Paris Hilton and Benji Madden‘s break-up didn’t keep either of them from going out last night, but it did put a damper on the night’s festivities. Hilton was caught driving home by herself from the Crown Bar (not even a BFF in tow?), while Madden took a lonely stroll to his car in front of photographers after leaving Bardot. With these two making sad faces (aren’t these the loneliest pap snaps ever?), LA must have been totally bummed out. Hopefully, they’ll find new loves by the weekend.
Breakups do funny things to a woman, you know. And even uber-celebs like Madonna aren’t impervious to such whims. Stepping out on her first solo outing since the split with Guy Ritchie, at the Gucci Unicef dinner in NYC, Madge sported a world of two halves. On the top half — wow, totally fierce! Flawless makeup, sexy hair and killer red lipstick all say, “I am still a freaking sex-bomb and don’t forget it, motherf*ckers!” On the bottom half — dear God. A dress made out of grass cuttings (we think), hooker fishnets and what look like a pair of pal Gwyneth Paltrow‘s gladiator heels all say, “I have lost the plot and sacked my stylist. Someone help me!” [Photo: WireImage]
As reports confirm that Paris Hilton and Benji Madden have indeed split up – therefore nixing any chances of Harlow Madden and a future cousin making The Simple Life 2025 – we’ve managed to wipe away the tears and remember the happy times the couple shared. And how in love they were. Ahhh. Except, then some distant quotes came floating back to us. And we remembered how “in love” Paris has been many, many times before. So just for fun, we’ve put together the Scandalist Paris Hilton “Love” List! See if you can match each Paris quote below to the relevant boyfriend. Answers after the jump.
a) “I’m very in love — he’s the one. I want to have kids in the next two years, because I know that completes your life.”
b) “I’ve never felt so happy and in love, X is such an amazing guy and life has never been better.”
c) “I don’t want you to ever worry because I would never f*** this up for anything in the world. It’s been really hard for me these past couple of months and I’m so happy I found you. You are the s*** and I love you to death.”
When Madonna‘s not drawing up an insane list of demands for soon-to-be ex-husband Guy Ritchie to follow, she’s allegedly telling pals about the depth of new lover A-Rod‘s soul. According to The New York Post‘s Page Six, Madge told a friend that A-Rod “has the heart of a poet trapped inside an insanely gorgeous body.”
Obviously the woman who’s written lines such as “See which flavor you like and I’ll have it for you/Come on in to my store, I got candy galore” is imminently qualified to name the Yankee the poet laureate of her heart. A-Rod’s been writing “sweet, personal and rambling expressions of his feelings” to the kabbalah-loving mother of three.
If you read drama into Amy Winehouse‘s absence from Blake Fielder-Civil‘s prison release, you might be right. While she’s off smacking photographers and scaring small children, Sophie Schandorff, the model who mouthed “I love you” at his trial, has announced on Facebook that she’s “celebrating the return of her sailor.” Permission to dock granted!
But if Schandorff gets the seaman, don’t expect Winehouse to pay his rehab bills. According to a source for The Sun, “Blake thought he would click his fingers and she’d stump up the 30 grand. But so far she has refused. He’s not happy.” Blake, sneaking out of rehab (not a good sign), told the paper, “Tell Amy, ‘I love you and I wish I could be with you.’ I just can’t wait to get this over and done with and see Amy again.” The feeling isn’t mutual, though—Wino is reportedly meeting with divorce lawyers instead. Who knows? Maybe she’ll gain enough inspiration from the split to finally record another album.
It may be seven long years since Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise split up, but it’s never too late to spill the beans on what went on behind the scenes of one of Hollywood’s starriest pairings. And Nic obviously feels the time is right now – yay! In a very candid interview with Glamour magazine, Mrs Keith Urban takes the opportunity to explain how she felt she was expected to be only a pretty, silent accessory, while Tom was the real star.
‘’I felt I became a star only by association. I didn’t think [my early movies] were very good, which is why I would always cower in the background. I thought, I don’t deserve to be here. We would go to the Oscars and I would think, I’m here to support him. I felt it was my job to put on a beautiful dress and to be seen and not heard,’ she said.
Man, that almost sounds as if Tom could have been a little bit controlling in their marriage. That sounds very unusual, especially as his current wife Katie Holmes is a young, attractive up-and-coming-actress, whose early movies haven’t been all that good. Oh.
Simon Cowell is either the most generous ex-boyfriend known to man, or he is absolutely sh*t scared about his ex Terri Seymour going to the press. Life & Style magazine are claiming today that the lawn-headed music mogul has given her a $9.6 million golden goodbye as part of their recent split. Apparently the former model has walked away from the relationship with Si’s $4.6 million LA home and $5 million in cash. Gah!
“Simon thinks the world of Terri, and that isn’t going to change. He also understands her reason for ending it,” a source told the magazine
He must think the whole bloody world of her at this rate. Just imagine the payoff if they’d actually been married. Actually, perennial bachelor Simon explained to Fox News yesterday why he won’t ever be going down that path.
“I have never ever said that I want children or marriage. I know some people find it hard to fathom, but it’s me, it’s who I am. Bottom line is I am married to my job … I wake up daily thanking my lucky stars, but to throw marriage into that mix is not right. I have seen too many celebrity marriages that on paper make a great mix, fall apart through ego and just plain celebrity madness,” he told Neil Sean.
You gotta respect him for that. And we’re sure that although Terri is sad about not getting the white picket fence and 2.4 kids with Simon, she can probably occupy herself just as much by putting her money tenderly to sleep at night. [Photo: Getty Images]
My Name is Earl star Jamie Pressly is on the market again. Jamie and DJ Eric Cubiche, her fiance and father of her son, 18-month-old Dezi James, have “hit a rough patch and decided to take a break,” Us Weekly reports.
Country cutie Taylor Swift just proved she’s more than just a pretty face with great pipes — she’s also a quick wit. In a MySpace video she made specifically to show the world what a few days in her life is like, Swift cleverly disses ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas. Swift, who reportedly was dumped by Jonas over the phone, holds up a doll of the middle Jo-Bro, and addresses why the doll comes with a phone. She then holds up a Taylor Swift doll and implores it to “stay away from him.” Watch the claws come out at the 4:20 mark!
One of the more light-hearted sides of the Guy/Madonna split is seeing how much Guy Ritchie’s behavior has changed in the month since he’s been let off the leash apart from his loving wife. Before then, Guy was a little-seen figure, but if so, he was usually with their kids, wearing a Kaballah red string and frankly, looking cowed. But not anymore! Now, we bring you Guy Version 2.0: Laddier, Drunker, More Fun!
He’s making a habit of hanging out more and more at his London pub, The Punchbowl. And you can bet that he’s not sitting there nursing one solitary pint all night. Not with eyelid droop like this.
Last week, the shocking news broke that Guy had ordered a MACDONALDs to eat while in the pub. This would have been grounds for divorce for Madge if they weren’t split up already.
He’s hanging out with George Clooney. OK, so he’s directing him in a coffee ad, but you can bet that he’s probably taking a few tips off the old swordsman at the same time.
All this actually makes us like Guy a little bit more than we used to. Team Ritchie or Team Madonna? It’s so hard to choose now. … [Photo: WireImage]