Had things worked out differently, the lead in Precious might have gone to Jennifer Hudson, and we would have never become acquainted with Gabourey Sidibe and her delightful teenybopper ways. However, Hudson says she would have had to gain weight to play the part, and she didn't want to be defined by her size. You can read all about it in her new weight-loss themed tome! Hudson explains in I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down that she was asked to audition for Precious but decided not to because, "I had done that with Effie ... and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight." [Hollywood Reporter]

Perhaps you've seen this photo of next week's People cover, featuring Taylor Lautner coming out of the closet? Well, be advised that it's totally fake. [Gossip Cop]


Kim Kardashian refrained from wearing something sexy while opening Christmas gifts with her family, and this is news. [Radar]


Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are still squabbling over a puppy they obtained during their probably fake engagement. "We both love the puppy," said Hef. "I told her if she wants to keep the ring and the Bentley, then maybe I can keep the puppy. I [hope] we will work it out." [People]

  • Proving he may be as kindhearted as his young fans would like to believe, Justin Bieber surprised his childhood friend with a Mustang convertible for Christmas. [E!]
  • Rumor has it that Lady Gaga is planning to buy $1.7 million mansion in glamourous Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [Radar]
  • I haven't been keeping tabs on Vienna Girardi's love life, so all I can tell you is that she stormed off a show that isn't The Bachelor when confronted by a boyfriend who isn't Jake Pavelka. [TMZ]
  • Katy Perry had a "bikini-filled Christmas in Hawaii with friends." I'm officially jealous, yet thankful that no paparazzi were around to photograph me adjusting my swimsuit over the holidays. [PopSugar]