Quick Hits: Ryan Seacrest Host Extraordinaire

  • Ryan Seacrest headed up a PETA benefit at Las Vegas’ swanky new Panorama Towers on Friday night. The party – for which invitations stated “No Fur Allowed” was held during the grand opening of the building (hence the ladies in the construction hats). [PETA2 Daily Blog]
  • AI host Ryan Seacrest is now denying reports of tension between him and American Idol judge Paula Abdul. He said that his words were taken out of context in an earlier interview when he claimed there was tension between the two of them. [US Weekly]
  • Teri Hatcher’s right eye was injured when a light bulb exploded on the Desperate Housewives set on Tuesday. The actress told People, “Glass lodged in my right eye and proceeded to scratch my cornea.” [People]
  • Don’t mess with Brad Pitt. He has reportedly used his considerable clout to get Catherine Zeta Jones dumped from Ocean’s Thirteen due to her hubby Michael Douglas’ comment and shot about Angelina Jolie and her “third world orphans.” That’ll show ya, Michael. [National Ledger]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker set off baby buzz on Monday when she turned up at the “Rent” 10th-anniversary performance in a belly-concealing, Empire-waist gown and avoided alcohol. Ah yes, the ever confusing Empire-waist. She’s not pregnant, folks. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Heidi Fleiss has signed up to be a sex advice columnist for Maxim magazine. It will be an easy column for her to write seeing that she’ll just advise everyone to hire a prostitute. [contactmusic]