Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans by Tommy Vergason
April 19, 2007
TRUMP’S SPECIAL DELIVERY : Donald Trump has reportedly struck another blow in his ongoing feud with Rosie O’Donnell, says THE NY POST’s PAGE SIX. According to their report, Trump sent a glass-framed garment - the boustier worn by O’Donnell in the 1994 film “Exit to Eden” - to Barbara Walters on Monday. The girdle-like garment was allegedly bought by a fan at a charity auction and sent to Trump, and he decided to send it to Walters. “I sent it to Barbara to hang in her office because I didn’t want it in mine. It was funny, except that it was really gross. It’s disgusting,” Trump reportedly told PAGE SIX. “I feel sorry for [Rosie’s] wife. It can’t be pleasant.” Walters has kept mum on the subject of Trump’s gift, both on “The View” and in her comment to PAGE SIX: “I am supportive of my friend and colleague Rosie, but I have no desire to continue a feud with Donald Trump.”
COURTNEY’S RESOLUTION : Courtney Love responds to rumors as she reportedly tells PEOPLE that diet and exercise - not surgery - helped her drop 52 pounds: “I didn’t have a scar for gastric [bypass]. I’m not eligible for that. It’s illegal for me to get that. You have to be 100 pounds overweight, you have to be grossly obese.” PEOPLE claims that she says she was inspired to drop the weight late last year after seeing the scale reach 182 lbs. and a photograph of herself with her stomach hanging out. Plus, she was reportedly facing a fashion shoot for Italian Vogue. “I couldn’t fit into anything,” she allegedly explained. “All the backs had to be cut out, and I was like, ‘I’m gonna fit into sample size, dammit!’ And that was my New Year’s resolution.”
LINDSAY’S THOUGHTS ON REHAB : THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reports on an interview Lindsay Lohan has done for the May issue of Allure magazine, in which she speaks on a variety of topics; including feeling “safe,” taking care of her friends and family, and taking care of herself — referencing her recent stint in rehab. ?It?s so weird that I went to rehab. I always said I would die before I went to rehab,” she says. “I don?t know that I?m necessarily an addict.”
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GOSLING’S ‘FRACTURED’ RELATIONSHIP? : THE NEW YORK POST’s PAGE SIX reports that “Fracture"star Ryan Gosling walked the red carpet at the movie’s NYC screening with his mother, fueling speculation that he and girlfriend Rachel McAdams have split.Though Gosling refused to speak about McAdams, sources reportedly tell PAGE SIX that the couple are “definitely over.”
NAOMI’S FRIENDLY WARNING : Supermodel Naomi Campbell reportedly made a New York City crowd of charity supporters laugh on Tuesday, by making light of her own troubles. THE NY DAILY NEWS’ RUSH & MOLLOY report on the Cipriani Wall Street Concert Series benefitting UNICEF and The Sarah Ferguson Foundation, at which Campbell introduced a performance by Snoop Dogg, Don “Magic” Juan and the Pussycat Dolls. Upon her introduction, she reportedly quipped, “I invite you all to please put your phones away - off the table - so I can’t get to them.”
FISHBURN’S ‘FANTASTIC’ FILM ROLE : And finally, some casting news: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER announces that “Lost” star Matthew Fox is in final negotiations to join Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon and John Goodman in the movie adaptation of “Speed Racer” for Warner Bros. He will reportedly play Speed’s mysterious racing rival, an enigmatic soldier of fortune called “Racer X.” Additionally, VARIETY reports on a last-minute casting addition for this summer’s “Fantastic Four” sequel, with Laurence Fishburn set to voice the role of “The Silver Surfer.” Fishburn reportedly starts working on the 20th Century Fox film this week, and the movie is due in theaters on June 15.