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Posted at 8:45 AM ET, 10/28/2009

Former Letterman employee alleges hostile work environment; Agassi admits meth use

By Liz Kelly
Wednesday

Headlines: Former David Letterman staffer calls show a "hostile work enviroment"... Patrick Swayze's widow to make "Oprah" appearance... Celebs turn out for premiere of "This Is It"... Lindsay Lohan headed to India on charity work... Michael Lohan asks Lindsay to get help (while on Maury Povich show episode titled "You're 14 ... Stop Lap Dancing and Trying to Get Pregnant")... Kate Gosselin renews her nurse's license... Andre Agassi admits to past crystal meth addiction... Lisa Kudrow to guest star on Courteney Cox's "Cougar Town"... Man apologizes for causing mistrial in John Travolta extortion case... Sandra Bullock and Jesse James in custody battle with James's porn star ex... Corey Feldman's wife files for divorce... Jennifer Esposito and tennis player Mark Philippoussis engaged... Child stars more likely to be Sagittarians?

Pix: Adam Lambert's album cover.

Video: James Franco can't pronounce "Gucci" in new Funny or Die vid:

Rumor Mill: Renee Zellweger to spend holidays with Bradley Cooper's family? (Cuz that would be weird if this is true)... Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner relationship heating up?... Lindsay Lohan moves to Hollywood condo to escape house "tainted" by robbery... Matthew Broderick bombs in new Broadway show preview.

Not News: Jonas Brothers not splitting up despite solo Nick Jonas project.

By Liz Kelly  | October 28, 2009; 8:45 AM ET
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Corey Feldman's wife files for divorce...
But who gets custody of Corey Haim?

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | October 28, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

"Patrick Swayze's widow to make "Oprah" appearance." It will be worth watching just for the look on Lisa Niemi's face when Oprah flips the switch and The Swayze lurches back to life.


"Lindsay Lohan headed to India, where her skin condition will cause her to be mistaken for an untouchable.


It's not surprising that LiLo has cut off contact with her dad. What *is* surprising is that she hasn't put out a hit on him.


"Kate Gosselin renews her nurse's license." Now NOBODY can continue to say with a straight face that America doesn't need healthcare reform.


Lisa Kudrow to guest star on "Cougar Town", forcing critics to change their evaluation of the show. This week they'll say the writing is "Phoeble."


"Sandra Bullock and Jesse James in custody battle with James's porn star ex." How distasteful. I can't believe Janine Lindemulder would have ever gotten involved with that dirtball.

Posted by: byoolin1 | October 28, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Responding to theater patrons demands for ticket refunds because he repeatedly flubbed his lines, Matthew Broderick firmly denied reports that he was distracted because he was daydreaming about Adam Lambert's new album cover. " I wasn't daydreaming about Adam," said Broderick. "But I was worrying about what he and I would do on our 'Boys Night Out.'"

Posted by: angelos_peter | October 28, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner relationship heating up? If one of them covers an old Paul Simon tune and sings, "Prior to this lifetime, I surely was a Taylor," then we'll know.

Posted by: angelos_peter | October 28, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse

You would think that figuring out a child custody claim from an ex-con porn star would be pretty easy, but on the other hand, let's hope the judge hasn't seen All About Steve.

Posted by: MStreet1 | October 28, 2009 9:47 AM | Report abuse

"Patrick Swayze's widow to make 'Oprah' appearance" -- They're going to reenact that scene in "Ghost" where Whoopi Goldberg and Demi Moore dance. Before that happens, they're going to do the slide-the-penny-up-the-wall scene, however, because this is Oprah, they're going to use a $1,000,000 bill instead.

"Andre Agassi admits to past crystal meth addiction" -- I KNEW there was a reason for that mullet. Poor Brooke Shields, in the news again (albeit by association). She should just have a PR staffer live with her these days.

"Celebs turn out for premiere of 'This Is It'" -- Am I the only one who reads "This Is It" and thinks either MJ's covering Kenny Loggins or remembering that "I Love Lucy" episode when she goes into labor with Little Ricky?

"Kate Gosselin renews her nurse's license" -- Unfortunately for at least nine of us, her nag license has no expiration date.

"Matthew Broderick bombs in new Broadway show preview." -- In response to critics' comments, Broderick make a comment about lumps of coal turning into diamonds. Besides, he kept getting distracted by this neighing in the front row.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | October 28, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

I have to say, all opportunities for snark aside, as an evil step monster, I really like what Sandra had to say about being a stepmom...

Posted by: LTL1 | October 28, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

"Jonas Brothers not splitting up despite solo Nick Jonas project." That's good. I was under the impression that it would take multiple surgical teams, marathon surgery, and *lots* of follow-up reconstructive work to successfully separate them. (Not to mention, it's a good thing humans only really need one kidney.)

It seems that SNL could update its old "It's PAT!" skit when Taylor Swift guest-hosts. This would probably be funnier than a Kanye reprise, too.

Posted by: northgs | October 28, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

If Lindsey comes back from India with an adopted child, I am really gonna be lobbying for stricter international adoption laws.

Yeah, porn star v. movie star for custody. This may be a tough call.

Posted by: epjd | October 28, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

re:: Nurse Kate - I just have a hard time imagining her entering any career where she can't call the shots. I have an awesome image of her getting into it with doctors over patient care....

