Yesterday some audio surfaced of former celebrity Paris Hilton saying some not so pleasant things about gay people. Specifically: "Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS...I would be so scared if I was a gay guy. You'll like, die of AIDS." So that is pretty bad! But, Paris insists, she wasn't talking about all gay people. She was just having a conversation with a gay friend about "a website" (we take this to mean hookup smartphone app Grindr) that enables promiscuity or whatever. It was a private conversation that some weird taxi driver recorded for some unknown reason and she didn't mean it. She's issued a long statement, via GLAAD, saying that she loves gay people. "As anyone close to me knows, I always have been and always will be a huge supporter of the gay community. I am so sorry and so upset that I caused pain to my gay friends, fans and their families with the comments heard this morning." She goes on to say that of course AIDS affects everyone, not just gay people, and that gay people are "the strongest people I know." All right, fine. Sincere or not, let's accept it and move on with our lives. Enough talking about Paris Hilton. Though, we have to say, it is interesting that she said "gay friends, fans, and their families" but not "gay family members." Because, y'know, we, uh, hear she might have one. [Us Weekly]
OK, phew, back to the straights. Are WABC New York news anchor Liz Cho and Good Morning America news anchor Josh Elliott an item? Everyone who cares, so about six people, says yessss. Cho recently split up with her husband and moved out of their "Yonkers mansion" — which, what? I guess that's the only way to live in Yonkers? Like, why live in Yonkers if you're not going to live in a mansion? But also, why live in a mansion if it's in Yonkers? I'd take an East Village one bedroom over a Yonkers mansion any day — and into an apartment on West 90th Street, and Elliott has been seen leaving the building, sometimes in the morning. Meaning they had a sleepover, maybe. Like a wink wink, nudge nudge, didn't get much sleep kind of a sleepover. You know, because they stayed up all night watching Now and Then and eating candy and pizza. Sleepover stuff! Anyway, the couple who are so in love and will probably be married soon have denied being a couple that is going to grow old together, saying they are "just friends." And we all know what that means. It means they're friends... with benefits. Yup. ABC has a pretty comprehensive benefits package for its employees, especially its on-air talent. [Page Six]
Oh dear. Troubled Amanda Bynes, she of the constant car wrecks and odd behaviors, has reportedly been dropped by all of her "people," meaning her agent, her publicist, and her lawyer. Supposedly all of these people tried to reach out to her over the past few weeks but she was unresponsive so they eventually decided that "they can't help someone that doesn't want to be helped," according to TMZ. Which is sad. And, y'know, troubling. Hopefully some sane, sober adults are still sticking around in case she decides to reach out. Maybe someone from her Nickelodeon days? Anyway, this story doesn't seem to be getting better, does it. [TMZ]
Speaking of a story that doesn't get better, there's a new promo out for the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. That's the one where the girls are actually all pretty rich and there are the two former child actor sisters who are one day going to kill each other in a final battle on a windswept hilltop. This season involves a new Housewife, some blonde lady nobody likes (or Kyle likes, I don't know), lots of stuff with the husbands yelling at each other like house cats, and a mansion burning down. Yeah there's a big mansion fire set piece that probably cost them millions but looks great in the trailers and will be an exciting climax. This thing trundles onto the airwaves on November 5th, so gird your loins or don't bother and don't watch it, see if I care. [Us Weekly]
Here's a photo from Vogue magazine of a shirtless Tim Tebow pushing a big tire. There's also some text about what he looks for in a girl that includes the word "servant" in a creepy way. (He's talking about being a servant to God, not wanting a girl to be his servant, but still the word "servant" is a creepy word no matter what.) But mostly it's Tim Tebow pushing a gigantic tire without his shirt on. Meanwhile, first-string Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will have a letter to the editor published in this Sunday's Parade magazine. [People]
Calvin Klein says he is happy for his ex-boyfriend, former porn actor Nick Gruber, in his new relationship, even though Gruber is running around saying that Klein is having him followed and publishing a tell-all book about his relationship. Calvin Klein don't care, though. He's just keepin' on keepin' on, content with his mind-boggling pile of money and probably other boyfriends. He's Calvin Klein for god's sake! He picks up the phone and dials one number and before you can say "blue jeans" there's the entire Hollister fall catalogue waiting at his door. Nick Gruber doesn't matter. Who cares. [Page Six]
Miley Cyrus was recently photographed with her fiance Liam Hemsworth driving around in some kind of $200,000 race car that Cyrus recently bought. Hemsworth was doing the driving and was apparently wearing "board shorts." Some kid driving around in a $200,000 automobile while wearing freaking board shorts should be reason enough for every poor person in the world to get on a boat or just walk over from the next town and burn this country to the ground. Also this seems like a subtle F-you to fellow child star Amanda Bynes, who isn't even allowed to look at a car anymore. Don't be a show off, Miley. You should be driving around in an old jalopy. That's what you've earned. Some day you might earn a Volkswagen maybe, but for now it's the jalopy. Return that expensive car and use the money to, I don't know, do something remotely valuable. [Daily Mail]
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