Polanski's Victim Wants Charges Dropped; Did Reese Lie About Her Country Roots?S

  • Roman Polanski's victim, Samantha Geimer, has filed papers urging a California appeals court to dismiss the criminal case against him. She says she's received nearly 500 media calls since his arrest and just wants people to "leave her alone."
  • Various TV shows including Larry King and The Oprah Winfrey Show have asked her for an interview and "The pursuit has caused her to have health-related issues," says the document. "The pursuit has caused her performance at her job to be interfered with and has caused the understandable displeasure of her employer and the real possibility that Samantha could lose her job." [AP]
  • On Howard Stern's radio show Rosie O'Donnell said she and Kelli Carpenter split because they have "different living styles," but said they are "working through it. I think we're working through what is best for us. ... It's all okay... Kelli and I have a very strong connection. ... I love her very much." [Entertainment Tonight]
  • Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift attended a hockey game together yesterday in L.A. Later they were seen in the lobby of a hotel. "Taylor Swift was all dolled up and looked super pretty," said an eyewitness. "She didn't seem to mind the attention … Taylor Lautner, on the other hand, was hiding under a hoody." [People]
  • Kanye West may make a "surprise" cameo on SNL when Taylor Swift hosts in November. [Perez Hilton]
  • Around midnight Chris Brown posted a fan-made video montage featuring pictures of himself and Rihanna set to R.Kelly's "The Way We Used To Be" on Twitter along with the message: " IM SORRY YALL. JUST HAD TO POST IT." Minutes later he wrote "FOR THE FELLAS: showing emotion doesn't make u weak... BEING HONEST MAKES U STRONG." [TMZ]
  • In his new unauthorized biography Andrew Morton accuses Angelina Jolie of sleeping with her mother Marcheline Bertrand's boyfriend. "Marcheline had a live-in boyfriend whom she was very much in love with, but Ange slept with him when she was 16 and barely out of school," said a source. "When Ange admitted the story to her brother James just a few weeks ago, even he turned on her. She has hardly anyone left in life who likes or trusts her." [The Sun]
  • Jon Gosselin has paid back the money he took from his joint bank account with Kate Gosselin. Jon appeared in court today, but Kate just sent her lawyer. [People]
  • Kate Gosselin's lawyer said, "We are clearly pleased that the monies taken by Mr. Gosselin have been returned to the marital account, and we look forward to recouping additional monies taken by Mr. Gosselin at the time of the parties' private arbitration hearings." [TMZ]
  • In the video at the link Jon Gosselin's lawyer gets a little confused about his nursury rhymes. He says Kate Gosselin is "like the old lady who lived in a shoe" ... but really lives in a glass house. [TMZ]
  • During her trip to Malawi Madonna will meet the biological father of her daughter Mercy James. "Madonna wants to meet Mr. Kambewa because she does not want to deny Mercy her background. Madonna wants to assure Mr. Kambewa that Mercy will not be delinked from her roots," says a source. [Daily Express]
  • Jessica Simpson is going to India to interview Bollywood star Neha Dhupia for her show Price of Beauty. [News.com.au]
  • Earlier this month Joe Jackson claimed that the media would "tear This Is It apart" because it's "mostly body doubles." The film's producers have replied: "This story is pure garbage and there are no body doubles. Audiences will begin to see the film tomorrow and every time they see The King of Pop they will know that every frame is unquestionably Michael as he rehearses and prepares for the London concerts that were to have begun this past summer." [TMZ]
  • This Is It is riveting... according to Jackie Jackson. He reports: "Michael is electrifying! We get a glimpse of a true genius at work. His passionate message for healing the world, saving the planet and our children's futures is something he was always striving for in his lifetime." [TMZ]
  • LaToya Jackson has revealed that Michael Jackson's kids are in therapy to help them deal with their father's death. She says "Prince just doesn't want to speak about it," Paris, "is doing very well, writes a lot and she wears his shirts every day," and Blanket, "cries – he really does cry. It's so painful for him. No one can bring his daddy back and it hurts so much." What does their therapist have to say about their aunt talking about them with the press? [People]
  • Levi Johnston's manager, Tank Jones, says he's "90 percent sure" his Playgirl photo shoot will feature full-frontal nudity. [People]
  • Jay-Z will perform his song "Empire State of Mind" with Alicia Keys at Game 1 of the World Series. [AP]
  • Jennifer Aniston's rep says she is not filming a weekly show for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. [Extra]
  • Amy Winehouse was supposed to present at the Q Awards, but she missed her cue... twice. Her co-presenter Don Letts handed out an "inspiration" award to The Specials alone. Then Amy wandered out during their acceptance speech and declared them "the most inspirational band of all time." [The Star]
  • At the Q Awards in London Lily Allen announced that she's setting up her own record label. "I think things need to change in the music industry and we need to rethink a lot of stuff," she said. [The Star]
  • Jordan's maid of honor bridesmaid and (former) friend Michelle Clack says, "She's a monster. She is a nasty, selfish bitch and a shameless liar who needs serious therapy. She is spiralling out of control and it's getting worse." [News Of The World]
  • Soccer fans: David Beckham is "keen to play for Milan to maximize his chances of making the England squad for the 2010 World Cup." [BBC]
  • Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globes in January. "Not only is this the biggest Hollywood celebration of the industry, which includes both film and TV, but also an environment where I feel I can get free reign as a host," Gervais said. "I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down." [People]
  • At Katy Perry's 25th birthday party Russell Brand had his arm around her dad's shoulder as they sang "Happy Birthday." Then she started a food fight with her cake. "There was cake all over the floor, and the crowd started dancing on top of it to 'Like a Virgin,' a source said." [E!]
  • Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber will star in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge on Broadway beginning in December. [N.Y. T.]
  • Randi and Evi Quaid missed a court date last week over charges that they ran out on a $10,000 hotel bill and though they said they'd be be in court today in California to be arraigned on felony charges they didn't show. They offered to show up in court on Thursday, but the D.A. replied, "I'm proceeding with the extradition [from Texas]. I'm not holding my breath for them." [People, TMZ]
  • Jerry O'Connell has sold his memoir Cry, Feed, (Make Love to Wife), Burp, which is about being a stay-at-home dad to he and Rebecca Romijn's twins. [Media Bistro]
  • Woody Allen's new film starring Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins and Naomi Watts will be called You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • "I have songs that I'll never, certainly never tell anyone about," says Lyle Lovett. "Because they're that bad." [Reuters]
  • Eva Longoria is going to visit Longoria, Spain, the town her ancestors left in 1603 for the Americas. She says: "The Longoria name comes from Asturias. I'm going to Oviedo [the provincial capital] with my parents in November. They've always wanted to see where our family came from." [AFP]
  • When asked if he likes the cover of his new album Soulbook, Rod Stewart shrugged and said, "At least it's not too airbrushed like some of the other ones. It's embarrassing when they do that." [CNN]
  • Reese Witherspoon recently said in an interview that at her farmhouse she and Jake Gyllenhaal "have chickens, and we grow cucumbers and tomatoes. I love it. It reminds me of where I grew up in Tennessee." A Tennessee resident says, "Really? There are chickens on Woodmont Boulevard in Green Hills? At your parents' house? Really? Rex guesses that the only chicken she saw when she lived in Nashville was Kentucky Fried or in the salad at the Belle Meade Plantation restaurant. Thanks for playing up the country bumpkin image of Nashville, Reese." [ONTD]