Chris Brown Sentencing Delayed; Anna & Stephen Are Engaged

  • Chris Brown was supposed to be sentenced today for pleading guilty to felony assault, but the sentencing was postponed to August 27 so the judge could review his full community service schedule, which she wants to include hard labor. [TMZ]
  • Rihanna's mom Monica Fenty said she's worried her daughter is "playing Russian roulette with her life" after hearing rumors that she secretly met up with Chris Brown at a Manhattan hotel last week. Fenty added, "I'm devastated. Chris has power over her. She still loves him." [The Mirror]
  • Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are engaged. The True Blood co-stars have been together since February. [People]
  • For the first time Forbes has released a list of Hollywood's top earning women. The top five in order are Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Celine Dion, Beyonce Knowles, and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. Judge Judy and Britney Spears are tied for numbers 6 and 7. [Forbes]
  • Marc McLeod, the 53-year-old man who claimed Miley Cyrus was sending him "secret messages" through her TV show has been arrested for a second time for stalking her. He was spotted hanging around the Georgia set of her new film. [TMZ]
  • Ryan Seacrest said on his radio show this morning that he was shocked to find out Paula Abdul won't be returning to American Idol. "She's a dear friend. I love her to death and am really sad that it came to fruition," Seacrest said. "I'm just bummed because we've worked together for so many years. It's sad." [People]
  • Paula Abdul may have been kicked off American Idol because of a passionate Tweet. She and the producers were still in the middle of negotiations when she Tweeted a goodbye, which the producers took as an official declaration that discussions were over. [TMZ]
  • This article says by leaving Paula is acting out a "celebrity cliche," and is titled "Abdul turns back on show that kept her relevant." Ouch. [MSNBC]
  • Here's People's "inside story" on why Paula left: she asked for a raise and got a much smaller offer than she expected. Also, an NBC executive says, "Paula is an exceptional piece of talent." [People]
  • Adam Lambert says the tabloid story that he lashed out at a fan for smudging his nail polish isn't true. "That never happened," he says, "Oh my god, I love it! I love how they always go with a 'very reliable source,' 'a close friend of Adam.' I'm like, 'Who?' " [E!]
  • Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have fired the head of their private school The New Village Leadership Academy because she didn't agree with the school's practice of Study Tech, a curriculum devised by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. [Radar Online]
  • Timberbrit, a modern opera about Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, was written by a Yale doctoral student and is being adapted into a fully staged version. The songs were inspired by slowed down versions of Brit's songs, which tell, "a tragic tale that imagines Spears' last concert, in the final hours of her life. Timberlake returns after a long absence to win back Spears' love, but in the end she chooses the audience's love above all else." [NPR]
  • Saturday Night Live head writer Seth Meyers says, "If Justin Timberlake was so stupid and hated money so much that he would work for us permanently, we would love to have him... But he would really have to hate money." [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Kevin Federline has been offered $2.5 million to endorse a weight loss supplement called EP-2 (Extreme Physical Performance). [Radar Online]
  • Brooke Hogan says of her singing career, "It's hard to crossover. First, I was doing the singing, and because I was Hulk Hogan's daughter, everyone was like, "Oh, it's handed to her. Oh, she looks like a wrestler herself." I mean they were hard on me from all angles, you just couldn't win. And then I started doing the TV show to kind of have a platform and get people to know me and stuff like that. But I did the TV show to help my singing, and people think that I'm a TV star that's trying to sing now, like Heidi Montag or something. I'm like, "No. It's different." The singing is the permanent thing, the TV show's what's going to come and go." [AP]
  • 2.1 million viewers watched the episode of Kendra in which she married Hank Baskett, making it the high rated first season finale for E! since The Anna Nicole Show in 2002. [Broadcasting & Cable]
  • Kourtney Kardashian says her sister Kim Kardashian is still house hunting even though she broke up with Reggie Bush. "You go see this amazing house that's, like, a family house," says Kourtney, "and she's like, 'Wait, where does Reggie fit into all of this?' That's what, I think, she's struggling with." [People]
  • Have you seen the new T-Mobile ads which are basically about horney guys drooling over Catherine Zeta-Jones? You can check one out here: [AdWeek]
  • Tony Griffin, is suing the people running his father Merv Griffin's companies, claiming they squandered much of Merv's fortune. But sources say Merv Griffin Productions was actually handled pretty well, but has suffered due to the recession. [TMZ]
  • Rosie O'Donnell and partner Kelli Carpenter-O'Donnell haven't split, according to her rep. "This is ridiculous," she says. "I get this rumor every time Rosie travels for work. Right now she is on tour with Cyndi Lauper." [People]
  • Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who recently announced that he has cancer sent an e-mail to fans thanking them for their support. He said he's recovering from surgery but, "no sooner am I on the mend from this first torture than are they lining up the next one." In a few weeks he will begin radiation treatment, which he said, "involves blasting you with some kind of beam for a few minutes a day, 5 days a week, for about 7 weeks." [N.Y. Times]
  • Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs' baby boy is due on September 6, but they haven't picked out a name yet. "We have a couple [names] in the running," says Diggs. "But part of us wants to see what he hits us with when we see him. We'll see what he looks like." [People]
  • Leighton Meester says of the allegations that she made a sex tape, "[The tape] is not real, so it makes me sort of sad. It's unfortunate that it got carried as far as it did.... I definitely understand the nature of people better now and that the mere allegation of something like that could be headline news. People think it's real because somebody says it is... I've never been crazy. I'm a very good girl, to be honest. I don't do anything to hurt anybody. Honestly, all I ever do is work." [People]
  • "I have love in my life, a soul mate–absolutely. When someone asked me why Angie and I don't get married, I replied, ‘Maybe we'll get married when it's legal for everyone else.' I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it–hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I've had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a loving environment." — Brad Pitt [Just Jared]
  • "Would it bother me if a child of mine turns out to be gay? No, not one bit. Listen, I want my kids to live the lives they want to live. I want them to be fulfilled. I hope I teach my kids to be who they really are." — Brad Pitt [Parade]