That Michael Jackson's skin has contracted an "acute MRSA-type" infection. A source said: "The infection has spread throughout his face and body and is being aggressively treated by doctors. There's a chance it could turn into a flesh-eating disorder where it begins to kill off his skin so he's being very carefully monitored"... That the life of Anna Nicole Smith, who died two years ago of an accidental drug overdose, is being made into an opera... That it will be "staged in London's Covent Garden in 2011"... That Ronan Keating has written Denmark's entry into The Eurovision: "It wasn't written as a Eurovision song, it was just written as a pop song with this guy from Denmark, and one thing lead to another and this guy covered it and he ended up going into the competition into the final ten and it won. It is brilliant, it's hilarious"... It should be ours... That Mandy Moore is engaged to singer/songwriter Ryan Adams... That Adams, at 34-year-old, is ten years her senior... That Salma Hayek wet nursing a hungry baby in Sierra Leone is still making headlines... At the time, Salma said: "He was very hungry - I was weaning my daughter Valentina, but I still had a lot of milk, so I breastfed the baby. You should have seen his eyes. When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying"... That Nicolette Sheridan has left Desperate Housewives... That Lady GaGa is still going on about her pants and comparing herself to icons: "I just don't feel that it's all that sexy. It's weird. And uncomfortable. I look at photos of myself, and I look like such a tranny! It's amazing! I look like Grace Jones, androgynous, robo, future fashion queen. It's not what is sexy. It's graphic and it's art. I don't really think anybody's d*** is hard, looking at that. I think they're just confused and maybe a little scared"... It's not 'art', it's pants... That Reese Witherspoon's 9-year-old daughter recently said to her: "Mum I really appreciate you taking me to the concert, but will you please not embarrass me in front of Carrie Underwood by singing because she's a real singer and you're just, like a movie singer"... That Fern Cotton said: "I've been getting pieces ready and trying to arrange a venue. I'd like to be a full-time artist one day, living by the sea. It would be my ultimate dream"... That Kate Moss has been pictured with what WENN is referring to as "a rather prominent bump, which will only fuel the continued speculation as to whether she might be pregnant"... In which case, I'm a good 5 months gone... That, of co-starring with Dame Helen Mirren in The Tempest, Russell Brand said: "On the last day of filming I was running late, so I just shoved on a yellow pair of American Apparel underpants. At the end of filming I rushed back to my dressing room and spotted a black pair and thought I'd change. As I rush out of the dressing room I came face-to-face with Helen, still holding my dirty pants head high. That's when I heard my voice saying: 'Would you like these?' She took them and said 'Thank you'. Why? Because she was being polite - because she's a Dame"... That a source close to Sir Geldof said: "To say that Bob is annoyed is an understatement. The first he heard about the divorce was when his eldest daughter Fifi read about it online and rang her dad to let him know it was all over the net. Bob and the family had absolutely no idea she was getting divorced. They were aware that there were some issues between her and Max, but didn't have a clue it had got so bad. Peaches was in enough trouble when she decided to get married out of the blue"... That make-up was a major contributing factor to Joaquin Phoenix's decision to quit acting: "It wasn' like dissatisfaction with the industry. I still think that movies are amazing and I respect actors. It's just, for me personally, I wasn't growing anymore. The mystery was completely lost for me. I used to read scripts and had this overwhelming desire to experience it and see it come to life. Most recently, when I read scripts, all I could think about was somebody putting make-up on my f**king face and touching me. I still see movies and I get affected by performances and think, 'Man, that motherf**ker went through some s**t' and I know that you have to do to get these scenes. But then you're digging around the craft service table wondering if there's pretzels with peanut butter in them"... That Corrie star Kym Marsh has lost her baby with Jamie Lomas after a premature birth... A source said: "Archie Jay Lomas was born 18 weeks prematurely on Wednesday night in hospital - he passed away a few seconds later"...