Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams To Wed; Chris Brown's Family Weighs In

  • Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams split up last summer, but now they're back on. So on, in fact, that they're engaged.
  • Though there were reports that Moore was dating her ex, DJ AM, after he was in a plane crash, they called things off in December. Few people knew Moore had reunited with her other ex, Adams, but now she has been spotted wearing an engagement ring. "She is so excited about their engagement but admits it's been a whirlwind. She's really happy," says a friend. [Just Jared]
  • Law enforcement sources say what started the Chris Brown-Rihanna fight was a text message he received from a woman who wanted to hook up with him later. Also, police took pictures at the scene and the source claims Chris Brown hit Rihanna so hard with his fists, she could barely open her eyes for the photos because they were almost completely swollen shut. [TMZ]
  • Chris Brown's former step-father, Donnelle Hawkins, who Chris says abused his mother, says he "wouldn't be surprised" to learn that Chris hurt Rihanna. Hawkins also said he "never raised a hand at his mom," and claims Chris doesn't like him because he spanked him once. [Us]
  • Chris Brown's sister, Lytrell Bundy (a.k.a. Tootie) says he's never been prone to agression. "He's always been a good boy — never violent," says Tootie. [Extra]
  • Terrence Howard doesn't seem all that concerned by the domestic abuse allegations though, saying of the situation, "It's just life man." He adds, "Chris is a great guy. He'll be all right. Rihanna knows he loves her. They'll be alright. Everyone has just got to get out of their way." [ONTD]
  • Jessica Simpson addressed the controversy over her weight. "Honestly, I am right where I'm supposed to be. I am so happy. Right now I'm on tour with Rascal Flatts, having a blast," said Jessica. [Extra]
  • Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton went to visit Potter stunt double David Holmes in the hospital. Holmes sustained a spinal cord injury during filming. [The Daily Mail]
  • Courtney Love is planning to move to the UK because L.A. is "full of crazy people." She warns, "Madonna had better stay the hell away from London when I move here to live! There's no room for us both." [The Daily Express]
  • Anna Friel says there's more pressure on women to be thin in the U.K. than in L.A. Perhaps Courtney should think twice before making the move. [The Sun]
  • Eric Dane told Ellen that he and wife Rebecca Gayheart are working on having a baby. He says making the baby is "Hard work, great if you can get it though." [People]
  • You can watch the trailer for the new Quentin Tarantino/Brad Pitt movie Inglorious Basterds here. In a departure for Tarantino, this film looks super violent. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • A Bahamas judge has refused to lower bail for Tarino Lightbourne, who is accused of attempting to extort more than $25 million from the Travolta family. [E!]
  • A senior Thai diplomat has warned Angelina Jolie not to speak out on behalf of Muslim refugees from Myanmar because that's not the purpose of her visit to a refugee camp in Thailand. Jolie said the Thai government should respect the human rights of Myanmar's Rohinyga "boat people," but most of the refugees she met were in the camp for unrelated reasons. [Yahoo]
  • Peaches Geldof never told her family that she was divorcing husband Max Drummey - they found out on the Internet like the rest of us. [The Daily Mail]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow says she thought walking the red carpet with husband Chris Martin at the Grammys would have been "cheesy," but says she was excited about the Coldplay wins. "I was over the moon because those guys work so hard. They're so, so dedicated, and they bleed, sweat and cry to get it all perfect." [E!]
  • Gwyneth said at a star studded cancer benefit, "I'm like a housewife in England. I'm married to a singer." [The Star]
  • Kylie Minogue's friend denies that she's moving in with her Spanish supermodel boyfriend. "He's gorgeous, but I don't know if he's the main one. I think she's got a few (men) on the menu." [The Daily Express]
  • Tom Cruise is in talks to star in The Matarese Circle, a movie about two enemy spies who, after spending two decades trying to kill one another have to take down a group at the root of a conspiracy. Denzel Washington will play the other spy. [Variety]
  • Molly Bee, the country singer best known for the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," has died at the age of 69 from complications following a stroke. [AP]
  • Kanye West now regrets that he once said "gays really know how to dress." "Your dress don't give away whether or not you like a man," says Kanye, who explains that he made the comment a long time ago when he was ignorant about homosexuality. "There's a lot of gay people who don't dress good at all. There's a lot of gay people that I dress way better than." [NY Magazine]
  • Tobey Maguire says his daughter Ruby is excited about her new sibling, who is due this spring. "She's loving it. She's really into the belly and it growing and her baby dolls. Ruby's not really jealous. She just loves being around people, and this will be like having another little playmate," he says. [E!]
  • Kenny Chesney wants you to know that he isn't gay. He says, "Man, I was over 100 [women] several years ago. There were years when I had a better summer than A-Rod, buddy. You know? I got on the boards quite often ... What guy who loves girls wouldn't be angry about [rumors he is gay]? I didn't sign up for that. I think people need to live their lives the way they want to, but I'm pretty confident in the fact that I love girls (laughs). I've got a long line of girls who could testify that I am not gay." [Shakespeare's Sister]
  • Someone asked Jon Hamm's girlfriend, actress Jennifer Westfeldt: "What does Jon really smell like? Please say frosting." She replied: "Only frosting, all the time. No, not frosting. He is, in fact, a wonderful cook, but not a baker. I'll make that distinction. He doesn't really bake. In fact, I don't think he's ever baked. We were going to a holiday party and he woke up, he's like, "Let's make cookies to bring. It will be awesome." And I was like, "What a lovely idea." And basically, he wanted to get the ones that you cut up, that are pre-made. I was like, "No. We're making 'em. We're making 'em from scratch." He didn't actually participate in the baking at all. But he's good on a grill. I'll say that." That's a cute story, but the question remains: what does Jon Hamm smell like?! [Entertainment Weekly]