Writer Suggests She Had Lesbian Fling With Rihanna

  • An upcoming book, Low Down Dirty Shame, alleges that Rihanna likes sexytimes with women.

The book's author, Natajah "Tajah" Burton, claims that she and an unnamed R&B singer from Barbados, whom most people are assuming is Rihanna, had an "instant connection" and that "sex came up immediately, she was a freak." This writer also dated "a very well known actress, a lot older, who also worked as a model" and a "well known female reality TV star." The actress is "a very well respected figure in the African American community" and "not officially out as a lesbian" but her sexuality is "the worst kept secret in Hollywood." The author says: "Young black gays don't have any positive role models to look up to… White kids have Ellen and Rosie O'Donnell, but black kids don't have anyone. There is still so much homophobia in the African American community, and it is beyond tough to come out — when I did I was called all manner of names, I had guys throwing condoms at me in the street, I was called fa***t, carpet muncher, I was told I was going to hell." [Radar Online]

  • Behold Rihanna as a Playboy Bunny! And also wearing a latex dress. These are behind-the-scenes shots from her new video for "S&M." [RyanSeacrest.com]
  • Thomas Haden Church is recovering from a rib injury suffered on the set of the movie Another Happy Day. Apparently Demi Moore wrapped her legs around the actor and crushed him. Is that how she keeps Ashton in line? [WonderWall]
  • Kim Kardashian is the new face of Midori liqueur. That's the bright green stuff that supposedly tastes like melon. Syrupy, sweet and so vivid it kind of hurts your eyes? Sounds like Kim! [People]
  • Best wishes to Bret Michaels, who is having a hole in his heart repaired today. After surgery, he should be recovering for 2 or 3 weeks. [Vulture, WonderWall]
  • Lindsay Lohan. Sam Ronson. Trippy glasses. No booze. [TMZ]
  • Ke$ha's former manager is suing the singer for $14 million, and if she has to pay up we can finally call her Ke¢ha like I always want to. [NY Post]
  • Tila Tequila says that last year she went through "a really tough time," but is now sober. And: "I'm really happy these days. I never ever want to go back to that dark place where I was last year." [Radar Online
  • Zac Efron gained 18 pounds to play an Iraq War veteran in a movie, and is now on a diet; he's using Z.E.N. (Zero Effort Nutrition), a delivery service that helps stars eat calorie-controlled meals. [Us Magazine]
  • Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted kissing over the weekend. [Contact Music]
  • James Franco might play pornographer Chuck Traynor in a Linda Lovelace film which would star Kate Hudson. This project is not to be confused with Inferno, the project Lindsay Lohan was attached to; that film will now feature Malin Akerman, aka Silk Spectre in Watchmen. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • James Franco participated in the My Week In Pictures feature for The Guardian, and submitted an image he called "my new best friend." It is a photo of a rather large seal. [Observer]
  • Susan Sarandon and her business partner Jonathan Bricklin were spotted "grinding like middle schoolers" on the dancefloor at a Sundance party over the weekend. [Gatecrasher]
  • This could be interesting: Sex columnist Dan Savage is working on a show for MTV. [EW]
  • NeNe Leakes: Getting divorced. [Radar Online]
  • New couple alert: Chelsea Handler and Andre Balazs. What about Fiddy? [Page Six]
  • Proof that we are living in an age of darkness and ignorance as opposed to one of brilliance and enlightenment: There exists a Spencer Pratt rap song about chicken wings. [TMZ]
  • The future is blue: James Cameron is writing not one but two sequels to Avatar. If the world doesn't end in 2012, expect more 3D alien action for Christmas '14 and '15. [NY Post]
  • Kevin Smith plans to release his new horror movie Red State himself. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Sandwich chain Subway may have advertised on the premiere episode of Skins, but they will not buy ad time during the show in the future because horny drugged-up teens are "not a fit for the brand." [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • News out of 1988: Jordan Jonathan Knight of New Kids On The Block is gay… and was outed by Tiffany. [Pop Eater]
  • BooBoo Stewart was a big hit at the Twilight conference in Seattle over the weekend! [TeamBooBooSeth, Examiner]
  • "I would love to be on Glee… but you have to be asked to be on Glee." — Elton John. [E!]
  • "If it gets to that conversation, if marriage comes up, I'm like, 'You know what's so weird, there is this store and there are three rings in it... And if you choose one of these three, I'm going to be really excited. And if you go off on your own, we can have an awful, awkward moment. So why would you want to do that?'" — Jennifer Love Hewitt has already picked out an engagement ring. Or three. [Contact Music]
  • "It goes to show when a guy is not ready, a guy is not ready. It doesn't matter what age you are. Hef was too young!" — Kendra, on Hugh Hefner marrying Crystal Harris and not Holly Madison. [Fox News]