Martha's Issues With Men; Lady Gaga's Near-CollapseS

  • Martha Stewart's ex-best friend has written a book, in which she claims that Martha is desperate for a new husband.

Mariana Pasternak claims Martha "stalked" a wealthy man in the Hamptons, only to be confronted by his girlfriend and that Martha "could be as naive as a little girl with men." Also: "Each time she met a man she liked, Martha heard wedding bells, and each time she suffered indignities and disappointment." [Page Six]

  • Kelly Preston — who is in The Last Song — says she returned to acting after losing her son, Jett Travolta, "because Miley Cyrus asked me herself to play her mom." Preston adds: "I was really moved. It was the perfect movie to sort of get my feet wet." [Page Six]
  • Courtney Love says that Ed Norton is a "force of good" and a mediator between her and her daughter Frances Bean Cobain. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Corey Haim's funeral will be paid for by the city of Toronto. [People]
  • "EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Doctor Told Corey Haim His Heart & Liver 'Couldn't Take Much More.'" [Radar Online]
  • "Brad Pitt's project is neither the biggest, nor the speediest, nor the most prolific (in terms of units built) of the reconstruction efforts." That from a piece on New Orleans, post-Katrina. [Guardian]
  • Susan Sarandon got covered in cake frosting at her daughter's 25th birthday party Friday night. [Gatecrasher]
  • David Beckham has torn his Achilles tendon, so he will probably miss the World Cup. [Mirror, TMZ]
  • Remember Britney's friend Sam Lutfi? He says back when she shaved her head, there was "nothing wrong" with her, she was just "expressing her independence and her freedom." FYI, Britney has a three-year restraining order against Lutfi. [TMZ]
  • At a show in New Zealand, Lady Gaga seemed exhausted and weak; she could barely dance and just sat down on the stage during the song, and later just reclined. [ONTD]
  • Lady Gaga's New Zealand show was two-and-a-half hours with 16 costume changes — including a nun's habit made out of a condom. [Fox 411]
  • The kids from Glee will be doing Lady Gaga this season. [E!]
  • Reports that MTV banned Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's "Telephone" video were erroneous; MTV has already aired the clip. [Mediaite]
  • More Glee news: Jane Lynch spills about the Madonna-themed episode: "Curt and Mercedes give me a makeover and it leads to doing the 'Vogue' video… Basically we do it almost shot for shot, it's amazing." Also coming to the show: Neil Patrick Harris, Molly Shannon and Olivia Newton-John. [Mirror]
  • Kate Gosselin is being a "total diva" on the set of Dancing With The Stars. [Page Six]
  • Michael Phelps is not the hard partier he once was. [Gatecrasher]
  • Heidi Montag will make a cameo appearance as herself in Adam Sandler's new movie, which stars Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman. [David Schwimmer is engaged. Friends reunion at the wedding? [Us Magazine]
  • Cynthia Nixon was honored with the Vito Russo Award — named for the late gay activist and film historian — at the at the 21st annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards. [Reuters]
  • Joy Behar received a GLAAD Excellence in Media Award, and gushed, "I'd rather have this than an Oscar." [Gatecrasher]
  • Charlie Sheen's arraignment will happen this afternoon in Aspen. [AP]
  • "If the judge asks Charlie about rehab during Monday's arraignment and whether alcohol and/or drugs drove him there, Charlie is in a no-win situation. If he tells the judge he consumed alcohol or used drugs, his bail can be revoked and he could be thrown in jail. If he tells the judge he did not use alcohol or drugs, he could face a perjury charge." [TMZ]
  • Charlie Sheen is expected to plead not guilty. [The Wrap]
  • Jessica Alba believes men should pay for dates. [ONTD]
  • Tila Tequila agreed to do an interview and photo shoot with this paper and when the photographer materialized, she asked "What is this for again?" And when the paper tried to pose questions — some of which were about her pregnancy, Tila said: "I thought you were a real journalist, not a trash mag gossip blogger? But yes I'm busy working now, getting booked all over the world because God has blessed me for being one of the last few people on earth is who genuine." [LA Times]
  • BTW, Tila Tequila tweeted, "I support you!" to Chris Brown. [ONTD]
  • Will Ferrell's production company has cast Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz in a new Comedy Central sitcom, in which Jon Heder stars. [Variety]
  • The cast of Jersey Shore are getting full medical checkups today; possibly so they can prepare for shooting the new season in Miami. [TMZ]
