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‘Dog’ Chapman’s wife wants revenge

Despite his public apology, Duane “Dog” Chapman is still on the outs with his TV show’s network A&E following the release of a racial slur-filled phone call. But as far as the Chapman clan’s concerned, Duane’s son Tucker is the family villain.
/ Source: msnbc.com contributors

Despite his , Duane “Dog” Chapman is still on the outs with his TV show’s network A&E following the release of a . But as far as the Chapman clan’s concerned, Duane’s son Tucker is the family villain.

“(Duane’s family is) vowing to do everything they can to get even with Tucker, because they believe he released the tapes,” a source told the National Enquirer. “Their whole world is falling apart around them, and now all they want is revenge.”

The NE insider alleges family members are trying to force Tucker out of his apartment, and someone close to the family contacted Tucker’s parole officer in an effort to have him sent to prison.

But it’s the bounty hunter’s bride, Beth Smith, who’s harboring the most rage, vowing revenge on her stepson. “Dog got depressed and kept saying, ‘It’s all over! Everything we have is lost,’” the source explained.

“Beth was furious at Tucker, convinced that he had given the phone tapes to the Enquirer. She was screaming, ‘I don’t care if I lose every dime I have and have to eat out of garbage cans, I will have revenge!’”

Ryan miserable without ReeseDespite rumors of an adulterous fling with Australian actress Abbie Cornish, Ryan Phillippe claims his 2006 split from Reese Witherspoon nearly destroyed him.

“After the divorce, I was a physical wreck,” Ryan recently told U.K. magazine Man About Town. In a portion of the interview posted on the , the actor confessed, “I wanted to die. I was ready to kill myself. I was not taking care of myself at all. I would wake up and cry and vomit.”

On the upside, Ryan found that the harrowing end of his 7-year marriage (which produced two children) improved his acting. “When I was younger, I didn’t have enough to cry about,” Ryan said. “But since I’ve had kids, I feel my work has become better, because my life is fuller and more complicated, and I’ve experienced so many highs and lows.”

Look for Ryan’s finely honed acting abilities in March, when he stars with the above-mentioned Abbie in the film “Stop Loss.”

Avril’s anti-Perez Hilton Web site a hoax
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Turns out , the anti-Perez Hilton Web site allegedly launched by Avril, is a hoax. In fact, the pop tart’s representatives recently told that she didn’t even know the Web site existed. And now that Avril does know about the site, her reps are taking steps to shut it down.

Not that Perez is taking their word for it. “I wouldn’t put this past Avril, but I’d hope she has better things to do with her time than start this Web site,” Hilton wrote to MTV News. “Shouldn’t she be spitting on paparazzi or threatening former songwriting partners?”

Dish on the flyDespite their best efforts, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden won’t move in to their dream house. reports that residents of a Southern California gated community decided the couple wouldn’t make the best neighbors, what with all the paparazzi buzzing around. “Nicole was livid because she loved the house,” a source explained. “She thinks it’s a BS reason, but she couldn’t fight it.” … “Extras” star Ricky Gervais gave some simple advice for the Hollywood rehab crowd in a recent issue of Star magazine. “Pull yourself together!” He added, “I feel sorry for people like Britney Spears who don’t know any better and go off the rails. It makes me laugh when someone says, ‘I haven’t taken drugs for three years,’ and they get a round of applause. It’s like, ‘I haven’t murdered anyone for a week. Way to go!’”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines and Helen A.S. Popkin.