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Katherine Heigl says Isaiah Washington apologized to her - and thanked her - on the set of Grey's Anatomy after she denounced his use of a gay slur.

"Isaiah thanked me, which I didn't understand," the 28-year-old actress told Entertainment Weekly. "He was almost grateful. I don't know Isaiah well, but he takes his work seriously and he loves his character."

Heigl and Baby

Isaiah Washington came under fire for using the epithet at the Golden Globe Awards in January... while denying he'd used it previously in reference to fellow Grey's Anatomy star T.R. Knight.

Heigl, who plays the outspoken Dr. Izzie Stevens on the hit ABC drama, was "furious and frustrated" at the time, so she came to Knight's defense.

"He made a big mistake, and it was thoughtless and boneheaded, and I think he's very sorry and embarrassed," Katherine Heigl says.

"This is something that will have changed the scope of his life."

Washington has done everything he can to make the best out of a bad situation, filming a public service announcement on behalf of gay rights groups GLAAD and GLSEN.

Heigl, who stars with Seth Rogen in the new Judd Apatow-directed comedy Knocked Up, also speaks out in the interview about her tense contract negotiations with ABC.

The long and short of it, Katherine Heigl says, is that she wanted the same respect they're showing the series' other talented actors. She doesn't like the label that goes along with a woman who stands up for what she wants.

"In this town, women who don't just snap and say, ‘Okay, yessir, or yes ma'am,' start to get a reputation for being difficult," Katherine Heigl says.

"But within the last five years, I've decided it's not worth it to me to be pushed around so much."

Heigl, who calls The Notebook one of her "all-time favorite movies," says that she'd much rather laugh than get too serious when it comes to her own movie roles.

"I just want to play happy people," she says.

"I'm a commercial kind of gal, and yeah, I would love to do a Monster, but I don't have any grand aspirations to do my Academy Award-winning movie. I love Kate Winslet, but I know I couldn't have her career."

From the looks of it, the Grey's Anatomy starlet will have quite the career of her own, even if it follows a different tack than that of Kate Winslet.

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The Hollywood Gossip is proud to bring you Tale of the Tape, in which we break down prospective matchups within the celebrity gossip world that you might never have considered… because they are entirely pointless, and above all, not real.

Heidi Montag is a goddess… at least as far as Spencer Pratt is concerned. But how does she match up to the King of Kings, Jesus Christ Himself? Does The Hills star stand a chance in a grueling 10-round bout? There's only one way to find out.



Heidi Montag: Crested Butte, Colorado
Jesus: Nazareth, Northern Israel
Edge: Jesus


Heidi Montag: Jordan Eubanks, Spencer Pratt
Jesus: Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, James, Matthew, Simon, Thaddeus, Judas
Edge: Jesus


Heidi Montag: One million per episode
Jesus: 2.1 billion worldwide
Edge: Jesus


Heidi Montag: Lauren Conrad
Jesus: The Prince of Darkness
Edge: Heidi Montag


Heidi Montag: Accepted into the Academy of Art University and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, made her boobs larger
Jesus: Walked on water, turned water into wine, fed thousands with two loaves of bread and five fish, rose from the grave
Edge: Jesus


Heidi Montag: Overpriced designer chic
Jesus: Turn of the (1st) century retro
Edge: Jesus


Heidi Montag: Intern and event planner at Bolthouse Productions, reality TV star, aspiring singer and actress
Jesus: Carpenter, messenger of God
Edge: Jesus


Heidi Montag: "I feel like, 2006 was, like, a hard year for friendship." - Season 2 of The Hills
Jesus: "Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and Greater Works than These will he do." - John 14:12
Edge: Even


Heidi Montag: Appears on reality show, gets into the cool clubs like Les Deux, may pose nude in Playboy, has become celebrity gossip mainstay
Jesus: Died for our sins
Edge: Jesus


Heidi Montag: Later this summer in Season 3 of The Hills
Jesus: Someday
Edge: Heidi Montag

THE SKINNY: Sorry, Heidi. As much as you aspire to fame and fortune, you can't play with the big boys. Christ takes it in an 7.5 - 2.5 rout.

