Hollywood Dirt – Madonna Splits From Her Much Younger Boyfriend + More
SPLITSVILLE – POPULATION MADONNA: MADONNA has dumped boy-toy Brahim Zaibat after nearly three years of dating. Her rep confirmed the split but did not offer a reason for the split. Of course, that hasn’t stop people from speculating. London’s Daily Mail suggests Zaibat may have already moved on, claiming he’s become very close to his professional partner on the French version of “Dancing With The Stars.” Meanwhile, a source close to Madonna tells Us Weekly the relationship “just ran its course.”
SPLITSVILLE – POPULATION TAYE DIGGS AND IDINA MENZEL: TAYE DIGGS and IDINA MENZEL have separated after 10 years of marriage. Word is Taye has been acting single for months and the split was only a matter of time. In fact, tabloids began alleging the marriage was in a tailspin about six months ago because Diggs couldn’t remain faithful. As per the tabs, Taye was boozing at strip clubs, making it rain for the big-booty dancers, and allegedly telling them he and the ball and chain were on a break.
Reps for the couple tell People magazine, “Their primary focus and concern is [now] for their son” then rolled out the prerequisite “we ask that you respect their privacy” request.
IN DENIAL – ELLEN REFUTES MARITAL PROBLEMS: ELLEN DEGENERES has denied tabloid claims she and wife PORTIA DE ROSSI are having problems. During her monologue yesterday, Ellen commented on a recent article she saw in a magazine at the hair salon she frequents that had the headline “Ellen and Portia’s Marriage Crumbles.”
“I was like, ‘Oh, what happened? They seemed so happy.’ And then I was like, ‘Wait, I’m Ellen,’” she joked. “And I should know if that was happening.” Ellen then got serious. “It’s so ridiculous to me,” she said. “There’s not one ounce of truth to any of it. I’m very happily married. In fact, the only thing we ever argue about is who loves who more. That is all. It really is true. And we argue if we’d let a kangaroo carry us around in its pouch for a year.” Added Ellen, “I would. She wouldn’t.”
COULD BE TRUE, BUT PROBABLY CRAP – LAMAR ODOM GAY RUMORS: KHLOE KARDASHIAN and LAMAR ODOM’S marriage has had to contend with his alleged drug abuse, and now a new issue has surfaced — rumors that Lamar is actually gay. The not-always-reliable National Enquirer is claiming that Lamar and his best friend Jamie Sangouthai may be more than just pals.
A source supposedly close to the couple tells the mag, “Khloe is devastated. She thought things were getting better. She never understood why Lamar lost interest in having sex with her earlier this year, but if he’s living a secret gay life, that could explain it. Unfortunately, nothing would surprise her at this point.”
BABY POOP – DREW BARRYMORE REVEALS SEX OF BABY: Up to now DREW BARRYMORE has been coy about disclosing the sex of the child she’s expecting, but she just revealed she’ll be having another baby girl. Drew was in New York City on Wednesday to be honored at the Beauty Inc. Awards and dropped the news during her speech, saying, “I am so proud to accept this in celebration of women, including my daughter and my future daughter.” Drew is already mom to 14-month-old Olive.
On a related baby note … the sex of KENDRA WILKINSON’S unborn child has also been revealed, and she too is having a girl. Kendra’s rep confirmed the gender of her and Hank Baskett’s second child to Us Weekly. The couple are already parents to son Hank Baskett IV, who recently turned four.
UPDATE – DENISE RICHARDS WILL NOT FACE CHILD ABUSE CHARGES: DENISE RICHARDS won’t face any charges in the child abuse investigation involving CHARLIE SHEEN’S kids with Brooke Mueller. Mueller went to L.A.’s Department of Children and Family Services claiming Richards had abused her own daughters as well as the twin sons Mueller had with Sheen. The boys had been living with Richards while Brooke was completing her 22nd stint in drug rehab.
A source tells Radar Online the department opened an investigation, but quickly found no wrongdoing on Denise’s part. “Child welfare officers quickly established that there was no merit to Brooke’s claims,” the insider said, adding “the case is closed.” The drama started last month when Denise told a judge she could no longer care for Brooke and Charlie’s twins, saying they’re out of control and put the blame squarely on Brooke and her lifestyle.