E! is reporting that David Duchovny has checked himself into a rehab facility for sex addiction. Duchovny stars in and won a Golden Globe for his acting in Californication, a Showtime series coincidentally about a writer whose sex life is out of control. It makes you wonder about his casting on the series, which came first, the role or the addiction? Is he acting at all? Or perhaps the rehab’s just a bit of research for the role?
All signs seems to say that, unfortunately, the addiction is real. Interviews given by Duchovny and wife of 11 years, Tea Leoni, have mentioned and denied the rumor of his sex addiction. Leoni told Elle magazine in 1998: “David was accused of being a sex addict. Which I always found very exciting. And then I found out it wasn’t true.” [Photo: Getty Images]
Gossip Girl contains more sex, drinking and rehab than most high schoolers normally experience, which has been a cause for concern among parents and critics alike. The CW network decided to turn some of its harshest criticism into a cheeky, dark ad campaign that at first seems like a parody, until you realize all the quotes used in it are real. Skanky scenes of Serena or Blair are tagged with lines like “Mind-blowingly inappropriate! – Parents Television Council.”
But the show’s creator Josh Schwartz isn’t a fan of the ads. Though he’s responsible for the show’s content, he tells New Yorkmagazine: “The network came up with that, and I just stand back. I don’t want anything to do with it … It’s like, ‘What am I doing?’ It’s bad. It feels bad. It’s wrong. When you drive by a poster for your show and it says, ‘Every parent’s nightmare,’ you have mixed feelings.”
To be honest, we think every parent’s nightmare would have been The O.C. – if your kid was Mischa Barton, an alcoholic sometimes-lesbian whose mom screwed your high school boyfriend, and then you were killed in a fiery car wreck – that seems more nightmarish.
For two weeks, our attention was turned to the Water Cube and the Bird’s Nest to watch the best athletes in the world compete in the Olympics. Each night, it was a couple hours of swimming or volleyball and then off to bed we went. It never dawned on us though what the Olympians themselves do after hours. Turns out, they do each other.
This information comes courtesy of Matthew Syed, a one-time Olympian-turned-commentator who regales those of us unable to be at the games with tales of medal-worthy horndoggery among the athletes. Syed tells the New York Post:
“Olympic athletes have to display an unnatural – and, it has to be said, wholly unhealthy – level of self-discipline in the build-up to big competitions. How else is this going to manifest itself than with a volcanic release of pent-up hedonism?. . .[It was] a common sight to see recently knocked-out athletes gorging on Magnums and McDonald’s, swilling alcohol and, of course, shagging like crazy.”
Basically, it sounds a lot like college, but with a lower percentage of body fat and no hacky-sackers. The romance du jour is between Michael Phelps and Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice, who were spotted sucking face last week after apparently false rumors circulated that he was getting it on with swimmer Amanda Beard and/or model Lily Donaldson.
We kind of thought Linda Hogan and Charlie Hill would have a short-lived romance. But the pair, who hooked up about six months after Linda and Hulk Hogan divorced, have been together all summer long. Don’t forget: she’s 48, he’s 19. Not to mention the two were introduced through Linda’s son, Nick, who was Charlie’s high school buddy. Seems illegal, right? It’s not. Regardless, we’re ranking them near the top of our Scandalous Meter.
Hollywood’s skankiest came out last night for the opening of the new Apple Lounge, and the lady-on-lady couplings were in full effect. Scandalist fave Lindsay Lohan cropped topped her way on the red carpet to join Samantha Ronson, while camera-hog Tila Tequila showed up with her current gal pal and LiLo ex, Courtenay Semel. We’ve got both of the penis-free pairs below – feel free to pick a favorite to obsess over. (Are crop tops going to be a trend? Someone let us know so we can order an ab buster to hide in our closet.)
“I grew up in a really small town called Wigan [England], where I was a quiet, well-behaved little girl.” So says former church girl Nikki Jayne, who pulled a 180 by moving to California to be “the best adult film star that there is” within three years. Now that’s an ambitious (or is it sinful?) goal, and Nikki might have the talent (or is it a lack of scruples?) to pull it off. She has signed an exclusive deal with Vivid Entertainment, the giant adult film studio that distributed Kim Kardashian‘s sex tape and boasts a roster of elite porn stars including Jenna Jameson and Tera Patrick. It seems that people in the porn biz are buzzing that Nikki likes to be shocking and do “nasty gonzo sex.” We have no idea what this means, but we’re guessing that it’s sick. We’re also guessing that it’s only a matter of time before Nikki Jayne is a household name and Angelina Jolie is calling to get her advice movie roles.
If you were paying attention during the Olympics last night, you might have caught a little video piece on French swimmer Laure Manaudou. She snagged a gold medal in Athens in 2004, but is best known for her, uh, ‘work’ out of the pool. In 2006 Laure fell in love with Italian swimmer Luca Marin, and very publicly left her coach and country to train – and bone – in Italy. “Between Italy and France,” she announced, “I have chosen Luca Marin, the love of my life. I want to live with him and have a baby.”
Except that didn’t totally work out as planned. The Italian club she joined in Turin kicked her out for “a lazy attitude,” and she and Marin broke up in the middle of the European Championships last December, where, after fighting in front of their teammates and the press, she threw her engagement ring in the pool. Voila! Adding to the scandal were the slew of naked pics (and a video) of Manaudou that leaked onto the web just hours later. The culprit remains unknown and Marin denies being involved, but you know, it sure as hell doesn’t make him look good.
To make matters worse, Marin is now dating Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini, who is a world record holder and is competing against Manaudou in the Olympics this summer. Pellegrini now trains under Manaudou’s ex-coach and beat her world record – today! – in the 200 meter freestyle.
If you can handle more of the drama, check out pics of all three sexed up swimmers below. And those naked pics – NSFW of course – can be found here.
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.
In addition to being a philandering jerk, turns out former Presidential hopeful John Edwards also has crap taste in the ladies. Newsweek reporter Jonathan Darman shares several discussions he had with Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter, a former webisode producer for Edwards’ campaign, that state she was prone to “new age jargon” and talked smack about Elizabeth, Edwards’ cancer-battling wife and mother of four.
Darman, who first met Hunter in 2007 and observed a certain stalker-esque tendency about her, told him that she was working with Edwards to help him “[tap] into…his potential.” She called Edwards a “transformational leader,” like Gandhi and Martin Luther King. As for Elizabeth Edwards, Hunter said she “does not give off good energy” and promised Darman “someday the truth about her is going to come out.”
Hunter also told the reporter that she wanted to pitch a television show to Sex and the City producers about women who “help” men by having affairs with them, to get them out of failing marriages. She might want to change that pitch to ruining any chance at a political career and destroying families. [Photo: Getty Images]
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.