Polanski Would Agree To House Arrest; Kate Plus 8 Will End In November

  • A Swiss tribunal is expected to rule on Roman Polanski's appeal to be freed from jail by the end of the week. Polanski's lawyer says he would be willing to stay under house arrest at his Swiss villa if released.
  • Lawyer Hervé Temime says Polanski would agree to wear an ankle bracelet, visit police officials every day, and post his property and a large sum of money as bail. "I can say very clearly that he is confronting reality," Temime said. "He is an old man of 76 with a wife and two children and he wants to resolve this." [N.Y. Times]
  • TLC hasn't made an official announcement, but sources say Kate Plus 8 will be off the air in mid to late November. "They will eek out what they can in terms of more shows," said a source. "Obviously they are not shooting anymore so they are taking what they have and seeing how many more episodes they can get out of it." [Radar Online]
  • Jon Gosselin gave a new interview about what when down in court yesterday, explaining, "Well, it was just after arbitration, we weren't supposed to take money out of the restrictive account and we both did... I was found in contempt for doing so, I didn't realize, I was just like taking my paycheck out." When asked if he'd thought about just walking up to Kate and saying, "Let's work this out," he replied, "I thought about doing that, but you know, in a public setting as a public figure you have to watch what you say and do." [Entertainment Tonight]
  • DNA test have cleared Keanu Reeves of a Canadian woman's claim that he fathered at least one of her four children. She was demanding $150,000 per month in child support. [TMZ]
  • Leona Lewis was at a book signing in London when, "a guy came up and punched her to the side of the head." Her spokesman said she isn't hurt but was "understandably badly shaken." Police have arrested a suspect. [BBC]
  • There's video of her attacker being taken away here: [The Sun]
  • When asked if he sees kids in his future, George Clooney replied: "I'm going to adopt some of Brad Pitt's kids. I owe him a few." [People]
  • Jessica Simpson is denying the rumors that she's been searching through online personals. "Online dating?! Ha!" she said. "Anybody who can find love online, I guess, so be it, but I've never tried to find love online." [Ok]
  • Jessica Simpson visited Morocco for her upcoming series, The Price of Beauty. She says, "Morocco is extremely empowering, and the women there are incredible... There was nothing repressed about the women … they carry themselves completely confidant, sexy, all-knowing, while completely covered. It's all about what's inside of them, and they really studied themselves. To me that is what beauty is." [People]
  • After a New York Magazine reporter asked one too many questions about health care and Obama's Nobel Prize, John Mayer said, "Have you ever heard me play guitar? I'm really fucking good. You know what I'm bad at? Answering questions about public health care. This is not in my wheelhouse. Do you have any questions about music? I almost got a mad need to lighten up. You need to lighten up, because the questions you asked me were all troublemaking questions. If someone gave me the Nobel Peace Prize, and I didn't deserve it, I would just shut my mouth and enjoy the hell out of it." Later he ended the interview with, "I'm going to forcefully sodomize your editor."
