Tatum O'Neal Arrested For Crack "Research"

  • Tatum O'Neal was busted for buying crack cocaine in New York. The 44-year-old actress won an Oscar at age 10 for Paper Moon and wrote a book about being neglected and abused as a child. [Reuters]
  • Tatum to cops: "You know who I am, right? I'm researching a part — I'm doing this for a part as a junkie." Sure, sure. [NY Post]
  • OK! magazine allegedly offered Lindsay Lohan $1 million to do a coming-out cover, announcing that she is gay. Lindsay's rep says she passed on the opportunity. It's a shame: That would be a cover (and a Midweek Madness) to savor. [Page Six]
  • Oh, and Lindsay was not in the hospital on Thursday night to visit a "friend." She had an asthma attack. "She was afraid to go the hospital because [the paparazzi] were gonna write about it. She was sick," Dina Lohan says. "If you were sick, and your mother couldn't even take you to a hospital because paparazzi will fabricate some story, you know, it's sad. It's really sad." Luckily, Sam Ronson went to the emergency room with LL. Dina says: "Samantha is an angel." [People]
  • A Lindsay Lohan interview with the Times of London: LL travels with her personal assistant, Jeni; Patrick, whom she describes as her stylist; and her personal spray-tanner, Lorit. LL says: "I love Europe. I love the culture. It's so diverse. If I lived in Europe, I'd definitely speak three languages, and I'd definitely want to raise my children there too." [Times Of London]
  • It was thrown out of court 6 months ago, but Sam Ronson wants to reinstate her defamation lawsuit against gossip blogger Perez Hilton. He wrote that the cocaine in LL's car (after her May 2007 bust) belonged to Sam. [E!]
  • Sex And The City was number one at the box office, beating Indiana Jones. The $55.7 million opening weekend exceeded expectations. Dan Fellman, head of distribution at Warner Brothers, says: "Women power. It was outstanding this weekend." [Wall Street Journal]
  • Sgt. Jason Dene, the nephew of actress and activist Mia Farrow, died in Iraq last week. He was in his mid-30s and married with children. His death was a "noncombat" fatality — no one knows the exact cause, but medical complications seem to be the issue. [Huffington Post]
  • Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher attended the Butterfly Ball fundraiser, helping homeless men and women find jobs and homes. Ashton's old That '70's Show posse was there. [AP]
  • Jack Black has a new son: Jack Black Jr. [E!]
  • Brooklyn to the new MTV "reality" show, Real World: Brooklyn: Boo. [Page Six]
  • Haha, a fake half-naked Under Armour ad of Star Jones's hub Al Reynolds is circulating. [Page Six]
  • Ashley Olsen: Still dating National Treasure's Justin Bartha. [Page Six]
  • Are Cameron Diaz and Sean "Diddy" Combs hooking up? Maybe. We heard he was with singer Cassie, but this report says he and Cammie D. were laughing, holding hands and almost kissing. [Rush & Molloy]
  • The massive fire at Universal Studios in California that destroyed the courthouse square featured in the film "Back to the Future" and a King Kong exhibit could have been made worse because of low water pressure. [AP]
  • Were Kurt Cobain's ashes stolen? [MSNBC]
  • There are rumors that Alanis Morissette is expecting. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Jessica Simpson says sister Ashlee will be an "absolutely amazing" mom. She says Ash and Pete are "just the cutest couple in the world. Just being around them inspires love and everything I sing about." Haha love how she made it about herself in the end there. [People]
  • Ashlee has postponed her summer tour, btw. Was it pregnancy or lack of interest? [People]
  • Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Zac Efron, and Robert Downey Jr. were among the winners at the MTV Movie Awards. [People]
  • Also at the MTV awards: Since they play stoners in the upcoming Pineapple Express, producers supplied Seth Rogen and James Franco with a fake bag of weed and a joke that required that they light a "fatty." At the last minute, cameras pulled away as they were doing the joke: MTV had a change of heart. [Yahoo News]
  • You know how Tilda Swinton has a 68-year old partner (John Byrne) and a 29-year old boyfriend (Sandro Kopp)? Well the 68 year old also has a girlfriend, a 42-year-old lighting designer named Jeanine Davies. "It's all very relaxed and very amicable," says Byrne. [Daily Mail]
  • Suri Cruise has a beauty regimen. She gets her nails done with her mom. She's two. [Daily Express]
  • Pete Doherty is back with his old girlfriend, Dot Allison. Meaning: Someone wants to date Pete Doherty. [Mirror]
  • Ben Affleck quit drinking to be a good husband and says: "People think you have this exciting and romantic life, because you project this exciting, romantic life on screen. But in reality you're just doing the same thing as everyone else – you know, sitting around watching TV with your gut hanging out, playing with your kid, or even sitting on the toilet. You know what's weird? Even I'm not that interested in my personal life any more." [Mirror]
  • The father of Madonna's adopted son, David Banda, says government officials promised him he would have regular visits with his son, but he's been "left in the dark" by officials and doesn't know if the adoption papers have that provision. [Daily Mail]
  • Charlie Sheen got married Friday night, yawn. [Reuters]
  • Amy Winehouse showed up late for a concert in Lisbon and gave an "underwhelming" performance. Get it together, girl. [AP]
  • Oh, and Amy and Mark Ronson are back to working on the Bond theme song. [News.com.au]
  • Prince William will be patrolling the Caribbean with the Royal Navy: Sleeping in a four-berth cabin with other officers and undergoing rigorous training. Does this mean his room in Buckingham Palace is available? [People]
  • Johnny Rotten has new teeth. He spent £10,000 on them after being diagnosed with gum disease. Bollocks! [The Sun]