Sean Penn Files For Separation; Christina Applegate Is A "Most Beautiful" PersonS

  • In 2007 Sean Penn and wife Robin Wright said they were divorcing, but then reconciled. On Friday Penn filed for "legal separation with minor children," three days before their thirteenth wedding anniversary. [Extra]
  • People has released its 100 Most Beautiful People issue and Christina Applegate took the cover, which Perez Hilton thinks Robert Pattinson deserved. Isn't beating cancer just a bit more impressive than starring in a vampire movie? [Perez Hilton]
  • In the cover story, Christina Applegate says that she's trying to embrace her body after having a double mastectomy. "You have to get through the physical transformations then buck up, go to work and try to be the normal, happy Christina for everyone around you," she says, adding that her boyfriend helped her through it. "I'm very grateful to Martyn [Lenoble] for coming along at a time that he did because he's been my rock through all of this," Applegate says. "He gave me something to really want to live for and something to smile about." [People]
  • Also among People's Most Beautiful People: Michelle Obama, Dev Patel, and Nick and Joe Jonas. [People, Reuters]
  • Director of Robert Pattinson's new film How to Be says, "He was thinking about giving up acting and maybe doing music solely when this role [in How To Be] came along ... He wanted to play the roles he wasn't getting." [People]
  • A judge ruled the the $1.4 million jewels Rihanna was wearing the night of the beating can be released from evidence and returned to their owner. [TMZ]
  • Tyra Banks testified today against her accused stalker, Brady Green, saying: "I fear my safety. I feel extremely vulnerable. I fear the safety of my staff. My family." She said her staff doesn't tell her about fans, but "They said this person threatened one of my staffers. At that moment that was it. The first thing is there's this person who's more than a fan." [People]
  • Tyra Banks says that Brady Green is "more aggressive" than a regular fan and she has been forced to hire security. Green sent Tyra love letters and flowers and was arrested when he snuck into her studio. If convicted he faces 90 days in jail. [TMZ]
  • Jon Gosselin of Jon and Kate Plus Eight responded to the photos of him leaving a nightclub with a woman who was not Kate, saying, "Like most people, I have male and female friends and I'm not going to end my friendships just because I'm on TV. However, being out...late at night showed poor judgment on my part. What makes me sick is that my careless behavior has put my family in this uncomfortable position. My family is the most important thing in my life and it kills me that these allegations have hurt them." [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Liev Schreiber missed the L.A. premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine because his 21-month-old son, Sasha was sick. His rep said, "Sasha got home today and is feeling much better after being hospitalized on Tuesday night with respiratory problems." [People, TMZ]
  • When Hugh Jackman heard that 800 people lined up a day early for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine premiere in Tempe, Arizona, he personally called a local cafe and treated everyone to a breakfast of coffee and pastries. [The Daily Express]
  • TMZ has a copy of the police report from Casey Aldridge's truck crash. The report says "for some unknown reason" Aldridge's truck went off the road and ran into a ditch. Then he "overcorrected and lost control" of the truck. It went back on to the road and then rolled over. A passenger says Aldridge wasn't drinking. [TMZ]
  • Al Roker will appear on The Weather Channel in a new show called Wake Up With Al. THe show will air from 6 am to 7 am so Al can continue working on The Today Show. [AP]
  • Kate Walsh's soon-to-be ex, Alex Young, demanded to know how much money he deserved from his half of the home they purchased together. They bought it for $4.95 million and now it is worth $3.6 million, so it doesn't look like he'll be getting that much, especially since Walsh paid most of the down payment and he left her with the mortgage. [TMZ]
  • Shauna Sand has obtained a restraining order against estranged husband Romain Chavent. She claims, he held her down, bit her lips, and tried to suffocate her. [TMZ]
  • 71-year-old Jane Fonda slipped into her 1980s workout leotard for a skit at a New York charity event. [The Daily Mail]
  • Susan Boyle says reports that she is leaving Britain's Got Talent are totally untrue. "There is no way I am quitting the show - the only way I'd leave the show is if Simon Cowell kicked me out!" she said. [The Independent]
  • In 2004 Sharon Stone became a mail-order minister so she could marry restaurateur Michael Bourseau and stylist Brenda Swanson, but now the couple has filed for divorce. [TMZ]
  • Ashanti will star as Dorothy in The Wiz this summer at the New York City Center. [NY Times]
  • Toby Keith, who has had several celebrity feuds over the years, said, "if you're gonna tell a lie about me, and then back it up like it's the truth to try to make your star brighter ... yeah, I've got a problem with that ... If you can't do as well as I'm doing, then the only thing you can do is take shots at me, but that's expected." [AP]
  • Christian Bale says of his leaked tirade at a technician on set, "I did what I did, I'm not hiding from that - I went overboard." He continued, "But there is an essential trust and it's not a tacit one, it's a verbal one, a spoken one, which is every sound guy says, 'We are not only not recording, we are not listening.' So, well, there goes that." [The Star]
  • The Good Morning America anchors pranked Matthew McConaughey this morning by letting him show up to an empty studio in New York while they were all in D.C. celebrating Obama's first 100 days. There's video of McConaughey wandering around the set, as the anchors cackle here: [VideoGum]
  • Tony Bennett donated a watercolor painted of friend Duke Ellington to the Smithsonian museum today in honor of the 110th anniversary of Ellington's birth. [AP]
  • Usher says his 17-month-old son, Usher Raymond V, has "got my name and it seems to me he has my personality," but Usher doesn't want him to be a performer necessarily. "I hope whatever he chooses to do in his life, he goes after it with passion and dedication," he says. [People]
  • At least one Jonas brother doesn't plan to be making music with his brothers forever. Joe Jonas says, "I guess personally I would love to do more acting, maybe movies – that would be really cool." Either that or he may, "write a book one day, because I love to read. The Alchemist is my favorite book of all time." [People]
  • Joe Jonas also says of "Forever and Always" the song Taylor Swift wrote about their breakup, "It's flattering ... It's always nice to hear their side of the story."[ONTD]
  • Grace Jones is known for being late, but she showed up last night to a performance attended by many celebrities less than 30 minutes before the end of the party. When she finally did arrive, she descended to the dance floor in a clear glass elevator, wearing a cape and a mask in the shape of a butterfly. [WWD]
  • Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Field says of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick having twins, "It's going to be interesting, ... I think that she could have fierce daughters. Fierce daughters!" [People]