Tiger Comes Out Of Hiding; Gosselin Settles Lawsuit, May Return To TV

  • The PGA Tour announced today that Tiger Woods will speak at a press conference on Friday, “to begin the process of making amends.” Later, Tiger was photographed for the first time in months jogging with a friend near his home.
  • This message was posted on Tiger‘s website today: “While Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between him and his wife, he also recognizes that he has hurt and let down a lot of other people who were close to him. He also let down his fans. He wants to begin the process of making amends, and that’s what he’s going to discuss.” According to the PGA Tour website, Tiger will speak at 11 am ET on Friday. Sources say he’ll read a statement and won’t take any questions. [TMZ]
  • ZOMG: Tiger Woods was wearing Nike gear, but not his wedding ring when he went jogging today. Getty Images got the picture, which would have been worth millions if the paparazzi had gotten it first. [TMZ]
  • Tiger Woods is already the favorite to win the Masters in April on gambling sites, even though he hasn’t even said he’s returning to golf. [TMZ]
  • Elin Nordegren was spotted visiting the house where Tiger Woods is reportedly staying this morning (she’s living in a rented house nearby). Before stopping at the home she dropped their daughter off at school and bought two cups of coffee at Starbucks. [TMZ]
  • TLC and Jon Gosselin have settled their lawsuits against each other. The terms of the settlement are unknown. [TMZ]
  • TLC issued a statement saying, “TLC has reached a settlement with Jon Gosselin and will be undertaking procedural steps to conclude the litigation. All terms of the settlement are confidential. The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with TLC. ” A TLC source says Jon & Kate Plus 8 won’t come back, but the network “hopes they will soon be able to film the family again.” [People]
  • A paparazzo claims Kim Basinger tipped the paparazzi off about Ireland Baldwin calling 911 about Alec Baldwin last week. [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • As mentioned in Midweek Madness, Kristen Cavallari was “going around to everyone, asking them to score her some coke,” at a Super Bowl party, according to a source. “Her issues are becoming apparent to everyone,” the source adds. “She’s getting scary-thin and not showering regularly…She’s clearly unhealthy.” [Us]
  • Kristen Cavallari Tweeted: “Get ur facts straight Us Weekly-ur article is complete BULLSHIT” [Perez]
  • Lawyers for Britney Spears‘ conservatorship are trying to have information about Britney and her kids sealed because they’re worried it will be leaked to the media. [TMZ]
  • More reports that Reese Witherspoon is dating Hollywood agent Jim Toth: “They’ve been on at least 10 dates. They’ve been to each other’s houses and out to dinner together. Jim is trying to keep it quiet, but he and Reese are together, he’s told friends,” said a source. [Contact Music]
  • Nancy Kerrigan‘s brother Mark Kerrigan will be allowed to move back into his mother’s house if he posts $10,000 bail, but he’ll have to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet and will only be allowed to leave the house for “limited purposes.” [TMZ]
  • The National Enquirer is reporting that Whitney Houston is dying after collapsing from “cocaine and booze binges.” [Perez]
  • Brittany Murphy‘s half-brother Jeff Bertolotti confirmed that their father was prevented from visiting Brittany’s grave. “He’s on the birth certificate. For an 80-something-year-old man to go to his daughter’s grave and be turned away is ridiculous. It’s one of the most cruel and unusual things I can think of.” Bertolotti says no one from their side of the family is on her death certificate, adding, “It’ll get cleared up.” [Access Hollywood]
  • Now Tila Tequila says she didn’t have a miscarriage, but, “With so much going on in my life right now and being pregnant, I’m retiring from being a star in Hollywood.” Don’t you have to achieve Hollywood stardom before you retire from it? [Radar]
  • George Clooney‘s girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis is in talks to appear on the TNT show Leverage. [Us]
  • Maggie Grace will return to Lost later this season. “We’re really excited about having her back on the show,” says executive producer Carlton Cuse, “and we have a good story for her.” [EW]
  • Heather Mills has applied to have her vegetarian cafe, which she hopes will become a chain, licensed for marriages. [Telegraph]
  • The Chicago Sun-Times weighed in on the Kevin Smith too fat to fly controversy today, writing, “The truth is that a plane has only so much space. For every extra inch of space Smith took up, his seatmate lost an inch. We know people who are overweight don’t have it easy. And many are treated unfairly on the job and in social settings. But on a plane, as so often in life, we really should pay for what we get.” [Media Bistro]
  • Anna Kournikova‘s mother has been charged with one felony count of neglect of a child for allegedly leaving her 5-year-old son home alone. [TMZ]
  • When asked what she was smoking in her car the other day, Mischa Barton said it was just “a rollie,” which is “a cigarette that you roll yourself” according to Urban Dictionary. Curiously, she had a pack of Parliaments in the car. [TMZ]
