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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher: Divorce means even more rumors

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher in 2010

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are a couple no more, two months after Ashton's sixth-anniversary gift to Demi of a scandal around his alleged infidelity with a San Diego party receptionist while she was off working in New York City. Her belated gift to him was, of course, her decision Thursday to get a divorce.

After his-and-hers statements Thursday, speculation -- some of it humorous -- has filled the information vacuum. Prepare yourself for some gossipy gossip, which we hope you'll keep in the proper perspective.

Who gets Bruce Willis? What will @mrskutcher's new Twitter handle be? Will this drama, like the life of Charlie Sheen, be incorporated into Ashton's "Two and a Half Men" character's story line? (Whoops, too late on that last one, as Kutcher's Walden Schmidt has already been suffering the pain of a divorce from a wife who told him he was emotionally immature.)

Then there's the open-marriage buzz. "Everyone in Hollywood knows about their arrangement," an unnamed "insider" told the Star tabloid, "but they've managed to keep it a secret from the general public."

Chelsea Handler, who said she doesn't know them "personally very well," opined to a shocked, simply shocked Piers Morgan on his CNN show that "I think they probably had a lot of good times with some other women... Clearly they had a lot of threesomes, that led to twosomes without Demi and that leads to a divorce." After watching tape of the couple on a previous "Piers Morgan Tonight," she added, "I absolutely feel for her." 

One such twosome was allegedly with Sara Leal, who went public with her claim that they'd had unprotected sex twice, that Ashton was not "weird or perverted," and that they'd talked about astrological signs and politics afterward.

Leal said he'd told her he was "separated," and she believed him.

And still bubbling in the background -- as opposed to bubbling in the hot tub allegedly shared pre-coitally by Kutcher, Leal and another young lady, all of them naked --  is a slightly lower-profile scandal from 2010, involving a woman named Brittney Jones who claimed she and Ashton had done the nasty while Demi was out of town.

"Ashton told me that both he and Demi had an 'open relationship' and that he was not in fact cheating,"  Jones told TMZ on Friday, adding that even though divorce is a bummer, she felt somewhat vindicated.

Jones' veracity became suspect when she released a sex tape late last year, using Kutcher's name to market it (though not claiming he was in it). He threatened to sue her, and then Ashton and Demi launched a charm offensive on Twitter and elsewhere, declaring their marriage to be rock solid.

After the Leal revelation, the couple pretty much kept their mouths shut, up until Thursday. Except for his pro-Joe Paterno tweet. Oops.

Now, with all that muck having been raked, it seems divorce might actually bring a bit of good news for Demi, who some have worried looks scary thin these days. Turns out women and men alike tend to gain weight "in a period of marital change," according to our friends at Booster Shots.

So bring on the comfort food, soon-to-be-ex-Mrs. Kutcher. It's what happens next.



Demi Moore to file for divorce; Ashton Kutcher responds on Twitter

Ashton Kutcher's pro-Joe Paterno tweet sends the actor running for PR cover

Ashton Kutcher threatens legal action over sex tape from maybe-mistress Brittney Jones

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore in May 2010. Credit: Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images

Chris Hemsworth may play opposite Kristen Stewart in 'Snow White'

Chris Hemsworth offered hunstman role in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Chris Hemsworth, currently in theaters with the comic-book blockbuster "Thor," is up for the huntsman role in "Snow White and the Huntsman" starring Kristen Stewart.

The Australian actor and Universal Pictures were in talks Tuesday, and Hemsworth has officially been offered the huntsman role in the big-budget adaption of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, EW.com reported. In this version of the story, the character -- traditionally commissioned by the evil queen to hunt down and kill Snow White -- will be training the heroine to fight the evil queen herself. 

However, whether Hemsworth signs on with the film seems to be based on whether production of "The Avengers" will pose a scheduling conflict, according to MTV Movies.

