Angelina's Heading To Haiti; Jen's Boozing It Up In Mexico

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  • Angelina Jolie is in the Dominican Republic visiting with hospitalized victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Rumor has it she cured a small child with a flutter of her dark lashes. [ET]

  • After visiting the Dominican Republic, Angelina will head to Haiti with the UN’s refugee agency. [AP]
  • Fucking Billy Bush was in Cabo San Lucas to interview Jennifer Aniston, where she was celebrating her birthday with friends Gerard Butler, Courteney Cox, Jason Bateman, Sheryl Crow and Kathy Najimy. Jen admitted that the paparazzi had been spying on them, but said: “Our gang, our party has been holding up these mirrors in support of helping to sort of disrupt their photographs.” Of course Billy asked Jen about Gerard, and she said: “We just had so much fun together you know. He’s just fun. Gerry’s the most unpretentious guy. He’s a guys guy, but he’s absolutely the most lovely and sort of self-deprecating and just what you see is what you get. We look at work the same way…we always had each other’s back.” Gerry was one of the reasons she chose to celebrate her birthday in Mexico: “He said to me, ‘You come to Mexico all the time and Mexico is really hurting right now because of the swine flu and the drug trafficking and all of this sort of stuff but it’s not all of Mexico. These people survive on us coming down and spending money and coming here to these beautiful places. It sort of made sense to sort of say ‘Hey, let’s help out Mexico.'” [Access Hollywood]
  • Jennifer Aniston and her homies were staying in a $9,000-a-night four-bedroom villa; Gerry was in a one bedroom casita down the way. Jen had 50 friends in Mexico with her, and lots of guacamole and margaritas were consumed. A mariachi band sang “Happy Birthday” to her in Spanish. Instead of gifts, guests were asked to donate to an orphanage in Tijuana. [Page Six]
  • We heard that Lady Gaga had declined to sing on “We Are The World,” but now word is she was never supposed to be involved. [Showbiz 411]
  • A woman in California has offered Jersey Shore‘s Pauly D $50,000 to walk her down the aisle at her wedding. Pauly D declined, which is harsh. [UPI]
  • Cher is having a great time working on Burlesque with Christina Aguilera. “I’m shocked but she’s really good,” she says. “The other day we were hamming it up so badly, so old, like vaudevillian. She was keeping up! She was hot. Her game is good.” [Daily Express]
  • How are things between American Idol hosts Ellen Degeneres and Simon Cowell? “Don’t even ask,” a Fox source says. Tension, locked horns, annoyed, etc. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Simon Cowell has a new ladyfriend, make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy. As you can tell from the pix at the link, she’s super pretty, and Simon’s “type”: Dark-haired, big-smiled. [Daily Mail]
  • Rumor has it that Madonna‘s BFF, Guy Oseary, will replace Simon Cowell on American Idol. Oseary has been in the music biz since he was 17 and has lots of famous friends. Other names being thrown around: Jamie Foxx and Tommy Mottola. [Gatecrasher]
  • Katherine Heigl will star in One For The Money, a flick based on the Janet Evanovich novel. The plot: Stephanie Plum, an unemployed lingerie buyer, becomes a bounty hunter to make ends meet. Believe it or not, this project was fueled by the “success” of The Ugly Truth. [Variety]
  • Anne Hathaway quit the Catholic Church because her brother is gay. She tells GQ: “The whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out. Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother?” The mag asked her what religion she is now. “I’m nothing. Fuck it, I’m forming. I’m a work in progress.” [Gaecrasher]
  • Elin Nordegren has given Tiger Woods six months to prove he won’t cheat on her. [NY Post]
  • A Playboy shareholder claims the company is falling apart, and that Hugh Hefner has intentionally sabotaged two deals to sell the company at a decent price. [TMZ]
  • Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller: Moving back in together. He’s committed to counseling, she’s “doing everything she can to be the best mom she can be.” [E!]
  • In addition, Brooke wants the charges against Charlie — for allegedly holding a knife to her throat — to be dropped. [NY Post]
  • Unsolicited uterus update: Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart are excited to be having a baby girl. [People]
  • A Faith Evans reality show? Hmm, okay. But I’d rather hear her sing. In fact I’m going to listen to “Love Like This” right now. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • David Letterman threw a football to stage manager Biff Henderson last night. Biff fell of the stage, but said, “I caught it.” Turns out he hurt his knee and had to go to the hospital. Be well Biff! [Gatecrasher]
  • Tonight is Jay Leno‘s last 10pm show. Ashton Kutcher and Gabourey Sidibe will be there. [NY Daily News]
  • The Super Bowl drew an audience of 106.5 million viewers — more than the 106 million that the 1983 series finale of MASH. Someone pestered Alan Alda for a quote. He says: “If they broke our record, I’m happy for New Orleans and I hope it gives even more to cheer about to a city I love.” [LA Times]
  • Lil Wayne is due to be sentenced in a gun possession case today; his plea deal involves a year in jail, but he could serve 8 months with good behavior. [AP]
  • For some reason the vice president of the National Council Against Health Fraud is talking to the National Enquirer and slamming Dr. Oz, saying he’s “loaded with near-delusional ideas and gives some very bad advice.” [MSNBC]
  • Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr: Spotted at a Super Bowl party “making out like crazy” to the point where a spy says, “it looked like they were having sex.” Pictures, please. Maybe just of Ed? [Page Six]
  • Tony Romo and Candice Crawford: moving in together. [E!]
