An incensed Oprah Winfrey shouted her indignation to the world when prevented from entering a closed Hermès store in 2005. But she may have no compunction booting a bridal party from a booked hotel if she needs the rooms for her famous friends.
The talk-show host and Barack Obama supporter is planning a Sept. 8 fundraiser for her favorite candidate at her Santa Barbara-adjacent estate. Unfortunately, the nearby San Ysidro Ranch, where Oprah wants her guests to stay, is totally booked by a wedding party, The New York Post’s Page Six reports.
"Due to the proximity to and the cachet of the ranch to Oprah Winfrey's estate, Oprah's people have been calling the bride to either move or vacate some of the rooms to accommodate her guest list," a source told Page Six. "The bride, an attorney, is not budging."
According to Page Six, Oprah’s representatives claim that no such calls were made. Yet, some vacancies magically appeared. San Ysidro Ranch Manager Marco Perry told Page Six, “The wedding party did cancel a few rooms — but we didn't charge them a cancellation fee because there was such a demand for the rooms that weekend."
No word on why Oprah’s Obama attendees can’t stay at her $64 million estate. Maybe she’s afraid they won’t use coasters.
Has ‘The Hills’ Hottie Heidi Montag been duped?
Looking back, that “Mrs. Federline” T-shirt Britney used to wear “ironically,” doesn’t seem so funny now, does it? Actually, it was a little sad back then, too. So forgive us if we don’t exactly get the “joke” behind the “I Got Tricked” T-shirt “Hills” star Heidi Montag is pictured wearing in US magazine.
See, everyone on the planet (except Heidi) seems to think her “Hills” fiancé Spencer Pratt is a user and a jerk. "Spencer used to brag about how he wanted to be famous and he'd do it by becoming an It couple with Heidi," a “Hills” insider recently told US. In a recent story, the magazine even recounts how Pratt told Details magazine that his goal was to date every girl on “The Hills,” and that he “even dated costar Audrina Patridge behind Montag's back.”
Still, the MTV lothario maintains his intentions are honest. “Anyone who knows the truth knows that I was into Heidi from the beginning," the official “Hills” jerk told US. Hey, truth is relative.
Dish on the fly
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie packed up their brood and took a helicopter from Manhattan to the Hamptons, TMZ reports. Hey, it sure beats endless hours on the Long Island Expressway with a card load of kids! … Charlie Sheen’s day at the beach with the kids and fiancé Brooke Mueller was ruined by the presence of his ex-wife’s assistant,” reports People. That’s who Denise Richards came up with as the court-ordered escort. “I can't spend quality time — times I'm never going to get again — quite frankly being observed by a perfect stranger," Sheen told the magazine. … According to the UK Mirror, “Posh” Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and husband/soccer star David Beckham are already planning their “American Baby.” The couple already has three children, all boys. “We’d like to have another — maybe next year," says Posh. "He or she might be lucky enough to have dual nationality."
Compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin and Ree Hines