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Posted at 7:59 AM ET, 07/20/2009

Custody Hearing for Jackson Kids Delayed Again; Paula Abdul Leaving 'Idol'?

By Liz Kelly
Monday

Headlines: Custody hearing for Michael Jackson's kids delayed again... Agent says Paula Abdul may not return to "Idol"... Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler forced to evacuate Beverly Hills hotel... Madonna visits injured workers, families of victims in stage collapse... Jon Gosselin moves into Manhattan apartment... David Arquette apologizes for calling Latinas "nuts"... Nick Lachey says he wishes ex Jessica Simpson the best, but has no plans for a reunion... Janeane Garofalo walks off London stage after dismal reception... Russell Crowe gives "Robin Hood" crew member money to buy new car... David Byrne says he almost hit Paris Hilton with his bike... Lauren Conrad slams Heidi Montag for Playboy shoot... 50 Cent drops price on his Connecticut mansion again... Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst marries... Singer Christina Milian engaged... "Angela's Ashes" author Frank McCourt dead at 78.

Pix: Lindsay Lohan channels Marilyn Monroe (again) for Spanish Vogue... Celebs digitally fattened up to hype video game title.

Video: Susan Boyle doesn't want her 15 minutes to end...

Rumor Mill: Jackson doctor Conrad Murray avoiding police; possibly MIA... Janet Jackson splits from longtime boyfriend Jermaine Dupri... Mischa Barton hospitalized for suicidal drug binge, says "pal"... Dresses intended for Angelina Jolie stolen from stylist's home... Amy Winehouse's ex demanding $9 million payout.

Say What?
"British people tell me that they really like me so maybe I would do well working over there." -- Lindsay Lohan

By Liz Kelly  | July 20, 2009; 7:59 AM ET
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"Custody hearing for Michael Jackson's kids delayed again"

Every time the Jackson family farts...

Posted by: jezebel3 | July 20, 2009 8:17 AM | Report abuse

David sings to Paris....

The bike was moving and she was right there with it (and she was).....Joining the world of missing persons(and she was)

Posted by: GroovisMaximus61 | July 20, 2009 8:36 AM | Report abuse

If you read the Jon Gosselin story - at the bottom of the page is a link to a story about some Oompah Loompahs who got arrested at a mall in Florida. Who cares about Jon when you can read about Oompah Loompahs?

Posted by: GroovisMaximus61 | July 20, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

"Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler's Saturday press junket for their new romantic comedy The Ugly Truth was put on hold as the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills was evacuated following a telephoned bomb threat."

Maybe the caller was really just trying to warn people about the movie.

Posted by: mat00 | July 20, 2009 8:47 AM | Report abuse

"Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler forced to evacuate Beverly Hills hotel"

LOL! Reminds me of a CYE episode.

Posted by: jezebel3 | July 20, 2009 9:02 AM | Report abuse

fred Durst marries. Wonder what the ove/under is on that one?

Posted by: ronjaboy | July 20, 2009 9:16 AM | Report abuse

David Byrne, next time try using a car.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | July 20, 2009 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Anyone who didn't see Paula's exit coming the moment they brought in that fourth "Idol" judge is an idiot. (And by "anyone" I mean, of course, Paula.)

David Arquette, pot. Latinas, kettle.

Madonna's first words to the injured were, "How are you feeling? And, um, you're not gonna sue me are you? Maybe some Lourdes water will help heal the pain. Lourdes, hand them an Evian; Rocco, help your sister."

Jermaine Dupri was so upset about the breakup with Janet Jackson that he vomited. Janet, on the other hand, is merely tidying up some loose ends before the kids come to live with her.

I was about to remind Lindsay Lohan that Brits like everyone (why else would Robbie Williams have a big career there?) but then I saw the Janeane Garofalo post. I stand corrected. Brits DO have taste. Good taste.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | July 20, 2009 9:26 AM | Report abuse

The Summer of the Dead continues. RIP Frank McCourt.

Dorkus, you said it better than I could about David Byrne missing Paris.

I don't think rehab took this time either for Lindsey. She is seriously delusional. She's hardworking and they like her in Britain.

Posted by: epjd | July 20, 2009 9:34 AM | Report abuse

The Maximus twins (Groovis and Dorkus) shoot and score re: David Byrne!

The Susan Boyle video is kinda blah. Do we really need Meredith Vieira telling Susan she cleans up well? I was hoping for more hard-hitting questions, say,

* Are you singing "I Dreamed a Dream" on the BGT tour?
* As the runner up, do you feel more like Thomas Dewey or Justin Guarini?
* How is your cat doing?

Honestly. Couldn't "Today" have brought in Demi Moore to gush over Susan some more instead while Ashton took cell pictures of her butt to post on Twitter?

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | July 20, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse

The Susan Boyle video is kinda blah. Do we really need Meredith Vieira telling Susan she cleans up well? I was hoping for more hard-hitting questions, say,

* Are you singing "I Dreamed a Dream" on the BGT tour?
* As the runner up, do you feel more like Thomas Dewey or Justin Guarini?
* How is your cat doing?


Posted by: td_in_baltimore | July 20, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse


Only one cat?

Posted by: jezebel3 | July 20, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

American comedians almost never do well with audiences across the pond and vice versa. Although Jon Oliver does well on the Daily Show. But Janeane isn't really funny to begin with, so maybe that's it.

Nice obit for Frank McCourt.

Posted by: jelo97 | July 20, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

fred Durst marries. Wonder what the ove/under is on that one?

Posted by: ronjaboy | July 20, 2009 9:16 AM

That probably hinges (as it were) on the limpness, or lack thereof, of the bizkit in question.

Posted by: northgs | July 20, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

RIP Walter Cronkite and Frank McCourt. Score two more for Saint Peter this season, as integrity and eloquence take some serious hits back here on Earth.

Posted by: northgs | July 20, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

I think digitally fattened up celebrities should be a new feature in Celebritology. Liz, you could digitally remove their eyebrows for extra measure.

Posted by: kvs09 | July 20, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Jon Gosselin's new pad is easily a $1M+ property, as described in that article. One wonders how that will play with regard to child and spousal support in divorce court.

David Byrne, as I understand the game, you only get points if you actually make contact. Better luck next time.

Lauren Conrad, way to lay on the snark - nice job!

Posted by: northgs | July 20, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Please, let's all remember the REAL moonwalk today (the 40th anniversary)!

For anyone else who watched CBS's tribute to Walter Cronkite last night in the "60 Minutes" time-slot, what was the connection between him and Robin Williams? George Clooney I get (dad Nick a one-time Cincinnati newscaster, plus Clooney's film "Good Night and Good Luck"), Mickey Hart (of The Grateful Dead) slightly surprised me, but Robin's link I didn't catch.


"British people tell me that they really like me so maybe I would do well working over there." -- Lindsay Lohan

Shoo, LiLO, shoo away to another continent, till you're clean and sober.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 20, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

David! Did the check not clear?

Paula leave Idol? Then how will I know which contestants will be able to sing a phonebook, have blue auras or are the artists they truly are?

The article on the digitally fattened stars called Amy Winehouse an "indie babe". So we shouldn't be suprised the Brits love Lilo.

Posted by: hodie | July 20, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Maybe we can arrange a trade for LiLo - Helen Mirren? Colin Firth?

Who did we get for Gwenyth Paltrow?

Posted by: GroovisMaximus61 | July 20, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Groovis, I think in exchange for Gwynnin the Pooh, we (ahem) agreed that they could keep Madonna....score for the USA!

Posted by: VaLGaL | July 20, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of the British, or wanna-bes ... now that Madonna divorced her British hubby, will she or has she dropped the faux British accent?

Posted by: Californian11 | July 20, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Californian, Madonna had that accent long before Guy Ritchie. I remember seeing the Girlie Show Tour on HBO -- 16 years ago -- and she had that fake accent.

She closed the show with this bad Cabaret-esque thing where the dancers left the stage one by one by descending into the floor. The whole time, Madonna kept saying " 'ere you go, luv" or something similarly Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-y.

