LiLo is tardy to the party. Gabourey Sidibe says 'no' to Oprah. Nicole Kidman loses a role to a 17-year-old Disney star. Sandra Bullock prepares for the Oscars by stocking up on tissue. Saturday gossip deals with rejection.

  • In Paris for Gallic Fashion Week, Lindsay Lohan wore black and smoked a thousand cigarettes, just like the frogs, then donned a frilly, furry ensemble to attend the Dior show, only to have her entrance denied due to egregious tardiness. Exiting the show, LiLo put on her nastiest "don't fuck with me" face, good practice for when she is forced to suffers the slings and arrows of outraged fashion insiders when she shows her second sure-to-be-hated collection for Ungaro next week. [Celebitchy] [ICDYK]
  • Everyone keeps asking who Gabourey Sidibe's Oscar date will be, because the marvel of a fat female newcomer being belle of the ball apparently makes our heads explode. She has a great personality, but how will she ever find a man? There should be a movie about this. Starring Renee Zellweger at her Bridget Jones weight. So Oprah called Gabourey and said "Hey girl, do you want to ride together?" And Gabourey replied, "I got it, Oprah, calm down. I don't want to show up with you. People will think we're too cool." Damn straight, Gabourey said 'no' to Oprah. The girl is that big of a deal. Speaking of: Gabourey won Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards yesterday, a low-budget award show that takes place in a tent, but don't hold it against her. [NYDN] [Celebitchy]
  • Sandra Bullock, ponytailed girl-next-door of the Oscars, was photographed stocking up on "health food and tissues" this week (is she expecting to cry?) proving that only some actresses spend the week before the Oscars in cryogenic chambers being blasted with diamond dust, Botox, and sealing wax. [DailyMail]
  • Speaking of cryogenic chambers, Nicole Kidman likely retreated to hers when her lead role in Monte Carlo was revoked and handed to 17-year-old Disney star Selena Gomez. The studio is reportedly "youthenizing" the story about gauche Americans pretending to be rich Europeans, inadvertently coining a term that shall henceforth describe how women like Nicole kill their careers by freezing their faces. Youthenasia. [NYDN]
  • The LAPD rushed to the Jackson estate for the umpteenth time this week, but it had nothing to do with stun guns and poor little Blanket, this time, just a false alarm about phantom burglars, criminals so smooth they vanished when the cops arrived. [TMZ]
  • After Courtney Love's new and long-awaited Hole single surprised the world by not sucking (and for a '90s trainwreck recycling '90s sound, "it doesn't suck" is as close as she'll get to a rave) ex-lover and current collaborator Billy Corgan is cockblocking her comeback. Corgan worked on Hole's album and says, "I have no interest in supporting her in any way, shape or form. You can't throw enough things down the abyss with a person like that." If Love releases the material "It would be a real big problem, because I haven't given my permission." Corgan's hatred for Love may have to do with Courtney's verbal abuse of Jessica Simpson (who is probably, but not confirmedly, dating the baldy) whom Corgan defends and with whom Courtney has a love/hate relationship. [P6]
  • Montel Williams went to court to say he hasn't enough money to pay child support. But since his chauffeur drove him there, nobody believed him. [NYDN]
  • Accused of sexual assault again, NFL star Ben Roethlisberger is claiming it's a set-up, again. The accusation has had little effect on his ability to pick up chicks everywhere he goes, and his willingness to pose for touchy-feely pictures with them. [TMZ] [TMZ]
  • Ian Schrager, founder of Studio 54, got bounced from a charity event the University Club where his daughters' fundraising was the main event. He messed up the dress code, a common problem when aging club kids make the transition to old boys' clubs. He ended up buying a new outfit and made a fashionably late entrance. [P6]
  • Katie Price, the soft-core glamour model formerly known as Jordan, gets Botox injected in full makeup on her reality show, [fig.1] which someone must find a way to syndicate in the U.S., stat. [DailyMail]
  • Norman Mailer's mistress wrote a tell-all book that opens, "I wanted to have sex with Warren Beatty." Starfucker status established, she says describes Mailer's favorite sex games: "doctor, manicurist, masseur, Hollywood director (that was his favorite)." Which goes to show, no matter how good they are at whatever they do, famous people always just want to direct. [P6]

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