Lindsay Lohan's Harasser Is A Familiar Shady Character

  • Oh no. You know how someone is harassing and stalking Lindsay Lohan? The culprit might be none other than Sam Lutfi. Ugh.

As you may recall, Lutfi was Britney Spears's "friend" when she was having a meltdown. He was the only person she was hanging out with before she was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold. Britney's family thought Lutfi was slipping Britney drugs, and obtained a restraining order against him. TMZ claims Lutfi has recently been talking to Michael Lohan, and texting Lindsay, and calling himself "Mike from TMZ." He allegedly has told LL to distance herself from her mother, and it seems like he is a skeezey troll who preys on young women, separating them from their families — and money — but who knows. More to come, surely. [TMZ]

  • Shana Feste, who directed Country Strong — in which Gwyneth Paltrow plays a singer trying to resurrect her career while dealing with addiction — says she was inspired by Britney Spears. Feste also says: "I finished the script when Michael Jackson passed away. I think it's tragic how we treat people who give us so much, and we love to see them knocked down to build them back up again, to knock them down again. It's a weird fascination." [Contact Music]
  • Lady Gaga is a scrooge. [Digital Spy]
  • Angelina Jolie has purchased an "absolutely exquisite" $400,000 ring for Brad Pitt's 47th birthday. The band has each of their children's names on it, and Angelina's as well, and it's a "family wedding band" meant to symbolize that Brad isn't just married to Angie but to the family as a whole. Sniff! So beautiful. But since Brad & Angie news never comes without something kind of weird, this report claims: "As well as fitting seven names onto the ring, Angelina also requested it be engraved with 'mystical' references that are personal to the couple." That voodoo that you do so well. [Contact Music]
  • Never doubt that Jason Segel — who is starring and directing the new Muppet movie — is a huge, huge Muppet fan. He cried when he met Kermit the Frog. Video at the link. [TV Squad]
  • Dear Fiddy, I LOVE your new look. [The Life Files]
  • Julia Stiles on Dexter costar Michael C. Hall's divorce: "I have absolutely nothing to do with the split between Michael and Jennifer. We are good friends and enjoyed working together. This is a personal matter between them, and we should respect their privacy. Although I too prefer to keep my private life private, I felt compelled to dispel the rumors I was somehow the cause for this matter." [TMZ]
  • Here is Zachary Quinto in his underwear. [Just Jared]
  • Get out your O RLY? owl: David Arquette Tweeted: "It is being reported that I'm having a Nervous Breakdown. I assure you am not. This stemmed from a joke I made." Well, you told Howard Stern that you were drinking a lot and having a nervous breakdown. So. [Contact Music]
  • Christian Bale talks about losing weight for The Fighter: "I didn't take this job because I went, 'Oh, there's a physical transformation needed.' I always go, 'Damn! There's a physical transformation needed!' Again, I just didn't recognize that. I just liked the character and then realized, 'Oh, crap , he's a welterweight.'" [Contact Music]
  • This one time at an event's after party, Justin Timberlake saw Katie Couric and Oprah getting down. "Oprah had a little footwork, and Katie was dropping it like it was hot." [TV Squad]
  • The Winona Ryder piece in GQ includes the Mel Gibson anecdote, but also some other interesting moments — she casually refers to a pill addiction, talks about being a 39-year-old actress when there are all these "young things" on the scene, and also says: "I went through this stage where I was really square. We lived on this commune, and there was this beautiful waterfall. And there'd be a lot of kids that were naked. But I was in a bathing suit." [GQ]
  • Natalie Portman is allegedly pissed that Mila Kunis is getting so much attention for Black Swan. "This was supposed to be Natalie's BIG role, so she's totally upset that Mila is getting so much praise," says a random unnamed source. [The National Enquirer via Celebitchy]
  • Snooki is scheduled to appear at Sizzle Tanning Salon in Totowa, New Jersey tonight, where she will sit on a throne for two hours and earn $11,000. America! Land of opportunity, and opportunists. Also, Sizzle is a terrible name for a tanning salon, the last thing I want for my skin is it to look like bacon. [TMZ]
  • Demi Lovato's leaked pictures — in which she shows off her cleavage while getting grabby with her dancers — look like any other 18-year-old's faux lesbian mirror pix. There used to be this thing called MySpace, and it was chock-full of this kind of thing. [The Superficial]
  • Eric Bana might play the lead in the big screen adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Just as soon as he finishes working on something else… in my pants. [The Wrap]
  • Unsolicited Uterus Update: Kim Zolciak's second trimester of pregnancy feels "awesome." [People]
  • Joan Rivers is giving up plastic surgery. Allegedly. Or maybe she's gotten everything she wanted to get. [CelebSlam]
  • Video: Amy Sedaris on Colbert! [Vulture]
  • Tony Romo and Candice Crawford — sister of Gossip Girl's Chase — are engaged. [ET]
  • Breaking news straight out of the mid-90s: Sandra Bernhard says, "I didn't sleep with Madonna. We were pulling everybody's chains, creating a media frenzy. We were friends. We don't speak anymore. I keep my friends my whole life, but Madonna feels differently." [Page Six]
  • "My grandmother just died at 96 and she still looked pretty hot and my mom is 84 and still looks great so I'm just going to keep going and pray for the best. And you know what? When it's not like that, I'll just do something else. I want to direct movies anyway - that's what I really want to do. Why continue working? It's like telling Picasso, you've done enough paintings, you've created everything, there's nothing more to do. I like what I do and will do it as long as I can." — Cher. [Contact Music]