Ron Silver Blacklisted Before Death, He Claimed

Ryan Tate · 03/17/09 03:29AM

These days, ruined neocon actors scrounge for roles while Nancy Pelosi sings hippie drug songs in respected theaters and the liberal media elites run off to Canada to fornicate in public.

Lindsay and Sam Call in Sick, Fight in the Streets

cityfile · 02/16/09 07:07AM

• Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson skipped out of a Valentine's Day appearance at the Hard Rock in Florida, supposedly because both had come down with the flu. But they didn't appear too sick the night before when the pair were spotted in a screaming match outside the Charlotte Ronson after-party on the Lower East Side. [People, NYP, NYDN]
• Chris Brown now says he's "sorry and saddened" over the incident with Rihanna. [LAT]
• Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault got married on Saturday. [People]
Amy Sacco says she's planning to do a reality show for Bravo. [NYDN]
• Dina Lohan owes $11,485 in back taxes on her Long Island home. [P6]
• Jesus Luz's mother says her son has been "kidnapped" by Madonna. Also, in case you're wondering, Madge is the same age as his grandmother. [NYP, DM]

Sam & Lindsay Scream It Out

cityfile · 12/24/08 07:10AM

• Was the "exhaustion" that sent Samantha Ronson to the hospital the result of a marathon screaming match with Lindsay? [TMZ]
• Walter Noel's five daughters are a bunch of maneaters who used to steal other girls' boyfriends, at least according to one of their former Georgetown classmates. [P6]
• Now that he's dated half the blondes in New York, Lance Armstrong says he's having a baby with his girlfriend, Anna Hansen. [NYDN, PM]
Star Jones has supposedly gained 30 lbs. recently and is now worried her boyfriend, chef Herb Wilson, is going to dump her because of it. [NE]

Guy Sheds Tears, Lohan's Ugly Behavior

cityfile · 10/23/08 05:45AM

♦ Guy Ritchie supposedly cried after seeing son Rocco wearing a Yankees t-shirt this week. So sensitive! Or maybe not so much: Ritchie also reportedly described Madonna as "old, fat, ugly and wrinkled," and said she couldn't sing. [Us, NYDN]
♦ Not only did Lindsay Lohan's stint on Ugly Betty get cut short because she didn't get along with America Ferrera, LiLo clashed with everyone else on set, too. Also, she enjoys snipping out photos of herself from the tabloids. [P6]
♦ Jennifer Aniston's publicist is denying she's pregnant. [ET]
Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen spent four days in the hospital with a "potentially life-threatening throat-infection." But she was miraculously cured and released yesterday afternoon. [Us]

Travis Barker Not a Fan of Hospital Life, Ex-Wife Shanna Moakler

Kyle Buchanan · 10/17/08 02:35PM

Though DJ AM was recently welcomed back to Hollywood with a bash fit for our putative next president, his friend Travis Barker remains in the hospital, still recovering from burns sustained from the plane crash that took the lives of their friends. Barker just took to Myspace to update his fans, extending both kudos to the hospital staff and a middle finger to hospital life in general. Also deserving of Barker's burned digit? The ex-wife who's begun to incur his ire, Shanna Moakler.Though press reports said Moakler flew to be with Barker when he was still in a Georgia burn unit, Barker complained (in a missive that was later edited out of his Myspace blog entry) that she hadn't been to visit him since he was moved to an LA hospital earlier this month. Now, the never press-shy Moakler is brushing off those comments and claiming that she was almost on that fateful flight:

Madonna and Guy: The Drama Continues

cityfile · 10/17/08 06:02AM

♦ Madonna and Guy Ritchie's divorce wasn't a huge revelation after months of rumors. But now it turns out the couple hadn't even been on speaking terms for months, and had been communicating through their assistants. Also: Guy may lose custody of his sons if Madonna decides to leave London and settle in NYC full-time. [Us, People]
♦ The namecalling has started: Madonna called Guy "emotionally retarded" at her Boston concert on Wednesday night, and now Guy's father is calling Madonna "beastly." [The Sun, Telegraph]
Peter Cook and Diana Bianchi aren't happy about the leak of their sex tape. Who's to blame? Peter is blaming Diana. Diana, meanwhile, says it couldn't have been her since she didn't even know he was taping them having sex in his Southampton office. [P6, ET]
♦ Did Tea Leoni have a fling with Billy Bob Thorton while she was still with David Duchovny? [Extra, E!]

