Happy Thanksgiving weekend!
We hope you gorged and shopped to your heart's content. But surely you left room for a no-calorie, totally free helping of the week's meatiest scoop!
ANTICLIMAX OF THE WEEK: Show's over, folks. Nothing more to see here. Jennifer Grey won "Dancing With the Stars", just as she was expected to do when the season premiered months ago. She didn't do the lift, but it was good. Kyle Massey came in second and Bristol Palin and the mighty conspiracy that propelled her into the final were relegated to third. With the "special event' behind her, Willow Palin can go back to her social networking.
AFRONT OF THE WEEK: Lindsay Lohan is out and Malin Akerman is in as Linda Lovelace in Matthew Wilder's "Inferno." It's no wonder the director got tired of waiting for the rehabbing star, whom he called "uninsurable" — she couldn't even go home for Thanksgiving!
SPELL OF THE WEEK: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" worked its magic at last weekend's box office, taking in $125 million, despite the AMA non-enthusiasts. But though the seven (so far) Harry Potter films have obviously made more than the three (so far) "Twilight" films (and, for that matter, any film series), the vampire saga takes in money faster than the Cullens play baseball.
POSSIBLE DISASTER OF THE WEEK: Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment are reviving "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for the big screen, more of a reboot of the fangtastic series than the schlocky 1992 film. But should the studios be doing anything at all with our precious Buffy memories, especially if the series principals aren't onboard? Joss Whedon, who is not involved, has mixed emotions.
2011 APPOINTMENT OF THE WEEK: Prince William and Kate Middleton have set April 29 as the date of their already very hyped nuptials.
BUNDLE OF THE WEEK: John Travolta and Kelly Preston welcomed their third child together, son Benjamin. Preston is 48, making this little one quite the blessed arrival.
COMING OF AGE: Justin Bieber was named Artist of the Year at the 2010 American Music Awards, one of four wins for the 16-year-old. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Muse and the Black Eyed Peas were favorites, thanks to radio play, album sales and other popularity gauges, as well.
LEGAL UNTAMED EAGLE: Miley Cyrus turned 18, celebrating her big birthday at a private party at Trousdale following her performance at the American Music Awards. Guests included John Mayer, Kyle Massey, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, and Ke$ha.
KEEPING UP: Kim Kardashian and Halle Berry's ex, Gabriel Aubry, are "just friends," mom Kris Jenner claims. Well, sure. Everyone who happens to run into each other at Laker games end up seeing a movie together on Thanksgiving ... Kourtney Kardashian's wee one, Mason, doing just fine after a scary allergic reaction to peanut butter that required an ambulance trip to the hospital ... Kim and Kris are the new faces of Skechers' Shape-up athletic shoes ... Inside Kardashian Konfidential.
LONG SEPTEMBER: Emmy Rossum and babe-hopping Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz have been just friends for two months now, following about a year of dating.
UGLY ASSOCIATION: Since a quick IMDb scan flashed "Ugly Betty" writ large, slaying suspect Michael Brea is now known as the "'Ugly Betty' actor accused of killing his mom with a samurai sword." ABC, of course, would like to point out that the small-potatoes New Yorker was only in the background of one scene of its since-canceled show for, like, a second. But Brea, you're not alone.
TARNISHED SHEEN: The porn star who witnessed Charlie Sheen doing his yearly homage to Edward Norton beating himself up in "Fight Club" went public on "Good Morning America" and vowed to sue the actor for mistreating her. Instead, she went to the cops and, after Sheen sued her first for the price of a Patek Philippe, decided to let her civil case gestate for the time being. Meantime, the NYPD will interview both him and Denise Richards, who went with her ex to the hospital on the night in question. Wonder how the rest of Charlie's family is holding up?
NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET: Happy one year since Tiger Woods took a mulligan.
AN EDUCATION: Kate Gosselin says two of her kindergartners are being tutored at home, but not because they were expelled for misbehavior.
SAD LOSS: Kat Von D lost her cat and most of her possessions in a house fire.
HIPSTER: Billy Joel is recovering from a double hip-replacement. Sounds like the Piano Man's bench is going to need some padding.
SCREENPLAY: Bella and Edward remain fit for 13-year-olds ' eyes... No more Batman for Christian Bale...Adrian Brody successfully stops Giallo from getting out...Matthew McConaughey defends Ryan Phillippe in Lincoln Lawyer ... Jake Gyllenhaal keeps rebooting in "Source Code" ...
TV LAND: Cookie Monster would like to host "Saturday Night Live" ... "Skating With the Stars"' slick premiere ... OMFG, Taylor Momsen has a little more free time and digs "The Soup"! ... Barack Obama does "Mythbusters" ... Mia Michaels done with "So You Think You Can Dance" again, making way for Mary Murphy's return ... SPOILER ZONE!
MUSICAL NOTES: Kanye West just can't let it go, of course ... Katy Perry opted to keep a lower, er, profile, on the "VH1 Divas" promo ... Taylor Swift announces "Speak Now" world tour ... Snoop Dogg on the royal wish list? ... Lance Bass talks mythical 'N Sync reunion ... Justin Bieber goes to bat against bullies.
THE GOOD GUYS: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie make a $150,000 donation to SOS Children's Villages for National Adoption Day ... Leonardo DiCaprio shook off an emergency landing and hopped right back on a plane to Moscow to present $1 million to the World Wildlife Fund for tiger conservation.
RELAPSED: Butch "Eddie Munster" Patrick got out of rehab, nearly OD'd, and is now back in rehab receiving complimentary treatment.
SEEN: Mandy Moore talking family planning at a "Tangled" party in NYC ... Diddy sharing the wealth after dinner at Boa in West Hollywood ... Russell Brand and a smokin', dancin' Katy Perry making the scene at an AMA after-party at Rolling Stone Restaurant & Lounge ... Christina Aguilera and "Burlesque" staffer Matthew Rutler snogging at the Abbey in WeHo.