More bad news for Roman Polanski – another woman has come forward to accuse the famous director of sexual misconduct, all while he’s still trying to make his 1977 rape charges disappear. Charlotte Lewis, an actress who appeared in the 1986 Polanski film Pirates when she was sixteen years old, gave a press conference today alongside her lawyer, Gloria Allred. Lewis revealed that as a teen, Polanski forced himself on her. In her statement, she said:
“[Polanski] sexually abused me in the worst possible way when I was just 16. He knew [how old I was] when he met me and forced himself upon me in his apartment in Paris. He took advantage of me and I have lived with the effects of his behavior ever since it occurred. I’ve traveled to the U.S. at my own expense to make sure that justice is finally done and that Mr. Polanski gets what he deserves. All I want is justice.”
It is unclear what kind of legal action Lewis and Allred plan to take against Polanski, but Lewis said she was eager to testify him, which might only strengthen the case to get him extradited to the U.S.
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You’d think that Russell Brand wouldn’t have to have people helping bring in women for him to sleep with – he did land Katy Perry, after all (on his own, we assume). But in an interview with Playboy magazine, Brand reveals that before he met his bride-to-be, his sexual appetite was so big (ugh, ew) that he had a “team ” finding women for him. He said “When I was at my most promiscuous, I was like a charging locomotive. My selection process was outsourced. I had a team of experts who took care of finding women for me. They had very specific instructions. It was as if I was talking to a wine steward – ‘I’m looking for something French, a bit fruity, smells of oak.’” As for Perry, she’s crisp, lingers on the palate, and has a clean finish.
Brand did a stint in sex rehab though to reform his man-slutty ways and he has a new outlook. “I’ve reached a point in my life where I understand empirically that this is not the answer,” he told the magazine. “When you sleep with loads of women, it becomes a bit pointless and futile.” Glad he learned this before the wedding. Sounds like he could give Matt Lauer some advice on how to keep it in his pants, Lauer could use it.
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This just keeps getting messier and messier. A certain Jason Pfeiffer claimed to be Michael Jackson‘s lover last week, telling the whole world about the supposed love fest in an interview with Extra magazine. Pfeiffer is Dr. Arnold Klein‘s office manager, who may remember as MJ’s BFF and physician.
The deal is… why? Why come out now? Why at all? There’s no point even going there considering Klein’s been blabbing about the star’s private life to everyone. Klein told TMZ about Jackson and his right hand man, “Was he gay? Yes.” and added that the alleged two-month relationship was the only gay relationship the King of Pop ever had. And the Benedict Arnold doesn’t feel he’s done anything wrong because he felt MJ wasn’t trying to hide his sexuality. But how about respecting a dead man’s privacy?
Of course, they’ve ended up pissing off quite a few peep’s. Michael’s dad, Joe Jackson, is livid, as is Michael’s brother Jermaine Jackson. Some folks are taking it to the next level…with death threats! They’ve both had to hire bodyguards and Pfeiffer’s had to constantly be on the move. Crazy fans have walked up to his home and even traced him down at friends’ houses. Threats, like a voice mail message that said, “I’m gonna put a bullet in your heads”, have been bombarding their office phone, fax and email.
That’s not cool at all, but what did they expect? One of the most popular figures in musical history is going to have hardcore fans. And did they really think their news wasn’t going to make some sort of splash? Oh wait… of course they did, and now the water’s getting way too hot to handle.
Attagirl Lindsay! This is such a fantastic way to revive your career. Playing Linda Lovelace in a film that’s the porn star featured in 1972′s infamous Deep Throat is a genius move. Forget the fact that you’re playing an adult film actress and you’ve already played a stripper once. You’re in a movie again! Your parents will be so proud (maybe this is what you and Dina were toasting at Chateau Marmont last night?). Oh wait – first you need to avoid going to jail, eh Lindsay? Then you need to get to the point where you can actually see your dad Michael Lohan without a police escort. But hey – this is progress!
This may seem like just another page in LL’s very own gossip bestseller, Lindsay’s BFF/photographer Tyler Shields says there’s some truth to this tidbit. E Online confirmed the report after Shields told them he spoke to film’s director Matthew Wilder. He stated, “[Wilder] contacted me and asked me if I would do the promos for the movie.” Looks like La Lohan’s really going to be lovin’ up the screen with this one. It’s called, most aptly, “Inferno.”
