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Jeremy Renner escapes barroom brawl

Jeremy Renner exits as fight breaks out

Jeremy Renner avoided being involved in a barroom brawl in Manila, but other members of his party were not so lucky.

E! reports that Renner was traveling in a party of six that was making a late-night pub crawl. A member of the party Renner was in dropped a glass on the floor which led to an argument between the pub staff and members of Renner’s party.

“He was at the bar when the fight broke out and he exited,” Renner’s rep confirmed to E! News, adding that he was “not injured” and “not involved” in the attack.

Although Renner exited, members of his party remained behind and became involved in a brawl with the pub staff. The weapons later confiscated by the police detail how serious the brawl was — clubs, cutting instruments and a homemade ax made from a motorcycle brake rotor were all used to injure members of the party. A member of Renner’s party, Vorasit Issara (the general manager of the Sri Panwa Resort), was critically injured and is currently hospitalized, after being stabbed in the stomach and taking the homemade ax to the neck. He is suffering from serious stomach wounds, partially severed neck tendons and bruises all over his body.

Renner is in Manila filming the latest “Bourne” installment, “The Bourne Legacy.”

Read more about Jeremy Renner here.

Keri Russell gives birth to daughter

Keri Russell gives birth to baby Willa Lou

Keri Russell has given birth to her second child!

Access Hollywood reports that Russell gave birth to daughter Willa Lou on December 27. Russell and hubby Shane Deary also have a son, River, born in 2007.

“You become a mom and you sort of think, ‘Is it going to change everything?’ But it doesn’t. You still like what you like,” Russell said previously. “But I think the one thing is it makes you very sensitive and in tune to kids. If any kid is in peril, you’re like, ‘That’s my kid!’”

Russell and Deary married on Valentine’s Day in 2007.

Keri Russell is best known for her titular role on the popular show “Felicity.”

Read more about Keri Russell here.

Elin Nordegren tears down mansion

Elin Nordegren demolishes $12 million mansion to build dream home

Elin Nordegren is in the news again, but this time it has nothing to do with ex Tiger Woods.

TMZ reports that Nordegren has demolished her $12 million Florida mansion in order to erect her dream home in its place. Nordegren bought the 9,000 sq. foot home in March, shortly after she reached a $100 million divorce settlement with Woods. It boasted six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

Nordegren has reportedly hired an architect to build her dream home, but every worker contracted to the job will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Nordegren is reportedly living in a nearby mansion while the house is built.

Read more about Elin Nordegren, and see before and after shots of her mansion, here.

"Project Runway All Stars" premiere

“Project Runway All Stars” sends Elisa packing

“Project Runway All Stars” premiered Thursday night, boasting new judges a new mentor and new rules.

Thirteen previous “Project Runway” designers were given the chance to redeem themselves on this season of “All Stars.” But in order to win the biggest prize in “Project Runway” history, they have a new set of judges to impress. Model/actress Angela Lindvall hosts the series and joins designers Georgina Chapman and Isaac Mizrahi on the judging panel. Mentoring the “Project Runway” contestants this season is Marie Claire’s editor-in-chief Joanna Coles. 

The designers had the opportunity to show off their most recent creations with a mini runway show. Each designer chose a piece that they thought embodied their aesthetic, but some were soon regretting their choices when they were presented with their first challenge.

Lindvall took the contestants to a 99-cent store, and gave them $100 to create a look that drew inspiration from the piece they presented to the judges. Drama reared its ugly head early on as season eight alums April Johnston and Michael Costello found themselves creating similar looks using mop heads. Season one alum Austin Scarlett also ran into trouble when a nearby hot glue gun burned a hole into his plastic dress. Despite these problems, Johnston, Costello and Scarlett all found themselves safe.

The top three looks this week were created by season eight favorite and runner-up Mondo Guerra, season four runner-up Rami Kashou and season five alum Jerell Scott. Meanwhile, season six alum Gordana Gehlhausen, season four alum Sweet P and season four alum Elisa Jimenez found themselves in the bottom three. In the end, Kashou was declared the winner of the week’s challenge and Jimenez was declared “out.”

You can watch Jimenez’s “Project Runway All Stars” exit interview below.

Montee Ball to return to Wisconsin

Montee Ball will not enter NFL draft

Wisconsin’s Montee Ball made a shocking announcement. NBC Sports reports that Ball will not enter the 2012 NFL draft.

Instead, Ball will return to Wisconsin for his senior year. The running back capped his junior year with trips to the Heisman Trophy ceremony and the Rose Bowl.

Ball commented on his decision, saying, “I took the time to take in everyone’s opinions … I listened to my heart and I will be returning for my senior season.”

