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Posted at 8:45 AM ET, 03/18/2010

Tabloid claims Sandra Bullock's husband in cheating scandal; Doctors prescribed Haim 'thousands of pills'

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney

Sandra Bullock and husband Jesse James, seen here on Oscar night, are the subject of big-time rumors this morning -- see the Rumor Mill, below. (AP)

Celebrity Beat: Corey Haim got "thousands of pills" from doctors, says California attorney general; arrest made in drug ring linked to Haim... Corey Feldman gets tattoo tribute to Haim inked on arm... Miley Cyrus says she'll be glad to put "Hannah Montana" behind her, doesn't connect with teen girls (aka her fan base)... Mob of fans shuts down filming of Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp movie... Breaking News! Suri Cruise HATES jeans!... Jessica Simpson's "Price of Beauty" premiere bombs... Marie Osmond cancels Las Vegas shows... British poet laureate pens poem about David Beckham... Beyonce's new perfume hits $3 million in sales.

Baby Boom: Amy Poehler and Will Arnett expecting second child... Kevin Costner expecting seventh... "Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar pregnant with first.

Pix: Mackenzie Phillips's $50,000 Botox makeover... Tina Fey's April Esquire cover.

Crime Watch: DMX ordered to spend six months in Phoenix jail.

Rumor Mill: Sandra Bullock drops out of London premiere, leaves family home (what does that even mean?) amidst tabloid claim that husband Jesse James cheated on her with tattoo model... James shuts down Twitter account... British TV presenter denies affair with Tiger Woods... Lindsay Lohan texts ailing dad... Venture capitalist claims to be father of Padma Lakshmi's baby.

Pop Culture Mix: Reese Witherspoon may star in "The Pioneer Woman," a rom-com based on a blog (surely someone in Hollywood also wants to make "Celebritology 2.0: Electric Blogaloo" -- right?)... Hank Azaria and Katy Perry latest to join "Smurfs" cast... Steven Spielberg to produce Jackie Onassis film... TV scoop on "Glee," "True Blood" and (scroll to the bottom) "Lost," courtesy of EW's Michael Ausiello ... Go carat crazy and look at this MSNBC gallery of massive celebrity engagement rings (via Pop Culture Junk Mail) .. Then, as you recover from that St. Patrick's Day hangover, peruse this list of worst Irish stereotypes in film... McDonald's Happy Meal spends a year on a shelf with no decay...

Gawker's Valleywag wants to know: what kind of geek are you? (Personally, I think I have a foot in sci-fi geek, a heel in music snob and the rest of my toes, at least during March Madness, in sports enthusiast.)

Missed last night's Tiger Woods episode of "South Park"? Watch it on Hulu.

Ladies (and, you know, guys, if you care), take a peek at the trailer for "Eat, Pray, Love":

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | March 18, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
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RIP, Alex Chilton & Charlie Gillett.

Does Miley Cyrus share a PR flack with Kathy Heigl?

Jessica Simpson: sexual napalm, television anthrax.

Mackenzie Phillips spends $50K on Botox, yet I still can't bring myself to say, "Heeeeeyyyy, come to daddy!"

Somewhere, Jesse James' ex is on the phone to her lawyers, screaming "You lost custody of my kids to THIS GUY?"

"Lindsay Lohan texts ailing dad." Sorry, LiLo - those rumours about cell phones screwing up heart machines is an urban legend.

"Surely someone in Hollywood also wants to make "Celebritology 2.0: Electric Blogaloo" -- right?" As a matter of fact, I'm working on the script right now. Hoping to cast Jenna Jameson and Bree Olson as JeLi.

"McDonald's Happy Meal spends a year on a shelf with no decay." And yet, when you eat one it feels like your body is rotting from the inside. Ironic, no?

Posted by: byoolin1 | March 18, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, I just can't snark about Sandra Bullock/Jesse James, I'm just bummed for her. If it's true, he's a moron. Since she moved out a few days before the 'news' arrived, it appears likely. Sigh.

Posted by: agog1 | March 18, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

"Corey Feldman gets tattoo tribute to Haim inked on arm" -- For someone who says he wants this to be all about Haim, Feldman sure does seem to be hogging the spotlight. Enough already.

