DiCaprio Files Police Report over Beer Bottle Attack, Billy Corgan to Reunite Smashing Pumpkins, Oprah Snubbed at Hermes

Leo Files Police Report after Beer Bash
Leonardo DiCaprio has filed a police report over this weekend's beer bottle attack at an L.A. party. The actor had to get 12 stitches in his neck after a woman threw a beer bottle at him. In the police report, Leo said he was the victim of an assault with a deadly weapon and noted that he needed hospital treatment. Police said no one has been arrested and there was no known motive for the attack. The woman was said to be at the party looking for her ex-boyfriend, and was repeatedly asked to leave before the incident. Leo is said to be returning to shooting his next Martin Scorsese film, The Departed.

Billy Corgan Wants to Reform Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Corgan said on Tuesday that he'll be reforming the Smashing Pumpkins after the band's five-year hiatus. Corgan took out ads in Chicago newspapers reading, "I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams." Alrighty. The band was a seminal alternative rock act in the early '90s but split up in 2000, and Corgan has had a less successful solo career since then. He just put out a new solo album, TheFutureEmbrace. He didn't say which former Pumpkins would be reuniting, but he said the new album "represents a new beginning, not an ending. It picks up the thread of the as-yet-unfinished work and charter of the Smashing Pumpkins."

Oprah Stops Shopping at Hermes
Oprah doesn't like to be denied her shopping, evidently. The talk show host was in Paris last weekend and was denied entry to the Hermes store because it was closing time. Friends of Oprah say that they did recognize her and still didn't let her in. But reports say that store staffers didn't recognize Oprah and didn't let her in because they'd been "having a problem with North Africans lately." Ah, the French. They think that's a more polite excuse than snubbing a celebrity. Oprah just wanted to dash into the store -- there were still other shoppers inside -- to pick up a watch for her dinner companion Tina Turner. Oprah has been a big Hermes customer in the past, but now she's canceling a recent order and has told Hermes's American president that she'll no longer shop there. She might even tell her influential 22 million viewers to avoid the store as well. We imagine a few employees in Paris might be anxious about their jobs just about now.

Blabber Bits
Paris Hilton gave mummy Kathy plenty of reality TV tips, such as "always be camera-ready." Yes, that sounds so much like reality, because we try to live our lives camera-ready. First TomKat, now a further sign of the impending apocalypse: The Spice Girls are trying to reform. But Scary Spice could be a holdout.


 

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