THE MOM OF MADONNA'S NEW BOY TOY NOT DOWN WITH HER: We heard recently that MADONNA was dating a French model-slash-dancer named Brahim Zaibat. He's 24 years old. Madonna is 52. That's a difference of 28 years. But here's an even more impressive number, if you're a cougar-lover: Zaibat's mother, Patricia Vidal, is 44. Which means Madonna is eight years older than her boyfriend's mom.
Patricia says, quote, "Madonna was already a big star when I was a schoolgirl, let alone when Brahim was growing up. The whole situation is very strange indeed, surreal even."

Patricia goes on to say ... her son is a devout Muslim who prays to Allah five times a day and denies himself the pleasures of alcohol and cigarettes, which may not necessarily complement Madonna's morals or beliefs. "I certainly wouldn't say we're overjoyed by Brahim's relationship with a non-Muslim, and the fact that she's Madonna doesn't make things any easier."
She was also sure to point out that neither she nor her son have ever been fans of Madonna's music. Oh, snap! I am so loving this. I need to keep my eye on this relationship. There could be fun times ahead.

COULD BE TRUE COULD BE CRAP: A steamy shower scene involving JOHNNY DEPP and ANGELINA JOLIE has reportedly been cut from their upcoming film “The Tourist” because - according to the London Daily Mail - Depp’s longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis complained about the sexual content.
A source tells the Daily Mail “(Vanessa) put pressure on Johnny and finally he said he wanted the shower scene out. He told the producers it cheapened the movie and his wishes are being honored.”

But the truth is as soon as Vanessa heard about the scene, she DEMANDED it be cut, as she felt threatened by Angelina, who admitted in the past she’s attracted to “men who are attached." Vanessa wasn't going to take any chances!

JESSICA SIMPSON "SADDENED" BY NICK'S ENGAGEMENT: JESSICA SIMPSON says she's found love with new beau, so why is she upset that Nick Lachey got engaged to Vanessa Minnillo?

A pal of Jess's explains ... "Even though Jessica wants to be happy for Nick, this is a very difficult time for her. Nick was the love of her life, man, and he was her first, so she will always have a very special place in her heart for him. She's deeply saddened."

RELATED SNAPSHOTS: JESSICA and her man walking through the D.C airport after having spent the weekend in the nation's capital ...
NICK and his fiancee, meanwhile, spent the weekend maxing and relaxing in Mexico ...
LEANN RIMES vs. E! - WHO YOU GOT???!!!: There were rumors last week that LEANN RIMES and EDDIE CIBRIAN were engaged.

It all started when Eddie posted a TwitPic from some Halloween event where he's down on one knee looking like he's proposing marriage. And then LeAnn posted it too.

"People" ran the photo the day after Halloween, but they included a source close to LeAnn saying, quote, "They are not engaged." LeAnn and Eddie also said it was just a Halloween prank."

Everybody pretty much moved on at that point. But not E! ... They kept insisting it was true, even though all they could cite were unnamed sources. By Friday, LeAnn had enough so she posted a rant on her Twitter page.

"I've about had it with the lack of 'reporting' with E News", she wrote, and even called out two of their reporters by name!

Honestly, LeAnn needs to stop acting like she's the victim. They've been in the tabloids for almost two years and think nothing will happen when they post a photo like that? Seriously? You put out the bait, and somebody took it. Now live with it!


 IN OTHER COUPLES NEWS: 1.) ALEX RODRIGUEZ has traded CAMERON DIAZ for a girlfriend to be named later. "Life & Style" magazine says A-Rod dumped the actress after seven months, because the Yankee slugger "doesn't like her anymore." Uhmmm...what grade is he in?

2.) "Dancing With the Stars" pro KARINA SMIRNOFF has gotten engaged to St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Brad Penny.
Karina previously dated her "Dancing With the Stars" partner MARIO LOPEZ, then went on to get engaged to fellow dancing pro MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY.

3.) The "National Enquirer" is saying that WHITNEY HOUSTON and BOBBY BROWN are back together after, quote, "secretly renewing their romance." Whitney's rep says that report is, quote, "not even remotely accurate."

MILEY'S BIRTHDAY WISH: Counting today, there are officially 15 days until MILEY CYRUS is 18... and she has one birthday wish: to reunite her family. Miley, whose parents filed for divorce last week, tells MTV News, "[My family and I] need time to all be together. [It] would be rad if we could all go to the beach or something."

Until she does turn 18 .... and many of the things she does become both LEGAL and APPROPRIATE, her every move will continue to be scrutinized. Like this from this past Thursday night ...
Miley was spotted drinking a Corona at a bar in Madrid, Spain ...
Even though the drinking age there is officially 18, it isn't that strictly enforced.

But that doesn't matter to a group called the International Institute for Alcohol Awareness ... They think that Miley drinking anything at all sends the wrong message to kids who ARE still paying attention to her, whether she likes it or not.

Their leader - James Copple - says, quote, "The young people that see her as a role model could mimic the same behavior and as a consequence will go out and become intoxicated, putting their safety at risk."

MORE MILEY' MOM CHEATING RUMORS: Last week the rumor was Miley's mom, Tish, had cheated with not just BRET MICHAELS, but another as yet un-named man. This week gossip Guru Janet Charlton gives us details. She writes

“Before Tish Cyrus took up with Bret Michaels, she had other affairs. She felt neglected by her husband and she was a cougar on the prowl. She’s even targeted a good-looking paparazzi who was following Miley. Tish invited him into her house and arranged all sorts of photo ops for him while flirting outrageously. It’s amazing Miley is handling the split so well.”

SHOWBIZ QUICKIES: 1.) John Travolta and Kelly Preston's baby boy, who's due to arrive in about three weeks, will be named Benjamin.

2.) Lindsay Lohan has been spotted out and about twice in the last few days. First the Betty Ford Center released her for a quick trip to a nearby shopping center, where, a spy says, Linds splurged on a "leopard sweater, a lot of pajama bottoms and a ton of socks."

Then, a few days later, she was let out to see a movie, but she had to leave early when theater-goers began to notice her.

VIDEO: A "teaser video" for the new Michael Jackson single "Breaking News" was unleashed over the weekend. It's only 42 seconds long, and most of it isn't even music ...

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