Drew Barrymore Is Engaged, Charlize And Stuart Split, And Soon You, Too, Can Smell Like "The Situation"

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  • According to James St. James over at World of Wonder, who is Facebook friends with the actress, Drew Barrymore updated her Facebook status yesterday to announce that she’s engaged, presumably, to boyfriend Justin Long. Congrats! [World of Wonder]
  • Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend have reportedly split after dating for nine years. Theron allegedly initiated the breakup over Christmas: “Stuart is gutted but Charlize said that she realised during the Mexican holiday that the relationship was over,” says a source, “They had become more like brother and sister than lovers. It was she who ended it.” [DailyMail]
  • Despite rumors that they’re in the midst of a breakup, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were spotted looking very “extremely affectionate” and “giggly” together at last night’s Director’s Guild of America awards. [People]
  • Brad was scheduled to attend the event, but Angelina’s presence was “completely unexpected.” [E!]
  • Meanwhile, a source claims that Angelina may try to meet up with Lady Gaga after the Grammy awards tonight: “Apparently GaGa will not stay long at the after party. She is supposed to be going somewhere that’s top secret. It wouldn’t surprise me if its somewhere to meet her someone special.” [ShowbizSpy]
  • Glee’s Jane Lynch says she didn’t come out to her parents until she was 31 because “I didn’t want to be gay. I wanted to be… I wanted an easy life. And you know what? I am gay and I still have an easy life.” [Mirror]
  • Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was overheard at a club, bragging about the launch of his own cologne, which reportedly is called, and I’m not kidding, sadly, “The Sitch.” [PageSix]
  • Anne Hathaway spends her free time brushing up on her physics: “‘I’m interested in elementary particles. What I like thinking about is how time and space exist in the universe and how we understand it. Any spare time I have, I bury my head in a physics textbook.” [DailyMail]
  • “I’m not a poster child for gay rights by any means. But I have so many gay and lesbian friends and they’re just so pure and so true. That’s not politics to me. That’s human rights.”-Dolly Parton [TimesOnline]
  • “Whatever anybody might say about me, when I feel the warmth we get back from the audiences, particularly in America, I think it’s worth all the bullshit.”-Sade [TimesOnline]
  • Claire Danes says she was offered a role on a soap opera when she was 12, but “turned it down because I didn’t want to develop bad habits.” [NYTimes]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker will be featured on the June cover of Vogue, possibly wearing a bikini. [PageSix]
  • Actor Rip Torn was arrested in Connecticut yesterday after breaking into a bank, while drunk, “with a loaded revolver.” [TMZ]
  • Rosie O’Donnell is clearly Team Coco, as she had this to say about Jay Leno: “He’s pretending like he had nothing to do with it: “I don’t know what NBC is doing. I don’t know.” What? No. You know. And you are a coward, and if you really think that you still got the goods at 60 years old, if you really think that you are cutting-edge and poignant and that your interview style is so exemplary, then you know what you should do? Go to Fox and compete against Conan. But to have Conan have that . . . [weak] lead-in of him? It’s like he did everything he could to sabotage him. It’s like worse than “All About Eve,” because he is not an up-and-coming guy. It’s like a guy who fell water-skiing and then refuses to let go of the tow rope. You know, I think it is going to drown him. Frankly, I think if he had any dignity, he would say, “You know what? I am done.” [LATimes]
  • Elton John once staged an intervention for Donatella Versace in 2004 by pretending he was throwing a birthday party for her daughter, Allegra. [NYDN]
  • “I think that each generation has to do things their way. I don’t think my lot was any better or any cooler than the present time. My daughter now is 22, about the same age I was when I went to the Chelsea hotel with Robert, and I wish for her all the magic and all the possibilities I had. They’re the future. I’m certainly not the future. I was the future when I was younger. Now I’m happy to be the present.”-Patti Smith [Guardian]
  • Etta James son says the singer is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and that she is currently being hospitalized for sepsis in California. [UPI]
  • Joe Jackson says that he’s “pleased” with the idea that Michael Jackson’s children accepted his Lifetime Achievement Grammy on his behalf. “I am very proud of my grandchildren. Katherine and I are the ones that [have] initiated their participation.” [People]
  • Kathryn Bigelow took home the Directors Guild of America award for feature film last night for her film, The Hurt Locker, becoming the first woman to ever receive said award. [EW]
  • Snoop Dogg would really love a cameo role on the British soap Cornonation Street: “When I’m in Britain I love to eat Indian food and chill in my hotel room and watch Coronation Street. I’ve done guest roles in shows in the US. If Coronation Street want me to make a cameo then, cool, let’s do it. Maybe I could just play myself doing a concert in Manchester and I could come into the pub for lunch.” [TheSun]
  • Mary J. Blige was none too pleased with her band during rehearsals for the Grammys this week, stopping them at one point and asking “Can we get the right music for Mary J Blige? Are we practicing still?” [DailyMail]
  • Susan Boyle’s brother, Gerry, says the family is unhappy with Boyle’s management for not moving her out of her old home, where she’s vulnerable to fans and paparazzi: “She needs some protection and we are very angry that this has been allowed to happen to her. She is distressed. The people we are angry with are her management.” [ShowbizSpy]
  • “One of the magazines admitted that it had added extra weight to the pictures, and it concerns me that young girls reading those stories don’t know that. All they know is that they are sitting at home, maybe four or five sizes bigger than me, and their role model is called a ‘big house’ – what does that do to them? Young girls don’t know what has been airbrushed and what hasn’t and I think it’s very irresponsible. I think we are feeding eating disorders; we are promoting sickness to girls using celebrity role models.”-Jennifer Love Hewitt [DailyMail]
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