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Posted at 6:50 AM ET, 01/18/2008

Morning Mix: Lindsay Lohan Gets Morgue Duty

By Jen Chaney

Lindsay Lohan, getting ready for "Pushing Daisies" days ahead. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Headlines: Directors Guild reaches deal with studios, could pave way for writers' pact... Four paparazzi arrested for reckless driving while chasing Britney Spears... Speaking of Brit, she plans to host a major gala on Feb. 16... And in a last piece of Britney news, the Associated Press has prepared her obit, which isn't that surprising... Lindsay Lohan to work in morgue as punishment for drunk driving offense... Lily Allen suffers miscarriage... Tom Cruise and Jerry Seinfeld: BFFs?... Chris Martin in paparazzi dust-up... Kiefer Sutherland gets out of jail Monday.

Rumor Mill: Did Katie Holmes lie about running the New York Marathon?... Witherspoon and Phillippe argue over Gyllenhaal... John C. McGinley of "Scrubs" allegedly won't pay child support because of writers' strike

Cruise Video-a-Rama: Yet another Tom Cruise on Scientology video is floating around; this one addresses 9/11. It just keeps getting better and better, people.

By Jen Chaney  | January 18, 2008; 6:50 AM ET
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Comments

How on earth can I score tickets to the guaranteed train-wreck Brit gala? (She is an icon to women you know!)

Posted by: md | January 18, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Will some kind soul please re-cap the crazier parts of the new TC video?

The caption below Lindsay Lohan's pic got me excited that she might be in an ep of Pushing Daisies. I love that show, and if she was on it, maybe more people would watch.

And the last of my disjointed thoughts is a hope that Lily Allen is getting the support she needs right now. Miscarriage is a tough thing to go through, and some people don't understand the intense physical and emotional pain that can come with it.

Posted by: RiverCityRoller | January 18, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

How cool would it be if your Brush With Greatness was "embalmed by LiLo"?

(Answer: VERY. I'd have it on my tombstone.)


Jen Chaney, (not that we're not happy to have you guest-blogging this a.m., but) is Liz Kelly alright?

Posted by: byoolin | January 18, 2008 8:44 AM | Report abuse

It does just keep getting better, Liz! That's the most awesome/psycho video I've seen in a while.

It's like the Scientologists read all the Chuck Norris-isms and inserted "Tom Cruise" instead. ...I guess this means he won't make it onto either a Huckabee or Giuliani ticket, though. How cool would *that* have been.

PS... The video is at
youtube.com/watch?v=-5sHSnQ7mzM

Posted by: Pompous Magnus | January 18, 2008 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Tom Cruise and Jerry Seinfeld, two egocentric jerks who haven't done anything worth watching since 1998. A match in Heaven, or wherever scientologists go when they die.

Posted by: michael | January 18, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

That's really sad about Lily Allen.

Tom Cruise is Crazy.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

yes, please, Jen... how is Liz? she disappeared from yesterday's afternoon chat, and I'm sure there are more than a few of us posters who'd like to know if our fearless leader is okay...

Posted by: raised eyebrows | January 18, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

I cannot access vids from work. speaking of work I should go file something...

Posted by: RiverCityRoller | January 18, 2008 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Lilo will soon be 'pushing up daisies,' alright. And given her consistently bad judgement and a propensity for very poor impulse control, I'll be surprised if her final scene doesn't end with the would-be starlet taking a few innocent lives, in addition to her own.

Posted by: MisterBear | January 18, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

-First Katie now Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Cruise must be stopped.

-John C McGinley, you're lowlife, stop trying to weasel out and pay your child support.

-Go Kiefer!

Posted by: Lisa1 | January 18, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

*britney? 'a style icon for women,' according to danish fashion executive Claus Hjemblak. all due respect to my danish bro but that might be one reason not much danish style makes it in the US of A.

*the spawn of philippe and witherspoon let the cat out of the bag: they don't recycle!! what does jake see in her?

and seriously, i'm sorry to hear about lily allen. hang in there, girl.

thanks for the blog jen chaney.

Posted by: methinks | January 18, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Sympathies to Lily Allen.

