Mary-Kate Olsen is battling tabloid talk about her role in Heath Ledger’s death. In light of the revelation that, as Scoop! told you Tuesday, the pint-size actress is seeking immunity before speaking with federal prosecutors investigating his January prescription drug overdose, her attorney issued a statement saying, “Despite tabloid speculation, Mary-Kate Olsen had nothing whatsoever to do with the drugs found in Heath Ledger’s home or his body, and she does not know where he obtained them.” Read More
Monday, the world finally got to meet its two youngest superstars. Yep, 2008’s biggest overnight sensations, 3-week-old Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, were finally unveiled in People, which posted a teaser of the cover shot on its Web site Sunday night.
Of now being a mother of six, Angelina Jolie told the magazine, “It is chaos, but we are managing it and having a wonderful time.”
And proud papa Brad Pitt described the household as “a cuckoo’s nest.” Read More
After their romance got off to a whirlwind start, why did Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong call it quits so soon? According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the cycling star felt “smothered’’ by the “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” actress.
Although hippie-chic icon Kate comes off as a free spirit, a source said she’s actually “just too needy’’ for the Tour de France champ. Read More
Britney Spears is severing ties with the people from her dark past … and it looks like she may be kick-starting a brand-new romance.
The pop star will remain under the conservatorship of dad Jamie through the end of the year, a court ruled Thursday. But her legal peeps won’t seek to renew a restraining order against one-time self-described “manager” Sam Lutfi — whom her parents accused of drugging and verbally abusing Britney — because it’s no longer needed, her court-appointed attorney said. Read More
For those in San Francisco with an addiction to South Indian snacks — dosas, idly, uthappam — the opening of Udupi Palace in the Mission a couple weeks ago signifies a dangerous development.Unlike its stylishdinner-house neighbor Dosa, Udupi serves nonstop all day and keeps everything cheap, at $7 or less. Read More
For years, North Beach has been waiting for an inexpensive family-style Italian dinner house like Joey & Eddie’s.Joseph Manzare, the chef behind Globe, Zuppa and Tres Agaves, recently took over a sold and redecorated Moose’s, changed the name and just started cooking. Read More
What a wonderful world"WALL-E" imagines. That might seem odd to say about a movie that is set, at least initially, on the post-apocalyptic compost heap Earth has become after centuries of misuse.But amid the trash that looms like gloomy monuments to man’s careless legacy, there is hope. That’s where WALL-E comes in.WALL-E is the last functioning robot on earth, dutifully crunching garbage into tidy cubes. Nobody’s around to appreciate his work — the planet, now thought to be infertile, has been abandoned for years — but what’s a ’bot to do? Read More
The Belgian beer craze has hit the Peninsula at The Refuge, a deli and pub that features the oddest conglomeration of food and drink I have encountered in 35 years of covering restaurants. Frenchwines, Belgian ales and pastrami sandwiches — the most voluptuous, velvety, meltingly tender, luscious pastrami I’ve ever tasted — all share top billing.The pastrami recipe was developed by trial and error by Refuge chefs and partners Matt Levin and Michael Greuel, who met in the kitchens of Viognier at the high-end Draeger’s market in San Mateo. Read More
These are excerpts from Peninsula police departments’ daily log of activities. Incidents are listed by city.BurlingameEau de meth: A woman said it smelled like there was a meth lab across the street on the 2200 block of Summit Drive before 3:39 p.m. on April 30. Read More
I don’t watch a lot of college basketball. Hardly any, to be honest. I’m too busy watching the NBA. Read More