"Miley Cyrus says she'll be glad to put 'Hannah Montana' behind her" -- You and me both, honey. Though your fellow cast members will be said to see that steady paycheck evaporate.

"Beyonce's new perfume hits $3 million in sales" -- For the woman who wants to smell like overexposure. At first I thought that read "hits $3" and I thought to myself: "too expensive."

"Kevin Costner expecting seventh" -- No, he's not. That would be his wife/paramour/whoever he's sleeping with now who is the one expecting.

"Tina Fey's April Esquire cover" -- Let's add "Tina / Esquire" to "Sexy / Jen" as things that do not go together.

"Steven Spielberg to produce Jackie Onassis film" -- Raidahs of the Lahst Ahk?

"British poet laureate pens poem about David Beckham" -- Not to be outdone, Maya Angelou pens poen about Tiger Woods. It begins: I know why the caged man golfs.

"Eat, Pray, Love" -- Is that screen cap Julia Roberts or Heather Mills?

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | March 18, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Wow - even less interested in Eat, Pray, Love than I was before. And I'm a chick.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | March 18, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Attention Hollywood Husbands -

I realize that marriage is still marriage and that perhaps your gorgeous, successful wives can be just as mundane as the rest of us chicks.

But when you have affairs, well, the chicks you bang are really happy to go to the tabloids. And then, you know, the public is inundated with pictures of your 20-something tattoo-model squeeze (who I concede has a pretty face and an amazing body). And invariably, we can't help but compare and comment.

Unless it comes out that Sandra Bullock was beating him nightly with a golf club, Jesse, you lose here. Other Hollywood husbands, take a good look. Divorce quietly or just don't marry the women. These are actresses - even when down-to-earth or girl-next-door, these are women whose jobs live and die on the drama they create. They will ramp it up and publicly crucify you.

That is all.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | March 18, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone else see Lilo in Miley's future?

Posted by: JenEFur | March 18, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

The sad part of the Sandra Bullock marriage failure is that a young child who has already suffered from being shuttled back and forth between parents fighting over her, will now be taken from what appeared to be a stable stepmother.

I'm not so sad for Sandra Bullock - she married a guy who had a string of failed marriages, and whose judgement seemed pretty bad (married to porn star? or just having child with porn star? Either way, GROSS. Remember that AIDs adage about you're now having sex with all your partner's former sex partners? Ick)

I still feel sorrier for Elin Woods, if she was as taken in by Tiger's good guy image as the rest of us were (and that seems likely based on the commets of the golfer who introduced them).

Whereas Sandra went into her marriage knowing and apparently happy with her huband's bad guy background. So he played her true to type. I'm only surprised it lasted 5 years.

Posted by: Amelia5 | March 18, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

I have a girl crush on Danica McKellar!

Posted by: talleyl | March 18, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse


Actually, no. Billy Ray my enjoy the limelight like Dina Lohan, but he actually has a work ethic (unlike Dina Lohan). Which he does seem to have instilled in his daughter. Say what you will, girl is busy and seems to have some goals.

I think mostly she is a teenager under immense, immense media scrutiny. Every stupid teenage thing that she does (raise your hand if you never wore questionable outfits when you were 16 or 17 - mine is staying down) is incredibly documented. I know if I had a camera on every little thing I did or had every stupid party picture posted to the Internet when I was that age, I'd have looked like a candidate for a downward spiral. When really, I was just a hormonally charged teenager.

That little one who seems to show up in hooker-wear everywhere (Noah?) - that one to me looks like she's going down Lilo road. Because I think perhaps her parents aren't paying 100% attention there.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | March 18, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

I do feel sad for Sandra Bullock. It's not like she had a long string of broken marriages behind her. It seemed like she waiting until she thought she had found the right person. She'd been in the spotlight for quite a while and wasn't young (close to 40) when they married, right?

From what I recall he pursued the heck out of her and I imagine he seemed very different (more real and less superficial) than the standard Hollywood type she'd been surrounded by.

Anyway, still think it is sad and I agree the poor kids, seems like she was a very positive influence.

Ah well...

Posted by: LTL1 | March 18, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

byoo rocks as usual.

McKenzie Phillips can't fix years of abusing her body with plastic surgery. Too bad. Seems like she's trying to straighten out.

td, I agree with you on the Esquire Cover, but I limit it to that. TF is sexy in a Marion-the-Librarian kinda way.

