Scoop! Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn split

It’s official this time: “The Break-Up” stars Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn have, yes, broken up. “Jennifer and Vince mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be good friends today,” reps stated.

Sounds amicable, right? But Star magazine tells a different story, with an e-mail from an American college student who claims she hooked up with Vince in Budapest over Thanksgiving — while Jen was in L.A. “One thing led to another and obviously we were messing around,” gushes the alleged fling. “We didn’t have sex, but it was just as good.”

Split rumors first surfaced this fall, when Jen and Vince were notably separate from each other for weeks at a time. At the time, the couple vehemently denied them —Jen on “Oprah,” Vince with a lawsuit against reports he canoodled with another woman — even though they never exactly confirmed they were a couple in the first place. Ah, Hollywood.

Cynics had cried foul about this relationship, pointing out that it fueled publicity for “The Break-Up”— and the breakup rumors just happened to coincide with the DVD release. But Team Aniston supporters had high hopes for their beloved Jen to find true post-Brad Pitt romance and maybe even start the family she says she wants.

Memo to Courteney Cox: Get ready to bust out the Kleenex and margarita mix!

Brangelina’s Big Easy Life

This is probably the last thing Jennifer Aniston wants to hear right now, but meanwhile, her ex-husband and his baby-mama, Angelina Jolie, are the very picture of a happy family in New Orleans, where Brad is playing the title role in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons.”

While dad Brad is busy filming, Angelina has put down stakes with their three children, Maddox, Zahara and Shiloh, on a whole floor of the InterContinental Hotel. And she’s making sure the fam gets plenty of QT together.

“One day she stayed in a building opposite the set, feeding the kids while Brad was shooting,” a source on the movie set told Life&Style magazine. “He would go across in between takes to check on them. It was moving to see how close they all are.”

And the humanitarian impulse the couple has displayed from Africa to India to Vietnam is coming out here in the U.S. “Brad told us he’s really committed to helping rebuild the city,” a New Orleans resident told Life&Style. Who knows? Maybe Brangelina will adopt their first American baby in the Big Easy.

Britney, Come Home!

As Britney Spears’ nonstop party spree continues, fans have wondered who’s watching her two sons. So, apparently, have authorities. L.A.’s Children and Family Services Department reportedly wants to meet with Brit to make sure Sean Preston, 1, and Jayden James, 2 months, are well cared for.

“The department has been calling Britney trying to set up a meeting with her,” a source tells the New York Post. “The calls started after this recent bout of bizarre public behavior.” That behavior, for those just returning from Mars, would be Britney’s all-night partying, not to mention repeated graphic sightings of the one-time teen sweetheart sans panties.

Britney’s parenting style has raised public alarm before; in February, she was notoriously photographed driving her car with Sean Preston on her lap, and social services paid her a call after Sean’s April 1 fall from a high chair.

And it’s not just officials who are worried. Mom Lynne Spears “is very disturbed and has been trying to get ahold of Britney, but she can’t,” claims the source. Britney’s family and manager are “very upset and are trying to stage an intervention.”

Who knew things could go downhill post-K-Fed? Britney, for the sake of your sons, pull it together!

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer who has a celebrity astrology blog at

After mob thefts, Black Friday offers glimmers of hope for retailers

Shoppers hunted for deals amidst heightened security

By Sydney Johnson
SF unveils plan to encourage holiday shopping at small businesses

Effort includes trolley to take shoppers into neighborhoods

By Bay City News