Gerard Answers For Grabbing Jen's Butt; Jessica Alba Plans To Adopt

  • Today Gerard Butler was asked to explain why he put his finger in Jennifer Aniston's butt while promoting The Bounty Hunter in Paris. He explained, "I'm a bit of a bad boy..."
  • Then he backtracked saying, "By the way, I'm still not sure my hand was really on her butt. I think that's just the way the camera was angled. I actually haven't seen [the photo]." [Us]
  • Today Lindsay Lohan Tweeted that she was set up by friends and security guards to make it look like she wasn't allowed in a nightclub. She writes: "Security @Voyeur nightclub in LA just set me up&paid off paparazzi to not let me in the back door and come to take photos of me in the back... Just one thing-i came to PICK UP MY FRIEND @electraavellan from the back and NOT even go into the club! Yet- I get sold out by guys that I treat with respect and kindness." [Perez]
  • Dina Lohan says the reports that Lindsay Lohan is broke and two months behind on her rent are "a total lie," that first ran on the local news. "It's unfortunate that our local news channel would put something out there to the public that is totally false," she added. [Radar]
  • Jesse James' lawyer says, "This whole thing has destroyed Jesse's entire universe. Right now, he's a broken man... The single most important thing to Mr. James and the children is that the marriage somehow survive." [TMZ]
  • Jesse James' three kids are staying at the family's home in Seal Beach, California "with a woman who looks like a grandmother-type." There's a riveting account of the woman taking Sunny to the park yesterday at the link. [Us]
  • A "local insider" who works in the same field as Jesse James says, "Everybody knew about Jesse cheating. Everybody knew about the affairs before the news got out.... I have nothing positive to say about that guy. People patronize him and they really don't know what a real scoundrel he is. Like cheating on such a nice person like Sandra Bullock." [Radar]
  • Police are reviewing the video shot by a paparazzo of his violent run-in with Jesse James. [TMZ]
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach, some dude who appeared with Sandra Bullock in The Lake House said when he heard about the cheating scandal, "Oh God, was I shocked … I just feel bad that her stuff gets aired like this... I just feel horrible for her." He said it's particularly bad because, "she had thanked him that way at the Oscars. It's pretty yucky." [People]
  • Michelle McGee's online bickering with Chelsea Handler continues. Today Michelle wrote on her Facebook page, "Dear Chelsea, glad to see my grandma's old clothes put to good use in your wardrobe. Her mu-mu's look AMAZING on you. P.S. You need to hire another midget to hold up those saggy boobies of yours…all that breast feeding from Chuy has really taken its toll" [Perez]
  • Michelle McGee will referee for a "celebrity" boxing match between Hailey Glassman and pornstar Gina Lynn. [Radar]
  • Today Kate Gosselin thanked her fans for keeping her on DWTS, writing on her TLC blog, "During that whole long drawn out drama, my face said it all — no surprise there!" she wrote. "I need to clarify something now: I know that I am still a contestant on DwtS solely because of my fans. I have met many of you recently, while grocery shopping, at Target, or in airports. I have a few words to my fans: THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT, LOVE, obsessive VOTES, AND verbal ENCOURAGEMENT. I am seriously blown away by each and every one of you!!!!" [Radar]
  • Caresse Henry, who was Madonna's manager from 1997-2005, has died of a suspected suicide. [Perez]
  • John Forsythe, who starred in Charlie's Angels, Dynasty, and Bachelor Father, died yesterday of pneumonia and cancer. He was 92. [TMZ]
  • Elin Nordegren "walked out on" Tiger Woods by taking a two-night trip to Miami to attend the Sony Ericsson Tennis Open. [Radar]
  • Today Tiger Woods' kindergarten teacher, Maureen Decker, held a press conference to deny a comment Tiger made in 2005. He said when he was a child, "a group of sixth graders tied me to a tree, spray-painted the word 'nigger' on me, and threw rocks at me. That was my first day of school. And the teacher really didn't do much of anything." [TMZ]
  • Maureen Decker says she denied the story in 2005, and the former principal of the school and a parent say they never heard about the incident. [TMZ]
  • Sources say Charlie Sheen isn't really leaving Two and a Half Men, but, "He leaked it to light some fire under their asses to get what he wants," i.e. a bigger paycheck. [E!]
