Kim Zolciak Goes Topless, Steve-O Kisses Men to Support Same Sex Marriage

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Published September 02, 2009

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Kim Zolciak Goes Topless, Steve-O Kisses Men to Support Same Sex Marriage

When it comes to drawing attention to herself, Kim Zolciak knows how to create a buzz, and once again the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" starlet has flashed the flesh to promote her political position.

The Bravo blonde has posed topless (for free) in support of the NOH8 Campaign which seeks to overturn California’s Proposition 8 which bans same-sex marriage. Oh-so coincidentally, Zolciak has timed the release of the sexy snaps with the release of her debut dance single "Tardy For the Party."

"[T]he noh8 campaign shoot was hot. and I am topless!!! Just to cause a stir to make people pay attention!" she tweeted.

The photo is certainly eye-catching, so eye-catching in fact that the reality star had to defend herself on Twitter and coax her many followers to "trust" her that "it wasn’t photo shopped that much."

But Zolciak isn’t the only one in the entertainment world that is pushing agendas for the cause, reformed rehabber turned "DWTS" alum Steve-O also puckered up and locked lips with a male to show his support. The former "Jackass" (who was once married and has been romantically linked to the likes of Nicole Richie, Kat Von D and May Anderson) took it one step further but dressing up as a bride, complete with a dress, pearls, veil and heavy makeup.

It was former Miss California State Director Shanna Moakler’s participation in the very same campaign earlier this year which scored some attention of a different kind — a discrimination lawsuit filed on Monday by dethroned beauty queen Carrie Prejean! The compliant notes that Moakler filmed an advertisement on April 28 with two other former pageant princesses in the push to legalize same-sex marriage — which Prejean insinuates was a thinly veiled swipe at her traditional views.

"My reason for putting it in the complaint was two fold: First, it shows the mindset of (Keith) Lewis and Moakler that they were not going to let Carrie keep her crown when she opposed them on an issue that they felt so strongly about," Prejean’s attorney told Tarts.

"Second, Moakler's conduct and her statements show what a double-standard they were applying. She and Lewis repeatedly and harshly criticized Carrie for exercising her constitutional rights to freedom of speech and religion about marriage and even took away her crown when she would not back down on this issue. Yet, they apparently see no inconsistency in their very publicly exercising those same rights to express an opposite view. Doesn't that seem just a little hypocritical and, more to the point, discriminatory?"

But back to "Housewives," it turns out that Zolciak and her crew from Atlanta aren’t the most popular of the Bravo franchise. Neither is Bethenny Frankel and the New York ladies. According to NJ.com, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" is the highest rated in all demographics and its premiere episode drew more than double that of the series premieres of the "New York" and "Atlanta" and a whopping four times more than the one that started it all -"Orange County."

DJ AM Another Victim of Painkillers? Or Did He Kill Himself?

Prescription painkillers played a prominent part in the demise of such Hollywood greats as Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith - but could they be somewhat to blame for the sudden death of the world’s number one DJ Adam Goldstein too?

According to sources very close to the spinner who was found dead in his New York City apartment last week, the plane crash he experienced almost a year ago sent him on a downward spiral and into the world of prescription medications.

"Adam needed help to fly again so he [began] taking Xanax and painkillers to get through it," said our insider, adding that the use of prescription drugs "triggered" his foray back into illicit drugs which he’d spent many years fighting to overcome and he couldn’t function properly without the prescriptions.

A law enforcement official told People.com on Tuesday that Goldstein had eight undigested OxyContin (potent prescription pain reliever pills) in his stomach and a ninth in his mouth at the time of death, fueling the theory that he might have committed suicide. When police and paramedics entered the room they reportedly discovered that the door had been barricaded by a mirror and his body was found beside a crack-pipe.

"He smoked a lot of crack, barricaded the doors and killed himself," a source speculated to the publication.

Another Goldstein confidante told us that suicide was certainly not out of the question.

"Everyone thought he was blessed (to have survived the crash which claimed the lives of four others) but he was so haunted and suffering so much emotional pain," said an insider. "Nobody can understand what he went through. He was grieving so much."

Official cause of death and toxicology results are still to be determined, however another close friend of Goldstein’s doesn’t believe he would ever have taken his own life.

"Adam saw it as his number one responsibility to help others and was such an inspiration," said a friend. "He had too many things to look forward to, there is just no way."

Joe Francis Files Another Lawsuit, Claims CPA Stole Millions From His Companies

Joe Francis must be getting pretty darn familiar with the court system these days and on Tuesday a lawsuit was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court which alleges that Michael Barrett, former Chief Financial Officer/CPA of his company, Mantra Films (which produces "Girls Gone Wild") not only stole millions but then made false claims to the IRS about Francis in an attempt to "cover his tracks and collect a large reward."

