Twas the Christmas that killed celebrity gossip...
The festivities are fabulous, but when it comes to muck raking and reporting scandal, Christmas is the ultimate kiss of death.
But if there's one thing you can rely on in celebville, it's that a star will eventually give in to their sense of duty and screw things up.
Step up one troubled Mischa Barton.
The former OC star was arrested in West Hollywood early on Thursday morning for DUI, possession of marijuana and a controlled substance and driving without a valid licence.
Reports say that Barton, 21, was pulled over by cops at 2.46am on Thursday after her car was seen swerving and straddling two lanes, before she failed to signal when making a turn.
A statement released by the L.A. County Sheriff Department says: "During Ms. Barton's detention, it was determined that she was an unlicensed driver and was driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage."
"Ms. Barton was arrested and transported to West Hollywood Sheriff's station where the booking process was completed without incident."
Of her arrest, TMZ reports that Barton has been "very cooperative" and "no trouble at all".
A representative for Barton declined to comment. The investigation continues.
Update: TMZ reports that Barton has now been released from the West Hollywood Sheriff's station.
Watch the video of her getaway here
Quote of the day
"Our neighbour was so proud of his garden, so when my dog got into it, he shot its butt full of pellets. Fortunately the dog didn't die.
"But in the middle of the neighbour's garden was a manicured fir tree, so one Christmas Eve, I sawed it down and put it up in our house. No Christmas tree has ever meant so much to me."
- Gorgeous George Clooney
Victoria Beckham has always been a bit of a fashion victim, and it looks as though her sartorial woes are set to continue.
The pouty one was the unfortunate victim of a theft while in Germany for the Spice Girls reunion tour.
Posh reportedly had thousands of dollars worth of goodies nicked from her dressing room backstage.
Among the things taken was a Roberto Cavalli outfit, two pairs of shoes worth more than $10,000 each, one of her stage outfits and a load of jewellery.
Who's the daddy?
Sordid scandal alert: here comes the second half of the Jamie Lynn Spears pregnancy drama.
The latest wicked whispers from the States indicate that Jamie's on/off boyfriend, Casey Aldridge, is NOT the father of her baby.
Star Magazine claims that the sperm donation honours in fact go to someone she knows in a slightly more 'professional' capacity.
Sources tell the mag that an executive on 16-year-old Jamie Lynn's Nickelodeon TV show, Zoey 101, is the real father.
The exec. is believed to be much older than the teenage mum-to-be, and could face statutory rape charges if the rumours turn out to be true.
Aldridge has been keeping a low profile ever since the dramatic pregnancy news hit the headlines, and insiders believe there's a reason for it.
Star Magazine insists that Aldridge has been paid off to be the family's fall guy while the identity of the real father remains a mystery.
"The man many suspect is the father, however, would face charges and probably prison time if he were to come forward and admit he had sex with her," Star Magazine states.
The magazine adds "two separate Spears family insiders" believe the father is someone who works on Jamie Lynn's kids' show.
"Jamie Lynn has been working on Zoey since she was 13," a source says.
"In Hollywood, little girls grow up fast, and she is no exception.
"With everything that has gone on in her family, she needed someone to look up to.
"But the man she found seems to have completely taken advantage of her."
A family member said: "Some of us have doubts as to the legitimacy of the claim that Casey is the father.
"Before the news of the pregnancy, how often did you see them together?
"Jamie Lynn has dated Casey on and off over the past two years. But it was not steady. In fact, she was looking to date Kevin Federline's brother about a year ago.
"Jamie Lynn went through a time of partying, and Casey was just a part of that."
And in another dramatic twist, Star also claims that Aldridge had a pregnancy scare with another girl while he was still dating Jamie Lynn.
An insider reveals, "Casey is a serial cheater who has lied to Jamie Lynn time and time again.
"This past spring, he was forced to tell Jamie Lynn that he'd cheated on her and gotten that girl pregnant."
Man the lifeboats, this ship is well and truly sinking.
Former Friends star Jennifer Aniston is in the pudding club, so says The National Enquirer.
Jen, 38, is said to be dating Sex and The City hunk, Jason, Lewis, and they have recently moved in together. So could this be his bun in her oven?
And is this photographic evidence that Aniston is sporting a bulging belly?
More piccies of Aniston's swollen state here.
Stay tuned for updates...
I'll be back on Monday; hopefully by then my cesspit/cup will be running over with gossip...
Give me five minutes, and I'll tell you everything...
Halle Berry at eight months: MollyGood
Cox and Aniston spend Xmas Eve together: Popsugar
Hugh Jackman is barefoot and drinking coffee: justjared
Dallas hates Jessica Simpson: Pink is the New Blog
Six naked Victoria Secret models! Egotastic
For those who love the Muppets: PB
Jessica Alba postponed wedding: CelebrityCowboy
New Knight Rider trailer: Horny Oyster
Hilary Swank is bitter over 90210: Celeb Warship
Sean Connery needs to stop suing: Huffington Post