At her record-release party, Mary J. Blige thought her husband, Kendu Isaacs, was flirting with a waitress, so she punched her man in the face, drawing blood. “You’re not going to ruin my night,” she told him. Susan Sarandon may have left Tim Robbins for 31-year-old documentary filmmaker and SPiN co-founder Jonathan Bricklin. A source tells Gawker the two are now dating. Sarandon was an investor in Bricklin’s ping-pong social club. Hailey Glassman moved out of Jon Gosselin’s Upper West Side apartment. Avril Lavigne, who filed for divorce from Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley in October, frolicked on the beach in St. Barth’s with a mystery man. 13-year-old Lourdes Leon rocked leather boots and a leather jacket while strolling the streets of London with her girlfriends. Alicia Keys celebrated her new album at M2 with her boyfriend, Swizz Beatz. No blows were thrown.
Managers for the cast members on Jersey Shore have been demanding $10,000 for a Jersey kids club appearance — but to no avail. The cast has been turning up at Manhattan venues like the Eldridge for free, anyway. Also, Jersey Shore’s Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino says he was “definitely a good” boy at Manalapan High School. He added: “I loved going to school. I was nice — but a cool kid.” Recently linked to 25-year-old model Jessica White, Sean Penn, 49, was spotted at a North Hollywood bar with a “hot, young-looking” mystery brunette who was celebrating her friend’s 21st birthday.
Brittany Murphy will be buried in Hollywood, at Forest Lawn, the same memorial park where Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, and John Ritter were put to rest. A “strictly private” memorial service will be held today. Amy Winehouse was charged with a public-order offense and assault after an “incident” at a London Theater during which she possibly heckled performers and assaulted an intervening theater staffer. She’s out on bail. Carey Hart stripped down to his briefs onstage in Germany while wifey Pink performed “So What,” her anthem about not needing him.
While walking the streets of Aspen, après ski, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson bumped into Heidi Klum and Seal. After her single “Tik Tok” bumped “Empire State of Mind” off the Billboard 100’s top spot, eyeliner-loving Ke$ha tweeted, “holy shit thank you everyone who has ever talked to me and doesn’t think I’m a loser I love u.” Kanye West took Amber Rose on a date to see Avatar. A Los Angeles judge ruled that Britney Spears’s father’s $16,000 per month job as his daughter’s legal conservator will remain in effect. Glee’s Matthew Morrison told Elle, “I’m not gay.” In fact, he adds, “I was really sexual from an early age. My first kiss was actually with two girls at the same time.” Well then! Milo Ventimiglia was spotted cozying up to agent Isabella Brewster. And even though last week Tila Tequila tweeted “Im pregnant!!!!,” she now claims the Twitter character count prevented her from explaining she’s actually, er, not pregnant, but she’ s “about to be.” Tequila still plans to act as a surrogate for her brother and his wife.
Larry King, who didn’t go to college, was granted an honorary degree last weekend from Bradley University after giving the school’s mid-year commencement address. Neil Patrick Harris posted a picture to Twitter of his lovely, lit-up Christmas tree, with the message: “Tree trimmed. Balls hung. Good times.” Courtney Love explained, “As a little dainty, beautiful baby I just worshipped [daughter Frances Bean], but now she’s at an age where we fight, where sometimes she hates me. I’m not a bad mother. I’m a very good mother.” But court documents obtained by TMZ ask that all articles “relating to allegations of domestic violence” be sealed, indicating that Love may be accused of child abuse. The mom-under-fire took to Facebook to say, “id just prefer she not become Jaimie L Spears. she should go be a writer or an a…rtist wich I support 100% but this is a circus and it pains me.”