Hulk Hogan: Hooking Up With Brooke's Buddy?

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  • Did Hulk Hogan have an affair while he was still living with his wife, Linda? And was the woman he slept with a friend of his daughter, Brooke? [Perez Hilton]
  • Nicole Richie's baby! On the cover of People! Cute! [People]
  • Someone styled & shot Lindsay Lohan to look like a tired tranny hooker on the cover of Paper magazine. [The.Life Files]
  • March 17: The date a judge will tell Sir Paul McCartney how many millions he has to give to ex Heather Mills. Mark your calendars! [Mirror]
  • Is Amy Winehouse back on drugs? Friends say she feels rehab is turning her into "some sort of zombie with no emotion." She apparently says she feels "numb" and recently held a lighter over her hand and purposely burned her skin. Fuck. [The Sun]
  • A court in Norway has postponed Amy's drug possession hearing. She was arrested there last October on charges of marijuana possession. She and Blake Incarcerated were due in court Friday, but Blake is due in court in the UK Friday, so he won't be able to make it. So many court dates, so little time. [USA Today]
  • Gossip columnist Cindy Adams wrote that pregnant Nicole Kidman was drinking white wine backstage during the Oscars; Kidman's publicist, who was with Nicole backstage, says the beverage was tea and that Adams is "an idiot, and you can quote me." []
  • Jenna Bush had a girls-only spa weekend bachelorette party in Boca Raton; her fiancĂ© had a boys' weekend in Miami. [People]
  • Jessica Simpson is traveling to Kuwait to "entertain" the troops. Just what they need. [People]
  • High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale had a nose job in November; her recently released doll has her old nose. LOL. [MSNBC]
  • Something is going on between Jonathan Jaxson of gossip site JJ's Dirt and Perez Hilton, but it's sort of too early to think about it. The gist: Sex tape in return for blogging help. "I fell in love with Perez. I thought he had a huge heart...but he's just a [bleep]hole," Jaxson says. YAWN. [Page Six]
  • Jessica Alba says she was called a slut in 6th grade because she had big boobs. That ain't right. [Page Six]
  • Did Selma Blair and model boyfriend Matt Felker split because he came home and found her with another man? [Gatecrasher]
  • Britney Spears went to the Betsey Johnson store on Melrose in L.A. and asked if they could copy a Dolce & Gabbana dress. They were all, "uh, no." So she bought the yellow wig on a mannequin in the window. [Gatecrasher]
  • The LAPD is investigating suspected drugger/robber Sam Lutfi, though they won't come out and say it. [TMZ]
  • Kevin Federline is turning 30 next month with a huge party in Las Vegas. Think Brit's invited? [People]
  • Lynne Spears has been praising her ex-husband Jamie for taking control of Britney's troubled life. A family friend says, "He's gathered a team of reputable people who are around [Britney] now. She's not well, but for the first time in a long time she has people around her who really care about her." [People]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow has shot a public service announcement for UNICEF to raise money for HIV prevention. [People]
  • Is Kate Hudson trying to bag Justin Timberlake? A source says she has been "texting him nonstop." But she's also seeing Owen Wilson, apparently. So. [Gatecrasher]
  • Blind item! "Which TV vixen, based in L.A., spent a lot of the writers' strike downtime in New York City? Word is that she was cheating on her boyfriend with her girlfriend." [Gatecrasher]
  • That diamond band, wedding-ish ring Ashlee Simpson's been wearing? "It's a promise ring," she says. From Pete Wentz, natch. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Bill Cosby is hosting the Playboy Jazz Festival, if you care. What would Claire Huxtable say? [AP]
  • Isaiah Washington was on Capitol Hill meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus and lobbying to preserve the history of an island known off the coast of Sierra Leone. [Politico]
  • A judge won't let Ja Rule post bail for his homies, who are co-defendants in a gun possession case. [Yahoo News]
  • Josh Hartnett: Forced to fly coach. [Page Six]
  • Oooh, Ludacris, Thandie Newton and Gerard Butler star in the new Guy Ritchie movie! [Page Six]
  • Boy George denies he kept a 28-year-old Norwegian dude handcuffed in his apartment. Do you really want to hurt me??? [Yahoo News]
  • Naomi Campbell remains hospitalized in Brazil, though her doctor says she is "completely cured and walking." Be well! [Yahoo News]


A Small Turnip

@lalaland13: Sadly, diamonds aren't the only gems we need to ask uncomfortable questions about. Over 90% of the world's rubies come from Burma. They're extracted with the greatest, shabbiest cruelty meted out to the miners themselves, and there are deeply worrying reports emerging that the workers are routinely supplied with drugs in order to increase their productivity.

Apart from the heart-twisting human misery Burmese rubies represent, purchasing the stones also bolsters the financial security of the military junta which, as we know, regards human rights as a kind of quaint anachronism.

Jewelers of conscience are aware of the political implications of using rubies, and will and do refuse to purchase or sell them. Only jewelers who have a ruby-buying policy to be ashamed of will be embarrassed by you asking serious questions about their provenance.

For a super piece on these sad red beauties, have a squizz at this one from Reuters: []