  • The National American-Italian Service Organization (UNICO) is consulting with attorneys about possibly suing Jersey Shore. UNICO’s president says, “We have consulted attorneys and are prepared to take legal action because we are so angry about the situation.” Just The Situation? What about Snooki and J-WOWW? [Radar]
  • Jesse James and his dog Cinnabun have been reunited! A woman spotted Cinnabun, who has been missing since January 25, wandering around Long Beach and brought her to Jesse’s shop. Cinnabun was dirty and has lost 15 pounds, but otherwise she’s OK. [TMZ]
  • Betty White said of the Facebook campaign to get her to host SNL, “It came out of left field…It’s been one of those ridiculous periods in time that you might hope when you’re in your 30s, but not when you’re in your 80s!” [ABC News]
  • Axl Rose wrote a 778-word Tweet today announcing that he’s hired a new manager and denying the story that he banned Slash t-shirts at a Canadian show. [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Stanley Tucci says he started wearing a ski helmet after Natasha Richardson‘s death. “I knew Tash. She was one of my best friends. The last time my wife got out of bed was to go to Tash’s funeral… The kids always wear helmets,” he said. [Daily Express]
  • Helen Mirren who plays Leo Tolstoy‘s wife in The Last Station says she was interested in the role because of her Russian heritage. “The first day on set was magical,” she said. “It was as if one of my grandparents’ photos had come to life. It’s in my blood. My great-great-grandmother was a Russian countess. That side of my family was Russian aristocracy, and the other was English working-class. So I’m a good contradiction!” [Daily Express]
  • Danielle Spencer, who is married to Russell Crowe, is releasing her second album in England. Her debut was released in 2002. “The gap has been eight years longer than I intended,” said Danielle, mom to two young boys. “I got a little sidetracked…” [Daily Express]
  • “What is so funny to me is I’m in a profession where two percent of people are working, yet there’s still this implication that you’re not completely successful if you’re single and in your 40s,” says Lauren Graham. “Well, why not? I wanted a horse when I was growing up too. Does that mean I’m not successful, because I don’t have a horse?” [People]
  • Here’s a snippet from Tracy Morgan‘s characteristically crazy interview with Esquire: “Ain’t shit happening. The same shit been happening for the last 30 fucking years. Ain’t nothin’ changed out there… We got a black president and we lost Michael. Other than that, what is happening? What are we talkin’ about? Tiger. He’s a fucking golfer. He’s just a fucking golfer… I think he was lacking – he got a billion dollars and only 14 women came forth? He should’ve had 114. Motherfucker got a billion dollars. I’m ready to give him some. I’d let him suck on one of these titties.” Esquire: “No offense, but the world has seen enough of those titties.” Tracy: “Naw, they love my body. I’m a sex symbol. Some women love it like this – that’s all steak and potatoes right there.” [Esquire]
  • Adam Lambert wore a “custom fingerless leather glove with long gold claws sticking out the knuckles” to the Blonds’ fall 2010 show last night. He said, “It actually works as a back scratcher, you can brush your hair out with it, pick various orifices, you know, whatever you need.” [N.Y. Magazine]
  • On Monday Demi Moore attended Donna Karan‘s fashion show and yesterday she wore one of her new designs. “One thing about Demi. I’d have her design the collection, she’s so good,” Karan says. “Demi is sharp. She knew exactly what she wanted. She put it on, and she fit into it. Last night, she says, ‘That’s what I want.’ But I said, ‘I’ve got to make it shorter,’ and she said, ‘No.’ I can’t believe it it fits so perfectly. That’s what I call flexible clothing.” [People]
  • Akon says Lady Gaga “pretty much retired me” when she signed on to his KonLive imprint at Interscope Records. “She was definitely a blessing. She came at the right moment. I’m glad I believed in her, boy. That goes to show you, if you believe in something strong enough, it will pay off.” [AP]
  • “It’s very liberating to turn 50,” says Megan Mullally. “It means the cat is out of the bag and you no longer have to pretend you’re 19. I love that, both as a woman and as an actress. It’s like finally I have permission not to look cute.” [Daily Express]
  • “I live right here in the moment. I live on stage. I don’t own a house, I don’t spend money on those things,” says Lady Gaga. “I live out of a suitcase and I make music and art and I spend every dollar that I make on stage – that’s it.” [News.com.au]
  • Amber Heard says she has no problem with getting nude on film. “I’m not in a conservative industry and I don’t want to cater to the conservative thought that if I do a nude scene then I’ll be forever damned into a certain category,” she said. “I think it’s important to take all sorts of roles, and I, as a performer, don’t shy away from those that require me to wear certain kinds of clothing or not enough clothing. For as long as I can be typecast, quote-unquote, as the sexy girl, I’ll be thankful for it because the day will come when I can no longer play those roles, and then I won’t.” [N.Y. Magazine]
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