Mariah Carey’s body-hugging dress needed special attention so that she could make it up the People’s Choice Awards red carpet. Carey additionally blamed her rambling acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on too much Champagne and director Lee Daniels’s bad influence. Rihanna was unaware that she needed to cover exposed skin while performing in Abu Dhabi, until someone notified her, she disappeared for seven minutes, and returned wearing a jacket. Raking in 7.5 million to co-star in Northern Lights (without Tom Cruise), Taylor Lautner is Hollywood’s highest-paid teen actor, beating out Zac Efron and Miley Cyrus. Angelina Jolie has been dropped as the face of St. John, with the fashion house’s CEO remarking that she “overshadowed the brand.” And Alec Baldwin interrupted Brangelina’s conversation at Alto about Third World poverty to say hello. And Khloe Kardashian’s not pregnant, she just “gained seven pounds of love weight” following her wedding with Lamar Odom.
To thwart rumors that she’s sleeping with heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko, Hayden Panettiere booked her own hotel room in Miami for New Year’s, but then she stayed with him anyway. Tiger Woods’s $20 million yacht set sail from Palm Beach on Wednesday, but there is no confirmation as to whether Woods is aboard. Elin Nordegren, meanwhile, has ditched her wedding ring. A Colorado judge ordered Charlie Sheen to appear in court following his domestic-violence charges against his wife, Brooke Mueller. Sharon Stone told Tatler that everyone likes Meryl Streep because she “looks like an unmade bed.” And don’t call Catherine Zeta-Jones a cougar. She finds younger men “selfish and narcissistic” and says she would never be interested in one.
Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is getting flak from the Parents Television Council for announcing on The Jay Leno Show that she wants to “change the world” by installing a tanning bed “in everybody’s homes.” Pamela Anderson is signing bottles of her new Malibu scent in Philadelphia Rite-Aid stores, noting, “I am a drugstore whore.” She also dumped boyfriend Jamie Padgett and is on the prowl again. Knick Nate Robinson was celebrating his win against the Atlanta Hawks at Pink when club security asked him to kindly put his shirt back on. Casey Johnson’s ex-girlfriend blames Tila Tequila for her downfall, commenting that Tequila is “absolutely out of her goddamn mind.” Ryan O’Neal is making a 90210 appearance. Diane Farr tells Marie Claire that her role opposite David Duchovny on Californication inspired her to have sex with her husband again.