Bye, Bye Miss American Pie: Tara Reid Checks Into Rehab

  • Actress Tara Reid has checked herself into Promises Treatment Center for unspecified reasons. "She checked in herself – it was her decision," says a friend. [People]
  • Phylicia Rashad, who is perhaps best known for her role as Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show, has signed on to be the next Jenny Craig spokeswoman. [People]
  • Amy Winehouse has reportedly been serving meals to fellow patients during her stay at a London hospital "in a bid to avoid being kicked out."[TheSun]
  • Is Scarlett Johansson the new face of Dolce & Gabbana? [StyleFile]
  • Want to see a video of 9-year-old Britney Spears? Eh? Maybe? Click here. [People]
  • Jennifer Hudson has cancelled a music video shoot for her next single. "The video was set up before the tragedy and she felt like she should finish what she started," says a source, "but she's realized that she's not ready to go back to work."[US Magazine]
  • Hugh Hefner's sons are split on the idea of multiple girlfriends; his 18 year old, Marsten, isn't into it, but his 17 year old, Cooper, says: "I can imagine doing that. I don't think it's an odd thing to do. You date around to try to find a connection with some girl." [US Magazine]
  • It's official: Hugh Jackman will be your Oscar host. [E!]
  • Joel Madden won't be buying Nicole Richie diamonds for Christmas this year: ""She appreciates more of the creative rather than something like a diamond," Madden says, "She's not really into diamonds."[E!]
  • Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo were married in a top-secret ceremony in Greenwich, CT last night; the bride, groom, and the Justice of the Peace who married them were the only people in attendance. [PageSix]
  • Billboard has named Chris Brown 2008's Artist of the Year. [NYTimes]
  • The recession is so bad that even American Idol doesn't have any cash to spare: the program's "Idol Gives Back" episode has been cancelled for this upcoming season. [NYPost]
  • How rude! The Full House spinoff is a no-go after all. A source claims it's "completely dead." [E!]
  • Sad news: 40's hearthrob Van Johnson has died at the age of 92. [NYTimes]
  • Ouch: CNN calls The Day The Earth Stood Still a "a preachy, draggy blockbuster that espouses a radical message of Luddite technophobia at the same time as it conspicuously plugs Honda and LG Electronics, and dresses up its half-baked thinking in blinding (but not that brilliant) CGI wizardry." That was way harsh, CNN. [CNN]
  • Brad Pitt must have read your comments about his creepy pornstache: "It's fashion. Who am I without creative facial hair? I consider it very brave." Yeah, well, that doesn't explain the bloody hats. [People]