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Sheen lurks in online dating site. Britney nearly drops her baby, then asks for a gun. Plus: Angelina Jolie still hasn't given birth!

Salon Staff
May 19, 2006 5:50PM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:
Sheen goes online? Much has been made in the tabloids over Charlie Sheen's reported online dating life over the past few days. First came the Gatecrasher story that Sheen was posing as a talent agent on, a dating Web site that lists income as a key characteristic and has a special label for celebrities. Now, in Friday's Page Six, a woman who says she met Sheen through the site is blabbing about it: "He's about as sick as they come," she tells the column. He's such a [bleep]ing perv. He would ask me to dress up, like, in pigtails and schoolgirl outfits." (The story sent Sheen's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, into apoplexy: "Bull[bleep]! It's not true," he told Page Six.) We of course have to doubt this is Sheen's actual profile (and it doesn't match the details Gatecrasher gives), but you can see someone's Sheen profile -- member name "niceandsheeny" -- here. (Page Six, Gatecrasher,

Jolie baby watch continues: Lest we forget, paparazzi are working around the clock in Namibia to bring the world any news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's due-any-minute baby. The big news on Friday: There is no news, though some local papers are absolutely convinced Jolie will be giving birth sometime within the next two days. (Reuters via Hollywood Reporter)


Britney wobbles but she don't fall down: The saga of Britney Spears' brazenly terrible public parenting continued on Thursday when she nearly dropped Sean Preston on the sidewalk while exiting a New York hotel. The pictures show Spears leaving the hotel with a glass of something in one hand and little Sean in the other -- moments later, he nearly pitches head-first to the ground. Afterward, Spears reportedly said, "This is why I need a gun." Perhaps in an attempt to retaliate at all the bad press the pictures have generated, Spears' official Web site featured an old publicity shot of her prominently displaying the middle finger to the camera, alongside a poem too cryptic and vague (is she talking about the media? Kevin Federline?) to be analyzed. (TMZ, Us Online, Perez Hilton)

The results of the probe into the Jared Paul Stern/Page Six affair have reportedly been forwarded on to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who will decide whether or not to prosecute the case. (N.Y. Daily News) ... E! Online's Tab Fab awards the tabloid-headline-of-the-week award to the Globe for its classy handling of the recent photographs of Jennifer Lopez's graying roots: "It's Gray-Lo! Lopez fuels pregnancy rumors as she stops dying her hair." (Tab Fab) ... The trailer for Oliver Stone's 9/11 flick, "World Trade Center," will start showing in some theaters with the "Da Vinci Code" this weekend, and Paramount producers reportedly sent out a warning to theater owners that some viewers may find the teaser "too intense." (Contactmusic) ... The UPN/WB hybrid network CW has announced its fall schedule: Not only will "7th Heaven" be returning, but "Veronica Mars," "Gilmore Girls" and "America's Next Top Model" -- among others -- will be back as well. (Star) ... Expect "Star Trek" fans to descend in hordes on Christie's auction house in New York next fall when a wide range of memorabilia -- including phaser guns and a replica of Captain Kirk's chair -- will go on sale. (BBC News)

Money Quote:
Halle Berry on being asked if she'd endorse Illinois Sen. Barack Obama should he ever runs for president: "Oh, my God, yes! I'll do whatever he says to do. I'll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear." (Rush & Molloy)


Turn On:
The History Channel's "Behind the Da Vinci Code" (8 p.m. EDT) includes interviews with "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" coauthor Henry Lincoln. And Gay Talese and guest host Ken Auletta remember Abe Rosenthal on "Charlie Rose" (PBS, check local listings). On Sunday night, it's the two-hour season finale for "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 9 p.m. EDT), and "The Family Guy" (Fox, 8:30 p.m. EDT) airs the special Stewie movie for its season ender.

-- Scott Lamb

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