Phillips also says that she finally ended the consensual sex when she became pregnant and believed that the child could have been her father's. She admitted to having an abortion, "It was one of those moments where you're either going to live or die. I don't mean death. I mean, wake up dead. Dead to feeling. Dead to reality," she told the audience.
Phillips' family have reacted to the revelations. Chynna Phillips told Us Weekly, "Somebody could have dropped a piano on my head and I probably wouldn't have felt it. But I knew it was true. I mean, who in their right mind would make such a claim if it wasn't true? ...Was he actually raping her? I don't know. Do I believe that they had an incestuous relationship and that it went on for 10 years? Yes."
Genevieve Waite, John Phillip's wife at the time of the alleged events, denies he was capable of such a despicable act. "John was a good man who had the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. He was incapable, no matter how drunk or drugged he was, of having such a relationship with his own child."
Michelle Phillips, who also was married to John Phillips, said that Mackenzie had called to tell her the news, then called back to say it was a joke. She told Showbiz411, "John was a bad parent, and a drug addict. But [expletive] his daughter? If she thinks it's true, why isn't she with a good psychiatrist on a couch? I think it's unconscionable that Oprah would let her do her show. I have every reason to believe it's untrue. Oprah should be more judicious about who she has on her show."
Actor Eric Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart are suing Gawker Media for the unauthorized release of a sex tape to the internet. The couple is seeking more than $1 million in damages. Gawker Media released the tape on their site Defamer last month. Gawker publisher says of the suit, "To quote the great Marty Singer -- Eric Dane's lawyer -- if you don't want a sex tape on the internet, 'don't make one!'"
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Fans of Michael Jackson can expect a new single called "This Is It" to be released on October 12, and a new double-album to be released October 27th. The following day, Oct 28, the documentary film of the same title will be released nationwide. "This song only defines, once again, what the world already knows -- that Michael is one of God's greatest gifts," said John McClain, co-producer of the album.
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John Travolta took the stand yesterday in a Bahamian court for the extortion trial of a paramedic who came to the scene to treat Jett Travolta when found unresponsive. Travolta gave emotional testimony as he described the events of that morning, describing a hectic scene and life-saving efforts giving his son CPR and chest compressions. On the stand, Travolta did acknowledge that his son was autistic, and suffered from a seizure disorder that brought seizures upon Jett every 5 to 10 days.
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Howard K. Stern, the hanger-on lawyer of Anna Nicole Smith, was charged with five additional felonies related to the 2007 death ofthe former Playboy playmate. The new charges against Stern include four counts of obtaining fraudulent prescriptions and one count of prescribing, administering or dispensing controlled substances to an addict.
• • •released the nominees for the class of 2010 which includes LL Cool J, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, ABBA, Genesis (right), KISS, Donna Summer, the Stooges, the Hollies, the Chantels, Jimmy Cliff, Darlene Love and Laura Nyro. The list of 12 will be pared down to five by January, with the induction ceremony to be held in March.
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Samantha Burke, who briefly dated Jude Law, has given birth to a daughter who Law acknowledges is his. The girl, Sophia, was born Tuesday night and weighed 5-lb., 12-oz. Burke's rep says, "Samantha Burke is overwhelmed with joy at the arrival of her beautiful and healthy baby girl, Sophia. The baby and mom are doing wonderful."
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Ellen Pompeo, of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, also has welcomed a baby girl to the world. Pompeo gave birth Sep. 15 to daughter Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery.
-- Dave Valenzuela