Halle Berry's ex, Gabriel Aubry, won't face charges

Berry and fiance Oliver Martinez not pursuing the case after nasty fight.

Halle Berry is a phenomenal actress. She's had an incredibly successful career, but let's face it: Her personal life is a hot mess. In recent years, things have taken a turn for the worse. Sadly, she's been in a horrific custody battle with baby daddy Gabriel Aubry for what seems like forever and now, her fiance and Aubry duked it out over Thanksgiving.

Guess what? No matter how rich and/or beautiful you are, that doesn't guarantee you a happy home life. Halle Berry's smack in the middle of a really bad mess at the moment. What's going on?

Let's back up to Thanksgiving, shall we? On Thanksgiving Day, Halle Berry's ex, Gabriel Aubry, wound up in a huge fist fight with her fiance, actor Oliver Martinez. The situation was very, very serious and both men walked away from the brawl with injuries. This all happened as Aubry dropped off his young daughter, Nahla, with Halle. What adults do concerns me, of course, but I'm far more concerned for the well being of this poor child!

For days after the fight, it was a matter of he said and, well, he said. Each man said the other started the brawl, so who was right? According to TMZ, police believe it was, in fact, Gabriel Aubry who attacked Oliver Martinez first. And what do you do when someone starts wailing away on you? You fight back, and that's precisely what Martinez was doing. Now, it seems, Halle and Oliver have opted not to file criminal charges in the case.

Police are also said to be "concerned" about Gabriel Aubry's "ongoing anger issues." Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry have been embroiled in a nasty custody battle over Nahla, so how will this news affect the situation? According to one source, the two have "quietly and amicably reached an agreement" on the matter. Gee, you think? Given Aubry's outburst and apparent "anger issues," what judge on EARTH would award him custody of the child?

The victim in all this is really little Nahla. I can only hope that this agreement, whatever it may be, is truly amicable. The child certainly deserves better.

Lindsay Lohan's nightclub brawl: Will she ever be OK?

Actress punches psychic over boy band member.

Sometimes, the headlines just write themselves. Take this week, for example, when tabloids far and wide were quick to report that Lindsay Lohan punched a woman in a New York City bar. Why, pray tell, did Lindsay allegedly throw a punch at an unsuspecting patron inside a club? What could possibly set the actress off so much that she felt the need to throw a mean right hook?

Get ready for this: Lindsay supposedly flipped out because she was jealous over a boy band member. Yes, Hollywood's biggest hot mess went bonkers on the East Coast because she wanted a member of The Wanted. If you're not familiar with The Wanted, let's just say they're up there with One Direction (almost) in terms of teens. Why, Lindsay?

Here's what went down, according to TMZ: Lindsay Lohan at some point decided she had the hots for The Wanted singer Max George. She hit up the band's show on Wednesday night. They opened, by the way, for Justin Bieber at Madison Square Garden. After the show, Lindsay met up with Max and his fellow band members. They went clubbing, ultimately ending up at the swanky Avenue nightclub together.

That's when things got weird. TMZ says that Lindsay Lohan got "sloppy drunk" and that really "turned off" Max George. Max wound up talking to another woman, briefly, and Lindsay didn't like that one bit. Never ignore a crazy drunk actress! Lindsay then reportedly punched the woman, later identified as psychic Tiffany Mitchell.

Lindsay Lohan was arrested, Max went home with another woman and Tiffany Mitchell wound up with a pretty sore face, one would imagine. When will Lindsay get it together? The short answer, I'm almost sure now, is never. I predict that she'll dominate tabloid headlines in 2013, too. The girl is a wreck, and she's got to stop drinking!

Do you think Lindsay Lohan will ever get her life together? Why, or why not?

Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, is a model now

Is the child overexposed?

It's hard to believe, but Anna Nicole Smith's young daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, is now six years old. She is, though, and guess what? She's also a GUESS model, just like her late mother. New photos of Dannielynn modeling for GUESS Kids hit the Internet this week, and they are stunningly beautiful. I'm not surprised, given her mother's extraordinary good looks.

