Russell Brand Gets Dunked; Jennifer Aniston's Dog Will Judge Us AllS

  • Russell Brand was shoved into a fountain by an onlooker as he filmed his latest movie in London: "The bloke used a bit of force," says a source, "Brand was completely underwater. I expect he will have some bruises." [TheSun]
  • Jennifer Aniston trusts her dog, Norman, to "sniff out" potential boyfriends. "Norman was crazy about Jen's ex-husband Brad Pitt, but he couldn't stand John Mayer – the pooch growled at him and hid whenever John spent the night at her Beverly Hills mansion," says a source. [ShowbizSpy]
  • Simon Cowell says he's "going to miss" Paula Abdul during the upcoming season of American Idol. "She's my buddy," Cowell says, ""Paula has been very cool about the whole thing. And let me tell you, Paula is going to be fine." [People]
  • Meanwhile, Victoria Beckham, who will be guest judging on Idol this season, says that she plans to be kind to the contestants: "'I want to be nice to people. I know how it feels to be stood there and be judged and how it can feel when nerves get the better of you. I don't want to shatter anybody's dream. But at the same time, there's nothing wrong with a little bit of constructive criticism." In other words, when you're feeling sad and low, she will take you where you want to go. [DailyMail]
  • Meanwhile, Jordan Sparks says it was "dumb" of American Idol to lose Paula: ""I love American Idol and I respect them. It's because of them that I got my start, but Paula was one of the original judges. She helped soften the blow for contestants when we didn't do well. I love Paula," Sparks says, "The show will definitely not be the same without her, and I feel bad that future contestants will not get to experience having her on the show. I'm so sad." [E!]
  • Hundreds of Beatles fans flocked to Abbey Road this morning to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the groups famous album cover photo. [NYTimes]
  • Yikes: apparently Janeane Garofalo's show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last night was a "train wreck." [Reuters]
  • "After the Toronto incident, I didn't even want to look people in the eye at the gym. The shame came from people saying I had it coming — it was karma. Even though you may think someone is a douche, you shouldn't mock a victim of violence because that victimizes them again. I am much more compassionate now."-Perez Hilton [LATimes]
  • Kate Moss and Lily Allen have been spotted vacationing together in St. Tropez, where Kate has allegedly urged Lily "to try the 'rock chick' diet - coffee, cigarettes, vodka and champagne, which are relatively low in calories." Ugh. DailyMail]
  • "I wouldn't call myself a dark soul, but I'm feisty and I can be very edgy. Being my size and having blonde hair, with a sweet, innocent-looking face is interesting because that's not who I am. I'd never describe myself as innocent or sweet - those are two words I really would not use to describe myself, ever." -Hayden Panettiere [ShowbizSpy]
  • Actress Shannon Elizabeth and her Dancing With The Stars partner Derek Hough have called it quits, and announced their breakup over Twitter, with Hough tweeting: "Hi everyone, we wanted you all to know directly from us, that Shannon & I have decided to end our relationship as boyfriend & girlfriend." [People]
  • "I think Jon just needs to spend time to himself. I mean, there are many days that I wish that I talked to him in person instead of over the phone. But that's just the way it has to be right now, so if we're better off as friends and that means that people kinda leave him alone and just let him be the dad that he wants to be, then I'm willing to do that for him."- Kate Major, who quit her job at Star to be with Jon Gosselin. [E!]
  • 250 tween fans showed up to watch Leighton Meester shop at a store in Great Neck, causing police to "shut down the main stretch of road in town," according to a source. "It was madness. I've never seen anything like that at a store." [PageSix]
  • "For a while, I was seriously considering giving up acting. My life lacked balance because I was too focused on a result as opposed to enjoying the process. I just had to get back into enjoying myself. There were times when I didn't work. There were times when I was flat broke, just like anyone else. You go through ups and downs in life. And, right now, I'm on an up. I'm going to enjoy it and have fun and make the most of it."-Amy Adams [DailyExpress]
  • Get ready for a few more Gerard Butler comedies: "I like to see myself more as a Spencer Tracy type," the actor says. "As an actor, I think I can tick several different genre boxes. At the moment, I just happen to be finding comedies kind of irresistible." [Mirror]
  • "Ten years ago I would never have imagined I would be in a flesh-coloured leotard hanging from the bars of a cage. I was very traditional and very conservative. But people grow and people change. I am in another moment in my life. I feel more like a woman today."- Shakira [ShowbizSpy]