Pills & Coke: Ledger Refused Rehab

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usweeklyAccording to UsWeekly‘s cover story this week, Heath Ledger‘s ex-fiancee pleaded with the actor to get help, going so far as to drive him to a rehab facility in California when their daughter was five months old. Ledger refused to get out of the car, and promised to clean up on his own. Ledger’s break-up with Michelle Williams this past fall was the result of his addiction to heroin, cocaine and a variety of pills. Most recently, Williams had threatened mandatory drug tests prior his visits with their daughter.

When news broke that Ledger had died, Williams was inconsolable, and reportedly “screamed and cried,” according to a source on the set of her film. Shooting on Williams’ upcoming film Blue Valentine has been suspended until the actress has had time to cope with the loss.

Speaking of coping, Ledger’s co-star Jake Gyllenhaal is understandably beside himself, with Ledger’s death proving “a major trauma” for him. Gyllenhaal, who is godfather to Ledger’s daughter Matilda, left the set of his latest film, but returned a few days later to resume shooting.

Bret Michaels: Sexy Veggies

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If you need further proof of the sense of humor Bret Michaels possesses about himself, look no further than the video below. We put Bret’s perpetual turned-onedness to the test with a little game we call Animal, Vegetable or It Kinda Turns Me On. The concept is simple: we throw out the name of an object to Bret (New York, pussycats, Busch Gardens, etc.) and he categorizes it for us…with sexy results! Be sure to stick around (or just forward to) the last few seconds, in which Bret reveals just how big of a rise we were able to get out of him. It’s not just awesome; it’s insanely awesome.

Just Another Brit Lost in Her Mercedes

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That poor car. Even though it’s not a living, breathing creature, we still feel bad for the thing. It’s so beautiful, in all its brand-new, $55,000 glory. Leather seats, GPS, luxurious steering wheel made of gold (we’re making that up because we’ve never been inside one of a rich person car, but this is probably true, right?). But soon it will be covered in Cheeto dust and Taco Bell Border Sauce, and its sweet sweet leather will be permeated by Marlboro Red smoke in a matter of minutes. So we were happy that the Mercedes (with Britney inside) ended up lost in the Hollywood Hills last night. Don’t even begin to think it was an accident, that car did it on purpose! It was trying to dump Britney off somewhere and run the f*ck away, like Forrest Gump on wheels. Just like everything else it Britney’s life, it was surely trying to escape her wrath.

Check out the video of Britney wandering around her car while rambling to the paps in a British accent trying to get home. It’s called a plane to Lousiana, Brit! Hop on it and don’t ever look back.

How Hollywood Stays Connected

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There’s lots of drama in the office of David Newman, cool-ass film agent and dude who lunches simply to be seen. His assistant is quitting to work for his competitor, his clients are falling for the wrong partners, and his pals break up via text-message. Worst of all? He’s got the big-time hots for the agent who prowls the penthouse office.

Want to find out what we’re talking about? For the next six days we’re recapping our “Connected” series, one Webisode at a time. Here’s where you can find out more about the series, here are 10 Things You Should Know going in, and here’s episode 6: “NYE: Swimsuits Optional”

Wednesday: Gwen’s Back for Baby #2

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gwen-stefani.jpgTony Romo Woos Jessica with a Song
She may not suck at football, but at least they can both suck at singing together. Now that’s what we call soulmates. [Us]

J. Lo’s Babies Get Normal-ish Names
Emme and Max Lopez-Anthony, meet your new family, the paparazzi! [Star]

Gwen’s Baby Belly Back in Business
Gav and Gwen are adding to their clan. If it’s a girl, do you think they’ll call her Queenston? [Star]

Britney Numbs Pain with New Car
There’s no problem a $55,000 Mercedes (paid for in cash, obvs) can’t fix. Bi-polar disorder be damned! [TMZ]

Lindsay Lohan Loyal to Vodka
LL stands for Lindsay Lohan and Leggings n’ Liquor. [NYDN]

How Hollywood Stays Connected

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There’s lots of drama in the office of David Newman, cool-ass film agent and dude who lunches simply to be seen. His assistant is quitting to work for his competitor, his clients are falling for the wrong partners, and his pals break up via text-message. Worst of all? He’s got the big-time hots for the agent who prowls the penthouse office.

