Batman star gets moody, fights with family. Has playing the moody Batman character rubbed off on star Christian Bale? Wired reported that he’d been arrested on allegations of assaulting his mother and sister. He was later released without charge, but not before the tabloids went freaky nuts with theories about his behaviour: is he suffering the pangs of “child star syndrome“? Depressed about the death of co-star Heath Ledger? Your guess is as good as ours.

Kurt & Courtney’s kid a slacker? No way! We love this all-to-brief piece alleging that Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of 90s grunge supercouple Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, is slacking off on her internship at Rolling Stone magazine. Someone sniped she’s calling in sick all the time and (even worse) failing to perform that most important intern task of all – getting coffee. — New York Post

No fine for Janet Jackson’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’. Remember when the US got its knickers in a collective twist because Janet Jackson had a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ while performing during the Superbowl. Well, CBC, the TV station which beamed the offensive moment has gotten off without a fine for indecency. So all the moral guardians can start getting worked up about something else. Phew. — Hampton Roads

Ladettes to Ladies comes to Australia. Channel 9 is putting out the call for rough bogan women for the local production of Ladettes to Ladies, writes Defamer this morning. We just can’t wait. — Defamer

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