WATCH - RYAN GOSLING TO THE RESCUE: Actor RYAN GOSLING played the hero on the mean streets of New York City the other day.

While on his way home from grocery shopping, Gosling came across two men brawling over a painting in the middle of an intersection, and jumped in, physically restraining one of them to diffuse the situation.

Watch the video caught by a bystander who then threw the whole thing up on Youtube. You can even hear even the excitement when the woman and her friends realize the good Samaritan is "the guy from The Notebook!"

Gosling appears out of nowhere in a striped tank top and baseball hat about :38 seconds in ...

Word is Ryan separated the two men and then took them over to the side to find out what happened. They once again began to argue, when, according to the witness, Gosling finally asked the painter, “how much is the painting?” After being told it cost $10, “Ryan gave him a $20 and said, 'Does this cover what the man owes you?' The painter thanked him and said yes. Ryan said ‘good,’ and continued on his way

BABY POOP - GARNER PREGNANY RUMORS CONFIRMED: We told you so!!! After months of rumor and speculation, and subsequent denials JENNIFER GARNER and BEN AFFLECK have announced that they are expecting their third child.

No word, however, on a due date. The couple already have two daughters, Violet, 5, and Sophia, 2. Garner's rep previously denied pregnancy rumors in May when this picture hit the 'net ...

And again in July when this picture was the subject of speculation ...

BABY POOP - NATALIE PORTMAN: NATALIE PORTMAN has emerged!!! Two months after giving birth to Aleph, Portman was spotted out and about in NYC totally owning her post-baby belly ...

BABY POOP - MARIAH CAREY SHOWS US HER PIC: MARIAH CAREY tweeted this picture of herself jogging with five of her Jack Russells. It's Mariah's way of showing off her post pregnancy weight loss ...

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SHOW BIZ PHOTO LINKS: DAVID BECKHAM hiked up his shorts tight around his down there parts during a soccor game over the weekend revealing the Becks Bulge.

2. LINDSAY LOHAN stole something at KIM KARDASHIAN'S wedding: PIPPA MIDDLETON'S look. The eagle-eyed fashionistas at"People" magazine noticed the white dress Lindsay wore was the same style as the green dress Pippa wore to the Royal Wedding.

ON THIS DAY IN TABLOID HISTORY: On this Day in 2007, a four months pregnant NICOLE RICHIE turns up at the L.A County jail to start serving her three-day jail term for driving under the influence, and is out 82 minutes later.

Richie was arrested on Dec. 11, 2006, after witnesses reported seeing her black Mercedes-Benz SUV headed the wrong way on a freeway in Burbank. The California Highway Patrol later said they found her parked in the car-pool lane.

R.I.P.: Nick Ashford, who with his wife and partner Valerie Simpson, penned such Motown classics as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "You're All I Need to Get By" and "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," and as the performing duo Ashford and Simpson had the Top 20 hit "Solid" in 1984, died of throat cancer yesterday in New York.

He was 70. The couple was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.