Because you were, no doubt, wondering where Stevie Nicks weighs in on the whole Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattison scandal -- this just in, she forgives her.

Whew.

The 64-year-old Fleetwood Mac singer is a big fan of the "Twilight" films. According to E! News, she's developed a friendship with Stewart and Pattinson. She even wrote a "Twilight"-inspired song called "Moonlight -- A Vampire's Dream." Of course. The singer, who just announced that Fleetwood Mac would tour in 2013 (there's a May 22 show in San Jose, tickets go on sale Dec. 14), told Us Weekly that people need to give the 22-year-old Stewart a break.

"I was her age once, and exactly what happened to her happened to me two or three times, and whoever it was that I was with forgave me all two or three times," Nicks said. "The fact is that when you're young and you've been in a relationship for a long time and something comes along that is a little bit overwhelming and magical, and you're kind of in another situation with someone else ... things happen," Nicks said.

As you know, Stewart had an affair last summer with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director, Rupert Sanders, and then issued a public apology, calling the incident a "momentary indiscretion." Pattinson and Stewart took some time apart, we all cried and hoped the world wouldn't end, then they reconciled just in time for their press tour promoting "Breaking Dawn Part 2," the finale of the 'Twilight' franchise.


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Nicks has all kind of opinions these days. She told the Huffington Post that Rihanna could front a "really great rock 'n' roll band," and that she didn't think it was a good idea when Beyonce went solo and broke up Destiny's Child.

Good point. Beyonce's career has been in the toilet ever since.

"Because you should never break up your band. Because your band may come in very handy to you down the road. Because if you don't verbally break it up, then you're not making a comeback," she explained.

ANGELINA JOLIE TALKS RETIREMENT: Angelina Jolie is talking about retiring from acting.

"I will do some films and I am so fortunate to have the job, it's a really lucky profession to be a part of and I enjoy it," Angelina Jolie said recently, in an interview with Britain's Channel 4 News. "But if it went away tomorrow I would be very happy to be home with the children."

Really? When was the last time she stayed home alone for a few days with six children? I mean, she seems like a good mother and all. But I give her three days with any six children on the planet and I guarantee you she's suddenly chomping at the bit to do "Tomb Raider 3."

"I think I'm going to have to give up the acting as the kids hit the teenage years, anyway," she said. "Too much to manage at home."

Well, that makes sense. Six Hollywood teenagers can cause a lot of property damage, not to mention a potential fortune in bail money.

According to the Huffington Post, this isn't the first time Jolie has talked about quitting the business. "Acting helped me as I was growing up. It helped me learn about myself, helped me travel, helped me understand life, express myself, all those wonderful things," Jolie said in a 2010 interview with Vanity Fair. "So I'm very, very grateful, it's a fun job. It's a luxury. Look, I'm at work today in the middle of Venice. But I don't think I'll do it much longer."

Not if you keep making movies in Venice with Johnny Depp that bomb.

Jolie's oldest son, Maddox, is now 11. Jolie is currently working on the movie "Maleficent," hitting theaters March 14, 2014. She even brought her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt into the mix, as the 4-year-old will reportedly have a "minor role" in the film.

Jolie is also said to have a role in the upcoming "Kung Fu Panda 3" and reportedly reviewed a script for "Salt 2."

She may need some time off for a wedding, as partner Brad Pitt recently said the pair will get married "soon."

EDDIE MURPHY IS OVERPAID: Eddie Murphy is Hollywood's most overpaid actor.

What do you mean you didn't see "Imagine That," "A Thousand Words," or "Meet Dave?" Oh ... right. Nobody did.

Forbes on Tuesday released the list and said Murphy won the title by bringing back an average of $2.30 for every $1 paid for starring in his last three films. The films in question have to open in more than 2,000 theaters.

Ranking second behind Murphy is Katherine Heigl. For every dollar she was paid on her last three movies, they earned an average of $3.40.

