August 29, 2005
GOSSIP 2 GOMOS CRAZY
MULTI-talented rapper/actor Mos Def is one busy dude. We hear the Brooklyn-born performer, whose real name is Dante Terrell Smith, has five children by five different women. But that's not all: The latest rumor is that the devout Muslim has two wives. One of Mos Def's many former flames tells PAGE SIX he married Wife No. 2 after knowing her for just a few days. A rep for the randy rhymer seemed to take the news in stride, but declined comment on the alleged multiple children and wives.
READ HER LIPS
Ashlee Simpson, who was busted for a "Saturday Night Live" lip-synch gone awry, will perform on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" this fall, says her manager-father, Joe Simpson.
Earlier in the week, Simpson had confirmed reports that Ashlee was in negotiations for a return to NBC's "SNL," where she was caught using background vocals last October.
BRITNEY WILL BEAT A BITCH'S ASS (EVEN IF SHE'S 13)
BRITNEY Spears stormed the set of little sister Jamie Lynn Spears' Nickelodeon show, "Zoey 101," last week and screamed at a 13-year-old co-star who had been feuding with Jamie Lynn — leaving the traumatized tweenster in tears.
According to our on-set snitch: "Britney had the talent coordinator bring [co-star] Alexa Nikolas over to Jamie Lynn's trailer — where she proceeded to scream that Alexa was an 'evil little girl,' and that she had better watch herself or she 'will never work in this town again!' "
The source adds, "Alexa was in tears. She was sobbing and totally upset — I mean, she has been buying Britney CDs since she was 6, and then Britney tears her to pieces? It was totally uncalled for. While Jamie Lynn is the star, Alexa still works there and it is technically her set. And the fight was a petty, 13-year-old thing between Alexa and Jamie Lynn, who is becoming a real pest. Britney should have stayed out of it."
Another source says Jamie Lynn is "a real diva, and is even worse now because she is in the midst of contract negotiations and asking for a lot of money."
A spokeswoman for both Spears sisters says: "Jamie Lynn and another girl on set were having problems, as 13-year-olds do. Britney did have words with the girl, but felt she was sticking up for her sister. She did not yell by any means, she just gave the girl a sisterly talking to and wondered why they just couldn't all get along."
The rep declined to comment on Jamie Lynn's contract negotiations.
DON'T EAT THE SPECIAL SAUCE AT BISTRO DU VENT
AN after-hours orgy erupted at celebrity chef Mario Batali's Bistro Du Vent last week, resulting in the firing of four staffers, PAGE SIX has learned.
The randy sex romp between an openly bisexual waitress, a male chef, a female manager and a waiter was captured on the West 42nd Street restaurant's surveillance cameras, which feed to a monitor right next to the host's stand.
We're told that the oversexed staffers were boozing it up at the bar after closing when things got physical.
Our snitch, who saw the steamy surveillance footage, says the X-rated action took place "on the bar top, down to the floor, on top of the banquettes — chef on waitress, manager on waiter, waiter on waitress, all four tangled up in one bunch."
But apparently the night porter caught a glimpse of the freaky festivities, and told the incoming dishwashers and busboys that morning on his way out. They, in turn, tattled to the waiters and waitresses, who all crowded around the host stand monitor and watched the orgy unspool, freeze-framing it at points for maximum enjoyment.
Later that afternoon, Bistro Du Vent general manager Jeremy Noye announced to his staff that four employees had been fired, adding, "That's all I'm going to say, and we're going to move on from here."
When we called Noye for comment yesterday, he told us, "I'm going to let Mario handle this. I'm not in a position to make any official comment at this time."
WHICH sexy songbird is getting much more than security from her two massive bodyguards? WHICH hip-hop producer's wife discovered him having a torrid affair with a man-eating indie actress? The rap royal's wife has been phoning in death threats to his mistress for weeks . . . WHICH cable star has a gambling problem? The youngster, who has had brushes with the law in the past, is a regular at several illegal, all-night poker tournaments around town
WHICH skirt-chasing actor recently performed a lewd act in front of a comely young lass he met at an L.A. nightclub?
YOU TALKIN TO HER? YOU TALKIN TO HER??
ROBERT De Niro's former maid, Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowic, called the star's wife, Grace Hightower, "mean" in court papers — and she's not alone in her opinion. A very close friend of De Niro told PAGE SIX: "When they separated [briefly at one time], everyone was celebrating. She is just not a nice woman and treats people she thinks are beneath her very badly. When she comes to [De Niro-owned eatery] Nobu, the staff there just freezes and starts to sweat. She was a stewardess when she met Bob!"
BRAD IS COMING TO NYC LADIES AND WE KNOW HE LIKES TO CHEAT
BRAD Pitt is temporarily trading his Malibu digs for a mansion in the Hamptons. Sources tell The Post's Braden Keil that the recently divorced star will be renting a gated, high-hedged estate on Ox Pasture Road in Southampton for two months after Labor Day, while home-wrecking hottie Angelina Jolie is filming "The Good Shepherd" in New York. Jolie junkies would do well to hit the East End on Saturday, where the orphan-loving actress is slated to co-host a Haitian Relief Benefit with Meryl Streep at Andrea Kerzner's house in Wainscott