- When asked if she still loves Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson says dispassionately, "Of course. That's a stupid question." She was asked while the paparazzi were hounding her, so make of that what you will. [Perez]
- Fantasia Barrino may lose her $1.3 million dollar home because she owes a credit company $50,000. The American Idol winner has never responded to court documents and appears to be ignoring the fact that her house will be auctioned off on Monday. [NY Post]
- Stress is to blame for Jennifer Connelly's recent weight loss, according to her husband Paul Bettany. "I will tell you... My wife just lost her father," he said. [Ok!]
- Lisa Rinna says she knows she over did the plastic surgery when she had Juvederm injections in her face. "I look like a freak!" said Rinna, "I can't not be honest about it. I'd look like a fool. It's so obvious." [Us]
- The backers of Speed the Plow are pushing for an investigation into Jeremy Piven's claim that he had to leave the Broadway play due to mercury poisoning. A source says they want to "squeeze some money out of him" because he destroyed their chances of making a profit. "If it turns out this is phony, it can really kill him," says a veteran producer not involved with the play. [NY Post]
- SNL cast member Casey Wilson, who co-wrote of the film Bride Wars, says she and her writing partner are only interested in writing funny roles for women. "When a lot of executives read our scripts they’ll say, 'You know, the guys really don’t get to do a lot in this,'" says Wilson. "Girls don’t get to do anything in other scripts, so why can’t it be that the guys get to be eye candy?" [Style.com]
- Robert Pattinson had to drop out of the independent film Parts Per Billion, which is produced by and stars Rosario Dawson, because he's too busy preparing for the second installment of Twilight. [E!]
- Recovering alcoholic Elaine Stritch went to a bar last night for Christopher Kennedy Lawford's book party ... but she only had a bottle of O'Douls. [NY Magazine]
- Anne Hathaway appears to be getting more serious with new boyfriend Adam Shulman. She brought him to the Palm Springs International Film Festival as her date, but you won't see any pictures of the couple because he waited inside while she walked the red carpet. More importantly, Hathaway won a Desert Palm Achievement Award and discussed the book The Daily Show and Philosophy in her acceptance speech. [Yahoo]
- Britney posed for new photos with her boys on New Year's eve at her brother Bryan's wedding in Louisiana. [People]
- Kathy Griffin explains in this video that she made her too-shocking-for-CNN "d*cks" comment while hosting New Year's eve because she thought they'd gone to commercial and was trying to make Anderson Cooper laugh. She says her mom isn't speaking to her because she's so upset over what she said to "my Anderson." [TMZ]
- Kelly Osbourne says she feels sorry for Peaches Geldof, who had a quickie wedding in Las Vegas. “I wouldn’t get married in Vegas. I have a touch of class, thank you," says Kelly. "I feel like it was such an attention thing.” [Perez Hilton]
- Dr. Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West's mother Donda the day before she died, has been sentenced to a year in jail for drunk driving. [AP]
- Bruce Springsteen will perform on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on January 18 as part of Barack Obama's inauguration welcome week. The event will be free to the public, so if you don't want to be miles from the stage, you should probably start lining up now. [Rolling Stone]
- Naveen Andrews has been awarded sole custody of his 3-year-old son. The Lost star used to share custody with the boy's mother, Elena Eustache, but she is accused of taking the boy out of L.A. County without permission. Andrew's lawyer requested the boy's mother be ordered to undergo psychiatric testing after she alleged that Naveen's new girlfriend practices witchcraft and had poisoned her son. [TMZ]
- Barack Obama better have the red carpet ready for his inauguration. Politico has the names of dozens of stars planning on attending the event, including Samantha Ronson, George Clooney, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Rihanna. [Politico]
- Scarlett Johansson says she wasn't surprised when Ryan Reynolds proposed to her last year, "You say you can't believe it," says Johansson, "but of course you really can." She adds, "I'm not pregnant nor will I be any time soon," heading off the tabloids before they even had a chance to make up a fake shotgun wedding story. [People]
- Jimmy Page's manager, Peter Mensch, is defending the Led Zepplin guitarist's decision to reform the band for a world tour without frontman Robert Plant. "They decided that if they could find a singer that they thought would fit their bill - whatever their bill was at this stage in their career - that they'd make a record and go on tour. That's what Jimmy Page does," said Mensch. [Daily Express]
- Rumors were swirling earlier today that Nicole Richie might appear on Gossip Girl, but according to her rep and insiders at the show it isn't true, so it looks like Richie won't be appearing as Blair and Serena's new BFF anytime soon. [E!]
- In one of the most horrifying email screw-ups ever, a Department of Justice official accidentally sent members of the media a document listing the identities of nearly 20 confidential witnesses involved in a $15 million Ponzi scheme related to One World Capital Group. [The Smoking Gun]
- Lily Allen is on a crusade to change the horrible stigma attached to taking cocaine. "You never hear the good things about taking cocaine," she laments in a recent interview. “The only story is that drugs are bad and they will kill you - you will become a prostitute, a rapist or a dealer. But that's not true ... Some people are just bad at taking drugs." [The Sun]
I'm going to call slightly unfair on Lily - the full quote says 'there are plenty of people who take coke three times a week and still get up, go to work and hold down jobs' which is factually correct.
She also goes on to say that she hated coke the few times she did it and thus doesn't do it any more.
Her point, facietious as it may be and failing to take a wider vision as it does, is still not quite as silly as the extract makes it appear.
I rather got the opinion that she was arguing that stigmatising coke and claiming that it will instantly lead to prostitution and decline, will not help you to crack down on it - or so it appears from the actual interview with music mag The Word.