I have to wonder, as I often do, whenever children are front and center in modeling campaigns, TV shows or films: Is their early fame taking away from their childhood?

It's hard to deny that Dannielynn Birkhead inherited her mom, Anna Nicole Smith's remarkable face and apparently, her ability to model as well. The new GUESS Kids photos show a beautiful little girl dressed to the nines, and loving the attention. Hopefully she loves the attention, because if not, that would be bad for her down the line.

Given the huge paternity scandal involving this gorgeous child, is it any wonder that some question whether Dannielynn's dad, Larry Birkhead, might be exploiting his daughter? The way I see it though, she's just like any other child model, or celebrity kid. Suri Cruise is in the tabloids week after week, no matter what's going on. Jennifer Lopez used her children in Gucci ads. And truth be told, I haven't seen many photos of Dannielynn Birkhead until now.

The important thing here is that Dannielynn Birkhead is enjoying herself. She's six. Six year old little girls love to play dress up. My sincere hope is that Larry Birkhead isn't forcing the little girl into doing this ad campaign, just to make money. If she likes it, and it doesn't interfere with her normal life too much, I don't see the problem, do you?

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez drama continues

Are they, or aren't they together?

The crazy drama that is Jelena continues, as rumors continue to swirl that Selena Gomez and her man, Justin Bieber, are on the rocks. But wait: Didn't these two just reunite earlier this week? Are they hanging out together over the Thanksgiving holiday, sharing some turkey and watching some football at their favorite restaurant, Hooters?

The tabloids are going positively berserk over the Bieber/Gomez story, and it's really hard to say what's going on. What this seems like to me is young love in the glare of the world spotlight. Anyone else think their teen relationship could've withstood that kind of pressure?

Let's have a quick recap of the Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez rumors as of late. First, they supposedly split up. Then, shortly afterward, they were spotted having dinner together at an Encino restaurant. Things reportedly got quite heated, and both Selena and Justin bolted. Supposedly, Selena then kept Justin from entering her gated community, and he sped off.

Oh, the drama! But wait a minute -- this is far from over. One tabloid report quotes a source as saying there was no restaurant fight, and that this power couple is working things out (or trying to). Selena is supposedly "embarrassed by all of this attention." I'm sure she's not happy that her very public relationship problems are, well, public, but let's think about this statement for just a second, shall we?

Selena Gomez is a star. She's been a star for quite a while. She's also been dating Justin Bieber for quite a while. By now, isn't she used to all the attention? I mean come *on* people, both Justin and Selena grew up in the glare of the paparazzi! I find it hard to believe that the biggest problem these two have is embarrassment over all of the attention.

Fans, what say you? Do you think Justin and Selena are trying to work things out, or are they past that point?

Ariel Winter's legal drama is messy and sad

'Modern Family' star's mother fights her in court.

Ariel Winter is fantastic on ABC's Modern Family, but her own modern family situation is anything but great. In fact, it's turning into a nightmare for the young actress. Winter's mom and sister are now fighting for who gets custody of her, since she at 14 is still very much a minor. To say the mudslinging in this case has been plentiful is an understatement.

Hopefully things will be resolved in court, so Ariel and her family can move on. This young lady has such a bright future ahead of her, and it would be a shame to see this situation drag out indefinitely.

Summarizing what's happening in the Ariel Winter family drama is a tall order, but I'm going to try. In a nutshell, there's a ton of finger pointing and blame going around. A lawyer for Ariel's older sister, Shannon Gray, claims that Ariel's mom, Chrisoula Workman, is abusive.

She's dressing the girl up to look like a Hollywood vixen and even refusing to feed her. But the most serious allegation involves alleged physical abuse. The attorney, Michael Kretzmer, told a judge, "The child is, apparently, slapped, hit, pushed – not so as to leave marks." He added, "Mother is smart enough not to do that."

In contrast, Chrisoula Workman claims that Ariel Winter made up the abuse claims because she was furious with her mother for not letting her date an older teen, actor Cameron Palatas. Workman claims she discovered the two in bed together. Palatas' mom told People magazine the "allegation is unfounded."

