There was a lot more being sold at Cannes this past Thursday night than movies, celebrity gossip, and red carpet photos of Angelina and Brad. Among the unexpected items for sale? Bill Clinton's saxophone, kisses from Robert Pattinson, and a striptease courtesy of Josh Hartnett. All part of the Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) auction to raise money and awareness for the foundation, these and other specialty items were sold for thousands, and in some cases, tens of thousands of dollars.
Sean Penn has filed papers to halt his divorce from his wife of thirteen years, Robin Wright Penn, People reports. This is the second time Sean has changed his mind about splitting from Robin. "It was an arrogant mistake," he said. Spicoli and Princess Buttercup, er, Sean and Robin, who have been together since 1991, separately initiated divorce proceedings in December 2007, but reconciled five months later, and she accompanied him to February's Oscar ceremony, where he received his second statuette, for the Harvey Milk biopic Milk.
Good news for Suri Cruise. Despite daddy Tom's wishes, it looks like it may be a little longer until Suri gets a sibling.
In fact, Kate is betting that by televising the couple's marriage meltdowns, her and her brood will bank more big money and big opportunity. "Kate wants a future in showbiz, and airing their counseling sessions will shoot the show's ratings through the roof," said an insider close to the couple. "Jon was all for counseling, but Kate thought their marriage might be too far gone." Until that is, she realized that the TLC cash cow was almost out of milk.
Celebrities are always so quick to show off their bling. Take LeAnn Rimes for example. The star flashed her gigantic wedding ring for a fleet of cameras recently, making it a point to get the rock up front and center. (Of course, Rimes was hoping to shoot down rumors that her marriage is also on the rocks but why split ends?) If only Miranda Kerr would show us the same consideration and set the rumors straight as to whether or not she and Orlando Bloom are engaged. The Victoria's Secret model was photographed wearing an engagement-like ring on her left ring finger but is staying mum about her plans to marry. People reported that Kerr's rep, Carlii Lyon, told the magazine "I am aware of the images. However, I am not in a position to comment."
Kate Gosselin made the cover of Us Weekly for the fourth straight week, but this time the story isn't about her husband's alleged ladyfriend, their marital troubles, or even her alleged dalliance with the family's bodyguard. It's about Kate's behavior toward her employees and family members, with a former nanny dishing dirt about Kate's authoritarian ways.
People magazine is reporting that singer Rihanna and Canadian hip-hop artist Aubrey ''Drake'' Graham are an item. The magazine is reporting that the couple were spotted in NYC last night, openly affectionate and obviously into each other. People goes onto say that, ''Rihanna stopped by Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge with 10 pals for some bowling, drinks and plenty of PDA with Canadian hip-hop artist Aubrey ''Drake'' Graham.'' Their source says that Rihanna was, ''absolutely glowing.'' The source also said that, ''The two of them were stealing kisses here and there the whole night,'' adding that, ''They were very cute. Both of them were in really good spirits and she was having a great time.''
It appears Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson are not only back together, but ready to make the relationship permanent. Though the couple has notoriously been on and off again, Lindsay plans to disown her Catholic religion in favor of Judaism to please her future wife.
A week after taking the helm of J.J. Abrams's Star Trek reboot, Chris Pine was spotted out in L.A. with The Hills' Audrina Patridge. The two met for drinks May 15 at the Red Lion Tavern in Silverlake, California, and In Touch reports that Audrina was seen leaving his apartment May 2. The pair met at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas last month. He received the male star of tomorrow award, and Audrina got the convention's ladies' counterpart (yeah, we were surprised too). "Chris was looking at Audrina a lot, and you could tell that he thought she looked pretty—he was intrigued," a source told In Touch. Hooking Up: Liberation or Desperation?
There's even more to the Gibson family saga than we originally thought. At first Mel Gibson and his soon-to-be-ex-wife Robyn Gibson were divorcing. Not usually a surprising enterprise in La La Land. But this divorce, after 28 years of marriage, was going to result in one of the largest settlements in Hollywood history. Read: Mel Gibson Divorce Might Make History The couple had been separated for three years, and are devout Catholics, which begged the question of why Robyn chose to finally file for divorce. Enter Oksana Grigorieva. Mel's girlfriend, and a resident in one of Gibson's homes. A kept woman, if you will, and yes, we definitely will. Read: Mel Gibson's Other Woman Revealed