updated 09/15/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/15/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
David Duchovny IN SEX REHAB
David Duchovny, who plays hedonistic Hank Moody on Showtime's Californication, is battling his own demons. The actor, 48, who has been married to Téa Leoni for 11 years, is seeking treatment for sex addiction. "I have voluntarily entered a rehabilitation center," he told PEOPLE exclusively on Aug. 28. "I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family." Foxnews.com reported Duchovny is being treated for an addiction to Internet pornography, but his rep would not comment. Publicly, Duchovny has been frank about his proclivities—telling Playboy in 1998 that he enjoyed hotel porn. Earlier this year the X-Files star told Best Life it was okay for men to have lustful feelings for other women, so long as they didn't act on them: "You can't feel guilty about ... feeling attracted. You can only control your actions."
When Sopranos star James Gandolfini, 46, and fiancée Deborah Lin, 40, tied the knot in her hometown of Honolulu, the wedding had both an island feel (a harpist played "Hawaiian Wedding Song" during the ceremony) and an Italian twist (cannoli and tiramisu were among the desserts). That's amore! The couple, who became engaged last year, exchanged vows in a service in which Gandolfini's son Michael, 9, served as the best man. The reception at the Kahala Hotel & Resort featured Chinese lion dancers and a deejay who played everything from Don Ho to Dean Martin. Says a source: "Jim was beaming."
JUSTIN & KIRSTEN GET CLOSER
Justin Long, 30, and Kirsten Dunst, 26, are now heating up both coasts. A week after Long's split with Drew Barrymore in July, the pair flirted at an N.Y.C. club. Then on Aug. 31 they took refuge from photographers at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont. Sources insist they're just friends. "They are not dating," says Dunst's rep.
NICOLLETTE & MICHAEL
Desperate Housewives' Justin Long won't be playing homemaker with Michael Bolton after all. After scrapping plans to build a house together in Connecticut, the couple "amicably" ended their 29-month engagement, confirmed a rep for Sheridan, 44. A source close to Bolton, 55, says the pair, who reunited in 2005 (they dated from 1992-1997), simply realized "there's a reason they broke up the first time."
LIVE FROM NEW YORK ...
Michael Phelps, the Olympic super-swimmer, proved he's got the strokes to dazzle American audiences. But what about the jokes? Along with an appearance on Entourage this season, golden guy Phelps, 23, whose rep denies he has gotten texts from Lindsay Lohan (at least not yet), will host Saturday Night Live's season premiere Sept. 13. At the Walt Disney World's America's Homecoming Parade in Orlando, the athlete told Scoop, "We'll see if I really am a fish out of water or if I have a comedic side to me."
"Pete knows he can't get rid of the paparazzi," a friend tells Scoop, "so he might as well joke with them." On Aug. 27 Wentz, 29, baited photogs with a "Top Secret" envelope. The month before, he carried a fake swaddled baby—his wife, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, is actually due late fall. "He's really playful, always joking around," adds the pal. Wentz, who's been busy working on his new album Folie A Deux, out Nov. 4, "loves making Ashlee and his friends laugh."
Rihanna & Chris
Chris Brown admitted, "I'm looking for a place," but as for reports that he and Rihanna, 20, are house-hunting together—"That's false," Brown told Scoop at the Aug. 30 L.A. unveiling of his new line of New Era caps. "I'm 19! I barely want my friends to stay over more than three days." He did, however, gush about his sweetie. Says Brown: "She's down-to-earth."
DUO OF THE WEEK FERGIE & NATASHA
What do you get when you put two strong-voiced singers in the same room? If it's Fergie and Natasha Bedingfield—lots of girlie giggles and gab. Backstage at the Aug. 30 Pepsi Smash concert, the two "were adorable, telling stories and catching up," says an observer. Though Bedingfield earned a standing ovation during soundcheck for her set, which included "Pocketful of Sunshine," she expressed envy of Fergie's ability to do midsong backflips. "I don't do gymnastics, and I'm jealous of Fergie and Pink for that reason," she said with a laugh. "I just have to stick with the singing."
ANISTON'S (SURPRISING) DINNER DATE
Move over Scarlett—Woody Allen may have a new muse. Before jetting off to New York to film her guest spot on 30 Rock, Jennifer Aniston, 39, dined with the legendary director and his wife, Soon Yi, on Aug. 26 at Italian restaurant Madeo in West Hollywood. Sitting in the back booth, the group spent the night deep in discussion before heading out separately.
• 8/28 Joe Jonas put his arm around Taylor Swift at Tao in N.Y.C. during a dinner date that included brothers Kevin and Nick (and Nick's squeeze Selena Gomez!).
• 8/31 Matthew McConaughey called Camila Alves "the love of his life" after running the Nike + Human Race 10K in Austin for pal Lance Armstrong's foundation. "We're a family now," he gushed as Alves, with baby Levi, stood nearby.
• 9/1 Lindsay Lohan kept Samantha Ronson company during her deejay set at the Borgata hotel in Atlantic City.
Gossip Girl's resident playboy dishes about the teen drama's new season, his cozy relationship with Chace—and the show's makeup artist
Last season, your character Chuck had second thoughts about his relationship with Blair (Leighton Meester) and abandoned her. Does he regret it this season?
The Blair thing will be a strong theme throughout the whole season. Does he love her? Does he not love her? He's trying to work that out.
There are rumors that you're a womanizer like your character. Well?
I'm not a player. I'm going to get a tattoo that reads "I heart romance." I saw it on a bathroom wall in a bar. I'm the last of the romantics, so it's perfect for me.
Why do you think women are attracted to you?
They want Chuck, not me. Chicks dig a bad boy. They're just really into the character.
There are also rumors that you're dating costar Chace Crawford.
It's very comical. We're two lads who are very close friends, but we're as straight as they come.
Aside from such rumors, is there anything else annoying about being on Gossip Girl?
Shaving every day. Chuck's supposed to be 17, so he can't have scruff yet. I get the makeup artist to shave me, because she just does it better. Poor Penn [Badgley] has to shave his chest—that's worse.