Jessica Simpson Insists She's "Extremely Happy" For Nick Lachey

  • Despite reports that Jessica Simpson is crying into her margaritas over Nick Lachey's engagement to Vanessa Minnillo, she says she's, "extremely, extremely happy for him" and was shocked when she learned, "everybody was saying that I was 'saddened.'"
  • Jess adds, "You know, our relationship was over a really long time ago, so it would be nice if everybody could move on with us and really just celebrate the love between him and Vanessa. I do, and I wish them nothing but the best." In other words, "Stay out of it, [people who keep talking about Jess and] Nick Lachey!" [People]
  • Lindsay Lohan will do a photo shoot next week for an unnamed "major magazine," which is okay with her counselors because she's now transitioned into a sober house. [TMZ]
  • Here's a fascinating photo of Lindsay showing Michael Lohan her lack of wisdom teeth. [Radar]
  • Supposedly therapists at the Betty Ford Center are encouraging Lindsay to sit down with both of her parents during family week next month. [TMZ]
  • In other shady dad news, Demi Lovato's dad says she called him from her treatment center and, "She told me she loved me, she really loves her daddy. She told me she's getting better." [Radar]
  • Jane Fonda revealed today that a few weeks ago she found a small cancerous tumor in her breast during a routine checkup. It has been removed, and she's now totally cancer-free. [Us]
  • Vera Farmiga and her husband welcomed their second child, a girl named Gytta Lubov Hawkey, on November 4. [People]
  • Matt Lauer stands by the Today show interview that made Kanye West flip out on Twitter. [TMZ]
  • The Simpsons has been renewed for a 23rd season, which will include a 500th episode. [N.Y. Mag]
  • Liam Neeson claims he "spoke to Mel," about taking over his role in The Hangover 2 and, "Mel's cool about it. We're all cool." [People]
  • AMC's Rubicon has been canceled to make more room for zombies and boozing '60s ad men. [Variety]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow says she asked her "girl singer friends" for advice before performing at the CMAs, including Faith Hill and Beyonce. [Us]
  • Some dude broke into JC Chasez's house while he was home yesterday. JC walked up to the man and started shouting at him, then called 911. The guy ran off and still hasn't been caught. [TMZ]
  • Fantasia Barrino's attempt to settle her fight with Paula Cook, her boyfriend's jilted wife, was unsuccessful, so Cook will be making their fight public in a civil lawsuit. A source reports, "They didn't settle because Fantasia refuses to acknowledge that she was aware of Paula's marriage to Antwaun when she started dating him, and Paula is adamant that she knew." [Radar]
  • A "mysterious limited liability company" bought Nicolas Cage's Bel Air mansion for $10.5 million. [Radar]
  • Perpetual Jersey Shore boyfriend Jeff Miranda says Angelina Pivarnick "is a cheating bitch" who's been seeing someone named Justin Rated R behind his back. [Radar]
  • Ugh. Kourtney Kardashian will launch her acting career with a guest spot on One Life To Live. [Star]
  • Christopher Nolan is casting two female roles in The Dark Knight, a villain and a love interest, and he's rumored to be considering Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley. [Deadline]
  • Janet Jackson tells Health that when she was 11, the producers on Good Times made her bind her newly-developed breasts. She says, "It immediately makes you think, 'The way I am isn't good enough.' That's the message that it sent to me: 'The way you look now isn't right....' It would make me sad. It wouldn't make me mad. It would hurt." [E!]