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Deirdres dish: Phelps’ endorsements may go up in smoke

DEIRDRE SHATTUCKspecial to the dailySummit County, CO Colorado

Michael Phelps may have apologized for smoking marijuana, but it looks like sorry aint gonna cut it for this Olympic star. Since admitting to bad judgment after that incriminating photo was published from last November, the sheriff in Columbia, S.C., where the incident took place, is initiating an investigation. Im not sure whats left to investigate since Phelps, 23, already confessed that it was him hitting a bong in the photo, but it looks like the local sheriff is going to make an example out of the swimmer. According to a published statement, The Richland County Sheriffs Department is making an effort to determine if Mr. Phelps broke the law. If he did, he will be charged in the same manner as anyone else. What, like a $100 fine? Sounds like someone is looking for his 15 minutes of fame. Until now, Phelps inappropriate behavior hasnt affected his swimming career. Hes still eligible to compete, and his sponsors (such as Speedo and watchmaker Omega ) are standing by him, claiming the incident to be a nonissue.

It looks like actor Christian Bale is starting to live up to his movie title. He better adjust his attitude if he wants to keep working and salvage his dying reputation. The Batman actor is currently filming Terminator Salvation but is having a hard time keeping his temper in check. While filming a scene with actress Bryce Dallas Howard, a cinematographer walked through Bales line of sight, which apparently is a big foul on movie sets. Bale reacted with a 3-minute lash-out, heavily laced with words I cant repeat. He further rants, Do you want me to go and trash your lights? Then why are you trashing my scene? If you go on Youtube, you can listen to Bales freak-out session that will send shivers up your spine. Bale is starting to get recognized more for his character offscreen than onscreen. As you may recall, last summer the The Dark Knight actor was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister. He denied these allegations, and the charges were later dropped (probably after he paid them).

Los Angeles may have to adopt another foreign first family, because it looks like the Beckhams are leaving the States. After bringing much-needed power and publicity to the L.A. Galaxy soccer team, David is trying to trade up for a more distinguished Italian league, Series A team. Becks has been playing on loan for Milan and is allegedly trying to remain playing on a permanent basis. He has his lawyer working overtime to try and grant a legal out of his contract with the Galaxy so he can make a smooth transfer to Italy. I dont think Becks is gonna get away that easily!

Former Mr. Whitney Houston, and controversial drug addict, Bobby Brown, is going to be a dad for the fifth time. His girlfriend/manager is due in July. Brown has children from previous relationships with women ranging from ages 5-22, including daughter Bobbi Kristina, whom he had with Houston. Is Demi Moore going for her fourth child? Thats what the ever-so-reliable National Enquirer is claiming. After years of trying to conceive on their own, Moore, 46, and husband Ashton Kutcher, 30, are secretly adopting a baby through a private agency. The adoption will be complete by this summer. A source tells the magazine, After a series of IVF/fertility treatments, they realized that childbirth is just not going to happen for them. Hopefully the adoption will!Speaking of cougars, Demi isnt the only celeb who likes her men young. Madonna, 50, whos freshly divorced from Guy Ritchie and recently split from boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, is dating a 22 year-old Brazilian model, Jesus Luz. The new couple met in December while posing together for a provocative photo shoot for W magazine. There must have been some serious chemistry on that set because Madonna and the much younger model have been frolicking around NYC since.

Is it not enough that we cant flip through a magazine without seeing Kate Moss on almost every page? Now were gonna have to endure her on movie screens too? Apparently Moss, 35, is ready to trade in her rock n roll, sex and drug image for a more serious one as an actress. Wonder what kind of roles shell land?

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