Get Well Soon, Mary-Kate!

  • Mary-Kate Olsen went to the emergency room yesterday and has been hospitalized with a kidney infection. She is currently "resting comfortably" and should be released in a day or so. [People]
  • Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and the brood will head "home" for Thanksgiving: Missouri, where Brad's family is. [MSNBC]
  • Oh, and the Ethiopian biological mother of Zahara Jolie-Pitt says she conceived Zahara after being raped at knifepoint. Tragic. [Reuters]
  • Heather Mills (McCartney), an adamant vegan, suggests we drink rats' milk instead of cow's milk, since livestock creates carbon emissions. Yum? [Telegraph]
  • Apparently this rat milk idea was in an episode of The Simpsons but may not be viable. [Telegraph]
  • Kate Moss gave Sienna Miller at talking-to regarding her new beau, Rhys Ifans, who is one of Kate's friends. "If you hurt Rhys, you'll have made an enemy for life," Kate warned. [Mirror]
  • So you know how Amy Winehouse's tour manager quit because he claimed he tested positive for drugs, just from inhaling her secondhand smoke? Doctors say the chance of that actually happening is "a long shot." [ABC News]
  • "Nearly broke" Michael Jackson is "struggling to put a roof over his head." The "sad-sack artist" and his kids, Prince, Paris and Blanket, stayed with billionaire Ron Burkle last week. Weird weird weird. [Page Six]
  • Superman star Brandon Routh is getting married to longtime girlfriend Courtney Ford. Not on the registry: Kryptonite. [Page Six]
  • The woman working the door at the American Music Awards afterparty didn't know who anyone was and didn't let anyone in, which resulted in a party of one: Chris Daughtry. Sad! [Page Six]
  • Ashlee Simpson asked a photographer not to take a picture of her having a cigarette break outside Pete Wentz's East Village bar last week: "I don't want my fans knowing I smoke!" Haha, "fans." [Gatecrasher]
  • The photographer Nicole Kidman testified against took the stand in Australia today, telling the court that when Nicole saw him trying to snap her picture, she told him to "fuck off." [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • The government of Malawi is applauding Madonna's efforts to spotlight and raise money for AIDS orphans. Madonna is working with Gucci to raise $2 million for the one million orphans in Malawi. [Reuters]
  • Blind item! "Which celebrity 'girlfriend' turned up solo at her actor beau's recent party because, several wags joked, he was still busy with his boyfriend?" [Gatecrasher, last item]
  • Director Tim Burton on Johnny Depp's hair in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: He modeled it after that Vogue editor. Anna Wintower." [Rush & Molloy]
  • Britney Spears is hiring a private eye to investigate ex-husband Kevin Federline, hoping to turn the custody battle around. Uphill battle, baby. [TMZ]
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers are suing cable network Showtime over their show Californication. The RHCP had an album and song of the same name in 1999 and say the show is trying to "steal [their] identity." [TMZ]