Teen Mom Amber Arrested, Charged With Felony Domestic Abuse

  • Amber Portwood was arrested this afternoon and charged with three felonies, including one count of neglect of a dependent and two counts of domestic battery for allegedly hitting former fiancé Gary Shirley while filming Teen Mom.
  • Bail has been set at $5,000, and she's been placed on a "24-hour hold." Earlier today, Amber's brother said, "We were supposed to be having Christmas with my mom today, but plans have changed somewhat. Gary is supposed to bring Amber to the courthouse today. If need be, he will be the one posting bail as well. Amber is very nervous. She is waiting for her lawyer to call her back. The paparazzi are swarming her house." Amber is facing three years in jail and fines of up to $10,000. [E!, Radar, TMZ]
  • Congrats to Alanis Morisette, who gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Christmas! As expected, the son of Souleye has an unusual name: Ever Imre Morisette-Treadway. [E!]
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. is being sued for allegedly rear-ending another vehicle while driving Sarah Michelle Gellar's car. [TMZ]
  • Even though the character Lydia Hearst Shaw is playing in Dogs In Pocketbooks is just inspired by Lindsay Lohan, Michael Lohan is threatening to sue. [E!]
  • LeAnn Rimes announced on Twitter that she and Eddie Cibrian got engaged over the holidays. [Us]
  • Eva Mendes called the police on Christmas morning because she thought someone had broken into her house, but it was just a false alarm. [TMZ]
  • Australian stuntman Scott McLean was injured in a car accident on the set of The Hangover Part II and is recovering in a Thai hospital. [The Wrap]
  • Amanda Seyfried will appear in the Big Love finale. [E!]
  • It's such a slow news day that Reuters is reporting on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sending out nomination ballots, just like they do EVERY YEAR. [Reuters]
  • In other snooze-worthy news, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sometimes sleep in separate beds because he snores. [E!]
  • Check out the Darth Vader holiday card George Lucas sent out to his employees this year. [N.Y. Mag]
  • Justin Bieber visited a mall on Sunday, sparking a teen girl stampede. Says one fan, "There were vases being broken, and people climbing over other people and a lot of screaming." [The Record]
  • Natalie Portman released this statement on her engagement and pregnancy: "I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience." [EW]