HALLE BERRY-EX BUSTED
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This Thanksgiving Day fight wasn’t over a drumstick — but over Halle Berry. Her ex was busted after a fight with her current man. Police say Gabriel Aubry was arrested for investigation of battery after he got into it with Berry’s new squeeze at her Hollywood Hills home. Aubry is out on bail and has a court date set for next month. Even though he may end up being be charged, it looks like Aubry may have gotten the worst of the exchange with French actor Oliver Martinez. Police say Aubry was injured in the fight and had to be treated at a hospital.
”LIZ AND DICK” – LINDSAY LOHAN
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan sees a lot Elizabeth Taylor in herself and her producer does too. Lohan says they were both child stars who were hounded by the media. Executive producer Larry Thompson says they both could also be a pain on the set. Thompson says even though it was the right decision to hire her, “making the right decision was easier than living with the right decision.” ”Liz and Dick” airs Sunday on Lifetime.
ELMO MAKES AN APPEARANCE AT THE MACY’S PARADE
NEW YORK (AP) — The sex scandal that forced Kevin Clash to quit “Sesame Street” didn’t stop Elmo from taking part in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kevin Clash wasn’t needed to provide Elmo’s voice because he and the other Muppets were lip-synching to a recorded track of “What I Am.” The lyrics seemed to be promising that Elmo would rise above the scandal. Elmo sings “nothing’s gonna bring us down” and “I keep getting stronger.” Flying high above the Muppets float was Kermit the Frog, one of the giant balloons the parade is known for. Carly Rae Jepsen, Colbie Caillat (ka-LAY’) and Rachel Crow from “The X Factor” sang on other floats.
”SIMPSONS” CREATOR BEING HONORED
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of “The Simpsons” has won an award for writing the show. Variety says Matt Groening (GRAY’-nihng) will get his award next Wednesday. It’s the third time in six years a member of “The Simpsons” team has won the award. Writers Al Jean and Mike Reiss won it in 2006 and Mike Scully got it two years ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his 13 years in existence, SpongeBob has never looked like this. Tom Kenny has turned the animated characters in Bikini Bottom into stop-motion puppets like the ones in the Christmas specials he watched as a kid. It’s just as psychedelic as the animated version. They used fruit-flavored cereal to create a coral reef. “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas” airs Sunday on Nickelodeon.
ROB SCHNEIDER BABY
NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Schneider now has a new name to make fun of at the copying machine. His manager tells People.com His wife Patricia has given birth to a girl named Miranda Scarlett Schneider. Patricia Schneider was in labor for 19 hours. Miranda is their first child. Schneider also has a 23-year-old daughter from another marriage.