Heidi Accuses Hills Creator Of Sexual Harassment; RPatz Cheats With Leighton

  • Heidi Montag is accusing Hills creator Adam Divello of sexually harassing her according to sources, who say the abuse went down in the months after her plastic surgery extravaganza and involved Divello repeatedly touching her “ass cheeks and lower back.”
  • “Tension on the set of The Hills has truly escalated in the last few weeks and Spencer and Heidi are very close to bringing legal action against the show,” says a an insider who adds, “Adam can get away with that with the Audrinas and Kristins of reality TV but not with Heidi! He is a pervert and a creep. The other girls don’t feel they can’t defend themselves because they are afraid they will lose their job if they talk about the man’s workplace behavior. Heidi will not tolerate sexual assault in the workplace!” [Perez]
  • Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt announced they bought a puppy from a pet store near Camp Pendleton “to commemorate the best day of our lives [spent] with the American heroes that are the men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps.” The dog is named Sgt. Major. Kasal after an Iraq war hero they met during their trip. [People]
  • Here’s a photo of Kayden Nguyen, the woman accusing Steven Seagal of sexual assault, that was submitted along with her application to be his “executive assistant.” [TMZ]
  • The sheriff’s department in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, when Kayden Nguyen claims the assault took place, will hold a press conference tomorrow about Steven Seagal. [TMZ]
  • Is Robert Pattinson hooking up with Leighton Meester? A source says, “He ducked out of [Leighton]’s building and hopped into a waiting car. He apparently spent the night with Leighton, and didn’t want anyone to know! She’s having a texting romance with him, and is so into it. She talks with Rob almost daily.” [Perez]
  • As mentioned in Midweek Madness, Robert Pattinson‘s aunt Diana Nutley claims he’s snubbing his family. “It looks like we’re being frozen out. It’s funny how fame affects people. Never in a million years did I think this would happen!” she said. [The Sun]
  • A former high-ranking Scientology member is about to release a book that makes various accusations about Tom Cruise‘s tie to the religion, including that it broke up his marriage to Nicole Kidman. In Scientology: Abuse At The Top, Amy Scobee also claims Tom had a drug history he was worried would keep him out of the church, all of his household staffers are selected and paid for by Scientology, and a church member handling his finances was punished for losing him money. Tom’s letter has already sent out a letter denying Scobee’s claims and threatening legal action. [Radar]
  • Michelle McGee is doing a nightclub tour. The first stop is an event called “Bad Girl’s Night Out” at a Miami club. [TMZ]
  • Michelle McGee‘s ex-husband says of her public apology to Sandra Bullock, “I doubt that she means it – Michelle is more concerned about running around spending money and trying to be famous herself.” [Radar]
  • TMZ notes that Merilee Gerth, the former V.P. of West Coast Choppers who settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Jesse James for $725,000, is the mistress that looks “closest to Sandra Bullock so far.” [TMZ]
  • Radar has an e-mail Jesse James allegedly wrote to two men he was fighting with in which he uses gay slurs writing, “That’s right!…my place is ‘fucked up’..and the Two most ‘fucked up’ things about my place are gone now!…..Don’t worry though you 2 faggots will be fine!” Jesse continued. “Maybe Just Maybe? If you suck his dick real hard he might even put you guys on TV!…….” [Radar]
  • “I’ve got to work harder now than ever because I am a single mom,” said Kate Gosselin on the Today show. “In my heart I’m always in my kitchen, baking and cooking for my kids, and I’ll always be there. It’s a struggle to be here [in New York], to be anywhere. The emotion that you see is because I would rather be at home with them.” [People]
  • Don’t stop the sad violin music: Kate Gosselin also says, “I’m on covers of tabloids every week. It’s hurtful and it’s harmful, but I steer myself away from it and I know the truth and the people that know and love me know the truth… I wake up and check the news first thing in the morning to see what my day is gonna bring me today… What hell I’m gonna go through.” [Extra]
  • During his first live comedy show in Eugene, Oregon, Conan O’Brien made some light-hearted jokes about leaving NBC, but didn’t bash the network. “Lawyers are listening,” he said, then added under his breath, “I’m not kidding.” [Reuters]
  • A source “close to the couple” says of Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner, “He’s totally into her. That’s kind of surprising because Avril is totally not his type. But it’s definitely not a publicity stunt.” Um, did somebody suggest it was? [X17]
  • Brandon Davis says he didn’t make fun of his ex-girlfriend Mischa Barton about her weight on Twitter, and he doesn’t even have an account. “I would never say anything nasty about Mischa, especially about her weight,” he said. “I am pissed that someone stole my identity and started Twittering things.” [In Touch]
  • Paris Hilton says she and Doug Reinhardt haven’t broken up. “Can’t a girl have a night out in Las Vegas with her sister, without fake stories being posted. That story is a ridiculous lie. 100 per cent FALSE,” she Tweeted. [Perez]
  • Yet again, Star is claiming Tori Spelling is “skin and bones.” [Star]
  • Temporary custody of Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman‘s two children was awarded to his parents, and his murdered wife’s sister was granted visitation rights. [TMZ]
  • Patti LaBelle will be given an honorary doctorate from Temple University in her hometown of Philadelphia at commencement in May. [AP]
  • A creditor’s claim filed by 25-year-old Prince MIchael Malachi Jet Jackson asking for a paternity test has been rejected by Michael Jackson‘s estate along with several other claims. [TMZ]
  • Simon Fuller has resigned as director of the company Brand Beckham Limited, which handles David and Victoria Beckham‘s earnings and endorsements. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • FYI, today is Ricky Schroder‘s 40th birthday. [People]
  • While Tila Tequila played her new song “I Love My DJ” on Howard Stern’s radio show, people mocked her on Twitter saying, “I just want to cut my ears off right now. Jesus, God make it stop!” [CBS News]
  • Casting agents are trying to find new characters for Jersey Shore who are “bigger, bolder and more brazen,” than the current cast. [Radar]
