Jay Leno Takes A Shot At Letterman, Katy And Russell Are Hooking Up, And The Spice Girls Are Back, Again

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  • Jay Leno went after David Letterman last night, dropping a few Letterman jokes in his opening monologue. "If you came here tonight for sex with a talk show host," he told his audience, "you've got the wrong studio." [USWeekly]
  • Leno then ended the monologue with "I'm happy to say that I've never had a sexual relationship with any of my staff members." [USWeekly]
  • Jimmy Fallon also took a swing at Letterman: ""There's a new book out called Why Women Have Sex that says there are 237 reasons why women have sex. And, folks, Letterman knows the top 10." [USWeekly]
  • CBS producer Robert Halderman, the man accused of trying to blackmail David Letterman for 2 million dollars, was reportedly deep in debt and "desperate," according to Assistant District Attorney Judy Salwen: "The evidence is compelling. It shows the defendant is desperate, and he is capable of doing anything." [AP]
  • Meanwhile, Halderman's attorney says "This story is far more complicated than that two-minute statement by the assistant district attorney." [ET]
  • Halderman has been released on bail, but must stay away from Letterman, due to a temporary order of protection issued by Judge Michael Melkonian. [TMZ]
  • A source who used to work for Letterman says the reports of his affairs aren't surprising at all: ""It wasn't a big deal because he wasn't married. And we heard he had a girlfriend, but she never came around, so it just wasn't a big deal. He wasn't considered a sex symbol or anything. In fact, off the air, he came across a lot older than he was." [People]
  • Another source claims that Letterman's behavior is typical of workplaces with intense schedules: "In politics it's the same thing. People who live it, eat it, breathe it ... [It's] not some sort of predatory, 'Let's hire beautiful women so we can feast on them' kind of thing. That's just not the way it works." [People]
  • Elsewhere in lawsuit land, Nicolas Cage is being sued for 2 million dollars after missing a payment on a loan. [TMZ]
  • Christina Milian and her husband, The Dream are expecting their first child. [People]
  • "Yeah, I think I can appreciate that fashion exists for really skinny fucking people, you know, and I need clothing. I mean, I had a moment and it was great. I have lots of free things in the closet and, like, I don't have to wear them or sell them, and someday maybe I'll go through another crisis and fit into them again. Who knows? But at this point, I think it's time for me to, you know, embrace being 30 and not really care so much. I'm not going to lie. Of course I care. I'm a woman, you know. But I think you can still, like, be attractive, and I think maybe things get a little better."- Natasha Lyonne [NYMag]
  • Kate Gosselin will appear on the Today show on Monday to discuss Jon Gosselin's latest round of shady moves. [People]
  • Sarah Ferguson says she still gets along very well with her ex-husband, Prince Andrew: "Prince Andrew and I stand very firmly by the idea that, yes, people do sometimes have to move on through life and get a divorce, but not all divorces have to be acrimonious - you can actually do it for the greater good, for yourself and for your own personal growth." [DailyMail]
  • Kate Beckinsale, named Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive," doesn't have very fond memories of her former modeling days: "I was on the cover of Elegant Bride magazine when I think I actually cried. I was looking sort of misty, bridey eyed. It was mortifying. There I was, in my riot-grrrl feminist stage, with a puppy." [Esquire]
  • "I try not to be a jerk. I really do. I try to be nice and cordial. I've seen the real extreme diva behaviour and I don't think that's who I am. I think I have mannerisms and that whole thing, and I'm running around in these shoes. But even before I had any type of fame, I was like this." -Mariah Carey [Guardian]
  • Katy Perry and Russell Brand are reportedly in a "secret romance," which is so very secret that the Daily Mail has all the details. [DailyMail]
  • "Katy knows his bad boy reputation but could not resist - especially when Russell sent a love poem with a note attached saying, Please send me a poem back.," says a source, "Russell killed himself laughing when Katy sent a photo of her boobs with the word 'poem' scrawled across them. The next minute Russell picked up the phone and invited her to Thailand for a secret getaway." [TheSun]
  • Hayden Panettiere pushed producers to include a lesbian storyline for her Heroes character, Claire: "I kinda threw it out there... They (writers) put you in relationships and I was like, 'Can I just be with a girl or something...? Let's do that." [DailyExpress]
  • Tennis star Chris Evert and golf star Greg Norman have split after 18 months of marriage. [DailyExpress]
  • According to Joey Ramone's brother, Mickey Leigh, Ramone struggled with schizophrenia throughout his life. Leigh and Legs McNeil plan to discuss Ramone's illness in the upcoming book ""I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir." [PageSix]
  • Courtney Love is still having financial troubles: "I'm f****d now dude. I have 120 bucks, my kid hasn't had a decent meal and I'm getting evicted." [TheSun]
  • Kim Kardashian, the cover girl for November's Cosmo, says that she's learned from her experience with the now-infamous Ray J sex tape: ""I was devastated, but when something negative happens, I pick myself up and move on…and I don't make the same mistake twice." [JustJared]
  • Lady Gaga plans to start a solo tour, now that her "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West has been canceled. [ShowbizSpy]
  • Kristen Stewart says that filming The Runaways saved her from losing her mind on the set of the Twilight films: "I think I would have been a psychopath by the end of a four-year stint on the Twilight saga without anything like that to change it up." [ShowbizSpy]
  • The Spice Girls are planning to get back together, with or without Victoria Beckham: "This time next year at least four of the five girls will be back on stage doing the Spice material again." says a source. Zig-a-zig-ah! [TheSun]


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Oh, and does anyone else remember when Christina Milian was just Christina from The Movie Surfers on the Disney Channel?

Or maybe I'm taking crazy pills.