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Swing coach Hank Haney, right, was once "thrilled" to work with Tiger Woods, but not anymore, a source told Radar Online.
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updated 5/12/2010 9:45:03 PM ET 2010-05-13T01:45:03
TABLOID TIDBITS

While Tiger Woods looks for a new swing coach, questions arise concerning veteran coach Hank Haney’s decision to part ways with the golfer.

On Monday night, Haney, who coached Woods for the last six years, announced, “I believe at this time that it is in both of our best interests for me to step aside as Tiger's coach.”

According to one insider, Haney’s unspoken reason behind the career move had everything to do with Woods’ troubles off the green.

“Hank is a very proper person,” the source explained to Radar Online. “He is a good and moral man and very private. He’s been horrified by the revelations that have come out regarding Tiger and his behavior and quite frankly says he has no regard for a person that acts like that.”

Although the source insisted the 54-year-old was once “absolutely thrilled” to work for the four-time Masters champ, that all changed sometime after multiple mistress allegations hit the headlines.

“Hank doesn’t want to be mixed up in that kind of, you know, whatever’s going on,” the source said, later adding, “Ultimately, the years that they were together just ran out. And Hank gave it a ton of thought and just decided I’m done. And when Hank is done, he’s done, there’s no persuading otherwise.”

Trump defends Miss USA lingerie shoot
Some may find the recently released, soft-focus photos of lingerie-clad Miss USA contestants a bit controversial, but Miss Universe Organization honcho Donald Trump doesn’t see what all the hubbub’s about.

“The ‘Miss USA Pageant’ and the ‘Miss Universe Pageant’ just got renewed for three years by NBC, the ratings have been terrific,” Trump told “The Insider” before connecting that bit of info to the shoot. “We are in a different age. (The photos) are a little bit sexy, but I'll tell you what — everybody's watching so I have no problems with it.”

Yes, according The Donald, the appropriateness of the photos directly relates to the ratings the televised pageant will pull. As long as viewers tune in, Trump gives the sexy snapshots the thumbs-up.

“If you look at Miss America, it's now off network television, and we're doing better than ever,” the business magnate reiterated, “so I really have no problem with it.”

Dish on the fly
It appears as though actor Jim Carrey has moved on since his split from longtime love Jenny McCarthy, at least according to a report published in the New York Post. An onlooker told the paper Carrey was spotted at New York City’s Pacha in the wee hours of Sunday morning, with several female companions. “He arrived at 3 a.m. with an entourage of at least 10 women,” the source revealed. “Once in the VIP area, he turned his attention to a pretty blonde who looked a lot like Jenny and a hot brunette. Things were getting so hot and heavy, someone shouted, 'Get a room.' Jim just burst out laughing.” … He may have an angry reputation, but Russell Crowe insists, despite all the stories to back it up, it’s just a bad rap. “When you read it in black and white it sounds like I was being ridiculously aggressive, but one of the main misunderstandings is that I’ve been sold as an angry person, and that’s just not true,” the star of “Robin Hood” told The Telegraph. “I like to put a lot of effort into what I do and that comes with a certain amount of energy, especially when you’re weary and it requires you to dig deep inside yourself.” It’s not that Crowe denies he has his mood swings, he just doesn’t believe they automatically equal true anger. “I certainly have a temper that can flare up,” he said, “but having a temper is a completely different thing from being an angry person.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines. Follow her on Twitter to gab about the latest gossip at twitter.com/ReeHines.

