Nicole Gives Birth; Katherine Is Adopting; Casey Fired Over WeightS

  • Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have welcomed their second child. She announced on her website, "In the middle of night, the very early hours of September 9, 2009, Sparrow James Midnight Madden was born." [Us]
  • Sources say Katherine Heigl is adopting a baby this week from Korea with husband Josh Kelley. The baby is about 10 months old and her name is Nayleigh but will be called Leigh. [Radar Online]
  • Susan Boyle will appear on the finale of America's Got Talent in her first performance on American TV. [Perez Hilton]
  • Video of the altercation between Brody Jenner, Joe Francis, and Jayde Nicole has emerged and it seems to confirm Francis' story that he didn't repeatedly hit and kick Jayde, as she claimed. She throws a drink at him and he grabs her hair, but doesn't touch her again. [TMZ]
  • Whitney Port and Freddie Fackelmayer have broken up, but it seems they may have only been dating on The City, as their relationship will be featured on the show. [People]
  • Audrina Patridge says she doesn't keep in touch with her BFFs from The Hills. "I barely talk to Lauren. We'll text every now and then, but that's about it," she says. "Heidi, um, keeps asking me to go to Bible study with her." [People]
  • Various Jackson family members are angry at Jermaine Jackson for holding a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna, and they say he badgered Katherine Jackson into saying she supports the tribute. [TMZ]
  • Kate Gosselin rejected an offer to pose for Playboy for $400,000. "Hugh sent her a letter, but Kate was totally mortified and threw it away!" said a source. "She didn't think it was appropriate because of the children." [N.Y. Daily News]
  • This is a story about Victoria Beckham not tipping when she went to Medieval Times in California; more importantly, why was Victoria Beckham at Medieval Times? [TMZ]
  • Dina Lohan is mad because TMZ labeled her the "worst mom ever" months ago, but TMZ counters that was a title she won in a poll. Apparently respondents didn't think driving your daughter to a bar after finishing up a stint in rehab was an example of great parenting. [TMZ]
  • Ashley Olsen was spotted crying in a restaurant while sitting on boyfriend Justin Bartha's lap. [Radar Online]
  • Tila Tequila's lawyer says NFL player Shawne Merriman's claim that he was trying to keep Tila off the road because she was drunk when he allegedly assaulted her is just spin. Her lawyer said, "Shawne Merriman and his advisors have decided that the best defense is a good offense, attacking Tila Tequila in the press with a lot of calculated spin to cover up his illegal and indefensible actions. Fortunately, we as a society will not tolerate a 6'4", 270 pound all-pro NFL linebacker physically assaulting a young lady who is 4'11" and 93 pounds. It is never justifiable to brutally assault, choke, strike and imprison a woman." [TMZ]
  • Shawne Merriman's ex-girlfriend Gloria Velez says she doesn't think he could have choked Tila Tequila because he never laid a hand on her during their four year relationship. [TMZ]
  • Shawne Merriman had been interviewed for the October issue of Playboy before the incident and the whole thing is about hitting various NFL players on the field. He says, "I'm so dangerous right now I scare myself." [Playboy]
  • Hugh Hefner is worth about $43 million based on documents filed with his divorce papers. [TMZ]
  • Jay-Z says of working with Kanye West again for his new album Blueprint 3, "The most interesting thing in the studio was Kanye because of Kayne's growth. You got to figure on the first "Blueprint" he was a new producer, so he was just putting in the beats and moving out the way. On this one, he had an opinion about how the songs should sound and it was just great energy that we had in the studio." [AP]
  • Jay-Z says he was addicted when he used to sell crack in his Brooklyn neighborhood, but to selling, not drugs. "You become addicted to the feeling, the uncertainty and adrenaline and danger of that lifestyle," he said. [People]
  • Well, she certainly doesn't mince words! When Malin Akerman was shown a picture of President Obama shirtless in Hawaii she said, "I might have to have a little bathroom break. Change my panties... Oh, my God. I really need to meet him and mess up his marriage. And mess up mine, too... Have you seen his hands? I'm sorry, but I'm a big hand freak, and those hands could wrap around you twice." [Esquire]
  • Sources say Casey Wilson was fired from Saturday Night Live because she was told to lose 30 pounds over the summer hiatus and either refused to or was unable to. [E!]
  • ABC has rolled out the stealth advertising campaign for Cougar Town with placards for Jules Cobb real estate featuring Courteney Cox posted in residential neighborhoods. [Time]
  • A source close to Karina Smirnoff says of her breakup with Maksim Chmerkovskly, "They both knew when they had been spending more time together recently things weren't going so well... She's not devastated but it obviously hurts, she's angry. She'll always love him and respect him but she always knew in heart of hearts from the beginning of their relationship that he wasn't the one for her." [People]
  • Jennifer Aniston says she doesn't care if she's portrayed inaccurately in the media. "It doesn't bug me, if people don't believe it. That's all," she says. "I would just hate it if people actually believed any of it. That's what I would be disappointed with because I don't want crap like that to distract from what I do, my work." [People]
  • "I think that's because it's just instinctual as a woman to be the caretaker of your home. Women complain that men don't do enough, but it's your own fault... You train your man to do nothing. You can't blame someone for not knowing what his or her job should be if you don't ask for it right off the bat," says Jennifer Aniston, adding, "I think it's important to have closure in any relationship that ends - from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase." [N.Y. Daily News]