Chris Brown Apologizes For Beating Rihanna

  • Chris Brown has released a video apology for assaulting Rihanna. He says: "I've told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today that I am truly, truly sorry...
  • "Although I will do some interviews and answer some questions in the future, I felt that it was time that you heard directly from me that I am sorry," says Chris. He claims that it's taken him this long to apologize because his lawyers wouldn't let him speak about the case, but now he's asking fans to forgive him. He adds that he's in counseling and, "I intend to live my life so that I'm truly worthy of the word 'role model.'" [TMZ]
  • Mischa Barton's rep says the rumors that she wound up in the hospital after a three-day coke bender, "completely preposterous." [OK]
  • A source says Mischa Barton's drug and alcohol use cost her friends, including Nicole Richie. "In the last few years, her dark side has really come out," says the source. "Her friends, like Nicole, want to be supportive but they really can't be around her too much. She's too volatile. It makes us sad, but we're also like, 'Pull it together and get help already." [People]
  • Austin Stark, the director of Mischa Barton's new film Homecoming says, "I'm very concerned about her... First and foremost, we hope she gets better. I don't know exactly what happened ... I wish she wasn't going through the turmoil that she is right now." [People]
  • Jon Gosselin was spotted playing in the park... with his girlfriend Hailey Glassman, not his kids. The two were photographed on the swings, holding hands, and kissing. [Radar Online]
  • Jackass star Bam Margera was taken to the hospital yesterday after paramedics responded to a 911 call from his Pennsylvania home for a "possible overdose." [TMZ]
  • Though his mom claims he was just "severely dehydrated." [TMZ]
  • Paula Abdul is mad because Ryan Seacrest has a $45 million three year deal with American Idol, but she only makes about $2 million a year. The producers want her back but now she's pretending she might not return. [TMZ]
  • Simon Cowell says of Paula Abdul, "She'll be fine. She'll be on the show... I don't get a lot of say. I've just made it clear that I want Paula on the show. Full stop." [People]
  • A representative for Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor, says that rumors that he isn't cooperating with the police are, "Absolutly untrue. Murray continues to cooperate fully with investigators and there have been no requests for additional interviews." [Radar Online]
  • Several studios are in a bidding war over the rehearsal footage from Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert. Sony's movie studio bid $50 million for the distribution rights. [AP]
  • Christina Milan says of her engagement to music producer The Dream, "We don't have [wedding] plans yet — but it hasn't [already] happened, that I can confirm. We just want to have our closest friends and family there; it's not going to be too big." [UPI]
  • Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus' brother Trace were apparently dating, but now that they've broken up Twitter has exploded with their teenage drama. Trace, Miley, their mom Tish, and Demi all posted passive aggressive Tweets. For example, in response to "mommytish"'s Tweet "It really makes me sad that most people find it so easy to hurt other people. Why is that? I never want to hurt anyone…… EVER," Miley wrote: "We can't control the path of their wicked hearts mama. All we can do is shine a light & guide their way back home. Smile mommy." [Perez Hilton]
  • Organizers of the Les Vieilles Charrues festival in France say that Lily Allen pulled out of the charity concert at the last minute. On Friday she cancelled another appearance at Spain's Benicassim festival because she was sick, but she says she never agreed to do the French festival. She Tweeted: "This is rubbish, I am sorry for pulling out [of Benicassim] yesterday, I am ill though. I've never heard of this French festival." [The Daily Express]
  • In a new book a doctor who tried to save Jimi Hendrix's life on the night he died says he believes he may have been murdered by having red wine and sleeping pills forced down his throat. [The Daily Mail]
  • Foxy Brown is being sued for the $641,558 she owes in taxes. She allegedly stopped paying her taxes in 2003. [Contact Music]
  • Tony Romo, who has been seen partying most nights since he brokeup with Jessica Simpson says, When you let your mind wander or think about other things, you're setting yourself up for failure. So I just try to stay focused. I've done a pretty good job of that this week." But, a friend says that Tony is "emotionally drained" right now. [People]
  • Jessica Simpson went out with her friends on Saturday for a girls night out. She Tweeted: "Love my ladies!!!... Wish I could be with them everyday of my life. Laughter is wonderful :)" [People]
  • Susan Boyle says of her rise to fame, "It's just been unbelievable, it's indescribable... I'm having a wonderful time. I don't want it to end. It's just really good. She added, "Being plucked from obscurity is a bit like going on a long journey, really; you don't know what's going to happen. You don't know how it's going to end." [The Mirror]
  • Mindy Cohn, a.k.a. Natalie from The Facts of Life is starring in a new film about a straight woman with many gay friends who decides she needs to date a "fag stag," a straight man OK with her gay friends. When asked if the role was a stretch for her, she said, "In Fire Island, I was getting drinks for Calvin Klein's butt-boy... It's my life!" [The Village Voice]
  • Ashton Kutcher tweeted this weekend, "Wifey just got a new haircut. What do you guys think? I love it." Then linked to a Photoshopped picture of Demi Moore with a mohawk. She replied, "I have the buzzer ready baby!" [E!]
  • Here's a sampling of things people say to Seth Green at Comic-Con: "How tall are you?", "Can you sign my boobs?", "You were great as Bud Bundy." [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick went out this weekend for the first time since they brought home their twins. They attend an AIDS fundraiser in the Hamptons. [The Huffington Post]
  • A Time reporter discovered that Adrian Grenier is a member of his food co-op in Brooklyn, which requires members to work at the store for a few hours a week. When the reporter told another member that Grenier was working in the back, she had no idea who he was because she doesn't own a TV. [Time]
  • At the link you can listen to the 911 call made on Friday from Nadya Suleman's house. First a child calls and hangs up without saying anything. Then when the dispatcher calls back an adult says everything is fine. Then an adult calls again and says two-year-old Caleb is "vomiting nonstop." He was taken to the hospital and released that night. [TMZ]
  • Pink has rescheduled a show in Brisbane because she has laryngitis. [Brisbane Times]
  • Rumors that Jennie Garth has left the new 90210 are untrue. She just signed a deal to return for multiple episodes this fall. [Entertainment Weekly]
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  • Though her new film is all about the rules of romantic relationships, Katherine Heigl says she doesn't follow them. "I'm not very good at being a wife because I sort of break them all," said Heigl, "So does he, though, so whatever." [People]
  • Chef Mario Batali has been cast in the film Bitter Feast. The film is about a celebrity chef who takes revenge on a food critic who gives him a bad review. Batali will play the owner of the chef's restaurant. [UPI]
  • Here's a very lengthy description of a fan's Ed Westwick sighting. He was understandably freaked out when she walked up to him and said "I love you. And I am so sorry to bother you right now and I don't mean to freak you out but I want to enjoy my dinner but I can't even think about eating knowing you're back here and please don't leave... [N.Y. Magazine]
  • You can check out the video for Coldplay's "Strawberry Swing" here: [Rolling Stone]
  • Annette Merar, the first wife of Phil Spector has been reported missing from her home in Van Nuys, California. [UPI]
  • "I get very dark moods for no reason. Nothing in particular brings it on. You can be having the best time of your life and yet you're utterly and totally miserable. I get very anti-social, depressed and irritable with people. I don't have time for them. I can't make phone calls and stuff. I just sit on my own for days... If I went to see a psychiatrist, it would be a long session... I've always thought that I do have a number of issues that probably need dealing with because I am quite odd in some ways." — Simon Cowell [Now Magazine]