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  1. Once considered a model family man, that image of Tiger Woods has been replaced with a much different one. (Handout / Dom Furore/Woods Family via Gett) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. On March 16, 2010, after undergoing two months of therapy and working on repairing his marriage, Tiger Woods announced he would make his return to golf at the Masters. (Pool / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. On Feb. 19, 2010 at TPC Sawgrass, Tiger Woods addressed a room of his closest associates and a few reporters -- and the millions of people watching the broadcast feed. He publicly admitted to cheating on his wife, who was not in attendance, apologized for his actions and promised to make amends. He also denied that Elin had ever hit him and implored the paparazzi leave his family alone. (Pool / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Following his speech at TPC Sawgrass, Tiger Woods immediately went over to hug his mother, Kultida. (Pool / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. While endorsements and price money made Tiger Woods the world's first athlete to earn over a billion dollars in his career (before taxes), many of his sponsors decided to cut ties with him following the revelations about his extramarital affairs. (David Cannon / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. In the early hours of Nov. 27, 2009, Tiger Woods drove his SUV into a fire hydrant and a tree near the entrance of his Florida home. His accident came after initial reports surfaced about an affair Woods was having. Since then, many more women have stepped forward claiming they also had affairs with Woods. In a message posted on his website, he apologized for his "transgressions" and announced he would be taking an "indefinite break" from the sport of golf. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. On Nov. 21, 2009, Tiger Woods' family was on hand to watch him be inducted into Stanford University's Hall of Fame. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Kultida Woods joined son Tiger, Elin and Sam when a bronze statue bearing the likeness of Tiger with his late father Earl was unveiled inside the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 21, 2008. (Damian Dovarganes / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Golf is a family affair for the Woods clan. (Robert Laberge / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Sam and Elin Woods seem to be attached at the hip when watching Tiger play. (Travis Lindquist / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Tiger Woods and Elin are raising Sam to be bilingual. Elin speaks only Swedish when talking with Sam, while Tiger speaks to Sam in English. (Travis Lindquist / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Elin and Sam Woods were on hand to watch Tiger gut his way to a win in the 108th U.S. Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course on June 16, 2008. (Jeff Gross / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. In the past, Elin Nordegren has supported Tiger by walking up and down the golf course following her husband's group. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Sam Alexis is the first child of Tiger and Elin Woods. Her first name was chosen as a tribute to Tiger's father, Earl, who always believed that Tiger looked more like a Sam. (Damian Dovarganes / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Just as Tiger Woods wears red on the final day of a tournament, mother Kultida, daughter Sam Alexis and wife Elin join in the tradition. (Reed Saxon / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Both Elin and Sam were present for a ceremony where a statue bearing the likeness of Tiger with his late father Earl Woods was unveiled inside the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., in January of 2008. (Damian Dovarganes / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Sam Alexis Woods was born on June 18, 2007, just one day after Tiger finished second in the 2007 U.S. Open (Reed Saxon / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. A pregnant Elin joined Henrik Stenson's wife Emma, who was also pregnant at the time, to give moral support to their husbands. (Scott Halleran / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. In addition to consistently showing her support for her husband on the golf course, Elin also showed support for Stanford University, the university at which Tiger played for two years before turning professional. (Rob Carr / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. If their schedules permitted, Elin and Tiger Woods often went to watch good friend and fellow sports superstar Roger Federer play. (Clive Brunskill / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. In 2005, Tiger and Elin Woods attended the wedding of Steve Williams, Woods' caddy since 1999. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. The first major tournament Tiger Woods won after getting married to Elin was The Masters in 2005. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Since Tiger and Elin were married in October of 2004, Tiger Woods has won each of the four major tournaments at least once. (David Cannon / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Michael Jordan, who came to watch the action at the 2006 Ryder Cup, was one of many athletes and celebrities who attended the wedding of Tiger and Elin. (Anonymous / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Elin's twin sister Josefin (in visor) joined Tiger, Elin and another friend in the Barbados for their wedding. Woods' luxury yacht, "Privacy," was anchored off the coast of the island. (Gregory Bull / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. On October 5, 2004, Tiger married Elin by the 19th hole of the Sandy Lane resort in Barbados. In order to ensure their privacy, they bought out the island's helicopter charter company and booked the entire hotel. (Harry How / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. After playing in the Presidents Cup in November 2003, Tiger Woods proposed to Elin at the luxury Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa. (Scott Halleran / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. From their courtside seats, Tiger and Elin Woods watched the Los Angeles Lakers play in February 2003. (Vince Bucci / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Just 11 years old when she teed off at the Junior World Golf Championships in mid-July of 2002, Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods' niece, also showed an early talent in the sport. (Donald Miralle / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Tiger and Earl Woods enjoyed an extremely close relationship before Earl's death due to prostate cancer on May 3, 2006. He was first diagnosed in 1998. (David J. Phillip / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Elin joined Tiger's parents, Earl and Kultida, as a fixture on the golf course when Woods was playing. (David Cannon / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Born Jan. 1, 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden, Elin Nordegren Woods is a former model. She has a twin sister, Josefin. (Andrew Redington / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. When they met in 2001, Tiger Woods was 26 years old, and Elin was 21. (David Cannon / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Elin Nordegren was working as a nanny for Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik when he introduced her to Tiger Woods during the 2001 British Open. (Andrew Redington / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. After Earl Woods met Kultida during his time in Asia during the Vietnam War, the two married and had Eldrick Tont Woods on Dec. 30, 1975. Nicknamed "Tiger" because of Earl's friendship with Vuong Dang (Tiger) Phong, a Vietnamese Army Colonel. (Ken Levine / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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