Celebrific Lowdown — May 23, 2010

Padma Lakshmi may be very happy with her new baby, Krishna, and her new man, billionaire Teddy Forstmann, but he isn’t her baby daddy. That role falls to billionaire computer maker Michael Dell (Dell Computers), whom she had a relationship with in 2009. Her endometriosis condition means that pregnancy is often responsible or at least dangerous. Padma has openly said how supportive Forstmann has been of her pregnancy. She was also recently declared as the sexiest chef, though she is in fact a cookbook writer and food reality show host. Not sure she’s a chef.

Former British Royal family member Sarah Ferguson, once the Duchcess of York, was taped by a News of the World reporter negotiating access to former husband, Prince Andrew, for 500,000 British pounds. She accepted GBP 40,000 as a down-payment. The implication is that she lied, as she no longer has access to the Prince. So another Royal scandal is brewing. (Sorry, lost count of all the other ones; the Royals long ago proved that they were in fact human and prone to human flaws.)

Notorious attention-whore Tila Tequila, who has been appearing in public in extremely crazy outfits (including using a waist belt as a bra), is apparently entering rehab. In fact, she’s agreed to be on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew. So that means the show literally has only one person on committed to next season, which probably isn’t enough to save it. No one else wants to be on the show, including Lindsay Lohan.

Perez Hilton has a YouTube “video” of Liza Minelli covering Beyonce’s track Single Ladies for the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack. I’m not normally a fan of Liza, but I have to say that her cover is very spunky and makes me think that the song wouldn’t be out of place in a burlesque show in Las Vegas. It just has the right punchy sound. Though I’d want Rose McGowan and Nicole Kidman dancing. Oh and hey, why not Beyonce too?