I really don't think Madonna knows how to speak without that accent now.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | July 20, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

David Byrne apparently doesn't know that almost only counts for hand grenades and horseshoes.

Posted by: memphis1 | July 20, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Potential buyers are waiting until 50 Cent drops the asking price on the mansion to $9.25 million, at which time the ratio to the original asking price will be.......

[The completion of this statement is left to the Lizards as a snarkercise]

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | July 20, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

For anyone else who watched CBS's tribute to Walter Cronkite last night in the "60 Minutes" time-slot, what was the connection between him and Robin Williams? George Clooney I get (dad Nick a one-time Cincinnati newscaster, plus Clooney's film "Good Night and Good Luck"), Mickey Hart (of The Grateful Dead) slightly surprised me, but Robin's link I didn't catch.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 20, 2009 10:25 AM

Other than appearing in a movie about Disney with Mr. Cronkite...my only guess is that Robin's lip print is still on Les Moonves' keister.

Posted by: mdreader01 | July 20, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I can understand why David Byrne didn't hit Paris Hilton. It would be a waste of a good bike. If only David had been riding a salvaged junker........

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | July 20, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

David Byrne apparently doesn't know that almost only counts for hand grenades and horseshoes.

Posted by: memphis1 | July 20, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

LOL, memphis! This is my dad's favorite saying.

Posted by: hodie | July 20, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

walter cronkite. frank mccourt. all the others. indeed, the summer of death. all in all, gloomy. when people of such intelligence and eloquence like cronkite and mccourt die, you realize how much drivel surrounds us anymore.
frankie's been going to hospice daily for the last several days, this time to focus on fireman frank, just 41. he is surrounded by loving family, friends and his extended family of firemen. someone is with him 24/7. it is one of the most touching situations frankie & i have been priviliged to participate in. she loves fireman frank,giving him gentle kisses each time she comes to visit. then she positions herself between the foot of the bed and the door so that no one can get to him w/o passing her inspection. and in the end, imho, this is what matters. not idiots like heigl, durst, gosselin, and the like.
sorry to ramble. a pipe broke in the master bath sink late last night. very happily, we were home, but the amount of water on the floor in such a brief amount of time, was stunning. we looked like the upcoming three stooges characters trying to shut it off. snapped off the knob, of course. fire department had to be called. now waiting for the emergency plumber on our home warranty coverage. to them, an emergency response is w/in 24 hours. it's 114 out. ok, that's it for being boring. need a nap. carry on, far funnier people.

Posted by: frieda406 | July 20, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Sas, it could only be fitty percent, right?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 20, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

frieda, Fireman Frank is unlucky to be so ill at such a young age, but at least has Frankie the wonder dog as his protector. I'm curious, does Frankie ever get so attached to a patient that she's upset after the person's, um, no longer at the hospice? Sorry to be so morbid in my curiosity.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 20, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

p.s. london's daily mail reporting today that patrick swayze is doing much better. could not get the article to past.

Posted by: frieda406 | July 20, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Frieda, sorry to read about the flood. Shut off valves can freeze into one position if they are not occasionally turned, so your circumstances are not unique.

I hope that everything gets fixed and that your home owner's deductible is relatively low.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | July 20, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

does Frankie ever get so attached to a patient that she's upset after the person's, um, no longer at the hospice? Sorry to be so morbid in my curiosity.
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yes. she's been to 2 funerals. family members were so touched by her devotion, they asked her to attend. she had one person in particular she liked very much. and yes, for quite awhile after, she'd hurry to her room and look in. when she didn't see frances, yet another name connection, it was almost as if she was disappointed or sad. and now, with fireman frank, i can ask her if she wants to go see him and she's rarin' to go. she loves his entire family. she sees them and she's thrilled. rushes to them. and they to her.
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meant to write "article to post", not past. arg.

