Perhaps the real reason for Donald Trump's split from Slovenian super-model Melania Knauss is coming out. Contrary to the mogul's claims that he ended their affair, the New York Post reports that the 26-year-old Knauss actually dumped him after she caught him cheating with another super-model, Kara Young, 33. The 53-year-old Trump, a possible presidential contender, is testily denying the story, while Knauss's friends say she's heartbroken. "She's a one-man woman," says one.
Meanwhile, Trump's second ex-wife, Marla Maples, has signed a six-figure deal with ReganBooks to pen her memoirs. Publisher Judith Regan says the book--tentatively titled "All that Glitters Is Not Gold" and due out by Election Day--will include fun details about Maples' romance with The Donald while he was married to first wife Ivana.
PETA in White House Cat Fight
PETA is "horrified" with Hillary Rodham Clinton for having had first cat Socks declawed. The first lady and New York Senate candidate admitted the declawing Wednesday night during her interview with "Late Show" host David Letterman, saying she was worried that Socks would damage the "really old furniture" at the White House. On Thursday, Ingrid Newkirk, president of the 600,000-member People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, fired off a letter to Clinton condemning her "decision to mutilate Socks in this painful and unnecessary procedure." Newkirk continued: "Declawing is like taking a hatchet to a hangnail. The surgery involves 10 separate, painful amputations, severing not just the nails, but the whole joint . . . It is too late for Socks, but we beg you to use your position to speak out against declawing." Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said he had nothing to add to her "Late Show" remarks.
Material Mom Madonna has canceled her Super Bowl performance, saying she doesn't have enough time to prepare a good show . . . Rumors are flying that Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf got hitched in Hawaii on New Year's Eve, but reps of the couple say that's news to them. And Agassi was quite brutal to an inquiring reporter: "Oh yeah, a big bash, 250 of our closest friends were there. We [sent] about 20 invitations to the world's most intelligent and professional journalists. Sorry you weren't there." . . . Talk about no privacy: British newspapers are reporting that Cherie Blair, the prime minister's wife, has decided to have her fourth child, due in May, by Caesarean section after discussions with her obstetrician. The Blairs' third child was also delivered by Caesarean section . . . Washington Post editor and columnist David Ignatius--who also writes best-selling novels--has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer. "Bruckheimer wants to make movies that will sell popcorn in every theater in America, and that's a helluva challenge for a guy who makes his living as an economics columnist," Ignatius said.
CAPTION: The end of the affair: Donald Trump and Melania Knauss in happier times.