Wyclef Defends His Charity, Miley's Not Engaged, And Ricky Gervais Plans To Drink His Way Through The Golden GlobesS

  • Wyclef Jean is speaking out against criticisms of his foundation, Yele Haiti, releasing this statement:

"It is impossible for me to even comprehend the recent attacks on my character and the integrity of my foundation. The fact that these attacks come as we are mobilized to meet the greatest human tragedy in the history of Haiti only serves to perplex me even further." [Yahoo]

  • Though rumors swirling yesterday claimed otherwise, Miley Cyrus' rep claims that Miley is not engaged to her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth.[People]
  • Ricky Gervais has a plan to get through his hosting gig at tonight's Golden Globes ceremony: he's going to be drunk. "I'm going to be drunk. Everyone else is. They're not going to invite me back, so I might as well have fun. They can't censor me, it's live. That's the beauty of it. When they first offered me the job, I said, ‘I'm not going to rehearse. Can I say what I want?' They said, ‘Yes.' They haven't seen the script, my ideas, so they can't censor me. I suppose they could stop the show and replace me." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Brittany Murphy's mother says her daughter never did drugs and that "she never even drank. Maybe a glass of champagne at New Years. But everyone used to say she was wasted, she was this, she was that. It was hard for anyone to imagine that somebody was so high on life." [People]
  • "You want to know what broke Brittany Murphy's heart? Hollywood broke Brittany Murphy's heart."-Simon Monjack, Murphy's husband. [TheSun]
  • Conan O'Brien's manager, Gavin Polone, has been asking NBC to change its mind regarding its decision to pay Conan off and give the Tonight Show back to Jay Leno: "They don't have to do this. I've said it directly to them over and over. 'Reverse your mistake. Reverse your decision." [RadarOnline]
  • Mad Men's Christina Hendricks says she's had ""so many positive comments from women. Things like ‘It's refreshing, makes me feel good to see you on screen, I have your body type, it's not meant to be hidden away.'" [TimesOnline]
  • A source tells the National Enquirer that Michelle Obama hates Oprah Winfrey and reportedly runs around the White House screaming things like "There's only room for one first lady in the White House - and that's me!" [ShowbizSpy]
  • "Haiti's still suffering. And I was thinking earlier, because I was in New York during 9/11 and I always felt, the level of disaster isn't in the neighbourhood of what is happening in Haiti, but I just remember feeling nobody really understood. And I worry that young people don't know enough about what's going on there."-Lady Gaga, who plans to donate all of the ticket sales and merchandise sold on January 24 via LadyGaga.com to Haiti relief. [TheSun]
  • And naturally, we can't get through a weekend without another report of Jennifer Aniston trying to win back Brad Pitt from Angelina Jolie: "Brad longs for the serenity and fun he had in his life when he was with Jen and he can't wait to get back together with her," says a source, "Jen's made it 
clear she's not interested in talking to Brad until Angelina's out of his life. That gives more incentive to walk away from Ange now." [ShowbizSpy]
  • The Jacksons have been offered a second season of their A&E reality show, but haven't responded to the offer just yet. [TMZ]
  • Mariah Carey says she still experiences racism: "Yes. It'll be a mild thing that I'll get over, but a friend said to me the other day: 'Oh yeah, you'll like her –she's like you, she's got a black husband' [Carey married the 28-year-old actor Nick Cannon last year]. And I'm like: 'How many times do I have to tell you – my father was black. My mother's white. In this country that makes you black, do you understand? I know I'm very light-skinned, but stop doing that!' It's one of those things that the world doesn't quite understand. When I first came to Europe, everybody was asking me: 'Why do you always have black people in your music videos?' And I was like, errm, how do I answer this one?" [TimesOnline]
  • Montel Williams' children, Montel and Wyntergrace, say that their father "is like a stranger" to them: "Everyone knows him as a great guy, but he's not making the best choices as a parent." [NYDN]
  • Jeff Bridges has high praises for his Crazy Heart co-star, Maggie Gyllenhaal: "She was a wonderful actor, one of the best I've ever worked with. She's so fresh and open. One of the things I try to aspire to is to make it feel like it's happening for the first time – that you're not really doing it for an audience, it's real life. She approaches her work in a similar way." [People]
  • If you want to see Jersey Shore as performed by kindergartners, here's your chance. [USWeekly]
  • A source claims that Top Chef's Sam Talbot, who recently separated from his wife, is seeing Kelly Bensimon of the Real Housewives of New York City. [PageSix]
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are planning to move back to New York City, according to a source, who says, "Michael doesn't like being in the public eye all the time in New York and it has made him quite tetchy. He and Catherine have clashed over staying there. But she has a movie to promote soon so she's happy to be where she's visible." [DailyMail]
  • Precious director Lee Daniels says his upcoming Martin Luther King biopic will not show Dr. King in bed with a prostitute. "This project is still in an embryonic stage. But I can tell you my story focuses on the civil rights marches. It's not about tapes and prostitutes. It's about the African-American man who changed history." [NYDN]
  • Rich Sommer, who plays Harry Crane on Mad Men, has signed on to play a love interest for America Ferrera on Ugly Betty. [EW]
  • Mick Jagger's daughter, Georgia, was photographed sniffing a mystery substance outside of her 18th birthday party—a party that was broken up by a fight involving Tyrone Wood, son of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood.[DailyMail]
  • Courtney Love has accepted an invitation to discuss feminism at the Oxford Union. "She is nervous about speaking," says a source, "she assumes all the students will be brilliant and snooty." [DailyMail]
  • "I'm not really interested in drinking. Tequila maybe, but champagne makes me fall asleep. It doesn't take much. I love mushrooms and I've done those successfully, but I don't like anything chemical. I didn't like LSD, and ecstasy wouldn't agree with me. I like stuff you can smoke...Everyone is wired differently. Some people can do stuff that others can't. That's what I told my kids. Some drugs can kill you. Some are not even worth trying. Some are a lot of fun, so talk to me first."-Susan Sarandon [Guardian]