Ellen Pompeo Hides in the Bushes, Crying, at a Party

It was Ron Perelman's party, and Ellen Pompeo cried even though she didn't want to. Daniel Radcliffe was "reliant" on alcohol. Nicki Minaj's cousin was murdered. Andrew Keegan might have been tased. Tuesday gossip is troubled.

  • Scrub-wearing estrogen surge Ellen Pompeo went to a screening of The HelpKathryn Stockett's best-selling novel that isn't about her brother's maid—at Ron Perelman's East Hampton estate this weekend, and "came out of the screening in tears, and hid in the bushes crying, staying there until she could collect herself." There's something so tragic about that sentence. I think it's the bush, as though this weeping woman were too ashamed to express human emotions before anything more sentient than a plant. "Pull it together, Pompeo," she muttered to herself, bent over a boxwood on Ron Perelman's lawn. "You stupid sissy. You pathetic baby. [slaps self] Goddamn." Howard Stern also attended the screening, and cried. [P6, image via Getty]
  • Daniel Radcliffe no longer drinks alcohol, and is amazed that he never had a drunk photo scandal: "I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff. […] There were a few years there when I was just so enamoured with the idea of living some sort of famous person's lifestyle that really isn't suited to me. […] I really got away with that because there were many instances when a shot like that could have been taken." [Telegraph]
  • Nicolas Cage's "goth rocker" son Weston celebrated the 4th by getting arrested for assaulting his wife of six weeks. The wife was also arrested for assault. Apparently there was "blood everywhere" and their apartment was trashed. Husband and wife had just gotten out of rehab, which they entered simultaneously after Weston almost died during a Hollywood brawl last month. Worst "honeymoon" phase ever. [Radar]
  • In other 4th of July news, Lindsay Lohan went to a fireworks show and wore sunglasses. [Radar]
  • "A-Rod or A-Dawg?" this item asks, and I think we all know the answer to that. Apparently the Yankee slugger told Christie Brinkley he is "unattached," even though he is still dating Cameron Diaz, so either they are swingers or he meant that they finally got that pesky conjoined liver divided. [Gatecrasher]
  • If Tom Cruise were in Cats, this is what he would look like. [TMZ]
  • Increasingly troubled ex-heartthrob Andrew Keegan was handcuffed, arrested, and seemingly tased when the police reportedly came to tell him to turn down his music at a party. Apparently the cops say they didn't tase Keegan, but it sure looks and sounds like they're tasing him in this video. [TMZ, TMZ]
  • Nicki Minaj's cousin Nicholas was murdered in Brooklyn. No news outlets seems to know who he was, yet, or what happened. Today's gossip roundup is shaping up to be rather depressing. [@NickiMinaj, Daily Mail]
  • Real Housewife Sonja Morgan refused to pay the entrance fee at a charity event for children with cancer, probably because she's broke. She'd thought her fame would be charity enough for the children. [Gatecrasher, Daily Mail]
  • Dina Lohan thinks she's going to be on Dancing with the Stars, but it's Dina, so truth—particularly with respect to casting news—is a murky thing. [P6]
  • More gossip stories should end with the line, "Also there was rock icon Courtney Love." [P6]