IS JENNIFER ANISTON ADOPTING MEXICAN BABY???!!!: JENNIFER ANISTON is usually denying romance rumors, but this week her peeps are setting the record straight on some baby gossip started by Star magazine.

 Her rep - Steven Huvane - tells People magazine that Jen "is not adopting a baby from Mexico, nor does she have a nursery in her home and she has not hired a nanny. It is all a work of fiction."

However ... There are those in Hollywood who believe a denial from Huvane is just as good as a confirmation from someone. Steven, you see, has a reputation for being the #1 liar in Tinseltown.

The believers cite these previous Jen denials as proof: In November of ‘99, he denied BRAD and Jen were dating ... Two weeks before their breakup, he said “They’ll be spending the holidays together. there’s no split. They’re fine” ... In July of 2005, he denied multiple reports Aniston was dating her co-star at the time, VINCE VAUGHN, calling them “totally false”.

WHY JAKE GYLLENHAAL REALLY TOOK TAYLOR SWIFT TO DINNER LAST WEEK: Do you remeber us relaying reports to you last week that JAKE GYLLENHAAL and TAYLOR SWIFT were spotted having lunch at a Nashville dinner? One eyewitness told People, "They were cordial to one another, but not affectionate." Well, that's because according to “US Weekly”, he did it “for closure”. He didn't feel he ended things right, and wanted to talk to her face to face.

You have to wonder, though, since whatever they had — real or percieved — was over, and Jake had already reportedly ended things via text, why fly so far to do it in person instead of over the phone?

Could it be he learned for some one else’s mistake? Like, say, JOE JONAS ...

IDOL LUNACY: Vernika Patterson, one of last night’s “American Idol” wannabees, is convinced she didn't get a "Welcome to Hollywood" because she's fat. Click the pic to watch the clip. We report, you decide.

Speaking of “Idol” … You can forget all the talk it’s on its last legs: “Idol” still towers above everything else on TV. Last week’s premiere episodes were seen by an average of nearly 12 million viewers, the next biggest series not on cable drew about half of that

Meanwhile ... PAULA ABDUL left the show after they wouldn't pay her what she thought she was worth. Well, whatever CBS is paying her to star in “Live to Dance” is way too much. After a pretty decent first couple of shows, last Wednesday’s episode drew about 1/12th the audience of “Idol”, making it was the least-watched original series on CBS.

QUOTE/UNQUOTE: "My weight is always going up and down. I'm always fighting that." -- KHLOE KARDASHIAN, in a video blog on her website while denying pregnancy rumors.

Pehaps she should make a habit of standing next to husband LAMAR ODOM as often as possible. Check out how petite he makes her look ...

SHOWBIZ QUICKIES: 1.) MIKE TYSON'S eight child, a boy, was born Tuesday, RadarOnline reports. It's the first child for Iron Mike and his new wife. They haven't named the baby yet. No pic of Mike and his boy either, but I'd like to believe he looks something like this ...

2.) NeNe Leakes from The Real Housewives of Atlanta is getting a divorce. Her stepson tells RadarOnline, "Nothing has been filed, but lawyers have been retained."