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7/26/2006 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Christie Brinkley has a message for Peter Cook: Not so fast.

Even though her estranged husband issued a very public apology yesterday, Brinkley's family says this morning that she's just not ready to forgive him.



In an interview with the New York Daily News, an unnamed Brinkley family member says that reconciliation is still a ways off, because the former supermodel is "still very hurt, very shocked" over her husband's affair with then-19-year-old Diana Bianchi. The relative added, "You think when there are kids involved, maybe you can find forgiveness. But [Bianchi] was on TV saying all this stuff about Peter pursuing her. It's really hurtful."

But Brinkley has been very careful not to blast her philandering husband in the media because of a prenuptial agreement, says the family source, and also because it's "not in her personality to say anything bad anyway." Meanwhile, Cook's lawyer Norman Sheresky added to his public chorus of mea culpas, telling the Daily News, "[Cook]'s sorry, he really is. I'm sure he has an open line of communication [with Brinkley]. He speaks to his daughter every day."

Colin Mocks Cruise With "Glib" Display

It still needs a little work, but Colin Farrell is getting his Tom Cruise impersonation down pat, if the Irishman's antics on the talk-show circuit yesterday morning were any indication.

While shilling for his latest project, "Miami Vice," Farrell appeared on the "Today" show with Matt Lauer and, at one point, as observed by Lloyd Grove, mock-scolded Lauer, saying, "Stop being glib, Matt! You're glib, Matt, you're glib, you're glib!" Cruise, of course, accused Lauer of glibness last year during a back-and-forth about psychiatry.

Then, on "Live with Regis and Kelly," Farrell did a lap around the audience during a commercial break, then returned to his seat and said that he was "doin' my best Tom Cruise impersonation."

Neither star's reps had anything to say about the brewing duel yesterday.

Ready To Take Over For Star? Might B.

The line to take over for Star Jones at "The View" is getting longer, with restauranteur and lifestyle guru B. Smith the latest to stake her claim to the seat.

Page Six says that Smith "will" be pushing for the job, which isn't slated to be filled until at least after Labor Day, because "The View" airs opposite Martha Stewart's morning show in many markets – and Smith doesn't like Stewart very much. Apparently, the original domestic goddess was spotted by Smith snooping around her booth at a television industry trade show several years back, and every since then, Smith has had it in for Martha.

Scarlett's Own Line for Reebok

Though not generally known for her athletic prowess, Scarlett Johansson has nonetheless become the latest celebrity to lend her name and glamour to a line of Reebok sneakers. The Boston Herald reports that Scarlett was in the quiet suburb of Canton, Mass. yesterday to announce the rollout of "Scarlett Hearts Rbk," a new collection of clothes and shoes for the company, and was surprised by the employee turnout for the event.

The design inspiration is apparently derived from the era of Olivia Newton-John and women exercising in false eyelashes – the 70s and 80s – which seems a curious choice, given that Scarlett was barely born then and Reebok was barely established itself. Regardless, Reebok execs say that the actress has been very involved with the design process, and that the line will debut in high-end department stores next spring. Reebok enlisted Jay-Z for his own line, the "S. Carter Collection by Rbk," in 2003.

Russell Simmons Gets Sen. Edwards To Bend Backwards -- Literally

Former Senator and vice-presidential candidate John Edwards really wants to run for President again, and he's enlisting the help of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons to help him court the vote. Of course, Edwards is having to endure some pain-from yoga-to get Simmons' support.

Edwards went along with Simmons to his regular Monday night yoga class, even though he hadn't done it before, and Simmons tells Lloyd Grove, "The guy runs 5 miles a day, but I promise you he is in pain today. At one point, I looked over at him, and he looked like he was going to die."

Edwards didn't upon his maiden yoga voyage, but Simmons did say that the workout "showed that Edwards is flexible and has an open mind."

Goodie Bag: Madonna Down the Toilet, and Will Fletch Return Once More -- with Zach Braff?

Talk about thrones all you want, but pop queen Madonna has a new toilet seat installed at every venue at which she performs. Rush & Molloy say that her Madgesty stipulates that the toilet seat be wrapped in plastic before use, and then that it has to be tossed out immediately after she's done with so it won't be eBay fodder. "I don't know if anyone helps her wipe," says Madonna rep Liz Rosenberg, pricelessly, "but there are probably people who would volunteer. . .And in news that will make legions of slightly nerdy college guys swoon, if in fact they do, the Hollywood Reporter says that "Scrubs" creator Bill Lawrence is writing and directing a prequel to "Fletch," and that he wants to bring on Zach Braff to play the pre-Chevy Chase. No casting has been set, but filming is expected to start in April.

