PAULA ABDUL LOOKING FOR NEW LOVE

Paula Abdul

American Idol star Paula Abdul is looking for love so she can settle down and start a family of her own, before it's too late. Abdul has been single since splitting from J.T. Torregiani last summer, and she is admitting that she's ready to find a man once again. But the twice divorced Paula isn't interested in marrying once more, she's very happy to settle for a long-term love affair. Abdul tells OK! magazine, "I tried marriage and it didn't work too well for me, but I would very much like to find a soul mate. I look at couples like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and see what I would like to have: a beautiful lasting relationship that doesn't require a piece of paper." Kids are also in her plans: "I'd love to have children with that soul mate. Adoption is definitely an option."

LOPEZ AND ANTHONY FILE 5 MILLION SUIT

Singing stars Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony are suing a British stroller company for $5 million for allegedly using the couple's image to promote their range of products. The couple filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in a Los Angeles California district court on Wednesday, claiming the executives at Silver Cross had used a snap of them with their 1-year-old twins, Max and Emme, in their strollers without prior permission. The lawsuit accuses the British manufacturing firm of using the photograph of the famous family online and in advertisements, thereby deceiving the public into "believing that Lopez and Anthony endorse and sponsor" the brand. Lopez and Anthony are seeking at least $5 million in damages, a permanent injunction against any further use of their names or images in the company's advertising, and any money that may have been made by allegedly using the couple as unwitting model spokespersons.

HUGH JACKMAN ON HIS ADOPTED KIDS

Hugh Jackman

Movie and Broadway star Hugh Jackman's decision to adopt children of a mixed race with his beautiful actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness was a "no brainer," after he discovered fewer families were willing to take care of multi-racial babies. The happy couple struggled for years to conceive following their 1996 nuptials, before adopting Oscar Maximilian and Ava Eliot. The Academy Awards host Jackman, is admitting bosses at an adoption agency made the challenging decision easier when they told the couple which children might struggle to find a good home. He says, "Deb and I tried biologically to have children. When we went to talk to some (agency representatives) about adoption, he (sic) said to me, 'We turn away children each month because they are mixed race and they can't find homes for them.' It was a no brainer."

KATE WINSLET WINS ACADEMY AWARD

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet was a big winner at The 81st Annual Academy Awards, at The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California last night. For all the photos backstage and on the red carpet, head over to Times Square Gossip.

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THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

Mickey Rourke

Justine Bateman


Jessica Alba


The stars came out in force for the 2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. Mickey Rourke was the clear winner for the evening. The evening was filled with Hollywood glamor and fashion.

LADY GAGA TURNS DOWN PLAYBOY

Lady GaGa

Singer Lady Gaga has refused an offer to pose naked for Playboy Magazine. The pop star, known for her wild stage outfits, often performs and hits the town in just corsets and stockings. But the Lady Gaga has turned down an invite to strip for Playboy, and is insisting her focus is on her career right now. She says, "I mean, if I was a glamour model, I would be delighted (with Playboy’s offer), but for me it’s all about the music." But the singer hasn’t ruled out baring all for Hugh Hefner’s publication in the future. She also jokes: "Ask me again, though, when I have a new album to plug."

HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN TO MARRY BILSON

Sexy star Hayden Christensen reportedly asked Rachel Bilson marry him over the Christmas holidays. The pair met on the set of movie "Jumper" in 2006 and became engaged in December while staying at Christensen's family home in Vancouver, Canada, according to media reports. A source tells Star magazine, "He gave her a diamond ring, and she accepted without hesitation. Everyone's so excited. Hayden's family adores Rachel, his sisters even helped him pick out the ring." The source also alleges their nuptials are likely to take place in Canada because Los Angeles-born Bilson "loves it there," adding, "She's a down-to-earth girl, and she's brought out the best in Hayden."

JULIA ROBERTS HAPPY WITH FAMILY LIFE

Hollywood actress Julia Roberts is the happiest as a full-time mother, because her three children keep her so busy that she is "never bored." The star has taken a step back from the celebrity limelight in recent years to raise her kids with hubby Danny Moder.Roberts has made just one movie a year since 2007, but she insists she doesn't miss life as a celebrity, because she simply doesn't have time to think about it. She tells Allure magazine, "I will never be bored again. Danny and I talk about, 'What did we do with all the time we must have had?' Because you don't recognize it as such until you have all these little ... time thieves running around your house." And being a stay-at-home mom has turned the "Pretty Woman" into a domestic goddess with a remedy for all ailments: "We get a lot of splinters in our house. A (trick for a) splinter is just a good light, a pair of tweezers and a lot of singing songs and passing the time: 'La-la-la, now listen, if you eat all of your dinner, it's distraction and extraction.'"Roberts also reveals the key to her family's happiness, adding: "The coolest thing you can do for your children is to love each other in their presence. I'm the luckiest girl in town, I really am."

