Madre’s was not just a Latineatery where the chef whipped up yummy empanadas, but a kitchen where a whole lot ofscandal was also cooking. The opening of the restaurant in 2002, when J.Lo was still married to backup dancer Cris Judd, was attended by future “Bennifer” partner in crime, Ben Affleck. J.Lo and Ben were spotted chatting over ceviche, and a mere two months later, J.Lo and Cris were rumored to be splitting. J.Lo’s first husband, Ojani Noa, was tapped by Jenny From the Block to manage Madre’s, but the two ended up having a falling out when he was ”fired without cause” and subsequently threatened to write a tell-all about his 11-month marriage to J.Lo. No wondershe is saying “Hasta la Vista” to this drama den.
Everyone’s favorite diva is on the cover of the August issue of Elle, looking utterly foxy in addition to finally opening up about her whirlwind courtship and marriage to Nick Cannon. Though the couple have recently been plagued by reports of the honeymoon being over, Mariah dispels all rumors, sharing a few choice facts about Mr. Mimi and how it all went down.
* Mariah didn’t say yes to Nick — the first time. Apparently Nick had to propose twice, then Mariah finally agreed to marry him. “He sort of kidnapped me and took me on a helicopter ride. Then he re-proposed.” Mariah shut Nick down days earlier when he proposed on the roof of her apartment.
* There may be the pitter-patter of little footsteps. “I couldn’t imagine anybody that I’ve ever met being a better dad,” Mariah says of her hubby.
* Apparently, Nick’s a heavy sleeper. As Mimi conducted the interview, Cannon stayed behind closed doors of their suite, sleeping the entire time despite barking from behind the bedroom door.
Check out Elle.com to see more photos of Mariah.
Cynthia Rodriguez dismissed reports that she spent over $100,000 while shopping in Paris to spite soon to be ex-husband and rumored Madonna paramour Alex Rodriguez.
“Not one word of those stories is true,” Cynthia told the New York Post. “I did not spend one dollar shopping in Paris. I did not go to super-fancy expensive restaurants. I did not go to any spa. I didn’t do one thing.”
Cynthia continued that her jaunt to Paris was simply because, “I needed to think. To clear my head,” and insisted that the trip was nothing more than, “the most innocent four days with my children’s godparents, who are as close to us as family.”
Of her split from Alex, C-Rod said that her family is “devastated” and that no one in her “close-knit family” has ever divorced. Cynthia filed for divorce from the New York Yankee after a string of reports that A-Rod had an “affair of the heart” with Madge, even allegedly calling her his “soulmate.”
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Jen Aniston should know that snooping through your boyfriend’s sh*t is always going to lead to discovering something you don’t want to see – naked pics, a dream journal – so why is she digging around John Mayer‘s guitar case? Jen supposedly came upon a bunch of love letters written to the rocker from ex-flame Jessica Simpson, and she was reportedly “hurt.” Yeah, our eyes would hurt to having to look her chicken scratch. A source – probably Papa Joe Simpson – said the letters were “very touching and well written,” forgetting to add “for an idiot.” [NYP]
The divorce drama is over. Think their kids are psyched?
Christie Brinkley and her porn-addicted, teen-boinking husband Peter Cook, have settled their divorce hearing, leaving the rest of us in the dark about why they decided to take their dirt out of the courtroom. Lawyers apparently hashed it out all night and reached a settlement at 6:15 AM this morning. Cook, you may recall, nailed his 21-year old office assistant and had a $3000-a-month online porn habit. Dreamy!
Supposedly the couple’s custody agreement will stay the same – Cook gets the kids on Wednesdays and alternating weekends – and he also, according to a source, “conceded substantial grounds on the assets portion of the divorce.” Want that in human speak? Brinkley gets to keep all 18 of their expensive real estate properties in the Hamptons, Cook gets $2.1 million. Nice work, Uptown Girl. [Us/People]
Former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss allegedly had methamphetamine in her system when she was arrested back in February, police told FOX 5 Las Vegas yesterday. Rumored to have been considered for the cast of VH1′s Celebrity Rehab 2, she is now working on her sobriety privately.
Her spokesperson told VH1.com, “Heidi Fleiss is being treated privately for her disease of addiction. We will not release any more information so she can focus on regaining her health, which is her top priority at the moment.”
The former madam to the stars, who chronicled her rise from flower shop salesgirl to Hollywood pimp in her 2003 autobiography Pandering, was detained on February 7 in Nye County, Nevada after a caller reported seeing her vehicle driving erratically. Heidi currently owns and operates a laundromat called “Dirty Laundry” in Pahrump, Nevada and stars in a documentary about her life, Heidi Fleiss: The Would Be Madam of Crystal, which airs on HBO on July 21.
Linda and Terry Bollea (aka The Hogans) listen to their divorce proceedings on July 8, 2008 in Clearwater, Florida. [Photo: Tim Boyles/Getty Images]
Poor Alex Rodriguez. He should have known what he was messing with when he fell in love with Madonna. This is a chick who married Sean Penn when she was like, 12! You don’t fall in love with Madonna. She chews you up and spits you out, and your remains become art. But the Yankee slugger doesn’t give a sh*t, telling his teammate (Please let it be Jason Giambi‘s moustache) that he’s in love with the singer and that Madonna is “my (bleeping) soulmate, dude.”
Oh A-Rod, get over yourself. Madonna has a soulmate, and it’s herself.
Hungry for today’s latest on the A-Rod scandal? Here’s the scoop:
- Lenny Kravitz was told by his manager (and Madonna’s) that he was going to “pimp out Madonna and A-Rod.” He disapproved and fired the guy, and then he ended up linked to A-Rod’s wife. Lenny’s pissed, naturally.
- A-Rod boned a lot of chicks while he was married, and a few are enjoying their .000015 seconds of fame.
- Madonna wants Cynthia Rodriguez’s lawyers to stop using her name. Really? How Lucky! Can we also stop talking about the Artist Formerly Known As Attention Whore?
Victoria Beckham was caught off-guard and nearly faced appearing very un-Posh when she got caught up in a chaotic airplane drama/fashion emergency yesterday. UK newspaper The Daily Mail reports that a bird flew into the engine of the plane Victoria and sons Romeo and Cruz had already boarded, causing the engine to catch fire while the plane was sitting on the runway. Emergency crews were called to extinguish the fire; but it was Victoria’s reputation for always looking fierce and flawless that was about to go up in flames when the Poshest of the Spices looked down and realized that – gasp – she had already changed into her airline-issued pajamas and taken off her makeup.
The Daily Mail reports, “Onlookers say Posh stayed aboard the carrier for a quick make-over well after the other passengers were escorted off, and was taken back to the terminal separately with her sons.” Posh’s quick change had her paparazzi-ready for the photo op, where she -phew- looked put-together and glamorous and thankfully not a tragic mess of a pajama-clad, make-up free Posh. Perish the thought.
If that baby could talk, she’d say, “Mommy, why the hell do you have five pounds of makeup on your face?” You look like Aunt Britney!” Luckily, baby Maddie is a few months away from chatting (and dare we suggest, singing?), and she looks all sorts of adorable hanging out with her 17-year old ma. If you’re interested in learning all about the baby’s schedule and feeding and blah blah blah, you can click here for all the sugary sweetness. But here’s the most important thing for you to know: Jamie-Lynn are her kid are perfect. “I had a perfect pregnancy and a perfect delivery,” the teen gushes.
If only she had had a perfect makeup artist for her photoshoot too. Can’t win ‘em all! [OK!]