Spotted: Rolling Stone's Gross Gossip Girl Cover; Kanye Charged For Attacking Paparazzi

  • Leighton Meester and Blake Lively share an ice cream cone on Rolling Stone‘s new cover. The girl-on-girl antics continue inside, with the girls sucking on a Twizzler and each other’s thumbs.
  • The rest of the Gossip Girl cast gets away with having a clothed pillow fight and cuddling in bed together. [Gothamist, Rolling Stone]
  • New York Magazine points out that they’ve already photographed the cast in a big white bed together (and done it better). [NY Magazine]
  • Love lockdown! Kanye West has been charged with misdemeanor battery, grand theft and vandalism over destroying a paparazzo’s camera on video at LAX in September. [AP]
  • Liz Smith says she was told Natasha Richardson is “dead”. Though that hasn’t been confirmed, Smith says moving her to Lenox Hill was a bad sign and that, earlier this afternoon, she was taken off life support. An insider says: “Nobody goes to Lenox Hill who is really sick; if she’d had a chance to live, they’d have found another great brain hospital!” [Wowowow]
  • Supposedly medics on the ambulance that transported Natasha Richardson said she was brain dead. A source said she was “unconscious,” her pupils “non-reactive,” her skin was “pale” and she was suffering from “major head trauma.” Liam Neeson reportedly held her hand the entire time and caressed her face during the ride. [TMZ]
  • Subscribers will get a copy of Entertainment Weekly with Paul Rudd on the cover, but the mag put Natasha Richardson on the cover being sold on newsstands. [ONTD]
  • A judge has ordered Adnan Ghalib to stay away from Britney Spears for three years. [TMZ]
  • Is Bruce Willis marrying his girlfriend, model Emma Heming? The National Enquirer says the wedding is going down this weekend in some “exotic location.” [Perez Hilton]
  • Eddie Cibrian is denying the rumors that he’s having an affair with LeAnn Rimes. Supposedly he told a friend: “LeAnn and I are friends, we went to dinner, that’s it. The most ridiculous thing is that people believe I would do something like this period … much less do it in a public place. The false accusations are obviously causing a rift at home, but me and my family will get through this together.” The security camera photos printed in Star today (which you can read about in Midweek Madness) paint a different picture. [Perez Hilton]
  • LeAnn Rimes issued a statement on her website and she isn’t denying the affair. She writes: “This is a difficult time for me and my loved ones, but I appreciate all your continued support.
    I would like to assure all of you that this is a place for you to hear things directly from me and as you all know, not everything in our lives is always black and white.” [Perez Hilton]
  • Dean Sheremet, LeAnn Rimes‘ husband, Twittered today, “I love my wife!!!” [Perez Hilton]
  • John Mayer isn’t writing a tell all book about Jennifer Aniston, as the cover of Star Magazine claims. Mayer’s rep says: “Even for them, its a new low. They’ve dressed themselves up but they’re no better than the Enquirer. Despite their low standards it’s still not ok to make up stories and print them. Unfortunately, while we’re considering legal action, Star Magazine is already at work on next week’s cover story about some reality tv star’s secret marriage to Elvis.” [Perez Hilton]
  • A remake of the film Arthur is in the works and producers want Russell Brand to play the title role with Sir Anthony Hopkins as his wise-cracking butler. [The Daily Express]
  • Sean Stewart, son of Rod Stewart and Celebrity Rehab cast member, appeared on Judge Jeanine Pirro and said his dad is “very cheap.” [The Daily Mail]
  • Jessica Lange fell yesterday at her Minnesota cabin. She grabbed for a railing that was not secure and fell over, breaking her shoulder and collarbone and dislocating her arm. She received treatment at a local hospital. [TMZ]
  • Pink and husband Carey Hart are indeed back on. They were seen exiting her tour bus together in Berlin. [Perez Hilton]
  • Andrew Morton says that the drama surrounding whether or not Prince William is engaged to Kate Middleton has a decidedly retro feel. He writes: “Whatever becomes of Kate Middleton, she will always be marked by the man she knew rather than what she knows. If Michelle Obama seems the acme of social modernity and progress, the romance of Kate and William harks back to another arcane era.” [The Daily Beast]
  • When asked if she plans to have more kids, Jennifer Lopez said, “Let me work just a little bit first. Let me get a couple things out there… one song, one movie, something … I like [need] to recuperate.” [The Star]
  • Eric Nies from the first Real World: New York spotted a puppy drowning and stripped naked to jump in the partially frozen lake and save the dog. There are pictures. [TMZ]
  • In this video Martha Stewart says she still isn’t coping with the loss of her dog Ghenghis Khan in a freak propane tank explosion last week. [TMZ]
  • Audrina Patridge is getting her very own Hills spinoff. [Perez Hilton]
  • Designing Women is coming out on DVD. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Heavily pregnant PETA members posed naked in cages to protest against chef Jaime Oliver, who urged people to buy British pork rather than pork raised overseas under worse conditions. Oliver’s rep says he’s a big supporter of animal welfare and his restaurants serve pork from “the happiest pigs you can get.” Peta representatives say: “The answer to saving pigs is not to buy British pork, it’s to go vegetarian.” [The Telegraph]
  • Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman will star in a film adaptation of the book Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry The book looks like a Sotheby’s estate auction catalog, with 325 entries and photographs of items that tell the story of the relationship between a fictitious a 40ish photographer (Pitt) and a New York Times food columnist in her late 20s (Portman). [Variety]
  • Everyone is angry that British tabloid OK! put out a tribute to dying reality star Jade Goody even though she’s still alive – except Jade. The magazine put out a statement saying: “Jade’s family have spoken to OK! today to reiterate that they understand the tribute issue and view it as being very kind to Jade.” [The Mirror]
  • Kim Kardashian is one the cover of Russian Playboy. [The Sun]
  • Um, here are the NSFW photos of Kim Kardashian from inside Russian Playboy. [ONTD]
  • Robert Pattinson says that even before he started acting he always thought he was a fraud and was faking his emotions. He says: “I remember when I was a teenager thinking my girlfriend was cheating on me, and going around riling myself up. Pretending to cry. It was totally illegitimate-I actually didn’t feel anything. I went to some pub and then went crying all the way home. And I got into my dog’s bed. I was crying and holding on to the dog. I woke up in the morning, and the dog was looking at me like, ‘You’re a fake.’ … I thought I’d seen her with another guy, but she wasn’t even there. I spent three days apologizing to the dog.” [GQ]
  • Prince Williams went on a U.K. children’s show and said his patronage of London’s Royal Marsden Hospital is something that would make mom proud. “For a very long time my mother was involved with the Royal Marsden, and she had a very close connection with them … So I wanted to follow in her footsteps, in that sense, and help.” Diana opened the children’s unit in 1993 and Prince William is supporting the building of a Children’s and Teenage Cancer Centre. [People]
  • Michael Sheen, who played Tony Blair in The Queen and David Frost in Frost/Nixon says playing so many real people has taken its toll. “Have I got an identity crisis? Yeah, I don’t know who I am really. You give me a script and then, I’m that,” said Sheen. [The Star]
  • 50 Cent has a backhanded compliment for Sean Combs in King magazine. He says: “Puffy has the best model for staying relevant, because [he does it] without a song. He’s been able to maintain an interest and stay in a space to executive produce television and film projects, and stay relevant to hip-hop culture. What was the last record that made you feel like, ‘Oh, my God, Puffy is on fire’? You don’t need it. That’s what makes his business model exciting to me.” [Perez Hilton]
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