What a mess, right? So, who is telling the truth? Mom claims that her daughter is merely acting when she alleges she's being abused. Daughter thinks mom is out of her mind. Sister wants custody. Again, hopefully the Ariel Winter court drama will end well for all concerned. This kind of attention is most definitely not the kind that an up-and-coming young Hollywood actress needs!
 

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber split

She's better off without him.

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber's very public breakup has fans of both in a total frenzy. Honestly, Gomez might be suffering post-split sadness now, but in the long run, she's better off, so chin up, disappointed Jelena fans. Why? Because for all his popularity, Bieber is still a teenybopper pop star.

It's time for Selena to move on, and start taking meatier acting roles. In other words, she needs to grow up. Having Justin on her arm only holds her back.

Justin and Selena definitely made a cute, teen celebrity couple, but at this point, the relationship was totally played out. The reason for the breakup really doesn't matter in the long run, though reports cite "trust issues" on Selena's part. Both Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have long careers ahead of them, though one might argue that it's Selena, not her ex, whose career has the most potential.

Selena has a fantastic singing voice and a natural beauty and ease that makes her perfect for movies. Hopefully at some point, she'll get offers for meatier acting roles in films better than Spring Breakers. She has a much better chance of being taken seriously in Hollywood without the world's biggest teen pop star (and his screeching, crazy fans) on her arm. What's next for Selena Gomez? The sky is literally the limit for her.

Selena Gomez fans, what say you? Do you think that this Bieber split will help or hurt her career? And for that matter, what kinds of acting roles would you like Selena to take in the near future?

Sam Worthington's Atlanta meltdown: What happened?

Yet another example of stars behaving badly, that's what!

I get that actors have big egos, and to some degree, I understand why. When one chooses a profession where one is constantly judged and under the microscope, it's important to have the confidence necessary to shine. That being said, I have zero tolerance for celebrities who, no matter how talented they are, act like idiots.

Avatar actor Sam Worthington is, unfortunately, the latest example of an idiotic, misbehaving star. His meltdown outside an Atlanta, Georgia, bar is pretty epic. No, it's not quite on par with Gerard Depardieu's decision to urinate on the floor of an airplane last year, but it's pretty close.Here's what happened: Apparently, Sam Worthington is in Atlanta right now filming the new Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie Ten. For some reason, Worthington decided he wanted to go out, and he took a limo to the swanky Vortex Bar & Grill. When he pulled up to the establishment, the bouncer wasn't sure what to make of it, mainly because Worthington was wearing dirty clothes and *carrying* a pile of clothes. What?!  

Can anyone blame the Vortex bouncer for questioning whether Sam Worthington should be allowed in the restaurant/bar? Worthington reportedly went totally ballistic when the bouncer said he couldn't get in, and at one point, he even claimed he was a DEA agent (he plays one in Ten). According to TMZ, a very irate Worthington was also "drunk." The bouncer, identified as Jerry Link, exchanged heated words with the actor, pepper sprayed him -- and Worthington was eventually charged with disorderly conduct. Here's Worthington's beautiful mug shot. Lovely, yes?

Unfortunately, the charges against Sam Worthington were dropped early today because the bouncer didn't appear in court. He claims he didn't even know he needed to be there (really?). Here's the thing: Worthington got away with acting like a horse's behind, and throwing his celebrity around. He really needs to learn how to behave in public, because it's hard to respect an actor who is this much of a nut case.

Sam Lufti's defamation suit against Britney Spears' parents dismissed

Judge threw out civil suit, not surprisingly.

Anyone who has followed the defamation lawsuit brought by Britney Spears' former manager, Sam Lufti, against the singer and her parents can tell you, this week's big news isn't surprising. What happened? The judge in the case essentially tossed out the suit. In other words: It's over.

