– The "Eclipse situation" we discussed yesterday has gotten even more curious over the past 24 hours. First, Rachelle Lefevre — the actress who got the boot and is being replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard for the role of Victoria — made a statement to the press in which she claimed to be totally stunned by Summit's decision to fire her. Then Summit responded with a stinging release of their own, which basically painted Lefevre as unprofessional and uncooperative. Of course industry pundits (and Twilight haters) are having a field day with all of this… and everyone's having a grand ol' time debating whether or not Rachelle is actually benefitting from all of the hullabahoo. After all, her name shot up to be one of Google's most searched terms, and there was a "#bringbackrachelle" movement on Twitter. So I don't think this story is going to go away any time soon, especially since many seem to think there might be a legal battle over whether or not the actress is still entitled to partial payment for Eclipse, based on the terms of her contract. The fangs are out, people! Stay tuned!
- Mel Gibson brought the drama last night when he allegedly ripped a photographer's shirt at an L.A nightclub — apparently Gibson thought the guy was getting a little too close for comfort. No police report has been filed yet, and I'm sure Gibson does not want to be back in the headlines for bad-boy behavior, so my guess is that this will all be swept under the rug quickly. He's got a pregnant girlfriend to worry about, after all…
– Speaking of babies, guess who's going to become a dad for the fourth time? Jude Law. Haven't heard much about him for a while, have we? But we will soon, because not only is he appearing in Hamlet on Broadway starting in October and then will be making the promotional rounds for Sherlock Holmes, but he's also now going to have the tabloids hounding him about the identity of his future son or daughter's mother. Right now, no one knows who it is, since Jude is "no longer in a relationship with the individual concerned," according to his representative. Niiiice, Jude. I always knew there was something sketchy about you. Maybe it was the whole Nannygate thing that clued me in. Now I just wish I could go back in time and advise my late '90s self to not waste any daydreams on your nastiness.
- Let's end with the most head-scratching news I've heard in a while: there is a new religion, and that religion is Shiantology. Before you ask, the answer is no. Just because I love me some LaBeouf does not mean that I am the founder of this sect. I'm crazy, but I'm not that crazy… though I have to admit that I am, uh, impressed by the Shiart and Creashian Gallery. (By "impressed" I mean "scared out of my mind and confused," just to be clear.)