Three celeb-centric stories on our radar this afternoon ...
1. Snooki scare. Nicole Polizzi, better known to the world as "Jersey Shore" smidget "Snooki," apparently had an alcohol-related situation (hehe) described by Radar Online as a "near-death" experience. The incident reportedly happened back in May when Polizzi had to be hospitalized after a night of heavy drinking at Miami club Dream, but was kept under wraps until last week's episode aired. The episode did include footage of a seemingly drunk Snooki harassing roommate J-Woww and her boyfriend while they attempted to get it on in the same room. Did I mention that this show is super classy? [RadarOnline]
2. Steal this book! No wait, don't. Apparently, burgling Orlando Bloom's house and co-starring in the dippiest reality TV show ever aren't super lucrative, so "Pretty Wild" "star" Alexis Neiers, who spent a month in jail after pleading no contest to a charge of residential burglary as part of the Hollywood "bling ring," is shopping a book loosely based on her life. Which I guess makes it reality fiction?
TMZ.com obtained this alleged blurb from the book proposal: "Think Gossip Girl goes to Hollywood -- It is a cautionary tale as well as a guilty pleasure; the reader is plunged into the crazy, out-of-control world of one of Hollywood's most infamous party girls." [TMZ.com]
3. Baby Boom. "Dawson's Creek" alum James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly Brook welcomed daughter Olivia over the weekend. Tweeted the new dad, "I apologize in advance for any obnoxiously precious new-dad tweets that may follow. I'm under her spell ... " It's okay, we understand. [Zap2It.com]
Also taking to Twitter with baby news? Gael Garcia Bernal, who announced that girlfriend Dolores Fonzi is pregnant with the couple's second child. [TVGuide.com]