Kate Hudson can’t wash this bad news out of her hair. The Los Angeles-based 220 Laboratories is suing the actress and hairstylist David Babaii for fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, among a slew of other complaints (see full list after the jump). The company claims she and Babaii stole a top-secret recipe to create their own hair care line. 220 Laboratories says it was the only supplier of volcanic ash in the United States and that it entered an “oral contract” with Hudson and Babaii in 2006 to develop and manufacture hair products.
They say after revealing the “confidential” ingredients in November, the golden-haired beauty took the ash samples and shopped around looking for more bang for her buck. There are also claims that they went as far as using promo footage of the 220 team collecting ash with their new manufacturer, Universal. The 29-year-old actress might just lose that famous smile because 220 Laboratories is seeking an unspecified amount in damages and attorneys’ fees, as well as an injunction against competitors’ use of their products.
Hudson has not yet been served and only just found out about the complaints. Her reps say, “Kate does not know the plaintiffs and has never met with them or spoken with them.”
Full-size complaint after the jump.
Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, and Vanessa Minnillo took over New York City yesterday while making the rounds to promote their new flick Disaster Movie. The three sexy starlets stopped by Fuse Studios to tape a segment, Carmen hit up MTV’s “Mi TRL” and later that day Kim popped into The Late Show with David Letterman. Despite having to go to the hospital for an injured foot, Kim kept up with her promotional duties and told Good Morning America yesterday that she will still shake her booty on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars.
Daniel Radcliffe will unfortunately be known as Harry Potter for the rest of his acting career, that’s just how it goes in Hollywood. (See also Matthew “Ferris Bueller” Broderick and Mark “Luke Skywalker” Hamill). The problem is, now that Radcliffe is 19, he’s been branching out (ew, no pun intended) into raunchier roles and his fans aren’t happy. He was cast in 2007 in the London production of Equus in a part that required full-frontal nudity — with a horse that’s he’s sexually preoccupied with, no less. This September he will reprise the role on Broadway.
Radcliffe is annoyed that he has to defend the role, saying: “Offended mothers were calling in and saying I shouldn’t be doing this, that they weren’t going to see it. OK, don’t see it. They’re are treating it like it’s pornography and it’s not. It’s only seven minutes at the end of the play when I’m naked and I’m 19 now.” Maybe they’re just annoyed that when they see Radcliffe in the remaining three Potter films, their own filthy minds will only be able to concentrate on what’s beneath his invisibility cloak.
Jack Osbourne sat down with Rolling Stone and the rock spawn had a few choice words about the reality show that made him, parents Sharon and Ozzy, and sister Kelly, America’s favorite family. “I think The Osbournes, to a degree, tarnished the public’s perception of my dad as a bit of a senile, funny, bumbling guy,” Jack tells the mag. “Yeah, my dad can be that guy, but it’s not him. I think that almost discredited who he is as an artist.”
Jack is attempting to set the record straight with a new Ozzy documentary, tentatively titled John (Ozzy’s real name) that he is producing with some friends. Jack reveals that this “talking book” will show the real Ozzy. Jack says, “My dad’s not an idiot — he’s nothing short of a genius, in my opinion. He does have huge flaws, and we’re trying to really paint an honest picture of that.”
Nothing like a little Radiohead to put you in the mood. It was definitely date night at the art-rock group’s show at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA last night. In one of their first outings as a married couple, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi showed up hand in hand and were escorted by security to their seats, a source told Scandalist. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel also came to rock out as did a solo Balthazar Getty (girlfriend Sienna Miller is vacationing in Spain). Christina Aguilera and husband Jordan Bratman had parents’ night out, leaving baby Max at home. Xtina looked rocker chic in a long white t-shirt and fedora and her signature red lipstick. Radiohead brings out more famous faces than an awards show! [Photo:Getty]
Page Six did everybody in the gossip world a huge favor earlier this week by posting a blind item about a closeted summer movie star who violently raped his ex-boyfriend and paid for the victim’s silence with a half million. Plenty of informed conjecture has followed, with one helpful tipster claiming Will Smith was the one getting jiggy with it, albeit consensually. Other names tossed around include Christian Bale, Vin Diesel and James Franco. Zzz. You think any of these celebs could keep this a secret? Think outside the box, people!
With this slow news week coming to a close, Scandalist is proud to share its theories on all this hubbub and hearsay. Proud.
Someone needs to explain to Miley Cyrus the difference between an adult career and an Adult career. MSNBC says that the 15-year-old amateur photographer is looking to play “a lovable, lost suburban girl who descends into a life of reckless partying and promiscuity” in a film adaptation of the novel Undiscovered Gyrl. “There would definitely be nude scenes,” says their source.
Far be it from us to suggest that young actresses suppress their dreams of artistic growth and leaked screen caps, but Miley Cyrus is fifteen years old. What’s the bloody rush? Anne Hathaway waited till her early twenties to whip out Ella’s enchanted in Havoc and Brokeback Mountain. Can’t Cyrus start with some smoking and swearing? Maybe a wet T-shirt in a horror movie? Showing your underage goodies in even the classiest movie doesn’t guarantee much of a career. Just ask American Beauty‘s Thora Birch.
If Billy Ray or somebody doesn’t slow her down, Miley’s going to wind up like Linda Blair. [Source: MSNBC; Photos: X-17 Online]
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Aging Olympian Mark Spitz is damn sure he would have tied with Michael Phelps. Michael Phelps has yet to officially give a shit. [NY Post]
With Warner Bros.’ long-awaited Watchmen threatened by a lawsuit from Fox, nerds are startin’ up a posse. Watch out, Wolverine! [EW]
Ladies and gentlemen, Lil’ Wayne is now floating in space. [ONTD]
Weathermen need to chill out with this mind-bending viral bait. [BestWeekEver.TV]
Gary Glitter is out of jail and creepy as f*ck in London. [AFP]
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Anyone who’s seen Thank You For Smoking probably feels like they already know this (“The message Hollywood needs to send out is ‘Smoking Is Cool!'”), but a new report from the American Cancer Institute makes it official: “depictions of smoking in movies is causally related to youth smoking initiation.” Smoking is down to 21% of the adult population, but more than 4,000 kids pick up their first cigarette each day, with a quarter of them becoming heavy smokers. And while there has been talk of cut-downs in cigarette advertising in films, the report claims that specific brands are still visible in about 1/3 of hit movies. Nick Naylor would argue that they’re all puffed by psychopaths and Europeans, but it still seems to be doing the job. We call it…the McLovin effect.
We don’t find this effeminate Lady Tickler befitting a man who portrays the rugged adventurer Indiana Jones. After the jump, please find the real Afternoon Snack.