Posted by: frieda406 | July 20, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Shut off valves can freeze into one position if they are not occasionally turned, so your circumstances are not unique
***
thank you very much for your kind words. now know that about turning the valves via our unfortunate experience of last evening, altho' i am laughing about it today. snap. when that knob snapped off, we just looked at each other like "oh, oh, now what". not too hilarious last night, however. husband got very cranky, fast. and the one for the hot water won't turn either. so will have the plumber tend to that. just happy, happy, happy we were home. happy.

Posted by: frieda406 | July 20, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Sometimes all you can do in situations like that is laugh or cry. I prefer laughing because your nose doesn't run and your eyes don't get bloodshot.

Special blessings on Frankie the Wonder Dog.

Posted by: epjd | July 20, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Well, Frieda, I prefer not to think of 2009 as the "Summer of Death" but as the full realization of what Andy Warhol warned us about, lo those many years ago:

Everyone will get 15 minutes of fame.

So us celebritologists are merely weeding out the ones who get 180 minutes or more. And the list is getting longer and longer every day.

So of course, the death lists will be getting longer as well.

The ones that get my special attention are always the ones I didn't see coming.

Posted by: mdreader01 | July 20, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Jon Gosselin moves into Manhattan apartment...
- How close is he to David Byrne's pad?

Sonenberg said. "I think at this point we're going to be considering everything, including some kind of a competition show. [Paula Abdul] has tremendous ideas for a whole variety of shows."
- "Next Top American Psycho?"
- "Deadliest Stage Crews: Marsailles?"

"British people tell me that they really like me so maybe I would do well working over there." -- Lindsay Lohan
- I see right through that ploy to befriend Amy Winehouse, now that her divorce is final.

Posted by: mdreader01 | July 20, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

"British people tell me that they really like me so maybe I would do well working over there." -- Lindsay Lohan
- I see right through that ploy to befriend Amy Winehouse, now that her divorce is final.

Posted by: mdreader01 | July 20, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse


OJ might get out of the pokey - send him over the pond.

Posted by: jezebel3 | July 20, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

mdreader - maybe a starring role on "Intervention?"

Posted by: GroovisMaximus61 | July 20, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Breaking Beastie Boy News---

Adam Yauch has cancer of the parotid gland (one of the salivary glands in the back of the throat.) The Beasties are cancelling the tour so Adam can get treated. He's expected to make a full recovery.

Posted by: mdreader01 | July 20, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

hodie | July 20, 2009 11:23 AM

mine, too.. props to pops!

Posted by: memphis1 | July 20, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Sonenberg said. "I think at this point we're going to be considering everything, including some kind of a competition show. [Paula Abdul] has tremendous ideas for a whole variety of shows."
- "Next Top American Psycho?"
- "Deadliest Stage Crews: Marsailles?"


How about a real-life version of "Celebrity Death Match?"

Or maybe "Celebrity Death Squad."

Posted by: memphis1 | July 20, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

-thanks epjd. i'm laughing more and more about last night. if only someone had filmed it, we'd be youtube sensations today.
-saw that about adam yauch. we send our good wishes his way.
-jezebel 3, i'm hoping that oj will never get out. we'll have to come up w/someone else to send over there. any other suggestions?
-will la lohan ever recover and resume her career? is that possible/probable? where is the money coming from that supports her?
-another suggestion for paula abdul's new show: whackadoodle hootenanny.

Posted by: frieda406 | July 20, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

md reader, the parotid gland is actually in the cheek, near the ear. News comes at an odd time as my son was just diagnosed with a tumor in his parotid. His is benign but it still needs removed because of its potential to be nasty like poor Adam Yauch's. Surgery is next month.

Posted by: hodie | July 20, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

"She has tremendous ideas ..."

Who knew?!?

Posted by: bobsewell | July 20, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Gordon of Peter & Gordon died.

I was only kidding about the Summer of Death. Celebs can stop kicking the bucket anytime now. Kthnx.

Posted by: epjd | July 20, 2009 6:45 PM | Report abuse

"If your bowel movements get sluggish, you can accelerate things by drinking half a cup of castor oil or using a mild herbal laxative. Bowel elimination is paramount for correct detoxification."

------------Gwynnie the Pooh, Liz' new BFF

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | July 21, 2009 12:16 AM | Report abuse

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