Natalie's Being Called A Homewrecker; Tila's "100% Pregnant"

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  • Natalie Portman has a new man: Benjamin Millepied, the New York City Ballet dancer who’s choreographing her new movie, The Black Swan. There’s a slight problem, however:

He had a live-in girlfriend when they met. A source says: “She had been talking about marrying him and was blindsided by the split.” Ouch. This column asks, “Is Natalie Portman a home wrecker?” [Page Six]

  • Kristen Stewart hearts Joan Jett. “My biggest problem is bloggers. Joan had bottles thrown at her. What she has now is a thick, developed armor. She’s in tune with herself, honest, and has a self-preservation thing.” At least she recognizes that bloggers are really nothing to worry about! [LA Times]
  • Lady Gaga celebrated the last sold-out New York show of her tour by partying in downtown Manhattan; she “shook up a bottle of champagne, held it at crotch level and sprayed the crowd, so even her date — designer Marc Jacobs — got doused!” [People]
  • But does anyone party harder than Bill Gates? Dancing on banquettes! Hunting for “that chick from Twilight! [NY Post]
  • Justin Timberlake has been named Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year. He’ll get the award at a roast on February 5. [AP]
  • Sienna Miller is selling her London home so she can move in with Jude Law. [NYDN]
  • Nancy Kerrigan is “really struggling” following the death of her father and arrest of her brother, say her friends. [People]
  • John Travolta has landed his private jet in Haiti. His cargo consists of relief supplies, a team of doctors, and, naturally, Scientology ministers. What people need now are e-meters. [AP]
  • Oh dear, Gary Coleman left jail in a wheelchair. He was arrested on an outstanding domestic violence warrant. and missed his court date because he was in the hospital getting minor surgery. [Radar Online, TMZ]
  • Perhaps you hear that the cast of Jersey Shore had until the end of the day yesterday to iron out a deal with MTV for a second season, but that’s not true: Negotiations are ongoing. A rep who works with all of the cast except for Snooki says it’s “going along smoothly.” Snooki has her own agent. Drama is sure to come. [Radar Online]
  • According to this report, MTV is playing hardball with the Jersey Shore kids: They want $10,000 an episode; MTV thinks they are all replaceable and sources say that MTV reps have been hitting bars looking for new stars. A source says MTV “would like the popular names to return, but if the cast doesn’t agree to lower their demands, producers can easily replace them with a new team.” [Page Six]
  • Will Snooki be a red carpet correspondent at the Grammys? [Radar Online]
  • Happy Birthday x 8! Nadya Suleman‘s octuplets are one year old today, and Radar is celebrating by posting the video of their birth. Festive. [Radar Online]
  • ABC has offered Paula Abdul a $1,000,000 development deal, but she has to appear on Dancing With The Stars to get the cash. It’s unclear in what capacity, but it would be awesome if she were a contestant. [TMZ]
  • Joy Behar and Kirstie Alley are in a Twitter war, and it’s nasty. [NY Post]
  • How come when fucking Jon Gosselin parties at Sundance, he makes a spectacle of himself by acting like a “total diva” and needing special seats and security and shit but Ryan Reynolds and Bob Saget can just be laid back and hang out with the plebes? Oh, right: Because he’s a jackass. [Fox 411]
  • Jon Gosselin was overheard on multiple occasions saying he was excited to pose in front of the poster for one opening film in particular: Douchebags. ‘I can’t wait to take a picture in front of it,’ Gosselin said.” [MSNBC Scoop]
  • Avril Lavigne drunkenly partied for five days in Las Vegas and this is news. [Star Magazine]
  • Diddy gave $100 to a homeless man. [TMZ]
  • Quentin Tarantino has allegedly offered Helen Mirren a role in his next film, which would be set in England’s Middle Ages and be full of blood and violence. Mirren would play “a foul-mouthed monarch.” [ONTD via Digital Spy]
  • Tila Tequila: Pregnant. She has blogged, “I HAV A BABY GROWING INSIDE OF ME.” [ONTD]
  • Tila Tequila’s Twitter also reads: “All I can tell you about my baby’s father is that he is 6’2, Bright Green eyes that turn blue sometimes, and is NOT AMERICAN. HOT BABY!!!!” And: “I wanna post half of his pics so u can see how beautiful my babys father is but since he’s also well known, it will give it all away!” [Contact Music]
