Is Lindsay Lohan Working as an "Escort" to Pay Her Bills?
The rarely-reliable "Star" tabloid says that LINDSAY LOHAN is working as a high-priced ESCORT in order to pay her bills.
--Now, nobody's saying she's giving up the goods. As far as anyone knows, she's just being paid to be arm candy for rich guys.
--Lindsay's "clients" have included one of the princes of Brunei . . . who supposedly paid her $100,000 to spend New Year's with him in London . . .
--And a Spanish-American painter named Domingo Zapata . . . who has let Lindsay crash at his apartments in New York and L.A. in exchange for . . . well, whatever.
--A sources says, quote, "The dates last for days, and the guys pay for everything . . . hotel, travel costs, food, whatever . . . as well as jewelry and other gifts."
Brent Musburger is Not Sorry for Ogling Katherine Webb During the BCS Title Game
BRENT MUSBURGER makes no apologies for commenting on Miss Alabama KATHERINE WEBB'S attractiveness during the BCS Title game.
--Asked if he thought his comments were inappropriate, Brent said NO.
--As for ESPN's apology, he said, quote, "Individuals say what individuals say. And corporations do what corporations do. Obviously, they felt it was the right thing for them to do."
Nicole Kidman Didn't Think Peeing on Zac Efron in "The Paperboy" Was a Big Deal
In the movie "The Paperboy", NICOLE KIDMAN pees on ZAC EFRON after he gets stung by jellyfish. You'd think that would be a tough scene to film, but for Nicole, it was just another day at the office.
--She says, quote, "I just don't find urination shocking. I think I peed in the beginning of 'Eyes Wide Shut', too. But then, I don't find a lot of things shocking! Violence is a lot more shocking than sex . . . sex is primal."
--She adds, quote, "I felt shy singing in 'Moulin Rouge!', but peeing . . . no, not shy."
--In unrelated news, Nicole was also asked whether Scientology played a part in her divorce from TOM CRUISE.
--She said, quote, "I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children who are Scientologists and I utterly respect their beliefs."
Will Ferrell's Production Company Is Developing a "Morning Show" That Will Air at Midnight . . . and It's *Not* a Joke?
"TV Guide" says the USA Network is developing a new LATE NIGHT talk show . . . with WILL FERRELL'S production company . . . that will actually be modeled after MORNING talk shows.
--You know, like "Live with Kelly and Michael", and the fourth hour of "Today", which is hosted by KATHIE LEE GIFFORD and HODA KOTB. Basically, it's aiming to be "the first 'morning show' of the day" . . . literally . . . at 12:01 A.M.
--An "insider" says, quote, "They're dead serious. It'll have coffee cups, the whole thing. They want it to be a comedy-type program, but not a parody." There's no word on any hosts yet. Producers hope to hire a male-female hosting team soon.
Thursday TV Reminders
--"American Idol" [Auditions] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.
--"Oprah's Next Chapter" . . . 9:00 to 10:30 P.M. on OWN. Lance Armstrong admits to using performance enhancing drugs. The second part airs tomorrow.
The Livestrong Foundation Speaks
The Livestrong Foundation finally broke its silence yesterday regarding what everyone expects to be LANCE ARMSTRONG'S big confession in the interview with OPRAH that airs tonight and tomorrow night.
--The cancer charity says, quote, "We expect Lance to be completely truthful and forthcoming in his interview and with all of us in the cancer community. We expect we will have more to say at that time.
--"Regardless, we are charting a strong, independent course forward that is focused on helping people overcome financial, emotional and physical challenges related to cancer.
--"Inspired by the people with cancer whom we serve, we feel confident and optimistic about the Foundation's future and welcome an end to speculation."
Jennifer Lopez Wants an Oscar
It sounds like JENNIFER LOPEZ is finally giving up on winning a Grammy . . . and moving on to an OSCAR.
--She says, quote, "I think everybody that has ever taken acting seriously would love to be recognized in that way. Of course! Why not?"
--It sounds like she's been planning her acceptance speech for YEARS. She says, quote, "It changes every so often over the years . . . Different people, different things."