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On the season premiere of True Blood, female viewers may have been focused on Alexander Skarsgard's bare backside, as his character exhibited the kind of long-lasting sexual prowess human beings merely dream about.

But men may have rewinded that scene in the basement of Fangtasia to focus on the naked woman Eric Northman was giving it to. Her name is Natasha Alam, she'll appear in at least four more True Blood episode as Yvetta - and she's featured in the latest issue of Playboy.

THG was fortunate to speak to the actress this week and our Q&A with her is posted below...

How did the opportunity to pose for Playboy come about?
I never imagined that I’d one day be a Playboy cover girl.  The magazine is so legendary, so when my publicist approached me about the opportunity I said, "HELL YES!!!"

Did you always have an interest in the magazine? Any memorable past spreads inspire you?
Before my acting career started to bloom, I modeled in my friend Matthew Settle’s editorial story for Playboy, which was dedicated to Howard Hughes.  I had so much fun shooting for that story that I was inspired to be in Playboy.

Were you nervous to pose nude?
When I found out who the photographer was (Steven Baillie), and who the stylist and hair/make up team were, all of my worries disappeared.  I had a fantastic team and knew I’d be in good hands with them!

How did the role on True Blood come about?
I'd been auditioning for True Blood since the pilot aired, but never landed any roles.  I almost gave up on getting on this show.  However, my audition for Yvetta was excellent and I felt really confident about the way I portrayed the character, but I still didn't think that I would actually book it, so when I finally got the news I was ecstatic.

On the season three premiere, Eric had sex with your character for six hours? What's the longest you've ever gone with a man?
Oh boy!  I've never really counted it.  When you are at it, time just stops, and when you’re done... oops, the whole night has passed!

Are you on Team Eric or Team Bill?
That's a tough choice, but I'm kind of leaning towards Team Bill a little more.

Were you a fan of True Blood before landing this role?
I loved the show right from the pilot, but, unfortunately, I couldn't watch it all the time because I became a mom in 2009, so I don't have as much time now!

Any other gigs or roles coming up?
I'm in negotiations for a couple of action films since I've been studying with Whu Shu for a while.  One is a thriller and the other is a dark comedy.

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Chances are, you haven't heard of Nicky Holender. But you're very familiar with his client base.

This personal trainer is responsible for the physiques of Kendra Wilkinson, Melanie Brown, Chris Harrison and other celebrities so famous they've made him sign confidentiality agreements that keep their names a secret.

Carrie Fisher Weight Loss Pic

How does he motivate these stars? And what's the deal behind his upcoming Kendra DVD (No, not that one!)? We spoke with the former professional soccer player today and asked him about society's weight loss craze, among other topics...

THG: Why do tabloid covers hyping various weight loss achievements sell so well?
Holender: Weight loss is a goal a lot of people strive for. The general public struggles with weight for lots of reasons, such as bad eating and inactivity. They want to know: Is it possible to get in shape? How is it possible? These stories help with that.

THG: What's your approach when meeting a new client?
Holender: I give then a nutritional plan and I determine their energy expenditure. I always ask myself: How can I get their bodies in balance? For the most part, one's body wants to remain as it is. My job is to push it someplace it doesn't naturally want to go.

THG: Is it difficult to motivate celebrities that aren't used to being bossed around?
Holender: It's easier. Most of these people have gotten to where they are in life through hard work. They know what's expected of them and don't shy away from it.

THG: Tell us about your upcoming Kendra workout DVD.
Holender: It comes out in July and focuses on people, such as new mothers, that have been away from training for awhile. We try to make working out fun by incorporating five sports into the routines. It's a 48-minute cardio workout that keeps the heart rate elevated at all times and burns calories.

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Two years ago, Ashley Dupre - or "Kristen" as she was known to Eliot Spitzer - became embroiled in one of the biggest sex scandals ever, as the Governor of New York State was snared in a prostitution sting. He was Ashley's client.

After removing herself from the spotlight, she's back in a big way next month as Playboy's cover girl for May. Suffice it to say, she looks amazing.

Ashley Dupre Playboy Cover

Below, in an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Gossip, Ashley Dupre tells us:

  • Why she took part in the world's oldest profession
  • Why she chose to bare all for the men's magazine
  • What she looks for in a man, and much more ...

THG: Did you ever struggle with or question the morality of your past profession?

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A long-time friend of Kim Kardashian, an ex of Lindsay Lohan and a general source for gossip fodder, Courtenay Semel wants to set the record straight.

Did she really intervene with Lindsay last week? Does she have a reality show in the works? Any sex tapes in her closet?

The Hollywood Gossip spoke exclusively to Semel, who covers the upcoming issue of Curve. She didn't hold anything back...

The Hollywood Gossip: Tell us about your upcoming Curve feature.
Courtenay Semel: I'm a photshoot virgin. I've never done a photo shoot before and I got asked to do this. I was shocked. I'm so honored they asked me to do the cover. I always felt uncomfortable about the fact that I basically got outed in a non-existent lesbian relationship. I felt I finally had a chance to "out" myself. That's normally the way it goes.