  • Steven Tyler picked up the loudspeaker in a Home Depot in Rancho Mirage, CA and sang “Dude Looks Like A Lady” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” [TMZ]
  • Sorry, ladies: James McAvoy and his ladyfriend are expecting their first child. [The Star]
  • Audio: “Randy And Evi Quaid‘s Crazy Threatening Voicemails.” Just what you always wanted. [Radar Online]
  • Tiger Woods‘ daughter’s school had to hire a police officer after a number of “traffic incidents” occurred at the school following the news of Tiger’s scandal. [TMZ]
  • Tiger Woods‘ wife has called off the divorce. [Radar Online]
  • Will The View air in Oprah‘s timeslot when her show goes off the air? [NY Post]
  • Is Andy Dick a serial groper? [Page Six]
  • Wow, an item about Fab from Milli Vanilli. He says everyone lip-syncs or has Auto-tune now and that he and Rob Pilatus were “scapegoats” who wanted to give the Grammy back. [USA Today]
  • Q: On [your new album] you only sing one song in French. Why is that?
    Charlotte Gainsbourg: “Beck wrote all of the music and lyrics. I love Beck’s way of writing. I love his language, his vocabulary, his images. It’s like being a character to be able to go into someone else’s world. I kept my English accent, and I’m French, but I’m speaking American words. I always like mixtures. Also, with French there’s no distance. I have all my father’s references. With English, I feel completely free.”
    Q: You called your partner (French actor and director Yvan Attal) “your children’s father.” Why haven’t you married him?
    Charlotte Gainsbourg: “I’m superstitious. We’ve been together nearly 19 years, we’ve never married and we’re happy. My parents weren’t married so I don’t have an ideal image of marriage that I’m hoping for. I like the image of a young couple getting married – there’s something jolly about them. But get married at my age? It’s too late.” [Time]
  • “I would hope people would be gracious and give me a chance.” — Mel Gibson on his return to the silver screen after eight years. [AFP]
  • “It’s said that I went into a rant… but I think it went on for about five words. I was drunk. It just turned into a big thing. I apologized profusely – not once but three times. So what’s the problem? It’s four years ago. Do I need to apologize again?” — Mel Gibson on his infamous anti-Semitic outburst in 2006. [MSNBC via Hello! Magazine]
  • Inglourious Basterds changed everything. It’s interesting because, without being arrogant, I don’t feel so misplaced anymore. It’s easy to not feel misplaced if this tidal wave of appreciation is coming your way. I’ve had a long, hard stretch, not so much in my career, but in my understanding of what it’s supposed to be and what my possibilities are… [People] think that now, I’m not of their world anymore. They think that actually, now we’re rich. It’s silly. It’s nonsense. It bothers me that people who should know better believe a glossy magazine fantasy. I still go and read my books and go to the museum and the movies. I play with my kid and fight with the kindergarten teacher and try to get my Internet fixed, which never seems to work.” — Christoph Waltz. [USA Today]
  • “We’re close friends. She’s just an amazing woman. Victoria and I are in similar circumstances when it comes to our husbands. I admire the wife and mother that Victoria is and, at the same time, this glamorous, beautiful businesswoman. I aspire to be like her some day.” — Eva Longoria has a girlcrush on Victoria Beckham. [The Sun]
  • “There are a lot of people who are like, ‘Wow, you have just turned a new leaf… You can really express yourself very, very eloquently when you care to, and, Oh! You smile sometimes!’ And it’s like: I was doing a movie! I shouldn’t have been where I was! I should have been in New Orleans! That’s why I was so completely inept. I mean, like, that’s why. Because I shouldn’t have been there.” — Kristen Stewart, on the time had to leave the set of Welcome To The Rileys so she could promote the first Twilight film. [The Daily Beast]
  • “Yes, yes, yes, absolutely.” — Tilda Swinton, when asked if she would play Conan O’Brien. [Movieline]
  • “Gay people, at least women that I know who have children, they’re all friends with their exes. You know, it’s not the same heterosexual paradigm, where they break up and everybody’s mad and nobody talks and there’s tension. It’s not like that. We worked for a very long time to try to find a solution, and when we realized we couldn’t, we worked to have a transition into something different, so it’s been a long process and everything’s OK.” — Rosie O’Donnell. [The Daily Beast]
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