Angelina Wants Brad To Be SuperDad

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  • Brad Pitt‘s mom was supposed to move into the Long Island estate where the posse is staying while Angelina Jolie films Salt, but Angelina has reportedly nixed the idea.

She thinks Brad should be able to handle the kids on his own, like she did when he was filming in Germany, according to a source. No word on what is up with the nanny, but that was a Star story and this is from a different source. [National Enquirer]

  • Jen Aniston and John Mayer have indeed broken up. [Gatecrasher]
  • It’s official: Dancing With The Stars is a goddamn health hazard. Now Steve-O has pinched nerves. [ET]
  • Injured Jewel will sing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” on DWTS on Tuesday. [UPI]
  • Bong boy Michael Phelps‘s interview with Matt Lauer will air on the Today show this morning and again Sunday on Dateline. [ET]
  • Here’s what you’re gonna hear Michael Phelps say during the interview: “mistake,” “bad judgment,” “stupid mistake.” Wait, do you regret it? [People]
  • Last week, four of the celeb weeklies put Rihanna on the cover, and none of them saw an increase in sales. Life & Style had a picture of Jennifer Aniston on the cover, and sold more than sister mag In Touch. [NY Post]
  • Chris Brown‘s image still appears on Sony Music’s website. [NY Daily News]
  • Details on Mandy Moore‘s wedding to Ryan Adams: The bride wore a “cream-colored, lacy tea-length dress and flat sandals” and the groom wore “tight skinny jeans, a T-shirt with sport coat and sneakers.” The pastor “didn’t know who they were.” The ceremony took eight minutes. [People]
  • The woman is dead but Anna Nicole Smith‘s legal issues live on: Now Howard K. Stern has turned himself in for providing ANS with prescription drugs. He was arrested and booked yesterday and the charge is a felony. [TMZ, People, Fox 411]
  • This report begins, “Let’s stop encouraging Joaquin Phoenix‘s miscreant behavior – the only thing real about this rap act is the beard.” [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Joaquin‘s “brawl”: “It was a fake fight,” says a witness. “Nobody threw a punch. They were just holding onto each other.” [Page Six]
  • Here’s what Hayden Panettiere has to say about that “outburst” she had on the red carpet: “I have tremendous respect for the media and reporters – particularly the press who treat the people they are interviewing with dignity. While in Hawaii, one reporter grabbed me suddenly from behind and frightened me. It happens. Typically, the press has treated me with great respect.” [Ok!]
  • Will Slumdog‘s Freida Pinto be the new Bond girl? Signs point to yes. [The Sun]
  • Kelly Killoren Bensimon may have “beaten up” her boyfriend to make sure she stays on Real Housewives. People are saying the attack was fake. [Gatecrasher]
  • Someone is leaving House. Who, who? Also, Judy Greer is in an episode next week. She says: “[My character] works at a nursing home and there’s a cat, and whoever’s bed the cat sleeps on dies in the next couple of days. And then one day the cat snuggled up to my character and she totally freaks out and goes to see House…” [E!]
  • Miley Cyrus wanted to meet Radiohead after the Grammys. She was told they “don’t do that.” She says: “I left ’cause I was so upset. I wasn’t going to watch them. Stinkin’ Radiohead! I’m going to ruin them. I’m going to tell everyone.” Radiohead responds: “When Miley grows up, she’ll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement.” [Mirror]
  • Feel like doing a *headdesk*? Peaches Geldof will be in a reality show about her “career” at Nylon magazine. [The Sun]
  • No one wants you to forget that auction documents show that Michael Jackson‘s house was filled with sculptures of boys. [TMZ]
  • Mischa Barton has a job! She’s been cast in a CW show produced by Ashton Kutcher. “Ashton developed it about his life growing up as a model from Iowa, so it’s about the whole fashion world that he was in, and obviously I have a lot of friends in the fashion world, so I’m used to being around a lot of people in that,” Barton says. “[I play] a bitchy model-type character, like it’s a totally different character for me.” [People]
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did an SNL skit about Hawaii’s tourist industry and now the Governor of that state is pissed. [CBS News]
  • Congrats to Cesar Milan, the dog whisperer, who is now a U.S. citizen. [People]
  • Hugh Hefner is selling his house. Not the Playboy Mansion — the one next door, where his wife was living. [WSJ]
  • OutKast’s André Benjamin says it’s tough being a fashion designer because people think “hip-hop stars will just throw their names on anything.” And: “I’m not a gay man.” [Page Six]