Oh and just so you know, Lovelace eventually did leave the adult movie business and became an antipornography activist. Hear that, Lindsay?
While Rihanna very well could have been on the hunt for her next provocative performance get-up, we’re siding with the much juicier possibility that she hit up a Paris sex shop for herself and/or boyfriend Matt Kemp. Lonely RiRi was in Paris shooting the video for her next (very lusty) single, “Te Amo.” Sneak peek of the video below, as well as more shots of the horny star browsing the Parisian goods. [Photo: Splash News]
It’s finally going down! While Tiger Woods is partying at Nickelback concerts in Orlando, Florida, Elin‘s in Stockholm, Sweden remodeling her home so it’s ready for her kids. An insider source says, “It’s a 100% happening. Elin and her Mom met with a lawyer before they went to Sweden.” And that wasn’t all that was said. The source went on to reveal, “Elin and the kids are out there visiting with [Elin's] family in Stockholm. She is definitely planning on spending a lot of time there — they are gutting it. She and the kids are going to be spending most of the summer there. Without Tiger.”
About the divorce itself, the word was, “It’s going to take a long time to go through. [But] she will go through with it. She is all about being a mom. She will do it slowly and carefully.” It’s about time Elin took some action and made Tiger squirm.
Here she is, America’s scorned sweetheart Sandra Bullock, looking every bit the shafted wife of a cheating poon-hound while out for a hike in Northern California. Sandy just happened to be out for a wilderness stroll, pondering the meaning of love and life without her wedding ring, when – looky there! – a cameraman from Getty popped out from behind an evergreen and snapped a pic. Er, not so fast.
According to Page Six, Sandra and her team of PR vultures arranged the exclusive shoot with the photo house, successfully spurning the paparazzi and starting a bidding war among tabloids and celebrity talk shows. Entertainment Weekly walked away with the pics and a $60,000 hole in their pocket.
Well played, Sandra! We hope you and your divorce lawyers take down Jesse James in a similarly planned and precise manner. Screw attempting to play up that Oscar (which is surely worthless after Tattoo F*ck Fest 2010), his suffering = your refurbished image!
Last night Tila Tequila continued the promotional/running-her-mouth tour for TilaTequilaOMG at NYC club Greenhouse. She serenaded the audience with a performance of her new single, “I F*cked The DJ” while showing anyone with eyes and/or cameras her nude panties, butt cheeks, and cleavage aplenty. Oh Tila, there are no limits to your trashiness. [Photos: Getty Images]
We’re bizarrely smitten with the Beckhams. Maybe we just think David is hot, or maybe it’s because in the movie version of our life, the end credits would have “Spice Up Your Life” playing over them, but we can’t get enough of the Tom Cruise-lovin’, smoldering, artificially-colored power couple. Especially when Victoria decides to put away her pout and actually joke around.
People has compiled some of Posh’s best quotes and we’re kind of impressed with this one we haven’t heard before, where she describes her hubby’s, um, endowment, in an Armani ad. She says “He does have a huge one, though. He does. You can see it in the advert. It is all his. It is like a tractor exhaust pipe!” And here we thought Victoria was blissfully unaware of anything remotely having to do with tilling of soil, common people, etc. And also, wow. [Photo: Getty Images]
Ladddddddies! Are you in the mood to make out with a grandfather? Do you want to date a guy with his own private church and a lust for liquor? You’re in luck! Yesterday both Larry King and Mel Gibson apparently became single after parting ways from their current lady loves. Oh universe, how you provide for us!
Serial husband Larry King is the first bachelor up for a new romance. The 76-year-old hunk of aging love is splitting with his 7th wife, Shawn Southwick, after 13 years together. Because no divorce can be drama free, Shawn is accusing the CNN host of cheating on her with her sister, who calls the accusations “ludicrous.” Says Shannon Engeman, “I did not have an affair with Larry. He’s been like a father to me.” Er, right. Because he’s 76 years old.
Mel Gibson is also newly single, after allegedly splitting from baby mamma Oksana Grigorieva after a year or so together. Apparently the pair, who have a baby daughter together, “just drifted apart,” which is what tends to happen when you get together with your mistress.
Get in line girls!