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Jesse Metcalfe is used to female attention.

During a recent interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 27-year old actor clutches a generic baseball cap, presumably so he has something to slap on his head and slip away incognito if an estrogen riot breaks out.

Jesse Metcalfe, Cara Santana

Ever since he burst on the scene as teenage gardener John Rowland, who Eva Longoria claimed as her adulterous boy-toy on Desperate Housewives, Jesse Metcalfe has made the women go wild. Everywhere. It's like Elvis enters the building, wherever he goes.

"From time to time, it seems like I have a pretty strong reaction from the ladies," Metcalfe says, in an understatement. "I guess that's not a bad thing."

He thought he was used to frantic female fans after four years (most of them spent shirtless) on NBC's steamy soap opera, Passions.

"But Desperate Housewives made me a household name, upped the ante, and multiplied everything," he said.

Passions appealed primarily to teens and young adults, but Desperate exposed him to an entire generation of new fans.

"Housewives really made me popular with the older set," Metcalfe said. "I have middle-age women coming up to me all the time proudly identifying themselves as desperate housewives and coming up with some pretty aggressive lines, like â€" well, you can fill in any garden-variety, double-entendre come-on you'd like here."

Metcalfe's film debut is only going to throw gasoline on this fire.

In John Tucker Must Die, a teen comedy that opened Friday, he plays the title character, a high school stud athlete working his way through the prettier part of the student body.

The premise is that tree alpha girls from different cliques â€" Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, and Ashanti â€" after being slighted by Tucker, hatch a plan for revenge after each gets slighted by Tucker. They enlist a newcomer, the beautiful Brittany Snow of American Dreams fame, as their secret agent.

"I was attracted to the project by the script. It was kind of a new take on the teen movie. And when the cast came together, I was really looking forward to working with all the girls: Not only Brittany Snow, but Sophia, Ashanti, Arielle and Jenny McCarthy," Metcalfe said.

The future hunk of Italian, Portuguese and French descent was born in Carmel Valley, Calif. Metcalfe's parents split and he moved with his mother to Connecticut when he was 3. From the beginning, his striking looks always attracted attention.

"Unfortunately, it was something that I've always been made aware of," he said. "When you're a young guy going through adolescence, you don't want to be too good-looking. I would kind of rail against it. I would dye my hair crazy colors and wear weird clothes and try to play it down."

After attending prep school, he enrolled in the Tisch program for film and TV at New York University, hoping to write and direct movies. Metcalfe began modeling to support himself and on his first acting audition, at 19, he was snapped up by Passions, which entailed a move to Los Angeles.

"It was my training ground, my acting boot camp," Metcalfe says.

"To have to learn in those circumstances is a very frightening thing," says Ben Masters, Metcalfe's cast mate on Passions.

The effect the youngster had on women was obvious.

"He'd walk down the hallways at work and every woman's head would almost come unscrewed. And he didn't even really know it. He was working on his lines," Masters said.

After four years on the soap, Metcalfe left, eventually landing the lawn-boy part on Desperate Housewives.

"My role was kind of a dream. I got to roll around with Eva every day. She's a pleasure to be around, so fun and energetic," he said. "And she's obviously gorgeous."

Nevertheless, Metcalfe is yet to make a commitment to a third season on Wisteria Lane.

"They haven't made an official offer and I haven't officially accepted," he said. "Desperate Housewives was an amazing opportunity and something I'm very thankful for, but I don't want to get stuck playing John the gardener because he can be a little limiting."

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So, let us get this straight: Kate Hudson likes porn AND stripping for husband, Chris Robinson?!?

Kate Hudson, Hairstyle

Forget that sports lover, Vanessa Minnillo, there's a new candidate for Coolest Female Ever.

Reportedly, Goldie Hawn's daughter and recent star of You, Me and Dupree got so into a recent pole dancing performance that she injured herself.

In June, Hudson admitted she likes stripping and dancing for Robinson because it keeps her fit - and here most middle-aged women are wasting their time on the StairMaster!

But her friend said: "she has been really stepping up her routine lately but she may have overdone it ... She was trying an elaborate move and ended with a pulled muscle in her leg and a friction burn on her arm. She's out of the stripper game for a while."

As soon as word got out that there was an opening for taking off your clothes, Lindsay Lohan applied on the spot.

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Not only won't Bruce Willis die, he'll issue a challenge to those who are considering doing so: Live Free or Die Hard.

Indeed, this take on New Hampshire's state motto will be the tagline for the fourth installment of the Die Hard series, set to hit theaters July 4 weekend, 2007.

Bruce Willis on the Street

The Gossip would prefer to Live Free, no doubt, but we're glad Willis has signed up again to try and die as hard as he can.

In the film, there's an attack on our country's computer infrastructure, but the perpetrator of this cyber-terrorism, as Variety puts it, "never expected an old-fashioned cop to mess up his plans."

Forget Snakes on a Plane. This is John McClain on the Internet!

In the meantime, Willis has childhood evils to right before the movie comes out. TMZ has obtained a lawsuit filed by the actor against one of his oldest friends, claiming the pal is attempting a "shakedown."

