Odom, who has played for the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, owes his current fame less to the NBA than to his wife, Khloé Kardashian, whom he wed in 2009 on an episode of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians. No comment yet from Odom or his wife's reps.
Khloé's role in all this
" Khloé Kardashian is totally unaware her estranged husband, Lamar Odom, entered a rehab facility - despite the fact she led the charge for him to get help in the first place . . . TMZ has learned," TMZ says. " Sources close to the couple tell us Khloé never got so much as a heads-up."
Oh, dear. Does this mean there's trouble in that otherwise paradisial marriage? You know what they say: The key to a good marriage is communication. (And having a reality show.)
ScarJo isn't marrying me . . .
. . . she's going for some dude named Romain Dauriac. (Not that yours truly ever existed on her radar.) Scarlett Johansson, the lovely 28-year-old star of Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Under the Skin, has dated Dauriac since November. This week, she gave a thumbs-up to his wedding proposal, which came gift-wrapped with a gigantonormous diamond ring. (Photos already are circulating of the stunning art deco number.)
Dauriac is manager of an indie ad agency and a former editor at urban art magazine Clark, USA Today says. It's unclear how the couple met, though E! News suggests they were introduced by tatto artist and mutual friend Fuzi.
A wedding date has yet to be set.
Does ScarJo really want to make this move? At 28, she's already a divorcée, having split up with Canadian Ryan Reynolds after only two years of marriage.
No doubt she's a great mum
Gwen Stefani is pregnant with her third child with husband and Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, 47, claim In Touch Weekly and E! News. Several news outlets are going out of their way to note that Gwen is 43, suggesting perhaps that there's something odd, strange, or bad about being pregnant as a 40-something.
Gwen's people have yet to confirm.
Miley Cyrus is sooo baaad!
Miley Cyrus, 20, continues her public image makeover by committing yet another rude yet ridiculously meaningless act. She tweeted Wednesday night that she called a male paparazzo that most indelicate, most awfulest epithet applied to women.
Yeah, Miley, you tell 'em! Such a rebel.
Bueno, Chaz Bono, mutatis mutandis
Chaz Bono, the Incredible Changing Person, has changed once again - into a skinny, fairly ripped dude. The former lady, former daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, and then man, and then very overweight man, has shed more than 70 pounds through a program of restricted caloric intake and crazy-hard martial arts training. He was seen in shorts and tight T-shirt, bopping goodlookingly around L.A. this week.
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