Bill Gates “gyrated” on a banquette during a John Legend performance at Sundance, noting that he was on the lookout for “that chick from Twilight.” And there are pictures to prove it. Gates was also warmly welcomed to Twitter by Ashley Tisdale. A Tom Cruise–less Katie Holmes stopped for steak at Ruth’s Chris in Sundance, while Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts dined nearby. After holing themselves up in Gloucestershire last weekend, Sienna Miller put her London flat on the market in order to move in with Jude Law. Natalie Portman is reportedly dating New York City Ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied, who’s choreographing her upcoming film The Black Swan. He was living with his American Ballet Theater dancer girlfriend when they met, but she moved out shortly thereafter.
Amid reports that Brangelina is calling it quits, a Castaway-style bearded Brad Pitt returned to the L.A. home he shares with Angelina. A-Rod was “on the prowl” for ladies this weekend at Atlantis, frolicking around the Bahamas with Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter, and Jeter’s rumored fiancée, Minka Kelly (who kept a low-profile), for Michael Jordan’s Celebrity Invitational Softball Challenge. After Jeremy Piven and January Jones left a Golden Globes party together arm-in-arm, the duo sat next to each other on the sidelines of the Saints-Vikings NFC Championship game but “they didn’t seem to be paying much attention to each other.” And Ryan Gosling distracted his mother with an iPod during his “naughty” scenes with Michelle Williams in their Sundance flick, Blue Valentine.
On Ellen DeGeneres’s first day taping American Idol, Simon Cowell showed up an hour and a half late, causing DeGeneres to tell the Fox programming chief to hurry up and anoint Cowell’s successor. Meanwhile, Idol and X Factor are both fighting over Tommy Mottola. ABC is offering Paula Abdul a $1,000,000 development deal, but only if she appears on Dancing with the Stars. John Travolta is flying a plane to Haiti to help with relief efforts, and Jennifer Aniston donated $500,000. Jersey Shore cast members are demanding $10,000 per episode to sign for another season, but MTV execs think they’re replaceable and are touring Jersey bars for new Shore stars.
Just like they did for Diddy, Britain’s Madame Tussauds created a (cleavage-baring) wax likeness of Heidi Klum. Kourtney Kardashian is peeved that OK! retouched her post-baby body to make her appear slimmer on their cover, and she boasts that she gained 40 pounds, not 26, as the tabloid claims. Octomom’s octuplets are turning one, and Nadya Suleman is celebrating the $250,000 they’ll get over the next three years as well as her 150-pound weight loss. Gary Coleman was released from a Utah jail after being arrested for failing to appear in court. A female fan startled Josh Groban by pinching his backside during the finale of Hair. And Andy Dick was arrested for grabbing a bouncer’s crotch.