So I'm not the only one who thought LiLo was going to be on Pushing Daisies? I really hope they return when the writer's strike is over.

Yippeee Jack Bauer is free as a bird on Monday. I wonder if he'll have a dry party to celebrate?

Yeah Jen, how is Liz?

Posted by: petal | January 18, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

"No matter what's happening in her life right now, Britney is still a style icon for women," Hjemblak said. "We are pleased to have her on board."

WHAT??? In what messed up parallel universe is Britney a style icon??? No, I think not, and I would be please to have her 1) throw away those awful brown boots, 2) buy some underwear, 3) comb her hair, 4) take a shower, 5) buy clothes that fit her, and 6) put on some dang pants.

My best wishes to Lily Allen and I too hope that she gets all the love and support that she needs.

And I will chime in with the Where's Liz Kelly query. Hope you are well Liz Kelly.

Posted by: sunnydaze | January 18, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

I feel for Lily Allen. That's a horrible situation to be in.

Tom and Jerry are the perfect BFF duo, and not just because of their names. Agree with michael, except that I don't think they ever did anything worthwhile.

Posted by: surlychick | January 18, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Lily Allen is a great funny singer. I extend my virtual, destined never to reach her sympathy.

Posted by: yellojkt | January 18, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Britney a style icon??? I think of her more as every episode of 'What Not to Wear' ever shot.

Posted by: jes | January 18, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

oh geez, check out the "style icon" (that line made me spit water on the keyboard, too). These pics really make me want to emulate her.

http://perezhilton.com/2008-01-17-because-she-can

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

oh geez, check out the "style icon" (that line made me spit water on the keyboard, too). These pics really make me want to emulate her.

http://perezhilton.com/2008-01-17-because-she-can

Posted by: | January 18, 2008 10:13 AM

Wow. Just wow.

Posted by: WDC 21113 | January 18, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

My sympathies for Miss Allen and her husband/bf. I don't remember if they were married or not.

Mizz Lohan looked better when she had her real hair, brown.

Posted by: EricS | January 18, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Britney is a style icon? Crikey, let me go throw away all my pants underwear, hair products (for real hair, not wigs), and anything that I own that is remotely classy.

Posted by: ASinMoCo | January 18, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

one question about that link to the Britney pics on Perez Hilton: ARE THOSE THE SAME FISHNETS SHE HAS BEEN WEARING FOR A YEAR??? (and sub question--she appears to have forgotten panties, too).

ew ew ew
ew ew
ew

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

She's just so nasty! Gross.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Wow..this is the ultimate celebrity nexus!

Brit passes away and is embalmed by Lilo!!!

Posted by: Adam in Dc | January 18, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Curious that Brit's fishnets are full of holes in the front, yet there are none visible in the photo purporting to show the back of her legs. Maybe Perez Hilton posted a photo of someone else for the picture supposedly of Brit's backside.

Posted by: just wonderin' | January 18, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

just wonderin', that IS (ahem) fishy!

Posted by: me too | January 18, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Perez credits WENN agency for the photos. He does not take his own or photoshop; he just draws on them. (he has been sued about this very issue, that he uses other people's photos).

Further, you are lookig at different legs in the photos you cite, thus no holes.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Brit should get morgue duty too? Maybe it will make her wake up and see what her actions could lead to? Or would that qualify as disrespect of a corpse?

No decent star is going anywhere near Brit's gala.

Mr. McGinley, you still got to make your child support payments. You knew this strike was coming. You should have saved. It is not your children's fault and they should not suffer. Prove you're a man and make your payments.

Posted by: ep | January 18, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Nth-ing the concern for Liz. I hope everything's okay!

Posted by: tamerlane | January 18, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Will the WGA picket Britney's gala?

