Child Services "Notified" About Charlie Sheen Case; Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Dies At 28

  • The Pitkin County Department of Social Services is "aware" of Charlie Sheen's case, as an official explains to TMZ: "When there is a domestic dispute and children are present in the home, we are always notified." [TMZ]
  • According to an arrest affidavit released yesterday, Brooke Mueller claims that her husband, Charlie Sheen, held her down with a knife and threatened her, saying, 'You better be in fear. If you tell anybody, I'll kill you.'' [NYTimes]
  • Mueller had reportedly met with a divorce lawyer a few weeks before the Christmas Day incident that sent Sheen to jail on domestic violence charges. "She's miserable in the marriage and so is he," says a source. [RadarOnline]
  • Sheen, meanwhile, was reportedly upset by Mueller's threat of divorce, after the experience he went through divorcing Denise Richards. [NYTimes]
  • Hailey Glassman's lawyer claims her client was just removing belongings from Jon Gosselin's apartment that rightfully belonged to her, and that Gosselin's claims of being robbed and having his apartment trashed are all "for publicity." [NYPost]
  • Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis is none too pleased over being crowned "Douche of the Decade" by Gawker and is planning to sue the site for $10 million dollars after being described as a "rapist." Gawker Managing Editor Gabriel Snyder tells Page Six: "We really wanted to retire the word 'douche' by crowning Joe Francis as its apotheosis, but it looks like he's determined to remain the standard-bearer." [PageSix]
  • Tiger Woods' Mistress-A-Thon-09 has cost shareholders of his sponsors, including Nike and Gatorade, close to 12 billion dollars. [NYDN]
  • Court documents from Bristol Palin's custody case have been released, showing that Palin was concerned by the references to "weed" on Levi Johnston's Twitter page, as well as his "risque" photo shoot for Playgirl magazine. [NYPost]
  • Congratulations to Van Morrison and his wife, Gigi: their son, George Ivan Morrison IV was born on Monday and is "the spitting image of his daddy." [Breitbart]
  • According to the Daily Fail, Meg Ryan just doesn't have "the youthful glow" she had while making When Harry Met Sally, a movie that was filmed twenty years ago. [DailyMail]
  • Paul McCartney will take a solo trip outside of Beatles Rock Band to star as himself in the new Lego Rock Band series. [DailyExpress]
  • Photographers were none too pleased when they spent hours trying to get a picture of Angelina Jolie on the set of her film, Salt (that's still filming?!), only to learn they'd been stalking her body double, instead. [NYDN]
  • Charlize Theron doesn't wear makeup, is still ridiculously beautiful. [DailyMail]
  • After a notorious incident in which she peed her pants onstage, Fergie says she'll never do that again: "I make a point now of visiting the bathroom at least once before I go on stage. It sounds obvious but sometimes it's the simple things you forget to do." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Lindsay Lohan was spotted carrying a Red Bull (as always) with a straight edge symbol scrawled across the back of her hand, which probably would not please my no-not-even-caffeine-dude sXe friend from high school, Jimmy. [Mirror]
  • Renee Zellweger has apparently become quite close with Bradley Cooper's fam, heading out on "girls-only" trips with Cooper's mother: ""They looked like they had known each other for years," says a photographer who spotted them together, "It was very sweet." [Gatecrasher]
  • Kanye West and Amber Rose spent the day after Christmas serving lunch at a homeless shelter: "It's just important to [give back] when you're blessed," Kanye says. [Gatecrasher]
  • The voters of AOL/Moviefone have declared that Megan Fox is both the "sexiest" and "worst" actress of the year, and that New Moon is both the best movie of the year and the best "chick flick." [Reuters]
  • After learning that a homeless man known as "Radio Man" had ridden his bike three days to reach the set of Russell Crowe's new film, The Next Three Days, in Pittsburgh, Crowe gave the man a new winter coat, which he has since been wearing "all over town." [NYDN]
  • Eva Longoria Parker's husband, Tony, plays for the San Antonio Spurs; unsurprisingly, she was recently at one of his games to cheer him on. [Gatecrasher]
  • Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan of the band Avenged Sevenfold was found dead yesterday at his home of apparent natural causes at the age of 28. The band has released this statement: "It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. Jimmy was not only one of the world's best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy's family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time. Jimmy, you are forever in our hearts. We love you." [ONTD]
  • Sad news for your 11-year-old daughter or niece: Kevin Jonas' fairytale wedding pictures have been released. [People]
  • Susan Boyle was "greeted by a mob of photographers" as she landed in Tokyo during her first visit to Japan. [Yahoo]
  • James Cameron was reportedly so impressed by Leona Lewis' singing for Avatar that he wants to help her break into Hollywood: "She has made quite an impression in Hollywood and James is one of a number of people interested in developing her performance skills for film," says a source. [ShowbizSpy]
  • Paris Hilton's low point of 2009? "My house being robbed. That was so scary and invasive: knowing that someone was in my home, going through all my things and taking my personal possessions. Even though I live in a gated community I was so scared: it was such a violation. I've really upped security since it happened, adding in cameras, a full time security guard and alarms everywhere. It's like Fort Knox now, and no one else is going to get in, but at the same time it was horrible." [Mirror]
  • Tim Allen says he has "a lot on the line" with his directorial debut, Crazy on the Outside, which he financed himself: "I used Kevin Costner's model. He helped me through this - on how to direct it, how to put it out." Oh, dear. [Yahoo]
  • "It's not always right to say there are fewer parts for older women. Really great stories have characters of all ages in them, and there are still some of those in our film industry and in TV...I would like to have more time to smell the flowers, but I have more work than I can handle. I'm grateful I'm so busy, though. The parts get better as I get older."-Sigourney Weaver [DailyExpress]