Just a week after announcing he’s gay and in a relationship with “Amazing Race” winner Reichen Lehmkuhl, Lance Bass may be single again.
The newly out *NSync-er is through putting up with Lehmkuhl’s controlling ways and wants out. Bass’ blabby buddies are claiming Lehmkuhl bullied Bass into publicly admitting he’s gay as a publicity stunt for Lehmkuhl’s new book, “Here’s What We’ll Say.”
“Reichen forced Lance to come out just at the same time he has a book coming out so he could ride the publicity wave,” a source told PageSix.com. “He is a big gay activist and very controlling. He wants Lance to give up his straight friends and do whatever he tells him to.”
Maybe Lehmkuhl could tell Bass not to make anymore movies. “On the Line,” anyone?
For his part, Bass has kept quiet, but Bass’ rep, when asked about the rocky relationship, would only say, “Lance couldn’t be happier with the overwhelming reaction he’s getting from all over the world.”
If they start issuing statements denying the breakup, then you really know they are breaking up.
Maybe Kate can get a role in ‘Mission: Impossible IV’
Speaking of control freaks, Katie Holmes is more famous now than she ever was, thanks to hooking up with Tom Cruise and having his spawn, errr, baby. Unfortunately, that fame isn’t translating into more movie roles.
The actress formerly known as Joey Potter recently sat down with her agents about going back to work, but she was unable to make a decision for herself.
“She seems so confused — about her relationship, career, the baby, everything! She’s very sweet, but very lost,” an insider told Star magazine. “[Tom’s] smothering her. She feels trapped. Tom keeps her at home as if she’s a doll he can take off the shelf and parade around like a prized possession. … Many perceive her as a puppet of Tom’s.”
Reunited and it feels so good
You outta know … that even though they broke off their engagement last month, singer Alanis Morissette and actor Ryan Reynolds were spotted holding hands as they strolled to a Brentwood restaurant for dinner last week.
And Canadian gossip show “eTalk” reported that the reunited couple was also spied kissing in a park where they were playing with their dogs. So, the engagement is off, but the relationship isn’t?
Very candid camera
It looks like Nicole Richie might be getting a Paris Hilton-like sex scandal of her own.
The reality show-star-turned-walking-skeleton lost her digital camera at a Hollywood nightclub, which allegedly had nudie shots of her and her friends (because, hey, who doesn’t have naked pics of their friends, right?).
“Nicole had been experimenting and had a memory card full of sexy nude photos of her and a lot of friends,” a friend, who we assume didn’t take it all off for the camera, told gossip tab NW. “They’d be embarrassed if they got out.”
Apparently, Richie blew a gasket when she noticed the camera was missing and demanded that the nightclub’s lights be turned up, the music turned off and everyone get searched.
“It was pretty funny,” a spy said. “Here are all these A-listers — and their bags are getting searched. Nicole was in the corner going totally nuts and losing it.”