Tuesday gossip roundup: Lindsay Lohan doesn’t want a boyfriend

Lindsay Lohan attends her probation hearing at the Airport Courthouse on March 29, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Russell Brand was apparently serious when he said he didn’t want anything from Katy Perry in their divorce, as the British comedian has reportedly given Perry all the rights to the $6.5 million Hollywood Hills home they purchased while married, according to TMZ.  “It’s all part of the property settlement agreed between Russell and Katy,” a source says. Perry and Brand snatched up the eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom home six months before Brand filed for divorce. They had no signed prenuptial agreement.

With her formal probation behind her, Lindsay Lohan is looking to move on with her life, and to that end she’s reportedly sworn off dating to focus on her acting career, according to TMZ. “Lindsay wants to devote all her spare time to reading the script and getting Liz’s persona down pat rather than focus on a new relationship,” a source says of Lohan, who’s set to star as Elizabeth Taylor in a made-for-TV movie about the famous actress.

Alec Baldwin has asked girlfriend Hilaria Thomas to marry him, according to People magazine. “Yes, it’s true! Alec proposed to Hilaria this weekend and we’re all excited for the newly engaged couple,” a rep for the “30 Rock” star says. The two started dating last summer, and Baldwin hasn’t been shy about the relationship, posting comments to and about Thomas on Twitter. Baldwin’s 16-year-old daughter, Ireland, apparently approves, as she posted a congratulatory message on Twitter in response to the news.

Ashton Kutcher has been enjoying his rented Hollywood Hills bachelor pad so much that he decided to buy it, according to TMZ. So what spurred on the sudden decision? Competition from Justin Bieber, who was reportedly eyeing the $10.8 million property. “I had to buy the house because I thought he was going to buy it out from under me,” Ashton jokes during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. “I was like, ‘I don’t want to lose this house.’ He forced me to buy a house.”

Oprah Winfrey admits she’s made some mistakes in the early days of her new TV network, OWN. “Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else,” Winfrey says in an interview with the CBS “Early Show” this week. “I didn’t think it was going to be easy, but if I knew then what I know now, I might have made different choices. If I were writing a book about it, I could call the book ’101 Mistakes.’” So what would Winfrey do differently, knowing what she knows now? “I would have probably waited until I actually finished ‘The Oprah Show,’” she says.

Rihanna has her sights set on the role of a lifetime: playing Whitney Houston in a biopic about the late singer. “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do, because I would really want to pull it off,” she tells the Press Association. “My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song: ‘I Will Always Love You.’ It was really inspiring, and it made me develop a passion for music, so really, she’s partly responsible for me being here in this industry.” Of course, first there needs to be a movie to star in, and while producer Clive Davis was reportedly putting one together, his rep has shot down that rumor, saying, “There is no truth to this. Clive is not putting together a biopic.”



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