Snooki To Plummet Inside Ball On New Year's Eve

  • You know how a ball drops in Times Square at midnight on New Year's Eve? This year, Snooki will be INSIDE.

It's not the ball. Just a ball. This stunt is brought to you by MTV, of course. In addition, the Jersey Shore kids "will lead the crowd in fist pumping to attempt to break a Guinness world record." The lesson we have learned here today? Avoid MTV and Times Square on New Year's Eve. [Hollywood Reporter]

  • Jennifer Aniston to Chelsea Handler: STFU. [Pop Eater]
  • Are Ryan Gosling and Blake Lively shagging? Ugh. [Gatecrasher]
  • When the paparazzi surround Angelina Jolie and her kids, she says: "We try not to get them into the middle of it … We just have to kind of smile and say, ‘Don't worry, it's not scary. They just like to take pictures.'" [Just Jared]
  • As strange as it may be to have opinions about children you have never met, I can say with grave conviction that I fucking love Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. [WOW Report]
  • Ten-year-old Willow Smith has big plans: "I would like to be a very well-known artist. I would like to be as big as Lady Gaga. I would like to be bigger. I'd like to be a big rock star. Somebody] I would really want to work with on a song would be Lady Gaga. She is amazing! She's just so amazing, she's a free person. She's a free girl, baby." That's bitch, baby, but yes. [Showbiz Spy via NME]
  • Not invited to Nicole Richie's wedding: Paris Hilton. [Page Six]
  • Also not invited to Nicole Richie's wedding: Her biological father. [Radar Online]
  • More on Nicole Richie's wedding here. [E!]
  • Lindsay Lohan on Dancing With The Stars? Maybe! Apparently her treatment team thinks it's a good idea: She'd be working, with a set schedule, staying busy. Plus, she's an actual star! Something that show is often lacking. I'll admit I'd tune in to watch her foxtrot. [Radar Online]
  • Lindsay Lohan's rep says she is NOT doing Dancing With The Stars. Boo. [NYDN]
  • Despite what you might have read in Midweek Madness, Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson will "definitely" have a prenup. As you may know, Jess's fashion line grossed about $750 million in retail this year. So she's got cash. But A source says Eric is "not a gold digger" and "not into the glitz and materialism of Hollywood at all." [Us Magazine]
  • Katy Perry is now Katy Brand. Adjust accordingly. [People]
  • Kathy Griffin probably won't be asked to do CNN's New Year's Eve special, thanks to the F-bomb last year and the recent fat jokes about Bristol Palin. [Pop Eater]
  • True Blood fans, a Christmas present awaits you at the link. [DListed]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio will play J. Edgar Hoover in a Clint Eastwood-directed film, and The Social Network's Armie Hammer will play his secret lover. Hot. [Just Jared]
  • Glee's Dianna Agron has fired her manager and agent. Sounds like someone wants a career overhaul. [Page Six]
  • Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks might be dating Mehcad Brooks — also known as Eggs from True Blood. Also known as the one in yellow in the Calvin Klein underwear ad. Too much sexy! [Page Six]
  • New Year's Eve, the follow-up movie to Valentine's Day, will include Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank and Ashton Kutcher. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • His name is Prince. And he is funky. And he was late to a screening of Black Swan. But they waited for him. And he arrived. And he was wearing sunglasses. And heels. And he liked the movie. [Page Six]
  • Keith Richards killed an orchid at the New York Public library. [Page Six, NYDN]
  • Unsolicited Uterus Update: Drea de Matteo is pregnant. [Life & Style]
  • "I've never felt like a sexy person. I've always felt like a sensible person. I've always felt absurd wearing anything revealing. I've always felt different [in Hollywood]. I remember going up for auditions, walking into rooms of girls in denim minis, with cut off tank tops, tanned legs, long hair and manicures, thinking, 'Erm.' But it never made me feel bad. I've never felt pressure to look like that." — Carey Mulligan. [Contact Music via Elle UK]
  • "I love having a birthday-themed Christmas birthday party so people can give each other presents at my birthday party, so it's not so much a spotlight birthday [thing] - especially with a 21st birthday where people are like, ‘Huh? Huh? What's she gonna do?' I didn't want it to be a crazy club thing, I just want it to be very me and the me thing to do would be to have a Christmas birthday party." — Taylor Swift. [Access Hollywood]