Johnny & Vanessa Stink; Lindsay's Stalking SamS

  • Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis: A "very smelly couple."

A "source" says: "Johnny usually smells because he rarely showers. He isn't big on personal cleanliness and Vanessa isn't much different. They found their perfect match in each other — it's hard to be around them. Their personal hygiene is not their priority." If this were about anyone else, it would be gross, but because it's them, I am assuming all that French funk is super sexy. Carry on. [News.com.au]

  • It's official: Simon Cowell is engaged. [Radar Online]
  • Is Lindsay Lohan sorta stalking Samantha Ronson ? LL went to a club where Sam was DJing and requested a table near the DJ booth. Samantha ignored her. The next night, Lindsay went to a different club where Sam was spinning and hung around late into the night. "She wouldn't leave, and at the end of the night, you could tell she was waiting for Sam," a source says. Sam ignored her. [Access Hollywood]
  • Breaking: Jessica Alba ate a burger. [People]
  • Avril Lavigne and her ex-husband, Deryck Whibley, had the audacity to share a car as they left an Alice In Wonderland party last night. The paper copy reads: "And while they weren't caught in a steamy embrace, it certainly looked as if relations between the two were on good terms." Well stop the presses! [Daily Mail]
  • Mark Ronson is collaborating with Boy George? I predict a hit. [The Sun]
  • Terry O'QuinnLost's Locke/Smoke Monster — is shopping around a show that would pair him up with Michael Emerson (Ben). They'd play suburban hit men juggling family issues. [TV Guide]
  • The cast of Glee did a fashion shoot for the March issue of Elle, and there's a behind-the-scenes video at the link, with Rachel, Quinn, Mercedes and the gang in glittery high-fashion duds. [LA Times]
  • Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson are selling their house in L.A. and relocating to NYC. Looking forward to seeing you guys on the F train! [Gatecrasher]
  • Howard Stern will not, repeat, NOT, be the new American Idol judge. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • After 29 years, Barbara Walters is ending her famed Oscars special. But her last show should be good: She'll sit down with "frontrunners" Sandra Bullock and Mo'Nique. Babs will still do "Most Fascinating People" because "that's more varied." But she says: "If I were Tiger Woods, I wouldn't do an interview. He's made his statement. I think the most important thing for him is to get his life back. To discuss this woman and that woman would not be helpful to his life or his personal health." [Us Magazine]
  • Bono was having dinner and the restaurant didn't have Perrier, so a waiter ran across the street to a store and bought him a bottle… the paper is calling this "diva demands." but it just seems like really great service. [Gatecrasher]
  • By the by, Bono's deal with Palm smartphones is not working out so great. [NY Post]
  • Lily Allen will perform this summer even though she is taking a break from music, because Jay-Z asked her to be the supporting act at London's Wireless festival. But she says: ''I'm having a career change for a while. I'm concentrating on something else. I'd like to get my brand and my shop going, and then if it does well, we'll definitely think about branching out on our own label." [Telegraph]
  • Tiger Woods has successfully gotten PETA to stop using his image on billboards: a spokesperson for PETA says: "We agreed and have now turned the focus of our campaign to Mark Sanford." [Page Six]
  • Nadya Suleman went out clubbing, did shots, and got a shout-out from the DJ, who yelled, "Octomom in the building!" [Page Six]
  • Susan Boyle's brother claims that the singer needs "24 hour care." And: "The travelling and the whole [fame] thing is exhausting. She still has her anxieties and her loneliness… She needs to be looked after." [Daily Mail]
  • Ramona Singer threw a premiere party for the new season of RHONY but Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and LuAnn de Lesseps were not to be found. LuAnn was having her own party, but a source says: "There's a clear split between the cast, and you can definitely see it by who decided to attend Ramona's party." [Gatecrasher]
  • Bethenny Frankel says taping Housewives without booze was an "achievment." "It was like being in the desert without water," the pregnant lady claims. "But now I have all these delusions that I will continue my sobriety forever." [Us Magazine]
  • You're in the wrong biz: Snooki got $9,000 for her upcoming appearance at James Madison University in Virginia. [Star]
  • Justin Bieber's Sweet 16 party comes with the possible risk of death. [TMZ]
  • John Mayer played a show in Philadelphia on Sunday night, and an 11-year-old in the audience was holding up a sign which read, "Can I Play 'Belief' With You?" John invited the kid on stage and they jammed. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Brittany Murphy's husband says: "Although Brittany's autopsy report was incredibly shocking and sad to the family, to me, Sharon and I both shed tears. We are vindicated in that we always said Brittany never did any kind of illegal substances and that the medication she was taking was the medication found in her system and we hope now that people will understand the legacy of Brittany Murphy and the incredible body of work of Brittany Murphy." [Radar Online]
  • Growing Pains actor Andrew Koenig was found dead in Vancouver's Stanley Park yesterday. Rest in peace. [Access Hollywood]
