Sideshow: Smith's Scientology giving detailed
Fox News' Roger Friedman has published what has become an annual survey of monies donated by Will Smith to various programs and causes sponsored by the Church of Scientology. Smith, whose bosom buddy, Tom Cruise, is an outspoken Scientologist, has always
has published what has become an annual survey of monies donated by
to various programs and causes sponsored by the Church of Scientology. Smith, whose bosom buddy,
, is an outspoken Scientologist, has always maintained he does not belong to the church. Citing tax returns, Friedman says that in '06, the Fresh Prince of West Philly-turned-megastar gave $20,000 (to Scientology's homeschooling system). The number jumped to $122,500 in '07, divided among three programs.
Fox News also says Smith's biggest charity contribution that year, $250,000, went to Yesha Ministries of Philadelphia, a Christian-based organization, and he gave $200,000 to an L.A.-area Christian ministry.
Arrest for frisky Lohan fan
A criminally over-ardent fan of
LiLo fans are guilty of crimes against good sense) was arrested Wednesday night after he pushed his way past LiLo's bodyguards at a Phoenix nightclub and lunged at the
I Know Who Killed Me
star, who was having a night out with her friend and/or lover,
Daniel Patrick Combs
, 38, was booked on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and released.
Brangelina handcraft their own gifts
give their six kids for Christmas? Something sweet, low-key and preferably handmade, says Brad.
"We do exchange gifts, although we don't feel any pressure to make them big or expensive gifts," Brad, 44, tells Hello! mag.
Brad says he tries to shield his family from hyperconsumerism. "The kids don't ask for the big gifts for the reason that they don't see a lot of the American cartoon television, which is packed with all those manipulative commercials," he said. He also has the kids make their own gifts: "The rule is that everyone's got to make something for someone else. . . . Then, when they give to each other, it's really sweet."
SAG rewards 'Doubt'
John Patrick Shanley
's drama about a priest's struggles with faith, leads the field with five nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards, including a nod for best ensemble cast, Variety says. Star
picked up a nom for best actress and
Philip Seymour Hoffman
one for supporting actor.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
follow with three each.
Taraji P. Henson
received three nods - for supporting actress in
, along with cast nominations for
. Two SAG nods went to
, for actress in
and for supporting actress in
For a full list, visit
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Stepmom sues Whitney Houston
E!Online reports that
, has sued the singer, claiming that Whitney absconded with a $1 million life insurance payout from her late father's estate that was supposed to have been split with Barbara. The suit says $723,000 was supposed to go toward the mortgage on the New Jersey condo Barbara shared with
, who died in '03. Lawyers from both sides have declined to comment.
J.Lo's marriage on the rocks?
era's foremost melancholy Dane,
, once quipped that boredom, not lust or greed, is the root of all evil.
So it seems to be for
, 39, and
, 40, whose four-year marriage has "hit the rocks." Us Weekly claims the two have become bored with marriage. "She wanted this domestic life, but now she's bored out of her mind," an anon source says. "She wants the old J.Lo back." The mag says Marc has been fresh with women at various nightclubs, but it's never gone beyond flirtation.
Where's the proof of this alleged strife?
Us Weekly says J.Lo signified her dissatisfaction at a Dec. 8 movie premiere by showing up without Marc, and without her wedding band or her 8-carat-diamond engagement ring. (In J.Lo-land, that is a seriously significant signifier.)
Marc's rep tells US Weekly the couple "are doing great. No further comments."
Stars say no to strike vote
Variety says more Hollywood heavy hitters have joined the campaign to persuade SAG rank-and-file to vote no to a strike, including
Seann William Scott
. As of Wednesday afternoon, 830 SAG members had signed a "No" petition written two weeks ago by