The Los Angeles police confirm that the department is investigating

Oksana Grigorieva

's claim that she was punched by ex-bf

Mel Gibson

in January. Oksana told RadarOnline that Mel also threatened to bury her in his rose garden. No comment from Mel, who has previously denied the charges, saying he was trying to stop Oksana from shaking their 8-month-old daughter,

Lucia

.

Tidbits 'n' pieces

Glee

writer-producer

Ryan Murphy

tells

Entertainment Tonight

he is "writing a

Britney Spears

episode" for the near future. . . .

Anne Frank

's World War II memoir has been turned into a 160-page graphic novel. Info:

. . . . Celeb journo

Barbara Walters

will make her first post-heart surgery appearance on Monday's edition of

The View

. . . . USAToday.com says the June 22 Nashville Rising concert featuring

Faith Hill

,

Tim McGraw

, and

Sandra Bullock

raised more than $2.2 mil for flood recovery efforts. . . .

Lindsay Lohan

can still attract a crowd: TMZ.com's live webcast of her court hearing on Tuesday drew 2.3 mil viewers. . . .

Jennifer Lopez

has canceled her July 24 show in the breakaway Turkish territory in northern Cyprus in the wake of protests by Greek Cypriots.

Love, lust, loss 'n' babies

Celine Dion

, 42, says the twins she and hubby

Rene Angelil

are expecting are boys. . . . After meeting with gay and lesbian activists, NBC's

Today

says it is changing the rules for its annual wedding contest to allow same-sex couples. . . . Britain's

Queen Elizabeth II

, 84, is about to become a great-grandmother. Buckingham Palace said Friday that the Queen's eldest grandchild,

Peter Phillips

(son of

Princess Anne

), and his Montreal-born wife,

Autumn

, are expecting their first child in December. The couple married in May '08. . . .

Ryan Seacrest

's girlfriend isn't imaginary! ETonline.com has posted photos of the

American Idol

sex symbol in a long, hot, sexy smooch with his reported-to-be new gf,

Julianne Hough

.

Quote of the week

"I'm a gay man in a woman's body." So said

Victoria Beckham

at the 10th anniversary party of Internet retailer Net-A-Porter.com. Posh Spice said she's increasingly drawn to the musical stylings of gender-bender

Lady Gaga

.

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