Miley Might Be Engaged; Conan Announcement Expected Today

  • 17-year-old Miley Cyrus was spotted with a diamond ring on the fourth finger of her left hand, leading some to wonder if her 19-year-old boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth went to Jared asked her to marry him. [NYDN]
  • Penelope Cruz has also been spotted with a sapphire ring on her left hand, leading some (well, the Daily Mail, anyway) to believe she might be engaged to Javier Bardem. [DailyMail]
  • Oh, and Jessica Simpson apparently wants to marry Billy Corgan, as well. "Jessica is so in love with Billy right now," says a source, "She's talked about marrying him and maybe starting a family. She turns 30 this year and is keen to settle down after a string of failed romances." Whatever! I wanted to marry him in 1996! [ShowbizSpy]
  • After Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock were both called to the podium at the Critic's Choice Awards to pick up a Best Actress award, they staged a fake fight, with Bullock yelling, "This is bullshit!" before the two women made up with an on-stage kiss. [DailyMail]
  • Meanwhile, The Hurt Locker took home Best Picture at the same ceremony. [NYTimes]
  • And Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders, to aid in their relief efforts in Haiti. "I wanted to ensure that my donation would be used immediately to meet the needs of the Haitian people affected by this catastrophic event,'' she says. [NYTimes]
  • Kellan Lutz is still hoping that he'll land the lead role in the upcoming Conan The Barbarian: "I've been waiting for a while, doing screen tests. There are just so many cooks in the kitchen. If it happens, it happens... I'm just excited, because the script is great." [DailyExpress]
  • Tiger Woods kept grabbing Elin Nordegren's ass on a commercial set a few years ago, which apparently means he "was in love with his wife—at one point." [PageSix]
  • Tiger is currently living without a roommate at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, a sex addiction clinic in Mississippi. [RadarOnline]
  • Conan O'Brien's staff is apparently upset that Conan didn't accept the 12:05 deal NBC had offered him to keep his Tonight Show on air: "They all uprooted their lives and their families' lives to move to LA for him, and now they feel like they have simply been forgotten," says a source, "There are 200 people losing their jobs while he walks off with a payoff worth $30 million. The mood on set and backstage is dismal." [PageSix]
  • TMZ claims that an agreement has been reached between O'Brien and NBC, and that a formal announcement regarding both Conan and Jay Leno is expected today. [TMZ]
  • Nicolas Cage is set to pay the IRS $14 million in back taxes. [People]
  • Meanwhile, Sarah Palin was reportedly paid $100,000 for her In Touch cover story. [PageSix]
  • "I think that when you're in the public eye, you automatically become a role model, because people are reading about you and looking at pictures of stuff you've done. But, you know, no one's perfect, everyone makes mistakes. I have made mistakes and I will make mistakes. I'm only human."-Dakota Fanning [DailyExpress]
  • Claudia Schiffer is pregnant with her third child and says she and her husband, Matthew Vaughn, "are delighted with the news and can't wait to add to our family." [DailyMail]
  • "You wake up in the morning and it's like a rebirth. It's — there's not enough time to — your dreams, be they good or bad, when you wake up and I reach out to touch or hold my wife and she isn't there."-Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy's husband. [RadarOnline]
  • NFL player Terrell Owens decided to send a little present to three of his ex-girlfriends: a copy of Cosmo's "Fun, Fearless Males" piece (he was one of the males profiled), with a note that read: "I know I'm not in your life, but wanted to show you where I'm at in mine." [PageSix]
  • Susan Boyle has allegedly been displaying "erratic behavior" over the past few days, screaming at a coffee shop and singing into a mop at London's Heathrow airport. [DailyMail]
  • Joe Mazzello, who starred in Jurassic Park as a kid, is currently working with Steven Spielberg once again for HBO's The Pacific. [JustJared]
  • "Glastonbury was a good gig and the Hyde Park shows were a slam dunk after that really. Even the weather was on our side. They were beyond any doubt the best gigs we've ever done. I have absolutely no idea if we'll ever play again. The best way to describe our dynamic is to say it's that of four married men, with all the highs and lows that suggests. If we don't play together again, that's a good place to leave it."-Alex James of Blur. [TimesOnline]
  • When asked about the rumors that he might be the next Spider-Man, Zac Efron replied: "I don't know what the chances are to be honest. I assume they're pretty slim. It's a long-shot but if it came down to it, it'd be a dream come true. What young actor wouldn't?" [JustJared]
  • The Two And A Half Men set increased security yesterday after a "significant" threat was made against star Jon Cryer. The threat reportedly has something to do with Cryer's divorce. [TMZ]
  • Rachel Weisz says she felt like an idiot when she first met her fiance, Darren Aronofsky: ""I didn't want this cool indie director to see me in this stretch limo! But as I stepped out, he was waiting there. I was like, ‘Argh! S*t!' I felt like such an idiot." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Jessica Biel says she's really just acting when she's on the red carpet: "As soon as I get off that thing I think, ‘Oof, wipe that gloss off. I'm wiping and wiping and pulling my hair out and trying to change my outfit. I'm immediately trying to get comfortable. It's really a part I play." [ShowbizSpy]

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