Talk About Your Wildest Dreams
DMX gave his now-infamous interview to Sister 2 Sister magazine with his wife, Tashera, sitting by his side. Bet he'll bring his lawyer next time.
A Maryland woman whose child was fathered by the rapper sued him yesterday in Prince George's County Circuit Court for his claim in the interview that she had "raped" him in his sleep. Monique Wayne , 25, is seeking $6 million for defamation, false statements and "unreasonable publicity" to her private life, according to a copy of the suit provided by her lawyers.
"Miss Wayne's been completely ostracized," said attorney Stephanie Moran . "She's had to answer questions from friends and family members. You have reporters as far away as Ireland commenting on this." A rep for the 35-year-old rapper (born Earl Simmons ) said last night that he would have to confer with lawyers before commenting.
DMX did not cite Wayne by name in his Q&A with Jamie Foster Brown , but Wayne's 2004 paternity suit -- which Moran said resulted in a $5,000-a-month support agreement -- had been widely reported. Wayne's suit alleges that the conception of her son, now 2, was hardly the passed-out one-night stand DMX described. She says they met in August 2003 at D.C.'s Dream (now Love) nightclub, then spent the night at Hotel Helix, followed by a day together shopping, playing pool and eating crabs at Hains Point. She claims DMX went on to invite her to parties and concerts as recently as this past summer.
"Then DMX turns around and accuses her of being a rapist," said Moran. "That's a serious allegation."
Bucks for Barbra: The Deal Is On
Barbra Streisand's reps were taken aback last week when we told them about the offer her concert tour promoter had made to well-heeled fans -- a personal meeting with the diva in exchange for a $50,000 contribution to her charitable foundation. First they insisted the e-mailed offer had to be a hoax -- "not her style," said one -- then expressed pique that no one had cleared the idea with Babs.
But as Streisand heads to D.C., all is apparently forgiven. A rep for promoter Michael Cohl said that the plan is fully on track, and that the first meeting package has been sold in conjunction with tonight's Verizon Center show. But no, they wouldn't identify the generous fan who thinks a chat with Barbra is worth the cost of a new Benz. Any clue? firstname.lastname@example.org .
· Jennifer Aniston , who never acknowledged she was dating Vince Vaughn , now says they haven't broken up, reports People. While taping the Oprah Winfrey show Wednesday, Aniston confirmed that the two are "still on" but not engaged. How can they not break up if they're not dating? Just asking.
· It's official: Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie filed adoption papers for a 1-year-old boy in Malawi yesterday and got interim approval by a local judge, which allows them to take the child out of the country. "Madonna promised me that as the child grows she will bring him back to visit," the boy's father told the Associated Press.
St. Louis Arch Lights Up Pretty in Pink
Laura Bush was in St. Louis last night to see the city's landmark 630-foot arch lit up in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- the brainchild of cosmetics executive Evelyn Lauder, who also invented the pink-ribbon symbol. The National Park Service originally turned down the request two years ago, so Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) successfully pushed legislation making an annual exception. Lauder attended the first lighting last year but missed this year's ceremony -- she's in Washington today, where top businesswomen will honor her philanthropic work for breast cancer research.
HEY, ISN'T THAT . . . ?
· Andie MacDowell, casual in a sweater and jeans, lunching at Olives yesterday. The raven-tressed actress was in town as a guest of the Chinese Embassy to see singer Song Zuying perform at the Kennedy Center last night. MacDowell's rep says she attended the Shanghai film festival over the summer and fell in love with all things Chinese.