Oprah's Mom Doesn't Know Her Number; McGee Caught In Nazi Tattoo Lie

  • In her new unauthorized Oprah Winfrey tell-all, Kitty Kelly claims that Oprah’s mother Vernita, “Buys $500 hats, and she has a very good life financially, but she can’t reach Oprah. Oprah will not give her mother her telephone number.”
  • Another source told Radar, “The assistant tells Oprah what her mother wants and then the assistant calls Vernita back and tells her what Oprah said,” though occasionally Oprah will speak to her mother directly. [Radar]
  • Shania Twain will star in a reality show on Oprah Winfrey‘s new network called, Why Not? With Shania Twain about moving on after her marriage collapsed. She tells Oprah, “This is a very personal experience that I think is important to share. This is an experience of recovery. I was in a very deep, dark slump, and I needed to find a way to get myself out of it. I had to force myself back out into life, back out into experiencing things.” [People]
  • Kate Major says she doesn’t want to have a child before she gets married and Michael Lohan was, “joking around when he said we were working on it four times a day. We wouldn’t even consider children until after we are married.” She adds, “Michael only wants one more child so I am hoping I get pregnant with twins so I can have two at one time – so he won’t have a choice.” [Star]
  • Dr. Drew Pinksky, who is not treating Lindsay Lohan, says, “If she were my daughter, I would pack her car full with illegal substances, send her on her way, call the police, and make sure she was arrested. I would make sure she was not allowed to get out of jail. I would then go to the judge and make sure she was ordered to a minimum of a three year sobriety program.” [Radar]
  • About 30 of Corey Haim‘s close friends gathered at a restaurant last night in lieu of a memorial service. “It was like a reunion,” says Kristy Swanson. “Robyn Lively brought tons of old pictures – lots of people with crazy hair and funny clothes, and people gave [Haim’s mom] Judy gifts. I had a picture of me with Corey on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I gave that to her. There were no speeches, just lots of picture taking, talking and sharing pictures of our kids.” [People]
  • Tiger Woods asked Elin Nordegren to go on a family vacation with him after the Masters, but she refused. “Instead, she’s planning her own trip away. And Tiger is not invited on that trip,” says a source. [Radar]
  • The plane flying taunting banners overhead while Tiger Woods played at the Masters was grounded today after the FAA performed a “ramp check” and found a “number of mechanical issues.” The anonymous pilot says they just found a worn-out tag on the seat belts, but he’s looking for another plane he can use to continue harassing Tiger. [TMZ]
  • Charles Barkley attacked Billy Payne, who runs the Masters, on Fox Sports Radio for criticizing Tiger Woods about his sex scandal saying, “You got this punk ass Billy Payne who goes on TV … for him to get on there and act like he’s all Uncle Tom, he’s the master on the plantation, that piss me off… I wish somebody would just walk up to him and punch him in his face.” [TMZ]
  • Joslyn James says Tiger Woods has an “addiction to lying” but she wishes him well at the Masters. She adds, “I went out of my way to please him in the bedroom. I went that extra mile, that extra step.” [UPI]
  • Michelle McGee filed a legal document related to her custody battle in which she says, “The child block magnets spelling ‘white power’ was NOT of my doing. Friends of Shane’s did this and gave the picture to Shane upon HIS requested (sic) so he could use it against me in court.” She also denies that she shows her children how to do the “Nazi salute” and that she has a swastika tattoo, but TMZ reports, “We’ve seen a swastika tattoo so close to her genital area we can’t show it.” [TMZ]
  • Radar however, can show this closely cropped picture of the tattoo in question: [Radar]
  • A San Diego exotic car dealer let Michelle McGee trade in her BMW for a slightly used Maserati because he think she’s a good spokesperson. [TMZ]
  • Marilyn Manson says, “I’m starting to feel that people are saying I’m Lady Gaga and also that Jesse James woman. I’m starting to feel insulted, ’cause I don’t want to look like either one of them.” He adds that he means no disrespect to Lady Gaga saying, “I think she’s very funny and creative. I did a remix with her.” [E!]
  • The Texas Medical Board has prohibited Dr. Conrad Murray from administering Propofol or any other heavy sedative medication. [TMZ]
  • There have been reports that Robert Pattinson will star as Kurt Cobain in an upcoming biopic and Courtney Love wants Scarlett Johansson to play her, but Courtney’s manager says, “That’s an amazing story, and the first I’ve heard of any of this. They manage to fit pretty much everyone in Hollywood into an article without one fact check and include a ‘My First Photoshop’ job as a ‘mock up’ to boot!” [Spin]
  • Charlie Sheen may be filming his final episode of Two and a Half Men today. He released a statement saying, “All of the numbers reported in the press are false. Claims from ‘inside sources’ regarding offers from the studio as well as my salary, on their best day, are without merit. Approaching the start of the current season and as far back as June ‘09, I submitted my terms for season eight to Warner Bros. and CBS respectfully… If tonight’s show is the end for me as Charlie Harper, so be it. Another journey has begun. I take from the experience 161 shows filled with a kaleidoscope of amazing experiences, memories, friendships and gratitude. I remain humbly inspired.” [People]
  • French pop star Benjamin Biolay is suing a TV news channel for violating his privacy by reporting rumors that he’s having an affair with first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. [AFP]
  • A magazine editor who worked with Katie Price on a photo shoot says she’s “the worst celebrity I have dealt with” and she treats her husband Alex Reid “just like a puppy on a lead.” [Daily Mail]
  • Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein are expecting a baby this summer. [Daily Front Row]
  • James Van Der Beek confirmed that girlfriend Kimberly Brook is pregnant on Twitter writing, “Yes, it’s true – the woman I love and I are expecting our first child.” [Access Hollywood]
  • Mandy Moore will guest star on the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy. [E!]
