Kim's Mom Pushed Her To Do Playboy; Oprah: "New Daddies" Just Want My Money

  • Kim Kardashian appears nude in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, but says, "I'm sorry I did Playboy. I was uncomfortable." Kim explains she only agreed to pose because her mom Kris Jenner told her to "go for it..."
  • Kim says her mom told her, "They might never ask you again. Our show isn't on the air yet. No one knows who you are. Do it and you'll have these beautiful pictures to look at when you're my age." [Radar]
  • Kim Kardashian's Twitter followers and PETA are upset with her for posting a picture of herself holding a kitten by the scruff of the neck. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals L.A. came to her defense (sort of) saying, "It is permissible to hold a kitten by his or her scruff for a brief amount of time" ... but warning, "the manner in which Ms. Kardashian is holding the kitten could lead others to mishandle animals." [TMZ]
  • At the Matrix Awards, where Gayle King was being honored, Oprah Winfrey commented on the new Kitty Kelly tell-all. "Last week was a rough week for Gayle when a so-called biography came out," said Oprah. "Every day she's getting herself more and more worked up about all of my new daddies that are now showing up. New daddies who are saying, 'Hello daughter, call me, I need a new roof.'" [ET]
  • Onlookers say Lindsay Lohan was "wasted" at the Coachella music festival over the weekend. Radar also claims she owes $500,000 on her credit cards "One card cut her off last week and it's only a matter of time before all her other credit cards cut her off too," said a source. [Radar]
  • Last week at an anti-nuclear proliferation summit in D.C. French President Nicolas Sarkozy passed a letter from Roman Polanski asking for clemency to President Obama. [Daily Beast]
  • Larry King and Shawn Southwick were spotted hugging again today. When Larry was asked if they'll reunite he said, "You never know." [TMZ]
  • Larry King's lawyer says, "There's a 50-50 chance this divorce is not happening. His focus is on the best interest of his children. It's not clear to me which way he's going to turn on this issue." [People]
  • Larry King Live is also in trouble. In the first three months of the year Larry King's ratings dropped 44 percent from 2009. [AP]
  • Snooki dumped her boyfriend Emilio because she suspected him of cheating on her. [TMZ]
  • A source says Snooki "Found out that he was writing messages to girls on Facebook at like 3am and asking them out to try and hook up. He even posted pictures on his page of him with girls wrapped around him. Snooki has a lot of self respect and she just won't put up with that behavior." She also thought he was using her to get famous. [Radar]
  • Oksana Grigorieva announced she's performing a charity concert to aid victims of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. She also said she's removing a hammer-and-sickle tattoo on her ankle that Mel Gibson encouraged her to get. [AP]
  • Oksana Grigorieva also said, "I can tell you that..we have split up, suddenly and recently. Unfortunately, I cannot give you the reason. But you will find out everything quite soon... Here is the official version: We split up by mutual consent and we will raise our daughter together. She is currently with my mother in my Los Angeles home." [Us]
  • Charlie Sheen's domestic abuse case has been pushed back to June 18 so a hearing can be held on whether or not Charlie was read his Miranda rights while being questioned by police. [Radar]
  • Steven Seagal filed an arbitration claim for breach of confidentiality agreement against Kayden Nguyen, the woman who accused him of sexual harassment. [Radar]
  • TMZ posted the headline, "Why George Clooney Dates Elisabetta Canalis ..." along with photos of her on the beach in a thong bikini. [TMZ]
  • Builders digging up the lawn of John Lennon's old house in England found a leather satchel that contained several large broken glass bottles. It's believed the bottled contained Lennon's LSD stash, which he buried in 1967 but couldn't find again. [ONTD]
  • Pamela Anderson owes the IRS $493,000 in unpaid income tax. "I take full responsibility and I'm working it all out as best I can," said Pam. "I hate to owe anybody anything. It's driving me crazy, but I'm doing everything I can to solve all that." [Access Hollywood]
  • Kyle MacLachlan and his wife, Desiree Gruber, an executive producer of Project Runway, are asking $2.875 million for a three-bedroom condo in New York. [NYT]
  • Today Michael Jackson's estate rejected two creditors from Raymone Bain, Jackson's longtime publicist/manager/friend. She claims he owed her $44 million in unpaid wages. [TMZ]
  • Merilee Gerth, the Jesse James mistress who threatened to sue him for sexual harassment, wanted him to leave Sandra Bullock for her. "Merilee genuinely cared for Jesse. Would she have made a life with him and married him? Sure," said a friend. "Once she realized she wasn't anything special to him she was devastated." [Radar]
  • Bret Michaels says of his emergency appendectomy last week, "They told me that if I had gone onstage like I wanted to, [my appendix] likely would have ruptured and I could have died." [People]
  • Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren's funeral will be held in London on Thursday. [Reuters]
  • The cover of Andrew Morton's Angelina Jolie tell-all book features a photo of the "know your rights" tattoo on her back. [People]
  • We're usually no fans of "baby bump" speculation, but its pretty clear from these pictures that Isla Fisher is expecting again. [Popsugar]
  • Simon Cowell and Mezhgan Hussainy are getting married four times: once in Brighton, once in LA, once in Barbados on a yacht and once in Hollywood. [The Sun]
  • Dr. Robert Rey of Dr. 90210 says he wouldn't have performed more than three or four procedures on Heidi Montag. "What worries me is the commentary she is making to young girls," said Dr. Rey, who has a 9-year-old daughter. "My young girl looks up to her and likes her. What message is she sending to young girls?" Dude, have you ever seen your show? [Us]
  • Chris Brown will host a concert in Virginia next month to benefit Haiti. Performers include Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, T-Pain, Mario and Ryan Leslie. [AP]
  • Susan Boyle has signed a deal to write her autobiography, which will be titled The Woman I Was Born To Be. [Mirror]
  • Corey Haim's autopsy report should be released this week. [CNN]
  • Elin Nordegren took her children on another trip today without Tiger Woods. She's vacationed by herself four times this month. [Radar]
  • Chaz Bono says it's been a year since he started taking testosterone. "I'm very happy, feel really good," he said. "I've had really good positive reactions from people, I hoped people were starting to progress and move along and understand more, and so far my experience has shown that." [Access Hollywood]
  • Over the weekend at the GLAAD Media Awards Wanda Sykes gave Constance McMillen, the Mississippi teen who tried to take her girlfriend to the prom, the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. Sykes praised her for being out and said, "I wouldn't even tell people I was black in Mississippi." [E!]
  • Shayne Lamas eloped with some dude named Nik Richie hours after meeting him at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, thus validating our decision to ignore everything she does. [Us]
  • In other news we don't much care about, Doug Reinhardt made out with some woman at a club. [TMZ]
  • Behold: The new cover of Rolling Stone featuring the Black Eyed Peas. [Just Jared]
  • "I think I've always had a really expressive face. I don't think I could ever be a really good poker player, because I think my face just expresses too much. Particularly when I was a teenager, I would think something, and it would automatically just show on my face. I think that really helped a lot for those characters." — Molly Ringwald [Mother Jones]
  • Tiffani Thiessen says she hopes her baby has, "my laid-back personality, because I think it will help us as parents if the child's not too high maintenance and just loves life." [Us]
  • "Mariah's a great cook," says Nick Cannon. "She likes to make fun dishes. We like to make little pizzas together. You know, the pizzas with the English muffins and the mozzarella? We do that a lot." Great story! [People]
  • Drew Barrymore says of Ricky Martin coming out, "My lofty goal in this world is that we can live in a world that doesn't judge each other, I just want people to be able to live their lives that are true to them. I celebrate what (Ricky) is doing because we have to create a world for each other where acceptance is first and foremost." [Daily Express]
  • A source who worked with producer Bruce Beresford-Redman before his wife was killed say it was common knowledge that he was having an affair with casting director Joy Pierce. "Are you kidding? Everyone knew about it. It was going on all last summer and trust me it was no secret that he and Joy were having an affair." [Radar]
  • Kate Gosselin defended her decision to be on DWTS again saying, "This is the first and only thing I have ever done that my kids care about. It pushes me on to do better, to stay on the show, to get voted through because, honestly, they count down the days until Monday." [People]
  • Hugh Laurie says House is putting a strain on his marriage, since Jo, his wife of 23 years, is living at their home in London while he films in L.A. "I wouldn't say doing the series has made marriage easier. Doing weekly TV is like joining the Navy and going to the other side of the world for 10 months of the year. But the truth is that whatever challenging situation you're in, somebody somewhere has got a much more extreme version. So I think one ought to shut up and not moan about it." [Daily Express]
  • Carrie Underwood says she's not stressing about her upcoming wedding: "I don't care what color napkins are on the table. I don't care. We're just both really laid back. Family, food and fun, that's all we really need. And, oh yeah, get married." [People]
  • In an interview with Jenna Bush Hager, Bill Clinton said of Chelsea Clinton's upcoming wedding, "I just hope I can keep it together [until] I walk her down the aisle and do the handoff. Like your dad was telling me when he did it with you, you know it proves you've done what you were supposed to do, but it doesn't make it entirely easy." [People]