Hilary Duff Engaged; Simon Wants Lady Gaga For American IdolS

  • Hilary Duff is engaged to NHL player Mike Comrie. According to Duff's rep: "After having been together for over two years, they are very excited to share this happy news. They are thankful for all of your warm wishes." [People]
  • Comrie proposed to Duff last Thursday in Maui. Related: remember when she and Lindsay Lohan used to fight over Aaron Carter? [ExtraTV]
  • Simon Cowell says he hopes to land Lady Gaga as a mentor on American Idol this year: "We should have Lady Gaga because she is the most relevant pop artist in the world at the moment. She's very smart. I like her." [People]
  • Joslyn James, the porn star who had a three-year affair with Tiger Woods, was not impressed by his public apology: "He's so selfish. It's not about anybody but him." [NYDN]
  • The Sun claims that this picture of Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake shows them dressing like twins. Please! We all know what it really looks like when Justin Timberlake and his lady friend decide to match. [TheSun]
  • "It was difficult for me hanging out with someone else's family all of the time, having every meal together. As much as we do butt heads, she is a dream mother. All I want is for us to come together, and we are now, thanks to the baby."-Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend, on hanging out with her family. [E!]
  • Susan Sarandon was vomited on at burlesque club The Box last week, but according to a source, "She actually handled it very well. She was laughing while a bunch of guys came over to towel her off. [PageSix]
  • Matt Lanter from 90210 says his upcoming love scene with Leighton Meester in the film The Roommate is "kind of kinky, I'll tell you that. I think people will really enjoy it." 10 bucks says it's filled with sexyface! [E!]
  • Richie Rich says he wants to design Pamela Anderson's costumes for Dancing With The Stars: "She's doing Dancing With The Stars. I'd like to design her costumes, lots of sparkles and rhinestones, but we'll have to make sure we hold her bits and boobs in." [DailyExpress]
  • James Madison University had to remove a Facebook page touting Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's appearance at the school after the page devolved into a place where students were congratulating the man who punched Snooki in the face during an episode of Jersey Shore. [RadarOnline]
  • Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and her husband Pete are selling their house for $4 million dollars; Simpson bought the home in 2007 for $4.5 million. [DailyMail]
  • Conan O'Brien is reportedly considering a series of stage shows to keep him in the public eye until September 1, when he's allowed to do television appearances again. [NYTimes]
  • Paris Hilton's boyfriend, Doug Reinhardt, was none too pleased when Hilton's ex, Brandon Davis, showed up to her birthday party: "Brandon arrived unexpectedly and appeared to be really wasted," says a source, "He started causing a scene and talking trash to Doug's friends, so they all decided they should have him kicked out. Doug and his friends own that club, so it was their choice to get Brandon out." [PageSix]
  • Michael Phelps says he will retire from swimming after the 2012 Olympics: "I told myself I will not swim over the age of 30 and I will not." [NYPost]
  • Meanwhile, Olympic bronze medalist Scotty Lago has left Vancouver early after somewhat scandalous pictures of him allowing a woman to bite his medal—while it was hanging around his waist—surfaced. [TMZ]
  • Roger Daltrey doesn't appear to be too concerned by the possible closure of Abbey Road: "It's only a studio and they're kind of not needed any more really are they? But that one has got an incredible history." [DailyExpress]
  • The Game Show Network says it will not be offering Nadya "Octo-Mom" Suleman a job. [RadarOnline]
  • Fantasia Barrino is on "self-imposed lockdown" after receiving a threatening letter filled with racial slurs. [TMZ]
  • "Maybe (she will win). I've always been a fan of hers, over the years. (Her film) Blue Steel. She's good, she's really good."-Martin Scorsese, on Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar chances. [DailyExpress]
  • "She's really pretty and we were laughing and we just started kissing. It was pretty innocent to be honest with you. I mean, it wasn't too dirty."-Adam Lambert, on kissing Ke$ha[NYDN]
  • Harry Potter's Bonnie Wright is dating Twilight's Jamie Campbell-Bower. [DailyExpress]
  • Seth MacFarlane says Sarah Palin "has no sense of humor," and wants to "inspire phony pity" for people with Down syndrome. [EW]
  • "The hardest thing about acting is getting a foot in the door and that was all handled by my dad. The fact is, I'm a product of nepotism. And that took some getting used to. Life will supply you with gutters. Having a famous father. Feeling that stench of nepotism. That's a gutter right there."-Jeff Bridges [ShowbizSpy]
  • Though Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will be hosting the Oscars this year, the first pick was actually Sacha Baron-Cohen, though "the Academy swatted it (idea) down. They thought it was too big of a wild card." [DailyExpress]
  • "My secret is an awesome new product – called water. It's pretty curly on its own. I just use the hotel shampoo and conditioner and wash it every other day, because otherwise it gets huge. Two days of snowboarding in a helmet helps - it looks better dirtier."-Shaun White, on his hair secrets. [People]
  • "I'm pretty healthy but I don't have any fad diets or anything. I eat meat and drink alcohol, but everything in moderation. I think happiness is the secret to health."-Rachel Weisz [ShowbizSpy]