  • Will Smith's son Jaden — star of the new Karate Kid flick — will receive the 2010 ShoWest Breakthrough Male Star of the Year award. [Variety]
  • Johnny Weir says has been left out of the Stars On Ice tour because he is "not family friendly" and he says: "It's disappointing that I can't perform for my American fans." A rep for the show says Weir was excluded from the tour because there's no room. [NYDN]
  • Most of the actors playing soldiers in Matt Damon's The Green Zone are actual soldiers who served in Iraq. [CBS News]
  • Boy George and George Michael have ended their "20-year gay feud." How is a gay feud different from a regular feud again? [The Sun]
  • Tiger Woods' wife still hasn't moved back in, and there have been "NO sleepovers." [Radar Online]
  • Oh God. The Jackson drama never ends. Now word is that Michael Jackson's former protégé, Omar Bhatti, is calling himself Michael and telling the kids that he is their father. He has "infiltrated" the family and is living off the Jacksons' money. [Radar Online]
  • News Corp will earn about $400 million from Avatar. [Reuters]
  • Kid Rock got in a fight outside a hotel in 2006, and has just been ordered to pay $35,000 to the three men he assaulted. [Contact Music]
  • Jeremy Irons is into nurdling, which, he explains, is "Burgling abandoned property." [Telegraph]
  • Actor Miguel Ferrer — who has played the bad guy in a bunch of movies and is George Clooney's cousin — allegedly owes a bank $142,000. [TMZ]
  • Lauguna Beach's Jason Wahler was cuffed and thrown into the back of a pickup truck in Mexico after getting in a fight at a night club. [TMZ]
  • Heather Mills had to have her artificial leg tested for explosives at Heathrow airport after it set off security alarms. [Mirror]
  • "Princess Diana book claims her driver was framed." [Telegraph]
  • RIP actor Peter Graves. [CBS News]
  • "It really saddens me that so many young people suffer from low self esteem and feel unhappy with their appearance. I think that, at times, we can be very hard on ourselves, which is certainly something I have experienced in my own life. I managed to overcome those negative thoughts by being healthy, thinking positively and making small changes to my lifestyle that make me feel good about myself, such as taking more exercise and being true to yourself." — Kelly Osbourne. [Mirror]
  • "Just saw Chelsea Handler in the lobby of my hotel. She was so drunk she could hardly walk. I think someone has a wee bit of a problem." — Jay Mohr. [Radar Online]
  • "Jay Mohr thinks I 'stumbled' past him last night. There's a big difference between stumbling by and just not interested." — Chelsea Handler. [Radar Online]
  • "It's not a question of money. It's a way of rearranging society. Women are killing themselves trying to do everything. Women aren't going to go back and live in the home all day. They are not going to do that. But they are struggling. Our work system has to change. If we continue to weight work in favour of men and their earning capacity to undertake certain things, that all has to change. We have to rearrange things! It's all bollocks!" — Emma Thompson. [Times Of London]
  • "I consider myself a married man. I have a family. At my age, my father was also married, my mother gave birth to me when she was 15." — Jesus Luz. [Mirror]
  • "I want to evolve like Madonna. If I had to be the fruity pin-up girl another day, I would jump off the Hollywood sign." — Katy Perry is planning on ditching her image and her cynical lyrics. [Daily Express]
  • "These people are going to have nowhere to go, by and large, in the rainy season. The efforts that we've seen ... have been extraordinary — down the line. But this is an impossible kind of situation." — Sean Penn has been in Haiti since mid-January and only left for Haiti-related meetings and to present at the Oscars. [Mirror]
  • "I'm so curious as to what's going to happen naturally that I can't imagine wanting to alter things just yet… And to all those women putting botulism in their faces — we don't know what the long-term effects are, so stop. I'd rather look like a basset hound than do that to my face." — Drew Barrymore is not planning on getting cosmetic surgery. [Daily Express]
  • "I don't know if I get recognized necessarily, though I do get looked at a lot - but I don't know if it's because of who I am, or if people just think I look weird." — Joan Jett. [NY Post]
  • "I've accomplished a lot by age 30. I have my career and a great perspective on life. Dang, I've been married and divorced and fallen in love 10 times again… I'm hopeful in love and prosperity and friendships." — Jessica Simpson, who turns 30 in July. [USA Today]