Mel Delivers "Crazed Rant" At Church; Nicole Kidman Denies Adoption Rumors

  • Mel Gibson "completely lost it" this weekend, according to a fellow churchgoer, who said he stood up in front of the congregation and "paced back and forth, furiously telling the congregation that he would not stand by and be judged and scrutinized."
  • The source added, "Mel got up on his stage — the altar — and went off. He tried to intimidate the parishioners by staring at everyone with his angry eyes. Mel even threatened to shut down the church if people kept gossiping about him. The bottom line is that if Mel hadn't cheated on his wife and gotten his Russian girlfriend pregnant, there wouldn't be much to gossip about – he created this mess, and now he's trying to control it." [Radar Online]
  • Nicole Kidman is denying rumors that she and Keith Urban are adopting a baby from Vietnam. Dang Minh Dao, deputy of the Department of International Adoption at the Ministry of Justice in Hanoi, told Australia's New Idea magazine, "Yes, Nicole Kidman wants a baby from Vietnam. We've been approached by the American Embassy." However her spokeswoman says: "I am aware of this rumour out of Australia's New Idea tabloid. It is a complete fabrication, there is no truth to it whatsoever." [The Daily Mail]
  • Susan Boyle's brother Gerry said even though she's being treated for exhaustion after coming in second on Britain's Got Talent he knows she'll be OK. "She is feeling a bit exhausted. She is a bit tired and maybe even a wee bit homesick," he said. "First and foremost we have to make sure she is happy, and she is - she wouldn't change all this for the world. It would be nice to get her back home for a couple of days. But she will bounce back - we know our Susan." [The Sun]
  • We know TMZ is expanding to cover political figures, but this clip of Dick Cheney is still disturbing. A reporter questions him like a Hills star stumbling out of a nightclub, asking if Cheney thinks the Obamas should have gone to see a Broadway show ("I don't know why not"), and if he's a Susan Boyle fan ("Sure, she's good"). [TMZ]
  • We've lost count of how many times we've heard this: Britney Spears may be dating her agent Jason Trawick, because there's no other explanation for Brit going to Starbucks with a business associate. "In my eyes, Britney and Jason are definitely together," says one of the paparazzi stalking Brit. "I've never seen any other celebrity spend as much time with their agent as Brit does - vacation in Costa Rica, dinner, the Bahamas, running out to get Starbucks on a Saturday afternoon - I mean, it's not just business as usual." [Fox News]
  • In honor of what would have been Marilyn Monroe's 83rd birthday, LIFE.com has released a series of never-before-seen photos of Monroe taken in 1950 by photographer Ed Clark. [People]
  • Perez Hilton claimed last week that he never hired ghostwriters, so Guanabee hired a handwriting expert to study his infamous doodles and somehow she determined that he's totally lying. [Guanabee]
  • Nadya Suleman's mother lost her house this morning to auction. Rather than helping her mom save her childhood home, Nadya recently bought a new home for almost the same amount of money that here mother owed. [Perez Hilton]
  • Since EMI was taken over by Terra Firma in 2007, Joss Stone has become desperate to leave the label and is willing to give back £1.2million of her £7.5million advance to get out of her contract. "Joss has completely lost faith in EMI. It's all pie charts and products and there's no creativity. She has no working relationship with them and no confidence they will support her or market her album properly," says an insider. EMI won't let her go and is taking legal action to sue her because she won't turn over the master tapes for her new album Color Me Free. [The Daily Mail]
  • Lily Allen is one of the celebrities featured in a new ad campaign to promote Britain's National Portrait Gallery. Her photo will be featured in an ad along with the caption "vocalist, lyricist, florist." Before her music career took off, Allen was training to be a florist. [Mirror]
  • Pink's 14-week Australian tour is helping her rekindle her marriage to Carey Hart. Though scheduling conflicts caused them to break up, they've coordinated their tours so they're spending most of their time in the same cities. "It's the most time we've ever been able to spend together," said Pink. [News.com.au]
  • Gordon Ramsay had to sell his Ferrari to keep his restaurant empire in business. He said his company expanded too quickly. "Tenacity and ambition overtook me. We thought we could do anything, that we could not fail. We flew too high, too fast," he said, adding, "God, I loved that Ferrari." [The Mirror]
  • Looks like Ryan Cabrera's career isn't going too well. For just $24,500 you can purchase a one hour private performance by Cabrera through Sam's Club's online store. [Perez Hilton]
  • Steve-O was ordered by a judge to enter rehab in 2008 and now he's marking each step of his recovery with a new tattoo. He has been clean for over a year and got another tattoo this weekend. "He was talking a lot about sobriety and passing another landmark," says a source. "He seemed like he was getting the tattoo on the back of his shoulder to mark a new sober period. He was in really good spirits." [The Daily Express]
  • Zac Efron really wants to be in Vanessa Hudgens' new movie Sucker Punch because he wants to work with Sach Snyder. "I think it's an all-girl movie," said Efron. "But if there's any way to be in that film, I'd do it. I'd play a girl if I had to." [E!]
  • Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had dinner together after hte MTV Movie Awards. The surest sign that they're secretly dating is them having dinner in public surrounded by paparazzi. [Radar Online]
  • Pearl Jam is recording a new ad for Target, and the company may be one of a group of partners financing their next album. [Billboard]
  • Kimora Lee Simmons wrote an editorial for the Huffington Post about 14-year-old Trevor Casey, who was beaten by police. She writes: "As a mother of two beautiful daughters and one son, I am horrified at the way that our young black males are stereotyped: as negligible and disposable and destined for trouble." [The Huffington Post]
  • Morgan Freeman says of playing Nelson Mandela in a new movie directed by Clint Eastwood, "If you are playing a living figure who's revered by the world, you've got yourself a major, major undertaking. You've got to do this without embarrassing yourself, your audience, and especially Madiba [Mandela's nickname]. Knowing that, you can be entirely too self-conscious. There are pitfalls, but I am going to be working with Clint." [Style.com]
  • Natasha Henstridge says she's damaged her body in her pursuit to be thin, including taking pills and over the counter supplements. "I've done some things that probably weren't the smartest things in the world," says Henstridge. "All of a sudden when you decide to go clean, things are changing in your body because you done a bit of damage," [People]
  • Pete Wentz's New York City bar Angels & Kings has been temporarily shut down for allegedly serving alcohol to minors. "There was an outstanding legal issue which the owners are now working to correct," says a spokesperson. [People]
  • Christie Brinkley says: "I would never get married again. With what I know I don't see why anyone would get married." But she adds, "I totally believe in true love. And I think couples should celebrate their love over and over again." She doesn't think people need to formalize it though. "In fact, right at the beginning of a relationship, I would formalize an exit strategy," she says. [Ladies' Home Journal]
  • Stephen Colbert says he no longer fears an audience not laughing. "The first director I had at Second City said, 'You have to learn to love the bomb,' and I didn't know what he meant for a very long time," he said. "But there's something nice about getting to the point where you enjoy the feeling that people aren't laughing. Imagine a child drinking beer for the first time and they can't possibly understand why you like it, and you can't possibly explain why it tastes good. But there's a buzz to failing and not dying." [The L.A. Times]