In case forcing the crew of The Canyon to take off their clothes before her nude scene hadn’t convinced you, this rumor confirms what we’ve long suspected: Lindsay Lohan must be so much fun to hang out with, other celebs quickly forget about all her arrests. And her car accidents. And I Know Who Killed Me. According to the New York Post, Lilo has allegedly been cast in an upcoming music video from Lady Gaga‘s new album ARTPOP. Seeing as how the news emerged only days after Lohan spent the night hanging out with Gaga at the Chateau Marmont, maybe Lindsy should book a whole bunch of celebrity sleepovers! Not in a filthy way, you pervs. We mean in a Boogle-playing, Chex mix-eating, Poltergeist-watching kind of way. Oh wait, that’s starting to sound sexy too. Hmmm….
So maybe Lindsay did get Gaga her part as La Chameleon in Robert Rodiguez‘s Machete Kills like we postulated. Tit for tat, ya’ll! Anyway you slice it, Lindsay’s innate awesomeness must have played a big part in landing her the role, considering the fact Lady G could have any actress she wanted star in her videos. Gaga could have someone build a time machine, travel back to the ’50s and bring back Marilyn Monroe if she really wanted to! Marilyn probably wouldn’t be as much fun at a sleepover, though; she’d be too busy screaming at having been kidnapped through time.
[Photo: Lady Gaga's Twitter]
Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice might not be going home with a medal, but she may have snagged herself an NBA star at the London Olympics! The three-time gold medalist was seen catching the Woman’s Cycling yesterday with L.A. Laker and Team USA basketball player Kobe Bryant. Witnesses say that the two were laughing and cozying up to one another in the stands, and tabloids are screaming that these two are now an item. We’re know there’s a breast stroke joke in there, but we’ve decided that we’re better than that.
The athletes were introduced several weeks ago, and Stephanie tweeted a picture of the meeting with the caption “First piccy with a “star” going to be hard to beat… Kobe.” They even went so far as to present each other with gifts. Stephanie gave him two of her swim caps, and Kobe apparently gave her a pair of sneakers that he hilariously signed “To Stephanie. Be epic.” 5th and 4th place respectively in the Woman’s 200M Semifinals and Finals might not qualify as “epic,” but it’s still good enough for Kobe because they’re still hanging out.
Who knows the reality of their relationship, as his ex-wife Vanessa is also in town with their children. Considering the two still occasionally kiss, this might not be the best time for some Olympian-on-Olympian action. But then again, what do we know? Stephanie, for her part, was linked to a guy called Michael Phelps (heard of him?) when they were both competing at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. We guess she has a thing for champs? Or maybe it’s just realllllllly tall dudes.
We wish we could be celebrity chauffeurs! OK, not anymore. As much as we’d love to hang out with our fave celebs all day, gathering juicy intel on them, it is apparently not worth the trouble. Jennifer Lopez is suing her former chauffeur for $20 million for extortion and defamation after claiming that he threatened to release damaging information about her. According to court documents obtained by E!, Lopez claims in the lawsuit that her driver, Hakob Manoukian, threatened to release “disruptive and potentially damaging” information about her unless she paid him $2.8 million. How rude! (Also, how much do these guys make that she can sue him for that much?
Lopez’s suit claims that an attorney for Manoukian, who sued Lopez, her manager, Benny Medina, and ex-husband Marc Anthony for breach of contract in April, demanded the nearly $3 million payday to avoid disclosing “sensitive and personal information that he had allegedly overheard” while working for Lopez.
When last we heard from country star Randy Travis, it was just after the Super Bowl when he was parked in front of a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas, accompanied by an open bottle of wine, and rambling to police that he had no idea how he got there. He said he’d been celebrating the big game and got into a fight with his girlfriend. So, yeah, he was arrested At the time, we remarked how much the whole sad incident reminded us of a country song. The crooner’s latest antics, however, are sounding a lot more like an episode of Reno 911 than anything else.
According to TMZ, Travis was arrested in Texas last night at 11:59 p.m. after crashing his car and verbally threatening a cop. And according to TMZ, he was “buck naked” at the time of his arrest. Um, what?
Police charged him with DWI and “retaliation and obstruction.” They were reportedly forced to take a blood draw because he refused to take a Breathalyzer test. What do you think he was celebrating this time — Aly Raisman‘s gold medal in floor exercize?
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“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that,” Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon told Entertainment Weekly in the magazine’s Fall Movie Preview issue, referring, of course to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s real-life relationship woes.
We are torn as to how to interpret Condon’s words. The cynic in us could read that as: He thinks their entire relationship was staged, just for the benefit of the Twilight franchise. Or he could be saying actors who play onscreen couples don’t belong together, so their breakup is a good thing. Third: People need to back off and be reminded that their on- and off-screen love affair are two separate things, and our only business is with the former. And, OK, maybe what he said after that supports our last theory:
“Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon,” he said. “Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”
Either way, this other quote from the issue is super depressing. At a roundtable interview, Pattinson talked about how annoyingly rational Edward remained through any crisis. And when Stewart in turn asked him what he learned from that, he replied, “Don’t be pragmatic. Be an emotional idiot.” Oh, dear.
