Rihanna’s “Horrible” Injuries, Milk “Quits” Chris Brown, Heigl Leaving Grey’s?

by | February 10, 2009 at 5:11 PM | The Ticker

Here’s what’s up this afternoon:

The Chris Brown plot thickens: After the LA Times outted Rihanna as the victim of Chris Brown’s tirade, it was reported that her injuries are “horrific,” and include wounds in her head, upper lip, nose, and bite marks on her fingers.

As a result of Brown’s fiasco, the National Milk Processor Board has suspended the singer’s “Got Milk” ad campaign, adding that they take “the allegations against Chris Brown very seriously. We are very proud and protective of the image of the Milk Mustache campaign and the responsible message it sends to teens.” At this point, Brown should “Say Goodbye” to his carefully crafted career.

Nick Lachey may have signed on to appear on One Tree Hill, playing, who else? Himself. Other notable celebs who have guest starred on the series include that other pop culture phenomenon, K-Fed, whose connection to Britney separates him from Nick by, um, 98 degrees.

Is Katherine Heigl leaving Grey’s Anatomy? If you believe what co-star James Pickens told Us Magazine, the answer might be yes. “Wherever Katherine goes,” said he actor, “I wish her nothing but the best,” adding that T.R. Knight would be leaving as well. Will the series suffer if it loses part of its star wattage?

Steven Spielberg, Diablo Cody and Toni Collette are headed back for a second season of Showtime’s bipolar hit, The United States of Tara, which has been the network’s biggest hit since 2004. The series centers on a mother with dissociative identity disorder, and a little-known fact is that the show’s original title was actually “The United States of Nadya Suleman.”