After hits like "Knocked-Up," "27 Dresses" and "The Ugly Truth," Heigl's salary shot up to the $12 million range. Unfortunately, the films she's made at that price point have failed to deliver, says Forbes. Her most recent film, "One For The Money," earned only $37 million on an estimated $40 million budget. She has a chance to recover, however, with next release "The Big Wedding," schedule for release in April and features Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon and Amanda Seyfried.

Drew Barrymore topped last year's list, but wasn't in the most recent top 10 because she hasn't starred in three big releases over the last three years.

Reese Witherspoon ranks third with an average $3.90 return for every $1 she made, by making films like 2010's "How Do You Know." With a ridiculously high budget of $120 million -- a big chunk of which went to salaries for Witherspoon and big-name co-stars Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson and Owen Wilson -- the romantic comedy grossed just $49 million at the box office, making it one of the worst-performing films of 2010.

Witherspoon's most recent film "This Means War," didn't help much. The $65 million action comedy did OK, earning $157 million worldwide, but it wasn't enough to get Witherspoon off the overpaid list.

Sandra Bullock finished fourth, with a $5 return for every $1 she was paid. In 2009 Bullock starred in one of the biggest films of the year, "The Blind Side." According to Forbes, not only did it earn $310 million at the box office globally, it was made for just $30 million, making it one of the most profitable films of the year. It was also a big earner for Bullock, who had a profit-sharing deal on the project. But her two other films of the last three years were stinkers: "All About Steve" and "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."

Rounding out the top five is Jack Black, whose films returned only $5.20 for every $1 he was paid. Last year's comedy "The Big Year" barely registered at the box office.

FRANKIE MUNIZ HAS MINI-STROKE: Frankie Muniz is recuperating after having a "mini stroke."

The 26-year-old "Malcom in the Middle" actor revealed the health scare on Twitter on Tuesday morning.

"I was in the hospital last Friday. I suffered a 'Mini Stroke,' which was not fun at all," he tweeted. "Have to start taking care of my body! Getting old!"

Muniz, who became a household name thanks to his hit Fox comedy, did not offer up any further details, according to E! News.

BARBARA WALTERS FINDS HONEY BOO BOO FASCINATING: Even Barbara Walters seems to "redneck-ognize" that naming Honey Boo Boo kid as one of her 2012 "Most Fascinating People" is a reach.

"A lot of people will say, 'For heaven's sake, this is ridiculous, this is a child at 5 or 6 years old entering beauty contests,'" Walters says in an interview with Us Weekly. "But the relationship between Alana (Boo Boo) and her mother -- that's the story, the two of them. It's very touching."

Has Barbara taken a fall recently, or maybe bumped her head? Hey, she's human ... these things happen.

Walters said "Honey Boo Boo is not an obnoxious little girl. She's sweet and loving with her mother and loving with her sisters (Jessica, Lauryn and Anna). And now Anna has a new baby, and the baby has (three) thumbs -- but so what? It'll make you smile."

Was that last sentence real?

Other names on Walter's 2012 list are: Ben Affleck, whose film "Argo" is an awards-season front-runner; "Family Guy's" Seth MacFarlane; British boy band One Direction; Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and E L James, the author behind the erotic mega-hit "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Walters will announce the No. 1 most fascinating person of 2012 during the broadcast, set to air at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. Previous honorees have included Barack and Michelle Obama, J.K. Rowling, Nancy Pelosi, Paris Hilton, Gen. David Petraeus, Nelson Mandela and the late Steve Jobs, all of whom would, no doubt, feel blessed to have Honey Boo Boo join their ranks.

NICK LACHEY ACCUSED OF CHOKING MAN: Nick Lachey is being accused of choking a San Diego Chargers fan and calling his wife names Sunday, right before he and friends were ejected from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for unruly behavior.

Smell that? It's the sweet aroma of opportunity arising from a lawsuit about to be filed.

