'The Situation' in rehab as friends fret about his habits

'The Situation' and Snooki. Credit: MTV

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon flight through the friendly skies of the pop-culture world finds a rich beach bum, a bulging belly, other things, and the mystery music video.

LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE. . . : A situation, per TMZ, “Multiple sources close to The Situation tell TMZ ... the MTV star's hard-partying ways were worse than ever during the taping of the most recent season of "Jersey Shore" ... and the signs were obvious during the episode when the gang went camping. TMZ broke the story ... Sitch recently checked into rehab for substance abuse after realizing his recreational habits had spun out of control.”

MOTHERHOOD: For the third time, no less, per Us Weekly, “When Reese Witherspoon turns 36 Thursday, she'll definitely have something extra to celebrate: A baby on the way! As multiple sources confirm exclusively in the new Us Weekly, out now, the Oscar-winning actress is pregnant with her third child, and her first with second husband Jim Toth.

BOY BAND ALERT: Pass the bubblegum, per Billboard, “Pop vocal group One Direction makes history on the Billboard 200 albums chart as the first U.K. group to debut at No. 1 with their debut album. "Up All Night" enters atop the list with 176,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.”

DOWNWARD SPIRAL: Of Oprah and her struggling network, per the AP, “Does a big enough audience exist for the earnest, uplifting fare on Winfrey's OWN, so antithetical to the blowsy charms of "Jersey Shore," "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and much else that's popular on cable TV?”

SCREAM: Jessica Biel gets a new horror gig, per E!, “(She) will join Scarlett Johansson in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, a film following the legendary director's struggle to bring the most chilling movie ever made to life on the big screen.”

HUNKY TOWN: A France vacation with blue hair, per Celebuzz, “Katy Perry appears to be moving on and reportedly getting cozy up with Baptiste Giabiconi, who just happens to be the highest paid male model in the world. The “Teenage Dream” singer has been spotted out with a super sexy Frenchman and even joined him last night at Le Montana nightclub in Paris.”

TAKING A STAND: To not let potential victims of bullying doesn’t make much sense, per The Hollywood Reporter, “David Boies and Ted Olson, the lead attorneys in the successful legal challenge to the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, have raised the threat of taking the MPAA to court over the "R" rating that the Classification and Ratings Administration has given to the documentary Bully.”

JAILHOUSE CONVERSION: Oh, wait, she’s not in prison, per Radar, “Casey Anthony is embracing religion, and has exclusively learned the notorious 'Tot Mom' is getting baptized. . . Last July, Casey was found not guilty in the very public murder trial of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.”

MISSED YOU, HONEY: per People, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been reunited – after being apart for seven weeks – when he returned from duty in the remote south Atlantic.”

VIRAL VIDEO: Watched it. Yawn, per the Insider, “Watch as a two-year-old named Makena sings Adele's Grammy Award winning tune -- I mean, 1,641,844 YouTube viewers and counting can't be wrong!”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)