Older actors including Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackson and Joel Edgerton had previously been in the running for the role, but that $66-million opening for "Thor" seems to have put the 27-year-old in a plum position for casting.

Charlize Theron has already signed on to play the evil queen, and British actor Sam Claflin, whom you can scope out in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" later this month, will play the prince. Rupert Sanders will direct.

But Hollywood isn't done rehashing fairy tales: Another brooding Snow White project is brewing and is slated for release around the same time as the Universal version.

The competitor stars Lily Collins ("The Blind Side") as the porcelain-faced damsel and Julia Roberts as the evil queen. "The Social Network's" Armie Hammer will play the prince and Robert Emms will play his valet. The Relativity Media film directed by Tarsem Singh recently signed Nathan Lane as the mean queen's servant.

Which Snow White duo are you rooting for -- Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, or Lily Collins and Armie Hammer?


Kristen Stewart: 'Snow White' with Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron?

Chris Hemsworth makes 'Thor' party a family affair with brother Liam, wife Elsa

'Thor' movie premiere: Chris Hemsworth, Kenneth Branagh, Kat Dennings enjoy the moment [Video]

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Chris Hemsworth. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

Ashley Tisdale reunites Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron -- kinda, sorta

Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens unite at Ashley Tisdale's premiere party

Ashley Tisdale worked some of her Disney magic to bring together exes Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens at a party Wednesday night.

No, the "High School Musical" sweethearts are not back together as a couple, but they are attending the same events.

Efron and Hudgens joined their "HSM" co-star at Soho House in West Hollywood for the launch of her straight-to-DVD Disney movie "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure," E! reported.

"The former couple appeared to be having a good time separately, but we're not holding our breath for a reconciliation," the blog said.

The two posed separately for photos with Tisdale, currently starring in the CW's "Hellcats," but also stayed away from each other on the red carpet, according to Access Hollywood. They began dating in 2005 on the "HSM" set, but split in December.

No surprise there. Efron, 23, is playing the field and has been busy filming Garry Marshall's "New Year's Eve." And Hudgens, 22, has been spotted with her "Journey 2: Mysterious Island" co-star Josh Hutcherson (recently cast in "The Hunger Games") on motorcycle rides. She's also been promoting her latest films, "Sucker Punch" and "Beastly."

We wonder, though, about any awkward moments they might have had at all those Lakers games they've been attending.

If you happen to be wondering what 25-year-old Tisdale's film "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure" entails, watch the trailer below, or think "Legally Blonde" meets "Fame."

Makes us wonder if this Zac-Vanessa buzz was just a way to plug the film. What do you think? Tell us in comments.


Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens split up

Vanessa Hudgens, a tardy Alex Pettyfer attend 'Beastly' premiere

'Sucker Punch' movie premiere: Abbie Cornish, Jon Hamm, Vanessa Hudgens jab the black carpet

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens arrive separately for the "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure" launch at Soho House on April 6, 2011. Credits: Katy Winn / Associated Press

Presidents Day: Celebrating Monica Lewinsky, Judith Exner and other man-made celebs

Monica lewinsky

Presidents Day, which honors the births of Washington and Lincoln, seems to be commemorated now with a day off work for some and a light commute for the rest of us -- plus, of course, sales on furniture and cars. But isn't there something more dignified to it all?

Presidents Day celebrities We should, in theory, spend some time thinking about what our presidents have done to give us the country we have today, right? And yes, we thought about it. And then we decided that we were less interested in presidential achievements than we were in regular folks who achieved fame, or infamy, thanks to an association with a leader of the free world.

In that spirit, the Ministry has compiled a Presidents Day photo gallery of average Joes -- or, more often, average Janes -- whose names we know thanks to high-level improprieties. Click the photo of CIA agent Valerie Plame, right (whose relationship, admittedly, was more with the White House in general than with a president in particular) and take a trip down memory lane with the likes of Monica Lewinsky, Judith Exner, Sally Hemings and more.


