He's ditching his own kids to spend Turkey Day with her and hers! Plus, Michael Eisner's daughter-in-law induced pregnancy to have the child before Thanksgiving … good planning! In the very thankful gossip roundup.
Rihanna said she used to feel self-conscious about the rumors that she hooked up with Jay-Z, but now just ignores them. Observer prepmaster general David Foxley will now be the person to call to get reservations at the Waverly Inn. Billion-heiress Anna Anisimova slept at her mother's place on Tuesday, which is a good thing because a 400-pound Venetian chandelier collapsed and fell fifteen feet onto the bed at her own place. Rapper 50 Cent has to pay an undisclosed sum to a Post photographer for knocking him down after he tried to take a photo of him. MSNBC accidentally flashed a graphic of Osama bin Laden as host Chris Matthews was discussing Barack Obama. Robert John Burck, a.k.a. the Naked Cowboy, says he has high-profile investments. DJ AM has invited ex-girlfriend Mandy Moore to hear him spin at Room Service on Friday.
Even though we do keep Fox News on all day (no, really), we missed the moment yesterday when Ann Coulter endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Jezebel.com directed our attention to it. "If you're looking at substance rather than whether there's an 'R' or 'D' after his name, manifestly if he's our candidate, then Hillary's going to be our girl," the Coultergeist explained on Hannity & Colmes. "She's more conservative than he is, she is going to be stronger than he is on terrorism." Click above to view the clip. The conservative comedienne went on to say that she would campaign for Hillary if McCain was the Republican nominee. Coulter based her arguments on the fact that McCain is bad for the GOP, and than Hillary "lies less" and "is smarter" than he is. "She isn't going to be a weak woman" and pull the troops out of Iraq, either, Coulter argued. "I'm a Hillary Girl now!"
We're just going to say it: Ann Coulter is to political commentary what Britney Spears is to celebrity culture. Remember when Jamie Lynn Spears got pregnant and was the focus of all attention for a couple of days? Britney got upset that she was out of the news for a few days, filled herself up with booze and pills, stole her children for a night, and had to be rushed to the hospital.
Whenever a longtime celebrity couple breaks up, it causes us to call into question everything we believe about relationships. When Padma Lakshmi and Salman Rushdie broke up, we felt hurt, and confused. It was the same with Sean and Robin Wright Penn. And then today, we read that Norah Jones and her longtime boyfriend and collaborator, Lee Alexander, split up. If they can't work it out, we said to ourselves, then what hope is there for the rest of us? In this sort of climate, we wondered what celebrity couple would be next. Please God, we thought, please don't take Jon Bon Jovi and his high-school sweetheart, Dorothea. But it was even worse. Today, "Page Six" reported the demise of the couple of the century, Ann Coulter and Andrew Stein.
With the holidays upon us, Donny Deutsch is kind of feeling charitable toward Ann Coulter. At the annual Michael J. Fox Foundation's "A Groovy Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's" fête at the Sheraton on Saturday, Donny had forgiven Coulter for her "Jews need to be perfected" rant during a recent Big Idea appearance. "What was shocking was that it wasn't a bit. It was very genuine," the big D told us. But, he clarified, "I don't think she's an anti-Semite." Huh? "She's gotten to the point where she's so detached from her words … it's the same reason Britney Spears will crash her car again. Because she doesn't exist until she crashes her car. Ann Coulter doesn't exist until she says those types of things." Wow, that's like a koan for our time: Without Car Crashes, Britney Exists Not. "I think [Coulter] genuinely felt bad afterwards," Donny continued. "I think she saw me personally offended. It's like seeing the hate crime in front of you." Donny even said he's ready to send Ann a Hanukkah present. "A muzzle!" he suggested. "And a Jewish history lesson." God bless us, every one. —Justin RavitzEarlier:The Internet Finally Thinks of a Response to Ann Coulter