Archive for May, 2007

Calum Best admits cocaine and sex addictions

Lindsay Lohan’s recent boyfling Calum Best is reportedly considering checking into rehab himself after admitting to using cocaine and drinking to excess.

After photos of Calum taking drugs in bed with two prostitutes were published yesterday, he admitted that the various claims made about him are pretty much true.

He told the Sun: “I’m a bad boy. I go out and get drunk, I get high on cocaine and I do stupid debauched things with the wrong women.”

“I do drink too much and it gets out of control. The drink leads to the coke and the coke leads to debauchery - the wrong people and places. When I’m high I do wild, stupid s**t. I’m a red-blooded male and I’m addicted to sex.”

“I don’t want to be 45, out drinking, doing cocaine and with the wrong girls. I don’t want to be a sad old man on my own, drowning my sorrows.”

“This is a wake-up call. I’ve got to take responsibility for my life.”

Calum is currently in Los Angeles, attempting to launch his acting career, but insists he’ll check into rehab when he returns to London rather than muscle in on Lindsay’s rehab in Promises Treatment Center in Malibu: “Lindsay needs to concentrate on herself now.”

He added: “She is a lovely girl. I’m here to support her. I can’t say she’s my girlfriend. We’ll see. We’re still in touch. If she’s having problems I will back her up.”

Calum, a male model and the son of footballer George Best, has previously been linked to various British glamour models such as Abi Titmuss and Jodie Marsh, Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding and model Elizabeth Jagger.

Celebrity Gossip: more snippets

  • Jailers at Century Regional Detention Facility have reportedly been preparing for Paris Hilton’s impending arrival. Paris is expected to present herself at the jail next Tuesday for her up-to-45-day stay and a source has told TMZ that jailers have already selected a cellmate for the heiress - a reckless driver who they believe will not try to cash in on Paris’ stay - and have produced a written protocol detailing “when and how things should be done for [Paris].” Staff have also been threatened with disciplinary action if they take any photos of the socialite.
  • The producers of Lindsay Lohan’s next film Poor Things have said they’re not planning on dumping Lindsay just because she’s checked into rehab. The film was scheduled to begin shooting today in Los Angeles but producers Rob Hickman and Shirley MacLaine have issued a statement saying: “We are trying to rearrange the shooting schedule to facilitate [Lindsay] working at the end of the shoot to coincide with the completion of her rehabilitation. We wish her love and the blending of mind, body and spirit.”

Billie Piper and Chris Evans officially divorced

Billie Piper and Chris Evans‘ divorce has been finalised by the High Court today.

The couple, who married in 2001 and split in 2004, are thought to have cited “two years’ separation with consent” as the reason for their divorce to avoid laying any blame.

The couple have remained good friends since their marriage ended and a source told the Daily Mail that they’ve only bothered to finalise the divorce now because Chris is thinking about taking his relationship with new girlfriend Natasha Shishmanian to the next level.

The source told the newspaper: “Chris and Billie’s divorce has been a long time coming and it seemed initially that they were happy to let the matter drift.”

“But over the last few months, Chris and Natasha’s relationship has really taken off - he’s been telling people she may be The One.”

“Throughout their relationship, Billie has been kept in the loop. She and Chris speak virtually every day and she couldn’t be happier for him.”

Billie is currently dating actor Laurence Fox after co-starring with him in West End show Treats.

Photo stories from around the web

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

  • Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony co-chaired the Children’s Health Fund Gala Dinner at the Hilton Hotel in New York last night. The couple are set to celebrate their third wedding anniversary next week and Marc seems to have celebrated by gaining some weight - he looks far less manorexic than normal.
  • Also in New York, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are still filming their new movie Revolutionary Road, directed by Kate’s husband Sam Mendes. The couple rocked some great 1950s outfits for the period piece set in post-war Connecticut.
  • Madonna is still making her 30-minute short Filth and Wisdom. She was spotted in directing mode on set at London’s Exmouth Market earlier in the week.
  • Sienna Miller was snapped taking a break from filming Best Times of Our Lives on Tuesday - she spent the day off running errands in London with her dogs, Porgy and Bess.
  • Meanwhile Sienna’s ex, Jude Law, was a guest of honour at the 2007 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix at the weekend.

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Nicole Richie might go to jail but doesn’t want to go to rehab ever again

Nicole RichieNicole Richie has admitted she’s worried she might be joining good friend Paris Hilton in jail - but she hopes she’s not going to be joining other close friend Lindsay Lohan in rehab.

Nicole said on KIIS radio show On Air With Ryan Seacrest yesterday that she doesn’t know whether she’ll end up in jail following her DUI arrest last December: “Everything is possible at this point…I’m nervous, but I understand that I have to deal with whatever consequences come my way, and I take responsibility.”

When questionned about whether Paris was nervous about her forthcoming sentence, Nicole replied: “Wouldn’t you be?…Of course she is.”

She also denied rumours that she was in rehab earlier this month for prescription drug addiction and to get help with for eating disorders: “[The rumours started because] I hadn’t been photographed in a couple of weeks, people were wondering where I was. The truth was, I was on tour with [boyfriend Joel Madden]. I don’t have any plans to go back [to rehab]. Hopefully I won’t ever have to go back.”

Celebrity Gossip: snippets

  • Sadie Frost has denied that she particularly pursues younger men even though she’s currently linked to 23 year old Kristian Marr and has previously been linked to other 20somethings such as Alex Zane and Jackson Scott - even ex-husband Jude Law is seven years her junior. Forty-one year old Sadie told In Style magazine: “It’s not an ego boost. They’re men I like who happen to be young. I don’t meet guys who are 40.”
  • Football WAG Abbey Clancy has been advised to lose her Liverpudlian accent if she wants to make it as a model in the US. The lingerie and glamour model, who is dating Liverpool and England star Peter Crouch, has revealed that during a recent trip to LA no one could understand her Scouse twang so she’s been having speech lessons to teach her “how to pronounce words correctly and stuff.”