Critics pretty much ripped Lindsay Lohan to shreds for her performance in the Lifetime movie "Liz & Dick". But that doesn't matter to her…because she wants her own sitcom now. Apparently, Charlie Sheen put that bug in her ear when they did "Scary Movie 5" together. He told her it would be, quote, "an easy way to make very good money and help her to get her movie career back on track." Supposedly, she wants to do a sitcom based on her own life.
By the way…Lindsay’s big comeback wasn't as big as she'd hoped. "Liz & Dick" attracted 3.5 million viewers Sunday night. That's good for Lifetime, but probably not nearly as good as everyone was hoping. Especially given all the hype surrounding the movie.
We heard yesterday that Charlie Sheen gave Lindsay Lohan $100,000 to pay off some of her IRS debt. That money came out of Charlie's paycheck from "Scary Movie 5".Charlie was paid $250,000 to do a single scene with Lindsay. And apparently, he didn't keep ANY of that money. The rest of it went to three charities, chosen by people involved in the movie, including the director and one of the producers.
"Two and a Half Men" has another problem on its hands. Just two years after Charlie’s infamous meltdown…another one of the show's stars has RIPPED the show, and apparently wants out. 19-year-old star Angus T. Jones gave an interview to a religious website, where he referred to the show as FILTH…suggested that people stop watching it . . . and said he no longer wanted to be a part of it. In the interview, he discussed his faith, and insinuated that the show is part of Satan's "plan."
Angus recently became more serious about his faith, after realizing that his life was on a "downward trend," which included drug use and speeding tickets. It's worth noting that as far as we know, Angus hasn't made any moves to separate himself from the show, which has made him an INSANE amount of money. Two years ago, he signed a contract extension that guaranteed him $7.9 MILLION over two seasons. And just this past May, he accepted a salary bump up to $350,000 per episode. No one from CBS or the show has responded to his remarks. For what it's worth, "Entertainment Weekly" suggests that Angus could be in violation of his contract, if it included a typical clause that prohibits someone from making disparaging comments about the show.
The "National Enquirer" claims "Mike & Molly" star Melisssa McCarthy "desperately" wants to lose weight…but CBS is forcing her to stay heavy because she’s funnier that way. A "source" says, quote, "The way the network and producers look at it, the show's funny because she's fat, and it wouldn't be if she wasn't. She is contractually bound to stay tubby." The source adds, quote, "Melissa would love to drop 40 pounds…but she's stuck with at least another year on 'Mike & Molly'. [But] her bosses there are refusing to let her lose weight. She feels stuck between a rock and a hard place." --Melissa hasn't commented on this report.
There's beef between Steven Tyler and Nicki Minaj. Steven made some comments about how he didn't think Nicki was a good fit for "American Idol", because she brings too much drama and isn't compassionate enough. After hearing that, Nicki lashed out at him on Twitter . . . and called him RACIST.
Simon Cowell is the latest victim of one of those "swatting" hoaxes. Somebody called 911 Sunday afternoon and said an unidentified person was bound with duct tape and being held in the bathroom of Simon's Beverly Hills mansion.--Police showed up, but it wasn't true. Similar hoaxes this year have targeted Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher and others.
Even though he's the one who was arrested, Gabriel Aubry got a restraining order against Olivier Martinez over their brawl in front of Halle Berry’s house on Thanksgiving Day. Aubry says Olivier started it all. He also shared with the court some grotesque photos of his face after the beating. He also included pictures of his hands, which have no marks on them. We assume that's meant to show that he didn't hit Olivier the beating Olivier dropped on him. TMZ has a copy of them...click here if you'd like to see them...warning they're a little graphic. Gabriel says that the whole thing really started the day before Thanksgiving…at a school play for his and Halle's daughter Nahla. Olivier threatened him there. The next day, Gabriel brought Nahla to Halle's house. He says that usually, a nanny takes the hand-off. But this time, Olivier came storming out of the house to meet him.--Gabriel says Olivier started beating on him and cussing him out, blaming him for the custody battle over Nahla that cost them $3 million. He also slammed Gabriel's head into the concrete and threatened his life.--As you may recall, it was Gabriel who was arrested on Thanksgiving Day. And there's now word that he could be deported to his native country of Canada if he's convicted. One last note: Child Protective Services will formally investigate the brawl, since 4-year-old Nahla was present. Halle did take her away immediately when the chaos erupted, but still, there are questions about how healthy the overall environment is.
Justin Bieber says there's a perfectly good explanation for why he was wearing overalls when he met the Prime Minister of Canada to accept some award. He says, quote, "The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where I was performing that day. "I walked straight from my meet-and-greet to him…if you expect me to have a change of clothes let [alone] a suit at that specific time that's crazy. It wasn't like it was like I was going into his environment, we were at a hockey arena." Prime Minister Stephen Harper also commented on it. He Tweeted, quote, "In fairness to [Justin], I told him I would be wearing my overalls too. #Beliebers."
You know those super tight dresses women wear on awards shows? Miranda Lambert was trying one on at a CMA dress fitting when it got stuck around her neck for 30 minutes. To document it, she took photos of her underwear-clad body. Unfortunately, the only way you'll see the pics…will be if her career tanks. She said “They're not appropriate to share with the public, but I did document them for myself. When my career goes down, I may leak some of them."
A man behind bars in Denver is accused of driving off with some hot wheels, a customized 1996 Chevy Impala SS owned by actor Tim Allen, but claims it’s all a misunderstanding. Faustino Ibarra, 34, says that he is Tim Allen’s adopted son and he let Allen know that he took the car. “I emailed Tim, told him everything is fine, the car’s in perfect shape, I’m ready for you to come and get it and talk about me coming to live with you,” Denver police say Ibarra allegedly swiped the vehicle on Thanksgiving Day from Allen, who recently purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills, driving it more than 1,000 miles to Denver. Ibarra said he didn’t break into Allen’s garage. “He left the door open and he left me the keys so I could get the car and take it to Denver.” Ibarra has allegedly badgered the actor for years and there is no evidence that he was ever adopted by Allen. This time, the suspect may be charged with stalking as well.
Amazon.com is selling a $1,000 set of books chronicling "Harry Potter's" journey from the page to the screen. It comes out December 4th, and if you pre-order it now, you can get it for "only" 600 bucks.
Katy Perry and John Mayer have been dating for four whole months. So obviously, it’s time to look for a home. The London Sun is saying they’re house hunting in LA and hope to be in a new rented place by Christmas. But members of Katy’s inner circle are convinced she’s making a terrible mistake. One of them said they fight all the time and it’s a turbulent up-and-down relationship. But she’s 100% committed…she introduced John to her parents a couple of weeks ago.