Selena Gomez Plays Matchmaker to Taylor Swift

Selena Gomez Plays Matchmaker to Taylor Swift

Wed., Jun. 24, 2009 6:09 AM PDT by

Selena Gomez, Jonathan Cook,Taylor Swift Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Buzznet/Todd Owyoung; Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Selena Gomez is taking on a new role: matchmaker!
The 16-year-old starlet is trying to set up her BFF, Taylor Swift, with close pal and Forever the Sickest Kids frontman Jonathan Cook.
Gomez has already introduced the two musicians via iChat...
Calling Swift his "celebrity crush," Cook gushed: "She is gorgeous...She is an amazing songwriter, and I can relate to her not only as a musician but also as a writer...Plus, she seems so down-to-earth, I always root for her as a fan!"
Gomez, who is featured on the Sickest Kids' track "Whoa Oh," doesn't go easy on Cook in the romance department.
"Selena suggests girls for me to date," Cook told us. "And she told me she has to approve of any girls that I date."
The matchmaking goes both ways. "I've suggested that she date Shia LeBeouf," Cook said. "She's so funny. She's so into him."
—Reporting by Dahvi Shira
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AnnaLynne McCord Dreams of Gossip With Ed Westwick

AnnaLynne McCord Dreams of Gossip With Ed Westwick

Tue., Jun. 23, 2009 3:00 PM PDT by

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AnnaLynne McCord thinks it's time for 90210 to jump over to Gossip Girl.

McCord says her 90210 character, Naomi Clark, would be a perfect match for Ed Westwick's Chuck Bass.

"I think the Beverly Hills bad girl should team up with New York's bad boy and have some fun," McCord told me this morning from Washington, D.C. (more on that in a moment). "It would be naughty-naughty."

And speaking of show crossovers, what about the possibility of 90210 and the upcoming Melrose Place revival?

"The producers have actually mentioned that to us," McCord said. "We don't know who or where or what or when yet, but they want that very much."

So what was McCord doing in our nation's capital?

McCord was in D.C. taking part in How It Ends, Invisible Children's two-day event promoting legislation to help put an end to the horrific abduction of children in Central and East Africa by guerilla group leader Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army.

"We're lobbying and telling them what they need to do," McCord said. "It's for us as a human race to come together to fight this sin on humanity, because that's what it is."

Political activism is not new for the 21-year-old McCord. She's been heavily involved with the Blind Project, which raises awareness about the sex trafficking of children.

She's says she's determined to land a meeting with Pres. Barack Obama someday to discuss her advocacy work.

"I'd say, 'Hello, Mr. President. My name is AnnaLynne McCord and I think there is a service to the greater good that has to be done and you need to do it with me!'" McCord said. "That's probably how it would start, and then I'd shake a little and might even cry just from nerves. But then I'd be like, 'You've got to hear what I have to say.' "


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Ashlee and Pete's Gay Marriage Portrait

Ashlee and Pete's Gay Marriage Portrait

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Pete Wentz, Ashlee Simpson Courtesy of NoH8

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz are keeping their mouths shut for gay marriage.

The couple are the latest celebs to take part in NOH8, a campaign supporting efforts to overturn Proposition 8.

They were shot by photographer Adam Bouska on Monday with the campaign's signature look: "NOH8" painted on their cheeks and duct tape over their mouths as a symbol of the pro-gay voices not being heard.

Ashlee also holds a wedding veil in the pic.

Which other rocker was in the studio with them? Find out after the jump…

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus also posed for NOH8.

Like the Wentzes, Hoppus took part in the big Hollywood rally and protest shortly after the California Supreme Court upheld the ban on same-sex unions.

"My son asked me one time, 'Some guys have girlfriends and some girls have boyfriends, but do boys sometimes have boyfriends?' " Hoppus told us at the rally. "I said, 'Yeah, all kinds of people love different kinds of people. And that's the world we live in.' "

Mark Hoppus, NoH8 Courtesy of NoH8

Bouska launched NOH8 with his partner Jeff Parshley in November after the passage of Prop 8.

Shanna Moakler and a gaggle of other former beauty queen titleholders posed for the campaign shortly after the Miss California Carrie Prejean controversy erupted in April.

—Reporting by Dahvi Shira


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Lauren Conrad: More Television, Please

Lauren Conrad: More Television, Please

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Lauren Conrad, LA Candy Book Cover Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images; Harper Collins

She may have left The Hills, but that doesn't mean Lauren Conrad is done with television.

The former MTV darling tells me she's determined to get her debut novel, L.A. Candy, adapted for the small screen.

"It’s one of my hopes," said Conrad, who will hold court tonight at her book party at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills. "We're going to start working on that when I get back from my book tour."

