RYAN PHILIPPE AND ABBIE CORNISH SPLIT! Actress Abbie Cornish has broken up with Ryan Philippe. A rep for Cornish confirmed the split to www.People.com, revealing that Abbie has moved out of the home the couple shared together. In fact, she was seen removing some of her things while Philippe was not at home. The breakup comes amidst recent rumors that Ryan had been unfaithful. The two met on the set of the 2006 film Stop Loss and began dating while Phillipe was getting a divorce from Reese Witherspoon.
LINDSAY LOHAN TALKS COCAINE! Lindsay Lohan is coming clean about her cocaine use in the past. The actress told Britain’s The Sun that she first became aware of the drug because her now estranged father was a user. She said she tried cocaine because she was “stubborn, stupid and wanted to see what it was like.” Lohan went on to note that she is currently drug-free and only drinks alcohol occasionally. Learn more at www.UsMagazine.com.
HILARY DUFF ENGAGED! Hilary Duff is engaged to her Edmonton Oilers boyfriend Mike Comrie. According to the Associated Press, the NHL star proposed to Duff while the two were vacationing in Hawaii last week. Hilary’s sister, Hayley Duff, told www.People.com that Hil was completely surprised and that it was done very romantically. The pair has been together for over two years. As yet, there is no word on when a wedding date will be set.
DOG WHISPERER’S DOG DIES. It’s sad day for dog lovers out there. Cesar Milan, star of the hit show The Dog Whisperer, had to say goodbye to his own pet. According to www.RadarOnline.com, Millan’s 16-year-old Pitbull Daddy passed away over the weekend. The dog had battled cancer and was featured on Cesar’s National Geographic series from time to time while undergoing treatment.
CHARLIE SHEEN’S WIFE OUT OF REHAB! According to TMZ, because of a security breach, Charlie Sheen’s wife, Brooke Mueller, has checked herself out of the Malibu rehab facility she was staying in. Someone on the staff at The Canyon offered to sell an admissions document of Mueller’s to various press outlets and Sheen’s wife found out and is currently looking to check in to another facility. Brooke admitted herself to the rehab facility about a month ago for substance abuse.
TOP CHEF HOST WELCOMES BABY! www.People.com reports Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has given birth to her first child. The 39-year-old reality TV star welcomed a healthy baby girl named Krishna Thea Lakshmi on Saturday. Her rep confirmed both “mother and baby are well and happy.” The identity of the father has not yet been disclosed.
STARS PLAY POKER FOR CHARITY! Over the weekend at the Venetian in Las Vegas, some celebrities and poker stars got together to play Texas Hold ‘Em for a good cause. The charity event was part of PokerStars.net’s North American Poker Tour and the likes of Brad Garrett, Jason Alexander, Christian Slater, Slash, Marlon Wayans, Donnie Wahlberg, Tony Hawk and Joanna Krupa went head-to-head with poker pros including Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker and Joe Cada. While none of the celebrities won the tournament, over 42-thousand dollars was raised to help Vegas’ Three Square food bank. Learn more at www.NAPT.com.
A HEIDI AND SPENCER iPHONE APP?www.PerezHilton.com reports Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are giving everyone “exclusive access” to their personal lives via a new iPhone application. If you want to hear new songs from Heidi or attain unseen photos and videos of the reality TV stars, you can download the app for $1.99 today.
YOUNG OSCAR PRESENTERS! Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart will all present at the 82nd Academy Awards. This will be Cyrus and Efron’s second appearance, and Lautner and Stewart’s debut on an Academy Awards telecast. The Oscars will be handed out on Sunday, March 7th at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. The big show airs on ABC at 7 PM.
BRUCE WILLIS PREPS DIE HARD 5! Bruce Willis told MTV News that he is going to shoot Die Hard 5 next year. The project appears to be in the early phases, but Willis does have some ideas about the story and who should direct the flick. His first choice would be the man who last brought his iconic character, “John McClane,” to the big screen, Len Wiseman, who has not helmed a feature since 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard.
TAYLOR LAUTNER LANDS NEW FILM ROLE! According to Variety, Taylor Lautner has just landed a starring role in Abduction. In the upcoming thriller, the Twilight star portrays a young man who finds his baby picture posted on a missing persons Web site. Lautner is also scheduled to appear in the next installment of the Twilight franchise. In related news, fans can check out Taylor’s romantic comedy debut in the new movie Valentine’s Day.