Justin and Rihanna Get Close; Hugh and Daniel Score

• Things are heating up between Justin Timberlake and Rihanna. "Hot grinding sessions," "steamy private after-parties," "impromptu lap dances," and non-stop texting sessions have all been on the agenda in recent days, at least if you're buying what the Star's "sources" are selling. [Star]
• Madonna will do anything for the young Brazilian man in her life, Jesus Luz. And if that means taking him to the downtown gay bar Easternbloc so he can "get some DJ experience in her old hood," well, then so be it. [P6]
• Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman's play, A Steady Rain, has set a record for the "highest weekly sales of a non-musical play." We're guessing their good looks, not just their acting talent, may have something to do with that. [Reuters]

• Tori Spelling was rushed to the hospital on both Monday and Tuesday with stomach pains. It's still unclear what's wrong with her, but let's all say a little prayer that it's nothing serious, okay? [Us]
• Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's wedding will air on E! on November 8, in case you care. At all. Oh, and by the way, they're not legally married until a prenup is worked out. [Us, TMZ]
• Eddie Furlong's wife, Rachael Kneeland, got a restraining order against him because, she says, he's doing drugs, beating her, and has threatened suicide. His rep denies it. Either way, they're still getting a divorce. [TMZ, People]
• Someone broke into the London home of Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale when Gwen was on tour in Singapore recently. Luckily for Gwen and Gavin, the robbers only ended up stealing stuff from their downstairs neighbor. [NYDN]
Scarlett Johansson tells Glamour in its November issue that "she never really thought about getting married—it just kind of happened." That so doesn't bode well for her marriage to Ryan Reynolds, does it? [People]
• When asked by Vanity Fair whether Scarlett Johansson or Charlize Theron was a better kisser, Penelope Cruz refused to comment. She also told the mag she wasn't pregnant, but was then spotted leaving a Spanish clinic with beau Javier Bardem last Thursday. The point here: we really know nothing more about Penelope than we did before. [NYDN]
• Lauren Conrad didn't watch The Hills on Tuesday night. "I'm over that part of my life now," she said. Here's hoping the clothes designing and books things work out. Oh, and Stephanie Pratt says she wants to quit the show, too. [NYDN, People]
• Ranger Sean Avery and model Hilary Rhoda are dating. But who hasn't Avery dated in this city? [P6]
• Sarah Palin charges $100,000 per lecture, but she can't seem to get many buyers to bite "because they think she's a blithering idiot." Shocking. [P6]
• Britain's Tate Modern museum is putting an image of a naked, 10-year-old Brooke Shields on display. This makes us feel icky. [Daily Mail]
• Roman Polanski has been living the sweet life since he fled the U.S., with a pimped-out Paris apartment and a ski chalet in Gstaad. [NYDN]
• Sean Combs may be moving from Warner Music to Interscope with his Bad Boy label. But he won't be able to bring some of his artists along because of their existing Warner contracts, which means he may be forced to rustle up some new talent. In the meantime, though, he'll premiere his newest single, "Dirty Money," in mid-October. [P6, NYDN]