The gossip world is atwitter today because Jennifer Aniston referenced her split from Brad Pitt six years ago and managed to keep herself from weeping uncontrollably. During her Inside The Actors Studio interview with James Lipton, Aniston says she made the extremely courageous decision to film The Break-Up because, "It was just a beautiful story about a couple breaking-up. And I was slightly familiar on the topic and the issue.

She continues, "I sort of honestly felt like, what a great way to sort of exercise some of that. And I enjoyed it. I really enjoyed it. You would think otherwise, because even the producers were like, 'I don't know if we should ask you to do this,' but I was like, why not? Turn the page, let's move on." [Radar]

Manuele Malenotti, who's supposedly George Clooney's "best friend in Italy" says he was expecting the Elisabetta Canalis split all along. He adds, "All I can say is that George, when it comes to love, has decided that he is not going to get married again and he is not going to have any children and he won't change his mind" — but we already knew that. [Us]

Charlie Sheen hinted today that his new show will be based on the film Anger Management. Chuckles will play, "an ex-jock who got his master's degree in social work during the offseason. He becomes a counselor to defendants in the criminal justice system with anger management problems." [TMZ]
Lisa Lampanelli may not participate in Charlie's Comedy Central roast because she's already booked that night. She says, "I am personally thrilled to death that they chose Charlie and I'm glad he's desperate enough to have accepted the challenge. I mean, come on — the guy was replaced by Ashton Kutcher. I guess he now knows how Bruce Willis felt!" [TMZ]

Nicolas Cage's son Weston Cage made two very important declarations today via Facebook: His wife of four months is pregnant and he's filing for divorce. He thinks her pregnancy is proof that he didn't hit her. He adds, "Have fun killing my child Breyan Prescott," whatever that means. [TMZ]

  • THIS JUST IN: Sinead O'Connor has a new hairdo. [TMZ]
  • The twins who play baby Lily on Modern Family have been recast because their parents were asking for a higher salary next season. [E!]
  • CNN has canceled Eliot Spitzer's show, and Anderson Cooper's AC 360 will move up to 8pm. The new schedule also includes a show hosted by Erin Burnett that will air at 7 pm. [Mediaite]
  • A source says Chord Overstreet actually hasn't been fired from Glee. "His option to be a series regular was just not picked up at this time. If Chord wants to appear on Glee, the choice is his. The Glee writers like his Sam character, and have plans to write for him. He and his reps have been told that he is welcome back to Glee, and everyone hopes he will show up on August 10 when filming begins." [TV Line]
  • Harry Shum Jr. and Darren Criss, who were promoted to series regulars over Chord, star with Dianna Agron and Jenna Ushkowitz in Keenan Cahill's lip synch of Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night." [HuffPo]