Working For Tyra Could Be "Extremely Brutal", Hailey Claims Jon Pushed Her Against A Wall

  • A former crew member of The Tyra Banks Show says that there was a high employee turnover rate at the show as Banks was a "diva" who "could be pretty difficult to work for." [Gatecrasher]
  • "She and the higher-ups on the production staff could be extremely brutal," one source tells the New York Daily News, while another claims the experience of working on the show was a positive one, and that Tyra "just knows how she likes things done. And as for her ‘diva-ness,' well, it sells."[Gatecrasher]
  • Hailey Glassman reportedly filed a harassment claim with the NYPD accusing Jon Gosselin of pushing her up against a wall early last week; a source claims Gosselin saw a picture of Glassman kissing someone else and that "the picture started the whole thing, a picture of her kissing another man," though Glassman apparently accused Gosselin of cheating, as well. Gosselin's lawyer has offered up this classy quote on the matter: "Jon is a lover, not a fighter. He's been rumored to steal a kiss here and there, but he has never been accused of landing a sucker punch." [PageSix]
  • Mariah Carey took home the Best Supporting Actress award at Capri's Hollywood International film festival last night for her role in Precious. [DailyMail]
  • Avatar's Sam Worthington says he wouldn't want to mess with any other Aussie actors: "I don't think I could take on any of my fellow Aussies in an action movie. Russell [Crowe] was in Cinderella Man so he knows what he is doing and knows how to handle himself. So he would be top of the bunch. I am a pussycat in comparison. I think I would suffer greatly." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Peaches Geldof decided to post a picture of herself holding a gun to her friend's head on her Twitter page. She has since apologized via her rep, who notes that "Peaches does not condone violence." Did she not read this? [DailyMail]
  • Beverly Johnson's ex-boyfriend, Mark Burk claims that the couple had an agreement to act as if they were married, and that as a result, Burk would be entitled to half of Johnson's earnings. Now that they've split, he is suing her for 5 million dollars. [TMZ]
  • Vera Farmiga says she used a body double in Up In The Air because she'd just had a baby and "the breast milk down both sides — it would have been inappropriate." [PageSix]
  • Paris Hilton is being sued by a shoe company that says her heart-shaped pad design inside of her shoes is a rip off of their own. Tenderheart Bear, meanwhile, plans to sue them both. [TMZ]
  • "You know what? My mother loves to read celeb magazines, especially the racy tabloids!" said the star. "I can't believe it sometimes. She'll go to this magazine store in New York and buy 20 magazines while I'm standing next to her. I'm just praying nobody recognizes me while my mom is stacking up those magazines! But she loves reading the gossip about celebs and movie stars. I tell her a lot of the stuff isn't true, but she says she gets a kick out of reading all the nonsense that gets printed, even about me!"-Beyonce [ShowbizSpy]
  • Blind Item!"This actress dated a lead singer in a band a while back. The two were very much in love and the singer's music reflects this in some of his songs. We hear that the actress, although in a different relationship now is secretly hankering to get back together with her former lover. She keeps all of his music on her ipod and follows his twitter, facebook, and webpage religiously. Not Charlize Theron." [BlindGossip]
  • Katy Perry bought Russell Brand a new Range Rover for Christmas, which is all well and good, except...he can't drive. I'm sure he'll figure it out while living in our "future sexual utopia free of all things" or whatever the hell it was he actually wanted for Christmas instead of a car. [RadarOnline]
  • Are you a millionaire? Are you awesome? Do you need a place to display your Bob Mackie Barbie collection? You're in luck, kid! Cher's Hawaiian hideaway is up for sale! [DailyExpress]
  • A source claims that many of the rumors regarding Tiger Woods and his "first" mistress, Rachel Uchitel, are being put out by Uchitel herself: "There are a lot of rumors being put out by Rachel's camp to make sure she is still linked to Tiger and to keep her in the limelight. She's enjoying this and is milking it." [PageSix]
  • Susan Sarandon was spotted at 2am splitting a Nutella crepe with "a younger-looking fellow." [Gatecrasher]
  • 25 films have been added to the National Film Registry, including Thriller, The Muppet Movie, and Jezebel. [NYTimes]
  • "I don't like to think too much about the old days. If I dream, I like to dream about tomorrow. About the dreams that are going to come. And, hopefully, those dreams are going to come true."-Mickey Rooney [TimesOnline]
  • Jennifer Garner says she loved performing on Broadway, but doesn't see herself returning to the stage anytime soon, as "it's hard on my family. You can't tell your kids, 'I'm exhausted. Wake up with someone else today.'" [DailyExpress]
  • Helio Castroneves of Indy 500 and Dancing With The Stars fame became a father for the first time on Monday, welcoming a baby girl with his girlfriend, Adriana Henao. [Yahoo]
  • "I don't want to be a cougar, I want to be a MILF! I hate that word ‘cougar' and what it represents. MILF is a word I absolutely love. I like that tag because I think there is always a worry for all models that the moment you have kids, the perception of you is going to change."-Cindy Crawford [ShowbizSpy]
  • Kevin Jonas actually bought his wife a pair of glass slippers for their "fairytale wedding" day. [DailyMail]
  • Demi Moore donated roughly $100,000 to The Southwest Community Centre in Santa Ana after it was destroyed by a fire earlier this month. [DailyExpress]
  • When John Legend heard that a woman was celebrating her birthday in the same club where he was celebrating his alongside his celebrity friends like Kid Cudi and Lindsay Lohan, "he went over to her table and helped her blow out candles, then took photos with her." [Gatecrasher]
  • "Women like bad boys ... it's kind of a given. At a certain age, you figure out what works for you, and being a good boy never worked for me."-Jude Law [Gatecrasher]
  • Tobey Maguire asked his wife, Jennifer Meyer to make him two copies of his wedding band, as he was sure he'd lose one, but Meyer says "he's still on the first one, and we're over two and a half years married, so we're doing good." [DailyExpress]
  • "People ask me to bite them and want to touch my hair. I just don't want someone to have a needle and give me HIV and I don't want to get shot or stabbed. This is my life. People know my name and ambush me in public and try to figure out what hotel I'm staying at. I have accepted it as real now, but it still feels surreal."-Robert Pattinson [DailyMail]
  • ""I love Susan Boyle. She is my woman of the year. She has achieved more in this year than most artists will in a lifetime. This time last year nobody even knew who she was and now she is knocking the world's most established artists off the album and singles charts. Our styles are different. I don't know if we could work together, but never say never. It would be great to work with somebody of that talent."-Lady Gaga [TheSun]