Steve-O on suicide watch in Los Angeles hospital

Remember how Scarlett Johansson was auctioning off a meet-and-greet for charity? Well, unless you're the rich man from the United Kingdom who bid $40,100, you're out of luck. The Daily Mail says the unnamed winner will join ScarJo at the L.A. premiere of He's Just Not That Into You in July. He gets a limo, a handwritten note and can bring a friend, but if he's serious about his sale, he'll keep all that face time to himself. Proceeds from the auction are going to Oxfam, which "delivers development programs and emergency relief services, and campaigns for change in global practices and policies that keep people in poverty," according to the auction.

In what has to be the most incongruous coupling since Joe Pesci hooked up with Angie Everhart, Snoop Dogg showed up on The View on Friday to shill his new album, Ego Trippin', and TV show, Father Hood. Snoop was nice enough to humor Barbara Walters and the gang questioning him about changing his image (along with asking him about his youth football league, clothing line and addiction to One Life to Live). "I just think it's evolution. When I become a full-grown man, I'm stepping into, you know, reality and seeing what I need to be doing," he said. ". . . When y'all seen me before I was still growing, I was still finding out who I was, and right now I've finally come to the pinnacle and I understand that this is what I need to be doing and I'm happy to be doing it." But don't cry for the passing of our old Snoop. When Babs asked him if that meant giving up the weed, he replied, "I didn't say that." Why not? "I just have a medical condition where I need to have medical marijuana in my life," he smirked. "I can't see that good." Riiight. Catch the whole interview at blogs.tampabay.com/juice.

The celebrity gossip roundup

Paul McCartney will have to pay Heather Mills $50-million in a divorce settlement to be announced today, the U.K.'s Evening Standard reports. Macca should be able to knock that out with another iTunes deal, no problem.

Minnie Driver confirmed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that she is pregnant but wouldn't disclose any other details.

• Reports of Rachael Ray's TV demise are unfounded, the New York Daily News says, with CBS Television Distribution pointing out that her show actually has a waiting list of 150,000 prospective audience members. That's a lot of 30-minute meals.

• Not On Our Watch, a charity founded by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle, has donated $500,000 to the United Nations World Food Program, the AP reports. And that's just from the spare change under their couch cushions.

• The Medical Center at the University of California at Los Angeles is taking steps to fire at least 13 employees and has suspended at least six others for snooping in confidential medical records of pop star Britney Spears, according to an anonymous person who claimed to be familiar with the matter. Six other physicians also face discipline for peeking at Spears' records, the person said Friday. Spears was recently hospitalized in UCLA's psychiatric ward. The records reviewed were not from Spears' most recent hospital stay but from previous hospitalizations at UCLA, the source said.

Jackass prankster Steve-O (ne Stephen Glover) will be spending a little more time in the hospital after threatening suicide a week ago, Star reports. The 33-year-old was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last weekend after sending e-mails to friends saying he wanted to take his own life. He was put on a 72-hour hold a la Britney Spears, but the stay has been extended, Star says. "Steve is stabilized on meds at this point," a source told the magazine. "He was also treated for burns on his skin as if he had been putting cigarettes out on his own body." Glover has been charged with felony possession of cocaine after a March 3 arrest, TMZ reports. That can't be helping his state of mind. "Right now he's in his extreme mania," a family member said. "His concerned friends and family are hoping he'll seek treatment. He doesn't need jail, he needs therapy. We're just really hoping that this will be the wakeup call that gets him back to himself." The suicidal tendencies apparently stemmed in some part from a failed relationship, leading to a troubled scene when he was admitted to Cedars-Sinai. "Steve started flipping out," another source said. "He told doctors he wanted to hurt himself badly. He wanted to break every bone in his body one by one."

Steve-O on suicide watch in Los Angeles hospital 03/14/08 [Last modified: Monday, March 17, 2008 10:22am]

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