Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: Splitsville? Sob!

  • Is nothing sacred? Are there any bastions of hope left in this world? Brace yourselves, people: Word on the net is that Jennifer Garner is considering breaking up with husband Ben Affleck. Ted Casablanca says Ben's mom has never particularly liked Jen, who broke Michael Vartan's heart to hook up with Ben in the first place. Sniff. [E!, via ONTD]
  • Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's film debut! She's in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. Look closely at the 1:21 minute mark in this trailer; Brad holds Shiloh as she watches a balloon float away. The girl's a star! [Socialite Life]
  • Britney can have her kids for overnight visits! Progress! [TMZ]
  • So remember how a pack of surfers attacked a gang of paparazzi at the beach where Matthew McConaughey was surfing? Apparently there may be another rumble scheduled! Comments on the x17 website between surfers and photogs indicate that "it's on" for Saturday. Bring your leather jacket and switchblade comb. [Rush & Molloy]
  • The new issue of In Style has Anne Hathaway gushing about Raffaello Follieri — you know, her ex who was busted for fraud and money laundering yesterday. [Page Six]
  • Lindsay Lohan has been showing up early for call time on her new flick, Labor Pains. Plus! She knows all of her lines and her co-workers "actually like her," says a source. The bigger question is: Will this movie be better or worse than Just My Luck? [Page Six]
  • Is Madonna being sabotaged? Apparently her old record label, Warner, is planting negative stories about Live Nation or something. [Fox 411]
  • And! Is Madonna getting divorced, like for realz? Apparently she's hiring the same divorce lawyer who "masterminded" Paul McCartney's court battle with Heather Mills. Uh-oh, is Guy Ritchie in trouble? [Mirror]
  • Pamela Anderson will be in the Big Brother house… In Australia. She's just popping in to teach the housemates the "tricks of her trade." No idea what that means. [News.com.au]
  • This kerfluffle about the picture of Tom Cruise looking so much like his Valkyrie character, the real life German officer who plotted to assassinate Hitler — which turns out to be a Photoshop scandal — is so boring I can't say anymore about it. [AP]
  • Jill Scott is engaged! Congrats! [Perez Hilton]
  • Is Kylie Minogue back with Olivier Martinez? Did she say "I just can't get you out of my head" ? [The Sun]
  • Salman Rushdie has been knighted by the Queen. Act accordingly. [The Star]
  • Billy Zane spent a night trying to pick up women in an L.A. club while his girlfriend Kelly Brook was working 3,000 miles away in Virginia, boo. [Daily Mail]
  • Charlotte Church says she wants enough kids to have a "rugby team." [The Sun]
  • Remember Amy Jo Johnson? She was Julie on Felicity. She's expecting her first child in the fall, with fiancé Olivier Giner. [People]
  • Kanye West and Alicia Keys were winners at the BET awards. [E!]
  • Charlize Theron likes to go camping. "I'm a tough girl and I can not shower for a week - I'm fine with that." [The Sun]
  • Did MSNBC's Keith Olbermann pitch a fit over not getting a first-class train ticket to Tim Russert's funeral? Because that is tacky. [Page Six]
  • Michael Jordan broke some kid's heart, aww. [Page Six]
  • John Mayer had the decency to warn ex gf Minka Kelly that the news about him dating Jennifer Aniston was about to hit the press. He said, "Sorry, but I'm really in love." Hmmm. [Page Six]
  • Tony Danza wants to play Nixon's chief of staff in a movie? Don't make me say it. Okay. Who's the boss? [Page Six]
  • A nun spotted Steven Tyler in a Starbucks and got super super psyched. A nun. [Page Six]
  • As previously reported, Heather Locklear is in a facility for depression and anxiety. Be well! (Remember in March, when her doctor called 911 and claimed she was suicidal?) [Page Six]
  • Janet Jackson's CD hasn't been selling well, but tickets to her concerts have! Plus: She might do (sigh) a reality show. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Blind item! "What two hunky actors are refraining from any public displays of affection now that spies on their set are suggesting they're more than friends?" [Rush & Molloy]