KATY PERRY DENIES MADDEN ROMANCE

Katy Perry

Singing star Katy Perry is laughing off reports that she is dating Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriend Benji Madden, insisting that she is just "good friends" with the rock star. Katy was spotted getting very close to the Good Charlotte rocker at the Las Vegas nightclub Lavo on Valentine's Day. Internet gossips were quick to link the couple as they both had recently broke up from their partners. Perry recently split from actor Travis McCoy. Hilton and Madden went their separate ways in November after almost nine months together. But the singer was quick to dismiss the rumors and is insisting they were just partying. She writes on her blog, "Oh kittens! It's two pseudo famous people sitting next to each other ... doesn't mean we were bumping uglies! You know I don't just do that with anyone! That's just how the media works, as you can tell. I was there celebrating a really fun show and a boozy valentines with all my good friends. We were like a group of 25! Benji is a nice young fellow, but my heart really belongs to kitty purry/markus molinari."

HAYDEN PANETTIERE SPLITS WITH MILO

Hayden Panettiere

Hollywood star Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia have broken up after a year long budding romance. The couple are still on friendly terms, according to friends, but their lives were going in different directions. A source tells Usmagazine.com, "It was a lifestyle conflict. ... (She) is young. She likes to go out in the Hollywood scene and that's not his style. Ventimiglia has been concentrating on work and on his production company." At 31, Ventimiglia is 12 years older than the teenage actress. They reportedly split last week.

JESSICA ALBA SPEAKS ON RIHANNA

Hollywood stars Jessica Alba and Kerry Washington are singing into the debate surrounding pop star Chris Brown's alleged fight with girlfriend Rihanna. The actresses hope the incident will help raise awareness of domestic abuse problems. Brown and Rihanna were reportedly involved in a dispute last Sunday night which allegedly left the Rihanna needing hospital treatment. Brown subsequently turned himself over to police and was charged with making criminal threats. Alba and Washington were guests at the V-Day luncheon in Los Angeles California on Friday, which aims to stop violence against women. And speaking at the event, Alba insisted that although the incident is regrettable, she hopes the high profile case will help highlight the issues facing women all over the world. She says, "When things happen publicly, it just makes it a more universal problem that more people can relate to." Washington adds, "(Violence against women) is a social illness that does not discriminate. "This is a problem that spreads from the Congo to Hollywood. When it happens to someone famous, it’s a tragedy that it happened, but what I hope is that people become less and less afraid to talk about how truly devastating this social illness is."

PATRICIA ARQUETTE AT FASHION WEEK

Patricia Arquette

Stars Hilary Duff along with Tori Spelling and Patricia Arquette hit the runway on Friday morning to kick off New York Fashion Week at Bryant Park to raise awareness about heart disease. The threesome was joined by former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter and Spelling's "90210" co-star Jennie Garth, among others, to take part in the charity catwalk show. They each showed off red designer dresses by the likes of Badgley Mischka, Donna Karan, Max Azria and Betsey Johnson, to benefit Clothes Off Our Back, an organization that auctions off clothes worn by celebrities to raise money for children's causes. The event marks the start of New York Fashion Week's fall-collection previews.

TORI SPELLING HAS CHEATING FEARS

Former star Tori Spelling is fearing her husband Dean McDermott will cheat on her with a co-star, because the couple fell in love on-set while married to different people.The couple embarked on a steamy love affair during the filming of the TV movie "Mind Over Murder," while McDermott was still married to actress Mary Jo Eustace and Spelling was with Charlie Shanian.They wed in 2006, but Spelling admits she is anxious McDermott will repeat his on-set infidelity with another actress. She says, "Of course (I'm scared of that)! He told Jenny (Garth), 'Tori thinks I'm going to meet someone and run away with her, but I'm not.' It's just a girl thing, you just (let your mind) go there."

NO VALENTINE FOR GWYNETH PALTROW

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is planning a very quiet Valentine's Day this weekend, because she has no idea where her rocker husband Chris Martin is touring. The Hollywood star has resigned herself to spending the night in with her two children, on the day traditionally celebrated by lovers, as Coldplay member Martin is halfway around the world. She tells the New York Daily News, "It won't be that exciting. My husband will be on tour and I don't even know where he is -- Australia? -- so I'll be with my kids for Valentine's Day."