Ball said he decided not to enter the 2012 draft when he learned that the NFL draft advisory board gave him a third-round grade. Ball is hoping that by having a great senior season, he’ll be given a first-round grade the next time around.

Read more about Montee Ball here.

What do you think? Was Montee Ball’s choice a good decision? Share your thoughts with us!

Pellet gun mistaken for real gun results in eighth-grader's death

Pellet gun lead officials to believe students, faculty were in danger

Jaime Gonzalez died Wednesday after being shot by police who believed he was wielding a real handgun. Gonzalez, as it turned out, was only carrying a pellet gun.

The Washington Post reports that Gonzalez, 15, was carrying the pellet gun through the halls of Cummings Middle School. Authorities at the school called Brownsville, Texas police to investigate as students and teachers hid from him.

When the police confronted Gonzalez in a hallway, he refused to drop the gun. Police responded by firing three shots. It was only after the shots were fired that police realized that the gun was actually a pellet gun.

Gonzalez died from his injuries.

The pellet gun used by Gonzalez, the Post reports, is made to look like a real handgun, which added to the confusion and concern.

Read more about Jamie Gonzalez and the pellet gun he was carrying here.

Leah Messer pregnant and engaged?

Source claims Leah Messer of “Teen Mom 2” is pregnant again

Leah Messer of “Teen Mom 2” fame is reportedly pregnant and engaged.

A source tells Us that Messer and Jeremy Calvert are engaged. “Leah just got engaged over the holidays and is pregnant with another child,” the source says. “She is so excited!”

Messer has not divulged any information regarding the pregnancy or the engagement, but AceShowBiz reports that Calvert has allegedly confirmed the claims.

“Yes, Leah is having my baby! I was at work when Leah called to tell me. She’d gotten blood work done and it came back positive. At first I was kind of surprised — but I was happy,” Calvert allegedly tells Reality Weekly.

Messer got pregnant after dating ex-hubby Corey Simms for a month and gave birth to twins in December 2009. Although Messer and Simms were quick to walk down the aisle, the pair divorced in April 2011.

Read more about Leah Messer here and here.

Drew Barrymore engaged

Drew Barrymore engaged to Will Kopelman

Drew Barrymore is ready to say “I do” again!

People reports that Barrymore is now engaged to boyfriend Will Kopelman. Kopelman is an art consultant.

Although neither officially confirmed their relationship, Barrymore and Kopelman have been inseparable since they began dating in February 2011.

People reports that the pair got engaged in Sun Valley, Idaho while on vacation for the holidays. Residents spotted the famous couple while they spent 10 days in the area, and Barrymore and Kopelman graciously posed for photographs with fans.

This will be Barrymore’s third marriage. She was married to Jeremy Thomas briefly in 1994 and was married to Tom Green from 1999-2001.

Read more about Drew Barrymore here.

Casey Anthony's video diary

Watch Casey Anthony’s video diary here

Casey Anthony has made a video diary and it has gone viral.

“I finally have something I can call mine. It’s been a long tims since I’ve been able to call something mine,” Anthony says in the black and white video. With a new haircut and new glasses Anthony looks very different from the mugshot the American public grew accustomed to seeing.

Anthony goes on to say that she’s adopted a dog and is proud to be able to purchase and own objects, like her computer and her phone.

You can watch the entire video diary below.

Girl Scout cookies' new addition

Savannah Smiles introduced as new Girl Scout cookie

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Girl Scouts are introducing a new cookie to its beloved Girl Scout cookie lineup.

Made by Little Brownie Bakers, the latest addition to the Girl Scout cookie lineup is a lemon treat called Savannah Smiles.

“Celebrate the anniversary of Girl Scouts with these bite-sized, lemon-wedge cookies dusted in powdered sugar and bursting with zesty lemon flavor. Enjoy these delightful treats, remember where Girl Scouring began…and smile,” the Girl Scout cookie site states.

Little Brownie Bakers explains the significance of the cookie.

No place captures the imaginations of Girl Scouts like Savannah, Georgia. It was there in 1912 that Juliette Gordon Low started her amazing organization with a telephone call, the English Girl Guide handbook, a handful of badges and her mind bubbling over with the endless possibilities her program could provide for American girls.

Little Brownie Bakers is proud to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting with a lemon cookie that reflects the heritage of past customer favorites. This lemon wedge cookie is cool and crisp, with just the right number of lemon chips to deliver tiny bursts of flavor. And, when you hold it right, you’ll quickly be reminded of that world-famous “Brownie Smile.”

Eager to get your Girl Scout cookie fix? Search for places to purchase your cookies here.