Elin Moves Out; Kate Hudson Keeps Her Head Up

• A "bone-thin" Elin Nordegren moved a big bunch of belongings out of the Florida mansion she shares (shared?) with Tiger Woods yesterday; she's supposedly headed "somewhere warm" for Christmas. As for Tiger, it seems he's going to spend Christmas with "the boys." Maybe Rachel Uchitel will stop by for a visit? According to tabloid reports, Tiger is still in contact with Mistress No. 1, and is hoping to squeeze a little time to get together. [NYP, NYDN, People, Us]
• Lindsay Lohan may have to put off any more trips to rescue exploited children living in Third World countries. A judge has ordered her to start attending her alcohol education program classes "every single week" because, well, "it's been long enough." [Us]
• Why did Alex Rodriguez and Kate Hudson break up? According to a highly dubious story that one of the slugger's pals has been telling the tabloids, it was because Hudson wanted to be on camera when she sat in the stands at Yankee Stadium, whereas A-Rod really wanted someone "more interested in building a long-term relationship than just building their profile." [Us]
• As for Hudson, she's dealing with the split from A-Rod by spending some quality time with her movie star parents, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Goldie turned up as Kate's date to the Nine premiere last night. [HL, DM]

• Tapes of accused David Letterman extortionist Robert "Joe" Halderman attempting to negotiate with Letterman's lawyer were released in court yesterday. Halderman—who seems to have watched every episode of The Sopranos—says he was convinced Letterman might burn his house down, have him fired, or just bump him off. [NYP]
• ESPN reporter Erin Andrews testified in court yesterday that she still has nightmares about Michael David Barrett stalking her and asked the judge to give him the maximum, a five-year sentence. Barrett has pleaded guilty, but he'll remain free on bail until his sentencing in February. [NYP, NYDN, TMZ]
• Thinking she was at the movies, Jessica Simpson asked for popcorn when she went to see her sister Ashlee in Chicago on Broadway. [P6]
• Courtney Love supposedly went off on her daughter Frances on Facebook. Naturally, Courtney wasn't too happy that the 17-year-old changed her legal guardian this week and said she'd rather live with her grandmother. [Sun]
• Is Diddy getting engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Kim Porter? Don't hold your breath. "This rumor happens every year—it isn't true," says his rep. [P6]
• If Eliot Spitzer decides to run for state comptroller, former madam Kristin Davis is going to throw her hat in the ring, too, since she "has serious questions about his character." Pot, meet kettle. [NYDN]
• Robert Pattinson supposedly freaked out after fan kissed him on the lips and then proceeded to admit she'd just gotten over swine flu. [ShowbizSpy]
Real Housewives of New Jersey castmate Theresa Giudice isn't too impressed with Bethenny Frankel's new PETA billboard in Times Square. Still a little pissed that Frankel once called her "whiny and unintelligent," she took to Twitter to blast the ad: "I just threw up a little in my mouth." [Us]
• Vladimir Putin's youthful girlfriend, 26-year-old rhythmic gymnastics champion Alina Kabaeva, recently gave birth to a son, Dimitry. [P6]
Sofia Coppola and her rocker boyfriend Thomas Mars are expecting their second child. [People]
• Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have set a date for their wedding. They're "planning an intimate summer ceremony in London." [DE]
• Barry Williams—the guy who played Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch—went to court and got a restraining order against his ex, Elizabeth Kennedy, because he says she tried to kill him and stole nearly $30,000 from him. [Radar]
• Randy and Evi Quaid have missed their fifth court date for allegedly skipping out on a hotel bill, and now a judge has issued a warrant for their arrest and upped their bail to $40,000 each. [TMZ]
• You're not going to believe this. But members of the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore say they'd be willing to pose nude if someone offered them enough money. [NYDN]