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Updated 1:54 PM CST, Fri, Jan 13, 2012
Tables Turned: Mel Gibson's former gal pal is now the subject of an extortion investigation. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore declined to give further details, but chances are this was sparked by that alleged text message in which Oksana Grigorieva told Gibson she secretly recorded their conversations because he was holding up his end of the deal to financial support her, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Grigorieva's spokesman Stephen Jaffe denied any wrongdoing on the part of his client. This doesn't necessarily mean Mel's in the clear, we'll have to see how it all plays out in court.
Sex Scandal: The Enquirer reports that police have investigated two more women who claim they were sexually abused by former VP Al Gore. Like the first lady who came forward, the other two are also massage therapists. The first incident allegedly happened in a Beverly Hills hotel room when Gore was in the city to attend the 2007 Oscars.
Cause of Death: Simon Monjack died from the exact same causes as his late wife, actress Brittany Murphy. Monjack died from acute pneumonia and severe anemia, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. In an interview with CNN, the coroner added that some prescription drugs were round in his system but not at lethal levels. Monjack was found dead May 23 at the couple's Hollywood home.
Baby News Actress Christina Applegate has a wedding on the way, and now a baby. Applegate's rep confirms to People that she and fiance Martyn Lenoble are expecting. The 38-year-old and her 41-year-old bass playing beau got engaged on Valentine's Day after two years together. Applegate says he helped her recover after undergoing a double mastectomy.
Down the Aisle: Sarah Palin will be at daughter Bristol's wedding. A Palin family lawyer tells TMZ rumors that the former Alaska governor would boycott her daughter's martial bliss to Levi Johnston are completely untrue. Sources say no official date has been set.
Tonight's 2 to TiVo:
"Big Brother" - 7:00pm on CBS: It's eviction night! Will Monet or will Matt get back doored? They also crown a new HOH!
"Bethenny Getting Married" - 9:00pm on Bravo: The honeymoon is over and the baby is here!
First Published: Jul 22, 2010 7:09 AM CST