Did Fergie hubby Josh Duhamel brag about bedding stripper?
Because the celebrity gossip beat is so anemic lately, the glossies are hitting that thing about Josh Duhamel cheating on wife Fergie with a stripper pretty hard. We thought we were done with that, but not yet.
"This is not the first nor will it be the last time that a stripper was paid a large amount of money to sell a false story about a celebrity," Duhamel's rep tells People. "This story is absolutely ridiculous."
So ridiculous, in fact, that Other Woman Nicole Forrester went on Atlanta's Q100 Bert Show on Monday to talk about her supposed tryst again: "We did hook up and had lots of sex and we had a really, really good time," she said. "... It's the truth. I'm not lying about anything. I have nothing to hide and he's just guilty as I am."
People says the National Enquirer, which broke the story, approached Forrester and offered her $20,000 for the story. The 34-year-old initially refused, but relented and took a polygraph test (which she passed) after the Enquirer said it was going ahead with the item even if she didn't cooperate -- and here we are.
"Josh bragged about what happened on the set of his movie (Life As We Know It), and someone called the Enquirer with the tip,” Forrester's attorney Romin Alavi tells Us. "The Enquirer then came to Nicole."
And as much as Fergie and Josh deny the news, a woman in San Francisco called the JV on Wild 94.9 radio show and said Duhamel had sex with her best friend and two other people while filming Transformers 2 at a New Mexico Air Force base in 2008.
We don't know about all that, and even Black Eyed Pea Taboo is vocal about his doubts: "We know the story is bulls--t. When you're as famous as Fergie and Josh, people are going to say stuff."
Well, they will as long as people keep buying the mags handing out $20k paydays, at least.