Published June 25, 2009
Hogan Meltdown: Linda Barks Back at Hulk’s Hairdresser, Brooke Says Mom Has Psychological Issues | Porn to Politics to Gold Digging? Stormy Daniels Digs Millionaire Matchmaking | Jon Voight: Let’s Missile North Korea’s Fence! | Pop Tarts Scene & Herd
Last week Tracy Morgan, the former hairdresser of Linda Bollea (previously Hogan), gave a scathing testimony in the Pinellas County Courthouse in Florida against her former client, claiming that the reality star spends a large portion of her $40,000 per month alimony payout from estranged hubby Hulk on drugs.
Morgan (who said she was a family friend of the "Hogan Knows Best Family") also accused Linda of being violent toward her husband and said she often came into the Tampa salon intoxicated. According to Morgan, Bollea had a "favorite combination" of drugs -- marijuana and roxicodone pills.
The testimony came after a two-hour hearing following Hulk’s motion to reduce the amount of money he has to give his ex-wife.
But now Linda's lawyer is biting back.
"Morgan's testimony was a complete fabrication; I don’t think the judge found Tracy Morgan to be that credible. At one point when she went on and on interrupting the judge [and] said in comment ‘Man get off your soap box’," Linda’s attorney, Raymond Rafool, told Tarts this week. "I think it’s shameful for her to come up and make up these stories just so she can get in the limelight and be in the Hulk Hogan camp."
According to Bollea’s people, 11 days prior to the hearing, Hulk paid Morgan $3500 for her to give hair extensions to both him and his girlfriend, but made the check out to Tracy’s daughter Brittany in an attempt "to hide the true identity of who was getting paid."
"Hulk Hogan is more interested in spending money trying to control Linda and dirty her name than he really is about trying to save money as he says," Rafool said.
"About Hulk never being violent, first of all, she would never know that, because she wasn't at their house all the time. Her saying that Linda took punches at Hulk Hogan, I find that to be incredible."
But according to the former pro wrestler’s rep, Linda’s lawyer’s spin on the situation is "baseless and just plain false."
"Not only did Tracy spend a lot of time in the Hogan household, but she often traveled with the family and testified to witnessing many situations where Linda was physically and verbally abusive to Hulk," said his rep. "In regards to the checks written, Brittany is a co-owner of the salon and many clients make their payments out to her."
Morgan also dissed Bollea’s accusations that her testimony was based on lies.
"I told the truth on the witness stand. He (Rafool) is wrong," Morgan told Tarts in response. "But it’s his job to represent her the best possible way that he can and I guess that's what he's doing. But everything I said was true and I stand by it. I'm going to stick with no comment from here on out."
And as the Hogan drama deepens, 21-year-old Brooke spoke to her father’s best friend, radio host Bubba the Love Sponge, on Tuesday morning and admitted that she hasn’t seen her mother in over six months.
"We were only close (before) because I didn’t know any different … I think this person she is was always there. It’s a psychological thing, it comes down to she didn’t have a settled home life growing up … deep down inside she’s still not happy," Brooke said before breaking down in tears. "She has bitten the hand that fed her. It hurts so bad because she doesn’t know me. She doesn’t know how fun I am, my favorite color, my best friends or what my house looks like. She doesn’t know any of that."
It seems American porn star Stormy Daniels, who recently announced that she was seriously considering running for Louisiana senate has decided to try her luck at finding herself a man - with a few conditions of course.
We’re told Daniels joined the locals and signed up to meet one of Patti "Millionaire Matchmaker" Stanger’s hand-picked Las Vegas millionaires during her "Find Your Sugar Day" at the Bank nightclub this past Father’s Day. The lucky men awarded each of the ladies (including Daniels) with "daddy dollars" and the girl who had the most dollars at the end of the night won $5,000 cash. Unfortunately for Ms. Daniels, local Las Vegas waitress Amy Williams was declared the winner and overheard telling another partygoer that she planned to spend the prize money on (surprise, surprise) a boob job.
Perhaps Daniels should stick to porn and politics …
"If I was an outsider looking in, I'd think it sounds ludicrous. It really does," she recently told Fox News in regards to her political ambitions. "And I guess the whole thing is that (the public) dislikes David Vitter (the current state senator who was once linked to so-called DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey) so much that they think I'm the best person for the job — then I mean that's kind of scary."
