Lindsay's Car Hit A Paparazzo; Suri's Toy Car Cost $30K

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  • Lindsay Lohan‘s car struck a photographer early yesterday morning. Allegedly.

Her driver is now a person of interest in a criminal assault with a deadly weapon investigation. [TMZ]

  • At the link, there’s video of Lindsay‘s car speeding away from a swarm a photographers. You can sort of hear the car hit something, but the guy in question is just standing there and seems totally fine until later, when he claims it was a “hit and run” and that his feet were run over and his hand hurts. [TMZ]
  • The man who claims Lindsay Lohan‘s car hit him “sustained injuries to his wrist and leg and was treated at the scene.” He is, of course, intending to sue. [Access Hollywood, TMZ]
  • Suri Cruise has a $30,000 tiny custom-made replica of an Indy race car, making for “cruise control” headlines. []
  • It was reported that Madonna and ex-husband Sean Penn had dinner in New York on Thursday, but her publicist says her Madgesty was at the restaurant to have dinner with friends when “Sean stopped by the table to say hello.” [People]
  • Casey Johnson‘s funeral took place yesterday in New Jersey. Tila Tequila was not there. [Radar Online]
  • Yesterday, Tila Tequila said: “Yes her funeral is today and I can’t even see my wife for the last time to say goodbye to her and see her. It’s breaking my heart… I’m crying so bad, they are horrible, mean people. Sure, one day I can visit her grave but I will never ever get to see her face again to say goodbye and kiss her before they bury her. I can’t talk about this now it’s making me cry.” [Radar Online]
  • “I just deleted all the NEGATIVE shit off my twitter and website! Negative people are gross! … So tired of drama. YOU GUYS READY FOR THE “OLD” TILA BACK??? Cuz I’m back & I love POSITIVE THINGS! I’ve REALLY missed this old happy Tila Back! I haven’t felt it in so long! Gimme a minute to enjoy this happy feeling.” — Tila Tequila‘s Twitter. [Official Tila]
  • George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis: “getting serious.” [Page Six]
  • Katy Perry has been “showing off” her engagement ring. Meaning she’s been wearing it and the paparazzi have been taking pictures. [People, The Sun]
  • Nicole Kidman was in San Francisco on Friday, where she and Nancy Pelosi attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s New International Center. [Just Jared]
  • The island of Trinidad is upset that Beyoncé is planning a concert there in February, because the cost of her visit will suck money from the budget for the annual carnival. [The Sun]
  • “Canadian police said Friday that it was wrong for one of their officers to whisk Halle Berry, her model boyfriend and baby through airport security at Montreal’s Trudeau airport.” [NYDN]
  • Is Simon Cowell using his situation at American Idol to get X Factor on the air in the US? [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Tiger Woods‘ former fling Jamie Jungers and Gordon Ramsay‘s alleged mistress Sarah Symonds: Teaming up. “The pair plan to help other women get out of toxic relationships with other people’s husbands.” [Page Six]
  • Tiger Woods has been MIA lately, but his wife, Elin Nordegren is “focusing on the kids.” [People]
  • Amy Winehouse is not happy that her father went on TV to talk about her drug problems and show videos of her as a kid. She Tweeted: “WHY don’t my dad WRITE a SONG when something bothers him instead of going on national tv? And you thought YOUR parents were embarrassing.” [The Sun]
  • Snooki! In a clip from MTV’s Is She Really Going Out With Him, which aired last summer. [Prz]
  • Even though they were seen making out in Mexico, apparently Rihanna and Matt Kemp of the LA Dodgers are “just friends.” [Gatecrasher]
  • Rihanna is supporting a drive to find a bone-marrow donor for an Olympic hopeful suffering from leukemia. [Page Six]
  • NBC has confirmed that The Jay Leno Show will end on February 12. What will happen to Conan O’Brien? Talks continue. [LA Times]
  • Conan O’Brien is allegedly feeling “stung” by NBC. [Variety]
  • Whitney Port and Brody Jenner? Really? After he dated her BFF Lauren Conrad?!?! [Gatecrasher]
  • Want to read something spoilery about The Office? [EW]
