Amy Winehouse Was Thrown Out Of Theater; Brittany Murphy Was Sick Before Dying

  • Amy Winehouse was in the audience for a performance of Cinderella and, reportedly, heckled the cast. She shouted things like:

"He's fucking behind you" and "Fuck Cinders, Prince Charming, marry me." She also called the ugly stepsisters "bitches." When a manager tried to usher her from the venue, she kicked him between the legs. Allegedly! Police are investigating… [The Sun]

  • Foul play is not suspected in Brittany Murphy's death. [People]
  • Here, sources say that Brittany Murphy was sick and vomiting before she died and was taking prescription meds for flu-like symptoms. In addition, she had diabetes. [TMZ]
  • Brittany Murphy was fired from a horror film called The Caller two weeks ago. In addition, an insider on another horror/thriller, Something Wicked, says she was "barely there" when called on to shoot her scenes and would "go in and out of consciousness in the middle of takes." This source and the crew assumed she was on prescription drugs. But apparently, in 2001, she told a reporter that "even if she wanted to she couldn't take drugs because she'd had a heart condition since she was a little girl." [The Wrap]
  • In this piece, Hollywood insiders claim Brittany Murphy was "a mess," had "too many drugs and not enough food" and "was a space cadet." [The Daily Beast]
  • Here, a neighbor describes how rescue workers tried to save Brittany's life, although the woman says, "I think she was dead already." [Radar Online]
  • The medical staff at the hospital tried to revive Brittany Murphy three times. [Radar Online]
  • Leave it to The Sun to keep things classy and tasteful; the headline here is "Brittany 'Killed by Jacko Drugs.'" [The Sun]
  • Brittany Murphy's family has released a statement: "The sudden loss of our beloved Brittany is a terrible tragedy. She was our daughter, our wife, our love and a shining star. We ask you to respect our privacy at this time." [ET]
  • Madonna and Guy Ritchie are reuniting. For Christmas. A source says: "Madonna is flying in for 24 hours so Guy can spend Christmas Day with the children. Things are amicable between them and the children love Christmas at Ashcombe House in Wiltshire, which Guy has turned into a Santa's grotto." Listen: "Grotto" is for moss-covered sex playpens. Not for Kris Kringle. [Daily Express]
  • Madonna is "the most written-about celebrity of the past decade in Britain." [The Sun]
  • Tiger Woods' wife Elin Nordegren is allegedly seeking sole custody of their kids and half of his $600 million. [Radar Online, NY Post]
  • Tiger Woods' mom: "Hurt, angry and disappointed" with her song. Apparently she likes Elin and — no shock here — adores her grandkids. [NY Post]
  • Tiger Woods's yacht, Privacy, has set sail from Florida. A source says it's headed to he Bahamas. Will some alone time on the open seas be good for the golfer? [People]
  • Strippers have found that Chris Brown acts like "a perfect gentleman." [Page Six]
  • Charles Barkley is hosting SNL in 2010, and this columnist asks, "Could [good friend] Tiger Woods appear with him?" [MSNBC Scoop]
  • This entire article is about how Sarah Jessica Parker's dress clung to her after a gust of wind. Eyeroll. [NY Daily News]
  • Breaking: Catherine Zeta-Jones has a great rack. [Page Six]
  • No surprise: The ratings for Jersey Shore are up. An interesting, voyeuristic anthropological study? Comedy gold? Trainwreck? Doesn't matter. America's in love. [TV BY The Numbers]
  • In this column, Jersey Shore's Pauly D. explains how he gets his hair to do what it does: "It takes me 25 minutes to do the whole process and get it right." [NY Daily News]
  • Barbara Walters and Frank Langella??!?! Apparently he's been her plus one at a bunch of events. She says: "Frank and I have been friends for many years and will continue to be friends for many years, but it's not a romance." [Page Six]
  • "Roman Polanski is finishing the edit of his latest movie Ghost from his house arrest in Switzerland, surrounded by family and bombarded by telephone calls of support." [AP]
