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Diana Bianchi, the teenage home-wrecker who destroyed Christie Brinkley's marriage in 2006 is going to testify at her upcoming divorce trial.

Not surprisingly, she's lawyering up hard beforehand.

Bianchi ate breakfast with lawyer Rosemarie Arnold, reports the New York Post, at East Hampton's Maidstone Arms on Sunday.

They were prepping to talk about her affair with Peter Cook.

Having been subpoenaed, Diana Bianchi will have to speak about it under oath even though she reportedly got paid $300,000 for her silence.

Peter Cook and Christie Brinkley in happier times (pre-secretary boning).

Carri Lyn Ciamarra, a fitness model who said she had a "relationship" with Cook after he split with Christie, is also expected to testify Wednesday.

No word on if Samantha Cole, 31, will testify about her supposed affair with Peter Cook back in 1996, when he and Brinkley were engaged.

Yes, 1996. Peter Cook? Not un-shady.

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Aspiring singer / teenage mistress Diana Bianchi will testify in the upcoming divorce trial of Christie Brinkley, her lawyer confirms.

Diana Bianchi, then 18, was the woman at the center of the sex scandal that ruined the marriage of Brinkley and Peter Cook in 2006.

Supermodel and mom Christie Brinkley, 54, and home-wrecker Diana Bianchi, 19.

"She is looking to move forward in her life and regain her anonymity," Bianchi's attorney, Rosemarie Arnold, said.

"She has pursued a career in music by choice. That choice has nothing to do with Christie Brinkley or Peter Cook. She wants the media to respect her privacy."

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Before we answer the question posed in the headline, we probably need to respond to the inquiry on the minds of most readers:

Who the heck is Diana Bianchi?

Bianchi is the (very, very) young woman at the center of the nasty Christie Brinkley/Peter Cook divorce. The former model's lawyer has requested that the aspiring singer - who Cook admitted to having an affair with - take the stand during their upcoming divorce trial, set to begin July 2 in Long Island.

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Diana Bianchi wanted to make it as a singer. Instead, she's making it as Peter Cook's mistress.

In response to a possible court appearance by Bianchi, Peter Cook's attorney, Norman Sheresky, told People Magazine:

"Since Peter admitted [to an] affair two years ago, dragging in Bianchi is just one more example of Ms. Brinkley's thirst for revenge. Peter has moved on with his life. She should do the same."

We disagree. For the sake of celebrity gossip followers everywhere, we think this battle should continue in public for many months to come.

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Supermodel Christie Brinkley wants all the salacious details from her divorce battle with jackass ex-husband Peter Cook - who she says trolled Internet porn sites, including swinger sites in search of women - to be public.

Lawyers for Christie Brinkley, 54, filed a motion for the proceedings to be made public in New York Supreme Court Thursday afternoon.

She split from Peter Cook, a 49-year-old architect, after it was revealed he carried on a year-long affair with 18-year-old assistant Diana Bianchi.

Christie Brinkley's cheating ex-husband, Peter Cook, was a regular Coley Laffoon - a regular patron of online porn sites - the model's laywers say.

"I'm sorry. I'm contrite. Stupid. Foolish. No excuse," Peter Cook said.

But Brinkley wants the case publicized because "she's still spitting mad at Cook," a source told Access Hollywood.

Peter Cook and Christie Brinkley have been involved in a custody battle involving their children Jack, 13, and Sailor, 9 (pictured above).

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The stars came out to see Long Island native Billy Joel perform at Hampton (Social) @ Ross Saturday night. On hand were two of his favorite ladies: ex-wife Christie Brinkley, with whom he remains on good terms, and their daughter, singer Alexa Ray Joel. See below:

We would never have guessed that Billy Joel's daughter would be a certifed cutie, but her mom is a supermodel, after all. We heart Alexa Ray Joel. Not just because she's pretty, either - it's nice to see a famous family that's not entirely dysfunctional!

The entire five-show summer concert series, in which mega-artists perform at the Hamptons' Ross School for small, intimate crowds, opened with Prince and closes with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Tickets for the Billy Joel concert started in the thousands.

Also in attendance were talk show goddess Kelly Ripa and her hubby, Mark Consuelos, Mary-Kate Olsen and troubled 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin, among others.

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Christie Brinkley's estranged husband, Peter Cook, has reached a settlement with Diana Bianchi, the teenager he had an affair with soon after he hired her as an assistant in his office.

Lawyers involved in the matter declined to disclose the details of the settlement. Rosemarie Arnold, the attorney for Diana Bianchi, would only say, "The matter has been resolved."

Peter Cook's attorney, Kathleen McKenna, did not return calls.

The Long Island architect's scandalous affair with Bianchi, who is now 20, led to the breakup of his 10-year marriage to Christie Brinkley, 53, last July.

The supermodel and mother of Alexa Ray Joel - as well as two younger kids with Cook - is still working out the details of her divorce and the couple is due back in court next month.

Despite the unthinkable heartbreak and humiliation she suffered, so far, Brinkley's only revenge has been a positive attitude. And a divorce, of course.

It was a saga that makes this week's Alec Baldwin voicemail rant seem tame. Well, sort of. But she's moving on. Though Arnold declined to disclose any details, her partner, high-powered lawyer Joe Tacopina, said last August:

"What [Peter Cook] did is prey on an 18-year-old girl. It's a textbook case of why an employer is not supposed to carry on a relationship with an employee."

Think about that, Britney Spears, the next time you feel like you want to seduce one of your backup dancers. Be strong, girl. You can handle it.

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T.H. Gossip has learned that supermodel and supermom Christie Brinkley has undergone an emergency operation on her back after injuring herself during a recent ski trip with her children.

"She needed surgery, and thank God she got it," the model's representative, Fran Curtis, tells People. "She sounds great. She's feeling a million times better."

