Alleged sex acts Spelling trouble for mogul?

Posted: January 30, 2006

THIS COULD be a case for "Charlie's Angels."

TV mogul Aaron Spelling, who last year sued his private nurse, Charlene Richards, for allegedly violating a confidentiality agreement, is now being sued by Richards - for sexual harassment.

In the suit filed in L.A. last week against Spelling; his wife, Candy, and their trust fund - and obtained by TMZ.com - Richards alleges Spelling, 82, grabbed her breasts, exposed himself to her, and masturbated in her presence.

Spelling's possible defense: He thought he was pressing the red call button and he really had to pee.

Richards also alleges that Spelling solicited oral sex, stuck his tongue in her mouth (maybe at 82 he had to cut out the Candy), and bragged "that he had many actresses who would come into his office and perform oral sex on him."

The suit seeks at least $25,000 in damages for sexual harassment and discrimination, battery, wrongful termination and other grounds.

You're suing a man as rich as Aaron Spelling for $25,000, Charlene? Come on. Heck, he sued you for $5 million.

"There's no merit whatsoever to this case," Spelling's lawyer, Bert Fields, said.

The claims are "scurrilous" and "we deny every one of them," Fields said. He claimed the suit was retaliation for the Spellings' legal action against Richards.

"Anyone who knows Mr. Spelling would know that he could not, would not and did not do any of the things that these people allege," Fields said.

* In other TV-related lawsuit news, two Fox News employees have filed a lawsuit alleging they were sickened by toxic molds and pesticides in a Manhattan building where some of the network's top shows are produced.

The suit, filed last week, alleges the employees fell ill in the building where "The O'Reilly Factor" and "At Large with Geraldo Rivera" are produced, as well as "Hannity and Colmes" and "Dayside." It seeks unspecified damages from Fox News and the building's management company.

The employees said in court papers that the molds and the "inappropriate" use of cleaning agents and pesticides caused headaches, dizziness, weakness, anxiety and blurred vision.

Fox's defense? People feel that way from watching the shows.

Paparazzi gather no Moss

Waif model Kate Moss took refuge in a Paris police station last week to escape a pack of paparazzi chasing her car, police said.

About a dozen photographers followed Kate as she left the Ritz Hotel. A friend, Jean-Yves le Fur, was driving.

* Last week, Kate's zoned-out ex-boyfriend, British rocker Pete Doherty, pleaded guilty to heroin, crack cocaine, morphine and marijuana possession and was released on bail pending a sentencing hearing on Feb 8.

Doherty rewarded the judge's faith in him by being arrested again. He pleaded guilty of heroin possession on Friday.

No bail this time.

Doherty's band, Babyshambles, had been due to perform three shows this weekend. Refusing bail, District Judge Stephen Dawson said he was "sorry if my order will affect your fans and people who go to your concerts."

Excuse us, judge, but why are you apologizing to him?

Tattbits

* The Barbershop Harmony Society is moving from Kenosha to Nashville.

"Nashville's reputation as 'Music City USA' connects our musical art form with many other resources to advance our mission and vision," said Ed Watson, the society's executive director.

The society, founded in 1938, is the world's largest all-male singing organization (who knew?) with more than 800 chapters in North America and 30,000 members.

They sure must need a big stage.

* Ken Watanabe, the Japanese star of "Memoirs of a Geisha," is defending the casting of Chinese actresses for the film's main roles, saying talent is the most important consideration.

All those untalented Japanese actresses are going to love him.

* Seemingly unaware that restaurants are among the riskiest businesses, Ashton Kutcher is sinking some "Punk'd" dough into an eatery in a planned Reno hotel-condominium-casino.

The new Dolce restaurant would serve the same Italian cuisine as its Melrose Avenue location in Hollywood.

Other celeb investors include Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama, also of "That '70s Show;" Chris Masterson of "Malcolm in the Middle;" and Upper Darby's Jamie Kennedy.

* Charlize Theron tells Britain's Empire magazine that she is often passed over for starring roles in action films because her chest is too small.

"I haven't got any t---," she said.

See, girls, even the most beautiful actress in Hollywood has self-esteem issues.

* Readers of the online mag AskMen.com were asked to vote for their No. 1 girlfriend based on who they would most want a relationship with, would consider marrying or thought best-suited to be the mother of their children.

Their pick for "long-term relationship material"? Jessica Alba. Even though readers were asked not to base their choices on looks alone, they didn't listen - Nos. 2-10 were Sienna Miller, Angelina Jolie, Brazilian model Adriana Lima, "Access Hollywood's" Maria Menounos, Charlize Theron (see, Charlize, men care about more than a big rack), Jessica Biel, Amerie, Natalie Portman and Eva Longoria.

Maybe when these men saw the term "long-term," they thought it meant until morning. *

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