Nicole Richie Files Restraining Order Against Paparazzo

  • Nicole Richie has obtained a restraining order against a photographer whom she claims is stalking her daughter Harlow Madden.

Nicole took a photo of the man, Fabricio Luis Mariotto, hanging around outside of her daughter's preschool, and attached the image to her legal papers. Definitely looks like he is trespassing all up in the bushes. [TMZ]

  • Lady Gaga has a restraining order against a fan who sent a creepy note which read: "You come to my dreams. I want to die and I want to die together with you. I am not [John Lennon's assassin] Mark Chapman. It is not only you who will die. I will shoot a bullet through my head too." Yikes. [Contact Music]
  • Demi Lovato's rep wants you to know that she is not in treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. "As we have said since she entered treatment last week, Demi decided to seek help for emotional and physical issues she has battled throughout her life. She has taken this step in order to get her life in order." [People]
  • According to this report, the "real" reason Demi Lovato is in rehab will "leak out sooner or later." Some are guessing bipolar disorder. [Janet Charlton's Hollywood]
  • Demi Lovato's friend David Osborn died in late July, and her heartbreak may have contributed to her behavior. [Radar Online]
  • Ready to feel poor? Oprah made a whopping $324 million last year. She tops the list of the highest-earning women in Hollywood issued by Forbes. Beyoncé comes in second, but she's not even close to O — she earned a measly $89 million. [HollyScoop]
  • Cops are watching unedited Teen Mom footage as part of an investigation of Amber Portwood's violence against her ex-fiance. You've got to wonder if they'll talk to producers from MTV — as we learned in yesterday's Midweek Madness, former 16 And Pregnant cast members claim that the producers provoke the kids, trying to capture drama. [TMZ]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow — the former Upper East Side prep school girl, sometime macrobiotic and Goop enthusiast who speaks two languages — sang a tune called "Country Strong" at the Country Music Awards in Nashville last night. [Access Hollywood]
  • More rumors about Rachel Weisz and your boyfriend Daniel Craig. [International Business Times]
  • Bret Michaels denies he had an affair with Miley Cyrus' mother Tish, explaining the rumors started because they were in the studio together: "It started out with me and Miley simply working on a song together. Her mom, Tish, likes 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn,' the first concert Miley ever saw was Poison, and so they wanted to remake it for the new record." [Daily Express]
  • So you know how the Kardashians are shilling a credit card? They were paid $25,000 to appear at a club and promote the product on Tuesday night. They almost got away with hanging there for less than an hour instead of three hours as stipulated in the contract, but the organizers made them come back after they left. [Page Six]
  • Uh-oh: Gerard Butler isn't eating. [Page Six]
  • The Superbowl episode of Glee will not be devoted to one single musician, thank Streisand. [Digital Spy]
  • Ugly sweaters are the star of the Glee Christmas card. [E!]
  • Will Zooey Deschanel be in the new Spider-Man reboot? [Contact Music]
  • LOL Headline Of The Day: "Danielle Staub: 'I Am The Susan Lucci Of Reality TV.'" [PopEater]
  • Unsolicited Uterus Update: Carrie Prejean is pregnant. [Fox News]
  • Wes Anderson has assembled an awesome cast for his next movie: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and the one and only Tilda Swinton! [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Downside of fame: When your family learns about your car accident before you can call them yourself, which is what happened to Juliette Lewis. [Contact Music]
  • Keith Richards smacked a journalist? It's only rock and roll but I like it. [Spinner]
  • Yes! The White Stripes! Going back in the studio! [Contact Music]
  • "I'm confident in my skin lately. I take care of myself and I also think that when you're in a supportive relationship you don't care any more about outside. Things that maybe would have irked you before don't matter because you found someone who loves you no matter what." — Katy Perry. [Contact Music]
  • "The scenes that she and I had together, I really enjoyed, and I really believe that she's got definite chops. We worked well together. I enjoyed all of it, and she was toe-to-toe with me that whole time. But everybody's good. Stanley Tucci's in it and Peter Gallagher and Kristen Bell and Julianne Hough, and so everyone's really good in it." — Cher says Christina Aguilera can act. [Indian Express]