DeVito Romanced Extra, 'Promised to Make Her a Star'
'Naive kid' had fling 'in hopes he'd make her a star': source
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2012 2:51 PM CDT
Danny DeVito waves as he stands next to a fluffy Lorax, during a photocall for the film, The Lorax, at the Dorchester hotel in central London, Monday, March 12, 2012.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

(Newser) – Danny DeVito, ladies' man? Yes, that's apparently what lies behind his split with wife Rhea Perlman after 30 years together—and now a source is claiming DeVito romanced a beautiful but gullible film crew worker back in the 1990s. On the set of Hoffa, he would take her on long "limo rides" so they could "canoodle in the back before going back to his room together," a source tells Radar Online.

The fling was "kind of pathetic" because the woman—"a naive kid from Pittsburgh"—was "just having sex with him in hopes that he'd make her a star," says the insider. Sadly, she pretended "to really like him," the source adds, "and worse, Danny [was] preying on vulnerable young girls like that." Is this sour grapes from a source close to Perlman? Who knows, but you can read the full story here.

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Non-deep-thinker
Oct 13, 2012 7:23 PM CDT
"a naive kid from Pittsburgh" ---------------------------------------- I'm seeing Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland here. I'm going with the Mick for height(h), Judy for the youngster-from-the-big-city/fountain of tears, and either Rita Moreno, Rita Coolidge (if there's singing), Rita Rudner (if there's comedy) or Chita Rivera, because her name rhymes with Rita -- for the role of Rhea.
viva_yo
Oct 13, 2012 10:46 AM CDT
I always thought that his Taxi character was so true to life, I often confused his real name with the character's. Now it turns out he really is "Louis DePalma".
MSCOTTASHLEY
Oct 13, 2012 10:45 AM CDT
Hey, considering how ugly he is, he had to promise her something.