Friends of Jennifer Aniston are glad to see that she’s found a relationship she can be happy with, but are worried “clingy Jen” is re-emerging.
“It took Jen a long time for her to get over Brad (Pitt) and even a longer time to get out of the habit of just going along with whatever the guy wanted. Now it looks like the ‘clingy Jen’ is back,” said a friend of Aniston’s.
That might just be OK with beau John Mayer. “He puts on this act in his blog but he likes being followed around and all of the attention. He’s a typical rock star that way. Jen feeds right into it,” said a source who knows Mayer.
Will it last? “They’re really into each other. John’s definitely different with her than he’s been with other girls, so maybe,” said the Mayer source.
Bob Dylan gets his day in court We congratulate Bob Dylan: The 67-year-old singer was quoted in a Supreme Court decision. The New York Times reports that lyrics from “Like a Rolling Stone” made their way into Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s dissent in a dispute between pay-phone companies and long distance carriers.
The dissent is “almost certainly the first use of a rock lyric to buttress a legal proposition in a Supreme Court decision,” said the paper. (The lyrics cited by the chief justice: “When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose.”)
Dylan might be the first musician to make a cameo in a Supreme Court dissent, but he’s isn’t alone in being cited in judicial opinions in lower courts around the nation. According to a study performed by Alex B. Long on the use popular music on legal writing, Dylan does rank No. 1, with 26 citations. Paul Simon comes in second with eight (but actually has 12 if you include attributions to Simon & Garfunkel), and Bruce Springsteen comes in third place with five citations.
Want to book Winehouse? I beg you no, no, no It was another week of ups and downs for Amy Winehouse. Up: She made it to Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday party and benefit concert (and that’s something Naomi Campbell can’t claim). Down: At the Glastonbury music festival June 28, Winehouse, seemingly annoyed with a fan, elbowed and then appeared to continue to attack said fan (while singing) before being led off the stage.
How bad do things have to get before the public stops going to her shows? In the case of Britney Spears, when things were at their worst, the only question bandied about as frequently as whether Spears would be OK was whether all of the attention made everyone — from the media to the subscribers of magazines — complicit in her downward spiral. So here’s a chance to make things a little more right with Winehouse.
Bookers, stop asking her to play. And fans, even Winehouse’s in-laws have asked for people to stop buying her CDs in order to send a message. How much worse do things have to get?
Weekend box office As predicted “WALL-E” came in No. 1 at the box office last weekend. The new Pixar film made a strong $62.5 million. Angelina Jolie’s film, “Wanted,” came in second with $51.1 million, which is her best opening ever. Also, “Wanted” played in 3,175 theaters as opposed to the 3,992 theaters “Wall E” showed in.
Celebrity sightings New York: Elijah Wood and Danny Masterson stopped by the Art of Elysium event Rebel Rebel on June 24, which was sponsored by new Acai-based drink, VeeV.
Washington, D.C.: Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama met with hotelier Sant Chatwal at the Mayflower Hotel on June 26.
Las Vegas: On June 27, Dennis Quaid along with Ray Allen and Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics dropped by The Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio.