ORIGINAL "Charlie's Angel" and longtime Kmart designer Jaclyn Smith spoke to media outside an LA courthouse yesterday. Smith offered her support to actor Ryan O'Neal.
The "Paper Moon" actor is engaged in a court battle with the University of Texas at Austin over a portrait Andy Warhol made of O'Neal's late love Farrah Fawcett, who was Smith's dear friend and fellow Angel.
O'Neal claims the Warhol belongs to him and Redmond O'Neal, his son with Fawcett.
The university says Fawcett willed her entire art collection, including the painting, to the university.
A jury will decide and, one can only hope, will have the good sense to render its verdict via retro speakerphone, just as Charlie would have wanted.
Kate Middleton's sis, Pippa, is off the market. The younger Middleton's blue-eyed banker boyfriend, Nico Jackson, popped the question earlier this month during the pair's preholiday holiday to swanky Indian resort Oberoi Amarvilas. The spot, say those who frequent such posh places, has an amazing view of the Taj Mahal. The couple had been dating for 15 months. They plan to wed next year.
Meanwhile, Kate joined her highness husband, William, and their imperial infant, George, yesterday at Queen Elizabeth II's annual Christmas luncheon. The ever-tasteful trio drove in the rain to Buckingham Palace.
Prince William wore a blue shirt and tie. Princess Kate had an elegant red coat. No word on whether they dressed the wee one in an understated holiday onesie.
The family arrived 15 minutes late to great-grandmama's 1 p.m. repast, but chances are Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla and even Her Majesty herself didn't mind. (Just as long as they got to squeeze the royal munchkin.)
Hirsute and bumbling "Duck Dynasty" reality star Phil Robertson proved a stereotype or two in his recent interview in GQ.
(Note: How someone who dresses like Robertson made it into a well-regarded men's fashion magazine could be a question for the ages.)
To summarize - after all, this fella gets way too much press - the Louisiana bird hunter pretty much restated Rick Santorum's graphic views on any and all nonheterosexual practices.
Then, he backtracked by saying, "I love all of humanity."
Let Temp Tattle send a message, and send that message clearly: Tell any group of people they're going to hell and compare them to sociopaths or criminals, and they'll understand perfectly that you do not love them.
So, man up, hairy man. Own what you spew. People will still watch your stupid show anyway.
Simon Cowell will have to find someone else to pick on him. Demi Lovato announced she won't return to judge "The X Factor" next season.
Here's hoping Lovato's replacement rocks the different-every-day hair and makeup like she did.
TMZ Sports says Michael Jordan is about to become a father for the fourth - and fifth - time. Seems the half-century-old basketball great and model-wife Yvette Prieto are expecting twin girls.
Jordan's three other kids are in their 20s. Which at least reduces the chance they'll argue over toys - and increases the probability that they'll be able to baby-sit.
Proving you don't have to dunk to have sperm that don't die hard, actor Bruce Willis, 58, looks set to become a dad again, too. Willis' model-wife (we sense a pattern here), Emma Heming, recently appeared in the open air sporting a baby bump.
If that bump is more than just tacos, then the couple will have obviously wasted no time in creating a built-in playmate for their 18-month-old daughter, Mabel.
Willis' 13-year marriage to actress Demi Moore produced three girls, now ages 19 to 24. Also excellent sitter possibilities.
"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm and actress, screenwriter and longtime Hamm hand-holder Jennifer Westfeldt went shopping at Barneys New York yesterday. No word on what the couple may have been searching for to put under Temporary Tattle's tree.
Didn't see them toting any packages, so can only assume they opted for what they like best: spending quality spa time in the presence of yours truly.
- Daily News wire services
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