Limo Driver Says Naomi Hit Him; Lindsay Says Rehab Was "Like A Vacation"

  • Naomi Campbell‘s driver says she hit him from behind and his head struck the steering wheel while they were on the road in Manhattan. When he pulled over, Naomi bolted from the SUV and police are still looking for her.
  • Police are still deciding whether they’ll charge Naomi, who has previously pled guilty to assaulting household employees and two police officers. Her spokesman said, “There shouldn’t be a rush to judgment… Naomi will cooperate voluntarily, and there is more to the story than meets the eye.” [AP]
  • Police have interviewed the 27-year-old driver and Naomi Campbell‘s assistant, who hired him for the day. The driver said he has “bumps and bruises” from the attack. [N.Y. Post]
  • Lindsay Lohan gave another British tabloid an interview. This time she told OK! that rehab was like a “vacation,” and admitted that she still drinks. “When I was in school I didn’t drink, or even try one, until I was probably 18. Literally, and I’m not lying about that. I’m just some sort of a target for some reason! I’m made out all the time to be the bad guy!” she said, adding, “I write a lot and it’s very therapeutic for me because then I can see what’s happening on paper. I’ve started writing a book. It’s going to take a while, all my life experiences. I started writing it a year ago. There’s a lot to put down, you know?” [OK!]
  • Earlier, Randy Jackson said a stun gun Jermaine Jackson‘s 13-year-old son bought online was locked up by Katherine Jackson. Now sources say Michael Jackson‘s kids have been playing with it and security guards, “stopped Jermaine’s kids from stunning Blanket.” Social workers from L.A.’s Department of Children and Family Services visited the house and confiscated the stun gun last night, but sources say the kids stashed another stun gun somewhere on the property. [TMZ]
  • DCFS social workers are still investigating the case. Katherine Jackson‘s lawyer says, “Mrs. Jackson is doing the utmost to safeguard the welfare of her grandchildren.” [TMZ]
  • Brittany Murphy‘s husband Simon Monjack wasn’t shocked to find that he isn’t named in her will. “I was not included in Brittany’s will at my own request. I knew I would never need the money,” Monjack said. “Brittany and [her mother] Sharon created Brittany’s incredible career together. The high earning years were behind her at the time we married and I always wanted Sharon to have financial security if God forbid anything happened to Brittany. Sharon has offered to split everything with me and I have declined.” [Radar]
  • Lil Wayne‘s sentencing was delayed again today. He was ready to start serving his expected year-long jail term, but a fire shut down the courthouse. He may be sentenced tomorrow. [AP]
  • Prison won’t stop Lil Wayne from releasing new music: He filmed nine music videos in the past two days, and he’ll release a new album soon after his release. [People]
  • Sources say Tiger Woods and his family have returned from a week of family counseling in Arizona, and now he’s living at his home in Isleworth, Florida again. [TMZ]
  • Marie Osmond‘s son Michael Blosil was living in student housing at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising University when he killed himself. A classmate says, “The whole dorm is upset and most people didn’t even know him. My roommate was outside when he hit the sidewalk and they tried to resuscitate him, but he fell from the eighth floor so there was nothing they could do. She’s a wreck right now.” [Radar]
  • Bristol Palin is in L.A. filming an appearance on The Secret Life of the American Teenager and two PSAs about teen pregnancy. [Radar]
  • Chynna Phillips has withdrawn the divorce papers she filed against Billy Baldwin. “They’re not getting divorced,” said her manager Lizzie Grubman. “She filed and withdrew. They are going to work out their issues.” [People]
  • Oscars spoilers: Neil Patrick Harris and Martin Short will open the show, not hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. []
  • Tom Cruise has been going out to dinner with Sumner Redstone, who ended his deal at Paramount a few years ago. [Showbiz 411]
  • Gross: Hailey Glassman mocked Jon Gosselin by posting a photo on Twitter of a man’s penis with a ruler showing how short it is and writing: “yes you know wh this…belongs to.I think I just threw up in my mouth a bit. EW the torture!” [Radar]
  • Ashley Roberts and Kimberley Wyatt have quit the Pussycat Dolls. Roberts says she’s, “gotten the acting bug and am falling in love with it.” Wyatt declared cryptically, “money and fame can’t buy happiness.” [BBC]
  • Good thing Taylor Swift‘s been practicing her surprised face: She’s been nominated for five Academy of Country Music Awards, including entertainer of the year. [NYT]
  • Today on the CBS Early Show, Howard Stern called Jay Leno a “lap dog,” accused him of stealing material from himself and David Letterman, and announced, “The mere mention of Jay Leno’s name makes me wanna vomit. I don’t like this guy.” Clearly! [TMZ]
  • When asked what kind of husband Simon Cowell will be, Ryan Seacrest said, “Self-centered! … “I hope that if they are building a life together, there aren’t too many mirrors around to distract him from his girlfriend!” The article claims he was joking. [Us]
  • In this commercial for The Marriage Ref, Larry David says it’s “the most uncomfortable hour of [his] life” and Madonna responds, “Why? Is it because you’re sitting next to a woman who’s standing up to you?” [The Sun]
  • Pam Anderson says of being a Dancing With The Stars contestant, “I’m having the best time. is will keep me out of trouble.” [People]
  • Sarah Polley removed her name from The Heart, a two-minute film she directed about female cardiac health that will air in Canada during the Academy Awards because she found out that it is being used to promote the Unilever brand margarine Becel. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Sexually-active adult Ryan Phillippe shopped for condoms at CVS and this is news. [E!]
