Ashlee's Drunken Attack On Pete's Ex; Kim Kardashian Engaged

  • Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz ran into his ex, Michelle Trachtenberg, and her boyfriend at a party. They had a pleasant chat but then, "Ashlee got very very drunk," said an insider. "She also kept making frequent bathroom trips."
  • She got increasingly loud and obnoxious and then, "She was staring directly at Michelle and starting hurling insults at her," says a source. "She was grinding up on Pete like a stripper. It was actually pretty disgusting!" Ashlee reportedly screamed at Michelle, "I hope you know, the whole time you were dating Pete, I was fucking him!" [Perez Hilton]
  • A California woman is suing Sacha Baron Cohen because she claims that while filming at a bingo tournament, "Bruno" knocked her over, leaving her with "two brain bleeds" that have confined her to a wheelchair. She says Cohen, "offensively touched, pushed and battered" her and that cameramen "attacked [her] for a period of one to five minutes to intentionally create a dramatic emotional response … while [they] recorded her humiliation and embarrassment." The only problem is she claims this took place in 2007, but the movie wasn't filming then. [Perez Hilton]
  • A Keeping Up With The Kardashians rep has confirmed that Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian are engaged, but Kardashian says the wedding won't be on the show. "Reggie would rather die," said Kardashian. "He would rather not marry me. He's very private. We're complete opposites." [Star]
  • Cher is suing Universal Music Group on behalf of herself and Sonny Bono, saying the label is trying to cheat them out of royalties to a compilation album. [N.Y. Times]
  • Breckin Meyer stopped on the side of the road yesterday to assist people injured in a car crash, even though he wasn't involved in the accident. He stayed until the injured woman was taken away on a stretcher. [TMZ]
  • As mentioned in Midweek Madness, Brandi Glanville, Eddie Cibrian's wife, has accused LeAnn Rimes of stalking her husband. "She refuses to leave us alone — it is shameful and scary. People are going to say it takes two to tango and I get that, but at some point LeAnn needs to stop asking him to dance," she says. [Us]
  • LeAnn Rimes' rep responds: "These comments are incredibly defamatory. While there are always two sides to every story, LeAnn continues to remain above the fray and chooses not to play this out in the press." [People]
  • Though this week's episodes of Jon and Kate Plus 8 dropped from 9.8 million viewers to 5.9 million viewers, it was still the most-watched show on cable on Monday night. [Yahoo]
  • A random person who was on vacation at the same time as Kate Gosselin in North Carolina said, "Everyone that's encountered her says she's been rude, mean and hateful." [NBC Miami]
  • Now we don't know whether Spencer and Heidi Pratt are on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here or not (and frankly, we don't care). They quit and rejoined a few times, then it was reported that NBC replaced them. Now their rep says. "Heidi and Spencer are still in the jungle and part of the show." [Us]
  • Javier Bardem has been cast as an evil hedge fund manager opposite Michael Douglas in Wall Street 2. [The Guardian]
  • The interview at the link, in which Marilyn Manson asks a BBC reporter, "Do you want a fight? Do you want a fight with me?" two minutes after meeting him, only adds credence to the rumors that he has a drug problem. [BBC]
  • Zac Efron is taking time off this summer. He says, "(I've) gotta regroup because this is all fun and kind of crazy, but it doesn't make you feel like a real person. So it's nice to take some time off and remember what your life's about." Is he burnt out or is he not getting any good film offers? [The Daily Express]
  • Apparently we've run out of '70s horror movies to remake. Director Kevin Williams is talking to Courtenay Cox and David Arquette about rebooting the Scream franchise. [Hollywood Insider]
  • Here's a lengthy article about Michael Pitt, who will star in Last Days, a film based on Kurt Cobain's final days. You may remember him as Jen's boyfriend on Dawson's Creek. [The N.Y. Observer]
  • A family friend says Kelly Preston and John Travolta are doing a little better after their son Jett Travolta's death. "For months, [Kelly] just sounded so tired, like everything was taking all she had. She sounds a lot better now. She sounds rested, like she has turned a corner," says the friend. "They've both had weak moments and strong moments, but they have found it inside themselves to be strong for the other person." People]
  • Kevin Federline and girlfriend Victoria Prince have arrived in the U.K. ahead of Britney Spears' tour. [The Sun]
  • When asked about the Seinfeld Curse, Larry David responds, "Whaddya mean? Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a hit show. She's won an Emmy. It was the most absurd, silliest, stupidest thing to say that there was a curse... It's so annoying to hear something like that. There was no curse. It's crazy. So there were two TV shows attempted that didn't work? Big deal. How many TV shows work?" [Esquire]
  • Paul Sculfor has confirmed that he and Cameron Diaz are no longer together, which we already knew. He says: "I'm very single and happy. Cameron and I are still friends. I'll be going back to the States soon - I don't know if I'll get the chance to meet her as I'm so busy I don't know what I'm doing." [The Daily Express]
  • In the new Marie Claire Cameron Diaz says she wouldn't have more plastic surgery, but she has already had her nose "fixed" after breaking it four times. She adds, "I'd love a bigger butt, more meat on my bones. I'd love to be more voluptuous. It's just not my body type." [People]
  • At a Californication screening last night, a fan screamed at David Duchovney, "We want to talk about your sex addiction!" [E!]
