Surely, even the most spoiled, troublesome, simpering, sub-Mensa starlet deserves to be loved. Even
who according to Britain's Daily Mail
is dating talent agent
. Jason was by Brit's side during the Costa Rican holiday she took with her new spiritual adviser,
. No comments from Brit.
Meanwhile, reports mount that Brit's fellow desperado
has found sapphic love. Days after the tabs went crazy over pics of the
Herbie the Love Bug
star being over-zealously friendly with her BFF,
, LiLo's dad tells Usmagazine.com the girls' romance "is evident to anyone with half a brain."
sounds resigned. LiLo "can make her own life choices," he says. "It is between her and God."
Now Brit tab the Daily Star claims LiLo is engaged to the openly gay club DJ! The Star cites an anon LiLo friend saying the actress refers to herself as "
." No comments from any of the bold facers.
A major announcement . . .
. . . is on its way!
According to a not-overwhelmingly-major announcement released yesterday via
, not-so-successful CBS news anchor
plans to make a "major announcement" today on NBC's
But alas, the super-secret announcement has been leaked: Couric will announce that on Sept. 5, all three networks will broadcast
Stand Up to Cancer
, a live fund-raising concert featuring yet-to-be-announced major superstar music stars.
"For people struggling with this disease, or those who will be diagnosed, scientific breakthroughs can be a matter of life or death - literally," Couric says. "We want everyone to know that they can make a difference in this fight."
Tori restored to her throne
, who ruled the universe in
Beverly Hills, 90210
, the teen soap opera created by her dad,
, will return to the revamped, resurrected, reincarnated version of the show, the CW announced yesterday.
Beginning this fall, Tori will play the grown-up version of her original character, Donna Martin. A CW rep tells
that Martin is now "the owner of one of the coolest stores in Beverly Hills, a shopping hot spot that is frequented by the new cast of characters." (That's hot.)
Tori must be happy: She once told Usmagazine.com, "In some way, every show that followed
was a remake of
." (You can
see that with
- it's such an obvious
Tori joins previously announced returnee
'Sex' is for women only?
In an astonishing report, the AP has put forth the hypothesis that more women than men may be interested in watching
Sex and the City
, the film that opens Friday.
According to survey results from online movie ticket seller Fandango, 94 percent of ticket buyers say they are women. (That's way more women than men.) The good news is that the movie is drawing women of many ages.
"We can't remember the last time a movie has created so much anticipation among female moviegoers from their 20s through their 40s," said Fandango rep
But there's a dark lining to this silver cloud: Can women alone make
"A huge female audience can create a blockbuster of a movie if there's enough interest," said
, president of the tracking firm Media By Numbers LLC, in a statement so circular it's actually a globe.
Mayor Bloomberg as the president?
The New York Post reports that New York Mayor
so loved the
on Broadway that he spent 20 minutes chatting with star
, who plays bumbling President Charles H.P. Smith. Producer
tells the Post, "We were so enthused by [the mayor's] response to the show that we've decided to offer him the role of [the president]" after Lane's run ends.
Noth to romance Renée Z.
Variety reports that
Sex and the City
will star opposite
in the romantic comedy
My One and Only
Zellweger will play Anne Deveraux, a beautiful drifter who travels from town to town with her young sons looking to net a rich sugar daddy. Noth stars as a retired military doctor who becomes her latest mark.
, the tale is based on a real-life anecdote that the perpetually toasted gent's gent
about his early life on the road with his mother and brother.
McGregor to play Gore Vidal's pa
Variety also reports that Scottish leading man
, 37, has signed on to star in the
, to be helmed by
alum will play
- the father of famed author
- who had a passionate affair with Earhart while she was married to publisher
, who will be played by
Good news for Grammer
, whose Fox show
Back to You
wasn't exactly a ratings winner, has landed a sitcom pilot for ABC, says E!Online.com. Cloned from the British series of the same name,
is about a young man who is dumped by his heiress girlfriend, but whose life remains inexplicably intertwined with the girl's overbearing billionaire family, especially its oddball patriarch, played by Grammer.
Madge delays Philly visit
's Sticky and Sweet Tour, which was to land at the Wachovia Center in Philly on Nov. 19, has rescheduled that show for Nov. 20.
Tix range from $58 to $353 (does the 353 bucks include a back rub from Madge?) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday via ComcastTIX.com.
Eagles cheerleaders head to Iraq
Forget the warriors of the football fields.
Five Eagles cheerleaders will begin entertaining troops in Iraq next week.
Their itinerary, which might include a half-dozen bases, is as secret as an Eagles game plan, said cheerleader
, a University of the Arts dance major.
Joining her will be
, who's also an ROTC cadet;
, one of three sisters on the squad;
, top scorer in last month's audition finale show; and
, who graduated from the University of the Arts last year.
It's the first time the Eagles have sent cheerleaders to Iraq.
"Everybody asks if we're nervous" about going to a war zone, Soberg said. On the contrary, "I'm thrilled to have this opportunity," she said. "They reassured us that the bases we're traveling to are completely safe."
Soberg said many of these service people haven't seen American civilians for a long time.
"To be that breath of fresh air is really what we're looking for."
- Peter Mucha