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NO JAIL FOR MEL, CAN HE MOVE ON?
Mel Gibson spent the weekend at home in Malibu, playing with his 16-month-old daughter Lucia and celebrating the birth of his third grandchild, a boy born to his oldest daughter, Hannah. In an L.A. courtroom on Friday, March 11, he had been dealing with a darker side of his family life, pleading no contest to a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge stemming from a 2010 incident involving former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, 41. Gibson, 55, is relieved to put the ugly chapter behind him. Last summer his private life became shockingly public when audiotapes of him violently threatening Grigorieva were posted online. “His children wanted Mel to stop all the drama; they just want peace,” says a family friend. Sources say the actor wanted to spare the family a messy court battle, and the no-contest plea also allowed him to maintain innocence by not admitting guilt. The sentence of three years’ probation and a year of domestic-violence counseling will allow him to travel and make films. Coming up on May 6 is the fan test: will they go see his movie The Beaver, directed by his loyal pal Jodie Foster? It’s about a depressed dad who uses a puppet to express his feelings, a long way from his blockbuster Braveheart. Foster is confident. He’s “the most loved man in the film business,” she told EXTRA. “So hopefully that stands for something.”
Gwyneth Paltrow DOUBLE THREAT!
“(Just Get) Me” sung to Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You”
If you been longin’ for some Oscar-winner harmony
Just get me-ee-eeeeee
And I don’t mean Jenny Hudson, no, I mean Gwyn P
Just get me-ee-eeeeee, So get get me-ee-eeee
‘Cause now the spirit is willin’
I only hope it sounds chillin’-the way I did on “Glee”?
And I ain’t talkin Lea Michele, no, I mean Gwyn P
Just get me-ee-eeeeee
(It’s career extension-so lemme mention
You oughta check out Goop
To learn body cleansin’-let go of that tension
My lifestyle’s superdupe!
I’m gonna be perfect as organic nectar
And then I’m gonna be perfecter!)
If you been longin’ for some major-actress melody
Just get me-ee-eeeeee
And don’t you dare mention Cher, cause I mean Gwyn P
Just get me-ee-eeeeee, Get get me-ee-eeeee
‘Cause though I’m great when I’m frowny
Or clowny with Downey
This girl has gotta sing
And so you shut up, Barbra Streisand, let me do my thing
Just get me-ee-eeeeee
WHO IS EDUARDO CRUZ?
MEET EVA LONGORIA‘S NEW LOVE
Her restaurant is called Beso-“kiss” in Spanish. But the Desperate Housewives actress, 36, was beso-ing at another L.A. eatery recently (right) with the new man in her life-Spanish singer Eduardo Cruz, 26. The pair, who have been friends for a while, were spotted hand in hand two months ago and have been inseparable since then, yachting in Miami and hanging with his sister Penelope, 36, and her husband, Javier Bardem, 42. An inside tip, Eva: Eduardo once told PEOPLE that he hates karaoke and he cuts his own hair. Most important, says a source close to Longoria, “He’s a really good guy. They’re sweet together.”
Does Ryan Phillippe, 36, have a third child on the way? Actress Alexis Knapp, 26, who briefly dated The Lincoln Lawyer star last summer, is reportedly pregnant and “has told friends that the child is Ryan’s,” says a source. Their reps had no comment, but a source tells PEOPLE that Phillippe “is aware of the situation [and] totally prepared to take responsibility, should the child be his.” Phillippe is father to Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7, with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon.
ANOTHER WACKY WEEK!
HIS BIZARRE BEHAVIOR SHOWS FEW SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN
How’s this for hectic? Charlie Sheen, 45, filed a $100-million-plus lawsuit against his former Two and a Half Men bosses, reached a custody agreement with estranged wife Brooke Mueller, 33, and faced an LAPD investigation when police went to his Beverly Hills home. And that was just Thursday. By Friday he announced a traveling live show-two dates sold out in minutes. On Sunday Sheen (left, with “goddess” Natalie Kenly, 24) plotted to retrieve his trailer from the Warner Bros. lot. Unlike anything else in his life, the trailer, a converted Greyhound bus, was driven off without incident.
THE SHEEN VISUAL DICTIONARY
WINNING! TIGER BLOOD! GODDESSES! SHEEN INSTANTLY CREATED A WHOLE NEW VERNACULAR. SCOOP HAS A HANDY TRANSLATION AID
He was referring to Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, but our zombie boss is Michael Jackson in the “Thriller” video.
