Rosie & Star's Reality Show; Is Mayer Cuddling Up With Cavalleri?S

  • Meghan McCain says she's honored to guest host The View this Wednesday and Thursday because the show is, "the only place where I could watch women of different ages and backgrounds talk about current events in an open forum." [Daily Beast]
  • Chris Brown will perform in the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna on September 26. It will be his first public performance since he assaulted Rihanna. [Us]
  • Katherine Jackson and other members of the Jackson family are mad at Jermaine Jackson over the Michael Jackson tribute concert. A source calls it "the Jermaine Jackson show" and says the family thinks there's no reason to do a tribute concert in a city MJ had not particular connection to... aside from his love for castles. [TMZ]
  • Sources claim a recent blind item about a reality star hooking up with a singer is actually about John Mayer and Kristen Cavalleri. Their "friends with benefits" relationship has evolved, and they're considering going public. [Janet Charlton's Hollywood]
  • Production of the film Red Sonja has come to a standstill because Rose McGowan was injured while doing stunts. "I had wrist and elbow surgery and they took part of my elbow out. I had really bad nerve damage from doing stunts - I do a lot of my own stunts," McGowan said. "I could no longer use my arm, but now I can hold a fork and drive so we're working our way up. It'll probably be another six months of rehab, but It's the price you pay for being really limber and being able to do back flips!" No word yet on whether she will get a replacement arm made out of a machine gun. [Fox News]
  • Brad Pitt supposedly spent £50,000 designing and constructing a gerbil run for his kids' pets. [The Sun]
  • Whitney Houston's album "I Look To You" debuted at number one this week, selling more than 300,000 copies. [Showbiz 411]
  • Chris Robinson, Kate Hudson's ex-husband, is expecting his second child with girlfriend Allison Bridges in early 2010. [Us]
  • A source says the rumors that Kristen Wiig is going to co-anchor Weekend Update with Seth Meyers are not true. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • A tribute video played at DJ AM's memorial last week was released online yesterday. It features him behind the turntables, with family members and various celebrity friends. [E!]
  • After watching the video, Travis Barker Tweeted: "This vid makes me smile from ear 2 ear and tear at the same time, miss u homie." [TMZ]
  • Clark Gable's grandson, Clark Gable III, was stabbed in the chest at a Los Angeles house party after calling another guest "a very bad name." Police have arrested one person and are looking for another suspect. [TMZ]
  • George Clooney has donated £12,000 to a charity his ex-girlfirend Lisa Snowdon is raising money for by jumping out of a plane. A source says, "George was so impressed with Lisa's guts and determination that he wanted to help. Lisa had no idea how generous he would be until she logged on to her website and saw how much he had put down." [Daily Express]
  • Christina Milianmarried music producer The Dream last week at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. [TMZ]
  • The heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien and New Line Cinema, which produced the Lord of the Rings trilogy, have settled a lawsuit, clearing the way for a two-film prequel based on The Hobbit. [AP]
  • Elijah Wood is donating his genetic material to DNA 11, a personalized-art company that will create artwork based on his DNA. The work will be sold on eBay to benefit Art of Elysium, a charity for children with serious medical conditions. [People]
  • Elle Macpherson's boyfriend Jeff Soffer is in serious debt due to a loan he took out to remodel the Fontainbleau resort in Florida, where Goldfinger and Scarface were filmed. [News.com.au]
  • Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy of Dancing With the Stars have broken up. [E!]
  • Chmerkovskiy dumped KSmirnoff because she was too high maintenance, according to a source who adds, "He simply couldn't take it anyomore." [Radar Online]
  • Former Rolling Stones guitarist Bill Wyman says Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and other music video games, "encourage kids not to learn, that's the trouble. It makes less and less people dedicated to really get down and learn an instrument... I think it's a pity so I'm not really keen on that sort of stuff." [Telegraph]
  • Taylor Swift wrote on her MySpace blog that when her backup singer Liz got sick, she sent her a get well card that "had a picture of a kitten making a sad face on the front. I feel like kitten cards make everything better, pretty much." She added, "I put Craisins in the card. Not packaged, just loose Craisins in the card," because they are, "basically the most awesome thing ever... Hopefully the combination of cute kittens and Craisins will bring Liz back to perfect health." [People]
  • Hilary Swank says she didn't become interested in her current boyfriend/former agent John Campisi until her marriage to Chad Lowe started falling apart. She says, "There was no spark. What's interesting is, there was never anything. It wasn't until we were well into the dissipation of our respective relationships. Going through something so difficult at the same time, we became very good friends. We became closer and closer. It was so unexpected. We both recognised that if we were going to take the relationship to the next step, we could no longer work together." [Daily Express]
  • Tony-winning singer-actress Christine Ebersole, who is currently doing a nightclub act with Michael Feinstein, says all she does all day is, "stay in my pajamas until I have to leave for work." [New York Magazine]
  • Heidi Klum says she keeps her distance from Project Runway designers because, "Otherwise, I'd get too attached, and I'd take their life story into consideration, which I don't want to do. Either I like the clothes or I don't. I don't want to know that you live with your sick mother. I don't want to feel badly because they have a sad story, like, ‘Poor thing, let's keep him on.'" [NY Post]
  • "OK, here's a problem that is holding back feminism and you see it on the blogs. We all hold each other up to an incredibly high standard in a way that men do not. Let's say a woman directs a movie that's not very good-everybody piles up on her. It's, like, "No! You're representing us! It has to be perfect!" And that's not how it works! Women should be allowed to make bad movies. Good movies. Porno movies. Terrible made-for-TV movies. Women just need to be out there directing as many movies as men do. We don't all have to be the model woman-what we need is to be more visible. We really, really are tough on each other." — Diablo Cody [The Frisky]