Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans by Tommy Vergason
May 14, 2007
BEAUTIFUL SCARLETT: Scarlett Johansson tells PEOPLE that when it comes to looking for a guy, it takes more than a pretty face to impress her. “I think it’s the full picture,” she reportedly says. “If somebody is confident in a way that you would admire being strong, funny that can make someone that you might not initially be attracted to more attractive.” And as for Scarlett’s own self-image, when does she feel most beautiful? “That’s a tough question,” she is quoted as saying. “I never think about things like that. I think I feel most beautiful when someone that I love and trust tells me that I am. Then you really do feel it. When people you trust and have affection for tell you that you’re beautiful then you really feel like it’s special.”
BROOKE PUTS ON ‘LIPSTICK’: Brooke Shields spoke with TV GUIDE about her upcoming NBC series, “Lipstick Jungle,” which focuses on women supporting each other in that quest to feel special. “‘Lipstick Jungle’ is about three women who turn to each other,” she reportedly explained. “They’re high-powered, very flawed, very strong, great women. They really need each other and they’re not afraid to admit it. I love that about these women. It’s not about being a bitch. It’s not about getting that guy. It’s just about being all that a woman really be, which I think is so much more than we ever really know. I want them to do it right. It’s going to be a lot of great, hard, fabulous work.” “Lipstick Jungle” was created by Candace Bushnell, the woman behind “Sex and the City.” The show is scheduled to make its debut in January 2008, on Sundays at 10:00 PM (following football).
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ANGELS IN SIN CITY: Two Hollywood beauties known for their tight friendship spent some time in Las Vegas this weekend, reports E! ONLINE’s MARC MALKIN. “Charlie’s Angels” co-stars and real-life best buds Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz reportedly dined at Stack Restaurant & Bar at the Mirage Hotel & Casino on Saturday. The two reportedly enjoyed steak, with Cameron opting for the fun “Hot Rocks” variety — thinly sliced sirloin that you cook at your table on a sizzling rock. They were later joined by Tom Hanks’ son, Colin, according to the report, and then hung out with magician Criss Angel until 3 in the morning at the Mirages Jet nightclub.
ROBERTS’ RETURN: Eric Roberts has pulled off a magic trick himself — rejuvenating his career by nabbing roles in two high-profile properties: NBC’s “Heroes” and the “Batman Begins” sequel, “The Dark Knight.” The former Oscar nominee (and older brother to Julia Roberts) spoke to THE NY POST’s MICHAEL KANE about enjoying his newfound “career upswing.” “Fewer people are asking me where I’ve been,” Roberts reportedly jokes. “The popularity of ‘Heroes’ has made it so I’m stopped a lot more out in public. And it’s really easy to answer people now when they ask what I’m up to . . . I can just say I’m doing ‘Batman.’” He reportedly adds, “I have a lot to appreciate.” Roberts plays the mysterious former boss of Bennett (he of the horn-rimmed glasses) on “Heroes,” and has reportedly been signed to play Mafia kingpin Sal Maroni in “The Dark Knight.”
SUPERHEROES GET THEIR REWARDS: “Heroes” dominated the 2007 Saturn Awards, which are presented each year by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER announces the winners: “Heroes” won Best Network TV Series, cast member Masi Oka (“Hiro”) was honored as Best Supporting Actor and Hayden Panettiere (“Claire”) was named Best Supporting Actress. “Superman Returns” also roped in multiple wins, including Best Fantasy Film, Best Director (Bryan Singer), and Best Actor (Brandon Routh). Natalie Portman won the Best Actress award for her work in “V For Vendetta.”
CHEERS TO KIRSTIE : Kirstie Alley has performed her own heroic deed, by supplying truckloads of supplies to help residents and their animals recover from the tornado that nearly destroyed the Kansas town of Greensburg last week. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that Alley (herself a native of Kansas) and a group of volunteers set up a tent to give out bottled water, candy, T-shirts, hats, socks and other supplies. They also brought food, bowls, cardboard carriers and other items for animals. Alley has reportedly paid for everything herself, and has been in the devastated town since Thursday. According to the report, she expects to be in Greensburg for several days.