Cristiano Ronaldo releases calendar

Hunky Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo has released his 2009 calendar and boy does he look good! The 23 year old Manchester United star has become a global sex symbol and the pictures in the calendar, and featured here, show us exactly why.

Girls flee the Playboy mansion

There’s much consternation at the Playboy mansion: After weeks of claims about rumoured relationships with other men, Playboy bunnies Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson and have finally admitted that they are no longer with Hugh Hefner. Holly, who was once pegged to be Hugh’s next wife, said on her blog that “Hef and I will always be friends… I do have my own place, but I am still at the Mansion, too, right now… I’m too busy to move! hahaha.” Kendra Wilkinson also revealed that she and Hugh are done on The Chelsea Handler Show, unsurprisingly claiming that they too remain best of friends. She is also set to move out of the mansion. It’s unclear what the status of the third Playboy starlet Bridget Marquardt is; she’s currently in Europe filming a travel series. Hugh is facing more than just women trouble though, with reports that he is on the verge of bankruptcy thanks to the effect of the ailing economy on his stocks. Things are apparently so bad that he is now selling tickets to his famous mansion parties for the first time ever – at $5,000 to $25,000 a pop!

Ab Fab: The US version?

Run for the hills! Once again the yanks are set to ruin another classic British series by creating their own – probably watered-down – version. This time it’s the iconically gay Absolutely Fabulous. Variety magazine has reported that the new show will be set in LA but will “retain the basic template of the original, revolving around the friendship of two boozy, over-40 best friends who are desperate to stay hip and youthful and who carry on under the disapproving eye of Edina’s teenage daughter, Saffy.” The only possible saving grace to this venture is that Jennifer Saunders, who both created and starred in the original, will be executive producer. They must be paying her a fortune. We..uhhh… can’t wait.

Queen Latifah addresses lesbian rumours

Singer and actress Queen Latifah has long been at the centre of rumours about her sexuality – and especially her relationship with her female “personal trainer.” Speaking recently to the New York Times, she refused to confirm or deny that she is a woman-loving lesbian. “I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway,” she said. “I don’t have a problem discussing the topic of somebody being gay, but I do have a problem discussing my personal life. You don’t get that part of me. Sorry. We’re not discussing it in our meetings.” We think the lady doth protest too much. Life is too short to spend it in the closet!

Charlize faces $20 million lawsuit

Charlize Theron has lost the first stage of a lawsuit after she allegedly failed to fulfil her celebrity endorsement contract for watch company Raymond Weil. The company, suing her for $20 million, claims that the Benoni girl was paid millions to exclusively represent their watches and feature in a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign but was then seen wearing a Dior watch in various other ads and at public events. The terms of contract stipulated that she could not wear any other company’s watches, “If you’re the model for Ralph Lauren, you can’t show up wearing Gucci at the Academy Awards,” said the watchmaker’s attorney. “She undercut our entire ad campaign.” Did Charlize simply forget or did she just not care? A judge has now ruled that the case has merit and can go to trial; damages will be awarded to the company if Charlize is found guilty.

Daniel Radcliffe’s man-crush

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who seems to be constantly featured in this column of late, has admitted to having a man-crush on his co-star, the brown-eyed Lorenzo Pisoni, in the Broadway production of Equus (see pic on sidebar). “He’s great. He’s a truly remarkable man. If I was gay or a female I’d just want to marry him. He’s gorgeous, and he’s a really cool bloke as well,” he said. Nineteen year old Daniel also admitted to sending the actor sexy notes on the show’s opening night. “We’re getting on very well indeed. I’ve written some really, really deeply sexual things on some of the cards I’ve given him for opening night. But just to wind him up, you know.” Hmmm… right.

Janet Jackson’s mystery illness

Janet Jackson has been cancelling concerts at an unprecedented rate – apparently because she has been ill. Trouble is, no-one knows exactly what’s wrong with her. Reports first suggested that the 42 year old singer was suffering from exhaustion due to the demands of her Rock Witchu tour, while her brother Randy was recently quoted as saying that she is struggling with Vertigo, but he has now denied this. The most controversial claims are that the mystery illness was concocted to allow her to cancel shows that had poor ticket sales. Oddly, her camp has been remarkably tight-lipped about what up with Ms. Jackson thereby allowing all kind of speculation and rumours to emerge on the internet. Most irksome of all, while Janet struggles to sell tickets Madonna, at 50, is selling out venues across the US and South America with her Sticky and Sweet tour.

Does Britney have a sex tape… or not?

Confusion surrounds the alleged Britney Spears sex tape which her ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib claimed to possess. The shifty Adnan, who also doubles as a paparazzi photographer, has apparently said that he filmed the footage while the two were on holiday in Mexico and is prepared to sell the tape for the right price. According to Heat magazine he told them that, “There is such a tape, but I won’t discuss prices for hypothetical enquiries. Unless there is a locked-in deal, I will go no further.” The two hour tape apparently features Britney and Adnan having sex. The singer is also shown wearing nothing but her infamous pink wig. Recent reports also claimed that Britney was prepared to pay whatever it took to buy the tape from her trashy ex. Now Adnan has denied that there is a tape at all. “There is no sex tape, and I’ve never claimed there is one,” he told Star magazine. “I don’t know where these quotes I’m supposed to have said have come from. What I do know is they certainly didn’t come from me and they are completely false. I’m extremely upset and distressed and I’m taking legal action… This story has caused a lot of hurt to my family and people close to me.” Someone, somewhere, is clearly not telling the truth…

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