Angelina: "Fidelity Isn't Essential"; Domestic Violence Charges In Courtney Love Custody Case

  • In an interview with the German magazine Das Neue Angelina Jolie said, "I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. It's worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards..."

"Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other," she says, adding, "The sparks fly at home if the nice Brad fails to see that he's wrong and reacts in a defiant way. Then I can get so angry that I tear his shirt." So all those stories about "the fight to end all fights" are true?! [Lost something was in the translation me think. — Dodai] [The Telegraph]

  • Lawyers have requested that court documents relating to "a minor and allegations of domestic violence" be sealed in the Courtney Love/Frances Bean Cobain custody case. The papers refer to sealing Frances' medical records and earlier the judge issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting Courtney from contacting her daughter. [TMZ]
  • The Heenes were sentenced to jail time and four years probation for the Balloon Boy hoax. Richard Heene got 30 days in jail and 60 days of work release. Mayumi Heene will serve 20 days after Richard is freed. They've both been barred from profiting from the hoax during that time. In a tearful apology after his sentencing, Richard said, "I'm very, very sorry. And I want to apologize to all the rescue workers out there, and the people that got involved in the community." AP]
  • As mentioned earlier, after 23 years together Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon have broken up. They have two sons. [TMZ]
  • Roman Polanski is suing several French magazines for $110,000 in damages for publishing pictures of him under house arrest in Switzerland. [Contact Music]
  • Brittany Murphy's body has arrived at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where she will be buried tomorrow. [TMZ]
  • Brittany Murphy's home is now a stop on the Haunted Hollywood tours route. [TMZ]
  • Brittany Murphy sang two songs in Happy Feet and now music executives are digging to find any unreleased songs she may have recorded. "Depending on what she may have recorded and what kind of quality it is, she could end up having a hit song or two," says a source. [E!]
  • The DVD rental company redbox is sending out teams to remove promotional posters of Brittany Murphy posed lifeless in a bathtub for her movie Deadline from 19,000 kiosks. [TMZ]
  • Jennifer Hudson's rep says she actually isn't pregnant with her second child. "Jennifer leaves in April for South Africa where she will portray Winnie Mandela in the feature film, Winnie. It is a commitment she is excited about and takes very seriously," says her rep, who adds, "Jennifer is currently in the studio recording her second album and this is the only delivery she is looking forward to in 2010." [People]
  • Kate Gosselin has been cut from the pilot of the View-like show Mom Logic for being too controversial. There were rumors that Paula Deen was annoyed that Kate was detracting attention from her and a source says, "There was a lot of arguing." [Radar Online]
  • Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud says she doesn't regret calling Lily Allen a "chick with a dick" because "She called my husband 'horrendous'. Then she called [bandmate] Nicola 'ugly'. For another female artist to call you ugly is so awful. Nicola's been called 'ginger' all her life, then she makes something of herself and everyone calls her the 'ugly one'." [Contact Music]
  • Is Natalie Portman dating her Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth? [Contact Music]
  • No, Natalie Portman's rep says they're not together. [Contact Music]
  • Johnny Knoxville and his girlfriend Naomi Nelson welcomed son Rocko Akira Clapp on Sunday. [People]
  • Quentin Tarantino has already written 40 pages of an Inglourious Basterds prequel. [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Asher Roth says, "I hate to disappoint and take away the entertainment of it all but I am straight, not gay. It's disheartening to know such news on someone's personal life can be portrayed as fact with no viable source. This, to me, is an opportunity to expose our vulnerability to lies and manipulation through unprofessional and irresponsible news outlets, in which people consider TRUTH. Further, someone's sexual orientation should NEVER be big news, as it delivers a troubling message to children that they can't be themselves without fear of judgement." [Popcrunch]
  • Cher is auctioning her home in Hawaii, which features an infinity pool and spa, four "bungalow living suites," a "media bungalow" with a bar, and ocean views, for about $10 million next month. [TMZ]
  • Morgan Freeman bought himself a private jet. [Gulf New]
  • The following actors will present at the Golden Globes: Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro. [People]
  • Shane Sparks' mug shot is unremarkable: [TMZ]
  • Jude Law says of taking over for Heath Ledger in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, "When I got the call, it was a double tug. I liked Heath very much as a man and admired him as an actor. To help finish his final piece of work was a tribute I felt compelled to make." [People]
  • A source says of the Jackson family Christmas, "It was to be a quiet, sombre holiday this year but Janet has stepped in to make it just like Michael did - fun. Michael loved Christmas. He was like a big kid and now Janet has taken that on. She must have spent thousands on trees, decorations and the kind of toys Michael would have love to be fooling around with on Christmas morning." [Contact Music]
  • Kate Hudson says, "We go to Colorado every year where we grew up and just hang out. It's a great time because it's the one time when we all really get together. I can't wait to see who gets in the first argument, that's always a good one. There's always going to be one argument. There's always going to be the one that everybody's worried about in the family - always! There's always somebody saying, 'I'm really concerned about your brother or I'm really concerned about Aunt so-and-so!'" [Contact Music]
  • "We usually open our presents first thing in the morning. I'm like a kid at this time of year and I just can't wait. I literally believed in Santa Claus until I was around 16! My mom still puts a stocking out for me so I can still pretend." — Paris Hilton [Contact Music]
  • Elle reporter: "Imagine you had the ability to see the number of a woman's sexual partners on her forehead. What's the highest number you could see and still take her seriously?" Matthew Morrison of Glee : "I want a really classy kind of woman, so the number's going to be low. Four, I think." Elle reporter: "Four? I'm racking my brain to think of a place where you'd even be able to find adult women with numbers that low." [SF Weekly]