December 12, 2006
--Nicole Richie was arrested on charges of driving under the influence early Monday morning. She was booked in Glendale and "was cooperative," said agent John Balian of the local police force, adding that her booking sheet showed she is 5'1" and 85 lbs. Her bail was posted at $15,000 and she was released at 7 a.m. (Hell, at 85 pounds, she probably only had a glass of wine!)
--I don't have sisters, but I'm guessing this isn't normal.
--WNBA star Lisa Leslie is expecting her first child with husband Michael Lockwood. The center for the Los Angeles Sparks is due in June, the Associated Press reports, and will sit out the 2007 WNBA season. Leslie, 34, and Lockwood, 41, a pilot and former Air Force basketball player, wed in Maui in November 2005.
--Former British royal Sarah Ferguson has been offered the chance to appear on Dancing With The Stars, after publicly announcing her desire to star on the show. The Duchess Of York spends a lot of time in the United States and has become an avid fan of the ABC show, which is inspired by the original BBC program Strictly Come Dancing. Dancing With The Stars producer Conrad Green says, "Fergie will add a touch of class to the proceedings and the fans will be waiting to see if she falls for her dance partner. Everyone loves a royal romance and her presence will bring dazzling ratings. We like having a mixture and we've not had a duchess."
--The musical "Dreamgirls," the Sept. 11 drama "United 93" and the outrageous comedy "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" were among the American Film Institute's picks Sunday for the top 10 films of 2006. Also among the AFI's top 10: the ensemble story "Babel," the fashion-world satire "The Devil Wears Prada," the gritty classroom drama "Half Nelson," the animated penguin romp "Happy Feet," the bank-heist thriller "Inside Man," the World War II saga "Letters From Iwo Jima," and the road-trip tale "Little Miss Sunshine."
--Texting blamed for bad English: Educators worry that technology hinders grammar skills. WTF? Ha.
--Britney Spears is stepping out with a new man, and he looks just like Jonathan "J.R." Rotem - a multiplatinum music producer who has worked with Rihanna, 50 Cent, Paris Hilton and, surprisingly, Britney's ex, Kevin Federline. The two were caught on a date in Hollywood after weeks of buzz around Los Angeles that they'd hooked up. They were spotted kissing in public Sunday night and ended up going to see a movie before heading back to Rotem's place.
--As if we needed more proof that Carson Palmer is a tool...
--Rumor has it that Victoria Beckham styled Katie Holmes for an upcoming Harper's Bazaar cover, and during the 300-plus person shoot in Los Angeles, the production team was told not to look either of them in the eye.
--Courtney Love's legal slate was wiped clean in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday after a judge agreed to terminate the rocker's probation and drop all pending drug charges. The pre-Christmas treat came after the singer proved she had successfully completed her drug rehab programs. The 42-year-old found herself in trouble with the law over several drug cases and an assault charge, but now has put her legal dramas behind her. Love's attorney, Howard Weitzman, says, "All cases were dismissed and the record was expunged before Judge Rand Rubin, who made a point that was really cool. He said, 'You have done more than expected, and many times it doesn't happen that way.' And he said, 'I commend you.' He dismissed all the cases, terminated probation and (is) expunging (her) record." The rocker adds, "I'm so happy and excited. I'm relieved. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I'm happy helping people and helping myself. I just want to put all this stuff behind me. It's all so last year."
--That isn't Beyoncé Knowles onstage shaking her booty - it's Sasha. "I become someone else when I'm onstage. I call that stage persona 'Sasha,' " the "Dreamgirls" star told Parade's Dotson Rader. "I wouldn't like Sasha if I met her off stage." She's "too aggressive, too strong, too sassy, too sexy! I'm not like her in real life at all. I'm not flirtatious and super-confident and fearless like her. What I feel onstage I don't feel anywhere else. It's an out-of-body experience. I created my stage persona . . . so that when I go home, I don't have to think about what it is I do. Sasha isn't me. The people around me know who I really am."
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