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Posted at 8:22 AM ET, 06/11/2010

Ex wants control of Gary Coleman's estate; Russell Crowe is not dead

By Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly

UPDATED at 10:14 a.m. ET to add Buzziest Celeb poll and January Jones Rumor Mill item.


Actress Leelee Sobieski (right, who recently told New York magazine she 'like[s] to feel safe and empty at the same time') and husband Adam Kimmel stare down a photographer at a Thursday event sponsored by Grey Goose in New York. (Getty Images)

Friday

Celebrity Beat: Ex, claiming she's his common law wife, seeks control of Gary Coleman's estate... Mom Dina claims SCRAM bracelet was set off by someone spilling a drink on Lindsay Lohan's leg. Not possible, say SCRAM people... Russell Crowe is the latest victim of a lame Internet death hoax that no one really believed anyway... Anita Baker pretty much massacres the National Anthem in this clip... Is John Travolta required to play dress-up when he pilots his private jet?... Lady Gaga hits New York Mets game wearing studded leather bikini... Father blames concert promoters for Michael Jackson's death.

Crime Watch: Shawn Johnson faces down alleged stalker in court.

Rumor Mill: January Jones reportedly leaves site of four-car accident... Did Jennifer Aniston start dating a then-married Jason Sudeikis?... Nick Nolte reportedly checks into German rehab clinic... After having "enough of [her] demands," Lindsay Lohan's personal assistant quits... Emma Watson dating fellow Burberry model?... Gwynteth Paltrow's rep denies rumors of feud with Madonna... And is Gwyneth negotiating a peace truce between A-Rod's old (Kate Hudson) and new (Cameron Diaz) squeezes?... It's looking like Shawn King's overdose may have been a suicide attempt.

Pop Culture Mix: Angelina Jolie attached to star as Cleopatra... Summit confirms that "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" will be released as two movies... Will Joseph Gordon-Levitt be cast as the Riddler?; Vulture says it's just a rumor... Nick Nolte, Jennifer Garner to join cast of "Arthur" remake... What really turned Anakin Skywalker to the dark side and into Darth Vader? A borderline psychotic disorder, obviously... The Go-Go's cancel summer tour after Jane Wiedlin hurts her knee... Ten movie characters who could stop the Gulf oil spill... Video fame versions of "Back to the Future," "Jurassic Park" being developed... Video: Funny or Die's alleged Ralph Macchio documentary (language NSFW).

By Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly  | June 11, 2010; 8:22 AM ET
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Comments

If The Once And Future Mrs. Coleman had been nearly as grabby when Gary was alive, his body would have been covered in bruises.

Dina misses the point, I think: even if someone HAD spilled a drink on LiLo's leg, odds are good she'd have licked the precioussssss fluid up before it dribbled as far as the bracelet or the floor.


Russell Crowe death hoax: see, this is the problem with getting all your news from Twitter. That, and being unable to figure out which BP news feed is the real one and which is the parody.


Anita Baker massacres the SSB: why don't you guys just give in to the inevitable and before every sporting event, the mob just stands up and chants "USA! USA! USA!" for five or ten minutes? (In Canada, they stand and, in unison, ask the teams to "play fair and have a good game." Really.)


"Lady Gaga hits New York Mets game wearing studded leather bikini." Or, as his teammates described it, "A-Rod, your pizza delivery person is here."


"It's looking like Shawn King's overdose may have been a suicide attempt." It started out as a cry for help, but Larry didn't have his hearing aids in.


"Nick Nolte, Jennifer Garner to join cast of "Arthur" remake." So Nolte's trip to a German rehab clinic is preparation for what, the sequel?

Posted by: byoolin1 | June 11, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

byoolin
(In Canada, they stand and, in unison, ask the teams to "play fair and have a good game." Really.)

Is that why the last several Stanley Cup finals have been between US teams?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 11, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

[hangs head]

Posted by: byoolin1 | June 11, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

There, there, byoo. Les Habitants will come back. They're a greater dynasty than the Yankees, Celtics and Steelers combined.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 11, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

On to other matters...

Actress Leelee Sobieski [says] she 'like[s] to feel safe and empty at the same time'

Is that code for Anna? And what's with those battleship-size shoes? Did she find them in Minnie Mouse's closet?


Is John Travolta required to play dress-up when he pilots his private jet?

Did he find the uni is HIS closet? Or perhaps in Wee Tom's? Maybe they store it for him down at the $cientology celeb center?


What really turned Anakin Skywalker to the dark side and into Darth Vader?

Script-writing, duhhh.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 11, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I LOVE the Ralph Maccchio clip! Brilliant!

Posted by: pfallsgirl | June 11, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Byoo, I hate to double-whammy you, but as long as you're haning your head anyway --- Gaga isn't going to find A-Rod at Shea. (Or Citifield, or whatever they're calling the palce where the other New York team plays.)

Posted by: kbockl | June 11, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Geez. What a day.

Now I know how the Lindbergh Baby must have felt.

Posted by: byoolin1 | June 11, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Hey, byoolin, it's a GREAT DAY, the start of World Cup! See:
"Referees Brush Up on Curses in 17 Languages"
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/sports/soccer/11cursing.html?hp

Zut alors!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 11, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't matter if you are common law, or ceremony married, the Will controls. And Gary had one. Sorry, Shannon, there's not gold in them thar remains.