The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims that Bruce DiMattia and Willis were childhood friends. Court documents allege that from 2002 - 2006, DiMattia was employed by Willis.

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Following his arrest and embarrassing, hateful tirade, Mel Gibson has been officially charged with misdemeanor drunken driving, having an elevated blood-alcohol level and having an open container of liquor in his car.

Mel G.

A statement issued by Deputy District Attorney Ralph Shapiro says that the 50-year old actor was charged with one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher.

"Gibson was stopped about 2:09 a.m. Friday on Pacific Coast Highway after a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy allegedly observed him driving his 2006 Lexus LS at more than 85 mph. An open bottle of tequila allegedly was found in his car," the statement says.

He was released on Friday on his own recognizance, with an arraignment set for September 28 in Malibu, Calif., Superior Court, Division 3. Gibson is looking at up to six months in jail if convicted.

Poor guy. And, as if endangering the public, threatening police and spreading anti-semistism weren't enough for one week, Gibson is now being accused of homophobia as well. According to MSNBC, the actor made several anti-gay comments during a 1992 interview.

When Spanish newspaper El Pais asked Gibson about homosexuals in 1992, he reportedly shot back: "They take it up the a$$"."

Then, pointing at his rear end, he said, "This is only for taking a sh!t."

Classy. To make matters worse, Gibson then told the reporter that he was once worried that if he became an actor, people would think he was gay.

"But with this look, who's going to think I'm gay? It would be hard to take me for someone like that. Do I sound like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?" Mel asked.

After some people were offended by his comments, Playboy magazine asked the actor in a future interview if he would apologize.

"I'll apologize when hell freezes over," was his response.

And when the Washington Post asked Gibson if he was a tolerant person?

"Ahhh, I like to think I am. Perhaps I'm not," he said.

So, in summation, Mel really doesn't like gay people or Jews. All he has to do now, Us Weekly slyly notes, is go on diatribe against plastic surgery and he'll officially have alienated everyone in Hollywood. Go for it, Mel! Why stop now?

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They haven't exactly been sitting in a tree, but this hasn't stopped Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo from doing a lot of public k-i-s-s-i-n-g recently.

But why her, Nick? What is it about this host of MTV's Total Request Live?

Vanessa Kisses Nick Photo

"She's a guys' girl," a friend of the couple's told Us magazine for a cover story. "Jessica was always about going somewhere that was a scene with a big entourage. Vanessa can play darts and chill."

Evidently, balls also played a role. Not Nick's. Vanessa's love for them ... on the field.

After all, Minnillo also scored points for being a fellow sports nut. While Simpson rolled her eyes at Lachey's passion, Minnillo revels in it.

One story said that when she and Lachey were still in the platonic friendship stage, "Nick commented on his love for the [hometown NFL team], Cincinnati Bengals and Vanessa blew him away by running off the team's poor stats," says a Lachey source. "He tells friends, ‘It's like talking to your best guy friend, but she's a smoking-hot chick.'"

But just how hot? Check out this picture of Vanessa and Jessica and let us know!

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Rumor has it that Nicole Richie lost her camera while signing karaoke with friends at Guys nightclub in Hollywood over the weekend, and is terrified the pictures will be leaked onto the Internet. The camera reportedly held nude and semi-nude pictures of the anemic she-goblin socialite.

Nic Rich Pic

"Nicole had been experimenting and had a memory card full of sexy nude photos of her and a lot of friends. They'd be embarrassed if they got out," a source dished.

Come on. Has she learned nothing from former pal and ever-present skank Paris Hilton? If you're going to "experiment," Nicole, put the camera down!

An onlooker at Guys (as in the nightclub), who may have been a guy himself, but also could have been a chick, as the report we are going off doesn't say, described the all-out chaos.

"They were having fun and then suddenly she's freaking out after she realizes the camera's gone. Immediately, Nicole demanded the bar staff shut off the karaoke, turn on the lights and get everyone to search for the camera," the witness reported.

Another witness offered a similar recollection.

"It was pretty funny. Here are all these A-list stars and their bags are getting searched. Nicole was in the corner going totally nuts and losing it."

If those pictures end up on the web, we may end up losing it. As in our lunch. People who weigh 70 pounds, such as Nicole and BFF Mischa Barton, are not attractive! Of course, we'll still post the pics or, at the very least, tell you who has. It's all part of a day's work at the Hollywood Gossip.

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In case there was any doubt, Nicky Hilton is undoubtedly in Kevin Connolly's entourage now.

  • Kevin Connolly Picture
  • Nicky H.

At the West Hollywood night club, Hyde, on July 27, pro skateboarder Chad Muska was guest-DJ-ing, and made a lewd comment about Hilton, 22, a witness told Us magazine.

"Kevin jumped on the DJ booth and hit Chad," the witness recalls. "Chad tried to hit him back, but at that point they were separated [by security]."

Yikes. Looks like Connolly is taking his role as caretaker on the HBO show, Entourage, quite seriously.

After Muska was escorted out the front door, another witness says Connolly, 32, "went back to his seat and continued to chat with Nicky."

