-TRACE ADKINS issued a statement saying he meant no offense by wearing a Confederate flag earpiece on NBC's Christmas tree lighting ceremony.  He said that he "objects to oppression of any kind" . . . and that the Confederate flag "represents" his Southern lineage.  He also said, quote, "Those who view the flag as a symbol of racism, that was not my message and I did not intend offense."

-One of the many things KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES are supposedly fighting over is the $2 million engagement ring.  He thinks she should give it back because the wedding was a SHAM.  She feels like she has a legal right to keep it.  The question is, why would she want to?

-LINDSAY LOHAN was arrested at a club early Thursday morning for allegedly punching a woman in the face.  And it may have been because the woman offered Lindsay a free psychic reading.  It also might have had something to do with Lindsay trying to pick up MAX GEORGE from the boy band THE WANTED.  Or maybe the chick just accidentally bumped into Lindsay.

-In addition to her nightclub brawl arrest in New York City, LINDSAY LOHAN was also charged in California yesterday with lying to police, for claiming her assistant was driving when she ran her rented Porsche into the back of a truck over the summer.  Lindsay was charged with three crimes:  Providing false information to a police officer . . . resisting a police officer . . . and reckless driving.

-After a court hearing yesterday, HALLE BERRY and her fiancé OLIVIER MARTINEZ reached some kind of truce with her baby-daddy GABRIEL AUBRY.  But the details weren't disclosed.  There were restraining orders all over the place after Olivier and Gabriel got in a fight in front of Halle's house on Thanksgiving Day.

-There will be a little "Home Improvement" reunion on TIM ALLEN'S sitcom "Last Man Standing"RICHARD KARN . . . who played Al on "Home Improvement" . . . is guest-starring on an episode that will air sometime early next year.