Brad Pitt clipped a parked car with the handlebar of his motorcycle and then fell over as he was attempting to pass between a car stopped at a red light and a parked car in Los Angeles, TMZ is reporting. The bearded Pitt reportedly righted the bike, then ran into an apartment building, where he stayed until someone came to pick him up. But versions of the incident varied according to various sources, with some reporting the incident was caused by a tailgating photographer, whom Brad confronted after the incident.
Singer Morrissey spent the night in the hospital west of London after collapsing on stage during a gig in Swindon, England, a spokesman said. The Smiths' former frontman was "admitted as a precautionary measure," a spokeswoman at the Great Western Hospital told People, and "he is much improved." Morrisey went down as he was completing his first song, The Smith's "This Charming Man," Saturday evening. Eyewitness Jillian Moody told the BBC, "I didn't think he looked particularly well but then again, he's sort of well known as a reclusive character so I sort of thought that was just the way he was when he was on stage. ... He kept putting his hand up to his mouth as if he felt sick."
The Billy Mays costume (beard, blue button-down shirt, OxiClean, loud voice) was an idea mentioned in my Saturday story on celebrity-inspired Halloween costumes, but who knew that Mays' son would be sanctioning the idea -- and even holding a costume contest? Billy Mays III, who has launched a Web site called Where's Billy Mays? to honor his father's legacy, has even decided to hold a Hallow-clean Contest in which he's asking people to send in photos of themselves dressed as his dad. He says, "Be tasteful," but then adds, "Zombies ARE permitted." The three winners get a pile of Mays-related goodies. "Good luck and may the beard be with you," writes hos son, who signs himself "B3."
A Jackson family member has spoken out about Michael's final movie, the documentary, "This is It." Jackie Jackson, who saw the movie Thursday, told TMZ.com, "My brother's movie 'This Is It' is truly riveting. Michael is electrifying! We get a glimpse of a true genius at work. His passionate message for healing the world, saving the planet and our children's futures is something he was always striving for in his lifetime." TMZ adds that mom Katherine Jackson and sister LaToya have said that she will not see the movie; his three children have said they would like to see it.
Here's a refreshing bit of news that has some critics buzzing: British singer Leona Lewis is still with the same guy who was her boyfriend before she shot to fame by winning "The X Factor." Lewis, 24, has been with Lou Al-Chamaa, an electrician, since she was 17 and calls him her "best friend" in a new interview with The Observer. Asked about what the reporter called 'snide bewilderment," Lewis said, "It does make me angry. Because he's a great person. And it doesn't matter what you do in life, what your job is, where you come from."
Deryck Whibley is getting the Los Angeles mansion he had been sharing with soon-to-be-ex-wife Avril Lavigne. TMZ.com is reporting that there is still some million dollars owed on the Last week, Avril signed over the deed to the multimillion-dollar Sherman Oaks home to Deryck, naming him the new "sole and separate" owner. Deryck seems to be moving along nicely with his life in Avril's wake.
Police have retrieved a ton of information from the hard drive of a computer owned by one of the four teens known as the Burglar Bunch, suspected of looting the homes of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Audrina Partridge, Rachel Bilson and Orlando Bloom. Nick Prugo, who was filmed smoking something suspicious and dancing up a storm, had erased searches of Paris Hilton's and Partridge's jewelry, a photo of another suspect showing off a handful of cash and of a map to Bloom's house, but they were retrieved forensically. A fifth person, a 27-year-old man who was allegedly in charge of selling the items the gang members didn't keep for themselves, was the final suspect arrested.
-- Anne Neville