"We’ve got a very strong military and we’ve obviously got real villains out there. We’re being threatened right now with North Korea who is starting to flex its muscles and we’ve got to be strong," he told Tarts at the "Transformers" premiere earlier this week. "We need to missile the fence that we just sent to Hawaii, and thank God we have it. We’ve got to protect our troops with the best equipment, and everyone has to be supportive."
But how does the outspoken political activist/filmmaker feel about Obama’s efforts in supporting the troops?
"I think he’s got a good team in place with Jim Jones, I think they’re trying their best in that area," he said slowly. "But I think the allocations for money in the military [are] not strong enough."
Carmen Electra hanging out in her pool and beachside cabana at Cain at The Cove in the Bahamas on Saturday afternoon before hitting up Aura nightclub later that night and dancing on the raised go-go platform as she sprayed champagne on the crowd.
Dennis Rodman on his best behavior as he ordered drinks for his friends and was swarmed by females while at Whiskey Blue Los Angeles inside the W Hotel on Saturday night.
"Gossip Girl" starlet Jessica Szohr (sans beau Ed Westwick) and her friends partying so hard that they closed down Body English nightclub inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday night. The starlet was spotted soaking up the sun at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino the following day.
Bill Maher chatting with Kevin and Christine Costner at Aspen Peak Magazine's Greenalicious Fundraiser in Aspen, Colorado on Sunday.
Ida Ljungqvist, 2009 Playboy Playmate of the Year, sipping on Ketel One and Red Bull cocktails while talking with admirers and enjoying the company of her friends at her VIP table inside the Playboy Club at The Palms on Sunday night.
Beyonce announcing her partnership with General Mills’ Hamburger Helper in NYC on Monday to help combat hunger with Feeding America through the Show Your Helping Hand™ campaign.
Donald Faison celebrating his 30th Birthday on Monday night at Madame Royale Hollywood with friends including girlfriend, CaCee Cobb, Todd Goldman and Samaire Armstrong. Chris Evans also came to the new hotspot with a few buddies and stopped by Faison’s table to wish him a Happy Birthday.
Bruce Jenner, Mark Wahlberg and NFL great Joe Theismann joined by more than 800 VIPs at Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort Casino on Monday night for "Shine with the Stars," a lavish reception in anticipation of "Big Shots Titans at the Tee," a celebrity long drive competition that took place on Tuesday at Foxwoods’ award-winning Lake of Isles course, and is set to air on the FOX Network in September.
Megan Fox and Shia LeBeouf "pretending" to be more than just friends as they exchanged a dramatically slow handshake outside the Mann Village Theater in Westwood ahead of the Transformers premiere on Monday evening.
First lady Michelle Obama, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keri Washington, Jon Bon Jovi, Matthew McConaughey making a special appearance to announce new nationwide service initiative on behalf of the Entertainment Industry Foundation at San Fransisco's Moscone West on Monday night.
Johnny Depp signing hundreds of autographs for excited fans on the streets of Westwood at the L.A. Film Festival screening of "Public Enemies" on Tuesday night. Meanwhile Christian Bale was on his best behavior, telling Tarts he was fascinated with the "suits, the hats, the cars and the last days of the Wild West".
Tom Brady and pregnant wife Gisele Bundchen (still donning tight white jeans!) rising the elevator at the Santa Monica Whole Foods on Tuesday. The elevator fell silent in awe until an Ohio State Alumni piped up "Hey Tom I went to Ohio State, Go Bucks!" and the NFL star (who attended rival school University of Michigan) jokingly responded "I'm sorry."
Georgina Chapman (leaving husband Harvey Weinstein at home) and bringing brother Edward and puppy Rocky to celebrate her Ocean Drive magazine cover at the Viceroy in Miami on Tuesday night.
Kristen Cavallari joining jeweler Pascal Mouawad for a lavish dinner at West Hollywood's Cecconi’s on Tuesday night. Other (separate) diners included Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony as well as Kathy and Rick Hilton.
Newly-single Vanessa Minnillo in high spirits hanging out and bouncing around with Kendra Wilkinson and the Kardashian sisters at the Reebok Easy Tone shoe launch party at a private residence in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night.
Derrick Fisher of the L.A. Lakers enjoying bottle service and hanging out with rapper Too Short on Tuesday night at Blush Boutique Nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas.
"W" star Ioan Gruffudd ordering 6 dark chocolate cupcakes and 2 red velvet cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes in L.A. on Wednesday morning.