● There’s a new reality show in the works called H8R, wherein celebrities confront their biggest naysayers. Snooki and Kim Kardashian will be on the first episode, set to air in September. It all sounds therapeutic, almost. [Complex] ● Did Maria Shriver leak details about Arnold’s lovechild to TMZ and the LA Times? TMZ (hm) is reporting yes. [TMZ] ● At Lady Gaga’s parties, we listen to Lady Gaga. When it’s not Lady Gaga’s party, we still listen to Lady Gaga. [Page Six]
● Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Ronnie brought all their baggage to Italy for this season of Jersey Shore. The two have reportedly already gotten into a knock-down style brawl over none other than Sammi Sweetheart. You can take the guido from the Shore, but… [NYDN] ● MTV has chosen their next adolescent group to pillage: the Married Young. Having found success with teen parents, this seems like a logical next step. [THR] ● This time, it was just a bikini top that Lindsay Lohan lost. [E!]
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver separated recently when it was revealed that the Ahnuld had fathered a love child. Radar Online and TMZ are both reporting that they’ve identified the mother, 50-year-old Mildred Baena, a member of Schwarzenegger’s household staff. Now, Gawker is saying that there might be two Schwarzenegger love children by different mothers.
The gist is that Baena and Schwarzenegger conceived their child more than a decade ago while Baena was working as a housekeeper for the Schwarzenegger/Shriver family. The kid is now 14 years old. According to TMZ, Baena (whose nickname is Patty) didn’t tell Schwarzenegger he was the father of the child until well after she gave birth. Schwarzenegger has admitted to the love child thing-a-ma-jig, saying, “There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.”
Here’s the twist: Gawker had fingered former flight attendant Tammy Tousignant as the mother of Arnold’s love child. They were wrong in that the subject of the original L.A. Times story was definitely Baena’s son, but it’s actually possible that Tousignant’s son Tanner is also Schwarzenegger’s child, for reasons that I don’t quite understand. It sounds like tenuous Gawker tail-covering, but at this point we’ll believe anything.
● The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on their honeymoon right now, on an island somewhere surrounded by coconut groves. Where are you? [DailyMail] ● After 25 years of marriage, Arnold Schwarzennegger and Maria Shriver have separated. Shriver’s moving out of their Brentwood mansion while they “work on the future of [their] relationship”. [LA Times] ● Whitney Houston has voluntarily returned to rehab, purportedly as part of a “long-standing” recovery process. [AP/Yahoo]
● Probably much to her relief, Taylor Momsen has been released from her duties as Little J on Gossip Girl. She is now free to do whatever else it is that she does. Jessica Szohr is out after this season, too, although both are welcome back as guests. [TVLine] ● Vin Diesel “wouldn’t be surprised if there is some Oscar talk” around Fast Five because “sooner or later, people are gonna say, ‘Wait a minute, just because they are for the working class doesn’t mean they’re not great.'” Then he chuckled, “I don’t know, maybe I’m just biting off what some guy from Channel 7 thought.” [NYM] ● Alicia Silverstone named her newborn son Bear Blu Jarecki, a name that’s pretty cute for, like, a pet. [TooFab] ● Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology movie (once called The Master, but currently without a working name) has been picked up for distribution by the Weinstein Company, which means Harvey is probably not a secret Scientologist. [Deadline]