Billy Bob Thornton tried to explain his crazy Canadian radio interview to Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night.
“The fact that that was news was astounding to me, but it gave hump back geeks all over the world something to do for a couple days days… I do that all the time!” Thornton said. “It’s not the first time….”
Continued Thornton: “This woman said something she wasn’t supposed to say, and I said I received signals from Venus through a metal plate in my head…I told a DJ to kiss my ass, that’s all that happened.”
Earlier this month, the actor-turned-singer, 53 became belligerent during a radio interview when asked about his Hollywood career. The next day, he was booed while performing with his band, the Boxmasters, the opening act for Willie Nelson.
The band canceled their Canadian tour a few nights later “due to one band member and several of the crew having the flu.”
What’s more difficult than enduring a painful breakup in the public eye?
“When you don’t know you’re breaking up,” says Lindsay Lohan. “Really weird.”
The 22-year-old actress shared her ordeal with somebody who knows all about a high-profile breakup: Ellen DeGeneres, whose split with Anne Heche in 2000 dominated celebrity news.
In an Ellen DeGeneres show airing Thursday, Lohan tells the talk show host that the breakup with Samantha Ronson, 31, earlier this month “came out of nowhere.”
“I had no idea what was going on. I just hadn’t seen her in, like, a week. She, like, disappeared,” Lohan says.
Lohan didn’t discuss what may have led to it after a “really tough night” but denied infidelity was the cause. “I don’t believe in cheating on someone,” says Lohan.
DeGeneres said that after her own public breakup, “I kind of lost my career for a little while and I went away … and I literally hibernated and got myself back together.” She asked Lohan if she wanted to run away.
“I feel like I want to get my career back in shape,” she said, adding that being away from Ronson – and not dating anybody regularly right now – may be a positive step.
“You know when people are together so much it gets really difficult and you forget who you are because you’re more concerned about being with the other person,” said Lohan. “I think it’s been really good for me. I thought it would be so much harder and it hasn’t been. My sister’s been here with me.”
And Lohan still holds hope that the split won’t be permanent. “I really care about Samantha and we’ll see what happens,” she says. “Maybe when we’re fully in the right place. And I love her.”
Sources confirm to Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello exclusively that True Blood creator Alan Ball has tapped Evan Rachel Wood to play the pivotal role of Sophie-Anne, the vampire Queen of Louisiana!
Sophie-Anne is a 500-year-old vampire from France who is charming, wily, ruthless and wise. She’s a consummate diplomat who has (or had) many of history’s most famous people on speed dial.
Short story shorter: It’s a major part, and landing Wood (whose last significant TV gig was Once and Again) is a major coup.
A True Blood insider tells Ausiello that Wood is booked for two episodes, both of which will air towards the end of the show’s upcoming second season. But rest assured, if the show is renewed for a third season, Wood will be back.