A Shot At Love‘s Tila Tequila says Shawne Merriman, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, allegedly choked and restrained her while she tried to leave his house. After Tequila called 911, Merriman went to jail while she went to the hospital. Merriman’s rep told TMZ Ms. Tequila allegedly drank a few too many and he was trying to keep her from driving; she Tweeted that she’s allergic to alcohol so that’s b.s. [Dlisted, RadarOnline]—Celeb domestic violence: not hot.
Lubna Al-Hussein, the Sudanese journalist who worked for the United Nations and faced 40 lashes for wearing pants in public, has been spared the whipping and received a fine of $209 instead. Her lawyer said she will continue to challenge Sudan’s “decency law” and not pay the fine. [CNN]
Patricia Mauceri, an actress on “One Life To Live,” says she was fired from the soap opera after she objected to a gay-friendly storyline. Mauceri’s character, Carlotta Vega, was supposed to confront homosexuality somehow in an upcoming plot. Mauceri alleges that as a devout Christian, she objected to the plotline. Allegedly, “One Life To Live” wasn’t having any of that, so Mauceri was fired and quickly replaced. [Fox News]—Please, no one introduce her to Carrie Prejean.
Keanu Reeves has consented to a paternity test after a woman said he is the father of at least one of her four children. [Marie Claire UK] — Keanu just got Jude Law-ed! Keep it in your pants or under a raincoat, boys.
Actress Idina Menzel gave birth to her son with husband Taye Diggs yesterday. The baby’s name is Walker Nathaniel Diggs. [UPI]
Solange is reportedly dating a rapper named Wales. [Media Takeout] — He’s not quite Jay-Z, but he could be one day … maybe.
Chris Brown says no one taught him and Rihanna to love each other. He says he wasn’t equipped to go through the rough patches. [E! Online] — That could be a valid argument, not excuse, for his behavior, but I doubt he came up with it all by himself.
Lisa Loeb is pregnant with her husband, Roey Hershkovitz. [Dlisted] — Good for them. This is the first I’ve heard about her since I watched her really boring reality show a few years back.
David Beckham got some special ink, ten roses around his arm, to commemorate his 10th wedding anniversary with Victoria Beckham. [People] — These two are still so much in love.
A “friend” of Halle Berry is blabbing about how Halle used in-vitro fertilization to conceive Nahla and used artificial insemination to conceive her rumored second baby. [Dlisted] — Does this mean Gabriel Aubry didn’t want another child?
LeAnn Rimes has finally announced she’s divorcing her husband. [PopEater] — Not surprised? Neither was I.
David Boreanaz and his wife, actress Jaime Bergman, welcomed a baby girl named Bardot Vita Boreanaz recently. [Star Pulse] — I’m not sure how I feel about that name. What do you think?
Since taking yourself too seriously should be a crime, I truly appreciate it when people of note take to Funny or Die to completely decimate themselves in mock online dating profiles. This Hailey Glassman Match.com vid seems particularly brave. “I’m looking for someone who’s half Asian, kind of chubs, with hair plugs. Someone who likes Ed Hardy thongs and white chicks who wear their trucker hats to the side,” she says. “About me—I like to party. Get wasted, take cute photos with guns. I can burp the alphabet. I dunno, people say I’d be a great stepmother to eight kids.” But is it just me, or did those burps totally turn your stomach? Keep reading »
Tyra Banks says she isn’t engaged; the ring she’s been wearing on her left ring finger is her 10-karat, diamond-less high school class ring. [Us Weekly] — I think she and boyfriend John Utendahl are going to end up like Oprah and Steadman.