Lady Gaga Falls Ill; Conan Leaves NBC

  • Lady Gaga had to cancel a concert at Purdue University because she suddenly became ill.

She declined an ambulance, but got on her tour bus and left the campus. The show has been recheduled. Gaga! Be well! I have tickets to see you next week! [TMZ]

  • Lady Gaga will host an event to benefit gay marriage groups in Atlantic City this weekend. [Chicago Pride]
  • Angelina Jolie bought Maddox an iPod Touch at the Apple Store in the mall in Sherman Oaks, CA. The other kids didn't get anything? How is that possible? [Us Magazine]
  • The rumor that there's a Lindsay Lohan sex tape is just that: A rumor. Lindsay says there's no tape and "I haven't even heard of this." [E!]
  • Meanwhile, Michael Lohan and Kate Major, the former Star editor who "dated" Jon Gosselin, are moving in together. Match made in heaven? [Radar Online]
  • Britney Spears has a new BS alert: She's calling "BULLS#!T" on two stories: One about how she's headed back to a psych ward and one called "Britney: Why I'll Always Hate My Body." [Us Magazine, BS Alert]
  • Conan O'Brien: Free to change networks by fall? [The Wrap]
  • NBC's Dick Ebersol called Conan "chicken-hearted and gutless." [The Wrap, New York Times]
  • Rosie O'Donnell thinks Leno should step aside and let Conan do his thing: "If you're privileged enough to drive the bus, you should say, 'Thank you' and drive it to the best of your ability, and when it's time for them to hire a new driver, you should say 'Thank you for allowing me to drive this as long as I did' and pass the keys to the new guy with red hair, and not try to flatten his tires before he even gets going," she said. [AP]
  • Jimmy Kimmel is also Team Conan, saying: "Listen, Jay, Conan and I have children, all you have to take care of is cars. I mean, who have lives to lead here. You've got $800 million, for God's sakes... leave our shows alone." [NYDN]
  • This report claims that Conan O'Brien could be off the air next week, and Jay Leno would take over The Tonight Show. [NYDN]
  • Here, a report claims that Conan O'Brien is leaving NBC and receiving a payout. And he'll be able to appear on another network before his contract expires. I think he should go on Letterman, tell Dave everything and give CBS a boost in ratings. [The Daily Beast]
  • Anne Hathaway is getting Harvard's 2010 Hasty Pudding award. [Gatecrasher]
  • Simon Cowell turned down $100 million to stay at American Idol. And he wants to hire music mogul Tommy Mottola to be a judge on The X Factor. Simon says of quitting Idol: "Everyone seemed quite cool about it. Ellen [DeGeneres] sort of saw the funny side… She was kidding around with me, saying: 'On my first day you decide to quit?' She's professional. I don't think it was a total surprise." [Page Six]
  • John Mayer handed out baked goods with the power to get you baked at his show in London, after a song called "Who Says (I Can't Smoke Weed)." He told the crowd: "I learned how to make a pot brownie. I went on Google. But then I realized the people who put up the recipes are stoners and they were writing a lot about the planet before they actually gave out the recipe. I made them and fell asleep. They should put them in a bottle and manufacture them instead of sleeping pills." [Mirror]
  • New Kourtney Kardashian baby photos, in case the ones in Ok! and Life & Style weren't enough for you. [Us Magazine]
  • Extra has video of Tila Tequila reading love notes from Casey Johnson and then breaking down and crying about their 2 week anniversary. It's painful on so many different levels, so don't bother watching, [Extra]
  • Oh look! Radar has video of Tila Tequila crying too, and saying to the Johnson family, "All I ever did was love your daughter." [Radar Online]
  • Edie Falco was nominated for a Golden Globe for Nurse Jackie, in the Best Comedic Television Actress category. "It's the craziest thing I've ever heard in my life," she says. "I was just like: 'In the same category as Tina Fey?' That's ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous." [Gatecrasher via Popeater]
  • Good news: Rue McClanahan is doing "incredibly well" after suffering a "minor" stroke. [Access Hollywood]
  • Michael Jackson's kids have a monthly allowance of $60,000. [TMZ]
  • In a poll, Tom Cruise was named "Sexiest Short Man." Congrats? [Daily Express]
  • Boardwalk Empire, Martin Scorsese's new show with Steve Buscemi, is HBO's most expensive show ever. [AP]
  • "I think it's a case of, 'To each their own.' But 10 procedures in one day is a little much." — Audrina Patridge on Heidi Montag's plastic surgery. [People]
  • "I'm a fan of reality TV and such a fan of Idol — I don't know if I'll be able to watch it without Simon, he's my favorite!" — Rachel Bilson. [Mirror]
  • "When people tell you how lucky you are to have kissed so-and-so, it comes back to that whole cliché: there are 50 people in the room and flesh-colored underwear involved, which is deeply, deeply unsexy, so it's all very technical. I joke my way through those scenes. I don't do facials or any of that stuff, but my workout regime does tend to depend on whether I have to take my top off in my next film. Because otherwise I know I'm too heavy." — Clive Owen. [Telegraph]
  • "My New Year's resolution is to learn how to meditate. It's always sounded like something I should do, but I don't know how to. My friends who do it say it's really freakin' brilliant. They say you can't know the peace, awareness and contentment until you do it. My brain drives me mental." — Gwyneth Paltrow. [Telegraph]
  • "I've always been shocked that people that I'm actually flying with say, 'Oh, I feel safer on the plane with you.' I'm thinking, 'You must not watch the show, because everybody around me gets killed." — Kiefer Sutherland. [Page Six]
  • "I don't much care for message movies, because what you do is raise an important and serious issue and then create a movie answer for it—something that can solve the problem in under two hours. Neither am I interested in being a poster boy for a cause. We shouldn't decide which side of the issue we come down on on the basis of what celebrity we want to ally with." — Harrison Ford, whose new film, Extraordinary Measures, is about Pompe disease. [Time]
  • "I'm not sure I liked all my hairstyles or my makeup or my clothes [last season] - I'd look at it and go, 'Oh my God.' I'm still experimenting and still getting it together, because I'd say the way I look in real life is not the way I look on the show… Part of it is that I'm somebody who doesn't wear a lot of makeup or do a lot with my hair… so it was hard to see myself all dolled up. I'm still making changes. I'm definitely trying to go more to a natural style, more rock-glam - just something that feels more like me." — American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. [NY Post]
  • "Marlon was in his early 30s and I was about to be 16. He sent someone over to me at a party to say, 'Marlon thinks you're great looking and have a great body and would like to meet you.' We had a very brief but fabulous affair — he was at the height of his fame and glamour. He stared straight at my 39in chest — men often talk to my chest — and said, 'That's a great looking body you have, little girl.' It was a mutual attraction. He had girlfriends but I didn't care." — Jackie Collins on her relationship with Marlon Brando. [Daily Mail]
  • "Dear elderly man at the gym: it's hard 4 me 2 keep composure whilst punching at chipmunk speed when ur ball sack spills out of ur wind shorts." — Jessica Simpson, via Twitter, who's been taking boxing at a gym with some indecent exposure. [Us Magazine]