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lil    

Thank you so much for that link, Molly. I feel sure that you mean that Christies story is sad and bad like those of Haley, Zeke farrow's and Daniel Baldwins mishaps, and the Middle East? Are those the three? Please clarify if I am not correct. I pray for Zeke and Haley especially because I met them and they were very cordial and took a picture with me and my daughter who has unresponsive tourettes syndrome. We are tempted to take Tom Cruise's advice and forego further medical treatment. Zeke Farrow is a genteleman and a scholar from what I hear in the community. He signed an "In Your dreams" t-shirt for Leeane ,my daughter, and I hope the kids at school will treat her better because of it. My daughter and I have never met Mr. Osment but we enjoy his work and pray for his swift recovery ;.) Daniel Baldwin is unfamiliar to me and thus I feel unwilling to comment at this point. Alec is a hottie patottie or cutie pattootie(?) though and was friendly when we approached him at a Rally for Peace. He and I love peace unlike some I dare not mention. As for Christie, the initial purpose of me posting in the first place. LOL. I think she deserves better than that low down dog. He looks like my ex who was a mormon. She looks very well for her age. I'm 10 years younger but look like her grandmother. Stress, I guess. We all get it in the end though as this incident just might indicate.

Peace,
Lil

1. Christie Brinkley's story reminds me of the near death experiences this past week of Haley Joel Osment, Zeke Farrow and Daniel Baldwin. Bad things happen in threes! http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/7/prweb414890.htm

Posted at 8:48AM on Jul 26th 2006 by Molly Hammer

3000 days ago
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bcs    

Most husband's would be contrite when found to be having an affair!!! But most husband's wouldn't ask for forgiveness through the media. Christie, you deserve better honey!!

3012 days ago
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janet    

Christy,

Move on to hubby 5 and don't look back....Once a cheater, always a cheater...

3012 days ago
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Jeff    

That's true -- once a cheater, always a cheater.

3012 days ago
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Jeff    

Jack, are you cheating on me?!?!?!?

3012 days ago
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Lauren    

Good for Scarlett. She's amazing!

3012 days ago
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Lance K.    

I noticed there are a lot of people who are using the comment sections to advertise for web pages....

3012 days ago
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?    

Whatever Christy decides to do about her marriage, the media & public will have those who think she should have done the opposite. There is no excuse for a spouse cheating. Celebrities suffer very public humiliations& public apologies are required. You don't know if there was a private apology . My husband cheated 10 years ago after 16 years together. The hurt is unbelievable! Struggling for a year on what to do, we stayed together. He has never given me a reason to regret that decision. Only a few people knew about it, everyone had an opinion, it wasn't easy. Difficult days are ahead for Christie & kids & I wish her well.

3012 days ago
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R Blake    

All I have to say is once a dog always a dog.......It appears that he has already cheated twice....So why even consider giving this jerk another chance...The next time that dog may just bring home fleas........are you willing to take that chance.

3012 days ago
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Jimmy Diggs    

Cheating has nothing to do with how good looking your wife is. You are either a loyal husband, or you are not. And have you seen Diana Bianchi? In the immortal words of Deadwood's Cy Tolliver, "that is one interesting peice of strange."

3012 days ago
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Leigh Ann    

Put him on the curb Christie. You are too beautiful and hardworking to suffer this fool. Your talent and work ethic have made it possible for your children and this loser to live a good life. You don't need a man to be happy. You have three gorgeous children and the admiration/respect of millions. You are in my thoughts.

3012 days ago
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CINDY    

is jack real last name hammer ,because if so thank god my boyfriends name is jack also but not hammer it's jack levine

3012 days ago
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Selena Pierce    

It is so nice to see Colin Farrell poking fun at TOM It's time someone did maybe he could start to get over himself and those of us who used to actually enjoy him could do so again.

3012 days ago
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Jim    

He Christie if you are looking for a nice looking and honest man give me a call. I am very single and have own business.

3012 days ago
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Leslie R. Corwin    

May God Bless you Christy, Your a terrific mother with great kids, they will get you through this situation. Mr. Cook you had it all ! YOU BLEW IT! Christy will move on. In all the bad situations you have delt with God is on your side...so good luck and don't look back.. Leslie ,a mother and wife of 14years in florida

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