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Thanks to the anonymous fan that emailed The Hollywood Gossip these photos of Joslyn Noel Morse nude. The exotic dancer, known now as the mistress of married Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, appeared topless in a 2001 edition of Playboy's "Casting Calls."

Here's Joslyn Noel Morse nude, along with the New York Post cover on which her identity was first revealed. The photo of Joslyn cropped by the Post is the pic to its right ...

Joslyn Noel Morse Topless in Playboy

Alex Rodriguez, a.k.a. "Stray-Rod," was outed while dining at a steak house and visiting a high-end strip club, The Brass Rail, with the blonde dancer in Toronto this week.

TMZ reports that the pair were seen in Las Vegas together months before that, leading to speculation that A-Rod's liaison with Morse is an ongoing affair.

An Iowa native and veteran of several high-end Sin City strip joints, Joslyn Noel Morse was nowhere to be seen yesterday in Boston, where Rodriguez is in town to play the Red Sox.

Alex was accompanied by his wife, Cynthia Rodriguez, who was surprisingly all smiles. Maybe she's cool with the fact that her husband meets random strippers and flies them out for "companionship" on road trips. This is a man who yells "Ha!" at opposing infielders as he rounds the bases, after all, so who knows.

Either that, or Cynthia hasn't picked up the New York Post or read our celebrity gossip site yet. Once she does, someone's gonna have some explaining to do!

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The perplexing Rumer Willis, the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, is remaining by pal Lindsay Lohan's side as the troubled star deals with rehab and DUI charges.

"I haven't talked to her, but I wish her the best," Rumer Willis, 18, told People at Thursday's BlackBerry Curve launch party in L.A.

"I think there a lot of people that are supporting her. It's been kind of a crazy week, figuring it out, and figuring out a better way to be."

Rumer and Lindsay

Lindsay Lohan was arrested for DUI after her Mercedes crashed in Beverly Hills around 5:30 Saturday morning. Police said they found a substance they believed to be cocaine in her car.

Lindsay Lohan checked into rehab on Monday.

Rumer Willis, who has been photographed around L.A. with Lohan, says the struggling actress's age, 20, should be taken into consideration.

"I think it's definitely hard growing up in L.A. with all of the things that you have to deal with, and being so young," Willis said. "I think sometimes people don't realize the amount of pressure that can come."

So she's saying the pressure is so great that a star must often exhibit ridiculous, illegal behavior. Or at least the kind of thing seen in these Rumer Willis photos.

Rumer Willis had nothing to say one way or the other about Calum Best, but she also approves of another important person in Lohan's life.

No, not Dina Lohan. DJ Samantha Ronson, who was photographed last weekend driving an apparently passed out drunk Lohan - and who has also been named by Lohan's father, Michael, as a bad influence.

"She's great, she's a really cool person," Willis said of Ronson. "She doesn't give a crap about what anybody else thinks about her, which I really respect."

Rumer, we recommend you stick to hanging out with Hayden Panettiere. Not only because she's hot, but because she appears to have her head on straight.

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Things are likely to get stressful for stripper Joslyn Noel Morse, as her tawdry affair with married New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez becomes public knowledge.

Let's hope she handles duress better than Amy Winehouse, who reveals how a "desperate" and "depressed" past led her to start mutilating herself.

Amy Winehouse: Burn Victim

The "Rehab" songstress opens up about the slash marks left behind on her forearm in a revealing new Rolling Stone interview, which earned her the cover of the U.S. rock magazine.

The new wife of Blake Fielder-Civil attributes the blues to the fact she grew up in the shadow of an older brother, stating:

"I did a lot of that ‘Oh, life's so depressing' stuff before I was 12. That's when I would be reading J.D. Salinger… and feeling frustrated."

But Amy Winehouse adds her cutting started later, explaining, "That's really old… Just from a bad time, I suppose. Desperate times."

Tom Cruise would argue that there's no such thing as depression... or probably desperation, or frustration. Or emotions of any kind. Guy is a weird one.

But enough about that loon. Winehouse has hinted before that she's set to quit the music business after just two albums - to devote her time to being a good wife and mum.

