· Jezebel has tracked down a rep for Emma Thompson, who had agreed to remove her name from the letter of Roman Polanski support hosted on French intellectual Bernard Henri-Levy's website -- but whose name is still there. The rep said Thompson had "requested that her name be removed when she said she would. We have asked for confirmation from them but have not yet received it."
· Newsweek critic David Ansen has been hired as the LAFF's artistic director.
· Kat Williams was arrested for trespassing and possible theft -- but apparently it was all a big misunderstanding. The mugshot's a keeper.
· A look at Tom Cruise and Kate Holmes' new West Village townhouse: $15 million, 8,100 square feet.
· What do the following objects have in common: two yachts, a Gulfstream jet, Action Comics #1, shrunken heads, and a dinosaur skull. If you said, "Things Nicolas Cage blew his money on" -- you're right! (If you said "My 1982 Christmas List, minus Ricky Schroder's Best Friendship," you'd also be correct.)
· Gerhardt "Jerry" Fuchs, whose drumming loomed large over the Brooklyn dance-rock scene, died in a freak elevator mishap early Sunday morning that caused him to fall to the bottom of an open shaft. Senseless and sad.