— Though Sean Penn and soon-to-be ex-wife Robin Wright remain tight-lipped about the events leading to their breakup, Star Magazine reveals the sordid details of their last weekend together.
It all started innocently enough, according to the magazine, with an intended romantic getaway in Lake Tahoe, Calif. The couple checked in to the Squaw Valley resort just days before Christmas, but sources said Sean didn’t request couple-friendly accommodations.
“Sean didn’t spend much time with his wife — he booked her a separate suite — and when Robin got fed up with being alone, she went over to his suite,” an insider revealed. There, she “found him drunk with two Russian girls!”
Allegedly the actor continued to party the night away, while Robin was nowhere to be seen. “When asked where his wife was, he answered, ‘Who cares?’”
Dish on the fly
Mariah Carey covets something belonging to Stephen Hawking, and it’s not his singularity theorems. Sick of writing notes during her two-day vow of silence before big shows, Mariah is convinced the theoretical physicist’s voice synthesizer is her ticket out of boredom, the Sun reports. “I need Stephen Hawking’s voice machine so I think and it comes out in a robot voice,” the singer said. Apparently unaware that Dr. Hawking’s infamous DECtalk DTC01 was discontinued years ago, Mariah also seems to think it’s psychic. … Following his September divorce from the mother of his four kids, Shaquille O’Neal is making up for lost time. A female cabby told Steppin’ Out that the basketball star’s got more women leaving his hotel room than any other celebrity she’s encountered in star-studded Miami. “Every time he stayed at the Marriott in South Beach, he had a blonde or a brunette with him,” she said in a quote posted on the New York Post’s Page Six. … Don’t get the wrong idea about a certain cast member in the recent DVD release “Resident Evil: Extinction,” warns the Mirror. “I don’t want to come off as a slut bucket,” singer Ashanti said of her sexy role. “I’m not that chick, but I am a woman.”
Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines and Helen A.S. Popkin.