The whole case was stinky from the beginning, as far as I'm concerned. Lufti seems like a sleaze, and he seemed desperate to make money no matter what the cost. I think he'd say or do just about anything to get what he wanted. Apparently, the judge in the case agreed.Sam Lufti made a lot of crazy claims. Among other things, Lufti sued Britney Spears and her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, claiming he was owed money for a breach of contract. He also claimed that the Spears' parentals defamed him, smearing his good name (not that he actually *had* a good name to begin with). If you've read Lynne Spears' memoir, you know she's not easy on Lufti. In fact, she pretty much claims he's at least partially responsible for her daughter's very public meltdown.

On Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera threw out Sam Lufti's case, citing "insufficient evidence." Bruguera then told the court, "I thought long and hard. It's the right thing to do, so I am going to do it." Amen!

Does this mean the Spears' legal battle is over? Not quite. There's still the not-so-little matter of Sam Lufti and the lawsuit and the court fees to deal with, and Lynne and Jamie Spears might just come after him soon. One report suggests that the Spears family will definitely file a lawsuit against Lufti to try and recoup some legal fees. I don't blame them one bit. I hope they take him for everything he's worth, which isn't much!

Joe Simpson divorce scandal stuns family

Is Jessica Simpson's dad gay?

Jessica Simpson has made plenty of tabloid headlines over the years, most recently as she struggles to lose her post-baby weight. But it's Jessica's father and manager, Joe Simpson, who's grabbing the headlines these days. Why?

Joe Simpson's wife of more than 30 years, Tina, has filed for divorce, and rumors are running rampant that Joe is actually gay. Not only that, he's supposedly involved in a relationship with a man -- but was he while these two were married? Hopefully not.Look, I have absolutely NO problems in the world with Joe Simpson being gay, straight or otherwise. But I do feel for the family because of the divorce, no matter what the reason. If Joe Simpson is gay (and tabloids suggest this, though he hasn't said one way or the other), more power to him. I hope that this divorce will allow him and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Tina, a shot at true happiness in life.

This could all be crazy tabloid rumors, or maybe not. Usually with this sort of thing, where there's smoke, there's at least a little spark of truth. Supposedly The National Enquirer is out with a hot new issue filled with all of the sordid Simpson family details. Shocking, right? It's hard not to feel for the kids when this sort of thing happens. Just because they're adults now doesn't mean that this won't be tough for Jessica and Ashlee Simpson.

As for speculation on how, and if, this will affect Jessica Simpson's billion dollar fashion empire, that's lame: Of course it won't. But I do hope that everyone in this family takes time to work out whatever they need to work out, so they can all remain close in the future.

LeAnn Rimes sits down with Katie Couric

Has the troubled singer finally turned a corner?

LeAnn Rimes is having a difficult year, to say the least. Over the summer, the country songbird checked into rehab. Reportedly she underwent treatment for major anxiety issues. Everyone was concerned about her well being, and for a while, LeAnn was off the map completely.

That's about to change: This week, LeAnn Rimes is sitting down for an interview with none other than Katie Couric. She's expected to talk at length about what's been going on, and no doubt she'll explain that she's better now. But is she?Hopefully, LeAnn Rimes received the treatment she needed for her issues. In August of 2012, LeAnn officially entered a month-long, voluntary rehab. Why? She was stressed out, in a major way. Everyone copes with stress differently, and in LeAnn's case, she wasn't coping well at all.

LeAnn Rimes really stirred things up when she had a very public affair with actor Eddie Cibrian. Since then, Eddie left his first wife, Brandi Glanville, and married Rimes. When things like this happen, it opens up a whole world of nastiness, and LeAnn tells Katie Couric she felt every bit of it. She says she's doing better now and wants to wipe the slate clean, adding that she feels like she's "starting over."

A fresh start at the ripe old age of 30? Yes, I'm being facetious. I sincerely hope that LeAnn Rimes' relatively short stint in rehab helped her learn some better coping skills. She may want a fresh start in life, but there will always be naysayers who are quick to judge. If LeAnn wants a happy marriage and career, she's going to have to develop a really thick skin. Celebrities, like it or not, are under the microscope 24/7.

Anyone else planning on watching LeAnn Rimes on Katie Couric's talk show (Thursday) or on 20/20 (Friday)? Do you think she's doing better now?

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