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Pitt's bulls: No free baby pictures

Pitt's bulls: No free baby pictures

Yummy mommy Angelina Jolie and equally dishy dad Brad Pitt have unleashed their pack of legal guard dogs on Web sites and media outlets that might be tempted to run paparazzi pictures of their new twins. The public document collectors at The Smoking Gun have posted a copy of the letter Pitt's lawyers sent about "malicious" invasion of privacy using telescopic lenses on private property.

Consider that when $11 million has allegedly been paid for exclusive photos of their babes (to go to charity), no freeloading is allowed.

Brooke Hogan wants out of the middle

Brooke Hogan told People magazine that she regrets signing what she now calls false allegations that her father, Hulk Hogan, abused her mother. "I did it under significant pressure from my mother," she told People. Hogan, 20, months ago signed a legal affidavit accusing her father, whose real name is Terry Bollea, of verbally and physically abusing wife Linda during their marriage. She later thought it was a bad idea and asked that it not be filed in court. But a tabloid unearthed the document, and her spokesman said Brooke is "distressed at the latest efforts by mother Linda to fracture the family. This time they let leak out an old document that Brooke signed filled with exaggerations and fabrications about father Terry's behavior during the marriage. The months-old document was signed by Brooke at a time when she was upset with her father."

Brooke is now living with Hulk, 54, People says.

"I love my mother, and hope to one day reconcile with her," Brooke says. "But using kids as pawns in a divorce is awful. Every day my mother resorts to this kind of behavior makes it that much harder for us to ever have a relationship again."

A dark knight, indeed

A few more nibbles on the carcass of the Bale family feud. Batman, we mean actor Christian Bale, spoke briefly to reporters Thursday on the red carpet about his recent arrest in connection to an assault allegation filed by his mother and sister. "It's a deeply personal matter," the Dark Knight star, 34, said at a news conference for the movie in Barcelona, Spain. "I would ask you to respect my privacy in the matter." Yeah, that'll happen. Bale spent four hours in a London police station on Tuesday and was released pending further inquiry. He denies the allegations.

Meanwhile, Hollywood gossips are reporting to TMZ that just a few days before the family incident, Bale showed an explosive temper on the set of the new Terminator 4, chewing out a cinematographer for messing up a shot. Christian, have you seen Russell Crowe lately? You two might need to talk.

Mild heart attack? Not so much

Kelsey Grammer tells that bastion of investigative journalisn, Entertainment Tonight that he almost died from what had been poo-pooed by his PR people as a mild heart incident. "We originally said it was just a mild heart attack, and it actually wasn't very mild," he reveals. "They had to blast me twice and get me started all over again."

Grammer says he's taking it slow in terms of exercising, "I'm playing a lot of Wii!" So are the nursing homes, Kels. Having lied to the public probably came in handy for his role in the political comedy Swing Vote, in theaters Aug. 1

I need a price check on 50 Cent

The AP reports that rapper 50 Cent has sued Taco Bell over an unlicensed price change on his name. A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claimed the fast-food restaurant chain is using the rapper's image and name without permission in advertising that asks him to call himself 99 Cent. Then there were the print ads, again without his okay, asking him to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent. His real name is Curtis Jackson.

Taco Bell Corp. spokesman Rob Poetsch issued a statement saying (without cracking a smile, we swear), "We made a good faith, charitable offer to 50 Cent to change his name to either 79, 89 or 99 Cent for one day by rapping his order at a Taco Bell, and we would have been very pleased to make the $10,000 donation to the charity of his choice."

Yummy mommy Angelina Jolie and equally dishy dad Brad Pitt have unleashed their pack of legal guard dogs on Web sites and media outlets that might be tempted to run paparazzi pictures of their new twins. The public document collectors at The Smoking Gun have posted a copy of the letter Pitt's lawyers sent about "malicious" invasion of privacy using telescopic lenses on private property.

Consider that when $11 million has allegedly been paid for exclusive photos of their babes (to go to charity), no freeloading is allowed.

In other Brangelina news, Us magazine is reporting that a "close" source in the household revealed that the impatient couple used in vitro fertilization to conceive the twins to skip the stress of trying to get pregnant. Of course in their hurry for a shortcut they might have missed the fine print of the chance for multiples increasing greatly when you conceive in a test tube. Mild heart attack? Not so much

Kelsey Grammer tells that bastion of investigative journalisn, Entertainment Tonight that he almost died from what had been poo-pooed by his PR people as a mild heart incident. "We originally said it was just a mild heart attack, and it actually wasn't very mild," he reveals. "They had to blast me twice and get me started all over again." Grammer says he's taking it slow in terms of exercising, "I'm playing a lot of Wii!" So are the nursing homes, Kels. Having lied to the public probably came in handy for his role in the political comedy Swing Vote, in theaters Aug. 1

I need a price check on 50 Cent

The AP reports that rapper 50 Cent (above) has sued Taco Bell over an unlicensed price change on his name. A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claimed the fast-food restaurant chain is using the rapper's image and name without permission in advertising that asks him to call himself 99 Cent. Then there were the print ads, again without his okay, asking him to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent. His real name is Curtis Jackson. Taco Bell Corp. spokesman Rob Poetsch issued a statement saying (without cracking a smile, we swear), "We made a good faith, charitable offer to 50 Cent to change his name to either 79, 89 or 99 Cent for one day by rapping his order at a Taco Bell, and we would have been very pleased to make the $10,000 donation to the charity of his choice." Brooke Hogan wants out of the middle

Brooke Hogan told People magazine that she regrets signing what she now calls false allegations that her father, Hulk Hogan, abused her mother. "I did it under significant pressure from my mother," she told People. Hogan months ago signed a legal affidavit accusing her father, whose real name is Terry Bollea, of verbally and physically abusing wife Linda during their marriage. She later thought it was a bad idea and asked that it not be filed in court. But a tabloid unearthed the document, and her spokesman said Brooke is "distressed at the latest efforts by mother Linda to fracture the family. This time they let leak out an old document that Brooke signed filled with exaggerations and fabrications about father Terry's behavior during the marriage. The months-old document was signed by Brooke at a time when she was upset with her father." Brooke, who is 20, is now living with Hulk, People says. "I love my mother, and hope to one day reconcile with her," Brooke says. "But using kids as pawns in a divorce is awful. Every day my mother resorts to this kind of behavior makes it that much harder for us to ever have a relationship again."

A dark knight, indeed

A few more nibbles on the carcass of the Bale family feud. Batman, we mean actor Christian Bale, spoke briefly to reporters Thursday on the red carpet about his recent arrest in connection to an assault allegation filed by his mother and sister. "It's a deeply personal matter," the Dark Knight star, 34, said at a news conference for the movie in Barcelona, Spain. "I would ask you to respect my privacy in the matter." Yeah, that'll happen. Bale spent four hours in a London police station on Tuesday and was released pending further inquiry. He denies the allegations. Meanwhile, Hollywood gossips are reporting to TMZ that just a few days before the family incident, Bale showed an explosive temper on the set of the new Terminator 4, chewing out a cinematographer for messing up a shot. Christian, have you seen Russell Crowe lately? You two might need to talk.

Pitt's bulls: No free baby pictures 07/24/08 [Last modified: Thursday, July 24, 2008 9:32pm]

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