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PREACH IT! Know what, Whoopi? Gloria Allred is right

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And in our main tent: Gloria Allred versus Whoopi Goldberg in a debate over battered women -- with Allred cleaning Goldberg’s clock.

When Goldberg first showed up on "The View", the big question was which side she’d support: the dingbat Sherri Shepherd/Elisabeth Hasselbeck bloc, or the faction chaired by Joy "Who Cares?" Behar. Turns out, neither was correct. Goldberg actually belongs to a third column -- rich, famous, out-of-touch people whose grandees include folks such as Mel "You Deserved It" Gibson.

Goldberg’s latest gaffe came last week, when the executive vice president from gossip site RadarOnline came on "The View" as a guest. The hosts asked David Perel why Gibson’s ex ...

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'Bones' extra sues David Boreanaz over alleged sexual harassment

David-boreanaz "Bones" actor David Boreanaz is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of aspiring actress Kristina Hagan, attorney Gloria Allred announced Thursday. 

Hagan, who was an extra on "Bones," alleges that Boreanaz started harassing her in August 2009 via sexually inappropriate text messages and that there were sexual encounters in his car and trailer.

TMZ has details of the lawsuit, which alleges Boreanaz told Hagan repeatedly that he was trying to get an acting role for her; the role never panned out. 

Allred's statement characterized Hagan as "an actress who is working towards her goals" but "has not yet been able to achieve them. For that reason she is extremely vulnerable as many actresses are in Hollywood."

Boreanaz's reps told TMZ the allegations are "totally fabricated and absurd."

Allred's statement indicates her office represents another woman who has filed a charge of sexual harassment against Boreanaz and has asked the state to investigate. Another Allred client notable for her past with the actor: Rachel Uchitel, a.k.a. Tiger Woods mistress No. 1.

In May, Boreanaz went public about his infidelities after an alleged extortion threat from a woman -- not Uchitel -- with whom he had a short-term affair. Speaking about his marriage to Jaime Bergman, he told People, "We're working on repairing what has been damaged so badly."

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: David Boreanaz stars in "Bones." Credit: Eric Ogden / Fox.

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David Boreanaz admits 'infidelities,' alleges 'some sort of extortion'

Boreanaz "Bones" star David Boreanaz has admitted that he cheated on Jaime Bergman, his wife since 2001, People reports.

After a woman with whom he'd had an affair asked for a bunch of cash and threatened to go public, the actor went public first. "I felt as though I was being blackmailed or there was some sort of extortion," Boreanaz told the magazine. He says he and Bergman are now "working on repairing what has been damaged so badly."

Sources told TMZ that the unnamed woman had a short-term affair with the actor, who paid her "several thousand dollars here and there." But Boreanaz balked at forking over a six-figure sum to keep her quiet, the source said. He then confessed the affair to his wife, TMZ says. 

Marty Singer, Boreanaz's lawyer, said a threatening message demanding money was left for the actor April 23. Singer told TMZ he'd left a message for her in response, and on Monday heard back from Gloria Allred. What the attorneys discussed is a matter of some debate

"Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities," he told People. Boreanaz's name came up in connection with Rachel Uchitel before her affair with Tiger Woods was revealed, but Allred told TMZ that Uchitel is not the person who asked the "Angel" star for money.

Boreanaz and Bergman have a son and a daughter together.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Jaime Bergman and David Boreanaz at a Hollywood event last month. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images.

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Teacher calls Tiger's kindergarten-attack tale 'completely untrue'

Tiger teacher Tiger Woods' kindergarten teacher, Maureen Decker, is asking for public and personal apologies from the golfer "to put my mind at ease and set the record straight" about a story he's been telling for years: that he was the victim of a racially motivated attack on his first day of school, and that his teacher didn't do much about it.

Said attorney Gloria Allred: "Her contention is that the statement is completely untrue, since the incident didn't occur."

Speaking at a press conference Friday at Allred's office, Decker and Allred asserted that an anecdote repeated in a 2005 book describes an event that Decker never witnessed nor was told about. The passage in the book quotes Woods as saying, in part, "The teacher said, 'Okay, just go home.' So I had to outrun all these kids." That after a group of older kids allegedly tied him up, spray-painted the n-word on him and threw rocks.

The teacher, now 69 and retired, said she has suffered with migraine headaches, elevated blood pressure and colitis as the story continues to pop up over time. Friends and co-workers tried, as did Decker, she said, to get through to Woods or his representatives about setting the record straight, but were unsuccessful.

"There was no way for me, as an individual, to get through to him, so that is why" she connected herself with Allred. "I just cannot continue to go on this way."

Decker first heard the account on a Barbara Walters special, she said, and was more recently reminded of it by her sister when an episode of "Extra" touched on the alleged incident in the wake of Woods' infidelities.

Decker also disputed Woods' claim that he was the only minority child around, citing as evidence ...

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Et tu, Tiger Woods' kindergarten teacher? Et tu?

Tiger condoms Another Gloria Allred client is about to step up and speak out about a man: Tiger Woods' kindergarten teacher will participate in a press conference at the attorney's office at 10:30 a.m. PDT Friday, TMZ reports.