  • Set your DVR: Tracy Pollan (Mrs. Michael J. Fox) is playing Natalee Holloway‘s mom in a Lifetime movie. [USA Today]
  • Nicollette Sheridan could return to Desperate Housewives after she leaves this season. The show’s creator says: “I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s just a nasty rumour and Nicollette has more Desperate Housewives episodes in her future.” [Mirror]
  • Vin Diesel says his life has changed in “an incredible way” since the birth of his daughter last year. [Mirror]
  • Chris Cornell not only has a new Timbaland-produced album coming out, he has a second career as a restauranteur. In Paris. [Guardian]
  • A screenwriter is suing the makers of the Jane Fonda/Jennifer Lopez flick Monster-In-Law, accusing them of stealing her plot. Sorta late, no? [E!]
  • Researchers with too much time on their hands have “discovered” that if you listen to U2, you’re smart, and if you listen to Lil Wayne, you’re not. [The Sun]
  • Whatever happened to Mary Stuart Masterson? She’s in a new indie called The Cake Eaters. [LA Times]
  • Least blind blind item ever? “Which rapper threatened a pal after the buddy mistreated his girlfriend? The icon got in his face, then froze him out on the group’s private jet.” [Gatecrasher]
  • “I certainly try my best not to be a terrible interview subject. But I am tortured. If you’ve been acting all your life, you can just talk about yourself without ever thinking about what’s going on inside the head of the person that’s interviewing you. But for me it’s different, because I’m constantly seeing it from both sides. I don’t think there’s any connection between my journalism career and my film career.” — Greg Kinnear. [Independent]
  • “I think that the best way to judge movies is, like, 10 years after they’re released. I think they should actually do the awards that way. I think they should have done the Academy Awards this year for movies from 1998. I think it’s better to look at a movie and then step back and look at it again. I don’t think that the awards necessarily get it right. I think they get it wrong more often than they get it right.” — Matt Damon, to Parade. [MSNBC]
  • “For me this thing happened so long ago and I just really wish people could move on from it. I don’t live in the past. When I read headlines about me saying ‘When she was 15 her mother shot her father’ it’s very sensational for me.It happened 18 years ago. Since then I’ve had a complete, full life and, my God, if I’ve been living the past 18 years in the past because of one event that happened in my life someone should put a gun to my head and put me out of my misery because that’s a waste of my life. I am 33 and I have had a much bigger life than that one event.” — Charlize Theron. [Daily Mail]
  • “I’m probably a lot more boring than I used to be and more tired at night. You can’t fake it. It’s like when it’s bedtime, it’s bedtime. I go to bed earlier and I get up earlier. I think being a parent changes everything about you in really little ways and in ways that you don’t really understand unless you have kids. It’s kind of like describing a guitar chord – it’s not really a simple thing to do.” — Matt Damon, to Parade. [Mirror]
  • “Before we were married, my wife and I used to play a game called Let’s Go Get Lost. We’d be driving, and she would just tell me to turn. ‘Turn here, turn here, turn here.’ I’d say, ‘Baby, I know this town too well. I can’t get lost.’ And she’d say, “Turn, turn, turn.” Until we were out in Indian country, and they were shooting at us.” — Tom Waits. [GQ]
  • “I’m kind of frightened of the red carpet. I really am. And, you know, it gets worse. At one time, you could just come down the line, meet the fans, see the film and hopefully a good night is had by all. It’s changed. You have people checking out your dress from the minute you step onto the carpet and then, you know, it’s a hit or miss. That can be more frightening than the premiere.” — Julia Roberts. [CBS News]
  • “I’m currently in the writing process. I’m learning how to play music and write song, but they’re comedy songs. Because I can’t write music or play very well – actually, I have quite a bit of musical aptitude when it comes to the guitar, but I don’t know how to write music – I’m collaborating with different artists who are giving me the music while I provide the lyrics. Two of the people I’m collaborating with will be performing with me at SXSW – Patty Griffin and Amanda Palmer [of the Dresden Dolls]. [The songs] are all pretty dirty. The titles are things like, ‘I’m In Love With Someone Else So Fuck You’ and ‘Eat Shit and Die.'” — Margaret Cho, who is performing at SXSW… as a musician. [Time]
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