"The fact that a private moment is being made public is a violation, and we would hope that people would respect her privacy as they would their own. Legal action has been taken to have it removed immediately."
The paper quotes a "friend" of Eve saying she is devastated by the tape and has hired a private eye to investigate the leak. The friend says Stevie J. has denied any involvement in releasing the footage.
Eve, creator of her own Fetish fashion line, has a tendency to take these things in stride. Two years back, when somebody was trying to sell a steamy photograph allegedly of her and another woman, she told the same New York tabloid that "I used to strip, so it could be me. Or it could not be me."
The Grammy-winning rapper also stars in a self-titled UPN sitcom, and has appeared in movies including "Barbershop" and "The Woodsman."
Live 8 update
According to Richard Curtis, one of Live 8's coordinators and the writer of "Love, Actually," Moscow has been added to the July 2 lineup of concerts.
The Moscow show will be headlined by the Pet Shop Boys and also feature Russian rockers.
Moscow's comment: "What have we, what have we, what have we done to deserve this?"
That makes 10 concerts on Saturday, one in each of the nations represented at the G8 summit, plus a concert in South Africa and the "What do you mean we don't have African bands" concert in southwest England.
Julia Roberts smothers husband
We knew things were too peaceful on the Julia Roberts front.
But thankfully the Star says Julia is driving husband Danny Moder crazy during their hermit-like existence on their Taos ranch.
"Julia seems overly concerned about everything," says a source, "to the point where Danny feels totally smothered. There are times he has to leave the house because he can't breathe. He hates confrontation, so sometimes he'll call his friends to arrange a game of golf - just to get away for a while."
The breathing thing is bad, but otherwise it sounds pretty normal.
Paula nails it
Now that she's done cheerleading another season of so-so singing sensations, "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul testified before the California legislature Monday, urging pols to force nail salons to clean up their cuticles.
Abdul said a trip in April 2004 to a Studio City nail shop that used unclean equipment sent her to the hospital, and made her the butt of late-night talk-show jokes.
(At least the manicure jokes.)
Legislation would establish safety standards for manicure and pedicure equipment, and rewrite regulations mandating nail shops follow sanitary practices.
* Speaking of Paula, the Star says her "American Idol" lover-or-liar, Corey Clark, was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence in Sacramento Saturday. He was reportedly arguing with his girlfriend at a hotel.
Reality casting call
Are you moving into your first place? Are you concerned it may look like a dump?
HGTV is looking for fun, high-energy people from the City that Loves You Back who deserve a free room makeover.
And who doesn't.
Any type of move could work as long as the new digs have potential to feel like home and not the unfurnished, roach-infested living space you are used to.
The new series will tape from early August to late November, so if you are planning on moving at this time, would like to be on TV and, most important, see your name in Dan Gross's column, producers are standing by to talk to you.
Call Scott Hiller (303-712-3308) or Nicole Zaremba (303-712-3233) or apply at highnoonentertainment.com. Click "BE ON TV."
* According to Us Weekly, Avril Lavigne is marrying Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley.
Lavigne, 20, began dating Whibley, 25, in early 2004.
Both hail from Ontario so if it doesn't work out, blame Canada.
* Starbucks has reached a deal to produce and exclusively release a CD of 10 Bob Dylan recordings from Dylan's early days performing in Greenwich Village.
"Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962" will be available at Starbucks stores Aug. 30. It includes the earliest known recordings of "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right Paying Four Dollars for a Cup of Coffee."
* Two more reasons, courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter, the movie biz hasn't seen the last of its box office slide:
1) 20th Century Fox has greenlit a movie adaptation of "Max Payne," the video game;
2) Paramount is looking to remake Nicolas Roeg's 1973 erotic thriller, "Don't Look Now," which was made about as well as it could be the first time.
* The Star says Kevin Costner is considering a Broadway run.
In a musical.
Costner would like to play the Danny DeVito role in a tune-filled version of the 1986 movie comedy "Ruthless People."
See, on Broadway they turn movies into musicals and in Hollywood they remake the old movies.
Having an original idea is pretty darn near worthless. *
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