Jon Romances Real Housewives Star; Rosie O'Donnell Has A New Girlfriend

  • Jon Gosselin partied at a New York nightclub yesterday with Real Housewives of New Jersey's Danielle Staub (who inspired the table-flipping incident). Danielle said they were dancing together and, "He's super nice. I think he's getting a bum rap."

But when asked if she'd date him she said, "No he's too young, but I'll definitely be his friend." When Jon left the club later he said, "No comment, man. I can't talk. Injunction." [TMZ]

  • Jon Gosselin's claim that Hailey Glassman ransacked his apartment and her accusations about Jon shoving her are still being investigated by the police, but they're going to sit down and try to work out a truce. Her lawyer says, "Hailey, Jon myself and Mr. Heller (Jon's attorney, Mark Heller) have decided to privately sit down at the table and discuss the matter. We are going to discuss a resolution." [Radar Online]
  • Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen modified their protective order so they can have contact and try to save their marriage. Brooke also hired Yale Galanter, a lawyer who once represented O.J. Simpson, because she's afraid she'll be charged with making a false report. [TMZ]
  • "Brooke and Charlie are very passionate about each other, they love each other and want to try and save their marriage," says Yale Galanter. "They had a bad night and want to get beyond it. They want to try and resolve their issues." [People]
  • Carly Pope's BMW was carjacked today. The man hit three cars and drove into a building while she was in the car. She was treated for her injuries and released from the hospital an the man was arrested and charged. [TMZ]
  • Rosie O'Donnell's rep confirmed that she's dating Tracy Kachtick-Anders, a Texas-based artist she was photographed with in Miami Beach yesterday. Kachtick-Anders founded Open Arms Campaign, a non-profit organization to promotes adoptions and targets the LGBT community. She has six children, five of whom are adopted. [People]
  • Brad Pitt brought Shiloh and Zahara to visit Angelina Jolie on set yesterday after she finished shooting Salt for the day. [Us]
  • Diddy Tweets, "For New Years I'm NOT having a party!!! I'mma be at my crib with fam and friends. So if y'all here I'm having a party it's a lie!!" [Contact Music]
  • The organizer's of Rihanna's New Year's Eve concert in Abu Dhabi say they didn't ask her to dress more conservatively onstage. "The facts recently reported around Rihanna's Abu Dhabi concert are totally inaccurate. Rihanna is bringing an incredible new stage show to the capital and there's no doubt the event will be fantastic; an ideal way to celebrate the beginning of a new decade," said a spokesman. [Contact Music]
  • Nine bombed at the box office and sources say it many kill the Weinstein Co. [Contact Music]
  • Jessica Simpson went to see Ashlee Simpson-Wentz in Chicago on Broadway five times. [People]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. bought drinks for more than 800 people at his bar in Charlotte North Carolina last night. [TMZ]
  • Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" is outselling Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" in the iTunes store. [Perez Hilton]
  • VIDEO: Lady Gaga was smacked in the head mid-song last night when a fan threw a bouquet of flowers onstage. [TMZ]
  • Ellen DeGeneres and Tim Gunn were named PETA's Woman and Man of the Year. [Us]
  • Teddy Riley of Blackstreet issued a statement denying his daughters' claim that he physically abused them saying, "Perhaps, I should have been a stronger disciplinarian as they were growing up. I worked very hard so that my children would want for nothing. In hindsight, I see that it was a mistake to give them everything they wanted so that they could have the childhood I never had. Unfortunately, they have taken me, and the privileged life I have given them, completely for granted. Instead of being appreciative and realizing how fortunate they are, my children have an inflated sense of entitlement and expectation without having to work or earn their way." [TMZ]
  • Chloe Lattanzi, Olivia Newton-John's daughter, collapsed outside a L.A. strip club last week after she and a friend were turned away for being too drunk. [N.Y. Daily News]
  • An employee Dr. Arnold Klein fired in February for stealing prescription drugs from his office was found dead on a sidewalk on December 18. [TMZ]
  • In response to Snooki saying, "I just have one thing to say to Domino's, Dell, UNICO and all the other haters out there ... FUCK YOU! If you don't want to watch, don't watch. Just shut the hell up! I'm serious. FUCK YOU!" the Italian-American organization UNICO replied, "She is not an embarrassment to Italian Americans — she is actually an embarrassment to the entire human race!!!!" [TMZ]
  • Kim Kardashian posted the picture from In Touch's Jersey Shore makeover in which Snooki dresses up as Kim on her blog and wrote "I think this deserves a fist pump!!!!!!! :)" [Kim Kardashian]
  • British police officers seized these razor-sharp homemade Wolverine claws at a postal hub: [TMZ]
  • Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane are expecting a girl. [People]
  • Are the Jonas Brothers breaking up? Sources say Kevin's heart isn't in it now that he's married and "Nick sees himself as the next Justin Timberlake and brother Joe knows it." [Popeater]
  • 16-year-old Taylor Momsen tells Seventeen, "I love working. I'm a workaholic, and no one believes it. I'm in the recording studio until three in the morning. I get such a rap for being like Lindsay Lohan - and I hate naming names because she's really sweet - and I'm really not. I don't go out. I have no desire to be some tabloid party girl. I'm entirely a loner. I have been my entire life. [Perez Hilton]
  • Jennifer Garner says she prefers the paparazzi in Boston. "There were fewer of them, and they hide behind things, so my kids aren't aware of them, which makes all the difference in the world. (In L.A.) if I try to go to the supermarket, the police come (to escort her)," she says. "We talked forever about leaving Los Angeles, but anywhere you go some dodo is going to buy a camera and start following you." [Contact Music]
  • Mariah Carey says, "It just gets annoying when eight years later, they're like, 'The Glitter star, da-da-da.' I'm like, 'Yeah, you're current.' There have been worse movies. And I'm not sticking up for that movie. 'Cause it wasn't my thing. I didn't create it. But I do think the soundtrack is good." [Contact Music]
  • Amy Adams says she doesn't have any new year's resolutions: "I really haven't set any. I think what I came up with was to have no regrets because usually I set a resolution and I don't really follow through and then I have regrets. So this year, maybe no resolution. That's my resolution - to roll with it. I think this will be my year of just rolling with it." [Contact Music]
  • "My dad has helped a lot. I'm learning to take better care of myself and not get stressed or down about things for nothing. I'm taking my time these days and not letting myself get under any pressure other than to just feel happy about myself and to work on my music. I want to show people I am a strong woman. I have a lot of great things ahead of me that I want to accomplish. I feel positive and much happier, things are looking good again," says Britney Spears. "I'm learning to relax and not place so much pressure on myself. I've been through a lot and I'm really excited by my album. I'm very proud of it. I really enjoyed the process of putting the album together and it's been kind of therapeutic for me. Music is such a huge part of me." [Contact Music]

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