27 September 2006
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Hilton Charged with Drunk Driving
has been charged with drunk driving stemming from her September 7 arrest. The socialite was caught driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 per cent - the minimum to warrant an arrest under California law. The Simple Life
star was booked and released. An arraignment is set for tomorrow in Los Angeles Superior Court. Hilton is not required to appear. If convicted, Hilton could be jailed for six months and fined $1,000.
Crowe: "I Don't Do Charity Work for Studios"
has branded acting on Baz Luhrmann
's new Australian outback movie "charity work for major studios." The Antipodean star was due to feature in the as yet untitled movie alongside Nicole Kidman
, but quit over money wrangles and was replaced by Hugh Jackman
in June. At the time, Crowe gave no clues about his departure from the romantic epic but now fumes, "I just didn't want to work on that movie in the type of environment that was being created because of the needs of the budget. I do charity work, but I don't do charity work for major studios." The movie was due to begin production this month, but has been postponed to February because of scheduling conflicts and the continuing budget row with 20th Century Fox, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Clooney Coy About Politics
Crusading actor George Clooney
refused to rule out running for political office on Monday - but wouldn't confirm the ongoing speculation either. Speaking alongside California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
at the launch of a new initiative to halt the genocide in the Sudan, Syriana
star Clooney skillfully deflected questions about his career ambitions. When probed about standing for office, the modest star simply said, "Believe me, you don't want me in politics. That's a bad idea." Later, when grilled about his thoughts on people wearing T-shirts urging him to run for presidency in 2008, Clooney added, "I think they're probably kidding."
Lohan To Finally Leave Chateau Marmont?
is finally checking out of the famed Chateau Marmont hotel and moving into an apartment she purchased just down the street. The Mean Girls
star bought a luxury suite in the Sierra Towers building just a few blocks down on the Sunset Strip, but even after extensive renovations she remained at the posh hotel. According to New York Post's Page Six, hotel managers want to evict their most famous resident after more than a year of disruptions and late night partying. Lohan has reportedly taken her apartment off the market and decided to move in herself after having difficulty selling it at the $2.85 million asking price. According to a source, the apartment wasn't sold because, "It was on the wrong side of the hill with no views. Lindsay will stay part-time at the Chateau for another month before moving out completely." Lohan may also be trying to make a fresh start and leave some bad memories of her hotel stay behind her. Harry Morton reportedly ended their relationship last Thursday after the couple dined outside on the patio at the hotel. She has since denied the story.
Irwin's Widow Speaks for the First Time
's widow Terri Irwin
has spoken about her grief for the first time, following the death of her Crocodile Hunter
husband earlier this month. Despite being so heartbroken she has been "curled up on the floor in a fetal position" many times, Terri has received strength and encouragement from her eight-year-old daughter Bindi. In an interview aired on Australia's Channel 9 last night, Terri reveals, "She says, 'Mummy, why are you worried? Daddy's still with us.'" Terri was also amazed by the outpouring of love for Steve at his public memorial last Wednesday. She says, "I knew people would be missing Steve, but the feelings of love and support from Australians was just overwhelming. He would have said, 'Crikey mate, I don't believe this.' I love Australia and I'm a lucky woman. Just thank you so much. Your thoughts and prayers are really felt and they are going to help me get through - and I will." Terri also recalls the painful moment Steve's manager John Stainton called her to break the news of his death in a stingray attack off the coast of Australia on September 4. She says, "He said there's been a boating accident with Steve. Don't say it, don't say it, don't say it. He said it. He said those three words... 'and he died'. I am still at the stage where I think he's going to come home and it didn't really happen."
'Scrubs' Star Recovering After Fall
actress Judy Reyes
is recovering after fracturing her pelvis during a fall last Wednesday. Reyes, who plays nurse Carla Espinosa on the show, will be released from hospital next Monday. Her representative, Monique Ward, tells American publication People, "She's going to be fine. She had an accidental fall at home and fractured her pelvis on Wednesday. She had surgery to repair it on Thursday. She didn't realize it was as bad as it was and still went to work. Once there, she realized she needed medical treatment. She went to a hospital from the set." Reyes will be on crutches for approximately six weeks, but is expected to shoot some scenes while she heals, while other parts of the filming schedule will be reworked so that she can complete her scenes at a later date.
Tori Spelling Pregnant?
and new husband Dean McDermott
are expecting their first child together according to comedian Kathy Griffin
. The couple married in May in Fiji and have made no secret of their desire to start a family as soon as possible. Griffin was performing her stand-up show in Birmingham, Alabama last week and told the crowd, "Tori Spelling's pregnant by the way. It's not public yet, but I'm putting it out there." The normally svelte Spelling, recently seen on acclaimed sitcom So NoTORIous
, has been spotted around Los Angeles wearing baggy clothes, fueling speculation the couple are expecting.
Richie Slams Rehab Reports
has slammed rumors she has entered a rehabilitation facility to treat an eating disorder. Media reports on Monday claimed The Simple Life
star checked herself into rehab, but she was photographed on Tuesday strolling with boyfriend Brody Jenner
in Malibu, California. Richie posted the following message on her official MySpace page saying, "Contrary to CNN's false accusations, I did not check myself into an eating disorder rehab. I don't know why or how this rumor started, but I am home, in LA, and very happy. I do not have an eating disorder, and I don't know how many times I have to say it. I've repeated myself so many times, I feel like a broken record. Whoever started this rumor is evil and mean, but it's not true. I am happy, and healthy, and living my life."
Martin Calls for Help Against Human Trafficking
Singing star Ricky Martin
has called for more voices to join the fight against human trafficking. Martin spoke to campaigners at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC yesterday, to back the Call And Live campaign, a telephone hotline that provides help and information for human trafficking victims. In a talk to members of the International Organization For Migration and the Ricky Martin
Foundation, Martin said, "Join us. We need voices. To fight modern-day slavery is our collective duty, and every sector of society should come together to put an end to trafficking in persons." The Puerto Rican singer is scheduled to address the House International Relations Committee in a hearing on human trafficking today.
Nixon: "There Was No Struggle With My Sexuality"
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Former Sex And The City
star Cynthia Nixon
insists she never suppressed her lesbianism, despite having left her male partner Danny Mozes
for a woman in 2003. The red-haired actress fell in love with Christine Marinoni, a relationship which turned her life upside down. But she maintains there was no internal struggle with her sexuality, claiming she simply fell in love with someone else - and gender is immaterial. She says, "I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet. There wasn't a struggle, there wasn't an attempt to suppress. I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I'm a public figure."