A morning mix of entertainment headlines...
Los Angeles prosecutors have dropped their effort to bring charges against police officers accused of selling a photo of a battered Rihanna to TMZ. The picture of the injured pop star, leaked to the gossip Web site in 2009 in the wake of the Chris Brown assault, is believed to have been sold to TMZ by officers who, according to one report, pocketed $62,000 from the transaction. But prosecutors decided quietly back in March that they don’t have the evidence they need to prove it. (L.A. Times)
Speaking of TMZ, Charlie Sheen tells the site that he may file a defamation lawsuit over an Us Weekly story that alleged he trashed a hotel room last weekend at a New York Ritz-Carlton. He is determined to find the source responsible for keeping this story in the news cycle ... er, I mean, spreading such lies. (TMZ)
The Supreme Court’s health-care ruling has prompted many questions. The most important one, obviously: How can we make this about Ryan Gosling? Fortunately, Huff Post Women took care of that for us. (Huffington Post)
The Academy has made some changes to the rules for certain Oscar categories. Among them: Hairstylists can now be recognized in the make-up artist category. (Associated Press)
Watch the trailer for “Dora the Explorer: The Search for the Infinity Orb,” a live-action version of the Nickelodeon cartoon, starring Ariel Winter of “Modern Family” as Dora. (P.S. It’s not real.) (College Humor via Gawker)
Special correspondent Billy Eichner does some serious investigative reporting for “Conan” on the subject of Madonna. Serious, yet also hilarious.