Morgan already has issued a number of mea culpas.
"I didn't mean it. I don't have a hateful bone in my body," he said Tuesday at the media-mobbed Morgan-Rogers love-in.
Rogers, a gay American man, said Morgan "has promised me that his actions going forward are going to be positive and supportive of my community."
Another Weiner attack?
Is Chris Brown
, who was busted in '09 for assaulting his then-gf Rihanna
, now sending her porn-orific self-portraits? Gossip sites say Brown has been regularly sexting Rihanna. On one occasion, he mistakenly posted his note to his publicly read Twitter account. Yikes!!!
"@RIHANNA you got that pic I sent you?" the tweet says. Anonymous Sources
insist Brown is referring to images of the Anthony Weiner
A new beau for Ashlee?
Well, here's the news you've been waiting for: Ashlee Simpson may have a new boyfriend. People mag reports that la Simpson was espied a few days ago in the company of Boardwalk Empire costar Vincent Piazza. They were, like, kissing and and walking arm-in-arm, which might, just might, indicate a certain mushiness. Watch this space for further developments.
A beatdown for Octomom Jen Posner
, WMGK (102.9 FM) morning cohost and mother of two, will strike a virile blow against reality TV and the cult of faux celebrity on June 29 in a - no-doubt sweat-, blood-, and bile-engorged - celeb boxing smackdown against Nadya "Octomom" Suleman
at Pennant East, 141 Crescent Blvd. in Bellmawr.
Posner, who has a boy, Liam, 3, and a girl, eight-month-old Lila, with hub Frank Neil, is pumped. It was all we could do to hold her down once she launched into a vitriolic pre-bout, um, bout of trash-talking.
"I know how exhausted I get taking care of two kids, and she has 14. So I think I'll have the edge," Posner says of the famously fecund Octomom.
"Two moms will be going at it," adds Posner, who learned kickboxing in the months leading up to her '07 wedding. "And the best mom will be standing at the end."
WMGK says $9 of the $20 tix price will benefit the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center.
Tix and info: http://webtix.net/.
Film book from local author Irv Slifkin
, proprietor of the fine, Philly-based online DVD emporium Movies Unlimited, will talk about his book Filmadelphia
Monday at 7 p.m. at Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn St. The book is about films and TV shows with links to Philly. Info: 215-685-0547.
Tidbits 'n' pieces Amy Winehouse
, who angered fans with her addled show this weekend in Serbia, has killed her entire tour. Is she headed to rehab again? . . . Aretha Franklin
, 69, survived a minor accident on Friday: People says the Queen of Soul stumbled "over one of her Jimmy Choo
spiked heels, which had gotten caught on her toe." . . . Prince William
spent his 29th b-day Tuesday "on search-and-rescue duty at his base in Anglesey, off the coast of Wales," USAToday.com says, adding that the royal will likely pull a 24-hour shift. . . . Food writer, former Top Chef
host, and former Billy Joel
wife Katie Lee
on Tuesday released her first novel, Groundswell
, USA Today says. It's about a woman coming out of a marriage with a superstar actor. (Hmm . . . sounds familiar . . . ) Lee says Joel is the best ex-hub she could ask for: "I love him very much and always will." . . . TV Line says Lost
alum Terry O'Quinn
will reunite with Lost
pal Daniel Dae Kim
on CBS's Hawaii Five-O
. Terry will have a "pivotal recurring role." . . . TLC says it will turn the Nick Lachey
wedding into a TV circus. Will they show the divorce, too?
Cryptic cant from La Toya La Toya Jackson
's Matt Lauer
on Tuesday that her memoir Starting Over
will delineate with (muddy) clarity and (blunt) precision who killed her bro, Michael Jackson
. Pressed to explain who would have wanted to kill MJ, she said, "everyone that surrounded that and was involved in that." She was more cryptic about the book. "When you . . . read between the lines," she said, "Michael led you to that. To what was going to happen. When you read the book, you understand completely." Now I see!
I mean . . . seriously?! Paris Hilton
tells Parade.com she is deeply misunderstood. (As were all great prophets.) "A lot of the time I'm being very tongue-and-cheek," she says. "I like to joke around and laugh at things, and I think a lot of people take me seriously, but I'm really joking sometimes." Can't help it - I always
take her seriously.
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