Danica McKellar is hot. And smart.

In spite of whatever work ethic Billy Ray may have passed on to Miley, it still looks like she could easily trainwreck. Probably not the same as Lilo, but in some way. Maybe I am still just too skeeved out by the VF pix, but if that's not courting "media pressure" I don't know what is.

Poor Sandy. Sometimes the "bad boys" aren't just sexy-bad, they're bad-bad.

I think Jackie O got a bum rap. She was actually a pretty smart cookie, and did well considering the material she had to work with. She was a reporter who understood and used the power of the media to her advantage, at least til she married Onassis, after which she had so much money she didn't have to care. This is totally unlike Rielle Hunter (or whatever her REAL name is). She's a pro photog but was SHOCKED! SHOCKED I tell you! by the effect of her pantsless photos...

Posted by: reddragon1 | March 18, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Tell me Sandra Bullock met Jesse on the Vieux Carre and her life will completely be like a certain Warren Zevon song.

Posted by: mdreader01 | March 18, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

If these reports regarding Sandra's Bullock's marriage prove true, then . . .

Jesse James is the biggest tool/loser/jerk/a**hole/insert-your-favorite-expletive-here to come down the pike in a very long time.

What upsets me the most is that she apparently went well above and beyond the call of step-motherhood to try and do right by his daughter from a previous relationship, going so far as to help him win custody of his daughter so that she might live in a more stable environment. And this is how he repays her.

Not only is he a jerk of a husband; he's a jerk of a father. Complete and total loser.

Posted by: pfallsgirl | March 18, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Count me as a member of Team Sandy. That "tattoo model" looks like Vampira, just add a couple of cantaloupes to her chest. Major ick nast.

Please G-d, that $50k of Botox means that Mackenzie Phillips can no longer move her lips and form words.

Posted by: northgs | March 18, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I love Pioneer Woman. I hope Reese does her well by her.

Posted by: mat00 | March 18, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Word of advice to people who want to pop a cap on Jesse James: If you have not seen the South Park Tiger Woods episode, DON'T....until you have retained a lawyer and have a boatload of bail money.

On the other hand, Jesse James is supposed to have stepped out on Sandra Bullock for THAT?!?!?! How was he able to tell her tats from her ta-tas?

The gallery of celebrity engagement rings should have been accompanied by a sound file of Vanilla Ice singing "Ice, ice, Baby!"

I wonder if Morgan Spurlock would like to eat that Happy Meal.

Hate to break it to you, Mackenzie, but that makeover wouldn't cut it in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Your father would still be able to identify you.

: Corey Haim got "thousands of pills" from doctors, says California attorney general. Eli Lily loses $75 million worth of meds from warehouse break-in. Coincidence?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 18, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

And apparently Liz likes college basketball, but not MLB. To each her own. Betcha that Liz doesn't even know what MLB stands for...

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 18, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I just finshed looking at the photos of the heavily-tattooed "other woman" in the SB saga . . . and at the bottom of the scroll there's a picture of the Ex-wife/porn star/mother of his child, who is also heavily-tattooed.

Which raises a question in my conspiracy-ladened mind: Is it possible that this "other woman" is a friend/acquaintance of the Ex, and deliberately set out to destroy Jesse James in order for the Ex to regain custody of the child? Don't get me wrong - I still think he's a tool for doing what he allegedly did. But what if the Ex knew exactly which buttons to push to bring him down?

Posted by: pfallsgirl | March 18, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Oh boy- I hope the Sandra Bullock rumors aren't true. I'm not thrilled with her as an actress, but it seems like she really tried to do good by those kids and by Jesse James. Sadface.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | March 18, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what Sandra was thinking when she married Jesse. His baggage spoke volumes. Most relationship failures are obvious from the start, and the very thing that attracts you to someone is often why it falls apart. Nice gal goes for the bad boy and is surprised when he betrays her. So very commonplace.

Posted by: michele79 | March 18, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

pfallsgirl, I started thinking the same thing. The timing of the alledged affair, the custody battle.... it's not too far a leap. One doesn't even need to be a conspiracy theorist to imagine it.

