• Angelina Jolie may be remaking Elizabeth Taylor‘s Cleopatra, but there’s another biopic in the works: The story of Taylor and Richard Burton‘s tumultuous Hollywood romance. (The Frisky)
• Elton John defends his choice to appoint Lady Gaga as baby Zachary‘s godmother: “She will be a good person to guide him through the ins and outs of the music business.” (Celebuzz)
• Stop trying to run stories about Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox having a friend breakup — these two will be buddies forever! (Betty Confidential)
• The most awkward moments at the MTV Movie Awards, topped with Robert Pattinson‘s derpy grin. (Buzznet)
• Nikki Reed may have been flashing a diamond engagement ring on the red carpet at the awards — could she be engaged to American Idol boyfriend Paul McDonald? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
Whaaat?! Audrina Patridge alleges that Lauren Conrad and Justin Bobby hooked up off camera! (Oh No They Didn’t!)
Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner on Full House, now prefers mommyhood to meth. (Perez Hilton)
Marilyn Manson and Lindsay Lohan might star in a movie together about Charles Manson; Marilyn would play Charles’ right-hand man, Tex Watson, and Lindsay would play Sharon Tate. (TMZ) More
Joan Rivers says the Real Housewives of New York City doesn’t represent New York accurately. Heresy! (Perez Hilton)
David Arquette said, quite simply, of Courteney, that he “tried to fuck her and she doesn’t even want” him. Yeah… that comment will really make you enticing to her. (Dlisted)
Catherine Zeta-Jones entered a treatment facility for bipolar disorder. (People) More
We’re used to fan interaction from the early days of American Idol, where texts and phone calls would determine a contestant’s staying power. But only in the last few years have scripted series invited fans to interact with the characters or stars. The latest is ABC’s Cougar Town: When watching tonight’s episode, the moment you hear a character say a phone number, call it up for the chance to talk to one of the stars. You might get Courteney Cox, Busy Phillips, Josh Hopkins, or another actor, depending who picks up. More
Celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis doesn’t just make a mean frittata – she once appeared in the video for Counting Crows‘ song “Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby.” Does this mean they used to go out? After all, lead singer Adam Duritz cast then-girlfriend Courteney Cox in the band’s “Long December” video. More
It’s just a matter of time before this hits the U.S. A South African network is launching a reality show in which porn stars compete in sexual challenges. (Perez Hilton)
Check out a picture of Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, with their adorable new son, Skyler! (Dlisted)
How do you feel about John Travolta playing John Gotti in an upcoming indie film, Gotti: Three Generations? (The Hollywood Reporter)
Elizabeth Taylor literally wanted to be late to her own funeral. (Jezebel)
Watch Whoopie Goldberg making her Oscars speech while completely stoned. (Dlisted)
Scott Disick is trying to become more likeable. Good luck, pal. (Perez Hilton)
Surprise! We mentioned a few days ago that David Arquette‘s meltdown had achieved Oompa Loompa level. And now he’s in rehab.
If there were a scale of things that surprised us, this would rank right below the fact it is cold in January. However, David has thrown a bit of a curve ball into the works. He is apparently going to rehab in efforts to win wife Courteney Cox back. Um… good effort, but maybe a little late on that one, Dave? More
Courteney Cox isn’t divorcing David Arquette - “I don’t know what will happen, but this is not like we’re getting divorced. This is a separation and I think that takes a lot of courage.” We’re sure all the media attention is helping matters plenty. (Celebuzz)
Patricia Arquette accompanied her brother David to the Onexone Gala in New York City this week, and apparently she does not share her brother’s penchant for oversharing. David was more than happy to tell Howard Stern all the gritty details of his divorce from Courteney Cox, but when reporters asked Patricia about the split, she threw a temper tantrum. Apparently, asking about her brother’s love life is like asking if she masturbates. It sounds like the Arquettes have some family ish when it comes to marital matters.
According to US Weekly, this was Patricia’s response to questions about the divorce:
“How are you doing? How is your kid doing? Have you ever had anything happen in your life? What’s the worst thing that you’ve ever had happen to you? Do you ever masturbate? Have you ever had an abortion? I mean, can you imagine these kind of questions? Can you imagine? Can you imagine? It’s not alright! It’s not alright!”
The world may not be ready to accept her show about cougars, but Courteney Cox‘s divorce may prove that cougars are moving up in the world. As the details of her separation from husband David Arquette have come out this week, Courteney is clearly emerging as the victor in the split. She’s already dating a much younger man, her show is finally a hit and she appears to be winning the PR battle (mostly for not dishing to Howard Stern like her husband did).
Hollywood divorces may often find women being left by successful men for younger, hotter women, but here the roles seem reversed. It’s especially interesting considering the fact that she currently stars in a show called Cougar Town - that’s not actually about cougars. If anything, Courteney may become the new face of cougars, and not for playing one on TV. More
David Arquette is feeling guilty for talking about cheating on Howard Stern‘s radio show. But he’s kind of making it worse by tweeting about it. (Mirror)
But that’s ok. Because Courteney Cox isn’t just leaving him. She’s supposedly “in love” with her costar from Cougar Town. (Radar)
Twilight star Kellan Lutz may be dating 90210‘s AnnaLynne McCord, but that’s not going to stop him from acquiring a harem of hot ladies while he’s out at night. (NYDN)
Gavin Rosdale recently admitted to a gay affair in the 80s. And his British gender bending popstar lover Marilyn says that Gavin was the love of his life. (InTouch) More
Lindsay Lohan reportedly tried to escape from the Betty Ford Center this week, because she desperately needed coke….acola. Zing Radar!
Meanwhile, it’s hard to feel bad for someone who has punched Lindsay Lohan in the face, but Jasmine Waltz says she was blindsided by David Arquette outing her as his mistress. (Radar)
No worries for Courteney Cox tho. “Cougar Hunt” has apparently offered her $1 million to become the face of its dating site. (TMZ)
And another tale of woe to add to Celebrity Divorce Week. Jessalyn Gelsig, who divorced Mr. Shue on Glee last season, is getting separated in real life as well. (WhyFame) More
When people get famous, they don’t magically stop getting annoyed at the rest of the world. And when celebrities with Twitter accounts get pissed off, sharing those critiques is easy.
Today in the twitterverse, there were a lot of celebrities who would like to share a few etiquette tips. We’ve got an Office star who would like parents to stop using baby voices, and a celebrity reporter who thinks Courteney Cox‘s daughter is going to end up in therapy. Also, Tom Cruise wants people to start paying more attention to his spelling mistakes. More