George Clooney & Ann Curry Visit Darfur

  • George Clooney is in Sudan — along with an NBC news team and Ann Curry — trying to raise awareness about the upcoming election in January.

The vote will "likely split Africa's largest country in two" and The Cloons says: "If you knew a tsunami, or [Hurricane] Katrina or a Haiti earthquake was coming, what would you do to save people?" [Daily Express, E!, the3six5, AFP; image via Ann Curry's Twitter]

  • Ali Lohan was hacked — by the U.S. government! A US State Department clerk has been indicted for using her government computer to access (and store) personal information on more than a hundred celebrities and their families. The 28-year-old clerk has been charged with several felonies, but it is not known if she was just a fan — or selling the info. [NY Post]
  • Chelsea Handler denies that she is dating 50 Cent, saying: "Everyone, calm down. I met with Mr. Cent about a potential project. There's nothing to report yet, I'll let you know if there is." Key word: YET. [Radar Online]
  • Pink will be honored at the Human Rights Campaign's 14th Annual Nation Dinner this weekend for her work with the LGBT community. Also being given awards: Lee Daniels, director of Precious; Mo'Nique; the show Modern Family. [Daily Express]
  • Lady Gaga is on vacation in Crete with her boyfriend, and from these fuzzy pictures it looks like she is wearing a gold bikini and a gold sleeping cap. [Pop Sugar]
  • "Singer Lily Allen has accepted damages at London's High Court over claims she made offensive remarks about the Beckhams and Ashley and Cheryl Cole." [BBC News]
  • The former call girl who claims she had sex with David Beckham and another hooker in a hotel room is suffering "emotional and physical injuries" from him suing her for libel — she was in the hospital Monday, and her spokesperson says "stress has weakened her health." [Page Six]
  • Victoria Beckham says of David Beckham's voice: "I don't really notice [it]. I just think he's so Goddam perfect that people have to find something wrong with him." [Daily Mail]
  • More from Victoria Beckham: "We are still so close, David and I. We were at a party the other day at my mum's house and I was sitting on his lap. We're very affectionate. I looked at him and thought after being married for 11 years, we were the only couple who were even near each other at that party. We're soulmates." And! "The other day he was sitting at the end of the bed, and he had no clothes on whatsoever. I was getting out of the shower, and I just stood there looking at him. He never looks like shit in the morning. Never! So he's sitting there sending his emails, all ripped. Not an ounce of fat on him. And I thought, 'You done good, girl.' I sure wasn't thinking of his high-pitched voice." [Contact Music]
  • Paris Hilton's boyfriend has a kid and she is a "step-mom" of sorts. [Radar Online]
  • Oksana Grigorieva is broke. [Radar Online]
  • You know how Oprah has that school for girls in South Africa? She recently flew 63 students from next year's graduating class to check out universities like Harvard and Stanford. The young women also got to meet President Obama at the White House and hung out at Oprah's compound in Santa Barbara. Oprah will be paying for college for these ladies, of course. [Page Six]
  • Portia de Rossi will be part of Oprah's Australian extravaganza. [News.com.au]
  • Eva Longoria will host the MTV European Music Awards in Madrid next month, prompting the headline: "This Lady Has Nothing To Do With Music." [The Sun]
  • When Christina Hendricks was modeling at the age of 18, someone invited her to Johnny Depp's birthday party. She sold the invitation and bought groceries. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Ramona Singer of the Real Housewives Of New York hit a producer. [Us Magazine]
  • Whoa: The next episode of The Office will be about Glee! [EW]
  • I can't even read this thing about Angelina from Jersey Shore being in a celebrity boxing match because my eyes have rolled back into my head. [Radar Online]
  • Toni Braxton is bankrupt. Again. [TMZ]
  • Some people from the Bachelor and the Bachelorette are newlyweds and six months pregnant yadda yadda yadda, yawn. [People]
  • Soledad O'Brien needs reconstructive surgery on her knee after being thrown from a horse. [Page Six]
  • Oh! Oh! Sam Raimi will direct the new Wizard Of Oz project! Good news? [Deadline Hollywood]
  • "I cried when they told me I'd got it. I was so happy that I was able to share more with these two icons… You don't get scripts like this every day. I get to do my little comedies, my big action films, but this movie is very special …There were quite a few days on set that I wouldn't bring my baby and I'd come home in tears, it was so intense." — Milla Jovovich, on being cast as the lead in Stone alongside Robert De Niro and Edward Norton. [Page Six]
  • "I thought Martha Stewart combines this perfect combination of sweetness and kindness and gentleness with unbelievable efficiency with this kind of laser-like ability to concentrate and get the job done. I thought that's a perfect thing for my character Victoria." — Helen Mirren, on her character in Red. [Daily Express]