Halle Berry Fights For Custody Of Her Daughter

  • Halle Berry is preparing to go to court to deal with the custody battle of her 2½-year-old daughter Nahla.

Gabriel Aubry has filed legal papers to be formally recognized as Nahla's father — he wants to share custody — and this report claims Halle has dropped out of a movie to focus on these custody issues. [People]

  • Halle has released a statement which reads, in part, that she has "serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her." Ouch. [Radar Online]
  • You may have heard that Charlie Sheen checked into rehab and planned to stay there for three months. Nu-uh. He never went to rehab. He was supposed to, but refused. He's just been chilling in his house. [The Superficial]
  • The Rihanna nude pix being circulated are mostly adorable and not sleazy at all. [Yeeeah]
  • Kanye West performed at a sweet 16 party for free. [Page Six]
  • Glee's Lea Michele will sing "America The Beautiful" before the Super Bowl. [Observer]
  • Oh Kim Kardashian! When you do a nude photoshoot, you really can't be surprised when the photographs are printed and you look, you know, nude. [Pop Eater]
  • In the movie LOL, Miley Cyrus' character smokes pot with a friend. But since she was seen smoking salvia in real life, the studio is tweaking the film: "Using tricky editing and effects magic, they are erasing all traces of her inhaling or being in the same shot with the actor." They're spending money on erasing her arm or some shit. Dumb. [Us Magazine]
  • Congrats to Christina Applegate, who is the new mother of a baby girl. [People]
  • Christina Applegate's daughter is named Sadie Grace LeNoble! [Just Jared]
  • Yay! Kristen Bell! On our TV! In a Showtime pilot called House Of Lies. With mothertrucking Don Cheadle, no less. It's a "dark comedy," about "dueling corporate management consulting firms." And the Bell plays a Brown grad who is attracted to her co-worker, the aforementioned Cheadle. Yes. Willing to give it a chance. [TV Line]
  • Uh-oh. Kristen Stewart read for the part of Lois Lane in the Superman remake. This has upset some folks. [ONTD]
  • So Kelsey Grammer booked the Plaza Hotel for his wedding, choosing the date of February 25. And yet! He is still not officially divorced. Will he beat the clock? [Page Six]
  • Wait, Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz is dating Vampire Diaries actor Michael Trevino? I thought she was with Kevin McHale, aka Artie? Did Tina and Artie break up? But…I loved them together. Sniff. [Just Jared]
  • Speaking of Glee, the cast ran into Lindsay Lohan and apologized for making jokes about her being crazy and always in rehab. [TMZ]
  • Ricky Gervais has been invited back to host the Golden Globes. So there. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Carey Mulligan is allegedly dating British actor Eddie Redmayne, who has pillowy lips and the kind of cheekbones you could slice a ham on. Seriously. [Page Six]
  • Will Joaquin Phoenix join the cast of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? He has the beard… [Contact Music]
  • Yesterday someone woke up and thought, "I'm gonna take a lot of acid and break into Moby's house." [Daily Express]
  • Blind item! "Which married actor has been hiding a secret affair with a younger beauty, but is waiting until after the Oscars to decide whether he should split up with his wife?" [Page Six]
  • "Jules Paxton, yoga guru to stars like Donna Karan, Sting, Barbra Streisand, dies at age 45." [Gatecrasher]
  • "Oh, God, the only thing that's going through my head to describe it is, it's like sex with an orgasm at the end of it! Whereas film is like you have sex but you never get the orgasm. A lot of stopping and starting but... oh, I wish I hadn't said that." — Keira Knightley, trying to explain what performing on stage vs. acting on film is like. [Digital Spy]