Whiny child still won't play with others People: "Guns N' Roses fans shouldn't hold their breath for a reunion of the original band members at this weekend's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. In an open letter released Wednesday the group's frontman Axl Rose says he doesn't plan to attend the ceremony in Cleveland and "I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame." Referring to the band's falling out in 1996, Rose, 50, says having the group inducted would be "somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation." He adds, "I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia … this decision is personal. I certainly don't intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision." Calling out former band mate Steven Adler for spreading "reunion lies," Rose says the only two original members he'd ever consider sharing a stage with again are Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan. Of the original rockers, famous for hits like "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Paradise City," Rose says simply, "Time to move on. People get divorced. Life doesn't owe you your own personal happy ending, especially at another's – or in this case, several others' – expense."
Unbelievably boring plot thickens somewhat "A man who worked at the Standard Hotel the night Lindsay Lohan allegedly attacked a woman claims he saw Lindsay there, and even broke up the fight. TMZ broke the story ... Marisa Dugas went to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. and filed an incident report, claiming she was at Smoke and Mirrors inside The Standard Thursday night when she approached Lindsay's table and started talking to a guy, and Lindsay allegedly pushed and shoved her. Lindsay insists she was at home the entire evening. The man who worked that night tells TMZ ... he saw Lindsay in Smoke and Mirrors sitting with a group of people. He says Marisa sat down near them and began speaking with one of the guys. The man says people in the group started throwing ice at her. Marisa got upset and a scuffle erupted. He says Lindsay was part of the scuffle and he broke it up. The guy says the woman was escorted out of the club, where she cried hysterically and then said Lindsay hurt her, but she refused medical attention. There are no pictures that have surfaced of Lindsay at the Standard Thursday night, but the man says there is a surveillance video showing the back of the hotel, where Lindsay pulled in and later left. We have confirmed the man has spoken with cops, although we do not know how much detail he divulged. Sources tell us the L.A. County Sheriff's Department has already requested the surveillance tape three times from the hotel - but hotel management is refusing to give it up. It's unclear why."
Is Britney ready to join X-Factor? Us: "Is Britney Spears about to join the ranks of Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera? On Wednesday, E! News reported that the pop superstar, 31, is close to signing a contract to be a judge on X Factor for a whopping $15 million. And one source close to the negotiations tells Us Weekly that the "Till the World Ends" singer is actually "getting $16 million." "No paperwork has actually been signed yet," the source explains. "But they finally came to terms. It was a long negotiation . . . Britney was a natural fit." The lucrative annual deal would be in the same league as those signed by Lopez on American Idol and Spears' former fellow Mouseketeer Aguilera on The Voice. After the firing of judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones following the disappointing first season of the FOX competition show, the source says the show needs Spears' star power "badly . . .You can't have Idol with J Lo and Voice with Xtina and have X-factor with, um, Paula Abdul?"
Splitsville update People: "Marc Anthony is making his split from Jennifer Lopez official. The musician, 43, filed for divorce on April 9 from the American Idol judge, 42, according to documents filed at Los Angeles Superior Court. The duo's separation date is listed as "to be determined," but they publicly announced their breakup in July. Citing irreconcilable differences, Anthony requests joint legal and physical custody of the couples' twins Max and Emme, 4. He is asking the court to deny her spousal support, should it be requested from Lopez."
I'd watch that Deadline: "A hot event cop drama project is hitting the cable marketplace. Written by Nic Pizzolatto, the 8-part series has Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson attached to star and Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) to direct all the episodes. Titled True Detective, it is descried as an elevated serial narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames. It centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened. The concept is for the 8-episode first season to resolve the mystery at hand, with subsequent seasons using same structure but new characters and story."