THG: Will you be making any appearances at events or on talk shows to publicize it?
Courtenay: I am, of course, having a party. I love parties. Not doing much to publicize this, but I do hope it'll show everyone a different side of me. There's a lot more to me than all the rumors and madness I went through this year.

THG: Do you have any other projects in the works?
Courtenay: I'm doing a show with Bunim Murray productions. The network is a secret, but its really exciting. You'll find out soon enough. Looking for a publisher for my book and just wrote my first feature, they'll all be a part of my show.

THG: Is there someone special in your life these days?
Courtenay: No. I'm absolutely positively single and ready to mingle. I'm married to my career right now.

THG: Do you still speak with Tila Tequila?
Courtenay: Tila and I still keep in touch. We'll always be friends.

THG: What about Kim Kardashian?
Courtenay: Of course. She's one of my oldest friends of life.

THG: Lindsay Lohan?
Courtenay: I supposedly cornered her in a bathroom last week at Crown bar and begged her to go to rehab. I don't remember that happening. But maybe that's the way to get her attention...

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The Hollywood Gossip stops at nothing to bring you the hottest celebrity news and scoop first-hand, straight from the beautiful stars you care about most.

We also try to get dates with Kourtney Kardashian.

As featured last week on Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami, the latter Kardashian was being pimped by the former, who held open auditions for boyfriends.

She was probably already knocked up by Scott Disick, but we didn't know that at the time. All our staff member could focus on was a chance with Kourtney.

Wearing sunglasses to remain incognito, he went underkover, taking a place in line with upstanding dudes with no jobs one random weekday in Miami ...

UNDERKOVER: Sadly, our staffer's hopes were krushed and he kame up short.

Despite a glimmer of hope - he was told he was "hot" and was told to take his shirt off - he ultimately was not asked to take Kourtney out on a date. Poor.

She even told the cameras there was no chance she would date any of the guys. Talk about a slap in the face of one of our staff's most eligible bachelors.

All in all, it was a giant sham. Apparently these Kardashians prefer ringers and pro athletes (see Friday's Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom article).

Check out the video of his efforts below. He is asked around the 40-second mark how his penis is doing. Yes, that was a real question posed by Khloe ...

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Yesterday afternoon, Khloe Kardashian hosted a special speed dating session for sister Kourtney.

Supposedly meant to help her sibling find a suitor, the event was klearly a kontrived way to kome up with material for Khloe and Kourtney's impending reality show.

Well, three can play that game, ladies! The Hollywood Gossip sent a staff member undercover at the festivities. He was one of about 10 whole people that showed up for it. He filed the following report...

THG Exclusive

I got in line a little before noon. There couldn't have been more than a dozen dudes there. Good move holding the event in the middle of a work day. Are you trying to only set Kourtney up with jobless losers, Khloe?!?

It was 87 degrees out. But that didn't seem to bother Khloe, who just sat in her Porsche Cayenne, while 20 crew members tried to figure out how the dating interviews would actually work. There were also two SWAT guys, one police officer and multiple bouncers present; the 10 of us, which included at least one obvious homeless person, were almost outnumbered.

Finally, the event began. A Dash employee led the first couple suitors inside. Then, some random dude jumped out of his car, cut the line and was immediately escorted into the store. He walked out a few minutes later with his shirt off. **

Dash Photo

A spy for The Hollywood Gossip is somewhere in this photo, waiting in line, nervous about his reality show debut.

Oddly, Khloe came out (sorry, kame out) a couple moments later and personally invited me inside. The girls seemed strangely excited to meet me, which I later discovered was due to the good word put in on my behalf by a Miami Herald reporter that I had befriended in line.

I stood across from the sisters. Kourtney quietly asked how I was doing. Before I even had a chance to smile, Khloe practically leaped over the table and asked: HOW'S YOUR PENIS?!? (It was growing more frightened by the second.)

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The Hollywood Gossip has been tracking the movements of Sam Lutfi (or is it Osama Lutfi?) ever since he showedas Britney Spears' friend, confidant and unofficial mouthpiece. Well, it appears some of our suspicions about this mysterious, sketchy man may be more than mere gossip.

An acquaintance of Lutfi has written us with a lengthy indictment as to some of the things Sam has allegedly done. Simon Monjack would be proud of the list of things allegedly done by Sam Lutfi, according to our source, Ken Dungey. He writes that Britney is in "grave danger." Why? Let's hear Ken's account ...

Evil Lurks Behind Her

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I personally know Sam Lutfi and he is a master manipulator, he almost made my good friend Danny Haines kill himself. I just want to get a message to Britney Spears to warn her of Sam's real intentions.

I have access to hundreds of emails, text messages, voice messages of Sam Lutfi talking about wanting to kill my friend Danny, and that he should just kill himself among other bizarre statements he has made.

