Jim Carrey & Jenny McCarthy Split; Michael Lohan Engaged To Jon Gosselin's Ex

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  • First Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, now this: Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy have broken up. Jim confirmed the news on Twitter, writing:
  • “Jenny and I have just ended our 5yr relationship. I’m grateful 4 the many blessings we’ve shared and I wish her the very best! S’okay!” Jenny Tweeted: “I’m so grateful for the years Jim and I had together. I will stay committed to [Jim’s daughter] Jane and will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart.” [Star]
  • Jesse James mistress Melissa Smith wore a shirt today that says “TEAM SANDRA.” [TMZ]
  • In a recent blog post, Perez Hilton said that Lindsay Lohan is paid in cash to make appearances at L.A. events and wrote, “Ummm… Drug money?!” Lindsay responded on Twitter, “Perez Hilton your statement couldn’t be more wrong in every single way. And I find your accusations and slanderous remarks to be gross. Karma is a bitch, isn’t it? I can’t imagine what yours will be. I’m sure he’s the one sitting on drugs, no1 (no one) in their right mind should ever be so dark and have such a desire to be mean to people. I try to never respond… but that’s vulgar and out of line.” [Daily Express]
  • Michael Lohan is engaged to Kate Major, the Star reporter who quit her job to be with Jon Gosselin. Michael said, “Kate has been by me through all the stuff with Lindsay and trying to get help for her; she was by my side when I had my heart attack; and she just always supports me. We flew down to Florida so I could ask her father for her hand in marriage and he gave me his blessing. I know I want to be with her for the rest of our lives.” As if Lindsay didn’t have enough problems, now she’ll have a tabloid reporter for a step-mother. Ick. [X17]
  • Jon Gosselin‘s lawyer says he’s going to ask for primary custody of their eight children because Kate Gosselin is “an absentee mom.” He’ll also ask for more child support becuase, “$20,000 a month is ridiculous.” [TMZ]
  • Jon Gosselin‘s lawyer adds, “He wants equal say with custody, equal time, but if the circumstances remain as they are, with Kate being rarely home, Jon wants primary custody of the children. He is much better able to spend time with the children.” [People]
  • Kate Gosselin‘s lawyer responded, “We haven’t received any formal filing yet but I can’t imagine anything farther from the truth. Kate is a devoted mother. Her concern for the welfare of her kids is so prominent that any allegations like this report are reckless and so far from the mark, it’s offensive.” [Radar]
  • In a statement Kate Gosselin said, “I am not willing to comment in public on the custody discussions regarding my children. What I will say is this: I am and always will be a mother first, but as a single working mom, I will do everything necessary to provide for my kids despite the opinions of others.” [People]
  • Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes were spotted together with their kids in New York yesterday. [TMZ]
  • The California Attorney General says Corey Haim obtained more than 550 prescription pills, including Valium and Soma, from seven different doctors in the three months before he died. [CBS News]
  • A toxicologist who never treated Corey Haim theorizes, “He was probably selling some of these drugs as it was well documented that he had money problems and the tragedy is that the system totally failed him.” [Radar]
  • Dr. Conrad Murray claims that Michael Jackson injected himself with a fatal dose of Propofol, and when he found him with his eyes wide open and pupils dilated. The only problem? Medical experts say his eyes probably would have been closed if that were true. [TMZ]
  • Nicollette Sheridan, who is suing Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry for allegedly assaulting her, issued a statement today via her lawyer saying, “Nicollette worked very hard on the show and was a model employee. Mr. Cherry’s behavior towards Nicollette was and is nothing short of abusive and appalling. The lawsuit is not something Nicollette wanted to do; it’s something she felt compelled to do… Sometimes the only way that a safe and normal work environment can be created is when a hard-working person like Nicollette stands up for herself and her rights, and in doing so helps protect others who have had to work in a hostile environment.” [Extra]
  • An anonymous Desperate Housewives crew members says, “Nothing like this ever happened,” adding she “never saw anything questionable or negative,” happen between the two. [TMZ]
  • Nicollette Sheridan‘s lawyer also says, “We expect the case to be hard fought, and it will not be a surprise if ABC and Mr. Cherry try to depict Nicollette to be something other than a team player and long-standing industry professional.” [People]
  • A source says Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, “Has a crazy temper and is often not logical… He feels he doesn’t have to answer to anyone.” [E!]
  • It’s not clear what this video of Marc Cherry arguing with Desperate Housewives actor James Denton is supposed to prove. [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Spencer Pratt now claims that he got into an argument with a producer on The Hills after he pushed Heidi Montag from behind. They say the same producer asked Spencer to punch Stephanie Pratt in the face to give the show that “Snooki” effect. [Perez]
  • Stephanie Pratt says she hasn’t had contact with Spencer Pratt or Heidi Montag for seven months. “I feel so dumb not to know what’s going on with my family. But they’ve decided they don’t want me in their life, so I don’t know what’s going on with them.” she says. “It’s sad. I’m kind of mourning the loss of him. But that’s his choice… He cut a lot of his friends out. I don’t know what’s going on with him.” [ONTD]
  • Kristen Cavallari says at a recent Hills photo shoot, “No one saw [Heidi Montag] because no one was allowed to speak to her. She didn’t take the group photo with us which was really disappointing.” When asked about Heidi’s plastic surgery, Kristen said, “Honestly, Heidi looks better in person.” [Us]
  • Avril Lavigne spent Easter with Brody Jenner and his mom, Linda Thompson. [E!]