    [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Amy Winehouse appeared on the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing to perform the backing vocals for her god-daughter Dionne Bromfield. A source says Amy told judge Bruce Forsyth, "that she had seven years' of nightmares about him after he played a villain in Bedknobs And Broomsticks!" [The Mirror]
  • Katherine Jackson says contrary to the rumors that Michael Jackson's kids will be appearing on the Jackson family's A&E reality show, she won't let them appear on any TV show. [TMZ]
  • There were rumors that Michael Jackson's new song "This Is It" wouldn't be available on iTunes, but a rep for MJ says it will debut on iTunes on October 27. [All Things Digital]
  • La Toya Jackson says Michael Jackson would not have been happy with the This Is It documentary being released. She says, "Michael always wants to give his best. This is a rehearsal. He wasn't giving his all. He loves to give his all always. That's just the way he is. He wants people to see him at the top of the ladder and not half-stepping because he doesn't want to do a full-out rehearsal." [Access Hollywood]
  • Defendant Tarino Lightbourne didn't take the stand in the John Travolta extortion trial today, but in a statement he read to the jury he said John Travolta's lawyer called him out of the blue and offered $15 million for the "Refusal of Transport/Treatment" document with Travolta's signature. [TMZ]
  • Anna Nicole Smith's bodyguard testified today that he saw Howard K. Stern inject her with liquefied Valium, but Stern's lawyer points out that just because he said it doesn't make it true. [TMZ]
  • Anna Nicole Smith's former bodyguard also said that she was high on Ecstasy just before he bizarre appearance at the 2004 AMA awards. Howard K. Stern's lawyer claims she was loopy from seizure medications. [TMZ]
  • Lamar Odom is refusing to compromise on his prenup with Khloe Kardashian. He could make $33 million in the next four years with the L.A. Lakers and his money will stay his. He's willing to give Khloe a chunk money every year that won't change no matter how long they're married. Khloe's willing to give in because she just wants to get legally married. [TMZ]
  • Julia Roberts' 75-year-old mother Betty is recovering after undergoing emergency surgery in Atlanta for a heart attack last month. Julia only found out that she was ill after the surgery because she's filming a movie in India where cell phone coverage is unreliable. A source says, "Julia was relieved to hear that her mother had undergone surgery and was recovering. But when she found out it took a day and a half for her family to get through her intense security, she absolutely exploded." [Daily Express]
  • "I wanted to work with Eminem. I don't think he wanted to work with me. Maybe he's shy." — Madonna [Daily Express]
  • TMZ has the Late Show With David Letterman Intern Packet from 2002. It says, "Things might seem overwhelming at first. There are many names, faces and departments you'll need to know. If you get confused, ask questions, no one here bites," which TMZ finds hilarious. [TMZ]
  • According to divorce documents filed by Brandi Glanville, she only found out Eddie Cibrian was cheating on her when it was reported by the tabloids in March. She says he promised to stop cheating and they went to counseling, but by July she found out he was still cheating thanks to media coverage. [TMZ]
  • In the video at the link, Ice T says he didn't realize how serious Swine Flu is until one of his friends caught it and died. [TMZ]
  • Fergie is the latest celebrity to become a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins, joining Marc Anthony, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Gloria Estefan. [MTV]
  • Russell Brand's ex Georgina Ballie is warning Katy Perry that, "Everyone knows you don't date Russell Brand seriously. Russell likes the idea of having a serious relationship, but when you've got all these different flavours of ice cream offered to you on a plate, you're not going to stick with vanilla, are you? I don't think he's capable of monogamy." [Daily Express]
  • VIDEO: Since Miley Cyrus rapped her Twitter farewell, last night Jimmy Fallon dressed as Billy Ray Cyrus and rapped, "Hey there, America, let's make this clear / Miley might be gone, but I'm still here ... As long as my heart's still beatin' / I'm gonna be tweetin' / 'cause I got a full house like my name was Jodie Sweetin ... Achy-Breaky Tweets!" [E!]
  • Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's reality show has been renewed for another season. [People]
  • Shauna Sand's lawyer is demanding that Vivid Entertainment "cease and desist" from selling a sex tape of Sand and her boyfriend because it was "not created or intended for sale or public distribution." [TMZ]
  • Randy Jackson says that while men have won the past two seasons of American Idol, "I think I have to give the edge going in to the girls. We haven't had a girl winner in a long time and some interesting talented girls showed up [to audition.]" [People]
  • Emma Thompson's tips for a good marriage are: "Be alert, be appreciative and work hard... There is no secret, but never allow yourself to just trundle along – that is when problems start. Remember to go out for dinner if you haven't seen each other all week and make regular dates." [The Telegraph]
  • Vincent Kartheiser says he's rarely recognized, even though he carries a Sterling Cooper bag. He explains, "I've only been recognized for that once, and I wear it almost everywhere. People don't read each others' bags. Especially in cities like New York. No one looks at me on the bus in L.A. I've never been bothered on the bus. Mad Men's not on Telemundo yet." [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Christian Slater says of acting with a Rottweiler on the forgotten, "It's actually really nice when the dog shows up and he's ready and prepared, and he definitely hit his cues and knew his lines... He was perfect. He gave me a lot to work with. It's like a tennis match, being an actor, and you're only as good as the people you're playing opposite against, and today I have to really take my hat off to this dog." [AP]