The Whitney Houston Index: What if These People Died the Night Before the Oscars?

Maureen O'Connor · 02/24/12 02:32PM

Sigmund Freud theorized that humans have a death drive, a latent desire for self-destruction. In a media ecosystem rife with celebity death pictures, celebrity death bets, Celebrity Rehab, I'd say we have a culture-wide "death drive," too. The reaction to Whitney Houston's death two weeks ago, reported the day before the Grammys, underscored our obsession with such celebrity tragedies. What would be the Oscars' version of that particular fallout?

Lindsay Lohan's New Things: A Lawsuit, a Car, and a Fingernail

Lauri Apple · 10/09/11 12:41PM

Lindsay's collecting exotic objects. Paul McCartney feels like somebody's husband now. Arnold Schwarzenegger touches himself in public. Sunday gossip is dressed in a neon green bikini and matching high heels and posing awkwardly on the hood of a sports car.

Glee: Still in the Spotlight

Brian Moylan · 10/05/11 12:14PM

On its march of contrition for last season, Glee still stumbles toward the light, slowing things down and getting serious and dramatic once again. But every now and again it stumbles, just like last night.

Gwyneth Paltrow Saved Lives on 9/11

Maureen O'Connor · 08/18/11 11:05AM

Gwyneth Paltrow accepts responsibility for saving a woman's life on 9/11. Terrorists want to maim David Letterman. Jennifer Hudson is prefers losing weight to winning Oscars. The suicidal Housewives star's family might sue Bravo. Thursday gossip is "deeply moved."

The Time Amber Rose Looked Really Bad In a Magazine

Jeff Neumann · 05/30/11 09:01AM

An anonymous trash talker burns Amber Rose. Jennifer Hudson isn't getting what she thinks she's worth. David Beckham drives like an asshole, and Peter Brady is getting a divorce. Memorial Day gossip is here.

Wendy Williams and Jennifer Hudson Talk "Magic Hair," Weight Loss

Lauren Soroken · 03/23/11 12:30PM

Today on the Wendy Williams Show, guest Jennifer Hudson stopped by so Wendy could interrogate her about her weight, dress size, and everything in between. Hudson also shares that her son doesn't understand the concept of hair that isn't removable.

Rachel Uchitel Will Show Her Boobs in Playboy

Maureen O'Connor · 05/17/10 08:45AM

Copying Ashley Dupre is officially a valid career path. Did Jonathan Rhys Meyer use the n-word? A Food Network star hires homeless guys to kill his wife. Woody Allen defends Roman Polanski. Monday gossip has many vices.