Christina Applegate Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
  • Christina Applegate, 36, is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The disease was caught early and she is expected to fully recover. [Yahoo News]
  • Early detection came through a doctor-ordered MRI. There are no further details. [People]
  • Bernie Mac is in a Chicago hospital, suffering from pneumonia. Saturday he was in "very, very critical" condition but now he seems to be recovering. [Yahoo News]
  • Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt have been unveiled. Something between ten or $15 million will go to charity; People and Hello! will get "huge tax breaks." [Fox News]
  • In order to get their money's worth, People is running 30 pages of kiddie pix. Lay your wounds on the images of the twin deities and be healed! [E!]
  • Mary-Kate Olsen wants immunity from the Feds before she'll talk to them about Heath Ledger's death. Could it be that she was his OxyContin hookup? [NY Post]
  • Uh-oh, Balthazar Getty has gone back to L.A. to attempt to reconcile with his wife Rosetta. Erstwhile lover Sienna Miller is said to be "devastated." Balthazar sez: "I can't comment. When I'm ready, I'll issue a statement. It's because of the children." His youngest daughter was born in October, making her 10 months old. [Daily Mail]
  • Sienna has decided to take her miserable self to the Caribbean. Her dad has a "sprawling mansion" in the Virgin Islands. A fruity drink and some sun should make things better. [Daily Mail]
  • Then there's this photo captioned "Balthazar's Wife has Her Hands Full, Too." [TMZ]
  • FYI: Reese and Jake are not, repeat, not engaged. [People]
  • Apparently Nikki Blonsky's mom is in this video at the Turks and Caicos airport where Nikki and America's Next Top Model's Bianca Golden got into a kerfluffle. Nikki was saving five seats for her fam, and Bianca's family wanted to sit. So Bianca allegedly hit Nikki in the head. Damn small airports with no first class lounge. [TMZ]
  • Madonna screened her documentary, I Am Because We Are, at the Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan. The event was co-founded by filmmaker, author and fellow Michigan native Michael Moore. Madonna said: "There aren't a lot of role models for us in the world, or people we can look up to. People who are not afraid to stick their neck out, people who are not afraid to stand up for things and be unpopular, to go against the grain, think outside the box. And we need, and I need, Michael Moore in my life." [AP]
  • Nicole Kidman has already shed the baby weight, blah blah blah dance rehearsals for the movie musical Nine blah blah blah. [Daily Mail]
  • The paps want a picture of Nicole's baby, Sunday Rose. [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • Robert De Niro is joining Mel Gibson on a flick called Edge Of Darkness. Something about a homicide detective and a single father. [Variety]
  • Lily Allen and Ed Simons have broken up again. This news comes to us via Facebook, naturally. [The Sun]
  • Amy Winehouse is looking for a new flat near Blake Incarcerated's prison. Maybe she's got a plan to dig a tunnel? Is there a shovel hidden in the beehive? [The Sun]
  • Does Amy's new album have a cooking theme? Apparently a new track goes, "I can cook, chicken soup, meatballs, a good chicken - jerk and fried." And one song is about her upbringing as a nice Jewish girl. [Mirror]
  • On a radio show, Rhys Ifans was asked if he liked a track by the Gutter Twins. Rhys joked, "It's kind of like being date raped, which I liked." The radio show host asked if date rape was a good thing. Rhys replied, "Well, yeah, for guys." [The Sun]
  • Pete Doherty and 5 friends tried to row to a VIP area after playing Scotland's Live at Loch Lomond festival on Saturday. But they lost an oar and the boat sprang a leak and they had to be pulled to safety. [The Sun]
  • Jessica Simpson uses a webcam to strip for Tony Romo, not that you care. [The Sun]
  • Cher is selling her Malibu mansion to the tune of $45 million. That doesn't include the glittery gowns she may have left in the closets. [Perez Hilton]
  • Michael Douglas nodded off during lunch in Portofino. Wine, food, blue sea, Cathy Z? Conditions sound perfect for a nap. Also, Mike is thisclose to being a senior citizen. [UPI]
  • Are Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick moving to the East Village? Sources say maybe. For the love of Zeus do not take the video tour of the space, unless you are a masochist. [NY Mag]
  • Gun shots rang out at an Atlanta party hosted by Jermaine Dupri and Sean "Diddy" Combs. The hosts were unharmed and continued to party. [E!]
  • Justin Timberlake, Oscars host? Maybe? Hmmm. [ET]
  • Diana Ross's daughter, Chudney, was in a traffic accident over the weekend. She pulled her Range Rover out of the lot and was hit by another vehicle. Everybody involved went to the hospital. [Newsweek]
  • Adrienne Curry went off on a rant about abortion and being pro-choice: "There are thousands of babies that people don't want, get abused, and turn out to be the scum of the earth when they grow up. Why should we add to that?" She goes on to say: "I personally like McCain's view on things. He doesn't believe in birth control to keep women from wanting abortions. However, he does believe in keeping cocks hard everywhere to produce more children people don't want!" I have nothing to add. [ONTD]
  • Annie Lennox is participating in the international AIDS conference in Mexico City this week as an ambassador for Oxfam. She urges artists, musicians, filmmakers and women to keep the issue at the forefront. This is the book I never read, these are the words I never said, this is the path I'll never tread… These are the dreams I'll dream instead. [USA Today]
  • Audrina Patridge has been hanging out with Heidi and Spencer, if you care. [Perez Hilton]
  • Is Lauren dating Kyle Howard? He's on that show My Boys. [People]
  • Fake or real Miley Cyrus pictures in which she bares her belly are causing a stir. [Perez Hilton]
  • Paul McCartney is planning on going on vacation in the Hamptons with his daughter Beatrice and his new gf Nancy Shevell. Heather Mills: Sure to be pissed. [Mirror]
  • Kylie Minogue's on and off man, Alexander Dahm, flew 6,000 miles to see Kylie put on a "sizzling" show in London. [Mirror]
  • Figure skater Oksana Baiul didn't know she was Jewish; her parents hid it from her as a kid. Surprise! Have some kugel. [Page Six]
  • "She has no talent. I'm sure Paris [Hilton] would tell you that herself." — Sharon Osbourne. [The Sun]
  • "I'll do anything to make my dog famous." Aubrey O'Day, the Danity Kane singer now in Hairspray on Broadway. Her Maltese, Ginger, has been dyed pink. [Page Six]
  • Leo DiCaprio and buddy Lukas Haas: Shirtless, on a yacht off the coast of Ibiza. Gah. Vacation sounds so good right now. [ONTD]
  • "Not going to university did give me an incredible driving force because it leaves you with a slight chip on your shoulder. It makes me feel I am going to read absolutely everything so I can prove I am not stupid." — Keira Knightley. [Daily Mail]
  • "I've always been driven. I'm a worker. I've never been given anything on a plate. That's why I was different from some of the other footballers' wives. It never really interested me, that lifestyle of spending your husband's money." — Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham. [Daily Mail]