Is Meg Ryan Dating Newly Separated John Mellencamp?

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  • Reportedly, John Mellencamp (nee Cougar) has “struck up a friendship” with the actress, who has apparently “dropped in” on his tour. Mellencamp and his supermodel wife of 18 years, Elaine Mellencamp (nee Irwin), just announced they’re splitting up. Oooh!
  • Mellencamp and Ryan were seen walking arm-in-arm in NYC this past fall, and Ryan’s been spotted backstage at several of his shows. Everybody sing it together: “little pink houses for Meg and me.” [Page Six]
  • Miley Cyrus made Forbes magazine’s list of “Hollywood’s 20 Highest Earners of 2010,” with $48 million in earnings. Now she can finally afford the high-quality salvia. [Just Jared]
  • In case you’ve forgotten why Miley‘s work $48 million a year, here’s her newest video—it will help you remember. [YouTube]
  • Taylor Momsen‘s on a magazine cover again. She’s got clothes on, and the clothes actually cover her body. Momsen usually wears even skimpier clothing than Miley Cyrus does, and makes less money. There’s a lesson here for all you “tweens.” [Just Jared]
  • Paula Abdul has a brain, OK? God, people. [Popeater]
  • Elton John and David Furnish are already talking about adopting more babies. They’ve got a little case of the Brangelinas. [Daily Mail]
  • Speaking of my Barbie Dream Mom, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt went to visit some kids at a cancer center in Missouri. Oh these two … wanna clone ’em. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Nicki Minaj sang a song for New Year’s and it was emotional. [YouTube, Life Files]
  • Cameron Diaz and A-Rod, sitting in LV, K-I-S-S-N-Y-E. [Radar]
  • Lady Gaga‘s new “Born This Way” will be out in just six weeks. Can you feel the excitement pulsating over the Internet? It’s probably your throbbing hangover headache, but it could also be related to this bit of news. [Just Jared]
  • Avril Lavigne‘s new song is out, and it’s peppy like a pep rally. [YouTube]
  • Snooki got her friggin’ NYE hamster ball wish after all, and dropped down from the sky while The Situation and Vinny welcomed 2011 by acting creepy. [MTV]
  • Len Dykstra, who looks like he’s made out of wax, screwed over an escort who now calls him a “coward.” [Radar]
  • Wesley Snipes, currently in prison for tax evasion, is teaching yoga to fellow inmates. [TMZ]
  • Sebastian Bach and his wife, Ludwiga von Beethoven, are divorcing after—get ready for it—18 years. Oh man, “18 and Life” fuckin’ RULZ. [People]
  • Newly engaged couple Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth went jogging. Couples who run together stay together. [Just Jared]
  • Reese says she knows “fuck all” about love. Hey, she’s done OK so far. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Jenny McCarthy‘s got a new man, but it’s only a casual thing. [People]
  • Kim Kardashian‘s favorite moment of 2010 was getting her picture taken with Justin Bieber for the Elle fashion-y magazine. [NY Daily News]
  • Both Kim Kardashian and Rihanna hosted NYE parties in Vegas last night. Rihanna wore a dress that strategically covered her special places—edgy yet modest. [Bossip]
  • Emma Watson New-Yeared in L.A. Smart—who wants to be cold? [Just Jared]
  • Diddy and Russell Brand will hang out together at the upcoming British Music Awards. Hijinks galore! [The Sun]
  • Candace Cameron Bure suffered from bulimia. “It wasn’t about me trying to lose weight. It was all about emotions,” she says. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Colin Farrell almost quit acting once, but obviously he changed his mind. [Showbiz Spy]
  • If you’ve been waiting for a big-screen version of 24 (aka “The Kiefer Sutherland Show”), you’re SOL. Ain’t happening. [Gossip Cop]
  • Funny Kathy Griffin got fired from CNN’s New Year’s show for saying the FUCK word during last year’s installment. But management changed their minds, and brought her back for more festive funtimes and more FUCK words. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Need life lessons? Simon Cowell can help! Just watch him on the Oprah Winfrey Network—he’ll be on a self-help show with Jay-Z, Condi Rice, and other luminaries. [The Sun]
  • Justin Timberlake learned how to sing by imitating Michael Jackson. Not a bad way to start out. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Las Vegas isn’t really all that anymore because of the recession, says Bette Midler. “I was living in the hotel and I remember one day I ordered room service, and the girl came and she looked so exhausted. I asked what was wrong and she said she was having to look after all the guests – they’d let everyone else go. And that’s when you start to question yourself – what am I doing here? Am I contributing to this?” [Showbiz Spy]
  • Remember Calum Best? He was Lindsay Lohan‘s love interest for about two minutes, and about 20,000 Lohan hair colorings ago. Well, he’s a “love rat” who cheated on his lover with a teenage foot model. “I was going to say no—but, come on, it’s Calum Best,” the foot model said. (Wait, Calum who again? Talcum Best?) [The Sun]
  • The prosecutor who faced off against Lindsay Lohan is running for D.A. of L.A. County. Doubt Lindsay will be voting for her. [TMZ]
  • Linday Lohan could be released from Betty Ford by January 3. [OMG]
  • And when she finally gets out, Lindsay Lohan will become a cobbler. Will her shoes release special powders whenever the paps show up to take nighttime photos? [Toronto Sun]
  • Another blast from the past: remember Hailey Glassman, who built a very short side career for herself as the Town Crier who knew about Jon Gosselin‘s supposed teeny peeny? She’s now dating the son of a housewife of New Jersey. [Radar]
  • When it comes to being naked on set, Jake Gyllenhaal feels like an old hand: “I’ve done some pretty crazy things already.” [Daily Mail]
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