Brit's Battle Of The Exes: Ex-Manager Blames Ex-Boyfriend In CourtS

  • In court today Sam Lutfi filed a declaration claiming he hasn't been texting Britney in violation of his restraining order. He says Brit has texted him, but he conveyed his responses through Adnan Ghalib. [TMZ]
  • Model Monica Zsibrita is suing Chris Rock once again for alleged breach of contract and various other charges, calling him "a monster." A judge has unsealed her previous lawsuit against Rock at her request. The Hungarian model has been claiming for years that Rock is the father of her child and that he raped her. However, two DNA tests proved he wasn't the father of her child and no rape charges were ever filed. [E!]
  • Ed McMahon has been hospitalized for the past month with pneumonia. McMahon, 85, is in the intensive care unit and was also recently diagnosed with systemic bone cancer. [Entertainment Tonight]
  • Nadya Suleman has turned down an offer from the charity Angels in Waiting to provide a home and 24/7 care for her 14 children. Attorney Gloria Allred, who has also filed a complaint against Nadya with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, said: "All 14 could have been kept together, the siblings as well. There would have been no burden on the taxpayers. Instead, now, it may be that the taxpayers are going to have to foot the bill for all of this." [L.A. Times]
  • Kanye West's Storytellers special premieres on Saturday, but VH1 is editing out all the juicy bits. VH1 executives claimed they had to edit Kanye's comments to make a three hour taping into a one hour show. Thus, Kanye's thoughts on how he was "hurt" when Radiohead's Thom Yorke (who he considers one of his biggest creative rivals) snubbed him at the Grammys are likely to end up on the cutting room floor, along with his statement: "Can't we give Chris [Brown] a break?... I know I make mistakes in life." [E!]
  • Tyler Perry is buying an island for his 40th birthday. He says: "It won't be Tyler Perry's Island! I'm so sick of seeing Tyler Perry all over everywhere!" [People]
  • Drew Barrymore's yet-to-be released directorial debut, Whip It! must be pretty amazing. There are rumors that she is a candidate to direct the third film in the Twilight series. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Bono has apologized for jokingly calling Coldplay's Chris Martin a "wanker" live on BBC Radio. [The Star]
  • Jennifer Hudson told Oprah that having Whitney Houston present her with her first Grammy "almost surpassed winning the Grammy." When asked about how she's coping with the murders of her family members, she said: "I'm really good. Glad to be back to working and doing what I love to do. I'm in a very good place." [Entertainment Tonight]
  • Chris Brown recently filmed an action movie called Bone Deep. When Ted Casablanca called the studio to ask about the movie's fate, all they said was: "We finished filming last December," which Casablanca interprets as: "Subtext: We're not touching that hotbed of misogynistic headlines with a 10-foot range speakerphone, no way." [E!]
  • Christian Bale will be back for a third Batman movie and is looking to increase his paycheck, even though he's contractually obligated to do the film. An anonymous source at Warner Brothers says studio executives aren't worried he'll have another blowup on set. The source says: "No way, Christian's a pro. You should hear the nasty stuff that comes out of [Warners producer] Joel Silver's office. Every day." [E!]
  • Freida Pinto is on the cover of Indian Cosmopolitan and you can check it out here. [The Life Files]
  • No Doubt will appear on the second to last episode of Gossip Girl this season. They will cover the song Stand and Deliver by Adam and the Ants. [People]
  • Sources on the set of Ghost Whisperer say that Jennifer Love Hewitt demanded that CBS pay for her $1,500 Alice in Wonderland themed birthday tea party. She didn't invite most of the crew and the show had to do some creative bookkeeping to hide the party from CBS executives. They probably know now, as JLH called the paparazzi herself to get publicity. [Perez Hilton]
  • Beyonce says that at home, she's messy. "I don't have any shoes on. No makeup. My shoes are left at the door. My purse is in the kitchen," she says, "I'm relaxed!" But, it bothers her husband, Jay-Z. "I think that is the most difficult thing for him," she says. "He's very, very organized." [Ebony]
  • You can check out pictures from Kim Kardashian's swimsuit calendar shoot here, if you're into that sort of thing. [Socialite Life]
  • Chicago psychiatrist Paul Dobransky, says he suspects Joaquin Phoenix is mentally ill because of his recent displays of "socially inappropriate behavior." Phoenix's rep says: "How absolutely inappropriate for a doctor who has no personal interaction or relationship with someone to diagnose them. And to do so in a public forum." Doesn't he know that if publications didn't turn to "a doctor who does not treat the star" tabloid magazines would essentially cease to exist? [E!]
  • Pioneering hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash says one of his kids introduced him to Lil Wayne years ago: "My 18-year-old, I never forget, this goes back, like, five years. There was this artist who used to make these mixtapes, he used to try to get me to listen to this guy. He said he was the greatest MC of all time. Of course I had to fight with him — there's a lot of great MCs! His name happened to be Lil Wayne. I was like, "OK, this guy's pretty good." Today he looks at me and he's like, "Dad, I told you." [LA Times]
  • Kelly Clarkson says she once asked Simon Cowell why he was never mean to her, even though he's generally horrible to everyone else. She says: "He just told me that being mean wouldn't have inspired me. So he never said one bad thing to me. Every week, I braced myself for it, but it just never came. I can be as insecure as the next person, but I'm different on stage. Up there, I'm more confident." [The Daily Mail]
  • In a new interview, Axl Rose says of former bandmate Slash, "personally I consider him a cancer and better removed, avoided — and the less anyone heard of him or his supporters the better." So fans can probably stop holding their breath for a Guns N' Roses reunion. [Yahoo]