Oprah's best friend Gayle King tells the world today that it was her husband that cheated on her during their marriage. In a segment with guest Will Smith on her XM Satellite Radio show this morning, as Rush & Molloy report, she tells Smith, "I was married to a cheater. I went to marital counseling. I have been divorced since 1993, so I'm all healed and everything." King's lawyer ex-husband, with whom she has two children, did not return the Daily News' requests for comment. Our calls to King's husband were not immediately returned. Gayle, who went with Oprah on a well-chronicled cross-country trip, has repeatedly denied any suggestion that she and Oprah are anything but best (straight) friends.
Queen Latifah Won't Touch Your Card
Beware for your business cards if you decide to try to hand one to Queen Latifah. The R&B diva was approached by a fellow actor, "Law & Order's" Bill Burns, who tried to give her his business card. She not only wouldn't take it, according to Page Six, she prompted a friend to "rip it to pieces and throw it on the ground." The Post adds that the "friend" then made some disparaging racial remarks to Burns (who is white). No word on what might have triggered the outburst, and her reps say the tale is "completely untrue."
Brangelina Put Fake Wedding on Ice
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were going to be married Wednesday – or, rather, wax figures of the pair were, at least until the couple put kibosh on fake nuptials that Madame Tussaud's in Las Vegas wanted to perform.
Brangelina are all the way over in India while Jolie shoots her latest film, but Tussaud's was going to put on a faux wedding to commemorate the unveiling of its Jolie figure. But the couple's reps said no way: "I personally found it a little odd that they were re-creating a wedding that never really happened," said Cindy Guagenti, Brad's rep. George Clooney (the wax one) was slated to be the "best man," and witnesses and guests would've included Liberace, John Wayne, and (the real?) Ben Affleck.
Meanwhile, Brad and Angelina were spotted visiting yet another Indian orphanage last week, fuelling even more speculation that they will come back from India with a new adopted child, according to In Touch Weekly. The couple gave the children toys and Brad got down on the floor and entertained the tots.
"Grey's Anatomy" Star Pompeo Engaged
Ellen Pompeo, star of ABC's hit hospital drama "Grey's Anatomy," has gotten engaged to her boyfriend of nearly three years, music producer Chris Ivery, reports Us Weekly. The pair met in an L.A. grocery store, according to the mag, but didn't go on a date with him until six months later. The couple were engaged on Friday and Pompeo sported a 3.5-carat emerald-cut sparkler by Tacori. The couple have not set a date or location for their nuptials.
Party Favors: Katie Spends $3K on Bridal Unmentionables ... Naomi Smacks Man (Accidentally) with Purse ... Eva Not Doing Lesbian Flick with Beyonce
Considering that she might be paying an absurd (and borderline irresponsible) $2 million-plus reportedly for her Armani wedding gown, the fact that she's paying over $3,000 for her lingerie, according to MSNBC, actually seems like a bargain ... Naomi Campbell, says Page Six, was in an L.A. department store recently when she accidentally hit a man with her very large purse. She apologized. No charges were filed. ... Eva Longoria smacks down rumors that she might be doing a lesbian "Brokeback Mountain" with Beyonce Knowles, calling the rumor "completely and absolutely not true."