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Late-Night Links

January 25, 2007

Those folks who took over Paris Hilton’s storage locker when she forgot to pay the monthly fee on it have finally released the info they found within. Among it: pictures of Paris smoking a tampon. [Gawker]

Rose McGowan’s looking a little ragged these days. [popbytes]

Jen Aniston’s rep is just plain tired of lying. He admits his client had a nose job this weekend. [The Superficial]

Singer Brandy was the cause of a disturbing Los Angeles wreck. No, not Moesha. [Bossip]

Look, I tried, but I can’t beat Seth and Mark on this, so I’m just going to steal their headline: ABC Sends Isaiah Washington to Gayhab. [Defamer]

Clearly the most effective way to get your estranged wife to seek help for her drinking problem is to whine about it to Star magazine. Right, K-Fed? [IBBB]

Hugh Hefner takes time out of his busy day to call Kelly Osbourne ugly. [Agent Bedhead]

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Late-Night Links

January 18, 2007

The cast of Grey’s Anatomy continues their love-fest, with T.R. Knight appearing on Ellen to formally recommend Isaiah Washington for sainthood. [Defamer]

Even into the sixth season, the American Idol auditions continue to hold a strange power over America. Film.com’s live-blogging it. [Film.com]

Breaking: Paris Hilton treats another human being like crap for no discernable reason. [Celebslam]

Larry Rudolph shocks the world by announcing that Britney Spears is actually not pregnant. [Hollywood Grind]

Meanwhile, a definitely pregnant Tori Spelling knocks back a few glasses of wine. [DListed]

Hugh Hefner generously agrees that he will maybe possibly at some point consider allowing Holly Madison to demand child support from him once she ages out. [Celebitchy]

Gasp! Aniston confidante Courteney Cox was spotted fraternizing with the enemy at the Golden Globes. [The Blemish]

Pam Anderson parties at the Playboy mansion, narrowly avoids a crotch shot. She is not fast enough, however, to evade the ginormous Wynonna Judd lookalike who’s grabbed her by the leg and is now threatening to lick something. [TBYLTH]

By "Never Said It" He Meant "Said It"

January 17, 2007


When I watched the Access Hollywood thing I thought to myself, well if Isaiah is denying (calling his castmate the f-word slur regarding sexuality) what does this T.R. Knight fellow have to say? It seems to me that if you’re innocent you get the alleged victim to defend you, especially given you’re on the same show and good PR is needed at this point.

It’s now clear that Knight didn’t rush to Isaiaiaiah’s aid because he was lying. Allegedly of course (full article here).

Knight says… Washington referred to Knight, who was around the corner, using the slur. “Everyone heard it,” Knight says. At the time, Knight had not gone public with his sexuality.

So there you go. I’m not sure why you would deny something months after the fact if there was a chance you actually said it. Mel and the other guy just said sorry and moved on. They’re still jerks but at least no one is talking about it right now.

Maybe he just forgot he hated our gay brothers for “one night only.”

McRacism Continues

January 16, 2007


I assume by now most of you have read the stories about Katherine Heigl telling an interviewer that Grey’s costar Isaiah Washington needs to “just not speak in public,” after Washington announced “No, I did not call T.R. a faggot. Never happened, never happened,” while backstage at the Golden Globes.

Anyway, my first thought upon reading this was “Holy shit, please tell me someone has this on video.” And, because Jesus loves me, Access Hollywood does. Heigl’s complete anti-Washington rant is here. Washington’s annoying little defense of himself is there, too.

Isaiah Washington Speaks!

November 19, 2006


Did anyone catch Friday’s Oprah? I’m just now watching it on my TiVo (keep your jokes to yourself, assholes), and she’s interviewing the whole cast of Grey’s Anatomy. She asks Isaiah Washington about the Burkegate scandal last month, and here’s what the cast had to say:

Isaiah: I really honestly think that, for me, it was a combination of fatigue, pride, passion and — I’ve been working with these beautiful men for three years now, and we had an argument as brothers. It came about in a time and a place that was overwhelming for both of us.

Oprah: Was it an argument, or a fight?

Isaiah: No, it was not a brawl, fisticuffs and all that stuff, no, no, it was not, it was not.

TR Knight: And thing is, we’ve been together three years, and you form a — for lack of a better word — a kind of family and so we’re gonna argue. The hours are fifteen hour days, and now we’re working a lot of weekends, and, so, it’s gonna happen, but I think the strength of our cast is, like, how we handle it, so we don’t, like, deny it.

Oprah: (to Isaiah) I heard you did a public statement saying that your behavior was below your personal standards. So you still feel that way?

Isaiah: I feel that the actions that I’ve had an opportunity over the last four weeks to get some serious self-examination about my part in the argument.

Oprah: So you basically lost your temper, right?

