After ending a Hollywood courtship, stars tend to go for a nice, hot rebound. Find someone way sexier than your ex, make out in public a few times, and move on. Unless you’re our girl Cameron Diaz. After getting tossed by Timberlake, she’s been spotted with magician Criss Angel, who looks less like a Houdini-type and more like the lead singer of a nineties nu-metal band.
Now Angel is gettin’ all creepy, and it’s not just cuz he’s struck by love. Turns out he likes the magic of free publicity too. At his latest stunt – trapping himself in a clear, cement covered box – he declared, "This is dedicated to my new girl. You know who you are. I’ll be thinking of you."
It’s too bad Simpson doesn’t have a strong man who’ll stick by her
through thick and thin. You know, someone like her ex-husband. Nick moved on a while ago with knife-lover and reformed wild child Vanessa Minnillo, and sources reveal that he’s standing by his
live-in lady, fiercely defending her formerly flamboyant ways.
Oh Jess. Hindsight really is 20-20. Even with that Lasik surgery.
Check out video here of a smiling Simpson leaving an LA restaurant last night.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal lets it all hang out while breastfeeding her daughter in public. A child is a wonderfully inconspicuous way to explore your inner exhibitionist! [Dlisted]
- The press release for the upcoming R. Kelly-Usher video for "Same Girl" lauds the pair for mustering the "bravery and confidence needed to do something together." Indeed: it’s a long, scary walk to the bank. [Crunk + Disorderly]
- Rihanna describes her new look as "glam rock." Until the day that she rocks glitter platform heels, I’m not buying it. [CONCRETELOOP]
- A preview of Paula Abdul‘s upcoming reality show, Hey Paula!!!, features its star taking a tumble. Lidocaine is a powerful, powerful drug. [Best Week Ever]
- Nicole Richie acting camera-shy is like Paris Hilton acting penis-shy. It defies the laws of nature. [Just Jared]
Last season’s disappointing ratings of American Idolhave started the rumor mill. If you believe the Interweb murmurs (and those of the National Enquirer), executives upset by Idol‘s viewership’s attrition — to Dancing With the Stars? come on, people! — may be not-so-quietly sharpening their knives for Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. In their time of need, those in the brain trust at Fox have allegedly come up with a list of potential replacements for the two judges. Topping that list is disgraced pop star Britney Spears. And since Britney seems to have little else to do besides warning sunbathers against the dangers of jellyfish and mounting ill-conceived and poorly styled 12-minute "comeback" performances, we think this is a great idea. Go get ‘em, girl. That would be compelling television.
July’s Africa-centered issue of Vanity Fair (guest edited by Bono) will sport 20 covers, all shot by the queen of click Annie Lebowitz. All of the covers have leaked (see them here), but this one’s the funniest, thanks to Maya Angelou‘s wincing:
Madonna, leave that lady alone! That poor woman is old and she doesn’t want any of your damn Kabbalah water. [Vanity Fair]
Jen’s mystery dinner date has been revealed as 36-year-old British model (formerly a construction worker and boxer – yumtastic!) Paul Sculfor, and the pair’s been an item for several weeks. The hunk with a hot accent has been in ads for Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Levi’s, and previously had a longterm relationship with George Clooney‘s ex, Lisa Snowdon.
Who cares who he is! He’s really effing hot, and Jen – who’s coming off a year-long dry spell – is FINALLY getting some sweet, sweet action. Hangin’ with chunky Vince Vaughn was probably a laugh a minute, but whose bare ass would YOU rather see in the morning?
Nicole: Packin’ Pregnancy Pounds? After being photographed at a fertility clinic, rumors run rampant that the pin thin starlet is eating for two. [MSNBC] Paris On Silverman: An Effing B*tch Sarah cracked wise about Hilton on The MTV Movies Awards show. Now Paris is p*ssed. Good thing she has three weeks in the clink to cool down. [Us Magazine]
Desperate shock rocker Marilyn Manson‘s latest stop on the Crazytrain? DissingMy Chemical Romance. Manson tells The London Paper his song "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery," featuring the lyrics "f*ck you, f*ck you," is directed at the Jersey goth rockers. Manson takes issue with the "sad, pitiful, shallow version" of Manson the band has affected. He then entreats the band, "If they want to identify with me, then here’s a razor blade. Call me when you’re done and we’ll talk."
Unfortunately, it seems that Mr. Brian Warner owns a glass house: He’s constructed his stage persona by ripping off Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson, gotten his goth rock aesthetics from Alice Cooper, Trent Reznor and Ozzy Osbourne. Add to the list his stealing lengthy song titles from emo hearthrobs like Fall Out Boy, and Manson doesn’t have much room to speak. Most recently, he’s taken a page from recently divorced middle-aged men by dating someone half his age.