NEWS BRIEF: “ISH YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT”

Hawaiian popster Bruno “Nothin’ on You” Mars has accepted a deal in state court in Las Vegas to plead guilty to felony possession of cocaine – with the proviso that the charge will be wiped if he remains a good boy for one year. Mars was arrested with 2.6 grams of cocaine after a Vegas club show on Sept. 19.

Paltrow. Oscars. Be there

Budding country star Gwyneth Paltrow, who is unjustly mocked by cruel gossipers, will perform the award-nominated song “Coming Home,” from her pic Country Strong, at the Grammys on Feb. 13 – and at the Oscars on Feb. 27.

Sarah Palin to ™ herself?

There’s been a snag in the latest plans by America’s foremost political family to achieve fame, wealth, fame, and more wealth: Sarah and Bristol Palin‘s attempt to become Sarah Palin™ and Bristol Palin™ has failed. Reuters says the Palins’ application to trademark their names, so they could “use their names for commerce” – say by introducing Palin™ Brand Lite Beer or Palin™ Tortilla Chips – was rejected. For now. They expect their next application to succeed.

Lucrative bizmoves

Johnny Depp has been bitten by the vampire bug: Deadline.com reports that Depp will star as Barnabas Collins opposite Eva Green as the witch Angelique in Tim Burton‘s adaptation of the beloved fangy soap Dark Shadows.

MTV has killed Lauren Conrad‘s new reality show about The Hills star’s bid to be a fashion designer. I do hope they make a show about her career in astrophysics.

Ben Affleck is directing a film about a screwy plan to rescue the hostages during the Iran hostage crisis, says the Hollywood Reporter.

A velvety kiss . . .

Russell Brand says he was delighted to have the honor of kissing both Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Garner in his new pic, Arthur. Of Garner, he tells Nextmovie.com: “She’s like a fairy princess. There’s a brand of red-velvet cake, her mouth is made of that.”


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