Kim Kardashian A Threat To National Security? Lady Gaga At Lollapalooza?S

  • Kim Kardashian was seated next to an air marshal on a flight to LA and Tweeted:

"I am sitting next to an Air Marshall[sic]! Jim the air marshall makes me feel safe!" Someone messaged her, "You aren't suppose to know the identity of the air marshal on your flight." KK replied: "No but I figured it out & he told me! shhhh." And: "Air Marshall's are supposed to keep their identity concealed. He did! I am just a private eye & assumed, so I asked him & he was honest!" Seeing as how she has 3,011,693 followers, her Tweets are being called "threats to national security." Something tells me this isn't the last we'll hear of this. [Animal New York, Twitter]

  • Just one week after partying with Jennifer Aniston and her friends in Mexico, Gerard Butler is in Brazil, where he was seen chatting up several different ladies at parties and on the beach. [Page Six]
  • Lawyers for Britney Spears are trying to keep "critical information" about the pop star and her children confidential. Good luck! [TMZ]
  • By the by, Britney just spent $700,000 on renovating her home in Calabasas, CA. A source says: "She loves spending money." [Gatecrasher via In Touch]
  • I don't have a problem with Suri Cruise carrying an $850 Ferragamo purse, as long as she doesn't have a flask inside. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Kelly Osbourne and Peaches Geldof: Avoiding each other at fashion week. [Page Six]
  • Will Lady Gaga play Lollapalooza? [Reuters]
  • Brittany Murphy's father was denied access to her grave?!?!? [Radar Online]
  • Sienna Miller and Jude Law: re-engaged? [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Ladies and gentlemen. Literature enthusiasts. Possibly coming to a bookstore near you: A Snooki memoir. [TSG]
  • Snooki has filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office to get sole rights to her name. [TMZ]
  • Simon Cowell's ladyfriend Mezhgan Hussainy has been wearing a "huge" diamond on THAT finger. [Daily Mail]
  • Marti Dodson from Saving Jane has Tweeted about the allegations that Taylor Swift ripped off the song "Girl Next Door." She wrote: "If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me why I haven't sued Taylor Swift, I'd have enough to never have to sue Taylor Swift; I love TS, and always say I'd rather write with her than sue her. That's where the real $ is!" Dodson also linked to a YouTube video which uses audio clips to prove how close Taylor's 2006 track is to Saving Jane's 2005 song — you can listen at the link. [ONTD]
  • The latest on Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren is that she "can barely look him in the eye, let alone consider getting back together with him." This is according to an unnamed source, of course. [The Sun]
  • Charlie Sheen's legal issues could derail production of Two And A Half Men. [LA Times]
  • Charlie Sheen has been urged to go to rehab, but sources say he doesn't think he has a problem. [Radar Online]
  • Lisa Rinna — known for her pouty lips — says she was so squicked out by Heidi Montag's face on the cover of People, "I had to take that cover off the magazine before it came in the house." [Page Six]
  • Gossip Girl's Matthew Settle is separated from his wife; the two have a daughter, who was born last March. [Page Six]
  • Despite previous reports, Kevin Eubanks will not be leaving Jay Leno's show when it returns to NBC in March. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Essence.com's Emil Wilbekin says that In a world of digital effects and Auto-Tune, Sade is a "beautiful, soulful, emotional voice" who "captures an intimacy that we don't have much in music anymore." Sade says: "One of the reasons it takes me a long time to get back into the studio is that once I go in, I'm there for the duration. It's like embarking on a long journey on a ship, and once I'm on it, I can't get off." And: "We've never been a trendy band. "If what we do comes from the heart, I kind of feel that there will be somebody that gets it. It's a privilege for us to be in a position where we can make the music we want to make." [USA Today]
  • Yoko Ono 's Plastic Ono Band was back for a concert of Tuesday night with a lineup that included Sean Lennon, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon and Bette Midler. Guest artists included Scissor Sisters, Justin Bond, and Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. This columnist calls the show "part tribute, part vanity project and all irresistible fun." [Reuters]