  • Lil Wayne wrote a post on his new website today saying his spirit will "never be confined to prison walls." He added that he thinks about his four kids every day and, "I just hope my love and adoration for them provides a temporary bandage on a wound I unknowingly inflicted on them." [AP]
  • In a new interview with the National Enquirer, Jason Lee's ex-wife Carmen Llywellyn claims that Lee forced her to become a Scientologist but it was "like a cult" and accuses Lee of beating her. "He was a drunk who beat me up," she said. "He whacked me in the face and knocked me unconscious. Once, I was knocked out cold for at least 30 seconds. I had to have my jaw wired." [Celebitchy]
  • Tom Sizemore has taken a plea deal so he won't be jailed for allegedly beating girlfriend Monique Allen. He has been sentenced to 36 months probation and 80 hours community service. [The Wrap]
  • Jeff Conaway is back at home after staying at a nursing home to recover from a broken hip. "Jeff is at home with Vikki [Lizzi, his girlfriend], continuing to work on getting stronger and weaning himself off the pain medicine," says his manager. []
  • In the video at the link, Ryan Gosling and a paparazzo discuss the pros and cons of watching The Notebook with your girlfriend. [TMZ]
  • Radar claims a pregnant teen asked Tila Tequila to adopt her baby and she agreed, but now she's backing out. Tila says, "I told her that I cannot take her baby but that I would help her find an adoption agency. I can't take it because I'm already adopting a baby boy that is 2-years-old and right now I don't have time to take care of an infant." [Radar]
  • In a radio interview today Tracy Young said she and Kim Zolciak are no longer speaking. "Last week we were, now we're not," she said. "It (the relationship) changes from day to day. We had a deep connection for the last four months. Now she's tripping out and saying that we weren't (together) well consider the source." [Radar]
  • Teresa Giudice muses about the fight between Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin on her blog about RHONY, "Where were the other Housewives all summer? Why didn't anyone else mentioned Bobby's cancer to Bethenny? And why didn't Jill just email or call Bethenny herself? A simple 'Hi, b—, thanks for not calling. My husband has freakin' cancer!' would have done the trick." [People]
  • At a performance in Japan fans threw Susan Boyle a surprise 49th birthday party, bringing out a cake and singing "Happy Birthday." "She couldn't believe her eyes and burst into tears," said one of the organizers. "This started out as a small idea. A couple of us asked if anyone wanted to go to see Susan sing in Japan and before long it became a big group of us from all over the world. One of the group flew over from Australia for a day to buy the tickets because you could only get them in Japan." [Contact Music]
  • Ugly Betty's final wrap party was held last night. America Ferrera made a speech, the cast and crew sang karaoke, and cake was served. [E!]
  • Susan Sarandon and her 31-year-old ping-pong club partner Jonathan Bricklin won't discuss whether they're dating or not, but they were spotted traveling together to Machu Picchu yesterday. [People]
  • Jessica Alba announced during her appearance on Exreme Makeover: Home Edition, "My mom grew up around a huge family, and they always wanted more kids, and I was like, 'Why don't you just adopt?' I'm totally inspired. If you have the love, and the capacity to love children, you should just adopt. And I plan on doing it." [E!]
  • Little Britain star Matt Lucas spoke for the first time in public about the suicide of his ex-husband Kevin McGee saying, "I've had three fucking terrible years in my personal life." [News Of The World]
  • Anthony Hopkins insisted that the reports he's fighting with Chris Hemsworth on the set of Thor are not true saying, "I am having the time of my life making Thor with [Kenneth Branagh] and Chris. They have made every day immensely fun and collaborative, and we're all puzzled that someone would fabricate a story suggesting otherwise. I'm proud to say that Thor has been one of the great experiences of my career." [E!]
  • Brett Michaels says of his two daughters, who are nine and four, "The most important thing I've taught them is that I love them... I may not be there every day of their life, but I call them three [or] four times a day." [People]
  • Ewan McGregor says he moved his family from London to L.A. because in the U.K., "I had a sense of freedom being lost, liberty disappearing. Cameras everywhere, you can't park anywhere and you're not allowed to hang around in a group. I parked in an empty motorcycle bay in Soho and when I came back I had a ticket, and I thought, 'Fuck this, I've got to pay to park a motorbike? Enough.' So I left... (I) felt lighter every time I was there (in America)." [Daily Express]
  • Today Janet Jackson talked to Oprah Winfrey about Michael Jackson's death. "People think we were in denial but we weren't. We tried intervention several times. He was very much in denial — he didn't think he had a problem," she said, adding that his death is, "hard to believe still to this day. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about it — that all of us in the family don't think about it — every single day." [CNN]
  • Tilda Swinton says she's used to working as a producer on independent projects, "So it's more exotic for me to be given a script that's already written and be given a pay cheque and asked to dress up and play, and that's all. The whole thing of working in collaboration with filmmakers is the thing that I love the most and possibly the thing I do the best." [Mirror]
  • "I think you really have to know who you are before you can truly fall in love and give your all, and I don't think a man can define you," says Jessica Simpson. "You have to own that." [People]