Nicole Kidman Being Paid To Get Chubby

  • Nicole Kidman is planning to add twenty pounds for a role in a film called The Reader. She's been eating four meals a day — big plates of pasta with bread and dessert. First: We can't picture her with meat on her bones. Second: We're hungry. [Daily Mail]
  • George Clooney will become an executive board member of a new environmentally-friendly Swiss energy company. We didn't think it was possible for him to get any hotter, but he's gone and done it. [USA Today]
  • Ellen Degeneres' latest doggy debacle wasn't her first one. L.A. producer Kerri Randies says she gave Ellen a mutt named Stormy two years ago, only to find out two months later that Ellen had given Stormy away to a member of her staff. We're ready for this story to be over. [Page Six]
  • Kid Rock was arrested after a brawl at a Waffle House in Georgia. He spent about 12 hours in jail before being released. No word on whether he had something scattered, smothered and covered. [ABC News]
  • Britney Spears has regained temporary visitation rights of her sons and was seen driving with them and her court-appointed monitor over the weekend. That lady's head must be spinning from the chaos. [ABC News]
  • Roseanne Barr on Britney: "You are a bad mother, and so is your mother. Get your shit together and take care of your kids!!" [Perez Hilton]
  • Salma Hayek is still going to marry her baby daddy François-Henri Pinault, even though he is also Linda Evangelista's baby daddy. To be fair, the babies are about a year apart. [Page Six]
  • Josh Hartnett wouldn't answer questions about pictures of himself kissing Rihanna, but did say, "It's ridiculous. And half — 95 percent — of what is written about me is not true." Half, 95%, what's the difference? [Page Six]
  • Jermaine Dupri on Justin Timberlake: "[He] is a talented performer. But he's very ordinary-looking. He could be any skinny white kid from the suburbs." Because, you know, Dupri is such a stunner. [Page Six]
  • The wedding sequence for the Sex And The City movie is going to have to be re-shot. We're ready for this movie to be over! [Gatecrasher, 2nd item]
  • Uh, Law & Order: SVU star Richard Belzer says he once saw a UFO. [Gatecrasher, 3rd item]
  • Blind item! "Which famous newlywed was — and then wasn't — pregnant by her shotgun wedding date?" [Gatecrasher, last item]
  • "Divorce is just around the corner" for Pink and Carey Hart, says a source. He apparently sees other women while she's on tour, boo. [Rush & Molloy, 2nd item]
  • Beyoncé launched her world tour in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Fans enjoyed her two-hour show — one noted, "She's hot." Booty is universal! [USA Today]
  • Titanic director James Cameron and Olivia Newton-John have been evacuated due to the fire in Malibu. [Portfolio]
  • Other celebs with homes (or beach houses) that are threatened include Jennifer Aniston, Sting, Bill Murray, Nick Nolte, Robin Wright Penn, Mel Brooks, Howie Mandel, Tatum O'Neal, Rob Reiner, Goldie Hawn, Linda Ronstadt, Jeff Bridges, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg,Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. [TMZ]
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are working with HBO, producing an untitled dramatic series about aid workers. They're so earnest and dignified it's starting to get annoying. [Yahoo News]
  • Madonna is getting permanent custody of her adopted son from Malawi 5 monthhs earlier than she hoped. [The Sun]