Hot mama: Congrats go out to Charlize Theron, who has adopted a baby boy named Jackson. He’s the first child for the 36-year old actress. [US Weekly]
Dance of joy: Hey, remember Bronson Pinchot? Played Balki Bartokomous on Perfect Strangers? He quit Hollywood to buy houses, and now he has a show on the DIY Network, which I didn’t know existed, so props to them for getting my attention by hiring one of my ten-year old self’s favorite actors. Also good: Pinchot still talks to Mark-Linn Baker, who played cousin Larry, so the possibility of a Perfect Strangers reunion is a very real, potentially amazing thing. [People]
Bad behavior: Russell Brand was arrested for grabbing a paparazzo’s phone and throwing it through a window. The pap got his phone back, and Brand paid for the window, but a warrant was issued anyway. Brand turned himself in to police earlier today. [TMZ]
In a scrape: Speaking of celebs, photogs and police, the LAPD want to have a word with Lindsay Lohan after a man accused her of scraping him with her car as she was trying to navigate a sea of paparazzi while leaving a club Tuesday night. Lindsay left the scene, which would make it a hit and run, however, there are conflicting reports regarding the incident. Some say she grazed the man, others say she didn’t hit him at all. In Lindsay’s defense (something I never thought I’d say), the man claimed to be perfectly fine until he found out who hit him, then he required a trip to the hospital for sudden pain, so if he’s lying, hopefully it will be revealed sooner than later. [TMZ]
Keeping it in the family: Bobbi Kristina Brown has been spotted sporting a large ring on her left hand, which has tongues wagging that she may be engaged to her adopted brother, Nick Gordon. While not technically incest, it’s still kind of skin-crawling in that Woody Allen-marrying-his-adopted-daughter kind of way. [TMZ]
It’s not a small enough world: Why why why can’t Jason Bateman be at Disneyland when I’m there? [Crazy Days and Nights]
Que bueno: Will Ferrell, who stars in the upcoming Casa de mi Padre went on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week to promote the film. The entire interview is conducted in Spanish, which is pretty impressive, even if they were reading off cue cards. Bonus: Diego Luna! [Crazy Days and Nights]
Fourth time is a — never mind: Jennifer Lopez is not getting married to Casper Smart (yet), so take back those diamond-studded his-and-her track suits you got for the couple who should have everything by now, considering how many weddings Lopez has under her belt. [Crazy Days and Nights]
Blind item: “Which actress/single mom, who’s never revealed the identity of her baby daddy, is currently in an abusive relationship with a new guy? The unlucky-in-love star was in tears during a girls-only lunch after receiving a barrage of vicious texts from Mr. Wrong!” My guess: January Jones. [Crazy Days and Nights]
Blind item 2: “There is an actor that is still working today and will always be a B lister because of his acting talent, although he had a very long absence because of these two incidents. No one would hire the Academy Award winner/nominee despite his pedigree because of what he did. Apparently time heals a lot of wounds but when you do what he did, it takes a long time and forgiveness from the two women involved.
Back at the height of his fame which was not that long ago, he met up with this very underage teen who had just hit it big and was partying up a storm. When I say teen, I mean barely a teen, but still the biggest story out there. She was a wild child and was not above getting wasted out of her mind. Frequently. Daily even. No family who cared so she was on her own and this actor took advantage of that and had sex with her. She had sex previously but it was with guys just a little older than her, not a guy in his 30′s/40′s. He did it more than once. In fact he moved her in with him for about a month and then she got pregnant and he kicked her out and sent her back home to her family. What to do? The family sent her to get an abortion and also to rehab. Nothing really happened to the actor at that time. Later though he got into more trouble.
The actor was involved with a woman who is also an actress and is a good solid B-/C+ to this day. Talented. She is very talented. They had a consensual relationship, although any relationship with this actor was always fraught with verbal and physical abuse. He beat her and yelled at her. She too got pregnant and wanted her to have an abortion. She refused. He would beat her on a daily basis to get her to change her mind. She refused. So, he beat her some more until finally one day she lost the baby. Two days later she was gone and so were his job prospects. Both actresses had powerful friends and this A lister who was on the top of his game just faded away almost instantly.” My guess: Ugh, I can’t even begin to guess this one. [Crazy Days and Nights]