Wash down the last of the leftover Santa cookies with a big pour of the week's heartiest news:
IN TREATMENT: Lindsay Lohan was accused of battering a staffer at her Betty Ford Center treatment house, and then the staffer was fired for spilling the details of her alleged Lindsay encounter to TMZ. Now the ex-employee's dirty laundry is hanging out for all to see, Betty Ford is under investigation, and Lindsay just comes off looking like a nutter, no matter how much dad Michael insistently tries to defend her honor and mom Dina defends Betty Ford's honor. Despite the ex-Betty Ford staffer dropping charges, the Palm Desert Police Department tells us that the investigation will continue.
KEEPING UP: Lamar Odom missed the family photo shoot, but no worries!...It wasn't easy, but Kim Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian Odom are back from South Africa...Kyle and Kendall Jenner talk to Teen Vogue about the torments of being a teenager (or maybe they just talked about clothes and Facebook)...Merry Christmas from "the Kardashians" on Saturday Night Live.
SCARY GOOD: It's down to Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Castle and Community for the title of Best TV Show of 2010. Vote now!
HO-HO-HO: Catch up on all of our holiday-themed shenanigans right here!
BEAUTIFUL BABIES: Vince Vaughn and wife Kyla Weber welcome their first, daughter Locklyn Kyla Vaughn...Survivor's "Boston" Rob and Amber Mariano welcome a second daughter, Carina Rose...Ali Larter and hubby Hayes MacArthur welcome son Theodore...Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus welcomes daughter Madeline Leigh, his first with wife Allison...David Schwimmer and wife Zoe Buckman expecting...Joey McIntyre and wife Barrett awaiting their third...Amy Adams talks motherhood in Parade. Constantine Maroulis welcomes first child with girlfriend Angel Reed.
WEDDING BELLS: Bret Michaels finally proposes to long-suffering, off-and-on girlfriend of 16 years, Kristi Gibson...Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton get a commemorative coin in Britain. Jason Mraz pops the question to girlfriend Tristan Prettyman. Ginnifer Goodwin is engaged to fellow actor Joey Kern.
BE KIND, REWIND: Vivid Entertainment going ahead with the release of Brittney Jones' sex tape, minus the desperate tie-in to Ashton Kutcher. He was mentioned, however, in the blurb Jones wrote on eBay to auction off a sweater he supposedly gave her.
UNSPUN: Struggling Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark went dark for three nights after one of the show's premiere aerialists plummeted 30 feet and ended up needing back surgery to put him back together again. His was the fourth major boo-boo among the cast since preview performances began...last month.
LEI-OVER: Paris Hilton and boyfriend Cy Waits endured a delay on their way to Maui when they and their fellow passengers were forced to deplane after a knife was found onboard before takeoff.
TV LAND: Most-watched shows of 2010...Inside the Survivor: Nicaragua afterparties...Lea Michele had it all figured out at 12...Neil Patrick Harris doesn't take How I Met Your Mother rejection well...Spike Mendelsohn dishes on Top Chef ouster...Taste police investigating Christina Aguilera and Rihanna's X-Factor appearances...Rebecca Budig wins Skating With the Stars...Andy Samberg celebrates sex with Jessica Alba and Blake Lively on SNL...Vote for your fave show of the year, round 3...Winter premiere dates calendar...SPOILER ZONE!
SCREENPLAY: Chicago accolades for The Sociat Network, Colin Firth, etc....Glee's Heather Morris eyeing the Slayer role in the Buffy reboot...Aaron Eckhart dishes on working with Nicole Kidman on Rabbit Hole...Angelina Jolie's choice of couture to tout The Tourist was a big fat "meh"...Get up to speed on Tron: Legacy...Catch Tron's Garrett Hedland singin' in Country Strong...Leighton Meester sings in Country Strong, too!...Michelle Williams opens up as the third anniversary of Heath Ledger's death approaches.
DEATH BY TWITTER: Aaron Carter, little bro of BSB member Nick Carter, was believed to have passed away after Twitter exploded with news of his death. Aaron tweeted the next day that he was alive and working on his music.
MUSICAL NOTES: Hurricane Gaga rages after inclement weather forces cancellation of her Paris show...Michael debuted at No. 3......Zac and Josh Farro quit Paramore, leaving the group a trio...Usher forgives, but may never forget, the fan who is sorry for kicking him in the face.
LAW & ORDER: Chris Brown completes his domestic-violence education program...Wikileaks probes Anna Nicole Smith...Cops managed to find two alleged burglars in 50 Cent's 52-room mansion...Brother of Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad facing prison time after admitting in a British court to beating his sister for dating a Hindu man (her family is Muslim)...Paula Deen's ex-housekeeper gets 18 months in prison for stealing her jewelry...That '70s Show slutty sister, Lisa Robin Kelly, pleaded guilty to drunken driving...Jermaine Jackson reports $192,000 worth of luxury items missing...Vegas showgirl Deborah Flores-Narvaez is mysteriously missing...
CIVIL WAR: Demi Lovato is not going to be sued by a disgruntled dancer...Stephen Baldwin picks a fight with Kevin Costner...Nicollette Sheridan drops toughest abuse claim against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry...Jennifer Lopez sued for $10 million.
FAREWELL: Avant-garde rocker Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, died of complications from multiple sclerosis at 69...Character actor Steve Landesberg, Barney Miller star and Jason Segel's doctor in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, died of cancer at 65...New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty (née Renetta Lowe) gunned down in an apparent drive-by at 28. Police are investigating.
SEEN: Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Suri taking in The Nutcracker in NYC...Courteney Cox and costar Brian Van Holt making the rounds at the Cougar Town holiday party...Amanda Seyfried and Ryan Phillippe lunching at Quality Food in L.A....Glee hottie Darren Criss giving two benefit performances for Toys for Tots at the Roxy in West Hollywood...Zac Efron and this haircut innocently palling around with costar Taylor Schilling on the set of The Lucky One...Vanessa Hudgens telling us that she and Zac are "all good" before celebrating her 22nd birthday at Pure in Las Vegas...Miley, sporting fresh ink, shopping for jewelry at Saks in New Orleans...Rumored couple Denise Richards and Nikki Sixx enjoying the atmosphere at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank...Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez fueling rumors in Miami.