Posted by: agog1 | March 18, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

"Alex Chilton, Rock Star, Dies":

Some lovely reminiscences there.

Back to b-ball now (commercial break over soon)...

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 18, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

"Eat, Pray, Love" was an annoying book by a self indulgent brat. Julia, why did you waste your time on this??

Posted by: arka | March 18, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

arka - I totally second your opinion of "Eat Pray Love". And I think, given that assessment, that Julia Roberts is therefore the perfect actress for it!

Meaning I have no interest at all in seeing it.

Posted by: jaybbub | March 18, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I'll hop on board Team Sandy as well. I guess Jesse is on the Letterman/Tiger/John Edwards/Bill Clinton etc. team of "men are stupid".

Glad I got me a good one!

Posted by: jaybbub | March 18, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope Miley Cyrus takes the Danica McKellar fork in the road and not the Lindsay Lohan one. Turn right, Hannah Montana, quick!

(Stray thought: Imagine if Danica married and had a child with Dolph Lundgren. What a stunningly beautiful and brilliant child little Winnie Drago would be.)

OK, I actually watched that "Eat, Pray, Love" trailer. A bit precious, no?

I also dared to look at the Mackenzie Phillips photo. In short: AAAAAAAA!!!!! Holy cow, Julie Cooper, what the heck have you DONE?!

I did not, however, click the link about Padma Lakshmi's baby. As long as you tell me that Tom Collichio isn't the father, I'm good. Otherwise I'd have nasty visions of "quickfire challenges" the next time "Top Chef" came on.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | March 18, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

And apparently Liz likes college basketball, but not MLB. To each her own. Betcha that Liz doesn't even know what MLB stands for...

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 18, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I think that's actually Jen. I got the impression she was the pop culture writer. But I could be wrong

Love The Pioneer Woman just not sure about a movie.

Posted by: Vienna8425 | March 18, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Looking over the Celebritology glossary (August 2008? Just wow.) Liz linked to in the chat -- has anyone (Mudge, you still here?) added the nominated/passed additions in the interim? It's a most excellent list of terms.

C'est moi with the Josh Holloway was-it-or-wasn't-it question, and the answer to the talk or afar question is that we bumped arms lightly (crowded room) hi/smiled at each other but were both in conversations with others. By the time I looked around to have a word/talk about the movie and in process confirm it was him, I lost him in the crowd. Drat.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | March 18, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

RIP Fess Parker, Davy Crockett turned Santa Barbara vintner and resort proprietor.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 18, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

(I apologize in advance for the wall of text. This is all blog-related stuff; feel free to skip over/ignore/etc. if it does not pique your interest.)

Oh man, I took a look at the old glossary linked in the chat. I can't say I'm sorry those freewheeling trolltastic days are gone. Thanks, comment registration!

I'm thinking there are only a few really difficult terms on the list that we still use on a regular basis (the rest are usually evident from context and/or can be found on Urban Dictionary). To wit:

"BKD": When an unusually large number of extremely opinionated slash insane individuals comment on a Celebritology post. There is usually raving involved. Stemmed from an infamous post on Lindsay Lohan which attracted a number of angry posters with poor communication and spelling skills; one of Ms. Lohan's defenders referred to a blog link about Bobby Kennedy, but misspelled the name as "Booby Kennedy". The full phrase and source of the acronym, now rarely used, is "Booby Kennedy Day". Comment registration has cut down on the sheer size of recent BKDs, but they still exist (see the recent post announcing Corey Haim’s death).

“Carm down, fatty”: Stemming from the same Lindsay Lohan post, in which a defender of Ms. Lohan expressed her scorn towards the writer and posters on Celebritology by stating, “Carm down, fatties”. The misspelling immediately became a catchphrase.

“Lizard”: A term for the regular posters to the Celebritology blog. Derived from Ms. Kelly’s first name; she’s often respectfully referred to as “Chief Celebritologist”, “Chief Lizard”, or “Queen Liz”.

“Pony”: There is an ongoing joke here: Every Celebritology poster wants a pony. They will not get one. From a 2007 post in which the Chief Celebritologist stated: “Daniel Baldwin wants arrest warrant dropped. (And I want a pony, Daniel. Get real.)”