Isaiah: Yeah, I lost my cool, but it wasn’t coming out of a place of “animice” (ed: I, um, think he means either “animosity” or “malice.” So he decided to just combine them. English is neat like that.) for Patrick or TR or anyone, it was coming out of a place of trying to stay focused about the work, and the one thing I understand about myself and my passion about everything I do is that the opposite of love is indifference.

Oprah: Elie Weisel says that all the time. (ed: uuuuuugh)

Isaiah: Absolutely. (ed: uuuuuuuuuuuuugh) And if I will ever become indifferent to this man (gestures to Dempsey), this man (gestures to Knight) or this show, anything, there wouldn’t be anything for me to argue about, there wouldn’t be anything for me to care about. And I really feel that, out of that caring, we got ourselves into a debate that had to happen, and it happened at that point, it happened at that time, and as a matter of fact, I realized I have more in common than this man (gestures to Dempsey) than I ever thought in terms of clothes, cars. I don’t have his hair.

Dempsey: I think we’ve all really learned a lot from this experience, and I think we’re all much tighter because of it, because I think what happens is we just needed to be open and to be able to communicate and not let things build up, and I think we’ve come to that point where we’re like “Okay, it’s much freer to communicate with each other” and we’re more relaxed with each other because of it. And I think the whole company’s tighter because of that. (goes on to talk about how James Pickens, Jr, aka Chief Webber, put them all in a room to talk about it.)

Pickens: I was like the hall monitor … We’re a family. We spend more time together than we do with our families, and, in families, you have a beef. (Goes onto talk about how the media built it up way too much. )

Isaiah: Apologies were made to each other … and we went back to work.

All Together Now

October 25, 2006

In today’s episode of the Anna Nicole is Functionally Retarded Show, we learn that Anna previously tried to convince a wealthy paramour, G. Ben Thompson, that he was the father of her newborn girl. The only hitch in the plan? Thompson had a vasectomy years earlier. Has anybody explained to this woman that there are magical science machines that can determine definitively who a child’s father is? [Fametastic]

Isaiah Washington was supposed to appear on Ellen Wednesday to clear up the allegations that he’s a violent, homophobic jackass, but he canceled at the last minute, citing a change in production schedule. Grey’s less controversial star Katherine Heigl was sent in to diffuse the situation instead. [Seriously? OMG! WTF?]

Not to be outdone by TMZ’s scoop on his birth certificate, X17’s crew hid in the bushes outside the Spears-Federline household for an unspecified amount of time, and now they have video of Jayden James Federline. [CelebSlam]

Entourage creator Doug Ellin has a similarly styled show about Wall Street types in the works. Because i-bankers really are like the movie stars of the east coast, just a little more self-centered and detached from reality. [BankersBall]

Not only has Lindsay Lohan heard of Dick Van Dyke, she also doesn’t think he did a very good job with that whole Mary Poppins project. [Hollywood Gossip Whores]

Pay attention, because I will probably never write these words again, but Paris Hilton actually looks really good in French Vogue. [Teddy and Moo]

Lest you think I have any shame, here are pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal’s man loaf. Don’t worry, he’s wearing pants. He just should have also worn underwear. [A Socialite’s Life]

Ever want to know more about the music you hear on television and movies? Drake Lelane’s blog covers the soundtrack of your life (because, if you’re like me, television and movies are your life). Check out what you heard on last week’s Grey’s Anatomy. [thus spake drake]

Weekend Round-Up

October 23, 2006


Burkegate trudges forward, with new revelations that Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has a history of violence and general on-set assholery. [TMZ]

Madonna will appear on Oprah on Wednesday to defend her kinda-sorta-legal adoption of Malawi orphan David Banda, and, probably, to plug her upcoming adoption. [Hollywood Grind]

Studio 60 is taking a one-week break from mildly amusing a viewership rich and liberal enough to know they should love Aaron Sorkin unconditionally, as NBC “quietly” slips a drama about Texas high-school football into the timeslot. What could possibly go wrong? [Defamer]

If there’s anything Kate Moss and Pete Doherty need right now, it’s a goddamn infant in their care. [MollyGood]

For being a billion years old, Sharon Stone still has some really nice nipples. [Yes But No But Yes]

If you thought I’d gotten all my classlessness out of my system with a Sharon Stone nip-shot, you were wrong. Wanna see up Nicole Richie’s skirt? You only get to laugh condescendingly at me until you click the link. [Faded Youth]

Check out Pink’s new video for her next single, “Nobody Knows.” [Perez Hilton]

Grey’s Anatomy to "Pull a Becky"???

October 20, 2006


Wow, Isaiah Washington is in a world of trouble. After nearly punching Patrick Dempsey on set, and unleashing a flood of homophobic slurs that led T.R. Knight to come out to People magazine, rumor has it that, due to the tensions on set, producers are looking to replace him on the show, possibly with ER‘s Eriq LaSalle!!!

It’ll be just like the New Becky/Old Becky days on Roseanne. New Burke/Old Burke!!

I don’t know why I’m so excited about this. Probably because I love me some Eriq LaSalle.