WHY LINDSEY SHE WAITED FOR TIGER IN THE CAR WHEN ELIN WAS AROUND _ Yes, Lindsey Vonn did wait in a car while Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren watched their 5-year-old daughter, Sam, play soccer in Florida. But as much as you may want to hear some story involving catty intrigue and sulking in cars, the truth is pretty boring: holding off the media frenzy that surely would have overtaken the little soccer match. There are plenty of paparazzi photos of Tiger and Elin on the sidelines at soccer games, but adding Lindsey Vonn to the mix would have been a first-time 'get' for the men and women who are paid for unique celebrity photos.
IS YOUTUBE ABOUT TO START CHARGING FOR ITS VIDEOS? _ Maybe you've seen the Facebook posts and emails: YouTube is close to announcing that it's going to charge you to watch videos! Well, don't remove YouTube from your web browser's 'Favorites' toolbar just yet, 'cause charging for videos -- most videos -- is not in the works. YouTube is telling it's more popular video creators -- the people who run 'channels', or pages that feature unique, high-quality content -- that they should be ready to teach their fans how to whip out a credit card. It won't be a requirement, but YouTube's stating the obvious: if your videos are good enough, some people will pay to see them.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY: DON'T PICK ON LANCE ARMSTRONG _ Matthew McConaughey is coming to the defense of his long-time pal Lance Armstrong. The seven-time Tour de France champ admitted to doping to enhance his performance in January. McConaughey explains in the April issue of Details magazine, "He told a lie, he's not a liar. When it came out, I took it personally, but then I realized it ain't personal to him. I was going, 'That son of a b****!' but then I thought, 'Well, what was he supposed to do? Call me to the side and go, 'Hey, I did this'? But I'm happy for him now, because despite all this outside conflict, he doesn't have this inner conflict anymore."
JON HAMM CAN GO COMMANDO _ The New York Daily News reported this week that Mad Men star Jon Hamm was "politely instructed" by an AMC staffer "to please wear underwear while shooting his scenes" while filming the show’s sixth season. A supposed "source" tells the paper, "This season takes place in the 1960s, where the pants are very tight and leave little to the imagination. ... Jon's impressive anatomy is so distracting that they politely insisted on underwear. ... AMC's marketing team even had to do some Photoshop magic on promotional booklets that went out to press in order to make his privates more, well, private." But a rep for AMC says it's all made up.
OCTOMOM IS A "REDNECK" BRIDE IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO _ Nadya Suleman is in another video, but it's nothing like the last one. Instead, the Octomom has opted to put some clothes on — specifically a white wedding dress over a camouflage long-sleeve shirt — for the "Honeymoon" music video by parody singer-songwriter Cledus T. Judd, which has its world premiere on CMT Pure this Monday.
JOE JONAS SEX TAPE: REP SLAMS REPORTS OF X-RATED FOOTAGE _ Joe Jonas does not -- not -- have a sex tape. Rumors began to swirl Thursday that an explicit video starring the Jonas Brothers singer and his Swiss girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler will be released next month. A Jonas rep says there is zero validity -- "It is completely false."
SNOOKI WANTS TWINS _ Snooki gave birth to baby Lorenzo only six months ago and already wants more kids -- specifically twins.
NCAA FIRST FOUR DELIVERS GOOD RATINGS _ This week's NCAA First Four saw an increase of 14 percent over last year's tournament play-in games.
EMMA STONE: MY TWITTER WAS HACKED _ Emma Stone says her Twitter has been hacked, and that recent mysterious tweets seeming to imply that there’s some trouble in her relationship with Andrew Garfield are bogus. For starters, says Emma, she's never tweeted. Ever. Well, except one time to Seth MacFarlane, when she said, "Me too, oh boy." Emma says she's been hacked ever since and has been locked me out of her account because the hackers changed her email and password.
BOBBY BROWN ALREADY OUT OF JAIL _ Bobby Brown has been released from a California jail after serving less than a day behind bars stemming from his October DUI arrest. Brown on Wednesday surrendered in a Van Nuys, California, court to begin serving what was supposed to be a 55-day sentence after pleading no contest last month to driving under the influence and to driving on a suspended license. But because of prison overcrowding, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department let Brown out early to begin his four-year summary probation, which includes an 18-month alcohol education program among other requirements.
JENNIFER CAPRIATI FACES PRISON TIME FOR STALKING _ The spiral into oblivion is nearly complete for Jennifer Capriati. The former tennis star has been charged with battery and stalking in Palm Beach County, Florida. The charge stems from an incident with ex-boyfriend Ivan Brannan. According to police files, former Florida State University golfer Brannan called 911 after Capriati allegedly confronted him about their relationship at a health club. Witnesses saw her allegedly hit the 28-year-old Brannan on the chest near the men’s locker room.