DJ AM Completes Recovery Cycle With First Concert, Interview

STV · 10/16/08 11:05AM

DJ AM joined Jay-Z last night for the rapper's performance at the Palladium, handily shattering the world-record recovery time for returning to the stage after nearly burning to death in a plane crash. The concert came one night after the AM's (a/k/a Adam Goldstein) conquering-hero welcome at the Avalon, and mere hours after People nabbed his first interview since the Sept. 19 accident that claimed four lives and also critically burned his friend and flight partner Travis Barker:

Are Madonna & Guy Really Calling It Quits?

cityfile · 10/15/08 05:41AM

♦ Are Madonna and Guy Ritchie really divorcing? It might be another rumor or really a Sun exclusive, but the British tabloid says they plan to announce the split as soon as today. [The Sun]
Christie Brinkley is suing Peter Cook for violating the couple's confidentiality agreement by talking about their relationship on 20/20. [NYP]
♦ The "mystery illness" that's caused Janet Jackson to cancel tour dates is supposedly a vestibular migraine, which "induces the sensation of vertigo." The good news is that now she's apparently cured. [ET]
♦ Raffaello Follieri's lawyers yesterday asked a judge to "go easy" on Raffaello in exchange for his quick return to Italy where he'll "never be heard from again." Ha! [NYDN]
♦ The 40-year-old CEO of a company called Future Tech Enterprise on Long Island is actually paying $20,000 to box Michael Lohan. And Stephen Baldwin is now planning to serve as the match judge. [Newsday via NYO]

Travis Barker Recovery Update: Meat is Our Friend

ian spiegelman · 10/12/08 03:18PM

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker took to MySpace to let fans know how his recovery is going less than a month after he and DJ AM survived a plane crash that killed four—including his personal assistant Chris Baker, and security guard Charles "Che" Still—in South Carolina on Sept. 19. Barker, who was recently transferred from a Georgia hospital to an L.A. burn center says, among other things, that he's given up vegetarianism to aid in his recovery.

DJ AM Welcomed Home in Uncannily Obamaesque Fashion

STV · 10/09/08 03:25PM

Everyone was thrilled, no doubt, to see DJ AM walk out of the hospital last week so soon after the plane crash that critically burned him and travel partner Travis Barker while killing four others. LA's especially excited DJ community has since organized a "welcome home" bash to be held Oct. 14 at the Avalon, but might have slightly overshot its appreciation with its accompanying posters featuring AM in flame-orange, Obama-influenced repose. Did we miss the memo saying tacky is the new tribute? Let us know after viewing the full ad following the jump. [ONTD]

Michael's Girlfriend, Anna's Crush

cityfile · 10/09/08 05:53AM

♦ Michael Phelps is telling people he's single even though he's actually dating Miss California runner-up Nicole Johnson. [R&M]
Peter Cook's interview with Barbara Walters airs on Friday, but Christie Brinkley's lawyers now say he violated a confidentiality agreement by speaking with the network. [OK!, ABC News]
♦ Hugh Hefner says his relationship with Holly Madison began to crumble six months ago when they found out his sperm count was too low to father any kids. Also, he's already auditioning new girlfriends. [E!]
Anna Wintour's latest celebrity obsession? Gerard Butler. [P6]

