Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger from Nickelback are Engaged
Here's something you probably didn't know: AVRIL LAVIGNE has been dating NICKELBACK singer CHAD KROEGER for about six months.
--Oh, and it gets better: They're ENGAGED. Chad proposed on the 8th of this month with a 14-carat diamond. Avril's rep says, quote, "A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together."
--Avril is 27 and Chad is 37.
--This will be Chad's first marriage and Avril's second. She previously made The Big Mistake with Deryck Whibley of Sum 41. That marriage only lasted three years.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are Officially Divorced
TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES are free to move on with their lives. Their divorce became final on Monday. Obviously, the details are being kept confidential.
--This was about as quick, amicable and painless as divorces get. Katie filed in June.
--But maybe it wasn't so painless on Tom's end. Sources say he's dealing with the split by throwing himself into his work . . . while simultaneously neglecting his health.
--Tom has lost 14 pounds since Katie filed . . . and he's ignoring friends who are telling him to SLOW DOWN.
--One source says, quote, "Tom is trying to soldier on. He doesn't seem to be himself. He hasn't been working out like he normally does and doesn't appear to be eating well at all. His clothes just hang off him."
Police Have Questioned Lindsay Lohan . . . And There's Missing Jewelry Involved
Here we FRICKIN' go again: LINDSAY LOHAN was questioned by police on Monday . . . and their questions involved MISSING JEWELRY. Here's what happened:
--Lindsay was invited to a house party on Sunday night . . . which went so late it turned into a sleepover. Lindsay brought her brother Cody, her assistant and two unidentified guys.
--The next day, the host realized that some expensive watches and sunglasses were missing, so he told everyone not to leave and called police . . . who showed up and questioned everyone.
--TMZ says that Lindsay is NOT a suspect. In fact, she asked the cops if she was, and when they said no, she left.
--But they also say that the owner believes it was the two guys Lindsay brought to the party who stole his stuff. It's not clear if they were still there when police arrived.
Prince Harry Partying Naked in Vegas!
We've always known that PRINCE HARRY can have a good time. And he proved that he's still on his game by PARTYING NAKED in Las Vegas over the weekend.
--It happened Friday night when Harry and some friends went down to the bar in their hotel looking for chicks. They found some, and pretty soon, everybody was in Harry's VIP suite playing STRIP BILLIARDS.
--And someone was kind enough to snap some photos. Two of them ended up online yesterday.
--One pic shows a FULL-FRONTAL Harry . . . although he's cupping his royal package so you can't see it. And there's a girl who's at the very least TOPLESS snuggling up to him from behind.
--In the second photo, it's Harry who's coming up on a girl from behind. They're both naked . . . and Harry's ROYAL CRACK is exposed.
--A spokesman for the royal family says, quote, "We have no comment to make on the photos at this time."
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Is Moving Up to 11:35 P.M. to Compete with Leno and Letterman
JIMMY KIMMEL has agreed to a new contract extension, which will keep "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC until 2015.
--As part of the deal, ABC is moving the show up to 11:35 P.M. to put it in direct competition with "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Late Show with David Letterman". The time change will begin January 8th.
--Until then, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will continue to air at midnight after "Nightline". After the change, "Nightline" will move to 12:35 A.M. And beginning in March, ABC will add an hour of "Nightline" in primetime on Friday nights at 9:00 P.M.
--Kimmel says, quote, "I am excited, honored, and grateful to ABC for this strong vote of confidence, inexplicable as it may be."
--The thinking is that "The Tonight Show" and "Letterman" are fading, and Kimmel could eat into their advertising revenues because his show is big with younger viewers in the coveted demographic of 18- to 49-year-olds.
--For what it's worth, Letterman is 65, Leno is 62 and Jimmy is 44.
Michael Strahan Is Supposedly Kelly Ripa's New Co-Host
Word has it former NFL star MICHAEL STRAHAN has been chosen to be KELLY RIPA'S permanent co-host on "Live! With Kelly". (--Although, that will probably be changed to something like "Live! With Kelly and Michael" if this is true.)
--Anonymous "staffers at ABC" reportedly confirmed this, after seeing Michael's rep outside the building, quote, "grinning from ear to ear."