Connolly's rep had no comment. But it's safe to assume the actor wouldn't have done the same thing for Paris. At all.

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How should Mel Gibson repent? What can he do to make up for the Jewish insults he hurled around like matzah balls last week?

Comedian Joy Behar (left) has one idea.

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  • Mad Mel

On The View, Behar said that Gibson "needs to be welcomed into the Jewish community by a public circumcision."

Behar also expressed doubt that Gibson's recent apology will result in any significant change in him as a person.

"People like him have it in them to just hate," she said.

Earlier this week, Barbara Walters had said she'd never see another Gibson movie again -- and says that his second apology hasn't changed her mind.

We're sure a third and fourth are also forthcoming. The man is really sorry! But Mel should remain on the lookout when Rosie O'Donnell joins the program. She probably has a koosh ball or two to shoot his way.

Everyone's talking about Mel this week -- even the President has gotten involved. At a press conference in the White House press room today (the last one before the West Wing room undergoes a complete remodeling), George W. Bush was asked whether Gibson deserved forgiveness.

According to, it wasn't clear who specifically posed that ethical quandary, but it came from the general vicinity of veteran newsman Sam Donaldson, who Bush chided.

"Is that Sam Donaldson? Forget it, you're a has-been. We don't have to answer has-been's questions," the President joked.

The press corps, understandably, got quite a kick out of the whole thing.

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A scorned Christie Brinkley met with her estranged husband on Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports.

"I'd rather not comment," Brinkley, 52, told the paper as she left her $22 million estate on Long Island's Hamptons after the visit from her husband, Peter Cook, and his parents. "I just don't want to fuel this anymore."

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Although Cook has been photographed recently wearing his wedding ring, Brinkley was not wearing hers on Tuesday. The appearance marks Brinkley's return to the region, where the couple lived until Brinkley discovered Cook's year-long affair with Diana Bianchi, 19, whom he'd hired as an assistant at his architecture firm.

Apologetic as Cook might be, the Gossip remains perplexed that anyone would be dumb enough to cheat on Christie Freaking Brinkley with an 18-year-old girl, and is delusional enough to think he won't be outed eventually. The man clearly has a screw or several dozen loose.

In any case, after Brinkley's July 12 announcement that she was separating from Cook, her husband of 10 years, the devastated supermodel relocated to Los Angeles with the couple's children, Jack, 11, and Sailor, 8. She has been staying with her parents there and has kept an extremely low profile.

Cook has publicly issued an apology for his infidelity through his lawyer, but arrived at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to do so in person at the gated home he shared with Brinkley. He is said to want a reconciliation with her if at all possible, and brought along his elderly parents, Harry and Jean, who were driven in a town car from their Long Island home.

After a 15-minute visit, Brinkley led the caravan out of the estate in her tan Lexus SUV, but did not comment on what had transpired.

An hour later, Brinkley returned to the house with 20-year-old daughter Alexa Ray Joel (whose father is Brinkley's ex-husband, Billy Joel). Showing she's still upbeat about life, when pulling into her driveway, Brinkley paused and handed the Daily News photographer a box of Popsicles.

"Here, this is a little gift for you. I want you to take this," she said. "It's very, very hot out."

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She may not be known as The Queen of Nice anymore, but Rosie O'Donnell was kind enough to sit and talk with Barbara

Walters about her new job as co-host of The View.

Rosie O'D Photo

The premiere episode with Rosie will be September 5, but Entertainment Tonight got a snippet of what Rosie had to say about the new gig and some harsh realities of life.

"When I started my show, I was so full of excitement about life," Rosie tells Barbara. "I had a brand-new baby. Then I met Kelli [Carpenter, her partner] in the middle of it and fell in love, and then, all of a sudden, my life changed and I had different priorities. I had achieved what I wanted to and I was tired. I needed to refuel. I have had four years of real life and I feel ready."

As far as taking over full hosting duties from Meredith Viera - who left to anchor Today once Katie Couric abandoned that post - Rosie also says to Barbara that she doesn't want to "drive the bus; I want to ride the bus."

"I was a kid who had no mom. We were five children, and my dad was struggling to keep us all fed. It was a hard childhood and I had to take control. I think a lot of my success was because I drove the bus, I made the rules and I told people what to do," she explains.

These days, however, O'Donnell is just happy to be a member of an ensemble of ladies, despite the controversial way she joined The View (and evil Star Jones left it).

It should help, at least, that Rosie has a long-time relationship with her other co-stars, having known Joy Behar since she was 20 years old.

"I started in comedy and Joy had already been a teacher," the Emmy-winning former talk-show host says. "I was the age of her students. She used to introduce me at Rascals Comedy Club in West Orange: 'And now, we've got a little girl from Long Island with big hair. Please welcome Rosie O'Donnell.'"

Elisabeth first met Rosie when the former Survivor guested on The Rosie O'Donnell Show.

"I love that her parents are hippies and she sort of leans to the right," Rosie says. "When she was first on my show, she gave me the hat - the one item she was allowed to bring [to the island on Survivor] - to auction off for charity. I can't wait to mix it up with her about some of her views, which are completely incorrect!"

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