Jennifer Welcomes Baby Boy; G.I. Joe Star Has Stripper Past

  • Jennifer Hudson gave birth to a baby boy named David Daniel Otunga Jr. after his father, David Otunga. Hudson's rep says, "The baby is beautiful and perfect. His parents are ecstatic." [Daily Mail]
  • In 1999 at the age of 18, Channing Tatum performed in a Chippendales-style strip club called Male Encounter for $50 a night plus tips. You can check out his routine here: [Us]
  • Plumbers are suing Usher for $2,335 because they claim he never paid them for remodeling his bathroom and installing a shampoo bowl. [TMZ]
  • Tameka J. Raymond, wife of Usher, wrote an essay for the Huffington Post on stereotypes within the black community about light versus dark skin. She says she was appalled when a black women called Michele Obama unattractive because her skin is darker and writes, "In fact, I have read similar comments about myself that I am 'dark, aggressive, bossy and bitchy.' It has been stated that my husband should have been with a 'younger, more beautiful' woman." [Huffington Post]
  • Security guards and paparazzi have been clashing for weeks on the Brooklyn set of The Bounty and the security guard assigned to protect Gerard Butler allegedly keyed a photographer's car this weekend. [N.Y. Post]
  • Friends say Amy Winehouse is giving herself and her home a makeover to coincide with her comeback. "She's been obsessed lately with soft and floral furnishings, rose coloured sheets and fluffy pillows," says a friend, "She is particularly keen on peachy colorings." [The Sun]
  • DEA agents raided a pharmacy in Las Vegas looking for evidence on Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor. [People]
  • Whoopi Goldberg is selling her New York loft for $3.99 million so Sothebys has released a photo of her living room, which you can see here: [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Here's the trailer for Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Heath Ledger's final film. [E!]
  • Kelly Sott, the girlfriend of Michael Douglas' son Cameron Douglas was arrested yesterday for allegedly trying to smuggle him drugs in the courthouse. Law enforcement sources say she passed him an electric toothbrush with dime bags of heroin hidden in the handle. [NBC New York]
  • Clay Aiken, who was recently dropped from RCA, has signed a record deal with Decca Records. He will release a new album in the first half of 2010. [Perez Hilton]
  • You can listen to the 911 call made by RHOA's Kim Zolciak, in which she claims castmate NeNe Leakes choked her twice, at the link. Zolciak calls the dispatcher from behind "a Target shopping center" and says, "I was filming my show ... and I was choked by one of my cast members." [TMZ]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays Juliet on Lost is leaving the show to film V, but she says we'll see Juliet, "pretty immediately, and then I'm not sure after that, but I think it will be satisfactory." [E!]
  • Eric Bana, who got his start as a stand-up comic 20 years ago in Australia says, "Stand-up came out of three things: Frustration, necessity and arrogance. I didn't have a great career ahead of me in anything. Someone literally said to me, ‘You should try stand-up,' and took me to a venue. One guy onstage was pretty good, and the other three just sucked. I was like, ‘They're getting paid? I think I want to give this a try.'" [W]
  • Tom Brady says of having a child out of wedlock, "That's not how you envisioned your life, that's not how you envisioned having children, but it happens. Life is not living in the suburbs with a white picket fence. That's not life. Somehow our American culture has made it out that that's what life needs to be-and that if it's not that, it's all screwed up. It's not. You go through life and you try the best you can." [Just Jared]

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