Did Miss Puerto Rico Lie About The Pepper Spray?

  • San Juan police tests have found no traces of pepper spray on Miss Puerto Rico's belongings. Ingrid Rivera denies concocting the incident, but police are looking into whether anyone provided false information, which would be a felony. And apparently, Rivera hasn't given any statements to the police. Only to the Today show. Clever! [TMZ]
  • Yesterday was Britney Spears' 26th birthday! She partied Saturday night with Alli Sims and Paris Hilton — they had champagne and chocolate cake. How has she packed so much living into such little time? [PageSix.com]
  • Oh, and for her birthday, Britney got $30,000 in fur coats, a $10,000 diamond ring, $4,000 in sunglasses and various t-shirts and hair products. Can products help the mess on her head? [MSNBC]
  • Also: Britney was in talks to do a photo shoot for Rolling Stone — but wanted to make sure the picture wouldn't end up on fellow Wenner Media mag Us Weekly instead. No negotiation could be made and now Brit has contacted Blender. [Page Six]
  • After pictures of her in a bikini circulated, Jennifer Love Hewitt is speaking out: "I've sat by in silence for a long time now about the way women's bodies are constantly scrutinized. To set the record straight, I'm not upset for me, but for all of the girls out there that are struggling with their body image. A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size 0 doesn't make you beautiful. ... To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini - put it on and stay strong." Helltotheyeah! [People]
  • But you know, this does make us wonder how much those JLH Hanes ads have been airbrushed. [Daily Mail]
  • Blind item! "Which big Hollywood actress is about to come out of the closet? She's been living with her girlfriend in a small town, where all the neighbors know, and the two are now engaged to be married." [Page Six]
  • Kim Kardashian is still upset about the $50,000 worth of stuff she says was stolen from her bags at JFK airport; no police report has been filed but Delta employees are "investigating." Who puts $50,000 worth of stuff in their luggage, anyway? And where would KK get $50,000 worth of stuff? Is she living that large? [Page Six]
  • Jeez Louise, some real shit went down when Penelope Cruz was snapped making out with Javier Bardem last week. Apparently Bardem screamed at the paparazzo and then the photog either fell — or was pushed — down a flight of stairs. Ouch! [Page Six]
  • The Catholic League has issues with Nicole Kidman's new film, The Golden Compass, claiming that it's antireligious propaganda. But they probably shouldn't worry too much since a reviewer from Variety says the movie is "oddly uninviting." That's film critic speak for "it sucks." [Page Six]
  • Did Nicole Kidman, the face of Chanel, wear Jo Malone perfume while shooting The Golden Compass? Scandale!! [Mirror]
  • Rihanna shows a little skin in her videos, but has no plans to get super sexed up and naked. "I am only 19! My mother would kill me if I posed nude," she says. Also, a friend says beau Josh Hartnett likes that she's sweet and innocent. Although still smokin' hot. [MSNBC, last item]
  • Hills lothario Brody Jenner left a club in N.J. because "so many women started crowding the stage." For the love of testosterone, get over yourself. [Page Six]
  • The Jackson family — including Michael — is trying to put together a 40-city world tour. The only person not completely on board? Janet. Smart girl. [Page Six]
  • Ethan Hawke is in love with the nanny. The same one he had when he was married to Uma Thurman. "She had nothing to do with the divorce, and they started seeing each other after she was no longer the children's nanny," says a friend. Still, the nanny? It's just so cliché. [Gatecrasher]
  • Iman's father had to pay her cousin to take her to the prom! "I was an ugly duckling compared to the other girls," the supermodel says. [Gatecrasher]
  • Blind item! "Which oily celebrity hanger-on, who has been through rehab, is telling friends he's found a new way to pace himself when he's doing drugs? The bicoastal bum says for every line of coke he snorts he smokes 10 cigarettes." [Gatecrasher, last item]
  • Rocker Pete Wentz denies he sent a cease and desist letter to a band that mocked his girlfriend. Eh, whatevs. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo kissed in a club, thus beginning a new relationship of which we'll have to hear the play-by-play. [People]
  • Christian Bale will star in Terminator 4! He's the new, older John Connor. Hotter, too. [E!]