Joe Francis Accused Of Attacking Pregnant Employee; Lady Gaga Talks FeminismS

  • A source claims that Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis "physically attacked" two female employees, one of whom was "visibly pregnant," after he discovered that one of the employees was using her phone to talk to a media outlet:

"Joe grabbed the cell phone of a female employee at Mantra Films," the source tells Radar Online, "The employee was using the phone to send an article to a news media outlet about the ‘bad' things Joe Francis was doing at his company." After reading said things, Francis "attacked" the women. Police statements were taken; Francis is not expected to be arrested. [RadarOnline]

  • In an (amazing) interview with Caitlin Moran of the Times of London, Lady Gaga discussed everything from drugs: "I certainly don't have an eating problem. A little MDMA [Ecstasy] once in a while never killed anybody, but I really don't do drugs. I don't touch cocaine any more. I don't smoke. Well, maybe a single cigarette – with whisky – while I'm working, because it just frees my mind a little bit. But I care about my voice. The thrill of my voice being healthy on stage is really special. I take care of myself." [TimesOnline]
  • To why she hates the red carpet: "To be honest with you, I don't give a f*** about red carpets, and I never do them. I don't like them. First of all – how could any of these outfits possibly look good with an ugly red carpet under them?" [TimesOnline]
  • Bret Michaels' neurosurgeon believes Michaels' recent "pre-stroke" was the result of previous problems with his appendix and brain hemorrhaging. "Bret's brain and body are not yet 100 percent, especially with this recent episode." [TMZ]
  • However, Michaels still plans to attend the finale of Celebrity Apprentice. [NYDN]
  • Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, are excited about their next child: "We're bracing ourselves for our next little tornado," Damon says. [People]
  • Dina Lohan admits that Lindsay Lohan was told not to come home from Cannes until she no longer had a warrant out for her arrest: "There was no music to face. We were dealing with issues to get her back safely — without an arrest and vacate the warrant. And that takes time, that doesn't happen overnight. There are a lot of phone calls, a lot of people involved and a lot of decisions being made. So we did what we had to do to protect her." [RadarOnline]
  • Tiger Woods was recently spotted on his golf course with "a fair-haired stunner who was not his wife." [NYPost]
  • Meanwhile, Tiger might pay his soon-to-be-ex wife, Elin Nordegren $750 million, as long as she agrees to never discuss the marriage publicly. [NYDN]
  • "I took a pretty amazing life and amazing success and marriage....and threw it away by my own hands."-Jesse James [Reuters]
  • Jude Law doesn't wanna be a player no more: "Eventually, you have to grow up and realise relationships are hard work. It's like cultivating anything. They need attention." [TheSun]
  • "I'm not a gold digger, I'm a boob digger. I like boobs. But I was always the homie, the friend, rather than the lover.I'd have a crush on a girl and she'd say, 'I don't know, Will, I see you as my brother.'"-Will.i.am, on getting stuck in the Friend Zone. Maybe people would return your crushes if you didn't refer to yourself as a "boob digger," dude. [TheSun]
  • James Franco is set to star in Rise Of The Apes, a prequel to Planet Of The Apes. [JustJared]
  • Madonna is reportedly having trouble coming up with funding for her planned Wallis Simpson biopic, according to a source, who says: "She's been associated with a fair few turkeys in her cinematic career, so investors aren't exactly falling over each other to finance the project." [TheSun]
  • Lily Allen says she had a hard time adjusting to fame: "Becoming famous is scary and weird and I had no idea how to ­handle it," she has said. "You get invited to parties and there's free drink and drugs. Well, you do, don't you? Then you wake up and people are calling you ugly and fat and ­saying what a state you are." [DailyExpress]
  • "They're not happy I'm on the show, they're just not. They don't like me. I am myself. I'm very sensitive, and if someone says something very rude to me over and over again, I'm human. Shoot me. I literally get ridden the minute I walk into the room."-Kelly Bensimon, on women who don't like her because she's one of the Real Housewives. [ShowbizSpy]
  • Don't look for a Charlie's Angels 3 anytime soon, at least not one starring Cameron Diaz: "People ask me if I'd do Charlie's Angels 10 years from now, and I'm like, 'What?!' It's a little bit tricky fitting into those pants from 10 years ago (as it is)." [DailyExpress]
  • A source claims that Megan Fox was fired from Transformers 3 due to weight loss; ""Megan stormed out after a huge row with Michael Bay," the source says, "He thinks she has lost too much weight and looks too frail. He wanted her to put on some weight and it all kicked off." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Hayden Panettiere is reportedly considering a role as Neve Campbell's "nerdy film geek pal" in the upcoming Scream 4. [EW]
  • Eddie Murphy says he's thinking about returning to stand-up: "Within the last six months or so, I started getting an itch to do it again. I started writing stuff... I was like, 'I could go and do 15, 20 minutes right now. Maybe in a couple of months I'll start working out again.' But it'll take a year before I'm ready to go on the road... It's gonna take at least a year to get the rust off; 20 years of rust." [DailyExpress]
  • "I'm proud of how bad this film is. In fact, I can't believe I just called it a film. It's a two-hour skit."-Val Kilmer, on MacGruber. [ShowbizSpy]
  • "I am a feminist because I believe in women's rights, and protecting who we are, down to the core."-Lady Gaga [TimesOnline]