  • Jenny McCarthy is closing her school for autistic children, Teach2Talk Academy. “Jenny and her partner at the Academy, Sarah Scheflen, had different visions for the school and made a decision to go their separate ways,” said Jenny’s rep. “Both intend to continue on in this important mission. Sarah and Jenny really enjoyed their time working at the Academy and feel honored that they were able to provide such high quality early intervention services to so many children with autism and other developmental disabilities.” [Fox News]
  • Taylor Momsen has been booted from several episode of Gossip Girl‘s next season for “creative” reasons. [EW]
  • Jersey Shore executive producer SallyAnn Salsano reports that Snooki now “has a few streaks but the poof is very much alive and almost a couple of inches bigger than it was last year, oddly enough. With her poof, she’s almost standing at 5 feet right now.” [LAT]
  • The sister of Monica Beresford-Redman, the murdered wife of former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, says, “I know he was having an affair. And [Monica] found out… I’m sure now [that he killed her]. There were witnesses who heard someone screaming and calling for help.[Bruce] also has scratches on his arm.” [Radar]
  • When Ellen DeGeneres asked about Nicollette Sheridan‘s lawsuit against Marc Cherry, Eva Longoria-Parker said, “The only thing I can say is we don’t have a hostile set, and Marc’s really nice, and Nicollette’s a nice girl, too.” How nice. [People]
  • Lauren Hutton says Dennis Hopper is still full of life. “I saw Dennis a month ago, he had great…it was Dennis – right in the eyes!” she said.”He has incredible will. He has a couple of more [chemotherapy sessions] to go through…He’s pretty extraordinarily strong.” [Access Hollywood]
  • When asked if she’s considered having a child with Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore said, “We talk about it and it’s something that we would like. He’s an amazing father to my daughters already, so I have no doubt that if it’s in our future, it would be another incredible part of our journey together.” [People]
  • Kenny Chesney recently went on his first vacation to Italy. “We went to Capri, Positano and a little town called Ravello. I ate a lot of bread, drank a lot of wine and ate some really good cheese. And it was great. It’s somewhere I’ve wanted to go my whole life, but I never afforded myself the time to do things like that. Now it’s one of my favorite places in the world.” [People]
  • Matthew Broderick says he’s seen Sex and the City 2 and “It’s wonderful, but if I were to say anything about it, I think a shot would ring out and I would collapse right here on the red carpet.” [People]
  • In a new interview about being the spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, Jennifer Hudson refused to trash her old body and said she didn’t feel pressure from producers to be thinner. “Again, I’m just as comfortable now as I was however many pounds ago, however many sizes ago,” said Hudson. “I never really felt pressure to say, ‘OK, I need to be a size 2, a size 0. Idon’t want to be that, and I will never be that. And that’s fine with me. So it was never, ‘OK I need to be this because this is the way Hollywood says you’re supposed to be.'” [Us]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow says that while she was filming Love Don’t Let Me Down, “I was so bad with the food and alcohol in Nashville. If you saw me naked [now] compared to what I looked like when I did Iron Man 2, when I was exercising every day – I’ll get it back together, but I’ve never eaten so much fried food and white flour in my life, ever.” [People]
  • Reporters asked Gwyneth Paltrow‘s mother Blythe Danner about Gwyneth says she has a mean side in a recent interview. Blythe said, “Well, I still haven’t seen it, but I guess we all have the potential.” [Us]
  • Dr. Dre on why he’s in the headphone business: “The digital revolution … that’s where it went terribly, terribly wrong. In every other field of entertainment it’s improved the quality. In music it’s degraded the quality. The files are bad, the computers sound bad. And the headphones sound bad. So we started with headphones. You wouldn’t go and buy a DVD of Avatar and play it on a portable television. People are listening to music through the equivalent of portable televisions.” [Reuters]
  • “Infidelity is not a deal-breaker for me. We’re all born sexual beings. I myself am not someone with a very high libido. I don’t require sex for happiness – I need companionship. I need a partner I can depend on, that I can love and grow with. But I do understand the nature of these men I’ve been with, and men in general. They have a need to chase.” — Erykah Badu [Telegraph]
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