Thursday gossip roundup: Nicole Kidman won’t say the N-word on screen
Lindsay Lohan has some supporters in her corner when it comes to her hotel party incident that ended with a man, Christian LaBella, arrested after allegedly assaulting the actress — though the charges against him have been dropped. “I was right there when Ms. Lohan was being choked and attacked,” celebrity booker Claus Hjelmbak tells New York Magazine. “It concerns me if this man is not going to be held accountable for his actions. I hope that a physical attack like this won’t be just another Lindsay Lohan story, but that the public and the authorities will actually take this seriously as a real attack.” And Hjelmbak is no stranger to celebrity crisis: He was on the scene during Britney Spears’ infamous head-shaving episode.
So why has single gal Cameron Diaz avoided the alter for so long? “I’m smart!” she jokes to Esquire magazine. “No, it’s hard to say. It just wasn’t the thing I was drawn to. I certainly didn’t want it in my 20s. Or my 30s.” But that doesn’t mean Diaz didn’t have marriage plans in mind, though they may not be the “till death do us part” kind: “I’d always wanted to get hitched in Vegas at least three times,” she says. In any event, Diaz, who recently celebrated her 40th birthday, is feeling better than ever. “For the first time in my life, I’m content,” she says. “Getting older is the best part of life. I know myself better. I feel more capable than ever. And as far as the physicality of it — I feel better at 40 than I did at 25.”
Julianne Moore has been robbed. According to the New York Post, $127,000 worth of jewelry went missing from Moore’s New York City brownstone sometime between early June and late August. Among the 10 items stolen were a $33,000 Cartier tennis bracelet and four Cartier watches worth $77,800. Between 15 and 25 workmen have been in and out of the brownstone this summer as its been under renovation, but no arrests have been made. Moore was in Toronto shooting “Carrie” at the time.
Nicole Kidman does plenty of outlandish things in her new movie “the Paperboy” — including urinating on co-star Zac Efron — but there was one line she wouldn’t cross. The script called for Kidman’s character to utter the N-word, but the actress refused, she explained at a press conference for the film this week. “I have a son [Connor Cruise] who is African-American. I just didn’t feel it was right,” she says. “What I try to do as an actor is fulfill the director’s vision. I have opinions, but at the same time I’m not there to stop him from anything. I’ve really tried to do that in every film. I never want to pull them off their vision.”
Despite the revelation that he’d fathered a child with a housekeeper, resulting in Maria Shriver filing for divorce, Arnold Schwarzenegger is still optimistic that they’ll get back together, he tells Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “It takes a lot of time to heal those wounds and to trust each other again. But, you know, I will make every effort,” Schwarzenegger says. “I’ve hurt a lot of people. I hurt my wife tremendously, who doesn’t deserve that, and my kids and relatives, all this. I’m embarrassed, ashamed about it, but you can’t go back.”