Well, it took a death to get this little interesting bit of gossip out: Heath Ledger was reportedly dating Mary-Kate Olsen before he passed away earlier this week. Her name has been in the mix since Heath passed, first in reports that he was staying at her sister’s apartment when he died. Here’s the real scoop: the masseuse, Diane Lee Wolozin, who first discovered Heath unconscious, placed a call to mutual friend MKO to ask for help, who in turn rang her private security peeps in New York. Wolozin later called back to inform the twin that things looked serious and she was calling 911.Mary-Kate was apparently dating the actor, even though he had been recently linked to Aussie model Gemma Ward.
On the drug front, Heath’s apartment turned up nothing illegal or suspicious, contrary to earlier reports. The rolled up twenty-dollar bill that was discovered tested negative for drug residue, and all that turned up were pills for insomnia, anxiety and pain. Now that the rumors appear to be busted, perhaps it’s time to end the speculation for a while (at least until his autopsy reports come back in a couple weeks) and give the guy – and his grieving family and friends – a little peace and quiet.
As you may have noticed, the Sundance Film Festival is ongoing right now — the annual Park City celebrity meeting ground, where films are bought, sold, distributed and traded. We’re checking in with a variety of actors to see how they’re spending their time. Today’s dispatch is from Cheezy, one of the contestants on I Love New York 2. He’s the happy-go-lucky sort, and spent his time in Utah networking. He also kissed Perez Hilton. Read on.
VH1: Have you been to Sundance before?
Cheezy: I’ve been twice. I worked in the film industry before I Love New York 2. I was in film distribution, so I used to go out there, watch movies, decide what was good for DVD and hand out business cards. This year, though, I just wanted to go for myself, to network, for fun. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that I can now get into a lot more parties than I used to! [Laughs]
Funnyman Adam Sandler wants everyone to back off Tom Cruise. After a couple of videos leaked last week depicting Cruise wild-eyed, hysterical and proselytizing the merits of Scientology, Cruise has come under further attack, with “actor” Jerry O’Connell making videos in his free time (which we’re imagining is plentiful) and Cruise being used as a cultural punchline. But Adam Sandler, who’s not exactly known for his cultural sensitivity, is asking everyone to cut it out. “To see anyone’s private life invaded and mocked like this is sickening,” Adam Sandler told People. “It’s especially gross when it happens to a guy like Cruise, who’s a great dad, a great husband, and a great friend.”
While we applaud Sandler’s altruism, and agree that celebrities are people too, we’d like to point out that Tom Cruise is insane, and Sandler’s been responsible for a few mocking portrayals in his time. Below, we’ve come up with a list of folks who could have used some of Sandler’s compassion before he decided to mock them:
The Mentally Disabled
Kids with Trust Funds
Auditions: Charleston, SC
American Idol Day 4 took us to the fabled South, where the talented and talentless were on view in equal measure. Hoping for a chance to head west, 10,000 people flooded Charleston. The contestants there put their faith in gimmicks, perhaps more so than any other city thus far. Some were successful. Some were not. Let’s take a look:
Below, you’ll find big shots of some of the ladies set to compete for Flavor Flav’s affection on Flavor of Love 3, premiering Monday, Feb. 11. We don’t want to give too much away about the girls, but you can find out more info by checking out each of their profiles which are up on the just-launched social-networking site Flavor of Love World.
Also: OMG!!! TWINS!!!
Thing 1 & Thing 2:
Flavor of Love World
Flavor of Love 3 Preview
Tour the Flavor of Love 3 House!
Lindsay’s Coke Dealer Speaks
Apparently Linds called the guy looking for some blow after rehab. So he’s just telling us what we already know? [NYDN]
Britney’s Kids Can Forget About Mom Time
The judge is Britney’s case continues K-Fed’s sole custody, protecting the Feder-kids from their bra-less mom for a few more weeks. [Us]
Sandler Sticks up for Tom Cruise
The “funny” guy is mad at people for mocking his pal. Er, isn’t that what Adam does to make his millions (Chuck and Larry, anyone)? [People]
Tony Can’t Kick Jessica to the Curb
The guy should know you don’t mess with a girl from Texas, especially one who’s desperate for love. [DListed]
Joel Madden: Baby Obsessed
Blah, blah, blah, the baby and life are beautiful and amazing and everything is a blessing blah, blah, blagh. [People]
As you may have noticed, the Sundance Film Festival is ongoing right now — the annual Park City celebrity meeting ground, where films are bought, sold, distributed and traded. We’re checking in with a variety of actors to see how they’re spending their time. VH1 News caught up with actresses Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) to talk about Sundance. They gave us the lowdown on their new, buzz-worthy film Sunshine Cleaning at the Film Lounge Media Center. The movie is about two women who start a biohazard waste removal/crime-scene clean-up service. Sounds like an indie hit.
On why they wanted to be in Sunshine Cleaning:
Emily Blunt: I read the script and it’s really beautiful and funny and kinda off the wall, and, um, the character was great. She was this eccentric pothead so I was like, “I’m in!” What about you?
Mary Lynn Rajskub: Because I got a chance to work with Emily Blunt.
EB: Thank you.
Yesterday, Def Jam honcho L.A. Reid invited a group of journalists into his office to play tracks from Janet Jackson’s upcoming album Discipline (due out Feb. 26). Janet fans worried that the absence of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (her longtime producers who’ve been shaping her sound since 1986′s Control) should fear not: the combination of pillowy, multi-tracked harmonies and virtually non-stop dance tracks results in an album that out-Janets Janet. Easily her most dance-oriented album since Rhythm Nation 1814 (and possibly her most dance-oriented album ever), Discipline is the album so many fans have been waiting for. Below are our impressions of the nine tracks Reid played:
As you may have noticed, the Sundance Film Festival is ongoing right now — the annual Park City celebrity meeting ground, where films are bought, sold, distributed and traded. We’re checking in with a variety of actors to see how they’re spending their time. Today’s dispatch is from actor Jason Patric, who you might remember from 2002’s Narc, 1991′s Rush, and 1987′s The Lost Boys. Patric’s there promoting his latest, a thriller called Downloading Nancy, and doesn’t take too kindly to Park City’s swag.
VH1: We hear that Downloading Nancy is pretty dark. What’s it about?
Jason Patric: This woman, played by Maria Bello, is in a loveless marriage. She’s a damaged person — cuts herself, inflicts pain, is mired in loneliness. She meets a guy on the Internet who happens to be me. They have a fetish relationship, and then she leaves her husband and decides to meet him. She wants to take it to the ultimate level.
Kim continues carving out her spot on the D List as the new face of Travis Barker‘s (yes, the Blink-182 dude) clothing line. Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day is also modeling the line in these creepy pics. There’s not much to say about this video, it’s Kim Kardashian, modeling bathing suits and skimpy stuff, prancing around like she normally does. Life changing, earth shattering, obvs.
Enjoy more pics of Kim posing in topless here.