Well, we did not see this rumor coming! Days after Billy Ray Cyrus and wife Tish announced they are divorcing comes buzz that Tish was unfaithful with — of all people — Bret Michaels. When the Poison rocker collaborated with the couple’s daughter Miley on the song “Nothing to Lose,” he “became close to the entire family,” a source told Us magazine — and, allegedly, especially close to Tish.
The source claimed the “Rock of Love” star carried on an illicit affair with Miley’s “momager,” and her husband of 17 years “was completely unaware of what was going on,” but when he found out, he filed for divorce.
Bret’s rep strongly insisted the tale is false, telling the New York Post, “This is someone stirring a pot. This is untrue. He respects the family and worked with Miley and Tish on a professional level.”
And let’s face it, Bret is not the type to romance more than one woman at the same time. Oh, wait ...
Relax, everybody — Charlie Sheen is doing just fine. At least, that’s what the actor’s camp is saying.
He’s busy shooting “Two and a Half Men” — which enjoyed a ratings spike after last week’s hotel-trashing scandal broke — and TMZ reported that Charlie has retained a “sober coach” to shadow him, making sure he stays on the wagon.
“Charlie is taking his sobriety seriously,” a pal told People magazine. “He is taking it one day at a time. He’s sober, back at work and moving forward.”
Let’s hope so. There sure are a lot of people whose jobs depend on him showing up to the set. We would hate to think that’s why everyone’s insisting he’s fine.
LeAnn Rimes admitted that she cheated on her now-ex-husband with her current beau, Eddie Cibrian, but she said it was totally out of character for her. Still, she has no regrets about the affair.
“That’s just not me. What happened is not who I am, period,” the country singer said during an ABC interview.
Of Eddie — who also was married when they became close, and has two sons — LeAnn said, “I do know how much I love him. So I’ve always said I don’t live my life with regret. I can’t.”
And as for the ill will of some scandalized fans?
“Nothing I’m going to say is going to change it,” LeAnn said. “I do know that, and I have accepted that.”
OK, so why not just stop talking about it?
Ice Cream Social
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal’s cutesy-wutesy romance seems to be going hunky-dory. After sharing such wholesome activities as apple-picking and Sunday brunch in NYC, the two spent an equally G-rated Halloween weekend together in California.
First, the new couple were spotted frolicking by the pool at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, where “Taylor laughed at everything Jake said,” a source told Us magazine. Another onlooker said Jake “held her hand” — hot and heavy!
On Monday, they ate ice cream together (the “Prince of Persia” star paid — what a gentleman!) at a Santa Barbara parlor, where, according to an employee, “they smiled a ton!”
Golly gee! We can’t wait for next weekend, when they hit the pony-rides-and-square-dancing circuit.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.