A LOT OF PEOPLE are having a tough time selling their homes at the moment, but it's not a down market that's stopping
(aka Curtis Jackson) from unloading his $2.4 million Long Island mansion.
It's a judge.
Fitty has been told he can't get rid of the Dix Hills property because the home, or what's left of the home, burned to the ground last month under suspicious circumstances.
Judge Carol Edmead has also ordered Fitty to put insurance proceeds in a trust account pending the outcome of his dispute with ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins.
Shaniqua says Fitty promised her a house a decade ago.
She and 10-year-old Marquise, her son with Fitty, were living in the house at the time, and Fitty wanted them out.
Our verdict: "Law & Order" will never run out of cases.
One prize, two parties!
Nothing like it has ever happened in Philadelphia and Tattle will leave it up to you to decide whether that's a good thing, but thanks to POPPORN.com and TLAraw.com, Tattle has two sets of passes for two to the "Party With Porn Stars Weekend" kicking off next Friday. Our two winners will each be able to bring a buddy to Club Risque Friday night, June 20, for an evening of special performances by Jessica Drake (pictured), Kaylani Lei, Ashlynn Brooke, Courtney Cummz and
Alektra Blue, all of whom will be dancing and partying and posing for pics from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The winners will also get to attend Saturday night's party at Old City's National Mechanics (national mechanics.com), where they can meet the stars and chat with adult film director Jack Napier. Winners will also get a gift bag of items we can't discuss without blushing.
To have a chance to win, all you have to do is write "I Want to Party with Porn Stars" in the subject line of an e-mail and include your name and phone number in the body of the e-mail plus 25 or fewer words on why you want to attend (keep it clean, fellas). Send the e-mail to
contest@ phillynews.com (no, there's no dinner). On Monday, we'll pick two winners. Only one entry per person and you must be 21 or over to enter. Good luck.
house's husband, Blake Fielder-Civil (although Civil may be inaccurate), beat up a pub landlord and then offered him $400,000 to keep quiet about the attack, a prosecutor said yesterday.
Prosecutor Sean Larkin said barman James King suffered a broken cheekbone in the June 2006 attack by Blake and some bloke - but was willing to accept money to spare them jail.
King is on trial for conspiring to pervert the course of justice - which we call obstruction of justice here because we're opposed to perverts of all types. He denies the charge, and says he was intimidated into withdrawing the assault claim.
Fielder-Civil pleaded guilty last week to perverting the course of justice, and also admitted assault.
News flash: Amy Winehouse's man is not a model husband.
* Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott are parents again.
Their second child is Stella Doreen McDermott, who weighed in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces at an L.A. hospital Monday, Spelling's publicist Meghan Prophet said via e-mail.
Stella joins her 14-month-old brother, Liam Aaron.
* Gennifer Flowers and Paula
Jones are offering Internet viewers the lurid details of encounters they claim they had with former President Bill Clinton - for $1.99 a pop.
Coincidentally, that's what they're worth.
* New York State is investigating Anne Hathaway's oft-troubled boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, a spokesman for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
The investigation surrounds the Follieri Foundation, a charity whose work includes vaccinating children in Third World countries.
The Foundation has not filed IRS tax-disclosure forms required from charities, according to a review of records by the Associated Press.
* R. Kelly, on trial for vaccinating
children his own way, told the judge in his child-pornography trial yesterday that he doesn't plan to testify in his own defense.
The jury wasn't in the room at the time.
Kelly's attorneys surprised courtroom observers by resting their case Monday. Over two days, Kelly's lawyers called 12 witnesses. One was a forensics expert, who testified there didn't appear to be a mole on the back of a man in a sex tape.
Defense attorneys say Kelly has a mole on his back, so the man on the tape can't be him. But a prosecution witness who'll take the stand for a second time is expected to challenge that claim.
* Speaking of court, the Hollywood
Reporter says former New York Sen. Al D'Amato (aka Senator Pothole), is planning to shoot a pilot for a potential court show.
The project revolves around small-claims cases.
* Although American TV
networks normally steal their TV-show ideas from Europe (and Japan), Canada is also becoming a popular source.
Now 20th Century Fox TV will Americanize the Canadian comedy "Little Mosque on the Prairie."
Created by Zarqa Nawaz, "Little Mosque on the Prairie" focuses on the small Muslim community in a fictional Saskatchewan town. Sounds like "Northern Exposure," but no pork. *
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.