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | January 18, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

I have a friend whose been fighting her "baby daddy" (used in the correct form) for years trying to get child support. As soon as the state finds out he has a job, he quits before his paychecks can be garnished. So it is hard for me to feel bad about someone paying only 4,500 instead of 9,000. Now, mind you I believe "Dr. Cox" is being a huge a**hole, but when there are so many women that aren't getting anything I can't get all up in arms over this.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

hold the phone, kiddies...
mcginley pays $9000 a month in child support? and he wants to cut it in half? that hardly qualifies him as a deadbeat dad. i realize he signed on for 9 grand and he should def. have to pay the difference once he starts getting paid again but $9000 is a lot of money for child support. yeah, i know they're in Cali where the cost of living is higher and his son is 'special needs' but i had a special needs child and even at the height of the money we pumped into his life we weren't anywhere near $9000 a month. i'd cut him a little slack...see if he makes up the difference once he's getting paid regularly.

Posted by: methinks | January 18, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

he can petition the court for a temporary reduction. It happens all the time when job circumstances change and is a lot more reasonable than throwing men in jail for arrears that accrued while they were unemployed, which happens more often than you would think (and no, you cannot voluntarily unemploy yourself like the arse mentioned above who was avoiding garnishment, but striking is pretty much involuntary)

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

"Now, mind you I believe "Dr. Cox" is being a huge a**hole, but when there are so many women that aren't getting anything I can't get all up in arms over this."

This is the same bulls@it idea that lead many working women to have to fight to get child support. The idea of many judges in the past was that they were working and we should focus our efforts on the women who are not.

Well, Shirley, Dr. Cox's situation has nothing to do with your friends, so who cares if she is or is not getting support? Either way it has no affect on his ex-wife or his child and vice versa.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I am truly sorry about Lily Allen's miscarriage. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

I know she has had a terrible alcohol problem (falling down drunk in public) in the past, but I haven't heard about anything of that sort recently--certainly not since the pregnancy was announced. Maybe she turned over a new leaf. For her sake, I hope so. And I hope she finds the strength to cope with this loss without backsliding.

I will say, tho, despite the fact that I think Lily Allen is a gifted artist, I have quit listening to her music. She has made her disdain for Americans quite clear. When performing in Texas last year, she said, "It's all very weird here. They're all backward in Texas but not as much as they are in Arkansas and Wyoming where I'm going soon." She also said, "I can't really speak for the American population--I'm so far away from anything they are and stand for." She said the US represents everything she hates. Of course, she says this while on US soil, performing for US audiences, accepting US dollars. I respect that she has a right to her opinion, but I find that behavior unnecessarily tacky and rude while she is a guest in another country.

Posted by: sen | January 18, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

anyone want to take odds on whether that orange juice Britney is drinking in one of those Perez pics is "just" orange juice. How sad she is. I actually only feel sorry for her children. At least they have a solid dad (wow, yes I did say that!)

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

11:42 am...huh?

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

11:42 am...huh?

you don't watch scrubs do you.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I do watch Scrubs, and I got the "shirley" reference, but the rest of the crap you were spewing was unintelligible. Have you been taking classes from Tom Cruise?

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I do watch Scrubs, and I got the "shirley" reference, but the rest of the crap you were spewing was unintelligible. Have you been taking classes from Tom Cruise?

You are an idiot. The point was that it doesn't matter if her freind doesn't get child support, it doesn't affect anyone else's life. There were also judges in the past who looked upon women who didn't work with sympathy when they were going after their husbands and didn't seem to care about working mothers because they felt they had money.

Sorry you are to stupid to get that point. You can do some research if you want and look it up. Also, you don't have to be a dick to someone just because you don't agree, but since you did, I have no problem being a dick back.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Did you even read the post? Your argument seems to be that just because the mother has a job (or 2) then its ok for the baby daddy not to have to pay child support? In the past the mother most likely was given primary custody, whether the mother worked or not, she received child support. My mother worked and received child support, that was more than 20 years ago. My cousin pays child support for his various kids and the mothers all work. So either the parent given primary custody earns significantly more than the non-custodial parent or the judges you refer to are just misogynistic a-holes your argument doesn't make any sense.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

When LiLo fell off the wagon at New Year's Eve, did anyone ever report on how much champagne she actually drank, or whether she even got legally drunk? Not that falling off the wagon's good, but if she stayed reasonably sober that's still preferable to the worse alternative.

Posted by: just wonderin' | January 18, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

And in grosser Britney news, she's not pregnant & we have X17Online to thank for pictures of her "period panties."