Danny met Sam and soon after Danny moved in with Sam as a new roommate, not long after that it went downhill. I felt like I was Danny's therapist for several months trying to help him get away from Sam and his brainwashing.

Sam had stolen a total around of $18,000 from Danny from using his credit cards to buy plane tickets for himself and from forging his checks that the credit card companies send you for cash advances.

I went with Danny to one of the gas stations his mom owns to attempt to collect the money from Sam Lutfi's mother. I had Sam's mom with checkbook in hand writing Danny a check until Sam showed up an made a huge scene at the gas station.

Danny and I flew my airplane to Las Vegas for the weekend and I spent several hours with Danny and finally got him to call the bank and report the fraud Sam Lutfi had committed against Danny's bank account.

Sam Lutfi is beyond shady, according to our source.

Before that phone call, Danny was very depressed because of what Sam Lutfi had made him, after that phone call Danny's eyes has life in them again and we went out that night night and had a great time. Sam is so convincing that about a week later Danny canceled the fraud report after talking to Sam.

Please do your research on this clown, Danny has a restraining order (the court transcripts prove Sam is a jackass) find it by searching North Orange County court records Fullerton, Calif., case number 07NL02915.

Sam also vandalized a older women's [sic] car at Costco last year because she took his parking spot. Sam took a pair of pliers and destroyed her vehicle. They could not find him because his Mercedes S500 was new and had no license plates yet.

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Do you or anyone you know have additional information about Sam Lutfi that Britney - along with legions of celebrity gossip readers worldwide - need to know? Contact The Hollywood Gossip and let us know right away!

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A tremendous con-artist.

A notorious fraud.

A pathological liar and thief.

A man with outstanding warrants for his arrest, who has faced deportation as well as myriad financial problems.

Simon Monjack, a.k.a. Con-Jack, has been accused of all this and more by our readers since he secretly wed actress Brittany Murphy in May.

But for all the rumors floating around about Simon Monjack, we've never gotten a first-hand account of his shady, irrational and sick behavior. That is, until today.

An ex-girlfriend of Simon Monjack tells The Hollywood Gossip exclusively - and on the condition of anonymity - some of the highlights (lowlights) of their relationship.

She hopes that the list of some of his actions "helps in setting the record straight... [Simon Monjack] is a nasty man and definitely not someone I would ever want to encounter again."

In an interview with The Hollywood Gossip, our source listed a few of the things Simon Monjack did and said in the two years she dated him.

  • He told me he owned the airline Air Jamaica and it was used primarily for drug and gun running
  • He told me he'd murdered someone in N.Y., and that's how he's linked to the DEA
  • He told me one of his daughters (illegitimate - by a French ambassador's wife - Veronique) was killed in a road accident in 1996. His mother confessed that this was a lie.
  • He robbed various people in the UK under a company he exploited called 'Support British Film'
  • He told me he was constantly tracked by the Customs & Excise in England - apparently he would tip them off about gun/drug smuggling on his aircraft and Air India.
  • This is perhaps the funniest. He told me he had a homosexual affair with Damian Hirst when they lived in N.Y. (Broom Street). When they broke up, Damian gave him a picture entitled "I Feel Fine." Simon's ex-wife, Marcia, had damaged the picture, so Simon repaired it with glue (!?)
  • He was frequently calling sex lines in Gambia.
  • Prior to moving to the US in 1996 he stole gold and diamond jewellery (and my engagement ring) from his grandmother and pawned it on Bond Street.
  • He assured a young L.A. film producer (John) that he could distribute his film (Simon was working for another fraudster - Harry Bloom?) but, in fact, took the guy's reels and stored them in his office
  • He told various neighbours and rental agents that we'd been married in Vegas so he was tight with cash and couldn't pay rent.
  • I can't begin to tell you how many cheques he's bounced.

And so it continues for Simon Monjack. Will Brittany Murphy see the light, or will she remain oblivious? Will Monjack's troubles with the law catch up with him in time? Stay tuned.

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Unless you happen to be seen by our staff!

Douchenozzle

In any case, at 4:11 AM Pacific Time this morning, a T.H. Gossip informant spotted Laguna Beach and The Hills bad boy Jason Wahler at the Golden Nugget hotel and cashino in Las Vegas. Wahler (pictured with ex-girlfriend and co-star Lauren Conrad) unfortunately escaped our spy before she could ask him any questions or snap a hot pic of his circa 1996 frosted hair with her camera phone.

What was he doing in Sin City? We have some theories:

  • Partying.
  • Playing $5-a-hand blackjack.
  • Trying to hook up with girls.
  • Talking like a neanderthal, attempting to act cool.
  • Watching a payday loan shark masquerade as a card shark.
  • Hanging out with Kevin Federline and Ron Jeremy.
  • Searching for Ashlee Simpson's chin.

Okay, that last item has nothing to do with Vegas. We just threw it in there to be funny. But seriously, what the hell happened to that thing!?