Dexter Star Battles Cancer; The Jolie-Pitts Donate $1M To Haiti

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  • Dexter star Michael C. Hall has announced that he has been battling cancer, but the treatment is finished and he is in remission.

He has Hodgkin's lymphoma but says: "I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with an imminently treatable and curable condition, and I thank my doctors and nurses for their expertise and care." [Reuters]

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have contributed $1 million to emergency medical care for Haiti via their foundation. "It is incredibly horrible to see a catastrophe of this size hit a people who have been suffering from extreme poverty, violence and unrest for so many decades," says Angie. Brad adds: "We understand the first response is critical to serve the immediate needs of countless people who are now displaced from their homes, are suffering trauma, and most require urgent care." [People]
  • Jimmy Jean-Louis, who plays the creatively-named character "the Haitian" on Heroes, learned that the house he grew up in collapsed in the earthquake and has been searching for his parents who live in Haiti. "I have not slept yet. The second house that I grew up in was down, and some relatives have died, from what I have been told…" He's heard that the house where his mom and dad lived fell down, but he is unsure they are safe. He's set up a charity called Hollywood Unites For Haiti. [CNN]
  • Robert Pattinson will be the new Spider-Man, if you believe unnamed sources and wild speculation. [Prz]
  • Remember how Beyoncé got $2 million to perform at a private party for Muatsim Gaddafi, son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi? Pix have leaked. She's wearing a sparkly leotard and giving it her all. [Daily Mail]
  • OMFG Gossip Girl is totes real: Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick and "a posse of their pampered pals" were loud and obnoxious at a restaurant! When a dude asked them to take it down a notch, Blair, I mean Leighton, actually said: "Fuck you!" And guess who calmed everyone down and smoothed everything over? Chuck Bass. Er, Ed Westwick. "Let's hug it up, guys," he suggested. Le sigh. Time to go swoon over that GQ shoot again. [Page Six]
  • Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake: Still together. [Page Six]
  • Unsolicited uterus update: Katy Perry is not pregnant says Katy Perry's rep. Katy herself Tweeted: "ur gonna make me cry, maybe that's my period tho. THAT'S RIGHT I'M BLEEDING. Face. Better luck next month peepz." So we're Twittering periods now? Okay. [Us, Twitter]
  • Katy Perry has signed on to promote Proactiv Solution, so she'll promote that instead while the world waits for her to have Russell Brand's baby. [Us Magazine]
  • George Clooney's colleagues like his current girlfriend, Italian TV host Elisabetta Canalis. Vera Farmiga and Ivan Reitman agree that "She's stunning" and they dig her. [People]
  • RIP Teddy Pendergrass. [AP]
  • Tiger Woods is in rehab to "cure" his sex drive. Apparently he's in a six-week program in a clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. Or in Arizona. [LA Times]
  • "Lawyers in the Roman Polanski sex case are sparring over the timing of a Jan. 22 hearing on whether it's appropriate to sentence the director in absentia." [Variety]
  • Kiefer Sutherland wore a dress on David Letterman's show last night, after losing a bet. Pic at the link! [NYDN]
  • Shocker: A Jersey congressman doesn't like Jersey Shore. [TMZ]
  • "Tila Tequila Says Casey Johnson Died From Sleeping Pills And Diabetes Complications." [Radar Online]
  • "Tila Tequila's relationship with Casey Johnson was nothing more than a publicity stunt ... this, from Casey's own mouth in the weeks before her death." [TMZ]
  • Casey Johnson's 3-year-old daughter Ava doesn't know her mother is dead. [ONTD]
  • Rachel Lee, 19, has been charged with felony burglary and receiving stolen property, and is suspected of being the mastermind behind the break-ins at Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton's homes. Is the teen burglar story a screenplay yet? [AP]
  • Mysterious! An anonymous donor bought Nadya "Ocomom" Suleman a gym membership. [TMZ]
  • Ginger Spice is getting married; the lucky "toyboy" is Henry Beckwith. [The Sun]
  • At the link, Jay-Z explains how his rap lyrics are like sensationalist newspaper headlines. [Page Six]
  • Some guy is suing Coldplay, claiming three of their songs are ones he wrote. [TMZ]
  • Bethenny Frankel's new show, Bethenny's Getting Married: will be about her planning a wedding, but she's trying to do it without spending any money. Sources say she's trying to get everything — from her dress to the venue to a planner, for free. [Gatecrasher]
