Lindsay Seen With Sam; Oodles Of Oscar Nom Reactions

  • Lindsay Lohan was spotted making out with a guy two weeks ago, but last night she went out with Samantha Ronson. [TMZ]
  • Nicole Richie, who attended the We Are The World "remake", Tweeted, "I hope Jennifer Hudson wasn't upset that I was out-singing her tonight." [Us]
  • A North Carolina judge ordered John Edwards' former aide Andrew Young and his wife Cheri to appear before the court and explain why they haven't returned the Rielle Hunter sex tape. [Radar]
  • In court today Ryan Seacrest's alleged stalker Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr., pleaded not guilty to one count of felony stalking and two misdemeanor counts of violating a court order to stay away from Seacrest. [E!]
  • Sources say Dr. Conrad Murray is in L.A. and plans to surrender to authorities tomorrow, even though he hasn't been charged yet for his role in Michael Jackson's death. [TMZ]
  • Dr. Arnold Klein, who is suing fellow plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Hoefflin for defamation, says in court papers, "It is not clear to me why Dr. Hoefflin holds the malice for me that he manifested by stating publicly that I was instrumental in providing the medication that caused Michael Jackson's death." [TMZ]
  • Khloe Kardashian got a speeding ticket in 2003 and forgot to pay it so a judge issued a bench warrant. It to light recently when Khloe got into an altercation with a transgender person at a nightclub. Her lawyer apologized so she was ordered to pay $200 in court costs and the ticket was dismissed. [TMZ]
  • A judge entered a default judgment against Tila Tequila because she never responded to Shawne Merriman's lawsuit in which he claims she sabotaged a his business deal. Now the judge has set aside the default judgment and given Tila until February 16 to respond. [TMZ]
  • Jennifer Lopez played music loudly in the middle of the afternoon and one of her neighbors went over to complain. He was intercepted by her handlers and never saw J. Lo, so he ratted her out to Radar. [Radar]
  • Since Steven Tyler is in rehab, there's been talk of finding a replacement singer for Aerosmith. Now his lawyer has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the band's management about saying, "Aerosmith without Steven Tyler is like the Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger, or U2 without Bono... While this management strategy may get the band on the road a few months sooner, it ultimately could destroy Aerosmith." [N.Y.T.]
  • The Pet Shop Boys played in the living room who won a contest. [Mirror]
  • Brad Pitt's production company is closing a deal to option Michael Lewis' book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Jennifer Aniston is hosting a benefit screening of The Last Station. Proceeds will be donated to AmeriCares to benefit Haiti. [E!]
  • Danica Patrick will guest star on CSI: New York as a "racing star who dies under suspicious circumstances." [CBS News]
  • We haven't seen James Van Der Beek much since Dawson's Creek, but according to his divorce documents prove he isn't hurting financially: His average monthly salary is nearly $50,000. [TMZ]
  • Former Boston Legal star Justin Mentell died yesterday in a car accident at age 27. Police say he may have fallen asleep at the wheel before his car fell down an embankment and crashed into two trees in Wisconsin. [Radar]
  • Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack is hosting a launch party for the Brittany Murphy Foundation and asking attendees to donate $1,000 each. "Everyone thinks it's very tacky that he is making it so much about money," says a source. [Us]
  • Check out Keri Russell on the March cover of Lucky. [Just Jared]
  • Sienna Miller was spotted leaving Jude Law's London house this morning wearing the same clothes she wore the night before. [Radar]
  • The folks at Us are shocked that Kendra Wilkinson and Kim Kardashian aren't sniping at each other because Kendra's husband Hank Baskett plays for the Colts and Kim's boyfriend Reggie Bush plays for the Saints. [Us]
  • After Stephen Colbert won the Best Comedy Album Grammy, beating Kathy Griffin, it was widely reported that she Tweeted "Stephen Colbert STOLE my mother f-ing Grammy!!" It turns out the Tweet was from an old account. She wrote on her real account, "OMG, I feel like Miley Cyrus. My old Twitter acct was hacked...I did NOT diss Colbert re Grammys." [Us]
  • Radar claims there are nude pictures of Snooki that are "too graphic to describe," but she Tweeted today, "Idk [I don't know] where radar online comes up with their stories..weirdos." [Us]
  • The cast of Jersey Shore will appear on The Tonight Show on March 1, two nights after Jay Leno's return as host. [Radar]
  • Two applications have been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the phrase "The Situation" to use on underwear. One is from Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's brother, who owns a porn company, and the other is from Vadio LLC. [TMZ]
  • Paul Anka is suing his estranged wife Anna Anka for defamation. He claims she gave interviews to the Swedish press, declaring that she did not have a prenuptial agreement and saying, "You won't believe how much I'll get when this is over." [TMZ]
  • ABC executives are considering moving The View to the afternoon or syndicating it. [L.A.T.]
