White House: We Won't Preempt Lost; Madonna's Date With Sean Penn

  • After some pointless blather about terrorism and economic recovery during today's White House Press Briefing, Robert Gibbs addressed the question weighing most heavily on Americans' minds: Will the State of the Union preempt Lost's 3-hour season premiere?
  • The Press Secretary said, "I don't foresee a scenario in which the millions of people that hope to finally get some conclusion in Lost are preempted by the President." [The Wrap, E News PF]
  • Madonna and Sean Penn had a three-hour dinner date at the Alain Ducasse restaurant last night. They both left alone. [TMZ]
  • Tila Tequila continued her crazy ranting today, calling Casey Johnson's family a "piece[s] of shit" who "abandoned" their daughter. She continued, "Some ppl think just cuz they're rich that they can just stomp all over other ppl. Even if that means taking away their daughters happiness! My Wife hated them... Just wait til I tell everyone the truth I have proof." [Us]
  • Here's video from Tila Tequila's bizarre attempt at a sexy photo shoot earlier this week: [Radar]
  • Though Tila Tequila claimed the Johnson family was going to put down Casey Johnson's dogs, they were taken to the vet today for a check up and are "safe and sound." [TMZ]
  • If you have some strange desire to listen to Brittany Murphy's mom crying on the 911 call she made right after she found Brittany passed out, you can listen here: [TMZ]
  • Boy George will join Lady Gaga onstage in February at London's O2 arena. [ONTD]
  • A Paramount source says Brad Pitt's character has a handlebar mustache in The Lost City of Z, so there's no film-related explanation for his scruffy beard. Surely he doesn't want to look like a billy goat. [People]
  • Radar has obtained a photo of Jon Gosselin's ransacked apartment, including the note tacked to his dresser with a kitchen knife. [Radar]
  • Elin Nordegren went shopping yesterday with her kids and two bodyguards. [TMZ]
  • Elin Nordegren moved some personal items out of Tiger Wood's office today. [Radar]
  • Funny or Die created a fake Match.com personal for Rihanna's new beau Matt Kemp. The actor says, "I'm just looking for a chick with a dude's haircut that likes sharing umbrellas," then adds, "I don't hit chicks, I don't know if that matters, but I don't hit chicks, cause that's a bad thing." [People]
  • Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristen Scott Thomas have been cast in Bel Ami. Robert Pattinson plays the main character who "rises to the top by manipulating a series of powerful and wealthy mistresses." [Ace Showbiz]
  • Richard Gere met the Dalai Lama today. [TMZ]
  • Here's the poster for Robert Pattinson's new film Remember Me: [Just Jared]
  • A member of the Parents Television Council advisory board criticized Snooki for saying she wants to install tanning beds "in everybody's homes" on The Jay Leno Show earlier this week. The woman complained, "It's disconcerting that [she] could have any sort of influence or be a role model... or advocate something like tanning beds that could cause cancer." [Us]
  • VIDEO: Snooki does the weather on WPIX news in New York. She announces that she doesn't have a sex tape and the announcer says Jersey Shore is popular on "the MTV." [Perez]
  • Check out Snooki's sweet and pouf-less high school picture: [Radar Online]
  • "I had a seizure yesterday, and I'm a little weak on my left side, but I'm perfectly fine." says Gary Coleman of his hospitalization this week. As for the cane and bump on his head, "I fell down the stairs-not because of a party-but because I was rushing to open the door for someone. I got a little damaged. And then 20 minutes later I had another seizure. So it looks like my brain's being rattled inside my head for some reason." [E!]
  • A "friend" claims that Brooke Mueller went to rehab years ago for a crack addiction. [Radar Online]
  • Emily Blunt reversed into a curb yesterday while driving in L.A. She explains, "Driving on the other side of the road is a big change and I managed to convince myself I can... I don't know what it is. I feel like my vision is off looking over the different shoulder." [KVOS]
  • Michael Bublé proposed to his Argentinian girlfriend Luisana Lopilato over the holidays and "with tears of joy she said 'yes' as Michael slipped a Tiffany diamond ring on to her finger." [Star]
  • Pink and Carey Hart went to see Cirque Du Soleil's Love last night to celebrate their fourth anniversary. "They are such a cute couple," said a witness. "They were holding hands and joking about the movie I Love You, Man." [People]
  • RHOOC's Tamra Barney, whose husband accused her of cheating in their divorce papers, says, "For the record, all accusations are false." [Us]
  • Hannah Montana will end this year after four seasons. [Us]
  • Norah Jones is adding fewer windows to her brownstone in Brooklyn because neighbors said her plan was inconsistent with the building's "19-th century character." [N.Y. Post]
  • Here are some preview clips from Sunday's episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians which involve puppies and a cranky Bruce Jenner. [E!]
  • Kim Kardashian posted pictures from her little sister Kendall's shoot for Forever 21. [Kim Kardashian]
  • Victoria Beckham will guest judge the premiere episode of American Idol. [People]
  • Kendra Wilkinson Tweeted: "lil man just had an atomic poop. lol. how can something so small let out so much poop lol. k have good day everyone!" [@kendrawilkinson]
  • A-Rod is hooking up with Elaine Spottswood, "a member of a prominent Key West family." [N.Y. Daily News]
  • Showtime has ordered 13 episodes of Laura Linney's cancer-themed series The Big C. [Variety]
  • Tobey Maguire commented on the Spider-Man 4 production delay. "Like anything, it's a process," Maguire said. "We're just in the midst of the process. We have a lot of great stuff in terms of story and script. We're just trying to dial it in and get it ready as quickly as possible. Of course, these movies are a very big undertaking and take a lot more time than a drama or something more straightforward." [AP]
  • Meryl Streep, who is married to sculptor Don Gummer says, "Think being married to an actor is hard? Try being married to an artist. But my husband does understand the deal: the serial fixation actors have with their work. It would be different if I were married to a lawyer or someone less freelance. Artists wrangle their passions to make a living. I never have to say: ‘It's not you, I'm just thinking about this film now and it's driving me crazy.' Because often it is the same for him." [Metro.co.uk]