Michael's Will Released; Bradley Cooper Dates Renee Zellweger, Breaks Aniston's Heart?

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  • Michael Jackson‘s will, which was released today, leaves his entire state to the Michael Jackson Family Trust, which provides for his children and mother and distributes money to several charities. It doesn’t say where he wants to be buried. [TMZ]
  • A judge ruled today that Katherine Jackson will remain the temporary administrator of Michael Jackson’s estate based on the assumption that there was no will. Now that a will has been filed, the named executors wanted a judge to nullify Katherine’s power to move assets around. [TMZ]
  • There are tons of rumors about Michael Jackson‘s funeral arrangements. There may be a public ceremony at the Staples Center in L.A. followed by a 125-mile funeral procession to the Neverland ranch. Nothing has been finalized but the Jacksons have been talking to the police and they’re preparing for the media circus and crowd control. [L.A. Times]
  • A source says no public Neverland viewing of Michael Jackson is planned for this weekend. They say his funeral and burial will probably take place in L.A. [Breitbart]
  • Hotels near the Neverland Ranch have been sold out since Michael Jackson‘s death. [TMZ]
  • Though doctors were not able to save Michael Jackson, doctors at UCLA Medical Center have pioneered a method that’s known for saving people hours after they’ve flatlined. It’s unclear if the procedure was used on MJ, but it involves giving CPR, using a lung machine, and using special procedures to gradually restore blood and oxygen flow. [AP]
  • Nona Paris Lola Ankhesenamun Jackson of London has just filed a petition claiming that she is Michael Jackson‘s wife. She asks, “that all my husband’s properties, monies and assets must be transferred to me immediately” and “my husband’s body must be returned to the coroner’s body [sic] or the mortuary immediately.” She adds, “Though he died to this earth he lives with my father Khalid Lucifer [a.k.a. Satan].” [TMZ]
  • Registered nurse Cherilyn Lee, said on GMA this morning that Michael Jackson begged her to give him Diprivan but she warned him, “you might not wake up the next morning.” [TMZ]
  • Nobody knew where Michael Jackson‘s dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein (who is also rumored to be the father of his children) was for the past few days but he was spotted returning to his office last night. [TMZ]
  • A delivery man who worked for Mickey Fine pharmacy, which sued Michael Jackson over an unpaid $100,000 bill, says he used to make deliveries to the Jackson family’s Encino home, which Michael frequently visited. [TMZ]
  • Looks like those tabloid rumors that Bradley Cooper would only break poor Jennifer Aniston‘s heart may be true. He was spotted last night on a date with Renee Zellweger. “She didn’t really eat much, but he ate,” someone in the restaurant said. “They were very flirty. Either he’s being very gentlemanly, ’cause that’s the way he is, or they’re dating. He paid. He pulled out her chair, that kind of stuff.” [People]
  • Brad Pitt bought “Never-EverLand” a work of art by Atelier Van Lieshout that looks like a trailer with six person-sized cubby holes. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Though the police deny it, there are rumors that R.Kelly is being investigated for committing statutory rape, and that police searched his home for evidence on his 17-year-old girlfriend. [ONTD]
  • R. Kelly released a statement saying, “A wildly exaggerated and inaccurate report has been circulating on the Internet that Olympia Fields police showed up at R. Kelly’s house with a search warrant just before the singer left for his three-week concert tour in Africa last month and then searched the place looking for a missing 17-year-old girl. This is completely false. No police ever showed up at Kelly’s house with a search warrant nor was his house ever searched. It is also not true, as the unsubstantiated report claimed, that any such girl ever stayed overnight in Kelly’s house or that she had been there but left shortly before some mythical police search. [PR Newswire]
  • Watch the trailer for Coco Before Chanel starring Audrey Tautou here: [Elle]
  • Nicole Richie is designing maternity clothes for A Pea In The Pod. [People]
  • Hilary Duff is joining the cast of Gossip Girl. She’ll play Olivia Burke, a movie star who enrolls at NYU in search of a traditional college experience and ends up rooming with Vanessa. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • C. Thomas Howell will host a CMT reality show about extreme Americans, featuring people who races ostriches and juggle chainsaws. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Kim Kardashian has put some of her clothes up for auction on e-bay to benefit Dream Foundation, which grants wishes for adults suffering from life-limiting illnesses. Kim said, “I love to be able to pass along some of my favorite pieces to someone else who will get to enjoy them as much as I have. I even have many items I never had a chance to wear yet. A few times a year, I bring my outfits, shoes, and accessories to Auction Cause who puts them on eBay for me.” [People]
  • When asked if she would pose in Playboy like her sister Kim, Khloe Kardashian said, “I like doing things for a reason, and not just because someone gave me a big check, so I personally will say, not right now, but I can’t say never.” [E!]
  • Stephen Moyer of True Blood says he’s gotten his girlfriend/costar Anna Paquin into boxing. He says, “I like the sport and she likes the blood. I’m like, ‘Stop the fight, people are getting hurt, I can’t bear it!’ and she’s going, ‘Go on, hit ’em!’ She loves it. She boxes too.” [People]
  • Sacha Baron Cohen is nude on the cover of the gay magazine Attitude. While in character as Bruno he says Simon Cowell is his gay icon and says of Kylie and Danni Minogue, “I love them. Kylie’s like ein Barbie doll zat’s been shrunk a little bit and Dannii is like a Kylie doll zat’s been left on the radiator for too long.” [The Sun]
  • Tony Romo says his relationship with Jessica Simpson “is not hard.” He explains, “It’s a normal relationship… There’s nothing exotic or crazy about it. We’re two people who care about each other, and it’s not hard to make it work when both of you want to see the other one. We make each other happy.” [People]
  • In addition to directing The Hobbit Guillermo del Toro has just released a novel and plans to make a Frankenstein film and to adapt H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. [The L.A. Times]
  • During a press conference Gwyneth Paltrow says that she fell in love with Spain during a trip in high school and now she goes back every year and makes sure her children speak Spanish. She said in fluent Spanish, “It is so different from the United States. It seemed to have a history, and the buildings are years and years and years old. Here in the United States an old building is about 17 (years old), and over there it’s from 500 B.C., it’s incredible,” she said. “Also, the way people live over there. They seem to enjoy life a little bit more. They aren’t running around as much as in New York. They enjoy time with the family. They don’t always have their Blackberries on.” [AP]
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