, the 42-year-old man failed to regain composure and was arrested for making false 911 calls. Flavor Flav was wrong: 911 ain’t no joke. [AP]
Oh girl-kissing, how we never weary of your tempting ways. We’ve seen it a billion times – mostly around 2AM at Senor Frogs on a foggy spring break trip after tequila shots – and the outcome is always the same: the girls involved get a bunch of attention and grab a little boob, while the rest of the world gets all horny watching.
Needless to say, this was a great game plan for Aubrey O’Day (the most plastic of the Danity Kane girls) and socialite-turned scarecrow-turned actress Lydia Hearst, who put on quite a show outside Butter in NYC last night. Surely they were hoping for some “are they or aren’t they!” buzz a la Lindsay and Sam, but O’Day’s already proven herself to be publicity hungry, BFFing it up with Jenna Jameson and supposedly spreading rumors (and then squashing them) about a hook-up with her Hairspray co-star, Ashley Parker Angel. Still, we can’t help but watch as these two blond bobble heads go at it. They win.
From the Department of Bright Ideas: apparently Jessica Simpson keeps things hot with footballing boyfriend Tony Romo by setting up her webcam and performing sexy stripteases. The Sun is reporting that when the Dallas quarterback and the singer are apart, Jess strips down to keep her man interested. “Jess has no problem showing Tony her favourite ‘PUSSYCAT DOLLS’ routine. She will dance in front of her camera until she makes her man happy,” a source tells the UK tabloid. Apparently though, she’s paranoid about Tony letting his buddies check out the footage. He sounds like a keeper, Jess.
While we’re sure that the source of this tale is fairly questionable, we do know Jessica has a penchant for stripping to her skivvies. Jessica has performed numerous times with the Pussycat Dolls, and while married to Nick Lachey, performed a striptease for his birthday. [Photo: WireImage]
Lindsay Lohan should not bother asking her dad to walk her down the aisle if the person waiting for her at the altar in a tux is Samantha Ronson. Her dad Michael – a noble man of great scruples – just ain’t down with the lady-on-lady love. “I haven’t heard anything (about an upcoming wedding) from Lindsay, but if she was marrying Sam, I don’t think she’d ask me to walk her down the aisle,” says Pops Lohan. “She knows about my (Christian) faith … she just wouldn’t ask.”
Of course, of course. Michael is a spiritual guy who has risen above scandal and scum to lead his perfect, moralistic life by example. Why, just ask his 24-year old girlfriend, Erin (pictured above)! Yep, the 48-year old father of four is busy banging some chick just two years older than Linds, who he loves because she “has a great family and I love her dad”. And his pure, precious girlfriend? She’s passionate about guzzling booze, having once told HollywoodPoker, “I can drink most men under the table.”
…from ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri‘s storage space. According to the National Enquirer, G-Men searching for evidence in Follieri’s upcoming fraud and money laundering trial have seized Anne Hathaway‘s personal diaries, as well as nude photos of the Get Smart actress. The highlight of the stash is allegedly “a sizzling photo of her in black fishnet stockings, a garter belt and bustier that totally exposed her top” taken by “a very famous photographer.” Even though that top is more than visible in Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, this shot is probably making a bored FBI agent’s day right as you read this. [Celebitchy]
Celebrity scandals not only make for great reading, but say a lot about human nature. This is why we’re launching Scandalist with the 100 Greatest Celebrity Scandals Of All Time. We began this project by researching and gathering the follies of more than 250 celebrities. After whittling the list down to the 100 most essential, we locked ourselves in a conference room and nearly came to blows before agreeing on a final order. The scandals range from funny (Tom Cruise freakout) to sexy (Kim Kardashian‘s ass) to depraved (Charles Manson) to world-affecting (Monica‘s BJ’s).
In each post, we highlight where the scandal hit in the arc of each celebrity’s career and what impact it had on them. As a whole, these scandals provide a gold mine of odd trivia and pop culture memorabilia. Ever hear that Mick Jagger was rumored to have eaten a Mars Bar out of singer Marianne Faithfull‘s vagina? Or that Barry Bonds‘ Hall Of Fame ball literally has an asterisk on it? Read through all 100 juicy scandals, browse the list below, or skip ahead to the Top 10. Dig in!
After stealing a handful of rock stars from their long-term paramours (Remember Soul Asylum‘s Dave Pirner? Neither do we), Winona Ryder revealed that she also had a penchant for stealing high-end couture, after getting busted for shoplifting at a Beverly Hills Saks in December 2001. Surveillance cameras caught the then-30-year-old star acting about half her age, as she tried to slip out of the store with more than $6,000 worth of merchandise.
The cherry on top of this mess: painkillers were found in Winona’s purse. A prescription for them was not. Suddenly, her brief but very public association with Courtney Love around that time made a lot more sense. Winona subsequently treated her arrest as, like, no big deal. She poked fun at the whole episode during a bizarre stint as the host of Saturday Night Live (“I love free stuff!”), and appeared on the cover of W magazine wearing one of those “Free Winona” t-shirts. Kids, they never learn.