Ne-Yo Says Chris Brown Is "Still My Homeboy"

  • Ne-Yo, who worked with both Rihanna and Chris Brown, says the former "says she's fine." He says the picture of Rihanna "really hurt me to my heart, man." But he's not taking sides.
  • Ne-Yo went on to say: "I'm not going to crucify [Chris]. I'm not going to do that. That's still my homeboy at the end of the day. For it to go to that level was wrong. I won't say who was responsible. I won't pick no sides. I'm just saying it was wrong it had to happen like that, and I'm praying for the both of them." [Rolling Stone]
  • Lil Wayne is facing criminal gun possession charges. Prosecutors say a gun was found in his tour bus in July 2007. His trial will begin on April 20, and if convicted he could be sentenced to 15 years in jail. [Yahoo]
  • Arkansas police found 500 lbs. of marijuana on rapper Fabolous' tour bus. Fabolous was not on the bus at the time but two of his employees were arrested. [Perez Hilton]
  • A judge has ruled that the details of a settlement in the dispute over Heath Ledger's life insurance policy will not be made public. Ledger's daughter, Matilda, is the beneficiary and the judge said she has a right to privacy because, "She is not a celebrity. She is a minor child." [The Daily Express]
  • George Clooney got to meet with President Obama yesterday, and now every celebrity wants a piece. Sir Elton John wants to go to the White House to discuss a national AIDS strategy and gay marriage. He said: "You read in papers that there are schools that won't even put on Rent! You think, 'Oh, my God! What kind of country is this?' Hopefully, with this administration we will be making headway." Also, Fran Drescher wants to meet with Michelle about women's health issues and may be running for the Senate. [E!]
  • Andy Richter will rejoin Conan O'Brien as the announcer for The Tonight Show when Conan takes over in June. Andy was Conan's sidekick for eight years on Late Night but left in 2000 to pursue his acting career. Guess that went well. [NY Times]
  • The New York Post has dropped Liz Smith's gossip column citing economic troubles. It's the first time in 33 years that Smith won't have a column in a New York tabloid, but she already has plans to blog for wowOwow. [NY Times]
  • Audrina Patridge's home was robbed on Sunday. Audrina is going to post incriminating surveillance footage on her blog to aid in the capture of the thieves. She knows she can take those tapes to the police too, right? [Perez Hilton]
  • Wait: Audrina's footage of the robbers is posted. They're dressed like Hills fans - these burglars are so on trend! [Perez Hilton]
  • Police were called to Nadya Suleman's neighborhood last night because a neighbor was outside brandishing a shotgun. Other neighbors say the man was actually just carrying the gun into his house from his car. Also, they're sick of all the media attention because their kids can't even play outside anymore. [TMZ]
  • Nadya Suleman says she will allow paternity tests to prove Denis Beaudoin is not the father of her children. If you can handle more information on Nadya's uterus, her representative said Beaudoin's semen was placed directly in her womb and did not result in pregnancy, so there are no Suleman-Beaudoin embryos out there. [ABC News]
  • There's been suspicion that Beyonce lip synched during her performance at the Oscars, and the Academy will not confirm or deny the rumors. Hugh Jackman and the rest of the cast could be heard laughing and breathing during the performance, but Beyonce's vocals may have been mimed. [MTV]
  • Did you notice that Evan Rachel Wood looked a tad Dita-esque at the Oscars? That may be because she and Marilyn Manson are back on. [Perez Hilton]
  • Michael Lohan has moved his unsolicited comments about his daughter's life to Twitter. He writes: "my daughter needs help. please, reach out to her it saddens ALl of us. godbless" [Perez Hilton]
  • A man who found Bianca Jagger's £176,000 ring is suing her because she didn't give him a reward. By law he is entitled to 5% of the item's value. [The Daily Express]
  • In this video, Taylor Momsen, a.k.a. Jenny from Gossip Girl talks about her new band, The Reckless. Little J sings, plays guitar, and writes all the music, which she describes as "dark and heavy" (like her 15-year-old soul?) [Teen Vogue]
  • Paris Hilton and Robert Pattinson were seen flirting at an Oscar after-party. Wasn't Pattinson also seen flirting with Natalie Portman that night? [Radar]
  • Pattinson shouldn't hold his breath. Paris is on a romantic trip to Tokyo with Doug Reinhardt, Amanda Bynes' ex. [E!]
  • Also, it's rumored that Portman has been dating Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro for about a month, though some say Ryan Gosling has been texting her and asking her to hang out too. [Just Jared]
  • After a two year engagement, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have split. [Us]
  • Mischa Barton is blogging about her reported weight loss, writing, "I've just been watching what I eat." She added, "To my female fans: Just be happy and secure with yourself and don't let other people's perceptions of you dictate the way you live your life." [People]
  • There will be a national tour of the musical version of Little House on the Prarie this fall. Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura on the '70s TV show, will play Ma Ingalls. AP]
  • In this video, an interviewer keeps asking Clive Owen about the financial crisis, even though Clive points out that just because his new movie is about a bank doesn't mean he knows anything about finance. [The Guardian]
  • Simon Cowell may lose up to $15 million. He invested in real estate in Barbados and now construction is delayed and the project is being reviewed due to the economy. [The Sun]
  • A memoir by Isabel Gillies, who used to star on Law & Order: SVU will be the next book featured at Starbucks. There's nothing like sitting down with a hot cup of coffee and a TV star's book about her marriage falling apart. [AP]
  • Here are photos from Kourtney Kardashian's new cover shoot for 944 magazine, if you care. [E!]
  • Cure frontman Robert Smith is complaining about Radiohead not charging enough for their 2007 album In Rainbows. Smith says: "You can't allow other people to put a price on what you do, otherwise you don't consider what you do to have any value at all and that's nonsense. If I put a value on my music and no one's prepared to pay that, then more fool me, but the idea that the value is created by the consumer is an idiot plan, it can't work." [ONTD]
  • The indie-rock band Pavement reunited this weekend - sort of. Four of the five members played together at a Nashville club to celebrate the wedding of former percussionist Bob Nastanovich. [Rolling Stone]
  • Gretchen Rossi of The Real Housewives of Orange County says she regrets going on the show while her fiance Jeff was fighting cancer. It was announced during the season finale that Jeff had died. She says: "When Jeff and I agreed to do the show, he was doing really well. We actually thought that he was going to go into remission... Unfortunately, cancer has a mind of its own and a month after we started shooting, he got extremely sick... The cancer just really started to take over his body more quickly than we could get to it with chemo and everything else we were trying." [People]
  • Bono is going to keep playing until he's old to teach us all a lesson. He says: "One of the things we like about rock'n'roll is the religiosity. And genuinely people do want you to die on a cross age 33, with a Jack Daniels in your hand ... [U2's] job is in part to de-rail a mythology that isn't helpful to music or musicians." [The Mirror]