The singer, who wed Blake Fielder-Civil in a secret Miami ceremony last month, has suggested she may never record another album or tour again - because now she wants to settle down and start a family.

"I've done a record I'm really proud of and that's about it," Winehouse, who didn't make Blake ink a pre-nupital agreement, tells Rolling Stone.

"I'm a caretaker at heart and I want to enjoy myself and spend time with my husband... Blake and I didn't get to spend any time together for a long time."

Winehouse, who shocked many when she got engaged to Fielder-Civil in April after a separation from him, and who is a former Wenn employee, adds:

"I don't want to be ungrateful. I know I'm talented, but I wasn't put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family."

Amen to that. A-Dubs may sport a giant octopus on her head... but that doesn't mean she doesn't have a good head on her shoulders, as they say.

Too bad Britney Spears can't take such a grounded approach.

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The busty blonde gal pal of married New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez is a longtime stripper and Playboy Bunny wannabe who has performed at one of Stray-Rod's favorite strip joints, The New York Post reports.

Joslyn Noel Morse, 30, who most recently was an exotic dancer at Scores Las Vegas, has been repeatedly spied with the Yankees slugger in Tampa, Miami, Dallas - and in Toronto, where they had a cozy dinner and more Sunday.

Alex Rodriguez on The Late Show

The pair later ducked into a local stripping establishment before heading to his hotel.

Morse, an Iowa native who took up the stripping trade after high school, was licensed to work as an "entertainer" at several Vegas strip clubs, according to Nevada state records.

The diminutive damsel is a workout fanatic with a hard-cut physique who appeared topless in an October 2001 edition of Playboy's Casting Calls.

Rumors about her swirled all week, but the identity of Joslyn Noel Morse (above, on the New York Post cover, and below, right) was revealed only yesterday.

At the same time, Alex Rodriguez was spotted strolling through Boston with his pretty wife, Cynthia, who repeatedly flashed a happy grin.

Cynthia (with Rodriguez, below, left), who bore the couple's only child, Natasha, in 2004, said nothing as the third baseman scribbled his name on baseballs for fans.

"It's been enough," A-Rod sighed in frustration as he signed autographs, ready to begin the Yankees' series against the arch rival Red Sox.

The Rodriguezes dined last night at an upscale Beantown steakhouse. The couple - who spent two hours at dinner before heading to their hotel - had nothing to say to a Post reporter.

Several people who know Morse said the former high-school cheerleader is the same blonde The Post photographed Sunday in Toronto with Alex Rodriguez.

"I was absolutely shocked, because it totally came flooding back that this is a girl I went to high school with," said Daniel Lundby, a New Yorker who was a grade ahead of Joslyn Noel Morse - a "popular party girl" - at Regis HS in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the 1990s.

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Emma Roberts doesn't have a typical summer job.

But hey, being a movie star beats working at the mall.

Emma Roberts Pic

On June 15, Emma Roberts will star in Nancy Drew, about the young female detective who follows her dad to Los Angeles and tries to solve a murder.

So what's it like to be a 16-year-old movie star - and the niece of Julia Roberts? Here are some clues to that mystery, from Emma Roberts herself:

  • The highlight of her "sweet 16" party was mugging in a photo booth with pals.
  • She flunked the driver's test.
  • Her curfew is midnight â€" and mom waits up.

In other words, she's a typical teen.

People had a few more questions for Miss Roberts, on the fun subjects of dating, kissing her co-stars and mean girls (we're talking about actal mean chicks, not the movie Mean Girls) and caught up with her at the Washington, D.C.

Have you ever solved any real-life mysteries?
I wish a mystery would fall into my lap like Nancy Drew!

THG NOTE: We're got one, E-Rob - how about investigating the missing weight of Nicole Richie? We've been trying to get to the bottom of that for 51 weeks now.

So when you're not out sleuthing, what do you like to do with your friends?
I don't work on the weekends, so I get to see them every weekend and have sleepovers and hang out and go to the movies.

Do you like to hang out at the mall?
I used to do it a lot when I was younger. I never found it fun. Me and my friends don't understand why people just hang out at the mall. They don't shop or eat or go to the movies; They just hang around. That doesn't sound like fun. I'd rather be at my friends' house. Most of the time a bunch of friends come over and we hang out and go swimming and do nothing.

