Nicole Richie Is Not Pregnant

The media has been alerted: Nicole Richie is not pregnant, everyone. She repeats, she is not pregnant. After photos of the star looking like she'd —oh I don't know, eaten? exhaled?— were released, Richie would just like to say: "Contrary to recent speculation, I am not pregnant. This irresponsible reporting continues to feed an atmosphere of self-doubt and insecurity. To publicly point out a change in anyone's body is mean spirited and cruel. People's bodies change and change again. This is not newsworthy and is a waste of valuable media space that should be used for more important issues." Additionally, Richie said she doesn't "think it's fair to ask someone that had two [children] back to back if they're going to have another one. Right now I'm like, 'Nooo!'," the former Simple Life star said, laughing, "But you never know. I need a nap!" [US]

Say what you want about him, but Chuckles is staying in the spotlight, reputation be damned. At his recent Radio City Music Hall show, he told the audience that he was threatened with legal action of he dared to trash Denise Richards on stage, but sources at TMZ say that it was Chuckles — who actually did end up mocking Richards during the show — who threatened her. [TMZ]

Josh Pence, otherwise known as the guy who was sort of in The Social Network (if you count "actors who had another actor's face superimposed on their body"), has been cast in the new Batman movie. This time, (we assume) he will be using his actual face for the role. [Hollywood Reporter]

Katy Perry feels a "connection to British people" because of husband Russell Brand: "Russell's teaching me British slang and phrases now. I say, 'I'm dining out on that one mate,' and say 'bin' instead of 'trash' and 'holiday' instead of 'vacation'." [Digital Spy]

  • Nicki Minaj always wanted to be a superhero. [Digital Spy]
  • Gasp! Tiger Woods is gambling! [TMZ]
  • Robert Pattinson is "obsessed" with "older women" like Kate Moss. [US]
  • Former Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl returns to TV via a knitting circle. [Reuters]
  • Eva Longoria speaks candidly about her divorce from Tony Parker. [Pop Eater]
  • Sigh. It's happening. The entire Jersey Shore cast has signed contracts for season four. [Radar Online]
  • Michael Jackson's former bodyguard will now be taking care of Lindsay (Lohan). (Side note: If she was going to go by her first name only, she could've had the decency to spell it a bit differently). [Yeeeah!]
  • The mug shot of the woman arrested at a Lady Gaga concert is available online. Is she covered in sidewalk chalk? That's for you to decide. [Smoking Gun]
  • Dave Franco (yes, they're related) just landed a role in the upcoming 21 Jump Street remake. [Just Jared]
  • Rapper Gucci Mane was arrested following an incident where he "allegedly pushed a female out of a moving vehicle, causing her bodily harm." [Radar Online]
  • Gwen Stefani is having a charity auction to benefit Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. [ONTD]