It was another mixed bag of news, with tragedy and hardship striking some celebs and others just doing what they do best: Getting dressed and acting famous.
From last Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards to our preview of this Sunday's Super Bowl (the entertainment and commercials, of course!), we've got seven days' worth of fluff 'n' substance for you right here.
So dig in!
X-ED OUT: Wha' happened? Steve Jones, we get. Nicole Scherzinger, we get. But why did Simon Cowell and The X Factor drop Paula Abdul, too?! So much for the happy-to-bicker couple being back together again. And who will take her place? Who will host? Why are there so many singing competitions?!
GHOST OF HERSELF: Demi Moore continues to recover from last week's hospital trip following a seizure-like bad reaction to something, which was witnessed by daughter Rumer Willis. Moore's exes, Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher, showed up at her house, one after the other, this week to visit, and then the family (Demi and the Willises, anyway) intended to celebrate youngest daughter Tallulah's 18th birthday together.
KICK-OFF: Super Bowl Sunday? We've got you covered.
BREAKING HEARTS: Kristen Stewart looked more beautiful than ever in new photos for a spread in Vanity Fair, overseen by Karl Lagerfeld. But she was her usual, acerbic self when greeting the Paris paparazzi with either a middle finger or a cold "freeze to death!" on her way to lunch.
SAG SURPRISES: George Clooney didn't win! The Help did win! It was a night full of both shockers and shocking repitition at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, all of which adds up to an overdue end to the TV-awards season and more excitement come Oscar night.
SOUL MAN: Friends, family and the music world at large mourned the death of Soul Train creator and longtime host Don Cornelius, who committed suicide at the age of 75. He suffered from depression and had been in failing health, according to his son Tony.
FELLOW FAREWELLS: Nick Santino, actor on both All My Children and Guiding Light, overdosed on pills a day after putting down his pet pit bull; he was 47...Ben Gazzara, prolific stage and screen actor who was in films ranging from Anatomy of a Murder to The Big Lebowski, died at 81 of pancreatic cancer...David Peaston, gospel and R&B singer and brother of "Rescue Me" singer Fontella Bass, died at 54 of complications from diabetes...Complications from a recently broken hip as well as cardiac and respiratory conditions contributed to ER actor James Farentino's death last week at 73...Ian Abercrombie, Elaine's exacting boss Mr. Pitt on Seinfeld, died at 77 of complications from kidney failure...Christina Aguilera and Stevie Wonder sang at Etta James' funeral in Gardena, Calif.
Gay Rights Miley Cyrus defends the marriage-equality-promoting equals sign she had tattooed on her finger last summer...Ellen DeGeneres is JCPenney's newest spokeswoman, anti-gay media watchdog be damned
HEAT INDEX: Heidi Klum tweets fans for the first time since announcing her split from Seal...Gwyneth Paltrow talks dating a serial cheater in Harper's Bazaar...Kim Kardashian is not dating Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez...Blake Lively talks about her four boyfriends, ever, in Elle...Selena Gomez talks about her "normal" relationship with Justin Bieber in Cosmopolitan...Kelly Bensimon is just friends with Madonna baby daddy Carlos Leon...Chord Overstreet and Emma Roberts have broken up.
FAMILY FEUD: Tracy Morgan defends not paying to get his estranged mother out of foreclosure...Gordon Ramsay reportedly spent $3 million to settle a dispute with his father-in-law and ex-business partner.
ROYAL FAMILY: Prince William is off to the Falkland Islands for six weeks for helicopter search-and-rescue training with the Royal Air Force...At least Kate Middleton has a new cocker spaniel puppy to keep her company.
TV LAND: Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans flashes a "YOLO" tattoo...Kim Kardashian makes fun of her sobby face from Kourtney & Kim Take New York's emotional season finale...Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller won't stand for a diss from Katherine Heigl...Scoop on Ricky Martin's Glee episode...Selma Blair joins Charlie Sheen's Anger Management...Watch a new 30 Rock webisode...Top Chef and Kitchen Nightmares renewed...American Idol reject William Hung is fighting crime...A Britney Spears look-alike on Idol?...David Letterman celebrates 30 years on the air with Howard Stern...Chad Michael Murray returns for the end of One Tree Hill...Shameless, Californication and House of Lies renewed...Kristen Bell sobs like a madwoman over a sloth...Watch Julianna Moore as Sarah Palin in the Game Change trailer...Paul Brittain leaving Saturday Night Live...HBO gives Luck a second season after one episode...SPOILER CHAT!
