The Wire's Dominic West celebrated the finale of the show at a party with a bunch of strippers. Warren Buffett dined at Michael's. Courtney Love claims she's "eccentric," not "bipolar," on her MySpace blog. A "Page Six" "insider" claims that Lindsay Lohan's new crop of friends are "leeches … trying to drag Lindsay down and use her for her fame." Meanwhile, Dina Lohan is excited about her new reality show on E!, which will probably debut around Memorial Day.
Yessss. Dina Lohan was not about to let the hot New York moms on Real Housewives, which premieres tonight, steal her thunder. Today, E! announced that, come March 17, the hottest of the hot New York moms will start filming her much-ballyhooed reality show here in New York. Until now, reports of the show, which will follow "the Lohan matriarch" as she attempts to launch the career of Lindsay's fame-deprived 14-year-old sister, Ali, have tentatively referred to it as Momager. But apparently the network decided that that wasn't descriptive enough, and they've opted for Train Wreck instead. Oh, kidding. Apparently the show is now called Living Lohan. But since that's really tame and actually kind of eighties and doesn't really, you know, say much about the Lohan brand, we'd like to suggest that they make "I'm living the American dream, and you can go fuck yourself!" the official catchphrase. It'll be the "You're fired!" of 2008!
Lohans Living It Up on E! [E! Online]
The cast of Spring Awakening likes watching the parody video "Celine Dion Is Fucking Amazing" before taking the stage. Jamie Johnson'sThe One Percent, the second movie he's made about rich Upper East Siders, premieres tonight. Alice + Olive designer Stacey Bendet got engaged to Eric Eisner, son of former Disney chief Michael Eisner. Entertainment Weekly canceled its annual Oscar-night viewing party at Elaine's. Mary-Kate Olsen hung out with pals at old standby the Bowery Hotel on Friday.
"Everyone says Giuliani was great on 9/11," said Chris Rock during his show at MSG on New Year's Eve. "What about on 9/10?" Joshua Jackson refused to let anyone sit with him and girlfriend Diane Kruger at the Soho Grand's New Year's Eve party. ABC anchor Bob Woodruff has made a full recovery from his Iraq injuries and recently went skiing. Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole Murphy hung out at the Plumm with New York Giant Michael Strahan while Murphy was getting ready to marry Tracey Edmonds on an island in the South Pacific. Britney Spears's latest team of lawyers dumped her after a "breakdown in communication."
Lindsay Lohan spent her Thanksgiving shopping in therapy and shopping in New York with her mom and sister, while her boyfriend spent it partying. David Wright bought jewelry for his mom for Christmas. Tory Burch has been dating both Paramount head Brad Grey and Katie Couric's ex, Tom Werner. Whoopi Goldberg, who supports Bill Richardson for president, slammed John Edwards and Michelle Obama for canceling appearances on The View. Hayne Suthon, the owner of Lucky Cheng's, has finally made peace with ex-husband Robert Jason. Jerry Seinfeld is planning to stick to stand-up, not movies. Alec Baldwin bought the cast of 30 Rock mozzarella sticks after their show at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
In the past year, you couldn’t drop a tabloid on your bathroom floor without it falling open to a sad story about Lindsay Lohan, be it for wearing drug-laced pants or her unfortunate habit of leaving rehab and promptly face-planting into a puddle of booze. So it stands to reason that her most recent exit from Utah’s Cirque Lodge has put the celeb-watching world on high alert for her first misstep. But! What if it never happens? What if, against all odds, Lohan actually dared to use rehab for, you know, rehabbing?
Lindsay Lohan is finally getting ready to move into Hell's Kitchen's ultraluxe residential tower, the Atelier. In the spring, the Post pooh-poohed reports that she was going to live there, saying that the building was just using her for publicity. But today her mom, Dina, is on Access Hollywood picking out the décor for the new place. "I'm just kind of here trying to help her get it together quickly," Dina explains. "Because she's traveling and other things." (Like getting out of rehab?) Dina says she's going to make the New York area her home base to be near family, but she won't be staying with them on Long Island all the time. "When they're 21, they don't want to live at home anymore," Dina says. We'll try not to think about what kids who are 21 and living alone do want to do. Lohan will be in good company at the Atelier — Nick Lachey and other celebrity residents have been spotted by the building's pool and on the basketball court. We're kind of bashful to admit it, but we're really rooting for Lindsay this time around. This might just be the time she stays clean! But if it isn't, well, we're glad she'll be in the city. Why should L.A. always get to have all the good train wrecks?
Apartment Shopping With Dina Lohan [Access Hollywood]
Lindsay Lohan's bodyguard claims Dina and Michael weren't the best parents. Maria Bartiromo pissed off PETA by posing in a Michael Kors coat with fox-fur cuffs. The Box smelled like burnt hair for two hours after a patron's hair caught on fire. Jay McCarroll's friend says he has an Upper West Side apartment, contrary to what the designer told New York. Katie Couric belted out "Sweet Caroline" at a piano bar in Nantucket. Harvey Weinstein picked Clint Eastwood to compose the score for John Cusack's new movie. City comptroller Bill Thompson says he was able to buy an apartment in Brooklyn shortly after graduating college in 1974, but his daughter couldn't even afford to rent one. Chris Noth will be in the Sex and the City movie.
Hollywood players like Ben Stiller, Toby Maguire, and Steven Spielberg can't figure out which Democrat to support for president, so they're donating to multiple ones. (Tom Hanks, Will Smith, and Jennifer Aniston, however, are firmly in Camp Obama.) Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel was passed over for appointment as executive director of New York State Council of the Arts, perhaps because she has donated money to Spitzer, who's now trying to look ethically pure. Gwen Stefani loves breast-feeding even though she's been getting bitten. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz refused to be photographed with their KY Intimacy Kit swag bags at Lollapalooza because they were scared of Joe Simpson. Tracy Morgan wants to get his SCRAM ankle bracelet "blinged out" at Jacob the Jeweler.
Bobby Brown beefed up security in Australia because he still thinks Osama bin Laden is after him. Former party girl Taylor Stein, who just had a baby with William Lauder, has dated a lot of very, very wealthy older men. A documentary producer claims Bobby Kennedy got into a shouting match with Marilyn Monroe the night she died, and not in the bedroom where her body was found. Mom of the Year Dina Lohan is being sued for allegedly failing to pay back a $400,000 loan she used to jump-start Lindsay's music career. ABC misspelled Whoopi Goldberg's name in a press release announcing her as the new host of The View. Rudy Giuliani made up for the fact that the Yankees lost Eric Gange to the Red Sox by raising $350,000 at a Greenwich fund-raiser. Chelsea Clinton tried, and failed, to quietly read Harry Potter on the 6 train. CBS News execs are not pleased with the performance of some of the company's interns. Tyra Banks attended a party for her Air Force cadet brother, who is going to Iraq.