Jon & Kate Dad Cops to 'Poor Judgment'

Plus, Hef denies wanting Holly back, and more
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2009 10:10 AM CDT
Playmate Holly Madison and Hugh Hefner are denied access to the Grand Opening of Affliction on Melrose Avenue because it was over capacity on August 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin denies rumors that he’s cheating on wife Kate, People reports. He says the woman he was spotted with at a bar is just a friend, but adds, “being out with [her] late at night showed poor judgment on my part.” Elsewhere:

  • Contrary to recent rumors, Hugh Hefner is just friends with ex Holly Madison. “The notion that I would want her back as a girlfriend is bizarre,” Hef tells E! “I am now in one of the best relationships in memory with Crystal Harris and the twins.”

  • There’s a ghost in the American Idol mansion, and her name is Phyllis, contestants tell People. She’s “just a friendly troublemaker. She bangs around and keeps people awake,” says Anoop Desai. But not all the Idols are convinced: “I'm like, ‘OK, you guys,’” says Lil Rounds.
  • The Killers, riding high on the success of the single Human, are considering recording an album of covers, lead singer Brandon Flowers tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer.