Hollywood Dirt – Oprah Fears Balloons + Lamar Odom Says He’s Not a Druggie
LAMAR ODOM DECLARES HE'S NOT A CRACK HEAD: Me, a crack head? Nah. LAMAR ODOM has finally addressed his rumored drug addiction, and he insists he doesn't have a problem. The paparazzi caught up with him as he was leaving a sushi joint Monday night and asked the
crackhead baller if he's doing okay.
He said, quote, "How do I look?" When the guy replied, "You look great," Lamar said, quote, "There you go." Then the photographer asked him straight out if he has a drug problem, or if he needs professional help. "No," Odom responds, adding "Life is good." Then as he's about to drive off, the photog gets one last question in: "Have you spoken to Khloe, man?" To which Lammie bursts out laughing and says, quote, "That's my wife. Of course."
Meanwhile ... Radaronline is reporting that KHLOE was so concerned over rumors Lamar cheated on her that she hired a private investigator to follow him. The not-always-reliable gossip site claims the P.I. found evidence that Odom cheated on Khloe with at least five women over twelve months.
Khloe allegedly has proof of Lamar’s infidelity, which could be financially beneficial to her. The pair has a pre-nup, but it has an infidelity clause, which means Lamar could be forced to pay Khloe a “very large lump sum of cash or a very hefty spousal support,” says a source.
ASHTON AND DEMI TOGETHER AGAIN: ASHTON KUTCHER and DEMI MOORE have been at odds ever since they announced their divorce, but things look like they're at least civil these days. The former couple each showed up to the same tech conference in San Jose earlier this week, and then flew home on the same plane yesterday.
Naturally, they were swarmed by paparazzi as they left the Burbank airport side by side, but neither answered any questions. One photographer even tried to goad them by asking Demi why she was demanding alimony from Ashton in their divorce, even though she has more money, but Demi remained tight-lipped. The guy then turned his attention to Ashton, but he didn't take the bait either, electing to just keep walking.
Kutcher is TV’s highest-paid actor and reportedly worth $140 million, while Moore is reportedly worth $150 million after allegedly netting $90 million in her divorce from Bruce Willis.
As for Ashton's current love interest MILA KUNIS ... what was she doing while her beloved and Demi were chatting amicably after their shared flight? She was in Canada pimping her new movie at the Toronto Film Festival. London's Daily Mail described her as, quote, "looking understandable morose" and accompanied the article with a couple of photos of her at a press conference "looking understandable morose." (PHOTO) (PHOTO)
OPRAH FEARS BALLOONS: The October issue of "O" magazine is all about facing your fears so OPRAH revealed hers. You'd think being the most powerful woman in the world she wouldn't be afraid of anything -- or if she was, it would be something really intimidating. Not so. Winfrey admits that she has a terrible fear of ... wait for it ...balloons!!! Oprah goes on to explain that she fears the popping, which “reminds me of gunfire.” She adds that being around them, “really freaks me out.”
GWYNETH PALTROW VS. VANITY FAIR - WHO YOU GOT?: GWYNETH PALTROW doesn't think Vanity Fair magazine is playing fair with her. Gwennie allegedly wrote an E-mail to her celebrity friends asking them not to speak to the magazine.
Back in May, according to the New York Times, Gwyn wrote, "Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine. If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again." Why is Paltrow feuding with the mag? The Times speculates that celebs are upset over Vanity Fair's criticism of Hollywood, such as their reports on the production problems with Brad Pitt's World War Z and the impact Scientology had on Tom Cruise's marriage
BABY POOP: Former "Saturday Night Live" castmate MAYA RUDOLPH is a mom again. Rudolph and longtime partner Paul Thomas Anderson have welcomed their fourth child. The child's gender and name were not immediately released. The couple is already parents to Pearl, 7, Lucille, 3 and Jack, 2.
2. "Fast and Furious" hottie JORDANA BREWSTER and her husband welcomed a baby boy whom they named Julian. The couple, who married in 2007, used a surrogate.
4. Congratulations are in order to EMILY BLUNT and JOHN KRASINSKI of "The Office" fame. Her rep confirmed to Us Weekly the pair are expecting their first child "in just a few months' time."
TODAY IN SHIRTLESS CELEBRITIES: TYSON BECKFORD; tatted up, hairless, and more importantly, shirtless. (PHOTO)
NICKI MINAJ SIGNS AUTOGRAPH TO GET OUT OF TRAFFIC TICKET: If anyone needed any more proof that celebrities often receive special treatment from the criminal justice system, here you go ...
On Tuesday, NICKI MINAJ was pulled over and about to get a ticket until the female officer realized who she was. Apparently, the cop's daughter is a huge Nicki fan, so she let her off. And to show her gratitude, Nicki wrote the cop's daughter a note saying, quote, "You and your mom are amazing!" We know this because Nicki Tweeted a picture of the note ...