Sandra Bullock Photo Starts Bidding War; Baios' Behavior Makes The News

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  • A new photo of Sandra Bullock has “surfaced,” and in it, she is not wearing a wedding ring.

FYI, the picture was taken while she was hiking in Northern California on Friday, wearing a scarf and a hat, but does not appear at either of these links, which means the stalkerazzi selling it must have set a super effing expensive price. [Radar Online, Us Magazine]

  • Oh, wait: Here‘s info about the photo! Apparently Sandra Bullock allowed news agency Getty — not a paparazzi agency — photograph her looking heartbroken and not wearing her wedding ring. There was a bidding war among the tabloids and TV shows, but Entertainment Tonight snagged the pic for $60K. [Page Six]
  • Headline of the day: “Baio Goes Bonkers: The ’80s Star’s Bizarre Blog War.” [ABC News]
  • Penelope Cruz and Meryl Streep: Stunning, on the cover of French Vogue. [Just Jared]
  • Ooh! Ryan Phillippe and Jessica White hooked up? [Gatecrasher]
  • Check out Alexander Skarsgard on the cover of VMan: In the words of our intern, Maura, “Not his best work.” [Just Jared]
  • American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox doesn’t deny that in a moment of weakness, she talked to Ryan Seacrest about quitting the show. But she now feels betrayed by Ryan, because he told everyone about it. [NY Post]
  • Katie Couric and Brian Williams prove that news people can be funny. [NY Post]
  • ABC execs would like to settle this Nicollette Sheridan business with a “peace package” in which she’d get $20 million to drop her suit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry. [Perez, Contact Music]
  • Kim Kardashian and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo: It’s on. [E!]
  • Speaking of Kim Kardashian, here is a gallery of all of her sexyface Twitpics. Enjoy. [People]
  • Oh, and you know how Kim Kardashian held a kitten by the scruff of his neck and then PETA criticized her? She says: “Rest assured, the owner and vet were on set and showed me how to pick him up. The cat was not harmed in any way.” [E!]
  • Elin Nordegren flew to Sweden yesterday, and took the kids. [Radar Online]
  • Gelato is so hot right now! Not only is it the preferred dessert of les enfants Jolie-Pitt, but the Jersey Shore cast will be working an a gelato shop in Miami in the second season of the show. [NY Post]
  • By the by, Snooki is single, after dumping her boyfriend for “using her.” [Page Six]
  • Did Snooki drop her boyfriend because he auditioned for The Real World? [TMZ]
  • “EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Larry King Helped Wife’s Lover With Acting Career.” [Radar Online]
  • Q: Are there any lines that you won’t cross in your comedy? Sarah Silverman: “I would never tell a comedian to not do something. That would be so hypocritical of me. But if I had to pick a topic, I’d say fat jokes about women. We live in a country where we feel fat women don’t deserve love, but men do. So those kinds of jokes are a bummer to me. It’s like kicking someone while they’re down.” [USA Today]
  • Sarah Silverman‘s book, The Bedwetter, is out today. In this piece, it is described as “a slim tome, just over 200 pages long and filled with pictures of the comedian’s friends, family, and colleagues’ genitalia.” In an interview, she says: “I think about the daughter I don’t have all the time. My boyfriend and I will watch The Bachelor, Real Housewives of New York, and we laugh at it, or whatever, but it just horrifies me to think there might be young impressionable girls who think this is what being a woman is, being a rich conniving backstabbing cunt or someone who is flattered to be one of 25 girls some guy gets to pick from.” [The Daily Beast]
  • Kate Gosselin and President Barack Obama: Staying in the same hotel. [TMZ]
  • Kate Gosselin has a fan in Steve-O, who showed his support for her on Dancing With The Stars by — what else? — stapling a sign to his balls. [TMZ]
  • Sherri Shepherd got her hair done by Michelle Obama‘s stylist and this is news. [Gatecrasher]
  • Sherlock Holmes 2 will start filming later this year, and Jude Law‘s girlfriend Sienna Miller will probably be in the flick. [Daily Express]
  • Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher mingled with plebes. [Page Six]
  • Pamela Anderson jokes that being on Dancing With The Stars has made her an embarrassing mom. Apparently her sons watch her — through their fingers. [Mirror]
  • Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt had a “flirt fight” in which she cavorted with “multiple men” and he was seen “grinding and kissing” some random brunette, if you care. [Page Six]
