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FOX HAS SOME ISSUES

With the release of Jennifer's Body on Friday, we're pretty sure you're sick of Megan Fox by now, but her new interview with Rolling Stone shows some startling proclivities, including a tendency to cut herself. Why are we not surprised? "I don't want to elaborate. I would never call myself a cutter," Fox says. "Girls go through different phases when they're growing up, when they're miserable and do different things, whether it's an eating disorder or they dabble in cutting." She also says she has quite the temper, which makes us understand why boyfriend Brian Austin Green (she says he's only her second boyfriend ever) was rumored to have broken up with her. "I'm emotionally unpredictable," the 23-year-old says. "I've had to say to Brian, 'You have to go and stop talking to me, because I'm going to kill you. I'm going to stab you with something. Please leave.' " But, hey, at least she realizes it's a problem: "I'd never own a gun for that reason. I wouldn't shoot to kill. But I would shoot him in the leg, for sure." Wow, she's a regular Gia Carangi (without the promiscuity and drug use). And she wonders why people keep comparing her to Angelina Jolie.

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MJ's mom gets $86k

Back in August, L.A. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff approved a monthly stipend from Michael Jackson's estate for Katherine Jackson, because she was going to take care of his three kids. But it wasn't until Thursday that we knew she was getting a whopping $86,804 a month! Although, to be fair, MJ could blow that on one trip to Chuck E. Cheese for his spawn. Over the course of a year, Jackson's mother and children are slated to receive more than $1 million in support from the estate, the AP reports. Mom Katherine's monthly allowance is $26,804, because she is one of the primary beneficiaries of her son's estate; the children's allowance is $60,000 per month. The terms had been sealed until this week. That $26,804 per month pays for an assistant, housekeeper, driver, utilities, clothing, grooming and other expenses. Some $315,000 per year is being spent on employees caring for the children, and another $160,000 is being set aside for entertainment and other expenses, records show. The stipend may be revisited later to see how the money's being spent. Considering these kids are used to having dad hire geneticists to grow unicorns and purple dinosaurs for them, we think the court should check to make sure they're not starving.

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Avril kicks out husband

Avril Lavigne has had enough of her own sk8r boi, splitting up with her husband of three years, Deryck Whibley. Wait, she was married? "She dumped him and told him she was leaving him. She wants to move on," a source tells Us. "Divorce papers will be filed any day now." The 25-year-old singer kicked Whibley, 29, out of their $9.5 million, 12,000-square-foot house in Bel Air, the mag says, although to be fair, it was probably just her house, uknowwhutwe'resayin'? Whibley is understandably "crushed," because now his meal ticket is off to dye her hair whatever color she wants. We challenge any Juice*heads to actually know what Avril Lavigne is up to these days without Googling it on Bing.

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A&F sues Beyonce

Abercrombie and Fitch is suing BeyonceKnowles, saying her new perfume line violates trademark laws, the BBC reports. Looks like it's time for BeBe to call Kanye West to come to her defense! The perfume deal with fragrancemaker Coty has not yet been unveiled, but Abercrombie and Fitch is suing over the possibility of Knowles using her alter ego, Sasha Fierce, to sell the stuff when it comes out in 2010. It seems A&F is worried that their own brand called Fierce would get lost in the mix, and Beyonce's brand would "pose a likelihood of confusion." Both Beyonce and Coty have said the new scent will not use Sasha Fierce in marketing or as the name of the product, which leads us to ask, why bother filing a lawsuit? Doesn't anyone just ask nicely anymore? In fact, forget Kanye and sic Jay-Z on 'em; he's a businessman, so he knows how to hit 'em where it hurts.

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'Living Dead' back in 3D

As you should know by now, our disdain at The Juice* for movie remakes is countered by our love of zombie movies. But what happens when they remake Night of the Living Dead ... again? The Hollywood Reporter says newcomer Zebediah de Soto is creating Night of the Living Dead: Origins, a new version of the George A. Romero classic that will delve further into the characters' backstories, which is surely something we all wanted, right? Right? The flick will be produced by Simon West, who was the director of little art films like Con Air and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Oh, and did we mention that the plan is to make the movie using 3D CGI? This is the kind of thing that happens when movie rights fall into the public domain.

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CHRIS BROWN HAS TO GO TO WORK

Judge Patricia Schnegg wanted Chris Brown to serve hard time when she sentenced him to 180 days of community service for beating up Rihanna, and from the looks of video from Richmond, Va., NBC affiliate WWBT, he seems to be doing some pretty thankless labor. Not that it kept him from smiling and waving to fans. In the video (watch it at blogs. tampabay.com/juice), Brown is shown clearing brush with hand tools Wednesday under the watchful eye of armed guards, which he'll have to pay for to make sure he isn't mobbed by fans - angry or otherwise. Brown's schedule, including work hours and days, will be flexible, and he will be performing different types of manual labor, Richmond Police spokesman Gene Lepley told the AP. The schedule will not be released for security reasons, but all of it will be in Richmond, which is near his home in Montpelier. "We'll just take a look at it day by day and certainly would ask for the cooperation of the public and Chris' fans so that he is able to satisfy the work requirements," Lepley said. Although, to watch the footage, it looks like the TV crews are outnumbering the few gawkers who came out to watch this girl beater.

jgillin@tampabay.com

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