Custody Fight Over Casey's Dogs; Russell & Katy Confirm EngagementS

  • For the past week Casey Johnson's dogs have been living at Tila Tequila's house. The Johnson family sent Bijou Phillips and Nicky Hilton to retrieve them today, but Tila refused to give them up and now she's called the cops.
  • Tila told the police that Nicky and Bijou, who also wanted to take some of Casey's belongings, were trying to break in. The LAPD is still at Tila's house and talking to the Johnson family on the phone. [TMZ]
  • Tila Tequila was supposed to meet with someone from Casey Johnson's family today. She Tweeted earlier: "Meeting with my family and my Fiance's Family." [NYDN]
  • Russell Brand's rep has confirmed that he and Katy Perry, who met four months ago at the VMAs, are engaged. [AP]
  • Russell Brand texted an editor at The Sun, "It's true. Much love." [The Sun]
  • "I'm excited to find a partner who can just be my teammate," says Katy Perry in Glamour. "And there's got to be respect. For me, that's hard because it's easy for me to steamroll guys. I need a man who tells me the party's over, that it's time to go home, because [we] have to work in the morning." [People]
  • Gary Coleman was taken to a hospital this morning after having what a friend said "looked like a seizure" in a hotel room. He was in L.A. promoting Mdigets vs. Mascots. [TMZ]
  • While on vacation in Mexico Rihanna and Matt Kemp both wore sombreros. Kemp went the extra mile and also donned a Mexican wrestling mask and a matching small guitar. [TMZ]
  • Khloe Kardashian says she loves being an aunt and wants to be a mom "so badly" so she and Lamar Odom have stopped using contraception. [Radar Online]
  • A man named Jose Freddie Vallejos has filed a creditor's claim against Michael Jackson's estate on behalf of Los Angeles because he says it was illegal for the city to finance MJ's $3.3 million memorial. [TMZ]
  • Debbie Rowe was in court today to face the photographer who claims she defamed him by lying about an altercation in July. The judge took the case under submission. [TMZ]
  • Charlie Sheen's Hanes ads were only scheduled to run through January 1 but the company pulled them early after his domestic violence incident on Christmas Day. [People]
  • Charlie Sheen spent New Year's Eve with his daughters Sam and Lola and his ex-wife Denise Richards at her home. "He came to their house and everyone had dinner together," said a source, who added that Charlie's "shitting his pants" right now. "He's scared. He just wants it to go away." [E!]
  • Polaroid has hired Lady Gaga as their new creative director and inventor of specialty projects. She says, "The Haus of Gaga has been developing prototypes in the vein of fashion/technology/photography innovation - blending the iconic history of Polaroid and instant film with the digital era - and we are excited to collaborate on these ventures with the Polaroid brand. Lifestyle, music, art, fashion: I am so excited to extend myself behind the scenes as a designer, and to - as my father puts it - finally have a real job." [Perez]
  • 42-year-old Nowhere Boy director Sam Taylor Wood and her 19-year-old fiance/leading man Aaron Johnson are expecting a child. [The Sun]
  • 44-year-old Sadie Frost posed nude without airbrushing in Grazia. [Fox News]
  • Eva La Rue is engaged again to Joe Cappuccio. They first got engaged in May 2008 but broke up in the summer. [Radar Online]
  • Precious received the most NAACP Image Award nominations this year, with eight nods. Also nominated: Invictus, This Is It, The Princess and the Frog, and The Blind Side. [AP]
  • As mentioned in Midweek Madness, sources say Tiger Woods has been hiding out in the Long Island mansion of Jim Dolan, CEO of Cablevision and owner of Madison Square Garden and the New York Knicks. [Us]
  • Redmond O'Neal has been ordered to return to the Wayside Detention Cent for at least 30 days after being arrested for drug possession while on a 24-hour pass from rehab. He's facing six years in prison. [Radar Online]
  • A-Rod is hooking up with a "gorgeous blond he met at his gym. "The move has devastated Kate Hudson, who had harbored hopes he would beg her to take him back," said a source. [N.Y. Post]
  • Robert Pattinson is at the top of GQ's best dressed list. Last year he was only #39. [GQ]
  • Bristol Palin set up a LLC that will "provide lobbying, public relations, and political consulting services." So far her company is working with the pro-abstinence organization Candie's Foundation. [Perez]
  • Cheryl Cole says, "I was 15 when I lost my virginity, but I made my boyfriend wait three months, so I am really proud of myself for that." [The Sun]
  • "What people don't talk about, which is interesting to me, is how you have to put as much work into your relationships as you do into anything else," says Jennifer Lopez. "We put so much into our careers … but there's also a lot of work that goes into making a successful partnership and marriage. It's not easy." [People]
  • "I've always tried to stay away from playing Jews," says Natalie Portman. "I get like 20 Holocaust scripts a month, but I hate the genre." She made an exception to play a Hasidic bride in New York, I Love You. [N.Y. Daily News]
  • Miley Cyrus says she was glad to film The Last Song in Georgia. "I got on the plane [to Georgia], and I was lying in my mom's lap and crying and saying, I'm so happy to be getting out of L.A.," Miley says. While in Georgia, "I went out every night with my friends. I did karaoke. I danced. All this stuff would've been such a big deal in Los Angeles: Who's she with? Why is she dancing? I felt alive and real. It's so much easier to know who you are when there aren't a thousand people telling you who they think you are. I felt like I was really figuring myself out. Usually I have someone whispering in my ear, but I was on my own." [Harper's Bazaar]