06:35 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 10/06/2013 09:00AM
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At the same time, a certain already controversial young pop star further raised blood pressures with her latest remarks.
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Originally posted 10/02/2013 09:45AM
Could Frank Sinatra actually be the biological father of Mia Farrow's handsome son Ronan – whose father was always said to be Woody Allen?
Although no DNA tests were ever done, Ronan, a 25-year-old former Rhodes scholar who bears a striking resemblance to Ol' Blue Eyes, remains close to the late crooner's family, as does Farrow, Vanity Fair reports in its November issue, in an interview with the actress.
Farrow, 68, who was married to Sinatra from 1966 to 1968, admittedly continued a relationship with the music legend while she was involved in a longtime relationship with filmmaker Allen.
Sinatra, who died in 1998, would have been about 72 when Ronan, born in 1987, was conceived.
Asked point blank by Vanity Fair's Maureen Orth whether Ronan could be Sinatra's son, Farrow responds with one word: "Possibly."
Originally posted 08/30/2013 06:00PM
What's the hot trending topic at Google? Gossip.
In a story rocking the tech world, the company's billionaire co-founder Sergey Brin has split from his wife of six-years, 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki, according website AllThingsD.
Brin is one of the world's richest men and is currently worth $22.8 billion. A spokesman for the couple confirms that the couple "have been living apart for several months" and "they remain good friends and partners." Brin and Wojcicki, both 40, have been married for six years and have two children.
Originally posted 08/12/2013 03:45PM
Simon Cowell is taking a break from his baby drama.
The X Factor judge, 53, who is expecting a child with still-married Lauren Silverman, 36, is "happy to be on vacation," a source tells PEOPLE. "It's obvious that the drama between Lauren and [ husband] Andrew that involved Simon, makes him a bit upset."
Cowell was spotted boarding a yacht in the South of France. He "has been in contact with Lauren since her divorce turned messy but "won't see Lauren in person until things calm down," the source says.
Originally posted 08/01/2013 08:50PM
Simon Cowell faced a ballroom full of television reporters and finally confronted the news about getting his friend's wife pregnant.
The X Factor judge first tried deflecting the issue with a quip. "I haven't read the newspapers," he said Thursday at the Television Critics Association meeting in Beverly Hills.
Then he offered a no comment: "Unfortunately at this moment I have to keep it private."
Originally posted 08/01/2013 08:10PM
Andrew Silverman and wife Lauren are speaking out for the first time since the news broke that Lauren is pregnant with Simon Cowell's baby.
“My top priority is protecting my 7-year-old son while working to resolve all outstanding issues with my wife," Andrew Silverman says in a statement released Thursday. "Hopefully people can respect the interest of our child during this process."
In a separate statement, Lauren said: "I am committed to sorting things out with Andrew as amicably as possible to ensure the well-being of our son. I would hope for some space and privacy in order to work through this."
Originally posted 08/01/2013 07:30PM
The judges from The X Factor came to Beverly Hills on Thursday to drum up a little publicity for the new season. Little did they know they would be entering a publicity storm.
Kelly Rowland, Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio soldiered on, answering questions at the Television Critics Association meeting about reports Simon Cowell had gotten a friend's wife pregnant.
"I think that Simon has always been a very classy guy, he's always been a very respected guy, and he's going to be a great father," Rowland, one of two new judges, tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 07/31/2013 07:45AM
How could she?
While people are speculating about what Huma Abedin was thinking when she decided to stand by her man in his latest humiliating sexting scandal, close friends and family members tell PEOPLE the answer is simple: her toddling, talking 19-month-old son, Jordan.
Confidants of Anthony Weiner's wife tell PEOPLE in this week's issue that Abedin was on the verge of leaving Weiner last fall, after he confessed in September he was sexting again.
Originally posted 07/30/2013 07:30PM
If anyone's been following the sex scandals of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, it's Julianna Margulies.
The Emmy-winning actress's CBS show The Good Wife "ripped its title from the headlines when Silda Spitzer was standing right behind her husband" during the prostitution scandal, Margulies told PEOPLE on Tuesday.
With her character "loosely based" on Silda and other political wives who have stood by their husbands, Margulies says, "The headlines are now imitating us because both of these politicians – Spitzer and Weiner – have gotten back into the game of politics. And now newspapers are saying, 'Huma, take some advice from Alicia Florrick. Go back to work, don't read the papers.' "
Originally posted 07/26/2013 10:40PM
Publicly, Huma Abedin said she loves and forgives her husband, Anthony Weiner, despite a second round of sexting revelations.
But a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE she thought of leaving him last fall when Abedin, 36, learned that Weiner, 48, was once again sending sexually explicit messages and photos of himself to other women.
"He came clean to her," says the source, who is a family member.
When he did, Abedin was distraught. "She was seriously considering what to do, thinking: 'Maybe, I can't do this.' There was a possibility of leaving on the table," the source says.
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