Leelee Sobieski Does Black Tie

It’s a slow news and gossip day so I am forced to resort to random pics of sort-of celebrities. Here’s Leelee Sobieski at the Black Tie Boxing Event in New York City. I can only assume that when she read the invitation she thought the “black tie” part was a requirement to get past the bouncer at the door. There is just no other explanation for her totally out of place wedding neckwear. Well there’s always the standard no fashion sense and no access to a mirror excuse.

Katie Holmes Hits the Streets

Is it just me or is Katie Holmes really starting to look like her hubby Tom Cruise? Maybe its the hair, maybe its the glasses, I’m not sure. But I will say that Katie sure hasn’t lost any time in dropping the baby weight. Is there a Scientology diet I don’t know about?

Anyway, here’s Mrs. Cruise on her way to a meeting at CAA in Los Angeles. I’m liking the billowly pirate going to a business meeting blouse, but I’m not a fan of the pants. Ugly color, ugly waistline. But that’s just me. And yes that is pretty much all that’s going on this weekend.

Britney Spears Says Blame the Baby Not the Booze

How’s this for news that may throw the rational world off its axis…Britney Spears may not have been a lush and a stoner when she went into rehab. Britney is trying to get paperwork from Promises to prove that she wasn’t using when she entered rehab and that she only went because her mommy made her go.

From TMZ:

Sources tell TMZ that Lynne Spears, Kevin Federline and then-manager Larry Rudolph all pressured Britney to check herself in. We’re told Spears acknowledged having emotional problems after her second child was born, but strongly maintained she did not have a drug or alcohol problem.

Nonetheless, multiple sources say Federline threatened to go public by going to court to wrestle custody from her if she didn’t go to rehab. Sources say Spears could not withstand the pressure from her mom, Federline and Rudolph, and checked into Promises last February 20.

And the next thing you know scientists will prove the Bigfoot is really a fluffy bunny, gravity is optional and alcohol actually makes you smarter.

Hilary Duff Wants to be Sexy

Hilary Duff performed on The Today Show looking like she wants to change her Lizzie McGuire image. I’m not quite sure what kind of dance she’s doing here, but she might need some hemorrhroid cream. I don’t know if I can get on board with a sexy Hilary Duff, she’s still a little cutesy and no amount of heavy eyeliner can change that. But I’m willing to give her a shot. If she can lose that whole squat thing that is.

Isaiah Washington is Still Pissed

Isaiah Washington isn’t exactly taking his firing from Grey’s Anatomy and the potential implosion of his career well. The unemployed and yet still talking actor has whipped out his deck of how to shift responsibility cards and has decided to plat the race card.

From TMZ (have I mentioned lately that I love TMZ?):

Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington talked to Newsweek recently, and he rips the show for firing him because, in part, he’s a black man “with a booming voice.” Actually, let’s let him explain: “It didn’t help me on the set that I was a black man who wasn’t a mush-mouth Negro walking around with his head in his hands all the time.”

Oh, and it doesn’t stop there. Isaiah says an HR person told him that “some people” were “afraid” of him around the studio, to which he replied, “Why, because I’m a 6-foot-1 black man with dark skin and who doesn’t go around saying ‘Yessah, massa’ and ‘No sir, massa’ to everyone?”

Holy Kunte Kinte, Batman! Dude, maybe people were afraid of you because you were throwing down with Patrick Dempsey and calling the gay guy a nasty name. Race has nothing to do with it…a bad temper and the inherent inability to keep your mouth shut does.

But just our curiosity, in a showdown between racism and homophpbia, which oppressed minority wins? Gee, let me check the cast list for Grey’s this fall.

Pics of the still employed Katherine Heigl…because I like her better.

Lindsay Lohan is in Trouble

So the bad news for Lindsay Lohan is those pesky police know how to do their jobs. The hanging out in rehab celeb could be looking at more than a slap on the wrist for her recent (sorry, her most recent) car crash. It’s being reported that Lindsay was not only frat boy drunk the night of the curb wreck, but she had been sniffing the mirror as well.