  • Michael Bolton and Marla Maples are dating. [Perez]
  • Portia de Rossi is writing a memoir about her battle with anorexia and bulimia and marriage to Ellen DeGeneres. [Mediabistro]
  • Elizabeth Berkley‘s advice book for teens called ASK ELIZABETH: Real Answers to Everything You Secretly Wanted to Ask About Love, Friends, Your Body…And Life in General will be published this spring. [MTV]
  • Gerard Butler is going to Haiti this month with the non-profit Artists For Peace and Justice. In an message about the trip he writes, “For a good part of my life, I’ve been a bit of a rogue – not always living the best, healthiest, most responsible life. But I feel like I’ve turned myself around, gotten my personal life and career together, and I love what I do. Along with this contentment has come an increasing desire to give back to others.” [USA Today]
  • Ted Danson says, “You know what? I haven’t signed my taxes. I haven’t prepared my taxes since I was – good Lord, in my twenties. I’m really inept. I’m not good at that… I tried, and I think I was horrible at it. But I’ve had a business manager for a very, very, very long time, who I trust with my life.” [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Woody Allen says his next film You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger will be at Cannes, just not competing. He explains that he doesn’t like to compete, “I just like to go – my family likes to go to Cannes. They like the beach.” [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Ugh. Kim Cattrall says there may be more SATC movies on the way. “We’ll call time when there are no stories left to tell and that’s really the writer Michael Patrick King’s call.” she said. “The great thing about the Sex and the City series was that we didn’t stay too long. The fact that we’ve had this second life is amazing. But I’d hate for people to think,’Oh my god, there’s another one out there.'” [The Sun]
  • “I’ll always do television — television celebrates women. It’s where the best, richest roles for women are, period.” — Julianna Margulies [Popeater]
  • A source says Leona Lewis is “Ready to evolve her look and music. She wants her next album to be totally unexpected and different, like Rihanna’s and GaGa’s. They’re around her age and make the kind of exciting impact she wants to make. Leona’s latest album hasn’t done as well as she hoped and feels she has to step it all up.” [MTV UK]
  • Apparently there’s some feud going on between Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera. Akon, who signed Lady Gaga, says, “You are actually giving Christina too much credit. She always had her cool little look and way about how she went about things. But soon as Gaga came out everything switched up. Christina stepped out of her own shell to become something different. And the crazy thing is Christina is really talented. She has unlimited range when it comes to singing. Her voice is out of here. I just think she just needs to believe in herself more. I think sometimes she gets insecure because of all of the success Gaga has had not realizing that she was already successful before Gaga came out.” [Vibe]
  • “I think Lady Gaga is a wonderful artist and completely original and I like her costumes. Love it! Yes, I’d love to do a duet with her, complete with telephone hat too!” — Susan Boyle [Contact Music]
  • When asked how Justin Bieber did on SNL, Seth Meyers said, “That guy is a force of nature. He was really focused on doing a good job. We saw [during rehearsals] that he’d be able to handle a lot.” [People]
  • Sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks have formed a new band, the Court Yard Hounds, and will release their first album on May 4. [People]
  • Today Samuel L. Jackson met with young people from the poor Paris suburb of Bondy and told them, “When I was a small child… I actually believed I was a second-class citizen, but my parents believed very strongly in me getting a good education.” He added, “I never believed that in my lifetime there would be an African-American president. That was made possible because young people found out that their voice meant something… You are a voting bloc. You have the energy, the power to change the laws that need changing.” [AFP]
  • When asked about the rumors that he cheated on his wife Margherita with a stripper, Matthew Fox said, “The story is not true, and I’m not going to comment [further] on it.” He added, “Margherita and I have been best friends and best lovers. She’s the love of my life.” [People]
  • Jorge Garcia says of Lost, “There’s definitely a turning point about to happen. Right around the middle of the season, all those deja vu moments in the sideways timeline, you’ll see stuff come to a head and the whole season turns the corner. And stuff really gets interesting.” [LAT]
  • Henry Ian Cusick says, “When [Lost creator Carlton Cuse] told me about the possibility about coming back, I had no idea what they had in mind. The episodes that I’ve been given have all been great pieces of writing and great fun to play. But now that the show is coming to an end I will not have another Desmond-centric episode. I’m delighted that it ended on one like “Happily Ever After.” [N.Y. Magazine]
  • In the new issue of GQ Jake Gyllenhaal says of working with Heath Ledger, “He was very sensitive. He didn’t always have a sense of performance in his everyday life. He knew who he was. I think actors very often, they know how to present something, and that’s part of their job. I think he was just really sensitive. We often used to do a lot of things together, because people were very interested in him and I think we felt safe together.” [Just Jared]
  • Q: You’ve sung in Latin, you’ve referenced Thomas Mann, and your new album pays tribute to Shakespeare. What’s your beef with the 21st century? Rufus Wainwright: “I am a little slower in my percolations. I like examining what’s come before. But that said, I’m addicted to Real Housewives of Orange County and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I get sideswiped by the boobs, the hair, the butts, the jewels, the cars, the bad boys. And I love, love 50 Cent. I think he’s just the sexiest, and a brilliant writer. And I know he’s gay.” [Details]
  • Zoe Saldana says, “I’ve never really been that feminine. Look in my closet and you’ll see things that are elegant, sexy, tomboyish, sophisticated, beautiful, aggressive. It’s harsh. It’s a lot of black. Pretty is the last word you would think of … Sometimes, I have to give myself permission to be pretty.” [People]
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