Disney is eyeing Angelina Jolie to play Maleficent in Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, and she is “actively engaging with the material.” As Matt Damon accepted his 24th American Cinematheque Award, Charlize Theron roasted, “We’re both Academy Awards winners. Of course, I won mine in a real category and Matt’s was just for typing up [Ben] Affleck’s thoughts.” Demi Moore criticized Kim Kardashian for tweeting the word “Pimpin,’” commenting, “If we want to end slavery we need to stop glorifying the ‘pimp’ culture.” Chris Brown can’t find a club owner in New York, Miami, or Vegas to host his 21st birthday (is that all he is?) because “They don’t want to mess up their relationship, or their potential relationship, with Rihanna.” And when asked about plans for her birthday yesterday in Australia, Lady Gaga commented on the classy affair, “I am going to find the nearest bar that smells like urine and get very drunk. I’m going to be 24. I don’t feel young.” Bachelor Jake Pavelka is sure that his series, On the Wings of Love, will launch his brilliant acting career. Because all the best thespians got their start on Dancing with the Stars.
After calling it quits on her seven-year marriage to Sam Mendes, Kate Winslet can’t wait to get out of the Chelsea triplex they share, referring to it as a “house of horrors.” Mendes, meanwhile, is residing in his office in the same building, and just recruited Kate Moss to play a nymph in his upcoming staging of The Tempest. We’re sure Winslet is thrilled about the pairing. Jennifer Aniston told David Letterman that she “didn’t know” who David Schwimmer was engaged to (and no, it’s not Emily), so he cut her off, refusing to take her calls. Will Smith is causing trouble for TNT’s HawthoRNe, where his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, plays a nurse. The currently out-of-work actor has been on the show’s set every day, requesting changes to the script, and causing delays in the production schedule. Apparently, “everyone is praying for him to book a new movie so that he will go away.” And Elin Nordegren is avoiding supporting Tiger Woods by planning a trip to Sweden the weekend of the Masters.
Michelle “Bombshell” McGee’s Ohio barber father defended his daughter’s affair, claiming that James told McGee he and Sandra Bullock had separated. And they just happened to keep it a secret from the press? Jared Leto says he has a “secret” fan club, in which his 30 Seconds to Mars followers must go through a complex initiation process. Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch said he doesn’t mind when Mayor Bloomberg mispronounces his name, noting, “I can think of a lot worse names he could call me.” Snooki traded in her pouf for red-streaked locks at the Upper East Side’s Francky L’Official salon, requesting that they play house music during her pre-noon appointment. And Jersey girls at Mohegan Sun swarmed Pauly D at his sendoff party before the reality guido heads to Miami to film Jersey Shore’s second season. “Girls were literally fighting over him all night long.” We doubt Miami will be any different.