At issue is an anecdote related more than once about a young Tiger being harassed and racially taunted on his first day of school. TMZ reports that the teacher specifically will address the version Woods told Charles Barkley and writer Michael Wilbon in 2004 for the 2005 book "Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?" Here's what Tiger told the two:

I became aware of my racial identity on my first day of school, on my first day of kindergarten. A group of sixth-graders tied me to a tree, spray-painted [the n-word] on me, and threw rocks at me. That was my first day of school. I used to live across the street from school and kind of down the way a little bit. The teacher said, "Okay, just go home." So I had to outrun all these kids going home, which I was able to do. It was certainly an eye-opening experience, you know, being five years old. We were the only minority family in all of Cypress, California."

We're guessing that the part about a teacher telling a 5-year-old to run away home after being assaulted by kids more than twice is maybe the part someone might want to confirm or deny. While sitting in a lawyer's office.

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Jesse James' maybe-mistress No. 4 develops a case of the dainties

Gloria We wish we could've been in Gloria Allred's office earlier, if only to discover whether she spits, swears, throws things or simply meditates calmly when a client opts out of the spotlight.

The woman who we know only as Self-Reported Jesse James Mistress No. 4 -- a.k.a. the one who hired Allred -- has decided not to go public with her story, the attorney told Radar Online

The part that had interested us about this lovely lady was that she said, through Allred, that the alleged relationship had ended just after the scandal broke. Which was icky enough that we wanted to know more. Kinda. But not really.

So, with apologies to the Bud Light folks, the Ministry of Gossip salutes you, Ms. Suddenly Shy Self-Reported Jesse James Mistress No. 4!

While the dirty laundry of Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, Melissa Smith and Brigitte Daguerre is aired to an icked-out public, perhaps you had the sense to think, "I pale in comparison to Sandra Bullock, and people might notice!"

When tabloid bucks beckoned, even as you dangled the promise of electronic proof as bait ...

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PREACH IT! Do Tiger Woods' mistresses deserve an apology too? One of them thinks so [poll]

Tiger conference Not everyone was riveted by the deflated-looking Tiger Woods, who apologized in that closely controlled speech this morning. One of Tiger's mistresses is still sore.

During his speech, Woods apologized to pretty much everyone in the greater northern hemisphere and beyond, including (but not limited to) his wife, his mom, his sponsors, his employees and The Kids. The golfer did not, as might be expected, apologize to his mistresses.

But attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing mistress Joslyn James, says her client deserves her own apology. Allred and James staged a news conference this morning after the golfer's speech.

James chided Woods for leaving James out of his mea culpas. Why? Because he told her he loved her. That's why.

In the conference, James, a.k.a. Veronica Siwik-Daniels, apologized for any pain she caused to Tiger's wife and kids.

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Transgressions R Us, Part 2: Tiger Woods drama die-hards only, please [UPDATED]

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Hey, we're back! And you're back! Cool!

We had some fun last time, yes?

~~ Hmm. *You* are back too, oh respecter of Tiger Woods' privacy. Didn't we go over this once before? ~~

It's game day, and the Ministry is Coliseum-bound, but we wanted to make sure folks started the weekend up to date on the condition of the S.S. Tiger Woods, which, you may recall, sustained some damage below the waterline this week

Rules remain the same -- if you're above all this, what the heck are you doing here? Gold star for you; now scram.  Wanna know what's been going on in Tiger Town? C'mon out behind the gym for a few minutes and we'll hook you up.

~~ Privacy fans? This is where you click out. For real. ~~

Sometimes the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Even if the one is, you know, Tiger Woods.

Let's meet a few of those needs, shall we?

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A ticket for Tiger Woods, another attorney and another 'other woman,' Jaimee Grubbs?

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The hits just keep on coming. First, the Florida Highway Patrol has given Tiger Woods a ticket for careless driving. With a penalty of $164 and four points against his record, we're guessing he'll recover from that.

He's not recovering well enough from his car-accident injuries, however, to play this coming weekend in his charitable Chevron World Challenge -- he backed out of the tournament Monday.

And while Rachel Uchitel, with Gloria Allred's help, says she had nothing to do with the golfer, US Weekly is introducing us to Jaimee Grubbs, an L.A. cocktail waitress and reality TV flash in the pan who's alleging a little more than "nothing" since 2007. And Grubbs says she has pictures and text messages to back it up. TMZ says there's a Nov. 24 voicemail recording too.

Meanwhile, Tiger's neighbors the Adams family (we're not making that up) have hired their own lawyer to speak on their behalf about what they saw or didn't see last Friday.

The clear winner in the situation so far? Graeme McDowell.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Talk about a sign of the times -- an image of Tiger Woods hangs in front of the 18th green during the preview of his Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 30, 2009. Tiger won't be there this weekend. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images.

Some ideas the Ministry of Gossip has been kicking around lately:

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'Overwhelmed' Rachel Uchitel hires celebrity attorney Gloria Allred

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Rachel Uchitel
, the recently famous nightclub manager, has hired Gloria Allred, the "most famous woman attorney practicing law in the nation today" because, Uchitel tells E! News, she's "overwhelmed" by all the scrutiny surrounding allegations of an affair with Tiger Woods, which she and the golfer both categorically deny.

"I'm not OK! This is awful," Rachel told Hollywood Life.

Reminds the Ministry a little of the Josh Duhamel-Fergie-stripper fiasco. Except in that case, the third party was saying something more along the lines of, "Heck yeah it happened, just don't tell my kids."

And Josh doesn't quite have Tiger's swing.

Regarding Uchitel, Allred told the Associated Press, "We plan to meet and then we'll decide on the next step, which we do not plan to announce to the press."

This isn't the first high-profile lawyer on the scene.

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