A morning mix of entertainment headlines...
The royal family is dealing with yet another nude photo controversy, but one of a very different sort. Closer, a French gossip magazine, has published topless photos of Kate Middleton , formally Duchess Catherine of Cambridge, sunbathing on the terrace of a private home in the south of France where she and husband Prince William, formally the Duke of Cambridge, vacationed. The pictures — which, according to the Associated Press, are blurry and were taken from a distance — have reportedly prompted the royal family to consider legal action. “The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the Duke and Duchess for being so,” said an official at St. James’s Palace. Update, 1:07 p.m.: This AP story has been updated to reflect that St. James’s Palace has confirmed the royal family is indeed suing the magazine for breach of privacy. (Associated Press)
Lady Gaga launched her new perfume “Fame” Thursday night in New York by sitting inside a large perfume bottle and getting a tattoo on her neck. (It’s called performance art, in case you didn’t know.) Yoko Ono, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan attended the masquerade party so they could see Gaga in the egg — I mean, perfume bottle. (CBS News)
Amanda Bynes reportedly got into a minor fender bender Thursday night, while reportedly continuing to drive on a suspended driver’s license. TMZ captured the moment because TMZ has basically been following the former Nickelodeon star everywhere. On Thursday, the gossip site published detailed photos of Bynes seemingly smoking pot in her car in the parking lot of a Baja Fresh, driving around for a while, then eventually seeming to smoke more pot in the parking lot of a Home Depot. The actress recently had her license suspended after several mishaps, including charges in two hit-and-run cases. (TMZ)
The Spicy Cantina & Mexican Grill has been fined $15,000 for serving alcohol to Deena Cortese of “Jersey Shore” when she was visibly drunk, filming scenes for the final season of the MTV show. Cortese also has been banned from the bar for two years. (AP)
Sally Struthers was arrested in Ogunquit, Maine Wednesday for allegedly driving drunk. She was charged with criminal operating under the influence and released after posting $160 in bail money, according to the Associated Press. The former “All in the Family” star is in the Maine town because she’s starring there in a production of the musical “9 to 5.” Struthers’s publicist has said her client is innocent of the charge and was not driving drunk. (Associated Press)
Eva Longoria has confirmed that she’s dating New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. (Us)
Evidently when she was making “The Town” with Ben Affleck, Blake Lively did not realize that Affleck and Matt Damon are best friends. “‘Oh my God! You know Jason Bourne?!’” she said when Affleck pointed out Damon’s childhood home in Boston. Buena suerte, Ryan Reynolds . (Details, via JustJared, via Jezebel)