A morning mix of entertainment headlines...
T.J. Jackson, nephew of Michael Jackson, has been granted permanent shared custody of Jackson’s three children. He had previously been named as a temporary co-guardian with Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson and will now share guardian duties of Paris, Prince-Michael and Blanket long-term. A judge made the decision despite an objection from Debra Jackson, a woman who identified herself as Jackson’s cousin and said that she and her son, Anthony Jackson, have been cut off from the lives of the Jackson children.Meanwhile, Diana Ross, who is next in line as potential guardian according to Michael Jackson’s will, submitted a letter to the court supporting T.J. Jackson’s appointment. (ABC News)
Kristen Stewart was photographed in public for the first time post-cheating scandal. She was apparently trying to mind her own business and buy some coffee and flowers. People magazine describes her demeanor as “somber.” I say it’s the look of a person hoping to run errands without being photographed. (People)
Robert Pattinson has reportedly agreed to walk the red carpet alongside Stewart at the L.A. premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” because, according to The Sun, he’s taking “the higher moral ground.” Or maybe he’s contractually obligated to promote the movie as instructed? (The Sun)
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 4-year-old daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt , will make her movie debut in “Maleficent.” She’ll play a young Princess Aurora, opposite her mother, who portrays the title character in the prequel of sorts to the “Sleeping Beauty” story. (Reuters)
Ryan Lochte apparently has a celebrity crush on Carmen Electra. Uh, duly noted. (In Touch)
David Cross, talking to Rolling Stone about the currently filming new episodes of “Arrested Development,” said the following: “It’s really audacious and amazing. I think a lot of people will miss the work that is involved, the story, the Venn diagrams that are being created, the domino effect that characters have with each other in their various episodes. I know what he’s doing, and this has never been done on a TV show like this. This makes ‘Lost’ look like a Spalding Grey monologue. You’ll have to watch each episode more than once.” (Rolling Stone)
Is Kristen Bell , star of “Hit and Run,” a very strategic and adorable audience skeeball player? Of course she is, per this clip from last night’s ”Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”