  • Paul McCartney is trying to save the famous Abbey Road Studios. [Mirror]
  • "Christina Ricci says her cat Viggo Mendelson is Jewish." [Cindy Adams]
  • Judge Judy: 700 consecutive weeks as TV's top-rated court show. Thirteen years. [NY Post]
  • Fantasia was ill and had to miss a few nights of The Color Purple, but will makeup the shows. [LA Times]
  • Oscar nominees have been asked to prepare two acceptance speeches for the awards ceremony. They'll have 45 seconds (?!?!?) during the show and then a chance to go to a "Thank You Cam" backstage, where a message thanking agents, parents and spouses can be recorded and made available online. Absolutely laughable. [MTV]
  • Rip Torn's court date has been postponed until March. [AP]
  • Harrison Ford is America's favorite big screen president. [NYDN]
  • Carrie Fisher is feuding with the producer of her hit Broadway show, Wishful Drinking — over rights to the show. She claims he owes her money; his lawyer claims she owes a "substantial amount in lost profits." Messy. [NY Post]
  • Andrew Dice Clay: Staging a comeback. [Page Six]
  • Maroon 5's Adam Levine tried to woo a young lady using beer pong. [Page Six]
  • Desperate Housewives is getting a cancer storyline. [NY Post]
  • Whatshername wants her daughter — who turns three in June — to be a topless model when she turns 18. "I'd encourage her. I'll go: 'Yeah, get them out for the lads.'" [The Sun]
  • "It was my third tiger Rambo, the tiger of my life, that I really fell in love with. He was like a little baby, like a doll, and he played with me all the time. I had him three years. I kept him with me inside the house. But then he got killed, and it was a big tragedy. I can't even talk about it." — Salma Hayek's father bought her tigers, it seems. [Cindy Adams]
  • "The vocal performances definitely were influenced by the emotion, the feeling. I wasn't just singing lines… I was singing every word and every word meant something because it was my story. It was a lot more personal, a lot more real… I was venting." — Rihanna, on Rated R, which she recorded weeks after being assaulted by Chris Brown. [Access Hollywood]
  • "I thought it was a funny-ass interview. I personally think he thought he was talking to Playboy and it wasn't gonna get to the rest of the world. I guess he underestimated his power and how famous he is and people took it the wrong way. Not to say what he said was cool, but I thought it was a funny interview. It's his private parts and whatever he wants to do with 'em, that's what he wants to do with 'em. That's not for us to judge. I think we in his business too much. I think he [went] the wrong way about saying it. I love the Jessica Simpson part though." — Jermaine Dupri on John Mayer. [MTV]
  • "He's a nice guy. He don't know. If you live in Beverly Hills, you might think there's a post-racial society and the pain is gone. A lot of black people use that word, all the time — myself included — kind of as a way to ease the pain from it. You sort of forget that it even existed. We can do that. But when you see people outside of the community do that, it's more hurtful. He didn't mean anything by it. I give him a pass. He's hard on his girls [Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston], though, ain't he? On the black community, it's not so hard. That's my opinion." — Russell Simmons on John Mayer. [MTV]
  • "We're gonna start very, very soon… Within weeks. You should wait for it. That's the mystery. That's what's going to make it more special when it comes out." — Lady Gaga's favorite producer, Red One, who worked on "Bad Romance" and "Just Dance," says they'll be back in the studio shortly. [Gatecrasher via MTV News]
  • "Note for Kevin Smith, that chunky moviemaker who was bounced off an airplane for being fat: Remember the 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not weigh more than the refrigerator." — Cindy Adams. [Cindy Adams]
  • "The best thing about being a married woman is sleeping naked everyday." — Natasha Bedingfield. [People]
  • "It never occurred to me that there was any issue about playing gay until Julianne kissed me and I had to resist. Julianne made that moment very difficult as I wasn't supposed to enjoy it. That was the one moment when [director] Tom Ford had to get on my case. He said: 'You're supposed to be a gay man! Jesus Christ! Keep your hands to yourself and get your tongue out of her face!'" — Colin Firth, on getting physical with Julianne Moore in A Single Man. [Daily Express]