— Maybe Kevin Federline and Charlie Sheen should start a club. Kevin Federline overcame his image to emerge as the more responsible parent in his bitter custody battle with Britney Spears. Now, notorious bad boy Charlie seems to be a more sensible caregiver than his ex, Denise Richards. Only Charlie isn’t doing as well as K-Fed at the courthouse.
TMZ reports that despite Charlie’s objections, a court commissioner granted Denise permission for the divorced couple’s two daughters to co-star in her upcoming reality show. Appropriately enough, Charlie seems no way OK with subjecting Sam, 3, and Lola, 2, to constant public scrutiny. Meanwhile, despite certain undisclosed restrictions applied to the court ruling, Denise is “very happy” with the court’s decision, according to the Web site.
There were no comments from Charlie’s camp, though E! News pointed out that he’s had plenty to say in the past. For example, when Denise tried to revoke Charlie’s overnight visits with the kids because of his alleged obsession with online pornography, Charlie called his ex-wife’s claims “laughable and inane.”
In a public statement, Charlie further stated, “During the 18 months before my request to select my own child-care provider, not a single complaint was made or received regarding the welfare of the children while under the care of myself and/or Brooke (Mueller, his fiancée),” the actor said. “I repeat — NOT A SINGLE COMPLAINT by either Ms. Richards herself, or her representatives and nanny.”
Guess viewers shouldn’t expect Charlie to make any guest appearances on Denise’s reality show.
Lindsay doesn’t think she deserves award
Though her latest movie received nine Golden Raspberry nominations, Lindsay Lohan probably won’t be around to accept any awards should she win. “‘I Know Who Killed Me’ was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life,” Lindsay opined in the Sun.
“I couldn’t believe the emotional range that (director Chris Sivertson) got out of me,” Lindsay said of her “Killed Me” role as a stripper with multiple personality disorder.
That character description alone is deserving of a “Razzie,” the anti-Oscar issued to the very worst movies of the year. “I thought the role was too difficult for me but he helped me to give a performance I didn’t think I was capable of.” Lil’ LiLo’s come a long way since “The Parent Trap.”
Tony tries the ‘just friends’ play
Is there trouble in paradise for Jessica Simpson and her main squeeze, Tony Romo? The couple spent last weekend enjoying an intimate hunting getaway, but OK! Magazine reports it wasn’t exactly a romantic rendezvous.
An in-the-know pal of Jessica’s told OK! the trip came on the heels of an almost-breakup. “(Tony) said he thought it was better if they went back to being friends,” the pal confided. “‘Just friends’ is not in Jessica’s vocabulary, and she is not a victim. She knows how bad this will look in the media.”
Apparently Jess blocked the quarterback’s efforts to break it off, so Tony came up with a plan: make his glamorous gal miserable on a hunting excursion. “It’s Tony’s way of punishing Jess,” the friend said. “Jessica Simpson hunting — and without her entourage? Forget it!”
Dish on the fly
Just a day after new photos refueled plastic surgery rumors, Madonna’s pics are back under the microscope. It’s not a black eye or bruised cheek causing the ruckus this time — her new super-dark shades took care of that. In pictures now featured on the Daily Mail Web site, the focus is on the pop queen’s calves. Seems her newsworthy gams are covered in sagging skin that appears “pale and puffy, with the merest hint of varicose veins.” … No sex in three years? Not a problem for funk-rocker Lenny Kravitz. In an interview with Spin, Lenny confessed he’s on celibate path until marriage. When asked if the revelation leaves his lady friends all the more eager, he responded, “Usually trips them out, but that’s the way it’s going to be; I’m looking at the big picture.”
Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines and Helen A.S. Popkin.