"The surgery was successful, and she will be out of the hospital Friday."

There is no word on the exact nature of the injury, but Brinkley, 53, said it had worsened in the last few days after the incident took place.

The biggest inconvenience caused by the surgery: Brinkley will have to miss a performance by her daughter Alexa Ray Joel, 21, on Wednesday night at the Mercury Lounge in Lower Manhattan.

"As Christie noted right before the surgery, ‘I would break my back to help my daughter, but I didn't mean it literally,'" said her rep.

"I wish that my mom could be there for the show but the most important thing right now is for her to get well," said Alexa Ray, whose father is Brinkley's former husband, Billy Joel.

Billy Joel has since remarried to Katie Lee Joel, 25, but remains on great terms with Brinkley. Christie attended their wedding, and Alexa was in the wedding party.

We wish Brinkley a speedy recovery. We've always been fans of Christie, but she really stood out to us with the classy way she handled the scandal involving her husband, Peter Cook, and his teenage assistant. Even under the most straining circumstances, she managed to stay positive, with grace and dignity.

Janice Dickinson, however, we will continue to make fun of unabashedly.

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In his first direct comments to the press since his split from Christie Brinkley, her ex says he's "okay," despite going through a "tough time."

That's good. We were really worried that the man who cheated on Christie with his teenage assistant was holding up okay.

"It's a personal time," Peter Cook said Saturday, attending a fundraiser in East Hampton, N.Y. for the Ross School, which their son Jack attends. "It's tough for anyone no matter who you are and tough for your kids, as well."

Brinkley, 52, and Cook, 47, also have a daughter, Sailor, 8. Brinkley and former husband Billy Joel have a 20-year-old daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, and she and developer Richard Taubman have an 11-year-old son, Jack, whom Cook adopted after he and Brinkley wed in 1996.

The couple split in July after 10 years of marriage. The supermodel was said to be devastated after learning Cook had an affair with a teenager named Diana Bianchi.

Brinkley was also at the fundraiser, where she received an award from the school, but she and Cook carefully kept their distance from one another.

"This school is a really unique place," she said. "Alexa spent seven years at this school. My son is in his second year and my daughter Sailor is going to come over as soon as possible."

Alexa, a singer and musician, performed at the event. The supermodel and super mom said it was a special treat to see her eldest child because the two are "like ships passing in the night."

"(Alexa) has been busy touring and running around. She has to leave right after the show to go do a Rolling Stone shoot tomorrow, which is great."

It's great to see Christie moving on with life. She's taken the high road the entire time in regards to her impending divorce, a scandal that is now looking tame in comparison to the respective, drama-filled Reese Witherspoon and Britney Spears sagas.

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While they're certainly stealing everyone's thunder, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline aren't the only celebrity couple going through an ugly divorce.

And no, Sara Evans and Craig Schelske aren't the celebrity couple we're talking about, either -- although their split also involved some of the same issues.

Supermodel Christie Brinkley and her estranged husband, Peter Cook, faced each other in court for the first time in their divorce case on Wednesday.

Four months after a sex scandal shattered their marriage, the couple reached an agreement regarding his visitation of their children, Jack, 11 and Sailor, 8, but the spouses never spoke or even glanced in the other's direction during the two-hour meeting in Suffolk County Supreme Court on Long Island, N.Y.

Cook's attorney, Norman Sheresky, said that they have reached a temporary resolution of visitation through February, and that everyone was happy with that agreement.

Brinkley, 52, and Cook, 47, also agreed to a judicial order requiring them not to make disparaging remarks about the other or discuss the divorce in front of their children. Which must be hard for Brinkley, seeing as the slimebag had sex with his teenage secretary, Diana Bianchi. But good for her for taking the high road for the good of the kids.

Since announcing their split on 11 July, Brinkley has not spoken publicly about Cook's affair with his then 18-year-old assistant, which ended their 10-year marriage. Her best defense has been an unwaveringly positive attitude.

She's been content moving on with life, spending time with her two young kids, as well as daughter Alexa Ray Joel, whose father is Brinkley's other ex-husband, Billy Joel.

"It's really too early to say they've reached any kind of resolution. They're hoping to reach a resolution that spares the children and themselves any further anguish," Sheresky said

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Three months after her split from architect Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley is looking great -- and is back to work, modeling for CoverGirl and launching a wake-up-call plan featuring in her voice.

"She looks better than any 19-year-old I've ever dressed. She's an inspiration to women of all ages," says Jessica Paster, who styled Brinkley for an October 11 Skin Cancer Foundation benefit in Manhattan, People reports in its new issue.

Indeed, the 52-year-old mom of three has stunned onlookers each time she has turned out at an event with her bankable beauty -- and her dignity -- intact.

That's no surprise to Brinkley's daughter with ex Billy Joel, Alexa Ray Joel, 20, who says of her mom: "Anything negative, she translates into something positive. She always handles herself with class."

It helps that Brinkley has kept busy with younger children Jack, 11, and Sailor, 8.

"She's getting ready for Halloween," says her good friend, dermatologist Patricia Wexler, adding that the model would make her kids' costumes.

With the kids back in school, Brinkley is also focusing on her career, says acquaintance Barry Slotnick.

On October 13 she filmed a commercial for a CoverGirl. Two days earlier, at the launch of her new wake-up-call service (available at Hyatt Hotels, with $1 for each Brinkley message requested going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation), one onlooker marveled, "She looks like she's in high school!"

As for Peter Cook, who admitted in July to an affair with his 19-year-old assistant, Diani Bianchi? These days, says his lawyer, Norman Sheresky, the Southampton, N.Y.-based architect is "doing fine. He's adjusting to the fact that he's probably going to get divorced -- or I should say that his wife is getting a divorce from him."