From TMZ:

According to multiple law enforcement sources, toxicology reports conclude that Lohan, 20, had “nearly twice the legal limit” of alcohol and traces of blow in her bloodstream when she crashed her 2005 Mercedes SL-65 convertible into a curb on Sunset Blvd. around 5:30 AM on May 26. In California, drivers with a .08 or higher are legally drunk. Police tell TMZ Lohan and two other adults were in the car at the time of the accident. After the crash, she was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries, then placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI. Cops later said they found a “usable amount” of cocaine in the car.

We’re told that the Beverly Hills Police Dept. could present the case to the Los Angeles D.A. in the next few days.”

Maybe Paris has started a new trend and Lindsay will be doing her turn in the slammer sometime soon. In the meantime, here is Lindsay on another trip outside of Promises. And she must be staying clean because it looks like she’s trying to figure out if you can catch a buzz by sniffing pollen.

Paris Hilton Hits Hawaii

Here’s ex-con Paris Hilton trying to sneak into Maui for a vacation after her prison ordeal. Unfortunately her oh-so ingenious disguise didn’t work. Sure maybe the scraggly wig and straw hat would have kept her hidden from prying eyes…if she wasn’t Paris Hilton. I’m willing to bet that her disguise failed because when the security people at the airport told her she couldn’t bring her bottle of water through security, she opened her big mouth and told the guy “don’t you know who I am? I’m Paris Hilton” at the top of her lungs. And then when people whipped out their camera phones she struck her signature slouchy pose and did her best Mona Lisa smile. Then as she walked away she turned to the lackey carrying her bags and asked “how did they know it was me?”

Paris leaving jail…no disguise then.

Kevin Federline Won’t Sign Divorce Papers

Kevin Federline doesn’t want to sign the divorce papers. And it’s not because he wants his wacked out Britney Spears back, he wants to have it in writing that he can keep Britney from seeing their kids if she goes all loco again.

From People:

“Britney’s attorneys are anxious to see Kevin sign off on a divorce. But Kevin and his lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan are dragging their heels out of concern over reports of Britney’s post-rehab partying. [Federline] wants to make sure that the divorce document makes it simple enough for Kevin to downsize Britney’s access to her kids the next time her behavior troubles him.”

Do you know obnoxious you have to be to make K-Fed’s ass pucker? But here’s a tip for Kevin if he starts wanting the kids again. Wait until Britney goes shopping and while she’s parading naked in front of the paparazzi, bribe the nanny, she’s probably the only one who would notice the rugrats were gone anyway.

Pics of Britney campaigning for mother of the year.

Britney Spears Won’t Sing

Britney Spears will not be performing with Cyndi Lauper on her tour. Apparently to sing with Cyndi you have to actually…you know, sing.

From Metro:

Anyone hoping to see Britney Spears perform at Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour at L.A.’s Greek Theater on Saturday will be sorely disappointed. Spears’ choreographer, Misha Gabriel, told People magazine she would hit the stage with Lauper, Rosie O’Donnell, Erasure, Debbie Harry and The MisShapes. But a source told Page Six, “There’s no way. Britney said she would only dance or lip-sync – and to be on stage with Cyndi, you have to actually perform.

The good news is that Britney knows her own limitations. Girlfriend can still shake her money maker, but she isn’t up to singing. The bad news, everyone else knows it too.

Paris Hilton Lies on Larry King

Did you watch Paris Hilton taking up cable space on Larry King last night? Looks like Paris is less than reformed if you ask me. Not only was she back to looking all fake and plastic…the ex-con heiress was lying through her veneers.

When asked if she had ever been addicted to drugs, Paris said no. Then when Larry asked her if she had ever taken drugs, she said no again. Puh-leeze! I guess that’s one of the side benefits to getting a nose job…it doesn’t start growing when you lie.