A new Vanity Fair article about
's "post–White House escapades" has made at least two bold-faces a little irate. A lawyer for
, who currently stars in the Broadway musical
, said in a statement released yesterday that the story, which reported that the actress had been "visiting" with Clinton in California, "insinuates that Ms. Gershon has had an inappropriate sexual relationship with President Clinton. This is absolutely false."
A day earlier, Clinton lashed out at VF. In a video posted by the Huffington Post, Clinton calls writer Todd Purdum "sleazy," "dishonest," "slimy" and one invective not suited for a family paper. Clinton said the VF piece is "part of the national media's attempt" to ruin his wife, Hillary's, presidential campaign. The former president's rep later admitted that Clinton's "language . . . was inappropriate and he wishes he had not used it."
Papa Lohan vs. Mama Lohan
The custody dispute between
parents is far from over.
yesterday complained in a Long Island court that his ex-wife,
, has not allowed Michael to have his agreed-upon number of visits with their two youngest kids,
, 14, and
, 11. According to the New York Daily News, Michael also claims that Dina gets drunk in front of the kids - and that she's mean to her puppy. Family Court Judge
said the two sides were attempting to work out a resolution and that they are due back in court on July 14.
'Survivor' at the Supreme Court?
, 47, is appealing his tax evasion conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Hatch, who is better known to fans as Annoying Naked Guy (he was nude for most of the season), was sentenced to more than four years in prison in '06 for not paying taxes on the $1 mil he won on Survivor's debut season.
His lawyer, Michael Minns, says that when Hatch found out there was cheating on the show, he was told by a producer that his taxes would be paid if he kept quiet. CBS denies the claim.
Hatch needs survivor's luck: The Supreme Court hears a tiny percentage of the appeals it receives.
Laurels for Q. Jones and Colbert
and four other scholars and artists were awarded honorary doctorates yesterday by Princeton University's president
Shirley M. Tilghman
as part of the university's 261st commencement ceremony.
Jones, his official citation reads, "has opened up our musical world and provided the soundtrack for an integrated universe born out of the Civil Rights era."
A day earlier, political genius Stephen Colbert was on campus to receive the Great Princeton Class of 2008 Understandable Vanity Award.
"You can change the world," he told the students. "Please don't do that, OK? Some of us like the way things are now."
Smiles for Jessica Simpson
The latest issue of Dear Doctor: Dentistry & Oral Health Magazine, the sexiest dentistry mag this side of the Atlantic, features cover girl
. USAToday.com says the golden-tressed Jess is featured in the mag for her work with Operation Smile, a nonprofit that treats kids for facial deformities. Jess, who went to Kenya with the organization, says that "to witness the truly miraculous transformations in the lives of so many desperate needy children was both powerful and personally rewarding."
The Peas pitch in to help
The Black Eyed Peas
were scheduled to play a private concert last night at the Shanghai Concert Hall to raise money for victims of the recent China earthquake. But the show, which had been planned long in advance, didn't start out as a benefit: It was meant to promote beverage companies Chivas Brothers and Pernod Ricard China.
Larson devastated by Clooney
FoxNews.com reports that the
split was anything but mutual. Citing anon sources, Fox News says Clooney dumped SL out of the blue. "She thought they were getting married. Instead, she got dumped," Fox quotes "a friend" as saying. "She's really upset. Devastated."
Hulk's son to remain in isolation
A Florida judge yesterday denied a request by
's jailed 17-year-old son to be removed from solitary confinement because the isolation is causing him "unbearable anxiety."
Nick Bollea is serving eight months in county jail in Clearwater for causing a crash that seriously injured a friend. Authorities say he is segregated from other inmates because he's a minor, even though he was tried as an adult.
A conviction for Bardot
French film icon
was convicted yesterday in a Paris court of provoking discrimination and racial hatred and was ordered to pay a $23,325 fine.
Bardot, 73, must also pay $1,555 in damages to MRAP, a leading French anti-racism group, which last year filed a lawsuit over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who has since been elected to the presidency.
In the letter, Bardot attacked the Muslim community, writing that France is "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us." Bardot has four previous convictions for inciting racial hatred.
Tatum: Drug bust saved me
A day after she was busted for buying crack in Manhattan, former child actor
told New York Post columnist
that she's grateful police stopped her. "Just when I was about to . . . wreck my life, the cops came and saved me! I was saved by the bell, by the guys in the Seventh Precinct," she said. O'Neal, 44, said she hopes to celebrate a year of sobriety July 10. The
thesp, who was charged with a misdemeanor, is due in court July 28.
Michelle Monaghan expecting her first
Made of Honor
expect their first baby together this fall.
Roots to rock TLA
will hold a special jam session at the TLA, 334 South St., at 11 p.m. Friday, on the eve of Saturday's Roots Picnic. The show also will feature
The Randy Watson Experience
. Tix go on sale today at noon. Info: 215-336-2000 or
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