  • Um, if you, like, me, enjoy handbags, be sure to click here and see Gossip Girl's costume designer, Eric Daman, in the dreamiest closet of your dreamy dreams. [NY Post story, slideshow]
  • Tila Tequila has tweeted: "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I am going to become a SURROGATE MOTHER for my brother & his Wife!!! That is my xmas present to them. Im pregnant!!!!" This should be interesting. [ONTD via Daily Express]
  • One of Jon Bon Jovi's sons was taken to the hospital yesterday, but there are no further details. [TMZ]
  • Guys! I could not even read this item about Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. because the picture accompanying the piece makes it look like they're going to make out and I got excited/distracted. [Gatecrasher]
  • Evi Quaid was arrested in Marfa, Texas on Saturday — she and husband Randy did not show up to court appearances after being busted skipping out on a steep hotel bill. [Radar Online]
  • Randy Quaid has also been arrested. [Radar Online]
  • Did Claudia Schiffer get special treatment when she was on the train that got stuck in the Chunnel? [Daily Express]
  • Was PETA postergal Bethenny Frankel wearing fur over the weekend? More importantly: Was she on the subway?!?! [Gatecrasher]
  • Hollywood is out of ideas, part CXXIII: Taylor Lautner might star in a remake of Vision Quest. [Daily Express]
  • Let's not even talk about the 21 Jump Street movie starring Jonah Hill. [ONTD via Variety]
  • The third Jackass movie will be 3D. [ONTD via Coming Soon]
  • Rage Against the Machine pissed off Simon Cowell by hijacking the UK charts and landing the Christmas No. 1 spot. (One of his X Factor contestants was on track to score number 1.) [Daily Mail, Gawker]
  • In a poll of 1,000 children under 10, Simon Cowell came in first as "the most famous person in the world." The Queen was second and God was third. [Mirror]
  • Kate Winslet was "undone," meaning moved, by Crazy Heart, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bridges. [Page Six]
  • In 2010, Mary J. Blige will be a guest judge on American Idol, come out with a line of sunglasses and a fragrance. She says of her photograph on her new album cover: "Look at my shoulders, where I carry everything. Look at the strength of this person who continues to have trials and tribulations like everyone, and who by the grace of God makes it out." [USA Today]
  • Did Nancy O'Dell leave Access Hollywood because Billy Bush is a diva and a jerk? [Gatecrasher]
  • Wait, what? Def Leppard is developing a cartoon series?!?! [Reuters]
  • "I don't want to just be a kind of bouncing board for men to flex their muscles and look brave and courageous and understanding, while I just look bleary-eyed in the background. No, I don't want to do that. You can also do leading roles that are riveting, but they tend to be – well, certainly in my world – they're the lower-budget, more arthouse films, because I'm not on the right list to be asked to do those really great meaty roles that you see Meryl Streep or Cate Blanchett doing." — But dammit, Kristin Scott Thomas, you're amazing! She also says of Botoxed actresses: "I can't bear is seeing [people who look] like photocopies. And there's that strange waxy look that I find disturbing." [Guardian]
  • "Some women can buy their own shoes, some women don't want to go to lunch, some women like to cook, but they all need sex therapy. It's the one thing every woman's going to need sooner or later. Except a nun. So this album is not for nuns." — Robin Thicke. [AP]
  • "Well, I know I'm not Quasimodo but as far as I'm concerned, you know, I think I'm not aesthetically beautiful. I have a broken nose here. I had a tracheotomy when I was a kid. I had broken capillaries. I always ask my husband, do I look fat in this dress? Can you see that spot on my face?" — Catherine Zeta-Jones. [Daily Express]
  • "I always felt connected to her as we shared a very special experience in our lives together. I feel love in my heart for her – and hope she is at peace. This is truly sad." — Alicia Silverstone on Clueless costar Brittany Murphy. [People]