HEIGL AND KNIGHT TO LEAVE HIT SHOW

T.R. Knight

"Grey's Anatomy" stars Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight are leaving the hit television drama, a co-star has confirmed. The couple have played doctors Izzie Stevens and George O'Malley in the medical drama since it first aired in 2005, but they have chosen to end their runs, according to co-star James Pickens Jr. He tells Usmagazine.com, "She (Heigl) is (leaving). Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best."He adds, "(Knight is) going too. He just wanted to pursue other career paths." But there is hope Knight will return in the future to reprise his role. A source says, "Writers are scrambling to find a believable exit for George, one that would leave the door open for him to come back someday."

MILEY CYRUS DENIES MONTANA RUMORS

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is slamming media rumors that her younger sister, Noah, has been groomed to take her place in hit teen television show "Hannah Montana," but she is admitting the 9-year-old would love the role. As Miley takes on more roles, it has been rumored her time playing the teenage pop star with a double-life is coming to an end. And her youngest sister, who has made a number of guest appearances on the children's show, is rumored to take her place. But Miley insists as much as Noah would love to replace her, she's not ready to give up "Hannah Montana" yet. The 16-year-old says, "It's not true, but she'd like it. She likes the wig (that Hannah Montana wears) a little too much. She's turning into me slowly but surely."

CHAMP TIGER WOODS HAS SECOND BABY

Tiger Woods

Golf star Tiger Woods and his wife are celebrating after welcoming their second child. Tiger's wife Elin Nordegren gave birth to a son over the weekend, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. The couple, who married in 2004, has a 1-year-old daughter Sam Alexis.

JONAS BROTHERS AT GRAMMY AWARDS

The Jonas Brothers

Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of Jonas Brothers were at the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California tonight.

GWYNETH PALTROW'S NEW COOKBOOK

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow will continue her healthy living campaign by publishing her very own cookbook. The Hollywood star has just signed a deal with the publishing company Janklow and Nesbit to produce a collection of family-focused recipes emphasizing the importance of togetherness at meal times. Paltrow has dedicated the work to her late dad, titling the book "My Father's Daughter." The actress is admitting the tribute comes because Bruce Paltrow, who died in 2002 following a battle with cancer, inspired her love of good cuisine. She says, "My dad was a famous pancake maker and I'm working on (adapting his) recipe right now. I'm making mine slightly healthier."

EMILY BLUNT REGRETS PRESS TALK

Hollywood star Emily Blunt is regretting talking to the media about her relationship with Canadian singer Michael Buble, because it made their breakup much harder to deal with. The actress parted ways with singer in July after three years together, blaming their hectic work schedules for the breakup. The former happy couple regularly spoke about their union in public, but Blunt now wishes they had kept their lips sealed. She tells Britain's Harper's Bazaar magazine, "I feel that we did a lot of talking about our relationship, and I don't think we benefited. "You lay yourself quite bare when the relationship ends."

PINK PANTHER 2 HITS NEW YORK CITY

Debra Winger

Steve Martin


Dedra Winger and Steve Martin were at "The Pink Panther 2" Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City last night. The star really looked great as he posed for the celebrity photographers on a cold Big Apple night.

DAVID DUNCHOVNY TOPS ONLINE POLL

Former X-Files star David Dunchovny's sex addiction scandal has been named the year’s most surprising by readers of the magazine Parade. More than 30 per cent of voters selected the star’s confession and subsequent rehab stint ahead of the outcome of the O.J. Simpson heist trial and Batman Christian Bale’s domestic abuse arrest in London as 2008’s Most Shocking Scandal. The magazine’s readers also named Angelina Jolie as the new celebrity mom with the best post-baby body, Halle Berry and George Clooney as the Most Attractive 40+ Stars and Tom Hanks as the Smartest Hollywood Star.

GARY COLLINS ARRESTED FOR DUI AGAIN

Gary Collins

Actor Gary Collins has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after only one year to pleading no contest to his second DUI (driving under the influence) charge. Collins, currently serving four years’ probation for a 2007 accident, was reportedly arrested at 9.16 p.m. last night in Montecito, California, law enforcement sources tell TMZ. He reportedly refused to undergo a field sobriety evaluation and was taken to the Santa Barbara County Jail where he was booked and released after officers administered a blood alcohol test. The actor pleaded no contest to a DUI charge in December 2007, after failing a field sobriety test following an accident that resulted in the death of the another driver. The other motorist was faulted for the accident, when police determined he had failed to stop at a red light. Collins was also found not guilty of his first DUI charge in Mississippi in 2002.