Surely Amy Winehouse knew that if she penned a hit song about not going to rehab, she’d end up there eventually, right? It’s almost too easy. British gossip rags are reporting that after a stint at a London hospital on Wednesday for “exhaustion,” Winehouse checked herself into The Priory rehab center on Thursday, and is resting in a private wing. This comes after an alleged 3-day drug binge, in which a “friend” reveals that, “She was downing coke, pills and ketamine, vodka and Jack Daniel’s. Even Amy says she will be dead within one year.”
I Hate My 30s went all magical last night, as Corey, the boss’ assistant and resident cubicle nerd, professed his love for the Wizard Larry series of books. When he meets the books’ author, Carrington Witherspoon, she tells him that he resembles Acrimonious Immpe, Wizard Larry’s beloved chemistry professor. In the meantime, however, Corey’s just been served with divorce papers by his wife and has moved into his parents’ house. So he snaps and shows up to work in an Acrimonious Immpe costume, thinking that he’s a fictional character. (Any mockery of adults who read Harry Potter is not incidental.) Meanwhile, Travis, the office rocker, is having trouble identifying with his son Bickle. (Should he rent Taxi Driver? Of course!) But by reading Wizard Larry books to him, Travis begins to develop a relationship with his kid — and learns a thing or two that helps Corey out as well. We caught up with Corey and Travis. Interviews continue below. Read more…
You could play this video on repeat for 24-hours and you’d essentially have a day in the life of Paris Hilton. Wake up, put on bikini, talk on iPhone while staring at self in glass door, more staring, sit on massive cushions and pretend to read something, kiss dog, smother dog, pick wedgie. Repeat.
Whitney & Bobby: Back Together?
The tumultuous ex-couple were spotted dining together this week, but sources close to the couple say they’re just “friends.” [People]
Jealous Ashlee Possessive of Pete
Ashlee reportedly won’t let female fans near her rocker boyfriend, and whines and drags him away when they get near. Aren’t punk rock chicks supposed to be cool and confident? [NY Post]
Mel B: Eddie’s Behavior is Scary
The Spice Girl sat down with Larry King to continue to bash her baby’s funny daddy. She tried to point out his fatherly flaws, but all Larry wanted to talk about was how hilarious Norbit was. [Us Weekly]
If our interview with Brandi C., taught me one thing, it’s that she’s not a dumb blonde. In fact, she isn’t a blonde at all: that’s a wig, baby. Just kidding: the titmouse-voiced bombshell is a lot better spoken than you might suspect after seeing her girlish antics on Rock of Love. After the jump, Brandi dishes dirt on what really went down on the house, talks about her temporarily disfiguring car accident, reveals why The Secret method doesn’t work so well on reality TV and gives us the lowdown on the X-rated turn her career took after Rock of Love.
The above statement should be obvious, considering how wonderful Paris Hilton is as a dog owner. Even though she has yet to pop a baby out, Paris knows all about what makes a good mommy, and has total faith in Nicole Richie to be one. “She’s really happy.” Paris said of her BFF. “I just got off the phone with her. She’s so excited. I know she’s going to be the best mom ever.”
Really? How do you know, exactly? Because she’s been so fun to get fall-down drunk with over the past 26 years? Paris also revealed that Nicole and her man are “really in love.” Now that’s something we trust Paris to talk about. Now stop blabbing and get back to that charity work, heiress. [People. Image: Getty]
Stopped on the red carpet for Sunday night’s Roast of Flavor Flav on Comedy Central, professional wiseacre and rat-voice star Patton Oswalt wondered what would happen if the Catholic church got all hooked-up in a reality show.
Our coverage of the event gave you a taste of what to expect, but if your life is built around curse-riddled zingers, you’ll want to spend a few seconds with the show’s trailer. Hey, Brigitte Nielsen’s not really a man, is she?
A hearty congratulations goes to Antoria Gillon. The 20-year-old hairstylist was nine-months pregnant while auditioning for the upcoming season of American Idol. Well, she’s not pregnant anymore! Gillon went into contractions while waiting her turn on line. The labor pains continued as she performed for the judges. She said: “I gave it my all through the contractions. They were back to back and getting harder and harder but I was more than willing to have my baby right there. I wasn’t leaving without my golden ticket to the next round.” As if that weren’t nutty enough, Gillon proved herself to be a genius by naming her son Jamil Labarron Idol McCowan. Two thoughts: First, if this keeps up, Gillon’s going to give Dina Lohan a run for worst mother of the year; second, Rupert Murdoch, the Australian mogul who controls Fox, American Idol’s parent company, has just found himself a new marketing and PR exec. You’d hire her, wouldn’t you? Thanks, Fox! You’ve made our lives better. Again. [Image via Dlisted]
A nice juicy divorce rumor was bouncing around the web about basketball star Kobe Bryant, but he’s stuck his big-ass foot out and squashed it before it could even grow. Apparently he and his wife of six years, Vanessa, were headed down the road of Nick and Jessica, with Vanessa possibly getting half of her man’s earnings as no pre-nup was ever signed. Not so, says the Laker star. He told Entertainment Tonight that “he has no idea how the rumors got started because he and Vanessa are happily married”. Um…seriously? I can think of lots of reasons for rumors to get started, with a really horrible one in particular standing out. You know, that Kobe’s like a FOOT taller than his wife. That’s a lot of height, and a TOTALLY understandable reason to split up. That and the whole sex assault/cheating scandal from a few years ago. But not Kobe and his Kim Kardashian-esque wifey! Oh well. If they change their minds in a couple months or years, we won’t hold it against them. [ET. Image: Getty]
Midas-like producer Timbaland is finally divulging some of the deets on his work on the new Madonna album. Partnering with Justin Timberlake, Tim wrote and produced ten songs on Her Madgesty’s album, due out in November. “She’s great. … She’s got a hot album. Her album is up there with Justin’s album,” Timbaland told MTV News during yesterday’s Video Music Awards press conference. Rumors began soon after Tim and Justin were seen out with Madonna earlier this spring. Tim went on to talk about one song, called “La, La” — “The hook is no words. It’s saying stuff named after coffee — all these different names for coffee — is the hook.” Sounds interesting. And caffeinated.
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