Sideshow: Kutcher accuser playing for payoff?

In what sounds like a totally smarmy - and possibly illegal - move, the woman who claims she had sex with Ashton Kutcher on his sixth wedding anniversary (ouch!) is angling for a six-figure payoff from the new Two and a Half Men man.

So assert reports on Thedirty.com and the New York Post's PageSix.com. Sara Leal, 23, has reportedly met with Beverly Hills lawyer Keith Davidson to work out her shakedown strategy. (You remember Davidson. He repped the rehab worker who claimed Lindsay Lohan hit her.)

Anonymous Source tells the Post that Leal is shopping around her I-had-sex-with-Ashton-Kutcher-on-his-wedding-anniversary story to numerous media outlets. She wants $250,000.

The source says Leal's move is designed to impel Ashton's team to pay her hush money.

No official comment yet from Ashton or Demi Moore, but Ashton has tweeted a link to the Public Enemy song "Don't Believe the Hype."

 ScarJo: Give me privacy or give me death

Scarlett Johansson is lashing out at the creeps who posted nude photos of her, allegedly hacked from her cellphone. "Just because you're an actor or make films or whatever doesn't mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy," she tells CNN. "If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust." 

There's no T.I. in prison

Rapper T.I. (Clifford Harris), 31, is a free man after finishing a (second) court-mandated spell in a halfway house in Atlanta. It's the 9,872d time T.I.'s been incarcerated in the last year.

He served seven months in an Arkansas prison on weapons charges last year. The "No Mercy" singer wasn't out long before he was arrested again in September, along with wife Tameka Cottle, for drug possession.

Fast-forward to an 11-month sentence: T.I. was released on Aug. 30 on condition he live in a halfway house. He was picked up a day later by federal authorities because he traveled to his halfway house in a luxury tour bus.

With us so far? So the dude was back behind bars a bit before being sent back to the halfway house on Sept. 15. On Thursday he left the house. Will he still be free when you read this? 

Sexually, it's complicated

Anna Faris says she didn't play favorites when her hub, Chris Pratt, wanted to star in her new movie, What's Your Number? She made him audition. "Of course I did," she tells USA Today, pausing for effect. "In the bedroom."

The naughty film features Faris, 34, as a naughty girl who fears she's slept with too many men. So she decides to look up all 19 of them. (To apologize?!)

A case of art mimicking reality? Nah.

"I didn't get out into the world early enough," she tells Reuters. "Plus I had [orthodontic] headgear. If you want your child to stay a virgin, put them in headgear." What's more, she told David Letterman Wednesday night, she was quite chubby as a teen. 

A royal assault on cancer

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate to friends) on Thursday paid a visit to the Royal Marsden hospital in south London for Kate's first official charitable act as a royal, opening a children's cancer ward. 

Tina Fey makes more $ than you

Upper Darby's proud daughter Tina Fey is the top-earning TV actress in the land, says Forbes. Fey shares the top spot with Desperate Housewives beauty Eva Longoria - each earned $13 mil between May 2010 and May 2011. Eva isn't the only Housewives star on the list: Marcia Cross is at No. 3 with $10 mil. Felicity Huffman and Terry Hatcher tie for fifth with $9 mil each. 

Tidbits 'n' pieces

Mick Jagger is in the recording studio with the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am. . . . Fox has picked up Zooey Deschanel's new sitcom, New Girl, for a full season, says USA Today. . . . No such luck for actors Raven-Symoné, Majandra Delfino, and Loretta Devine: ABC Family has killed their sitcom, State of Georgia, which was cocreated by novelist and former Inquirer reporter Jennifer Weiner. 

Elton John's new toy: $1 mil piano

Elton John, not Billy Joel, was the true "Piano Man" Wednesday night, when he unveiled his new show, "The Million Dollar Piano," at Caesars Palace in Vegas. The act's greatest attraction: Sir Elton's on-stage partner, Blossom. That'd be the name of the "Tiny Dancer" singer's grand piano, a gazillion-dollar instrument that took Yamaha four years to build. "It has a spin cycle washer in the back, a microwave, and an aquarium," Sir Elton told the audience. 

Farmer to Rihanna: Find God, young lady

Rihanna had a close encounter of the rural kind this week while shooting a music vid for her single "We Found Love" on a farm in the New Lodge area of North Belfast in Northern Ireland. London's Daily Mail says the farm's owner, one Alan Graham, 61, interrupted the shoot when Rihanna, 23, slipped off her top.

Graham told  her to cover herself.

"I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends," Graham, a self-described devout Christian, told the Mail. "Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God."

 


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