Gwyneth Paltrow - Mediator to the Stars.

Posted by: epjd | June 11, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

ep, aren't there multiple wills in Coleman's case? How is the controlling one determined?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 11, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Byoolin, you were close: the Mets' closer is Francisco Rodriguez, known as K-Rod.

Gwyneth, you might want to stay out of the middle of Kate and Cameron: Alex is out with a groin injury, someone's going to have to kiss it and make it better...

Posted by: northgs | June 11, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

You could wrap up those Funny or Die clips and give them to me for Christmas. Stay gold, Pony Boy!

Posted by: rachelt2 | June 11, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Nosy, with all due respect* to byoo and hockey and all, I do not understand all this discussion about that Other New York Team. The Yankees are obviously the greatest team in the universe. If Lady Gaga had to attend that game, I don't see how her attire can be labelled "inappropriate," although her finger might.

*Insofar as people who skate over other people who are trying to learn to skate (hockey players) deserve any respect.

Someone obviously "spilled" their drink on Lilo, and despite her best efforts, it wound up in her mouth anyway. Poor Lilo. That's probably why her personal assistant quit.

From the Anniston link, "During filming, Jen and Jason’s relationship was strictly platonic because Sudeikis was still married." Anniston is the ONLY Hollywood personality for whom this is actually believable.

Gwynneth's next job, Ambassador to Brangelina.

Speaking of whom, I have been trying to determine whether the star Angelina is attached to is a red giant or blue dwarf. (With advance apologies to persons at both ends of the height continuum.)

"Arthur" remake. Ptui!

Posted by: reddragon1 | June 11, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

"Mom Dina claims SCRAM bracelet was set off by someone spilling a drink on Lindsay Lohan's leg." -- Let's do a test on this theory. I'll throw a party, get one of those whiskey sour fountains and invite LiLo to stand next to it.

"Lindsay Lohan's personal assistant quits" -- Poor thing had to darn all those leggings each time the SCRAM bracelet cut into them.

"Nick Nolte reportedly checks into German rehab clinic" -- Rich Man, Drunk Man? Hey, Tom Jordache, Dr. Drew's on line one.

"Nick Nolte, Jennifer Garner to join cast of 'Arthur' remake" -- It's another Friday Celeb Two-fer! That pairing is what you get when you use the same casting director who did "Bonfire of the Vanities" all those years ago.

"Lady Gaga hits New York Mets game wearing studded leather bikini" -- The pinstriped version was at the cleaners. Just wait until you see what she has in store for the San Diego Chicken at her next appearance!

"Is John Travolta required to play dress-up when he pilots his private jet?" -- Sure would explain all those Facebook wall posts addressed to "Vinnie Barbarella." Someone had better inventory the "Hairspray" wardrobe closet.

"The Go-Go's cancel summer tour after Jane Wiedlin hurts her knee" -- For Pete's sake, she can't just play sitting down? Oh, and just so you all know, Jeff Gilooly was reportedly nowhere in the vicinity at the time of the injury.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | June 11, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Some good stuff in the Daily Mail today, esp. those pictures of Pammy. She lives in a trailer park and has substantial unpaid debts and tax bills -- LiLo, are you listening? That's your future.

Posted by: Californian11 | June 11, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

"If Lady Gaga had to attend that game, I don't see how her attire can be labelled "inappropriate," although her finger might."

Lady Gaga's double finger was entirely appropriate. She was giving the "double" sign to Derek Jeter, as in, "You and A-Rod can double me." The only sign Gaga could have given that would have been more appropriate would have been to get down on her knees and suck on a kilebasa when the Yankees starting lineup was introduced.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | June 11, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Sas, that would absolutely have been appropriate, since Lady Gaga was at the Mets game, and they were playing San Diego. New York was in Baltimore, doing the unthinkable with the Orioles (that is, losing to them).

Posted by: northgs | June 11, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of the Daily Mail, check out the seriously trimmed-down John Goodman:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1285795/John-Goodman-shows-shrinking-frame-AFI-awards-ceremony-LA.html

I recall once seeing a photo of him modeling jeans in his 20s, dude used to be handsome!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 11, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

More re Daily Mail: In fairness, Pammy's living in what's characterized as an "upscale" trailer park (props for not buying more house than she needs). And apparently she hasn't had any "work" done on her face. I was a bit miffed at the contrasting photo at the bottom of the page of Mel B (not that I have anything against her), given that Mel's 7 years younger than Pammy, so it's not a terribly fair comparison. Besides, Mel B. may not be a sun-worshipper, for all I know.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 11, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Re Lizard ideas for song that "Glee" could do next season. I listened to Jerry Orbach singing the title song from "Promises, Promises" from the original cast recording on "Fresh Air" today, and it got me to thinking:

Is there some way that video clips of some of Orbach's Broadway singing performances could be used as flashbacks on "Glee," perhaps casting him posthumously as Shelby Menzel's (Idina Menzel's) late father?

Would that Orbach were alive and well, though...

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 11, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

songs, plural, dammit!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 11, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I agree, Nosy; there's nothing wrong with living in a mobile home. My point was that she had oodles of money and has apparently blown through it all, which is sad. I imagine that for a major celeb/star, living in a mobile home, even a nice one in Malibu, is a huge comedown.

Posted by: Californian11 | June 11, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

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