Scoop: Mackenzie’s stepmother says she’s lying

Mackenzie Phillips has followed up her shocking claim that she had an incestuous relationship with her father, John Phillips, with even more disturbing revelations. The former “One Day at a Time” star told Oprah Winfrey that she terminated a pregnancy because she wasn’t sure whether her husband or her own father was the father. But her stepmother, Michelle Phillips, says Mackenzie is making up the whole tale.

“Mackenzie has a lot of mental illness. She’s had a needle stuck up her arm for 35 years. She was arrested for heroin and coke just recently. She did ‘Celebrity Rehab’ and now she writes a book. The whole thing is timed,” Michelle reportedly fumed to the Hollywood Reporter.

Michelle recalled an incident in 1997 when Mackenzie informed the family that she had had an incestuous relationship with her father. “She told me, then she called me back and said, ‘You know I’m joking.’ I said it wasn’t funny. Mackenzie said, ‘I guess we have different senses of humor.’”

“If you open a textbook on incest you can see a picture of the Phillips family,” Mackenzie said on the “Today” show in response to the family’s reaction. “We are behaving in a typical way. The instinct is to say it’s not true. … The instinct is to protect the abuser.” A complex and sad family story.

Spice Eating?

Recent photos of Victoria Beckham sporting shoulder blades as sharp as her stiletto heels have given rise to concerns about her weight. But the erstwhile Posh Spice insists she’s not starving herself to fit in her designer duds.

“I am fine — happy and healthy,” the pop star turned designer told the U.K.’s Daily Mirror.

“I appreciate there are young girls and women who look at me as a role model and it is simply untrue to say I do not eat and I am unhealthy,” Victoria added. “I have a healthy diet, a healthy lifestyle and plenty of energy to run after my three energetic boys and travel the world managing my fashion business.”

Plus she has David Beckham. So is it any wonder people want to hate on her?

Screech Squawks

Are you sitting down? Former “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond says there were simply scandalous goings-on on the set. In his new memoir, “Behind the Bell” — the cover of which is perhaps the cheesiest we’ve ever seen — the actor alleges that his co-stars smoked pot and engaged in off-screen hanky-panky.

“I could smell a certain ‘smoke,’ wafting from the crack” under his co-stars’ dressing room doors, the man forever known as Screech recalled to Us magazine.

And he says life imitated art when it came to their TV characters’ love lives: “If Kelly [Tiffani Thiessen] was interested in Slater [Mario Lopez] one week, then backstage there was a lot going between them in Mario [Lopez]’s room. Then, if Jessie [Elizabeth Berkley] kisses Zack, then you know Elizabeth Berkley is going in Mark-Paul [Gosselaar]’s room.”

We can’t help but wonder if Screech — er, Dustin — is just bitter that his own character didn’t get any love scenes.

Jen: Boo-hooing?

Is Jennifer Aniston still desperately hung up on ex-husband Brad Pitt? A source told Page Six that the actress was reduced to tears on the set of her movie “The Bounty” — because the script brought Brad to mind.

When the former “Friends” star didn’t come out of her trailer for a scene, allegedly, an assistant went to get her and found her in tears.

“I need a moment,” Jen supposedly said. “This scene reminds me of Brad and me.” She supposedly recovered and composed herself, managing a smile when she finally emerged from her trailer.

“While she enjoyed flirting with Gerard on set and put a brave face on every day, privately she is still very fragile,” the source confided.

Jennifer’s rep got to take a break from debunking pregnancy rumors to debunk this rumor as “ridiculous,” adding that the crying fit “never happened.” We tend to believe him — even if she was still obsessed with Brad, why would Jen ever admit it out loud to a P.A.?

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.
 

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