Robert Defends Kristen, Dings Bloggers; Is Shia Cheating On Carey?S

  • When Kristen Stewart's controversial rape analogy, which she apologized for, came up in an interview, Robert Pattinson launched into a rant, saying, "That whole system of Internet journalists, where no one is called to account, is almost entirely about hate..."
  • Referring to RAINN criticizing Kristen, Rob said, "None of those associations came out and gave a statement without being called upon by the media first - who were doing it specifically to get hits on their websites.... All these people get away with doing it because they have no responsibility to anyone. All they need is to get a salacious headline and people click on it, because it's easy... There are so many little nerds behind their computers, on their little blogs." Kristen remarked that if she said something like that she's be crucified, and told Rob, "But you could say, 'I just took a shit on the Queen's face,' and people would be like, 'Oh, I love him! I love him!' [EW]
  • Ancestry.com researchers claim that Robert Pattinson is descended from Vlad the Impaler, who is believed to have been the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. [AP]
  • Robert Pattinson said of kissing Kristen Stewart in Eclipse, "I think it was actually much easier on the first one [Twilight] because no one had an opinion. But now, two of the producers were actually demonstrating how they [Edward and Bella] should kiss because it's such a big part of the series now and everyone thinks we have to get it perfect." [E!]
  • Though he's currently dating Carey Mulligan, Shia LaBeouf is reportedly "getting very close" to Megan Fox replacement Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the set of Transformers 3. They've reportedly been holding hands, spending hours in each other's trailers, and once Shia answered the door to her trailer with no shirt on. [Radar]
  • Jeremy London's family doesn't believe his claim that he was kidnapped and forced to do drugs. "We love Jeremy, we only have his best interests at heart," said his twin brother Jason London. "We feel he needs serious psychological help and drug treatment as soon as possible." [People]
  • On Tuesday morning, police were called to Jeremy London's house after witnesses complained that he and his wife were fighting all night. When the cops arrived, Jeremy was sleeping in his car in the driveway. [Radar]
  • Kimberly Brook and boyfriend James Van Der Beek announced today that they're expecting a baby girl. "We are thinking and taking suggestions for names, but we have no idea [what to call her] right now," said Brook. [People]
  • Figure skater Scott Hamilton underwent brain surgery today to remove a benign tumor near his pituitary gland. "They're happy with the progress of the entry process, and now [doctors] can begin to get rid of the tumor," said his rep. [People]
  • Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers had a liver transplant this morning to deal with health problems related to Hepatitis C. He said afterwards, "I feel pretty good, considering everything that's happened." [NYT]
  • Martina Navratilova has paid a £2million settlement to an ex-girlfriend who was suing her for "emotional, mental and physical trauma" and threatening to go public with her secrets. [Daily Express]
  • In much more positive news, Martina Navratilova announced she has beaten breast cancer. "Hopefully it won't come back. There is a heightened chance of other cancers but a very slight one," she said. "I didn't know there was such a thing as a good cancer but I certainly got one. It was a wake-up call, no doubt about it." [Daily Express]
  • Katherine Jackson has been having Michael Jackson's kids go door to door to encourage people to become Jehovah's Witnesses. [Fox News]
  • In the video at the link from the Animal Planet special Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story, La Toya Jackson starts crying because Bubbles the chimp won't acknowledge her. [TMZ]
  • Yet another creditor's claim against Michael Jackson's estate: [TMZ]
  • Sandra Bullock picked out the opening notes to "Smoke on the Water" last night at Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery, then declared, "I can't play for crap!" [People]
  • Cyndi Lauper is working with Survivor producer Mark Burnett on a reality show about her family life. [AceShowbiz]
  • Kellie Pickler is engaged to some dude name Kyle Jacobs. [People]
  • Katy Perry injured herself while dancing after the MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday. "17 stitches later... Don't make fun of my dance moves tomorrow. That's what got me here in the 1st place! Thanks for the souvenir Canada," she Tweeted. [USA Today]
  • Ellen DeGeneres has landed a book deal for an untitled memoir. [Mediabistro]
  • Elton John will auction a car that has been painted by artist Damien Hirst at his next White Tie and Tiara ball to benefit his AIDS foundation. [The Star]
  • Val Kilmer apologized to his neighbors in New Mexico for disparaging comments he made in interviews years ago. [AP]
  • The man convicted of stealing Kirsten Dunst's purse on the set of Spider-Man is appealing the verdict. [AP]
  • Uh, Nadya Suleman shot baby-shaped projectiles from her crotch for a sketch on the MTV show Silent Library. [TMZ]
  • When New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson married Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at his home, Ford was wearing Wrangler jeans and Calista was wearing a white sundress. [People]
  • Jill Biden will appear as herself on the Lifetime show Army Wives to raise awareness of the contributions by soldiers and their families. [CBS News]
  • In a Washington Post editorial, Jon Voight complained about President Obama's policy toward Israel and said, "You have brought to Arizona a civil war, once again defending the criminals and illegals, creating a meltdown for good, loyal, law-abiding citizens. Your destruction of this country may never be remedied, and we may never recover. I pray to God you stop, and I hope the people in this great country realize your agenda is not for the betterment of mankind, but for the betterment of your politics." [Us]
  • Alias actor Kevin Weisman says that several years ago at the Golden Globes, "The show was nominated. And I was urinating next to Brad Pitt. I was gonna say hello — we had met before, and he was nice to me — but there's a man code. I nodded, he nodded, and that was it. I was proud of myself for not doing anything embarrassing. Because — let the man pee in peace. That's what I hope people would do for me. When I'm in the bathroom, let me do my thing." [Mashed Report]
  • In response to a question about people who are upset that Hollywood stars like Scarlett Johansson are swooping into Broadway shows and winning Tony Awards, she said, "A lot of my friends who are struggling actors are going through the same thing. But, I can't apologize for it. I have worked my ass off to get to where I am so I understand that struggle. For me, it's more about hiring the right person for the job. You know, who fits that description. If somebody is cast because they are a name but they're not right for the job, well, it's very frustrating. I see that. As an actor, you're trying to get one foot in the door all the time. It's the most competitive and challenging, one of the most competitive, though, for sure..." [Broadway World]
  • Countess LuAnn de Lesseps says she isn't sure if she'll return to RHONY. "We haven't been asked back yet. So, you know, let's see if the show is renewed for another season and then we'll see," she said. "I'm going to cross that bridge when I get to it." [People]
  • Danielle Staub says she wants to go to gay rights marches and lobby Congress to legalize gay marriage. "I haven't even begun my work in the gay community yet," she says, "I don't feel as comfortable around mainstream society as I do around that community. I don't feel as comfortable around heterosexual people as I do around gay people." However, when asked if she's coming out, she added, "I'm not ready to say that one way or the other." [Us]
  • Jessica Alba was excited to star in the Robert Rodriguez film Machete because she gets to play a Latina. "I have never played a Latina in a film before... I've always thought if I'm going to play a Latina character, I want her to be this dynamic and strong woman, like the women I grew up with," she says. [Mirror]
  • Malin Ackerman, who co-stars with Katie Holmes in The Romantics says of Suri, "You just want to eat her. You want to eat that little kid so badly. And she's a smart, smart girl. She's so smart and well socialized because she's always on set." [E!]