  • Martha Stewart got her highlights done in a fancy NYC salon by an army of attendants, to whom she announced, “I’m going on a date.” [Page Six]
  • Mere months after a stripper accused him of bedding her in a hotel room, Josh Duhamel surprised his wife, Fergie, with a vow renewal ceremony in Santa Barbara on a bluff overlooking the ocean. She was “crying and very emotional,” a source says. [Us Magazine]
  • Jon Gosselin wants to press charges against Hailey Glassman for trashing his apartment. Seems like only yesterday that he was happily dating her while still being married. [Radar Online]
  • Bethenny Frankel is getting her own show on Bravo, titled Bethenny’s Getting Married?. Also coming to Bravo: Top Chef: Just Desserts, in which pastry chefs compete; Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, the art competition show with Sarah Jessica Parker; and Thintervention which follows trainer Jackie Warner as she helps clients slim down. [Variety]
  • Dance Your Ass Off is returning to TV, and former host Marisa Jaret Winokur is being replaced by Spice Girl Mel B. [Independent]
  • What is going on with Kanye West? Yesterday, he wrote on his blog: “Sorry for the slow posting. I’ve been working on a whole new blog for the past few months now. It’s very close to completion.” NO ALL-CAPS!!!! NO EXCLAMATION POINTS!!! WTF?!?!? [Kanye Universecity]
  • Liza Minnelli won’t be able to attend the Grammys because she’s going to gave knee-replacement surgery. [People]
  • When Prince Harry will be made Army captain later this year, Prince William will no longer outrank him. [Telegraph]
  • Usher was seen at a club in Las Vegas where his table was “literally overflowing with women.” [Page Six]
  • Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke gave birth to a son, Charlie Rhodes Afifi, over the holidays. [NYDN]
  • Stuart Townsend has pulled out of the Thor movie (directed by Kenneth Branagh) due to creative differences; he was to play Fandral, a friend and ally of Thor. Chris Hemswoth plays Thor (his brother, Liam is dating Miley Cyrus) and Natalie Portman plays the love interest. [Mirror]
  • Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly: Maybe engaged, maybe getting married in November — at the same location where that Jonas kid just got hitched. [LA Times]
  • Elijah Wood hosted an all-you-can eat wings competition. Chicken wings. Not fairy wings. [Page Six]
  • Did you know that Sylvester Stallone is a painter? Apparently he has “knocked the art world off its feet.” [Times of London]
  • And now a word from Oliver Stone, whose upcoming Showtime documentary Secret History Of America will attempt to put Stalin and Hitler “in context.” He says: “Stalin, Hitler, Mao, [U.S. Senator Joseph] McCarthy — these people have been vilified pretty thoroughly by history… Stalin has a complete other story. Not to paint him as a hero, but to tell a more factual representation. He fought the German war machine more than any single person. We can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good.’ Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply. He’s the product of a series of actions. It’s cause and effect … People in America don’t know the connection between World War I and World War II… I’ve been able to walk in Stalin’s shoes and Hitler’s shoes to understand their point of view. We’re going to educate our minds and liberalize them and broaden them. We want to move beyond opinions … Go into the funding of the Nazi party. How many American corporations were involved, from GM through IBM. Hitler is just a man who could have easily been assassinated.” Okay? [Reuters]
  • “Nobody is without sin… I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage. You have to try to make amends if you can. You have to shut up and move on and not whine about it. And you have to deal with it like a man.” — Mel Gibson, on Tiger Woods. [Gatecrasher]
  • “I know that young men are more unbiased, playful and firmer. There’s no question about that, but they are also more selfish and narcissistic. This is why they never had a chance to go out with me. [My husband] knows what he wants and what life’s about. That impresses me, but Michael can also be a real softie. He sends me flowers and cries when his kids say something particularly pathetic.” — Catherine Zeta-Jones on Michael Douglas. [Daily Express
