Hostile Housewives: Former "Desperate" diva Nicollette Sheridan is fighting her firing. Sheridan filed a $20 million lawsuit alleging show creator Marc Cherry hit her in the face on the set and that she was fired in retaliation for complaining about him, People reports. Sheridan said Cherry directed abuse against other cast members, including Teri Hatcher after she went above his head to ABC executives. "I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies," Cherry told Sheridan, according to the lawsuit. "While we have yet to see the actual complaint, we investigated similar claims made by Ms. Sheridan last year and found them to be without merit," ABC Studios said in a statement.
Trial Bound: Dr. Conrad Murray says he will not take a plea deal in the death of Michael Jackson because he did nothing wrong. Murray's defense is that Jackson accidentally killed himself by self-injecting that fatal dose of Propofol, according to TMZ. Sources say Murray is "completely confident" he'll be found not guilty. Yesterday, a judge decided not to take away his California medical license, but Murray is reportedly worried that medical boards in California, Texas and Nevada will decide differently.
In or Out?: Jesse James has returned to rehab after ditching out days ago when wife Sandra Bullock refused to take one of his phone calls, RadarOnline.com reports. The alleged sex addict checked back in Sunday to Sierra Tucson desperate to save his marriage even as rumors swirl that Sandra has already prepped divorce papers. "He wants to save his marriage with the woman he loves more than anything in his life," his attorney Joe Yanny tells People. "He's focusing on what he's doing and trying to make himself better," Yang says.
Mistress Mayhem: Move over Barbara Walters, Oprah's nabbed a big one. Winfrey will get the first interview with John Edwards' former mistress, Rielle Hunter, sources tell The National Enquirer. Hunter has decided to let Oprah into her North Carolina home for an interview that will air during May sweeps. The sources say John Edwards encouraged Hunter to sit down with Winfrey.
Lolla Lineup: Lollapalooza is going Gaga for 2010. Lady Gaga is among the headliners for this year's music festival. Others include Soundgarden, Green Day, Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Phoenix. You can see all 124 performers on the Lollapalooza website.
Hair-Don't: I'm not a Nic Cage fan, but his new, blond, sort-of slicked back mullet look is horribly noteworthy. As Perez Hilton points out, he now bares a striking resemblance to Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman, which is no compliment.
Tonight's 2 to TiVo:
"American Idol" - 7:00pm on Fox: It's Lennon/McCartney songbook night for the top 9 contestants!
"Dancing With the Stars" - 7:00pm on ABC: Who will be second to go? Find on on tonight's episode!
First Published: Apr 6, 2010 5:15 AM CST