PETA Wants A Taste Of Clooney; Britney Has A New Boyfriend

  • PETA has one of George Clooney‘s sweaty towels and wrote him a letter asking to harvest his perspiration to make Clooney flavored tofu, or CloFu. “As a mammal, I’m offended,” said Clooney in response. [E!]
  • A PETA spokesperson says the CloFu will “spare animals from being killed for the table.” [Washington Post]
  • If you’re in the market for a less disgusting celebrity food product, Sting is going to sell red wine made at his country estate in Tuscany. [AP]
  • Britney Spears has reportedly been going on secret dates with her longtime talent agent Jason Trawick. But, an insider says they just have a “close professional relationship.” [Yahoo]
  • Though Adnan Ghalib moved to the U.S. when he was five, if his country of citizenship is still listed as his native country of Afghanistan, he’ll be deported if convicted on assault charges. [The Daily Mail]
  • Though it was reported recently that some of Britney‘s dancers were fired for failing drug tests, a source on the tour says, “none of the dancers have been fired nor have there been any failed drug tests.” [Access Hollywood]
  • Madonna was at Brit‘s concert on Long Island last night. [Perez Hilton]
  • It appears the rumors are true: Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer have broken up again. “They had some disagreements and decided to not continue to see each other,” says a source. “Jen is moving on with her life like she always does. She seems happy.” [People]
  • Chris Brown is not looking for new management according to his mom/co-manager. [People]
  • Chris Brown‘s lawyer has requested an unscheduled court hearing on March 23 to discuss the possibility of Rihanna testifying … or not testifying. [TMZ]
  • Producer Polow Da Don’s publicist is confirming that Rihanna and Chris Brown recorded a duet. [CNN]
  • Rihanna went out for a second night in a row sans Chris Brown. She went to Wilmer Valderrama‘s karaoke night with her friends. [E!]
  • Thom Yorke has finally responded to Kanye West, who said he’s upset with Yorke for not saying hello. Yorke wrote on his blog: “[W]ish us all a safe journey if you still like us and you’re not one of those people i have managed to offend by doing nothing.” [NY Magazine]
  • Chris Martin tried to convince Noel Gallagher to go green, but Gallagher says told him that he “genuinely didn’t give a fuck” about the environment. [The Sun]
  • U2 is considering reworking and re-releasing their debut 1980 album “Boy.” Is Bono the new George Lucas? [Reuters]
  • Trent Reznor is mocking Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell via Twitter. He writes: “You know that feeling you get when somebody embarrasses themselves so badly YOU feel uncomfortable? Heard Chris Cornell’s record? Jesus.” [Perez Hilton]
  • Shirley Manson posted a Facebook message to clear a few things up. She’s not quitting the music industry and she’s having some kind of operation tomorrow. She says: “In the unlikely event that I die or become brain damaged, can I just say that I have had the most wonderful life and can’t think of a lovelier way to have lived than to live creatively and have people like you lot support me in that endeavour.” [ONTD]
  • If you’re anxiously waiting for Mariah Carey to reproduce you’ll have to keep holding your breath. In this video Nick Cannon says it’ll be at least a “couple years” before they have a child. [TMZ]
  • People are saying that Kelly Clarkson looked pregnant on American Idol last night, which is particularly absurd because she just said she’s not interested in having children. [TMZ]
  • Roger Federer and longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec are expecting their first baby this summer. [Yahoo]
  • A judge has thrown out a contempt-of-court conviction and ordered a new trial for Pamelyn Ferdin, 50, an animal rights activist who was the voice of Lucy in several Peanuts TV specials. She was convicted of violating a court injunction that barred her from harassing UCLA faculty members who used animals in research. [AP]
  • Cheryl Burke has an incentive plan to encourage people to vote for her partner, Gilles Marini on Dancing With the Stars. “Every week we advance, he will lose one piece of clothing,” Burke says. “He’s the naked guy from the Sex and the City movie, and people know he has a great body. So he can pull it off.” [People]
  • Gospel singer BeBe Winans has been booked on a domestic assault rap for allegedly pushing his ex-wife to the ground during an argument last month. [The Smoking Gun]
  • David Hasselhoff‘s ex-wife, Pamela Bach, was arrested for felony DUI in Los Angeles, and is out on bail. [People]
  • Cheech Marin is engaged to his girlfriend of four and a half years, professional classical pianist Natasha Rubin. [People]
  • According to Forbes‘ Star Currency Survey, Daniel Radcliffe, Miley Cyrus, and Dakota Fanning are the most bankable young stars. [The Mirror]
  • Shockingly, The Hills may not continue after Lauren Conrad leaves the show. A producer says: “I can’t even say if there is a next season. I have no information for you on The Hills beyond Lauren Conrad. We’re focusing on this season, and this will likely be our highest-rated season yet. I think a lot of people are going to tune in to see Lauren wrap her storyline.” [E!]
  • Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona, will direct the third Twilight movie. But what about director Drew Barrymore? [Yahoo]
  • Michael Caine returned to the London streets where he grew up to film his new movie Harry Brown. ‘[The film] is about sink estates and the violence on them,” says Caine. “This is a dark portrait but unfortunately it’s very true and we’re all responsible for it. We left the children to rot. We left these children and they grew into animals.” [The Daily Mail]
  • Reese Witherspoon says her new role in the animated movie Monsters Vs Aliens has inspired her to look for an action role. “I have never been in an action film before so the last third of this movie is so action-packed, it made me very excited. I think maybe I could do that.” [The Daily Express]
  • Women make up just 16 percent of all directors, producers, writers and cinematographers who work on the top films in Hollywood and Charlize Theron is one of them. She’s produced four movies in her career, but she says, “I try not to kind of bitch and complain about what [women] don’t have,” said Theron. “It’s a tricky thing because, I think, if you want to find that lynchpin, you can, in anything … I look at the work that I’ve done and I feel incredibly proud that I’ve had the chance and the opportunity to work on the material that I have.” [CNN]
  • As you’ll recall, when Charlize Theron was 15 she saw her mother shoot and kill her alcoholic and abusive father in self-defence. She says: “I don’t know how to say this without sounding strange. But I feel like having this tragedy at such a young age has given me a leg up from other people. Because, man, from 16, I knew the value of life and I knew how quickly it could be taken away. And from that moment on, I made a choice to either swim or to drown, you know? … (I have) had many painful journeys and heartbreaks since my father died, many of which I draw on for my work.” [The Daily Express]
  • Prince William spoke in public for the first time about losing his mother, Princess Diana. He said: “What I understand now, is that losing a close family member is one of the hardest experiences that anyone can endure. Never able to say the word Mummy again in your life sounds like a small thing. However for many including me, it is now really just a word – hollow and evoking only memories.” He was speaking to families and volunteers from the Child Bereavement Charity. [The Sun]
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