  • “I don’t think I’m going to stay in Brooklyn forever, but Brooklyn’s pretty great right now. The paparazzi were terrible in the West Village. And in Los Angeles, I’ve walked into a couple of paparazzi nests because I don’t know where not to go. In New York, I know where not to go. I will walk around five blocks to avoid the Mercer, for example. But we’re not going to be in Brooklyn forever. In an ideal world we’ll keep our house in Brooklyn and that’s where we can go if we need to be in New York. But I think that Peter and I want to be in the country.” — Maggie Gyllenhaal. [Vanity Fair]
  • “I was never really taught how to like run a house or to keep a house and I’m really interested in it. And I can cook. I can do a whole Thanksgiving. I can bake anything, but I rarely ever do it. [Jake is different. He] literally has a talent. he’s a brilliant cook. He’s blessed or something.” — Maggie Gyllenhaal. [Vanity Fair]
  • “My dad is a Deadhead, my mom’s a Jewish-American princess from Jersey. hey never got hung up on stuff like that, and I’m fortunate, because there’s a lot of people who come from households where it’s not OK.” — Adam Lambert says his parents appreciated his sexy performance at the AMAs. [Page Six]
  • “The doctors kept telling me I was fine but I had some instinct that I wasn’t. It was a kind of post-traumatic anxiety, constantly feeling very vulnerable and thinking I was going to die at any minute. It was like I needed to be in a cocoon just with my family. I was very surprised to see how weak and fragile I was. That was very new. I had always thought I was very strong and courageous. I had no idea how scared I was of dying.” — At the link, Charlotte Gainsbourg talks about her new album with Beck and the way she felt after undergoing surgery for a blood clot in her brain. [Guardian]
  • “I love The Sound of Music. When I was young, I didn’t know English and I saw the whole movie. I’m planning to do I Am Jackie Chan: The Musical. I’ve got a very interesting background. I will talk about how I got into the film business… and how I’ve come to be today. It’s a very interesting, classical musical.” — Jackie Chan. [Daily Express]
  • “I went to the Creation Museum in Kentucky in a fit of openness, thinking, God, I should really see the other side. It’s bananas!” — Paul Bettany, who plays Charles Darwin in the new movie Creation. [NY Mag]
  • “I could not believe the reality of what I had seen. Not trying to be disgusting, but I knew I had to vomit on the track, meaning I had to give it my all.” — Mary J. Blige, on I Can See In Color, the song she contributed to the Precious soundtrack after the film left her speechless. [NY Mag]
  • “We’re very close. Not so much father-daughter, but, well, she takes care of me.” — Victor Garber on Jennifer Garner. [NY Mag]
  • “Maybe I’m a good girlfriend because I’m his girlfriend. I’m not sure I’d be a good girlfriend to anyone else. There is a lot of friendship between us, respect and admiration. We’ve understood that if we want it to carry on working, it’s essential to give each other space. You don’t eat the same food every day, you don’t read the same book or listen to the same record over and over again. You have to discover things for yourself… I could go on and on about all the things I admire in him. I like watching him when he’s thinking, when he’s talking with people, I like seeing how he handles situations. I admire him as an actor, as a father, as a man. Above all, I admire the person he is. He’s fantastic. We can’t be apart for long. I’ve spent my life travelling, so I am used to going wherever Johnny is, whether it’s England, Prague, Mexico or Paris. The kids like it, too. I hope it will make them broad-minded and open. As long as we have everything they need – which is a lot, like about 40 bags – we have as normal a life as possible.” — Vanessa Paradis on her relationship with Johnny Depp. [Times of London]
  • “I come from an Italian family – what more can I say? I love to cook. I am really good at Italian food. So I make great meatballs, pasta and all sorts. I love it.” — Lady Gaga. [Daily Express]
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