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Jude Law's ex-wife "feels for" his wronged fiancee. Brad Pitt's pockmarks unmasked. Plus: Pamela and Tommy, not marrying again.


Salon Staff
July 22, 2005 12:00AM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:
Sadie to Sienna: Call me: You might not expect Sadie Frost to be feeling much in the way of sympathy toward Sienna Miller, the woman for whom her ex-husband, Jude Law, left her, now that Law has publicly humiliated Miller by carrying on with his children's nanny, but Frost has generously offered Miller her support. "My heart goes out to her. I really feel for her," Frost told the press at a London party, adding, "I have all sorts of advice for her but I do not want to go into that publicly If she phones me I'll have a long chat with her. I can only give her advice if she asks for it really. Otherwise, I have to stay out of it. This is something that they really have to sort out together." As for her own reaction to her ex's bad behavior, Frost said, "This is not my crisis, thank God. My life has moved on." (London Daily Mail)

Snaplash: Meanwhile, the backlash has begun against the other "other" woman, the nanny with whom Law cheated on Miller. Daisy Wright, 26, is now earning nothing but scorn after getting glammed up and sitting for a photo shoot for London's Mirror newspaper. (The photos will also appear in next week's People magazine.) "Hey, Jude, you burned Sienna for ... this?" snarks the N.Y. Post. "Even all tarted up for a photo shoot nanny Daisy Wright looks more like a late-night belt-notch than a top-shelf taste worth scrapping an engagement to a gorgeous A-list actress." The world, such a kind place. (N.Y. Post)

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Pretty meets pitty meets petty: What does Angelina Jolie see in Brad Pitt? Possibly not great skin or teeth, if a pack of nasty-talking celeb journalists are to be believed. While one journo told the Brazilian magazine Contigo that Jolie is "one of the most fun celebrities to interview. She's always in jeans and without make-up," another celeb writer told Page Six that, up close, Pitt "has pockmarks the size of the La Brea Tar Pits and his teeth are yellow and cigarette-stained." (Page Six)

Not just vulgar, cliché too: Wednesday was an exciting day in the British courtroom in which Roman Polanski's libel case against Vanity Fair magazine publisher Conde Nast is being tried. The court heard from retired Wall Streeter Edward Perlberg, who claimed that Beatte Telle, the Swedish model who was his girlfriend back in 1969, was upset after having endured romantic advances from the Polish film director shortly after the murder of his pregnant wife, Sharon Tate. According to Perlberg, Telle was particularly creeped out after Polanski used Tate's name as a seduction tool. And Harper's editor Lewis Lapham seconded Perlberg's recollection of the events that took place at the New York literary hangout Elaine's that night. Lapham recalls Polanski telling the model, "I will make another Sharon Tate out of you." Lapham says he was "impressed by the remark, not only because it was tasteless and vulgar, but because it was a cliché." (The Guardian)

Also: Donald Trump Jr. and his fiancée, Wilhelmina model Vanessa Haydon, are said to be trying to peddle the print and TV rights to their November nuptials, and are hoping to rake in somewhere between $100,000 and $200,000. (Lloyd Grove's Lowdown) James Doohan, the actor who played Scotty in "Star Trek," died Wednesday at 85 of pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, prompting a flurry of "Beam me up"-riffing headlines. (N.Y. Daily News, N.Y. Post, BBC News) Colin Farrell's lawyer claims that the actor's X-rated video co-star, Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain, told Farrell that she did not want the sex tape they made together 2 1/2 years ago to be made public and would help him block its distribution, all the while working with a broker in hopes of selling the tape off to the highest bidder. (N.Y. Daily News) John Rutter, the photographer charged with attempted grand theft, forgery and perjury involving topless photos of Cameron Diaz snapped back in 1992, has now admitted in court that the signature on a release form he said was Diaz's appears to be fake, but says that he'd left the job of getting Diaz's signature on the release to an assistant. (BBC News) The mayor of Toronto, David Miller, has seen fit to apologize to Miss Universe Natalie Glebova after city event organizers prevented her from putting in an appearance at a City Hall festival over concerns that her Miss Universe role reinforced sexual stereotypes. (CBC News) ... Michael Jackson's father, Joe, has told the German newspaper Bild that Michael wants to move to Berlin and is looking to buy a house there. (Reuters) ... Pamela Anderson's people insist that the actress is not -- repeat n-o-t -- planning to remarry her ex, Tommy Lee, despite recent reports of their impending nuptials. (The Scoop)

Money Quote:
Talk about a backhanded compliment. Here's Elite Models founder John Casablancas on supermodel Gisele Bundchen: She's "the most beautiful model today, I hate to say it because she has nothing to say from an intellectual point of view. No contribution to make to the human cause. She is an empty shell, one big void as a person. But as a model she is exciting and interesting." (Complex magazine via Page Six)

Turn On:
On Thursday, Cinemax offers the Jeff Bridges/Kim Basinger film "The Door in the Floor" (8 p.m. EDT), and VH1 airs the top 20 in its "100 Greatest Red Carpet Moments" (8 p.m. EDT).

-- Amy Reiter

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