Still not together: David Duchovny and “X-Files” co-star Gillian Anderson. Citing anonymous sources, gossip Web site Celebrity Dirty Laundry reported Wednesday that the newly single actress, 44, was dating her former co-star, 52, and that the pair had been in “a serious relationship for some time.” During the mid-’90s, Duchovny and Anderson’s TV characters, Mulder and Scully, had an ongoing will-they-or-won’t-they romance, but the chemistry never leaked into real life. And still hasn’t, evidently. On Thursday, the too-good-to-be-true rumor was quashed by Duchovny’s rep, who told MSN’s Wonderwall blog that the actors were good friends and nothing more.
Still at it: Roseanne Barr, who campaigned for the Green Party’s presidential nomination earlier this year and lost to Jill Stein, a Harvard-educated physician. The actress, 59, isn’t giving up. She’s back in the race as the nominee for the Peace and Freedom Party, a California-based left-wing organization founded in 1968 to protest the Vietnam War. The party’s last ticket was Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzales in 2008. “Vote for me,” Barr told the Daily Beast. “I’m not a liar. I’m not a thief. I’m not a whore. And I’m not a politician. I think that uniquely qualifies me to become president of the U.S.” Her running mate will be antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan.
“It’s really funny that they want the picture of me dressed because, of course, that’s never happened to me before.”
— Lisa Ann, an adult-film actress and exotic dancer, explaining to GQ how being a Sarah Palin look-alike stripper is different from being a regular stripper. The real-life former Alaska governor isn’t going to make it to the Republican National Convention this year, but Lisa Ann will be in town, since she’s been booked by a Tampa strip club. “I feel like I’m her rep at this point,” she told the magazine.
Ailing: Blake Fielder-Civil, ex-husband of Amy Winehouse, who is in a coma after an apparent drug-and-alcohol binge, reports Reuters. Fielder-Civil, 30, was married to the singer, who died last year from an accidental alcohol overdose, for just under two years.
— Aaron Leitko, from news services and staff reports
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