Rubina Ali Calls Kidman "Strange"; PETA Angry About Jackson Butter Sculpture

  • Nine-year-old Rubina Ali has written an autobiography. In Slumgirl Dreaming: Journey to the Stars she says of Nicole Kidman: "I really liked her, but she was very quiet and didn't speak much..."
  • "I think she was a bit shy." She adds that she found Kidman "strange" because she refused to come out of her trailer while shooting a Schweppes commercial with Ali because she seemed to be afraid of going out in the sun. [The Daily Mail]
  • Debbie Rowe is demanding that her friend make a retraction after giving Extra emails that show she wasn't sure she wanted to adopt Michael Jackson's kids. One email says: "Do I want the kids? Hell no. Does it look good for me to ask for them? Absolutely. I don't want to look like the woman who gave away her kids and just forgot about them." [People]
  • Though TMZ is reporting that the LAPD is treating Michael Jackson's death as a homicide, police representatives announced today that it's not true. [CBS News]
  • PETA is annoyed that there will be a butter sculpture of Michael Jackson at the Iowa State Fair and the organization has suggested that the sculptor use "non dairy buttery spread" instead. [Breitbart]
  • There are rumors that Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri but Extra implores you not to believe it. [Extra]
  • Tony Romo has been partying almost every night since his split from Jessica Simpson, but eyewitnesses say it seems like he's just hanging out with male friends, not trying to hook up with women. [People]
  • Amy Winehouse's estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil has filed for divorce. Possibly related: Amy was photographed crying in Gatwick Airport. [The Daily Mail]
  • Jon Gosselin came back from St. Tropez without girlfriend Hailey Glassman. When harassed by paparazzi who asked, "she ditched you in Nice?" Jon replied, "probably." He said she's staying in France but he had to come back to film Jon and Kate Plus 8. [Us]
  • When Jon Gosselin came home to Pennsylvania his kids greeted him, yelling, "Daddy, daddy!" in the driveway. While he was away he said, "Every 10 minutes I keep thinking about the kids and missing them. Mady keeps calling me and asking me if I'm in France, but she doesn't understand where France is. I'm really looking forward to seeing them again in a few days." [People]
  • Supposedly Jon Gosselin bought Hailey Glassman an engagement ring. Will this one have a skull on it too? [E!]
  • According to her Tweets, Kim Kardashian lost her passport in Africa. Will she be stranded there forever?! [The Life Files]
  • Dave Chappelle gave a free impromptu performance that drew thousands last night in Portland, Oregon. You can watch some videos here: [ONTD]
  • Ugh. Anti-gay activists from the Westboro Baptist Church protested outside an American Idol concert in San Jose because Adam Lambert was performing. Fellow performer Michael Sarver Tweeted: "We are together in this thing. You mess with one you mess with all ten. We are strong and we are 1. For those outside protesting I say do not judge less ye be judged yourself. Guys don't mind these people, we are a strong family." [The Daily Express]
  • Check out Brad Pitt and his slightly-grey beard on the cover of Wired here: [People]
  • "Russell Brand To Play The Easter Bunny" [The Guardian]
  • Zooey Deschanel's suggestion for summer fun? Wear "all-green and roll down a hill." [People]
  • Lo Bosworth is dating lacrosse player Scott Hochstadt. [People]
  • Kristen Cavallari is signed on for two seasons of The Hills. [E!]
  • A judge dismissed a lawsuit for defamation filed by Donald Trump against the author of Trump Nation: The Art of Being the Donald. Trump claimed he was the victim of "actual malice" because the author's estimate of his wealth was too low. [Reuters]
  • Daphne Zuniga will guest star on the new Melrose Place. [E!]
  • Wendy Williams is campaigning to get Whitney Houston on her show. She told a reporter: "Print this: 'Hey Whitney, how you doin'? I'm looking for you! Love you! Mean it!'" [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will perform in public for the first time since becoming Frace's first lady at Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday celebration at Radio City Music Hall. [Yahoo]
  • Jane Fonda has moved in with music producer Richard Perry according to sources. [The Daily Express]
  • According to Entertainment Weekly's in-depth personality test, if Dylan McDermott was forced to do karaoke, he'd pick the song "I Ran" by Flock of Seagulls. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Ben Hudson, who collaborated with Kanye West for his new album Straight No Chaser says, "You have to have people who will say boo to a goose. If Kanye sends me a mix and asks what I think, my temptation as a courtier might be to say, 'Why, your majesty, this is the finest mix that has ever been sent on g-mail.' But he respects my opinion, and I can respect that by giving it to him straight." He adds, "The other day Kanye said 'stop calling me boss, I'm your friend'. I just said 'cool.' I had to stop myself saying 'cool, boss.'" [The Telegraph]
  • Matthew Fox says after Lost ends he's never doing another TV show. He explains: "That is not because I think film is better than television. Not at all, in some respects some of the best story telling is happening on television. I have done two TV shows - Lost and Party of Five - that have each run for six years. When you add it all up it is in the vicinity of 300 hours of television. I want to find a way to have more control over when I am working and when I'm not. I'm looking for more flexibility. I am (43) and a father of two children, and I don't want to miss them growing up. I don't want to find myself 10 years from now feeling like I was an absentee father because I was so focused on my career." [TV Guide]
  • Daniel Radcliffe says J.K. Rowling promised him she's not writing a book/film about Harry's adventures as an adult. He adds, "I grew up around gay people my entire life, basically, that's possibly why I'm quite camp, and some people think I'm gay when I meet them, which I think is awesome. It's always good to keep them guessing. But I think it's wonderful that Dumbledore was outed as gay." [The Telegraph]