She also may be working on another reality show. She refused to hear any pitches after the cameras stopped rolling on her last season of The Hills, but now…

"I actually asked not to hear them," she said. "I said, 'Don't tell me anything.' So problem solved, and I got to enjoy some time away. But my two months is up now."

And she's also not giving up her fashion collection. "I have my line at Kohl's but I'm also working on putting back together my original line," she said. "I want to change it up, working on a new name…"

One thing you're likely not catch her doing? Checking out Kristin Cavallari's debut on The Hills. "I probably won't watch it," Conrad said. "I'm not a huge TV person."


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Stephanie Pratt: "Heidi Thought She Was Dying!"

Stephanie Pratt: "Heidi Thought She Was Dying!"

Sun., Jun. 7, 2009 4:47 PM PDT by

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Were Spencer and Heidi Pratt deprived of food and water for almost three days while being forced to live in blacked-out seclusion on I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here?

That's what their family is claiming. A show insider, on the other hand, says all reports that the pair were mistreated have been greatly exaggerated.

"They kept them locked up and through the roof they were dropping spiders the size of [Heidi's] hands in on her in the black," Spencer's sister, Stephanie, just told me at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival in L.A.

"They treated them like they were criminals or terrorists," she added.

Stephanie said Heidi, who was reportedly rushed to a local Costa Rica hospital yesterday, was transferred to another medical facility today. She said she wasn't sure what the final diagnosis was. But it sure doesn't sound pretty...

"She was throwing up 30 times with nothing in her stomach," Stephanie said. "She was really sick. She thought she was dying….I know they pulled such shitty antics," she said. "But being treated like criminals or terrorists? It's insane!"

The newlyweds will likely return home sometime this week, according to Stephanie.

A rep for NBC declined to comment, but ITV Studios, producers of I'm a Celebrity, deny any wrongdoing.

My show insider insists the newlyweds were not only fed, but they were only in the lost chamber for about 14 hours. "They slept most of the time," said the insider, who asked not to be identified. "And when they weren't sleeping, they were laying side by side praying."

As for the Speiders, the insider said, "There were no bugs added to the chamber. Maybe there was a small one that Spencer tried to kill."

The insider also said Heidi was not vomiting: "They were in happy spirits when they came out of the chamber."

We'll get to see everything tomorrow night when the latest I'm a Celebrity airs. "Everything is documented because there are cameras on them all the time," the insider said. "There are interviews, too."

Now, sources say, Spencer is considering suing NBC for its treatment of him and Heidi, while NBC is threatening to sue the newlyweds if they don't live up to their contract and bail in the show.

Who do you believe, if anyone? Let the Speidi vs. I'm a Celebrity debates begin.

Miley Cyrus: You've Got Males!

Found this article @ E! Online by Marc Malkin

What do you guys think? Personally, I don't think he is more attractive than Justin Gaston

Justin Gaston, Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth Jemal Countess/Getty Images, Mike Marsland/Getty Images


Sounds like Justin Gaston may have something to fret about when girlfriend Miley Cyrus takes off this summer to go film The Last Song.

We already know Miley thinks her new onscreen leading man Liam Hemsworth is a "hot boy," but now one of his former costars tells us he's more than just a looker.

Melissa George stars opposite the young Aussie actor in the upcoming thriller The Triangle. She just may be his No. 1 fan...

"Honestly, he is a superstar in the making," George told us last night in Beverly Hills at Salvatore Ferragamo's benefit for the victims of the L'Aquila earthquake.

And she didn't stop there.

"Yes, [Justin] should be worried," George said. "I certainly think he has some competition."


"Not only is Liam wonderful to look at—he's a gorgeous guy—but his spirit and his soul are just incredible," George said. "I've never worked with a nicer guy in my life. And I'm not just saying that. He is the most amazing person."

Last night's fete, hosted by Debi Mazar and Adrian Grenier, launched an online auction of celebrity handbags. Proceeds benefit GlobalGiving's Italy Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund.

Mazar collected the handbags herself. "I picked up the phone and called Madonna, Marisa Tomei, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and others," Mazar said. "I said, 'Hey, do me a favor. Give me one your personal bags as a favor to me to help raise money,' and they were like, 'No problem.' "

Nice to have friends with deep pocketbooks.

RPattz & KStewart: Best Seats in the MTV Movie House

RPattz & KStewart: Best Seats in the MTV Movie House

check out this article I found @ E! Online by Marc Malkin. Do you think this means they are going to win?!

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RPattz & KStewart: Best Seats in the MTV Movie House

check out this article I found @ E! Online by Marc Malkin. Do you think this means they are going to win?!