ROSIE O'DONNELL DENIES DATING TATUM O'NEAL: Rosie O'Donnell's rep is denying the rumors that she is dating Tatum O'Neal. Several news outlets reported on Wednesday (September 2nd) that the pair have been dating for several weeks but Rosie's camp claims they are just friends. They apparently met and hit it off while they were both filming shows for OWN a few years ago. Rosie broke up with her wife, Michelle Rounds, last November and Tatum revealed to People back in May that she has been dating women since her marriage to John McEnroe ended.
COLIN FARRELL REVEALS HOW HE QUIT SMOKING FOR TWO YEARS: Colin Farrell appears in the September issue of Men's Health magazine where he reveals the odd way he was able to kick his smoking habit for a while. He explains, "I wrote a breakup letter to the Spirit of Tobacco. I got a frying pan and tossed the letter with a load of tobacco, put some paraffin over it, and lit a match that sent a big, wallowing cloud up into the sky. Then I didn't have a cigarette for another two years." Colin has apparently picked up the habit again since burning up the letter.
BOMB SCARE FOR 'DANCE MOMS' CAST MEMBER: One of the children who appears on Dance Moms was sent some packages that required an intervention from the bomb squad. They were sent to a P.O. Box in Allegheny, PA and the squad destroyed them with a water cannon. The packages ended up containing an Elvis blanket, a tribal-style blanket, a coffee maker, a scrapbook and handwritten letters. Postal inspectors have launched an investigation and have apparently already identified the sender as a man named Phoenix Sundown. He is also being accused of sending explicit material to the unidentified underage reality star and is being held on $25,000 bail. A rep for the cast member claims that Phoenix has been trying to make contact for the past several months.
CINDY CRAWFORD OPENS UP ABOUT UNRETOUCHED PHOTO LEAK: Cindy Crawford appears in the October issue of Elle Canada where she admits that she was mortified when unretouched photos of her leaked online earlier this year despite the positive response. She explains, "It was stolen and it was malicious, but there was so much positive reaction to the image. Sometimes, the images that women see in magazines make them feel inferior -- even though the intention is never to make anyone feel less. So somehow seeing a picture of me was like seeing a chink in the armor. Whether it was real or not isn't relevant, although it's relevant to me. I don't try to present myself as perfect. It put me in a tough spot: I couldn't come out against it because I'm rejecting all these people who felt good about it, but I also didn't embrace it because it wasn't real -- and even if it were real, I wouldn't have wanted it out there. I felt really manipulated and conflicted, so I kept my mouth shut." The photos were from a shoot she did for Marie Claire Mexico.
'GOOD WIFE' ACTOR ATTEMPTS TO SAVE NEIGHBOR FROM FIRE: Dylan Baker from The Good Wife may have saved his neighbor's life after attempting to rescue her from a fire in her apartment on Tuesday (September 1st.) He told the local ABC affiliate, "All of the sudden, the alarm went off in the hall, I went to her door and pounded on it, and called her name. I opened the door and there were flames in the kitchen and the living room and smoke everywhere. I couldn't go in." Firefighters made it onto the scene and took over while Dylan got his own family to safety. The woman is now in critical condition.