Is Miley Cyrus Hanging Out With Nick Jonas Again?
MILEY CYRUS may be wearing her engagement ring again, but sources say she was hanging out with her ex NICK JONAS on Monday.
--They were spotted at a restaurant called Patys in Toluca Lake, California. One witness Tweeted, quote, "Miley Cyrus was at Paty's with Nick Jonas like 10 minutes ago. So cool."
--And another said, quote, "OMG, Miley Cyrus ordered some food right in front of me!! Nick Jonas was there too."
--Miley was the inspiration for Nick's Jonas Brothers song "Wedding Bells". It's about a guy who doesn't want his ex marrying someone else.
--By the way . . . the not-always-reliable British tabloids say Miley's wedding is back on, but Liam Hemsworth wants her to GROW UP.
Bruno Mars Needs Wet Wipes and Wine
A lot of celebrities have long, ridiculous riders with lists of demands that must be met in order for them to perform. BRUNO MARS is apparently NOT one of them.
--TMZ recently asked Bruno about his backstage demands. He said, "Wet wipes and a bottle of wine and I'm good to go!"
--He didn’t elaborate on why he needs wet wipes.
Are Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin Teaming Up for Some Kind of CNN Show?
ANDERSON COOPER and KATHY GRIFFIN have teamed up to do some amusing New Year's Eve specials over the past few years . . . and now, there's word that they might be working together on a regular show, possibly for CNN.
--Deadline.com says Anderson and Kathy filmed a pilot at the CNN studios yesterday. All we really know about it is that it's an "hour-long project," with "a lot of humor in it" that "films in front of a live studio audience."
(--Meanwhile, Deadline.com is ALSO reporting that NBC has reached out to Anderson to talk to him about possibly replacing MATT LAUER on the "Today" show. But at this point, it's just a rumor.)
Here's the Lesson Chris Brown Learned from Beating Up Rihanna: "You Can Lose It All"
CHRIS BROWN says he learned a very important lesson after he beat up RIHANNA four years ago . . . quote, "You can lose it all."
--He adds, quote, "I'm not just saying fame or stardom because that's not what it's about. I'm talking about dignity [and] integrity. You know, you lose yourself in a way."
--Chris is NOT blaming his actions on his youth. He was a few months shy of his 20th birthday when that happened, and he says he was old enough to know better.
--He says, quote, "I can tell you I was arrogant and definitely hotheaded. Everybody has a temper, but for me it was not knowing how to control it when I thought I had the world in my hands."
--He also says he's been working hard to earn back Rihanna's trust and prove, quote, "how remorseful and sorry I was." And he says he's, quote, "eternally thankful and grateful" for her support.
Here's the Scoop on the "Independence Day" Sequels
We heard last year that producer DEAN DEVLIN and director ROLAND EMMERICH were working on a sequel to the 1996 alien invasion classic "Independence Day".
--Well, there are actually going to be TWO sequels . . . "ID Forever Part 1" and "ID Forever Part 2" . . . and Emmerich is giving up a little bit of scoop on the plot.
--The sequels pick up 20 years after the first one, and the alien reinforcements have finally shown up, after responding to a distress call from the ones Bill Pullman, Will Smith, Randy Quaid and Jeff Goldblum whooped in '96.
--As for why it takes so long for them to show up, it's all down to sci-fi mumbo-jumbo. Emmerich says, quote, "The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back.
--"And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that's 20 or 25 years."
--As for returning characters, Pullman is coming back. It's not clear if Will Smith will be back . . . but his character's STEPSON will be one of the heroes of the new sequels, along with some other, younger characters.
--Emmerich also says the first sequel will end with a cliffhanger . . . quote, "The first one ends on a little success, but only enough to give the humans hope. And then in the second one they free themselves again [from the aliens]."