Eavesdropping In: Penn State's Joe Paterno Replacement; "Fighter" Director Accused Of Groping Transgender Niece; Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis Splitting?; Joran Van Der Sloot Murder Trial; Lakers Lose In Portland

by Emily Green · January 6, 2012

In the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, Penn State announces Bill O'Brien, New England Patriots offensive coordinator, will replace Joe Paterno as the legendary football program's head coach. [KABC]

According to a police report, Oscar-nominated director of The Fighter David O. Russell inappropriately grabbed the breasts of his 19-year-old pre-op transgender niece while working out in a Florida gym and is under investigation by law enforcement. [TMZ]

Apparently there's trouble in paradise for Johnny Depp and longtime partner Vanessa Paradis with whom he has two children but never married. [Radar]

Though he was expected to plead guilty at this morning's murder trial of Stephany Flores in Peru, longtime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba, Joran van der Sloot, is granted more time by the court to consider his options. [HuffPo]

Lakers lose to the Portland Trail Blazers, 107-96, in last night's game at Rose Garden in which they missed all 11 of their three-point attempts... [LATimes]