TATTLE'S FAVE British tabloid,
News of the World
, has apologized to
for hacking into her cellphone messages.
What? Hacking's not allowed?
Why must they make this job so hard?
Michael Silverleaf, a lawyer for News Group Newspapers, the publisher of News of The World and part of the Rupert Murdoch "news" empire, offered "sincere apologies" to Sienna in London's High Court yesterday.
The company acknowledged that the information obtained through hacking should never have been published.
Sienna settled the case for $164,500 in damages and costs.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was a guest of the White House last night, and the entertainment was provided by James Taylor and the National Symphony Orchestra.
The menu? Tuna tartare with rye crisps and petite filet with Maryland crab ravioli. For dessert, a twist on traditional German strudel made with a farmer's cheese from Vermont.
Coincidentally, that's what was served yesterday in our cafeteria.
Craig Fergusonhas to 'Oui'
Scotsman turned American Craig Ferguson is taking "The Late Late Show" to France.
Ferguson announced on Monday's show that he'll travel from L.A. to tape in Paris the week of June 13-17. The shows will be seen the week of Aug. 1.
He jokes that "this is the first time in the history of this show that we've been allowed outside."
Kristen Bell will be among the guests on "Le Late Late Show Avec Craig Ferguson."
Who are we
The Hollywood Reporter says Cheryl Cole may soon be competing with Simon Cowell's British talent show empire and take a judging position on the new U.K. version of "The Voice."
ITV and the BBC are battling for rights to the NBC show, which NBC ripped off from some other European country, with Cheryl a possible BBC bargaining chip.
ITV already airs Simon's "X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent," but fears that a Cheryl-fronted vehicle could successfully woo audiences away.
Meanwhile, Simon told the London Sun, "The hardest thing to accept is that everyone has painted me as a monster because I embarrassed her. But the truth is I was protecting her. I just want people to be in the right place at the right time. This was never personal or saying 'you were terrible.' "
Huh? The truth is "X Factor" got Cheryl to move to America, made a big splash about hiring her and then made a big splash about firing her. It's kind of difficult to see the positives in that.
Is Glenn Beck worth $5?
Political pot-stirrer Glenn Beck made his post-Fox plans official yesterday - his new daily two-hour show, launching Sept. 12 (hmm . . . a day after 9/11), will stream on his GBTV online network, with other original and licensed programming.
GBTV programs will be broadcast in HD and be available live or on-demand on the network, which already has more than 80,000 paying subscribers, according to the company.
Subscribers are charged $4.95 per month for access to Beck's weekday 5-7 p.m. show, or $9.95 for GBTV Plus, which offers the complete network of programs.
"GBTV is the future," said Beck. "The confines of traditional media no longer apply. GBTV is about getting active in the community, participating in stories and finding new ways to deliver news, information and entertainment directly to the audience."
Maybe it's finally time to launch TATTTV.
Come on, rich people . . .
Five-year-old Suri Cruise has a shoe collection worth more than $160,000.
When Tattle was her age we had one pair of Buster Browns and one pair of PF Flyers.
An unnamed source told Britain's Star magazine that "Suri has so many designer shoes.
"She's a massive fan of Marc Jacobs and she's had several shoes custom-made, so if they didn't come with a heel, [her mom, Katie Holmes] had them redesigned for Suri. She commissioned a pair of Louboutins for her a while back!"
That's as twisted as Suri's ankles will soon be.
Suri is said to insist on wearing only high heels, meaning she's probably in for a lot of back and leg problems by the time she turns . . . 10.
Adkins turns away help
County singer Trace Adkins has received an outpouring of support since fire destroyed his Tennessee home, but he is asking fans and friends to think of tornado victims instead.
Yesterday Adkins asked well-wishers to turn their generosity toward victims of the recent floods and tornadoes that have devastated parts of the South.
He is asking that donations offered to him instead be sent to the American Red Cross via CMT One Country.
Bill Murray was in Hyde Park, N.Y., Sunday to check out Franklin D. Roosevelt's old digs in preparation for his role as the former president in "Hyde Park on Hudson."
The film centers on the June 1939 visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to FDR's Hudson Valley home. The movie is being directed by Roger Michell, who helmed "Notting Hill."
A slimmer Dreamgirl
Jennifer Hudson has a book deal with Dutton for a memoir about her struggles with weight and how she dropped 80 pounds.
Dutton announced yesterday that Jennifer's book will come out in January. The memoir is currently untitled.
Might we suggest, And I am Telling You I'm Not Going . . . to the Doughnut Shop?
BANGShowbiz. com and Daily News wire services contributed to this report.