Rihanna & Chris Brown: Getting Married?

  • There will be more on this in Midweek Madness, but this is bananas: Star says that Chris Brown proposed to Rihanna in Miami. Secret wedding?!?! [Star]
  • Jennifer Aniston's hair cost £40,000. Well, not really, but she did fly her hairdresser to Europe for a week. [Daily Mail]
  • Michael Jackson's comeback is a go: He'll take over London's O2 arena for two months this summer. Apparently his new album has collaborations with Kanye West, Ne-Yo and Will.I.Am. [Daily Mail]
  • Perez Hilton went to Britney Spears' first show in New Orleans and says she looked great, "the outfits were fab and her body was bangin! Her leg muscles are ridic!" As for the music? "She lipsynchs [sic] during the entire concert. There is no live singing. None!" [Perez]
  • Someone from People also went to the show and writes: "To cap off the show, pyrotechnics made firey rain sprinkle down on Spears and her dance crew as they finished performing "Womanizer.'" [People]
  • Madonna doesn't like it when Britney is played in clubs. This report says when a Brit track played at a party, Madonna: "Flipped out, stormed upstairs, and spent the rest of the night aggressively making out with Jesus [Luz, her new boy toy]." [Page Six]
  • Jennifer Lopez "borrowed" jewelry for an event, which means she was loaned some and then the jeweler got a call saying Ms. Lopez was going to keep the jewelry. [Page Six]
  • Guy Ritchie and Jude Law got drunk and sang along to songs at Ritchie's London pub until 4:30am. From the looks of these pix, it was a boozy good time. [Daily Mail]
  • What recession? Your friend Paris Hilton is having a £200,000 diamond-encrusted dashboard made for her pink Bentley. Stimulus package! [The Sun]
  • This report claims that Amy Winehouse is trying to win Blake Fielder-Civil back with Frank Sinatra songs. Hmm, "My Way" isn't exactly a love ballad. [The Sun]
  • "He dances like a very uptight, prim, erudite, white-haired man dancing at a wedding…" — from a feature on David Byrne. [Village Voice]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Inception, a sci-fi flick written and directed by The Dark Knight's Christopher Nolan. The plot has to do with "the architecture of the mind," whatever that means. [Variety]
  • Sherri Shepherd might get a show on Lifetime? There's a pilot based on the experiences of The View host in the works; the script involves a woman who chooses to deal with her husband's infidelity and his illegitimate child by allowing the child and mother to move in with them. [Reuters]
  • Justin Timberlake likes truffle oil. [Page Six]
  • Elizabeth Hurley has donated a picture of her son for use on a limited edition stamp, which will be sold on eBay to raise money for a domestic violence charity. Missing something here, why would anyone bid on a stamp-sized picture of her son? [Daily Mail]
  • Natalie Imbruglia's new album will have input from ex-husband Daniel Johns and Coldplay's Chris Martin. [News.com.au]
  • "Pop Superstar Sting Supports Pentagon Hacker, Condemns U.S." Wait, what? [Wired]
  • The '00s really are over: Fatboy Slim is in rehab. [The Sun]
  • How is it that 40-year-old Patsy Kensit is on wedding number 4? [The Sun]
  • Nadya Suleman's ex husband, Marcos Gutierrez, would like you to know: "They are not my kids, but I wish her the best…" [People]
  • Nadya Suleman says she'll tell her kids who her dad is. "He's a good platonic friend. He knows well that I will protect him, his identify forever," she told RadarOnline. "Whether or not he knows (the children) in the future, I don't know. This all has to go away first… it's his choice." If by "this" you mean media attention, it isn't going "away" any time soon. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • How do you make a crying face emoticon? The videotape of Nadya Suleman giving birth to octuplets is being shopped around for seven figures. [TMZ]
  • Jay Kay from Jamiroquai's Ferrari was damaged by a 21-year-old chef in a "moment of madness." [Daily Express]
  • Usher issued an apology over statements he made in a video that shows him questioning Chris Brown's remorse after looking at pictures of the singer jet-skiing in Miami. [ONTD]
  • Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan will star in a detective comedy called A Couple Of Cops. [Variety]
  • Robin Williams has canceled several performances in Florida after experiencing shortness of breath. Be well! [USA Today]
  • KISS frontman Paul Stanley is an artist, and his prints on canvas are, naturally, KISS-related. [Time]
  • Cool Patricia Clarkson interview. The author describes her voice as one which "emanates from a sandpaper larynx coated in olive oil." [BlackBook]
  • Blind items from Michael Musto: "Which American Idol star is a big, old, cigar-butt-chomping lesbo? (In fact, when a cable biography show was being done about her, her people wouldn't let them use early footage that strongly suggested sapphism.) Similarly, which married superstar with multiple Oscar nominations went on a cruise with his boy toy, during which time they ordered up every movie the actor has ever been in and cozily watched them in their cabin? I guess to this guy, porn is basically himself. If the trapdoor to his ego ever opens up, he might finally end up stretching his soul like I did this week. To great applause!" [Village Voice]
  • More blind items: "Which female politician, who is married with children, is having an affair with a fellow Democrat who is also married with children? Her friends can't believe she's risking her career to indulge in illicit passion… Which veteran of the '60s antiwar movement was all over a 20-something fashion model sitting next to him on an LA-to-DC flight? The married pol suggested as they landed that she join him at his accommodations." [Page Six]
  • Final blind item: "Which celebutard recently got dissed hard by the object of her affection? The lady in question was on the hunt for her stud -while he hid in a corner!" [Gatecrasher]
  • "I wouldn't do that again. I did that once, and it was really fun. But that was then and this is now." —Belinda Carlisle, on posing for Playboy. [E!]
  • "I hate it when two people are going at it and they turn over and suddenly they're covered up in blankets. I'm all in. I am not going to be wearing a sack. I'd want a little aggression, then we can rip each other's clothes off... We could have a pie fight." — David Boreanaz, on wanting a sex scene on his show, Bones. [Daily Express]
  • "I do want another baby but not for a little bit. I've only just lost all the weight so I want to enjoy my old body for a while before I have to become a crazy alien again." — Milla Jovovich, who lost weight by "Diet and lots of exercise, I worked my big, little butt off. It's been a lot of work. At one point I just ate oatmeal, salmon and artichokes everyday for a week. It was definitely a lot easier putting it on!" [Mirror]
  • "My kids are very inspired by the idea that you don't have to be just one thing in life. You don't have to just be an actor, you can actually talk about things you're inspired by and try to create the change that you want to see. They're very interested in green issues. They're very into recycling and composting - things they can do within their own school communities." — Reese Witherspoon, Avon goodwill ambassador in the fight against domestic violence and breast cancer and for emergency-relief fundraising. [USA Today]