Mischa was charged with four misdemeanors earlier this week including a DUI and marijuana possession stemming from a December arrest. Not too far from her hard-partying character of Marissa Cooper on The O.C. who was eventually killed off by the producers in 2006. We thought it was all but over for the ex-small screen teen queen until rumors about an upcoming role on the CW's Gossip Girl. TV Guide says she was handpicked for the role of Georgina Sparks-an old friend of troublemaking Serena van der Woodsen (played by Blake Lively). But today her rep told Usmagazine.com, "She will not be on the show. She was approached, but her reps passed." Hmm… could they be doing damage control? Barton is now in Paris promoting her upcoming drama Closing the Ring and taking in the shows at Fashion Week. While we would have enjoyed a return to the boozing and drugging Mischa we've come to enjoy watching over the years, perhaps it was a good move on the part of her camp. Fine, be boring! We'll tune inRead More »from Mischa Barton turns down Gossip Girl role
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 8:10 PM EDT
It's all but confirmed that the twins of Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony are named Max and Emme (possibly short for Maximiano and Emelina). But it's not just their names that have been kept safe from the public. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Jenny is spending $600,000 on six baby bodyguards. Seriously? Of course the babies are precious, but that sounds beyond excessive. They also claim that the couple has installed cameras throughout the house because J.Lo is "paranoid about a possible kidnapping." Her rep tells TMZ, "This story is ridiculous and without merit," however she admits they do have a security team ready for action. Hmm… she maybe be Jenny from the Block, but we doubt she's depriving her new additions from the Hollywood treatment. Maybe there are only five bodyguards. [TMZ, Star]
Gone are the days when joining an online dating site has an desperate social stigma. But what about when you're a hot, young celebrity! 20-year-old Jesse McCartney has girls everywhere drooling over him, so why is he searching for a date on the internet? "One of my best buddies is a conservative Jew and his sister had met her boyfriend on JDate," he explains. Okay, but didn't anyone tell him the "J" stood for Jewish? "There are a lot of different people of all religious backgrounds on that site. My screen name is jbagel07." Right, but what happens when prospective suitors recognize him? "A lot of people see the pictures of me and say, 'Who are you? Why are you pretending to be Jesse McCartney?' And I say, 'It's me - I just decided to meet somebody online.' And they're still like, 'Why are you doing it?' I have to admit I have a pretty cheesy profile - I just had fun with it." After his breakup with Katie Cassidy (yes, David's daughter) we encourage him to get back on the market-onlineRead More »from Jesse McCartney seeks companion on JDate
Scarlett Johannson has been giving love advice to her pal Jessica Biel. Nothing weird there… oh, unless you consider that she's been linked to Jess's boyfriend, Justin Timberlake. So what's the deal, were they comparing notes? "Jessica knows she and Justin are happy and there are no problems," says an unnamed source. "But she wanted to get a female perspective on the best way to handle all the rumors about him with other girls." Scarlett's advice? "Ignore the speculation and concentrate on the relationship." How mature! She's experienced with high-profile relationships, namely her current romance with Ryan Reynolds. But perhaps S.J. isn't the best girl to play Dr. Romance. Today the NY Daily News claims that Ryan and Scarlett "haven't spent more than a day in the same city in months." In fact, while promoting their respective films "Fireflies in the Sky" and "The Other Boleyn Girl" at a film festival in Germany, Ryan had swarms of women around him. As a result, instead of celebratingRead More »from Scarlett coaches Jessica Biel on Love
R.E.M. singer and 90's icon Michael Stipe has come out of the closet in the current issue of Spin magazine. While we thought Stipe announced he was gay about 15 years ago (does anyone recall a story Courtney Love once told about Stipe-Frances Bean's godfather-spending a night with Kurt Cobain?), apparently his sexuality has been under wraps till now. "I recognize that to have public figures be very open about their sexuality helps some kid somewhere out there," Stipe says in the interview. Well, now that R.E.M. are back and have just come back from some shows at SXSW, perhaps this will generate some buzz to a generation unfamiliar with "Losing My Religion."
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Mar 18, 2008 10:09 PM EDT
Court commissioner Scott Gordon ordered Britney Spears to give ex-hubby Kevin Federline $375,000 to cover his legal fees in their child custody case. With K-Fed making dough just to celebrate his birthday in Vegas and a recent alleged $2000 tip on a restaurant bill, we hardly feel it's fair for her to give him money to take her kids away, but perhaps it's for her own good. Besides, no matter what happens, Britney rakes in around $700,000 a month just for being Britney. Not bad! To save up more cash, Spears' dad, Jamie, was also granted permission to sell some of her cars-she's currently got nine of them. With sometime "manager" agreeing to keep his distance for a month and an upcoming sitcom appearance on How I Met Your Mother, Brit could be on the up-and-up.
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Back in June 2002, R&B singer R. Kelly, 40, was indicted on child pornography charges and accused of filming himself having sex with an underage girl who may have been as young as 13. Kelly has denied the charges and finally is headed to trial on May 9, but some two new witnesses have surfaced and are expected to confirm prosecutors' claims about the identity of the girl. Sources say both witnesses knew Kelly and the girl during the time the tape was made and that one even worked for him! Assistant State's Atty. Shauna Boliker said the new potential witnesses "just recently came into our knowledge," while Cook County Circuit Judge Vincent Gaughan called the last-minute witness addition "extraordinary." The prosecution must be jumping for joy as the female who allegedly was filmed has denied being in the tape. If Kelly is convicted he may face up to 15 years in prison. We won't admit to seeing the tape so we definitely can't tell you that the guy did look an awful lot like that guy
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Mar 18, 2008 9:09 PM EDT
In a truly original act of love, Carmen Electra and her boyfriend of one month, Korn guitarist Rob Patterson have gotten tattoos together. Last week the couple went to Shamrock Social Club on Sunset Boulevard for some fresh ink. Rob had "Carmen" etched on his forearm, while Ms. Electra got an "R" behind her ear. Why so modest, Carmen? Could it have anything to do with your ex-husband, rocker Dave Navarro who's now stuck with your initials on his chest? Maybe Till Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave, the reality show the old couple had on MTV prior to their 2006 divorce, really signifies a lifetime of ink. Sorry to say it, Rob, but you're not original. We'll keep our fingers crossed for you though.
Sarah Jessica Parker may be the star of Sex and the City and gracing an upcoming cover of Vogue, but that wont stop Kristin Davis (or an imposter) for stealing some of Carrie's thunder. Davis, known for her portrayal of the comparatively prudish Charlotte on SATC has been accused of making-gasp!-a sex tape. But now that photos have surfaced, we're slightly disappointed. Sure, it looks like her face…glued to someone else's body! It looks like we'll have to save the raciness for Kim Catrall's on screen sex scenes as fiery Samantha. Darn. See for yourself here: http://perezhilton.com/2008-03-18-speaking-of-sexRead More »from Kristin Davis: Sextape and the City?