Star Tracker: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Mariah Carey

— Penelope Cruz recently finished shooting Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides with Johnny Deppwhich is due in theaters in May, 2011, and already there are talks about the Spanish actress appearing in two more Pirates movies.

Demi Lovato is ready to make peace with a shorty. A lawyer for Alex “Shorty” Welch, the backup dancer that Demi allegedly punched in the face last month, said that his client and Demi are “close to resolving their issues.” This is good news for Demi. Just yesterday, Welch's lawyer said that he would file suit against Demi in the next seven to 10 days for assault and battery. 

— Mariah Carey is getting an extreme makeover—Home Edition-style!  The singer, who’s expecting her first child with hubby Nick Cannon, traveled to Pensacola, Florida to surprise one of her biggest fans during this Sunday’s episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The fan. Went. Nuts! 

— During a post-screening Q & A of Javier Bardem’s new film, Biutiful at the DGA Theater, Oscar winner Sean Penn raved about Bardem’s performance in the film, calling it the “best performance since Brando in Last Tango in Paris.