- Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi were arrested yesterday and charged with felony residential burglary after breaking into their former home and living there without the current owner's consent. Evi was also charged with resisting arrest. [TMZ]
- Top Gun star Kelly McGillis and her girlfriend, Melanie Leis, were joined in a civil union last Wednesday. Congrats! [People
- Clint Eastwood has a lot of faith in first-time director Angelina Jolie: "She's a very intelligent gal. I know she'll do great. I haven't discussed it with her on this particular occasion, but I know she'll be tough to stop. She has great a work ethic and she's very smart. I'm looking forward to seeing what she does." [People]
- A source claims that Cindy Barshop, owner of the day spa/hair removal chain Completely Bare, is the newest member of The Real Housewives Of New York. [USWeekly]
- Paris Hilton won't be going to jail any time soon; she's accepted a plea bargain, plead guilty to lesser drug possession charges, and will get off with a fine, a year of probation, and community service. [Digital Spy]
- No Doubt has a new album due out next year, and Tony Kanal sounds pretty excited about it: "I swear, we're having more fun than we've ever had writing a record before. I think [because] it's been a while, but also because we're older... the fact that we're still doing it together after 24 years - you know, working on music - I think we really appreciate that." [DigitalSpy]
- Matthew Wilder, who is set to direct Lindsay Lohan's next film, Inferno, says he was surprised to hear that Lohan recently failed a drug test: "I am stunned at this news but our love and prayers go out to Lindsay Lohan at this time. Hopefully we can work this out and we are still trying to get to the bottom of what has happened. For obvious reasons any talks with Lindsay and her representatives will stay confidential. It is a lot of pressure having the world watching you but she seemed to be doing well recently." [RadarOnline]
- Meanwhile, Lindsay's friends say she's "beating herself up" over her failed drug tests, and that she finally seems to understand the consequences of her actions. [TMZ]
- Adam Lambert says he didn't punch a photographer on the beach last week, posting on his Twitter page: "Battery? Nope. I attempted to grab a camera, no punches were thrown and no one was on the ground ... It was literally harmless. If embarrassment is a crime - that's all I'm guilty of." [NYDN]
- Amy Winehouse took to her Twitter page to distance herself from producer Mark Ronson: "Ronson you're dead to me; one album I write and you take half the credit – make a career out of it? Don't think so BRUV." [ContactMusic]
- Katy Perry hit Las Vegas with 25 people, including Rihanna, for her bachelorette party last night. [People]
- "My daughter watches Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I really don't understand the whole genre to be honest with you. You know, God love them if they're willing to invite people into every aspect of their personal life."-Katie Couric, who admits she'd like to be on Dancing With The Stars. [USWeekly]
- Kanye West was overheard discussing his crush on a mystery girl at a recent L'Wren Scottparty: "She's beautiful, half-Asian. Man, I don't know what to do." [PageSix]
- Javier Bardem says he's "very happy" about his wife's pregnancy, and that he and Penelope Cruz haven't picked out a name just yet. [People]
- Guillermo Del Toro has reportedly turned down an offer to direct the next Superman film. [DigitalSpy]
- "I'm enjoying procreating. I'm not missing smoking, drinking and going out. It's made me realize a lot about some people I used to hang out with. I still have to be around some of them when they're drunk and I'm like, 'Is that what we're like?' Being sober has opened my eyes a lot."-Lily Allen [ContactMusic]
Whenever someone (looking at you, Clint Eastwood) goes to the trouble of mentioning that a woman is "smart" (especially twice in the span of a single statement?!) it's a pretty big red flag that their default opinion is that women aren't smart. Like they went to the trouble of mentioning it, because it's an exception.
I should probably dig up quotes from Mr. Eastwood about his male collaborators to see if he does the same thing—I could be wrong in his case.
But I worked for a man who went so, so overboard reporting in staff meetings that the young women staffers were "smart," and it drove me crazy. He never said it about the dudes.
(Edited [again] for typos.)