  • Jets star Mark Sanchez and Kristin Cavallari: Got a thing going on. [Gatecrasher]
  • When a soccer star’s wife needs to talk about her husband cheating, she calls Victoria Beckham, “Queen of the WAGs.” [The Sun]
  • Naomi Campbell‘s manfriend lives with his wife and teenage daughter when he’s not with Naomi. Open marriage, but this column asks, “Why put in so much time with a married man?” [Page Six]
  • Groan: A lock of Farrah Fawcett‘s hair is for sale. [Radar Online]
  • “I guess since I come from New York, when I travel, a lot of people say, ‘Where are you from?’ and I say, ‘New York City,’ and their eyes light up, and they start to tell me about the first time they went to New York or the last time they went to New York or the only time they went to New York, and how beautiful it was, and how it looked just like it was in the movies, and the steam really came up from the streets, and they get this kind of infatuated, dazzled look on their face — and usually these are men, I have to say. Women tend to give you the facts, ‘Oh, I went to New York once and…’ fill in the blank, they’re not quite as infatuated with New York as the men seem to be. So you think of New York as this sort of hard, experienced woman, a sort of femme fatale-type.” — Suzanne Vega. [Gothamist]
  • “I think I’m a bit of an alien. I might come from out of space. Only joking.'” — Heather Mills. [Mirror]
  • “‘There are a lot of lines on this album that are very personal. But the album is about me just going through a big transition overall. Breaking up, turning 30, changing my band, getting a dog, cutting my hair.” — Norah Jones. [NY Post]
  • “It’s not a natural thing to stand on the red carpet in a pair of shoes that you would never ordinarily wear, and a dress that you would never ordinarily wear, and have a hundred people take your picture. It’s this horrible feeling that it’s self-promotion. You feel so awful that you’re trying to be some big deal.” — Carey Mulligan. [USA Today]
  • “I didn’t grow up in a movie family. We weren’t really into film, so I didn’t have a great film history. It was when I started coming to L.A. when I realized how few films I’d seen. I’d get into a conversation with some producer or some director in a meeting, and they’d go, ‘Well, you know that scene in Scarface… ,’ And, I’d go, ‘Yeah!’ And that’s bollocks, because I’ve not seen it. But, I’ve seen it now, because I got serious trying to educate myself.” — Carey Mulligan. [USA Today]
  • “It sounds so ridiculous now, but I used to have these dreams when I was like, 14 years old, or 15. You ever have a dream that’s so real that you wake up and think, ‘Agh!’ and you’re almost, like, gutted that you’ve woken? I used to have that where I’d be doing a film with Judi Dench, and I’d wake up, go, ‘Aww, man!’ And then when I did Pride and Prejudice, which was my first job, my first day of filming was a scene with Judi Dench. … From Day 1, I’ve been pinching myself.” — Carey Mulligan. [USA Today]
  • “The funny thing is most [sci-fi fans] were expecting to meet a butch based on the attitude of my character [Captain Kara “Starbuck” Thrace] from Battlestar. When people saw me in a dress and heels they were confused. It was like a disappointing blow for them. I’d be rich if I got a dime for all the times I heard ‘Oh My God! You’re pretty.'” — Katee Sackhoff. [NY Post]
  • “Barry has loved me unconditionally for 34 years. I did leave him, and I went with other men, but they always ended up being jealous of Barry and not the other way around. At the end, he got me, and I’m happy he got me. He’s the pillar of our family. In New York, we don’t sleep together. I like it this way. It’s my decision. Eventually, we’ll get a place in the city together.” — Diane von Furstenberg on husband Barry Diller. [Page Six]
  • “I liked the nature of the Indians who haul their bodies up into the trees so that they are eaten by the birds. Once I thought it would be nice to be buried under a large statue that is at least 32 feet high. But I will probably end up in a crematorium as I’m too claustrophobic for a coffin.” — Jack Nicholson has been thinking about The End. [Newser]
  • “[The upcoming fourth season] may be the last one. I’m a firm believer in quitting while it’s hot. Besides it can’t go on for ever: I don’t want to see Betty in Spandex in the 1980.” — January Jones on Mad Men. [Pop Wrap]
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