Mariah Prank Calls Nick; The Cast Of Jersey Shore May ReturnS

She called herself "Debbie From Long Island," and put on an accent to say: "Me and my husband have a very good time but we watch porn and I don't think it's bad… I think everyone should experiment with porn... I'm talking about porn like the really hardcore stuff." Nick eventually caught on and thought it was hilarious. I think it's kind of weird and possibly TMI. [Mirror]

  • Jessica Simpson wants to send 50,000 pairs of shoes to Haiti. [Us Magazine]
  • Will Michael Jackson's kids appear at the Grammys? [E!]
  • Guess who'd left the kids at home and gone out to dinner in L.A. when rumors of their split broke? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. [People]
  • So yes, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie met with a lawyer, but it had nothing to do with splitting and everything to do with protecting their assets: "They aren't married, so they need to protect their children and property in case there's a rift in the future," a source says. "People hear 'legal papers' and assume it means a divorce." Another source says: "They always seem happy and busy with the kids." [Gatecrasher]
  • Diddy lost the golden crown he rented for his son's sweet sixteen. he was gonna have to pay $5,000 for the prop, from a theatrical company, but then: The crown was found. [Page Six]
  • Among the performers President Barack Obama will welcome to the White House next month for a concert celebrating music of the civil rights movement? Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal and the Blind Boys of Alabama. The evening will be hosted by Queen Latifah and Morgan Freeman. [AP]
  • This report claims that though negotiations have been "tense," Snooki and the gang will be back for round 2 of Jersey Shore. Apparently MTV doubled its offer to $10,00 per episode, "a relatively cheap price for what the show is bringing to the net via press and ad revenue." No word on Snookin' For Love. [Variety]
  • Snooki fell while partying at a club and posted "lmao woopsies" to her Twitter account. [Us Magazine]
  • Snooki won't be getting extensive plastic surgery a la Heidi Montag: "This is who I am and this is who I always will be… Now, no girl is going to say no to a little pampering here and there, I like the girly side in me. I am sure I will go through some changes, but nothing too intense. This is me." [Fox 411]
  • Snooki refused to meet Jerry Springer the other day, reportedly saying: "I am way classier than that. We are not The Hills." [Page Six]
  • An "exclusive" investigation about why Victoria Beckham was seen in public wearing FLATS. The Daily Fail thinks bunions; but Posh just felt like mixing things up. [Us Magazine]
  • Madonna had dinner with Tom Ford in London and Guy Ritchie was at his pub about 350 yards away and yet they did not meet up, so this is news. Added bonus: Satellite map showing just how close the former couple were to each other. [Daily Mail]
  • Ben Affleck has been seen drinking even thought he went to rehab in 2001. [Radar Online]
  • NBC picked up the pilot of a show called Justice, and the executive producer is none other than Conan O'Brien. [Reuters]
  • Superbowl weekend, Kim Kardashian will be riding in the most hideous and ridiculous vehicle you have even seen. [TMZ]
  • Damn. Roger Friedman goes off on Mel Gibson in his column, saying since his last starring role in Signs, "We've learned that Gibson is a racist and anti Semite. He's also a drunk, a liar, and a philanderer. His father is a famous Holocaust denier who has a website explaining all his crazy beliefs." Apparently Mel's dad, Hutton Gibson, calls Pope Benedict XVI "Benny the Rat." Guess Friedman won't be going to see Mel's new movie, Edge Of Darkness. That makes two of us! [Showbiz 411]
  • Ladies and gentlemen, Tila Tequila's sonogram. In December, she said she was going to be a surrogate for her brother and his wife; now she claims she and Casey Johnson wanted to have a family together and "that is the reason why I got pregnant. It was for Casey and I." [Radar Online]
  • Avril Lavigne says of ex Deryck Whibley: "He's one of my best friends, and we work really well together and we stay in touch." [Us Magazine]
  • Kevin Federline is talking about Celebrity Fit Club (he says his divorce, depression, not dancing and overeating were causes of his weight gain) and saying vague things about being friends with Britney: "As time goes on, it keeps getting better and better and better." [Access Hollywood, People]
  • Poor Kiefer Sutherland lost $869,000 in a Ponzi scheme. [TMZ]
  • At the link, Anjelica Huston remembers her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, who died a year ago, with various anecdotes. They lived in Venice, CA and he "disliked walking on the nearby beach, yet he swam in their pool, eccentrically, fully clothed." [Vanity Fair]
  • Gary Coleman's bail was posted by a "mystery man," who turns out to be a Diff'rent Strokes fan who has never met Coleman and says: "I felt bad for the guy." Mr. Drummond would be so thankful. [Radar Online]
  • Hmm, it says here that Gary Coleman was bailed out by the producers of Midgets Vs. Mascots, and he has now reluctantly OK'd the use of a shot of his genitals in that film — he'd previously said it was in the movie without his permission. [E!]
