Nicolette Alleges Abuse; Jesse James Has Lots Of Sex Tapes

  • Nicolette Sheridan is suing her former employer, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, claiming he physically abused her on the set.

She says that during a dispute in 2008, Cherry took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head." A rep for ABC says: "While we have yet to see the actual complaint, we investigated similar claims made by Ms. Sheridan last year and found them to be without merit." [Us Magazine, ET]

  • Nicolette Sheridan also claims that she was fired for complaining about Marc Cherry and that Cherry once said: "I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies." [People]
  • Nicolette Sheridan is suing for $20 million, btw. [Reuters]
  • Breaking: Britney Spears likes frozen yogurt. [People]
  • Two words: Bieber Bangs! [TMZ]
  • Despite previous reports, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are "doing great", definitely not splitting, and on a nine day vacation in Barbados with their kids right now. [Gatecrasher]
  • Madonna has written an essay, "Laying The First Brick At The Raising Malawi Academy For Girls," in which she declares: "The future of Malawi rests squarely on the shoulders of its girls… Having seen the determination in the eyes of these children, I know they have the strength to save Malawi — they just need to be given the tools." [HuffPo]
  • Are Prince William and Kate Middleton announcing their engagement on June 3? Tina Brown thinks so! In unrelated news, June 3 is my birthday. [The Daily Beast]
  • The involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's doctor has been assigned to a new judge. [CBS News]
  • Dr. Conrad Murray says he will not take a plea bargain deal in the Michael Jackson case. [TMZ]
  • Death threats against Erin Andrews mean that security is tight at the Hollywood studio where Dancing With The Stars is filmed — every single car entering the lot will be searched. [Radar Online]
  • The FBI is investigating the death threats against Erin Andrews. [AP]
  • Dancing With The Stars is getting better ratings than American Idol. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • DWTS contestant Kate Gosselin had a "meltdown" and started crying during rehearsal. Kate explains: "I just miss my kids." [Us Magazine]
  • Gentlemen, be advised: Kate Gosselin is ready to date again. [Radar Online]
  • By the by, Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel's number on DWTS last night was intended to make a statement about gay marriage. [Radar Online]
  • Jesse James's ex-wife, Janine Lindemulder, is "very concerned" about her daughter Sunny. With Sandra Bullock out of the picture and Jesse in and out of rehab, Janine — who is jailed in a federal facility for tax evasion — is worried about Sunny. [Radar Online]
  • "I am very, very, very much supportive of my family," says Jesse James' sister Julie. [E!]
  • Jesse James' lawyer feels that the media and tabloids are bullying his client: "The First Amendment was not meant to cover the sexual lives of people who are not in office. This is sheer voyeurism and bullying, pure and simple. It's disgusting." [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Jesse James has "more than 12" homemade sex tapes? Wow. An "insider" says: "Most of the tapes feature a mass amount of Nazi paraphernalia. It's all really quite disturbing." [Radar Online]
  • Sandra Bullock hasn't filed for divorce yet, because "she doesn't want to trigger Jesse into attacking her publicly and revealing her secrets." Says a source. [Radar Online]
  • Jesse James love Sandra "more than anything in his life," says Jesse's lawyer. [NYDN]
  • George Lopez went to visit Sandra Bullock again. [Radar Online]
  • Yesterday, Hailey Glassman said she was upset that Michelle "Bombshell" McGee would be refereeing her "celebrity" boxing match, since Michelle is into Nazi stuff and Hailey is Jewish; now McGee says: "Why is she mad at me? I don't hate Jews, I speak Yiddish!" No, really. [Radar Online]
  • The Jersey Shore kids have arrived in South Beach. Why Snooki has giant sombreros with her is a mystery. [ONTD]
  • The Jersey Shore kids were escorted into their Miami hotel "under a shroud of black umbrellas." [Page Six]
  • Brittany Murphy's mom has taken Brittany's house off the market; she felt uncomfortable showing it with Brittany's stuff still inside. [TMZ]
  • Is Simon Cowell going to plan his wedding so that it coincides with the debut of X Factor? [NY Post]
  • One lady who slept with Tiger Woods says it "hurts" every time another lady comes out and says she slept with Tiger Woods. How is it that every woman thought she was the only one when they all knew dude was married? [E!]
  • Joslyn James is calling Tiger Woods a liar. Ya think? [TMZ]
  • Whitney Houston has canceled a concert in Paris because she has a respiratory infection. Be well! [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • At the link, a photo illustration of Susan Boyle as Whistler's mother. [The Sun]
  • Annie Leibovitz: Being sued and accused of not paying bills. (Again.) [AP, NYDN, Page Six]
  • Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner were seen "all over each other." [Page Six]
  • Audrina Patridge and Ryan Cabrera: Broken up. [E!, Page Six]
  • Coming soon: True Blood graphic novels. [Perez]
  • Rihanna, Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj: Going on tour together. [Perez]
  • Rachel Maddow doesn't have a TV?!?! [ONTD via HuffPo]
  • Wait, what? "Andrew McCarthy in Less Than Zero sequel?" [Page Six]
  • Winona Ryder has been cast in the Ron Howard film Cheaters… as Kevin James's wife. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Is Devorah Rose (aka Deborah Denise Trachtenberg) getting her own TV show? [Page Six]
  • Q: It seems that anytime a non-African American artist sings R&B there is an immediate comparison to Justin Timberlake. That happened to you early on, and continues to happen. Does the comparison bother you at all? Robin Thicke: "No, not at all, to be compared to a guy who sells 40 million records, I have no problem (laughs). There is room for everybody. It's a complement. I get closer to the Marvin Gaye comparison and he gets the Michael Jackson. Those are wonderful things to be compared to." [LA Times]
  • Real Housewives' Gretchen Rossi's ex-boyfriend wants her prosecuted for filing a false police report. [Radar Online]
  • Coolio may be living in a gangster's paradise, but it means there is a $10,000 bench warrant out for his arrest. [TMZ]
  • Olivia Williams says Roman Polanski can be "absolutely terrifying," but swears he is "one of the great masters of film." [Telegraph]
  • "Attorney General Jerry Brown called a news conference for Tuesday to discuss 'Corey Haim's 'doctor shopping' in the final weeks of his life.'" [CNN]
  • On Celebrity Fit Club, Kevin Federline apologized to ex-fiancee Shar Jackson for being selfish and for his relationship with Britney Spears, which he said "wasn't like just breaking up a relationship. It was like breaking up a family." [Daily Mail]
  • "Plenty of people would throw their pants at David Attenborough, but it's his character that makes him a babe magnet." — Joanna Lumley, on the 83-year-old naturalist. [Telegraph]
  • "I thought that once I had babies, oh I could go back to my slim size. And go on about life and be able to hang out with my friends... But I thought that everything could just be normal again." — Leah from 16 And Pregnant. [Radar Online]
  • "When I drink, I get crazy. I don't know how to compose myself. I have never had a beer because I like the taste of beer. I always had a beer to get fucked up. I fucked around for a while, so now I don't drink anymore, right now. But that's just today." — Shia LaBeouf, who was arrested for drunk driving in 2008. [Gatecrasher]
  • "I think we're gonna move to Costa Rica, or somewhere in Latin America. I'm not exactly sure where…it's a new change, it's a new life, I think that we've had so much going on and so much craziness, that we just need to transition, and who knows, maybe we'll come back after a month or something, but I think for a while we're gonna go there…and figure it out, it's going to be a whole new adjustment." — Heidi Montag. [Perez]