John Edwards engaged to Rielle Hunter? His camp says no

Tucker Carlson prefers dogs over Michael Vick or President Obama

Suspended Keith Olbermann is irreplaceable on 'Countdown' -- or is he?

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photos: (Top) Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton. (Right) Valerie Plame. Credits: Associated Press

Padma Lakshmi's custody fight with Adam Dell heats up

PadmaThings are heating up between "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and old flame Adam Dell over custody of her daughter Krishna.

Baby daddy Dell, who has some visitation rights, has decided to fight for more. Meanwhile, Lakshmi is telling little Krishna to consider Mom's current beau, 70-year-old Ted Forstmann, as her papa.

Dell, 41, a venture capitalist, filed a lawsuit in New York on Wednesday claiming that a paternity test proved he is the 11-month-old's biological father and that he and Lakshmi should work out a co-parenting agreement. He also pointed to the former model’s jet-setting lifestyle being less than ideal for taking care of the infant.

Dell said that the Lakshmi, 40, of "please pack your knives and go" fame, who proudly bore her baby bump during the show, isn't willing to prioritize Krishna before her Emmy-winning career.

Dell "is the parent who can be relied upon to put Krishna's needs before his own," the lawsuit said.

But Lakshmi's "career as a television personality and her commitment to celebrity status involve a hectic, irregular schedule and requires frequent and distant travel."

Dell, whose brother is Michael Dell -- you know, of personal computer fame -- is allowed to see the child nine days each month under the terms of an earlier agreement.

The couple dated for two years before they split in September 2009. Lakshmi claimed he was "unambitious" and his career as a technology firms investor was "uninteresting," according to his lawsuit. She then told him she was pregnant and Dell said a paternity test dubbed him the child's father.

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Mark Ruffalo added to coveted terror advisory list

Mark-ruffalo Sure, award season is just warming up, but it looks as if Mark Ruffalo has already been added to one exclusive list. The boyishly handsome, innocent-looking star of films such as "The Kids Are All Right" and "Zodiac" has been added to a terror advisory list, San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Why? He says it's because he organized screenings for the new documentary on natural gas drilling, "GasLand." Pennsylvania's Office of Homeland Security reportedly took notice of his efforts to raise awareness of the drilling and call for a stop to it, so they added him to the list.

Congratulations, Mark?

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: Behold! The most sinister photo of Mark Ruffalo that we could find. Credit: Fred Prouser / Reuters

Ashton Kutcher parody invades TMZ's privacy — very nicely, we might add


Ashton Kutcher and PopChips have teamed to deliver a spot-on parody of the TMZ television show, serving the gossip website's staffers a dish hot off their own menu.

"Pop" has to be seen, not described, so take a few minutes to watch as Harvey "I'm a Lawyer" Levin and the rest of the crew are followed, questioned and, ahem, interpreted by Kutcher and crew in the style the TMZ team perfected.

We assume a guy who's OK with dressing up like Gloria Allred for Halloween will take it like a man?

— Christie D'Zurilla


No bull: Perez Hilton promises to stop bullying celebs

Perez-hilton Someone realized that "do as I say, not as I do" only works for cigarette-smoking "Mad Men" parents. The (often evil) Queen of All Media Perez Hilton -- who has participated in anti-bullying campaigns since the recent number of gay teens who've committed suicide -- appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' show Wednesday to let people know he's doing his part to stop bullying by promising to be nicer on his gossip website.

"I'm gonna do things differently on my website than I have in the past," he said on the show. "I'm not gonna call people nasty nicknames. I'm not gonna go the mean route. I'm gonna force myself to try and be funnier or smarter or just do things differently ... not doodle inappropriate things ... not 'out' people ..."

We e-mailed Perez to ask him about this and he declined to comment, saying, "I don't think I should talk to anyone else about this because I am not doing this for press and I don't wanna give off that impression."

