Simon Cowell approached Robert Pattinson to sign a record deal, which was followed by offers from competing labels. But Pattinson hasn’t agreed to anything yet, as he takes his music “very seriously.” Johnny Depp was rumored to be dead after a car crash in France on Saturday, sending frenzied fans tweeting, “RIP Johnny Depp,” but he’s alive and doing just dandy. Model and actress Esti Ginzburg was given a break from her duties in the Israeli army to attend the Sundance screening of Twelve, in which she stars with Chace Crawford. At France’s NRJ music awards, the Black Eyed Peas were accidentally announced as the best international group winners, when German band Tokio Hotel had actually won in the category. Presenter Ke$ha explained that announcing the winner was a confusing task, as both the winner and the nominees were listed on her card. And Kristen Stewart made her Sundance debut as a stripper and sometime prostitute (who offers James Gandolfini a lap dance) in the indie flick Welcome to the Rileys. She wanted to train for the pole-dancing role with her clothes on, but “you don’t stick to the pole when you do that.”
Two thousand people flooded Montclair’s 501 Lounge for a meet-and-greet with the cast of Jersey Shore. In typical Shore style, fights broke out and four people were arrested. The “stars” also hung out at Diddy’s son’s “Super Sweet Sixteen” at M2 on Saturday, where Fabolous, Lil’ Kim, and Juelz Santana performed while Diddy gave the birthday boy a $360,000 Maybach, complete with driver. Even though Brad Pitt loves the Big Easy, Angelina’s always yelling at him about how she “hates” New Orleans and would rather be at their 1,000-acre chateau in France. Pitt’s brother, meanwhile, has been begging him to leave her. And at Friday’s Hope for Haiti telethon, Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were in the same room for only the second time since their January 2005 separation. Kate Moss is fueling the is-she-or-isn’t-she engagement rumors by wearing the diamond ring Jamie Hince gave her on her middle finger.
Gerard Butler was approached by One Tree Hill’s Sophia Bush at Ago, and even though the two had met before, he had no idea who she was. He also schmoozed with 13-year-old Megan Crowley (the subject of Extraordinary Measures) at the film’s Bowery Hotel bash, along with Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, Tom Brokaw, and Adrien Brody. Some Haiti fund-raisers don’t get that Conan was joking about blowing money on things like mink-Snuggied horses and caviar-splattered Picassos, and they’re in outrage, claiming he could have given the money to Haitian relief funds instead. A few weeks after suffering a seizure, Gary Coleman was arrested on domestic-violence charges. And the guy Susan Sarandon is rumored to be dating is married.
Kelly Cutrone writes in her memoir that she told Donald Trump he was “disgusting” during a meeting they had at the Plaza. Trump denies that the conversation ever happened. Nacho had better watch his back: Argentinean polo star Nick Roldan just landed a Wilhelmina modeling contract. Justin Gaston tells E! that Miley Cyrus broke his heart. True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard dishes that the show will be more “naked” than ever this year. And everyone thought Venus Williams was going commando at the Australian Open, but she was just wearing nude underpants.