RECAPVILLE: Catch up on Jersey Shore, Grey's Anatomy, Project Runway All Stars, American Idol, Glee, Teen Mom 2, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Bachelor, Gossip Girl and Kourtney & Kim Take New York.
SCREEN PLAY: The Artist's Michel Hazanavicius winning the top film prize at the DGA Awards...Beasts of the Southern Wild was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance...Madonna sliced her own daughter from W.E....Mutliple Watchmen prequels on the way...First look at Daniel Craig's James Bond in Skyfall...Taylor Swift out of Les Miserables...We dissect the latest Hunger Games trailer...Elizabeth Banks, aka Effie Trinket, dishes on The Hunger Games...New Snow White and the Huntsman photos...Read reviews of Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black and Drew Barrymore in Big Miracle.
MUSIC NOTES: Elton John doesn't hold out much hope for Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Show...Watch Madonna's football-themed "Give Me All Your Luvin'" video with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A....B.E.T. banned Nicki's "Stupid Hoe" video...Katy Perry will perform at the Grammys next Sunday...And so will Adele!...Shakira awarded the Chevalier, De L'order des Arts et des Letters, in Cannes...Céline Dion's dress was a little too short at her performance in Jamaica.
LAW & DISORDER: Griffin O'Neal sentenced to prison for DUI accident and gun possession...Drake sued by self-proclaimed cocreator of "Marvins Room"...Khloé Kardashian Odom hits back in bar fight lawsuit...Marisa Tomei sued for having a leaky apartment...Rosie Perez settles Law & Order: SVU injury lawsuit...Toddlers & Tiaras mom Susanna Barrett further explains lawsuit against TMZ...Taran Noah Smith, little brother Mark on Home Improvement, busted for DUI and drug possession...Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Avery Brooks arrested for DUI...Band Survivor sues Newt Gingrich's campaign for using "Eye of the Tiger"...Miranda Lambert postpones a show in Tallahassee to attend a friend's funeral...Amber Portwood cut a deal to avoid going to prison for drug possession.
HOSPITAL CORNER: Bee Gees brother Robin Gibb says he's making a "spectacular" recovery from liver cancer...Model Lauren Scruggs, who lost her left eye and left arm after being hit by a plane propeller, was fitted with a prosthetic eye.
FASHION FRENZY: Kim Kardashian lightened and cut her hair...Willow Carter buzzed her hair...Rihanna went blond...Reese Witherspoon got bangs...Kim, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian wear jeans and nothing else to promote new denim line...Rachel Weisz L'Oreal ad banned in Britain...Photographer Tyler Shields officiated at A.J. McClean's wedding, so the Backstreet Boy wore a dress for artistic purposes a few days later...Shields also has provocative pics of Demi Lovato in his upcoming exhibition the Intimate Modern gallery in London...Halle Berry is launching a shoe line for German brand Deichmann...Penélope Cruz poses for a new anti-fur PETA ad...Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence front Vanity Fair's new Hollywood Issue...Miley Cyrus cut her hair and zipped up mom jeans...Kendall and Kylie Jenner share the cover of Teen Vogue.
SURREAL ESTATE: Peep inside Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson's former love nest in Los Feliz, on the market for $3.65 million....New mom Selma Blair is selling her Hollywood bachelorette bungalow for $1.78 million.
SEEN: Scarlett Johansson and advertising exec Nate Naylor looking like a couple on the streets of Manhattan...Kirsten Dunst and new beau Garrett Hedlund putting up fliers for her missing cat in Toluca Lake, Calif....Michael Fassbender catching a piggyback ride at an afterparty for London premiere of A Dangerous Method...Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and daughter Faith on a walk in L.A....Heather Locklear's daughter, Ava Sambora, ready to cheerlead...Jude Law dining with daughter Iris and son Rudy in London...Laura Prepon, Joe Jonas and Topher Grace helping Wilmer Valderrama celebrate his 32nd birthday at the Sayers Club in Hollywood...Supposed exes Brody Jenner and beating dinner together in L.A....Kimberly Stewart and 5-month-old daughter Delilah on their way to lunch with Alana Stewart...Rumer Willis having dinner with Glenn Close and her daughter Annie Stark in West Hollywood and hanging with them at People's SAG Awards afterparty at Chateau Marmont...Drew Barrymore toting her new puppy under her shirt after a trip to Bark 'n' Bitches in Hollywood with fiancé Will Kopelman...Miranda Kerrreclining on a boat in Sydney Harbor...Jake Gyllenhaal lunching with a mystery hottie at ABC Kitchen in NYC.