THG NOTE: Sorry, Hayden Panettiere and Rumer Willis - it doesn't sound like Emma wants to be your little shopping companion!

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Nicole Richie is not hot. Not even close. If you wish to argue this point, take a look at this Nicole Richie photo. Game over. We win. The Hollywood Gossip 1, You 0.

Heck, the skinny celebrity as far from smokin' as a girl can get. That said, Joel Madden can at least take comfort in the fact that she can set his car on fire…


Okay, maybe that's a bit of a stretch on our part. But there's no disputing that trouble once again managed to find Nicole Richie behind the wheel.

At least she wasn't driving while high, or in the wrong direction on this particular occasion. Stil, the vehicularly-challenged "star" managed to overheat her rock star boyfriend's BMW 745 in Beverly Hills.

This happened just hours before the cops nailed Miss Richie with a parking ticket for leaving her car in a loading zone while she got her hair done.

Maybe it's time to take away the keys. While we're at it, let's make sure Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton never drive again as well.

The streets of snooty neighborhoods in Southern California will be forever safer if such aggressive public wellness measures are enacted.

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We recognize that Halle Berry is an incredibly talented and award-winning actress. But that doesn't mean she's not ridiculously hot as well.

Just take a look at the (censored) photo of an almost nude Halle Berry below


Taken from Operation: Swordfish, this cool, topless Halle Berry picture the only redeeming thing about the film. Do you remember what it's about? Some thriller involving some sort of a spy plot? Or a documentary about the fishing industry?

Who the hell cares. All we know is that Halle's hotness continues to this day. You don't need plastic surgery, Halle. You're looking pretty darn good as it is.

This remains a favorite, but all Halle Berry photos do it for us. She looks great in anything or nothing, honestly. No wonder Sanjaya Malakar aspires to be her.

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Mischa Barton jetted off yesterday for Russia - which isn't far enough away from her ex-boyfriend Cisco Adler, as far as her parents are concerned.


The stunning former star of The OC gave her parents, Paul Marsden Barton and Nuala Quinn, quite a scare on Memorial Day when she was rushed by ambulance to California's Sherman Oaks Hospital after a party.

Barton had "an allergic reaction" after combining antibiotics (which she was taking for bronchitis) with booze, according to her publicist, who says her client was not taking mushrooms.

Just read the last sentence again, will you?

Mischa Barton did spend over a half hour in the bathroom at the party. And she was in a state of undress when she arrived at the emergency room, according to a source.

Now, if this were Kristin Cavallari in a state of undress at the ER, we're guessing none of the male orderlies would be complaining.

But this is Mischa we're talking about.

The one good thing that happened to Mischa Barton that day was the mistake made by the paparazzi, which set up shop outside the wrong hospital.

Barton's parents met her at the hospital - the correct one - to find their drugged-up daughter making a frantic phone call... to the Cisco Kid.

We're talking about Cisco Adler.

"They were angry about her condition," says a spy. "When they left the room, she ran to the phone and tried to call Cisco Adler," whom she supposedly broke up with months ago.

Hey, sometimes you wanna see Cisco Adler naked and sometimes you don't.

It's no secret that Barton's parents are not the biggest fans of the hard-partying, sometimes nude rocker best known to Internet surfers for... well, being a D-list rock star who likes being nude and partying.

"Her dad came back into the room, and heard Mischa Barton deliriously saying, 'Cisco, Cisco,'" says a New York Daily News source.

"Her dad freaked out. She put the phone down, but he yelled at the staff about letting her use the phone."

Wonder if Cisco's ex-fiancee, Kimberly Stewart, also makes such frantic calls.

Either way, after getting some IV fluids, Barton was sent on her merry way.

The experience should help the genuinely talented beauty avoid the excesses of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, who were at the same party.

Since the weekend, she's been getting ready for her untitled movie, for which she's been learning the Russian language.

They don't speak that in Kazakhstan, but our guess is that Borat would still sleep with Barton... or any other woman with a pulse.

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