Rhys Meyers In Drunken Brawl; Hilton Sues Black Eyed Peas' Manager

  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers was detained by French police this weekend for allegedly assaulting an airport cafe bartender who refused to serve him because he was drunk. They started fighting and when a waiter intervened, Rhys Meyers punched him.
  • Rhys Meyers was held in a sober lock-up area for three hours and released. He is required to appear before a French court in September to face charges of "voluntary violence, contempt, issuing death threats and assault." [People]
  • Perez Hilton is suing the Black Eyed Peas' manager, Polo Molina, for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He is seeking $25,000 in damages. [USA Today]
  • Polo Molina may wind up in jail for six months if the charges stick because he's already on probation for a DUI. [TMZ]
  • Matthew Broderick talked about his new twins while leaving a production of his Broadway show The Philanthropist last night. "I'm very happy. I don't know what else to say," he said, adding, "I've seen them already. I just got back [from Ohio]." [People]
  • Yesterday a Chris Brown song called "Not My Fault" appeared online, but his people say the song is three years old and not about Rihanna. [CNN]
  • TMZ has obtained a copy of the Gosselin's divorce papers. There's nothing particularly unusual or interesting about them, but why should anything about their lives be kept private? [TMZ]
  • TLC has responded to claims that Jon Gosselin's alleged mistress Deanna Hummel will be on Jon and Kate Plus 8 when the show comes back from hiatus in August. The network released a statement saying, "There are no plans to use her. We are in hiatus and all future episodes haven't even been planned." But, how could future episodes of a "reality show" be planned? [TMZ]
  • Michelle Obama is expected to make a cameo at Beyonce's concert in Washington, D.C. tonight. [Just Jared]
  • This morning on The View Elisabeth Hasselbeck addressed the charges that she plagiarized her book The G-Free Diet, saying, "I just want to assure you the allegations are without merit and are being handled appropriately." [People]
  • Emma Watson, 19, says she and her boyfriend of a year, 25-year-old Jay Barrymore, are not on the verge of a breakup. "The only reason it's 'on/off' is because the papers make up so much rubbish!" she says. [The Daily Express]
  • People think Emma Watson is attending Columbia University because someone named "Charlotte E. Watson" has appeared in the student directory and her real name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson. She has said in the past, "I just want to keep it private [my college choice] for as long as I can. I probably sound like a paranoid nut, but I'm doing this because I want to be normal. I really want anonymity. I want to do it properly, like everyone else. As long as I don't walk in, and see, like, Harry Potter posters everywhere, I'll be fine." [Just Jared]
  • Jason Alexander was speaking in Israel today as part of his work with a charity that has Israeli and Palestinian students write about what they imagine what the world may look like if a peace agreement is signed. He said the search for Israeli-Palestinian peace is similar to Seinfeld because both seemed destined not to succeed. "We were canceled, we were gone, we were a distant memory and somehow we came back and eventually everybody caught on and started paying attention," he said. [AP]
  • Playboy Playmate Jayde Nicole insulted Audrina Patridge on Twitter after Audrina called Nicole's boyfriend, Brody Jenner, a "whore" whom she is "way more famous than. Nicole Tweeted: "Listen CEILING eyes.. not only are you a WHORE you are the dumbest human being I have EVER met so don't talk shit about Brody." [Perez Hilton]
  • Audrina Patridge says her new show for MTV will begin filming at the end of the summer, but right now she's still filming The Hills. She says of castmate Kristin Cavallari, "I know she's in it now, but it's a matter of how she fits in, and we've only filmed a couple times and I really don't know [if she'll be the focus]... I don't really know her. I don't talk to her. Like, I really don't care." [People]
  • Former American Idol star Kimberly Locke is hosting the Gospel Music Channel's singing competition show Gospel Dream. She says, "It's different in that the contestants are very focused on where they want to be and the type of music they want to sing. When you are on "Idol," you are forced to fit into all of these different genres you may or may not want to do and you may or may not even be familiar with them." [CNN]
  • Last week a judge ruled that a Minnesota mom, Jammie Thomas-Rasset, owes the RIAA a $1.92 million fine for illegally downloading 24 songs. Richard Marx, one of the artists whose music she downloaded released a statement saying, "It seems to me, especially in these extremely volatile economic times, that holding Ms. Thomas-Rasset accountable for the continuing daily actions of hundreds of thousands of people is, at best, misguided and at worst, farcical... I'm ashamed to have my name associated with this issue." Moby, whose music she also downloaded, wrote on his blog: "What utter nonsense... Punishing people for listening to music is exactly the wrong way to protect the music business." [Rolling Stone]
  • New York Times readers have responded to Patti LuPone's email defending her decision to stop performing when she sees someone using an electronic device in the audience. Most commenters replied, "Brava, diva." [N.Y. Times]
  • "Women in movies, in general, are sexy — especially in Michael [Bay]'s movies. And if you want to make movies that people want to see, that's part of it. That's part of the formula," — Megan Fox. [Reuters]
  • Vanessa Minnillo is over her break up with Nick Lachey according to a random person who saw her at a party. "She certainly wasn't moping in the corner or looking upset over her breakup at all," said the partygoer. "I saw her talking to three or four really cute guys. She totally seemed to be flirting and didn't look like she was upset or anything." [Life & Style]
  • Antonio Bandaras said he was uncomfortable filming his love scenes with Radha Mitchell in the upcoming film The Code. He said, "Radha was - she is a lady, so I tried to be as respectful as possible. At the same time, I'm nearly 50 years old, and even I start getting more wary of those scenes... Everything changes as you get older - your mind, your body, the way you view the world." [The Daily Express]
  • Johnny Depp says he hopes people will like his character John Dillinger in Public Enemies even though he's a criminal. "Especially in that era … everything was going against the common man. People like John Dillinger came back and were anti the establishment in their own special way," Depp said. "I actually hope people root for him, too." [USA Today]
  • Though Michelle Pfeiffer plays an older woman who seduces a younger man in her new period film Cheri she says she doesn't like the word "cougar." She says, "I can't wait for that word to go out of fashion. I just think it's . . . . I'm so over it. Not that I was ever really into it. Where did that start, anyway? How did that evolve? Well, it's not really what the movie's about. But if it brings people into the theater, I'm all for that." [L.A. Times]
  • Gisele Bundchen says she's focusing more on family now that she's pregnant. "I am crazy about children ... I am an adoptive mother ... I've already had this experience for two years," says Gisele. "I prefer to stay at home. The big husband wins. Because of this relationship, what is most important to me is the family. Now I am creating my other family." [People]
  • Jill Scott explains why she and her husband broke up shortly after the birth of their son Jett, saying, "[My husband] was there and for a couple of days afterwards while I stayed in hospital, but John and I are no longer together. When you have a baby you're dealing with a lot of emotions and I don't know how much of it had to do with us breaking up, but it happens. We definitely love our son and we are co-parenting and working on being friends. It is what it is. I have a lot of support, so I want for nothing as far as that's concerned. I know some might criticize me or the fact that my son is being raised in a single-parent home, but I wasn't raised in a two-parent home and I had a good relationship with my dad. I have hopes for him and I'm sure his father will do his part as well." [Essence]