According to the suit, Barrett and two other company employees conspired and formed a series of companies through which they could milk Francis out of millions of dollars.

"Using shadow companies doing business as WMR Marketing, named after the first letters of the perpetrator’s names (W)illiam, (M)ichael and (R)oman), CPI Telecom, Western PC Professionals and Office Trade Center, the three went wild, filing and then approving phony invoices they wrote themselves," Francis’s rep stated. "Additionally, at least one of the three, Roman Pelikh, filed hundreds of thousands of dollars in false expense reports, for which he reimbursed himself through the company payroll."

Mantra Films has filed a report with the Santa Monica Police Department, which is investigating the situation however no arrests have been made. In addition, Mantra Films has filed suit against the three conspirators, seeking millions in damages.

Scene & Herd

Jon Bon Jovi stopping at Townline BBQ in the Hamptons on Thursday night for some cocktails with the guys while talking business.

Former New York Yankee Pitcher Roger Clemens, attended Terry Fator & His Cast of Thousands at The Mirage Las Vegas on Thursday.

Angelina Jolie doning a Tt tank while shopping with daughter Shiloh in Ajaccio, France on Friday.

Molly Sims and Shannon Elizabeth socializing the night away at PURE in Sin City for the Fantasy Football Superdraft VIP Party on Saturday.

Serena Williams tossing the ball in the dugout before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York on Friday. Williams then headed to Huntington’s newest hotspot Porto Vivo on Gerard St. for dinner with her manager and her sister Isha where she declined the vintage wine selection, opting for water gearing up for play at the U.S. Open.

Kim Kardashian picking up "Lash Lifting Mascara" and getting her brows shaped at the Anastasia Beverly Hills Salon on Saturday.

Gavin DeGraw and Joss Stone checking out the waves on the beach of Asbury Park, N.J. before their performances Saturday at the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Concert to benefit the Surfrider Foundation.

Mayor Giuliani and his wife Judith Nathan grabbing a late afternoon bite at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton on Saturday. Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw enjoyed dinner with the family later that evening.

Jamie Lynn Sigler ordering rounds of champagne and Ketel One martinis and Pinot Grigio (after dinner) as she celebrated at New York's hotspot restaurant Japonais on Saturday night.

Paris Hilton, sometime beau Doug Reinhardt and Carey Hart partying with Maxim's Top 10 2009 Hometown Hotties finalists at Wasted Space inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday night.

Kelsey Grammer and Smokey Robinson among fashion great Fred Segal's closest friends who come out to celebrate his birthday at a private residence in Malibu on Saturday. Smokey was a little somber as it was Michael Jackson’s birthday also and was overheard saying that he "misses him very much."

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott at the 7th annual Malibu Wine Classic on Saturday drinking wine and dining on dishes from STK and Casa Escobar all to benefit Childhelp.

Holly Madison putting on a super sexy performance during the Las Vegas Celebrates The Music of Michael Jackson charity concert at The Pearl in Las Vegas on Saturday.

"Sopranos" star Rob Iler dining at Vegas hotspot YELLOWTAIL on Saturday before hitting up The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio $500 richer, thanks to a few lucky rounds of Blackjack.

Barry Bonds enjoying creme brûlée with a cappuccino at N9NE Steakhouse at The Palms on Saturday while Joe Jackson sat nearby having dinner in the private dining room with 20 guests. Both guests were later spotted at separate VIP tables at the Playboy Club.

Tyra Banks kissing her award for outstanding talk show informative backstage at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday. Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres also showed their affection for one another at the ceremony while daughter of the late Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin, was all smiles as she greeted fans and enjoyed the show.

Annalynne McCord partying at MGM's Wet Republic Pool party on Sunday, and although word on the street is that things between her and Twilight hottie Kellan Lutz are over, the buff actor was spotted inconspicuously sneaking out of her private VIP cabana.

Jay Z with wife Beyonce and sister Solange enjoying Café Bustelo ice cream while hanging out at the Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Party on Sunday in NYC.

Despite being tasered just a few days earlier, Brody Jenner still launched the new IN card and celebrated his 26th Birthday with gambling and shots of Patron at Providence at Tropicana in Atlantic City on Sunday.

Taking a break from "American Idol" auditions in Chicago on Sunday, Randy Jackson was spied laughing with a female friend saying they were in engaged to other patrons while sipping TY KU White and eating Rock Shrimp Tempura and Beef Long ribs at hot spot Sunda.  

Audrina Patridge all-smiles after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in L.A. on Monday.

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