Jodie Foster Defends Mel Gibson, The "Most Loved" Man In Hollywood

  • Jodie Foster defended Mel Gibson once again today, telling Extra that he's an "incredible and loyal friend" and, "He is incredibly loved by everyone that's ever come into contact with him or works with him."
  • She added, "He is truly the most loved man in the film business, so, hopefully that stands for something." [N.Y. Mag]
  • Jodie also says she's surprised Kristen Stewart, who co-starred with her in Panic Room became an actress because, "She really doesn't have the stereotypical personality." When asked who does, Jodie said, "Anybody who has a brain doesn't. That tells you how smart Kristen Stewart is." [E!]
  • At a screening of his film Runaway yesterday, Kanye West told the audience "there were times that I contemplated suicide" but, "I will not give up on life again." He didn't explain when or why he'd considered killing himself. [AP]
  • You may have heard that Lady Gaga and Luc Carl had a secret "spiritual commitment" ceremony on Crete last week, but it isn't true. [E!]
  • Vicki Gunvalson of RHOOC has filed for divorce. She and Donn Gunvalson were married for 16 years. [People]
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme suffered a minor heart attack on the set of his new film Weapon and is expected to make a full recovery. [E!]
  • Tyra Banks has asked for a restraining order against a man she says is a "mentally unstable stalker" who believes that "he killed George Bush Jr. and that Michael Jackson is alive and living in Long Beach." He's left several threatening notes at her house and set a date for their wedding. [TMZ]
  • Lindsay Lohan's camp is hoping that during her hearing on Friday, the judge will allow her to stay in rehab rather than going to jail because she "has come a long way" during her time at Betty Ford. [TMZ]
  • However, things don't look so good. The judge is reportedly refusing to meet with her lawyer before the hearing. "They were hoping he'll give her 30 more days at Betty Ford, but because of this odd silence, they are kind of expecting the worst from him." [E!]
  • In a radio interview, T.I. said that he's learned something from every one of his arrests, and after being sentenced to 11 months in prison, he's learned his "final lesson." [AP]
  • T.I. has lost his Axe endorsement deal. [TMZ]
  • Prince Harry may be dating Norwegian singer Camilla Romestrand of the British band Eddie The Gun. [People]
  • A red gown once worn by Princess Di was auctioned today for $205,000. [TMZ]
  • Conan O'Brien has named a music act for his new show: Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band. [UPI]
  • Check out the Glee kids on the cover of GQ. [Just Jared]
  • Chord Overstreet won't be wearing a gold speedo in the Rocky Horror Glee Show. [N.Y. Mag]
  • When asked if she's ready for the next two weeks of DWTS, Jennifer Grey said, "If it gets more stressful than this, I don't know that I can take it," sparking ridiculous rumors that she might quit. [E!]
  • Ben Affleck's next directing project may be the film Replay, based on a 1989 book by Ken Grimwood. [Deadline]
  • Jill Quigg of Gone Baby Gone has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a neighbor's apartment. [Boston Globe]
  • The 2012 Glastonbury festival has been canceled so it won't clash with the summer Olympics in London. [SMH]
  • Though The Social Network nailed Mark Zuckerberg's wardrobe, he says the film got a lot of things wrong, like the fact that he didn't create Facebook to meet girls, as he was already dating his current girlfriend. He says, "It's just such a big disconnect from the way that the people who make movies think about what we do in Silicon Valley, building stuff. They just can't wrap their head around the idea that someone might build something because they like building things." [N.Y. Mag]
  • Christina Hendricks says the recent report that she's on a diet is totally untrue. She said, "I'm completely happy with my body, I'm not dropping 35 lbs!" [ONTD]
  • Shannen Doherty says she was never as out of control as today's starlets. "I never did a sex tape," she says. "I never didn't wear panties and flash a camera ... When I made a mistake, I would admit to it. These girls don't seem to see their own mistakes, much less learn from them." [People]
  • Elton John says he agrees with Anderson Cooper about fighting to remove the gay joke from The Dilemma. He said Cooper "is one of the most important people on television... His heart is in exactly the right place - same as mine. He thinks the way I do. He's intelligent, and he's on the side of what we're on. I hate bigotry. I hate racial hatred. I hate sexual hatred. I mean, Anderson is on our side." [Us]
  • More deep thoughts from Elton John: "Songwriters today are pretty awful, which is why everything sounds the same. Contemporary pop isn't very inspiring." [Rolling Stone]