Cuba Gooding Jr. Introduced Himself as 'Dick McWilly' at a Party, Told a Lady He'd Had Sex with a Leprechaun

Caity Weaver · 03/06/13 01:52PM

Flirting with strangers is nerve-wracking. You don't want your flirts to come across as boring, but walking the tightrope between "intriguing" and "crazy" can be perilous. Even seasoned pros occasionally skew toward the latter. Take Cuba Gooding, Jr., for example. On Monday, he told a lady at a party that his name was Dick McWilly AND that he'd just gotten out of jail AND that he'd had sex with a leprechaun.

Cannes' Opening Night: A Virtual Report

Brian Moylan · 05/12/10 04:35PM

Due to some drama with volcanic ash, we weren't able to make it to Cannes this year. Fortunately, French-speaking fictional freelancer Betsey Morgenstern had already washed ashore, so we hustled her over to the festival to cover it for us.

Kate Gosselin's Dry Spell and Other Things You Can't Un-Know

Maureen O'Connor · 04/22/10 08:34AM

Eight kids takes a toll. Elin Nordegren flees to Sweden and wants to stay there. Heather Locklear's hit and run, Cuban Gooding Jr.'s boozy ramble, Naomi Campbell's blood diamond. Thursday's gossip roundup is too busy to get nasty.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 01/02/09 07:34AM

Christy Turlington celebrates her 40th today. Taye Diggs is turning 37. Kate Bosworth is turning 26. Former Times reporter Judy Miller is 61. Loews CEO Jim Tisch is 56. Restaurateur Michael Lomonaco is turning 54. Marshall Rose, real estate developer and husband of Candice Bergen, is 72. Actress Paz Vega is 32. Cuba Gooding Jr. is 41. Former House speaker Dennis Hastert is 67. And Michael Bloomberg's mother, Charlotte, celebrates 100 today. Weekend birthdays after the jump.

Hollywood Privacywatch: Britney Spears Enjoys Some Poolside Chicken Fingers

STV · 06/20/08 02:30PM

PrivacyWatch celebrity sightings are submitted by the loyal readers of Defamer. We'd like to remind you that this feature is powered by you, so if you want to see more installments of PrivacyWatch, then all you've got to do is to send us your sightings. Submit yours to tips[AT] (please put "sighting" or "PrivacyWatch" in the subject line so we don't lose them) and tell everyone about the time you saw Britney Spears huffing smokes while eating poolside chicken fingers.

You Are Not As Helpful As These Commenters

Doree Shafrir · 08/24/07 01:40PM

Some commenters are just so gosh-darn helpful in relaying the kind of information that we absolutely need to know to, as they say, move the story forward, that they deserve an award: the Helpful Critter award. Oh, and while we're at it, we've decided to execute people whose comments this week make them decidedly Unhelpful Critters. Go back from whence you came!

"The Night I Did Not Sleep with Cuba Gooding Jr."

Doree Shafrir · 08/17/07 03:20PM

Sometimes we get an email so long and detailed that it fulfills our Glaring Omissions quota—in which we reproduce that which is accidentally or purposely overlooked in our inbox—for the entire week. This is that email.

There Is No Sating Hollywood A-Listers' Hunger For Artisanal, Thin-Crust Pizza

seth · 06/12/07 04:03PM

PrivacyWatch celebrity sightings are submitted by our readers, and are posted several times a week, so them in often. Submit yours to tips[AT] (please put "sighting" or "PrivacyWatch" in the subject line) and tell everyone about the time you spotted a grocery-shopping Larry Birkhead getting a head start on Dannielynn's food-dependency issues.

Kristian Laliberte Is The Next Lauren Conrad

Emily Gould · 06/06/07 08:21AM
  • Kristian Laliberte and his "frenemy" Paul Johnson-Calderon are "in talks with several networks" to do a reality show that will be "a combination of The Hills and The Simple Life." [NYO]

Gossip roundup

Gawker · 03/19/03 01:42PM

· Playboy TV is filming bondage aerobics babe Mistress Victoria's "Slavercise!" class at Manitoba's on Avenue B tonight, followed by a performance by the Sex Slaves band. [Page Six]
· Hours author, Michael Cunningham: "I'm probably the only author in America who loves what the movies did for his book." [Page Six]
· Al Pacino on Robert De Niro's recent movie choices: "I think he needs cash." [Cindy Adams]
· Overheard in Jaded, a jewelry boutique in the '80s: "I finally knew the economy was really in bad shape when Tiffany began selling colored beads." [Cindy Adams]
· No wire hangers, EVER!: Penelope Cruz collects coat hangers and owns 500 of different types. [Liz Smith]
· Chelsea Clinton's final job offer: $120,000 with a $10,000 signing bonus. [Liz Smith]
· Cuba Gooding, Jr. spotted Sunday, standing outside a downtown club, pretending to be a doorman and telling people to move away. [NY Daily News]