Angelina & Brad: Au Revoir, France; Guten Tag, Berlin

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  • After six months, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are moving to Germany. Maybe. But! "Friends" say there's tension. [Daily Mail]
  • Award-winning journalist Christiane Amanpour says Renée Zellweger is "very smart about current affairs." That is an enviable endorsement. [NY Observer]
  • Lindsay and Sam loved Tina Fey's Sarah Palin impersonation. [Page Six]
  • Natalie Portman: Single again. She and Devendra Banhart will remain friends but need space. Perhaps his beard was coming between them. [In Touch, People]
  • Sharon Stone still has custody of her son, whom she supposedly lost custody of earlier this month. Seems like the court clerk made some kind of error. [TMZ]
  • Kelly Osbourne on Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez: "I was directly across from them [at a show during Fashion Week]. I've never seen two people pretend to like each other more in my life. They were holding hands, but it looked like Victoria was holding a shitty bit of toilet paper!" [Mirror]
  • Simon Cowell on finding out that Clay Aiken is gay: "Wow, that's a shock. It's like being told Santa Claus isn't real — unbelievable! I don't think anyone cares. Let's face it. It's 2008. You know, who cares?" [MSNBC]
  • Here's another shocker: Clay Aiken's baby pictures had a bargain-basement price tag, nowhere near what People paid for the Jolie-Pitt spawn. [MSNBC]
  • Rosie O'Donnell's reaction to Clay's gay news: "I love Clay. He is a beautiful man in every way." [Yahoo News]
  • Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are supposedly in couples counseling. [Daily Mail]
  • Queen Latifah's Rolls Royce has an Obama license plate. So elitist! [The.Life Files]
  • Paul McCartney is in Israel, which banned the Beatles in 1965. But now the Army Radio news station has been playing the Beatles' greatest hits. Although pro-Palestinian groups have urged McCartney to boycott Israel, he's performing tonight for the first time. [LA Times]
  • Paul McCartney has more Israeli security than when George Bush visits. [Mirror]
  • Ashley Olsen is on vacation with her beau, Justin Bartha, in Las Vegas. They've been making out in clubs and catching shows and shacking up in the penthouse suite at Caesars Palace. Don't forget the Liberace Museum! It's totally cheesetastic. [E!]
  • It's official: Johnny Depp wil be the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland. [Reuters]
  • Bret Michaels went to a LensCrafters in Springfield, IL and was mobbed by fans for "about an hour." [UPI]
  • Oprah has joined the cast of the Disney film The Princess And The Frog, which is the Mouse Co.'s first black princess movie. Maybe she'll keep it from being a total disaster? [Reuters]
  • Lance Armstrong got advice from his ex-wife Kristin before coming out of retirement to do the Tour de France. "Quite frankly, if she had said, 'I don't support it,' or 'I'm not into it,' I wouldn't have done it," he says. [People]
  • "Magician" David Blaine finished his recent stunt of hanging over Central Park. Yawn. [USA Today]
  • We've seen this Angelina Jolie doll before but it never ceases to be scary. [Perez Hilton]
  • Hugh Hefner's Girls Next Door desire different things: Kendra wants kids; Bridget wants a career on the Travel Channel; Holly says, "I want everything!" [E!]
  • Hmm, this report says that Kendra is seeing Philadelphia Eagle Hank Baskett; Holly is dating Criss Angel and Bridget is seeing Nick Carpenter, Marisa Tomei's ex-boyfriend. [Page Six]
  • Metal fans are complaining that Metallica's new album is too loud. [WSJ]
  • Harry Connick Jr. saw some couple getting frisky in a hotel ballroom, so he played the piano for them. [Fox 411]
  • Former Bachelorette Jen Schefft is engaged, not that you care. The dude looks a little like Joe Millionaire. [People]
  • Steven Tyler is suing unknown bloggers who impersonated him on the Web. How do you sue people when you don't know who they are? [MSNBC]
  • Legally Blonde: The Musical is closing, OMG you guys. [Variety]
  • Will Smith is planning a prequel to I Am Legend, because that is what the world needs now. [Variety]
  • Correction: What the world needs now is a Partridge Family remake. [Variety]
  • Rachel McAdams joins the cast (Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr.) of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Guy Ritchie. [Reuters]
  • Can Ali Lohan's floundering music career get some help from Johnny Wright, the man who worked with NSync, Justin Timberlake and the Jonas Brothers? [Page Six]
  • Mariah Carey is the global ambassador for the Yum! Foundation's appeal to raise money for the United Nations World Food Programme. [Daily Express]
  • Joan Rivers made Nazi jokes; AOL censored them. [Page Six]
  • A family has dropped their lawsuit claiming that a hospital caused distress to a dying woman when they moved her to make room for Michael Jackson back in 2005. [Yahoo News]
  • With Sunday's premiere, The Simpsons will tie Gunsmoke's record of 20 seasons on the air. [USA Today]
  • "I didn’t want the perfume launch to be boring like Victoria Beckham’s, Kelly Brook and the others. I saw Victoria in pictures wearing the white dress with a kind of furry thing on the back and I just thought she’s on another night out. I had no idea she was supposed to be promoting her new perfume. She didn’t make any effort. She should have a bit more fun with it like I did. I envisaged a beach with a half-naked lady and that’s what I did. Now everyone has seen my new boobs, and I hope I’ve made the public happy." — Katie Price, the "glamour model" known as Jordan. [Mirror]
  • "I'm only naked for about seven minutes in a show that runs about 2¼ hours." — Daniel Radcliffe, who is supposedly awesome in Equus. [USA Today]
  • "I'm not too careful what I say. I'm old enough to have my opinions and if they’re not politically correct, then so be it." — Joan Collins. [Daily Express]
  • "Giving kids whatever they want is disastrous parenting. There’s no sense of something earned. I’m sorry but when you’re 12 you don’t need a new mobile phone every few months just because a new one comes out. I’m not going to buy her the latest phone, I’m not going to buy her an iPod every time one comes out and I’m definitely not going to buy her a pony. As a result, my kids don’t want for very much. They’re not greedy. They’re wonderful, wonderful children. Saying No helps. That’s what parents don’t understand. If you want to produce really horrible, obnoxious kids, say Yes to them all the time." — Ewan McGregor. [Daily Express]
  • "It is extraordinary to me that you can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire [Group of Eight nations] can't find $25 billion to save 25,000 children who die every day of preventable disease and hunger. I presume these people [in the Bush administration] know what they're doing. Bankruptcy is a serious business. But this is moral bankruptcy." — Bono, weighing in on President Bush's bailout pan, at the Clinton Global Initiative. [Rush & Molloy]

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This Legally Blonde news has me devastated.