Anne Hathaway supposedly "freaked out" the day before the Oscars when she discovered Amanda Seyfried was planning on wearing a dress that looked similar to hers, Us Weekly reports. The dust-up is why she ditched her planned Valentino gown in favor of a Prada creation on Oscar night.
Yes, of course this is news. Trust us -- we're professionals.
A source told Us Weekly that Hathaway learned during an Oscar rehearsal at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Saturday. After Hathaway asked about her pal's dress, Seyfried shared an iPhone snap of the Alexander McQueen creation.
"Anne was like 'WTF?!'" the source reported. "She started throwing a fit!"
If she would've taken my advice and worn the Catwoman suit, none of this would've happened.
Hathaway, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress, "never told Amanda she had to change the dress." Still, Seyfried was bothered by Hathaway's tirade. "Amanda didn't want to deal with it and left" the rehearsal, the source said.
Hathaway acknowledged the switch in a surprising statement released by her publicist earlier this week. "It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans," she said. "Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last-minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing
Well, thanks for that, Anne. I think I speak for all Americans when I say we're still disappointed in you -- for some reason.
MATT LAUER MAY BE OUT AT 'TODAY': Matt Lauer may be looking for a new job soon.
A former NBC executive told gossip site Confidenti@l that as the "Today" show continues its ratings slide, replacing Matt Lauer is now seriously being discussed.
"They are rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. They can shift things around, but it's not helping," the source said. "Their short-term solution is looking for new experts to replace some of the familiar faces that have been on the show forever. What they also need to do is hire someone to shake up everything and have the discussion about what to do with Matt."
Lock him in his car?
The New York Daily News said "Today," which held the top spot in mornings for the past 16 years, is now behind both "Good Morning America" and the Fox affiliate's morning show in the all-important New York Market, morning show "Good Day New York," losing to both in the February sweeps. "GMA" beat "Tod
Somewhere, Ann Curry throws a fist in the air.
"'Today' can't continue like this," said the insider. "If they don't act soon, the show will be a distant memory."
The Daily News' source said Comcast, the network's owner, is "aggressively" looking to add another executive producer to the show. However, "they are having a lot of trouble finding anyone until the network makes the one change that needs to be made -- replacing Matt Lauer."
Morale at "Today" is supposedly bad, as staffers are afraid of losing their jobs after the departures of co-anchor Ann Curry, former executive producer Jim Bell and NBC News President Steve Capus, who resigned in February.
"On top of everything, Matt took a vacation during sweeps. It doesn't seem to matter if he's around or not," says a source.
JUDGE TELLS LINDSAY LOHAN TO GET A NEW LAWYER: Lindsay Lohan's lawyer is incompetent, the judge presiding over her criminal case said Friday.
Don't beat around the bush, your honor. Tell us what you really mean.
Judge Jim Dabney pretty much let Lohan's New York attorney Mark Heller have it, according to TMZ, saying he was incompetent to practice law in California and that Lohan must either get another lawyer or waive her right to a competent California lawyer.
Somewhere Lohan's last lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, has a good laugh.
The judge supposedly told Heller he botched legal documents he filed by not following California law, and his motion to dismiss charges was denied. TMZ reported Heller tried to blame Lohan's previous lawyer, but Dabney wasn't having it.
The judge said Heller -- a New York lawyer who has a suspension in his past -- doesn't have a clue about criminal law. The California lawyer who is sponsoring Heller so he can represent Lohan didn't show up Friday, of which the judge made note. TMZ said that "lawyer" has never actually practiced law.
Boy, that plea deal Lohan turned down earlier this week is looking sweeter and sweeter by the minute.
Prosecutor Terry White says he's ready for trial on March 18. Lohan is facing three charges, including lying to police about the car wreck she was in last June on the Pacific Coast Highway while she was on probation.
TMZ said Heller asked the judge to show Lohan "mercy and compassion."
Of course he should. Because Lohan hasn't had enough breaks from the criminal justice system yet.
JIMMY KIMMEL MAY ALREADY BE THE FAVORITE TO HOST THE NEXT OSCARS: Jimmy Kimmel is the early favorite to host next year's Academy Awards, according to the New York Post.
Tina Fey has already gone on record as saying she doesn't want the job. So has Seth MacFarlane, who generated tons of controversy, but solid ratings, when he hosted the telecast on Sunday.
A source told the Post "ABC has been pushing (Kimmel) for the role."
A decision is a long way off. In fact, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must first select its new president.
I'd like to hereby announce my candidacy for both jobs. At the same time.
EMMA WATSON MAY PLAY CINDERELLA: Because we haven't had enough fairy tales being turned into live action movies, Emma Watson is in talks to play Cinderella.
According to Variety, the 22-year-old "Harry Potter" actress is in line for an upcoming Disney update of the classic story, which will be directed by Kenneth Branagh. Cate Blanchett has apparently signed up to play the evil stepmother.
This likely won't be the last princess movie redo. Last year, Kristen Stewart scored big with "Snow White and the Huntsman," which pulled in $396 million worldwide, which means they're talking about a sequel.
Disney also has "Maleficent," coming out next year, starring Angelina Jolie as the apparently misunderstood title character who put the curse on Sleeping Beauty that caused all that trouble.
Watson's next movie is set for June. "Bling Ring" is Sofia Coppola's take on the bunch of teenagers who burglarized the homes of stars like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.
MARCH 2 IN HISTORY
Saturday is March 2, the 61st day of 2013. There are 304 days left in the year.
1793: The first president of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston, was born near Lexington, Va.
1836: The Republic of Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico.
1861: The state of Texas, having seceded from the Union, was admitted to the Confederacy.
1877: Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, even though Tilden had won the popular vote.
1917: Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship as President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act.
1933: The motion picture "King Kong" had its world premiere at New York's Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy.
1939: Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli was elected pope on his 63rd birthday; he took the name Pius XII.
1943: The three-day Battle of the Bismarck Sea began in the southwest Pacific during World War II; U.S. and Australian warplanes were able to inflict heavy damage on an Imperial Japanese convoy.
1951: The East beat the West, 111-94, in the first NBA All-Star Game, which took place at Boston Garden.
1962: Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks, an NBA record that still stands. (Philadelphia won, 169-147.)
1972: The United States launched the Pioneer 10 space probe, which flew past Jupiter in late 1973, sending back images and scientific data.
1989: Representatives from the 12 European Community nations agreed to ban all production of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) by the end of the 20th century.
2003: Iraq crushed another six Al Samoud II missiles, as ordered by U.N. weapons inspectors.
2008: Dmitry Medvedev, Vladimir Putin's hand-picked successor, scored a crushing victory in Russia's presidential election.
2012: Some 40 people were killed by tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. President Barack Obama made a supportive phone call to law student Sandra Fluke, who'd testified before Congress about the need for birth control coverage, only to be called a "slut" on the air by talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Feb. 29 (Limbaugh apologized to Fluke on March 3). The NFL said it had found between 22 and 27 New Orleans Saints players had participated in a bounty program targeting opponents over the previous three seasons. Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams, adding a second wild-card in each league.
Author Tom Wolfe (83), former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev (82), singer Lou Reed (71), actress Laraine Newman (61), singer Jay Osmond (58), rock singer Jon Bon Jovi (51), actor Daniel Craig (45), rock singer Chris Martin (Coldplay) (36), actress Bryce Dallas Howard (32), NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (31).