This week in Celebrityville

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FILE - Actress Halle Berry testifies before the Assembly Committee on Public Safety for a bill that would limit the ability of paparazzi to photograph children of celebrities and public figures, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

PHILLY'S POLAR vortex-ish temperatures rose this week to just over freezing and in time for spring, so thanks, Mother Nature. But who do we thank for a litigation-lovin' homeless woman in L.A.? Or the tenacious reporters working at In Touch Weekly? Or the utter lack of Bieber news in this column? Don't you know Temporary Tattle doesn't need your thanks, just your undivided attention in Celebrityville?


Jo Anne Vandegriff, a self-described homeless woman living in L.A., has filed a lawsuit against Halle Berry, Amanda Bynes, Armie Hammer and Disney. She admits the filing is a ploy to pitch her 2,000-page Civil War romance miniseries, "Heaven's Angels."


Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie appeared at the State Department to announce a new Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence initiative, whose aim is to improve enforcement of laws around the world that protect victims of domestic and gender violence. The initiative will train in India, Nepal, South Africa and Mexico.


The investigative reporters over at In Touch Weekly have figured out 12 more celebrities whom Lindsay Lohan claims to have bedded. They include: Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Phillippe, shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, Benicio Del Toro and Orlando Bloom.


The Rolling Stones called off their Australian/New Zealand tour following the suicide of Mick Jagger's longtime love, fashion designer L'Wren Scott, in New York City.

"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," Jagger wrote on "She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me."

* Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger announced that the next episode of the "Star Wars" franchise will be set 30 years after "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi."

"Episode VII" is set for release on Dec. 18, 2015, and will be directed by "Lost" co-creator J.J. Abrams.


"Today" anchor Savannah Guthrie had two announcements: She got hitched during the weekend to Mike Feldman and she's four months pregnant. Ta-dah!

Law roundup

The NFL had been suing rapper M.I.A. for $1.5 million, but the super profitable league recently filed an additional $15.1 million claim, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Sri Lankan performer flipped the bird back during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show and the NFL is now charging her two minutes of ad airtime for the two minutes she performed.

Cheryl Ann Walker, mother of the late actor Paul Walker, filed a guardianship petition in Los Angeles Superior Court this week to become the legal guardian of the "Fast & Furious" star's daughter, Meadow Rain Walker, in accordance with his final wishes.

The filing states that Meadow's mother is not an appropriate caretaker because of issues with alcohol.

* TMZ Sports reports that lawyers representing Victor Simon Weir-Voronov apparently shook down legal reps for his soon-to-be ex, Winter Olympics broadcaster Johnny Weir. Victor's lawyer said his client would turn down the interview if Johnny paid him $25,000 for lawyers fees, plus support.