Want to find out what we’re talking about? For the next six days we’re recapping our “Connected” series, one Webisode at a time. Here’s where you can find out more about the series, here are 10 Things You Should Know going in, and here’s episode 5: “Going Down?”

Kim Kardashian & Reggie Bush are Poseurs

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Pop Quiz! What do you see in this picture?

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a) Two wax statues
b) A dude who hates the paparazzi
c) A football star and his Heisman trophy

Give up? Amazingly the answer is b) A dude who hates the paparazzi. You can’t tell that from the way Reggie Bush is posing for the camera with his lady-friend Kim Kardashian, but he recently whined to Sports Illustrated about how much he just loathes those pesky photographers. “I hate the paparazzi,” he said. “I honestly do. She knows I don’t like it, but it comes with the territory. I deal with it. It doesn’t make me view her any different, it’s part of her life and so you just deal with it, but I hate it.”

It’s a good thing he’s with such a caring lady! Kim has tried to help her man adapt to the flashing bulbs, saying, “I’m giving him a few tips here and there. We try not to take it too seriously. The paparazzi are really an invasion of privacy that you’re never really used to…”

Right. Enjoy more pics below of Kim and Reggie not taking the paparazzi – or themselves – “too seriously” at a party hosted by Ms. Dash in Vegas on Sunday night.

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Miley Officially Loses Her Stripper Name

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destinyrose.jpgWhat, you didn’t know that Miley Cyrus’ (aka Hannah Montana) real name was Destiny Hope Cyrus? Yeah, we didn’t either, but it’s definitely the greatest name we’ve heard this side of Scores. It’s one thing to change your name to a sexy monniker later in life, but to be born with such a trashy name is a true gift. We’re sad to see Miley let Destiny go, especially with all those bikini pics that have leaked on to the internet in recent weeks. She is now legally Miley Ray Cyrus – Miley stems from her childhood nickname of Smiley, and she added the Ray as a tribute to her mullet-loving dad.

Seeing as Destiny Hope Cyrus is now dead (er, as a name), we invite you to discover your own awesome stripper name. Here’s a handy name generator to use at your leisure. Give it your best shot and let us know what you come up with!

Signed,
Raquelle Razorthighs

Sundance Stories: Jack Black, Swagboy

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An oddly blonde Jack Black informed VH1 News that the celebrity swag at Sundance wasn’t exactly free — it comes at a price. The price? Taking a picture with the stuff, which means being prepped to be the next face of a random cosmetics brand in their Asian marketing campaign. (Just kidding. Sort of.) We caught all of the action at Sundance, the annual Park City, Utah, meet-and-greet, where celebrities came to check out new films, promote their own, and, in general, raise the level of conversation. Whether or not that actually worked in practice is something else entirely. When asked, for instance, about his horrendous new glasses, Bono claimed that they’re 3-D. That goes along with U2‘s new film, U2 3D, but it doesn’t change the fact that the world’s most socially conscious star of the stage needs a new stylist. For more on the festival, click here.

Someone Get Britney Some Help – FAST

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The Queen of the Night had another meltdown outside her house yesterday that began in the early evening and lasted until one or two in the morning. Apparently Brit got in a big fight with her master/enabler Sam Lutfi, so she hopped out of his car with her bag and dog and tried to run away (you’re not in Kansas anymore, Brit!). Where she was headed we’re not sure, and neither was she, as she eventually plopped down on the curb to cry. Then Adnan Ghalib, photog boyfriend extraordinaire, tried to come to her rescue, but he was banned (by Sam) from entering her gated community. Eventually both her parents showed up around 9PM, but then Brit bolted to drive around with city with Adnan till 11PM. Eventually she headed back home, only to hit up a drugstore at 1:2o AM with her Mom and Sam in tow.

TMZ is claiming that the gang is in the process of attempting an intervention on the pop queen to try to get her to deal with her mental health issues. What we want to know is, who is thinking about Britney’s poor, suffering millionaire neighbors!? They’ve paid big bucks for their McMansions, only to live in the middle of a freak-show. Check out some video of the scene at her house and you’ll be offering to go evacuate people tomorrow. Seriously, the girl needs her own country to contain all the insanity she attracts.