Friday, March 16, 2012

Brand's Jesus-esque Mugshot
 CELEBRITIES IN TROUBLE - RUSSELL BRAND ARRESTED, COPS WANT TO TALK TO LINDSAY: RUSSELL BRAND turned himself in to New Orleans police yesterday after an arrest warrant was issued for him.

Brand was booked on two misdemeanors counts of simple criminal damage to property for allegedly throwing a photographer's I-Phone through a window Monday night, and released on $5,000 bond.

Russell has reportedly returned the iPhone to its rightful owner and paid $240 to have the window fixed.

Meanwhile ... The LAPD wants to chat with LINDSAY LOHAN over that alleged hit-and-run. TMZ says the po-po wants to get her side of the story,"and decide once and for all if a criminal investigation is worth pursuing."

Linds is accused of grazing a hookah lounge manager with her Porsche in Hollywood this week and then speeding off.

IN DENIAL - JENNIFER LOPEZ DENIES MARRIAGE RUMOR: JENNIFER LOPEZ hit up her website to reveal the truth about tweets announcing her impending nuptials, allegedly from designer Roberto Cavalli.
Jennifer wrote that the tweets, which claimed Cavalli was working on creating a dress for Lopez's wedding to Casper Smart, were not true.

"Here's the truth now: Roberto Cavalli's Twitter account was hacked," posted Lopez. "The rumor is not true." Jennifer then promised to use her website from here on out to, quote, "make sure you never have to wonder about what is or isn't real. What I tell you is the truth, everything else is just talk."

On a related note ... JLO's manager, Benny Medina, opened up to 'Vogue' about her often troubled love life. Medina tells the magazine Lopez has a habit of letting “obsessive guys pursue her.”

"The thing that I always sort of wished is that she would give herself time to just naturally meet someone, instead of having obsessive guys pursue her," he says. "The ease with which that obsession becomes a relationship I think sometimes works against her ability to have a real meaningful relationship."

BABY POOP - SANDRA BULLOCK DENIES ADOPTION RUMORS: Radar Online reported yesterday that SANDRA BULLOCK had completed the paperwork for another domestic adoption, but a rep for Bullock has denied the report, telling 'Us Weekly', “[Sandra] has no plans to adopt at this time.”

Meanwhile ... thanks to 'People' magazine, we now know the name of CHARLIZE THERON'S recently adoptd child -- it's Jackson.  Although Charlize is currently single, she won’t be raising Jackson on her own. “Charlize’s mom has been helping out with the baby,” the source told 'People'.

SHERRI SHEPHERD ACCUSED OF CHEATING ON 'DANCING': While most 'Dancing With the Stars' celebrity partners begin rehearsals the day their participation on the show is announced, Radar Online claims "The View’s" SHERRI SHEPHERD  has an unfair advantage.

Sherri, they claim, has been working with partner Maksim since December. “Sherri was spotted in early December going into the Soho Studio and Maks was there too,” claims a witness. “She had her dance shoes with her and was dressed in workout gear. I saw them dancing together."

The insider says Sherri was spotted with Maks “multiple times,” before the announcements were made and accuses Sherri of “trying to get a leg up on the other dancers.”

Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday.

SHERRI SHEPHERD IN DENIAL: SHERRI used her role on "The View" yesterday to deny the Radar Online story, pointing out that, quote,"It was incorrectly reported that Maks was my dance partner. He's not."

"His brother Val is my partner," she clarified. "We [Val and I] have never, I say never, danced together." She did admit, though, to taking dance lessons at Maks' Soho, New York dance studio before she was cast.

"I took a handful of classes at Maks' studio, which I'm glad I did, because it showed me if I was up for this challenge of 'Dancing With the Stars' ... But this started long before I started any negotiations with 'Dancing With the Stars.'"

Sorry Sherri. Splitting hairs. Still cheating.

UPDATE - BOBBI KRISTINA DOESN'T THINK SHE'S COMMITTING INCEST: WHITNEY HOUSTON'S daughter Bobbi Kristina, quote, "doesn't give a damn" that her grandmother believes she's committing incest by dating her "adopted" brother.

According to TMZ, Bobbi's grandma CISSY HOUSTON reportedly saw the video the gossip site posted of Bobbi and Nick Gordon holding hands and kissing, and told a friend, "What [Bobbi and Nick] are doing is incestuous."

Adding to the drama, Bobbi Kristina has been spotted wearing what looks like an engagement ring. But sources say Bobbi Kristina doesn't consider it incest because Nick's not her blood brother.

PERSON WHO LEAKED WHITNEY HOUSTON CASKET PHOTO REVEALED: The identity of the mystery person who leaked the casket photo of Whitney Houston has been revelaed.

Raffles van Exel is who the Whigham Funeral Home are blaming. Van Exel isn't anyone famous or important in the industry, he was just part of various celebrity's entourages.

According to reports on the Forbes website, van Exel was at two private casket viewings at the funeral home. Employees of Whigham Funeral Home noticed him as soon as he walked in because he was the only non-family member allowed in the private viewing.

The funeral home allegedly alerted the Houston family of van Exel when the 'National Enquirer' ran the leaked photo on their cover, but some funeral home employees believe the family is protecting him because they didn't do anything once they learned of the funeral home's suspicions.

BABY POOP - 'TOP CHEF' HOST REACHES AGREEMENT WITH BABY DADDY: PADMA LAKSHMI has reached a settlement with Adam Dell, the father of her two-year-old daughter Krishna.

Dell sued Lakshmi last year claiming she refused to put his name on the child’s birth certificate, and also tricked him into signing a very restrictive visitation agreement, which only allowed him to see his daughter a few hours a week.

According to the New York Post, Lakshmi has now agreed to give the toddler Dell’s name. In addition, Dell has been given improved visitation and custody rights.

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