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• Bethenny Frankel isn't going to be happy about this one bit, but her Real Housewives of New York City co-star, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, is going to appear semi-nude in the December issue of Playboy. The 40-year-old reality TV star won't have to worry about competing with the women almost half her age who normally grace the magazine's pages: The photos were reportedly taken by her ex-husband, photographer Gilles Bensimon, "several years ago." [In Touch, P6]
• Jennifer Aniston was reportedly in tears over a scene for her flick The Bounty because it reminded her of Brad Pitt. The actress supposedly pulled it together to shoot her lines, but the source said, "privately she is still very fragile." Her rep denies it ever happened. But if it did happen, Jen probably needs a better therapist. [P6]
• Topper Mortimer and his girlfriend, Vogue editor Valerie Boster hit the New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala on Tuesday night... as did Topper's ex, Tinsley. Val was reportedly "not happy," but luckily, they all weren't seated together so there was no WASP throwdown. [P6]

• Samantha Burke, Jude Law's baby mama, gave birth to their new baby, Sophia, yesterday. She was in Florida; he was here in NYC. [Us, People]
• Now this is just wrong. Renee Zellweger won't have to gain a ton of weight for the next Bridget Jones flick. She'll just put on a fat suit instead. [MSNBC]
Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo had her baby, Stella Luna, on September 15th, it was announced yesterday. Not to be upstaged by her costar, Katherine Heigl chose the very day of Stella's birth to announce her adoption of a Korean baby. This all sounds very competitive, no? [Us, People, P6]
• Kirsten Dunst will testify today in the trial of a mechanic who allegedly burglarized her hotel room in 2007. [NYDN]
• An Islamic group is threatening to take action to stop Beyonce from performing in the Malaysian capital. They believe her on-stage outfits and behavior are "immoral." [AP, The Sun]
• Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart are suing Gawker Media for copyright infringement for more than $1 million, since the site released their naked-and-stoned-threesome tape. That's a lot of money for something that wasn't technically a sex tape. [TMZ, People]
• Drew Barrymore may have reconciled with her dad, but she's still not totally cool with her mother. That may be due to the fact that Drew's mom, Jaid, took Drew to Hollywood parties around age nine, which kicked off Drew's former drinking and drug problem. [InStyle, NYDN]
• John Travolta took the stand in the $25 million extortion trial concerning his son, Jett, in the Bahamas. For the first time, he publicly admitted that his son was autistic. [LA Times, TMZ]
• Justin Timberlake and Rihanna may be hooking up behind Jessica Biel's back, some sources claim. And the two were supposedly behind a recent Daily News blind item about a female singer giving a male singer a lap dance. Does this mean JBiel's days are numbered? [Showbiz Spy, NYDN]
• Lily Allen blogged that she has no plans to make another record. On the upside, at least now she'll have more time for her drinking! [DS, The Sun]
• MTV is still trying to figure out if it will air its drug-intervention series Gone Too Far, which was filmed with DJ AM shortly before his death. [Reuters]
• Common believes President Obama is helping rap find a new direction. The decline in gangsta talk, the rapper says, is part of the "Obama effect." [CNN]
• Rihanna has gone blonde, and it looks... interesting. [The Sun]
• Rose McGowan and Robert Rodriguez are still hooking up. And he's still casting her in his movies. [P6]
• Michael Jackson's posthumous single, "This Is It," will be released on October 12th. [NYDN]