  • Stephanie Pratt and Jon Gosselin: No respect at Sundance. [Page Six]
  • More Sundance gossip (Naomi Watts, Sam Jackson, Tilda Swinton) here. [Gatecrasher]
  • "Pete Doherty has been fined for taking 13 wraps of heroin to court in his coat pocket."Common sense: Ur doin it rong. Oh, and he says he forgot the drugs were in his coat. [BBC News]
  • Christina Milian is being sued by her 81-year-old neighbor who claims he was mauled by one of her dogs in 2008. [TMZ]
  • The next two Harry Potter movies will be in 3D, because these are the avatarded times we live in. [Reuters]
  • An intruder at Susan Boyle's house! The unidentified man was arrested. [AP, Mirror]
  • "The woman who accused David Copperfield of sexually assaulting her has just been indicted on charges of making a false statement to a public servant and prostitution." [TMZ]
  • Nancy Grace must appear on camera for a deposition as a result of herself and CNN being sued by the family of a woman who committed suicide after being on Grace's show. [TMZ]
  • "Oscar winning writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) is tentatively signed to film Quincy Jones's 25th anniversary edition of "We Are the World."[Showbiz 411]
  • Sorry, my precioussss: The Hobbit has been pushed back to 2012. [The Wrap]
  • Aubrey O'Day thinks her bare butt is a great idea for a default Twitter pic. [ONTD]
  • Bankruptcy documents filed in 1996 by Anna Nicole Smith have been released; "assets noted in her file include a Russian lynx coat appraised at 43,343.75 dollars and a necklace with a 500-carat sapphire, but also six potbellied pigs and a 12,000-dollar doll collection." [Mirror]
  • "You know, you're more mellow… There's shortcuts, I guess. Earplugs, you know! I will be honest, I would say that her mother does the lion's share of that work, but you know, I support her." — Mel Gibson on being a father for the 8th time. He's also given up his 45-year-long smoking habit: You know, it's not funny. I mean, serious, you bury some serious anger. Most people do it when they're five, they get their security blanket taken away. I did it at 54 and I'd been smoking 45 years. There's a lot of anger underneath it." [People]
  • "I got the Academy screener for Quantum Of Solace, turned it on for my boys and left them to it. I didn't go near it." — Pierce Brosnan can't watch Daniel Craig as James Bond, five years after he lost the role. [Daily Express]
  • Q: Do you regret having voted for Obama? 
"No. I believe in the electoral system up to a point. I'm not a Democrat. When people freak out and say, "He's a socialist"? I'm a socialist. Trust me, he's not. I know a socialist when I see one. All I got to do is look in the mirror." — country singer Steve Earle, who played Walon on The Wire and will also be in Treme, David Simon's new show. Lots more at the link, for instance, he says of The Wire: "I think Bubbles made it. If you watched the whole thing, you have to think Bubbles made it. People make it. I made it. I mean, I have made it so far. I have 15 years September 13th. So people do make it." [Blackbook Magazine]
  • "The fact that I was able to speak out and try to make people understand the level of that disaster, it's not just something that is breaking news, it's a real problem for the country. And this is something that's going to last for the next 10 or 15 years and I feel that if next week there is new breaking news Haiti will be completely forgotten, and I know that. And that worries me, that worries me. The slightest breaking news and then they close the book on Haiti." — Heroes star Jimmy Jean-Louis. [Radar Online]
  • "I'm not bitter… I'm delighted they're getting a piece of something I got! I'm thrilled with the whole thing! Go fuck yourselves! Maybe you would have had better ratings, like Carson, if either one of you had had me on! Too bad, boys!" — Joan Rivers on the Conan/Leno debacle. She adds: "Of course, I would love my own late-night show. I would kill to have another one. But it's obviously not in the cards. Life is very good. I have no complaints. It's nice to walk down the street and have the garbage men still know who you are. 'How ya doin', Joanie? How do I look? What do you think about what I'm wearin'?'" As you may know, a documentary about Rivers, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. [The Daily Beast]