  • Diddy is supposed to be throwing a party at an NYC club next week, but the club has been shut down all weekend. [Gatecrasher]
  • Tara Reid, who was engaged to a man with — er… well-groomed eyebrows — has recently changed her Facebook status to single. [Perez]
  • It’s unclear why Tiffani Thiessen would have issues with her exclusive interview with Pregnancy magazine, but she does look cute and happy on the cover. [E!]
  • The Kelis/Nas divorce is still going on, and Kelis has filed papers with the court stating, “it would be in the best interest of both of us if our marital status is terminated as soon as possible.” [TMZ]
  • Whoa: People are already buying tickets to Sex And The City 2, six weeks before the movie opens. [Reuters]
  • How is Aziz Ansari preparing for his role as host of the MTV Movie Awards? Stalking Billy Crystal. “I’m outside of his house right now. I’ve just kind of been watching Crystal from afar, outside his property.” [AP]
  • Steven Seagal‘s ex-wife, Kelly LeBrock, is “not surprised” by the allegation that he treated a former employee like a “sex toy.” LeBrock says: “I will refrain from saying anything specific now because of our 3 children.” But then adds: “I have many shocking things to say about Mr. Seagal which will be known soon when my book comes out.” Aha! Anyway, loved you in Weird Science. [TMZ]
  • Alan Cumming will not be in the Spider-Man musical, because he’s been made a series regular on CBS series The Good Wife. Evan Rachel Wood dropped out of the musical last month, but the Julie Taymor project is still in the works. [EW]
  • A writer is suing producers of Ugly Betty for stealing her idea? Isn’t Ugly Betty off the air? [TMZ]
  • All My Children‘s Rebecca Budig has filed for divorce from The Bachelor‘s Bob Guiney after five years of marriage. [People]
  • Artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel is planning an exhibition of Dennis Hopper‘s works at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in July. The show is being rushed, because Hopper’s health is failing and the organizers would like him to participate in selection of the works. Apparently Hopper visited the exhibition space last week. [Daily Express]
  • RIP Guru from Gang Starr. [NME]
  • The new James Bond movie: Put on hold. [LA Times]
  • “The Who rocker Pete Townsend has bizarrely urged fans not to buy the band’s merchandise.” [Daily Express]
  • “The film was a lot about the case but there was so much of my personal life in there too. I really didn’t know that a lot of my life was going to be in there… It’s been harder on me than people realize. I found it difficult to cope with the attention, difficult that people were judging me and making comments. The name Erin Brockovich is now pretty broad. It means a lot of things to a lot of different people. I wasn’t expecting that – it’s not just the environment issues. It has become about the bustier, the foul mouth… I am getting a little more uncomfortable with that picture. And that has been the hardest thing.” — Erin Brockovich, as we near the 10th anniversary of the Julia Roberts film. Brockovich experienced many issues following the release of the movie, including her daughter’s drug addiction. [The Sun]
  • Q: As an openly bisexual rapper, do you think hip-hop is getting more gay-friendly? “I think the world is getting more gay-friendly, so hip-hop is too. But it’s harder to imagine an openly gay male rapper being embraced. People view gay men as having no street credibility. But I think we’ll see one in my lifetime.” — Nicki Minaj. [ONTD]
  • “I have some idea of the pressure of finding your own identity with a famous father. I’m not sure I can comprehend it with two generations to deal with.” — Michael Douglas has begged a judge for leniency in the sentencing of his son Cameron Douglas. [AP, NY Post]
  • “She was often suspended up to 10 stories high and she’d leap from vehicle to vehicle at high speeds. She doesn’t have to do it, but she has absolutely no fear. Usually when an actor becomes more and more successful, they play it safe. But that’s not Angelina Jolie.” — Phillip Noyce, director of Salt. [Just Jared via EW]
  • “I’ve always been the bookish type, and I’ve never really hidden that about myself. Books have always been really important to me; they’re my saving grace. Whenever people ask me how I manage to get through this whole crazy time of being incredibly famous and sort of an icon and supposedly a role model and all of this insanity, I always cite my family and then books. I don’t know what I would have done without books.” — Molly Ringwald. [Mother Jones]
  • “I will not be taking a paternity test, ever!” — Oprah doesn’t care about the dude claiming to be her father. [NY Post]
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