Paris Briefly Detained For Possession In South Africa; Waitress Denies Punching LindsayS

  • Paris Hilton was detained for possession of marijuana in Port Elizabeth, South Africa yesterday, but was later cleared and released. According to her rep:

"The incident was a complete misunderstanding and it was actually another person in the group who did it. The case has been dropped against Paris and no charges will be made. The authorities have apologized for wrongfully accusing her since she had nothing to do with the incident." [People]

  • Melissa Etheridge has officially filed a Petition for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership in order to end her relationship with Tammy Lynn Michaels; she is seeking joint custody of the couple's two children "and asked that the court not award financial support to Michaels." [People]
  • "A fan came to me with handcuffs and wanted to handcuff herself to me. I was like, 'Oh! Interesting..."-Twilight's Kellan Lutz, apparently confusing "interesting" with "kind of creepy." [USWeekly]
  • Kristen Stewart, however, has a different view of crazed fans: "I don't feel very comfortable on the red carpet. I look out there at a thousand people and I realize they could rush me and assassinate me. No security could protect me. Ostensibly they're fans, but I think about them turning on me." [NYDN]
  • Heidi Klum is set to produce a show called "Seriously Funny Kids," which "will capture children as they react to a host of situations." [AccessHollywood]
  • "It couldn't possibly be true that there are a lot of guys who find adult females with genitals that look pre-adolescent that attractive. If they do, that's a problem...I feel like we've been conned into thinking it's desirable to have that waxing done and that people like it. I think it's a national myth that we have all gone along with for some reason."-Janeane Garofalo, on waxing. [HuffingtonPost]
  • Jasmine Waltz, the waitress accused of hitting Lindsay Lohan in the face, has this to say about the incident: "All I have to say is that disturbed little train wreck is delusional! I did not hit her... but I'd like to." [RadarOnline]
  • Heather Locklear has completed a 30-day stint at rehab and is "doing great." [TMZ]
  • Ashley Dupre's next career move: real estate agent. [PageSix]
  • Things between Muse singer Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson are going quite well: when asked about marriage, Bellamy replied: "Ask me again about marriage plans in a couple of months." [TheSun]
  • Robert Pattinson says that listening to rap music helped him develop an American accent: ""I used to want to be a rapper when I was 14. I have a lot of recordings. I used to do an American accent." However: "Kristen thinks I do the most terrible accent." [TheSun]
  • Chris Martin has studs in both of his ears, which the Sun thinks he's too old for. [TheSun]
  • "It was a good nickname. I turned it into a business. I have 'The Body' products now. I've always been curvy, or Amazonian, whatever. People have different body shapes, one's not better than the other.I don't feel pressure to be The Body, because it's often all smoke and mirrors, believe me."-Elle MacPherson, on her famous nickname. [TheSun]
  • "It's not an autobiography, but I tell anecdotes about my life from when I was a kid to now. Things happen that can affect a child for the rest of their life and I didn't want to just speak to adults about these issues, so the book reflects that."-Janet Jackson, on her upcoming book, True You [DailyMail]
  • When asked by Cosmo what she'd do if her sons ever asked to get into the entertainment business, Britney Spears replied that she'd "lock them in their rooms until they turned 30." [JustJared]
  • Jennifer Aniston was spotted out with a "mystery man" last night, whose identity, I'm sure, won't be a mystery for very long. [DailyMail]
  • Kelsey Grammar has reached out on Twitter to ask his fans to be respectful of his wife, Camille, as the couple goes through a divorce. "'I ask that all tweets about Camille be kind and mindful of the fact that she is the mother of my children. I know people will be tempted to say some mean things. I realise that it is human nature but I ask that you be particularly sensitive to the feelings of my wife. She has been a terrific partner for many years and should not be treated with any disrespect at this time. Camille did not want this but has made a very difficult decision and I respect her for it. Things fell apart between us. That is all. I am hoping that people will be respectful of our privacy during the divorce process." [DailyMail]
  • Brian Austin Green is in talks to join the cast of Desperate Housewives as "Keith, a single playboy who makes the women's jaws drop." [JustJared]
  • Angelina Jolie took flying lessons as a gift of sorts to her son: ""When Maddox was one and a half, we used to go to the airfield, have lunch and watch the planes. And it dawned on me: I could fly. So I promised him I would fly by his second birthday." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Jennifer Garner was kind enough to go to a gas station and bring back some fuel for two women who were stranded in their car in L.A. [DailyExpress]
  • There are reportedly another 30 minutes of Mel Gibson's taped rant at his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, and according to a source, "It's demonic and insane stuff. This is the reason why he is trying so hard to spin the story into an issue of custody, because in this tape, he sounds like the devil." [NYDN]
  • Andrew Garfield is your new Spider-Man. [Mirror]
  • Kelis says that she and her ex, Nas, still get along: "Everything's fine. We are divorced, but there is no point to fighting - there is nothing to fight about. I am super happy; my life is awesome. We are friends, we get along now and it's all good." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Tori Spelling's husband, Dean McDermott, has left intensive care after being hospitalized last Tuesday for a punctured lung he received in a motorcycle accident. [People]
  • "Oh, I'm a World Cup widow. It's been tough... The other day (Russell) did this little play on words and ended up saying that he loved the World Cup more than me. But I know that's not the case. The World Cup does not give b**wjobs. That's one thing I win."-Katy Perry [DailyExpress]
  • Kate Gosselin and her kids are reportedly planning on releasing a holiday cd. [EW]
  • "I would love to be a father. I think I'd be good at it, but I like just being a person. Don't forget to take time to be a person and do the things that make you happy. Don't get so caught up in the career thing. It's never going to nourish you. It's not, in the end, what matters. On my death bed I'm not going to say, "God I wish I did more movies." I'm perfectly happy I was present for the ones I did."-Mike Myers [Guardian]