  • A source says the rumor that Gael Garcia Bernal broke up with girlfriend Dolores Fonzi and wants a paternity test on their 1-year-old son are, "Completely untrue," adding that they, "are happy together and they love their son. This is totally made up." [People]
  • A judge has ruled that Ryan O'Neal will be released from jail to attend a drug rehab facility. [ET]
  • Redmond O'Neal released a handwritten letter to Radar in which he writes, "My plan is to go back with a new attitude and leave my old ideas behind. I am committed to doing this thing." [Radar]
  • Mariska Hargitay spoke at the Services-Training-Officers-Prosecutors Conference in San Francisco today about ending violence against women. "I have seen survivors find their way back to lives of possibility, hope and joy, and I am so proud to be part of a movement that will change the way we talk about and behave around these epidemics," said Hargitay, who is president and founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, which helps sexually abused women. [UPI]
  • Colin Firth said of receiving his first Oscar nomination for A Single Man, "I thought I was managing my expectations, but on hearing the news I discovered new and unfamiliar vocal tones - perhaps I should do another musical." [The Mirror]
  • "This is more exhilarating than I could have ever imagined. What a tremendous honor from the academy – a blazing stamp in the passport of an artist that can never be taken away and will always be cherished." — Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner on his first Oscar nomination. [People]
  • "I'm very happy and honored for Christopher, myself and our film. I think Tolstoy himself would have been perplexed by all this, but, Sofya his wife would have been over the moon. So in that spirit, I am too." — Helen Mirren on her Best Actress Oscar nomination for The Last Station. [People]
  • "I am proud and grateful to stand with these women who have given such a range of beautiful, indelible performances this year!" — Meryl Streep on her nomination for Julie & Julia. [People]
  • "I am so excited and honored to be recognized by the Academy and included in such a remarkable group of actors. I'm very proud of my film, my cast and extremely grateful to Mr. Daniels for the incredible opportunity to play Precious." — Gabourey Sidibe on her Best Actress Oscar nomination. [People]
  • "It was like a really good, friendly punch in the stomach. It's a good feeling, but it's like a jolt. You can be in as many top-five lists and have as many people say things to you on red carpets as you like, and it doesn't for a single second make you honestly think that you're going to get nominated." — Carey Mulligan on her Best Actress nomination for An Education. [AP]
  • "I am completely surprised and elated. Rob Marshall is not only a genius but an absolute joy to work with. I woke up every morning excited to collaborate with this amazingly talented group of actors. Filming this movie was such a special experience and to be nominated for this role makes me so happy." — Penelope Cruz on her Best Supporting Actress nomination for Nine. [People]
  • Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal said of his nomination, "It's my first Oscar nomination, my first screenplay. I think I should quit now, and take up a bonsai tree." [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Emma Roberts, who recently dyed her hair blonde, says, "I had a really good time being brunette, but being blonde... I've had an equally good time. Guys check me out more, which is weird. When I had brown hair, girls would tell me I was pretty all the time, and then with blonde hair, guys tell me I'm pretty a lot. So I really don't know what that means." [Us]
  • Betty White sent Rue McClanahan, who recently suffered a stroke, some flowers along with a card that read, "I hope you die, so I can be the last Golden Girl!" Rue reportedly loved it. [Perez]