Charlize Theron thinks that women are "messed up" and is pointing the finger of blame squarely at Hello Kitty. Yep, Hello Kitty. "I'm pretty amazed by Hello Kitty. I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty shit and nobody is concerned for them," she said. "It's the one iconic teenage symbol that seems okay for women in their 30s? The world seems to not have an issue with it." Feeling so strongly about it, she jokes that she told the wardrobe department for Young Adult to make sure her out-of-control, emotionally stunted character dressed appropriately: "'Get me some Hello Kitty T-shirts.' Those were my demands." Margaret Cho would also have something to say about this. [US]

For those that missed it, Barbara Walters didn't hold back when interviewing the Kardashians as part of her Most Fascinating People special – with the majority of her questions and outright accusations sounding like they were written by some of the bitchiest 14-year-old mean girls around. She spoke about the sex tape, Kim's sham marriage and, wait for it, which of the girls is mom Kris Jenner's favorite. All of this in addition to stating the obvious – that they have no discernable talent beyond self-promotion. "You don't really act; you don't sing; you don't dance. You don't have any – forgive me — any talent!" They don't call her a legend for nothing. [Page Six]

Jay-Z is choosing to chow down like a pregnant woman and while that sounds super fun on the surface things are playing out very differently with Beyoncé's diet plan. While pregnancy is the best excuse for eating any combination of weird-ass food, the singer has decided to restrict her intake by going "partially vegan" and he's joining her in a show of support. "Jay's trying to be disciplined, and he needs the energy to support her," says someone with intimate knowledge of their dietary habits. [US]

This is giving me a little sick-in-mouth moment, but Simon Cowell joked about some sexual tension between him and Paula Abdul – saying that though she hated him he's sure it was all down to her undying sexual attraction to furry moobs. "I think it was sexual tension … on her part," he said. One hundred blurghs. [Page Six]

Nothing gets in the way of Nicole Scherzinger making one of her groundbreaking and artistically relevant video clips, not even being held at gunpoint in Mexico. In the country to film the clip for her next single "Try With Me," her SUV was pulled over by a local gang. "We were held at gunpoint," said her choreographer Brian Friedman. "People next to our cars ... There were M-16s and Berettas!" Thankfully it didn't stop them from finishing their important work. [NYDN]

Explaining how she was told to diet at the age of 11 and been insecure about her body ever since, Janet Jackson makes a suitably depressing choice for the new frontwoman of Nutrisystem. "Being the baby of the family, you get teased," she said, adding that it was Michael who first started bullying her. "I carried that through my adult life." [NYDN]

Good ol' Courtney Love is rejecting claims she's a bad tenant, saying that she's not behind in rent, got permission to repaint the joint and the fire was a contained incident caused by a candle. Sources on the real estate beat think the whole thing is a ploy to get publicity so the landlord can sell the place for more. "I haven't fallen behind on the rent - I have been paying month to month as agreed. My rent is current, but the owner is now asking for the remaining two months' upfront," said Courtney. "I'd happily pay that and another six months' rent upfront if she would extend the lease." Well, that's far less exciting. [Page Six]

  • Christian Bale gets shoved around by guards while trying to visit an Chinese activist. Guards who clearly lack knowledge of his epic on-set meltdowns. [E!]
  • It looks like Jennifer Hudson might be the star witness in her family's triple murder case. So, so sad. [Radar]
  • We doubt Ryan Gosling is interested, but it'd still be cool if he resumed his role in the new Broadway adaptation of The Notebook. [Gothamist]
  • Hugh Hefner discusses how he pushed Lindsay Lohan into taking it all off for the cameras. [NYDN]
  • Bizarre phobias are always a crowd pleaser, with Scarlett Johansson revealing she's "terrified" of peacocks and cockroaches. She forgot to mention swans, those are some nasty creatures. [US]
  • It's official! Dita Von Teese is the latest to join the cast of celebrity circle-jerk theatre "Sleep No More" – which is actually pretty good. No word on if she'll be getting naked for the show. [Page Six]
  • People are wondering if Madonna can make a comeback in a "Lady Gaga-dominated world." Um, comeback from what exactly? She's still here. [NYDN]
  • For all of the Margaret Thatcher haters, Meryl Streep urges you to see her human side. [NYDN]
  • Talk of Conrad Murray being treated like Hannibal Lecter in prison makes me wonder if he has a semen-throwing neighbor. [NYDN]
  • Zac Efron is outspoken on his anti-reincarnation stance, getting the new tattoo YOLO which stands for "You only live once." Deep. [E!]
  • Yay, a Clueless reunion! Of sorts. [Vulture]
  • In a baffling career move, Clint Eastwood agrees to star in a reality show. [Daily Mail]
  • Kirstie Alley says the next time vandals target her house she's going to off them with a combination of gunshot and animal attack. [Daily Mail]
  • Britney Spears has that whole Christmas lights thing well and truly down. [TMZ]
  • Why didn't we think of this first? The best separated at birth in a long time: Zach Galifianakis and Ron Swanson. [People]
  • Sandra Bullock is undergoing a bit of a Sarah Connor transformation. [Radar]
  • Spoilt brat and future asshole Suri Cruise has an epic tanty in a toy shop. [Daily Mail]
  • Teen Mom's Amber Portwood faces two years jail after failing to stick to any of her probation conditions. Which is a bit of an achievement. [Radar]
  • If she's really a genius performance artist then she gets extra points for not breaking character: Courtney Stodden admitting she goes hiking in seven-inch stilettos. [Radar]