Monday gossip roundup: Whitney Houston’s daughter disappears after funeral

Whitney Houston leaves a doctor's office on November 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Jessica Biel joined fiancé Justin Timberlake for the “Saturday Night Live” after-party over the weekend after his cameo appearance on the comedy show, and all eyes were reportedly on the sparkling rock on her finger, according to Us Weekly. “Jessica was showing off her ring,” a source says. The happy couple have kept fairly mum about their recent reconciliation and engagement, but they apparently weren’t holding back at the party. “They were very lovey, holding hands,” another source says. “They kissed a few times in front of the crew.”

Whitney Houston’s family had another scare when the late singer’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, reportedly disappeared for a few hours immediately following the funeral held this weekend in New Jersey, according to the Daily Beast. “There was some confusion about Bobbi Kristina’s whereabouts last night for a short time, but she’s OK,” a Houston family spokesperson says, shooting down speculation that the young woman had run off to get high. “She needed some time alone.”

While she didn’t attend Whitney Houston’s funeral in Newark, N.J., Madonna found her own way to memorialize the fallen singer while out at a New York City nightclub with some of her backup dancers, according to Us Weekly. “Madonna was sitting down, watching as her dancers showed up their skills,” a source says. “When the DJ began to spin Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody,’ Madonna perked up and started lip-synching the words.”

Lindsay Lohan is set to host “Saturday Night Live” on March 3, but the gig didn’t come without a fair amount of begging and pleading, according to TMZ. Sources say that with her community service nearly complete, the troubled actress is hoping to kick-start her career comeback. To that end, Lohan reached out to the show’s executive producer, Lorne Michaels, suggesting the idea of her hosting again. This will be Lohan’s fourth time hosting the program.

Dame Judi Dench admits that she’s been battling macular degeneration, an eye condition that’s causing the 77-year-old to lose her vision. “I can’t read scripts any more because of the trouble with my eyes,” she tells the Daily Mirror. “And so somebody comes in and reads them to me, like telling me a story.” But Dench, who’s undergoing treatment for the condition, doesn’t have any plans to give up acting. “As long as there is a possibility of working, I’m not going to retire,” she says. “If I retire, nothing will work any more, and it’s hard enough as it is.”

Mark Wahlberg has found an effective way to deter his kids from getting tattoos: bringing them along to his extremely painful tattoo-removal sessions. “I don’t want my kids getting tattoos. And I wanted them to be [removed] by the time I did ‘the Fighter’ because putting make-up on and covering them up has always been a pain in the butt,” Wahlberg says in an interview with the “Today” show. “I’ve taken my two older kids to the procedure so they see how painful it is and what I have to go through.”

Daily Twitter Update

Checking in with some of Hollywood’s biggest names to see what they’ve been up to — in their own words, in 140 characters or fewer.

Today, Dana Delany is not an easy traveler, Jimmy Kimmel is getting tired of Twitter, Margaret Cho needs some laundry advice and Steve Martin is making a startling discovery.

@DanaDelany Packing makes me anxious. I hate limiting my choices.

@jimmykimmel OK, I get it – everyone on Twitter is clever – enough already…

@margaretcho Should I put wet underwear in microwave?

@SteveMartinToGo Found small Chinese person inside my iPhone. Apple needs to address working conditions.


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