Oo-de-lally! Russell Crowe's Weight, Badittude Threaten To Destroy Nottingham

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  • Russell Crowe has gone a bit mad on the set of Nottingham, throwing the film into a state of chaos. The star is demanding re-writes and reportedly trying to get director Ridley Scott fired. [PageSix]
  • Yikes: Crowe’s weight is also becoming a problem, leading Sienna Miller to leave the film entirely. The love scenes between the two were apparently “a mess. Russell never lost the weight he put on for ‘Body of Evidence’ – and so the love scenes between him and Sienna would have been laughable. He’s so old and fat and she’s so young and gorgeous. It’s just . . . gross.” [PageSix]
  • Drew Barrymore isn’t too thrilled about today’s dating world: “When I first started dating, it was like the Pony Express. We had to be frickin’ patient. And now everything is instantaneous. It’s too much! Where is old-fashioned romance and a little bit of mystery?” She then went off to give her 18,982th interview entitled, “Drew In Love!” wherein she spilled all of her secrets about the 18,982th “love of her life.”[PageSix]
  • Meanwhile, Drew’s BFF Cameron Diaz may be getting married to her boyfriend, Paul Sculfor: “Cameron and Paul are having a wonderful time and don’t want to spoil it by pushing things, but they have used the m-word occasionally,” says a source, “They’re playing house in a serious way – both openly admit marriage scares them but they are very much in love and the subject has come up.”[ShowbizSpy]
  • The original Girls Next Door are no more: Bridget Marquardt is finally leaving the Playboy Mansion. “”It’s unrelated to Holly and Kendra moving out,” Marquardt says, “Hef and I have a really special relationship. This all has nothing to do with my feelings for Hef. I care about him very much. It’s just a good time for me to become my own person.”[USMagazine]
  • Robert Pattinson credits James Dean with his on-screen success: “I tried copying James Dean’s accent just because I’ve always wanted James Dean’s voice,”Pattinson says, “I think that is why it has worked. Everyone loves a bit of James Dean.” Or perhaps “it has worked” because there are crazy women out there who actually think you’re a sparkly vampire, no? [ShowbizSpy]
  • Gael Garcia Bernal is a (dreamy) dad: he and his girlfriend, Dolores Fonzi, welcomed a son this week. [USMagazine]
  • Britney Spears is reportedly “spying” on her ex, Kevin Federline, and his new girlfriend, Victoria Prince. “Britney has asked her boys what Victoria is like and if she spends the night,” says a source, “She has also asked her bodyguards to milk information out of Kevin’s bodyguards and quizzed his nanny and friends. She’s been texting people, asking what’s up with him and Victoria.” [ShowbizSpy]
  • Singer Jill Scott is pregnant with her first child. “The first trimester I spent in Botswana,” Scott says, “That was one of the biggest challenges of my life. First trimester! You’re sick every morning. It was seven hours time difference, the heat, the bugs, the 14 hour days.” [People]
  • In awesome band news: the Fleet Foxes will be making an appearance on SNL on January 17. [Pitchfork]
  • But perhaps even more awesome is the fact that Liza Minelli will be making a guest appearance on tonight’s SNL, which is being hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Madness! [Broadway World]
  • Pixie Geldof will be following her sister, Peaches, in posing in her underwear for Agent Provacateur. Meanwhile, my sister will be following in my footsteps by eating Oreos and chocolate milk for breakfast. [DailyMail]
  • Lindsay Lohan says her partying past gets in the way of people taking her seriously: “hat hurts me the most is that I work just as hard as any other actress around my age, like Scarlett Johansson, but I just don’t get the opportunities that they get. People are so distracted by the mess that I created in my life. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to last forever.”[TheSun]
  • Seth Rogen has written an episode of the Simpsons and will be adding his voice to the episode as well: “He wrote an episode we’ll be reading soon, where Comic Book Guy creates a superhero comic which then gets made into a feature film,” Matt Groening says, “Homer plays the lead and, to slim down, Seth Rogen will play his personal trainer.” Whatever! We all know that Homer prefers to slim down by unleashing the awesome power of apples. [E!]
  • Is Wilmer Valderrama dating Pink!? [Celebuzz]
  • Sandra Bullock may be signing up for Speed 3:”Producers are looking at a lot of old franchises in order to secure box office hits and Speed is just one of those,” a source says, “Sandra is still a popular star and another Speed movie is there for her should she want to do it. It would be a modern twist on the old theme.” Meh. Can’t we just get a While You Were Sleeping 2 instead? [ShowbizSpy]
  • Wacky brides have no chance against a cranky Clint Eastwood with a shotgun: Gran Torino beat Bride Wars at the box office on Friday, bringing in $9.8 million— $1.8 million more than the Hathaway/Hudson mess. Your flower power is no match for his glower power![DeadlineHollywood]
  • And finally, with what is perhaps the most hilarious opening line of the year, the Associated Press tells us that “R. Kelly can officially bump and grind with whomever he chooses: He has finalized his divorce from his wife.” The accompanying headline? “R.Kelly No Longer Trapped In Marriage.” Tremendous![NYTimes]
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