  • What is wrong with people? In an online poll of the best imaginary older man/younger woman couples Mickey Rourke and Paris Hilton won, beating out fake couple George Hamilton and Lindsay Lohan. [UPI]
  • Former Celebrity Rehab cast member Nikki McKibben said her addiction damaged her relationship with fellow American Idol star Kelly Clarkson. She says: "I haven't talked to Kelly in a while. She sent me tickets to a concert three years ago and I showed up high and I don't think she wanted anything to do with me after that," McKibbin added. "But I do love her, I'm so proud of her. She's such a great girl and she's getting everything she deserves." [Fox News]
  • Neil Patrick Harris will host the Tony Awards on Sunday. He says he sees his role as, "ringmaster at the circus - I want to be strong enough to earn your trust but be able to allow all the specialty acts to shine." [Yahoo]
  • Someone overheard Melissa Joan Hart saying that she hoped Farrah Fawcett would hold off on dying a week, so that she could keep her cover of People magazine. [Perez Hilton]
  • Listen to Cloris Leachman's NPR interview about her new autobiography Cloris here: [NPR]
  • Ashton Kutcher is the first person to pass 2 million Twitter followers. [Business Insider]
  • Edie Falco says the reason she wasn't on TV for so long is that, "I got scripts after The Sopranos and I read them and waited for something to move me. Something's gotta grab my insides." [WWD]
  • You can listen to Sally Field on NPR's Wisdom Watch here: [NPR]
  • Fewer than 20 people complained to Britain's broadcasting watchdog group about the treatment of Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent. [The Miror]
  • When asked if he and Diane Kruger are planning to have children, Joshua Jackson said, "Eventually I hope so," and added a message for Kruger's mother: "I know you don't speak English very well, but somebody should translate this for you 'Don't worry, you're not about to become a grandmother.'" [People]
  • "I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we're supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else's idea of our happiness – what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, 'Just be happy – go be a cobbler or go live with goats.'" — Sandra Bullock. [People]
  • Allison Janney said she took a part in the movie Away We Go, "because Sam Mendes asked me. He literally called me and asked me. Then I found out that Dave Eggers had written it and I am a big fan of his. Sam said that it was not a big part so if something else came up I could take it. He was so sweet. I read it and I thought I could totally have fun with this. I love working with Sam. He knows how to talk to actors, how to inspire you, and I trust him. He pushed me to be bigger and I would love to be considered part of his acting troupe." [Women And Hollywood]
  • Peter Facinelli says wife Jennie Garth has a heart problem, but she's fine. "My wife has a leaky valve, which is pretty common. A lot of people have a leaky valve and they don't even know that they have it," said Facinelli. "My wife is an advocate for getting your heart checked, because her father had heart disease, so she found out she has a leaky heart. But there's really nothing you can do for it, so you just leave it alone." [People]
  • Kathy Griffin says, "I want a third Emmy in the way most people want the stock market to rebound or Angelina Jolie wants one more kid. I have an Emmy-winning disorder, which I'm very open about... I am willing to trade one family member each year I win an Emmy. Now I'm going to go out on a limb here because all know that the real reason people watch My Life On The D-List is because of my mother and no offense to her ... but this year I will trade my mother for a third Emmy. Now I've discussed it with her as well as her nurse, and she knows it's not personal. But I will do whatever it takes, and she and I have an agreement." [The L.A. Times]
  • Harper's Bazaar special projects editor Laura Brown says of the magazine's spread featuring Tyra Banks in a spread about the Obamas, "There were people who loved it - and then there were some people from Harvard who couldn't believe we put a Harvard sweatshirt on Tyra and thought it was outrageous." [N.Y. Magazine]
  • "Maybe I'm a better role model than people like Miley Cyrus. These girls that have been upheld as role models who are literally just girls who have been ferried from place to place, media trained, told what to do and just like complete veneers of people - people who are not even real. I've made mistakes, now I've come up from that and I've really bettered myself." — Peaches Geldof, who divorced after six months of marriage, was filmed making a drug deal, and was hospitalized after a suspected overdose. [The Sun]
  • Denise Jonas says she knows her ostensibly virginal sons, the Jonas Brothers, will have sex some day. "They are men. They have desires. They have testosterone," she says. "If they make a mistake, I'm not going to hate them," she says. "I don't think they are above or below being seduced. I would be foolish if I thought that. They are tested and tested, like every one of us. I pray for them." [People]