—Is Benicio del Toro heading to Cuba? In a manner of speaking—yes. The Oscar-winning actor has signed on to direct a segment called 7 Days in Havana, a Spanish-language film about contemporary Cuba.
—The Texas Film Commission is denying incentives to Robert Rodriguez's controversial film, Machete, because the movie allegedly portrays Texas in a negative light.
—Gisele Bundchen joined her in-law Nancy Brady (Tom Brady's sister) to raise $250,000 for Accordia’s Infectious Diseases Institute, which helps fight disease in Africa and empowers more Africans in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
—Justin Bieber finally addressed the now-infamous photo of him canoodling with half-Mexican pop starlet Jasmine Villegas in an interview for Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010 special. “I was just kissing her. That's about it,” said Bieber. When Walters asked if the photos of him and Jasmine locking lips meant the two were dating, Bieber responded with a firm “No,” and added, "It's just a kiss."
— Gloria and Emilio Estefan just opened a new restaurant called Bongos Cuban Café at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.