  • Leona Lewis says the rumors that she got breast implants are not true. “It’s weird that people look at you like that. I wouldn’t go up to someone and say, ‘Oh my God, look at your bust,'” she said, “That’s very strange to me, it’s just too personal.” [Daily Mail]
  • Robert Pattinson was given a “modesty patch” to use while filming sex scenes for Remember Me. “Mine was made out of half a bra and some wig tape, which took me 35 minutes to actually figure out how to stick on and then it just fell off immediately,” he said. “You’re so obsessed whenever you have to do any nudity stuff. You’re like, ‘Yeah, I definitely need this thing on.’ … And then you get there and as soon as you’re standing naked in front of everyone you don’t care anyway. It’s actually quite liberating.” [AP]
  • Jeff Beck says the rumor that he was the inspiration for This Is Spinal Tap isn’t true. “I think the hair was (based on mine) but it ends there. I knew that Christopher Guest had been watching me but Nigel is based on different characters from glam rock. Ironically, I was the only one who wasn’t glam rock. I loved every minute of that movie,” he said. [Daily Express]
  • Nicole Richie doesn’t give Joel Madden fashion tips. “[Men’s fashion] is such a different world and something I know nothing about. If I said ‘Vans,’ he’d probably be like, ‘No, no. It’s Nike.’ So, it’s better not to even to go there,” she said. [People]
  • Stephen Moyer says he and fiancée Anna Paquin “Haven’t been working together that much this year and I kind of miss that… We met during the show, we met on camera, we met doing something that we love and that’s what we do. And I really miss her when Bill’s been taken [away].” [People]
  • Chloe Sevigny says she actually likes the outfits she wears on Big Love. “It was always a fantasy of mine growing up – my favorite program was always Little House on the Prairie – so I always wanted to wear those looks. When I was a child, I wouldn’t let my mom put me in anything but calico dresses and now … whaddaya know, every day I’m in a calico dress, basically, so it’s kind of funny,” she said. [NPR]
  • 16-year-old singer Daisy Dares You says she was excited to meet Courtney Love recently in London, “I got to hang out with her which was great. I’m a huge, huge fan. She invited me to a Hole gig and told me I reminded her of herself when she was my age with my wild hair and babydoll face. She said she was a fan of my music and that I had beautiful hands to play guitar with.” [The Sun]
  • Ron Howard says, “My daughter Bryce has a son who’s almost three. And I love being with him. I didn’t remotely understand how profound the experience of being a grandparent is until you become one. It’s interesting, when you become a grandparent you start bumping into other folks who have had that experience. And there’s this sort of wink and a nod like it’s sort of a club or something.” [Parade]
  • Donald Trump says he’s boycotting Italy while Amanda Knox is in prison and may donate money to her family. “There’s no evidence that links her to this crime other than she said some stupid things after being tormented for hours and hours and hours,” Trump said. “It’s amazing a lot of people in Italy think she’s guilty, but the evidence isn’t there. Even the prisoners think she’s innocent. They have a better instinct than you or I.” [UPI]
  • “I’ve never done an easy movie, so I don’t know what that would feel like. It’s not that I try to find ways to make it hard, it’s just that I go after goals that are by definition difficult. And I think that my crew loves that. I think they love the challenge-they know that they’re going to be doing their personal best on the film and I know that it is going to be a personal best moment for me. I want to try and challenge myself beyond what I’ve done before. It makes it hard, it makes it stressful, but I find that I work best under stress. I work best at the solving of real-time problems that couldn’t be anticipated. Maybe in another life I could have been an ER triage guy.” — James Cameron [WSJ]
  • Sean Penn says of Best Supporting Actor nominee Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger is one of those rare platforms for a familiar American actor to reinvent himself. Woody Harrelson conjures a heart and presence of previously untapped immensity and emotional power. He deserves a BIG nod. He’s done the hardest thing an actor can do. He’s made something new.” [People]
  • Cate Blanchett says, “With my film choices it used to be a question of, ‘Who’s directing it?’ Now it’s, ‘How long is the shoot and where are they filming?’ Recently I said yes to something because filming is in the Easter holidays. The children need to be in school now. The main priorities are the children. The day begins at about 5.30am – my youngest is an early riser. After breakfast, I walk the kids to school – they go to the state primary at the end of the street.” [Daily Express]
  • Vera Farmiga says she still wonders if filming Up In The Air two weeks after giving birth was worth it. “I could never reclaim these first precious moments of maternity,” she says. “[But] I needed to pay my mortgage. It wasn’t an option. I had to do the role.” [Us]
  • When asked if Cosmo‘s tips on how to please a man actually work, Ed Westwick said, “I don’t know, I don’t read them and try pleasing men.” [WSJ]
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