Entertainment icon Diddy (above), NFL legend Deion Sanders and hometown boxing champ Winky Wright are teaming up for a series of parties leading to the Super Bowl in Tampa. Event organizer Michael Bilello says the parties - with limited public access - will be a "very unique chance to rub elbows with the A-list of America." (Is Neon Deion an A-list celeb? Hmm...) Each of the three events at the Venue in Clearwater will have a different theme. Record producer, rapper, actor and menswear designer Diddy will host a Vegas-themed party on Jan. 29 dubbed "Champions of the Good Life." Proceeds will go to Wright's new Charity for Women. On Jan. 30, Sanders will join his friends for a "Legends of the Good Life" party with a Hall of Fame theme. And on Jan. 31, the trio host the "Icons of the Good Life Diamonds and Pearls Gala." Wright will also host a celebrity golf tournament with Bucs player Michael Clayton on Jan. 29 at the Feather Sound Golf and Country Club. Stay tuned for details on tickets.
Griffin's company sues McMahon
In today's old-guy update, a company founded by the late Merv Griffin (who died in 2007) has sued Ed McMahon for $100,000 in unpaid loans, the AP reports. Boy, we're glad Ed got all that mortgage business cleaned up. The Griffin Group Inc. claims it loaned the money to McMahon in 2005. The company filed the suit on Thursday and states that none of the loan has been repaid, so it wants the cash plus interest and attorney fees. McMahon's publicist didn't address the lawsuit, instead asking, "Anybody wanna buy a nice house in the Summit?" Is this a joke? Has Ed's life become so much of a joke that all he can muster when threatened with a six-figure suit is a reference from his publicist to the trouble surrounding his overpriced L.A. home?
Adnan Ghalib has Britney sex tape?
Today's candidate for Most Deserving of Karmic Retribution, former Britney Spears leech Adnan Ghalib, told some magazine called Heat that he does indeed have a sex tape of him and the singer, who has been busy pulling herself from last year's downward spiral. "There is such a tape, but I won't discuss prices for hypothetical inquiries," he said. "Unless there is a locked-in deal, I will go no further." An anonymous source who watched it - Adnan's cousin? - tells the U.K.'s Sunthe two-hour tape shows Spears naked, save that pink bob wig she took to wearing after she shaved her head. But don't let that stop you from thinking Ghalib isn't taking the high road. "I am not interested in selling out any other details about Britney," he swears. Because recording a drug-addled, emotionally vulnerable meal ticket having sex with some loser during a vacation in Mexico is about all the detail we need.