Morning Buzz: Hugh Hefner Splits with Holly Madison

Us reports that Hugh Hefner is acknowledging the end of his relationship with Playmate Holly Madison. “I had planned to spend the rest of my life with Holly. I was road kill a couple of weeks ago,” he said about the breakup. Hefner claims that one of the reasons they split was that Madison became “very depressed” after they were unable to conceive a child.

Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky spoke with People for the first time about the Turks & Caicos airport brawl that led to Blonsky, father Carl and former America’s Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden being brought up on assault charges. Blonsky says that Golden started the violent incident when Blonsky asked her not to point her finger in her face. “That’s when she stood up, pulled her arm all the way back and said, ‘F— you, you white b—-.’ And she closed her fist and punched me,” Blonsky claims. She says that Golden’s claim that Carl Blonsky punched her mother is “absolute lies.”

TMZ is reporting that Jamie Lynn Spears is NOT pregnant, despite recent reports. The website cites “unimpeachable” sources have informed that Britney’s little sister is not following up the recent birth of daughter Maddie Brian with another pregnancy. OK! magazine also concurs that Spears is not pregnant.

People reports that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says that he’s unable to fully quit smoking. “There have been a couple of times during the campaign when I fell off the wagon and bummed one, and I had to kick it again,” Obama tells Men’s Health magazine in an interview. “But I figure, seeing as I’m running for president, I need to cut myself a little slack.”

TMZ reports that laid up New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady underwent surgery on Monday in Los Angeles to repair the torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. The star athlete, who dates supermodel Gisele Bundchen, was injured in September and is on the Patriots injured list this season.