Is Alicia Keys about to be named as the “other woman” in a high-profile divorce? According to the New York Daily News, although hip-hop superproducer Swizz Beatz denies any romance, his wife Mashonda isn’t buying it.
Mashonda, herself an R&B singer, was reportedly infuriated when the piano-playing songbird threw a birthday party for her man and “introduced Swizz as ‘the man of the hour and my boo,’” an insider told the paper. “Mashonda has had enough. She put her career on hold to be a wife and mother. She’s tired of pretending she’s deaf, dumb and blind to what’s going on. She can’t believe how disrespectful Alicia is being.”
Although the couple issued a separation announcement in April, a pal of Mashonda insists, “That was his announcement. She got sucked into it. She thought they were trying to put their marriage back together. Meanwhile, he’s apparently been telling Alicia that his marriage was over.”
Swizz himself firmly denied to Us that Alicia “is in any way linked to my marital circumstances or to the decision that [my wife] Mashonda and I have made to separate.”
But that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no romance — a Swizz pal told the News, “His relationship with Alicia began after their separation. He hasn’t kept it a secret.” Well, he’d be wise to, at least until after the divorce settlement.
In case you were wondering whether there’s anything Jennifer Lopez can’t do — the answer is no. She gave birth to twins six months ago, but on Sunday the proud mama of Max and Emme completed a Malibu triathlon in about two and a half hours.
After J.Lo dropped out of guest-judging the “Project Runway” finale Friday, due to what host Heidi Klum said was a foot injury, many wondered whether she would be able to go through with the grueling event — but, clearly, she persevered.
“I feel really great and so glad I finished,” the athletic singer-actress said, reports the Daily News. “More amazing than that, I feel really great that we raised $127,000 for the Children’s Hospital [of Los Angeles].”
And the unstoppable star wasn’t content to rest on her laurels — she immediately flew to New York for a 40th birthday party in honor of hubby Marc Anthony, who had cheered her on during the triathlon.</p>
By the by, new dad Matthew McConaughey also completed the triathlon, in an hour less than J.Lo — but considering he didn’t give birth himself, we’re not as impressed.
Who’d’a thunk a member of the new cast of “90210” teens could out-diva Shannen Doherty? The actress, who is reprising her role as Brenda Walsh on the remake, was notorious for stirring up on-set drama during the original series’ run. But times have changed: Now, sources tell the New York Post, it’s newbie Shenae Grimes who has been “tormenting everyone on set” and “acts rude to the cast, crew and extras.”
According to a set insider, the actress, a “Degrassi” alum, actually once shouted, “Who the hell are you?” to a guest star, and frequently tosses off remarks like “This is my show — everyone else is riding my coattails.”
Maybe they should promote Shenae to the scriptwriter — these nasty lines are a lot more entertaining than any we’ve heard on the show so far!
File under “With friends like these …”: Felicity Huffman has helpfully spoken up to defend “Desperate Housewives” co-star Eva Longoria Parker from pregnancy rumors — by calling her fat.
The petite E.Lo has put on weight (and padding) for the show’s new season, which fast-forwards into the future to find her a frumpier, schlumpier housewife. And the weight gain isn’t disguising a real-life baby bump, Felicity tells People: “She’s just fat, that’s all there is to it!”
“She looks cute,” Felicity concedes. “But she’s always like, ‘Feel my ass! Feel my ass!’ All the jokes [on set] are Eva and her fat suit.”
Good to know those rumors about catty on-set rivalries aren’t true, either.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at email@example.com.