For the actor, this applies to his former bosses. For fans of his show, it’s Sheen who broke their hearts, like Fredo in The Godfather Part II.
To Sheen, this is anyone who he says isn’t standing by him, including costar Jon Cryer. To the rest of us: a fondly remembered toy fad.
Yet another term describing his enemies, but his life is turning into a circus only The Simpsons‘ Krusty the Clown could love.
What he calls himself-Paul Bettany’s lethal albino in The Da Vinci Code comes to mind.
THEY’RE NOT SISTERS BUT THEY COULD BE!
SHENAE GRIMES & ASHLEY GREENE
The 90210 actress and the Twilight vampire have an eerie resemblance.
CHANEL IMAN & ZOE SALDANA
The model beauties are both stunning.
CHARLIZE THERON & ANNALYNNE McCORD
Both actresses ooze sex appeal.
NATALIE PORTMAN & EMMA ROBERTS
Both started out as child stars.
KATE HUDSON & MALIN ACKERMAN
Blonde California girls!
REESE WITHERSPOON & BRITTANY SNOW
They each have strong chins.
Celebrity Dog Lovers!
MATCH THE FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND TO ITS FAMOUS OWNER
a. JANE LYNCH
b. JOE JONAS
c. MILEY CYRUS
e. HUGH JACKMAN
2. TYSON & GEORGIA
ANSWERS: a. (5); b. (4); c. (1); d. (3); e. (2)
NEW do DEBUTS
THREE STARS JUST LEFT THEIR TRESSES ON THE CUTTING-ROOM FLOOR!
Instead of her usual blonde-to-brunette-and-back color change, on March 10 Heigl debuted a supershort platinum look.
The Black Cards bassist advertised his cut on Twitter. “Tame the mane,” he wrote.
“The woman that did my hair butchered it. I hate it,” the pregnant pop star told Twitter fans. “Thanks for pointing out how much you all hate it, too.”
LINDSAY LOHAN SMOKE FREE?
Despite an ongoing court case, Lindsay Lohan, 24, “has been in a great mood,” says a source. Possible reasons? A pal says the actress is “low-key” and focused on her health. “She’s working out with a trainer, and she wants to quit smoking.”
THESE CELEBS STOPPED SMOKING, AS LINDSAY HOPES TO
“Food tastes better,” Gisele Bündchen said after quitting.
Ben Affleck told PEOPLE in 2007 he put down the pack.
“I don’t miss it,” Kelly Ripa told Self of her former addiction.
Salma Hayek told Scoop that daughter Valentina “speaks three languages.” She’s not the only celeb parent teaching her child to be worldly-and wordy-wise. These other star tots speak in many tongues (English too!).
The Jolie-Pitts (including Shiloh) study French at Lycee Français schools.
Salma’s gal speaks Spanish and French.
Heidi Klum‘s kids, including Leni (here), speak German.
Celine Dion’s son Rene-Charles speaks French (natch).
Halle Berry‘s daughter Nahla speaks French.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
• 3/12, Las Vegas: The Jersey Shore ladies hit town for Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola’s 24th-birthday bash. After dancing on tables at the Chateau nightclub, she and castmate Deena Cortese grabbed a 5 a.m. breakfast at Sugar Factory. • 3/12, Las Vegas: Twilight star Kellan Lutz had two reasons to party: The actor celebrated turning 26 and hosted his brother’s bachelor party at Pure. • 3/13, L.A.: Common toasted his 39th b-day with Crown Royal Black at a surprise bash at the Library bar at the Redbury Hotel. Kanye West helped his pal blow out the candles. • 3/8, N.Y.C.: Alyssa Milano showed support for pal Bradley Cooper at his Limitless premiere presented by DeLeon Tequila. • 3/13, Miami: Karina Smirnoff got a surprise visit from fiance Brad Penny (he came from MLB training camp!) at her Spiegel swim event. • 3/13, L.A.: LL Cool J palled around in the kids’ tent with Grey’s Anatomy hotties Kevin McKidd and Patrick Dempsey at the John Varvatos Stuart House benefit.
DATE NIGHT Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson sipped drinks at the Chateau Marmont March 11 … LIP SERVICE January Jones told U.K.’s The Times she’s not opposed to getting plastic surgery-except when it comes to her lips … MODEL STUDENT Tyra Banks enrolled at Harvard Business School … BIRD BRAIN Gilbert Gottfried was fired as the voice of the Aflac Duck for tweeting jokes about the tsunami.