Earlier this year, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton spread some fairly nasty news about neo-soul star Joss Stone. The nastiness? A video in which producer Dallas Austin claimed that Stone traded sex for beats. Now comes Stone’s rebuttal in the form of a YouTube video. Dressed up as a newscaster, the singer reports on how Hilton needs lots of help. She says it’s hard to tell if he’s a man or a woman, and mentions him being possessed by Satan. (Perez can’t possibly be possessed by Satan, since Satan is currently got his grips on most of Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Malibu and the Lower East Side — not West Hollywood.) Joss, your media-war ante has been duly noted. Way to go!
Feast your eyes on the creepiest thing to come out of the Lynwood Jail – this bizarre self-portrait done by Paris herself. She had 23 days to improve her art skills and this is all we get?
Meanwhile, the media darling is already up to her old tricks, skipping sleeping in on her first day home to instead rise for a 9:30 AM appointment with DreamCatchers Hair Extensions. According to a company rep, Hilton will be getting, "Full length, 20 inches of extensions….blonde, of course." Of course. Hair first, charity work second, right P?
Thanks to TMZ, we have a copy of the heiress’ purchases at the prison canteen. I’m amazed she lost ten pounds, what with all that hearty soy sauce she was buying to snack on. Or maybe she mixed it with some Vaseline to make lipstick.
Dina Lohangot chatty recently about her favorite child/bank account, telling the NY Daily News that Lindsay is "doing great" and has opted for "extended care" at the Promises Treatment Facility. Her longer stint will help the starlet transition from life in rehab to life among the rich, famous and crazy (wait -isn’t that the same thing?). What Dina hasn’t realized is that the extension is also Lindsay’s genius plan to stay as far away from her nutty family. Yep, today a judge ordered LiLo’s parents into family therapy, so hopefully the entire clan can all get better – or fail miserably – together.
As for Lindsay’s 21st birthday – her mom reports that the whole family (er, minus that crazy convict dad, probably) will gather in California to help her blow out the candles, which will hopefully be the only blow done that night. The celebration will also be alcohol free – a first for the underaged starlet.
Check out some pics here of Lindsay taking in a movie (under supervision, natch) in LA this weekend.
Jack White is set to play Elvis in a new music-biopic spoof film called Walk Hard, the story of a singer (John C. Reilly) who overcomes the odds to become a legend. The film is the brainchild of Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin), so it’ll be funnier than Jack’s last two times out at the box office — Cold Mountain and Coffee & Cigarettes, two movies that aren’t very funny at all. He told Pitchfork that John C. Reilly called him up personally to ask him to be in the movie, which makes us wonder how John C. Reilly got Jack’s phone number, but whatever. In other White Stripes news, Stereogum found this great video of Jack and Meg on Pancake Mountain, a show where a goat interviews musicians. Enjoy. Goats make the best journalists.
Scrubs star Zach Braff has been causing quit a stir in the gossip rags lately, allegedly hitting on women and getting all canoodle-y with various ladies across NYC, where he is living for the summer. The buzz was getting so bad that Zach finally responded to it on his blog, saying he doesn’t understand his reputation as a "cad" and that he’s just "doing what every single 32 year old man in NYC is doing this summer…dating." Are you sure you’re not a 86-year old British detective, Zach? Cuz those are the only people I’ve ever heard use the word "cad."
Just after midnight in Los Angeles, an ecstatic Paris Hilton was set free from the Lynwood jail, her home since June 5th. Even though she lived without her normal grooming necessities, the heiress looked as put together as usual in a grey jacket, white t-shirt and jeans. Nice work! She even exited the jail like every other released convict – through the front door. After embracing her mother, the family sped away to her parents’ house in their chauffeured SUV.
Check out more photos of the spectacle here, and stay tuned for more on the Simple Lifer’s first day as a free woman. But first tell us what you think: Has Paris changed or is she headed right back to her old ways?
Pick Up Paris’ Trash on eBay The heiress’ garbage could become your treasure – for a buck or two – after 2 LA scavengers put up the junk they found while dumpster diving outside Paris’ house on eBay. [NY Daily News]
Germany Bans Cruise Flick Germany has barred production of a World War II era film starring Cruise from shooting at the country’s historical sites, as the government does not recognize Scientology as a religion, but believes it to be a cult. [E Online]
Pics: Brit Can’t Keep Her Shirt On Oops – she did it again (and again, and again). Britney was snapped without her top on ( might be a little NSFW) while trying on clothes at an LA boutique. [Just Jared]
Check out this pic of Christina Aguilera in China before a concert on Monday. She’s looking a little busty and wearing one of those "OMG, she’s totally hiding her baby bump in that unflattering dress!" dresses. Actually her outfit is kind of cute. What’s not cute is that she revealed that she wants to move on from singing to…acting. Of course she does. What singer with an armful of Grammy awards and a basement cluttered with thousand dollar bills doesn’t want to ruin her career with a crappy movie?
"I am looking forward to moving into another form of what I feel is another
creative outlet for me and that would be acting," she told reporters today in Shanghai. Girlfriend better be knocked up – it’s the only thing that could possibly distract her from making such an ill-fated career move.
- Rumors swirl that Wentworth Miller is dating T.R. Knight‘s ex-boyfriend. Scandal! Who knew Wentworth Miller was attracted to sloppy seconds? [Towleroad]
- Paris Hilton gets offered $1 million to teach a class on building a brand. She’s not going to show you anything that you can’t do yourself with a little airplane glue and exposed genitalia. [Dlisted]
- T.I. hits the cover of Vibe looking more lover than fighter. How’s that for a change? [CONCRETELOOP]
- Demi Moore flashes some breast via a see-through shirt. Her nipple looks so young for its age! Must be diet and exercise. [Egotastic!]
- Angelina Jolie says, "I’m just a Mom first and foremost." Your lips to the paparazzi’s ears, baby juggler! [Just Jared]
Nelly Furtado, Joss Stone, and Natashia Bedingfield are three of the ladies who are going to hit the stage in at this weekend’s Concert for Diana. They’re also three of the ladies who have come by our Unplugged studios and kicked some acoustic butt. Breezing through their individual sessions might be a good way to prep for Sunday’s show. The entire six-hour extravaganza is being streamed on VH1.com starting at 11 a.m. EST. Which artist is going to rock the house?