Senior Citizen Asks Lindsay To Opera; Brooke Mueller Hospitalized

  • Austrian Richard Lugner, a "quirky 77-year-old entrepreneur known for his young girlfriends and appearances on reality TV," has asked Lindsay Lohan to be his date for the Vienna Opera Ball next month.
  • Lugner and his ex-wife began asking celebrities to the event in 1992. His most recent guests were Nicollette Sheridan, Dita Von Teese, and Paris Hilton. Lugner is pictured above with his girlfriend Bambi. [AP]
  • The misdemeanor charge filed against Erin Muller for allegedly kicking Michael Lohan in the head has been dropped. [TMZ]
  • Brooke Mueller is in ICU at a L.A. hospital. A source says she has a temperature of 105. [TMZ]
  • Her lawyer filed court papers earlier this week that said Brooke had a "medical emergency with regard to an oral infection" and needed 72 hours to recover. Charlie Sheen is at the hospital, even though a protective order prevents him from speaking to Brooke. [TMZ]
  • Brooke's lawyer says her infection is under control and she plans on making the trip to Aspen for the hearing to modify the protective order with Charlie Sheen. [TMZ]
  • Charlie filed legal documents asking to be allowed to communicate with Brooke while she's in the hospital. [TMZ]
  • Brooke was given antibiotics and is expected to be released later today. [Radar]
  • Conan O'Brien has hired the PR firm Sitrick and Company, which focuses on "crisis communications, and is best known for its work in sensitive, make-or-break situations." [Perez]
  • Rosie O'Donnell said, "I'm glad I'm not in late night, because it seems like they throw everybody to the wolves, including their own. It was really a crappy move on Leno's part ... Classless and kind of career-defining, if you ask me." [NYMag]
  • Rosie reunited with her estranged wife Kelli Carpenter on Tuesday to attend a screening of the HBO documentary A Family Is A Family Is A Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration along with their four kids. [Radar Online]
  • Jaimee Grubbs is billed as "Tiger's Trophy" in an ad promoting her appearance at Manor nightclub in Chicago this weekend. [Radar]
  • Britney Spears has a court date on Friday to talk about her conservatorship, but that doesn't mean it's coming to an end anytime soon. Brit's dad or brother would have to file a petition to end the conservatorship. [Radar Online]
  • Rivers Cuomo was banned from flying last month because he suffered a punctured lung in a bus accident, but according to Weezer's website he's been "given a cautionary clean bill of health - so long as he takes it easy and is careful." [TMZ]
  • On Monday Shauna Sand walked down Hollywood Blvd. with one of her daughters while wearing a furry coat, a dress that exposed her underwear, and Lucite heels. [TMZ]
  • Newlyweds Kevin and Danielle Jonas adopted a teacup Maltese-Yorkie puppy. [People]
  • Heidi Montag denies that she got plastic surgery to coincide with the release of her album Superficial which is good, because the album only sold 658 copies last week. [Perez]
  • Jessica Simpson says Heidi's plastic surgery doesn't compare to what she saw while filming The Price of Beauty. "I went to Brazil, so I saw many more women with a lot more surgeries," said Jessica. "The new show is all about empowering women to find beauty within themselves. We all have it. We just have to know ourselves and understand who we are. And make friends with ourselves. It's that simple." [Access Hollywood]
  • Kara DioGuardi says of Heidi's plastic surgery, "First of all, I just want to give the girl a hug," adding, "The thing is, you are in the peak of your career right now and you think you need to change. Imagine when the tides turn and you don't have everyone in your face, then you are really going to be like, 'What is wrong with me?'" [People]
  • Kristen Chenoweth says of judging American Idol, "It was harder than I thought because you really do have to look into the faces of people and say yes or no. I don't like to be a bummer and hurt anyone's feelings." [People]
  • Idol auditions are nothing like what you see on TV according to this expose: [Daily Beast]
  • Jennie Garth is starring in a new web series for iVillage called Garden Party. The show is produced by NBC and the makers of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and "aims to help families incorporate more vegetables into their diets." [Variety]
  • Rob Estes is leaving 90210 over a pay dispute. Jennie Garth is also leaving and sources say the producers want to get rid of people who worked on the old show and focus more on the younger cast members. [E!]
  • A&E has ordered 10 episodes of an as-yet-untitled reality show starring David Hasselhoff. [The Wrap]
  • The National Enquirer claims that Elisabetta Canalis recently told George Clooney that she wants to get pregnant and he replied, "Sounds like a plan to me! When do we get started?" [National Enquirer]
  • Justin Bartha addressed the internet rumor that Zac Efron will be in The Hangover 2 saying, "Other people have said that, and we were at the Critics' Choice Awards the other day and I'll quote [director] Todd Phillips when someone else asked - he said, 'IMDB is not the Wall Street Journal. It is run by a 15-year-old boy in Tampa. So be careful what you read.'" [MTV]
  • Jennifer Beals says of working with Gary Oldman, "I didn't feel intimidated because he's such a lovely person and he's so dedicated to acting-not dedicated to Gary Oldman and what Gary Oldman is supposed to represent. The art of acting includes other people, so it's not just about him. I have never worked with an actor who is more in love with acting and in love with the process. What people don't know about Gary is that he is so funny. He's really, really funny. We would sing songs from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in between takes of him beating me up, just for some amount of levity. I told him that he really needs to have a variety show. Mila and I made up a theme song for him for his variety show, I wish I could remember what it was." [Vanity Fair]
  • A "friend" claims that when the Kardashian girls were little "everyone thought Khloe was cuter," than Kim and Kourtney. "She looked all American, so she got more attention." [Us]
  • Christina Hendricks says that sometimes the dresses she wears on Mad Men are so tight that "I can't step up into my trailer. They have to put a box underneath and I get up sideways." [People]
  • Julie Andrews said of her Tooth Fairy co-star Dwayne Johnson, "Somebody asked me today if he would have been a star in the old days. I said yes because I think it's all there." [LAT]
  • When asked how much is too much to spend on a haircut Lauren Ambrose said, I usually wait to get haircuts for free in makeup and hair trailers, but I don't know, 50 bucks? I guess I am guilty of having spent too much on a haircut by my own standard." [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Anna Kendrick was seated near Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes but didn't talk to her. She explains, "There are certain people that I don't talk to, and she's one of them. Jane Fonda, Paul McCartney, Meryl Streep are among the people I've been offered introductions, but I don't want to meet them unless I get to work with them. I wouldn't know what to say! Those are the type of people that stay your heroes. I haven't met Julianne Moore yet either, and I'm afraid of meeting her as well; I've idolized her for so long." [WSJ]