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There are some new badass Cosmopolis photos that dropped today. The movie premieres next week. Rob Pattinson is set to visit the Daily Show next Monday, and Good Morning America next Wednesday to promote the film. Everything seems to be primed for Rob to enjoy a hassle-free publicity tour…except you know someone is going to ask him about KStew on TV. It’s inevitable. We’re guessing Jon Stewart might tease him about it without actually asking any questions, but there is no way on God’s green Earth he will be able to leave the GMA studio without discussing his relationship with Kristen Stewart and/or his rage toward Rupert Sanders. Pattinson’s rep already made it clear RPattz isn’t going to miss any promo appearances over something like a devastating breakup, so what are his options here? As far as we can see, his choices basically break down to:
Now that Megan Rossee and Michael Phelps are out as a couple — they made their red-carpet debut together yesterday at a Speedo party (of course) — it’s not like there’s any doubt as to what they see in each other. She’s a gorgeous model (and cocktail waitress), and he’s basically got the best body in the world. OK, there are probably less superficial reasons for them to like each other too, but we don’t know those yet. Here’s what we do know … and what others are guessing:
The 25-year-old Megan and 27-year-old Michael have been dating for either five months or since January. They met at Blok, the L.A. nightclub where she works.
- Though she’s still got to serve drinks to make ends meet, she’s apparently walked in runway shows for Michael Kors and Betsey Johnson.
- She’s 5’9″ tall, blonde and has blue-green eyes, according to her ModelMayhem.com profile. All of which works very well for her in the photos below.
- She has an athletic background too, if we can judge from this picture of her college soccer friends.
- Radar says “Michael is like a puppy dog around Megan – he’s completely in love with her,” according to a source, and is even considering popping the question. His “friends,” however, are worried that she’s just using him for fame. Well, whether or not that’s the case, it’s certainly working!
Here are some pics of Megan and Michael, so you can judge for yourself how suited they are for each other.
[Photos: Getty Images, ModelMayhem.com, Instagram]
After months of fooling us into thinking they’d already gotten hitched in secret, Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied finally, for real got married on Saturday in Big Sur, California. The Jewish ceremony took place in a private home after dark, People reports.
The couple, whose son Aleph is 14 months old, first met and started dating in 2009, on the set of Black Swan — basically the least romantic movie we can think of. But dancer/choreographer Millepied was perfectly able to get past Natalie’s psycho ballerina character and the two announced their engagement and the baby on the way in December 2010. A month later, they started making all the red carpet rounds together, adorably showing off Natalie’s baby bump as she picked up trophy after trophy.
The two do an amazingly frustrating job of keeping private, but that doesn’t mean photographers haven’t managed to snap some super sweet pics of them displaying their affection. Here’s a little photographic celebration of how much these two clearly love each other! Congrats!
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There’s only one diva big enough to publicly take on Madonna, and Elton John really went for the protruding jugular while discussing the MDMA singer during an interview with Australia’s Sunday Night host Molly Meldrum yesterday. “If Madonna had had any common sense, she would have made a record like Ray Of Light, stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly,” he rants. The fact that is by far the nicest thing he has to say about Madge during the entire segment is pretty telling. Touching on everything from Madonna’s on-going tour problems to her beef with Lady Gaga, the “Yellow Brick Road” singer had a number of choice things to say about Madge, comments that the rest of us wouldn’t even mumble under our breath lest we want a stiletto heel slashing our faces. Comments like…
- “She’s such a nut now.”
- “Her career’s over, I can tell you that.”
- “That tour’s been a disaster.” (Note: between the gun waving and the audience booing, we kind of agree.)
- “It couldn’t happen to a bigger c—.”
- “She looks like she’s a f—ing fairground stripper.” (Note: what kind of fairs are they having over in England?)
- “She’s been so horrible to Gaga.”
Elton also took the time to gush about Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna. Just in case you needed a little bit more salt in that wound, Madonna!
We have been solidly on Team Russell Brand for a while now, purely based on some of his really hilarious and surprisingly insightful interviews, his role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the fact that we appreciate sill British humor. We were even willing to forgive that horrifying paparazzi phone-throwing incident and the fact that he defended Daniel Tosh and Dane Cook for their insanely offensive comments. But if this story from The Sun turns out to be true (and yeah, not many stories from the Sun do), we may have to reconsider our loyalty.
According to the British tab, Brand recently delayed filming on the upcoming Eric Idle musical What About Dick? because he refused to begin a scene until a wardrobe assistant flashed her boobs for him. “Russell tried to persuade a wardrobe assistant to show him her breasts but she was having none of it — at first,” a source reportedly told the paper. “But when it started to look like they weren’t going to get any work done she gave in and flashed him. Russell is a charming scoundrel and everybody let him get away with murder on set — except Billy.”