– About 150 fourth graders were invited to the White House to watch members of the American Ballet Theatre perform the Nutcracker in the East Room. The children, all sons and daughters of soldiers fighting overseas, sat with President George W. Bush and First Lady, Laura Bush as the dancers performed and Santa Claus visited with the children. As Bush told the children, “I know it’s hard when they’re away. This has got to be a difficult time for you. But we really want you to know that they’re doing important work. They’re not only protecting the country, but they’re helping other boys and girls live in freedom like we do here in the United States.” Awwwwww.
– Now, with a big sigh of relief, we can finally put to rest all those doubts that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are a couple. No, not because of the constant pictures of them together or them actually confirming the rumors – because Pitt has decided to adopt Jolie’s children. Jolie recently filed a petition to formally add Pitt’s surname to her children’s names. They will now be Maddox Jolie-Pitt and Zahara Jolie-Pitt. The hearing for the name change is scheduled for Jan. 14. Pitt will finally get his wish to have children, the supposed reason for his divorce from Jennifer Aniston in January.
– Two “Lost” stars were recently arrested for charges of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol. Michelle Rodriguez, who plays Ana-Lucia on the drama, and Cynthia Watros, who plays Libby, failed sobriety tests on early Thursday morning after they were seen weaving across the road on separate occasions. Rodriguez and Watros posted the $500 bail and have a court hearing on Dec. 29. The two stars will also have their licenses revoked. Rodriguez already has her own police record, having previously pleaded no contest to a hit and run, driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence. She was sentenced to 48 hours in jail, community service, time in a rehabilitation center, and three years probation. If this incident is found to violate her probation terms, she could face up to six months in jail.