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♦ Guy Ritchie and Madonna's marriage came to an official end in the High Court of London courtroom this morning. Neither "Ciccone ML" or "Ritchie GS" actually showed up in person for the proceedings, but Madonna had drinks with ex-husband Sean Penn on Wednesday night, possibly as part of an early celebration. [People, The Sun, P6]
♦ The longest pregnancy in history is finally over: Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz welcomed a son named Bronx Mowgli Wentz into the world last night. Yes, that's Bronx Mowgli. [People]
♦ According to The Sun, Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and has changed his name to "Mikaeel." [The Sun]

♦ Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson have turned to couple's therapy to solve their relationship issues, which basically center around Lindsay being "high-maintenance" and Sam being tired of dealing with it. [P6]
♦ More rumors on why Paris Hilton broke up with Benji Madden: It may have been because he's not rich enough to support her lifestyle, or it may be because she wanted to make way for Prince William, who she has plans to hook up with at a New Year's Eve party in Australia. [Janet Charlton, LAT/Dish Rag]
♦ Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer must be getting serious, since she introduced him to her dad this week. [Star]
♦ In her forthcoming documentary, Britney Spears says she only let "bad people" in her life because she was "lonely." [People]
♦ Also, did Britney have work done on her lips? [The Sun]
Kanye West ticked off fans in Germany this week by showing up two hours late to his concert and then yelling "I really need some p***y tonight!" as soon as he got it on stage. [The Sun]
♦ Michael Phelps secretly flew to Birmingham to see his secret girlfriend, former Miss Alabama Doree Walker. Also, he's the new spokesperson for Subway sandwiches, in case you care. [MSNBC]
♦ Oprah is reportedly planning to air three live shows from DC during the week of the inauguration in January. [ET]
♦ Kate Bosworth was "all over" Leonardo DiCaprio at a party in Hollywood on Tuesday night. [Star]
The Office's John Krasinski is dating actress Emily Blunt. [Hollyscoop]
♦ Ryan Phillippe and girlfriend Abbie Cornish might be expecting a baby, since they were seen shopping for nursery furniture in LA. [R&M]
♦ Ed McMahon was treated for shortness of breath at Cedars-Sinai hospital last weekend after inhaling smoke from the California wildfires. [TMZ]
♦ Former TRL host Damien Fahey has landed a new job as a correspondent on Extra. [P6]
♦ Fox News contributor Margaret Hoover and former Rudy Giuliani speechwriter John P. Avlon have gotten engaged. [P6]