HIlton told DeGeneres he started the blog when he was a mere 26 and now at 32, "I've grown and evolved as a person, and I think it's time for my website to change as well."

Seriously. Watch part of the interview after the jump if you don't believe us.

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PARTY OF NO! No 'Glee' affair; no welcome at Heidi Montag's; no pureed peas for Jennifer Aniston

No-foursome With Matt Lauer's big no sirree kicking off the Ministry's Friday, it feels like time for another Party of No, in which we round up bits of gossip about which the answer is, essentially, "no."

Grab a drink, pull up a chair and get ready to party -- it's after noon, so whether it's coffee or a cocktail is completely up to you. 

Kicking things off: "Glee" star Matthew Morrison says no, he's not knocking boots with costar Lea Michele, and has no problem with Britney Spears. Parade, Zap2It

Heidi Montag tells her mom no way she's coming in her daughter's house uninvited -- and then has no problem calling the cops. Of course, there's no way that was staged for "The Hills." And mom Darlene Egelhoff had no problem hanging out with her other daughter, Holly. Monsters & Critics, RadarOnline, TMZ

No stopping Russell Crowe from cussing and walking out of a BBC radio interview after he was accused of giving his Robin Hood a bit of an Irish accent. NJ.com

Lindsay Lohan is having no luck getting where she wants to go, hearing instead things along the lines of "no way we can fit you and your 30 uninvited friends in our VIP area" and "nobody wants to pay to fly you to Cannes." Though regarding Cannes, apparently someone couldn't say no. New York Daily News, New York Post, TMZ

Ashton Kutcher says CNN's Rick Sanchez has no business criticizing Miley Cyrus. Gossip Cop

No more show for Wanda Sykes. Movieline

No baby food diet for Jennifer Aniston. Access Hollywood

No "trouble in paradise" for Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds. Gossip Cop

No down time for Gabriel Aubry after Halle Berry? Celebitchy

And Jon Cryer says Charlie Sheen is no solo holdout among the "Two and a Half Men" cast -- there's no contract yet for Angus T. Jones either. According to a recent list of the richest child actors, that means Angus may be saying no to at least $250,000 an episode. KTLA, New York Post

We have no more right now!

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos, clockwise from top left: Matthew Morrison, Wanda Sykes, Angus T. Jones and Jennifer Aniston. Credits, clockwise from top left: Justin Lane / EPA; Dan Steinberg / Associated Press; Vincent Bucci; Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images.

Missed the last one? No problem:

PARTY OF NO! No Mrs. Michael Jackson; no KStew-Jesse James mistress link; no more music from Miley Cyrus

PREACH IT! Bombshell McGee gets a gig: Cue the sanctimonious outrage!

Uchitel A brand-new reality show is making the rounds in Hollywood; you’ll recognize the hosts from their bedroom adventures with Tiger Woods and Jesse James.

That’s right: Woods and James have suffered pretty severe career dips as a result of their serial womanizing. But the mistresses? They’re still cashing in just fine.

Specifically, Michelle “Bombshell” McGee — you know, the white power mistress! — and Jamie Jungers, a.k.a. Tiger Woods Mistress No. 4, have fielded offers to host a show about stars who cheat on their loved ones. The concept, “Celebrity Cheaters,” is still being shopped around, but, per TMZ, both mistresses have agreed to host if the show finds a home.

This isn’t the first time Hollywood has boosted the careers of what the clucking hausfraus of these United States tend to call “home wreckers.”

McGee is also slated to appear — and by appear, yes, we do mean topless — in Vegas on Friday. She’ll be paid $5,000. On May 7, McGee is set to do a stunt boxing match against porn star Gina Lynn. Meanwhile, Rachel Uchitel, the first confirmed mistress of Tiger Woods, landed a job as a special correspondent on the TV celebu-mag "Extra." (She doesn’t necessarily need the cash — not if her reported $10-million shut-up settlement from Woods is accurate. But something tells us ...

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