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LILO'S TV STINT CUT SHORT

Lindsay Lohan may be finding steady work with her stint on Ugly Betty, but the New York Post's Page Six says it hasn't been a delight to have her on board. In fact, she's been such a handful, her run has supposedly been cut from six episodes to four. Aw, that's too bad.

"It was a mess. Lindsay would show up every day with an entourage of people," a production source told the tabloid. "She smoked 24/7, and after she left, they had to repaint her dressing room it was such a mess."

Lohan also "would obsessively cut pictures of herself out of the tabloids like she was creating some sort of scrapbook and refused to go on set until America was there - it was a power play."

Sounds more like some Silence of the Lambs-style business. But either way, there was an especially lively issue over a scene in which America Ferrara de-pantsed Lohan on set during rehearsal, because LiLo was allegedly going commando. Whoops!

"Bulls---! Lindsay wears underwear all the time now," a friend reasons. Gee that's good to know, like it's some special event. "She was wearing a G-string. And it was America's fault. They were rehearsing the scene and America wasn't supposed to pull Lindsay's pants down - but she did. Lindsay was so embarrassed, she started crying."

Somehow we find it very difficult to imagine Lindsay crying over something like that, after all she's been through.

Angie may want to get married

Angelina Jolie has always been a little prickly about getting married to Brad Pitt, because she's already been married a couple times and look how that turned out. But now she says she thinks it might happen, because she's feeling an awful lot of pressure to just give her kids whatever they want. "Usually people fall in love and everything revolves around the ritual of marriage, children are an afterthought. We did everything backwards," Jolie tells Vanity Fair's Italian edition. "But sooner or later, it will be the kids who ask us (to get married). You know, they see films and start asking questions. Such as, 'Why are Shrek and Fiona married and you're not?' " Of course, at this point Angie could also tell her kids that well, sometimes mommies and daddies don't want to be under the gun to come up with pre-nups, and that she used to French kiss her brother and keep a vial of blood from the world's uglist Hollywood star, but first things first.

Hayes left nothing to Scientology

Isaac Hayes cared enough about the Church of Scientology to quit a signature role as the voice of Chef on South Park, but it seems now that he's dead, he can't scrape up anything. Fox News' Roger Friedman says Hayes' will left nothing to CoS, even though well-known adherents went to as many as four memorial services after his death in August. Sources in the know tell Friedman that the will was divided into thirds: part to his 11 oldest children, part to his widow and young son, and a part to his charitable foundation. And because Fox News says his oldest daughter, Jacqueline, is trying to settle the distribution of cash, we've got to wonder if she's been contacted by the folks in Clearwater.

Beyonce wants a new name

Suddenly Beyonce Knowles has become as shock-and-awe crazy as the rest of the music industry, announcing that she has a new name that she wants people to call her by: Sasha Fierce. As in her new album title, I Am ... Sasha Fierce. "I have someone else that takes over when it's time for me to work and when I'm on stage, this alter ego that I've created that kind of protects me and who I really am," Knowles ... or Fierce, or whatever ... said in a statement to Reuters. "Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm on the stage." Look, lady, it didn't work for Garth Brooks, and it won't work for you. Just because Eminem got by with Slim Shady doesn't mean just anyone can start using some ridiculous stage name. In fact, David Bowie was the only one who could do this on a regular basis - because that was his thing! You're just another diva singer trying to push albums. Oh, and I Am ... Sasha Fierce drops on Nov. 18, in case you buy into this stuff.

Man is suing Oprah for $180 million

Keifer Bonvillain, a Louisiana man who allegedly recorded telephone conversations with an employee of Oprah Winfrey's production company to write a book about them, is suing Oprah for $180 million, blaming her and an attorney for making false statements that led to his arrest. "There was substantial damage done to my name and reputation on a world level," Bonvillain wrote in the suit. "The extent of my damages is vast." The FBI said Bonvillain claimed to have offers from publishers and tabloids ranging from $500,000 to $3 million for the recorded calls. The feds arrested him in December 2006 when another company associate agreed to pay him $1.5 million, wired him $3,000 and arranged to meet him, the AP reports. Bonvillain claims in the lawsuit that he did everything he could to avoid doing anything illegal. Federal officials dismissed the charges when Bonvillain agreed to perform 50 hours of community service, undergo drug testing and pay $3,000 in restitution. Chip Babcock, a lawyer for Winfrey's Harpo Productions, denied the allegations. "And we know that this whole episode started when the plaintiff wiretapped a Harpo employee in California," he said. "We advised (Bonvillain) that we believe that wiretapping was illegal, and this case will give us an opportunity to determine whether we were right about that."

Lil Wayne has a son

Look out world, there's an even lil'er Wayne, since Us reports Lil Wayne is a new daddy. That's right, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is the proud daddy of a baby boy, Dwayne Carter III. The baby was born Wednesday at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, his people told the mag. He hasn't identified the baby's mother yet. The rapper had announced he would soon have a new son during Sunday's BET Hip-Hop Awards, and he wasn't kidding. What are the chances the tyke will be featured on Tha Carter III?

Backstreet boys at the trop

Backstreet was back for one night on Wednesday, singing the national anthem for Game 1 of the World Series (which, unfortunately, the Rays lost 3-2). Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Brian Littrell stuck around for the game, leaving in the 9th inning, while A.J. McLean ducked out in the 4th. Maybe he knew pretty much all the offense had been wrung out by then.

Edited by Joshua Gillin, jgillin@tampabay.com

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