  • Donald Trump said of Ivanka Trump‘s stalker, “He’s got really big problems, and the things he wrote and said were really terrible and at the worst level, where the police said they’ve never seen anything quite as bad… He’s a really sick guy … So, we’re handling it!” [People]
  • Diablo Cody confirmed the rumor that she is expecting her first child on Twitter writing, “Thanks for the congrats on my fetus. No secrets here; just thought it would be fun to see how big I could get before someone noticed.” [People]
  • Mark McGrath‘s is engaged and his fiance is expecting twins. “Most parents are like, ‘Oh, the wonders of child rearing,'” he says. “But we’re freaking out! The first year is going to be gnarly.” [People]
  • The cast of Jersey Shore showed up in Miami yesterday to start filming season two. Angelina arrived with luggage, not trash bags. [TMZ]
  • Madonna laid the first brick of her girls’ academy in Malawi today. She also launched a fundraising initiative that aims to provide internet access to schools in developing countries and secondary school scholarships to kids around the world. [AP]
  • The suit O.J. Simpson wore to his acquittal was rejected by the Smithsonian, but it’s been acquired by the Newseum in D.C. [TNZ]
  • NTSB officials announced today that the tires were underinflated on the Learjet that crashed, killing four people and injuring Travis Barker and DJAM. A tire ruptured during takeoff and the pilot hadn’t received training on tire failures. [TMZ]
  • Ryan Seacrest says that even though he and Simon Cowell snipe at each other on American Idol, “We’re actually friendly… We don’t hold a grudge. We have a very competitive spirit and attitude on the show, but we’re friends.” He adds, “I would be there for him if he needed a loan or something … because he’s really hurting.” [People]
  • Maura Tierney is returning to Rescue Me for the seventh season. [TV Guide]
  • Kim Zolciak is now telling people that she’s not bisexual, but bi-curious — just like Butters! “She claims that her fling with Tracey was the only time she has ever been with a woman and she doesn’t intend on any other same-sex relationships,” says a source. [Radar]
  • Gabourey Sidibe‘s mom Alice Tan Ridley, who is a subway performer, is going to audition for the judges of America’s Got Talent. “I have received an e-mail from the producers of the show and I have to appear before the judges in April,” says Ridley. [Radar]
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt says she’s been cheated on “a lot” and, “It’s brutal… Once I found out on television and that was awesome. And then another time I found them together … and that was, woooo!” [Us]
  • Who would win in a fair fight: Gwyneth Paltrow or Madonna? People are speculating that they’re feuding because Gwyneth talked about being mad at an anonymous friend in a recent interview, and later quipped, “Yeah, it’s good that [trainer Tracy Anderson] doesn’t train Madonna any more. It was too much. She keeps people waiting – it takes up your whole day.” [Star]
  • Rachel Maddow‘s girlfriend Susan Mikula says they don’t have a TV at their home in Western Massachusetts”We realized that the two of us have the TV Disease. Rachel can’t have one because she’d watch it all the time!” Mikula adds that Rachel has a small TV in her New York City apartment, “so that I can watch her on Friday nights before I come pick her up.” [People]
  • Want a blogging job? Alicia Keys is hiring a “Head Blogger” for her new website IAmASuperWoman.com. She says, “With IAAS.com, I’ll be displaying my ‘voice’ in a different way and need just the right person to help me express a point of view that I don’t think exists yet in the blog world. [We are creating a ] fun, inspiring online neighborhood for super women to check in with what other super women are thinking, doing, feeling, working on, eating, buying, wearing and laughing about, and to prompt discussions on things the modern super woman cares about.” [Just Jared]
  • Jake Gyllenhaal says he started practicing the French martial art of Parkour to get in shape for Prince of Persia. Jake explains, “We worked really closely with David Belle, who invented Parkour. I worked with a lot of gymnasts. I started jumping off of a lot of things that were padded and learned the fundamental stuff, and then slowly started working on harder surfaces, really carefully. And I’d say, ‘OK, I’ll try it,’ and then I’d say, ‘OH GOD. OH, please.’ But then I’d get it, and we’d go a little further and a little longer and a little higher and just kept it up.” [People]
  • Ricky Gervais is angry because his GQ profile opened with a wrongly attributed Bob Hoskins quote. Gervais wrote on his blog, “I did an interview for GQ magazine. We talked for some time. The journalist even taped it. What could go wrong? I’ll tell you what can go wrong. They introduce the piece with this quote; ‘Ricky Gervais once said “I came to this business uneducated, 5’6″, dyslexic, with a face like a squashed cabbage. And they welcomed me with open arms’ No he fucking didn’t! Why the fuck would he? He came to this business with a fucking degree in Philosophy, not dyslexic, 5’8″ with a face like… OK the last bit is fine. But the rest is bullocks and I never said it.” [Daily Express]
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