As stars like Hayden Panettiere weigh in on Paris' prison woes at Rihanna and Jay-Z’s MTV Movie Awards after-party, Eva Longoria dishes about her latest addiction. Plus, Rumer Willis plays coy…and why has Britney’s mama disappeared from The View?
Rihanna and Jay-Z cohosted an after-party for the MTV Movie Awards in H-town Sunday night at club Sugar. The term cohost must be used loosely though, as Jay-doll simply used the blue—yes, blue—carpet as the quickest route back to his car, leaving about 10 minutes after he arrived.
Why so camera shy, Hova? He seemed to dodge reporters, not stopping for questions and simply giving me a smirk and a chuckle when I asked how Beyoncé liked his singin’ thang with Rihanna. The party was a big snore-pie scene, particularly regarding the lady o’ the evening.
When I asked Rihanna (who’s new album is Good Girl Gone Bad) for her thoughts on Young Hollywood “going bad”—and are they ever headed that way, thanks to Pare-poo ‘n’ Lindsay-love—R. coyly replied, “Well, I can’t speak for them, you’d have to ask them that question.” Oh, eat my sobriety medallion, already, where’s the damn fun in that answer?
Have to say that, overall, Rihanna was very blah, and the only thing I can conjure up that’s worse than blah would be drinking a cup of Brandon Davis' face sweat. Ms. R. lacked energy offstage (though she’s divine on!), making it hard to decipher any sort of personality—so unlike the always tart ‘n’ ta-riff Hayden Panettiere, who was accompanied by her main squeeze, Stephen Colletti. H.P. cooed that she “wished the best” for Paris, and it was lovely, even though everybody and their breast-enhanced publicist knows the sweet thing doesn’t mean it.
Nevertheless, I asked Ms. Pee how, exactly, she avoids Paris’ side of the trashy tracks. “My mom always said to me, you are the people you surround yourself with,” spilled the Heroes star. “It’s always about surrounding yourself with people with the same goals and ambitions as you, [sic] who will keep you heading down that road.”
Aw, that’s just presh, asking mom’s advice! But let’s make sure your good pal Rumer Willis is one of those people along for your virginal entourage ride, darling! Couldn’t do it without Demi’s daring darling!
P. Hilton wasn’t the only celeb itchin’ to get her paws on the new BlackBerry Curve at the launch party last week. Stars like Jeremy Piven, Marcia Cross and Star Jones Reynolds all hit the penthouse at the Beverly Wilshire to get their gratis gadgets.
I got a sec to gab with a freshly spray-tanned Eva Longoria, who told me she’s never without her precious Berry. “I use it all the time,” she fessed. “I’m kind of addicted. If I go to a massage and lay on the massage table, it’s right next to me. The masseuse is like, 'You want that on?' and I’m like, 'Yes! It needs to stay on.' "
Jeez! Is she hoping for an electronically enhanced happy ending? Let’s hope Eva can turn it off for her wedding to Tony Parker, right? T.P. was not at the party, but Eva had lots of company. She hung with Cross, Mario Lopez and his g-f Karina Smirnoff and Kevin Connolly. Such the diminutive butterfly, that gal.
Even those in the higher age brackets, like Donald Sutherland, proclaimed their love for this device. In fact, Mr. Es dropped his in the ocean in Australia while filming Fool’s Gold with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. Horrors! What happened? “Divers went down and got it,” he revealed of the dramatic PDA rescue. “But it didn’t work anymore.” Sadness.
Michelle Rodriguez revealed that her device has also taken a watery dive a time or 10. See, I asked the jail-visiting vamper when one should never use a BlackBerry. “I think the toilet’s a bad place,” she mused. “I’ve lost a lot of BlackBerrys that way.”
A thought I’d prefer to flush away myself...
Speaking of unwanted sharing, I had to ask Mich about Curve, a lesbian magazine, putting her mug on the cover without permission.
“People are gonna say what they say,” she reasoned. “It’s like Eminem...I am whatever you say I am. Free press...it’s all good—the more, the merrier. Just as long as it doesn’t mess up my flow if I ever want some shows, ya know? That would suck.”
As for her own amour life? “My love life is great! I’m in love with all my friends,” she hedged. “The other kind of love is my business.”
Not seeing anyone, are ya, hon?
As if on churlish cue, Rumer Willis, Demi’s daughter about town, slunk into the BlackBerry soiree. Rumer’s been spotted hangin’ at all the hot spots, so I had to ask if she was worried that the cops’ recent crackdown on underage drinking might curb her hearty social life.
“I don’t worry about the underage drinking, because I don’t drink. And I know everyone says that, but I actually don’t,” she added, semiconvincingly. “I really started to think about it when I saw 13-, 14- and 15-year-olds [drink], and that’s my little sister’s age. I hope it doesn’t get to that point.”
Oh, Rumer! So wise for all of your 18 years.