TMZ obtained video the website said shows the singer, a Cincinnati Bengals fan, getting aggressive with a Chargers fan wearing an Igor Olshansky jersey (Olshansky played for the Chargers from 2004 to 2008). The fan, who was not identified, told the site that Lachey and his die-hard Bengals fan buddies heckled him and his Chargers jersey for much of the second half. Lachey made one comment about Olshansky that crossed the line.

That's right. Nobody talks about Igor Olshansky that way in San Diego.

So the fan's wife turned to Lachey and said, "Well, he lasted longer than your boy band."

Ouch.

Lachey allegedly flipped out (Nobody talks about 98 Degrees like that in this town) and called the woman a term that starts with an expletive and ends with a reference to a female dog. Things escalated, and the Chargers fan says Lachey grabbed him by the throat and shoved him to the ground, which is supposedly captured on video.

There's that smell again ...

Security officers -- obviously big fans of the Backstreet Boys -- responded and ejected Lachey and his pals, but not the Chargers fans.

Afterward, Lachey got on Twitter and, in a move that no doubt thrilled his attorney, wrote "Just got kicked out of the chargers stadium and couldn't be prouder! Go Cincy Bengals." He later acknowledged the altercation, writing, "i simply don't appreciate someone turning around and putting their finger in my face. call me crazy, but that deserved a reaction."

Right. It's almost as if he said Lachey's teeth were not as pure white as freshly fallen snow.

TMZ reported the Chargers fan plans to file a police report against Lachey. Lachey's rep said "This is a gross misrepresentation of what happened. It was nothing but a spirited debate between fans of opposing teams. At no point did Nick say anything derogatory to the man's wife and anything to suggest the contrary is simply untrue."

Contact Tony Hicks at thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks.

DECEMBER 5 IN HISTORY

Wednesday is Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2012. There are 26 days left in the year.

1776: The first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

1782: The eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, was born in Kinderhook, N.Y.; he was the first chief executive to be born after American independence.

1791: Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35.

1792: George Washington was re-elected president; John Adams was re-elected vice president.

1831:Former President John Quincy Adams took his seat as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

1848: President James K. Polk triggered the Gold Rush of '49 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California.

1932: German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa, making it possible for him to travel to the United States.

1933: National Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment.

1955: The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO under its first president, George Meany.

1962: The United States and the Soviet Union announced a bilateral space agreement on exchanging weather data from satellites, mapping Earth's geomagnetic field and cooperating in the experimental relay of communications.

1979: Feminist Sonia Johnson was formally excommunicated by the Mormon Church because of her outspoken support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.

1991: Richard Speck, who'd murdered eight student nurses in Chicago in 1966, died in prison a day short of his 50th birthday.

1994: Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be the first GOP speaker of the House in four decades.

2002: Strom Thurmond, the oldest and (until Robert Byrd overtook him) longest-serving senator in history, celebrated his 100th birthday on Capitol Hill. (In toasting the South Carolina lawmaker, Senate Republican leader Trent Lott seemed to express nostalgia for Thurmond's segregationist past; the resulting political firestorm prompted Lott to resign his leadership position.)

2007: A teenage gunman went on a shooting rampage at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Neb., killing six store employees and two customers; Robert A. Hawkins, 19, then took his own life. President George W. Bush, trying to keep pressure on Iran, called on Tehran to "come clean" about the scope of its nuclear activities or else face diplomatic isolation.

2011: The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced $3 billion in reductions, with cuts to first-class mail service by the spring of 2012 and elimination of more than 250 processing centers. Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo was posthumously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

BIRTHDAYS

Singer Little Richard (80), author Joan Didion (78), singer Jim Messina (65), football great Jim Plunkett (65), football great Art Monk (55), rock singer-musician John Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls) (47), comedian-actress Margaret Cho (44), rock musician Regina Zernay (Cowboy Mouth) (40), actress Paula Patton (37), actress Amy Acker (36), actor Nick Stahl (33), actor Frankie Muniz (27), actor Ross Bagley (24).

Associated Press.