Hef Is Healthy; Jon + Kate's Marriage Isn't

Plus, Eminem is back—and more
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2009 11:33 AM CST
"If there was any kind of emotional or physical impact from that, it was back in last summer and fall," said Hugh Hefner of his split with his Girls Next Door girlfriends, claiming he is fine now.   (AP Photo/Alberto Pellaschiar)
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(Newser) – Yesterday it was Ed McMahon protesting rumors of his demise; today it’s Hugh Hefner. The 83-year-old Playboy magnate is “in very good shape and feeling very good,” he tells E!, adding that the breakup with his exes certainly isn’t taking a toll: “The recovery, thanks to the twins and to Crystal, has been really remarkable,” he said. More gossip news:

  • Jon and Kate Plus 8’s real-life couple might be having marriage troubles, MSNBC reports, with Jon reportedly playing beer pong with a bevy of college girls.
  • The New York Daily News says Ivana Trump’s short-lived marriage to Rossano Rubicondi was a publicity stunt.
  • Eminem is back with not one, but two albums to be released this year, E! adds.
  • Reality-TV star Brody Jenner got into it with Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis at a club when Francis bumped into Jenner’s girlfriend—whom Francis called an “ugly piece of trash,” the New York Post reports.