**WARNING PIX ARE NSFW OR ANYWHERE REALLY!!**

http://x17online.com/celebrities/britney_spears/x17_xclusive_britneys_not_pregnant_period-01182008.php#more

If the link doesn't work, I've had problems getting it to work, just go to X17Online & scroll down the first page, the article is there.

Posted by: Bored @ home | January 18, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I read somewhere she took a few big swigs from the bottle and then immediately when and called her sponsor. Stunningly, she seems to be keeping things together. And I agree she looked far better as the natural redhead she is. The platinum blonde washes her out completely like it does Nicole Kidman (a natural strawberry blonde)

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

someone needs to put the anon posters from the 12 o'clock hour in the time out corner. SEPARATE time out corners.

Posted by: methinks | January 18, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

oops. "went" not "when"

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

oops. "went" not "when"

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

oh my god, Bored, that is foul. Why is she walking around like that? She just is so...unclean looking. From head to toe. Shudder.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Back to TC. Has Nicole ever said anything about his Scientoloweirdness? What about their two children? They live with him much of the time, don't they? I realize they're teens, but is someone looking out for their best interests -- which is NOT being brainwashed by that lunacy.

Posted by: Arlington | January 18, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

if katie holmes faked her nyc marathon, she should have aimed a wee bit higher. didn't she run it in close to 6 hours? that is not anything most runners would advertise. it means she walked a good bit of it.

Posted by: meow | January 18, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

If the link doesn't work, I've had problems getting it to work, just go to X17Online & scroll down the first page, the article is there.

Posted by: Bored @ home | January 18, 2008 01:11 PM


----

I think I'll just take your word for it, B@h.

Posted by: byoolin | January 18, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Re: Dr. Cox
He doesn't have to petition the court to get the payment reduced -- the Support Agreement, already approved by the court, states that the $9000 payment is to be cut in half when "Scrubs" stops production. The issue is whether the strike means that "Scrubs" is over and never coming back. This was supposed to be its last season, and shooting was supposed to wrap in May, at which time the $9000 payment would have been reduced to $4500. However, with the writer's strike halting production, shooting has wrapped, perhaps permanently, since it doesn't appear that they're going to go back to work on the show, ever. Accordingly, by the terms of the Agreement, McGinley, who isn't getting paid with production ceased and has no indication that production will ever resume, would be entitled to reduce the payment in accordance with the Support Agreement.

Posted by: quibbillus maximus, esq. | January 18, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

ah, wasn't privy to terms of agreement. thanks. and it does show how inflammatory posting headlines like "Joe Smith avoids child support" can be. The facts are a whole lot different than the impression conveyed, and that is simply not fair to him.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Ryan Philippe needs to grow up. Doesn't he know kids always do this whenever they hang out with someone new? They always go on and on about the new person -- it's the novelty.

Perhaps now that Lily Allen suffered a miscarriage, we can stop speculating about pregnancies. This is probably why celebs sometimes DON'T announce pregnancies to the world -- it's no one's business anyway, but how devastating to have a miscarriage and then have the world know about it.

So, good for Chris Martin.

I like the morgue and ER duty -- what a great sentence. Seeing the consequences of one's actions can be very powerful -- I hope LiLo and her ilk learn an important lesson when they see the horror of the ER and morgue.

Right on, Sunnydaze. Brit needs some astringent or a facial or something -- dang her skin is bad.

Posted by: Californian | January 18, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I've wondered the same thing, Arlington, but my guess is Nicole Kidman has been told by the Scientolocrazies to never open her mouth about them or she'll be pushing up daisies. They are a crazy, crazy bunch -- all those folks in the Rolling Stone article were terrified to speak out.

Makes me wonder if TC dumped her so abruptly because of something to do with Scientolonuts. Like they told him to or something b/c she never bought in.

Posted by: Californian | January 18, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Gang:

I am just now reading these comments and wanted to reassure those who asked that Liz is just fine. She had some home stuff to take care of today and asked me to fill in, but she's healthy and happy. I am sure she appreciates your concern. Now, please resume your analysis of the Dr. Cox-child support situation, already in progress...

