Joe Francis Possibly Behind Casey Johnson/Tila Tequila Engagement Video; Stephen Baldwin Fears "Sleep Cougar Syndrome"

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  • According to the New York Daily News, insiders are claiming that Joe Francis was behind the now-infamous Casey Johnson and Tila Tequila engagement video, which, they claim, “was designed to hype Tequila’s Francis-financed Web site.” [NYDN]
  • Stephen Baldwin refuses to share a bedroom with Celebrity Big Brother UK castmate Ivana Trump because he’s afraid Trump will try to sleep with him, explaining, “There’s a disease in the US called sleep cougar syndrome.” [DailyMail]
  • “I don’t have a problem telling people, ‘Hey, look, I have cellulite! I do everything I can in my power to fix it. I never said cellulite was cute. But I have it. I embrace it, I’m okay with it!”-Kim Kardashian [ShowbizSpy]
  • Dina Lohan says she’s proud of her daughter Lindsay’s work on her upcoming trafficking documentary: “It was an amazing, life-changing experience for her. I’m so proud of Lindsay, that under all the scrutiny the tabloids put her under, she is a very strong, caring, talented girl who ignores all the negative, and continues to move forward in a positive direction. I am so proud of her.” [People]
  • According to Elizabeth Gore of the United Nations Foundation, Jessica Biel is “kicking butt” on her climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro. “She’s doing just great,” Gore says, “She and I are throwing jokes at each other back and forth every 10 steps. Then we’ll switch back to talking issues. She is doing awesome. Awesome.” [People]
  • “I can remember my own mother struggling with her weight and self-esteem. It was hard for me to watch her, because I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world. When we women talk about our bodies and our looks, we have to be mindful of the effect this can have on little girls.”-Reese Witherspoon [DailyMail]
  • “I’m just speaking about men the way they’ve written about women for years. If you listen to LMFAO, all their songs are about how women are pieces of meat. I find that kind of stuff funny, so I want to do it back to them. It’s not meant to be taken seriously, I just wanted to give them a taste of their own medicine. There’s such a double standard for women.”-Ke$ha [LATimes]
  • People thinks Katy Perry may be dropping pregnancy hints via her Twitter feed because she’s made references to things being “bumpin,” called Russell Brand “prego-d” and referenced both barf and In-And-Out burger. [People]
  • “It’s incredibly rare to find a role that’s this juicy written for a young woman. For the most part, girls my age in movies exist to fall in love with a guy who’s on a journey and she’s just sort of something that happens along the way.Here I get to have my own journey.”-Anna Kendrick, on her role in Up In The Air. [JustJared]
  • “It’s cold even in the South, and that threatens the Florida citrus crop, which is a real problem. I mean, when life doesn’t give you lemons, then what do you do?”-Jimmy Kimmel [PageSix]
  • Twilight’sKellan Lutz and 90210’s Annalynne McCord were spotted making out “at his Shore Club bungalow.” [NYDN]
  • Fergie and her husband, Josh Duhamel, renewed their wedding vows on the eve of their first wedding anniversary. “Fergie was crying and seemed very emotional,” says a source. [RadarOnline]
  • Charlie Sheen taped his first episode of Two and a Half Men since his arrest last month, and the studio audience at the taping was “incredibly supportive.” [NYTimes]
  • Tivo alert: Jeremy Irons is set to start in a new Neil Jordan-directed historical drama for Showtime called The Borgias, where he’ll play “the head of a prominent Italian Renaissance family accused of every possible dastardly crime.” [EW]
  • “Over time, I’ve worked out that nobody else lives in my body, nobody else has to live my life, except for me. I’m the only one in charge of whether I’m happy or sad.” –Gabourey Sidibe [TimesOnline]
  • ABC was reportedly set to spend $10,000 on home video of the Heene family to accompany an interview with father Richard Heene about last fall’s “Balloon Boy” incident, but decided not to pursue the tapes after a judge ruled that Heene could not profit from the hoax. [PageSix]
  • Ryan Cabrera and Lydia Hearst have apparently rekindled their romance, for those who care about such things. [PageSix]
  • Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries may be dating as well, as a producer on their show noted: “The actress Nina Dobrev has kissed Ian Somerhalder but the character of Elena has not.” [E!]
  • Dennis Rodman was recently kicked out of a restaurant “after several patrons complained about his behavior.” [TMZ]
  • When a publicist offered to show Patti Smith around at the opening of her “Objects of Life” exhibition, a source claims “Patti snarled that she’s been around since the ’70s and didn’t need someone to introduce her to people.” [PageSix]
  • Matt LeBlanc is set to return to television once again, playing himself in a show called Episodes, which features a scene wherein he is forced to audition for the part of…Matt LeBlanc. [Reuters]
  • Conan O’Brien reportedly has several options regarding his NBC contract, according to TMZ, as NBC is in breach of its contract with Conan by moving his show up a half-hour. [TMZ]
  • Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean proposed to his girlfriend Rochelle Deanna Karidis while on stage Friday night; she said yes, because I’m pretty sure he’ll never break her heart, he’ll never maaaaake her cry, and so on and so forth. [People]
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