  • Are Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno turning on each other instead of just making jokes about NBC? [AP]
  • Leno is coming off as the villain in the Tonight Show kerfuffle. [NY Post]
  • On Monday, Conan joked on his show: "I'd like to work in a classier business with better people, like hard-core porn." Now adult film company Pink Visual has offered him a job. [TMZ]
  • Daniel Craig will replace Robert Downey Jr. in a flick called Cowboys And Aliens, based on the graphic novel of the same name. [Gatecrasher, Twitter]
  • The City crew got busted for using too many cameras without the proper permit. [Page Six]
  • If you have seen a picture of Jesse McCartney naked on a bed wearing a thong made of candy, know this: An ex took the shot, and it's been digitally altered, whatever that means. [Page Six]
  • Matt LeBlanc will be starring as Matt LeBlanc in Showtime's Episodes, and the faux LeBlancs in the clip at the link are really kind of funny. [PopWrap]
  • NBC really really really really wants him to, but Jerry Seinfeld will not be hosting new show The Marriage Ref, even though he is executive producer. [Page Six]
  • Kelly Rutherford and her husband were scolded and lectured by a judge in divorce court. [Radar Online]
  • Whatever rumors you heard about Kate Gosselin returning to TV (Date Kate!?!?!) seem to be just that: Rumors. TLC says "we are still in development and looking at a number of ideas." [TV Guide]
  • Oh noes! Celebrity workout dilemmas! Where will Brooke Shields, Kyra Sedgwick and Chelsea Clinton take spin classes?!?!? [Page Six]
  • Project Runway! Back in NYC! Back on TV! Tonight! [NY Post]
  • "As I'm sure a lot of you Heroes fans know — my cast mate and friend Jimmy Jean-Louis is from Haiti - and has been deeply effected by the recent tragedy that has befallen his homeland. Jimmy is an incredible spirit who tirelessly commits his energy and resources to humanitarian work in Haiti. He has changed many lives there through his deep compassion and generosity. Now he needs our help. My heart is very open to him and his entire family during this unfathomably difficult time. Please send thoughts and wishes of safety and recovery to him. To his family. And to the entire country. Also — please visit his website Hollywood Unites For Haiti." — Zachary Quinto, via his blog. He also says: ""The flag has been planted. June 29th, 2012. Sequel. Trek it out." [Just Jared]
  • "All in all, I really don't care how the movie reviews, or what the acting reviews are like. In Legion, I'm an angel. It's a movie that wasn't made for critics. I made that movie because I wanted to see people's popcorn go up in the air. I went to see it the other night and it's a really visceral reaction. It's like doing comedy. Horror is like doing comedy. You see people laughing at your jokes or you see people going 'Ouoooghhh' and popcorn going everywhere. And it's gratifying in a really nice way." — Paul Bettany. [BlackBook]
  • "This shit with the bean needs to be exposed for what it is right f—king NOW enough. they sqUEESED MY BANK ACCOUNTS so that they were frozen because they know im going to sue the holy shit out of them and now are…crocodiling my kid whose better than this seriously she was raised too well to be bought." — Courtney Love, on Frances' grandmother, Kimberly Dawn Cobain, and aunt, Wendy O'Connor. [E!]
  • "There's not a day that goes by [that I'm not] quoting it. I'm always showing people off my situation." — Gabby Sidibe hearts Jersey Shore. [Gatecrasher]
  • "I've bought 70% of my house off Craigslist. I've found so many things: couches, tables, lamps. I love the idea of recycling furniture and there being a history there." — Jessica Alba. [Amy Poehler on Archie Arnett. [Breezy Mama]
  • "I've spent over $1 million, almost $2 million, on this album. It's cost as much or more than a Britney Spears album because I wanted it to be that quality." — Heidi Montag, who believes her debut CD, Superficial, will be as timeless as Michael Jackson's Thriller. [Page Six]



It is not surprising that Heidi thinks that spending over $1million dollars on recording an album would mean it was great. The best records are made for far less, like 1/10 of that. To me spending that money sounds like your album is going to suck. But she is a talentless moron so I expect no less.

Also, maybe I just havent read enough about the issue but I'm confused as to why Jay Leno is such a villan in this whole conan/leno thing. I mean I know he is not funny but does he have actual decision making power?