—Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres are distant cousins with Canadian roots, according to a new report released by Ancestry.com. The singer and talk show host are 11th cousins and share a 10th great-grandfather, the Web site claims. [StarPulse.com]
—Sandra Bullock's pal George Lopez says the actress is doing "great" in the wake of her husband Jesse James' infidelity scandal. "I went to her house the other day after the Kids' Choice Awards and saw her and sat with her for a few minutes," Lopez told reporters of the producer of his first sitcom, The George Lopez Show. [Huffington Post]
–April Fool's! The Soup's Joel McHale targeted American Idol host Ryan Seacrest in the spirit of fun, "hacking" his way into Seacrest's Twitter account and Web site. "In case u ever want to hack Ryan, his password is 'thirdnipple,'" McHale Twittered Thursday. [TVGuide.com]
–Miami be warned: The cast of MTV's Jersey Shore is currently en route to the Florida hotspot to begin filming for the second season of their smash series. [Perez Hilton]
–How is Susan Sarandon holding up after her split from longtime beau Tim Robbins? The 63-year-old actress calls her post-breakup life "exhilarating and terrifying at the same time." [PopEater]
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