Yay! We’re excited to post about the latest drama plaguing the Playboy mansion, just so we can stare at slutty pictures of the Girls Next Door. Apparently things have been getting a little crazy at chez Hugh Hefner, due to his recent interest in a Ukrainian model named Dasha Astafieva. The brunette hottie first appeared in a competition to score the cover of the nudie mag, and now Hef is apparently escorting her on photo shoots and holding her hand! You knowHolly Madison ain’t having that sh*t. A source tells the National Enquirer, “Dasha’s natural endowments and beauty stunned Hef. Dasha has upset the pecking order by pushing her way into Hef’s heart. The competition for his attention is really intense among the girls because of her.” [PerezHilton]
In other words, it’s cat bunny fight time.
For more of Dasha, feast your eyes on the video of her performing a bizarre backwards striptease, above.
Oh hello there, muscles. The USA mens 4x100m freestyle relay team clinched the gold metal last night, beating the pompous French team (who had trash talked our guys and promised to “smash” them in the competition) by just .08 seconds. World records were broken and gold medals were won, but our focus was elsewhere – mainly on every exposed American swimmer body part we could find. These dudes (Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak, Garrett Weber-Gale and Cullen Jones) are hot in regular clothes, but dripping wet and cheering in a half-torn off body suit contraption? Yes, please.
President Bush and clan are at the Olympics this week and from the looks of it, our Commander in Chief is having a grand ol’ time checking out some volleyball ass and raisin’ the roof alongside Mitt Romney and Bill Gates. Crazy faces? American flag? George Bush has got ‘em! Leadership skills and a good vocabulary? Not so much.
Heroes star Hayden Panettiere is now embroiled is some serious dysfunctional family drama, after her dad Alan was arrested at 3:00 AM this morning for domestic violence. He supposedly clocked the actress’s mom in the face after arguing over some dude Lesley Panettiere was chatting with at an event Hayden hosted on Sunday, claiming she was “disrespecting” him. Looks like he did a pretty good job of that himself! Papa Panettiere is now locked up and facing a $50,000 bail and a permanent reputation as a douchebag.
Before things got violent, Hayden stepped out with her much older boyfriend, Milo Ventimiglia, hosting a benefit for her beloved whales in Hollywood. Pics below. [TMZ]
Apparently we aren’t the only ones who think Gossip Girl is overrated - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 co-stars Blake Lively and America Ferrera appeared together on Good Day LA to plug their movie, and Blake got a little gushy while talking up her hit show, the teen sex-fest Gossip Girl. While she rattles on, America picks at her hands before rolling her eyes and throwing down a serious death stare at Blake. Our new hero America – who’s the star of her own hit, Ugly Betty - belongs on a Wheaties box for her moves. Clip above.
Well what do you know?! The National Enquirer was right: John Edwards has finally come forward to confess to cheating on his wife Elizabeth Edwards in 2006, with some blond lady named Rielle (pronounced Riley) Hunter. Hunter and Edwards apparently met in a bar in New York City, and she later produced videos for his campaign. Edwards spilled his shamed guts to ABC News last night, in an interview that conveniently aired at the same time as the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics. Smart move, Johnny! We’ve rounded up the most pertinent deets in the scandal below. Enjoy.
John Edwards has admitted to having an affair with Rielle Hunter, but says he did not father her child and wants to take a paternity test. We smell an Oprah ep!
The former Sentator and VP nominee blamed the affair on his narcissism, and not on his perfectly coiffed hair.
It hurts us to report this sad news: Bernie Mac, the hilarious and irreverent King of Comedy, has died in Chicago. He was just 50 years old. The comedian passed away after complications with pneumonia, and had been hospitalized in stable condition as recently as last week. The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 to 2006, earned him a Peabody Award, and he appeared in numerous films including the Ocean’s 11 franchise, Guess Who and Bad Santa. Yet he remains best known (at least to us) for his amazing stand up comedy, in which no topic – including our favorite tale of his sister’s kids eating “cookies and sh*t” – was off limits. He will be sorely missed. [People]
Nick Jonas broke Miley Cyrus‘ heart, guys! Instead of writing about it in her journal (or uh, blog), she’s telling the world about it, because that’s what Miley Cyrus loves to do. Judging from the list of things she did post-break up, it sounds like she’s blossoming into a miserable, bitter, moody teenager. How refreshing! “At first I bawled for a month straight…I was so sad,” she reveals. “I just went into this weird funk. And I dyed my hair black.”
She continues (talking to Seventeen magazine): “Nick wanted me to get highlights – and so I did that, and I got myself looking great. And then, on the day we broke up, I was like, ‘I want to make my hair black now – I don’t want to look pretty; I want to look hard-core.’”
Hey, at least she learned at 15 the most important lesson in all of womanhood: don’t change yourself to make some guy happy – especially when the dude in question primps more than you do. Also – though you’ll do this again sometime during your freshman year of college and when you turn 24 – refrain from dying your hair black when depressed. Just hit up the Haagen Das instead. [Us]
If there are still any questions lurking about whether these two are a couple, they should all come to a halt with the debut of Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson‘s matching Louis Vuitton luggage. I mean really – does it get more adorable and couple-y (and bourgie) than that? Apparently so – the pair has even be sporting matching tattoos – Sam got the same heart Lindsay has on her hand, and Linds is now rocking a red star similar to those an Samantha’s arm. Next up – one pair of leggings that the two share. Don’t ask how that’ll work – just trust us. [E! Online]