THE MTV CURSE: Following in the footsteps of fellow MTV reality alums Nick and Jessica, Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro splitting "amicably" after almost three years of marriage, a rep confirmed. Look out, Sharon and Ozzy!
SURI? WHAT SURI? Tom Cruise making a surprise appearance at the Chicago International Film Festival gala Saturday in order to present Steven Spielberg with the Golden Hugo award. Unsurprisingly, Suri did not make the trip.
SAY WHAT?! "I'm so tired of thinking about myself. I'm sick of myself."
--Brad Pitt, on Monday's Today show
NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT: In an article in the August issue of O magazine, Oprah Winfrey clarifying that, despite rumors to the contrary, she and best bud Gayle King are not gay, though she can see why people might think they are. "I understand why people think we're gay," Winfrey wrote. "There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women."
FRIENDS FOREVER: Jennifer Aniston telling reporters in London that she would consider playing Rachel again for a Friends reunion show, particularly if it were a Thanksgiving episode. Funny, we weren't aware that she had ever really stopped playing Rachel.
TELLING IT LIKE IT IS: Justin Timberlake telling London's Guardian that he would never want to be president of the United States because he's "done way too many drugs already." That kind of honesty would never get him elected.
WHAT A YOLK: CBS putting promotional slogans for the network and its series on eggs, alongside the coded expiration dates used by grocers. More than 35 million eggs will be marked with lines such as "CSI: Crack the Case on CBS" and "The Class, New Grade-A CBS Comedy." Talk about scrambling for ratings.
SK8TER BRIDE: Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley tying the knot in Santa Barbara, California, on Saturday, according to published reports. Looks like Avril got her happy ending after all.
BIG DEAL: JJ Abrams signing a five-year deal with Paramount Pictures and a six-year contract with Warner Bros., together worth more than $55 million, the Los Angeles Times reported. As confirmed Lost addicts, we'd say he's worth it.
ANGER MANAGEMENT: Detroit police investigating whether Eminem was involved in a fight at a strip club after a man claimed the rapper punched him in the face several times in the rest room, per the Detroit Free Press.
HOT DATE: Jessica Biel donating a lunch date for auction with the proceeds going to help pay the medical expenses of a Denver teen who was run over by a limo on the way to her prom. Some lucky guy's going to be in seventh heaven.
WHAT'S COOKING: Rachael Ray launching an hourlong syndicated talk show on which she'll dispense advice on cooking, travel, relationships and pop culture trends and presumably improve your take on such matters in 30 minutes or less.
TREASURE CHEST: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest continuing its box office reign by taking in an additional $62.2 million in its second weekend and raising its 10-day total to $258.2 million, making it the year's topa-grossing film.
ON THE MEND: CBS reporter Kimberly Dozier, who was critically injured by a car bomb in Iraq in May, expected to make a full recovery, the network said.
REMEMBERED: Bill Miller, the pianist who accompanied Frank Sinatra for more than 40 years and played on many of his classic records, died Tuesday, his daughter said. He was 91.