Posted by: Jen Chaney | January 18, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Then why didn't TC stay with Mimi Rodgers, when she was the one who introduced him to Scientinsanity?

Posted by: Just wonderin' | January 18, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

@ meow. My sentiments exactly - I don't get this. Why would anyone fake such a slow time? Most people who train well can break 5 hours (and NYC is a fast course: few hills, great crowds). So it's not like her time is unbelievable - I buy it. Heck, I think P Diddy and Oprah beat that!

And wearing heels that night proves nothing. You're done with plenty of time for a nap and a foot massage. I've gone out to celebrate in heels myself after running marathons, and sure, your feet are sore & tired, but it's not *that* bad. This little conspiracy is a non-starter. I'm sure the dude was her body guard.

That said, everything else that Tom Cruise is involved in is completely suspect. Katie *should* be running - away from him!


Posted by: logan | January 18, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Bored @ Home: Like Morgan Freeman said in Shawshank, "300 yards of filth I don't want to imagine."

Californian: Think about your last line from 2:16.

This is a really freaky, gross thread for a Friday. I think I'll go home and sob into the snow now.

Posted by: Pompous Magnus | January 18, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Tom Cruise's Scary Movie. In Church Promo, the Scientologist Is Hard to Suppress:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/17/AR2008011703583.html?hpid=topnews

Posted by: mehitabel | January 18, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

"Californian: Think about your last line from 2:16."

Huh? Maybe I'm having a brain fade. I think her skin is bad due to drugs and diet and general dirtiness. Is that what you mean?

Posted by: Californian | January 18, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Heavy on the "dirtiness." It can cause the skin to break out horribly.

Did anyone else see the Scientology clip where Tom Cruise salutes a giant portrait of "LRH" (his euphemism for the nutjob) after receiving an award for "Achievements in the Field of Excellence."

Posted by: Pompous Magnus | January 18, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Now it's possibly Stockholm syndrome...

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=4145199&page=1

Posted by: WDC 21113 | January 18, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

As much as I hate it, but I have to agree with the other posters re: Kat(i)e Holmes. I've run several, my best time was 4:30, so why cheat and then brag about a 6 hour finishing time. By the way, for you Oprah haters, my best time was done in the Chicago Marathon, Oprah was out rooting on the runners and she slapped my hand...coincedence? I think not.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

the Britney w/ photog thing is utterly unsurprising to me. She has had a symbiotic (or mutally parasitic, more accurately) relationship with them since day 1. It is well-known, and she has acknowledged, that she regularly alerts them as to where she will be, but then lashes out when the sane fraction of her brain realizes that living on camera does not promote mental health. Anyway, she has just taken the ultimatr step and merged with the press now.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

'...for you Oprah haters, my best time was done in the Chicago Marathon, Oprah was out rooting on the runners...'

Hmm, bet the cameras spent more time on her than you though.

Posted by: jes | January 18, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

question: re: these pictures of celebrities and fauxlebrities that are taken in southern Cali...why do people there wear scarves and jackets and ugg boots? i thought it was warm there. it's not?

Posted by: methinks | January 18, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Not when you don't have any body mass to maintain a decent core temperature.

Posted by: 23112 | January 18, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Gawker.com has more hilariously scary Cruise video clips and a very funny clip of Craig Ferguson imitating Cruise in the "secret video" http://gawker.com/tag/tom-cruise/. Good times!

Posted by: plamar1031 | January 18, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone figured out the connection between Tom Cruise and Dan Snyder? Could it be because short little rich phokkers stick together?

Posted by: Sasquatch | January 18, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

"why do people there wear scarves and jackets and ugg boots?"

LOL. Yes indeed. Those of us who grew up places that actually had weather (I'm a born-and-bred Californian, but from NORTHERN) always laugh at how the heavy-duty gear comes out as soon as that mercury dips to 60 degrees. You should just see what happens when it rains! Eeegads!

Posted by: Californian | January 18, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

To see more gossip on Lohan www.WhyFame.com

Posted by: Johny | January 19, 2008 2:57 AM | Report abuse

yahoo.com has more on the story.

Posted by: Bully | January 19, 2008 2:58 AM | Report abuse

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