  • Yes. Grace Jones. Performing. At the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party. Yes. [Page Six]
  • Universal wanted a sequel to Angelina Jolie's film Wanted; she said no. She will, however, star in a flick called Gravity, "a space thriller to be directed by Children of Men's Alfonso Cuarón from a script he wrote with his 28-year-old son, Jonás." [NY Mag]
  • Craig Ferguson pays his studio audience to be there?!? [Radar Online]
  • Tila Tequila is packing her bags, having a garage sale and moving to Texas, where she can have "a little piece." Naturally there is video of her explaining this. Also: She is coming back. "Once I come back it's going to be huge," Tila claims. "All your questions about who the father is, am I really pregnant, how far along am I, am I getting married? Maybe I'll answer all your questions when I get back." [Radar Online]
  • "The New York Police Department is investigating why a Bronx police placard was displayed in comedian Jerry Seinfeld's car." [AP]
  • Kind of weird: Nicole Kidman is joining the cast of a romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. I already hate it! Kidding. Sort of. The plot: Sandler recruits Aniston to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife and her kids as his fake family in order to land the girl of his dreams. The "dreamgirl" is Sports Illustrated cover model Brooklyn Decker. Naturally. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Sharon Stone is selling her Beverly Hills home for a "colossal loss"; she bought it for $10,995,000 in 2006 and it's now going for $8,995,000. But you get tennis courts, a lovely pool area, and shady fountain. [The Real Estalker]
  • Whoa, the stuff about Jon Cryer's ex-wife maybe trying to put a hit out on him persists. [TMZ]
  • Carly Simon is about to reveal the identity of the man who inspired "You're So Vain." [Daily Express]
  • Billy Joel won't tour with Elton John this summer because he wants to take a year-long career break. Sing us a song, you're the piano man! [Starpulse]
  • Ouch: "Moving vans, police surround Wayne Newton's home in debt dispute." [CNN]
  • Q: Are you still getting called Dawson by people on the street? James Van Der Beek: "Every once in a while. It kinda goes away though. But that's how a lot of people were introduced to me. And that's what they'll remember until I give them an excuse to remember me by a different name and then they'll call me that for a little while. But it is one of the highest forms of flattery if they associate you so closely with a character. It means they bought it. So I try to think of it as a compliment." [NY Times]
  • "My father told me that after the war his cousin Boleslaw had visited his parents' house and told them their village in Belarus had been razed to the ground. When I was young, my grandma said Hitler killed her mother, but I didn't want to know the true story. I told myself that my grandmother wasn't a reliable source and that everyone got out of Europe in time. The show made me face up to it." — Lisa Kudrow, who goes to Poland on Who Do You Think You Are and finds a long-lost cousin. Apparently her driver there told her: "Your hotel's really nice — it's where Mr. Hitler stayed." [Daily Mail]
  • "I suppose there were two parts to it. One inspiration was to make my nephew laugh. When he was six, seven, or eight and I was a teenager, I began making up these ridiculous words that he liked the sound of, and creating these strange, futile creatures. And the other inspiration was my love of natural history. I suppose one of the themes of the Flanimals is the idea of deconstructing nature. Instead of just instincts, I give these characters will and introspection, and make them aware of their lot, which is very existential when you think about it." — Ricky Gervais on Flanimals and More Flanimals and Flanimals Pop-Up, books about silly characters, like Splunge, "a jub-wobbling glob bag" and Print, who relies not on traditional wings but on "gravity and stupidity." [Publisher's Weekly]
  • "I couldn't wear [the super high shoes seen on the Calvin Klein runway]. Definitely not. I have trouble in any heel. Let alone, they must have been a foot high, although I could use an extra foot. There's always a good modern edge. And for me, somebody's who's small and [has] small features, narrow shoulders, I can't wear fussy, over the top clothing, but I still want an edge. I still want to have something going on and he's able to do that: make the clothes wearable and there's always something very modern about them… Around New York, especially in the winter, I've got an old pair of boots that I've been wearing for 5 years that I spend a lot of time walking 10, 15 blocks, dropping my kids, doing my school run." — Naomi Watts. [Wonderwall]
  • "It wasn't these two men criticizing my skating, it was them criticizing me as a person, and that was something that really, frankly, pissed me off. Nobody knows me. … I think masculinity is what you believe it to be." — Johnny Weir, on two Quebecois TV broadcasters who suggested the skater might lose points on his routine due to his costume and "body language." [People]
  • "Sasha Fierce is done. I killed her." — Beyoncé. [Prz]
  • "People in this day and age are still under the illusion that every woman who is successful must be being controlled by a man. And that's something that really irritates me. Whenever I do get drunk or fall out of a nightclub, the subtext is Lily's record company bosses are very angry with her. For a start, they are not my bosses. I'm the boss." — Lily Allen. [Guardian]
  • "That fat guy who's in The Office. I'd hit that." — Ke$ha on Ricky Gervais. [The Sun]