An online catfight has broken out between local L.A. journalist, Pam Morrison, and Almost Famous actress, Zooey Deschanel. It all started when Morrison wrote an opinion piece that was published on the LA Times website on Sunday where the writer states, "I can't believe Zooey Deschanel is really the snobby cow she came off sounding like Saturday evening." Morrison's comment stems from how, at the BAFTAs on Saturday night (which Duke and Duchess William and Kate attended) Deschanel appeared to have told USA Today that, "I just don't want them to see the worst of L.A.," which referred to an area near the Belasco Theatre that was ridden with uncollected trash.
Deschanel responded to these accusations on her Tumblr and hellogiggles.com and corrected several errors in Morrison's so called "facts." The actress put the journalist in her place saying, "Let me be clear, the quote from USA TODAY that you used as the foundation of your piece, was taken completely out of context. I NEVER said Downtown LA was "the worst of LA." I did make a reference to a parking lot adjacent to the theater that had a lot of trash in it in an attempt to be humorous. I simply said, "it's funny they brought royalty here, there is a parking lot with trash around the corner." Deschanel doesn't hold back her utter contempt for the writer and spats, "I am completely and utterly shocked that a professional journalist, whom I have never met, would take a partial quote out of context, and use it as the basis for a misguided personal attack."
Morrison has offered no sign of an apology, but did respond calling Deschanel "a talented and charming actress" who she hopes will "head back to greater downtown L.A. one of these days." The actress has since alerted her 400,000+ Twitter followers to the piece which sent a series of online hate tweets in Morrison's general direction. The claws are out for these ladies and if things keep heating up like this, we can expect a long (500) Days of Summer.
Victoria and David Beckham welcomed their baby girl yesterday morning at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. They named her Harper Seven Beckham, and she weighed a healthy 7 pounds and 10 ounces. David wrote on Facebook, "Victoria is doing really well and her brothers are delighted to have a baby sister." "Seven" could be a tribute to their lucky number, but it is most likely something really disgusting, like most British things. - Access Hollywood
Prince William and Kate Middleton have officially left the country. After arriving in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon, they went to a Consular-General Reception at the Beverly Hilton Hotel meet a few businessmen and politicians to discuss U.K. trade and investment. Then on Saturday, Prince William led his team to victory during a polo match at the Santa Barbara Polo Club that benefited the American Friends of Prince William and Prince Harry's foundation. On Saturday night they attended the BAFTA awards dinner at L.A.'s Belasco Theatre, where they met Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman. On Sunday, they attended an event to support Tusk USA, which raises money to protect African wildlife and later in the day, they visited Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles' famous Skid Row, which gives underprivileged children by allowing them to express themselves through art. Their last appearance was on Sunday, which was an event meant to help servicemen and women. They're now probably back in their palace, talking about how stupid we look when do things with bandanas. - E! Online, ABC
Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart are expecting their second child. They already have 16 month-old Billie Beatrice, and they're looking forward to welcoming their second baby later this year. On his daughter, Dane has said, "I like watching her laugh. Seeing this kid laugh when you put her on the swing, or slide down the slide with her, it's just. She owns me." - Showbiz Spy
Initial reports suggested the prince and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge would only meet little-known, up-and-coming stars at the Brits to Watch bash on Saturday (09Jul11) in Los Angeles.
And the party looked like a flop when William's celebrity pal David Beckham revealed he wouldn't be able to make the get together.
But now E! Online blogger Marc Malkin reveals the party will be a big deal after all.
Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony will attend, as will movie heavyweights Kidman and Hanks.
Kristin Chenoweth, dancer Derek Hough and actresses Ginnifer Goodwin and Dana Delany are also on the guest list for the soiree at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.