“Lizard Island/ Tiki Bar”: A beautiful (albeit imaginary) tropical island slash bar where the Celebritology posters can gather for fellowship and drinks. An individual having a difficult day or anxious for the weekend to begin may ask if the Tiki Bar is open yet.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | March 18, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Bawlmer, we also still use "stank" for male skank; danecook and celinedion; the recently minted "miley" has yet to really enter the vernacular though I think it shows promise; ... hmmm, what else?

I like that we have our own version of the Haxian bacon pants/death chair/reindeer poop history. Can't believe it's two years.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | March 18, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Sad to say I didn't know which of the Mackenzie Phillips pix was before, and which was after. She looks awful.

I keep remembering Sandra Bullock's Golden Globes acceptance speech, where she said something about now knowing how it feels to have someone who always has your back.

It really sucks that that turned out to be, not so much. :-(

Jesse James, you are indeed a moron. Sandra Bullock seems to have been the only time he showed good taste in women. The porn star, now some tranny-looking thing with a bad boob job and covered with totally tacky tattoos? Yuck.

Posted by: Californian11 | March 18, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Two years! Seems like we just had the first BKD.....

God, I love these days. Linked-from-the-front-page days. We should come up with a name for them. (Booby Kennedy Days?)

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 12:42 PM

Should be required reading for all who read this blog (you too, Jen!). Man, I could read and re-read this post and comments for days. ("SHE ISNT EVEN PROPPER NACKED" etc.) Hilarious fun.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | March 18, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Missed the chat but just read the transcript, and LOL re the following quote:

"Sandra should keep Cinnabun and send Jesse to the pound"

Quote of the week -- or maybe the year!

Posted by: Californian11 | March 18, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I agree with the other posters here. Sandra supposedly went out of her way to parent his young daughter and to help him gain custody from the porn star ex. She was a very stable influence on the young girl. I feel really sorry for the both of them.
What a total schmuck he was. All because she went out of town to shoot a movie? He needed to cheat that much? Puh-leeze.

Posted by: jiboo | March 18, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Having once been the victim of a cheating boyfriend, the utter humiliation of everyone knowing about it but me for weeks really stings. Even though everyone thought he was a total jerk. You just feel so stupid. And to make matters worse, Sandra has done interview after interview extolling Jesse's virtues and their love for one another and his hotness and god knows what else. Now to read some bimbo adult bookstore owner say that his tattooed tart kept saying that the marriage was a sham, all for publicity, blah blah (cough*tigerwoods*cough)--all AFTER she helped him with the custody situation and provided a stable parent for his daughter. Just sickening. What a complete jacka$s.

And td, I'm with you. Those riotous BKDs were pretty fab. Always a pleasure when one pops up!

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | March 18, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the link td--I got as far as Orwell's Ghost's Jesuit conspiracy post at 1:16 and had to stop, I was laughing so hard. That was hilarious--and wow, did we get some great stuff for the lexicon in that one day--BKD, Texting Tweeners, pornorific...

Careful all you DCers--Georgetown is a Jesuit University, God only knows what horrific and devious plans they have for you all!

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | March 18, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to hear that, 'cat. :-( The tattooed girlfriend is now claiming they had an affair for 11 months ... yikes.

Posted by: Californian11 | March 18, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

You know, 'cat, I had "danecook" and "celinedion" in there and deleted them at the last minute- I wanted to keep things as brief as I could (har! that sure worked). Think of that post as the Celebritology Cliffs Notes.

I feel like we need a term for making an ass of oneself on Twitter; Lord knows there are so many folks doing a fabulous job of it recently (Courtney Love, Tila Tequila, John Mayer...)

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | March 18, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Bawlmer, Re Twit-like tweeting on twitter, that's almost a "miley"! One of my co-workers referred to herself as "twittarded" the other day. But that was more a reference to not knowing what to do.

And Cali--long time ago, so not a fresh wound, but it does make me really feel for the Elins and Sandras of the world, whose situation is far worse with the public scrutiny. Elin's situation is so nightmarish it's hard to conceive, what with the extreme ick factor and sheer numbers. *shudder*

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | March 18, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse


You co-worker had better watch out, cuz Sarah Palin'll git her for that.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 18, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the Twilight fans are going to assume you're one of them if you say you're Twitarded.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | March 19, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

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