Alba and Fox TV show host Bill O’Reilly traded punches last week after the presidential inauguration. After Alba told a Fox reporter that O’Reilly was “kind of an a-hole;” he retaliated by calling her a “pinhead” for telling a reporter to “be Sweden about it,” assuming she meant Switzerland.
“I want to clear some things up that have been bothering me lately,” Alba blogged on MySpace Celebrity. “Last week, Mr. Bill O'Reilly and some really classy sites (i.e.TMZ) insinuated I was dumb by claiming Sweden was a neutral country. I appreciate the fact that he is a news anchor and that gossip sites are inundated with intelligent reporting, but seriously people... it's so sad to me that you think the only neutral country during WWII was Switzerland.”
Although Switzerland is more frequently cited as an example of neutrality, Sweden did indeed follow a policy of neutrality during World War II. History point to Alba.
Simpson not spinning weight loss into mag covers
Jessica Simpson has a new country album — and a new full-figured look to go with it, according to pictures of the apple-cheeked starlet nearly spilling out of her high-waisted jeans as she sang tracks from "Do You Know" at a chili cookoff in Florida over the weekend.
Before we pity the star for packing on unwanted pounds, let's remember how well weight gain-and-loss stories sell magazines.
"She's loving it," said a source close to Simpson, who suspects her weight gain is strategic. "It will probably get her back on covers right when she is a 'supporting' act on tour. I bet Joe (Simpson) has already sold the weight-loss story."
Despite the benefits of once again being a newsstand success, Simpson’s rep says rumors that dad is shopping around the story are “entirely untrue.”
Pam Anderson finds love in trailer park
One woman’s trailer trash is another woman’s treasure.
A source close to Pamela Anderson, 41, told Us magazine the star met her latest love interest in the Malibu trailer park where she’s been staying while work is done on her home.
Scuba diver Jamie Padgett, 42, picked Anderson up — in his golf cart — and offered her a ride to the beach.
“She is more in love than I have ever seen her before,” the source told Us. “He’s a totally moral, nice, normal guy.”
Aniston and Mayer break up (again)
Jennifer Aniston might turn 40 alone on Feb. 11.
Sources told Us that the actress has once again split with John Mayer, 31, because he “needed time to himself.”
“She’s a control freak, and he can be very incommunicative,” a source told the magazine. “Plus, she feels he plays games with her head.”
The couple already broke up/took a two-month hiatus once last August. Will this one stick?
“I would not go so far as to call this a breakup,” said a source close to Mayer. “They have different needs, and it’s hard making it work.”
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