Rihanna Gets Ready to Take the Stand

• Rihanna is expected to speak about her alleged beating by Chris Brown for the first time this afternoon when she takes the witness stand at a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles. [NYDN, NYP]
• Both Katie Lee Joel and her rumored paramour, designer Yigal Azrouel, continue to deny reports that an affair ended Lee's marriage to Billy Joel. But Azrouel seems to have a rep for being something of a ladies man: He's "been known to sleep with fashion editors who can help his career." [P6]
Sarah Jessica Parker was pulled over in the Hamptons. The trooper told her that her lights were off; she turned them on; and all ended well. Yay. [P6]

• Madonna's newly adopted daughter, Mercy, has finally departed Malawi. She left for London aboard a private jet on Saturday. [NYDN, People]
• Ryan Seacrest is working on a reality show with Lindsay Lohan. "The focus of the untitled television series will be on people who are on the wrong track and are given $1 million dollars to have a second chance." How fitting. [NYDN]
• Meanwhile, LiLo has unveiled a new tattoo, if you care to see. [DM]
• Kate Moss is feuding with boyfriend Jamie Hince again. This time Hince's laptop was the big victim, having been tossed in a pool by Moss. [Mirror]
• David Duchovny and Téa Leoni are still in love, just so you know. [People]
• Just days before production was set to begin on Brad Pitt's new movie, the baseball drama Moneyball, the studio has pulled the plug. [People]
• Actors Bradley Whitford and Jane Kaczmarek are divorcing. [NYDN]
• Cristiano Ronaldo, who is rumored to have had a little fling with Paris Hilton recently, says he had a great time "talking" to her last week. [Sun]