Sure Olympic record breaking Michael Phelps is raking in the ladies now, but before he scored eight gold medals it was a different story. When asked back at 2004 Olympics in Athens which celeb he's most like to meet, Phelps said, "Lindsay Lohan, she's pretty hot." Earlier last week Lindsay relayed a message to the swimmer: "Good Luck." And what did Lohan say following his 8th Olympic win? "Tell him he's (expletive) amazing, and I want to meet him."
We don't know if Phelps lure the recently turned lesbian Lindsay away from girlfriend Samantha Ronson, but his stud status sure has taken off this week. On Monday night Phelps was spotted making out with Australian swimmer and fellow Olympic medalist Stephanie Rice weeks after she split from her swimmer boyfriend, Eamon Sullivan. "All the swimmers are talking about it, and [Sullivan] is cut up about what happened," says a source. Phelps has also been linked to US swimmer Amanda Beard, who posed nude for Playboy, and British model Lily
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Sat, Aug 23, 2008 6:15 AM EDT
Sure Olympic record breaking Michael Phelps is raking in the ladies now, but before he scored eight gold medals it was a different story. When asked back at 2004 Olympics in Athens which celeb he's most like to meet, Phelps said, "Lindsay Lohan, she's pretty hot." Earlier last week Lindsay relayed a message to the swimmer: "Good Luck." And what did Lohan say following his 8th Olympic win? "Tell him he's (expletive) amazing, and I want to meet him."Read More »from Can eight gold medals convert a lesbian? Lindsay suddenly interested in Michael Phelps
Scarlett Johansson may be engaged to actor Ryan Reynolds, but it seems like every man (and woman!) in Hollywood has their eye on her. First Woody Allen said she was his new muse. Then costar Natalie Portman said she envied her body. A dozen celeb crushes later, Kanye West recently wrote a blog about her, calling the 23-year-old actress his "favorite white girl." Now Katy Perry has said a magazine photo of Ms. Johansson inspired her smash hit, "I Kissed a Girl."Read More »from Scarlett Johansson: Hollywoodâ€™s most wanted
"I was with my boyfriend at the time," says Perry, "and I said to him, 'I'm not going to lie: If Scarlett Johansson walked into the room and wanted to make out with me, I would make out with her. I hope you're okay with that?'"
"Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick was also severely bummed out about Scarlett's recent engagement. "Damn, I'm very disappointed!" says Westwick. "I missed my chance. That boat has sailed."
Do you think Scarlett Johansson is worth all the fuss? [OMG]
Dan Tuffs/Getty ImagesI'm going easy on the "American Idol" host, because the fact is, I don't really mind him. I even chuckle when he talks back to Simon Cowell. I am however dumbfounded by how hugely successful Seacreast has become based on what I would consider marginal talents. Just how profitable are we talking? Well, for starters, he made $12 million this past year and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at age 30. After the multi-year deal he just signed with Comcast Entertainment Group (they own E! and The Style Network among others) we can only assume he'll expand his empire beyond his radio shows, hosting "Idol," mediocre TV creations ("Denise Richards: It's Complicated"), several producer credits and adding his name on to the infamous "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve." Yup, it's safe to say this guy isn't going anywhere.Read More »from Things we don't get: Ryan Seacrest
Do you think Ryan Seacrest deserves all the success that has come his way? [Deadline Hollywood]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Aug 21, 2008 7:37 AM EDT
Actress Sharon Stone has developed a reputation for being completely off her rocker, but when it comes to getting men, we'll go ahead and assume this Oscar-nominated, "Basic Instinct" star has no difficulties. Likewise we find it interesting that when grasping hold of her prey during mating season, that the object of her desire would be a 24-year-old nobody. Well, Chase Dreyfus to be exact.Read More »from Most intimidating cougar ever: Sharon Stone dates a regular 24-year-old dude
"I've started dating Sharon Stone, and she's pretty good for 50," Dreyfus told his friends at a party in L.A. Apparently when Sharon called him he proudly displayed his caller ID to his pals. (Did he really file her under Sharon Stone?) "She's really into him and even asked him to come with her to Mexico," says an insider. Wow some lucky kid just scored big time.
Do you think Sharon is well suited for a younger man? [In Touch][Defamer]
Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesJust a few days away from the launch of her tour, Madonna has released an excessive amount of stats about her international "Sticky & Sweet" show. Take a peek at all the details that go into making Madge's concerts go off without a hitch.
