Schwarzenegger Mistress Didn't Get Paid For Tabloid Tell-All

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When Mildred Baena appeared on the cover of Hello with her newly unblurred son, we assumed she was paid a hefty sum. However, she insists this wasn’t the case. “She gave the interview in order to set the record straight once and for all,” says her attorney. “Mildred was tired of people selling their lies to the media or claiming to speak for her when they do not.” Well that makes sense, since Hello is definitely a paper of record. So is it more noble to splash your child’s face on the cover of a tabloid for free, or is it just plain dumb to pass up that much cash? [E!]

ZOMGWTF. New York City’s upcoming mayoral race may pitt Alec Baldwin against his brother Stephen Baldwin. Thanks for disqualifying yourself, Weiner. This is going to be epic. (Bonus: Check out Stephen’s Alec impression at the link.) [Gothamist]

In a new interview, Crystal Harris insists the decision to call off her wedding to Hugh Hefner was mutual. “He said he was just doing this wedding for me, he thought that’s what I wanted. We’re both relieved,” says Crystal. By the by, she’s on the July cover of Playboy in a sexy Hef costume.[E!]

In what’s being viewed as a victory for Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre, Charlie Sheen‘s lawsuit over his firing from Two and a Half Men has been sent to arbitration. This means Chuckles won’t be able to drop his violent torpedos of nonsense in a court hearing. [Reuters]

  • A judge has denied Sam Lutfi‘s request for Britney Spears to undergo and independent psychological evaluation. He wants her to testify in his defamation suit against her family, but her conservators say she isn’t competent enough to give a deposition. (Though apparently she’s healthy enough to go on a world tour.) [E!]
  • The Oscars rules have changed once again! Recently the number of best picture nominees was increased to 10, but now there can be five to 10 nominees. If you’re confused, just wait it out; In a few years this will change again when the Academy decides younger viewers prefer another system. [NYT]
  • Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar’s divorce has been finalized. [Us]
  • Sean Penn had dinner with actress Garcelle Beauvais, so obviously they’re dating … or just talking about Haiti, where she was born. [E!]
  • Sly Stone pleaded not guilty to a cocaine possession charge today in L.A. [CNN]
  • James Franco shares some deep thoughts on his wardrobe: “I don’t wear shorts a lot; I have really pale legs. I wish I could wear shorts. I don’t look too great in tank tops, I just look weird. I wish I could sport those a bit more.” [N.Y. Mag]
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