Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake split

 

There were rumblings for months now, but it’s official: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have split.

There were rumblings for months now, but it’s official: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have split.

Reps for the couple released a statement: “The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other.’’

Timberlake, 30, and Biel, 29, began dating in 2007.

Recently, Timberlake was rumored to be texting intimately with Olivia Munn, but she is now linked to Glee’s Matthew Morrison. Sigh.

Troll central

Well, something positive is going on in Sheen’s Korner.

Charlie Sheen and his estranged wife have struck an accord that settles any custody issues and ends the pursuit of a restraining order against the actor.

In related news, Los Angeles police say they did a routine search of Sheen’s Sherman Oaks home for guns that might be in violation of the restraining order. They only found an antique gun.

No extorting going on

Mel Gibson’s ex girlfriend also got some good news. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office will not charge Oksana Grigorieva with extortion after a months-long investigation.

Gibson, 55, had claimed she reneged on a $15 million settlement plan and secretly recorded their conversations in order to blackmail him into paying her more. The actor is expected to plead no contest to misdemeanor battery.

Couldn’t be saved

American Idol fans helped give Ashthon Jones the big boot. The 24-year-old retail manager from Nashville had the fewest viewer votes on the Fox talent competition, and the judges finished her off.

Real crime

An actress who appeared on the HBO series The Wire has been charged with conspiring to sell heroin and was one of dozens arrested in early morning raids across Baltimore.

Felicia “Snoop’’ Pearson, 30, is among 64 people charged in a joint state-federal prosecution of a large east Baltimore drug gang.

Health woes

Comedian Gallagher was hospitalized in Minnesota after collapsing during a performance. His manager says the comedian, 64, is in stable condition but didn’t know what caused him to drop.

Former Disney Mouseketeer Annette Funicello has suffered smoke inhalation from a fire that badly damaged her Los Angeles home. She is now in good condition.

Funicello, 68, is in a wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis.

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