Is George's Clooney's New Relationship Just A Trivial Pursuit?

  • George Clooney is dating a semi-professional game show contestent who goes by either Katie, Kate, or Stephanie Moeser. There are videos of Moeser in action on The Price is Right and Trivial Pursuit. [TMZ]
  • The funny thing about Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore isn't that she's a "cougar", but that he's actually incredibly immature for his age. Exhibit A: This video Kutcher made when he was awoken this morning by his neighbor's construction project at 7 am. Yes, it's annoying, but the rest of us don't blog about it from the back porch of our mansion. [TMZ]
  • When Faye Dunaway heard that Hilary Duff had been cast in her former role in the Bonnie and Clyde remake, she said, "Couldn't they at least cast a real actress?" [The Chicago Sun-Times]
  • The lawsuit over Heath Ledger's $10 million life insurance policy has been settled for an undisclosed amount. The insurance company tried to argue that Matilda, the beneficiary, shouldn't be paid since Heath's death may have been a suicide (even though it was ruled accidental) and he may have lied on the application when he said he didn't use drugs. [TMZ]
  • More celebs have been added to the Grammy guest list. U2, Rihanna, Kid Rock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Duffy, and Josh Groban will attend. [People]
  • The autopsy of Paula Goodspeed, the fan who killed herself outside Paula Abdul's house, reveals that she had Abdul's name tattooed inside her mouth. [The Smoking Gun]
  • Patrick Swayze says reports that he stopped treatment for his pancreatic cancer are not true. [People]
  • Spike Lee's next film may be about World War II (again). He has optioned a book about the manhunt for a black soldier working on the Ledo Road who, shot a white officer after being mistreated and survived for months in tribal villages until he was captured by the army. [Publisher's Weekly]
  • Diane Keaton is shopping a memoir about her relationship with her mother who died of Alzheimer's disease. [Crain's]
  • Chad Lowe is going to be a dad. His producer girlfriend, Kim Painter, is expecting a baby. [People]
  • Elliott Gibson, a 21-year-old man who looks like Prince Harry says he's been getting mauled by girls since Harry broke up with his girlfriend. In the past week he was chased by 50 U.S. teenagers. "I seriously thought I might be injured. I couldn't even begin to think what they'd do to me if they caught me," he said. [UPI]
  • Evan Rachel Wood says she isn't hooking up with Mickey Rourke despite rumors that they were making out at a SAG Awards after party last weekend. "I'm not attracted to him, he's too old for me," said Wood. [Perez Hilton]
  • Jennifer Hudson went back to work on Wednesday to shoot her new music video for the first time since her family members were murdered. [Perez Hilton]
  • Scarlett Johansson says she is a big Tim Burton fan and would love to work with the director. [The Star]
  • Robert Downey Jr. initially turned down his Oscar-nominated role in Tropic Thunder because he thought it would be too controversial. He says: "My reaction was, like, find someone else who needs to take some big ass risk and get crucified for it. But then I thought there really is a way if people understand the concept of the movie - to make it entertaining and not make it stupid or offensive. Did I nail it or am I in trouble?"[The Daily Express]
  • Does this behind the scenes look at the construction of Jimmy Fallon's new set make you want to watch his late night show? How about his "hilarious" joke about Hillary Clinton's ankles? [New York Magazine]
  • Naomi Watts says early in her career she kept getting rejections so she'd go to auditions and try to be "the pretty girl, the funny girl, the sexy girl, be whatever it was they wanted." "You get to a point where you’ve become that person for that day, and you dilute your personality to the point where it’s actually nonexistent. You walk into a room, and you don’t know who you are or who you should be, and they can’t connect with you because it’s not a truth," she says. [Parade]
  • Katy Perry discusses the "brothers" and "gardner guys" who yell at her and try to pick her up from their trucks in this video. "I'm like, 'Oh yeah, I really want to hang out with you," she says. [Pop Dirt]
  • Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle and producer Christian Colson say that they did not exploit the children in the film, as the father of one child actor's father claims. "The children had never attended school, and in consultation with their parents we agreed that this would be our priority. Since June 2008 and at our expense, both kids have been attending school and they are flourishing under the tutelage of their dedicated and committed teachers. Financial resources have been made available for their education until they are 18. We were delighted to see them progressing well when we visited their school and met with their teachers last week." [People]
  • American Idol has issued an apology to a dismissed contestant in Kentucky who told the judges to "be careful" on his way out. Paula and Simon accused him of threatening them, but the statement says they've now realized that's a common local saying. [People]
  • "I love to be driven... When I was a teenager and and I was miserable or things were difficult, my mom and I would pile into the car and she would drive me. I've always been really chilled by that." - Kate Beckinsale on why she won't learn to drive. [The Daily Express]
  • Brad Pitt on what he realized while working on Benjamin Button: "I don't know if I have a day or 10 days or 10 years or 40 years. Am I halfway or am I close to the end? I don't know, so I have to make sure I don't waste those moments in any kind of pettiness or bitterness or laziness, and that I surround myself with the people who are most important to me ... Angelina and I are together because we can enhance each other. I don't want to waste any time because I'm with company I really, really love." [The Telegraph]