"I've had EIGHT children so I think I know a LITTLE BIT about delivering BABIES! While you were slacking off and going to MED SCHOOL I had to raise EIGHT children practically BY MYSELF! Is it TOO much to ask for some HELP around here?! Stop acting like a CHILD and HELP me for a change!...No, not now. You can have some water when we're done."

Posted by: ishkabibbleA | October 28, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Liz, warn us next time before sending links to Glitterati Gossip (re: Sandra Bullock). That way I can avoid headlines like "Chaz Bono: I Shave Once a Week." (Not saying I don't wish CB well and all; I do. Just don't need the details.)

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | October 28, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Yikes, who wants to get their flu shot from Kate aka Nurse Ratched?

Glambert's back! Love 'em.

If Agassi does crystal meth, what was McEnroe on?

Broderick bombs. I keep picturing in my mind his Ferris incarnation saying " who could possibly be expected to [work] on a day like this?".

Posted by: hodie | October 28, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Someone should tell Matthew Broderick to get off his high horse and learn his lines.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | October 28, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or does Adam Lambert kinda look like Pink with blue hair on that cover?

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | October 28, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner relationship heating up?...

and the celebrity name generator says?

****
I, for one, am so happy she didn't ask to renew her license in Maryland. Could you imagine having her show up bedside after some minor surgery?
I had enough of a time with a regular hard working nurse pushing unneeded/unwanted meds on me after childbirth.

Posted by: anonymouslurker | October 28, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Nurse Ratched! High horse! EXCELLENT.

And Chasmosaur, I though exactly the same thing re: Lambert / Pink! I was imagining that the cover shoot involved having the three fairy godmothers from "Cinderella" stand over him saying, "Pink!" "Blue!" "Pink!" "Blue!"

Apparently Merriwether won that battle.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | October 28, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner relationship heating up?...

and the celebrity name generator says?

Posted by: anonymouslurker

Swift-Lautner, sounds like a law firm.

Swiftner?

Posted by: wadejg | October 28, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

that video with james Franco almost made me pee my pants. Sigh. I love him.

Posted by: lisadevine | October 28, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner relationship heating up?...

and the celebrity name generator says?

Posted by: anonymouslurker

Swift-Lautner, sounds like a law firm.

Swiftner?

Posted by: wadejg | October 28, 2009 12:35 PM

I'd say Swiffer, but there might be copyright infringement issues here.

Posted by: northgs | October 28, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Taylor squared?

What kind of charity work is LiLo purporting to do in India? I'm guessing they don't need pole dances, free cans of turn-your-skin-orange, hair dye, or booze.

Um, was Maury Povich's show title a reference to (a) the Cyrus family, (b) the Spears family, (c) the Lohan family, (d) the Palin family, or (e) All of the above?

Posted by: Californian11 | October 28, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Why no afternoon post? This is the second time this week. Is Queen Liz okay????

Posted by: epjd | October 28, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner relationship heating up?...

and the celebrity name generator says?

TwoTay?

Posted by: dablues1 | October 28, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

ep, I was wondering the same. What's up Liz? Hope you are well. My house has been plagued with Swine flu. (of course the week before the school gets the vaccine). We're ok though.

Californian, I also thought Taylor squared or Taytay?

Posted by: hodie | October 28, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, not sure what's up with the Chief...maybe work on the latest "Twits" ran long. There are so many inflections you can give to a statement from John Mayer.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | October 28, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Taytay?

Posted by: hodie

::dingdingdingdingdingding::

I think we have a winner!

(I would like to propose that the two of them adopt a Yorkie mix and name it Taytay. You know, as a nauseatingly adorable symbol of their love.)

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | October 28, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

As long as in future we don't have reason to discuss Taytay's ta-ta's, all will be well.

Posted by: northgs | October 28, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

GACK!!! Just looked in on the NY Daily News. Check out the front page - this might be what did in Queen Liz. (www.nydailynews.com) And no, I'm not talking about the nearly wall-to-wall Yankees coverage.

Posted by: northgs | October 28, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I think that NY Daily News headline just did ME in.

Posted by: epjd | October 28, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

hehe... that NYDN headline is classic.

Posted by: dablues1 | October 28, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

In last week's chat, I asked about Opie the cat and Liz said she, Mr. Liz and Page had decamped for a vacation. She may still be there.

Posted by: Californian11 | October 28, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Are you talking about Amber Rose (whoever that is) being radioactive orange, or Rosie and Angelina having a "phone fling"? (Whoa, never woulda thought Rosie was ANgie's type ... )

Posted by: Californian11 | October 28, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Californian, no, it was a story about Octomom and Jon Gosselin, who are rumored to have signed a deal to have a reality "dating show." Headline: The Apocalypse Will Be Televised.

For Liz's sake, I hope she's still on vacation, not struck down by the NYDN.

Posted by: northgs | October 28, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Dorkus, this is for you:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/28/sexy-halloween-costumes-w_n_336094.html

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | October 28, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Sas, you have no idea how much I needed that. I just sat through my company's annual "Look At What We've Done" meeting. I was about to start hitting my head against a wall.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | October 28, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

In other snark, Octomom's lips are in the Lisa Rinna category.

Posted by: Californian11 | October 28, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

SAS!!!! Be careful out there.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,570010,00.html?test=latestnews

Posted by: epjd | October 28, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

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