Do you think her show is worth it or way too much work? [Perez]
- 3500 Number of individual wardrobe elements for tour
- 653 Hours of rehearsal time for Madonna and band
- 250 Number of traveling personnel
- 200 Triangle sponges used to apply makeup
- 180 Q-Tips used for entire tour (3 per night)
- 120 Powder puffs
- 100 Pairs of out of stock fishnet pantyhose in old style weave, purchased for Madonna via eBay and local dance shops
- 100 Pairs of kneepads
- 69 Guitars
- 36 Different Designers contributed to the on stage wardrobe
- 30 Wardrobe Trunks travel to each venue
- 28 Maximum number of performers ons tage
- 20 Nationalities represented in touring stuff (including Japanese, Israeli, Russian, Romanian,
Getty ImagesWhen it comes time to find a new book, where do you start? Do you…
- Peruse Oprah's book club?
- See what's on the New York Times best sellers list?
- Go to Barnes & Noble and find a cover that catches your eye?
- Follow Amazon.com's customer suggestions?
- Ask friends about recent reads?
Entertainment Weekly recently presented their list of the 100 best books of the past 25 years, and we were kind of confused and highly unimpressed by their selections. Sure, the predictable acclaimed and mega-popular books were present: Beloved, The Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. But how were these books ranked? Is Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary really superior to David Sedaris's Naked? Does Stephen King's book about writing exceed all of his mind-numbing and intricate fictional prose? Lastly, we couldn't help but suspiciously take note that so many of the titles selected were later turned into movies-did the folks at EW even read the books?
Take a peek at EWRead More »from What book would you consider a new classic?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Aug 20, 2008 10:14 PM EDT
During a serious segment about binge drinking on "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet," the film inexplicably cut to a shot of who we've now dubbed "Spaghetti Cat" for a brief moment. We weren't sure if it was a mistake, but thanks to "The Soup" we saw the clip and laughed hysterically for about 10 minutes. A rep for Fox says, "What you saw was our new bleep photo. When someone says something inappropriate we're going to use something like that. You're going to see a lot more of those in the future." Hmm, maybe we'll start watching! Watch the clip from "The Soup" below. [Fishbowl]Read More »from YouTube of the day: TV censoring made fun via a cat eating spaghetti
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Aug 20, 2008 10:09 PM EDT
Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesIn the Lohan family, it's been made pretty evident that father Michael is not wanted. He has also voiced disapproval of Lindsay's lesbian relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson, and apparently decided to move on to sponging off another famous kid. Michael is now in talks with Jessica Simpson'sRead More »from Bored with his lesbian daughter Lindsay, Michael Lohan is now working with Jessica Simpson
business manager, David Levin, about getting her a beverage contract., a la 50 Cent's multi-million dollar success with Formula 50.
"I had [a] meeting with the Vitamin Water inventors and my investors last night," Lohan wrote in an email. "And that's where you come in . . . When we spoke, it was to attach Jessica as a spokesperson for the new vitamin-infused beverage line." An astonishing new low for the paternity-results-selling Michael Lohan. Reaching fame and fortune off your own brood is one thing, but honing in on someone else's? Papa Joe Simpson must be fuming.
Do you think Michael Lohan is desperate? [NY Post]
Mark Mainz/Getty ImagesAfter all the celebrity ailments and premature passings this summer, we're happy to finally have some good news to report: Samantha Who! Star Christina Applegate has confirmed that she's made a full recovery from breast cancer. Yesterday on Good Morning America she spoke about her choice for a double mastectomy, despite only one of her breasts contained cancerous lumps. "I didn't want to go back to the doctors every four months for testing and squishing and everything," said Applegate. "I just wanted to kind of get rid of this whole thing for me. This was the choice that I made and it was a tough one."Read More »from Great news! Christina Applegate is cancer free
The the 36-year-old actress is now "absolutely 100 percent clear and clean" of cancer will undergo reconstructive surgery over the next eight months. "I'm going to have cute boobs 'til I'm 90, so there's that," she joked. "I'll have the best boobs in the nursing home. I'll be the envy of all the ladies around the bridge table."
The actress has always closely monitored the situation
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Aug 19, 2008 9:39 PM EDT
Mike Flokis/Getty ImagesTry as you might, it's hard to find something wrong with The Dark Knight, this summer's biggest blockbuster. Heath Ledger's mind-blowing performance as the Joker, fantastic live action instead of the typical CGI overdose, even a great plot! Robert Downey Jr., the star of the surprising early summer hit, Iron Man, must be drinking Haterade!Read More »from Why so jealous? Iron Manâ€™s Robert Downey Jr. hates on The Dark Knight
"Didn't get it," he said, "still can't tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I'm like, 'I get it. This is so high brow and so f---ing smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.' You know what? F--- DC comics. That's all I have to say and that's where I'm really coming from." Wow, we wonder if Marvel comics (home to Iron Man) have an old-standing rivalry with DC (Batman's residence), because this is crazy talk. Even kids understood the movie!
Saying something like, "that's not my idea of what I want to see in a movie" turns Robert into sour grapes.