Bret Michaels In Bus Crash; Joyce DeWitt Arrested For DUI

  • A car lost control this weekend and hit Bret Michaels' tour bus on a highway in Canada, causing a five car pile up. No one was injured. [People]
  • Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was not licensed to prescribe medication in California. A federal law enforcement official said, "Dr. Murray has DEA registration numbers in Nevada and Texas, but he does not have one in California. You absolutely have to have a registration number to prescribe controlled substances, and there was nothing in California." It has been reported that Murray gave MJ Demerol or Oxycontin. He released a statement today through his lawyer saying, "Dr. Murray didn't prescribe or administer anything that should have killed Michael Jackson." [Fox News]
  • A California judge ruled that attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, who were both named in Michael Jackson's will should oversee his estate instead of his mother Katherine Jackson. [NY Post]
  • A family source says Michael Jackson's kids have been mostly isolated from media reports of their father's death. "They've been with their grandmother ever since and she's doing everything she can to protect them from all the media focus," the friend said. "They aren't even close to processing all of this. They are probably years away from that, really. But they're doing OK." [MSNBC]
  • Mariah Carey will perform "I'll Be There" at Michael Jackson's memorial service tomorrow. [TMZ]
  • Debbie Rowe won't attend Michael Jackson's memorial service tomorrow. Her lawyer released this statement: "The onslaught of media attention has made it clear her attendance would be an unnecessary distraction to an event that should focus exclusively on Michael's legacy. Debbie will continue to celebrate Michael's memory privately." [TMZ]
  • When paparazzi swarming around Debbie Rowe got too close yesterday she yelled, "Are you ready to have your butt kicked? Don't fucking touch me!" [TMZ]
  • Elizabeth Taylor will be hospitalized soon but it has nothing to do with Michael Jackson. She Tweeted: "Although my grief over Michael could not be any deeper, I am not on suicide watch as some of the cheaper 'rags' would have you believe... I will always love Michael from the depth of my being and nothing can separate us" and that she's going to the hospital to complete a test I was in the middle of." [Perez Hilton]
  • Reports that Tom Green is in critical condition following a car accident are untrue. Apparently it was just an internet hoax. Once again, celebrity death hoaxes = not hilarious. [BuzzFeed]
  • Joyce DeWitt of Three's Company was arrested for DUI on July 4th in El Segundo, California. She allegedly drove past a barricade and failed a sobriety test. She's out on bail. [TMZ]
  • You can check out Joyce DeWitt's mug shot here: [TMZ]
  • Sharon Stone got into a fight with a flight attendant on a plane headed to Salt Lake City. A witness says, "The flight attendant in Kalispell asked her to gate check her bag and Sharon refused and got into a huge fight with her. They eventually took the bag from her and she screamed at her assistant with her and made a scene during the entire flight." Though her rep denies it, the source says she was met by the police when she got off the plane. [Stylelist]
  • Casey Kasem retired this week with little notice, saying on his American Top 20 radio show over the weekend, "We began the weekend of July 4, 1970, and after 39 years this will be our final countdown." [ABC News]
  • Rachel Weisz wants her fellow stars to stop using Botox. She says, "It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?" [The Mirror]
  • Natalie Imbruglia spoke before the United Nations today urging support for women who have fistulas, a hole in their vagina that results from childbirth without assistance or with complications. The classiest part of this article: the reference to her song "Torn" in the first line. [The Associated Press]
  • Aerosmith has postponed three shows because Steven Tyler has an undisclosed injury. Joe Perry Tweeted: "Sincere apologies out 2 all Aero Fans regarding the canceled shows. It really bums me out too- you have no idea. Pray 4 Stevens speedy return." [Rolling Stone]
  • Shanna Moakler says, "Travis [Barker] is leaving for tour, my babies are going with him, so I'm getting all prepared. We're lucky that Blink [182] tours are very lavish. We each have our own buses. At the venues, we set up kid rooms so the kids can kind of get out of the buses and start running around. We have a runner to take [them] 'round. They're going to be going to Canada, to see the different parts of the States … so it's pretty exciting." [People]
  • Anna Paquin says that dating Stephen Moyer makes their onscreen sex scenes on True Blood easier. "Obviously, if you're already with that person then you're not having to sort of get over the 'Wow, I'm naked with someone that I don't even know the middle name of!'" she says. "I think that regardless of what kind of scene you're doing, the better you know the person ... the more open and real your performance can be," she adds. "And that goes for stunt scenes and heavy emotional scenes and sex scenes. OK, so I have a little bit of a leg up in that particular area with my on-screen [partner]." [People]
  • Dane Cook's half brother has been indicted in Massachusetts on 20 counts of larceny for allegedly stealing more than $11 million from Cook over a five-year period. [TMZ]
  • Kelly Osbourne on Lady GaGa: "She's a Butter Face. She has everything But the face. She reminds me of Peaches Geldof. I love Lady GaGa's tracks but I just wish she'd keep her mouth shut. She talks way too much and has too much attitude. It's starting to make me go off her." [The Mirror]
  • 16-year-old Miley Cyrus is on the cover of a women's magazine again. This time it's Elle. In the mag she says of her new clothing line with Max Azria for Wal-Mart: "The jeans are my favorite part of the entire line. Because, like, literally this is going to be good for, like, Middle America, and it will be great for kids that really want to be in fashion but that don't have it available." [Just Jared]
  • "I turned 50 last year. It came and went and it wasn't a big deal. And it was nice that the anticipation of it was over. Not that I was sitting around dreading it all the time, but it is a big one and you are sort of entering into your second half. You are saying goodbye to your youth, but at the same time you start to look at the glass as half full. At 50, you've lived long enough to have people that you love die and people get really sick and have full-on hard times, so you just take stock and count your blessings. It starts to happen around this age and it has been really liberating for me. 50 isn't just the new 40. It's actually the new 30. Pass it on!" — Michelle Pfeiffer [The Mirror]
  • Emma Watson says she's excited about starting college this fall and taking a break from acting. "I'm going to sound really like Hermione Granger, but my comfort - my way of dealing with all of this if I'm ever really stressed - I will go and open a book and sit and read, and that will de-stress me. For me, learning has been my comfort. This is so geeky, but it's what got me through. I love learning and I don't really want to stop. It was always my dream before I did the films, so I didn't see why that had to change." [The Telegraph]