- Though Kate Gosselin recently insisted on Entertainment Tonight that her children Alexis and Collin weren't expelled from school, sources say they were asked to leave after physically abusing other students and injuring an adult.
- There are no details on the incidents, but the source says after three weeks of "intensive special treatment to focus on their behavior," it became clear that, the 6-year-olds, "needed intensive assistance to help them with their social, emotional and academic needs...Both Jon and Kate were sent a letter from the head of school explaining that despite their best efforts, staff had reached a point at which they had to request the children enroll in another program." Disclaimer: There's a possibility the source is Jon. [Radar]
- Fellow Worst Parent In The World contender Dina Lohan now insists that Lindsay wasn't dropped from Inferno — she quit. "She turned Inferno down," says Dina. "The movie is about a drug addict and a porn star... it is hard when you are a serious actor with what she has been through, we don't need that." Here's what I have to say to that. [Us]
- Amber Portwood is denying that she's pregnant, saying, "The rumors are absolutely false — I'm not pregnant. I'm working hard to be the best mom to my daughter. I have no plans to have more kids anytime soon." [E!]
- She's off to a bad start: Early this morning, Amber was pulled over because police saw her swerving and thought she was drunk. She passed the breathalyzer and was apparently just "out of sorts from her medication." However, she still got a ticket because she was driving with a suspended license. [Radar]
- WTF: Michael Vick says, "I would love to have another dog in the future. I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process." [Radar]
- Some paparazzo was so desperate to get pics of Hulk Hogan's and Jennifer McDaniel's wedding that he crept through Hulk's backyard. A security guard spotted him and "some pushing and shoving took place." [E!]
- Rip Torn pled guilty to charges related to his drunken bank break in and received a two-and-a-half year suspended sentence and three years' probation. [NYT]
- An unnamed source provides this explanation for the Scarlett Johansson/Ryan Reynolds split: "There's no third party. Ryan and Scarlett had been having some issues for a few months now. Distance and their careers played a big role. When you don't spend a lot of time with your partner you grow apart." [People]
- Oh, thank god: Camille Grammer says, "Quite simply, no tape exists of Kelsey and I having sex." [TMZ]
- Katee Sackhoff will play the title role in a dark comedy series called Sexy Evil Genius. [The Wrap]
- Nicholas Brendon thinks the Buffy remake is a mistake too. [E!]
- The TV show Roger Ebert presents At the Movies will debut in January. [Reuters]
- Pete Wentz would like you to know that Jessica Simpson's fiance is, "a really great guy and I think the greatest aspect of Eric is that he makes Jessica genuinely happy. He puts a smile on her face when he's around." [E!]
- Nick Lachey on his holiday plans with Vanessa Minnillo: "We're going to be in Cincinnati with family, and hopefully having a white Christmas. We're going to be in Tuscany for New Year's. Who knows, we may be married in Tuscany, too!" [Us]
- An interviewer tried to get Kevin Spacey to discuss being homosexual, but he kept things vague, saying, "Look, at the end of the day people have to respect people's differences. I am different than some people would like me to be. I just don't buy into that the personal can be political. I just think that's horseshit. No one's personal life is in the public interest. It's gossip, bottom line. End of story..." [N.Y. Mag]
I understand where Vick is coming from (on dogfighting, not wanting another dog since that's just dumb). I grew up in a culture where dog fighting was and is accepted, and even now, I have no huge moral problem with it (no diff than bullfighting, etc), though the ways he killed them was sickening.
Anyway, not everyone had safe white picket childhoods filled with priviledged parents and communities. What he did was wrong. But he is right in that he grew up with a mentality where it was accepted without question.
Edit: Edited to add 'huge'. :P