Malcolm in the Middle of a Gun-Slinging Domestic Dispute

Frankie Muniz's girlfriend said he threatened to kill himself, then punched her in the head. Ryan Phillippe hits on Rihanna, who shoots him down. Pharrell makes goose-stepping cool. Wednesday gossip is all grown up and sort of terrifying.

  • A few days ago, Frankie Muniz's girlfriend Elycia Turnbow filed a police report in Phoenix, Arizona after Frankie "punched her in the back of the head, and threw her into a wall" a few hours after she called a friend to take Muniz to the hospital because he had "grabbed a gun and held it to his head, possibly with the intent of committing suicide" during a spat about "prior relationships." Frankie denies the accusation. He says he went to the hospital for a bump on the head, and was sleeping peacefully when Elycia hit him, then "fell to the ground" in a fit and "started to kick the bedroom door," thereby injuring herself. He said he wants to marry Elycia, and the next day took her on a "nice, normal date like nothing ever happened," proclaiming his undying love on Twitter. And yes, that is a picture of Frankie wearing a "Rich" t-shirt beside his girlfriend, at a Beverly Hills gifting suite. [TMZ, TMZ, image via Getty]
  • Asked who her Valentine was, a post-Zefron Vanessa Hudgens said, "Brittany Snow! She is amazing. She is very loyal and true to herself." What if it turns out Zac was actually Vanessa's beard? [OK!]
  • Sofia Vergara must wear makeup: "If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked." [Shape]
  • After three months of blissful maybe-dating, Ryan Phillippe and Amanda Seyfried are through. Ryan rebounded by hitting on Rihanna who shut him down: "He said something to the effect of, 'What are you doing tonight?' and she signaled 'sleep.' She was trying to be polite, but she was genuinely not interested. When a couple of her friends came up to join the conversation, he just walked away." The ol' gaggle of girlfriends brush-off. [Us]
  • Malcolm in the Middle of a Gun-Slinging Domestic DisputePharrell did a dance move that looked like a Nazi goosestep and salute, prompting TMZ to cry, "OH, HEIL NO!" But Pharrell says he was actually "throwing up the Star Trek sign, which is also the sign for his record label, Star Trak," because he is a N.E.R.D. Besides, don't you know black people can't be Nazis? [TMZ]
  • Liam Neeson opens up about wife Natasha Richardson's death in a skiing accident two years ago: "I walked in to the emergency [room]—it's like 70, 80 people, broken arms, black eyes, all that—and for the first time in years, nobody recognizes me. Not the nurses. The patients. No one. And I've come all this way, and they won't let me see her. And I'm looking past them, starting to push. I'm like, 'Fuck, I know my wife's back there someplace.'" It's a pretty heartbreaking interview. [Esquire]
  • Malcolm in the Middle of a Gun-Slinging Domestic DisputeChristina Applegate has debuted her miracle baby. Sadie Grace, whom Christina bore after surviving cancer, "healed me in so many ways." [People]
  • Emma Watson is growing her pixie cut out: "If I want to keep acting it's more flexible for me to have it longer." Between this girl and Carey Mulligan, buy your stocks in awkward-regrowth-hiding hair extensions now. [Elle]
  • Two and a Half Men writer Chuck Lorre dissed Charlie Sheen by saying he'd be pissed if a hard-partying pisser like Charlie outlived him, to which Charlie replied, "Chuck, I will outlive you. I will piss you off." Maybe the people who studied Ozzy Osbourne's DNA can study Charlie's next. [TMZ]
  • Judi Dench broke two toes on the set of J. Edgar, a biopic set back in the day when the FBI they stomped ladies' toes instead of waterboarding. [P6]
  • Before emerging from an egg to perform at the Grammy's, Lady Gaga spent "about 72 hours" incubating inside it. I mean, this is clearly one of Gaga's "lies that aren't lies because she's self-aware" things, but I guess we're supposed to treat it like regular celebrity news anyway? "I was able to really stay in this sort of creative, embryonic incubation." Much like the soundproof computerizing blog pod from which I type this very roundup. [Us]
  • In late October, two women showed up at a Hoda Kotb book signing and presented her with a list entitled "Ten Reasons to Date Our Dad." Four months later, Hoda is still dating their dad, a corporate lawyer who lives in Manhattan. All together now: Awwwww. [P6]