Britney's Sex Tape, Heath's Life Insurance Payout

cityfile · 09/30/08 05:44AM

♦ Britney Spears' former boyfriend, paparazzo Adnan Ghalib, says he has a sex video featuring him and Britney which he's willing to part with for the right price. And you thought you were done buying sex tapes after the Verne Troyer masterpiece this summer. [NYDN, E!]
♦ Heath Ledger's life insurance company is calling his death "suspicious" and says it won't pay out his $10 mil. policy until it interviews everyone involved, including Mary-Kate Olsen. [NYP]
♦ Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie just had twins. But it's Tuesday, which means they're already thinking of adopting another kid. [Daily Mail]
♦ DJ AM and Travis Barker are both out of the hospital. [NYDN, People, P6]
♦ Janet Jackson checked into the hospital in Canada yesterday. [People]

AmyKSays · 09/29/08 12:55PM

Well Wishes: Nine days after the tragic plane crash that left four dead, Travis Barker was released from the hospital this morning and is apparently headed home to Los Angeles. A spokesperson for the hospital told People that Barker was in "good condition." The drummer, 32, was being treated for burns on his torso and lower body at Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. The only other survivor, DJ AM, wasreleased Friday. That same day, he updated his Facebook page to read, "Adam Goldstein [AM's real name] is the luckiest guy alive." Thankfully, both Barker and AM are expected to fully recover from their injuries. Good thoughts to both. [MTV News]

Nick Malis · 09/26/08 02:55PM

Recoveries: After that horrible plane crash last week, it seems the sole survivors DJ AM and Travis Barker are doing a little better. AM has been released from the hospital in Georgia and is on his way back to LA. His publicist says, “While he is deeply saddened by the events, he is thankful for all of the love and support he has been receiving from fans and friends world wide. We ask that you continue to respect his privacy as he rests and heals and mourns the loss of his friends.” Meanwhile Jermaine Dupri just visited Travis in the hospital and told People Magazine all about it. “He's doing good, he's gonna be alright. He's just got a lot of healing to do,” says the producer. What’s more, Travis is getting his hospital room all tricked out with iPods and computers so he can be more comfortable. “He's supposed to send a message out to everybody in a couple of days to let everybody know that he's feeling better.” Glad to hear it. [People]

Martha Stewart Cutting Costs, DJ AM Recovering

cityfile · 09/22/08 06:02AM

Martha Stewart has been busy wielding the ax. First she fired one of her show's directors; now she's cut her longtime hairstylist/makeup artist, allegedly because the staffer was spending too much on makeup and hair dye. [P6]
♦ The doctor who has been treating DJ AM and Travis Barker since their plane crash on Friday says both men should make full recoveries. Four others died in the wreck and investigators now suspect a blown tire was the cause. [People, LAT]
Ron Perelman and Pat Duff are still fighting in court over their daughter Caleigh. It seem the teenager is still skipping out on those court-ordered visits with her mom. [P6]
♦ Lindsay Lohan will be a judge on the first episode of next season's Project Runway. [NYDN]
Tina Fey was a big winner at the Emmys last night. You can check out a full list of winners here. [ET]

Travis Barker and DJ AM Critically Injured in Plane Crash

ian spiegelman · 09/20/08 11:17AM

Former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein are the sole survivors of a plane crash that killed four in South Carolina last night. The two are in critical condition today after the Learjet they were in crashed soon after takeoff. Air traffic controllers say they saw sparks shooting from the plane before it veered and crashed in a nearby road. Barker and Goldstein are being treated at a burn center in Augusta, GA. [ETOnline]

DJ AM's Downward Momentum

cityfile · 06/23/08 08:54AM

Dumping Nicole Richie turns out to have been a lousy career move for Adam Goldstein, otherwise known as DJ AM. Back when he was with Richie a couple of years ago, he was commanding six figures. Now? Despite momentary flings with Mandy Moore and Jessica Stam, demand for the spinner in places like New York, LA and Miami has dwindled, as have his fees. Let this be a lesson to you, Sam Ronson. [NYDN]