Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans by Tommy Vergason
April 24, 2007
OH, MARTHA ! : Martha Stewart reportedly got a bit provocative on Sunday, addressing a crowd that came to the 92nd St. YMCA in New York to hear her thoughts on “Life After 50,” according to THE NY DAILY NEWS’ RUSH & MOLLOY. She reportedly spoke of a Russian man who kept her company while her reported boyfriend, Charles Simonyi, was on a space flight, saying that the man “gave me a dinner in St. Petersburg at a palace.” But the 65-year-old Stewart reportedly swore she’s no “cougar.” Her new Russian friend was “very nice,” but “too young.”
LaBEOUF BUFFS UP: PEOPLE reports that “Disturbia” star Shia LaBeouf is following an intense workout and diet regimen in order to beef up for his role in the fourth “Indiana Jones” film. The 20 year-old actor is reportedly working out seven days a week for three hours a day. “I’ll run for an hour and then I’ll do two hours of weights,” he reportedly says. “I have definitely not trained like this for anything in my life. I’m preparing like I’m going into battle.” Why is he training so hard? LaBeouf says that he wants to look good on the screen with Harrison Ford. “The guy is still in premium shape,” he reportedly says. “You don’t want to be standing next to Harrison Ford and not be jacked also.”
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DON’T CALL US, WE’LL CALL YOU : Some young Hollywood starlets are at it again, according to E! ONLINE. Over the weekend, Shanna Moakler allegedly posted what she claimed were Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan’s phone numbers and email addresses on her MySpace blog, supposedly in response to a posting on Lohan ex-beau Harry Morton’s page that included Moakler’s contact information. According to the report, Moakler’s blog has since been taken down, with Hilton’s rep, Elliot Mintz, reportedly calling it a “childish, mean-spirited thing to do” in a statement. “It appears to me that this woman is simply desperate for press and attention,” he reportedly added. A rep for Lohan assured E! that Lindsay was protected. “Those are not her email addresses,” the spokesperson reportedly said, adding that Lohan and Moakler are “not friends.?
KING HENRY TAKES A BREAK : Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of “Match Point” and “The Tudors,” has entered a rehab facility, his rep reportedly tells PEOPLE. “After a non-stop succession of filming, Jonathan Rhys Meyers has entered an alcohol-treatment program,” rep Meredith O’Sullivan reportedly says. “He felt a break was needed to maintain his recovery. Jonathan plans to resume his schedule following completion.”
HARDLY SILENT ALL THESE YEARS: Alternative pop singer Tori Amos is causing a controversial stir with her latest release “American Doll Posse,” reports THE NY POST’s DAN AQUILANTE. The album, due in stores next week, features a cover image of Amos standing in a shimmering lavender dress with a Bible in one hand, the word “shame” scrawled on the palm of her other, and blood running down her leg. The cover image is just the tip of the iceberg, though, as Amos’ lyrics reportedly have a bevy of religious and political overtones. Amos is not afraid of the scrutiny she may receive, reportedly saying, “I’ve never been America’s sweetheart or the church’s sweetheart. That’s OK. I’ve never said I was the sweet drink at the wedding - I think I’m more of a dirty martini.”
A ‘TITANIC’ TRIO : And finally, some casting news. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER announces that yet another “Titanic” alum has been signed on to Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road” for DreamWorks. Kathy Bates, who played the unsinkable “Molly Brown” in “Titanic,” will reunite with former co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet for the new movie. Bates will reportedly play the woman who sells a young couple (DiCaprio & Winslet) their new home and introduces them around town in the 1950’s-set drama.